For over 30 years, professional artists and amateur painters have come together each spring to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind, works of art in the form of street banners. These colourful, hand-painted banners are installed on special lamp posts and on important streets around Nanaimo for the public to enjoy from May to October.

The Festival of Banners became an independent festival in 2019.

"Nanaimo Arts Council acknowledges with gratitude and thanks  that we are on the traditional and unceded territory of the Snuneymuxw First Nation."

We acknowledge the financial assistance from

the Province of British Columbia.


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P.O. Box 401 Stn A

Nanaimo, BC V9R 5L3