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Things To Do This April In Nanaimo

Things To Do This April In Nanaimo

The trees are starting to bud, tulips are starting to sprout, and Spring fever is definitely in the air.

After a long winter there's plenty to do in Nanaimo this April.  Here is a list of my top 3 favorites:

The 27th Annual Festival of Banners runs now through April 15th.  Professionals and amateurs alike come together from all parts of Nanaimo to create one-of-a-kind banners that liven up the streets of Nanaimo.  They're hung from the light standards the middle of May and are available for art buyers to take home in late fall or early winter.  Here's the link to a YouTube video that explains more about this great cause - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Lbi-fhKF2k and artists and art buyer alike can get more information from the Nanaimo Art Gallery's website here: http://www.nanaimoartgallery.com/index.php/events/festival-of-banners

If you're feeling a little sluggish after winter why not give belly dancing a try?  Sponsored by Nanaimo Parks and Recreation belly dancing is a safe, low impact exercise for all shapes, sizes and ages!  Learn more about the classes that take place at the Departure Bay Activity Centre by calling 250-756-5200 or emailing bellydancenanaimo@gmail.com

Nanaimo beer festOn Friday April 11th Beer Fest returns to Nanaimo, courtesy of the Nanaimo Kinsmen!  Sample a variety of local, imported and micro brews plus enjoy plenty of  food, live music and door prizes.  This year's participants include Longwood Brew Pub, Driftwood, Whistler Brewing, Bowen Island Brewing, Lonetree Cider, and Parallel 49 Brewing just to name a few.  But be forewarned, tickets for Beer Fest always sell out fast and tickets are not available at the door.  For more information call 250-585-2275



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