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.

Lantern 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 lanterns 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 lanterns into the sky.  All are welcome to participate in parade which gathers at the Ball Park.

Easter Art Walk

South Pender Island

On Easter Sunday 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.

Art Off The Fence

South Pender Island

This annual outdoor show and sale is held every July. With an impressive line-up of participating artists, this mainstay event has been attracting visitors from off- and on-island for more than two decades. Like the Facebook page “Art Off the Fence on Pender Island” to receive updates on each year’s dates and participating artists.

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 festival with an impressive list of performers. The good folk of Mayne provide a warm welcome to guests over the festival weekend each June. Local artists and artisans create a colourful backdrop to the musical events that happen at the festival site and spring up at the Saturday Farmer’s Market and other venues during the weekend. For details about the festival, visit www.campbellbaymusicfest.com

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’.


Farmer's Markets

All Islands

Farmer’s Markets are the places to be on Saturdays during the summer months. Many of the islands’ artists and artisans sell their work at market tables and there’s always local fruit and veggies and tempting foods available. Whether catching up with neighbours’ news, buying fresh produce or delicious baked goods, or appreciating the music of a local busker, Farmer’s Markets are a hive of activity for the island communities. Market hours vary on each island so please check local websites for more information.