Sunset from Christmas Hill (Robert Fraser)

FRIDAY June 10

Beach Food Fridays at the Colwood Waterfront

  • What: Partake in some delicious eats while enjoying your time at the beach. Grilled to the Mac a favourite local food truck, will be set up at the Ocean Boulevard from 11:00am-7:00pm.
  • Where: Esquimalt Lagoon, Ocean Boulevard

Victoria Shamrocks

  • What: Victoria Shamrocks take on the Langley Thunder. Game begins at 7:45pm.
  • Where: Q Centre, 1767 Island Highway
  • Cost: $15.00/adult, $12.50/senior, $10.00/youth and student, $5.50/child, under 4 FREE

West Coast Tire & Wheel Strawberry Cup

  • What: Featuring the Smith “N” Gordan Drywall CAMRA Vintage Modifieds, Winged Sprint Cars will make their first appearance of the season and Richlock Rentals Spring Cars. Grandstands open at 4:30pm
  • Where: Western Speedway
  • Cost: $20/adults, $17/senior and youth, $10.00/military and kids (7-12yrs), $60/family (2 adults, 4 kids)

Coastline’s Third Annual Fundraising Concert

  • What: A group of students between ages 13-21 will perform some of the most diverse and entertaining fiddle tunes you will hear. Special guest Hale & Hearty, Ivonne Hernandez, Sarah Tradewell and Fintan OBrien. Doors open at 7:00pm, concert begins at 7:30pm.
  • Where: Dave Dunnet Community Theatre, 2121 Cadboro Bay
  • Cost: $25/adults, $20/seniors and students. Available at Long & McQuade, Larsen School of Music and Ivy’s Bookshop

SATURDAY June 11

Party at the Village

What: The official Grand Opening of Eagle Creek Village. Lots of fun activities for adults and children, including live music, BBQ, Kids Zone with face painting and games, retailer activity stations, and much more! Plus, a ONE DAY ONLY Scavenger Hunt contest for your chance to win free groceries for a year
Where: Eagle Creek Village | 120-19 Helmcken Rd

West Coast Tire & Wheel Strawberry Cup

  • What: Featuring the Smith “N” Gordan Drywall CAMRA Vintage Modifieds, Winged Sprint Cars will make their first appearance of the season and Richlock Rentals Spring Cars. Grandstands open at 4:30pm
  • Where: Western Speedway
  • Cost:  $20/adults, $17/senior and youth, $10.00/military and kids (7-12yrs), $60/family (2 adults, 4 kids)

Ace’s Birthday Party

  • What: It’s party time, The Saanich Police mascot wants to celebrate his birthday with YOU! Wish him a happy birthday and have fun on the bouncy castle, play games and of course eat some cake. Party from 11:00am-2:00pm
  • Where: Gyro Park

Westshore Navy Day

  • What: Ship Tours, demos, helicopter display, food, lots of fun and more. Meet Victoria’s own Tyson Barrie, defenceman for the Colorado Avalanche as he supports the Tour de Rock booth at noon. Event is from 10:30am-3:00pm.
    Where: CFB Esquimalt Colwood Facilities

An Afternoon For Emma

  • What: Hosted by the local Blackhawks Hockey Club all in support of Emma. Game will begin at 4:30pm, followed by a family and friends skate at 5:30pm. Rentals and refreshments provided. Admission by donation.
  • Where: Pearkes Arena

4th Annual Off leashed Victoria – A New Breed of Gala

  • What: In support of the BCSPCA. Live entertainment, silent auction, photo booth, multimedia presentation, pet runaway show and delicious food. $125 ticket/person, $900/table of 8. Evening event from 6:00-10:30pm.
  • Where: Oak Bay Beach Hotel, 1175 Beach Drive

Raise the Roof Strawberry Dance

  • What: Dance the night away at this annual event, celebrating the end of June strawberry season. Silent auction and other fundraising activities, seasonal strawberry beverages and strawberry shortcake. Tickets $25/person or $25 a couple.
  • Where: Saanich Fairgrounds, 1528 Steles Cross Road

Winnie the Pooh – Kaleidoscope Family Theatre Festival

  • What: The adventures of one boy and his Canadian inspired toy bear come to life in this imaginative production featuring Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Rabbit and Tigger. 11:00am showtime.
  • Where: The Igloo, live in Centennial Square
  • Cost: $12, available at Mcpherson Box Office

17th Annual Pottery Show & Sale

  • What: Over 25 potters participating, wide variety of pieces to choose from. FREE admission and parking. Event from 10:00am-3:00pm.
  • Where: South Vancouver Island Potters Guild, 1335 Thurlow Road

The Robert Bateman Centre’s Junior Nature Sketch Club

  • What: Experience art outdoors, guided by a naturalist and sketch artist. Event for children age 5-12 years old, $50/child includes sketch book and pencil and an exhibition at centre. Event from 9:30-11:30am or 1:00-3:00pm. Email marketing@batemancentre.org to register.
  • Where: The Robert Bateman Centre, 470 Belleville Street

Bastion Square Public Market

What: This outdoor market is celebrating 20 years. Wonderful selection of locally produced arts, crafts and entertainment. Watch artisans create their crafts on site. Market open from 11:00am-4:30pm
Where: Bastion Square, located at View and Government Street

Goldstream Farmers Market

  • What: Fresh produce which is homegrown, hand-crafted goods from local artisans, enjoy lunch and baked goods. Live entertainment on site. Market open from 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Where: Veteran’s Memorial Park

James Bay Market

  • What: Quality handmade, homemade and homegrown products for everyone to enjoy. Enjoy locally roasted coffee and seasonal drinks. Kids tent on site offering crafts, games, face painting and fun shops. Market open from 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Where: Corner of Menzies and Superior Street

Moss Street Market

  • What: “Make It, Bake It, Grow It” organic farmers market. Local artisans and chefs offering a selection of their tasty creations. Everything is local and produced by the person at the stall. 10:00am-2:00pm.
  • Where: Moss and Fairfield Road

Sooke Country Market

  • What: Fresh local vegetables and fruit, baked treats and breads, jams, plants, flowers and seeds, eggs, crafts, handmade items from local artisans. Market open from 10:00am-2:00pm.
  • Where: Otter Point Road and Eustace Road

North Saanich Farm Market

  • What: Fresh local strawberries, pick up some produced, baked goods, crafts and more. Live music on site. Market open from 9:30am-12:30pm.
  • Where: St. John’s United Church, 10990 W Stanch Road

Peninsula Country Market

  • What: Over 50 vendors on site with farm fresh products, jams and jellies, honey, homemade bread, flowers, fresh meat, organic produce and more. Market open from 9:00am-1:00pm.
  • Where: Saanich Fairgrounds, 1528 Stelly’s Cross Roads

SUNDAY June 12

Vic West Street Fest

    • What: Harbour road is shut down between 10am – 3pm to celebrate the community of Victoria West with the second annual Vic West Street Fest! This community-centric celebration includes live music, shipyard tours, activities for children and families, food trucks, street hockey, and a local business fair.
    • Where: Harbour Rd.

Hartland Happening

      • What: Take a guided tour in the region’s biggest waste and recycling depot. Learn waste reduction, composting, water conservation and about the latest projects, play with mini-machines in the giant sandbox. Tours from 10:15am-1:30pm
      • Where: Heartland Landfill, #1 Hartland Avenue (off West Saanich Road)

Winnie the Pooh – Kaleidoscope Family Theatre Festival

      • What: The adventures of one boy and his Canadian-inspired toy bear come to life in this imaginative production featuring Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Rabbit and Tigger. 3:00pm showtime.
      • Where: The Igloo, live in Centennial Square
      • Cost: $12, available at Mcpherson Box Office

Telus Walk to Cure Diabetes 2016 – Greater Victoria

      • What: Raising funds to support Type 1 Diabetes. Walk and support those affected, fun activities, refreshments and inspirational words. Check-in at 8:30am, walk begins at 10:00am.
      • Where: Westhills Stadium, 3024 Glen Lake Road

West-Mont Community Sale and Fundraiser

      • What: Day full of games and activities from 10:00am-2:00pm. FREE family yoga at 11:00am. Bouncy castle, face painting, chameleons to view, playground on site, door prizes. Lots of booths set up, garage sale items and succulents for purchase. Hot dogs, refreshments and bake sale. FREE admission.

Where: 4075 Metchosin Road

Social Salsa Sunday

      • What: Free family event, with great music and a lot of fun! Watch the talented salsa dancers and give it a try yourself! Presented by Pachanga Latina. 4:30pm-7pm,  every Sunday til September.
      • Where: Centennial Square

Board Games in the Square

      • What: Chess and scrabble every Sunday afternoon 1pm-5pm, until September 4.
      • Where: Centennial Square (near Govt. and Fisgard).

Sunday Funday

      • What: Begin your day with a delicious brunch, enjoy live entertainment and shop around from local vendors and artisans. The fun happens between 11:00am-3:00pm
      • Where: Victoria Public Market

The Sunday Market at Bastion Square

      • What: This outdoor market is celebrating 20 years. Wonderful selection of locally produced arts, crafts and entertainment. Watch artisans create their crafts on site. Market open from 11:00am-4:00pm
      • Where: Bastion Square, located at View and Government Street

Metchosin Farmers Market

      • What: Fresh home grown veggies and freshly backed goods, lovely handmade arts and crafts. Something for everyone to enjoy. Market is open from 11:00am-2:00pm.
      • Where: 4450 Happy Valley Road

Shirley Country Market

    • What: This friendly pioneer market is located just before French Beach Provincial Park. Community organized with over 30 vendors from local artisans, farm fresh produce, great company and more. Market open from 11:00am-4:00pm
    • Where: Shirley Community Hall’s Pioneer Park (West Coast Road – 20km west of Sooke)

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