From nature walks to live music, Victoria Buzz has your event planning covered for the weekend of August 8th to 9th.

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 social distancing, and stay home if you feel sick or show symptoms!

McKinley Wolf at The Loft Pub

Get ready for a fun night of Blues tributes to the masters as McKinley Wolf takes the stage at the Loft this Saturday. You won’t want to miss it!

  • When: Saturday, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Where: The Loft Pub, 229 Gorge Road East

Alex Cuba live at Mary Winspear Centre

Hands up if you’ve missed live music! We know we have, and the Mary Winspear Centre is bringing it back for a summer concert series featuring exclusive performances to small groups of fans.

Alex Cuba is a Latin Grammy/Juno winner and singer-songwriter who has a vast musical vision and is not tied to tradition. Along with his sugarcane-sweet melodies, his pop-soul hooks and powerful guitar riffs smash the typical stereotype of the Latin music landscape.

  • When: Thursday, August 6th – Sunday, August 9th – all shows at 7:30 pm
  • Where: 2243 Beacon Avenue, Sidney

Summer Sunrise Yoga

Take part in a Sunrise Yoga on Oak Bay Beach Hotel’s Seaside Terrace every Wednesday and Saturday morning from 7:00 am to 8:00 am, beginning July until September 30.

Each class will be taught by Spa Manager, Tina Lyons. Teaching yoga for over 10 years, Tina offers a breath-focused Hatha/Vinyasa moderate style of yoga suitable for all yogis.

The drop-in fee is $15 per person which is donated to a different charity each month.

The Oak Bay Beach Hotel will be donating proceeds raised in August to Victoria Hospitals Foundation.

  • When: Saturday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Where: Oak Bay Beach Hotel, 1175 Beach Drive

Saturday Moss Street Market

One of Victoria’s largest weekly summer farmer’s markets is back for its 29th year at a new and expanded location to help vendors and customers practice proper physical distancing. Enjoy fresh, local produce, delicious food and handmade goods.

  • When:  Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Where: Sir James Douglas school grounds and Moss Street and Thurlow Road boulevards

Re-use Workshop with SUPPLY Victoria

Non-profit group SUPPLY Victoria redistributes art, office and school supplies and provides education programs for youth and adults alike. This Saturday they’re bringing back their creative reuse workshop for in-person instruction! Planet-saving, physically-distanced crafting will be offered for up to 25 people. Email coordinator@npna.ca to reserve your spot or try dropping in to get on the sign-up sheet.

  • When: Saturday, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Where: Royal Athletic Park, 1014 Caledonia Avenue

Sooke Country Market

Sooke farmers provide fresh produce, plant starts, home baking and preserves. Fine artists and crafters showcase pottery, jewelry, fabric arts, woodwork, body care products and inspired west coast art. Talented musicians play every week!

  • When: Saturday,  10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Where: Otter Point Road at Eustace Road

Midsummer Artisan Market

Local Artisans are coming to Hillside Shopping Centre this August! Held in the outdoor parking lot behind Marshall’s Department store you will find up to 50 local vendors! With proper health guidelines in place, you will be able to safely shop while respecting social distancing.

You will be able find locally made home decor, children’s wares, bath & body, jewelry, art, sweet & savoury treats and more! We will be doing multiple giveaways leading up to the event, you do not want to miss it!

  • When:
    • Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    • Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Where: Hillside Shopping Centre, 1644 Hillside Avenue #21

Goldstream Farmers Market

The Market supports and promotes a sustainable and vibrant local agricultural industry and artisan community by providing an outlet for the farmers and artists.
If you grow it, make it, or bake it, come sell it at Goldstream Farmers Market in the heart of downtown Langford.

  • When: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Where: Goldstream Farmer’s Market in Veterans Memorial Park

Forest Therapy Walks

The walk will start off with a one-hour discussion, followed by a one -hour “light” version of a forest therapy walk.

Reconnect with yourself and nature through a mindful walk in the beautiful Gardens at HCP.

An ANFT Certified Forest Therapy Guide will offer you a unique “forest bathing” experience, an “immersion” into the space of trees, plants and the beings of the forest and gardens. During a guided walk, the guide will offer you a series of “invitations” or suggestions, to help you to slow down and connect with your senses.

  • When: Saturday, 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Where: The Gardens at HCP, 505 Quayle Road

Westwood Duo

Daniel Cook is a singer-songwriter-guitarist & Norm MacPherson is a guitar virtuoso. With duelling guitars and sweet vocals, they fuse contagious folk melodies with timeless country stories. The final mix is a blend of ambient instrumental classical & jazz flavours, creating a fresh brand of original West Coast Roots Music. Reservations highly recommended.

  • When: Saturday, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Where: Brentwood Bay Resort, 849 Verdier Avenue

Tally-Ho & Sea Cider Picnic Experience

Tally-Ho is now offering a Tally-Ho & Sea Cider Picnic Experience for a limited time: it’s a three-hour long carriage tour showcasing the Saanich Peninsula, and including a complimentary coffee or tea from Fresh Cup Roastery Café, a flight of six award-winning ciders selected by Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse, and a fresh gourmet meal prepared by Truffles Catering.

  • When: Sunday, 10:30 a.m., 12 p.m., 1:45 p.m.
  • Where: Tours depart from Fresh Cup Cafe & Roastery (101-1931 Mt. Newton X Rd, Saanichton, BC)

Silent Disco Yoga + Brunch in the Orchard at SeaCider

Dreamland Silent Disco & Social Club hosts two Silent Dico Yoga sessions at SeaCider on Sunday. Admission gets you a wireless headset which allows you to hear the live DJ during the one-hour yoga class, taught by Salt Spring Island local Amy Haysom. Also enjoy a complimentary cider tasting, along with coffee, tea, or bottled water from SeaCider. Note that you’ll need your own yoga mat!

  • When: Sunday, 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Where: SeaCider, 2847 Mt. Saint Michael Road, Saanichton

Drop-in Disc Golf at Royal Athletic Park

Bring your own discs for a 6-hole course designed for experience levels of all kinds. Never even heard of disc golf? That’s okay too! It’s exactly what it sounds like: players take turns throwing a flying disc to try to get closest to a target. Be sure to follow posted COVID-19 safety plans!

  • When: Sunday, 1 p.m.-8 p.m.
  • Where: Royal Athletic Park, 1014 Caledonia Avenue

Ross Bay Cemetery Walking Tour

The VNCS Heritage Committee invites you to join walking tours of some of the early Japanese Canadian pioneers resting in the Ross Bay Cemetery.

From Manzo Nagano’s second wife, Tsuya and daughter, Haru to Yoshitaro Muneyama, the earliest Japanese to be buried, to a marker for the Oriental Home, we will help bring life to these former lives and places. The tour will start at the Kakehashi monument, meaning bridge, to represent both the journey of the pioneers who came to Victoria from across the Pacific and also the joining of two cultures that contribute so much to our society today.

  • When: Sunday, 2:00 p.m. to -3:00 p.m.
  • Where: Ross Bay Cemetery, Meet at the corner of Stannard Avenue and Fairfield Road

Nature Walk with Guided Tour at Mary Lake 

Remember to preregister for the guided walks (groups of 6 for social distancing). Immerse yourself in the tranquil atmosphere of this special property. This land has been under conservation ownership since 1947 so nature definitely has a strong presence here.

The Mary Lake property has 7 different ecosystems, contains a 7 acre lake with various riparian areas and both the Earsman and Millstream creeks which are part of the 13,000 year old watershed flow thru it.

  • When: Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Where: Mary Lake Nature Sanctuary, 1772 Millstream Road

Drink & Think Trivia Sunday

All day Happy Hour and Drink & Think Trivia. So you think your’re smart?! Grab your friends and head down to the Times and flex your brain muscle and win some prizes!

  • When: Sunday, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Where:  Irish Times Pub, 1200 Government Street