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.


Funtastic Music Festival Event in the Alberni Valley

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 Regata

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.


Port Alberni Salmon Festival

Salmon Festival

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.

Okee Dokee Slo-pitch Event in the Alberni Valley


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+

The Five Acre Shaker, Summer Concert Series


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.

Fall Fair Event

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.


Live Entertainment at Char’s LandingMusic, Concerts, Spoken Word

nov(nov 15)12:00 pmdec(dec 23)1:00 pmMistletoe MarketThe Community Arts Council of the Alberni Valley

01decAll Day26West Coast Winter Wonderland

02dec5:00 pm9:00 pm“It’s a Fair” Holiday Market

11dec2:30 pm4:30 pmTimbre! Choir Presents: Do You Hear What I Hear?