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CFB Esquimalt’s first-ever Arts & Music Festival is happening in Langford (CONTEST)


Anchors, away!

If you’re looking for a jam-packed day full of music, food, drag performances, bouncy castles and all-around fun—look no further.

On August 27th, CFB Esquimalt is organizing its first-ever Anchors Away Arts & Music Festival at Starlight Stadium in Langford, and you’re invited!

The all-encompassing, all-ages event is a way for the base to connect with the community where many military members reside.

Tickets for Anchors Away are on sale now, with a special discount for military members—you can grab yours online.

Plus, we’re giving away two family passes to two lucky winners! You’ll find those contest details below.

This event will run all day from 1 p.m. until 9 p.m., but gates open at noon—make sure you come early to get a good spot!

For the young and young at heart, there will be a bouncy castle, interactive games, an arts and crafts area, Balloon Twister, face painting, and Mister Mojo and his Magic Band performing.

When it comes to curbing your appetite, there will be no shortage of delicioys fppd trucks on-site, including L’Authentic Poutine and Burgers, Kattia’s Kitchen and Candytime—plus there will also be a licensed beer garden!

Here’s the full list of who’s performing at Anchors Away Arts & Music Festival:

There will also be free shuttle buses available between Starlight Stadium and Naden, Work Point, and Colwood Pacific Activity Centre (CPAC) departing at 12:15 p.m. on August 27th (Kingsmill – Dockyard Main Gate – Naden Building 50 parking lot – Colwood Pacific Activity Centre – Starlight Stadium) and back to these areas from the stadium starting at 1:15 p.m. The last bus departs from Starlight Stadium at 9:30 p.m. Government issued ID mandatory to access busses.

Additionally, free bike valets will also be available.


To win a family pass to Anchors Away Arts & Music Festival (we’re giving away two!), please do the following:

  1. LIKE Lookout Newspaper Navy News on Facebook, and leave a comment below once you have (1 entry)
  2. FOLLOW Lookout Newspaper Navy News on Instagram, and leave a comment below once you have (1 entry)
  3. COMMENT below who you’d take with you! (1 entry)

Contest entries will be accepted from the time and date of publishing until August 23rd. One winner will be chosen at random and contacted through the platform they used to enter. Make sure to register when commenting below.

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Anchors Away Arts and Music Festival

  • When:
    • Sunday, August 27th – 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. – gates open at 12 p.m.
  • Where: Starlight Stadium, 1089 Langford Pkwy
  • Tickets: Available online
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