Parks & Recreation Events

  • Coast Capital Savings Everyone Welcome FREE Skate

    Jun 22, 2018, 4:15 PM

    Join us for several Coast Capital Savings Random Acts of Recreation Kindness! Everyone Welcome Swims at Beban Pool April 27, May 25 & June 29 from 7-9 pm. Also, Everyone Welcome Skates May 4 (Star Wars Theme) and May 25 at Cliff McNabb Arena from 4:15-5:45 pm. June 22 an Everyone Welcome skate will take place at Nanaimo Ice Centre from 4:15 - 5:45 pm and a stick 'n' puck session at Cliff McNabb on May 4 from 3-4 pm is also scheduled.
  • Coast Capital Savings Everyone Welcome FREE SKATE (June 22)

    Jun 22, 2018, 4:15 PM

    Coastal Capital Savings is generously sponsoring various swim and skates throughout the year. Thank you, Coast Capital Savings!
  • Lions Free Swim

    Jun 24, 2018, 2:00 PM

    The Lions Club is pleased to be offering FREE swimming to Nanaimo residents. Thanks again to the many program sponsors. We look forward to seeing you at the pool on Sundays!
  • Glow in the Dark Skate

    Jun 24, 2018, 3:00 PM

    Skate in our atmosphere of dimmed lighting and special effects! Held once a month on Sunday afternoons at various locations from 3-4:30 pm. Regular admission rates apply, glow necklaces can be purchased for $2.
  • Family Fun Night

    Jun 28, 2018, 4:00 PM

    The summer Family Fun Nights happening Thursday evenings from 4-7 pm in June, July and August provide families a place to enjoy games, crafts, bouncy castle fun, musical entertainment, science experiments and much more!
  • Coast Capital Savings Everyone Welcome FREE SWIM (June 29)

    Jun 29, 2018, 7:00 PM

    Coastal Capital Savings is generously sponsoring various swim and skates throughout the year. Thank you, Coast Capital Savings!
  • Canada Day Celebrations

    Jul 1, 2018, 11:00 AM

    Between 11 am and 3:30 pm you'll find live music & entertainment, a celebration of flags, cake cutting, farmers market, magic, cultural dances, food, interactive booths and much more!
  • Concerts in the Park - Doctors of Rock 'n' Roll (Classic Rock)

    Jul 3, 2018, 12:30 PM

    This summer, bring a lawn chair and a picnic while enjoying some great musical entertainment in two of Nanaimo's most beautiful and popular parks. These concerts are FREE and are great for the whole family!
  • Concerts in the Park - Finch and the Cage (Roots/Blues/Folk Rock)

    Jul 4, 2018, 6:00 PM

    This summer, bring a lawn chair and a picnic while enjoying some great musical entertainment in two of Nanaimo's most beautiful and popular parks. These concerts are FREE and are great for the whole family!
  • Starlight Skate

    Jul 4, 2018, 6:30 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.
  • Summer Weekend Fun at Nanaimo Aquatic Centre

    Jul 7, 2018, 3:00 PM

    Join us on Saturdays and Sundays this summer for summer-themed games and activities! Great for the whole family!
  • Summer Weekend Fun at Nanaimo Aquatic Centre

    Jul 8, 2018, 3:00 PM

    Join us on Saturdays and Sundays this summer for summer-themed games and activities! Great for the whole family!
  • Concerts in the Park - Nice Verdes (Indie Latin Folk)

    Jul 10, 2018, 12:30 PM

    This summer, bring a lawn chair and a picnic while enjoying some great musical entertainment in two of Nanaimo's most beautiful and popular parks. These concerts are FREE and are great for the whole family!
  • Concerts in the Park - Dublin 2 (Celtic Music)

    Jul 11, 2018, 6:00 PM

    This summer, bring a lawn chair and a picnic while enjoying some great musical entertainment in two of Nanaimo's most beautiful and popular parks. These concerts are FREE and are great for the whole family!
  • Summer Weekend Fun at Nanaimo Aquatic Centre

    Jul 14, 2018, 3:00 PM

    Join us on Saturdays and Sundays this summer for summer-themed games and activities! Great for the whole family!
  • Summer Weekend Fun at Nanaimo Aquatic Centre

    Jul 15, 2018, 3:00 PM

    Join us on Saturdays and Sundays this summer for summer-themed games and activities! Great for the whole family!
  • Concerts in the Park - Whitey Somers (Original Roots/Blues)

    Jul 17, 2018, 12:30 PM

    This summer, bring a lawn chair and a picnic while enjoying some great musical entertainment in two of Nanaimo's most beautiful and popular parks. These concerts are FREE and are great for the whole family!
  • Concerts in the Park - Flashback Freddy (50s & 60s Rock)

    Jul 18, 2018, 6:00 PM

    This summer, bring a lawn chair and a picnic while enjoying some great musical entertainment in two of Nanaimo's most beautiful and popular parks. These concerts are FREE and are great for the whole family!
  • Glow in the Dark Skate

    Jul 22, 2018, 3:00 PM

    Skate in our atmosphere of dimmed lighting and special effects! Held once a month on Sunday afternoons at various locations from 3-4:30 pm. Regular admission rates apply, glow necklaces can be purchased for $2.
  • Concerts in the Park - Terra Zetto (Latin/World Continental)

    Jul 24, 2018, 12:30 PM

    This summer, bring a lawn chair and a picnic while enjoying some great musical entertainment in two of Nanaimo's most beautiful and popular parks. These concerts are FREE and are great for the whole family!

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?

Do you have plans to host an event in one of Nanaimo's Parks?

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: April 9, 2018

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