Esquimalt events

Canada Day 2018

Happy Canada Day! In honour of this year’s celebrations, we have a list of the various and fun family-friendly events taking place throughout Vancouver Island. Victoria: An impressive lineup of multicultural programming, local performers, and family-friendly activities is on the agenda for Canada Day in downtown Victoria, concluding with spectacular fireworks taking place over Victoria’s Inner Har...

Esquimalt Fall Events – Halloween Bonfire Hosted by the Esquimalt Lions

Hosted by the Esquimalt Lions, this Halloween come and wind down from all of the festivities and trick-or-treating by joining at a huge bonfire. This is an all-ages event where you can enjoy the warmth of the flames while enjoying a nice warm cup of hot chocolate. Come with your own reusable cup as it’s highly encouraged you do so! All food and drink sales at this event are by donation. Proceeds g...

Esquimalt Events – Esquimalt Ribfest 2017

An escalating tradition for Esquimalt locals and beyond, the annual Ribfest returns for a weekend full of fun–and of course, ribs! This is a free event that’s all about being with family, the Esquimalt community, volunteers, kids, participation, and above all else, fun! There will be ribs (naturally), delicious craft beer and cider for the adults, free activities for the kids, local artisans and v...

Esquimalt Events – Esquimalt Lantern Festival 2017

Those who are looking for a magical evening on Vancouver Island can find it in Esquimalt on August 19. This annual event never disappoints with its beautiful lights, music, and entertainment. You are encouraged to bring a lantern and participate in the lighted walk along the Westbay Walkway toward Barnard Park. Live music, entertainment, and food will be offered in Captain Jacobson’s Park. For vis...

Esquimalt Events – Gorge Canada Day Picnic 2017

This year’s Canada Day picnic along the Gorge Waterway in Esquimalt is a very special one! There will be lots of exciting things to do for families and friends as Saanich celebrates Canada’s 150th! All along the scene Gorge Waterway will be several professional and emerging visual artists showcasing their work. Meet and greet the artists and discuss their work while also indulging in all the sight...

Esquimalt Events – 13th Annual Children’s Story Fest

Join the community of Esquimalt for their 13th annual Children’s Story Fest. Held by Esquimalt Parks & Recreation, together with Kiwanis and the Greater Victoria Public Library, local families will get a chance to celebrate the wonder and delight of storytelling for children. This year’s schedule of events taking place includes the following: Opening Remarks Superheroes Story Time Storyteller Peg ...

Esquimalt Events – Gorge Canada Day Picnic 2015

Now in its 17th year of running, the Gorge Canada Day Picnic in Esquimalt is one of the best annual events the city has to offer! Start celebrating Canada Day by grabbing a seat for the Canada Day Family Parade at 9am. Expect to see lots of kids on their bicycles decorated in lots of red and white! The parade route is along Gorge Road and ends on Admiral Road and at the Craigflower-Kosapsom Park, ...

Esquimalt Events – Buccaneer Days 2015, June 12-14

An exciting weekend packed with events and activities for everyone, Buccaneer Days is a must-not-miss celebration in Esquimalt. Highlights to watch out for include rugby tournament, dances, sky diving, races, pancake breakfasts, Frisbee tournaments, parades, beer garden, and kids play zone, among many others. Here’s a rundown of the schedule: Friday, June 12: 12 to 1:30 pm – Seniors BBQ 3 to 11 pm...

Esquimalt Events – Farmers Market 2015

This year’s bustling farmer’s market in Esquimalt is now open every Thursday from July to September 2015. Here, you can shop from a wide range of high quality local produce, fresh food products, and various arts and crafts. There is also an online silent auction organized to raise funds for the market’s programs. The organizers’ mission is to “provide a community market place that encourages healt...

Esquimalt Events – 9th Annual Celebration of Lights

Sunday, December 7, 2014 – 9th Annual Celebration of Lights – 6 to 8pm at the Archie Browning Sport Centre in Esquimalt, BC – an 11-minute trip from Victoria, BC Come celebrate the holiday season with Esquimalt BC by attending their 9th Annual Celebration of Lights. The event kicks off with their traditional parade at 6pm. Over the years the parade has expanded its number of lit trucks and floats,...

Esquimalt Events – 12th Annual Children’s Story Fest Oct. 4, 2014

Saturday, October 4, 2014 – 12th Annual Children’s Story Fest – 11am to 2:30pm at the Town Square in Esquimalt, BC Esquimalt Parks & Recreation, together with Kiwanis and the Greater Victoria Public Library invites you and your family to celebrate the wonders of storytelling at the 12th Annual Esquimalt Children’s Story Fest. Lunch will be included (only while supplies last) at the event, provided...

Esquimalt Events – Eves of Destruction Roller Derby

Saturday, September 20, 2014 – Eves of Destruction Roller Derby – Esquimalt, BC The Eves of Destruction Roller Derby is coming to Esquimalt this year! In this fun-filled family affair, all are welcome to try their hand at participating at the derby. The main event of the evening will be “Rotten Apples Jr. Derby vs. Nanaimo’s Candy Crushers” and “Margarita Villains vs. Belles of the Brawl”. Tickets...

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