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Here are 7 things to do today in and around Victoria: Friday June 9


Don’t let a few clouds hold you back from having a great Friday. Here are 6 things happening in and around Victoria today, June 9, 2017.

Lifestyle Markets tasting and barbecue

What: Lifestyle Markets is hosting a free tasting of their locally sourced grass-fed beef (from Victorian Acres farm) and pastured pork (from Berryman farms). The event will also feature vegan burgers from Sol Cuisine on their own separate grill.

  • When: Friday June 9 from 1:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Where: Lifestyle Markets at 2950 Douglas St

Beach Food Fridays

  • What: Head down to the beach for the afternoon or for dinner. On the menu today: The Crispy Fish, Greek on the Street, Mai Mai’s West Coast Fusion and L’Authentique Poutine & Burger (arriving 3:00pm). Music by Impulse Response.
  • When: Friday June 9 from 11:00am – 7:00pm
  • Where: Esquimalt Lagoon, Colwood

Breakwater Barge

  • What: Live entertainment featuring The Great Divide: Canada’s Tribute to The Band, they will be playing all The Band‘s hits. Local food trucks, craft beer from Phillips, Hoyne, Driftwood, Sea Cider and Wine from Artisan Wine Store Mark Anthony.
  • When: Friday June 9 from 5:00pm – 9:30pm
  • Where: Breakwater Barge at Ogden Point
  • Admission: $2, partial proceeds to benefit local charities.

Greater Victoria BMX presents DJ Dance Party

  • What: Special race night with DJ Danny’s dance off!! Join in for the night of entertainment with a glow party, mixed spend cash for dash – $5. There will pizza in the snack shack. Pre-register text at 250-516-1269 or register in person between 6:00pm-7:00pm. Bring your fire pits, marshmallows and sticks.
  • When: Friday June 9
  • Where: BMX track behind the Juan de Fuca Rec Centre

Fernfest Warm Up Party

  • What: This is an ages, family friendly event. Featuring live music from Zoubi and Savard, plus enjoy a music show by The Great Griffoni. Kids under 12 years old get in for free.
  • When: Friday June 9 from 7:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Where: Vinyl Envy, 1717 Quadra Street
  • Tickets: available online

Canstruction Victoria

  • What: Check out the amazing structures, exhibitions and events showcasing colossal structures made entirely out of full cans of food. Don’t forget to vote for your favourite structure. Hosted by the Dahlia Society, with all food and funds raised to support The Mustard Seed. By donation.
  • When: Friday June 9 – Monday June 12, during mall hours.
  • Where: Hillside Shopping Centre

West Coast Tire & Wheel Strawberry Cup

  • What: Featuring CAMRA Vintage Modifieds, Wayne’s Trucking Super sprint cars and Richlock Rentals Non-wing sprint cars.
  • When: Friday June 9, grandstands open at 4:30pm
  • Where: Western Speedway
  • Tickets: $22.50/adults, $20/youth and seniors, $14/ military and kids, $65/family pass (2 adults, 4 kids)


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