SEAFEST is an annual event, held on Cortes Island on a Saturday of May long weekend. In 2017, SEAFEST was held on May 20 at the Gorge Harbour Marina. SEAFEST features BBQ and raw oysters, steamed mussels and clams, and more! There is also live music and local crafts.
There is a free shuttle from the ferry to the festival site and back.
Music starts at 11 AM, serving begins at 11:30 AM, and continues until approximately 4:00 PM.
The Creative Spaces Tour is an annual tour that features Cortes craftspeople, artists, and gardeners.
Creative Spaces is sponsored by the Cortes Island Museum. Tickets are available by the end of May at local stores, the Museum, and Friday Markets. All proceeds support Cortes Museum's public education and community outreach programs.
For more information, call the Cortes Museum at 250-935-6340.
Cortes Day is held on the third Saturday of July at Smelt Bay Provincial Park. In 2017, Cortes Day will take place on July 15. Cortes Day is a complete celebration of Cortes Island starting with breakfast and followed by a parade! The day is filled with activities for children and adults, such as the cake walk, chicken run and the famous Nail, Sail and Bail race. For more information, visit the SCCA website.
Sand Castle Day
Sandcastle Day is held annually at Smelt Bay Provincial Park. This year it will be Sunday, August 6, 2017.
Hot dogs and drinks available for purchase. Cash prizes given. Registration opens at 9:30 at Smelt Bay. Fun for all the family.