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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, see the Bowen Island Arts Council newsletter, a link to which is posted at the top of their home page, below the menu bar. The Well (formerly Bowen Island Yoga) also hosts many events.


2018

June

  • 2  Round Bowen Kayak Race
  • Home Farm Gardens Long Table Paella Dinner
  • 5 Food & Music By The Sea, Vancouver Rowing Club (Dinner and Sea Taxi package available). BI Community School Association fundraiser
  • 6 Paleo Keto Cooking Class
  • Every Saturday 10-12pm Farmers Market @ BI community School (undercover area)
  • TBA Soccerfest @ BICS
  • 8 Grateful Dead cover band, Bowen Pub, 8pm, $5
  • 9 Tourism Bowen Island’s Annual Pancake Breakfast @ Doc's, 7:30am
  • 9 Round Bowen Sailing Race, at the Marina, 10am
  • 9 & 10 ArtsPacific Gallery 20th anniversary weekend - pop-up show with added artists
  • Wearable Art opening reception, 7-9pm, The Gallery @ Cove Commons.
  • 10 & every Sunday until Sept 30, Yoga on the Pier, 9am-10am, presented by The Well
  • 10 Bokashi composting workshop 1:30pm @ Grafton Commons
  • 13 Shari Ulrich, Christopher Ward, John Wort Hannam perform at Tir-na-nOg, 7:30pm, 25.00 tickets
  • 16 & 17 Strawberry Tea @ Collins Hall. 10-4pm Sat, 12-4pm Sun.
  • 16 Pub Grand Opening Party w/ Brickhouse, 9pm-1am, 20.00 tickets
  • 21 National Indigenous Peoples' Day celebration at the Cove Commons - dancing, storytelling, and more. 7-9pm
  • 23 Catching Stars Gallery Grand Opening, 3-6pm
  • 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 Sept 30, Yoga on the Pier, 9am-10am, presented by The Well
  • 1  Canada Day celebration in Crippen Park, 12-3pm
  • TBA "Sea, Suds, and Song" Craft Beer & Music Festival, Union Steamship Marina Lawn. 2 - 7 pm
  • 21  2nd Annual Classic Motor Show - A fundraiser for the BI Museum. More Bowen Island Motorshow information.
  • 21 & 22  People Plants and Places Tour. Go Here to buy your ticket to the PPP Tour
  • 28 & 29 Logger Festival. Bowen Island Logging Sports
  • TBA Various kids' summer camps, by the day or week

August

  • Every Saturday  10-12pm Farmers Market @ BI community School (undercover area)
  • Every Sunday until Sept 30, Yoga on the Pier, 9am-10am, presented by The Well
  • 4   Dock Dance, Bowen Island Volunteer Fire Dept. fundraiser
  • TBA  Bowen Baseball Tournament -usually on the first weekend in August
  • 11 Dog Days of Summer
  • TBA  Bowen Loggers Event
  • 25 Bowfest   http://bowfest.org/ & Rotary Run for Rwanda

September

  • Every Saturday  10-12pm Farmers Market @ BI community School (undercover area)
  • Every Sunday until Sept 30, Yoga on the Pier, 9am-10am, presented by The Well
  • TBA 3rd Annual Adult Spelling Bee, 7:30 Cates Hill Chapel

October

  • Every Saturday until Oct 13, 10-12pm Farmers Market @ BI community School (undercover area)
  • 7      Applefest (Davies Orchard in Snug Cove) & Mini Farmers' Market
  • TBA Kid & Kaboodle Sale (used children's clothing and toys) 10am-1pm, Bowen Island Montessori School
  • TBA Hallowe'en with Horses (BIHORA) 1-3pm Equestrian Ring @ Crippen Park

November 

  • 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 Remembrance Day at the cenotaph after the 10:30 ferry leaves
  • TBA Remembrance day tea, sandwiches and community hospitality for all ages at the Legion after the service at the cenotaph
  • 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
  • TBA  United Church Christmas Craft Fair at Collins Hall, 11-3pm & 12-4pm
  • TBA Legion Craft Fair 11-3pm

December

  • 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