Main Events of the 2018 Marine Festival and
World Championship Bathtub Race

MAFFEO SUTTON PARK & SWY-A-LANA LAGOON PARK
Downtown Nanaimo

Free events for the whole family all weekend include Arts & Crafts Fair, Kiddies Karnival, Food Vendors, a children's Craft Tent, Wakeboard demonstrations and more.

Friday July 20th: 4PM-11PM
Saturday July 21st: 9AM-11PM
Sunday July 22nd: 10AM-5PM


BATHTUB WEEKEND CONCERTS
Maffeo Sutton Park

Friday July 20th
Gord Bamford  
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Saturday July 21st
Free Concerts All day on the Main Stage

 

BATHTUB DAYS STREET FAIR
Downtown Nanaimo

Friday July 20th

Engaging performances and buskers will be keeping the streets alive with music, acts and dancing all day. Don’t miss the vendor market.

 

SHAW SAILPAST ON WHEELS PARADE
Downtown Nanaimo

Saturday July 21st : 10:30AM

The SHAW Sailpast is a fun parade featuring the World’s Largest Bathtub, showcasing the racing Tubs and their sponsors and a variety of Community, Commercial and Military entries.

BATHTUB WEEKEND BEER GARDENS
Maffeo Sutton Park

This year's Molsons Beer Gardens in Maffeo Sutton Park.

Friday July 20th: 4-10PM
Saturday July 21st: 12-7PM
Sunday July 22nd: 11AM-4PM

NANAIMO MITSUBISHI & PARADISE ISLAND MAIN STAGE CONCERTS
Maffeo Sutton Park

Musical fun for the whole family.

Saturday July 21st: 11AM-7PM 
Sunday July 22nd @ 11AM-3PM


SWY-A-LANA LAGOON 
Various Times: 

11:30AM-12:00PM: Nanaimo Realty/Royal LePage MAYORS PADDLEWHEEL BATHTUB CHALLENGE

We have a few new bathtub-inpired boats this year for Lagoon events thanks to Nanaimo Realty/Royal LePage and Venco Bathtubs.


QUALITY FOODS FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS FIREWORKS
Nanaimo Harbour

Saturday July 21st: 10PM

Award-winning fireworks display simulcast to music on 102.3 FM The Wave. It’s a signature event as part of the Nanaimo Marine Festival, the night before the World Championship Bathtub Races.


52nd WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BATHTUB RACE
Georgia Strait

Sunday July 22nd: 11AM-4PM

Again this year, the race will start and end in Nanaimo Harbour. The finish line is below the Frank Ney statue at Maffeo Sutton park!