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Year-Round Fun

So Much to Do

No matter the season, Sidney always offers plenty to see and do! Take part in a race, enjoy music and cultural programming, celebrate the community, and discover family-friendly activities. 

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Annual Events

July + August

Summer Sounds Concerts

Summer Sounds Concerts are held at Beacon Park, every Sunday in July and August from 2 pm to 4 pm.

July 1

Sidney Days

In Sidney, we do Canada Day in a big way! Our three-day celebration includes music, food, dancing, entertainment, fun, tradition,…

April 17

Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Find the hidden eggs, visit the Easter Bunny, and enjoy games and activities. Fun for the entire family!

January 1 (On Hiatus)

Polar Bear Swim

Join fellow hardy islanders and enjoy an invigorating start to the new year with a polar bear swim!

October 22 to 31

Sidney’s Halloween Spooktacular

Sidney invites little ghosts, goblins, and princesses to enjoy spooky displays throughout Downtown Sidney this Halloween season.

November 28 (On Hiatus)

Sidney Sparkles Christmas Parade

The Sidney Sparkles Christmas Parade runs through the centre of town along Beacon Avenue.

December 4 (On Hiatus)

Breakfast with Santa

Enjoy a delicious Pancake Breakfast with Santa. Breakfast is served by the Sidney Lion’s Club.

November 11

Remembrance Day

Each year on November 11th, the Town of Sidney comes together to honour and pay tribute to our Veterans.


Sidney by the Sea 8K/5K/Kids Run

The Sidney by the Sea 5k / 8k and Kids Run is an event for all ages and speeds.

May 9 – October 10

Sidney Street Market

Sidney Street Market at the Mary Winspear Centre, Every Sunday, from May 9 – October 10, 2021 at 11:00 am…

Alcohol Ink Landscapes

SHOAL Centre 10030 Resthaven Drive, Sidney

Join Heidi in her Alcohol Ink painting class. Magical alcohol ink has inherent properties to create stunning works of art without the ability to paint or dray! Previous experience is not necessary, just come ready to create your own unique and amazing work of art. Paintbrushes are not used, the ink is moved using a […]


Sidney Concert Band: Salute to our Veterans

Mary Winspear Centre 2243 Beacon Avenue, Sidney, British Columbia

The Sidney Concert Band invites you to their annual Salute to Our Veterans concert in honour of Remembrance Day under the direction of Bruce Ham. The concert will take place on November 7th at 2:00 pm at the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney with all proper health protocols and regulations in place. For this year's concert […]


Peninsula Santa’s Helpers Collecting

Mary Winspear Centre 2243 Beacon Avenue, Sidney, British Columbia

Last year’s campaign was incredibly successful providing gifts to over 300 families on the Saanich Peninsula. These gifts are distributed through the Sidney Lions Food Bank to families in need at Christmas time. The Peninsula Santa’s Helpers will be collecting new unwrapped toys for ages 6 months to 16 years, gift certificates and monetary donations. […]

George Canyon Acoustic Christmas

Mary Winspear Centre 2243 Beacon Avenue, Sidney, British Columbia

From October 24 onward proof of second vaccine required for anyone over the age of 12, along with government issued ID for those 19+. Acoustic Christmas with George Canyon Sunday, November 21 & Monday, November 22 Warm your hearts this holiday season with an Acoustic Christmas with George Canyon. Featuring George’s personal Christmas favourites and […]


The Storybook Nutcracker

Mary Winspear Centre 2243 Beacon Avenue, Sidney, British Columbia

Ballet Étoile Canada Presents The Storybook Nutcracker Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 2:00pm & 7:00pm Sunday, November 28, 2021 at 2:00pm Adults $25, Student/Senior $20, Child Under 12 $15 Ballet Étoile presents ‘The Storybook Nutcracker’, a unique production bringing the classic Nutcracker story to life with engaging narration, vibrant costumes, and the intimate setting of the Charlie […]


Winter Holiday Scavenger Hunt

Vancouver Island Regional Library 10091 Resthaven Dr, Sidney, BC V8L 3G3, Sidney, British Columbia

Try our Winter Holiday Scavenger Hunt! Find the images hidden around the Children’s Area to answer a seasonal riddle. Found them all? You can enter our PRIZE DRAW for a fabulous Family Hibernation Kit full of things to keep you cozy and entertained. The draw will be held on December 20th.

Touch of Salt Spring Craft Fair

Mary Winspear Centre 2243 Beacon Avenue, Sidney, British Columbia

Featuring over 200 crafters and artisans of Salt Spring, BC and Alberta Admission $5.00 for 3 day pass Wheelchair accessible and refreshments. Free parking   Friday December 3rd 10am - 8pm Saturday December 4th 10am - 5pm Sunday December 5th 10am - 5pm   The first Touch of Salt Spring Craft & Art Show originated […]


Last Chance Christmas Craft Show 2021

Mary Winspear Centre 2243 Beacon Avenue, Sidney, British Columbia

Last Chance ensures a wide selection of exceptional handcrafted items meeting the highest standards of the finer arts and crafts available on the West Coast of BC. Over 25 craft categories will be represented at both First & Last Chance 2021. Offering something for the art connoisseur in us all ~ from pottery, metal works, […]


Sidney Concert Band: An Old Fashioned Christmas

SHOAL Centre 10030 Resthaven Drive, Sidney

Sidney Concert Band: An Old Fashioned Christmas The Sidney Concert band is excited to invite you to their annual Christmas concert, An Old Fashioned Christmas on Monday December 13, at 7pm at the Shoal Centre in Sidney. Under the direction of Bruce Ham, the band will perform festive tunes to get you right into the […]


The Gruffalo’s Child StoryWalk®

Vancouver Island Regional Library 10091 Resthaven Dr, Sidney, BC V8L 3G3, Sidney, British Columbia

Join us for an outdoor StoryWalk® around the library garden. Enjoy the fresh air and physical activity while reading “The Gruffalo’s Child” by Julia Donaldson.  Then pick up a Gruffalo activity sheet to keep the fun going at home!

Holiday Open House – “Give Library”

Vancouver Island Regional Library 10091 Resthaven Dr, Sidney, BC V8L 3G3, Sidney, British Columbia

Stop by the library for some holiday treats and good cheer. It’s been quite a year and we want take a moment to appreciate YOU, our amazing community! You can also pick up a “Give Library” card. If you know someone living in Sidney or North Saanich, who doesn’t yet have a library card, or […]

Cookeilidh – We Need A Little Christmas!

Mary Winspear Centre 2243 Beacon Avenue, Sidney, British Columbia

A festive feast of Celtic and holiday favourites featuring Cookeilidh. From nostalgic, traditional carols, to whimsical, modern-day tunes of the season, this performance will leave you filled with the holiday spirit! As this is an "in-person" event, seating will be limited to allow for spacing between groups of attendees. Cookeilidh has been delighting audiences for […]


Jingle Jam – The Christmas Connection Concert of 2021

McTavish Academy of Arts 1720 McTavish Rd, North Saanich, British Columbia

Safe-T-Peg presents Jingle Jam on December 18, 2021. The Christmas Connection Concert of 2021! Join us at the McTavish Academy of Art, where we have gathered six local BC Musicians to fuel your soul while you fill up on Domino's Pizza and buy that special Christmas gift at the Silent Auction! In keeping with the […]


The Sidney Lions Club Annual Tree Shredding & Bottle Drive 2022

Ocean Ave Overflow Parking Lot by Iroquois Park Ocean Avenue, Sidney

The Sidney Lions Club will be holding its Annual Tree Shredding event on January 8th and 9th from 10-3pm.  Additionally, they will also be running a bottle drive on the 8th of January from 10-3pm  The event is held at the overflow parking lot located on Ocean Ave, on the North Side of Iroquois Park. […]