Cadboro Bay Festival

Date & Time: August 6, 2023 (11:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Category: Saanich Community Events (See all events in this category)

Please join us for a Saanich summertime tradition, the Cadboro Bay Festival — a free community event in beautiful Cadboro-Gyro Park.
Enjoy an afternoon of games, face painting, info displays, live music, arts and craft stations and food & fun for the entire family!

Based on feedback from local businesses and residents, the Cadboro Bay Festival is evolving toward a more traditional seaside community picnic-style event. What does this mean?
  • Enjoy interactive games that recall days gone by, like three-legged races, cornhole, and giant lawn games
  • Food is being provided by the Chinatown Lions Club and the Saanich Lions Club instead of by food trucks, as in previous years
  • We're saying "so long" to sandcastles and bouncy castles for now

Check out the live music line up!

11:30am: Rhymer and Wells
12:30 pm: Eden Poynter
1:15 pm: West My Friend
2:15 pm: Love Cats

View the Facebook event page. 

How to get to the Cadboro Bay Festival:
  • By bike — enjoy a free bike valet on site
  • By bus — on route 11 or 13
  • By car — travel north-east on Cadboro Bay Road (through the village) to access event parking at the north-east end of the park
  • By shuttle — park in UVic parking lot #5 and enjoy a free shuttle to and from the park between noon and 4pm
*Please note that the main parking lot typically fills quickly on the event day.


Click here for Shuttle Bus Time and Location

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Volunteer with Saanich Parks, Recreation & Community Services

Volunteers help make our community events and festivals possible.  If you are interested in being a part of the events crew please visit the volunteer information page for more details on how to sign up.