Sooke Community Festivals, Activities & Events Calendar

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

Hosting an event — real or virtual? Event listings are FREE until March 2021.

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2020 Sooke Events Calendar

Ayre Manor AGM

Thu, Oct 22, 2020, 1:00pm
Sooke Community Hall
& Virtually on Zoom

Please pre-register for in-person or virtual attendance.
ayremanor.ca

Sooke Fine Arts Show AGM

Thu, Oct 22, 2020, 6:30pm
Virtual Event

Sharing stats from this year's virtual show, presenting Board of Directors nominees, and 2020 members will have the opportunity to vote.
Pre-register via sfas@sookefinearts.com
sookefinearts.com

Ayum Creek Park Habitat Restoration with TLC

Tue, Oct 27, 2020
Ayum Creek Park
(Near Sooke & Laidlaw Roads)

Help restore the native habitat of Sooke's Ayum Creek Park with The Greater Victoria Green Team and The Land Conservancy. No experience necessary. Suitable for all ages. Gloves, tools and refreshments provided. Bring your gumboots or water shoes!
Register on meetup.com

The Nightmare Before Christmas Drive-in Movie

Sat, Oct 31, 2020, 5-9pm
SEAPARC Leisure Complex

Hosted by Harmony Project Sooke and sponsored by the District of Sooke. Pre-register attendance by suggested donation of $15 per car.
Sooke News Mirror Article
harmonyprojectsooke.ca

Outdoor Winter Market

Saturdays, Nov 14, 21, 28 & Dec 5, 2020, 11am – 2pm
Sooke Region Museum

Sooke Night Market is hosting a daytime outdoor Winter Market on Saturdays for four weeks starting November 14, 2020 at the Sooke Region Museum, 2070 Phillips Road.
facebook.com

East Sooke Fire Commission AGM

Mon, Nov 16, 2020, 7:00pm
Virtual Event

eastsookefirecommission.ca

Christmas Craft Fair

Sat, Nov 21, 2020, 10am – 4pm
Murray Road Park

Presented by the Sooke Lions Club. Unique local gifts made by talented southern Vancouver Island crafters.
sookelions.com

Folk Music Society Open Stage featuring Carla Olive

Sat, Nov 21, 2020, 7 – 9pm
Zoom Virtual Event

Zoom concerts the 3rd Saturday of each month for an hour of open stage followed by featured performers.
sookefolkmusicsociety.com



Sooke Annual & Ongoing Events

Sooke Polar Bear Swim

Sooke Polar Bear Swim

Jan 1, 2021
Whiffen Spit Park

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

Seedy Saturday

February 2021
Sooke Community Hall
2037 Shields Road, Sooke

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.
sookefoodchi.ca

Annual Rubber Duck Race

Annual Rubber Duck Race

May 2021, 11am – 3pm
Sooke River Flats & Campground

Watch the rubber ducks go streaming down the river — what a quacky whacky way to go. Registration at 11:30am. Ducks race at noon.
sookelions.com

Sooke Country Market

Sooke Country Market

Saturdays, 10am – 2pm
May through October, 2021
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.
sookecountrymarket.com

Sooke Night Market

Sooke Night Market

Thursdays, 5-8pm
June 3 — September 2, 2021
Sooke Region Museum
2070 Phillips Road

Founded in 2014, Sooke Night Market operates every Thursday evening at the Sooke Region Museum.
facebook.com

Sooke Secret Garden Tour

Sooke Secret Garden Tour

Sun, Jun 6, 2021

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.
sookesecretgardens.com

Sooke Canada Day

Sooke Canada Day

July 1, 2021
Sooke Flats on Philips Road

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

Sooke Fine Arts Show

Sooke Fine Arts Show

July 23 – August 2, 2021
Sooke Arena, 2168 Phillips Road

The 11-day Sooke Fine Arts Show, running in late July each year since 1986 at the SEAPARC Arena, provides the opportunity for both well-known and emerging artists from Vancouver Island and BC's Coastal Islands to showcase their work. Over 9,000 annual visitors attend the art show from the Pacific Northwest, throughout BC and across Canada, to view 380+ artworks, watch artists demonstrations and talks, and enjoy local musicians.
sookefinearts.com

Sooke Music Festival

Sooke Music Festival

July 2021
John Philips Park, Otter Point Road

FREE, family-friendly, music and arts festival held in the heart of Sooke on warm and sunny weekend each summer.
sookemusicfestival.com

Sooke Fall Fair

Sooke Fall Fair

Sat, Sep 11 & Sun, Sep 12, 2021
Sooke Community Hall

Established in 1913 and 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.
sookefallfair.ca

Sooke Apple Fest

Sooke Apple Fest

September 2021
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.
sookefoodchi.ca

All Sooke Arts and Crafts Show

All Sooke Arts & Crafts
Christmas Show

2020 Show Cancelled
2021 Show TBA
Sooke Community Hall

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


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