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Cumberland Events Calendar

This page was last reviewed on December 6, 2017.

Heritage Fair, Heritage Day and Lantern Festival
Saturday, February 18, 2017

Heritage Faire from 10 am to 4 pm at the Cumberland Recreation Centre.

Cumberland’s Heritage Faire was originally launched by a group of community volunteers in 2003 and was modeled on the folk festival that ran from 1949 to 1958 celebrating the diverse heritage of Cumberlanders. Each year over 50 families, clubs and other organizations set up displays of antique tools, unique collections, photos and demonstrations of crafts and folklore from the early days of Cumberland and the Comox Valley.

Heritage Day at the Museum by donation from 10 am to 5 pm

Join us between 11 am and 1 pm for a Chinese New Year craft.

Lantern Festival and Parade

Indoor Labyrinth at the Cultural Centre from 10 am to 4 pm.
At 6pm join the Lantern Parade from Village Square at Third Street to Village Park
Entertainment and sky lanterns at Village Park after the parade, weather permitting.

UROC Cross Country Race
Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 10am

Find out more.

Easter Egg Hunt
Sunday April 16, 2017 at No. 6 Mine Heritage Park

Bring your Easter basket to No. 6 Mine Heritage Park at 11 a.m. for the annual Easter Egg Hunt for children aged 10 and younger. For more information call Cumberland Recreation at 250-336-2231.

Comox Valley Snow to Surf Adventure Relay Race
April 23, 2017

The cycling leg of this annual race starts at Cumberland Lake Park at Comox Lake and travels down Dunsmuir Avenue through to Royston. Hosted by the Snow to Surf Society. View the route map.

Please obey traffic control marshals as the bikes travel through town.

UROC Downhill Race
Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 9am

Find out more.

Workers’ Day Bean Supper and Parade
May 1, 2017 at 5 p.m.

Hosted by the Cumberland Museum, each year on May the 1st, friends of the Museum come together to celebrate the struggles and triumphs of working people everywhere. While celebrated ‘unofficially’ in Canada, May 1 is a national holiday in more than 80 countries!

From 5:30 to 6pm, the eastbound lane of Dunsmuir Avenue will be closed from Fourth Street to First Street for the parade. The intersection of Dunsmuir and First Street will be briefly closed while the parade enters the parking lot behind the Museum.

The Cumby Trail Race
Saturday, May 13, 2017

23 and 50km trail race hosted by the Comox Valley Road Runners. Learn more.

Victoria Day Celebrations
May 2017

Celebrated in Cumberland since 1888, Victoria Days were originally held to celebrate Queen Victoria’s birthday. There will be Dunsmuir Avenue Road Closures on May 20 for Village Market Day, and on Monday, May 22 for the Victoria Day Parade and Thunderballs event.

To become a vendor at the 2017 Village Market Day, complete a vendor application. To enter the Victoria Day parade, complete the parade registration form.

Find out more at the Victoria Day Facebook page.

Saturday May 13, 2017

6:30pm – Cinch Tournament at the Royal Canadian Legion

Wednesday May 17, 2017

Doors at 6:30pm – Fashion Show and Tea at the Cumberland Recreation Centre; $10 admission fee

Saturday May 20, 2017

9:00am – Soap Box Derby on Dunsmuir Avenue

9:00am – 4:00pm – Village Market Day – Dunsmuir Avenue

10:00am – 4:00pm – The School House Quilters Quilt Show at the Cumberland Culture Centre

3:00pm – Comox Valley Kickers Rugby at Village Park

10:00am – 4:00pm – Comox Valley Highland Dance Competition at the Cumberland Community School

11:00am – 8:00pm – Beer Garden in Village Park

11:30am (adults only) Washoe – Beer Garden in Village Park; admission $10

10:00am – 5:00pm – Cumberland Museum; by donation

10:30am – 8:00pm – Concession by Cumberland Elementary Parent Advisory Committee in Village Park

Sunday May 21, 2017

10:00am – 4:00pm – The School House Quilters Quilt Show at the Cumberland Culture Centre

Noon – 8:00pm – Beer Garden in Village Park

10:30am – 4:30pm – Concession by Cumberland Elementary Parent Advisory Committee in Village Park

1:00pm – Legends of the Maypole in Village Park

2:00pm – Old Timer’s Soccer in Village Park

3:00pm – Kid’s Soccer in Village Park

4:30pm – Soccer Dinner Awards in the Beer Garden (adults only); admission $15

4:30pm-8:00pm – First Credit Union Kids Corner (3-12 years)

Monday May 22, 2017

7:30am – 10:00am – Pancake Breakfast at the Royal Canadian Legion

Fourth Annual Thunderballs event at 9:00am on Dunsmuir Avenue between First and Second Streets. A fundraiser for Cumberland Community School Society. Find out more.

10:00am – 129th annual Victoria Day Parade on Dunsmuir Ave

11:00am – May Queen Crowning in Village Park

11:30am – Maypole Dance in Village Park

Noon – 2:30pm – Family Entertainment Stage with MC Kevin Flesher in Village Park

1:30pm – 2:30pm – First Credit Union Fun Races and Games

10:00am – 4:00pm – The School House Quilters Quilt Show at the Cumberland Cultural Centre

Noon – 4:00pm – Beer Garden in Village Park

2:30pm – Bicycle Draw in Village Park (Must be present to claim your prize)

10:30am – 4:00pm – Concession

11:30am – 3:00pm – 4H Petting Zoo, Bounce a Rama, Fun Swing, Trains & Games, Antique Tractor Display, Kettle corn, Texas BBQ, Mini Donut Factory

UROC Coal Town Classic (Marathon Race)
Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 8am

Find out more.

Miners Memorial Weekend
June 22-24 2017

Hosted by the Cumberland Museum.

Cumberland Home and Garden Show
Saturday, June 24, 2017

Hosted by the Cumberland Community Forest Society.

UROC Enduro Race
Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 9am

Find out more.

Salmon Ceremony

June 2017 Cape Mudge

Join with Nuyumbalees Cultural Centre and the United Church of Quadra Island for this traditional blessing of the salmon run. Everyone is welcome. Community feast to follow. Hosted by the Nuyumbalees Cultural Centre.

Comox Valley Cycle Club Race
June 2017

The annual race starts and finishes on Dunsmuir Avenue at Village Park. Cyclists head out on Dunsmuir Avenue to Royston Road, Union Road, Cumberland Road and into Royston. No road closures for this event, but please use caution and watch for cyclists on the roads. Hosted by the Comox Valley Cycle Club.

BC Bike Race
Friday, July 7, 2017

Day 1 of the BC Bike Race is in Cumberland. Expect road closures on Sunday morning on Dunsmuir Avenue between Egremont Road and Third Street, and on Sutton Road. Find out more.

Cumberland Motorcycle Roundup
August 2017

The motorcycle roundup did not take place in 2016. Find out more.

Movie Under the Stars
August 2017

At Cumberland Community School

Atmosphere Gathering
August 18-20, 2017

At Village Park.

Find out more.

Obon Cemetery Visitation
August 2017

At the Cumberland Japanese Cemetery on Union Road. The annual Vancouver Island Obon Cemetery Tour is sponsored by the BC Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Temples Federation. The purpose of the visitation is to pay respect to the many individuals of Japanese heritage who forged their lives on the Island and who have long since passed on. Public participation in the visitation is welcome.

August 2017

The YANA ride will travel through Cumberland from approximately 11 am to 2 pm and travel into Cumberland on Cumberland Road to Third Street, Dunsmuir Avenue to Royston Road. There will be no road closures for this event. Please drive safely and watch for cyclists on the roads. Find out more.

UROC Cyclocross Criterium and Coal Cross
September 2017

Find out more.

UROC Enduro Race
September 2017

Find out more.

MOMAR Adventure Race
Saturday, September 23, 2017

Watch for runners and bikers on Cumberland roads and trails between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Find out more.

Tour de Rock
Thursday, September 28, 2017

Canadian Cancer Society Cops for Cancer Ride raises money for pediatric cancer research and programs for children with a history of cancer. The Tour de Rock team cycles from one end of the Vancouver Island to the other, over 14 days, covering 1,000 kilometres.

Foggy Mountain Fall Fair
September 29 and 30, 2017

Hosted by the Cumberland Museum and the Comox Valley Arts Council. First Street will be closed to traffic between Dunsmuir Avenue and the alley towards Penrith Avenue.

Perseverance Trail Run
October 2017

Find out more. The runs travel through the Cumberland Community Forest, Coal Creek Historic Park and other area trails. Watch for runners along Derwent Avenue and Second Street near the No. 6 Mine Heritage Park.

Spooky Haunted Coal Mine
Late October to early November, 2017

At the Cumberland Museum.

Halloween Trick or Treat Costume Parade
October 31 at 4 p.m.

Parade your costume down Dunsmuir Avenue on Halloween! Leaving from the Village Office at 4 pm, the parade travels down the main street and back up again to the Cumberland Recreation Centre for a community bar-boo-que. Drop in for hot dogs and drinks, and craft tables! Sponsored by downtown businesses, Cumberland Museum and Archives, and the Village of Cumberland.

Remembrance Day Service
November 11

Please join the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #28, at 10:30 a.m. on November 11 for the Remembrance Day parade and service. The parade commences at Dunsmuir Avenue at Third Street at 10:35 a.m. and travels to the Legion just past Fourth Street. That section of Dunsmuir Avenue will be closed to traffic during the parade and service. In severely inclement weather, the service will be held at Cumberland Recreation.

Cumberland WinterFaire
Saturday, November 25, 2017

From 10 am to 4 pm at Cumberland Recreation Centre.

Cumberland’s annual craft extravaganza. Handmade, homemade and fair trade gifts and goods. Hosted by the Cumberland Museum.

10th Annual Santa’s Breakfast Fundraiser
Sunday, December 3, 2017

From 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Cumberland Recreation Centre. Pancake Breakfast, visit with Santa, wreath making, crafts and a silent auction. A fundraiser for the Cumberland Community Schools Society. Admission is by donation.

Christmas Truck Parade and Christmas in the Village
December 2, 2017

Visit Village Square and downtown Cumberland for the Truck Parade and Christmas in the Village from 6-8pm. Activities include visits with Santa, kids’ crafts, hot apple cider, cookies, and local holiday shopping. To enter the truck parade, complete the truck parade entry form.

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