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You’ve made it over the hump this week, and that’s enough reason to celebrate with our list of things to do in and around Victoria.

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, Wednesday, July 23rd:

Paint Night in the Gardens

Start off with Picnic in the Gardens at 1 p.m., and consider arriving early for your class and bringing a picnic lunch while enjoying the sounds of a live local musician.

At 5 p.m., you can move into the pavilion for your paint night experience.

  • When: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Where: The Gardens at HCP, 505 Quayle Road
  • Tickets: $50 each and available online

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.

EFM supports local growers and producers and those who engage in environmentally sound, farming practices. EFM encourages backyard farmers to help nourish their community with their quality products.

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

Live Music Happy Hour at Pagliacci’s

Pagliacci’s restaurant at Broad & Fort is bringing live music back to its patio, free of cover charge. This Thursday diners can listen to Scott White and Chris Frye playing a broad range of jazz, R&B, country and even some old school rock.

  • Where: Pagliacci’s, 1011 Broad St.
  • When: 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Cost: Free with dine-in

Tricked Out Trivia | “Covid” Edition

They’re back!

Comedian hosts Dan Duvall, Evan Mumford, and Shane Priestley are talking all things covid-19!

Have a laugh, make em laugh, win cool prizes.

  • Where: Darcy’s Pub, 1127 Wharf Street
  • When: 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Thirsty Thursday at the Eagles Club

It’s Thirsty Thursday – head down to the Eagles Club for a cold beverage.

Physical distancing measures will be in place in order for all patrons to feel safe!

  • Where: Eagles Club 12, 891 Esquimalt Road
  • When: 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.