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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BATHTUB DAYS STREET FAIR
Downtown Nanaimo

Friday July 19th

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

 

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: TBA
Saturday July 20th: TBA
Sunday July 21st: TBA

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!