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All you need to know about the Strawberry Festival tomorrow: Sunday, July 10


Nothing says summer like strawberries and more than a thousand people are expected to head to Beaver Lake Park on Sunday for the 50th annual Saanich Strawberry festival.

This event originated as a celebration of the agricultural roots of Saanich and has blossomed into a grand festival for all ages.

Enjoy an old style family picnic at the beach or take part in a wide range of free family activities.  The beautiful beach setting at Beaver Lake creates the ideal location for relaxing while you enjoy stage entertainment or you can entertain the kids in the lower children’s section.  Activities and information displays are listed below.

The traditional serving of Strawberries and Ice Cream starts at 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm.  Tickets can be purchased for the strawberries and ice cream from 11:00 am – 2:30 pm at the ticket booth near the main stage area for only 50 cents per serving.

Upper Level Stage Performances

11:00 am – 12:00 pm   The O’Briens
12:15 pm – 1:30 pm     Shorty Parker Band
1:45 pm – 3:00 pm       Commodores Big Band

Lower Level Stage

11:15 – 11:45 am    Sampaguita Dancers
12:00 – 12:30 pm    Shan E Punjab
12:45 – 12:55pm     Viva Mexico Folklore Dancers
1:00 – 1:15 pm       Chinese Culture Dance Victoria
1:20 – 1:30pm         Viva Mexico Folklore Dancers

Local artist Fred Dobbs will be sculpting a giant 50th Celebration Sand Sculpture next to the beach area throughout the day.


  • Face Painting
  • Interactive Games
  • Hand Drum Workshops
  • Model Boats
  • Giant Inflatable Slide and Obstacle Course
  • Arts & craft stations
  • A pie eating contest at 1:30 pm


  • Royal Oak Rotary Club
  • Gordon Head Lions (Snocones and Cotton Candy)
  • Royal Oak Community Association presents a Coffee House
  • Poutine & Burgers
  • Kettle Corn Canada
  • Greek on the Street
  • Sidney Rotary Club – (Mini Donuts)

Saanich Strawberry Festival

  • When: Sunday, July 10 – 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Where: Beaver Lake Park
  • Cost: Free Admission
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