Head to Colwood's breathtaking oceanfront beach on Saturday, July 7, 2018 for live music all day — a food truck festival, a street market, a climbing wall, paddling, cycling and more! We're celebrating summer with FREE fun on the street, sand, and sea along Ocean Boulevard at Esquimalt Lagoon. (See the location on Google maps.)
Sample international flavours from more than a dozen food trucks as well as local craft beverages served beachside, as you groove through the afternoon and into the evening with local bands like Kuba Oms, The New Souls, Dirty Mountain, Johnny Gr4ves, Jaimey Hamilton and SweetLeaf.
Eats & Beats will get you moving too! Stroll along the beach street market featuring unique West Coast gifts, crafts, treasures, and treats. Flex your muscles on the Eats & Beats climbing wall, which is equipped with an auto belay system to let you down easy, making it a fun, safe, outdoor activity for all ages. Try out a kayak or stand up paddle board from West Coast Outdoor Adventure. Go for a spin on an e-bike from Oak Bay Bikes that will make the trip up from the beach as easy as the cruise down. Grab some friends for a big beach game like oversized beach pong. Your favourite mascot might even join the fun — watch for some crazy antics from furry friends like Harvey the Harbourcat, Rocky from the Shamrocks and Marty the Marmot.
Getting to Eats & Beats
With the Eats & Beats shuttle bus, bike parking, and free parking all along the lagoon, there are lots of ways to get to Eats & Beats.
Driving to Eats & Beats: Ocean Boulevard will be closed to through traffic for the event, but vehicles can drive and park right next to the event on Ocean Boulevard. There will be parking on both sides, whether you are coming along Ocean Boulevard from the Island Highway or from Lagoon Road. Parking attendants will assist drivers.
Hop on the Shuttle Bus: The Eats & Beats Shuttle will run all day between the the event and the Park & Ride at Island Highway and Ocean Boulevard (next to West Shore Parks & Recreation).
B.C. Transit makes it easy to get to the event: Take transit to the Colwood Transit Exchange (Routes #50, #52, #53, #61) then hop on the complimentary shuttle to the event. For more information visit http://bctransit.com/victoria/schedules-and-maps
Walking and cycling to this event is encouraged! Bike racks will be available at the event. There is also covered bike parking at the Colwood Transit Exchange at West Shore Parks & Recreation, right next to the Park & Ride where you can jump on a shuttle to the site. The Galloping Goose Regional Trail leads directly to the the Transit Exchange and the shuttle bus stop, so biking is a great option.
Got your own kayak? Paddle over to Eats & Beats! If you have your own kayak or canoe - park at Royal Roads University for an easy paddle across the sheltered lagoon to the event.
However you get there...don't miss the best beach party of the summer!