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Nanaimo's first Dragon Boat Festival was held in 2002, drawing big crowds from all over. The festival runs for three days in July and takes place in the beautiful Nanaimo Harbour at Maffeo Sutton Park and Pioneer Plaza.
The Nanaimo Marine Festival is an annual event which runs for four days in the summer. The festival is jammed-packed with events and involves several venues throughout the city. Events include a pancake breakfast, live performances, festival food fare, numerous children's events and concludes with the Great Bathtub Race, a tradition started in 1967.
The Shady Mile Farm Market on Jinglepot Road is hosting the Giant Pumpkin Weigh Off and Pumpkin Festival featuring a large cash prize to be won. Featuring pumpkin carving, hayrides, face painting, petting farm, refreshments, hay play area and more. Come have a Gourd weekend.
The Reel Paddling Film Festival is an international film tour presenting the world’s best whitewater, sea kayaking, canoeing, SUP and kayak fishing action and lifestyle films of the year on screens in 100 cities across the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Europe.