Monday, July 22, 2024

Here’s a list of sweet summer events happening in Sidney you won’t want to miss (CONTEST)


Summer has arrived, and the quaint town of Sidney has plenty of fun in store!

From bustling outdoor markets to lively Canada Day celebrations and classic car shows, there’s sure to be something for everyone.

So, whether you’re a resident on the Saanich Peninsula or visiting from Victoria, you’ll want to add these events to your must-do calendar.

To top off the fun, we have teamed up with Explore Sidney to give away a $100 Sidney by the Sea gift card to one lucky winner! You can use this at any business in the Sidney downtown core—full details below.

Without further ado, here’s a list of events happening in Sidney this summer:

Sidney Street Market

(Sidney Street Market)

The 2024 Sidney Street Market will take place on Beacon Avenue on Thursday evenings from June 6th to September 5th.

Thousands of people flock to downtown Sidney on market nights to check out unique vendors, enjoy live entertainment, and grab a bite to eat.

  • Where: Along Beacon Avenue
  • When: Every Thursday from June 6th to September 5th, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Sidney Days and Canada Day

Sidney Days is a much-anticipated community celebration, occurring over Canada Day long weekend, from Sunday, June 30th to Monday, July 1st.

This two-day event offers fun, food, and festivities for all ages, highlighting the beauty of Sidney. It begins on June 30th at 7:30 p.m. in Beacon Park with an opening ceremony, live music by the Tune Raiders, and fireworks over the Sidney Waterfront at 10:15 p.m.

On July 1st, start with a pancake breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Mary Winspear Centre, followed by the Canada Day Parade at 11:30 a.m. along Beacon Avenue. The Family Fun Fair at Iroquois Park runs until 4 p.m., featuring games, food, and entertainment.

Wrap up the festivities with the Build-a-Boat Challenge at 5 p.m. in Beacon Park, where boats are constructed and launched from Glass Beach.

  • Where: Various locations – see event details here
  • When: Various times on Sunday, June 30th to Monday, July 1st

Summer Sounds Concert Series

Head down to Beacon Park in Sidney every Sunday for an afternoon of live music. There will be a different group performing each weekend until August 25th. Check out the Peninsula Celebrations website to see who will be performing.

  • Where: Beacon Park
  • When:  Every Sunday until August 25th, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Torque Masters Auto Extravaganza 

The largest car show in Sidney is returning this Sunday, August 4th and will have exceptional models of classic vehicles lined up along the streets.

There will also be food trucks and a beer garden available so you can enjoy the display and keep yourself fed and quenched all day long!

  • Where: Along Beacon Avenue between 5th Street and the waterfront, Sidney
  • When: Sunday, August 4th from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Downtown Sidney Sidewalk Sale

The Sidney Sidewalk Sale returns as one of the region’s largest summer shopping events. Over 50 businesses will offer deeply discounted summer merchandise, with a live stage at Fourth Street for added entertainment. Enjoy lunch at a Sidney restaurant, visit the live photo booth at the Sidney Pier Hotel, get face painting at Buddies Toys, and play lawn games in Beacon Park!

  • Where: Various locations in downtown Sidney
  • When: Saturday, August 12th, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Salish Sea Lantern Festival

(Salish Sea Lantern Festival)

Celebrate art, light, community, and culture at the Salish Sea Lantern Festival. Enjoy live performances and activities for all ages, followed by a parade featuring handmade lanterns and large-scale installations.

Before the Festival, join a lantern-building workshop or watch an online tutorial to create your own lantern. Jellyfish lantern kits are also available at local retailers.

  • Where: Along Beacon Avenue between 5th Street and the waterfront, Sidney
  • When: Saturday, August 24th, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

In celebration of these events, we’ve partnered with Explore Sidney to give away a $100 Sidney by the Sea gift card to one lucky winner—you’ll find those details below!


For a chance to win a $100 Sidney by the Sea Gift Card care of the Explore Sidney, complete one or more of the following:

Contest entries will be accepted from the time and date of publishing until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3rd. One winner will be chosen at random and contacted through the platform they used to enter.

Contest Rules

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