Celebrate the sweetest season at the Saanich Strawberry Festival

July 4, 2023

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Celebrate the sweetest season at the Saanich Strawberry Festival

Saanich, BC –
Get ready for a mouthwatering extravaganza as the 56th Annual Saanich Strawberry Festival returns on Saturday, July 8 at Beaver Lake Park.

This year’s event features a main stage and a kids stage, as well as inflatables, food vendors, face painting, art activities, local vendors, and of course, more strawberries than you can handle!

Seasoned festival attendees know to arrive early with cash in hand for the $1 strawberry and ice cream ticket sales, and first-time attendees will want to mark the following event times:

  • 11:00 a.m.–2:45 p.m. (or until sold out) – cash only $1 ticket sales
  • 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. – tickets can be redeemed for ice cream and Michell’s Farm strawberries

Pack sunscreen and a blanket to enjoy main stage performances by Soul Shakers, Slim Sandy and the Hillbilly Boppers, the Unfaithful Servants and the Commodores Big Band.

Please note this year’s event is taking place on Saturday, not Sunday, as it historically has!

Parking on-site is limited, so bring your bike! Capital Bike will provide valet bike parking near the main stage. Free shuttle bus service will also run throughout the day to Beaver Beach from Saanich Commonwealth Place and the grassy overflow parking off Elk Lake Drive.

Learn more

The Saanich Strawberry Festival aims to create a sense of community, celebrate local agriculture, and foster a love of strawberries.

Visit our website to find out more.


Media contact:
Sarah Faria
Programmer II
Parks, Recreation & Community Services