Where can you take a free, horse drawn carriage ride along the ocean by a lighthouse, then enjoy live music and entertainment, historic tours, arts & craft activities and more?

The Colwood Seaside Festival at Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site offers all that and more on Sunday, September 17, 2017. Join us from 10am until 4pm!

Step back in time at this free, family event with fun activities happening in every corner of this breathtaking heritage site by the ocean.

Join a historic (and ghostly!) tour with renowned historian and storyteller, John Adams, and hear tales of eccentric characters, heroic deeds, intrigue, love, humour … and ghosts!

The site will be full of activities! Watch a magician, do your own archaeology dig, take a tour, learn how heritage artisans spin wool and take tin type photographs, meet folks in vintage costumes – you can dress up too, at the Vintage Selfie Station set against the backdrop of Fisgard Lighthouse.

The event features live musical performances by three great local bands. Cookeilidh mixes the tunes of Ireland and Scotland with a Maritime flavour and a dash of Folk to make you feel like you are at a modern day kitchen party with friends. The Big Weee brings their own brand of Wonky Tonk that mixes original tunes and bluegrass covers that will have you dancing and smiling for sure. Smiley Brothers will make you smile with a wide range of favourites from the 60's, 70's, 80's pop, rock and country.

Favourite local food trucks will be on site offering a variety of food and drinks for sale.

Throughout the event, artists will be participating in the Paint-In at the Fort. Up to forty artists will be stationed around the site, painting their vantage point ‘en plein air’. The artwork will be adjudicated to determine the first, second and third place winners, and will be displayed for sale following the event.

The Colwood Seaside Festival is a truly home-grown community event you don’t want to miss. With free admission to Fort Rodd Hill and a ton of free activities, you’ll be glad you came!

Find all the details about the Colwood Seaside Festival at www.Colwood.ca/SeasideFestival.