Tuesday, 15 May 2012

What's Happening: Victoria Day Weekend May 19-21

Caren Gardens - Madeira Park
Rhododendron Festival

Have you made plans for the Victoria Day weekend yet?  You might just have to take off for the Sunshine Coast this May long weekend!  There are plenty of things to do, here is some of what's happening:

Roberts Creek Art Festival - Roberts Creek
This 2 day festival is loaded with contemporary culture, music, film, art and design. You will be amazed at what sustainable living actually looks like. Beautiful studios, galleries, gardens and fields, filled with creativity, performances, delicious local food, drink and engaged people. It will be a trip to remember.  All daytime events are FREE!

May 19 - 20

Roberts Creek Art Festival Map

Sechelt Farmer's and Artisans' Market - Sechelt
The Sechelt Market has re-opened for 2012 in it new location in downtown Sechelt.  This eclectic farmer's market has a wide variety of local produce picked fresh that morning, plus jams, fresh baked breads & goodies and local artisans with their wares, to name just a few.  Pick up some yummy items for a picnic lunch or BBQ later in the day.

May 19 (9:00am to 2:30pm)

Sechelt Farmer's and Artisans' Market
Photo courtesy of Coracle Cove Waterfront Suite

Caron Gardens Rhododendron Festival - Garden Bay
Located on Hotel Lake in Garden Bay, Caron Gardens is a showcase of rhododendrons.  Enjoy a garden tour, flower show, free gardening seminars, and the opportunity to purchase rare and unusual rhododendrons from the best selection on the Sunshine Coast.  Ron Knight, a master gardener, will be on-site to answer questions about your garden.

May 19 (10:00am to 3:00pm)

Caren Gardens Rhododendron Festival

Attack of Danger Bay - Pender Harbour
The Attack of Danger Bay Longboard Festival has put Pender Harbour on the map with competitors from all over the world. This 2 day event includes downhill races (men's and women's), slide competitions, longboard hockey, live music, and participation in the Pender Harbour May Day parade. 

May 17 - 23

Attack of Danger Bay
Photo courtesy of Wharf Waterfront Suite

67th Pender Harbour May Day - Pender Harbour 
This don't miss event is the 2nd oldest community May Day Celebration in the province. Join residents for the annual parade, a fly-over, arts & craft fair, salmon BBQ, live music, face painting, beer garden, dances, contests, games, and the great local food.
May 19 (11:00am to 4:00pm) 

16th Annual Spring Garden Tour - Powell River
This annual spring tour is a self guided tour that includes a selection of  gardens and homes from Lund to Saltery BayProceeds dedicated to community projects such as green space, beautifying, etc.  Tickets $10, including a map for the self-guided tour, and are available at Mother Nature, Springtime Garden Centre and Cranberry Nursery. 

May 20 (9:00am to 5:00pm) | Contact: Diane Wood (604 485 2860) 

Powell River Open Air Market - Powell River
Be sure to visit Powell River Open Air Market, an old-fashioned country style market with over 50 vendors selling everything from local produce to original hand-crafted items.  Enjoy hot food, listen to live music and the children will enjoy the new improved play area. 

May 19 (10:30am to 12:30pm)
May 20 (12:30pm to 2:30pm)

Powell River Open Air Market

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