Comox Nautical Days Events & Competitions

Saturday, 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

Annual Bullhead Derby

8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

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

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 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 Area

3rd Annual Compass Adventure Gauntlet

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
This head to head knockout challenge begins with a running start down the Comox Marina boat ramp to their SUP boards. Then they jump onto their board and paddle a 150m coarse and around a gigantic turn buoy.
Comox Marina Boat Ramp

Captain Cracker’s Family Dance with Blues Report

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Blues Report is blend of blues standards and favourites – but with a Latin twist. Blues Report will have you up dancing in no time flat!
Main Stage Area

Sunday, August 6

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

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

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

3rd Annual Comox Harbour Authority – "Hole in One Competition"

2:30 PM – 8:00 pm
The 3rd 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. 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.

Captain Cracker’s Family Dance with Identity Crisis

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Led by veteran Vancouver Island guitarist Jeff Gillespie, Identity Crisis includes four ultra-talented musicians who quickly discovered they had enormous musical common ground –and a formal set list was not their way of doing things.

Instead, they regularly take requests playing whatever the audience wants to hear.

An evening with IDENITY CRISS includes classic rock, country, disco, and whatever the audience requests!
Main Stage

Monday, August 7

Comox Valley Kin Club Pancake Breakfast

8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Musical entertainment by ANELA KAHIAMOA.
Comox Nautical Days Family Food Court

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 Nautical Days Vintage Car Show

10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
The Valley Vintage Car Club organizes the 30th 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 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 CANADIAN MILITARY WIVES CHOIR COMOX.
Main Stage

Preparations for Fireworks

5:00 PM
Preparations begin for Ceremony of the Flags & Quality Foods Festival of Lights Fireworks Extravaganza
All of Marina Park

Ceremony of the Flags

8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
HMCS Quadra Cadets, Officers and Staff.
Main Stage and Area

Time Well Wasted

9:00 PM – 10:00 PM
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.
Main Stage

Quality Foods FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS Fireworks Extravaganza

10:15 PM
Simulcast on The Eagle FM 97.3
Marina Park, Fisherman's Wharf Boardwalk, and the entire Comox Valley