Are you ready? Bowfest's coming soon Saturday August 26, 2023

What's happeningEvents

Gates will be open between 1:30–8pm
Admission by donation

The Parade

The Parade starts at 1:15pm and winds its way down from BICS to the Ferry Terminal. Grab a spot early and enjoy the show! This year the students from BICS unanimously voted for "Go-Karts" as the theme.

Want to be in the parade? Click HERE to fill out this year registration form before the August 17, 2022.

After the parade, gates at Bowfest field open at 1:30pm

2pm - MC welcome

2:05pm - Irish Pipe Band

On the Stage

Enjoy live music and special activities for all ages on our main stage.

Tumbleweeds 2:15pm

Natascha Borromeo and the Xtras 3:30pm

Black Molly 4pm

Queer as Funk 6:30pm

Kids and Family

Come to Bowfest Field for fun for kids and the whole family between 2–6pm.

Inflatable Rides and games

Hamster Ball

Tug-of-war Kids vs. adults show down at 5:10pm

Build a mini go-kart first 75 kids will get a model to build, races start at 3:30pm

Capture some memories in an original photo booth

Country Fair

Join us at Bowfest Park for some Bowen fun and earn Bowen bragging rights!

World famous Slug races 2:15-3:15pm
4 racing heats, bring your own slug.

Biggest Zuchinni contest 2:15-3:30pm


Bo says "Please no dogs, no smoking/vaping, no outside alcohol."

"Remember to bring cash, some vendors might not have tap to pay.""

"Suggested donations ($10/adult, $20 per family), bring your own lawn chairs/blankets."


Let your inner child out to play!

5:15-6:15pm (in front of main stage)

Tricycle Races

Stilt Races

Wet t-shirt with a TWIST contest

Food & Drink

The Ruddy 2-6pm
Fresh fruit, cold drinks, slushies, snacks

The Branch on Bowen 2-7:30pm

Meadowbrook Farm 2-7:30pm
Pulled pork, pulled jackfruit (Gluten Free options)

Phoenix Toys and candy

Rainbow Ice Cream Truck

The Legion 2-7:30pm
Enjoy adult beverages site-wide. Valid ID required and please drink responsibly.


Shuttle runs from 6–9pm.

Enjoy the Bowfest festivities and take a FREE Safe Ride Home. Many thanks to the Orchard Recovery Center for providing their van for this service and Peter King for driving.

Find the shuttle in the Bowfest Field Parking Lot.

Thank you! Sponsors

Bowfest is only possible with the generous support from our many sponsors!

Want to sponsor? Contact us.

Spirit Slug





Keep in touchContact us

Bowfest is a non-profit organization run completely by volunteers, spearheaded by the Bowfest Committee.

We need lots of volunteers to make this year’s event a huge success! Contact us to join our amazing crew.

Volunteer roles include: admission gate ambassadors, cashiers, set up/clean up crew, parade marshals, event administration centre.

  • Address
  • PO Box 38, Bowen Island, BC, V0N 1G0