Saanich Strawberry Festival

Date & Time: July 12, 2020 (11:00 am - 3:00 pm)

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

Saanich Strawberry Festival
Sunday, July 12, 2020
11:00 am - 3:00 pm    
Free Admission
NEW for 2020: Strawberries and Ice Cream tickets: $1 per serving

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 stage entertainment, information displays, face-painting, program demonstrations, craft activities and a wide variety 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.

Upper Level Stage Schedule

11:00 am - 12:00 pm     TBD
12:15 - 1:30 pm      TBD
1:45 - 3:00 pm        Commodores Big Band

Lower Level Stage Schedule
Schedule will be available in June

Of course, the afternoon wouldn’t be complete without the traditional serving of strawberries and ice cream from 1:00 - 3:00 pm. 

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.
  • Tickets for strawberries and ice cream will now be $1 per serving.
  • 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

UPPER LEVEL - Activities and Displays

  • Gordon Head Lions - SnoCones and Cotton Candy
  • Rotary Club Concession - Burgers & Hot Dogs
  • CRD Parks
  • CRD Environmental Services
  • Saanich Fire Department
  • Main Entertainment Stage
  • Ticket Sales Tent
  • Ice Cream Serving Tent
  • MEDIX - First Aid
  • Saanich Emergency Preparedness

LOWER LEVEL - Activities and Displays

  • Face Painting by Saanich Parks & Recreation
  • Saanich Information Booth
  • Obstacle Courses & Inflatables
  • Medix - First Aid
  • CFAX - Virgin Radio 107.3
  • KidsFUNd Concession
  • Mini Donuts by Noel
  • Concession Area Seating
  • Greek on the Street - Concession
  • Molly's Fish & Chips
  • Lower Level Entertainment Stage
  • Island Savings - Face Painting
  • Pacific Institute of Sport Excellence
  • Strawberry Vale Pre-school
  • Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary