Central Vancouver Island Region Home of the Jane Austen Festival of Port Alberni

Centennial Belles of Port Alberni
Visions of Vintage

Jane Austen Festival Days of



April 13th - May 11th - June 23rd.

About the Jane Austen Festival Days:

Since 2016 a three day Jane Austen Festival  which included  events specially tailored to the Regency Period and celebrating the life and works of Jane Austen has been held in Port Alberni.

This year, the tradition  continues with a new concept and one that should not require all our wonderful volunteers to be overworked and suffering from not a little, stress.  Our Festival has become extremely popular which delights the organizers.  

This year we are really looking forward to our same three events.  Each one will be special, with a few additions and changes of venue.  Read about them below and plan your Spring 2019.

 Jane Austen Regency Style 

Afternoon Tea

April 13 2:00 p.m.

Alberni Valley United Church

Join us for sandwiches, English scones with jam and cream and assorted sweet meats. (Jane Austen's name for little yummies)

                       while enjoying the Regency String Players and the 

Regency English Country Dancers

       Where:  Alberni Valley United Church.

        All tickets $15 and can be purchased at:


Special dietary concerns can be forwarded to Tricia at janeaustenfest@gmail.com

If you do not have access to a computer you may reserve by calling Tricia at 250-913-2111

Grande Regency Candlelit Ball

An evening of elegance

May 11th at 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 

An unforgettable elegant evening reminiscent of days gone by.  

Light refreshments will be available throughout the evening. 
Regency attire is required.   

Tickets will be available at brownpapertickets.com as of April 15th.

If you do not have access to a computer you may reserve by calling Tricia at 250-913-2111


Country Dance:  11:00 p.m.Sunday June 23rd 

Promenade will be at Harbour Quay at the base of Argyle Street. at 11:00 am sharp,  followed by a Picnic is at Roger's Creek Park.  (Corner of Gertrude St. and Pemberton Rd) Don your Regency outfit and bring your basket full of goodies and join us to celebrate  the last event of our Festival.  This is for the entire family.  We will be offering an opportunity for a Country Dance in which the entire family can participate.  There will be  croquet  and  some Regency children's activities. 

Complimentary liquid refreshments will be available. See you there.