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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Funtastic Music Festival
JULY 1-2, 2022
After a full day at the Okee Dokee Slo-pitch tournament head on over to the Bob Dailey Stadium for the Funtastic Music Festival! This year 54-40 will be headlining the event.
Gates open at 5:00PM
Lightning on the Lake
(Sproat Lake Regatta)
JULY 8-10, 2022
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.
SEPTEMBER 3-5, 2022
Among its many salmon related activities, this annual Port Alberni event features a fabulous fishing derby, including prizes for biggest fish. The Salmon Festival is the thing to do in Port Alberni during the Labour Day Weekend.
Checkout this years winners!
Port Alberni Toy Run
SEPTEMBER 17-18, 2022
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 1500 motorcycles to Port Alberni, on the third weekend of September each year.
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 for children in the community—where child poverty is among the highest in British Columbia.
Okee Dokee Slo-Pitch Tournament
JULY 1-3, 2022
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.
5 Acre Co. Summer Concert Series
AUGUST 5-6, 2022
Join the 5 Acre Co. for two evenings of live music this summer on Vancouver Island. Taking place on August 5th & 6th, at the Kinsmen Community Complex & 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 hosts Hillbilly Steve and comedian Randii Andii, and an after-party with DJ Subtheory. Born from the spirit of the Five Acre Shaker, this summer’s Concert Series is a new tradition that will bring back live music to the people of the Alberni Valley and Vancouver Island. Get more information on 5 Acre Concert Series.
This Event Is 19+
Port Alberni Fall Fair
SEPTEMBER 8-11, 2022
In early September, you can learn why Port Alberni’s midway, agriculture shows, and logging demonstrations are simply one of the best attractions around. 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.
Take in a Hockey Game with the Alberni Valley Bulldogs
Season runs September – March
The Port Alberni hockey team “Alberni Valley Bulldogs” have long been a top attraction of the community, especially in the winter months. Exciting, action-packed home 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 to May. Read more…
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.