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 24, 2017) 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 weekend art markets in July and August, Steamship Days (July) or the distinctly Bowen Bowfest, a full day of music, arts, food and fun that starts with a parade and community floats at the end of August. (Specific dates will be posted in 2017.)

2018 Holidays & Special Events


April 1, 2017 – Opening Day


Green Man Festival
May Long weekend (Victoria Day)


‘Round Bowen Challenge Kayak Race – June 2

Bowen Sailboat Race – June 9

Strawberry Tea – June 16 & 17

Bowen Island Gives (BIG) – June 25


Canada Day in Crippen Park – July 1
Steamship Days – July 8-10


Dock Dance – August 4
Baseball Tournament – August 10-12
August Long Weekend – August 4-6
Dog Days – August 11
Bowfest and Rotary Run for Rwanda – August 25


September Long weekend (Labour Day) – September 1-3


October Apple Fest – TBA
Thanksgiving – October 8
Bowen Island Sea Kayaking Closes for Winter – October 9