North Saanich Food & Farm Festival – Flavour Trail 2016

August 9th, 2016
Events underway as BC celebration by Province of BC

Events underway as BC celebration by Province of BC

Date: August 19th to 21st
Location: Various locations throughout North Saanich see map on website
Website: http://www.flavourtrails.com/index.php/nsflavourtrail/

This popular annual festival highlights North Saanich’s growers, harvesters, fishers, vinters, chefs and producers that are right here in our backyard. Experience the locations by bike or car and take a farm or winery tour, sample food, enjoy music and art all while learning about regional indigenous harvesting.

For more information visit the website.

Sunday Funday

August 8th, 2016
Community Kitchen by Jen Arrr

Community Kitchen by Jen Arrr

Date: August 14th @ 11:00am to 3:00pm
Location: Victoria Public Market at 1701 Douglas
Website: http://victoriapublicmarket.com/event-calendar/

Enjoy live music, lots of local artisans selling their handmade items, delicious lunch options available from the permanent vendors, and cooking demonstrations and samples out of the Community Kitchen.

For more information visit the website.

Esquimalt Arts Festival

August 6th, 2016
Victoria Chalk Art Festival by Blake Handley

Victoria Chalk Art Festival by Blake Handley

Date: August 14th @ 11:00am to 4:00pm
Location: English Inn at 429 Lampson
Website: http://www.townshiparts.org/

The stately English Inn will host a showcase of local and regional artists. Artist demonstrations and book readings from local authors, interactive activities for the children, live music, food trucks, and an amazing strawberry tea will all be had.

For more information visit the website.

12th Annual Bowker Creek Brush Up Art Show and Sale

August 5th, 2016
Artist's Hands with Brushes by abductit

Artist's Hands with Brushes by abductit

Date: August 14th @ 11:00am to 4:30pm
Location: Bowker Creek Park @ 1660 Hampshire
Website: http://www.oakbayartists.com/

Join over 40 artists, on the shady banks in this urban Oak Bay Park, as they interact with the public while creating their art form. Participating artists will display their paintings, pottery, sculptures, jewelry, photography and more! A creation station for the kids, music and great food will make this an event for everyone.

For more information visit the website.

2016 India Mela: Passage Through Indian Subcontinent

August 4th, 2016
Henna by melgupta

Henna by melgupta

Date: August 12th@4pm to 7:30pm; 13th@11am to 8pm & 14th@11am to 7pm
Location: Cedar Hill Golf Course at 1400 Derby
Website: http://www.iccavictoria.com/

“Engage in a passage through Indian traditions, culture and heritage. Savor authentic food from all parts of India prepared by local restaurants. Experience multicultural, Indian classical and Bollywood dance and music performed by talented performers. Indian Jewelry, apparel and accessories featuring local and national retailers will be on display for purchase. Also available will be a bouncy castle, water games, palmistry, henna and many more fun-filled activities.”

For more information visit the website.

22nd Annual Dragon Boat Festival

August 3rd, 2016
Victoria Dragon Boat Festival by Jay-P

Victoria Dragon Boat Festival by Jay-P

Date: August 12th to 14th
Location: Victoria Inner Harbour
Website: http://victoriadragonboat.com/

One of Victoria’s most spectacular summer festivals and the only dragon boat festival in Canada to take place in a working harbor is back for another year. New this year will be improvements to the paddlers’ village with expanded food options and surprises on the water.

For more information visit the website.

Arts & Music in the Gardens

August 2nd, 2016
Dahlia Test Garden by Nikki

Dahlia Test Garden by Nikki

Date: August 6th to 7th @ 11:00am to 4:00pm
Location: The Gardens at HCP at 505 Quayle
Website: http://hcp.ca/event/art-music-in-the-gardens/2016-08-07/

Over 40 local artists will perform in the beautiful Gardens at HCP while visitors have the opportunity to view and purchase paintings, ceramics, wood working, jewelry, glass works, textiles, and much more. You will also be able to view the HCP’s new Bonsai Garden and talk to members of the Vancouver Island Bansai Club who will be there with their plants. Master Gardeners will also be on hand to answer your even your toughest gardening questions. Free shuttle bus from VI Technology Park parking area (behind Camosun College Interurban Campus) will be available.

For more information visit the website.

Mike Delamont

August 1st, 2016
Victoria, BC by Herb Neufeld

Victoria, BC by Herb Neufeld

Date: August 5th @ 8:00pm
Location: Royal Theatre at 805 Broughton
Website: http://www.rmts.bc.ca/events/mike-delamont-2016-royal-theatre

Mike was the first local comedian to play the Mcpherson Playhouse in 2012 and this performance will be the first local comedian to play in the Royal Theatre! He is a 3 time Canadian Comedy Award Nominee who has sold out in major theatres across North America and is considered one of the fastest rising comedians in the country!

For more information visit the website.

Raven Baroque in the Gilded Chapel at St. Ann’s Academy

July 31st, 2016
Period Pianos! by MitchellShapiroPhotography

Period Pianos! by MitchellShapiroPhotography

Date: August 4th @ 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Location: St. Ann’s Academy National Historic Site at 835 Humboldt
Website: http://www.ravenbaroque.org/

Be transported back to the 1650’s with this baroque concert in the gilded chapel at historic St. Ann’s Academy. Pieces from Vivaldi Double Cello Concerto, Telemann Double Viola Concerto, a piano concerto by Michel Corrette, Pergolesi & Gleck flute works + more. The performers will be in period costume to complete the experience.

For more information visit the website.

2016 Victoria Flamenco Festival

July 30th, 2016
Flamenco by Denice Womack-Avila

Flamenco by Denice Womack-Avila

Date: August 1st to 7th
Location: Centennial Square and other various locations
Website: http://www.victoriaflamencofestival.com/

Vancouver Island Flamenco artists and students have the opportunity to develop their art through workshops and to share their passion with the greater community through performance.

For more information visit the website.