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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

January 

  • Polar Bear Swim at Bowen Bay Beach. You dunk at 2:00pm!
  • 20 Writing Workshop with Donaleen Saul, 9am-3pm, The Gallery @ Cove Commons. Register here.
  • 20 Chanting: Vibrations of Love @ The Well
  • 21 Yoga Philosophy Book Club @ The Well
  • 26 Just Dance @ The Well
  • TBA? Annual Seed Exchange, Trade, Sale & Garden Talk @ BICS

February

  • 17 Eat Drink Paint! 7-9pm. Register here.
  • 24 Mini Gala show and auction of local artworks, 7-9pm, Bowen Island Arts Council

March

  • TBA Various Spring Break camps for kids

April

  • 21 Yoga & Tea Ceremony @ The Well
  • TBA Easter with Horses/Spring Games Day, Meadows @ Crippen Park
  • TBA Earth Day events, beach clean up
  • TBA Seedling Sale & Farmers' Market 

May

  • 19 Eat Drink Paint! 7-9pm. Register here.
  • TBA 10am until sell-out, Saturdays Tailgate local produce sales @ BI community School parking lot
  • TBA 10-12pm Farmers Market @ BI community School (undercover area)
  • TBA Big Used Clothing Sale at Cates Chapel
  • TBA Green Man Festival, 11:30 at Public Library & Mini Farmers' Market
  • TBA Bookfest (Victoria Day long weekend) BICS gym - huge used book sale
  • 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
  • TBA Doc-Toberfest Beer Fest with live music, at Doc Morgan's

June

  • TBA 10am until sell-out, Saturdays Tailgate local produce sales @ BI community School parking lot
  • TBA 10-12pm Farmers Market @ BI community School (undercover area)
  • TBA Soccerfest @ BICS
  • TBA Tourism Bowen Island’s Annual Pancake Breakfast
  • TBA Round Bowen Sailing Race.
  • TBA Strawberry Tea @ Collins Hall
  • TBA Round Bowen Kayak Race
  • TBA BIG! hike up Mt Gardner and party at the pub (last Sat in June/sometimes the first weekend in July)

July

  • TBA 10am until sell-out, Saturdays Tailgate local produce sales @ BI community School parking lot
  • TBA 10-12pm Farmers Market @ BI community School (undercover area)
  • TBA Canada Day celebration in Crippen Park, 12-3pm
  • TBA Logger Festival
  • TBA Various kids' summer camps, by the day or week
  • TBA “Sea, Suds & Song" Craft Beer & Music Festival. Union Steamship Marina Lawn. 2-7pm
  • TBA Classic Motor Show. Click here for details.
  • TBA Dock Dance, Bowen Island Volunteer Fire Dept. fundraiser

August

  • TBA 10am until sell-out, Saturdays Tailgate local produce sales @ BI community School parking lot
  • TBA 10-12pm Farmers Market @ BI community School (undercover area)
  • TBA Bowen Baseball Tournament -usually on the first weekend in August
  • TBA Dog Days of Summer
  • TBA Bowen Loggers Event
  • TBA Bowfest   http://bowfest.org/ & Rotary Run for Rwanda

September

  • TBA 10am until sell-out, Saturdays Tailgate local produce sales @ BI community School parking lot
  • TBA 10-12pm Farmers Market @ BI community School (undercover area)
  • TBA 3rd Annual Adult Spelling Bee, 7:30 Cates Hill Chapel

October

  • TBA 10am until sell-out, Saturdays Tailgate local produce sales @ BI community School parking lot
  • TBA 10-12pm Farmers Market @ BI community School (undercover area)
  • Thanksgiving weekend 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)