When: August 14-17 Where: Festival Pavilion at Rockwood Centre in Sechelt, 5511 Shorncliffe Road Cost: $15 for individual events up to $250 for a weekend pass
Looking for some summer reading suggestions on your weekend getaway? The Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts will take care of that, with readings this year by Canadian favourites Miriam Toews (Governor General’s Award winner), Grant Lawrence (CBC personality and author), Bill Gaston (novelist and playwright) and more.
When: July 24-27 Where: Hotel Grand Pacific and other venues in Victoria Cost: $19-$99
Local cuisine and wine lovers, take your taste buds on a culinary trip to Victoria’s sixth annual festival of food and wine. Tempt your tummy with gourmet fare, discover new B.C. vintages and sharpen your wine-pairing skills with an interactive tasting workshop.
Victoria International Buskers Festival
When: July 18-27 Where: Downtown Cost: Free, but tips are welcome
Sure, street performers are synonymous with summer, but it’s not every day you can watch the best of the best all in one place. The fourth annual Victoria International Buskers Festival features some of the most talented entertainers from around the world.
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