Main Events of the 2017 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, Born on a Board Wakeboard competition and more.

Friday July 21st: 4PM-11PM
Saturday July 22nd: 9AM-11PM
Sunday July 23rd: 10AM-5PM


BATHTUB WEEKEND CONCERTS
Maffeo Sutton Park

Friday July 21st & Saturday July 22nd

Featuring The Stampeders, Jesse Roper, Wise YoungBlood, Prism, Chevy Ray & the Fins, David Gogo and more!

BUY TICKETS

 

BATHTUB DAYS STREET FAIR
Downtown Nanaimo

Friday July 21st & Saturday July 22nd

Engaging performances and buskers will be keeping the streets alive with music, acts and dancing all day. Don’t miss the three-block vendor market. Diana Krall Plaza will be home to the Kid’s Zone and plenty of entertainment.

 

SHAW SAILPAST ON WHEELS PARADE
Downtown Nanaimo

Saturday July 22nd : 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 21st: 4-10PM
Saturday July 22nd: 12-7PM
Sunday July 23rd: 11AM-4PM

PARADISE ISLAND MAIN STAGE CONCERTS
Maffeo Sutton Park

Musical fun for the whole family.

Saturday July 22nd: 11AM-7PM 
Sunday July 23rd @ 11AM-3PM


SWY-A-LANA LAGOON 
Various Times: Venco Bathtub Boat Tug-of-War

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 22nd: 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.


51st WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BATHTUB RACE
Georgia Strait

Sunday July 23rd: 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!