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
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.
Five Acre Shaker Music Festival
Sure to be a good time, this three day, family-friendly music festival offers multiple stages with multi-genre performers, on-site camping in the forest, and the famous late night Shady Acre After EDM Parties.
Check out the performer and vendor merchandise, and try all the great food, at the Five Acre Shaker summer music 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
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.