Friday, July 25, 2014

Bathtub Days Street Fair July 26 & 27

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Bathtub Days Street Fair 2014
Saturday 9am to 8pm, Sunday 9am to 4pm

Nanaimo’s Biggest Street Party is Back

Join the DNBIA for a two-day street party that will take place on Saturday July 26th and Sunday July 27th in the heart of downtown Nanaimo. The Bathtub Day Street Fair has something for everyone, a kids zone, friendly competition, arts, culture, live entertainment, a parade, talent show and more.

Street Fair – Saturday 9am to 8pm, Sunday 9am to 4pm.

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The streets will be closed to traffic both days so that people can enjoy the open air street market which will have close to 40 vendors selling their wares, in addition to all of the  great stores downtown which will be showcasing their wares for your enjoyment.

Kids Zone

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Families, be sure to head over to the Jump Around Kids Zone in Diana Krall Plaza where kids can enjoy, arts and crafts, games, face painting, a fish pond and more. The “Big” kids can take aim at the dunk tank in front of the Palace  Hotel or show off their inner cowboy by riding the mechanical bull.

Pacific Coast Mustang Association Show N Shine

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Be sure to make it down both days to visit the Downtown Show N’ Shine which will feature all manners of vehicles. Do you have a car you would love to show off? Make sure to join in the fun. Registration will be open to the public both days on a first-come first serve basis.

 Paint Out/Shoot Out

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And what’s a party in the Arts & Culture District without Arts & Culture. Visitors will enjoy the great Paint Out/Shoot Out that will be taking place Sunday, July 27th during the Bathtub Days Street Fair.  Find out how to register at the Nanaimo Arts Council.

Dine Al Fresco at one of the Patio Side Eateries

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Downtown streets will take on all of the ambiance of a trip to Europe with many downtown eateries putting tables street-side, so that you can enjoy  lunch while sipping your favourite beverage and listen to local  musicians.
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Contests, Contests, Contests

A Street Fair isn’t a party without a little friendly competition. While Bathtubbers are busy sailing across the Strait of Georgia, you can get in on a little friendly competition of your own.

Thrifty Foods Watermelon Eating Contest

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Join us in Diana Krall Plaza on Saturday for the return of the Thrifty Foods Watermelon Eating Contest. There will be different age categories so everyone can get in on the fun.

Nanaimo Bar Competition

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Think you bake up the best batch of Nanaimo Bars on the Island? While here’s your chance to prove it and take home the gold. Watch this space for more information on how to enter

Waiter’s Race

The madly contested Waiter’s Race will take place Sunday, July 27th in front of the Queen’s Hotel, where the fleet-footed folks from the Quarterway Pub will be defending their two-year title.  Come down and cheer on your favourite Nanaimo Pub staff.
Stay tuned for more information on how to enter the competitions.
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 FREE PARKING IN THE BASTION STREET PARKADE BOTH SATURDAY & SUNDAY


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