(Image / District of Saanich)

Mark your calendars!

The annual Cadboro Bay Festival is returning to Saanich in early August, and visitors can expect the usual spread of live music, fun activities, delicious food, and incredible hand-made sand castle sculptures, all for free!

On Sunday, August 11th, head down to Cadboro-Gyro Park to vote on your favourite massive sand sculpture, or take part in some exciting hands-on activities, like bouncy castles, arts and crafts stations, information displays, a Youth Craft Market, a SKAM theatre production, and more.

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Hungry visitors can also find a variety of tasty dishes to try from food vendors like Greek on the Street, Mama Rosies, Country Crepes, Softies Ice Cream, Mini Donuts, or classic snacks like burgers, hotdogs, cotton candy, and SnoCones from charitable groups like the Lions Club and Rotary Club.

This year, festival attendees can expect six world-class sculptures during the main sand-sculpting event!

Visitors will get to watch six local artists – who have travelled the world to compete in sand sculpting events – built giant works of art before their eyes. Guests can then vote on their favourite sculpture to help determine the winner of the Pepper’s people’s Choice Award.

Cadboro Bay Festial
(Saanich Parks & Recreation)

“Cadboro-Gyro Park is one of the most picturesque locations in Saanich,” said Acting Senior Parks Manager Nathalie Dechaine.

“We welcome all families to join us at the festival to enjoy the beautiful waterfront views while participating in the fun activities we have planned.”

Throughout the entire afternoon, visitors can also enjoy the melodies of three live local bands, Freeze Frame, Pulse Radio, and Soul Shakers.

The District of Saanich is reminding festival attendees that parking at Cadboro-Gyro Park tends to fill up quickly. To help accommodate everyone, a large grass area of the park will be opened up to vehicles for additional parking.

Cadboro Bay Festival

  • When: Sunday, August 11th, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Where: Cadboro-Gyro Park, Sinclair Road
  • Admission: Free