Head to The Beachlands at the corner of Metchosin Road and Latoria Boulevard in Colwood on the ancestral territory of the Lekwungen speaking people on Saturday, July 27, 2024 from 1pm until 8pm for the Eats & Beats Beach Party! It's live music all day with an international food truck festival, a craft beverage garden and more! We're celebrating summer with FREE fun in the sun, sand, and sea. 

Live music, street food and beach beverages

Picture yourself with your favourite people on the sunny beach by the ocean, cold beverage in hand, grooving to the summertime tunes of some of the best local bands.

Sample international flavours from more than a dozen favourite food trucks, enjoy an ice cold beer or cider from the Victoria Beer Society beachside beer service and play in the sun, sand, and sea in one of the most beautiful oceanfront parks on the island. 

Bringing the beats

Groove to some of the best bands on the South Island, including The Soul Shakers, Silvertone, The Temps, Heist and Sugar the Band. 

Soul Shakers - Come groove to the soulful sounds of the Soul Shakers, easily one of the best dance bands on Vancouver Island. Top-notch musicianship, stellar harmonies and high energy performances are a trademark of this band led by powerhouse singer and entertainer Joyce “The Voice” Allensen.

Silvertone - this talented young power trio from Royal Bay High will take you on a journey to the 70’s... think Led Zeppelin, Cream and the Who and get ready to be blasted into the past.

The Temps - Dance away the afternoon with the best mix of classic hits and modern rock. The Temps play songs you forgot were your favourites and bring the good times everywhere they go. 

Heist - With incredible, authentic tributes to the Tragically Hip and more, Heist delivers classic tunes that remind you how lucky we are to be living, playing and partying here in this place we get to call home.

Sugar the Band - Sugar is a throwback soul band with a tight rhythm section, stellar vocals, and life altering sax solos. Come get your love.

Serving up the eats

Sample a variety of international flavours at the Eats & Beats food festival ... Greek, Venezuelan, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Phillipino, French Canadian, Burgers, Pizza, Ice Cream, Treats, Beverages and more!

Deadbeetz Burgers  |  Greek on the Street  |  Big Boss Tacos  |  Ali Baba Pizza  |  Greek n Go  |  Poutine 66  |  Country Crepes  |  Sheesh Shawarma  |  DIG  |  Mama Rosies Lexi's Ice Cream & Treats  |  The Ice Cream Truck  |  Candy Time  |  Spoon & Spade  |  Los Panas Kitchen  |   Lemon Heaven  |  Holy Cow Mini Donuts  |  Bubble Bus  |  Dominos Pizza  |  Green Goose Grill

Free activities all day

While you're enjoying the beachisde beverages, eats, and beats, challenge your friends on the Bungee Run inflatable, jump into a beach game with West Shore Parks & Recreation, play bucket pong, get a henna tattoo from Karelia Sunflower Designs, play in the ocean, you can even get yourself an Eats & Beats t-shirt from Strong n Free tshirts on the spot.

Getting to Eats & Beats

With three Eats & Beats shuttle buses, bike valet parking, and free parking just up from the event, there are lots of ways to get to Eats & Beats.

  • Hop on a free Eats & Beats Shuttle: Three FREE Eats & Beats Shuttles will run all day between the Royal Bay neighbourhood and the event at The Beachlands. There will be one shuttle stop at Royal Bay Secondary School and one in the parking area below the new Quality Foods Royal Bay. You'll also be able to jump on a Beach Bus running between Royal Beach Park and Metchosin Road any time, all day. Follow the Eats & Beats signage! 
  • B.C. Transit makes it easy to get to the event: Take routes #50, #52, #53, or #61 to Royal Bay, then hop on the complimentary shuttle to the event. For more information visit http://bctransit.com/victoria/schedules-and-maps
  • Ride your bike. It pays to cycle! Use the free Capital Bike Valet! The Locker from Capital Bike is a safe and secure, staffed bike parking service. The Galloping Goose Regional Trail runs right through Colwood. Jump off the trail at Hatley Gardens cemetery and make your way up Adye Road then zip along Metchosin Road for an easy downhill cruise to Royal Beach.
  • Walk to Eats & Beats! Park at the Lagoon Beach for a leisurely walk along the beach to the Royal Beach site. It’s just about 1km between the Lagoon washrooms and Royal Beach. Or if you live in the area, enjoy one of the many trails into Royal Bay and down to the beach. 
  • Got your own kayak? Park at the Lagoon Beach and paddle over to Eats & Beats! 

However you get there... don't miss the best beach party of the summer!

Need hotel accommodation?

Spend the night in Colwood just up the road from the beach at the Holiday Inn Colwood. Find more accommodation options in Colwood.

Title Sponsor: The Beachlands - a joint project by Reliance Properties and Seacliff Properties
     

          

          

Inviting sponsorships now... take advantage of promotional opportunities!

Leverage an estimated $20,000 in promotional value as Title Sponsor. Or select an event element to brand with your business name as a Gold Sponsor - the stage, a performance, a seating area or one of the many activities offered. Or simply opt for cash sponsorship as an easy way to add incredible value and brand recognition beyond your regular advertising efforts. Contact Sandra Russell, Communications Manager at srussell@colwood.ca to explore options.

Watch this space for updates and artist announcements! www.colwood.ca/EatsnBeats.