Festival

Vancouver police have identified another 15 people they believe took part in criminal activity during a riot at Breakout Festival in September 2022. (Image courtesy of VPD)

7 Breakout Festival riot suspects identified, more sought: Vancouver police

Police department released photos of 15 more suspects Nov. 24

 

Ron Lee and Ryan Orr are excited to revive the Tofino Oyster Festival with a new family-friendly event on Nov. 27, the Shuckers Showdown. (Kim Leckey photo)

Tofino Oyster Fest returns with family-friendly Shucker’s Showdown

About 20 chefs will faceoff on Sunday, Nov. 27 for the Tuff City shucking championship crown

 

The north end of downtown Ladysmith is lit up with Festival of lights fireworks. (Teresa McKinley file)

Ladysmith Festival of Lights’ light-up and parade return

Parade and fireworks back after a 2-year hiatus for Vancouver Island holiday season staple

 

Carving on the Edge Festival organizers admire a totem pole. (Submitted photo)

Carving on the Edge Festival returns Sept. 8-13

Festivities include Totem Pole raising at Naa’Waya’Sum Gardens on Sept. 9

Carving on the Edge Festival organizers admire a totem pole. (Submitted photo)
Fernie Brewing Co. Victoria rep Monique Le Sage, left, and Michelle Le Sage. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Organizers, craft brewers and food vendors pour their hearts into Island festival

Sold-out crowd enjoys taste treats and camaraderie at Cowichan Craft Beer Food Festival

Fernie Brewing Co. Victoria rep Monique Le Sage, left, and Michelle Le Sage. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Cowichan Craft Beer & Food Festival is coming soon. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Island’s second largest craft beer and food festival in Chemainus Aug. 13

Large organizational effort already well along in the details

The Cowichan Craft Beer & Food Festival is coming soon. (Photo by Don Bodger)
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George Johnson shows off a tub racing hat from the early 1970s. The hat is fitted with ear phones and has pockets that contained a radio and batteries, so safety crews and race officials could listed to reports on the race progress. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Rub-a-dub-dub: Nanaimo family keeping up 55-year tradition of tub racing

Johnson family’s old racing tub being refurbished to enter Sunday’s Nanaimo bathtub race

George Johnson shows off a tub racing hat from the early 1970s. The hat is fitted with ear phones and has pockets that contained a radio and batteries, so safety crews and race officials could listed to reports on the race progress. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
An artist works on his sand sculpture on Day 2 of the 2018 Parksville Beach Festival’s sand sculpting competition. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville sandcastles makes grand return this weekend after 2-year absence

Sand sculpting competition theme is the ‘Roaring Twenties’

An artist works on his sand sculpture on Day 2 of the 2018 Parksville Beach Festival’s sand sculpting competition. (PQB News file photo)
Parksville Beach Festival Society has unveiled a list of sculptors who will compete in the first event since 2019. The festival runs from July 14 to July 17 and is open to the public on July 15. (File photo)

World invited back to Parksville beach as sandcastles poised to make a return

Parksville Beach Festival Society unveils sand sculptor list for 2022

Parksville Beach Festival Society has unveiled a list of sculptors who will compete in the first event since 2019. The festival runs from July 14 to July 17 and is open to the public on July 15. (File photo)
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Pacific Rim Whale Festival returns to Tofino-Ucluelet

Celebration of grey whale migration runs from March 18-26

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Registration is open for the FGPC Comox Dragon Boat Festival. Photo supplied

Comox to host a dragon boat festival in June

FGPC Comox Dragon Boat Festival one of five Vancouver Island Dragon Boat Series stops

Registration is open for the FGPC Comox Dragon Boat Festival. Photo supplied
Johnny Cash, June Carter and others pictured on a page from “Memories From the Mountain,” a new book that documents the history of Merritt Mountain Music Festival in photographs by Surrey’s Dee Lippingwell. (Photos: Dee Lippingwell)

Merritt country music festival’s ‘crazy-ass scene’ recalled in photographer’s new book

Campground C party zone and more remembered in Dee Lippingwell’s third book

Johnny Cash, June Carter and others pictured on a page from “Memories From the Mountain,” a new book that documents the history of Merritt Mountain Music Festival in photographs by Surrey’s Dee Lippingwell. (Photos: Dee Lippingwell)
The Pacific Rim Whale Festival is breaching for a COVID-safe return in March. (Poster photo by Owen Crosby)

Pacific Rim Whale Festival aims for virtual return in March

Educational celebration scheduled to arrive in Tofino-Ucluelet on March 15.

The Pacific Rim Whale Festival is breaching for a COVID-safe return in March. (Poster photo by Owen Crosby)
Gracie Dawson, Auley Feaver and Lisa Evans proudly carried their creations through the Tofino Botanical Gardens during the 18th annual Tofino Lantern Festival in 2018. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)

Hundreds of lanterns rehomed as Tofino Lantern Festival in flux

A museum of West Coast creativity has been disassembled.

Gracie Dawson, Auley Feaver and Lisa Evans proudly carried their creations through the Tofino Botanical Gardens during the 18th annual Tofino Lantern Festival in 2018. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)
COVID-19 concerns have forced Ucluelet to cancel its three-day Ukee Days festival this summer, along with the event’s popular Baby Crawling Contest. (Westerly file photo)

Ucluelet officially cancels Ukee Days festival

“We’ve been dragging our feet on this decision for a while,” said Ucluelet mayor Mayco Noel.

COVID-19 concerns have forced Ucluelet to cancel its three-day Ukee Days festival this summer, along with the event’s popular Baby Crawling Contest. (Westerly file photo)
Ukee girl Lily Gray rocks a hoola-hoop as local band Ballistic Pig plays their 11th and final Ukee Days performance on the Main Stage last year. (Andrew Bailey Photo)

West Coast excited to celebrate UKEE DAYS!

“We’ve received really good support from the community.”

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Ukee girl Lily Gray rocks a hoola-hoop as local band Ballistic Pig plays their 11th and final Ukee Days performance on the Main Stage last year. (Andrew Bailey Photo)
The popular Ukee Days NAIL! SAIL! BAIL! race will delight festivalers this Sunday (Photo - Andrew Bailey)

VIDEO: Ucluelet’s Ukee Days festival arrives this weekend

“Nothing compares to Ukee Days as a way to see all your Ukee friends.”

The popular Ukee Days NAIL! SAIL! BAIL! race will delight festivalers this Sunday (Photo - Andrew Bailey)