The weekend is here and it’s filled with fun things to check out, including the TD Art Gallery Paint-In, Peninsula Country Market, Downtown Victoria Buskers Festival, The Butchart Gardens fireworks and more!

Here are 8 things to do this weekend, Saturday, July 15, and Sunday, July 16, 2017.

Saturday, July 15


TD Art Gallery Paint-In 2017

  • Who: Local artists around the city
  • What: Calling all art lovers! Please save the date and join us for the 30th annual TD Art Gallery Paint-In.
  • Where: Check out the map here
  • When: 11am-4pm | Artists on Moss Street

10am-6pm | Gallery Open
11am-9pm | Family-friendly Beer Garden

Heritage Acres 50th Anniversary Celebration 

  • Who: Heritage Acres Museum
  • What: A free family fun day at the acres with activities, food, live music, demos, tractor parade, First Nation Dancers and trains by donation!
  • Where: 7321 Lochside Drive
  • When: Saturday and Sunday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Cost: Free. Train rides by donation.

Peninsula Country Market

  • What: Enjoy a country morning among friends at our countryside market on grass. Fresh local produce, meats, crafts, preserves, herbs, flowers, breads, coffee, baking, and toe-tappin’ market music. 4-H food trailer and plenty of free parking. No market Sept 2 – Saanich Fair.
  • Where: Saanich Fairground at 1528 Stelly’s Cross Road
  • When: Saturday, 9 am – 1 pm
  • Cost: Free. Train rides by donation.

Victoria Harbourcats vs. Burnaby Bulldogs – plus fireworks!

  • Who: Victoria Harbourcats
  • What: Watch the Harbourcats take on the Bulldogs, plus watch the fireworks at the end of the game on Saturday.
  • Where: Royal Athletic Park at 1014 Caledonia Ave
  • When: Saturday Game start: 6:35 pm Sunday game start: 1:05 pm

Downtown Victoria Buskers Festival

  • Who: Local artists around the city
  • What: The Downtown Victoria Buskers Festival is a free six-day family friendly community festival.
  • Where: Check out the map here
  • When: July 11 to 16 at various time. View schedule here

The Butchart Gardens Fireworks

  • Who: A MUST SEE this summer – they are truly amazing this year. All ten summer Saturday nights feature a jaw-dropping, dazzling Firework show with both aerial and ground displays choreographed to music. Get there early and enjoy the band performing on the open-air stage.
  • What: Live Hip Hop Music
  • Where: 800 Benvenuto Ave in Brentwood Bay
  • When: Fireworks start 10 pm but get there early!

Sunday, July 16

DOOM SQUAD In Victoria at the VEC

  • What: The Breakwater Market features live music by well-known local musicians each week. Grab a snack, find a seat, and enjoy a free mini music festival by the sea.
  • Where: Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad Street
  • When: 19:00 pm – 0:00 am

The Breakwater Market

  • Who: A Hip Hop group from Edmonton, AB consisting of 3 artists; Kryple, NineLivez & Trippz.
  • What: Live Hip Hop Music
  • Where: The Breakwater at Ogden Point in James Bay
  • When: Sunday from 11am – 4pm

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