Comox Nautical Days Events & Competitions

Saturday, August 4

Comox Valley Kin Club Pancake Breakfast – with Captain Cracker

8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Musical entertainment by ANELA KAHIAMOA.
Comox Nautical Days Family Food Court (Sails Buildings Concourse)

Annual Bullhead Derby

8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Sponsored by Canadian Tire, the Comox Valley Record, Gone Fishin' and Robbins & Company. Hundreds of excited would-be fishers swarm the government wharf in hopes of catching the ‘big one’.
Marina Park & Wharf.

Captain Crackers Pet Parade

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Bring your family pet to the annual Woofy’s Pet Parade. All domestic pets welcome.

Public Tours of ORCA Class Canadian Naval Vessels

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Tours running throughout the day; includes a water taxi ride to HMCS Quadra on Goose Spit. Tours depart from the main dock, Comox Valley Marina office. Register for your tour at the Comox Nautical Days Information Booth.
Comox Valley Marina

Comox Fire and Rescue

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Information and fire safety demonstrations
Spinnaker Building Sails Building Concourse

Comox Archives and Museum

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Comox Nautical Days 60th Anniversary historic display
Genoa Building, Sails Building Concourse

4th Annual Comox Harbour Authority – "Hole in One Competition"

2:30 PM – 8:00 pm
The 4th Annual “Hole in One” competition returns to Comox Nautical Days. Balls are 3/$5, 6/$10 or 12/$20, kids 12 and under, $1 a ball. The "T Box" will be located in the Comox Valley Harbour approximately 100 yards away. Special presentation by golf pro Sandy Kurceba

Register on site at the “T-Box” location. Space is limited. Minors must have a parent or guardian signed permission.

All proceeds donated to Project Watershed.

Comox Nautical Days Annual Fish Toss

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
It sounds simple – but it’s not easy. 20 teams of 2 will compete for the coveted title of Fish Toss Champion trying to beat he toss & catch record of 35 feet.

Register at the Nautical Days Information Booth before 3:30 pm. You must be 12 years of age or older to participate, minors must have a parent or guardian.
Main Stage

Sunday, August 5

Comox Valley Kin Club Pancake Breakfast – with Captain Cracker

8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Musical entertainment by ANELA KAHIAMOA.
Comox Nautical Days Family Food Court (Sails Buildings Concourse)

Public Tours of ORCA Class Canadian Naval Vessels

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Tours running throughout the day; includes a water taxi ride to HMCS Quadra on Goose Spit. Tours depart from the main dock, Comox Valley Marina office. Register for your tour at the Comox Nautical Days Information Booth.
Comox Valley Marina

Comox Fire and Rescue

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Information and fire safety demonstrations
Spinnaker Building Sails Building Concourse

Comox Archives and Museum

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Comox Nautical Days 60th Anniversary historic display
Genoa Building, Sails Building Concourse

15th Annual Victor Simonson Dragon Boat Races

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
There are prizes for the top 4 teams in each division. You can watch all the races from the board walk, and enjoy a full day of racing while taking in the sights and sounds of Nautical Days. Sponsored by the Comox Recreation Centre.
Viewing from the breakwater & jetty - Comox Harbour

4th Annual Comox Harbour Authority – "Hole in One Competition"

2:30 PM – 8:00 pm
The 4th Annual “Hole in One” competition returns to Comox Nautical Days. Balls are 3/$5, 6/$10 or 12/$20, kids 12 and under, $1 a ball. The "T Box" will be located in the Comox Valley Harbour approximately 100 yards away. Special presentation by golf pro Sandy Kurceba

Register on site at the “T-Box” location. Space is limited. Minors must have a parent or guardian signed permission.

All proceeds donated to Project Watershed.

Monday, August 6

Comox Valley Kin Club Pancake Breakfast

8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Musical entertainment by ANELA KAHIAMOA.
Comox Nautical Days Family Food Court (Sails Buildings Concourse)

Central Builders Home Hardware Annual Build Bail and Sail

9:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Races begin at 1:00 pm
Marina Park parking lot and boat ramp

48th Annual Comox Nautical Days Foot Race

Race: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Registration: 8:00 AM
Comox Town Hall

Comox Fire and Rescue

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Information and fire safety demonstrations
Spinnaker Building Sails Building Concourse

Comox Archives and Museum

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Comox Nautical Days 60th Anniversary historic display
Genoa Building, Sails Building Concourse

Comox Nautical Days Vintage Car Show

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
The Valley Vintage Car Club organizes the 31st annual Comox Nautical Days Vintage Car Show. Registration begins at 8 AM and participants are encouraged to arrive early.
Marina Park, East Parking Lot

Comox Nautical Days Festival Parade

10:30 AM
The parade winds its way down Comox Avenue Comox Avenue, Rodello to Stewart Avenue. Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and honourable mention will be awarded. Sponsored by Comox By the Sea Business in Action.

BC Day Ceremony

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
Including: Official greetings from Comox Mayor PAUL IVES, governmental and military dignitaries. "Oh Canada" performed by THE CAISSIE FAMILY.
Main Stage

Comox Valley Walk of Achievement Celebration

12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Comox Nautical Days Festival and the Comox Valley Walk of Achievement Committee are jointly hosting the 2018 Walk of Achievement Celebration, recognizing outstanding musical and performance achievements by individuals from the Comox Valley.

The Award Ceremony will take place on the main stage, followed by a special musical presentation. An award-show style band consisting of the valley’s best players has been formed to perform musical selections from the recipients’ catalogues. All recipients have been invited to perform with the band and also together with all of the other recipients in a spectacular finalé.

Comox Nautical Days Festival is honoured to recognize the award recipients, their achievements and host this amazing group of players, singers and entertainers at this celebration event.