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It’s another gorgeous, fun-filled day here in Victoria, BC!

Here are 5 things to do in and around town today:

Serena Ryder at The Butchart Gardens

Canadian musician and six-time Juno award winner Serena Ryder will be taking the stage at Victoria’s most iconic tourist hotspot tonight, as one of their live open-air performers.

  • When: 8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
  • Where: Butchart Gardens, 800 Benvenuto Ave

Free Summer Concert

Featuring local bluegrass band Malahat Drive, a groovy new local quartet named after that iconic mountain byway north of Victoria.

  • When: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Where: Willows Park, 2253 Beach Dr

Pie Baking Contest!

Calling all amateur bakers! Esquimalt Farmer’s Market is hosting their first ever pie baking contest today. There will be a junior and an adult category, meaning two winners will be announced!

  • When: 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Memorial Park, 1230 Esquimalt Rd

DND Harbour Projects Public Information Session

The Department of National Defence is hosting a public information session on the ongoing harbour remediation and infrastructure projects at CFB Esquimalt.

  • When: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Where: Songhees Wellness Centre, 1100 Admirals Road

Thursday Evening Drop In Dive

Drop in for a FREE dive with Frank Whites Dive Store. Attendees MUST have coldwater diving experience to participate. They will provide you with a buddy if you don’t have one.

  • When: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Where: Frank Whites Dive Store, 1620 Blanshard St