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Featured Events in Sidney

Please note: due to the ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of this year's annual and featured events in Sidney have been postponed, cancelled, or significantly modified.

2020 Online & Modified Events

In response to current provincial health orders prohibiting large gatherings, some Sidney events have moved to online platforms this year. Click on the links below to learn more about these events!

  • Sept 20-Oct 18, 2020 - Sidney by the Sea Virtual Run/Walk

    Register now for the Sidney by the Sea Virtual Run! Run or walk the Kids Run, 5k, 8k or 10k between September 20 and October 18th. You can raise money for two charities - Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea and the Saanich Peninsula Hospital & Healthcare Foundation.

  • August 16-22, 2020 - Salish Sea Festival: A Week of Lanterns

    ArtSea is offering several opportunities to build-your-own lantern, with online lantern-building tutorials and small, in-person workshops. During the week of August 16th to 22nd, everyone can participate in building community spirit by lighting up their lanterns (with battery-operated lights) each night at 7pm.

  • July 16, July 25 & Aug. 4, 2020 - StoryWalks

    Saanich Peninsula Literacy is offering families FREE self-guided StoryWalks between in Sidney, Central Saanich, and North Saanich this summer. A StoryWalk allows you to enjoy stories in the outdoors. As you stroll along the path, you visit each page and enjoy the story in nature, with your family.
    - July 16, 10 am - 2 pm, Dominion Brook Park, North Saanich
    - July 25, 10 am - 2 pm, Centennial Park, Central Saanich
    - August 4, 10 am - 2 pm, Iroquois Park, Sidney

  • Summer 2020 - ArtSea Virtual Artist Tour

    ArtSea Virtual Artist Tour is a collection of short videos that simulate a visit to the studios of local artists and artisans. View their recent work, watch artist demonstrations, and learn about their inspirations, joys, and reasons why they are drawn to produce the work they love.


Annual Events in Sidney

Sidney has many wonderful annual events each year. The list below provides an overview of the events that take place each year in Sidney.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of these events have been postponed, cancelled, or will be significantly modified this year.

January 1   Polar Bear Swim
January - March
  Sidney Museum's Lego Exhibition
  Family Day Celebration
  Ferry Between Friends
  Annual Easter Egg Hunt
  Bazan Bay 5K Run
June - August
  Sidney Street Market
  Access Awareness Day
  Folk 'N Fiddle Festival
  World Ocean's Day
June 30 - July 1 
  Sidney Days & Canada Day
July & August   Summer Sounds Concert Series
July & August   Open Air Library
July & August   Panorama Recreation's Play in the Park
  Torque Masters Auto Extravaganza
  Salish Sea Lantern Festival
  Bed Races on Beacon
  Tour de Rock
  Sidney by the Sea 8K/5K/Kids Run
  BC Boat Show
  Sidney Fine Art Show
  ArtSea Fall Studio Tour
October 31
  Treat Street
November 11   Remembrance Day
  Sidney Merchants' Open House
  Sidney Sparkles Christmas Parade
  Sidney Museum's Teddy Bear Exhibit
  Breakfast with Santa
  Community Christmas Dinner

To see what other events are happening around town, visit the following websites: