Afrobeat in the Square
July 13th, 2015
Date: June 16th @6:00pm to 9:30pm
Location: Centennial Square at Douglas and Pandora
Enjoy a night of funky afrobeat and sweet grooves followed by afro-funk party at the Copper Owl. Part of the Eventide Music Series: The 10-week long series will feature both local and touring bands every Thursday all summer.
Kárà-Kátà Afrobeat Group, from Vancouver, has been popularized by the full-power renditions of classic West African Afrobeat tracks as well as their own material. Afrobeat music blends funk, jazz, highlife, psychedelic rock, and traditional rhythms.
For more information about the music series visit the website.
Good Old Daze in Mill Bay
July 12th, 2015
Date: June 6th to 17th @9:30am to 5:30pm
Location: Mill Bay Center at 2720 Mill Bay
This creative community event will be different from any other activity you will participate in this summer. Over 80, life sized, “People from the Past”, crafted by 46 local businesses and community groups competing for “Best Scarecrow.”
Some examples include a 1920s Prohibition saloon, complete with Al Capone, his fellow mobsters, and a moonshine still. Discover where sandwiches, popsicles, blue jeans and many other things we take for granted, actually originated.
For more information visit the Used Victoria add.
Vancouver Island Mead Festival
July 2nd, 2015
Date: June 12th @ 1:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Tugwell Creek Honey Farm and Meadery at 8750 West Coast, Sooke
Tugwell Creek Honey Farm and Meadery is hosting Western Canada’s first Mead Fest on the farm. Enjoy authentic mead with the best foods the west coast can offer. The afternoon will combine an exquisite long table lunch and a sneak preview of a soon to be released mead on tap!
For more information about the festival and Tugwell Creek visit the website.
July 1st, 2015
Happy Canada Day from the Royal Scot Hotel & Suites
Five Hole for Food
June 30th, 2015
Date: July 17th @ 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: Mayfair Shopping Centre at 3147 Douglas
Five Hole for Food is touring Canadian cities from coast-to-coast, and is combining our hockey hearts with community spirit as a vehicle for social change. The Mustard Seed is joining Five Hole for Food and Topaz Hockey for Victoria’s second annual day of ball hockey, to raise food and funds for Victoria families.
To find out more about this event and the organization visit the website.
Rock the Shores
June 29th, 2015
Date: July 17th to July 19th
Location: West Shore Parks & Rec-Lower Fields, 1767 Old Island Hwy
In only the fourth year since conception, Rock the Shores has already made its name as a must attend summer festival. Food vendors, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available as well as other tents/stands will line the grassed venue. This year you can upgrade to a VIP ticket or an exclusive cabana for you and your closest 9 friends.
For more information about this festival as well as the entertainment line-up visit the website.
June 28th, 2015
Date: July 12th @ 11:00am to 3:00pm
Location: Latch Inn & Restaurant at 2328 Harbour, Sidney
Enjoy a magical afternoon of music, entertainment and refreshments with a Wonderland themed event. Entertainment will include the Gypsy Jazz Trio, Cold Cut Combo and the Enchanted Fables Wonderland Troupe. Present will also be a Vendors Market, book drive for the Girl Guides and other activities. A portion of the profits will be donated to the Girl Guides.
For more information and pricing visit the website.
Colour Vibe 5K
June 27th, 2015
Date: July 12th @ 9:00am start
Location: Bullen Park Esquimalt
Experience the most #VIBErant 5K of all time! “Colour Vibe” blasts participants with tons of colour and epic beats during and after the run/walk course. After the run/walk, participants will enjoy a dance party, ZUMBA and more colour splashes! Come as a blank canvas and leave as a colourful mural. A portion of the proceeds support Esquimalt Parks and Recreation community programs and events. Book your tickets fast as spots are filling up.
For more information visit the website.
Music by the Sea at Bamfield
June 26th, 2015
Date: July 4th to July 12th
Location: Rix Centre for Ocean Discoveries in Bamfield
This amazing festival features world-class performances from classical and contemporary solo and chamber music to sophisticated jazz and alternative music.
“Superb acoustics and the spectacular view of the west coast of Vancouver Island’s mystic, bold Pacific, right behind the performers; make this truly the most inspiring venue anywhere in the Pacific Northwest- an intimate musical experience in a breathtaking setting.” – Christopher Donison, Executive Artistic Director.
For more information about this festival visit the website.
Annual Vintage Cadillac Car Show
June 25th, 2015
Date: July 12th @ 10:00am to 5:30pm
Location: Fort Rodd Hill & Fisgard Lighthouse at 603 Fort Rodd Hill
Join the Vancouver Island Chapter of the Cadillac Car Club of B.C. for Canada’s largest Cadillac show! With close to a hundred cards, the show offers every cariety of this luxury marque: the sleek roadsters of the ‘30s, the ‘50s classics (all pastels, fins and chrome), ambulances, hearses, custom jobs, low-riders, and cutting-edge current models.
For more information visit the website.