Luxton Spring Fair attendees ride the Hurricane last year in the midway. Don Descoteau/News Gazette staff

WHAT’S UP: West Shore long weekend events roundup

Here’s some events taking place this May long weekend that you won’t want to miss

The long weekend is almost upon us and with some sunshine in the forecast (fingers crossed) it will be a perfect opportunity to get out and take in some of these fun events.

Friday, May 19

The 42nd annual Luxton Spring Fair kicks off today at the Luxton Fairgrounds in Langford with the midway open from 3 to 11 p.m. Demonstrations and exhibits from different groups including the Vancouver Island Blacksmith Association are open Saturday to Monday from noon until 6 p.m.

And get ready to rock The Q Centre tonight as the Victoria Shamrocks hit the floor for their first home game of the 2017 WLA season. On a bid for another Mann Cup, this team is hungry and facing off against the Langley Thunder at 7:30 p.m. It’ll be a game you won’t want to miss.

Saturday, May 20

The Goldstream Farmers Market is back for another season at Veterans Memorial Park in Langford. With a long list of farmers and other vendors, there’s something for everyone including gluten-free treats and live entertainment.

And while not taking place on the West Shore, the David Gogo concert is an event that is sure to strike a chord as proceeds will go to starting a scholarship in honour of fallen West Shore RCMP officer Const. Sarah Beckett. The doors of the Dave Dunnett Community Theatre (at Oak Bay high school), 2121 Cadboro Bay Rd., open at 7 p.m. with the show getting underway at 7:30. Tickets are $30 at the door.

Sunday, May 21

If you haven’t made it out to the Luxton Spring Fair, there’s still time. The fair is open from noon until 6 p.m. Sunday and Monday and the midway is open from 1 to 11 p.m. Sunday and from 1 to 6 p.m. on Monday.

Monday, May 22

The 117th annual edition of the Island Farms Victoria Day Parade is worth the trek downtown with a few surprises in store for those in attendance. The parade is expected to last approximately two-and-a-half hours with 112 entries this year. It gets underway at 9 a.m. and runs the length of Douglas Street from Finlayson to Humboldt streets.

For more community events on the West Shore, check out the community calendar at goldstreamgazette.com.

katie@goldstreamgazette.com

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