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Featured Events in Sidney

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

2020/2021 Modified & Online Events

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

Current & Upcoming Events

  • March 13 - April 8 2021 - Sidney Art Walk

    The Sidney BIA and ArtSea have partnered to launch Sidney's First Annual Art Walk. From March 18 to April 8, stroll the streets of downtown Sidney as our businesses turn into self-guided mini art galleries! ⁠Art will be creatively displayed so that you can enjoy the art at any time while remaining outdoors. ⁠Visit for a detailed map, and keep an eye out for the colourful window decals identifying official Art Walk venues!


Past Events

  • February 2021 - Family Day in Sidney

    The Sidney Museum is celebrating Family Day with a number of virtual and pandemic friendly activities planned! Activities include a Q&A with a professional LEGO builder on FB Live, a virtual trivia night for adult LEGO fans, an outdoor scavenger hunt on Beacon ave, and more! Visit Sidney Museum's website to see everything that's happening and to sign up for the events!

  • December 2020 - Christmas by the Sea

    Sidney will be a twinkling – and safe – wonderland as the community celebrates the holiday season! Experience festive displays, lighted windows, Candy Cane Lane, a Gingerbread Showcase, and so much more! Visit the Sidney BIA's website to see what's planned for the festive season in Sidney this year.

  • November 14, 2020 - Tree Appreciation Day

    Sidney’s first ever Tree Appreciation Day will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2020 and the Town has planned a tree sapling giveaway and a tree planting activity to celebrate! Visit the event page for more details.

  • November 11, 2020 - Remembrance Day

    While Sidney's annual Remembrance Day ceremony will look different this year, event organizers have come together to provide creative and meaningful opportunities for community members to pay their respects, honour sacrifices, and share memories. Visit the event page for more details.

  • 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 23-31
  Halloween Spooktacular
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: