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Cowichan Valley Events for 2018​


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 vacay.ca 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!
For a list of local restaurants and services - also visit our Activities page

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 with 150+ vendors - Year round

every Saturday   April - October 9 am - 2 pm  ~   November - March 10 am - 2 pm
Market Square in downtown Duncan. Visit http://www.duncanfarmersmarket.ca/


Pizza Night at Bird's Eye Cove Farm

Mondays and Wednesdays 4 - 8 pm starting June 4th
Experience wood oven pizza from their outdoor oven made from scratch using their farm and local ingredients. Picnic-style eating on the farm with spectacular views.


Live Music at Maple Bay Marina

Every Sunday in July and August from 11 am - 1 pm in the courtyard at Maple Bay Marina
Listen to live music by the sea.


Cowichan Artisans Studio Tour

Friday April 13 - Sunday April 15, 2018
Visit artists at work in their studios located in the Cowichan area.  www.cowichanartisans.com/


Cowichan Valley Fine Arts Show

Tuesday May - Sunday May 6, 2018
Open art exhibition at PORTALS gallery at 2687 James St. in Duncan, BC


Brentwood International Rowing Regatta

Friday April 7 - Sunday April 29, 2018   http://regatta.brentwood.bc.ca/


Maple Bay Wooden Boat Festival

Saturday May 19 - Sunday May 20, 2018
A family event celebrating heritage wooden boats at Maple Bay Marina


Cowichan Bay Wooden Boat Festival

Sunday July 8, 2018 in Cowichan Bay


Chemainus Theatre Festival      chemainustheatrefestival.ca/

June 8 - September 1, 2018
Grease-  the Musical

July 14 - August 5, 2018
The Little Prince

September 14 - October 6, 2018
Glorious! - the comedy

October 19 - November 3, 2018
Outside Mullingar

November 16 - December 30, 2018
Little Women


39 Days of July - Cowichan Summer Festival

June 29 - August 6, 2018 https://www.39daysofjuly.ca/
Party in the streets! Open air concerts, street sales, food and entertainment.


Chemainus Bluegrass Festival  

Saturday July 14, 2018    www.chemainusbluegrass.com
Bluegrass music, featuring many bands, jamming sessions and more. 


Cowichan Valley Lavender Farm

​May through August open weekends: Saturday and Sunday 10 am - 4 pm
Stroll through the fragrant lavender labyrinth, harvest your own lavender, or purchase lavender products. Family fun abounds. 6357 Wicks Road, Duncan, BC 


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

July 20 - 22, 2018
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 www.islandsfolkfestival.ca/


Medieval Days and "Knights" at the Raptor Centre

July 27, 2018 from 10:30 am - 5:00 pm                 $16
Fundraiser for Raptor Rescue Society (RRS)
​BBQ, archery, flying demonstrations, and a Medieval Market!


Sunfest Country Music Festival at Lake Cowichan

Thursday August 2 to Sunday August 5, 2018
This foot-stomping event is the largest outdoor country music festival in the west. The festival features today's hottest country musicians - this year, Eric Church headlines. 

​Shawnigan Players present Shakespeare Classics

various dates in August
Live Shakespeare plays presented in an outdoor setting at the Gem O' the Isle Sculpture Garden and Heritage property near Cowichan Station on Koksilah Rd


Cowichan Valley Wine Festival at Lake Cowichan

Friday August 24 - Sunday August 26, 2018
https://www.tourismcowichan.com/wine-festival-2018/
A three day foodie celebration of local Cowichan Valley offerings, artisan food and drink.


​Cobble Hill Fair

An old-fashioned community fair, held annually in mid- August. Fun for the whole family.


Cowichan Exhibition

Held annually in early September. Animal shows, judging of produce, artwork & baking and a variety of performances by local acts, musicians and comedians. Midway carnival rides.



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2018 EVENTS in the Cowichan Valley
Culinary Tourism, Agritourism, Music & Art Events

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