Eats and Beats Festival in Colwood
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2018 Eats & Beats Festival

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Eats & Beats Festival


Eats and Beats Festival Beach Food

Colwood’s 4th Annual ‘Eats & Beats at the Beach’ happens Saturday, July 7, 2018. Join a few thousand friends on our breathtaking oceanfront beach with live bands, favourite local food trucks, and free fun stuff all day long. The event takes place about midway along Esquimalt Lagoon on Ocean Boulevard. The area is closed to through traffic so the party happens on the street, in the sand and sea and in the sky!


  • Rent a kayak and paddle board from West Coast Outdoor Adventure.
  • Flex your muscles on the Eats & Beats climbing wall. It’s fully staffed and equipped with an auto belay system to let you down easy.
  • Work up a sweat with some street basketball, beach volleyball, or frisbee golf.
  • Relax on the beach or go for an splash in the ocean!
  • Check out amazing driftwood art sculptures. Watch more creations come to life before your eyes.
  • Take a beach stroll through the street market and pick up local treasures.
  • Laugh with street performers or watch the Navy’s fire boat ballet on the water.
  • Go for some body art, and then capture the moment with a caricature portrait or a silly face-in-the-hole selfie.
  • Meet your favourite local team mascots as they get up to some crazy antics —Harvey the Harbour Cat, Marty the Marmot, and Rocky Raccoon.

Serving up HOT EATS

You can expect a diversity of fantastic food from local food truck distributors at the Eats and Beats festival!

  • L’Authentique Poutine & Burger
  • Deadbeetz
  • Molly’s Fish & Chips
  • Ali Baba Pizza
  • Greek on the Street
  • Indecent Risotto
  • Grilled to the Mac
  • Mama Rosie’s Kitchen
  • Spice Aid
  • Unplugged Foodie
  • Discovery Coffee
  • JUSU Bar
  • Donut Delights
  • Road Treasure Treats Ice Cream

Live Music Schedule

The following is a complete list of the amazing, local talent scheduled to perform at Colwood’s Eats & Beats Festival on Saturday, July 7 (To hear what all these bands sound like click on their image):
Eats and Beats Sweetleaf Band

1:00pm | SweetLeaf

SweetLeaf will get you on your feet with 90’s SKA sounds inspired by bands like Reel Big Fish and No Doubt. With a kick-ass horn section, SweetLeaf has no boundaries, bringing elements of hip hop, funk, ska, punk, jazz, soul, bluegrass together for an original sound.
Eats and Beats Johnny Gr4ves

2:15pm | Johnny Gr4ves

At 19, Johnny Gr4ves has established himself as a Pop powerhouse performing and writing with artists such as Pegboard Nerds, David Kwiatkowski, ARMNHMR, Konrad Oldmoney, and Desiree Dawson. He helped write chart-topping albums that won Album of The Year and garnered over 10 million streams. In May 2018, Johnny released his single ‘Brightside’ with a music video. ‘Bits and Pieces’, his latest EP, will be released this summer.
Dirty Mountain to play at Eats and Beats

4:15pm | Dirty Mountain

Hailing from Victoria, the Dirty Mountain sound is heavily infused with harmony-driven melodies and timeless storytelling. Dirty Mountain is a folkrock band with underlying blends of roots and blues to support the sassy and often gritty messages portrayed in the lyrics. A musical temptress, charismatic songstress, and lyrical adulteress, Elli Hart is the relentless force behind Dirty Mountain.
The New Souls at Eats and Beats

5:30pm | The New Souls

Their unique sound shows their boundless love and respect for soul, R&B, and funk music. Well-crafted melodies, soaring lyricism, and a dynamic rhythm section make the New Souls a must-see live act. Their debut EP, ‘Household Daydreaming’ is available on Bandcamp.
Kuba Oms at Eats and Beats

6:45pm | | Kuba Oms

Kuba is one of those rare artists whose voice touches you deep in your soul. This will be a brilliant setting to dance to his award-winning songs! His live performances with his band, Velvet, are legendary on the coast. His debut solo album ‘How Much Time’ could be likened to a cross between David Gray, Ben Harper and Al Green. ‘ADHD’, his follow-up album, earned Kuba two Top 20 radio hits in Canada with ‘My Love and Electrolove’.


  • Bike parking will be available onsite on Ocean Boulevard.
  • Bike racks are also available at the Colwood Transit Exchange at West Shore Parks & Recreation.
  • The Park & Ride shuttle will take you to the site.
  • Ride the trolley shuttle! It travels from the Park & Ride and Transit Exchange (at West Shore Parks & Recreation) to the festival all day long.
  • Ride the bus from the Colwood Transit Exchange (routes #50, #52, #53, #61). Transfer to a complimentary trolley shuttle to the event. For more information visit

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