2019 Ska & Reggae Festival Victoria

2019 Ska & Reggae Festival Victoria

The line up signifies the love and support of people around the globe that have helped us survive and thrive until this point.

Now with all our heart Victoria’s 20th Anniversary Ska & Reggae Festival June 19 – 23, 2019 welcomes the world to share our love and excitement for this Festival of the People!

ALL TICKETS ON SALE NOW HERE: https://bit.ly/2JzSlsh

Ky Mani Marley
Less Than Jake Less Than Jake
Macka B & the Ragga Roots Band
Cherry Poppin’ Daddies
The Pietasters
Leroy Sibbles (of The Heptones)
Dub Pistols (DJ Set)
One Drop (reunion)
The Leg-Up Program
Mat The Alien
Entangados
MAMÁ PULPA
Chainska Brassika
Vieja Skina
SweetLeaf
LowDown Brass Band
Salsahall Collective-Harvey Paris Music
Def3
The Scotch Bonnets
The Brooks
The Capital Collective
Erica Dee LIVE
Tank Gyal
Boogát
Mt. Doyle
Meryem Saci
Danny Rebel & The KGB
Stephen Lewis
Blackwood Kings
Greenlaw – Skyla J and Oz
Ganjo Bassman
Phonosonics
Apex Breaks
Brehdren
The Funkee Wadd
TecStyleZ
Sexweather
DJ Abel aka Selecta ABEL

About the 2019 Ska & Reggae Festival Victoria

The Victoria BC Ska Society is an artistic musical non-profit organization that is comprised of a handful of organizers, volunteers and Board of Directors whose main goal is to keep Victoria’s Annual Ska & Reggae Festival improving and evolving year after year, as well as to preserve the profile of ska and its related genres throughout the year in our region. All those involved in the Society have a burning passion for supporting the ska and reggae scene throughout Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland of BC as well as Canada and the rest of the world.

VICTORIA BC SKA SOCIETY MANDATE/CONSTITUTION

1. To present and nurture ska music along with its related genres- jazz, reggae, rock n’ roll, punk, soul Latin, R&B and more – in Victoria and region, on Vancouver Island, across British Columbia and Canada as well as the world

2. To educate youth, communities and the general public about ska music and its related genres through a variety of methods including but not limited to the presentation of festivals, musical events, film, visual art, literature, and the press

3. To work with individuals, groups, non-profit organizations, businesses and governments throughout Victoria and region and across Canada in order to entrench ska music and its related genres into local and national culture

Annual Oak Bay Tea Party

The Oak Bay Tea Party is an annual event in Oak Bay, British Columbia. 2019 marks the 57th year running. The Oak Bay Tea Party has two reasons to exist: a fun time for the community and helping service organizations raise funds.

Oak Bay Tea PartyThe Oak Bay Tea Party is an annual event in Oak Bay, British Columbia. 2019 marks the 57th year running. The Oak Bay Tea Party has two reasons to exist: a fun time for the community and helping service organizations raise funds.

Come on out and ENJOY!

The 2019 Tea Party will be held on Saturday, June 2nd and Sunday, June 3rd at Willows Beach, Victoria, BC.

Tea Party Hours of Operation:

Saturday from 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and
Sunday from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Shooting Star Amusements will be operating and selling wristbands Friday, June 1st from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. only.  Saturday and Sunday, June 2nd & 3rd are ticket sales only.  Hours of operation on Saturday are 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

For Parade information and forms, click on “Events” and follow the prompts.

For information about no parking and road closures, click here and scroll down to Parking Restrictions.

Pumpkinfest at Galey Farms

Pumpkinfest at Galey FarmsPumpkinfest at Galey Farms is a great time for the whole family! Featuring live entertainment, face painting, kids games, hay rides, u-pick pumpkins, train rides, corn maze, playground, petting farm, children’s haunted house, fantastic seasonal displays and our Cow Train!

This annual event is running October weekends 6th, 7th a& 8th, 13th & 14th, 20th & 21st, 27th & 28th from 10 am to 4 pm.

Cost is $12 per adult $8 per child for one Train Ride ticket or one Corn Maze ticket. With your purchase of first ticket, second ticket at $6 (+taxes). Family Combo Pass (2 adults, 2 children) for $48 includes Corn Maze and Train Ride. Hayrides and Petting Farm are complimentary only with the purchase of first ticket or separately $3 per person.

Infants (not walking and must be accompanied by a parent) free.

Seasonal ticket rate applies for Cow Train.

All prices plus taxes.

Don’t forget to bring your camera!

 

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2018 Island Farms Santa Claus Parade

Island Farms Santa Claus ParadeThe Island Farms Santas Light Parade

The Santa Claus Parade is November 24.  It starts at 4:45 pm at the corner of Government & Belleville at the Legislative Buildings and travels down Government Street near Centennial Square.  Parade Route HERE

Please support the Mustard Seed Food Bank and bring a non-perishable food donation. Donations will be collected on the parade route.  Help for those in need is especially appreciated during the holiday season.

Afterwards, join the fun at Centennial Square for refreshments from Island Farms and witness SANTA OFFICIALLY DECLARE CHRISTMAS IN VICTORIA OPEN!

More Christmas fun in the city IEOA Truck Light Convoy and Food Drive

19th Annual Salt Spring Island Apple Festival

The Salt Spring Island Apple Festival is an incredible little community event, attracting about 1500 apple lovers, celebrating the apples (and food) of Salt Spring Island and connecting you with the farms and farmers that produce this very special diversity of tasty, healthy food. Attendees all become SALT SPRING ISLAND APPLE CONNOISSEURS!

The 19th Annual Salt Spring Island Apple Festival
Sunday, September 30th, 2018

Celebrating ALBERT ETTER – Red Flesh Apple Breeding Genius.

A chance to visit Apple Heaven while still on earth!

Salt Spring Island, BC grows over 450 varieties of apples ORGANICALLY, with an apple history dating back to 1860.

Salt Spring Island is a small island (80 square miles) of 11,000 people in the Strait of Georgia between Victoria and Vancouver, BC, Canada.  We are accessed via BC Ferries routes to Fulford, Vesuvius and Long Harbour, and by float plane.

We do not release the Apple Festival map until 9 AM on Sunday Sept 30th.

Apple Festival is from 9 to 5 PM on that day.

Tickets are available at either of our 2 Ticket booth at :

  1. Fulford Hall or at
  2. The Ganges Tourist Information Centre.

Cost is $10 per adult, $5 per student and KIDS are FREE. 

Your best strategy, is to go directly to the closest ticket booth, buy your ticket and you will get a map. There will be about 20 farms on the tour this year so pick your favourite places to go AND THEN RAMBLE.

Christmas Craft Beer Show returns

Christmas Craft Beer Show

The best part about beer is that it can be enjoyed at any time of the year. It should be celebrated in the same manner.

Christmas Craft Beer ShowMost beer festivals are held throughout the summer months to take advantage of the beautiful relationship between warm weather and cold glass of suds. There are few things that go together so well, but having to wait through fall, winter and spring to get together again and see what is occurring in the industry by celebrating the delectable flavours seems very short sighted.

To bridge the gap, we have decided to have everyone raise a mug of holiday cheer and join us for our 3rd annual Christmas Craft Beer Show at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre.

In our estimation, this is a great concept that will allow the multitude of fantastic local micro-breweries to gather together to display their seasonal products as well as their brewery favorites to both beer lovers and food and beverage professionals ahead of the holiday season. This is an out of the box event for the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, but one we believe is needed in Victoria and will allow for all involved to garner exposure ahead of the most significant holiday season of the year and a chance for us all to enjoy a happy and prosperous New Year!

Tickets: $40.00 for a one-day pass, $70.00 for a two-day pass.

Live Music: SuperSauce are playing for the second time at the Christmas Craft Beer Show. Their recipe? A litre of rock, a tablespoon of roll and a heaping helping of good times. Check them out on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

Victoria Classic Boat Festival

Join us this year as we host a very special celebration of the Victoria Classic Boat Festival’s 41st anniversary along with Canada’s 151st Birthday. Planning is underway for this very special celebration of our marine heritage.

Classic Boat Festival

Victoria Classic Boat Festival

Join us this year as we host a very special celebration of the Victoria Classic Boat Festival’s 41st anniversary along with Canada’s 151st Birthday. Planning is underway for this very special celebration of our marine heritage.

Classic Boat FestivalThe Pacific Northwest on both sides of the border is blessed with an enormous number of traditional boats of all descriptions. The wonderful craft – both yachts and workboats – are cared for by their owners and a supportive community of boatyards, trades people, and admirers. We are also fortunate to have some amazing maritime non-profit organizations throughout the region, including the Maritime Museum of BC, Port Townsend Wooden Boat Foundation, SALTS, Seattle Centre for Wooden Boats, Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre, Victoria Tall Ships Society, Silva Bay Shipyard School and the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding to name a few. These dedicated organizations provide opportunities for education, training, skills development and economic growth in our communities. The boat owners and those that support them are why we are still celebrating our maritime heritage after 40 years.

​Enjoy this year’s Victoria Classic Boat Festival from August 31 – September 2 in Victoria’s beautiful Inner Harbour.

Whether you are a returning visitor or boat owner, or perhaps it’s your first visit to Victoria during this event – we look forward to seeing you on the docks this year!

Downtown Victoria Buskers Festival

The Downtown Victoria Buskers Festival is a family friendly festival. Victoria will become a hub of busking talent with performers coming from far and wide – with a good dose of some home-grown local talent thrown in!

Downtown Victoria Buskers Festival August 30 – September 3 2018

Times Vary – full festival schedule to follow

The Downtown Victoria Buskers Festival is a  family friendly festival.  Victoria will become a hub of busking talent with performers coming from far and wide – with a good dose of some home-grown local talent thrown in! Dotted around the downtown core will be “Pitch Stop” pop-up locations where buskers will entertain and inspire. Pitch Stops across Downtown Victoria include Ship Point (Main Festival Site), The Bay Centre, Market Square, Bastion Square, Millie’s Lane (opposite Agrius Restaurant) & CRD Square.

The Downtown Victoria Buskers Festival is presented by the Downtown Victoria Business Association along with supporting partners Tourism Victoria, Greater Victoria Harbour Agency, and the Hotel Association of Greater Victoria.

The Saanich Fair kicks off Saturday #yyjevents

Come and join us for what will be an amazing show. Canadian Rock Icons 54.40 will be performing at the Saanich Fair Sunday night. The Chris Buck Band plays Saturday.

As always our concerts are free of charge with paid admission to the Saanich Fair.

Make sure to share this and hope to see you and all your friends here for an amazing time!

Midway Ride all day Wrist BandsSaturday Sept. 1st 10am-10pmSunday Sept.
2nd 10am-10pm
Monday September 3rd 10am-6pm
Adult, Youth, Children, Senior$40$40$35
Please note: GST included in all prices
 Admission at the Gate:Saturday September 1st 8am-9pmSunday September 2nd 8am-9pmMonday September 3rd 8am-6pm
Adult$13$13$12
Youth (7-13)$8.00$8.00$7.00
Senior 65+$8$8$7
Children (6 and under)FreeFreeFree