Sooke Community Festivals & Events Calendar

Sooke hosts numerous annual festivals and ongoing events throughout the year, creating a rich offering of arts, music, recreation, sports and cultural activites. During the pandemic, many organizations have pivoted to offering virtual events.

😷 Please note mandatory masks and proof of vaccination for indoor events.

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2022 Sooke Events Calendar

Sooke Harbour Toastmasters Club

😷 Sooke Harbour Toastmasters Club

Tuesdays, 7:00–8:30pm
FREE Online via Zoom

Empowering individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. Anyone can attend up to 3 meetings for free.

😷 Friday Night Karaoke

Fridays, 8:00–11:00pm
Sooke Legion • FREE
6726 Eustace Road

Back by popular demand!

StoryWalk at the Sooke Region Museum

Sooke StoryWalk: The Mitten

Sat, Dec 11 – Sat, Dec 18
Sooke Library
2065 Anna Marie Road

Join us for a StoryWalk and scavenger hunt around Sooke, set to The Mitten by Jan Brett. Outdoor, safe family fun. Visit Sooke Laundromat to donate any new or gently used mittens and hats to a family in need.

Sooke Folk Music Society Coffee House Open Stage

🎵 😷 Coffee House Open Stage

Sooke Folk Music Society
Sat, Feb 19 • 7:00–10:00pm
1962 Murray Road
Tickets $7.50 • Performers FREE

Indoor live music coffee house and open stage featuring Second Fiddle. Doors open at 6:30pm. Open stage at 7:00pm. Break for setup and feature performer at 8:00pm.

Sooke Seedy Saturday

Seedy Saturday

February 2022
Sooke Community Hall

Sooke's one-day seed and local food growing event, showcasing seed and plant vendors, seed exchange table, educational displays and Kids Zone for a family-friendly event.

Sooke Community Sailing Days

Community Sailing Days

April — October 2022
FREE to Members • $10 General

Build connections and experience sailing. All ages and skill levels welcome to participate in on-water activities and sailing, as well as on-land games and educational activities.

Sooke Country Market

Sooke Country Market

May — October 2022
John Philips Park, Otter Point Road

We make it, bake it or grow it! Seasonal local produce from the gardens of Sooke and locally made products and crafts. New vendors always welcome.

Annual Rubber Duck Race

Rubber Duck Race

May 2022
Sooke River Flats

Watch the rubber ducks go streaming down the Sooke River — what a quacky whacky way to go! Typically hosted annually in May, registration is at 11:30am and the ducks race at noon.

Sooke Night Market

Sooke Night Market

Thursdays, 5–8pm
Sooke Region Museum

Founded in 2014, Sooke Night Market operates every Thursday evening during summertime at the Sooke Region Museum, 2070 Phillips Road.

Sooke Secret Garden Tour

Sooke Secret Garden Tour

June 2022

The annual Sooke Secret Gardens Tour is a major fundraiser for the Sooke Philharmonic Society and has always delighted gardening fans as it has evolved over the years. Hopefully 2022 will bring back the live event!

Sooke Canada Day

Sooke Canada Day

July 1, 2022

Annual Canada Day celebrations previously held at the Sooke River Campground included live music, games, kids entertainment and fireworks.

Sooke Fine Arts Show

Sooke Fine Arts Show

July/August 2022

The 11-day Sooke Fine Arts Show, running annually since 1986, showcases over 380 artworks by both established and emerging artists from Vancouver Island and BC's Coastal Islands. Typically, over 9000 visitors attend to view the gallery, watch artist demos and talks, and enjoy local musicians.

Sooke Fall Fair

Sooke Fall Fair

September 2022

Established in 1913 and usually held in the historic Sooke Community Hall, residents young and old alike participate in and visit the Sooke Fall Fair for two days every September. Agricultural components include produce, flowers, baking, beer and wine, as well as arts and crafts and photography.

Sooke Music Festival

Sooke Music Festival

September 2022
2197 Otter Point Road

A family-friendly, live music and arts festival held in the heart of Sooke on warm summer weekend.

Sooke Apple Fest

Sooke Apple Fest

September 2022
Sunriver Community Gardens
2380 Phillips Road, Sooke

A family-friendly celebration of harvests, local foods and community. All things apple including apple pie auction, sales, kids activities, apple pressing and more.

Apple Fest Bake Sale

Apple Fest Bake Sale

October 2021

Holy Trinity Anglican Church hosts its annual bake sale and hot dog day. Frozen fruit pies available for $10.

Drive-In Movie Night

Drive-In Movie Night

October 2022
Seaparc • $20/Vehicle
2168 Phillips Road

Presented by Harmony Project Sooke. Popcorn machine by Sooke Harbourside Lions Club. Advance tickets only.

Halloween Bonfire and Fireworks

Halloween Bonfire & Fireworks

Oct 31, 6:30–8:00pm
Camp Barnard • FREE
3202 Young Lake Road

Sponsored by the Otter Point Fire Department. Hot Chocolate and hot dogs for everyone. Halloween goodie bags for the kids. Fireworks at 7:30pm.

All Sooke Arts and Crafts Show

All Sooke Arts & Crafts
Christmas Show

November 2022
Sooke Community Hall

Over 60 vendors and participants including fine arts, crafts, ceramics, jewelry, seasonal baking, local honey and preserves, and community groups displays.

Wishes and Gifts Art Show

😷 Wishes & Gifts Show

December 2022
Sooke Art Gallery
Corner of Sooke & Church Roads

Over 20 Sooke Arts Council artisans offering meaningful unique holiday gifts. Shop local and buy quality and variety for all the special people in your life.

Winter Market at the Sooke Region Museum

Winter Market

December 2022
Sooke Region Museum • FREE
2070 Phillips Road

Magical holiday market at the Sooke Region Museum grounds.

2023 Sooke Events Calendar

Sooke Polar Bear Swim

Sooke Polar Bear Swim

Jan 1, 2023
Whiffen Spit Park

Registration at 11:30am, swim at Noon. Hot chocolate served afterwards. Sponsored by our Otter Point Fire Association.

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