Common Kings (Rob Porter of RMS Media)

It’s the freakin’ weekend! Can you believe that we’re already almost through July!

Saturday July 21st

TD Art Gallery Paint-In

What: Please enjoy the 31st TD Art Gallery Paint-In! Over 190 artists will bring their studio to Moss Street – be part of the biggest art event of the year!
11am-4pm | Art on Moss Street
10am-6pm | Gallery Open
11am-9pm | Family-Friendly Beer Garden
Where: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
1040 Moss Street,
When: 11am – 9 pm

Women’s March Victoria Symposium

What: This Symposium will commemorate six months after the 2018 Women’s March. This is a community-building and fundraising event. We want to meet the people who came to the march in January and create a speaking platform for women in our community whose work aligns with the H.E.R.S. values (health, economic security, representation, and safely) outlined by Women’s March Canada. For that, we are inviting back speakers and leaders from the last march who are making a difference, and will hear how we can continue to work together for positive change. Let’s keep the momentum going!
Where: University of Victoria
3800 Finnerty Road
When: 12 pm – 5 pm
Cost: Get your tickets here!

Free Cooking Demonstrations

What: Each week Victoria Public Market has free Cooking Demonstrations brought to you by Mike Haddow from GoodLife Fitness. Cooking demos begin at noon in the Community Kitchen, and are open for everyone to attend!
Where: Victoria Public Market
1701 Douglas Street #6
When: 12 pm – 12:30 pm
Cost: Free!

Phillips Backyard Weekender

What: Disguised as a brewery parking lot by day, the Phillips Backyard magically transforms into an outdoor music super-party for three unforgettable nights. Set against the backdrop of our beloved local craft brewery in the open air of downtown Victoria’s communal backyard, The Phillips Backyard Weekender is a summer highlight not to be missed.
Where: Phillips Brewing & Malting
2010 Government Street
When: 2 pm – 10 pm
Cost: Get your tickets here!

Vegtoria Veg Fest

What: Are you ready for more amazing vegan food, entertainment, talks, apparel, services, community and did we mention the food?
They are working to make this Vegtoria even bigger than last year and to introduce even more people to the compassionate, delicious, and fun vegan culture as it continues to grow across the world.
Where: Centennial Square
When: 10 am – 5 pm
Cost: Free!

Touch A Truck

What: This is a fantastic family event where children of all ages big or small (even adults) can come and see all different types of vehicles and their drivers to touch and ask as many questions as they want about the different vehicles and how they operate.
There will also be music provided by Montgomery County a great local country band, kids activity tent, face painting and food trucks. Grilled to the Mac will be on location during the event.
Where: Western Speedway
2207 Millstream Rd
When: 9:30 am – 2 pm
Cost: $10 for a family of 4
$15 for a family over 4 people
$5 single admission

Zodiac Misfts: A Site Specific Play

What: How much can you trust the constellations with your fate? It has been two billion years since the earth was destroyed, and the Zodiac signs are faced with the duty to rebuild it. Specific instructions from Zeus have defined what their lives must be when they get to earth, but now a decision has to be made: will they follow Zeus’ poorly thought out plan? Or defy his orders and write their own fate into the stars
Where: Dominion Astrophysical Observatory
5071 West Saanich Road,
When: Starts at 7:15 pm

Sunday July 22nd

The Q! Centre Market

What: A weekly summer event, located in front of the Juan de Fuca Library in Colwood. A market filled with local Artisans, Local Goods, Food Trucks, sweet treats, musicians and more!
Where: Juan De Fuca Library
1759 Island Hwy
When: 11 am – 3 pm
Cost: Free

Saanich Sunday Farmers’ Market

What: Saanich Sunday Farmers’ Market (SSFM) is a BC-registered non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote a sustainable, self-supporting, family friendly and community enhancing market in Saanich, and to encourage a ‘make, bake or grow’ policy of featuring locally grown produce, prepared foods and artisan crafts.
Where: Braefoot Park
3970 Braefoot Rd,
When: 10 am – 2 pm

“Bag It”: A FREE Film Screening Event

What: Come mingle with local makers/bakers/growers, local change making businesses and educational groups to learn more about what happens to the waste you create and it’s impact on our environment both locally & globally! Ask the questions you need to to deepen your knowledge and get exposed to some awesome ways to shop locally and reduce your waste!
Where: Esquimalt Recreation Centre
527 Fraser Street
When: 3 pm – 7 pm

For more things to do, check out our events page!