Festival FAQs

Festival FAQs

When should I decide which workshops I want to take?

Workshops sell out quickly so purchase your ticket early to avoid disappointment.

How are the tickets sold?

Workshop and Sing & Strum tickets can be purchased separately, online only from our website

I am visiting from out of town and would like to book a hotel?

Please click on the link below to take you to Tourism Nanaimo.
Accommodations Nanaimo

I want to make a vacation out of coming to the Festival, what else is there to do in Nanaimo?

Click on the links below for information about what’s happening in Nanaimo.
Tourism Nanaimo, Harbour Living, What’s On Digest.

Which ukulele tuning will be covered in the workshops?

All workshops and the sing and strum will be in C6 Tuning.

Note: Baritone chords will not be covered.

What do I need to bring to a workshop?

Your enthusiasm, a ukulele, a music stand, pen and paper.

Can I attend just one workshop?

Yes, you can attend the workshop that you choose. Registration is available online before the festival. Book soon as spaces are limited.

I am a complete beginner will it be too hard for me?

There is a workshop specifically for the beginner ukulele player. You will take away a ukulele experience and a desire to learn more and play your heart out. 

Can I come to just one one day of the Festival?

Yes, of course you can

Can I bring a friend?

Yes, certainly. Sing & Strum tickets are available to buy online.  It’s a family friendly event. Even if you don’t play a ukulele, come and share in the music of the Revolving Doors and sing your heart out at the sing and strum.

Is there parking available at the festival site or nearby?

Parking is available right at the festival site. 

What is the cost of the workshops and Sing & Strum?

$35 for each workshop (this also includes your entry to the Sing & Strum)

$10 Admission Fee for Sing & Strum only

Can I have a refund if I can’t make it after all?

You can have a full refund 7 days before the festival begins, after that registration for workshops is non-refundable. If you can’t make it pass along your tickets to a friend.

What can I buy at the festival to remember my experience.

A limited number of Festival T shirts will be available for purchase


Are credit cards accepted?

Yes, credit cards will be accepted at the festival for tickets and merchandise.