You’ve made it over the hump! In honour of the work week nearing its end, 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, August 6th:

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

MADE WITH LOVE – 2020 Victoria Qualifiers

Watch your favorite bartenders compete via live broadcast on Facebook.

Bartenders of Victoria, here is your chance to show your talent and share your passion with the very bests among the cocktail community for the first step of the most extravagant competition in Canada: the Qualifiers!

  • When: 7 p.m.
  • Where: Online here

The High Quadra Ramblers LIVE at Hermann’s

The High Quadra Ramblers are a high energy banjo-fiddle duo performing their much-anticipated new original album. Both highly skilled instrumentalists, the album touches on multiple traditional genres while creating an entirely new feel to old music.

As well as instrumentals, the album features beautiful vocal harmonies on a few original folk songs. “Los Algodones” is a new wave of celtic, appalachian and french-canadian inspired music, with Pete Mynett on upright bass and Gabe Pinchbeck on guitar as guest musicians.

  • When: 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Where: Hermann’s Jazz Cub, 753 View Street

Tricked Out Trivia | “Hip Hop & Animals”

Get ready for the August Editions of Tricked Out Trivia!

Brought to you by Comedian hosts Dan Duvall, Evan Mumford, and Shane Priestley. Have a laugh, make em laugh, and win cool prizes.

Reservations recommended, call 250-380-1322 to guarantee your spot! There is a50 person capacity limit.

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

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