Saanich Strawberry Festival 2024

Date & Time: July 7, 2024 (11:00 am - 4:00 pm)

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

Saanich Strawberry Festival

Join Saanich in celebrating the 57th annual Strawberry Festival. This family-friendly, fun, free event features live music, kids' activities, bouncy castles, information booths, arts and craft stations and, of course, the traditional servings of strawberries and ice cream. New this year is a farmers' market selling fresh produce and berries! 

When: Sunday, July 7, 11 am - 4 pm
Where: Beaver Beach, Elk Lake Regional Park
Admission: Free! 

Strawberries and ice cream will be on sale from 2 - 4 pm for $2 per serving. 
All cups and spoons are 100% compostable. Please be sure to use the green bins at the event so that we can reduce waste and keep the event environmentally friendly.

Thank you to our generous event sponsors!

If you are interested in sponsoring the event, please email for information on opportunities.

Island Farms, Islands West and Buckerfield's - BC's Original Country Store.

Stage Schedules

Get ready to groove to our fantastic lineup of local musicians! We've got performances on two stages: one at the main event site at Beaver Beach, and one in the Kids Zone at the  south end of the lake. Curious to learn more? Check out each artist's webpage using the links below.

Main Stage (at Beaver Beach):

Kids' Stage (at Filter Beds):


We have a variety of local businesses and community groups joining us this year. Enjoy tasty tamales, fruitsicles, granola, farm-fresh produce, and more! Then check out fun activities like painting rocks, making decorative pins, and learning about pollinators and water safety. We hope you enjoy exploring our community's vibrant offerings.

Beaver Beach Vendors:



Filter Beds Vendors:



Getting Here (Parking/Shuttle Bus)

The Strawberry Festival is a popular event so parking lots can fill quickly. Overflow parking in the grass area just off Elk Lake will be available and a shuttle bus will be running from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm.  The shuttle will pick up guests at Saanich Commonwealth Place near the main entrance roundabout (location #1), then will stop at the overflow parking lot (location #2) and will drop off at the Beaver Beach main parking lot (location #3). The shuttle will continue this loop until 4:00 pm. We recommend taking transit to the Royal Oak Transit Exchange and then walking the short distance to Commonwealth Pool to catch a shuttle.