Ken Lavigne and the Naden Band’s Pacific Blue will be kicking off the Esquimalt Arts Festival with a free performance on Friday, June 23 at 7 p.m. at Memorial Park. Victoria News file photo.

Esquimalt arts festivals make for a busy June

The Memorial Park Music and the Esquimalt Arts festivals kick off this month.

The arts scene in Esquimalt will be busy with a number of festivals kicking off next week.

The week begins with the Memorial Park Music Festival with a performance by the Soul Shakers and the Esquimalt High Jazz Band on Tuesday, June 13 at 5 p.m. The six-day festival also includes performances by Maureen Washington, Bobby Dazzler Band, Montgomery County, Virtual Elvis and Bijoux du Bayou.

The following week the Esquimalt Arts Festival kicks off with a free performance by Ken Lavigne and the Naden Band’s Pacific Blue on Friday, June 23 at 7 p.m. at Memorial Park. The work of more than 30 local artists, interactive art displays, music and food will also be on display as part of Artist in the Park on Saturday, June 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information on the festivals, which are being put on by the Township Community Arts Council, visit

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