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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.

2019

April

  • 1 – May 29 Recent Acquisitions exhibit, Bowen Island Museum and Archives
  • 3 – May 5 Second Changes exhibit, The Gallery @ Cove Commons, Wed through Mon 11 AM – 4 PM
  • 5 Friday Night Live Jazz @ Bowen Island Pub, free live music, 7–10 PM
  • 6 Bowen from Below, presentation by diver Adam Taylor, Bowen Island Public Library, 6:30 PM
  • 6 Murray Kinsley & Wicked Grin live, Bowen Island Pub, 9 PM
  • 12 Snug Cove Blues Band @ Bowen Island Pub, free live music, 7–10 PM
  • 19 Friday Night Live @ Bowen Island Pub, free live music, 7–10 PM
  • 20 Christie Grace Quintet jazz concert, Cove Commons, 7:30 PM
  • 20 Black Molly, live, The Bowen Island Pub, 9 PM, $10 at the door
  • 20 Chanting Vibrations of Love, collaborative music-making session, The Well, 7 PM
  • 26 Friday Night Live @ Bowen Island Pub, free live music, 7–10 PM
  • 27 Apple Blossom Festival, Davies Heritage Orchard, family-friendly, 10am–1pm
  • 27 Nature of Home: presentation by Fiona Beaty, Bowen Island Public Library, 7 PM
  • 27 Songs for Spring, The Ladies Madrigal Singers, Cates Hill Chapel, 7:30pm, $18 at the door

May

  • 1 – May 29 Recent Acquisitions exhibit, Bowen Island Museum and Archives
  • 3 Friday Night Live Jazz @ Bowen Island Pub, free live music, 7–10 PM
  • 4 The Rule of Stephens, author talk Timothy Taylor, Bowen Island Library, 2 PM
  • until May 5 Second Changes exhibit, The Gallery @ Cove Commons, Wed through Mon 11 AM – 4 PM
  • 10 Snug Cove Blues Band @ Bowen Island Pub, free live music, 7–10 PM
  • 11 Bowen Island Farmers' Market 10-12pm, Bowen Island Community School (undercover area)
  • 11 Dog, Meet Horse, animal socialization event, Crippen Regional Park, 10am, https://www.bowendogranch.com
  • 11 Big Secondhand Clothing Sale, at Cates Chapel, 10am
  • 11 Marc Atkison Trio Gypsy Jazz concert, Cove Commons, 7pm, Tix $30
  • 17 Friday Night Live @ Bowen Island Pub, free live music, 7–10 PM
  • 18 Bowen Island Farmers' Market 10-12pm, Bowen Island Community School (undercover area)
  • 18, 19, 20 Bookfest (Victoria Day long weekend) huge fundraising quality used-book sale (great prices) Bowen Island Community School gym
  • 24 Friday Night Live @ Bowen Island Pub, free live music, 7–10 PM
  • 25 Bowen Island Farmers' Market 10-12pm, Bowen Island Community School (undercover area)
  • 25 Eat. Drink. Paint! with artist Kathleen Ainscough, Gallery @ Cove Commons, 6:45 PM, preregister
  • TBA Ruth's Big Plant Sale. 10am-4pm, corner of Creek Road and Lower Oceanview
  • 31 Friday Night Live @ Bowen Island Pub, free live music, 7–10 PM

June

  • 1 Bowen Island Farmers' Market, 10-12pm, Bowen Island Community School (undercover area)
  • 2 Tourism Bowen Island’s Annual Pancake Breakfast @ Doc Morgan's, 7:30 am
  • 2 Martin Marine 'Round Bowen Sailboat Race, 10 am start, Union Steamship Marina, racers preregister
  • 7 Friday Night Live Jazz @ Bowen Island Pub, free live music, 7–10 PM
  • 8  Round Bowen Challenge Paddle Race, kayaks, surf skis, paddle boards, outriggers, preregister Bowen Island Sea Kayaking
  • 8 Bowen Island Farmers' Market 10-12pm, Bowen Island Community School (undercover area)
  • 14 Snug Cove Blues Band @ Bowen Island Pub, free live music, 7–10 PM
  • 15 Bowen Island Farmers' Market 10-12pm, Bowen Island Community School (undercover area)
  • 21 Friday Night Live @ Bowen Island Pub, free live music, 7–10 PM
  • 22 Bowen Island Farmers' Market 10-12pm, Bowen Island Community School (undercover area)
  • 28 Friday Night Live @ Bowen Island Pub, free live music, 7–10 PM
  • 29 Bowen Island Farmers' Market 10-12pm, Bowen Island Community School (undercover area)
  • 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.

July

  • 1 Canada Day Celebration, 12 – 3 PM, family-friendly fun! Crippen Regional Park,
  • 5 Friday Night Live Jazz @ Bowen Island Pub, free live music, 7–10 PM
  • 6 Bowen Island Farmers' Market 10-12pm, Bowen Island Community School (undercover area)
  • 12 Snug Cove Blues Band @ Bowen Island Pub, free live music, 7–10 PM
  • 13 Bowen Island Farmers' Market 10-12pm, Bowen Island Community School (undercover area)
  • 19 Friday Night Live @ Bowen Island Pub, free live music, 7–10 PM
  • 20 Bowen Island Farmers' Market 10-12pm, Bowen Island Community School (undercover area)
  • 20 Bowen Island Classic Motor Show, 11am–4pm, https://www.bowenislandmotorshow.com
  • 26 Friday Night Live @ Bowen Island Pub, free live music, 7–10 PM
  • 27 Bowen Island Farmers' Market 10-12pm, Bowen Island Community School (undercover area)
  • Every Sunday until end of Sept, Yoga on the Pier, 9am-10am, presented by The Well
  • 27-28 Bowen Island Lumberjack Show, Crippen Park, Snug Cove, Bowen Island Logging Sports

August

  • 2 Friday Night Live Jazz @ Bowen Island Pub, free live music, 7–10 PM
  • 3 Bowen Island Farmers' Market 10-12pm, Bowen Island Community School (undercover area)
  • 9 Snug Cove Blues Band @ Bowen Island Pub, free live music, 7–10 PM
  • 10 Bowen Island Farmers' Market 10-12pm, Bowen Island Community School (undercover area)
  • 16 Friday Night Live @ Bowen Island Pub, free live music, 7–10 PM
  • 17 Bowen Island Farmers' Market 10-12pm, Bowen Island Community School (undercover area)
  • 23 Friday Night Live @ Bowen Island Pub, free live music, 7–10 PM
  • 24 Bowen Island Farmers' Market 10-12pm, Bowen Island Community School (undercover area)
  • Every Sunday until end of Sept, Yoga on the Pier, 9am-10am, presented by The Well
  • 24 Rotary Run for Rwanda, 8 AM, Bowen Island Library, preregister http://bowenrotary.com
  • 24 Bowfest annual community festival, parade starts 10:30am Main Street, festival ends 10 PM https://www.bowfest.org
  • 30 Friday Night Live @ Bowen Island Pub, free live music, 7–10 PM
  • 31 Bowen Island Farmers' Market 10-12pm, Bowen Island Community School (undercover area)
  • TBA  Bowen Baseball Tournament—usually on the first weekend in August
  • TBA Dog Days of Summer

September

  • 6 Friday Night Live Jazz @ Bowen Island Pub, free live music, 7–10 PM
  • 7 Bowen Island Farmers' Market 10-12pm, Bowen Island Community School (undercover area)
  • 13 Snug Cove Blues Band @ Bowen Island Pub, free live music, 7–10 PM
  • 14 Bowen Island Farmers' Market 10-12pm, Bowen Island Community School (undercover area)
  • 20 Friday Night Live @ Bowen Island Pub, free live music, 7–10 PM
  • 21 Bowen Island Farmers' Market 10-12pm, Bowen Island Community School (undercover area)
  • 27 Friday Night Live @ Bowen Island Pub, free live music, 7–10 PM
  • 28 Bowen Island Farmers' Market 10-12pm, Bowen Island Community School (undercover area)
  • Every Sunday until end of Sept, Yoga on the Pier, 9am-10am, presented by The Well

October

  • 4 Friday Night Live Jazz @ Bowen Island Pub, free live music, 7–10 PM
  • 5 Bowen Island Farmers' Market 10-12pm, Bowen Island Community School (undercover area)
  • 11 Snug Cove Blues Band @ Bowen Island Pub, free live music, 7–10 PM
  • Every Saturday until Oct 13, 10-12pm Farmers Market @ BI community School (undercover area)
  • 13 Applefest & mini Farmers' Market, Davies Heritage Orchard, Snug Cove, 11 AM – 2 PM
  • 18 Friday Night Live @ Bowen Island Pub, free live music, 7–10 PM
  • TBA 4th Annual Adult Spelling Bee, 7:30 Bowen Library
  • 25 Friday Night Live @ Bowen Island Pub, free live music, 7–10 PM
  • TBA Halloween Party @ The Pub, Live music & costume contest
  • 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
  • 31 Hallowe'en: 6pm Trick-or-treating in Deep Bay. 7:30pm fireworks at lagoon/causeway.

November 

  • 1 Friday Night Live Jazz @ Bowen Island Pub, free live music, 7–10 PM
  • 8 Snug Cove Blues Band @ Bowen Island Pub, free live music, 7–10 PM
  • 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
  • 15 Friday Night Live @ Bowen Island Pub, free live music, 7–10 PM
  • TBA Under the Stars IPS Fall Bash & Auction 7pm tickets $25
  • 22 Friday Night Live @ Bowen Island Pub, free live music, 7–10 PM
  • TBA "It's a Wrap" Arts & crafts exhibit and sale at The Gallery @ Artisan Square
  • TBA It's a Wrap Reception, The Gallery @ Artisan Square - all welcome
  • 29 Friday Night Live @ Bowen Island Pub, free live music, 7–10 PM
  • TBA  United Church Christmas Craft Fair at Collins Hall, 11-3pm & 12-4pm
  • TBA Legion Craft Fair 11-3pm

December

  • 6 Friday Night Live Jazz @ Bowen Island Pub, free live music, 7–10 PM
  • Nov - Dec "It's a Wrap" Arts & crafts exhibit and seasonal gift-giving sale, Gallery @ Cove Commons
  • Dec. 7 Light Up Bowen Lantern Parade & Festival 6pm starts at Village Square
  • Dec. 8  Bowen's Biggest Craft Fair, Bowen Island Community School gym and Youth Craft Fair upstairs. 10-3pm 
  • 13 Snug Cove Blues Band @ Bowen Island Pub, free live music, 7–10 PM
  • TBA Community Choir concerts @ 2:30pm & 7:30pm, Cates Hill Chapel
  • TBA West Coast Symphony Winter Concert for the Community, @ BICS, 2pm
  • 20 Friday Night Live @ Bowen Island Pub, free live music, 7–10 PM
  • TBA Solstice Celebration, Gallery @ Cove Commons
  • TBA Child's Christmas in Wales reading with Martin Clarke
  • 27 Friday Night Live @ Bowen Island Pub, free live music, 7–10 PM
  • TBA Mummers and Morris Dancers on the ferries, performing and fundraising for a local cause. (Happens near the solstice)

2020

January 

  • Polar Bear Swim at Bowen Bay Beach. You dunk at 2:00pm!
  • 3 Friday Night Live Jazz @ Bowen Island Pub, free live music, 7–10 PM
  • 10 Snug Cove Blues Band @ Bowen Island Pub, free live music, 7–10 PM
  • 17 Friday Night Live @ Bowen Island Pub, free live music, 7–10 PM
  • 24 Friday Night Live @ Bowen Island Pub, free live music, 7–10 PM
  • TBA Annual Seed Exchange, Trade, Sale & Garden Talk @ BICS

February

  •  Mini Gala Show and Auction of local artworks, Gallery @ Cove Commons
  • 7 Friday Night Live Jazz @ Bowen Island Pub, free live music, 7–10 PM
  • Seedy Saturday – seed exchange & talk, 10 AM Bowen Community School. Bowen Agriculture Alliance
  • 14 Snug Cove Blues Band @ Bowen Island Pub, free live music, 7–10 PM
  • 21 Friday Night Live @ Bowen Island Pub, free live music, 7–10 PM
  • Mini Gala & Live Auction, Gallery @ Cove Commons
  • 28 Friday Night Live @ Bowen Island Pub, free live music, 7–10 PM

March

  • 6 Friday Night Live Jazz @ Bowen Island Pub, free live music, 7–10 PM
  • Eat. Drink. Paint! with artist Kathleen Ainscough, paint & socialize, Gallery @ Cove Commons
  • 13 Snug Cove Blues Band @ Bowen Island Pub, free live music, 7–10 PM
  • Eat. Drink. Write! with author Carol Cram, write & socialize, Gallery @ Cove Commons
  • Bowen Island Community Choir's Annual Coffee House, Cates Hill Chapel
  • Various Spring Break Camps for kids bowencommunityrecreation.com
  • 20 Friday Night Live @ Bowen Island Pub, free live music, 7–10 PM
  • Chanting Vibrations of Love
  • 27 Friday Night Live @ Bowen Island Pub, free live music, 7–10 PM