Festival Weekend In Comox

BC Day Long Weekend

The Town of Comox is "Festival Central" during Festival Weekend in Comox, BC Day long weekend. This year Comox hosts four great events throughout the weekend including:

  • The Filberg Festival
  • Comox Nautical Days Festival
  • I-Hos Night Market and the Comox By The Sea
  • Sunday Street Market

Comox Nautical Days Festival

When: August 2 - 4, 2014
Where: Comox Marina Park

Comox Nautical Days Festival returns with all the games, nautical competitions, outstanding entertainment and great food you've come to love. Whether you're cheering on the competitors or taking part in one of the many events, Comox Nautical Days Festival has something for everyone.

Filberg Festival

When: August 1 - 4, 2014
Where: Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park

32nd annual Filberg Festival, "Celebrating the Best of Arts, Crafts & Music from across Canada."

Set amongst the stately trees and gardens of the Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park, the Filberg Festival is truly a unique event. Enjoy art and nature surrounded by beautiful gardens, rustic out-buildings and magnificent views of the Comox Harbour and the Beaufort Range. Visit out website for more info.

I-Hos Night Market

When: Aug 2 and 3, from 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: I-Hos Gallery, 3310 Comox Road

I-Hos Night Market is an annual night market held during Festival Weekend in Comox. Bring the whole family to our original K'omoks Village site. Tasty bannock cooked fresh on site, traditional workshops cedar hat weaving and 14inch deer hide drum, wine tasting by award winning local Blue Moon Estate Winery and more. Sunday night come see Kumugwe Dance group perform in the Big House. Phone (250) 339-7702 or visit our website for more info.

Comox by the Sea Sunday Street Market

When: August 3rd from 9:00 am - noon
Where: Comox Avenue, Comox

Comox by the Sea Sunday Street Market, sponsored by the downtown Comox Business in Action.

Come down to Comox Ave for a good old fashioned street market with special guests the Comox Valley Farmers Market. Visit our website or Facebook page for updates.

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Comox Nautical Days Festival Pancake Breakfasts

Get 'em while they're hot! Each morning of the festival we're serving up fluffy, syrupy, buttery pancakes beginning at 8 am.

Bullhead Derby

For the young and the young at heart the Comox Nautical Days Bullhead Derby is fun for the whole family. Hundreds of participants’ fish for top honours in categories ranging from biggest fish to weirdest catch. Fishers supply their own fishing pole, barbless hooks and bait. Bullhead derby is sponsored by: Comox Valley Record, First Insurance, Canadian Tire and Gone Fishin'.

Public Tours of ORCA Class Canadian Navel Vessels

Tours include a water taxi ride to HMCS Quadra on Goose Spit. Register for your tour at the Comox Nautical Days Information Booth. Tour departures from the main dock, Comox Bay Marina office.

Comox Nautical Days Kids Activities and Entertainment

There’s plenty of fun in store with mascots, clowns, face painting fun and lots of games for the kids this year.

Comox Nautical Days Pet Parade

Whether they're fluffy, or curly - with two legs or four or none - all the pets are welcome to take part in the annual Comox Nautical Days Pet Parade. Costumes on both the pets and the owners are encouraged. Comox Nautical Days Pet Parade is sponsored by: Woofy's Pet Foods.

Victor Simonson Dragon Boat Races

This great event draws teams from all over Vancouver Island. Paddling traditional long boats teams of racers compete head to head throughout the day. Catch all the action from the public wharf and cheer for your favourite team. The Comox Recreation Centre sponsors Victor Simonson Dragon Boat Races.

Interdenominational Church Service

The Comox Valley Ministerial leads the service.

Central Builders Home Hardware Annual Build Bail and Sail

It's wild and wet and you never know whether these "ships" will sink or sail. Each team has 3 ½ hours to hand build a "boat" that will stay afloat long enough to navigate the watercourse. Some do - and some don't. It's great fun and lots of laughs for participants and the thousands of fans that come to watch each year. Build Bail and Sail is sponsored by: Central Builders and Home Hardware.

Comox Nautical Days Arts & Crafts Fair

With more then 100 Arts and Crafts booths patrons will find a wonderful array of unique offerings. Enjoy the Comox Nautical Days Arts & Crafts Fair through out the weekend from 9 am to 5 pm daily.

45th Annual Comox Valley Nautical Days Footrace

Comox Nautical Day's 45th Annual Footrace

Come & join in the longest continuously held footrace in British Columbia! Comox Valley Road Runners will once again hold the Comox Nautical Days Festival 4 Mile Road Race on the streets of Comox on Monday August 4th 2014, starting at 9 a.m. Registration will be available on-the-day between 8.00 am & 8.45 am in front of the Town Hall on Beaufort Avenue, Comox. The entry fee is $10 for everyone. Read full article on the Footrace's 45th year!

28th Annual Comox Nautical Days Car Show

The current categories we use are, Stock up to 1948, Stock from 1949 to 1959, and stock from 1960 to 1988. In the Street Rod class we have up to 1949 and 1950 to 1988. We also have a class for the Foreign Original vehicles. The voting is done by "People's Choice" balloting. Everyone can have a ballot. They can vote for one car in each category or, if they want to, only vote for their favourite in its category. The show has always been popular and is well attended from its opening at 10:00 to its 3:00 wrap up.

Ceremony of the Flags

H.M.C.S. Quadra staff and cadets perform the Sunset Ceremony of the Flags. The Canadian Naval Sunset Ceremony is a composite of customs whose history and traditions began in the 1600s. The parade begins with the fanfare and march, and is followed by the Commander's inspection of the ship's division.

Comox Nautical Days Festival Parade

Everyone loves a parade - especially this one! Winding its way down Comox Avenue, the parade is full of floats, classic cars, mascots and more.

BC Day Ceremony

Comox Mayor, Paul Ives hosts the official BC Day Ceremony on the main stage following the Comox Nautical Days parade.

Quality Foods FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS Fireworks Extravaganza

There will be fire in the sky again this year during the dazzling annual fireworks display on Monday, August 4th at 10:15 pm approximately.

2nd Annual Simon's Cycles and Salish Sea Foods Fish Toss

One team member (2 per team) will toss a fish to the other team member over increasing distances. If you drop it - you're out... if you don't drop it you move on to the next round. Limit of 20 - 2 person teams for this event. You must be 10 years of age or older. Parental waiver required for anyone under the age of 19. Register on site at the Comox Nautical Days Information booth in Marina Park, Saturday, August 2nd no later then 3:30 pm. proudly sponsored by Simon's Cycle and Salish Sea Foods.