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Happy Tuesday, Victoria!

From free outdoor music festivals to a HarbourCats game and more, here are 5 things to do in and around Victoria today.

Memorial Park Music Festival

Esquimalt’s Memorial Park Music Festival kicks off tonight!

Every Tuesday night in July visitors can head to Memorial Park to check out a free music concert, complete with food trucks and vendors on site. Listeners are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair to lounge in or to get up on the grass and dance!

  • When: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Memorial Park, 1200 Esquimalt Road

Victoria HarbourCats vs. Ridgefield Raptors

Come cheer on the Victoria Harbour Cats as they take on the Washington Ridgefield Raptors!

Tonight’s game marks the second game of the HarbourCats vs. Raptors three-game series!

  • When: 6:35 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • Where: Royal Athletic Park, 1014 Caledonia Avenue

Music in the Park – Majestic Park

If Esquimalt is a little out of your way, visitors can enjoy a free outdoor concert at Saanich’s Majestic Park tonight!

Bring a blanket and a picnic and mingle with your neighbours over great music and food. Face painting is available for kids and food can be purchased on site. Tonight’s band, Younger Than Yesterday, will be playing classic rock hits from bands like the Beatles and the Rolling Stones.

  • When: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Where: Majestic Park, 4380 Majestic Drive

Benji’s Fernwood Quiz

Thrill your friends, charm your chums, and assert your trivia dominance at Benji’s Fernwood Quiz tonight!

The quiz is designed for teams of 1 – 5 people, and winning teams will receive gift card prizes to the Fernwood Inn, have their photo taken, and more.

  • When: 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Where: The Fernwood Inn, 1302 Gladstone Avenue

Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens Drag Panel

Head down to Bolen Books for a fabulous night of books and drag, as Tanya Boteju joins forces with local Drag Kings and Queens Chaz Avery, Eddi Licious, and more to discuss her new book, Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens from Simon & Schuster!

Involved in the drag scene herself as a young person, Boteju describes her book as “a love letter to the drag community as well as to young, queer, brown kids”, citing the need for more diverse and hopeful stories, especially in children’s queer literature. The event is FREE and suitable for all ages. Come all glammed up and dressed in your most spectacular outfits!

  • When: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Where: Bolen Books – Hillside Shopping Centre, 1644 Hillside Avenue