CALENDAR OF EVENTS
festival . Travel to all the southern Gulfislands for the day and enjoy many different activities. uSalt Spring Island offers visitors many events throughout the year. Events range from eclectic to folksy to internationally-recognized and the venues are equally varied. So, if you are thinking of coming to the island, why not combine your stay with one of these typical island events.
Here is a list of some of the events taking place on Salt Spring Island. We will update this list with new events regularly so do check back. Its not comprehensive. For more information visit one of the Calendar of Events
The Saturday Market Every Saturday from April through October at Centennial Park ( Book early for summer weekends !)
The Farmers Market Every Tuesday from April until late September at Centennial Park
Music Under the Stars Live music Wed – Sun from May to October at the Tree House Cafe
Pitchfork Social Featuring world class Americana and Roots music concerts from May to October at a unique music venue in a forest setting.This is a house concert with a difference : Warning: tickets sell out fast !!
Salt Spring Folk Club: From October to April the Salt Spring folk Club stages a wide variety of local as well as national and even international folk music shows at the historic Fulford Hall. Check the schedule and combine your trip to the island with a visit to this quintessential Salt Spring experience.
Farm to Table Dinner Series Enjoy all the bounty Salt Spring has to offer from May – September : Many farms, Numerous chefs & one great dinner. Come down to the farm, sit at long tables and enjoy farm fresh food and great atmosphere. In addition there are a number of other farm to table dinners such as at Stowel Lake Farm, and Bullock Lake Farm which highlight the bounty of food available on Salt Spring Island.
Art Spring Theatre Throughout the year the main theatre in Ganges features an eclectic mix of cultural events including plays, chamber orchestras, and jazz. Check out our seasonal cultural stay and save packages in combination with specific Art Spring events.
2020 Month by Month Calendar:
Jan 01. Salt Spring Polar Bear Festival at Vesuvius beach
The February festival has events throughout the month
Feb 8 Seedy Saturday at the Farmers’ Institute – buy, sell and exchange seeds in tine for spring sowing
Feb 17 Family Day . Various celebrations all over the island
feb 14 Valentines Day ! The most romantic day of the year = perfect for some island relaxation !!
Feb 18 Salt Springs famous Indoor Saturday Market ( all day)
17 March St Patricks Day celebrations
Every Saturday: The famous Saturday Market starts April 1
10-13 April Easter weekend with Easter Art Show
18 April Gunboot Gala at Salt Spring Folk Club
May – Sept Art Craft : 10 am to 5 pm showcasing a selection of local artists at Mahon Hall in Ganges Village (5 minutes walk)
Every Tuesday: The Salt Spring farmers market starts June 6.
Dates TBA Tour Des Isles Travel to all the southern Gulf Islands via private “ferries” and enjoy many different activities.
01 July Canada Day festivities in many locations including fireworks over Ganges Harbour.
23-26 July Pride Festival at the Farmers Institute
3 August BC Day celebrations
Sept 19/20 The Fall Fair at the Farmers’ Institute – one of the largest fall fairs in BC – a 119-year-old tradition celebrating everything to do with farming and artisan traditions on Salt Spring Island. Lots of entertainment and good food plus lots of fun. Zucchini races anyone?
Oct 4 The Apple Festival Check out the 350 varieties of apples at Fulford Hall and at many apple farms throughout the island. Sample fruit and try some apple cider.
Oct 12 Thanksgiving weekend
TBA Grape stomp at Salt Spring Winery
TBA Sip & Savour Salt Spring
31 October Halloween !!
November 27 – December 1 Winterfair at Mahon Hall in Ganges
Christmas on Salt Spring November 28 – December 20 at various venues throughout the island
For more detailed event listings please go to The Driftwood Calendar