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We’ve made it to Friday, Victoria!

There’s plenty of fun community activities to take part in today, like the first day of FernFest, an Indigenous Cultural Festival, the 20th annual Vic Ska & Reggae Fest, and more!

Get your weekend started right with these 5 things to do in and around Victoria today.

FernFest 2019

Finish your work week off right with Victoria’s 23rd annual FernFest!

Now in its 23rd year, the community festival will feature tons of groovy tunes from live local musicians, delicious local food and drinks, an artisan market, theater performances, magic, kid’s zones, walking tours, and so much more! If you can’t make it out today, don’t worry, the festival continues on Saturday.

  • When: Friday, June 21, 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. | Saturday, June 22, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Where: Fernwood Square, 1291 Gladstone Avenue | Victoria High School, 1260 Grant Street

2019 Victoria Indigenous Cultural Festival

Victoria’s annual Indigenous Peoples Day weekend kicks off today!

Join the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations for three days of spectacular performances on an outdoor downtown stage, special art demonstrations, local Indigenous artisan vendors, and traditional Songhees Nation food. Best of all, admission is FREE! A full schedule of events can be found online here.

  • When: 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Where: Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville Street

Summer Solstice and The Healing Power of Creativity

Finish your work week on a creative and introspective note with the Community of Conscious Living’s summer solstice event.

The evening will include stimulating discussions, lectures with academic experts, music, and more to which focus on how creativity can improve mental health.

  • When: 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Where: Community of Conscious Living, 111 Superior Street

Cities on the Breakwater Barge

The Breakwater Barge is continuing their strong 2019 season tonight!

Tonight’s live music headliner is Cities, a Pop Rock Soul band that’s sure to get the Barge bumpin’. Visitors can also expect the usual delicious local food trucks and drinks from Driftwood Brewery, Phillips Brewing & Malting Co., Hoyne Brewing Company & Artisan Wine Shop AWS.

  • When: 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Where: The Breakwater Barge, 201 Dallas Road

Ky-Mani Marley, Sister Nancy & more at Vic Ska & Reggae Fest 20!

Victoria’s 20th annual Ska & Reggae Fest continues today with a special performance in downtown’s Inner Harbour today!

Join music lovers for a performance by Ky-Mani Marley (Bob Marley’s son) and Sister Nancy at the scenic Ships Point. The show is all-ages but also features a fully licensed drink provider.

  • When: 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Where: The Breakwater Barge, 201 Dallas Road