Parks & Recreation Events

  • 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.
  • World Oceans Day

    Jun 8, 2018, 2:00 PM

    Join us for Marine Touch Tanks, Snuneymuxw Fishing Weir Demo, Interactive Games and More! Hosted by Snuneymuxw First Nation, City of Nanaimo and Government of Canada - Fisheries and Oceans. Supported by World Fisheries Trust and Martin Velson (ReMax) of Nanaimo.
  • Lions Free Swim

    Jun 10, 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!
  • Family Fishing Day

    Jun 17, 2018, 10:00 AM

    As part of the 19th Annual BC Family Fishing Weekend, join us at Colliery Dam Park for Nanaimo's very own "Family Fishing Day" where families can learn to fish, make crafts, participate in a trout release, play games and see demonstrations of fly tying with Island Waters Fly Fishers. FREE fun for the whole family!
  • Lions Free Swim

    Jun 17, 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!
  • Father's Day Skate

    Jun 17, 2018, 3:00 PM

    Celebrate dad with a special skating session that also includes FREE hot dogs! Stay for Parent & Child Hockey from 4:45-5:30 pm. Regular admission rates apply.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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!

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: April 9, 2018

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