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Sooke Area Events on Vancouver Island

Art & Crafts | Fairs & Family Fun | Music


Art & Crafts

Sooke Fine Arts ShowSooke Fine Arts Show
Jury Selection of Outstanding Art
10 Day Event in July/August featuring live entertainment, art demonstrations, special events and over 300 pieces of incredible art.
Seaparc Leisure Complex - 2168 Phillips Road

STinking Fish Studio TourStinking Fish Studio Tour
Come explore one of the richest 'art trails' on the island, tour over 20 studios - fibre, floral, glass blowing, jewelry, painting, photography, pottery, print making, sculpture - metal, & woodworking.
Summer (July/August) & Fall (November) Tours
Metchosin & East Sooke - Phone: 250 474-2676

Art in the ParkArt in the Park
Art Festival in August - Paintings, Mixed Media, Jewellery, Fibre Arts, Pottery, Photography, Live entertainment, Free admission
Ed MacGregor Park - 6751 West Coast Road
Event info: 250 642-6623

Beach ArtBeach Art on Whiffen Spit
Sooke Community Arts Council event in September
Create your work of Art from found Beach Materials or just watch the creations unfold
Prizes awarded for originality and creation

Shirley Christmas Craft Fair
November at the Shirley Community Hall
Arts, Crafts, home baking great event to pick up that unique Christmas Gift!

All Sooke Arts & Crafts Christmas Fair
November at the Sooke Community Hall
Large assortment of arts and crafts by local artists,
And Santa comes too!


Fairs & Family Fun

New Year's Levee - Sooke Legion - January 1st
Meet the Mayor and Toast the New Year!

Polar Bear Swim - New Year's Day Dip at Whiffen Spit
The ultimate cure for a hangover!

Sooke Lions Hard Time Dance
Sooke Community Hall - end of January
Beans, dogs & beer
A fun filed evening to dance away the winter blues!

A Taste of B.C.
Sooke Harbourside Lions Club - February
Sample the local cuisine & wines
Venue varies

Rubber Duck Race
In May at the Sooke River Campgrounds
Sooke Harbourside Lions Club
A fun day ! ... Buy a duck and follow it swimming down the Sooke River,
Could be a winner!

Sooke Rotary Auction and Spring Fair
Seaparc Leisure Centre in May
Silent auction, Display Booths, Barbecue Dinner & finale of Live Auction.
Items for auction donated by local businesses offering a wide selection of goods.

Sooke Secret Gardens Tour
A tour of Sooke's beautiful and interesting gardens, thanks to the gardeners who are willing to share the fruits of their hard work in June and help raise funds for the arts in Sooke.

Sooke Canada Day Celebration
Sooke Flats - July 1st
All Day filled with family fun activities. Booths, Entertainment, Logging Sports, River raft races, Fire hose kids competition, great food reasonably priced Or bring a picnic lunch and dine by the river.
Evening entertainment under the stars, no alcohol and drugs.
Admission by donation

Salmon Derby - August
Sooke Salmon Enhancement Society
Big Fish and Big Prizes

Sooke Fall Fair
The Sooke Fall Fair has been a proud tradition every September since 1913 and has a reputation for being one of the best small town fairs in B.C.

Saanich Fair
The Saanich Fair has been around since 1868! Over 45,000 people come to the fair every September.

Remembrance Day Parade & Ceremonies
November 11th at the Sooke Cenotaph (Legion)

New Years Eve Dinner and Dance
Sooke Legion - December 31st
Dance in the New Year with friendly people


Music

Sooke River Bluegrass Music Festival
The festival is held every year on the third weekend of June at the beautiful Sooke River Campground. A wide variety of entertainment, from great vocals and instrumentals, both New-grass and Traditional, to bluegrass gospel, performed by the very best bands that the west coast of Canada and the USA have to offer.

Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra
A wide variety of concerts, large & small, all year long including the Philharmonic "Fling!" in July, a free open air pops concert in Ed Macgregor Park by the sea.

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Orveas Bay Resort
Orveas Bay Resort
2577 Sunnybrae Road
Shirley, BC (near Sooke/Victoria)
Canada V9Z 1G4
Phone: 250-646-2304
Email: info@orveasbay.com
Website: www.orveasbay.com
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