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The beginning of the Canada Day long weekend has arrived!

There’s plenty of activities to take part in today, including the beginning of Laketown Shakedown, a Pride celebration on the Breakwater Barge, community videogaming, and more!

Without further ado here are 5 things to do in and around Victoria today.

Laketown Shakedown 2019

This year’s Laketown Shakedown festival has arrived!

The music festival kicks off today, with headliners including Snoop Dogg, Incubus, Sublime With Rome, Smash Mouth, Black Pistol Fire, Five Alarm Funk, and more.

  • When: Gates are open from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Where: Laketown Ranch, 8811 Youbou Road

Canada Day Market

Kick off your Canada Day long weekend by visiting the Canada Day Market down in Victoria’s Inner Harbour tonight!

Over 50,000 people will visit the Inner Harbour this Canada Day long weekend to take in the sights and sounds of over 130 talented artists, street performers, musicians, vendors, and food cart operators.

  • When: 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Where: Victoria Inner Harbour, 800 Wharf Street

Historical Inner Harbour Tour

Before the downtown Victoria becomes packed with activity and long-weekend revelers, come check out two free historical tours of the scenic Inner Harbour!

Supported by the Maritime Museum of British Columbia, two free historical tours will take you through the storied history of Victoria’s local waters.

  • When: 12:40 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Where: Guests meet at the Downtown Community Centre, 755 Pandora Avenue

PRIDE on the Barge

Come celebrate Pride month with the Breakwater Barge tonight!

This June marks the 50th anniversary of the decriminalization of homosexuality in Canada, and the Barge plans to celebrate love, community, and pride with live music from Rocksteady and drinks from local breweries. Donations from tonight will also go to Victoria Pride Society and Living Without Disguises.

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

Community Gaming Night

Head down to Ground Control Cafe for a fun filled day of video gaming hosted by Boring Victoria.

Bring your Laptop, your Nintendo Switch, or other gaming devices and meet uup with other players who love the same games you do. The community gaming night will also feature competitions.

  • When: 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Where: Ground Control Cafe, 777 Fort Street