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You’ve almost made it through the work week! To celebrate, why not treat yourself to an event? Here are five things to do in and around Victoria today.

As you head out to activities and events, please follow the restrictions and guidelines that these businesses require to keep their employees and patrons safe during the pandemic.

As always, wash your hands, wear masks, practice physical distancing, and stay home if you feel sick or show symptoms!

Without further ado, here are five things to do today, Thursday, July 30:

Esquimalt Farmers Market

EFM believes in building connections that create a sense of community through partnerships, collaborations, and building relationships with the community, and pushing forward with a movement promoting healthy eating, living & relationships.

  • When: 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Where:  Bullen Field, Esquimalt

POP UP Night Market

Farmers market in the heart of Sooke featuring food, fresh produce, art, local designers and so much more!

  • When: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Where: Sooke Night Market, 2070 Phillips Road

Hip Hop Outside Summer Sweats

Deepen your groove as you explore techniques and choreography while improving your cardio, flexibility, and strength. Get all the wild, sexy, pumped up moves of the Hip Hop world while focusing on two things: having fun and getting sweaty! Wear runners, layers, and bring water. See event page for more details and cost.

  • When: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Oaklands Elementary, 2827 Belmont Avenue

Butterflies and Flowers Watercolour Workshop

A lovely safe day of art and music on Thursday, July 30, starting at 1:00pm! Bring a picnic lunch. First up at the Pavilion: sit back, relax and learn how to paint beautiful “Butterflies & Flowers” on Japanese art paper with guest instructor, Richard Wong, 1:00 – 4:00pm. Then enjoy the rest of the day picnicking in the Garden and enjoying the sounds of a local musician. Everyone is welcome.

  • When: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Where: The Gardens at HCP, 505 Quayle Road

Live Music Happy Hour at Pagliacci’s Restaurant

Pagliacci’s will be hosting live bands daily outside on their patio, with no cover and there will be drink specials.

  • When: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Where: 1011 Broad Street