Once spring arrives, along with blooming Rhododendrons and nesting Herons, fairs and festivals are not far behind.

From the ‘Round Bowen Challenge kayak race (Monday, June 8, 2020) to the uniquely Bowen ‘Dog Days’ event celebrating Man’s Best Friend in August. There’s always something happening on the island.

Don’t miss the changing art exhibits, weekend music at the Pub and Doc’s, and Bowen Island’s uniquely Bowen “Bowfest,” a full day of music, arts, food and fun that starts with a parade down the main street in Snug Cove.

Man and a woman holding a trophy. Next to them a man holding another trophy. In the background is the Bowen Island Sea Kayaking Logo

2019 Holiday & Special Events


  • Saturday 8 – Bowen Island Sea Kayaking’s Opening Day!


  • Green Man Festival TBD
  • Monday 20 – May Long weekend (Victoria Day)


  • Monday 8 – ‘Round Bowen Challenge Paddle Race
  • Saturday 8 – Bowen Sailboat Race
  • Strawberry Tea  TBD
  • Bowen Island Gives (BIG)  TBD


  • Monday 1 – Canada Day in Crippen Park


  • Dock Dance  TBD
  • Baseball Tournament  TBD
  • Dog Days  TBD
  • Saturday 24 – BOWFEST and Rotary Run for Rwanda


  • Saturday 31 – Monday 2 –  Long weekend (Labour Day)


  • October Apple Fest – TBD
  • Monday 14 – Thanksgiving