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Events in the Cowichan Valley in 2016

Cowichan Valley is being recognized for its foodie culture and farm to table movement, voted #13 of the top 20 best places to visit in Canada. by for its culinary tourism.

Discover its hidden gems: world class restaurants, bakeries, and cheese and wine bars. A scenic drive through rolling hills will entice you to explore the vineyards and boutique wineries, a cider works, farmer's markets and farm gate stalls and be sure not to miss Canada's only tea farm! Be awestruck while whale-watching tour or visiting the Birds of Prey centre. Save some time to explore the hiking and cycling trails to the Kinsol trestle, experience the serenity of a moonlit paddle, or soak up the scenery at one of the area's marinas, sheltered bays and beaches.  You have arrived at your destination!

I have compiled for you a delicious list of events happening in the Cowichan Valley this summer so that you can plan your vacation and see for yourself what all the buzz is about:

Duncan Farmer's Market - Year round

every Saturday   Spring/Summer 9am-2pm -- Fall/Winter 10am-2pm
Market Square in downtown Duncan. Visit

5th Annual Whisky Festival

Saturday March 5th, 2016
Sample 50 whiskeys from the world over. Call 250-748-8371 or visit their webpage at

Cowichan Artisans Studio Tour

Friday April 15 - Sunday April 17, 2016
Visit artists at work in their studios located in the Cowichan area.

Cowichan Valley Fine Arts Show

Wednesday April 27 - Sunday May 1, 2016
Open art exhibition at PORTALS gallery at 2687 James St. in Duncan, BC

Brentwood International Rowing Regatta

Friday April 29 - Sunday May 1, 2016

Maple Bay Wooden Boat Festival

Saturday May 21 - Sunday May 22, 2016
A family event celebrating heritage wooden boats at Maple Bay Marina

Cowichan Bay Wooden Boat Festival

Saturday June 25, 2016 in Cowichan Bay

Chemainus Theatre Festival

Friday February 12 - Saturday March 26, 2016
Million Dollar Quartet- Musical with hits by Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash.

Friday May 6 - Sunday May 28, 2016
Harvey - the story of the invisible rabbit

Friday June 10 - Saturday August 27, 2016
Footloose-  the Musical

Friday October 7 - Saturday November 5, 2016
Hilda's Yard - the comedy

Chemainus Bluegrass Festival  

Saturday July 16 - Sunday July 17, 2016
Two days of bluegrass music, featuring many bands, jamming sessions and more. 

Cowichan Valley Lavender Farm Lavender & Arts Festival 

Saturday July 16, 2016
Stroll through the fragrant lavender labyrinth, harvest your own lavender, or purchase lavender products. Family fun abounds. 6357 Wicks Road, Duncan, BC 

The 31st Islands Folk Festival (at Providence Farm - 1843 Tzouhalem Rd)

Friday July 22 - Sunday July 24, 2016
All ages event. Sway to a variety of music styles on several stages, including bluegrass, celtic, world beat, blues, roots, folk rock, contemporary singer-songwriters. This is working organic farm and a therapeutic community. For info and tickets, visit

Sunfest Country Music Festival at Cowichan Exhibition Park

Thursday, July 28 – Sunday July 31, 2016
This foot-stomping event is the largest outdoor country music festival in the west. The festival features today's hottest country musicians - this year, Carrie Underwood headlines. 
For more info, visit

Chemainus Jazz Festival 

Saturday, August 20, 2016           
Swing, jazz standards, ragtime and blues. Call Chemainus Visitor Centre at 250-246-3244

Savour Cowichan Festival 
in Chemainus, Cobble Hill, Cowichan Bay, Duncan, Mill Bay

Friday, September 23 – Sunday, October 2, 2016     
A 10 day foodie celebration of local Cowichan Valley offerings, artisan food and drink

Salmon & Mushroom Festival in Lake Cowichan 

Saturday, September 24 – Sunday September 25, 2016 
For more info, visit
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2016 EVENTS in the Cowichan Valley
Culinary Tourism, Agritourism, Music & Art Events