This year’s Colwood Seaside Festival takes place at the Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (City of Colwood photo)

Colwood Seaside Festival fun for the whole family

There are a variety of activities available for people of all ages

Rick Stiebel/News Gazette staff

Colwood celebrates summer, history and its scenic location with great events for families and people of all ages at Colwood Seaside Festival 2018.

The event takes place on the expansive ocean-side grounds at Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard National Historic Site on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The free event includes a variety of activities, including the ever-popular horse-drawn carriage tours around the site with Victoria Carriage Tours, magic performances by the King of Magic, and live music featuring the Smiley Brothers, Cookeildh and the Big Weee.

There will be activities, crafts and games for kids with staff from West Shore Parks and Recreation, a seaside market presented by The Q Centre, interactive heritage displays featuring tintype photography by Ken Miner, and a vintage dress-up and selfie station with Disguise the Limit.

Marcy Lalande, executive assistant for the City of Colwood, said she is excited about having The Q Centre Market at the event for the first time.

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“Thanks to all the volunteers who help make the Colwood Seaside Festival such a special celebration of our community, heritage, culture and arts,” said Lalande, the event’s organizer. “It’s a huge collaborative effort, and I appreciate the efforts of everyone involved.”

You can also check out talented artists at work throughout the site in the Fort Art Contest. To register as a participating artist, visit westshorearts.org and check out calls for entry, or drop by Coast Collective Art Gallery at #103-318 Wale Rd.

Grilled to the Mac, Greek on the Street, Donut Delights and Road Treasure Treats food trucks will be on hand with food, refreshments and snacks.

You can catch a shuttle bus to the event at the park and ride near the West Shore Parks and Recreation Centre.

The event is a collaboration involving the City of Colwood, Parks Canada, West Shore Parks and Recreation, Coast Collective Art Gallery and the West Shore Arts Council.

For more information, visit colwood.ca.


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