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.
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
Art Off The Fence
July 21 and 22. 2018
Campbell Bay Music Festival
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.
Hope Bay Boat Days
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.
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.