Caddy Bay Festival returns this weekend

Cadboro Bay’s annual summer celebration of local music and food – and features the legendary giant sand sculpture – returns to Cadboro Bay this weekend.

Cadboro Bay’s annual summer celebration of local music and food – and features the legendary giant sand sculpture – returns to Cadboro Bay this weekend.

“Even in the rain, it’s always a success,” said Deborah Dickson, Cadboro Bay Residents Association director and organizer for Cadboro Bay Festival.

“And there’s always lots of workshops by local musicians, so it adds to the flavour.”

The Cadboro Bay Residents Association and Business Improvement Association, in conjunction with Pepper’s Foods, host the free afternoon, which also features arts and crafts, bouncy castles, community info booths, and a giant swing ride.

For Dickson, the event is about more than the return of festival favourites: pirate school and a treasure hunt.

“Lots of people who lived in the area in the past come home and tie it into their visit home with family,” she said. “You hear lots of fun stories and memories of Cadboro Bay and Gyro Park.”

Cadboro Bay Festival is a part of Saanich Summer Sunfest and runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7. For more information on upcoming Sunfest events, visit www.saanichsunfest.ca.

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Stage schedule

11 to 11:50 a.m. – Thorn

Noon to 12:50 p.m. – Shag Harbour

1 to 1:50 p.m. – Younger Than Yesterday

2 to 2:50 p.m. – Goats & Kids

2:50 p.m. – Island Savings “10,000 Pennies Treasure Map Draw”