Parks & Recreation Events

  • Skate with Santa at Frank Crane Arena

    Dec 18, 2019, 6:30 PM

    Three sessions to choose from. Join us for a skate with Santa, prizes, draws and some hot chocolate and treats.
  • Thursday Musical Entertainment - Silver & Gold

    Dec 19, 2019, 1:30 PM

    The City of Nanaimo & Nanaimo Harbour City Seniors present Thursday Musical Entertainment October to December. Non Members are always welcome. No need to reserve in advance. Please pay at the door.
  • Skate with Santa at the Nanaimo Ice Centre

    Dec 20, 2019, 3:45 PM

    Three sessions to choose from. Join us for a skate with Santa, prizes, draws and some hot chocolate and treats. The admission is free courtesy of Coast Capital Savings!
  • Free Skate Courtesy of Coast Capital Savings - Dec 20, 2019 (Skate with Santa)

    Dec 20, 2019, 3:45 PM

    Join us for FREE skating and swimming sessions courtesy of Coast Capital Savings! All sessions are Everyone Welcome.
  • Dunk with Santa Aquatic Special Event 2019

    Dec 21, 2019, 3:00 PM

    Be on your best behaviour with Santa in the pool...or show him how naughty you can be by trying to dunk him in the tank!
  • Lions FREE Skate Winter 2019

    Dec 22, 2019, 12:00 PM

    The City of Nanaimo Parks & Recreation, Lions Club of Nanaimo, Save-On-Foods and many other community sponsors are proud to present the Lions Free Skates. Held Sunday's at Frank Crane Arena from 12-1:30 pm. Except Clipper Game Days. Please check the schedule.
  • Winter Wonderland for Tuesday, December 24, 2019

    Dec 24, 2019, 10:00 AM

    Join us from December 24 & 26-30 for Winter Wonderland 2019 where the Frank Crane Arena is transformed into a Candyland setting and where skating sessions are only $1 or FREE! This is great for the whole family! See our online schedule for specific session times.
  • Winter Wonderland for Thursday, December 26, 2019

    Dec 26, 2019, 9:00 AM

    Join us from December 24 & 26-30 for Winter Wonderland 2019 where the Frank Crane Arena is transformed into a Candyland setting and where skating sessions are only $1 or FREE! This is great for the whole family! See our online schedule for specific session times.
  • Winter Wonderland for Saturday, December 28, 2019

    Dec 28, 2019, 10:00 AM

    Join us from December 24 & 26-30 for Winter Wonderland 2019 where the Frank Crane Arena is transformed into a Candyland setting and where skating sessions are only $1 or FREE! This is great for the whole family! See our online schedule for specific session times.
  • Winter Wonderland for Sunday, December 29, 2019

    Dec 29, 2019, 10:00 AM

    Join us from December 24 & 26-30 for Winter Wonderland 2019 where the Frank Crane Arena is transformed into a Candyland setting and where skating sessions are only $1 or FREE! This is great for the whole family! See our online schedule for specific session times.
  • Winter Wonderland for Monday, December 30, 2019

    Dec 30, 2019, 10:00 AM

    Join us from December 24 & 26-30 for Winter Wonderland 2019 where the Frank Crane Arena is transformed into a Candyland setting and where skating sessions are only $1 or FREE! This is great for the whole family! See our online schedule for specific session times.
  • Finale 2019 - Family New Year's Eve Party

    Dec 31, 2019, 5:00 PM

    Join us for the biggest and best family New Year's Eve party in Nanaimo! This year's theme is "At the Movies" so come dressed in your favourite movie character. The night includes a music DJ, arts, crafts, contests, bouncy castles, face painting, Zumba dancing, swimming and skating! This is the place to be with your family on New Year's Eve! Two countdowns at 8 pm & 10 pm.
  • Lions FREE Skate Winter 2020

    Jan 5, 2020, 12:00 PM

    The City of Nanaimo Parks & Recreation, Lions Club of Nanaimo, Save-On-Foods and many other community sponsors are proud to present the Lions Free Skates. Held Sunday's at Frank Crane Arena from 12-1:30 pm. Except Clipper Game Days. Please check the schedule.
  • Glow in the Dark Skate - Jan 7, 2020

    Jan 7, 2020, 6:30 PM

  • Thursday Musical Entertainment - Beatles

    Jan 9, 2020, 1:30 PM

    The City of Nanaimo & Nanaimo Harbour City Seniors present Thursday Musical Entertainment January to March. Non Members are always welcome. No need to reserve in advance. Please pay at the door.
  • Lions FREE Skate Winter 2020

    Jan 12, 2020, 11:00 AM

    The City of Nanaimo Parks & Recreation, Lions Club of Nanaimo, Save-On-Foods and many other community sponsors are proud to present the Lions Free Skates. Held Sunday's at Frank Crane Arena from 12-1:30 pm. Except Clipper Game Days. Please check the schedule.
  • Thursday Musical Entertainment - Oldies by Goldies

    Jan 16, 2020, 1:30 PM

    The City of Nanaimo & Nanaimo Harbour City Seniors present Thursday Musical Entertainment January to March. Non Members are always welcome. No need to reserve in advance. Please pay at the door.
  • Free Skate Courtesy of Coast Capital Savings - Jan 17, 2020

    Jan 17, 2020, 3:45 PM

    Join us for FREE skating and swimming sessions courtesy of Coast Capital Savings! All sessions are Everyone Welcome.
  • Starlight Skate - Jan 18, 2020

    Jan 18, 2020, 7:00 PM

    Our Starlight Skate is an opportunity to come out and enjoy our soft light "stars" and passive LED glow lights. This is a great night out for couples and families before dinner or before that "night out" with friends. Regular admission rates apply.
  • Lions FREE Skate Winter 2020

    Jan 19, 2020, 12:00 PM

    The City of Nanaimo Parks & Recreation, Lions Club of Nanaimo, Save-On-Foods and many other community sponsors are proud to present the Lions Free Skates. Held Sunday's at Frank Crane Arena from 12-1:30 pm. Except Clipper Game Days. Please check the schedule.

Special Events

The City of Nanaimo hosts special events year round, so check back here often or join us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter as we are always adding more!

Hosting a Special Event in a City of Nanaimo Park?

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If you are looking for community events happening in and around Nanaimo, visit www.tourismnanaimo.com and view the events page.

Clubs and Organizations in Nanaimo

The City of Nanaimo is home to several clubs and organizations. From arts, social, sports or community, check out this Clubs and Organization Listing and see how you can get involved! Email askpre@nanaimo.ca to add your non profit group to this list or to update your organization information.

Last updated: October 30, 2019

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