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Say hello to the weekend, Victoria!

There’s a ton of really fun activities to attend this weekend, like the Oak Bay Tea Party, a hoppy craft beer festival, a local skateboarding competition, two different community BBQs, and so much more.

Start your month of June off right with these 12 things to do in and around Victoria this weekend!

Saturday

Oak Bay Tea Party

The community favourite Oak Bay Tea Party has returned for its 57th year!

Come check out the awesome parade, adrenaline-pumping rides, classic carnival games, tasty snacks, live music and dancers, and more! If you can’t make it today, don’t worry, the carnival will be open on Saturday and Sunday too.

  • When: Saturday, June 1st, 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. | Sunday, June 2nd, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Where: Willows Park, 2253 Beach Drive

Carwash & BBQ Fund Raiser for Cystic Fibrosis

Head down to Carstar Victoria for their 4th annual fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis.

The carwash and food are entirely by donation, and all proceeds go towards Cystic  Fibrosis research. The event will also have door prize raffles!

  • When: Saturday, June 1st, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Where: Carstar Victoria, 3164 Gamma Street

HOPoxia 2019

Fans of hoppy craft beers won’t wan to miss Phillips Brewing & Malting Co.’s HOPoxia event!

45 of BC’s finest craft breweries and cideries will be converging on Phillips’ Backyard with their own hoppy drink creations. Plus, there will be live music and local food trucks to enjoy!

  • When: Saturday, June 1st, 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Where: Phillips Brewing & Malting Co., 2010 Government Street

The Singles Laser Date

It’s time to lock lasers with local singles! Head to Laser City for a couple spry rounds of laser tag and make new connections with people with the team from Fresh Connections!

This event is for all singles who are looking to make local connections in a social setting, whether for friendship, dating, or more. Forget the pressure of one-on-one dates, messaging, and dating apps and enjoy a relaxed group atmosphere.

  • When: Saturday, June 1st, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Where: Laser City Fun Centre, 749 View Street

The Esquimalt Neighbourhood Party

Come take part in Esquimalt’s annual celebration of the beautiful community!

The free event promises family fun and is put on by the township and local community organizers.

  • When: Saturday, June 1st, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Where: Esquimalt Parks and Recreation, 527 Fraser Street

Saanich Climate Plan Public Open House

Now’s your chance to help shape the District of Saanich’s updated Climate Plan!

This free event includes a drop-in open house and optional 45 minute presentations about electric vehicles and making your home more climate-friendly, and rebates available to help. Light refreshments will be provided.

  • When: Saturday, June 1st, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Where: Lutheran Church of the Cross, 3787 Cedar Hill Road

Victoria Harbour Cats Alumni Game

Don’t miss the Victoria Harbour Cats’ 2019 Alumni Game!

Before the regular season begins, get a sneak peek at the HarbourCats in a pre-season warm-up against former HarbourCats Alumni, as well as former players from other teams that have called Victoria their home.

  • When: Saturday, June 1st, Game begins at 6:35 p.m.
  • Where: Royal Athletic Park, 1014 Caledonia Avenue

Gordon Head Cash Cup 2019

Head down to the Gordon Head Skate Park to spectate or take part in this year’s Gordon Head Cash Cup!

Watch as some of the city’s best skaters compete in a range of different categories for a $400 cash prize. A BBQ and snacks will be provided by Saanich Parks and Recreation and DJ Cannibass will be covering the event’s music.

  • When: Saturday, June 1st, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Where: Gordon Head Skate Park, 4100 Lambrick Way

Sunday

Vinyl Fantasy

Do you like records, vintage arcade games, live music, and craft beer? Then don’t miss Phillips Brewing & Malting Co.’s first ever Vinyl Fantasy!

The vinyl record fair will feature craft brews, a pop up video arcade by Quazar’s Arcade, tasty food by Coast Lunch Box, live music, and local vendors from Vinyl Envy, Ditch Records & CDs, CAVITY Curiosity Shop, Gordie Budd (of Gordie’s Music) and more.

  • When: Sunday, June 2nd, 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Where: Phillips Brewing & Malting Co., 2010 Government Street

Harbour Cats vs. Team Cuba

Don’t miss the historic game between Victoria’s Harbour Cats and visiting Central American team, Team Cuba!

Following on the immensely popular and successful visit from Team Cuba in 2018, the HarbourCats we be facing off against the Cubans for an electric evening game. Earlier in the day, the Cubans will play the Port Angeles Lefties in a 1:00 PM match-up.

  • When: Sunday, June 2nd, Game begins at 6:35 p.m.
  • Where: Royal Athletic Park, 1014 Caledonia Avenue

Gonzo Community BBQ

With the weather heating up, Victoria residents are holding a community BBQ at Gonzales Beach!

Organizers will be bringing BBQS and multiple tables with canopies for the community to use. Food will be available but visitors are encouraged to bring their own to put on the grill or share! Music, a volleyball net, and more will also be on site.

  • When: Sunday, June 2nd, 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Where: Gonzales Beach

Sunday Night Comedy at Dylan’s

This Sunday come out and watch some of Victoria’s best local comedians get loose and have fun on stage!

Admission to the show is by donation.

  • When: Sunday, June 2nd, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Where: Dylan’s Sports Bar & Grill, 531 Yates Street

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