(Image / Mr. Pretzels Canada Instagram)

Another summer weekend about to start!

Here are 5 things to in and around Victoria to help you celebrate:

FREE pretzels at Mr. Pretzel’s Grand Opening at the Bay Centre!

If you’re craving the soft, salty satisfaction that only a warm pretzel can provide – look no further than Mr. Pretzels, the latest and greatest food vendor at the Bay Centre in downtown Victoria.

The first 50 customers to arrive at Mr. Pretzels will receive a free pretzel! Plus, Victoria Buzz is hosting a pastry-related contest as well. You could be one of the lucky winners of a $25 gift card to their local kiosk. Full details can be found online here.

  • Where: 1150 Douglas Street, The Bay Centre, lower level (across from The Bay)
  • When: Friday, July 12th – opening hours are 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

90’s Night

Go back to the 90’s with games and an epic dance party!

8pm: Bar, video games (atari flashback, nes, snes, snes classic, n64), over 30 boardgames, foosball, ping pong, 90’s music videos!

10pm: 90’s dance party starts, featuring a live DJ!

  • When: 8 p.m. – 2 a.m.
  • Where: Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad Street

Market in the square

Outdoor courtyard market held in the iconic Market Square – right in the middle of downtown Victoria! Come shop with local handmade vendors, enjoy a drink on the patio, grab a bite to eat and listen to our local musicians!

  • When: 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Market square, 560 Johnson Street

Pop Up Beer Garden in the Square

Start your weekend off right at the Pop-Up Beer Garden in Centennial Square with local music, local food trucks and BC craft beer pouring out of Victoria Beer Society’s Beer Truck!

Come for the beer, stay for the music and food at this all-ages event.

  • When: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Where: Centennial Square

Colwood Beach Food Friday

A first time event for local band, The Soul Shakers! Spectacular location, food trucks, fun, sun and plenty of soul and RnB to keep you dancing and singing along!

  • When: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Where: Esquimalt Lagoon, 2903 Ocean Blvd