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Here’s a listing of some events coming up. While we try to keep this as up-to-date as possible, for more details on event offerings and details, go to Tourism Bowen Island’s events site & calendar, and the “Bowen Island Events” public Facebook group. For upcoming arts events & classes, check out the Bowen Island Arts Council's website, and for community recreation classes and events, head to Bowen Island Community Recreation. The Well (formerly Bowen Island Yoga) also hosts many events.


2018


October

  • Every Saturday until Oct 13, 10-12pm Farmers Market @ BI community School (undercover area)
  • Applefest (Davies Orchard in Snug Cove) & Mini Farmers' Market
  • 13 3rd Annual Adult Spelling Bee, 7:30 Bowen Library
  • 17 Jez Lowe & James Keelaghan 7:30 @ Tir-na-nOg Theatre, tix $25 at Phoenix (folk music concert)
  • 20 Chanting with live musicians at The Well, 7pm
  • 20 House concert - The Illiteratty (folk ensemble)
  • 21 Fix-It-Fair @ Collins Hall 1:00 - 3:30pm by Bowen In Transition
  • 27 Off the Grid: Elements of Art class 9:30-2:30. Bowen Community Recreation
  • 27 Fright Night @ the Pub. Tix $20. Live music & costume contest
  • 27 Solo Flamenco (3rd Annual). Tix $30/$20 at Phoenix. 7pm Tir-na-nOg Theatre.
  • 31 Hallowe'en: 6pm Trick-or-treating in Deep Bay. 7:30pm fireworks at lagoon/causeway.

November 

  • 10 Michigan Rattlers & Cannery Row @ Bowen Pub, 8pm
  • 11 Remembrance Day at the cenotaph after the 10:30 ferry leaves
  • 11 Remembrance day tea, sandwiches and community hospitality for all ages at the Legion after the service at the cenotaph
  • 17 Chanting with live musicians at The Well, 7pm
  • 24 & 25  United Church Christmas Craft Fair at Collins Hall, 11-3pm & 12-4pm
  • 25 Legion Craft Fair 11-3pm
  • TBA Fall Supper hosted by the Bowen United Church at the Lodge by the Sea (first weekend in November)
  • TBA Bowen International Wine Festival 6:30-9pm Evergreen Hall (464 Melmore Rd). Tickets 50.00 at Bowen Beer & Wine, or Phoenix. Benefits Bowen Community Foundation
  • TBA Winter Market, Farmers', Artisan and Craft Sale at BICS 10-12 *new!
  • TBA "It's a Wrap" Arts & crafts exhibit and sale at The Gallery @ Artisan Square

December

  • 15 Chanting with live musicians at The Well, 7pm
  • TBA Ladies Madrigal Singers Christmas Concert (usually the first Friday in December, or the Friday before the first Saturday in Dec.)
  • TBA It's a Wrap Reception, The Gallery @ Artisan Square - all welcome
  • TBA "It's a Wrap" Arts & crafts exhibit and sale at The Gallery @ Artisan Square
  • TBA Light Up Bowen: 6pm Cates Village Square start.
  • TBA 2017 The CSA's big, annual, Craft Fair in the BICS gym and Youth Craft Fair upstairs. (always on the first Sunday of December). 10-3pm gym/undercover area. 10-12:30 Youth Craft Fair and photos with Santa upstairs
  • TBA Knick Knack Nook Children's Shopping Day 12pm-2pm Ages 3-12
  • TBA Community Choir concerts @ 2pm & 7:30pm, Cates Hill Chapel
  • TBA West Coast Symphony Winter Concert for the Community, @ BICS, 2pm
  • TBA Solstice Celebration, 7:30pm Collins Hall, by donation. 
  • TBA Child's Christmas in Wales reading with Martin Clarke
  • TBA Mummers and Morris Dancers on the 4, 4:30pm, 5 and 5:30pm ferries, performing and fundraising for a local cause. (Happens near the solstice)


2019

January 

  • Polar Bear Swim at Bowen Bay Beach. You dunk at 2:00pm!
  • TBA Annual Seed Exchange, Trade, Sale & Garden Talk @ BICS

February

  • TBA Seedy Saturday BICS Multi-Purpose Room. Bowen Agriculture Alliance
  • TBA Mini Gala show and auction of local artworks, 7-9pm, Bowen Island Arts Council

March

April

  • 21 Clean Up Bowen for Earth Day. 9am-1pm, The Legion
  • TBA Ladies Madrigal Singers, Songs for Spring concert, Cates Hill Chapel
  • TBA Open Garden 1-3pm, http://www.bowenislandgardenclub.ca

May

  • TBA Annual Plant Sale & Draw, BICS (BI Garden Club)
  • TBA Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Fundraiser, 7pm, 25.00 tickets (BI Montessori)
  • TBA & Every Saturday: 10-12pm Farmers Market @ BI community School (undercover area)
  • TBA Community Choir Concert, 2pm & 7:30pm Cates Hill Chapel
  • TBA Bookfest (Victoria Day long weekend) BICS gym - huge used book sale
  • TBA Big Used Clothing Sale at Cates Chapel
  • TBA Ruth's Big Plant Sale. 10am-4pm, corner of Creek Road and Lower Oceanview
  • TBA Bowen Island Adventure Film Festival, plus day of workshops, Bowen Island Lodge biaff.ca

June

  • TBA  Round Bowen Kayak Race
  • Every Saturday 10-12pm Farmers Market @ BI community School (undercover area)
  • TBA Soccerfest @ BICS
  • TBA Tourism Bowen Island’s Annual Pancake Breakfast @ Doc's, 7:30am
  • TBA Round Bowen Sailing Race, at the Marina, 10am
  • TBA start, every Sunday until end of Sept, Yoga on the Pier, 9am-10am, presented by The Well
  • TBA Strawberry Tea @ Collins Hall. 10-4pm Sat, 12-4pm Sun.
  • TBA National Indigenous Peoples' Day celebration at the Cove Commons - dancing, storytelling, and more. 7-9pm
  • TBA BIG! hike up Mt Gardner and party at the pub (last Sat in June/sometimes the first weekend in July)

July

  • Every Saturday  10-12pm Farmers Market @ BI community School (undercover area)
  • Every Sunday until end of Sept, Yoga on the Pier, 9am-10am, presented by The Well
  • Canada Day celebration in Crippen Park, 12-3pm
  • TBA Annual Classic Motor Show - A fundraiser for the BI Museum. More Bowen Island Motorshow information.
  • TBA Logger Festival. Bowen Island Logging Sports
  • TBA Various kids' summer camps, by the day or week. Bowen Community Recreation.

August

  • Every Saturday  10-12pm Farmers Market @ BI community School (undercover area)
  • Every Sunday until end of Sept, Yoga on the Pier, 9am-10am, presented by The Well
  • TBA Dock Dance, Bowen Island Volunteer Fire Dept. fundraiser
  • TBA  Bowen Baseball Tournament—usually on the first weekend in August
  • TBA Dog Days of Summer
  • TBA Bowfest http://bowfest.org/ & Rotary Run for Rwanda

September

  • Every Saturday  10-12pm Farmers Market @ BI community School (undercover area)
  • Every Sunday until end of Sept, Yoga on the Pier, 9am-10am, presented by The Well