A past Nanaimo Heritage Day parade on Commercial Street. This year’s Heritage Day festival is Sunday, May 19, at Maffeo Sutton Park, with a downtown parade at 1 p.m. (NEWS BULLETIN photo)

Nanaimo set to celebrate its heritage

Nanaimo Heritage Days takes places Sunday at Maffeo Sutton Park

Nanaimo will have the opportunity to celebrate the Harbour City’s heritage this weekend.

The Nanaimo Heritage Festival will take place on Sunday, May 19, at Maffeo Sutton Park, where there will be gourmet food, live music and entertainment, face painting, bouncy castles and other activities for the kids.

A car show is scheduled to take place from 2-6 p.m. at Maffeo Sutton Park as well. The event is free to spectators but those wishing to enter a vehicle into the show will need to pay $20 per vehicle.

There will also be a parade through downtown Nanaimo beginning at 1 p.m. The parade will begin on Victoria Crescent and work its way along Commercial Street and Front Street, before ending at Comox Road.

Nanaimo Heritage Days has been around since 2015 after it replaced what was known as Nanaimo Empire Days, a long-standing parade and event that ran for nearly 150 years.

For more information, please visit http://nanaimoheritage.org.


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