The first full weekend of September is jam-packed with things to do!

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From beer festivals to ribfests, here are 11 awesome events to check out in Victoria this weekend.

Events In Victoria This Weekend

Friday, September 7

Beer | The Great Canadian Beer Festival

The 26th annual Great Canadian Beer Festival is taking place at Royal Athletic Park. It’ll feature 65+ breweries and cideries, food trucks, vendors, live entertainment and more!

Music | 90’s Night

Come out to the Victoria Event Centre for 90’s Night! There will be a bar, video games, over 30 board games, foosball, ping pong, and of course, a dance party!

Market | Esquimalt Farmers Market Pop Up Markets

The Esquimalt Farmers Market Pop Up Markets is back for its fourth season. It runs until Wednesday, October 31st, 2018. Esquimalt Farmers Market exists to provide a marketplace which serves as a community gathering point that builds relationships, encourages healthy, local living, environmental and economic sustainability.

Tour | Ghostly Walks

Ghostly Walks guides you through the streets of Victoria and tells you stories of the past. Tickets start at $13.

Music | Koksilah Music Festival

The Koksilah Music Festival celebrates arts, community and resurgence in the Cowichan Valley with a variety of performers. Tickets start at $40.

Food | Esquimalt Ribfest

The Esquimalt Ribfest has six professional rib teams that compete to win the coveted People’s’ Choice. There will be live music by the best local bands, crafts brews, wine, and cider. Admission is free.

Market | Salt Spring Farmers Market

Browse internationally acclaimed arts and crafts from Canada’s “Island of the Arts” including world class potters, jewellers, fibre artists, woodworkers, fine art & photography, body care, clothing and accessories, island tours and more. Admission is free.


Saturday, September 8

Tour | Wentworth Villa Tour

This is your last chance to go on this tour. Learn about the process and procedures that the restoration of the villa went through. Admission is by donation.

Tour | Historic House Tour

Drop by on any Saturday from noon to 2:00 p.m. and meet the amazing volunteers who maintain the house and garden. Join them for a guided tour Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. Stroll through the garden and browse the gift shop.

History | Chinatown Walking Tour

Walk in the footsteps of gold miners, merchants, labourers and revolutionaries this weekend during the Chinatown Walking Tour. Tickets start at $13.

Sunday, September 9

Music | Live Music Night At The O Cafe and Bistro

Join the O Cafe and Bistro every Wednesday and Sunday night for live music. Admission is free.


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