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The Cadboro Bay Festival is coming to Saanich this weekend


Despite a rainy forecast tomorrow, it looks like the sun will shine just in time for the Cadboro Bay Festival this Sunday!

The popular annual festival will take place at Gyro Park, and offers a variety of hands-on activities, bouncy castles, face painting, band performances, interactive games, and more.

You can also watch world-class sand sculptors create huge works of art using just sand, water, and a little bit of artistic ingenuity.

There will be a wide selection of food available, including Judy’s Snack Shack, the Rotary Club, Mama Rosies, Greek on the Street, and more. Make sure to bring cash (though an ATM is available at Pepper’s Foods).

Here’s the festival’s band performance schedule:

  • 11:00 a.m – 12:05 p.m. – Freeze Frame (’80s covers)
  • 12:20 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Tropic Mayhem (Beach Boys)
  • 1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Younger Than Yesterday (The Beatles, ’60s hits)

Visitors can park in the main parking area at Gyro Park, but it typically fills up quick. A shuttle bus will run from noon to 4 p.m. between Gyro Park and lot 5 at the University of Victoria.

The large grass area inside the park will also be open for additional parking. The only entrance to the grass parking area will be off Cadboro Bay Road, not Penrhyn Street.

A parking map is available here.

Cadboro Bay Festival

When: Sunday, August 12, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Where: Gyro Park, Sinclair Road

Admission: Free!

Myles Sauer
Former staff editor and writer at Victoria Buzz.

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