Events in the Alberni Valley

Port Alberni is home to a diverse selection of annual events that are a must-do each year. Scroll down for the current calendar and upcoming events.


Sproat Lake Regatta

JULY 8-10

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.


Funtastic Music Festival

JULY 1-2

After a full day at the Okee Dokee Slo-pitch tournament head on over to the Bob Dailey Stadium for the Funastic Music Festival! This year 54-40 will be headlining the event.

Gates open at 5:00PM


Salmon Festival

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.

Okee Dokee Slo-Pitch Tournament

JULY 1-3

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.


Port Alberni Fall Fair


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.


Port Alberni Toy Run


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.

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.


may(may 7)9:00 amsep(sep 24)1:00 pmPort Alberni Farmers’ MarketEvery Saturday 9am – 1pm

jun9:00 amjun12:00 pmSpirit Square Farmers MarketEvery Saturday 9am – 12 noon

01julAll Day02Funtastic Music Festival

01julAll Day03Okee Dokee Slo-Pitch Tournament

08julAll Day10Sproat Lake Regatta


may(may 7)9:00 amsep(sep 24)1:00 pmPort Alberni Farmers’ MarketEvery Saturday 9am – 1pm


may(may 7)9:00 amsep(sep 24)1:00 pmPort Alberni Farmers’ MarketEvery Saturday 9am – 1pm


17sepAll Day1838th annual Port Alberni Toy Run