Festival

A man rides a horse through a bonfire as part of a ritual in honor of Saint Anthony the Abbot, the patron saint of animals, in San Bartolome de Pinares, Spain, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. Horses burst through the soaring flames of night-time bonfires in a dramatic annual festival in this small Spanish town. The bonfires are called “luminarias,” and the Las Luminarias festival is believed to be centuries-old. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

VIDEO: Locals ride horses through fires as Spanish festival makes comeback

Las Luminarias celebrates Spain’s patron saint of animals

 

Ukrainians take photos of a newly built Christmas tree as partial power outages continue in Kyiv, Ukraine, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Jewish festival of lights begins in Ukraine as battles rage

Tens of thousands remain without electricity

 

Vancouver police have identified another 15 people they believe took part in criminal activity during a riot at Breakout Festival in September 2022. (Image courtesy of VPD)

7 Breakout Festival riot suspects identified, more sought: Vancouver police

Police department released photos of 15 more suspects Nov. 24

 

The north end of downtown Ladysmith is lit up with Festival of lights fireworks. (Teresa McKinley file)

Ladysmith Festival of Lights’ light-up and parade return

Parade and fireworks back after a 2-year hiatus for Vancouver Island holiday season staple

The north end of downtown Ladysmith is lit up with Festival of lights fireworks. (Teresa McKinley file)
The Denman Island Growers and Producers Alliance’s Festival of Apples and Nuts takes place Saturday, Oct. 8. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
The Denman Island Growers and Producers Alliance’s Festival of Apples and Nuts takes place Saturday, Oct. 8. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
The annual Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens Artisans Festival has become a Labour Day Weekend tradition in the Comox Valley.

Woodland Gardens provides natural backdrop for upcoming festival

More than 60 artisans, a host of musicians and some food and refreshments will be on hand

The annual Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens Artisans Festival has become a Labour Day Weekend tradition in the Comox Valley.
Cumberland Wild organizers Benjamin Howells and Vig Shulman of the Big Timeout fame have opted for a smaller footprint with a three-part concert series spanning two days and one night. Photo by Colin Smith

Getting wild in Cumberland

Cumberland Wild set for Saturday, Sunday

Cumberland Wild organizers Benjamin Howells and Vig Shulman of the Big Timeout fame have opted for a smaller footprint with a three-part concert series spanning two days and one night. Photo by Colin Smith
Fernie Brewing Co. Victoria rep Monique Le Sage, left, and Michelle Le Sage. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Organizers, craft brewers and food vendors pour their hearts into Island festival

Sold-out crowd enjoys taste treats and camaraderie at Cowichan Craft Beer Food Festival

Fernie Brewing Co. Victoria rep Monique Le Sage, left, and Michelle Le Sage. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The garlic sellers will have their wagons overflowing with cloves and scapes, and there will be other seasonal produce such as jams, spirits and baked goods to choose from as well. Photo submitted

Garlic Fest returns to Merville

The Garlic Fest starts at noon and runs to 4 p.m

The garlic sellers will have their wagons overflowing with cloves and scapes, and there will be other seasonal produce such as jams, spirits and baked goods to choose from as well. Photo submitted
Blackwood Two will perform at the Perseverance Folk Festival.

Labour Day weekend brings folk festival to Cumberland

Old fashioned folk fest held in heart of historic village

  • Aug 11, 2022
Blackwood Two will perform at the Perseverance Folk Festival.
Fans lined both sides of Comox Avenue to watch the BC Day Parade. Photo by Terry Farrell

PHOTOS: Comox BC Day Parade

Families lined both sides of Comox Avenue for the return of the…

Fans lined both sides of Comox Avenue to watch the BC Day Parade. Photo by Terry Farrell
Samantha Bishop adds her contribution to the community painting set up at the Filberg Festival. Photo by Terry Farrell

PHOTOS: Comox Filberg Festival drawing huge crowds

The Filberg Festival returned to Comox after a two-year hiatus, due to…

Samantha Bishop adds her contribution to the community painting set up at the Filberg Festival. Photo by Terry Farrell
Kids having fun at Nautical Days in Comox. Photo by Terry Farrell

PHOTOS: Great weather, great fun, great deals at Nautical Days in Comox

The weather was great and the deals were abundant at the annual…

Kids having fun at Nautical Days in Comox. Photo by Terry Farrell
The Cowichan Craft Beer & Food Festival is coming soon. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Island’s second largest craft beer and food festival in Chemainus Aug. 13

Large organizational effort already well along in the details

The Cowichan Craft Beer & Food Festival is coming soon. (Photo by Don Bodger)
George Johnson shows off a tub racing hat from the early 1970s. The hat is fitted with ear phones and has pockets that contained a radio and batteries, so safety crews and race officials could listed to reports on the race progress. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Rub-a-dub-dub: Nanaimo family keeping up 55-year tradition of tub racing

Johnson family’s old racing tub being refurbished to enter Sunday’s Nanaimo bathtub race

George Johnson shows off a tub racing hat from the early 1970s. The hat is fitted with ear phones and has pockets that contained a radio and batteries, so safety crews and race officials could listed to reports on the race progress. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
An artist works on his sand sculpture on Day 2 of the 2018 Parksville Beach Festival’s sand sculpting competition. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville sandcastles makes grand return this weekend after 2-year absence

Sand sculpting competition theme is the ‘Roaring Twenties’

An artist works on his sand sculpture on Day 2 of the 2018 Parksville Beach Festival’s sand sculpting competition. (PQB News file photo)
The Comox Dragon Boat Festival is June 11. Photo supplied

Comox Dragon Boat Festival needs volunteers

The Comox Dragon Boat Festival is calling for volunteers to work at…

  • May 31, 2022
The Comox Dragon Boat Festival is June 11. Photo supplied
Hosting Vancouver Island MusicFest is no small feat, and festival organizers are grateful to a growing team of sponsors lending a hand.

It takes a village to host MusicFest!

Vancouver Island MusicFest thanks the sponsors helping bring July 2022’s event to life

  • May 30, 2022
Hosting Vancouver Island MusicFest is no small feat, and festival organizers are grateful to a growing team of sponsors lending a hand.
The Denman Island Readers and Writers Festival will return to its traditional format in 2022. (Thorsten Frenzel - Pixabay)

Denman Island Readers and Writers Festival returns to traditional format

The Denman Island Readers and Writers Festival returns to its traditional format…

The Denman Island Readers and Writers Festival will return to its traditional format in 2022. (Thorsten Frenzel - Pixabay)
The Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens’ Art & Bloom Festival runs May 21-23. File photo

Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens holding annual Artist & Bloom Festival

By Joe Smith Special to the Record The Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens…

  • May 17, 2022
The Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens’ Art & Bloom Festival runs May 21-23. File photo