Local Events

Each island hosts a number events during the year where SGIAC members participate and are able to contribute to the artistic fabric of the local and inter-island community.  

Latern Festival

Pender Island – Three on the Tree Productions.

Held at Magic Lake on New Year’s Eve, the Latern Festival is a delightful way to bring in the New Year with family, friends and visitors.  A parade with characters carrying laterns big and small starts the magical evening off.  Various entertainers may perform, there is a show of lights moving across the water as paddlers synchronize their actions on the water and the final magic is the release of small candle light laterns into the sky.  All are welcome to participate in parade which gathers at 4:30pm at the Ball Park.

December 31, 2017

South Pender Island Easter Art Walk

South Pender

 Easter Sunday, April 1, noon to 5pm
Tour the studios of South Pender’s creatives.
Like our Facebook page ‘South Pender Island Easter Art Walk’ to receive updates on participating artists and artisans.

April 1, 2018

Art Off The Fence

South Pender 

22nd annual ART OFF THE FENCE is an outdoor show and sale to be held
Saturday and Sunday, July 21 and 22, 11 am to 4 pm.  Will an impressive line-up of artists participating, this mainstay arts event has been attracting buyers  from off and on island for over two decades.  This year the event will be held on the grounds of the historical little church next to Poets Cove Resort on South Pender Island.
Like our Facebook page ‘Art Off the Fence on Pender Island’ to receive updates on participating artists.

July 21 and 22. 2018

Campbell Bay Music Festival

Mayne Island

The Campbell Bay Music Festival has grown from a group of friends performing on a homemade stage to a full fledged music fest with an impressive list of performers.  The good folk of Mayne provide a warm welcome to guests over the festival weekend. Local artists and artesans set-up at the Farmer’s Market on Saturday as well as at other venues to create a colourful backdrop to the musical events.


June 2018

Hope Bay Boat Days

Pender Island

Started in 2013, Hope Bay Boat Days is a “boutique-style” festival that features wooden watercraft on display at beautiful Hope Bay. Music and dance bring folk of all ages together to listen to local bands as well as some imported ‘headliners’.  In 2017 the festival conincided with Tour des Iles.

June 2018

Farmer's Markets

The Farmer’s Market is the place to be on a Saturday during the summer months.  Many artists and artesans have their work available for sale at tables at the markets.   Whether catching up with neighbours’ news, buying fresh produce, baked goods or appreciating the music of a local busker, the Farmer’s Market is a hive of activity for rural communities. 

Each island will have different times to start and finish so please check island specific websites for more information.