Main Events of the 2016 Marine Festival and 50th World Championship Bathtub Race

MAFFEO SUTTON PARK & SWY-A-LANA LAGOON PARK
Downtown Nanaimo
Free events for the whole family all weekend include Arts & Crafts Fair, Kiddies Karnival, Food Vendors, a children’s Craft Tent, The Kerplunks, Born on a Board Wakeboard competition and more.
Friday, July 22th – 10am-6pm
Saturday, July 23th – 9am-11pm
Sunday, July 24th – 10am-5pm

KING NEPTUNE’S BATHTUB WEEKEND LAUNCH PARTY
Maffeo Sutton Park
Friday, July 22nd
TROOPER, Chilliwack, The Kings, Darkhorse, Valdy and DJ Mikey Mike
Tickets: General Tickets : $45
Kids 16 and under : $15.
VIP Tickets (with covered seats, refreshments and snacks): $75
** General Tickets will be $60 on the day (if any available)
Tickets online at TicketWeb: http://goo.gl/ur7PV4
Tickets also available in the following stores (while supplies last, limited tickets available)):
Arbutus Muisic, The Queens, Fascinating Rhythm Mambo Pizza, Funk Your Fashion

BATHTUB DAYS STREET FAIR
Friday & Saturday, July 22nd and 23rd 11:30-9pm
Downtown Nanaimo
Engaging performances and buskers will be keeping the streets alive with music, acts and dancing all day. Don’t miss the three-block vendor market. Diana Krall Plaza will be home to the Kid’s Zone and plenty of entertainment.
Visit http://www.dnbia.ca/bathtub-days-vendor-market/ for complete list of activities, times and locations.

SHAW SAILPAST ON WHEELS PARADE
Saturday, July 23th – 10:30am
Downtown Nanaimo
The SHAW Sailpast is a fun parade featuring the World’s Largest Bathtub, showcasing the racing Tubs and their sponsors and a variety of Community, Commercial and Military entries.

BATHTUB WEEKEND BEER GARDENS
Maffeo Sutton Park
This year’s Molsons Beer Gardens in Maffeo Sutton Park
Friday July 22nd 4-10pm
Saturday, July 23th – 12pm-7pm
Sunday, July 24th – 11am-4pm

Paradise Island MAIN STAGE CONCERTS
Maffeo Sutton Park 11-7pm
Saturday, July 23th
Sunday, July 24 11-3
Featuring THE KERPLUNKS at 2pm
Local Family, Childrens and Musical
Tons of Family entertainment

SWY-A-LANA LAGOON
Various Times: Venco Bathtub Boat Tug-of-War
11:30 – 12:00 Nanaimo Realty/Royal LePage MAYORS PADDLEWHEEL BATHTUB CHALLENGE.
We have a few new bathtub-inpired boats this year for Lagoon events thanks to Nanaimo Realty/Royal LePage and Venco Bathtubs.

QUALITY FOODS FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS FIREWORKS
Nanaimo Harbour
Saturday, July 23th – 10pm
Award-winning fireworks display simulcast to music on 102.3 FM The Wave. It’s a signature event as part of the Nanaimo Marine Festival, the night before the World Championship Bathtub Races.

50th WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BATHTUB RACE
Georgia Strait
Sunday, July 24th – 11am-4pm
Again this year, the race will start and end in Nanaimo Harbour. The finish line is below the Frank Ney statue at Maffeo Sutton park!