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Central Vancouver Island Region: Jane Austen Festival

Jul 5 - 8


Jane Austen Festival Port Alberni 2018

Festival:  July 7-8
Evening performances of Persuasion musical:  July 5 and 6

You are invited to join us for our 3rd annual festival in Port Alberni. We will once again challenge the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of people dressed in Regency attire. The current record is held by the Jane Austen Festival in Bath, UK.

This year we are thrilled to offer two performances of the Chicago Chamber Opera Tours' presentation of Persuasion, a musical drama, on July 5 and 6. Our programme for July 7 starts with the Guinness World Record challenge and a promenade on Harbour Quay. That afternoon we will also hold a Regency-style Afternoon Tea, followed by a Grande Candlelit Ball with string chamber orchestra and professional caller. On Sunday, July 8, enjoy a family picnic in the park with English Country Dancing. All members of the public are invited to partake of this event, which is appropriate for all ages.

For more information, visit the Region’s festival website.