The Sooke Music and Arts Festival is back live this year. The community is gearing up to celebrate—and you’re invited!
The sixth edition of the Sooke Music and Arts Festival will be complemented by Celebrate Sooke as two exciting events combined for one incredible weekend.
Mark your calendar for plenty of free family-friendly fun under the late Vancouver Island summer sun on September 18 and 19 at John Phillips Memorial Park, located at 2201 Otter Point Road in Sooke.
In addition to the weekend festivities, the Sooke Music and Arts Festival is hosting a festival kick-off at the Sooke Legion, 6726 Eustace Road, on Friday, September 17 from 8 pm to midnight. Admission is by donation to the Sooke Food Bank.
The Sooke Music and Arts Festival runs September 18, noon to 8 pm, and September 19, from noon to 7 pm. Celebrate Sooke takes place on the Saturday only (September 18), from 9 am to 5 pm.
Throughout the entire weekend, enjoy:
• some of the finest musical acts that the southern island has to offer;
• extra-tasty food from one of the various vendors;
• a festival-wide spirit garden, featuring local brewers and distillers;
• local artists’ arts and crafts;
• an opportunity to relax and take in the fresh West Coast breeze, and;
• watching your little ones have fun on the bouncy castles!
Additional activities during Celebrate Sooke on Saturday include: a free pancake breakfast hosted by the Sooke Lions; loggersport demonstrations, a fond reflection from historic All Sooke Days; a car show and shine; Sooke Country Market; community and community business vendors; and a Kids’ Zone.
Musical guests include: David Gogo, Vox Rea, Edgedwellers, Sarah Osborne, Carolyn Mark, Gord Phillips, Ed Fury, Secret Emchy Society, Quiet Culture, Mother Vein, Kady Savard, Crow, Faultline, The Hot Noise, Bob Menzies, Fine Brew, Aggressive Departure, Taylor Bent and more!
Attendees are reminded to follow all current health guidelines. Additional sanitization stations will be set up throughout the area.
Free on-site parking will be available for vehicles and bicycles. While on-site vehicle parking is available, participants are encouraged to use alternative modes of transportation to attend as, together, we work to lower our carbon footprint.
Many thanks to event partners: Sooke Lions, Sooke Rotary and Sooke Fall Fair. Organizers acknowledge, with gratitude, the opportunity to host these events on the traditional lands of the T’Sou-ke Nation.
For more information, go to sookemusicfestival.ca and sooke.ca/events/event/celebrate-sooke.