(Image / Great Canadian Beer Festival Facebook)

It’s the last day of the first week of September!

Celebrate the advent of the weekend with these 5 things to do in and around Victoria today:

Ribfest 2019

Back again this year with 6 awesome Rib Teams, the best local craft brews, wine, cider and live music. FREE admission, FREE music, FREE kids zone. Bring the whole family.

  • When: September 6th, 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.
    September 7th – 8th, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Where: Bullen Park, 1150 Lyall Street

Great Canadian Beer Festival 2019

The Great Canadian Beer Festival (GCBF) is coming back to the Royal Athletic Park in Victoria this weekend. This local event is one of the oldest beer festivals in Canada and 2019 marks its 27th year running.

A variety of local food trucks will also be on hand to help you soak up all those beverages, including Taco Justice, Roast, Ali Baba, Deadbeetz, and more.

  • When: Friday, September 6th, 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.
    Saturday, September 7th, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Where: Royal Athletic Park, 1014 Caledonia Ave

Little American Beer Fest 2019

Modelling themselves off of the Great Canadian Beer Festival, The Drake Eatery has decided to showcase some of their favourite brews from our friends south of the border.

  • When: Friday, September 6th – Sunday, September 8th, 11:30 a.m. – 12 a.m.
  • Where: The Drake Eatery, 517 Pandora Ave

Cities band live at the beach in Colwood

Cities is pop, rock, soul and just a whole lot of fun. See them live at the beach today! Come for dinner by the ocean from your favourite local food trucks with free, live music from 5 to 7 pm.

Don’t miss this casual beach event where friends and family enjoy great food and music in the fresh ocean air, relax on the beach, play in the waves and watch the sun go down over the ocean.

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

Comedypants: Victoria

Stand-up, music, and more… Alistair Ogden (CBC Comedy Next Up Winner, Halifax ComedyFest) brings his one-of-a-kind show back to Victoria, following a sold-out debut in May.

Featuring performances from an array of hilarious stand-up comics, plus a special musical guest!

  • When: 8:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Where: Ollie Quinn, 531 Pandora Ave