Parks & Recreation Events

  • Earth Day Community Celebration

    Apr 21, 2018, 11:00 AM

    Participate with Nanaimo & District as it celebrates Water to Earth Month 2018 with program and events taking place throughout our community. This wrap up event, happening on April 21st will feature local vendors, food trucks, hands on activities, artisans, live music and much more.
  • Invasive Plant DROP ZONE

    Apr 22, 2018, 11:00 AM

    ​Got ivy, broom, blackberry or daphne? Bring it to the drop zone at Bowen Park.
  • Lions Free Swim

    Apr 22, 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

    Apr 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.
  • Coast Capital Savings Everyone Welcome FREE SWIM

    Apr 27, 2018, 7:00 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.
  • Lions Free Swim

    Apr 29, 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!
  • Golden Bucket Contest

    May 2, 2018, 8:00 AM

  • Starlight Skate

    May 2, 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.
  • Coast Capital Savings Everyone Welcome FREE Stick 'n' Puck Skate

    May 4, 2018, 3:00 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), May 25 and June 22 at Cliff McNabb Arena from 4:15-5:45 pm. Also, a stick 'n' puck session at Cliff McNabb, May 4 from 3-4 pm.
  • Coast Capital Savings Everyone Welcome FREE Skate - Star Wars Theme

    May 4, 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.
  • Lions Free Swim

    May 6, 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!
  • Lions Free Swim

    May 13, 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!
  • Lions Free Swim

    May 20, 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

    May 20, 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.
  • Coast Capital Savings Everyone Welcome FREE Skate

    May 25, 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 SWIM

    May 25, 2018, 7:00 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.
  • Invasive Plant DROP ZONE

    May 26, 2018, 11:00 AM

    ​Got ivy, broom, blackberry or daphne? Bring it to the drop zone at Beban Park.
  • Lions Free Swim

    May 27, 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!
  • Lions Free Swim

    Jun 3, 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!
  • Starlight Skate

    Jun 6, 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.

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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