Rifflandia 2015 image via Colin Smith Photography

It’s the weekend and we have a list of things for you to do in around Victoria, September 15 to the 16th. Have a great time!

Rifflandia Festival 

  • What: It’s the opening night of Victoria’s most happening music festival! The three day, four night music festival that takes over Royal Athletic Park by day and the downtown core of Victoria by night is finally here. With nearly 200 artists—including Daniel Caesar, Jessie Reyez, Adventure Club, Current Swell & Friends, Bishop Briggs, and Lights—this year promises to be the biggest yet.
  • When: September 14–16
  • Where: Various venues including Royal Athletic Park
  • Cost: $44.50 to $299.50; full ticket pricing here

Crafted Farmhouse Market

  • What: Crafted Farmhouse Market is a vintage – handcrafted – One of a kind shopping experience for modern and vintage goods. Featuring carefully selected collective goods, from local makers showcasing only the best of the best. Local live music, food trucks, Hoyne Beer on tap! 80+ Local handcrafted curators, sweet treats, warm drinks and a vintage vibe!
  • When: September 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Where: Mary Winspear Centre – 2243 Beacon Avenue, Sidney

Discovering Historic Buildings at the BC Archives workshop

  • What: Victoria is filled with interesting old buildings, from the grand and stately to the colourful and quirky. It’s often easy to tell what goes on behind the doors today, but have you ever wondered what stories lie behind some of the older facades? This BC Archives workshop will explore the tools available to research the structures around us, using photographs, blueprints, fire insurance maps and more. From heritage homes to public spaces, each building has a much deeper history than its bricks and mortar.
  • When: September 15 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Where:  BC Archives – 655 Belleville St
  • Cost:  $30 online

Mexican Independence Day Fiesta

  • What: Celebrate Mexican Independence Day! Special performance by “La Rivas” from Vancouver & Fiesta Latina Folklore Dancers.
  • When: Saturday September 15 from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m.
  • Where:  V-Lounge – 3366 Douglas Street,
  • Tickets on sale at: $15 Advance $20 at the door
    • La Fiesta Cafe -1001 Douglas St. (Cash only)
    • La Tortilla Mexicana – 1205 Quadra St. (Cash only)
    • Mexican House of Spice – 2022 Douglas St (Cash only)
    • El Patron Barbershop – 609 Johnson St. (Cash only)
    • Red Lion Inn & Suites Victoria – 3366 Douglas St.

Roller Derby Double Header! Apples & Villains vs Brawlers

  • What: The one you’ve all been waiting for: it’s our 2018 Season Finale! Warm up your derby-watching muscles with the Rotten Apples Jr Derby versus Department of Derby. These two teams met up last fall and it was the Apple’s first win in a while! The Apples have been working hard to take the win again this year! At 7:30pm, the Belles of the Brawl will battle to regain the Calamity Cup from the Margarita Villains! After a handsome beat down by the Villains in 2017, the Belles of the Brawl are restless to see their name back on the trophy!
  • When: September 15 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Where: Archie Browning Sports Centre – 1151 Esquimalt Rd
  • Cost:  $10 online

2018 Luxton Fall Fair

  • What: Celebrating 109 years of Fall Fairs in the Western Communities. From rides to Sand drags – there’s ton to do for everyone. 
  • When: September 14-16
  • Where: Luxton Fairgrounds – 1040 Marwood Ave

Vancouver Island Dream Wedding Show 

  • What:  You are invited to the Victoria Fall Dream Wedding Show – a great opportunity to meet the best wedding experts in person, take in some over-the-top design inspiration, and enjoy access to many wedding planning promotional offers!
  • When: September 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Where: Pearkes Recreation Centre – 3100 Tillicum Road

Neighbourhood Block Party” at Rudd Park

  • What:  Bring a picnic blanket and the family for a fun afternoon at Rudd Park. Music, by-donation food items, lots of wide games for all ages, old-fashioned races, relays, and silly water balloon fun along with a pre-school and younger obstacle course and a draw for prizes from local businesses!
  • When: Sunday September 16th 12 p.m. – 3:00pm.