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Tofino Lantern Festival - Tofino

Tofino Botanical Gardens
Tofino, British Columbia
V0R 2Z0
Websitehttp://www.raincoasteducation.org/events/tofino-lantern-festival
Toll-free
Phone250-725-2560

Sunday, August 17, 2014

The Tofino Lantern Festival is our 'signature' community event and fundraiser, drawing the young and old with an unbelievable variety of handmade lanterns. The Tofino Lantern Festival was born in 2001 & since then has grown to feature local musicians and artists and includes a 'permanent collection' of locally created West Coast lanterns. Many of these lanterns are modeled on local flora and fauna, such as mushrooms, sharks, flowers, fish, owls, banana slugs and trees, but there is also a village worth of houses, a constellation of stars, a galaxy of planets, a yard of recycling lanterns and much, much more. Event starts at 7pm-10:30pm.

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Comox Valley Exhibition - Courtenay

4835 Headquarters Rd
Courtenay, British Columbia
V9M 2M7
Websitehttp://www.cvex.ca
Toll-free
Phone250-338-8177

Daily from August 22, 2014 to August 24, 2014

Our event welcomes over 15,000 visitors annually. Guests come to learn about Comox Valley, Northern Vancouver Island & BC agriculture through fun-filled family activities. There is something for everyone at the Exhibition: 2 1/2 days of non-stop main stage entertainment, Open Air Market (crafters, artists, food & more). Zucchini races, Scavenger Fun Hunt, Chainsaw Carving, Kids Zone, Game Lane, Kiddie Tractor Pull, Petting Pen Poultry Show, Sheep Show, Horse Shows, Dog World, 4H, Home & Garden Arts, Quilt Show, Antique Machinery, Educational Displays, Musicians, Dancers, Clowns & Comedians.

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BC Forest Museum - Members' Day - Duncan

2892 Drinkwater Rd
Duncan, British Columbia
V9L 6C2
Websitehttp://www.bcforestdiscoverycentre.com
Toll-free
Phone250-715-1113

Monday, September 01, 2014

Labour Day is Members' Day at the BC Forest Discovery Centre! Relax with your family on the last day of summer vacation & ride the final steam train of the season. To show our appreciation of your support, we will be providing one complimentary hot dog & pop to each member (upon presentation of your membership card). As well, general family members will enjoy a free visit without a punch on their card.

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Alberni District Fall Fair - Port Alberni

Various Locations In Port Alberni
Port Alberni, British Columbia
V9Y 7M6
Websitehttp://www.albernifair.com
Toll-free
Phone250-723-9313

Daily from September 4, 2014 to September 7, 2014

The theme of the 69th fair this year is Celebrating the History of BC 4-h and family farming.Midway, 4H, logger sports. Parade starts at Burde St on 10th Ave proceeding to Rosewood St along 10th Ave. Please see our website for more details.

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Great Canadian Beer Festival - Victoria

Royal Athletic Park
Victoria, British Columbia
V9A 4W5
Websitehttp://www.gcbf.com
Toll-free
Phone250-383-2332

Daily from September 5, 2014 to September 6, 2014

Over 40 craft breweries from across Canada & the Pacific Northwestern USA, come together to celebrate the diversity of the brewers' craft. We will feature non-stop entertainment by local acts & a fantastic selection of food.

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Berry Mania - Ladysmith

Transfer Beach Park
Ladysmith, British Columbia
V9G 1A2
Websitehttp://www.berrymania.ca
Toll-free
Phone250-245-3079

Saturday, September 13, 2014

This is our first annual Berry Mania Festival. A fun family festival, live entertainment, market, participatory intergeneration events and competitions. Come have some old time community fun and enjoy the games and entertainment. Your presence is valuable to us and our fantastic community. Admission is by donation. Some activities may require ticket purchase. A fundraiser of the Ladysmith Resources Centre Association.

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Victoria International Chalk Art Festival - Victoria

1150 Douglas St
Victoria, British Columbia
V8W 3M9
Websitehttp://www.victoriachalkfestival.com
Toll-free
Phone

Daily from September 13, 2014 to September 14, 2014

Welcome to Canada's largest street painting festival! Our family friendly, free-to-attend arts celebration presents some of the world's top international chalk artists as well as artists from our local community and the Lower Mainland. This year, our festival significantly expands across our beautiful downtown and includes the Royal BC Museum which hosts our exciting 3D chalk painting within a free admission area as well as our performance stage featuring many singers, dancers and drummers from our First Nation's community. Meanwhile our closure zone on Government Street increases by several city blocks presenting many more artists, a kid's chalk zone, a food village and more!

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Harvest Festival - Nanaimo

Wesley Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia
V9R 5B8
Websitehttp://www.dnbia.ca
Toll-free
Phone250-754-8141

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Downtown Nanaimo's annual Harvest Festival celebrates the local natural food movement. The heart of the Festival is a lineup of 40 vendors, educational displays and interactive presentations focused on the local food movement. This one-day event includes a 'Fresh Food Fair' featuring local chefs and food trucks offering tasty dishes. Bluegrass and roots blues performers will keep the festival atmosphere lively. Baby farm animals are there for your petting pleasure as Tiger Lily Farms returns with their corral of critters for the little ones to learn a bit about farm life. Island Farms' 'Farmer Vicki and Daisy the Cow' will also be on hand. A Farmer & Vendor Market will offer fresh produce, locally harvested and value-added products from local growers and producers.

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Milner Gardens Fall Plant Sale - Qualicum Beach

2179 W Island Hwy
Qualicum Beach, British Columbia
V9K 1G1
Websitehttp://www.milnergardens.org
Toll-free
Phone250-752-6153

Daily from September 27, 2014 to September 28, 2014

Come early for best selection! Great discounts on heritage trees, shrubs, and perennials propagated on site. Master Gardeners will be on hand to offer advice. Tea, soup and scones will be available in the Tearoom. Garden admission is $5.25 for adults and $3.15 for students. Free entry to Milner Gardens members, and children 12 and under accompanied by an adult.

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Downtown Halloween Howl - Nanaimo

Diana Krall Plaza and throughout downtown
Nanaimo, British Columbia
V9R 5B8
Websitehttp://www.dnbia.ca
Toll-free
Phone250-754-8141

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Get out the makeup and costumes, it's that time again! The fun filled day begins in the Old City Quarter with the Halloween Pet Parade. Critter fun doesn't stop there though! Drop by the booth in the Heritage Mews for a paw reading and while you're at it check out the Mystic Faire and Halloween Celebration. Diana Krall Plaza will be buzzing with activity while costumed critters of the human variety will be getting ready for the spooktacular trick or treating at the downtown businesses starting at 12pm until 2pm. Calling all Zombies!!! Groove to the iconic Halloween tune "Thriller" by Michael Jackson in the Plaza. Zombies, get dressed in your deadliest costume, don the bloody makeup and moonwalk to your heart's content

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