Archive for September, 2014

Art of the Cocktail Festival

Friday, September 26th, 2014


Dates: October 4 – 6
Time and Location: Varies throughout event, please visit their website!

Art of the Cocktail is a weekend-long event that encompasses everything you need to know about cocktails! The event contains several tastings, workshops and three cocktail competitions.

You will not want to miss the main spectacle… A Grand Tasting featuring over 70 unique cocktail creations! If you are a cocktail enthusiast, or just enjoy sipping on delicious cocktails, this event is for you!

Featured Events:

- Futurist                                      - Drinking on a Deadline
- Gin Craze                                   – Earls’ Bar Games Competition
- Rumapalooza                              - The Spy Who Loved Whiskey
- Cocktail Hour                              - House Made, Not Home Made
- Home Bartender’s Competition     – How and Why of Cocktail Bitters
- Victoria Spirit Best of the Pacific North West

Please visit their website for a detailed itinerary of events and schedules!

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Date: Every Wednesday year-round
Time: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Back Carriageway, 1701 Douglas Street

Really take in Victoria’s culture with the Farmer’s Market happening weekly every Wednesday at the Victoria Public Market. The Farmer’s Market showcases local food, farmers and music! See what Victoria truly has to offer with its friendly atmosphere and great variety of local items! Everything is homegrown and handmade, meaning you truly get a taste of the local area.

A Taste of Items Featured:

Alchemy Juice: Fresh, raw juices are made right before the market to ensure perfection!
Be Raw Chocolate: Local, fair-trade, handmade chocolate.
Farm Food To Go: Features locally-made frozen dinners to go!
Luv BITES: Locally-made, healthy dog snacks.

This is only part of what the Victoria Public Market offers! Browse the market weekly at these times:
Tuesday – Saturday: 9:30 am – 6:30 pm
Sunday: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Mondays: Closed

Visit the website for more information!

Walking with Dinosaurs

Monday, September 1st, 2014

Dates and Times:
September 18, 7 pm
September 19, 3 & 7 pm
September 20, 11 am, 3 pm, & 7 pm
September 21, 1 pm & 5 pm
Location: Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre

Walking with Dinosaurs is back in Victoria! The spectacle features life-size dinosaurs and their story throughout the years, aging back to 245 million years ago. The show contains the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods of time, telling the story of how dinosaurs became.

The idea of this huge show began in 1996; however, the first show originated in Australia in 2007.  The show has played in over 243 cities across the world, with over 2000 shows!

Interesting Fact:

To travel around, it is necessary to have 27 trucks to transport all the Walking with Dinosaurs props!  Not to mention, dinosaurs range up to 36 feet tall and 56 feet long… talk about large!