Pender Island Annual Events

Annual Hope Boat Days
Held each year on the Canada Day long weekend (July 1), Hope Boat Days is a creative boutique-style festival showcasing local musical acts and handmade wooden watercraft in Pender Island’s Hope Bay

Pender Island Fall Fair
With changing themes each year, the Pender Island Fall Fair is a fun community event with a great BBQ, kids’ activities, live music and dancing into the night. Happening in the dog days of August, it’s a great way to wrap up the summer

Seasonal Farmers’ Market
Open every Saturday from the May long weekend until Canadian Thanksgiving, the Pender Island Farmers’ Market features fresh local produce, breads, baked goods, arts and crafts and other locally-made items. The Farmers’ Market takes from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Pender Island Community Hall on North Pender Island

Pender Island Lantern Festival
Guests staying on Pender Island for New Year’s Eve are in for a treat: Presented annually by Three on the Tree Productions Society is the Lantern Festival at Magic Lake, where you can take in a multimedia show with paper lanterns, stilt walkers, shadow play, giant puppetry, fire spinning and a lighted kayak ballet on the lake