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filberg festival at filberg lodge and park, Comox BC
Filberg arts and crafts festival  - Aug 1 - 4/08

Community Events in the Comox Valley

The Comox Valley has a lively Arts and Cultural scene which is reflected in numerous annual festivals as well as many "one off" events such as theatre and concert performances. Some of the regular annual events are listed below. For an up to date listing of upcoming happenings in the Comox Valley see the events calandar at the Discover Comox Valley website.

Annual Festivals and Events in the Comox Valley

June  Comox Valley Shellfish Festival

Presented by the BC Shellfish Growers Association in partnership with the K’omoks First Nation. Festival events running throughout the week. Main event on Sunday June 10th, 2007 at the Comox Marina Park. Events include entertainment, education and cultural experiences along with shellfish tastings. More info on the Comox Valley Shellfish Festival .

June - July  Showcase Festival  

Professional theatre festival featuring three plays. More info at  Contact: (250) 898-8399

July 1  Canada Day Celebrations  

Featuring a parade down 5th Street in downtown Courtenay and celebrations and fair at Lewis Park. Call City Hall at (250)334-4441 for details.

July - Sept  ( every Saturday through Sept)  Comox Valley Farmers Market  
Saturday mornings 9am to 12pm at the Exhibition Fairgrounds in Courtenay. Come for the freshness, stay for the fun!  Call 890-0519 for details.

July - Sept  Hands on Farm at Filberg Park 
The Hands On Farm is a farm yard petting zoo located on the fabulous Filberg Park Grounds. We welcome the public daily from 10am to 4pm. Everyone welcome! Admission $2 (children 5 years and under $1); Season Family Pass $30; Group Rate (must have a ration of at least 1 adult to 4 children to meet the supervisory needs of the farm) $25.

July - Aug  CVYMC Music Festival 

Student and Faculty classical, jazz, and performing arts' concerts' held at various locations throughout the Valley (Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays) throughout the month of July and early August. Call the CYMC office at (250)338-7463 or check out their website, for further details.

July Vancouver Island Music Fest 

A three day event featuring a variety of music and performers from all over Canada and the world. 3 stages, family-oriented, and on-site camping.
See our Island Music Fest information page more more details.

July - Annual Beerfest at Mount Washington Alpine Resort  

July  Downtown Market Day

Main street in downtown Courtenay (5th Street) is closed to traffic as merchants, crafts people, buskers and food vendors fill the streets. Great deals, great fun!

July TBA  Arts Denman Studio Tour 

Fine art and craft studios exhibiting functional, non-functional and decorative works of art will be open to the public on Saturday, 9am to 5pm. Free to the public, tour maps available at the Denman Island Art Centre at the top of the ferry hill. Information at 250-335-1224.

July - Aug  Hornby Island Festival of the Arts

A classical and popular music festival featuring Canadian artists. Internationally acclaimed performers - instrumental, vocals, dancing & theatre. Various venues throughout the Island including some of Hornby's renowned private homes. See for details.

Aug - BC Day long weekend  Filberg Arts and Crafts Festival

One of the premier annual Arts and Crafts Festivals in BC.
At Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park in Comox. Arts, crafts, entertainment and concessions and special guest artists in the Lodge. Call 339-2715 for information. 
More on the Filberg Festival

Aug - BC Day long weekend  Comox Nautical Days

A weekend-long festival of family fun with events such as International Bathtub Race, Canoe Jousting, Clam Chowder cook-off, Build Bail and Sail and the Ceremony of the Flags. Plus fireworks on the Monday night

Aug  Courtenay Rodeo

At the Norwood Equestrian Centre. Call Marie Main 250-286-6755 for details. 

Aug West Coast Sheepdog Trials

Call the North Island Border Collie Club at 337-5510 for details. 
( And, no, they do not put the poor things in jail if they are found guilty.)

Aug  Comox Valley Fall Fair

Over 15,000 visitors come annually in late August on a fun-filled weekend to learn about Comox Valley agriculture through family activities, educational displays, entertainment, livestock and exhibits. More info at
Sept  Woodland Gardens Artisans Festival

Meet a variety of local and regional artisans and stroll through 26 beautiful acres of woodland at Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens. Call (250) 338-6901 or go to

Sept  KidsFest

Entertainment, food fair, and a variety of activities for kids. At Lewis Centre in Courtenay from 10am-3pm. Call (250)338-5371 for details.

Sept  Local Colours Arts and Food Festival

Annual event sponsored by the Comox Valley Art Gallery showcasing local art and food. Details of this years events TBA.

Sept TBA  Comox Valley Art Gallery Studio Tour

A do-it-yourself, go-at-your-own-pace tour highlighting over 20 artist and artisan studios in the Valley. There will be demonstrations and/or work for sale at each location. Tour packages will be avaliable at the gallery on Duncan Avenue in Courtenay. Please call the Comox Valley Art Gallery for details, 338-6211, or check out their website,

Nov.  Charles Dickens Christmas Craft Faire
This successful faire occupies two floors of outstanding arts and crafts in the Florence Filberg Centre, Courtenay, B.C. Featuring quality, juried, hand-crafted gifts made by well known local artists and crafters. There will be on-going demonstrations of decorative painting, needlework and woodwork. Live entertainment, free hourly draws and concession.
For more information you can contact Janet at (250) 339-9891

Nov. - Dec  Juried Christmas Craft Market
At the Comox Valley Art Gallery on Duncan Ave. in Downtown Courtenay.  Call the Gallery at (250) 338-6211 for details or visit

Nov  Moonlight Magic in Downtown Courtenay
9am to 9pm. Sale prices every hour, street entertainment, lighting of the downtown Courtenay Christmas tree, food and lots of fun.  Call (250) 890-0519 for details or visit .

Nov  Santas Light-up Christmas
A Celebration of Lights event in Downtown Comox with fantastic pre-Christmas sales. Call Lara at 890-0519 for info.

Nov  Santa Claus Parade
Down 5th street in Downtown Courtenay see a parade of shimmering floats, music, carolers, bands and Santa on his sleigh. For more information or visit

Dec  Cumberland's Annual Artisans & Crafters Faire
At the Cumberland Recreation Hall, Dunsmuir Avenue. Contact the Cumberland Village Office for more information.

Dec  Vancouver Island's Originals Only Christmas Art Show
At the Comox Community Centre, Noel Avenue - Comox. 
Dec   Denman Island Christmas Craft Fair
The Denman Christmas Stroll is a superb Country Christmas Faire - 25 years in the making.  Drawing from the "artist enclave" found on this Gulf Island, this faire is renowned for its high quality professional crafts.  Over 70 booths in 2 Community Centres, - 10:00am to 4:00pm - 1 block from the ferry landing OR, hop on the Shuttle Bus “for a loonie”.  More Info:  (250) 335-2918 

Dec 26  Polar Bear Swim
At Goose Spit in Comox. Call (250) 339-2255 for more details.

For exact dates and a more complete schedule of this year's festivals and events in the Comox Valley see Events Calendar .

updated 09-10-10

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