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…

Sidney Community Donation Event

Mary Winspear Centre 2243 Beacon Avenue, Sidney, British Columbia

Will you save a life this fall? We are back in Sidney on Thanksgiving Monday, October 11 at the Mary Winspear Centre, from 1pm to 6pm. Appointments only at this time to ensure physical distancing. Book yours at, by downloading our GiveBlood app, or by calling 1-888-2DONATE (1-888-236-6283). Thank you for helping us make […]

2021 Fall Community Meeting, for Constituents of Saanich North and the Islands

Virtual Meeting on Zoom

Your Community. Your Voice. Please join MLA Adam Olsen to discuss the issues and concerns in Saanich North and the Islands. This is a VIRTUAL meeting, so please REGISTER IN ADVANCE:, after which you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Community meetings are open to the public and completely […]

Fast and Free Watercolour Art Exhibit

ArtSea Gallery in Tulista Park 9565 Fifth Street, Sidney, British Columbia

A classic show of the last year’s pieces. Artist in attendance for demonstrations. Open 10am-4pm daily.

The Fab Fourever – Canada’s Premiere Tribute to the Beatles

Mary Winspear Centre 2243 Beacon Avenue, Sidney, British Columbia

Be transported back to the age of peace, love and flower power. The Fab Fourever - Canada's Premiere Tribute to the Beatles is a musical production that will transport you back to a time when the music was the soundtrack to a generation. Music that transported four mop tops from a little club in Liverpool […]


Peninsula Plein Air Painters Annual Exhibit

ArtSea Gallery in Tulista Park 9565 Fifth Street, Sidney, British Columbia

The members of this group are local artists and will exhibit their art, both plein-air and studio work. Their unique view of the landscapes, seascapes and other depictions, involve a variety of media, styles and observations. Their work is a personal statement on how they see and capture the appeal of our local assets, whether […]

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 […]