Fernfest 2023

fri16junAll Daysat17Fernfest 2023Fernwood’s annual neighbourhood celebration is coming!


june 16 (Friday) - 17 (Saturday) View in my time


Fernwood Square

Gladstone Ave &, Fernwood Rd, Victoria, BC V8T 1G5

Event Details

We are celebrating 26 years of arts, music, and community! We will be grooving with musicians, performers, food, beer, artists, magic, kid’s zone, face painting, an artisan market, games, bubbles, walking tours, a silent auction, and more! There is no better place to be on the summer solstice weekend – June 16 & 17, 2023. Join us as Fernwood is transformed into a 2-day extravaganza of fun with all your best neighbours and friends! All of Victoria is invited to join us for this free event with activities for all ages during the summer solstice.

Brought to you by Fernwood NRG with the support of our sponsorsvolunteers, neighbours, musiciansartisanssilent auction donors, and friends. Thank you to everyone who comes together to make this event possible.


Indigenous Artists for this Event!

  • The Spiritual Warriors

    The Spiritual Warriors


    The internationally acclaimed music group, The Spiritual Warriors, create music inspired by the land and life in the coastal mountains of the Lil’wat Nation. With their unique blend of indigenous chants and contemporary roots, rock, reggae, the Spiritual Warriors are distinctly west coast. The band perform most of their songs in Ucwalmícwts and are passionate about preserving and promoting their language and culture. The uplifting reggae rhythm only underlines the beautiful harmonizing of the vocals sung bilingually in English and Ucwalmícwts the Lil’wat language. The Spiritual Warriors, formerly known as Kalan Wi, are led by father and daughter, Leroy (vocals, guitar) and Daisy Joe(vocals) and accompanied by founding member Rich Doucet on drums, Mike Rowe on Bass, Cuyler Biller on guitar, Quentin De Lorenzis on keys and Leonard Fisher on percussion. The band regularly collaborates with other first nation artists and musicians to write and perform live. Ancestors’ their debut album was released in 2019 and has received 4 nominations at the Native American Music Awards in New York and won for Best World Recording. This truly unique band will take you on a cultural journey to the natural heartbeat of the Indigenous drum and the St’at’imc people.