Festival

At the heart of the Parksville Beach Festival is the Sand Sculpting Competition, attracting professional sculptors from all over the world.

Sun, sand + celebrations: Festival brings international sand sculptors to Parksville

Parksville Beach Festival returns July 14 to Aug. 21 with activities for all ages

  • Jun 13, 2022

 

At the heart of the Parksville Beach Festival is the Sand Sculpting Competition, attracting professional sculptors from all over the world.

Sun, sand + celebrations: Festival brings international sand sculptors to Parksville

Parksville Beach Festival returns July 14 to Aug. 21 with activities for all ages

  • Jun 13, 2022

 

Live music accompanied the dance performances at Mabuhay Day in downtown Victoria in 2019. The annual celebration of Filipino culture returns to Centennial Square this weekend, June 11 and 12. (Black Press Media file photo)

Mabuhay! Filipino celebration returns this weekend to Victoria

Centennial Square will be filled with music, food, and arts Saturday and Sunday

 

The James Bay Athletic Association and Vancouver Rowing Club rugby teams battle it out in a line-out during a match for the Ferguson Cup at MacDonald Park in Victoria. The association will be hosting its first-ever Spot Prawn and Fiddle Fest June 12 at the park. (Black Press Media File Photo)

1st ever Spot Prawn and Fiddle Fest coming to James Bay

The free event running June 12 will feature food, music, and rugby demos

The James Bay Athletic Association and Vancouver Rowing Club rugby teams battle it out in a line-out during a match for the Ferguson Cup at MacDonald Park in Victoria. The association will be hosting its first-ever Spot Prawn and Fiddle Fest June 12 at the park. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Dancers with the Luna Ukrainian Ensemble put on a colourful floral performance at Folktoria on Saturday (June 4) in Centennial Square. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Folktoria brings multicultural experience to downtown Victoria

Free festival in person for first time in 3 years, continues Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Dancers with the Luna Ukrainian Ensemble put on a colourful floral performance at Folktoria on Saturday (June 4) in Centennial Square. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Members of the Canadian Forces Skyhawks parachute team performing a ‘three-stack drag’ in a previous show. The team performs over Victoria twice this holiday weekend. (Courtesy Skyhawks Canada)

PHOTOS: Victoria Day weekend participants ready to soar

Canadian Forces Skyhawks will light up the skies Saturday and Sunday

Members of the Canadian Forces Skyhawks parachute team performing a ‘three-stack drag’ in a previous show. The team performs over Victoria twice this holiday weekend. (Courtesy Skyhawks Canada)
A pirate ship fires its ‘canons’ as it makes its way past hundreds of spectators during the 2022 Esquimalt Buccaneer Days parade Saturday. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Esquimalt Buccaneer Days draw hundreds after two-year break

Saturday’s parade, carnival and art market, with the fun continuing Sunday

A pirate ship fires its ‘canons’ as it makes its way past hundreds of spectators during the 2022 Esquimalt Buccaneer Days parade Saturday. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Parksville Beach Festival Society has unveiled a list of sculptors who will compete in the first event since 2019. The festival runs from July 14 to July 17 and is open to the public on July 15. (File photo)

World invited back to Parksville beach as sandcastles poised to make a return

Parksville Beach Festival Society unveils sand sculptor list for 2022

Parksville Beach Festival Society has unveiled a list of sculptors who will compete in the first event since 2019. The festival runs from July 14 to July 17 and is open to the public on July 15. (File photo)
The Luxton Spring Fair is returning to Langford this May long weekend after a two-year pause during the pandmic. (Black Press Media file photo)

Luxton Spring Fair returns to Langford May long weekend

After a two-year break due to the pandemic, the fair is back with rides, games and historical demos

The Luxton Spring Fair is returning to Langford this May long weekend after a two-year pause during the pandmic. (Black Press Media file photo)
Gurdwara Singh Sabha on Cecelia Road, which will be closed for Khalsa Day celebrations on May 1. (Gurdwara Singh Sabha/Facebook)

Khalsa Day Celebrations coming to Cecelia Road in Victoria May 1

Gurdwara Singh Sabha invites all in Victoria to attend the commemoration of the founding of Sikhism

Gurdwara Singh Sabha on Cecelia Road, which will be closed for Khalsa Day celebrations on May 1. (Gurdwara Singh Sabha/Facebook)
The Oak Bay Tea Party returns to Willows Beach Park, June 3 to 5. (Oak Bay Tea Party/Facebook)

Community party steeped in tradition returns to Oak Bay beach

Yes the baron of beef is back, by demand, courtesy of Oak Bay Sea Rescue

The Oak Bay Tea Party returns to Willows Beach Park, June 3 to 5. (Oak Bay Tea Party/Facebook)
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Whales back in Tofino-Ucluelet area, Pacific Rim Whale Festival returns with them

Celebration of grey whale migration returns this weekend to the West Coast

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Registration is open for the FGPC Comox Dragon Boat Festival. Photo supplied

Comox to host a dragon boat festival in June

FGPC Comox Dragon Boat Festival one of five Vancouver Island Dragon Boat Series stops

Registration is open for the FGPC Comox Dragon Boat Festival. Photo supplied
The Saanich Fair is one of many events to receive COVID-19 recovery funding from the B.C. government. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria festivals receive $2.6M in provincial recovery funding

Rifflandia, Esquimalt Ribfest, Saanich Fair and All Ways Home among dozens of recipients

The Saanich Fair is one of many events to receive COVID-19 recovery funding from the B.C. government. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich’s moon and lantern festival on Sept. 18 will celebrate culture, community and the harvest full moon. (Photo courtesy of District of Saanich)

Moon and lantern festival will light up the night at Saanich’s Lambrick Park

Family friendly event set for Sept. 18 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Saanich’s moon and lantern festival on Sept. 18 will celebrate culture, community and the harvest full moon. (Photo courtesy of District of Saanich)
Performers engage in a friendship dance at a previous One Wave Gathering event. This year’s events get underway Sept. 9. (Photo courtesy of Pacific Peoples’ Partnership)

One Wave Gathering celebrates Indigenous culture across Greater Victoria

14th annual event inspired by themes of healing and resurgence

Performers engage in a friendship dance at a previous One Wave Gathering event. This year’s events get underway Sept. 9. (Photo courtesy of Pacific Peoples’ Partnership)
Dandia’s 2019 festival in Saanich – attendees look forward to the outdoor event Sept. 10 to 12 in Beckwith Park. (Photo courtesy of Manish Prajapati)

Saanich’s Beckwith Park will be filled with three-day traditional Indian dance festival

Event organized by Victoria Hindu Temple will run Sept. 10 to 12

Dandia’s 2019 festival in Saanich – attendees look forward to the outdoor event Sept. 10 to 12 in Beckwith Park. (Photo courtesy of Manish Prajapati)
Lots of tickets left for All Ways Home festival in Langford. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)
Lots of tickets left for All Ways Home festival in Langford. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)
The Lekwungen Traditional Dancers were one of the acts at Beckwith Park’s first IYAKT music festival. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Successful IYAKT event in Saanich gives Indigenous talent opportunity to perform

The event aimed to shine light on the many talented Indigenous performers across the region

The Lekwungen Traditional Dancers were one of the acts at Beckwith Park’s first IYAKT music festival. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Howl Brewing, co-owned by Daniel van Netten and Alayna Briemon, is one of 17 North Saanich venues featured in the 2021 Flavour Trail scavenger hunt. (Black Press Media file photo)
Howl Brewing, co-owned by Daniel van Netten and Alayna Briemon, is one of 17 North Saanich venues featured in the 2021 Flavour Trail scavenger hunt. (Black Press Media file photo)