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Happy hump day, Victoria!

From free Oak Bay night markets to outdoor licensed beer gardens, here are 5 things to do in and around Victoria today.

Inaugural Brewmaster’s Dinner at the Brewery

Head down to Category 12 for an amazing 5 course dinner prepared by resident Red Seal Chef, Chad Martin, paired with 5 Category 12 beers from their private reserve!


UPDATE – this event has been SOLD OUT. Don’t miss your chance to experience Category 12 by entering to win a prize here.

  • When: 6:30 p.m. to late
  • Where: Category 12 Brewery and Food Lab, 2200 Keating Cross Road

August Oak Bay Village Night Market

Head over to Oak Bay Village for a massive night market full of over 100 local vendors live music, pop-up theatre performances by Theatre SKAM, and more!

There’s plenty to find at the market, including in-season produce, flowers, artisan bread, preserves, baked goods, street food, tastings and sales of wine, cider, beer, mead, spirits, jewelry, artwork, and toys!

  • When: 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Where: Oak Bay Village,

Eventide Music Series in Centennial Square

Head down to Centennial Square for another three free musical performances prevented by Eventide!

Tonight’s two different performers are Mob Bounce and Debby Friday with Grossbuster. Plus, there’s an outdoor licensed beer garden!

  • When: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Where: Centennial Square

Victoria HarbourCats Home Playoff Game 2 vs Wenatchee AppleSox

Don’t miss the HarbourCats first home playoff game of the season against the Wenatchee AppleSox!

This is game two of three for the HarbourCats vs. Wenatchee AppleSox. HarbourCats need a win tonight to force a game #3 tomorrow here at home.

  • When: 6:30 p.m. to late
  • Where: The Wilson’s Group Stadium at Royal Athletic Park, 1014 Caledonia Avenue

Picnic in the Gardens

Grab a basket and blanket and enjoy a picnic at the Gardens at HCP!

Every second Wednesday the gardens extend their hours and invite the community to have a picnic, explore the grounds, and stop by the local arts vendors, local musicians, and more! Admission tonight will also be by donation.

  • When: 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Where: The Gardens at HCP, 505 Quayle Road