Events in the Alberni Valley

Port Alberni is home to a diverse selection of annual events that are a must-do each year. Discover our community spirit and favourite past times when you check out any of our many annual events. From Live Music Festivals and Slow Pitch Tournaments to Boat Races and a Fishing Derby with $10,000 in prizes, the Alberni Valley knows how to have fun!  Scroll down for the current calendar and upcoming events in the Alberni Valley.

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Port Alberni's Top Annual Events

OKEE DOKEE Slo-pitch tournament in Port Alberni, Alberni Valley

Okee Dokee Slo-Pitch Tournament

JULY LONG WEEKEND

Enjoy games, food, and fun at the annual Okee Dokee Slo-Pitch Tournament. Approximately 80 slo-pitch teams show up in Port Alberni for this tournament every year. The event runs over three days, during the Canada Day Weekend, and includes music in the evenings. Any funds raised during the event go to various local charities.

Funtastic Music Festival Port Alberni

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Funtastic Music Festival

JULY LONG WEEKEND

After a full day at the Okee Dokee Slo-pitch tournament head on over to the Bob Dailey Stadium for the Funtastic Music Festival! Two incredible fun filled evenings of live music, 19+ with wristband only.

Visit website for full line up and ticket information.

Lightning on the Lake, Sproat Lake Regatta in Port Alberni, Alberni Valley

Lightning on the Lake (Sproat Lake Regatta)

JULY

Dating back to the summer of 1928, the first Sproat Lake Regatta event included boats as fast as 20 horsepower, and races of up to five miles in length. Formed in 1930, the Sproat Lake Motor Boat Club decided to expand this into a fun event held in July. Nowadays, visitors can enjoy swimming and water sport competitions and performances, as well as the thrilling races! Admission is by donation.

Learn more on their Facebook page.

Five Acre Shaker Music Festival in Port Alberni, Alberni Valley

5 Acre Shaker

AUGUST

Two evenings of live music every summer on Vancouver Island! Taking place in August at the Fall Fair Grounds in Port Alberni, BC. The Five Acre Concert series will feature live music, local food trucks, refreshing beverages, on-site tent or RV/Vehicle camping, with performances by Top Artists, DJ’s & more. After-party is a can’t miss!

Get more information at 5 Acre ShakerThis Event Is 19+

Salmon festival Port Alberni

Salmon Festival

SEPTEMBER

Fitting for the Salmon capital of the world, this annual Port Alberni event features a fabulous fishing derby, including cash prizes for biggest fish. The Salmon Festival is the thing to do in Port Alberni during the Labour Day Weekend.

Checkout last years winners!

Alberni Fall Fair in Port Alberni, Alberni Valley

Port Alberni Fall Fair

SEPTEMBER

One of our absolute favourite events of the year. In early September, find entertainment for the whole family at Port Alberni’s midway, agriculture shows, and logging demonstrations. Explore the maze of exhibits, animal displays, and food booths at the Port Alberni Fall Fair. Be sure to take in the community-wide parade.

Toy Run in Charity Event in Port Alberni. Alberni Valley

Port Alberni Toy Run

SEPTEMBER

What started with 8 guys delivering a few toys to the Salvation Army on their bikes just before Christmas in 1984, now attracts upwards of 1,500 motorcycles to Port Alberni on the third weekend of September each year. This 2 day event is fun-filled with activities ranging from pancake breakfasts, games for children, bike games, poker rally, beer gardens and more

Cheer on the many motorcyclists as they travel in solid formation through the Alberni Valley on the Toy Run, delivering a massive haul of toys to the Salvation Army and distributed at Christmas time. All monies raised stay within the regional district, and are donated back to various children’s groups, activities, and health therapy.

Alberni Valley Bulldogs, players in action on the ice

Take in a BCHL Hockey Game with the Alberni Valley Bulldogs

SEASON RUNS SEPTEMBER – MARCH

The Port Alberni hockey team “Alberni Valley Bulldogs” are a top attraction of the community. Exciting, action-packed games are fun for the whole family. Home games are played at the Alberni Valley Mulitplex – Weyerhaeuser Arena, affectionately nicknamed the “Dawg Pound.” Regular season runs from late September to the end of March, with Playoffs (fingers crossed!) running April – May. Learn more on their website, including schedule and ticket information.

Upcoming Events in the Alberni Valley

Save the date for these family-friendly activities, high-octane adventures, and special celebrations taking place in and around the Alberni Valley. Scroll to bottom to find details on regular weekly favourites like the Farmer’s Markets and Live Music at Chars.

Current Month

July

Spirit Square Farmers MarketMarket – Every Saturday 9am – 12PM

Port Alberni Farmers’ MarketMarket – Every Saturday 9am – 1pm

Live Entertainment at Char’s LandingMusic – Weekly Live Entertainment

07jun(jun 7)10:00 am31aug(aug 31)5:00 pmArt Show – All That Moves UsArts & Culture – June 7th – August 31st

29jun01julFuntastic Slo Pitch TournamentSports – Saturday June 29th – Monday, July 1st, 2024

01jul11:00 am3:00 pmCanada Day on the Alberni Pacific RailwayCommunity & Family – Monday, July 1st 11AM – 3PM

05jul6:00 pm9:00 pmThe Friday Night MarketCommunity – Every Friday Night from June to September – 6PM – 9PM

06julAll Day07Lightning on the Lake (Sproat Lake Regatta)FAMILY EVENT – Saturday, JULY 6th – Sunday, July 7th

10jul7:00 pmThe Ok, Dope Stand-up Comedy TourEntertainment – Wednesday, July 10th 7PM

12jul6:00 pm9:00 pmThe Friday Night MarketCommunity – Every Friday Night from June to September – 6PM – 9PM

14jul3:00 pm5:00 pmTeas at the MillArts & Culture – Various Dates – July & August

17jul5:00 pm8:00 pmUptown MarketCommunity – Wednesday July 17th & August 21st

19jul6:00 pm9:00 pmThe Friday Night MarketCommunity – Every Friday Night from June to September – 6PM – 9PM

21jul7:00 pmSunset CinemaFAMILY & COMMUNITY – Sunday, July 21st

26jul5:30 pm9:00 pmGather & Graze at Shannon FarmsCommunity – Friday July 26th and Saturday July 27th

26jul6:00 pm9:00 pmThe Friday Night MarketCommunity – Every Friday Night from June to September – 6PM – 9PM

27jul11:00 am3:00 pmDog Daze of SummerCommunity – Saturday, July 27th – 11AM – 3PM

27jul5:30 pm9:00 pmGather & Graze at Shannon FarmsCommunity – Friday July 26th and Saturday July 27th

28jul3:00 pm5:00 pmTeas at the MillArts & Culture – Various Dates – July & August

August

Spirit Square Farmers MarketMarket – Every Saturday 9am – 12PM

Port Alberni Farmers’ MarketMarket – Every Saturday 9am – 1pm

Live Entertainment at Char’s LandingMusic – Weekly Live Entertainment

07jun(jun 7)10:00 am31aug(aug 31)5:00 pmArt Show – All That Moves UsArts & Culture – June 7th – August 31st

02aug6:00 pm9:00 pmThe Friday Night MarketCommunity – Every Friday Night from June to September – 6PM – 9PM

09augAll Day10Five Acre Shaker Festival 2024Music – August 9th & 10th

09aug6:00 pm9:00 pmThe Friday Night MarketCommunity – Every Friday Night from June to September – 6PM – 9PM

11aug3:00 pm5:00 pmTeas at the MillArts & Culture – Various Dates – July & August

16aug6:00 pm9:00 pmThe Friday Night MarketCommunity – Every Friday Night from June to September – 6PM – 9PM

21aug5:00 pm8:00 pmUptown MarketCommunity – Wednesday July 17th & August 21st

22aug1:00 pm3:00 pmTeas at the MillArts & Culture – Various Dates – July & August

23aug6:00 pm9:00 pmThe Friday Night MarketCommunity – Every Friday Night from June to September – 6PM – 9PM

25aug3:00 pm5:00 pmTeas at the MillArts & Culture – Various Dates – July & August

30augAll DaySalmon FestivalFESTIVAL – August 30th – September 2nd

September

Spirit Square Farmers MarketMarket – Every Saturday 9am – 12PM

Port Alberni Farmers’ MarketMarket – Every Saturday 9am – 1pm

Live Entertainment at Char’s LandingMusic – Weekly Live Entertainment

05sepAll Day08Alberni Fall FairFAIR – September 5-8