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

From the 'Round Bowen Challenge kayak race (Saturday, June 8, 2019) 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.

2019 Holidays & Special Events


April 6 – Bowen Island Sea Kayaking’s Opening Day!


Green Man Festival
May Long weekend (Victoria Day, May 20)


‘Round Bowen Challenge Paddle Race – June 8

Bowen Sailboat Race – June 9

Strawberry Tea  TBD

Bowen Island Gives (BIG)  TBD


Canada Day in Crippen Park – July 1


Dock Dance  TBD
Baseball Tournament  TBD
August Long Weekend – August 3-5
Dog Days  TBD
Bowfest and Rotary Run for Rwanda – August 25


September Long weekend (Labour Day) – Aug. 31 – Sept. 2


October Apple Fest – TBD
Thanksgiving – October 14