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It’s a jam packed weekend and don’t forget, it’s Father’s Day on Sunday!

Here are 23 things happening in and around Victoria this weekend!

Saturday, June 16th

Get to Set: Working in the Costumes Department in Film and Television

What: This course, taught by Ken Shapkin, is for those who are interested in working in the costumes department in film and television.
The course is tailored to those with transferrable experience including: retail, fashion, styling, sewing, and theatrical costuming.
Where: Westshore Parks and Recreation
1767 Island Hwy
When: 9 am – 12 pm
Cost: $30


What: This year, the Philippines will be celebrating their 120th Independence Day so the folks at the Bayanihan Community Centre decided to combine the Independence Day and their yearly Filipino Food Fiesta to create Mabuhay!, our biggest event to date. Mabuhay means welcome in Tagalog so everybody is welcome to join us to a day of Filipino cultural celebration. There will be folk dancing from various countries, games with prizes to be won, a fashion show displaying traditional Filipino outfits, and, of course, lots of delicious Filipino food.
Where: Centennial Square – 1 Centennial Square
When: 10 am – 6 pm


The Sixth Annual Family Theatre Festival

What: This one-day extension to the festival will be taking place at the Belmont Secondary School Theatre, running from 11 AM to 3:30 PM. They will be joined by Story Theatre and long-time Kaleidoscope partner Paul Kilshaw, as well as their old friends Cam & Daisy.
Where: Belmont Secondary School
3041 Langford Lake Road
When: 11 am – 3:30 pm
Cost: $10 – $15

NIWRA’s Family Day

What: A day full of activity for the whole family, with garden and wildlife adventures for everyone! Lots of games, prizes, activities and family fun.
Enter to win a Giant Black Bear Stuffie! Face painting!
Visit with Fairytale Island Princesses!
There will also be a food truck on-site (AJ’s Island Grill).
Where: North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre
1240 Leffler Rd
When: 11 am – 3 pm
Cost: Free

Father’s Day BBQ Event

What: Make your own BBQ rub for Dad, roast marshmallows on the fire pit & hot dogs on the Jackson Grill!
Where: Wildwood Outdoor Living Centre
4660 Elk Lake Drive
When: 11 am – 3 pm
Cost: Free

Book Launch: The Twelve Faces of the Goddess with Author Danielle Blackwood

What: Join Danielle Blackwood,  astrology columnist for Banyen Books and SageWoman magazine, as she launches her first book, published through Llewellyn Worldwide: The Twelve Faces of the Goddess: Transform Your Life with Astrology, Magick and the Sacred Feminine. Danielle will read from her new book, and lead a guided pathworking followed by Q&A. All genders are welcome.
Where: Chapters – Victoria
1212 Douglas St
When: 12 pm – 2 pm
Cost: Free

Looks Good Donut? Paint Party

What: Craving a creative night out? For all the sweet-tooths out there, we present a donut-themed paint party that is sure to satisfy your appetite. Olivia will walk you through the steps of painting your own delectable canvas. And not to worry, you won’t be leaving hungry. We’ll be offering locally-made donuts and dessert themed drinks throughout the night. Please bring a smock or clothes for painting.
Where: McTavish Academy of Art
1720 McTavish Rd
When: 6 pm – 9 pm
Cost: $30

The James Bay Community Market

What: The James Bay Market is a vibrant community farmers market located at the corner of Menzies and Superior Street in the heart of James Bay. You will still find yourself surrounded by a bounty of fresh local produce and farm goods, beautiful and unique artisan crafts and fresh ready-to-eat foods.
Where: The Corner of Menzies and Superior Street
When: 9 am – 3 pm

The County Line at The Duke Saloon

What: Come see The County Line rock out on their home stage in front of a packed house! Performing your favourite covers and originals all night!
Where: The Duke Saloon
502 Discovery Street
When: Starts at 10:30 pm

First Nations Interpretive Walk with Mark Albany

What: Join Mark Albany, member of the Songhees Nation and First Nations Counsellor with School District 61, on an interpretivewalk offering a First Nations perspective on the land we inhabit. Mark will lead participants in an experiential learning opportunity beginning at Mungo Martin House near the Royal BC Museum and making its way over the bridge to Songhees.
Where: Royal BC Museum
675 Belleville Street
When: Meet at 9:30am at the picnic tables near Mungo Martin House, in Thunderbird Park beside the Royal BC Museum.
Cost: Free!


What: Annabelle Marquis presents her much-anticipated third solo exhibition in Victoria. A Montreal based artist, now sought for collections around the world, her paintings are unique and commanding. Using mixed media collage with gold leaf she is equally happy painting purely abstract or figurative work. Striking colours and strong design are at the heart of her pieces and draw each viewer further into her world.
Where: West End Gallery Ltd.
1203 Broad Street
When: 10 am – 5 pm

Free Cooking Demonstrations

What: Each week The Victoria Public Market offers a free Cooking Demonstration brought to you by Mike Haddow from GoodLife Fitness. Cooking demos begin at noon in the Community Kitchen, and are open for everyone to attend!
Today, you’ll learn how to make Foolproof Steak Dinner for Dad
Where: The Victoria Public Market
6 – 1701 Douglas St
When: 12 pm – 1 pm
Cost: Free!

ACE’s Birthday Party

What: Looking for something fun to do with the kids? Join ACE and his mascot friends for cake, refreshments, face painting, a bouncy castle and a whole bunch of other entertainment.
Where: Cadboro-Gyro Park
Sinclair Rd
When: 11 am – 2 pm
Cost: Free

90’s Night

What: Don’t spend another Saturday night sad the movie you rented from blockbuster wasn’t rewound , or mad you cant use the phone because your sister is on the internet ! All You’ll need is your acid wash jeans, fresh fade or side pony and slide into your fresh high tops ! Oh And please don’t forget to feed your tamagotchis because it’s nothing but 90’s night at The Rose !
Where: The Rose
592 Ledsham Rd
When: Starts at 8 pm

West Shore Block Party

What: It’s a party! Capital Iron, Buckerfield’s and Quality Foods are proud to be hosting the West Shore Good Neighbour Block Party. Come join us this coming Saturday, June 16th for hours of food, activities, prize draws and fun. Grab some food, get your face painted and take a turn at the dunk tank, by donation, with all donations going the Langford Fire Hall.
Where: Capital Iron Langford
975 Langford Pky
When: 11 am – 3 pm
Cost: By donation

HarbourCats Yoga Day

What: Join Natalie Bell and the HarbourCats for a free hour long yoga class right in the infield! Get a chance to step out onto the field, and maybe even do a downward dog beside your favourite player. Come for a free yoga class, stay for the game afterwards!
Where: Royal Athletic Park
1014 Caledonia Ave
When: 3 pm
Cost: Free!

Goldstream Farmers Market

What: The Market supports and promotes a sustainable and vibrant local agricultural industry and artisan community by providing an outlet for the farmers and artists of Langford and West Shore. Local musicians and entertainers provide atmosphere throughout the day and non-profit groups share their community stories.
If you grow it, make it, or bake it, come sell it at Goldstream Farmers Market in the heart of downtown Langford.
Where: Veterans’ Memorial Park
When: 10 am – 2 pm

Sunday, June 17th

Car Free YYJ

What: Held every year on Father’s Day and taking over nine city blocks, the day long celebration includes five stages with live entertainment, a 5,000 square foot park on Douglas Street, multiple all-ages licensed food and beverage areas, a 19+ Beer Garden, more than 350 local artists and makers as well as activations created by vendors. Car Free YYJ is also honoured to host the First Peoples’ Festival which presents a complete day of programming, vendors and food in celebration of Canada’s First Peoples’ culture.
Where: Downtown
When: 11 am – 6 pm

Latin Sundays

What: Learn to dance Latino style at Centennial Square.
You’ll start with a 30 min dance lesson and then our Dj will play al the best Latin hits of the moment.
Where: Centennial Square
When: 4 pm – 7 pm

Father’s Day Ollie Bear Picnic

What: Celebrate Father’s Day with an Ollie Bear Picnic on the edge of the Salish Sea at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel.
Perfect for families of any size, each booking includes a keepsake picnic blanket (one per family) to set up throughout the gardens, a buffet picnic lunch, and a selection of ice cream. The Ollie Bear Picnic will also include a themed photo booth, face painting, and a visit by the Oak Bay Fire Department and their fire engine (unless otherwise detained).
Where: Oak Bay Beach Hotel
1175 Beach Drive,
When: 11 am – 2:30 pm

True Tears Comedy Presents

What: You know what dads love? Bad jokes and beers, that’s what. Get ready for True Tears Comedy: Fathers Day edition.
Bring your dad down to wheelies so he can see a bunch of comedians disappoint their own fathers on a stage in front of their peers!
Where: Wheelies Motorcycles
2620 Rock Bay Ave,
When: 8 pm – 11 pm

Father’s Day at the HarbourCats game

What: Take dad out to the ballgame!
The Port Angeles Lefties are in town!
Where: Royal Athletic Park
1014 Caledonia Ave
When: 1 pm – 4 pm

Victorian Lavender Sachets Workshop

What: Come to the Ross Bay Villa Historic House Museum for another in a series of engaging, hands-on workshops. Learn how to make lavender ribbon sachets, as Victorian women did in the 1860’s, thanks to instruction from the Young Ladies Journal. Scent your sheets and “unmentionables” with the timeless aroma of lavender. Materials and refreshments included in the $20 fee.
Where: Ross Bay Villa
1490 Fairfield Rd,
When: 1 pm – 4 pm
Cost: Get your tickets here!

For more things to do, check out our events page!








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