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Used Around Town July 2024
Check out Used.ca sponsored events around Vancouver Island
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Each month Used.ca proudly supports local community events here in Greater Victoria and on Vancouver Island. Summer is fast approaching and with it comes these fun and exciting events happening in July!

1.) Sunfest Country Music Festival – August 1-4

2.) Relove Market – July 13-4 & July 20-21

3.) ArtisTREE Festival – July 27-28

4.) SKAMpede – July 12-14

5.) Victoria Pride Festival – July 1 – July 7

6.) 31st Annual Vancouver Island Golf Tournament supporting Ronald McDonald House – August 15

7.) Victoria’s Canada Day presented by City of Victoria – July 1

8.) Phillips Backyard Music Festival Series – July 5-7 & August 9-11

9.) Vancouver Island Crab Fest – July 13

10.) Supers Take the Field for BC Children’s Hospital – July 20

11.) Tour de Victoria – August 17

12.) Vintage, Retro and Collectibles Show now at Commonwealth – August 5

13.) Day of the Dog – August 10

14.) Langford Beer Festival – July 13

15.) Fibrations Festival – August 18

16.) Synergy Ecostar Awards – Applications open now until September 2

17.) Torque Masters Auto Extravaganza – August 4

18.) Symphony in the Summer Festival – July 24 – August 3

Sunfest Country Music Festival – August 1-4

BC’s largest country music festival is back this BC day long weekend! Don’t miss Keith Urban, Lee Brice, Cole Swindell, Steven Lee Olsen, Josh Ross, The Reklaws & many more! Special kick-off party on Thursday with The Washboard Union and others. Festival tickets & camping passes are on sale now!

Relove Market – July 13-14 & 20-21

The ReLove Market is an empowering fashion community dedicated to the pursuit of personal expression balanced with environmental sustainability. We bring local curators and fashion enthusiasts together in a welcoming, inspiring and creative in-person forum to share ideas and textiles! Featuring local artisans, resellers of secondhand & vintage clothing, makers of sustainable fashion, beauty, home and lifestyle.

Join us for the finest in sustainable fashion & lifestyle with back to back weekends July 13/14 & July 20/21 at Market Square from 11am-5pm. Our Spring/Summer season outdoors offers fun in the sun while shopping accompanied by live music from some of Victoria’s wonderful local artists

ArtisTREE Festival – July 27-28

ArtisTREE Festival is a two day arts festival taking place at historic Government House located on the traditional territory of the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations. Featuring up to 150 juried artisan booths to both shop at and inspire, as well as a live music all weekend, art installations, en plein air artistic demonstrations, installation and performance artists and an Indigenous art and culture showcase. Family Friendly! Free to attend! Children’s crafts, activities and performers are part of the fun all weekend long. Experience the magic that will take place over 36 acres in the heart of Victoria’s Rockland neighborhood. Leave the car at home. Walk, bike or stroll to the event. Shuttles will be available for transport. See website for shuttle information. Accessibility friendly. Food trucks and beverage carts onsite. Find all the event details here.

SKAMpede Fest – July 12-14

SKAMpede Fest returns this Summer! The beloved outdoor live performing arts festival, which in the past has featured clowning, dance, music, and theatre, will be back along on Inner Harbour and Gorge Waterway from July 12 to 14. Patrons of the festival have the option of purchasing tickets to two tours on the Galloping Goose and Songhees Walkway. On the tours they will get to enjoy performances from both emerging and acclaimed professional theatre
artists. his year’s festival features Embrace Arts Foundation, SNAFU Society of Unexpected Spectacles, Theatre on Earth Collective, and more! Pay-What-You-Can tickets launch on June 10th. For more information go to skam.ca.

Victoria Pride Fest – July 1 – 7

Victoria Pride Festival is June 27th – July 7th, 2024! Come out and enjoy our signature events like the Memorial Drag Ball Game, Big Gay Dog Walk, Pride in the Word, and the Victoria Pride Parade and Festival in the Park! Victoria Pride Society is dedicated to the pursuit of a fair and just world for 2SLGBTQIA+ communities and is proud to celebrate Pride with a ten-day Pride Festival that emphasizes inclusion, diversity and equity. For more information visit our website at: https://victoriapridesociety.org/pride-2024/

31st Annual Vancouver Island Golf Tournament supporting Ronald McDonald House – August 15

Putt it Forward for Vancouver Island Families staying at Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon!

Registration is now open for the 31st Annual Vancouver Island Golf Tournament presented by RLC Park Services, and we can’t wait to see you there! Your day at Olympic View promises on-course fun and festivities, exciting prizes, exclusive golfer gifts, 50/50 draw and more, all to support families from your community.

Your continued support provides a home away from home for BC and Yukon families who must travel to Vancouver for their child’s lifesaving treatment, and gives sick children the healing power of being together with family.

Victoria’s Canada Day presented by City of Victoria – July 1

Victoria Inner Harbour’s first ever drone show and headliner DJ Shub, a Juno award-winning Indigenous artist, will be featured in the City of Victoria’s reimagined Canada Day on July 1. The big show will return to the Legislature lawns and Belleville Street.

“This July 1, bring your family and friends to Victoria’s spectacular waterfront for an exciting, inclusive Canada Day celebration!” invited Mayor Marianne Alto. “Taste your way around the world, dance the afternoon and night away with some of Canada’s most talented musicians, be taken on Indigenous and multicultural journeys through storytelling and cultural performances, and stay for the spectacular drone and fireworks finale that will light up the night sky. Come join the festivities with friends and neighbours, new and known!”

Hey Ocean, Mauvey, Posh Coat, Yvonne Kushe and the lək̓ ʷəŋən Traditional Dancers will be just some of the artists featured in a diverse showcase of powerful, live performances on the main stage. Large screens will reflect and celebrate diverse voices, from grassroots artists to cultural leaders.

An International Food Village on Belleville Street will provide an array of local food trucks offering a global feast. The Family Zone on the Legislature lawns will feature a variety of kid-friendly activities hosted by the Victoria Fire Department, Victoria Bug Zoo and the Royal British Columbia Museum. Click here for all the details.

Phillips Backyard Music Festival Series – July 5-7  & August 9-11

Phillips Backyard, your favourite summer festival, is returning with two incredible weekends of huge international artists, killer music and all the fun experiences that go along with it! Featuring Jungle, Orville Peck, Noah Cyrus, Black Pumas, Jessie Reyez, Earl Sweatshirt, Saint Motel, Half Moon Run, Cautious Clay, Drama and so much more, enter to win and make sure you get your tickets before it sells out!

Vancouver Island Crab Fest – July 13

Get ready for a good time at Banfield Park on Sat, July 13, 2024 in support of the Vic West Community Center, Reciprocity Connects, BC Crab Fisherman Association. Join us for a day filled with delicious crab buckets, live music, vibrant beverage gardens and fun activities for the whole family.

Items in the crab buckets are sourced fresh from local suppliers and the coastal waters of Southern Vancouver Island. Reserve your meal and snag your Crab Bucket! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to indulge in fresh crab and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Vancouver Island.

Supers Take the Field for BC Children’s Hospital – July 20

Join us on July 20 at Starlight Stadium in Langford for our biggest, best, Super Summer Kids’ Day yet to celebrate our 15th anniversary and raise money for BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. With the support of the City of Langford, this carnival-style event will be a family-friendly day of activities, music, food and Superheroes! Entry by donation. Details here.

Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria presented by Scotiabank – August 17

All ages. All abilities. All bikes.

Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria presented by Scotiabank is back again Saturday August 17th, 2024!

Riders of all fitness levels can take part in the ride by choosing one of eight distances.

Join us for this mass-participation cycling event in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia. All rides start and finish in the iconic inner harbour of Victoria at the BC’s Legislative Buildings and offer beautiful scenery. Register here.

“The course is phenomenal with its mix of waterfront cycling, peaceful twisty-turny country roads, and drop dead gorgeous vistas. I can’t wait until next year!” – 2023 Rider

Vintage, Retro and Collectibles Show now at Commonwealth – August 5

A New Location for the spectacular Vintage, Retro & Collectible Show/Sale! (closer to Victoria, just off highway 17 by Royal Oak junction.)

This major event is a great mix of collectibles; everything from pre and post war jewelry, gold and silver coins, and paper collectibles like stamps and postcards. Toys: dinky cars,, meccano, mechanical and everything from stuffed to Star Wars! Tableware, paintings, and an amazing assortment of wonderful books. We are seeing more and more 50’s vintage clothes, bags, shoes and collectibles; furniture and art, lamps and ornaments. Exotic Thai and Japanese pieces and more local First Nations collectibles.

Come and experience the show at the fabulous Saanich Commonwealth Place, 9:30 am – 4 pm Entrance $5. Earlybirds: 8:30 am $20. An excellent place to scope out with your family and friends.

Day of the Dog – August 10

The Day Of The Dog is BACK in our hometown of beautiful Victoria August 10th! This free and pet friendly event will feature race my dog and WIN! NEW* V.I.P area, dog pie eating contest, an 80 ft pool party for dogs including DJ & canine cabanas, yoga with adoptable puppies, leading pet exhibitors from across North America plus soooo much more!
Join us from 10:00-4:00 on August 10, 2024 At Bullen Park in Esquimalt for North Americas largest party for dogs and their people! Get all the fun details here.

Langford Beer Festival – July 13

Langford Beer Festival returns for its 3rd year on July 13th  at Starlight Stadium! The festival will bring forth a curated lineup of 80+ craft beers and ciders from across BC, live music from local Westshore talent, lots of food trucks and treats plus fun new activities and games.
Soak up the sun, and cool off with the best BC craft beer at the Langford Beer Fest! ⁠Get your tickets NOW!

Fibrations Festival – August 18

Join us for the 13th annual Fibrations Festival! You will find us at the Fernwood Community Center between 10 AM – 4 PM on Sunday, August 18th, 2024. The vendor market features makers from across the Pacific Northwest sharing their art, yarn, fibre and more. You can also participate in workshops given by local organizations like the Victoria Handweavers and Spinners Guild, purchase tickets for the toonie raffle to win a prize generously donated by the vendors, and bring your children for some fun activities. Fibrations is a great opportunity to celebrate everything you love about fibre with a passionate community from all over Vancouver Island and beyond.

Synergy Ecostar Awards – applications open now until September 2

Know a business or organization that’s raising the bar to make a difference for the planet and community?

Applications are now open for the 2024 Ecostar Awards! Hosted by the non-profit Synergy Foundation, these awards celebrate Vancouver Island’s local champions of initiatives, projects, and innovations that contribute to a vibrant future in which our communities and environment both prosper.

There are 15 award categories to apply for, from Inspirational New Venture and Innovation to Greenest Workplace and Ecopreneur of the Year. Check out the award categories and apply by September 2nd at ecostarawards.com 

Torque Masters Auto Extravaganza – August 4

The Torque Masters Car Club is hosting its annual Auto Extravaganza in Sidney Sunday August 4. This car show has become one of the most popular on the island due to its incredible location. Although open to all automotive classes the show primarily features Hot Rod Classics.

Expect a full weekend experience as Torque Masters continues their efforts to create a Weekend Destination Event. Saturday starts with a Poker Run which ends downtown on Third Street. A public street event, including a local band, is planned with Beacon’s Brewery and Small Gods. Car related movies will be playing at Star Cinema. Admission will be food or cash donations to the Lions Food Bank.

Sunday will include a Vendor Midway and entertainment by The Haven. Complementing the event Downtown businesses will offer unique shopping and dining experiences. The Peninsula Celebration Society will feature Completely Credence in Beacon Park at 2 pm to round off this Destination Weekend.

Symphony in the Summer Festival  July 24 – August 3, 2024

Presented by Huntingdon Hotel & Suites 

Music fills the warm summer air once again as Victoria Symphony’s annual Symphony in the Summer Festival returns from July 24 – August 3, 2024. With eight performances, including two FREE concerts, around five of Vancouver Island’s most beautiful locations, you won’t want to miss out! Get all the details here.

Interested in us supporting your upcoming event? Please reach out to our Community Manager Carly at carly@used.ca.