Schedule of Events

** All times are approximate & subject to change. All performances & events weather dependent. **

Saturday, August 4


Information Booth hosted by Town of Comox Council - 10 am – 7 pm

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Comox Valley Kin Club Pancake Breakfast – with Captain Cracker

Musical entertainment by Anela Kahiamoa.
Where: Comox Nautical Days Family Food Court, New Sails Buildings Courtyard
8:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Comox Nautical Days Family Food Court

Where: Sails Buildings Concourse
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Annual Bullhead Derby

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’.
Where: Marina Park & Wharf
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Public Tours of Royal Canadian Navy ORCA Class Training Vessels

Tours running throughout the day; includes a water taxi ride to HMCS Quadra on Goose Spit. Register for your tour at the Comox Nautical Days Information Booth. Tours depart from the main dock, Comox Valley Marina office.
Where: Comox Bay Marina
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Comox Nautical Days Kid's Stuff

Everything for the Kids: Pet Parade, Mascots, Captain Cracker, Kid's Rides, Bullhead Derby, 4rd Annual Fish Toss, games, crafts, and more.
10:00 AM

Captain Cracker's Pet Parade

Sponsored by: Woofy's Pet Foods.
Where: Marina Park
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Comox Fire and Rescue

Information and demonstrations
Where: Spinnaker Building, Sails Buildings Concourse
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Comox Archives and Museum

Historic display Comox Nautical Days 60th Anniversary
Where: Genoa Building, Sails Buildings Concourse
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Young Performers Showcase

Comox Nautical Days presents Comox Valley young performers with: FARLEY & IZZY, DETOUR AND RYKS DAVIES
Where: Main Stage
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Jason Verners Millenial

JASON VERNERS has been called the magician for the millennial. At just 19 years-old, he has spent the past decade performing his magic all across North America, and has won numerous international awards for his craft. Verners' work has been featured on Space Channel, YTV and 20th Century Fox. JASON VERNERS can now be found performing at celebrity events, theatres and festivals all over the world, and he is thrilled to be returning home for two performances at Nautical Days this year.
Where: Main Stage
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM

Bistro Garden

Hosted by VI Society for Adaptive Snow Sports the Bistro Garden in a great place to catch up with friends and share some stories. Must be 19+.
Sponsored by: VI Brewery
Where: Marina Park Gazebo
12:00 PM

Bullhead Derby Prize Presentation

Sponsored by: Canadian Tire, the Comox Valley Record and Gone Fishin' and Robbins & Company.
Where: Main Stage
12:00 PM

Country Line Dancing with Gloria

Country line dancing demonstration with GLORIA GRIEVE
Where: Marina Park Plaza
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

One River

A seasoned group with an Indie feel, One River, featuring CHARITY MONRO, MIKE POWER, DEREK POWER AND IAIN CAMERON, take world music and fuse it with elements of rock, folk, blues and a little Celtic thrown in.
Where: Main Stage
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Walk-around Magic with Jason Verners

Where: Marina Park
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Laurie Tinkler Dancers

Dancers from the Laurie Tinkler School of Dance perform.
Where: Main Stage
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Comox Recreation Centre Kid's Games & Races

Where: Kid’s Entertainment Area
2:00 – 3:00 PM

Sue Medley & Friends

Juno award winner SUE MEDLEY is one of Canada’s most acclaimed female singer/songwriters. With a string of radio hits and touring successes with the likes of John Mellencamp, Bob Dylan, and many more, Sue Medley has earned a reputation as one of the best! Sue is joined by ANELA KAHIAMOE, JIM PAPP, AND JEFF DRUMMOND.
Where: Main Stage
2:00 – 3:00 PM

Easy Street

ANNIE HANDLEY & DAVE DEVINDISCH are multi-instrumentalists playing songs from the 1940's to the present in their own fun jazzy style. From the first time you hear Annie's voice you will be drawn into her easy-going smooth style and Dave's harmonies and upright bass and comedic MC-ing round out this dynamic duo.
Where: Sails Stage
3:00 – 4:00 PM

Chris Hansen & the Lunchbox Legends

CHRIS HANSEN, BLAINE DUNAWAY, STEVE JORDAN , BRUCE WING & JUDY WING. The Lunchbox Legends provide a great selection of music that has a wide appeal to audiences combining poignant lyrics, funky grooves, and seasoned musicality.
Where: Main Stage
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

5th Annual Comox Nautical Days Fish Toss

20-teams of 2 will compete for the coveted title of Fish Toss Champion trying to beat the toss & catch record of 34 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. Award presentations to follow.
Where: Main Stage area
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Steve & Viv Ruskin with Blaine Dunaway

Four amazing musicians bring together a mix of ballads, blues, celtic to contemporary, rockabilly to reggae, jazz to originals and a dash or two of latin. Featuring STEVE & VIV RUSKIN WITH BLAINE DUNAWAY.
Where: Sails Stage
4:45 PM - 6:00 PM

The Brass – Louis Armstrong tribute

JAKE MASRI heads up the Brass Louis Armstrong Tribute. Louis Daniel Armstrong, nicknamed Satchmo, Satch, and Pops, was the penultimate American trumpeter, composer, singer and occasional actor who was one of the most influential figures in jazz. His career spanned five decades, from the 1920s to the 1960s.
Where: Main Stage
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM

Jason Verners Millennial

The magic continues.
Where: Main Stage
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Captain Cracker's Family Dance with Retro Rock Revival

In the tradition of the time-honoured sock hop, the cool cats of the Comox Valley’s newest rock band, Retro Rock Revival, will provide the tunes. Back in the ’50s, the music was there for the dancers. It was energetic, it was from the soul and it was a whole lot of fun. Retro Rock Revival is about getting back to those freewheeling days of rock and roll.Featuring RICHARD SPENCER (VOCALS & GUITAR)
Where: Main Stage

Sunday, August 5th


** All times are approximate & subject to change. All performances & events weather dependent. **

Information Booth Hosted by Kitty Cat P.A.L.s, 10 am – 7 pm

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Comox Valley Kin Club Pancake Breakfast - with Captain Cracker

Musical entertainment by Anela Kahiamoa.
Where: Comox Nautical Days Family Food Court, Sails Building Concourse
8:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Comox Nautical Days Family Food Court

Where: Sails Building Concourse
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Public Tours of Royal Canadian Navy ORCA Class Training Vessels

Tours running throughout the day; includes a water taxi ride to HMCS Quadra on Goose Spit. Register for your tour at the Comox Nautical Days Information Booth. Tours depart from the main dock, Comox Valley Marina office.
Where: At The Sails (new buildings courtyard)
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Comox Fire and Rescue

Information and demonstrations
Where: Spinnaker Building, Sails Buildings Concourse
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Comox Archives and Museum

Historic display Comox Nautical Days 60th Anniversary
Where: Genoa Building, Sails Buildings Concourse
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

16th Annual Victor Simonson Dragon Boat Races

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
Where: Viewing from the breakwater & jetty - Comox Harbour
10:00 - 10:30 PM

Zumba with Gloria

Zumba fitness demonstration
Where: Marina Park Plaza
10:30 - 12:00 PM

Interdenominational Church Service

Comox Valley Ministerial
Where: Main Stage
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM

Bistro Garden

Hosted by VI Society for Adaptive Snow Sports the Bistro Garden in a great place to catch up with friends and share some stories. Must be 19+.
Sponsored by: VI Brewery
Where: Marina Park Gazebo
12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

Ocean Waves Square Dance

Demonstration and audience participation
Where: Marina Park Plaza
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Hawaiian Gospel with Anela Kahiamoe

Capture the magic of the Islands of Hawaii while you listen to ANELA KAHIAMOE and his inspirational music!
Where: Main Stage
1:45 PM – 2:45 PM

The Caissie Family

The Caissies are a family band from the Comox Valley. ISAAC (17), OWEN (13) and their dad RICHARD, enjoy singing together, taking familiar tunes and creating new sounds with family harmony and beat boxing.
Where: Sails Stage
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Centerpiece Jazz

Centerpiece Jazz is a local jazz group who perform Swing, Latin, Fusion, with the odd surprise thrown in. The group includes CHARITY MUNRO on vocals, DAVE STEVENSON on bass, LARRY AYRE on guitar, BRIAN MCNIFF on drums, and their latest addition, JEFF AGOPSOWICZ on trombone.
Where: Main Stage
3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

Ryks Davies

RYKS DAVIES is a young singer/songwriter/guitarist from the Comox Valley. Specializing in reinvented classic rock, ballads and blues, Ryks will keep you amazed and entertained with his depth of musicianship.
Where: Sails Stage
11:00 PM – 5:00 PM

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

The Annual “Hole in One” competition returns to Comox Nautical Days. Balls are 6/$10 or 12/$20 for adults, kids 12 and under, $1 a ball.

The "T Box" will be located in the Comox Valley Harbour approximately 100 yards away.

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.
Where: Comox Valley Harbour
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Luzna

This Comox Valley band boasts a highly danceable repertoire of infectious Cuban-style Son, smooth and jazzy Cha-cha-cha, plus both traditional, Colombian-style cumbia as well as the Tex-Mex style made famous by bands such as Los Lobos. The band features OSCAR ROBLES Diaz (vocals and drum kit), BRITTANY CHRISTINA BOWMAN (bass and vocals), JIM PAPP (vocals, Cuban tres, guitar), GLENN JAMISON (keyboard), Rachel Fuller (saxophones and clarinet), MICHAEL JOHNSON (vocals, guitar, trumpet), and STEVE RUSKIN (congas). Where: Main Stage
5:15 PM – 6:30 PM

Block Party

Block Party showcases the spectacular vocals of JACQUIE BLOCK, the ‘not-so-forever-young’ BILL YOUNG on guitar; GEORGIE M, bass; CAPTAIN OBVIOUS, keyboards; and the mystifying MR. E. Block Party serves up set after set of tasty, dance-rock twang. Bring your dancing shoes (and your neighbours) and come together to celebrate with Block Party!
Where: Main Stage
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Captain Cracker's Family Dance with Boondock

One of the top Country/Rock bands on Vancouver Island, this four-piece ban¬d showcases an original twist on New Cou¬ntry music. Front woman AMANDA USHER'S o¬riginal vocals, and song writing, has cr¬eated quite a buzz wherever they perform with hart toping Country-Rock Covers, Original m¬usic, and enough fun to get you out of your¬ chair, and onto the dance floor.
Where: Main Stage

Monday, August 6th


** All times are approximate & subject to change. All performances & events weather dependent. **

Information Booth Hosted by Kitty Cat P.A.L.s 10am – 5pm

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Comox Valley Kin Club Pancake Breakfast – with Captain Cracker

Musical entertainment by Anela Kahiamoa
Where: Comox Nautical Days Family Food Court, Sails Buildings Concourse
8:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Comox Nautical Days Family Food Court

Where: Sails Buildings Concourse
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Central Builders Home Hardware's Annual Build, Bail & Sail

Race begins at 1:00.
Where: Marina Park parking lot and boat ramp.
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

49th Annual Comox Nautical Days Foot Race

Registration at 8:00 AM.
Where: Comox Town Hall
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Comox Nautical Days Vintage Car Show

The 30th annual Comox Nautical Days Vintage Car Show is organized by the Valley Vintage Car Club. Registration begins at 8 AM and participants are encouraged to arrive early.
Where: Marina Park, East Parking Lot
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Comox Fire and Rescue

Information and demonstrations
Where: Spinnaker Building, Sails Buildings Concourse
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

CV Regional District

The Comox Valley Regional District will promote free transit to Nautical Days, the upcoming expansion to regional transit services and how NextRide will enhance your experience while waiting for and riding the bus. Stop in to enter to win a one-month transit pass and two aquatic centre passes. The CVRD will also be showcasing the Comox Valley Water Treatment Project. Come test your water knowledge and learn about how this project will affect your water quality.
Where: Spinnaker Building, Sails Buildings Concourse
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Comox Archives and Museum

Historic display Comox Nautical Days 60th Anniversary
Where: Genoa Building, Sails Buildings Concourse
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Comox Nautical Days Festival Parade

The parade winds its way down Comox Avenue, Rodello to Stewart Avenue. Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Honourable Mention will be awarded. Sponsored by Comox Business in Action.
11:00 AM

RCAF Aircraft from CFB Comox will fly over the parade route

Dependent on operational availability.
11:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Bistro Garden

Hosted by VI Society for Adaptive Snow Sports the Bistro Garden in a great place to catch up with friends and share some stories. Must be 19+ to attend.
Sponsored by: VI Brewery
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

BC Day Official Ceremony and Official ribbon cutting ceremony for the Marina Park Redevelopment Project

Official greetings from Comox Mayor PAUL IVES, governmental and military dignitaries. "Oh Canada" performed by The Caissie Family.
Where: Main Stage
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Comox Valley Walk of Achievement Celebration - Awards and Performance

Comox Nautical Days Festival and the Comox Valley Walk of Achievement Committee are hosting the 2018 Walk of Achievement Celebration, recognizing outstanding musical and performance achievements by individuals from the Comox Valley.
Where: Main Stage
1:00 PM

Annual Build, Bail & Sail Competition

Sponsored by: Central Builders Home Hardware
Where: Marina Park Boat Ramp
2:30 PM

Comox Nautical Days Vintage Car Show Award Presentations

Where: East Marina Parking Lot
2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

Ralph Barrat and the Sharp Seven

The "Sharp Seven" is a very lively 7-piece combo featuring some of Vancouver Island’s finest musicians. Vocalist RALPH BARRAT leads the group with his distinctive vocal style reminiscent of crooners Sinatra, Tormé, and Bobby Darin.
Where: Main Stage
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Zandhunga

Expect nothing less than high-energy Latin dance-party vibes from Zandhunga, a far-reaching collective first born in Mexico City but now based in the Comox Valley. The ensemble has released one album and toured internationally, bringing their lively and infectious music to happy audiences as far away as Taiwan.
Where: Main Stage
5:00 PM

Y2K Spitfire Ariel Demonstration & Fly-by

Making a triumphant return to the Comox Valley, the F/L Arnold Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX will been seen in a dramatic fly-by the Comox Harbour jetty shortly after 5PM. The Spitfire restoration, which began at CFB Comox, features a 2,000 horsepower, V12 Rolls Royce Merlin engine and is painted in tribute to Arnold Roseland, a Canadian who flew 442 Squadron's Y2-K aircraft more than 65 times before being shot down and killed in 1944 over France.
5:00 PM

Preparations begin for Ceremony of the Flags & Quality Foods Festival of Lights Fireworks Extravaganza

Where: All of Marina Park
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Ceremony of the Flags

HMCS Quadra Cadets, Officers and staff.
Where: Main Stage and Area
9:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Time Well Wasted

Comox Nautical Days perennial favourite, TWW is an exceptional, horn-driven 11-piece band delivering great-big-band arrangements of the mega hits of the 70s, 80s and 90s.
Where: Main Stage
10:15 PM

Quality Foods Festival of Lights Fireworks Extravaganza

Simulcast on The Eagle FM 97.3.
Where: Marina Park, Fisherman's Wharf Boardwalk & the entire Comox Valley
10:45 PM

Good Night!





** All times are approximate & subject to change. All performances & events weather dependent. **