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 festival . Travel to all the southern Gulfislands for the day and enjoy many different activities.  ucalendar1Salt 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

2020 Calendar


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

calendar2Pitchfork 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.

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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)


Mar 1-3   The Salt Spring Documentary Film Festival

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 

September : 

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