Great Canadian Beer Festival Royal Athletic Park

The Great Canadian Beer Festival is proud to celebrate our 26th year! Returning to the Royal Athletic Park in Victoria.

The Great Canadian Beer Festival is proud to celebrate our 26th year!

Returning to the Royal Athletic Park in Victoria in September.

75+ breweries and cideries, food vendors, live entertainment and more!

The Great Canadian Beer Festival is a non-profit society created for the purpose of introducing consumers to new brews and to raise awareness of craft brewing in the local community and beyond. In its 26th year, the GCBF is the longest running, and one of the largest craft-only festivals in Canada.

The first GCBF was held in 1993 in the Victoria Conference Centre. The festival grew each year and by 2003 it moved to the Royal Athletic Park where over 8000 people attend the two day event.

 

Annual Vancouver Island Feast of Fields

Feast of Fields is a three hour wandering gourmet harvest festival that highlights the connections between farmers and chefs, fields and tables, and between farm folks and city folks. With a wine glass and linen napkin in hand, you’ll stroll across a farmers field, traveling from tent to tent (sometimes through the barn, past the tractor or around the chicken coop) listening to live music, and tasting gourmet creations from some of BC’s top chefs, bakers, food artisans, vintners, brewers, distillers and other beverage producers.

Feast of Fields is a three hour wandering gourmet harvest festival that highlights the connections between farmers and chefs, fields and tables, and between farm folks and city folks. With a wine glass and linen napkin in hand, you’ll stroll across a farmers field, traveling from tent to tent (sometimes through the barn, past the tractor or around the chicken coop) listening to live music, and tasting gourmet creations from some of BC’s top chefs, bakers, food artisans, vintners, brewers, distillers and other beverage producers.

Feast of Fields are FarmFolk CityFolk’s annual local food celebrations and signature fundraising events, held each year on a different farm in the Okanagan Valley, in Metro Vancouver and on Southern Vancouver Island. Since 1994 FarmFolk CityFolk has celebrated more than 50 Feasts!

This year we are excited to return to one of our previous host farms, Kildara Farms.

As a fundraising event we also offer – for sale – branded wooden plates to heighten your feasting experience, raffle tickets for a chance to win fabulous foodie dream vacations, a silent auction filled with wonderful prizes, and, of course, we take donations, for which we provide a charitable tax receipt. So don’t forget to bring some extra cash…its for a good cause.

All of our food and beverage participants donate their product and time to Feast of Fields – for which we are very, very grateful. Funds raised at Feast of Fields support FarmFolk CityFolk’s work to cultivate local, sustainable food systems across British Columbia. For more information on how you can help us support sustainable agriculture and celebrate local food in BC please visit us at www.feastoffields.com

Or, donate today. Thank you.

Donate link

IMPORTANT NOTES:

This is an all ages event, with “youth” tickets available for guests under 19. All participants 19+ years of age with “adult” tickets must bring 2 pieces of ID to receive a tasting wristband. 

ALL TICKETS ARE FINAL SALE. We appreciate your understanding and your support.

TICKETS ARE NOT AVAILABLE FOR SALE AT THE GATE.

PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS NO PARKING AT THE FARM. 

All ticket holders may park at nearby Rendel Farm (1071 Wain Road, Saanich BC) and take the free round trip shuttle to the farm.  Shuttles will run approximately every 15 minutes from 12:30pm to 4:30pm.

PRE-PURCHASED FEAST BUS TICKETS FROM VICTORIA SOLD SEPARATELY.

FREE BIKE PARKING AT THE FARM – good for you and the environment. 

NO ANIMALS ALLOWED ON SITE (except the farm animals of course).

PLEASE WEAR SUITABLE FOOTWEAR AND DRESS FOR THE WEATHER.

For more information, contact us.

Feast Souvenir Plate. Photo by JackFlashPhotography

 

Dîner en Blanc Victoria

Bonjour Victoria! After our inaugural year in 2013, Le Dîner en Blanc Victoria returns this summer to celebrate our 5th Anniversary!

Join us on July 7th, 2017 for our 5th anniversary of the much anticipated Dîner en Blanc Victoria presented by Brink Events.

photo via Diner en Blanc Victoria

Diner en Blanc combines a beautiful, iconic outdoor venue with the sophistication of a gourmet picnic.

On the evening of the event, guests gather at specific departure points around the city. Guided by Dîner en Blanc volunteers, these groups will then converge on the secret location travelling on foot and by coach. Every guest brings their own table, chairs and table setting. Guests may get creative and pack their own gourmet picnic. There are also options for guests to purchase wine from the Dîner en Blanc e-store or to choose a catered option from The London Chef, returning for the 5th year to provide three catered food options.

Highlights of the evening include the waving of a cloth napkin to mark the beginning of the dinner, the lighting of the sparklers, and a disco after the event.

Tickets are based on invitations. Sign-up for the waiting list here:

Register for Diner en Blanc

We look forward to seeing you at #DEBVic!

Visit Used.ca for more information!

About Dîner en Blanc

Launched in Paris in 1988 by François Pasquier, Dîner en Blanc has become a worldwide phenomenon celebrated on five continents. Dîner en Blanc – Paris now attracts nearly 15,000 people each year.

While the technology behind the event may have changed over the years, the principles fuelling this fantastic event have not: guests continue to gather at a secret location for the sole purpose of sharing a gourmet meal with good friends in one of their city’s most beautiful public spaces.

Founded in 2012 and headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Dîner en Blanc International is responsible for developing this secret posh picnic in over 50 cities in more than 20 countries around the world. Each event is headed by passionate local organizers who fell in love with the concept and wanted to bring it to their city, giving this rendezvous a local flair.

Stay in the know with the latest details:

We look forward to seeing you this summer, Victoria–Au revoir pour le moment!

Oaklands West Coast Winter Market

…Join us from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, December 2nd at the Oaklands Community Centre and Oaklands Elementary Gym for a showcase of over 50 vendors from all over Greater Victoria

The Oaklands West Coast Winter Market is back!

Join us from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, December 2nd at the Oaklands Community Centre and Oaklands Elementary Gym for a showcase of over 50 vendors from all over Greater Victoria including farmers, artisans, gourmet food producers, baked goods, pottery, knitters, crafters, handmade body products, jewelry, and more!

Entrance to the Market is by a minimum $3 donation. The Market also features live music from West My Friend, Daniel Cook & The Radiators, Vic Horvath, and Jessica Benini Music, an afternoon beer garden featuring Hoyne Brewing Company and Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse, Deadbeetz Food Truck and the International Women’s Catering Co-Op, a by-donation concession, and activities for kids!

 

Christmas on the Farm: Merridale Cidery

Christmas on the Farm Merridale Cidery and Distillery

Merridale Cidery – Christmas

Christmas at Merridale Cidery. Are you looking for the magic of an old-fashioned Christmas this year? Come home to the Merridale farm this holiday season where we are offering a one of a kind Christmas experience.

On Friday and Saturday evenings, be transported into a Christmas wonderland with a walk through our courtyard adorned with thousands of lights and displays. Warm up in the farmhouse with light appetizers and drinks, and then enjoy an original musical theatre production before savouring a delicious long table dinner. It’s truly a Christmas event that won’t be forgotten.

November 25 – December 23: $49 per person

Event link: https://www.merridale.ca/eats/evening-fare

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Stein & Dine – Oktoberfest 2017

Join us for Victoria’s 4th Annual Stein & Dine Oktoberfest celebration hosted by Roast Meat & Sandwich Shop in the Victoria Public Market

Join us for Victoria’s 4th Annual Stein & Dine Oktoberfest celebration hosted by Roast Meat & Sandwich Shop in the Victoria Public Market on Saturday October 21st, 2017 @ 7:30PM. It’s an indoor festival, providing an intimate urban experience for festival attendees.

What to expect? Lots of laughs, live entertainment, games, Germanic inspired dishes provided by Roast and a fantastic selection of BC craft beer and cider to wet your appetitie.

Each ticket grants you:

one (1) branded 12oz stein
three (3) drink tickets (12oz serving)
one (1) food ticket

Each year the tickets sell out fast, so don’t hesitate on yours! BUY TICKETS

 

24th Blues Bash this Weekend. #yyjmusic @VicJazzSociety @HarpAxe @MattSchofieldUK

The 24th annual Vancouver Island Blues Bash will be held on September 2 – 4, 2017 at Ship Point (900 block Wharf St.) in Downtown Victoria’s inner harbour!

Tickets are still available for what has become a Vancouver Island Tradition over the Labour Day Long Weekend. Set at the picturesque Ship Point overlooking the inner harbour, the jam packed weekend of both ticketed and free shows has always been a great way to wrap up summer in the city. Continue reading “24th Blues Bash this Weekend. #yyjmusic @VicJazzSociety @HarpAxe @MattSchofieldUK”

The Final Breakwater Barge of the Summer TONIGHT #yyjmusic @gvicharbour

The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority & Deanna Young Promotions presents The Breakwater Barge with Local beer from Driftwood Brewery Phillips Brewing & Malting Co. Hoyne Brewing Company Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse Artisan Wine Shop AWS Deadbeetz Food Truck Songhees Seafood & Steam Thrifty’s Smile Truck The Kraken Cantina.

The Breakwater Barge opens at 5pm. $2 cash only cover charge (part proceeds support local charities) Kids welcome. No pets on the barge. Non smoking venue.

August 18th Hann, Harvey and Paul

Food trucks in rotation this season: The Kraken Cantina, Thrifty’s Smile Truck, Songhees Seafood and Steam, Deadbeetz, Mamma Rosie’s, The Hungry Rooster.

More refreshments: Driftwood Brewery, Phillips Brewing and Malting, Hoyne Brewing Co, Sea Cider Farm and Cider house, Mark Anthony Artisan Wine Shop.

Jon + Ra On The Breakwater Barge #yyjmusic @gvicharbour

Greater Victoria Harbour Authority and Deanna Young Promotions
presents The Breakwater Barge. Join us Friday July 28st from 5PM to 9:30PM for Jon + Ra. Opening the night will be some sweet grooves from our buddy Dj Murge!!

This fantastic duo will have you swooning. Featuring Jon Middleton (of Jon and Roy) and Sierra Lundy on vocals. One of the highlights from last year’s barge season. Featuring a wide assortment of songs from originals to a breathtaking version of Son of a Preacher Man to a great rendition of Jackson.
Continue reading “Jon + Ra On The Breakwater Barge #yyjmusic @gvicharbour”

2017 Rock The Shores – Cancelled

ROCK THE SHORES
July 21st – 23rd, 2017
West Shore Parks and Rec Lower Fields
All Ages

This July 21-23, Rock The Shores returns to Colwood, BC. Taking place on West Shore Parks and Rec’s lower fields, the event features world-class talent in a premium festival setting.

July 21 – 23, 2017

In a note posted on Facebook, the announcement of the cancellation of the 2017 Rock The Shores:

“Dear friends and music lovers, we have made the very difficult decision to postpone this year’s festival. The good news is we’ll be back next year!

Over the past five years we have enjoyed building the event to what it has become. We are proud of every artist we have booked, and we are so grateful to everyone who has helped us along the way, first and foremost our ticket buyers!

Our goal from the beginning was to build THE annual rock festival for Islanders, and we remain 100% committed to this. The present year in particular has presented multiple challenges towards achieving this goal – challenges that threaten to undermine the future and viability of the event. These include the limited availability of suitable headline talent coupled with increasing market saturation and competition in a year of national celebration.

So, rest assured the journey is far from over. We will keep everyone posted.

Please visit www.rocktheshores.com for ticketing options.”