Celebrate and experience a truly authentic taste of the West Coast. The festivities begin with a gourmet nine-course extravaganza…and continue at Comox Marina Park, on the Sunday.

Let’s start with the Gourmet Dinner, June 09 — Nine of BC’s top chefs will gather in historic Filberg Lodge to prepare this sumptuous feast, for 200 guests, served along the banks of Comox Harbour. Beaufort Winery and Surgenor Breweries will provide the wines and ale for the evening. And music by Chilean guitar virtuoso Rodrigo Figueroa.

Reception starts at 5 p.m. Dinner at 7pm. $120. For more information, and the list of A-List Chefs, click here. Then call 250-890-7561 to make your reservation.

Then, Sunday, June 20 — Festival Day — as things really get shucking down at Comox Marina Park! With tasting booths featuring shellfish delicacies and dessert treats, information kiosks and a beer garden. 11am – 5pm.

Celebrated home grown musician Des Larson will be lighting up the stage with his repertoire of Island influenced music. And the always thrilling Pacific Kiss Oyster Shucking Competition will take place at 2 p.m. If you’re interested in putting your skills to the test you could walk away $500 richer!