Annual & Community Events - Sidney Business Improvement Area Society

Annual & Community Events

Residents and visitors flock to Sidney’s annual events. It is hard to imagine a community more committed to celebrating with such flair and enthusiasm! Beginning in February, Family Day weekend is a festival of all things Lego with 3 days of activities and events for kids of all ages.  Summer kicks off with the Sidney Street Market every Thursday night June to the end of August, a weekly happening that showcases local crafts, produce, music and culinary delights. Not to be missed are Sidney’s two annual parades, one on Canada Day, the other at the end of November to launch the holiday season. Floats, fun, and music abound in celebration of the best the community has to offer. Summer brings extraordinary free events such as World Ocean’s Day, Summer Sounds, the Torque Master’s Car Show, Bed Races on Beacon, merchants’ sidewalk sales, and multiple events at the Mary Winspear Centre including the First Nation, Inuit and Metis Art Show. The Sidney Fine Art Show, the ArtSea Fest, and Treat Street are just a few of the colourful fall events. Christmas in Sidney is a holiday extravaganza that features carol singers, a festival of trees, picturesque shop windows, charming horse and carriage rides and more. With something for everyone, Sidney’s annual events offer fun for the entire community!

Polar Bear Swim

Sidney LEGO Brick Festival
Film Festival

Bevan Bay 5k
Spring Art Show & Sale

BC Boat Show
Sidney SUPJamStand Up Paddle National Championships

World Oceans Day
Sidney Street Market (Thursdays – June to August)
Taking It To The Streets
Access Awareness
Comic Con
Dinner en Rouge
Spring Studio Tour

Sidney Days, Canada Day Celebrations
Sidney’s Sidewalk Sale
Summer Sounds Outdoor Concerts (July to August)

Torque Masters Car Show Extravaganza
Salish Sea Lantern Festival
First Nations, Inuit & Metis Art Show
Bed Races on Beacon

Sidney Seaside 10k & 5k
Sidney & Peninsula Literary Festival (2019, runs every other year)

All Buffleheads Day
Sidney Fine Art Show
ArtSea Festival
Fall Studio Tour
Treat Street

Tribute to the Armed Forces Exhibit

Christmas in Sidney
New Years Eve Gala at Mary Winspear Centre