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24 things to do in and around Victoria this weekend, July 15th-17th

(Northwest Deuce Days 2019 / Photo by Colin Smith Takes Pics)

This weekend, Victoria is full of events and celebrations to fill your schedule.

With late nights starting at the Malahat Skywalk, an art gallery paint-in event and National Ice Cream Day, the city is sure to be buzzing with excitement.

If you’re looking for a quieter, more relaxing weekend, hit up a farmer’s market, try some silent yoga or enjoy an outdoor concert.

Here are 24 things to do in and around Victoria this weekend, July 15th-17th:

Malahat Skywalk ‘Summer Saturdays’

The Malahat Skywalk are celebrating their one year anniversary with their new ‘Summer Saturdays’ series!

On Saturdays in July and August, the Malahat Skywalk will be open late, with live music and discounts on tickets after 5 pm

This weekend, you can enjoy the musical stylings of Christopher Tate.

You can see a full list of entertainment here.

  • Where :901 Trans-Canada Hwy, Malahat Skywalk
  • When: 9:30 am to 8 pm July 16th, 23rd, 30th and August 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th

TD Art Gallery Paint-In

It’s back, and it’s happening this weekend!

After a two year hiatus, the TD Art Gallery Paint-In will return, and it promises to be bigger and better than ever!

Celebrate up to 150 local artists and enjoy community, arts-based groups transforming Moss Street into a colorful art gallery.

You can see a full schedule of events and live music lineup here.

  • When: Saturday, July 16th, 11 am – 4 pm
  • Where: Moss Street—from Fort Street all the way to Dallas Road
  • Admission: FREE to attend!

Victoria Flamenco Festival 2022

(John Robertson 2019 Victoria Flamenco Festival)

Get your dancing shoes ready, Victoria!

The Victoria Flamenco Festival is back, for its tenth year in a row, showcasing a mix of local and international dancers, singers and guitarists collaborating to bring their love of the fiery art form directly to you!

This year, the event will incorporate a mix of virtual events, free in-person and ticketed events and workshops.

  • Where: Virtual events and events across Victoria
  • When: July 16th to 24th
  • Tickets: You can get tickets for For the Love of Flamenco, Music Night and QADAR: A date with Fate as well as workshops here.

Ready to dance? You can see the full Flamenco Festival schedule here.

Northwest Deuce Days

Car enthusiasts unite!

The popular Northwest Deuce Days is returning to Victoria this weekend, attracting classic car owners and lovers from North America and beyond.

The event has taken place in the city every three years, since it began in 1998.

Now, car lovers across the city are anticipating its return, with three days of events to celebrate.

You can learn more about the weekend’s events here.

Growlies BBQ for Dogs

This weekend, Growlies for Pets in Langford will be hosting their first ever Summer BBQ for dogs!

They will be cooking up Tollden Farms patties for dogs, sampling out sheep milk and kefir, and offering 15% off both in store! They will also be giving away some swag, giveaway prizes and more.

  • Where: 2871 Jacklin Rd #118, Growlies for Pets
  • When: 12 pm to 4 pm, Saturday, July 16th

Summer Paw-ty for the SPCA Fundraiser

On Saturday, Ina Motors will be hosting their Summer Paw-ty for the SPCA.

The event will feature live music, raffles, giveaways, BBQ and much more.

100% of the proceeds from the event will be donated to the Victoria SPCA.

  • Where: 719 Station Avenue, Ina Motors
  • When: 11 am to 4 pm, Saturday July 16th

Grand Opening of Saanich’s new bike park

Calling all mountain bike and BMX riders!

The new Tripp Station Youth Bike Skills Park in Saanich is set to open this weekend, just in time for riders to enjoy it this summer season!

The new park includes an asphalt pump track, dirt jumps and a skills trail.

A small parking lot is available but Saanich encourages everyone to access the park via the Lochside Regional Trail.

  • Where: Beside the George Tripp Hydro Substation at 4050 Lochside Drive north of McKenzie Avenue.
  • When: 11 am to 1 pm, Saturday July 16th

Langford Beer Festival

Anticipation is building for Langford’s first ever Beer Festival happening this weekend!

Now, the event has announced their impressive line up of over 80 BC craft breweries and cideries that will be joining them for the occasion.

The 19+ event, which will host 2,500 attendees, will focus on highlighting a diverse and curated lineup of craft beers and cideries from over 80 vendors!

Vendors include Ace Brewing Company, Category 12 Brewing, Driftwood Brewing, Hoyne Brewing, Merridale Cidery & Distillery, Moon Under Water, Whistle Buoy and more!

The event will also feature performances by The Projectors and Pulse Radio, local food trucks serving delicious summer treats and fun lawn games.

  • When: 4 pm to 8 pm, Saturday, July 16th
  • Where: Starlight Stadium
  • Tickets: $45 each. You can buy your tickets here!

James Bay Market

The James Bay Market has been in operation for 28 years. Visitors can still support local farms, food producers and craft vendors when they visit the James Bay staple.

  • When: 9 am to 3 pm Saturdays from May 7th to September 24th
  • Where: Corner of Menzies and Superior Street

Goldstream Farmers Market

Everything at the Goldstream Farmers Market is homemade, handmade or home grown.

Vendors offer local fruits and vegetables, fresh-baked breads and goodies, unique and quality crafts and textile creations. There is also live music, a water park and food trucks.

  • When: 10 am to 2 pm, Saturdays from May to October
  • Where: Veterans’ Memorial Park, Langford

Sooke Country Market

From April to October, you can find farm fresh veggies, crafts, baking, art and more at the Sooke Country Market.

The market is located in John Phillips Park, near the Sooke District Hall.

  • When: 10 am to 2 pm, Saturdays from April 23rd to October 8th
  • Where: Memorial Park, John Philips, Sook

Moss Street Market

Summer 2022 marks the 31st season of the Moss Street Market. The family favorite offers local and organic produce, handmade crafts, artisan clothing as well as community education.

Moss Street Market now offers an online market with delivery and pick up options. The organization also runs a Winter Market (November through April).

  • When: 10 am to 2 pm, every Saturday May through October
  • Where: 401 Moss Street, Sir James Douglas school grounds, surrounding boulevards and Porter Park

North Saanich Farm Market

2022 marks the 15th year of the North Saanich Farm Market!

The market is made possible by the love and work of many local growers, crafters, bakers, vintners and brewers and the dedicated volunteers and board.

  • When: 9:30 am to 12 pm, Saturdays from June 5th to October
  • Where: 10990 West Saanich Road

Peninsula Country Market

The Peninsula Country Market has more than 50 vendors weekly offering farm fresh products, jams and jellies, honey, homemade bread, cut flowers, assorted meats, organic produce and a fine selection of arts and crafts.

  • When: 1528 Stellys Cross Road, Saanich Fairgrounds
  • Where: 9 am to 1 pm, Saturdays from June 4th to October 8th

James Bay Market

The James Bay Market has been in operation for 28 years. Visitors can still support local farms, food producers and craft vendors when they visit the James Bay staple.

  • When: 9 am to 3 pm Saturdays from May 7th to September 24th
  • Where: Corner of Menzies and Superior Street

Goldstream Farmers Market

Everything at the Goldstream Farmers Market is homemade, handmade or home grown.

Vendors offer local fruits and vegetables, fresh-baked breads and goodies, unique and quality crafts and textile creations. There is also live music, a water park and food trucks.

  • When: 10 am to 2 pm, Saturdays from May to October
  • Where: Veterans’ Memorial Park, Langford

Sooke Country Market

From April to October, you can find farm fresh veggies, crafts, baking, art and more at the Sooke Country Market.

The market is located in John Phillips Park, near the Sooke District Hall.

  • When: 10 am to 2 pm, Saturdays from April 23rd to October 8th
  • Where: Memorial Park, John Philips, Sook

Moss Street Market

Summer 2022 marks the 31st season of the Moss Street Market. The family favorite offers local and organic produce, handmade crafts, artisan clothing as well as community education.

Moss Street Market now offers an online market with delivery and pick up options. The organization also runs a Winter Market (November through April).

  • When: 10 am to 2 pm, every Saturday May through October
  • Where: 401 Moss Street, Sir James Douglas school grounds, surrounding boulevards and Porter Park

North Saanich Farm Market

2022 marks the 15th year of the North Saanich Farm Market!

The market is made possible by the love and work of many local growers, crafters, bakers, vintners and brewers and the dedicated volunteers and board.

  • When: 9:30 am to 12 pm, Saturdays from June 5th to October
  • Where: 10990 West Saanich Road

Peninsula Country Market

The Peninsula Country Market has more than 50 vendors weekly offering farm fresh products, jams and jellies, honey, homemade bread, cut flowers, assorted meats, organic produce and a fine selection of arts and crafts.

  • When: 1528 Stellys Cross Road, Saanich Fairgrounds
  • Where: 9 am to 1 pm, Saturdays from June 4th to October 8th

Enjoy a scoop of ice cream

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!

This Sunday, July 17th is National Ice Cream Day, which means it’s time to get out there and grab a scoop of your favorite flavor of ice cream.

The weekend’s forecast is sun sun sun, giving us the perfect opportunity to enjoy some frozen treats.

Although, there’s never a bad time for ice cream!

You can see our list of places to get the perfect scoop here.

Michosin Farmers Market

This summer, take a relaxing drive into Michosin country, where the sheep and cattle graze and the rolling hills beckon.

Buy your fresh vegetables, breads, jams, salsa, baked goods and gifts (or crafts) for your loved ones.

  • When: 11 am to 2 pm, Sundays from May 8th to October 30th
  • Where: 4450 Happy Valley Road, Michosin Municipal Grounds

Sidney Farmers Market

The Sidney Farmers Market is back with artisans, baking, clothing, health and beauty, entertainment and more!

Check out their website weekly for updated vendor lists.

  • When: 10 am to 2 pm, Sundays from May 8th to September 25th
  • Where: Outdoor parking area of Mary Winspear Centre

See an outdoor concert in Victoria

As in past years, the City of Victoria has organized a number of summer events in and around Victoria including live music at six different outdoor venues.

In May, the city announced the CityVibe was returning, a virtual go-to guide for free events, summer festivals, arts and cultural activities, galleries and public markets.

The guide showcases 40 festivals and outdoor activities and more than 100 free outdoor music concerts and activities.

Bands will perform at various featured spots downtown, including Fort Common, Broad Street Pedestrian Zone, Centennial Square, Fisherman’s Wharf Park, and Cameron Bandshell in Beacon Hill Park.

Check out the full list of concerts here.

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