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5 things to do in and around Victoria this Friday, June 14th


Happy Friday, Victoria!

Deep breaths, you’ve practically reached the weekend—and what a kick off it’ll be.

Dive into FernFest as it kicks off and continues on Saturday, June 15th, take a loved on on a nice date for Sunset Sips, or check out a special Pride themed Fridays at the Station event in Langford!

If you’re really hoping to let out some amped up energy, Upstairs Cabaret is hosting a pre-party for the famous Shambhala Music Festival too.

Here’s 5 things to do in and around Victoria on Friday, June 14th:

Sunset Sips at the Fairmont Empress

Back by popular demand, guests can once again indulge in the elevated night time experience, Sunset Sips!

This incredible experience puts a twist on tradition with tea-infused cocktails and mocktails presented in elegant glass teapots as well as wonderous plates of appetizers.

Bookings are $48 per person and you do so here, as well as view their menu.

  • Where: Fairmont Empress, 721 Government Street
  • When: Friday, June 14th from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.


FernFest is a beloved community event that always draws in impressive crowds and offers non-stop entertainment for all ages!

It kicks off on June 14th and runs until Saturday, June 15th—plenty of time to check out the featured musicians, performers, magic, artisan vendors, kids zone, walking tours and much more.

There will also be lots of food and beer to treat yourself too!

FernFest is free, so gather all of your loved ones and get down to Fernwood this week!

  • Where: Fernwood Square, 1295 Gladstone Avenue
  • When: Friday, June 14th from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

An Evening with MaMuse and the Gettin’ Higher Choir

Join the MaMuse duo (joined by two additional musicians) with the Gettin’ Higher Choir for a wonderful evening of wonderfully uplifting and powerful music!

This year marks the 25th annual fundraising concert for the Gettin’ Higher Choir, and they’re thrilled to share the stage with MaMuse.

General admission tickets are $40 if purchased in advance.

  • Where: Alix Goolden Performance Hall, 900 Johnson Street
  • When: Friday, June 14th from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Shambhala Pre-Party

Get ready for the 25th annual Shambhala Music Festival with the warmup pre-party!

Each attendee to arrive before 11:30 p.m. will be entered for the chance to win tickets to the sold out Shambhala festival.

Dance and have a fantastic time with friends—festival attire and costumes are always encouraged!

Tickets are nearly gone, but there’s still some left for Tier 2, priced at around $32.

  • Where: Upstairs Cabaret, 15 Bastion Square
  • When: Friday, June 14th from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Fridays at the Station: Pride Celebration

Don’t miss this special Pride themed Fridays at the Station event in Langford!

Ring in the weekend at The Langford Station by enjoying live music, a selection of delicious food trucks, browsing local businesses and artist studios, and of course flights of delicious BC craft beer.

In honour of Pride, West Shore Parks & Recreation will be leading a community craft project (Rainbow River!), there will be friendship making kits, special treats, and a Pride backdrop for you to enjoy!

The Victoria Beer Society’s Beer Truck will be on site serving cold sleeves and flights of craft beer every Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

This Friday will feature live music from Jaxxee!

  • Where: The Langford Station, 720 Station Avenue
  • When: Friday, June 14th from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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