Events

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

February

  • 3 House Party (dance music) Bowen Island Pub 9pm-1am
  • Delaney Rose at Bowen Pub 7-9pm
  • 10 Family Labyrinth Walk 11am at the school
  • 10 Seedy Saturday and Veggie Talk, 12-2pm BICS Multi-Purpose Room. Bowen Agriculture Alliance
  • 10 Snug Cove Blues Band at Doc Morgan's
  • 11 Pearl Knotting Workshop, 1-4pm
  • 16 Rick Scott & Nico Rhodes, Roots & Grooves, 7:30pm Tir-Na-Nog Theatre. Tix 20.00. Shari Ulrich's Trust Me Series.
  • 17 & 18 Beginner Bee Keeping weekend course. Bowen Community Recreation
  • 17 Eat Drink Paint! 7-9pm. Register here.
  • 17 The Love Boat dance party @ The Legion
  • 18 Muse of Fire Book Launch, Author Carol Cram, Cates Hill Chapel, 3pm
  • 24 Mini Gala show and auction of local artworks, 7-9pm, Bowen Island Arts Council
  • 23, 24 As You Like It (Shakespeare), 7:15 Cates Hill Chapel, tickets 20.00 @ library
  • 25 Tamar Ilana & Ventanas 7pm (world music, flamenco, dance), Tir-na-nOg Theatre. Tickets 20.00 at Phoenix or online
  • 28 - April 2 Painted Stories: Eleanor Rosenberg & Karen Watson exhibit at the Gallery @ Cove Commons

March

  • 2, 3 As You Like It (Shakespeare), 7:15 Cates Hill Chapel, tickets 20.00 @ library
  • 3 Book Club: Knowing Our Place (A Truth & Reconciliation Initiative) inaugural meeting, 11am, bowenlibrary.ca
  • Reception 6-8pm for Painted Stories: Eleanor Rosenberg & Karen Watson exhibit at the Gallery @ Cove Commons
  • 10 Mixed Media Paint Effects: Faux Encaustic with Kathleen Ainscough, 9:30-2:30, BowenCommunityRecreation.com
  • TBA Various Spring Break camps for kids

April

  • Thermal Composting presentation, 7pm at BICS (school)
  • 7 1pm Hands-on workshop assembling a thermal compost
  • 14 free Permaculture Intro Day permaculturedesign.ca 
  • 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

  • 12 Hands-on Thermal Compost Workshop (compost extract)
  • 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)

January 

  • Polar Bear Swim at Bowen Bay Beach. You dunk at 2:00pm!
  • TBA Annual Seed Exchange, Trade, Sale & Garden Talk @ BICS