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Eats & Beats 2019

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Eats & Beats

West Shore’s Biggest Beach Party of the Year!

Colwood’s 5th Annual ‘Eats & Beats at the Beach’ happens Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 1 to 8pm. The free family event takes place about midway along Esquimalt Lagoon on Ocean Boulevard. Enjoy music, food and fun in one of the most spectacular oceanfront beach settings on Vancouver Island. The area is closed to through traffic for the occasion.

Upwards of 9,000 people attended Eats & Beats in 2018. This year, there are even more features and activities to experience on the street, sand, sea and sky.

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  • Enjoy a broad selection of ice-cold BC craft beer served beachside at Victoria Beer Society’s Pop Up Beer Garden! With taps curated by Cascadia Liquor, everything pouring from the Beer Truck is also available at Cascadia Liquor Store locations.
  • Dance on the beach to live music all day long with bands like Eagle Eyes, the New Souls and SweetLeaf. See for a complete list of bands playing.
  • Sample tasty eats from all your favourite local food trucks.
  • Go for a paddle in a kayak or stand up paddle board on the ocean with West Coast Outdoor Adventure.
  • Take an e-bike for a cruise, courtesy of Oak Bay Bikes.
  • Flex your muscles on the climbing wall. Fully staffed and equipped with an auto belay system to let you down easy, it’s a fun, safe, outdoor activity.
  • Stroll along the beachside street market. Find unique treasures and market treats from dozens of local vendors.
  • Check out cool driftwood art. Unique sculptures by local artists including McGnarly and his menagerie of birds.
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  • 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 schedules-and-maps.
  • Ride the trolley shuttle! It travels from the Park & Ride and Transit Exchange (at West Shore Parks & Recreation) to the festival all day long. A second shuttle bus has been added to the route this year, so it will make getting there a breeze.
  • 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.
  • Vehicle parking is available along the lagoon, but Ocean Boulevard will be closed to through traffic. Vehicles can enter EITHER from Ocean Boulevard at the Highway OR by Lagoon Road off Metchosin Road. Several spaces are designated for people with disabilities. A valid parking pass must be displayed.

Beach Food Days

If you can’t make the full day ‘Eats & Beats’ extravaganza on July 20, no worries! Every Friday and Saturday through to September, you can still head to the beach for some music, food, arts and crafts activities from Noon-7 pm.

Food Trucks
Songhees Seafood & Steam
L’Authentique Poutine & Burgers
Molly’s Fish & Chips
Greek on the Street
Morning Bite

Black Angus
Soul Shakers
Daniel Cook & the Radiator
Fine Spirits
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