Malahat Skywalk
(photo via Malahat SkyWalk Facebook)

Summer is getting exciting!

With new events being planned and announced everyday, it finally feels as though things are heading toward a new normal. 

This weekend grab a friend and enjoy concert series, summer night markets, drive in movies and more!

Here are 14 things to do in and around Victoria this weekend, July 16th-18th:

Summer Nights Market in Fernwood 

The Summer Nights Market in Fernwood is an outdoor, pop-up market under the sunset sky. Meet the local makers who will be bringing you Indigenous medicines, Ceramics, Botanicals, Skin Care and more!

  • Where: 1508 Haultain Street
  • When: 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday July 16th 

Attend a SKAMpede event

SKAM is back and hosting it’s 13th annual SKAMpeded Festival!

Sixteen Vancouver Island/Vancouver theatre companies will perform in various venues spread out across central Victoria, the inner harbour and along the Galloping Goose Trail. 

  • Where: Varies on ticket purchase (Cecelia Ravine, Central Spur Rd, Songhees Walkway, or Harbour Downtown)
  • When: Friday July 16th to Sunday July 18th, various tour times available
  • Price: Pay what you can ticket model. Tickets can be purchased online

Attend Mayfair’s Summer Concert Series

This summer, Cascadia Strings and Mayfair have collaborated to bring a summer concert series  with pop-up string quartet concerts on the outdoor patio.

Each date will have a different theme, with this Saturday’s theme being “Roaring 20s”

  • Where: Mayfair Mall, The Outdoor Patio, outside of the Blanshard Street Entrance
  • When: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Saturday July 17th

Sooke Country Market

Visiting Sooke Country Market is a perfect Saturday morning activity. Browse through the vendors selling everything from fresh produce, jewelry, gardening supplies and more. 

Check out the list of vendors. 

  • Where: John Phillips Memorial Park, 2201 Otter Point Road
  • When: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Saturdays until October 9th

Moss Street Market

2021 marks Moss Street Market’s 30th season in operation. If you prefer contactless pick up, you can visit the online Moss Street Market to pick up your order.

Check out the list of vendors. 

  • Where: 1330 Fairfield Road
  • When: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Saturdays through October

See a movie at the drive in!

No, you haven’t been transported back in time, this is real! Legacy Drive-In has announced showtimes for their outdoor theatre at Westshore Motorsports Park. 

This weekend, see Grease and Rango from the comfort of your car as you enjoy food by Westshore Burger Co. 

Tickets must be purchased in advance and it is recommended patrons arrive 30 minutes before showtime to ensure they get the best spot. 

  • Where: Westshore Motorsports Park (formerly Western Speedway) 2207 Millstream road
  • When: Grease: 11:00 p.m., Saturday July 17th, Rango: 9:30 p.m., Sunday July 18th
  • Price: $30/car. Tickets can be purchased here

Sidney Street Market

The Sidney Street Market is back! After a prolonged COVID-19 absence, the market has returned to a new location at the Mary Winspear Centre. While you’re there, be sure to check out Glory Bakehouse for some delicious brownies. 

  • Where: Mary Winspear Centre, 2243 Beacon Avenue, Sidney
  • When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., every Sunday through October 10th

Metchosin Farmers Market

Visit the Metchosin Farmers Market for fresh vegetables, breads, jams, salsa, baked goods and more!

  • Where: Metchosin Municipal Grounds, 4450 Happy Valley Road
  • When: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Sundays until the end of October

Attend Silent Disco Yoga at Sea Cider

This summer, attend a completely unique yoga experience at Sea Cider, a silent disco yoga class. Enjoy a complimentary cider tasting after the class!

  • Where: Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse, 2487 Mt. St. Michael Rd, Saanichton
  • When: Most Sundays at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.
  • To book:  Buy your tickets online

Experience an interactive mural

Local artist Samantha Paul, and Hololabs have collaborated to bring an interactive mural to downtown Victoria. 

Mounted on the side of the Save on Foods Memorial Centre, the 20’ X 40’ basketball mural is not just something to look at. Visitors can scan the QR code to experience an augmented interactive element to the artwork including 3D animals, hidden puzzles and thematic content related to basketball and the Pacific Northwest.

Try a new workout class

Fitness classes are back!

As restrictions ease, workout classes are finally re-opening and going back to regular capacity.

If you are interested in trying something new but want to try out some different workouts before committing to a lot of money we have a list of 15 new-member deals at local fitness studios!

Take a stay-cation on Vancouver Island

BC was recently named Canada’s #1 staycation destination! Which means we are envied by the rest of Canada for our beautiful views, nature and relaxing environment. 

Plan a staycation on our very own island with this list of 10 unique Airbnb getaways right here at home!

Take in the views on the Malahat Skywalk

This weekend, the highly anticipated Malahat Skywalk will finally be open!

The attraction includes a viewing platform 250 metres above sea level, cafe, shops and a 600m elevated TreeWalk and nature trail. 

The Skywalk offers scenic views of Mt. Baker, Finlayson Arm, the Saanich Peninsula, and islands in two countries. 

View the Malahat Skywalk website for ticket information.

Visit the animals at Beacon Hill Children’s Farm

After a long hiatus due to COVID-19, the Beacon Hill Children’s Farm has re-opened for the summer. 

COVID-19 safety protocols are in place and the farm will be viewing only at this time. The daily public goat stampede will also not be running. 

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