August 2019: What’s Happening on Denman Island?

August 2019: What’s Happening on Denman Island?

Join us on Denman Island in August as we celebrate Denman’s own musicians and artists during the Kaimerata Chamber Music Festival and the Summer Art Gallery Shows. New this year is Denman Rocks! A 2-week long art show exhibit inspired by or featuring Denman’s rocks. Plus more things to do, our featured B&B, featured artist, and the updated Visitors Guide Map now contains direct web links to features. 



August 2, 3, 4: Kaimerata Concerts

Denman’s own internationally acclaimed soloist and chamber musician Kai Gleusteen is Artistic Director of Kaimerata, a Chamber Music Festival on Denman Island August 2-4, 2019 which highlights the compositions of Johannes Brahms. Musicians include Daniel Scholz, Catherine Ordronneau , and Leana Rutt.

At the Denman Island Community Hall, 1169 Northwest Road

Friday, Aug. 2, 7:00 p.m.  Brahms String & Piano Qunitets

Saturday, Aug. 3, 4 p.m. Brahms Intermezzi & Piano

Sunday, Aug. 4, 2:30 p.m. Brahms Violin Sonata & Piano Quartet.  

  • $25 (adult) at the door.
  • $12 (students) at the door.
  • $65 for a pass
  • $100 for a pass with reserved seating and open rehearsals.


August 3: Jazz with The Kosma Busheikin Trio

$10 Cover

Saturday, August 3, 7 p.m. at the Earth Club Factory Bistro & Guesthouse, 3806 Denman Road


August 8: Dolomite Dreams Art Show Opening

Local artist Jane Fawkes’s acrylic paintings.

Thursday, August 8, 7 p.m. Denman Island Arts Centre, 1016 Northwest Road


August 9: Folk, Roots & Bluegrass Jam

Camping & Rooms available! 

Friday, August 9, 5 p.m. at the Earth Club Factory Bistro & Guesthouse, 3806 Denman Road


August 10: Jazz 

Come for dinner and stay for Jazz! 

Saturday, August 10, 7 p.m. at the Earth Club Factory Bistro & Guesthouse, 3806 Denman Road


Denman Island Summer Art Gallery Shows

Weekdays & Saturdays 11-4 p.m.; Sundays 1-3:45 p.m., 1016 Northwest Road

Local artists showcase their work in a series of two-week art shows. Free.

July 25 – August 6: ANIMA-L

Cynthia Minden – new sculpture & mixed media

August 8 – August 20: Dolomite Dreams

Acrylic Paintings by Jane Fawkes

August 22 – September 3: DENMAN ROCKS!

group of Denman Island artists and rock lovers

a collaboration of art and geology

Read more about the Summer Art Gallery Shows

More things to do on Denman!

August 7, 14, 21, 28: Denman Island Saturday Farmer’s Market!

Every Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Marcus Isbister Old School, 5901 Denman Road

Eat breakfast or lunch while listening to talented buskers then browse over 30 vendors’ stalls.

Vendors offer: Vegetables, fruits, greens, microgreens, meats, desserts, wines, breads, jams, honey, vinegars, personal care products, flowers, herbs, bedding plants, crafts, clothing, jewelry, cards, weaving, fibre arts, soaps and more.


The Denman Island Museum

Visit the Denman Island Museum to learn the history of early settlement of the land and marine area surrounding Denman Island, including First Nation artifacts, settler life, the Hippie Peace movement, Island development, environment and geology.


July & August: Mon – Sat 1 pm – 4 pm
July & August: Sunday 12 pm – 3 pm


Outdoor Adventures:

Visit Fillongley Provincial Park on Denman Island

A picturesque ocean-side park to enjoy a picnic, to walk trails in an old-growth cedar forest, along a marsh or on the beach, or to camp for a few days. The steep, natural beach is a gravel and sand mix, unmaintained with an abundance of seashells and driftwood. High tide is great for swimming and launching a kayak. Low tide reveals the ocean floor alive with oysters, clams, and seaweeds.


Nothing gets you closer to West Coast nature like paddling.

Experience the tranquility of travel by kayak, canoe, or stand-up paddleboard in the calm waters around Denman and Hornby Islands with the family-owned and operated Denman Hornby Canoes and Kayaks Ltd. specializing in providing lessons, rentals and custom tours designed to match the unique aspirations of their guests, as well as accommodation and home-cooked meals on request.



Staying on Denman Island

Accommodation options on Denman Island include Bed and Breakfasts in a variety of beautiful island locales. There’s also a centrally located hostel, and an oceanside provincial campground. Lodging is limited, so be sure to book ahead to avoid disappointment.

Featured Accommodation: Lognest B&B

The Lognest B&B is a peaceful and private oceanfront one-bedroom log cottage on 7 acres of forested land. Ideal for singles, couples, or up to a family of five.

“We had such a beautiful night in the hot tub in the rain. Totally unforgettable! Drinking coffee on the deck overlooking the water was just divine and inspiring this morning. Denman Island is awesome! We quite enjoyed your scones. You folks rock!” ~ Lance & April

See more Lognest photos, amenities and customer reviews

More places to stay on Denman Island




Did you know that Ima’s Kitchen has gluten-free, vegan ice cream cups, popsicles, fudgesicles, chocolate dipped waffle cones and ice cream sandwiches? And check out their NEW web site!

Find them at the Farmer’s Market or their freezer store at 1839 Northwest Road.

Learn more about the artists behind the 2019 Denman Island Art Gallery Show – article published in the Flagstone

Don’t miss the “Sheep-to-Shawl” at the Blackberry Faire on September 1. – article published in the Flagstone

Drop by between 11 AM and 3 PM to see members and friends of the Denman Island Spinners and Weavers spin a local fleece donated by Sandstone Farm into yarn and then weave the yarn into a shawl dyed with local plants. The shawl will be raffled by donation at the end of the day with proceeds going to the Denman Island Food Bank.


See the updated Visitor’s Guide and Map with web site links to advertisers!

Featured Artist

Lilac Sun Pottery Studio – Shirley Phillips

Just up the hill from the Denman West ferry terminal, artist Shirley Phillips at Lilac Sun Pottery Studio welcomes you to browse and ask questions about her unique style using textures from nature and collected treasures like fused beach glass, and techniques using 3 different firing methods.


Coming in September… Blackberry Fair September 1st!

Parade, Fun Run, Zuchini Races, Book Sale, and Pie Booth!

Read about the Sheep-to-Shawl at the Blackberry Fair!


Things to remember when visiting Denman Island 

  • TIP#1: There has been a complete Fire Ban recently.
    Always check to see if camp fires are permitted.
  • TIP#2: Pick up an Islands Grapevine at Abraxas to get the week’s local news!
  • TIP#3: Please tread lightly on our rural Island. Drive the speed limit, take trash with you, and respect your neighbours.