Esquimalt Lagoon in Colwood from above (@vsmcablester/ Instagram)

It’s almost time to say goodbye to May!

With June right around the corner, we’re hoping the sun is back and here to stay. 

This weekend, check out Langford Station’s new pop-up summer series, catch a lacrosse season opener game or cheer on your favourites at a highly anticipated roller derby match.

Here are 12 things to do in and around Victoria this weekend, May 27th-29th:

Fridays at the Station

Langford Station has a whole new look and it is sure to be the new place to be!

The station turned community hub will feature cold drinks, delicious food and plenty of shopping every Friday throughout the summer. 

The weekly pop-up summer series is hosted by Victoria Beer Society who will also be on site serving up cold sleeves and flights of craft beer each week.

  • Where: Langford Station, 720 Station Avenue
  • When: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., every Friday from May 20th to August 26th

Victoria Shamrocks Season Opener

This weekend, the Victoria Shamrocks take on the New Westminster Salmonbellies in their season opener!

  • Where: 100.3 The Q Centre, 1767 Old Island Highway
  • When: 8 p.m., Friday May 27th
  • Tickets:  You can get your tickets here

Malicious Monster Truck Tour

Start those engines!

An epic monster truck competition is coming to the West Shore this weekend, and you could be up close and personal to see it live.

The event, hosted by Straight Up Racing and Malicious Monster Truck Tour, is happening this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Not only will attendees be able to watch the trucks compete, they will also have the opportunity to ride in a real monster truck!

  • Where: 2207 Millstream Road, Westshore Motorsports Park
  • When: May 27th, May 28th and May 29th
  • Tickets: $30 each for adults. You can get your tickets here

Fired Up! Contemporary Ceramics Show

This weekend, Fired Up is back after a two-year hiatus to host their 36th annual show and sale at Metchosin Community Hall. 

Masks are required at the event.

  • Where: 4401 William Head Road, Metchosin Community Hall
  • When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, May 28th and Sunday, May 29th

Bloom Art Show

The Bloom Art Show is back for its 13th year!

This show celebrates spring with bursts of big, bold, floral artwork in a vibrant bouquet of colour.

  • Where: 3221 Heatherbell, Colwood
  • When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, May 28th and Sunday, May 29th

The Esquimalt Clothing & Toy Exchange

This weekend, bring what you can and take what you need at the Esquimalt Clothing and Toy Exchange. 

The event will take place on the fourth Saturday of each month until June, free and open to everyone in all communities. 

Clothing of all genders and sizes is accepted, as well as shoes, clothing accessories, books, video games, toys and more!

Take what you need for free!

  • Where: 500 Admirals Road, Wheeley Hall, Esquimalt United Church (Entrance off Lyall Street by Rainbow Kitchen)
  • When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday May 28th

Blossoming at the Farm Society’s Family Fundraiser

Blossom at the Farm Society’s 3rd annual family fundraiser is this weekend!

The farm and sanctuary is a non-profit, offering services to children and youth.

Enjoy mini photo sessions, a silent auction, llama wool sales, guided animal visits, door prizes, a gourmet hot lunch and more. 

  • Where: 1128 Finlayson Arm Road, Langford
  • When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday May 28th

Eves of Destruction roller derby

Victoria’s favourite contact roller skating derby league is back and ready to kick off a brand new season!

After a two-year hiatus, Eves of Destruction returns with a double-header event at Archie Browning Sports Centre this weekend.

On May 28th, the action returns with a ‘Goths vs Plastics’ opening game, featuring skaters from each of Eves of Destruction’s house teams, followed by a mash-up Eves Showcase.  

You won’t want to miss this!

On May 28th, the action returns with a ‘Goths vs Plastics’ opening game, featuring skaters from each of Eves of Destruction’s house teams, followed by a mash-up Eves Showcase.  

You won’t want to miss this!

  • Where: 1151 Esquimalt Road, Archie Browning Sports Centre
  • When: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday May 28th
  • Tickets: $10 in advance online or $15 at the door

Greater Victoria Walk for Alzheimers

Did you know only half of all British Columbians understand that receiving a diagnosis of dementia does not mean the end of a meaningful life? 

On Sunday, May 29th, CRD residents will join thousands of people across the province to support people affected by dementia at the Alzheimer Society of BC’s largest fundraiser, the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzeheimers. 

  • Where: Clover Point Park, 1250 Dallas Road
  • When: Registration begins at 9 a.m., walk from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

The Village Block Party

This Sunday, Cook Street village will transform into a free and family friendly block party!

The event will feature live music, food trucks, activities, vendor and a licenced, curated beer garden. 

  • Where: Cook Street Village
  • When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday May 29th

Try a wacky and delicious ice cream cone

There’s nothing better on a hot day than an ice cream cone, but how about a cone with a funky twist? 

Lickity Drippity, a Nanaimo based ice cream truck, is bringing their delicious and wacky treats to the public.

The ice cream truck offers a variety of soft serve flavours, all made from a Canada based creamery as well as popsicles, sundaes, cotton candy, popcorn and mini donuts.

  • Location: Fourth Street beside Panago Pizza in Nanaimo.
  • Hours: 4 p.m. to 10 pm., weekdays except Tuesday, 12 p.m. to 10 pm., Saturday and Sunday

McDonalds Dollar Drink Days

McDonald’s Canada is ready to officially kick off summer with the announcement of the return of Summer Drink Days!

Starting today, May 24th until September 5th, you can take advantage of all the deals on refreshing fountain drinks, ice coffees and more at participating locations.

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