Main Events of the 2019 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 and more.

Friday July 19th: 4PM-11PM
Saturday July 20th: 9AM-11PM
Sunday July 21st: 10AM-5PM


BATHTUB WEEKEND CONCERTS
Maffeo Sutton Park

Friday July 19th
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Saturday July 20th
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SAILPAST ON WHEELS PARADE
Downtown Nanaimo

Saturday July 20th : 10:30AM

The 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.

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BATHTUB WEEKEND BEER GARDENS
Maffeo Sutton Park

This year's Beer Gardens in Maffeo Sutton Park sponsored by:
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Friday July 19th: Entire Concert Area 5-10
Saturday July 20th: Noon - 8pm
Sunday July 21st: 11am-4pm

SWY-A-LANA LAGOON 
Various Times: 

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

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QUALITY FOODS FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS FIREWORKS
Nanaimo Harbour

Saturday July 20th: 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 21st: 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!