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Summer has arrived and the events are picking up. Here are 10 things to do around Victoria this week, Wednesday June 21 to June 25.

Festivals:

Strawberry Buzz Festival

  • Who: Local farms, vendors, and artisans
  • When: Saturday, June 24 – Sunday, June 25
  • Where: Saanich Peninsula
  • How Much: Festival is free, with two ticketed fundraising events

Spirit of 150 Victoria

  • What: For the next 11 days, enjoy free outdoor events in our beautiful Inner Harbour. Commemorate our nation and city’s multicultural artistry, while enjoying diverse food and beverage offerings and the grand finale of Main Stage programming and a spectacular firework display on Canada Day, July 1, 2017.
  • When: Wednesday, June 21 – Saturday, July 1, 2017
  • Where: Ship Point Inner Harbour and BC Legislature Lawns
  • How Much: Festival is free

Concerts:

Rooftop Summer Solstice

  • Who: Live music by The Tumblin’ Dice, free Hey Y’all samples and giveaways
  • When: Wednesday, June 21. Sampling starts at 6, Music at 7.
  • Where: Rooftop Surf Club, 919 Douglas
  • How Much: No cover

Flux Pavilion & Dion Timmer

Sail Cassady

  • Who: Colin Craveiro returns with his solo indie pop project Sail Cassady. Also featuring Jaya Bremer, the lead singer of Wise Child
  • When: Friday, June 23, 9:30 pm
  • Where: Northern Quarter, 1724 Douglas Street
  • How Much: By Donation

Quinn Bachand’s Brishen plus Blue Moon Marquee

  • Who: Quinn Bachand is a 21-year-old acoustic guitarist/vocalist who has already recorded five CDs, won several of awards and nominations and earned an enviable international reputation as a virtuoso blessed with boundless creativity.
  • When: Saturday, June 24
  • Where: Dave Dunnet Theatre, 2121 Cadboro Bay Road
  • How Much: $28

Performances:

Outstages

Confabulation (YYJ) presents: Defiance

  • Who: Five people tell true stories with a defiant theme
  • When: Thursday, June 22, Doors 7:00 pm / Show at 7:30 pm
  • Where: Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad Street
  • How Much: $10 at the door (cash only, atm inside)

Drag Bingo Pride Fundraiser

  • Who: Guest hosted by Aleasha Nacollar and Electra Socket, featuring comedy from Zane Oak.
  • When: Saturday, June 24 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Where: Paparazzi Nightclub, 642 Johnson Street,
  • How Much: By donation, register here

Miscellaneous:

National Hike Naked Day

  • Who: Anyone who wants to
  • When: Wednesday, June 21
  • Where: Anywhere hikers can hike
  • How much: Free, though the post-hike bug bite cream might be a necessary expense.

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