Saanich Strawberry Festival

Date & Time: July 7, 2019 (11:00 am - 3:00 pm)

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

Saanich Strawberry Festival
Sunday, July 7, 2019
11:00 am - 3:00 pm    
Free Admission
Strawberries and Ice Cream tickets: 50 cents/ticket

From its start as a celebration of Saanich’s agricultural roots, the Strawberry Festival has blossomed into a grand event for all ages. Enjoy a wide variety of free family activities, including information displays, face-painting, program demonstrations, a Martial Arts demonstration, arts and craft activities and 12 different types of inflatable games, obstacles, slides and castles.

Bring a blanket and enjoy a day at the beach while a variety of performers entertain on two stages this year.

See the displays & activities maps below (Upper and Lower Levels)

Upper Level Stage Schedule

11:00 am - 12:00 pm     Price Tag
12:15 - 1:30 pm      Tropic Mayhem
1:45 - 3:00 pm        Commodores Big Band

Lower Level Stage Schedule

11:30 - 11:50 am     Lkwungen Traditional Dancers
12:20 - 12:50 pm    Chinese Culture Dance Victoria
1:30 - 2:00 pm        Bollywood Beats
2:15 - 2:45 pm        Sanpaguita Dancers

Of course, the afternoon wouldn’t be complete without the traditional serving of strawberries and ice cream from 1 to 3pm for only 50 cents!

Strawberries and Ice Cream
Don't miss out on this tradition!  The serving of strawberries and ice cream only takes place from 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Tickets for the strawberries and ice cream go on sale at 11:00 am until quantities last at the Tickets Tent near the children's playground on the Upper Level.
Tickets will likely sell out by 2:30 - 2:45 pm so don't wait until the end of the day.  Approximately 3800 tickets will be sold.
Cash sales only - there is no ATM (cash machine) located within the park.

Parking & Shuttle Bus

The Strawberry Festival is a very popular tradition and the main and lower level parking lots will most likely fill up by 12:00 noon.  The overflow grass parking area (just off Elk Lake Drive) will be open and two shuttle buses will run from 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm.  Shuttle Bus pick-up/drop off locations will be at:

  1. Saanich Commonwealth Place (please use transit to get to SCP)
  2. near the grass overflow parking area
  3. the entrance to the upper level parking lot

Avoid the busy parking lots and Take BC Transit

The Royal Oak transit exchange is a short distance from Commonwealth Place.  Leave the car at home and jump on the shuttle bus from Commonwealth Place.

Activities and Particpating Organizations

Map - UPPER LEVEL - Activities and Displays [PDF - 209 KB]
Map - LOWER LEVEL - Activities and Displays [PDF - 212 KB]

UPPER LEVEL - Activities and Displays (map)

1  Gordon Head Lions - SnoCones and Cotton Candy
2  Rotary Club Concession - Burgers & Hot Dogs
3  Country Crapes
4  CRD Parks
5  CRD Environmental Services
6  Saanich Fire Department
7  Main Entertainment Stage
8  Ticket Sales Tent
9  Ice Cream Serving Tent
10  MEDIX - First Aid
11  Saanich Emergency Preparedness
12  CIBC Run for the Cure
13  Alzheimer Society
14  Canadian Blood Services
15  Saanich Volunteer Services
16  CRD Clean Air

LOWER LEVEL - Activities and Displays (map)

17    Face Painting by Saanich Parks & Recreation
18    Saanich Information Booth
19    Kaleidoscope Theatre for Young People
20    Victoria Child Care Resource
21     Victoria Hapkido demonstration area
22     Obstacle Course #5 by Fun-Time Inflatables
23     Happy Face Bouncer by Fun-Time Inflatables
24     Obstacle Course #4 by Fun-Time Inflatables
25     Obstacle Course #3 by Fun-Time Inflatables
26     Basketball Bungy Run by Fun-Time Inflatables
27    Medix - First Aid
28    CFAX - Virgin Radio 107.3
29    KidsFUNd Concession
30    Mini Donuts by Noel
31    Concession Area Seating
32    Greek on the Street - Concession
33    Lower Level Entertainment Stage
34    Island Savings - Face Painting
35    Pacific Institute of Sport Excellence
36    Strawberry Vale Pre-school
37    Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary
38    Inflatafun - Foot Golf
39    Inflatafun - Princess Carriage Bouncer
40    Inflatafun - Four Person Joust
41    Inflatafun - Mega Slide
42    Inflatafun - Super Slide
43    Inflatafun - Extreme Obstacle
44    Inflatafun - Leap Ball

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