The DNBIA wants to work with community groups to attract visitors to our downtown, recognizing that tourism is a major economic generator for Nanaimo. Whether it is promoting downtown Nanaimo to VICC  delegates through discount cards and tours, to welcoming and introducing cruise ship passengers to our downtown businesses and services, to assisting community partners in organizing events through our event sponsorship packages and equipment loan program, the DNBIA actively fosters downtown growth and revitalization.

 

What's Happening – September 2014

  • September 23

    BYO Uke

    Nanaimo: Bring your Ukulele down to Nanaimo Harbourfront and play along with other like minded people and share your favorite songs while learning new ones. Everyone welcome, beginners to advanced. More Info »

  • September 23

    Port Theatre Spotlight Series: Classical Coffee Concert Series with Sarah Hagen & Friends

    Nanaimo: Internationally acclaimed classical pianist Sarah Hagen hosts six conceptually innovative chamber music performances. More Info »

  • September 24

    Wine Wednesdays at ACMe Food Co.

    Nanaimo: Come spend a mid-week evening relaxing with friends over your favorite house wine at 50% off while listening to the various piano stylings of Marty Steele in the background. More Info »

  • September 24September 24
    7:30pm

    Bagpiping Rock Star Carlos Nunez in Concert!

    Vancouver, BC (August 7, 2014): Spanish sensation and platinum-selling artist Carlos Nez is nothing less than a rock star. The U.K.s Guardian newspaper described his genius as pipe music as if played by a Coltrane or a Hendrix. For the…

  • September 24

    Carlos Nunez in Concert!

    Nanaimo: Spanish sensation and platinum-selling artist Carlos Núñez – whose genius has been described as “pipe music as if played by a Coltrane or a Hendrix” – comes to Nanaimo! More Info »

  • September 24

    Carlos Nunez in Concert

    Nanaimo: Carlos Núñez is the undisputed master of Galicia’s signature musical instrument, the gaita, or Galician bagpipes. Núñez connects the musical tradition of his native Galicia with that of Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, and beyond. More Info »

  • September 25

    The Living Room

    Nanaimo: A free and open democratic reading where people read their own work and listen to others in a circle format. More Info »

  • September 26

    Nanaimo Downtown Farmers Market

    Nanaimo: Great selection of farmers, growers, bakers, crafters and so many more vendors. Enjoy live music and local products on Nanaimo’s original farmers market every Friday right next to the Bastion. More Info »

  • September 26

    Burton Cummings

    Nanaimo: Burton Cummings is that rare artist who has transcended time, genres and generations with a body of work that continues to resonate with fans both old and new. He continues at the top of his game as a performer,…

  • September 26September 27

    Nanaimo’s Arte De Carnavale

    Nanaimo: The Nanaimo African Heritage Society and the Friday Evening Market in Celebrating the Cultural Days on Sept 26th, from 4:00pm to 8:00pm at Diana Krall Plaza, and, Sept 27th, from 7pm More Info »

  • September 26

    Nanaimo Downtown Farmers’ Market

    Nanaimo: A pretty place to shop every Friday from May to October! Come and check out our fresh produce, baked goodies, eggs and dairy products, jams, handcrafted items and gifts. More Info »

  • September 26

    Friday Evening Market in Nanaimo

    Nanaimo: Join us every Friday in Diana Krall Plaza for farm fresh produce, gourmet food, charcuterie meats, artisan crafts, live entertainment and a whole lot more! More Info »

  • September 27

    Etsy Day Nanaimo

    Nanaimo: Come shop with some of the most talented artisans and handcrafters on Vancouver Island.The talent rich area is filled with a variety of unique artisans in all different avenues of art and collectibles More Info »

  • September 27

    Poets’ Corner

    Nanaimo: Poets’ Corner – Nanaimo Culture Days A WordStorm of writers, plus an open mic. Join us. More Info »

  • September 27

    Culture Days Hub

    Nanaimo: As part of the 3 day Culture Days celebration, the Cultural Hub is a buffet of free, interactive cultural activities all in one place. More Info »

  • September 27

    Dam Poets & WBP Culture Days Canada Presentation

    Nanaimo: Dam Poets 2nd Annual presentation for Culture Days Canada includes a collective of Artists, Writers, Poets, Musicians and Film makers that have been inspired by the Colliery Dams and the effort by citizens to save it from destruction. More…

  • September 30

    BYO Uke

    Nanaimo: Bring your Ukulele down to Nanaimo Harbourfront and play along with other like minded people and share your favorite songs while learning new ones. Everyone welcome, beginners to advanced. More Info »

  • September 30

    CBC Radio’s The Debaters: Live in Nanaimo

    Nanaimo: Now in its ninth season on CBC Radio One, The Debaters is the hit show where comics go toe to toe in a battle of laughs and logic. More Info »

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