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. Saturday & Sundays' breakfasts sponsored by: Strathcona Sunrise Rotary. Monday's breakfast sponsored by: Kinsmen.
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'.
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 the pets and the owners are encouraged but not necessary. Comox Nautical Days Pet Parade is sponsored by: Quality Foods, Eagle FM and 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's 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 1/2 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.
44th Annual Comox Valley 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 5th 2013, 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.
Comox Valley Vintage Wheels 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. Sponsored by Courtenay Auto Supply (Napa), Finneron Hyundai, and Reliable Auto Body.
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 Arts & Crafts Fair
With more than 100 Arts and Crafts booths at this year's Festival patrons will find a wonderful array of unique offerings. Enjoy the Comox Nautical Days Arts & Crafts Fair throughout the weekend from 9 am to 5 pm daily.
Comox Nautical Days 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. First place winners from each category will have an 8x10 photo displayed in the Comox Mall with a write-up about the participants and their entry.
BC Day Ceremony
Comox Mayor, Paul Ives hosts the official BC Day Ceremony on the main stage following the Comox Nautical Days parade.
Captain Cracker's Family Dance
Come and shake your tail feathers with Captain Cracker and friends on Saturday and Sunday evenings. Great bands and good fun for the whole family.
Comox Nautical Days Main Stage & Bistro Beer Garden Entertainment
We are booking some great acts for the main stage and the bistro beer garden this year. Check back for details. And yes Elvis is back this year!
Quality Foods Comox Nautical Days FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS Fireworks Display
There will be fire in the sky again this year during the dazzling annual fireworks display on Monday, August 5th at 10:15 pm approximately.
Public Tours of ORCA Class Canadian Navel Vessels
Tours running throughout the day; includes 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.
Simon's Cycles and Salish Seafoods 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 3 no later then 3:30 pm. proudly sponsored by Simon's Cycle and Salish Sea Foods.