After two years on hold because of COVID-19, the a family fun day event in Nanaimo’s south end returns this coming weekend.
The South End Community Association will hold South End Day in Deverill Square Park on Saturday, June 25, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Formerly known as Miners’ Heritage Picnic, the event is free with entertainment, music, art and kids’ games, stated a press release.
Festivities begin with a pancake breakfast from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and live entertainment begins at 10:30 a.m. with youth band Soma and Space Disco. Following that local puppeteers A Penny A Sketch at 11:30 a.m. and singer-songwriter Janis Harper at noon. Elise Boulanger takes the stage at 1:15 p.m. to sing her blend of chamber, folk and pop music. City of Nanaimo planner Chris Sholberg leads a heritage walk beginning at 11:30 a.m. There will be a pet parade in the afternoon and a seniors’ tea begins at 1:30 p.m.
The event also features a youth market, an art tent led by Nanaimo artist Yvonne Vander Kooi, games, a climbing wall and bouncy castles.
To learn more, follow the South End Community Association on social media at www.facebook.com/secananaimo.