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Vancouver Island CrabFest 2024

Sat July 13th | 12:00PM - 8:00PM

Free Admission

Live Music

Beverage Gardens

Kids Zone

Join the Celebration

Savor local Dungeness Crab, corn, potatoes, clams, prawns, fresh bread, and butter—all served in personal-sized buckets at Banfield Park, Victoria BC (Vic West). Enjoy alongside local breweries, vineyards, and non-alcoholic beverages at Vancouver Island Crabfest 2024.

Get Involved

We are currently seeking event sponsorship, food vendors, day of volunteers and more! Email us at community@crabben.ca with any questions.

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Where Community Comes Together

Vancouver Island CrabFest isn't just a celebration—it's a community-driven event. Your participation directly supports the Vic West Community Center, Reciprocity Connects, and the BC Crab Fisherman Association, ensuring vital resources for our area.

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  • Date, time, and location of Vancouver Island CrabFest
    Sat July 13, 2024, 12-8PM, Banfield Park
  • Do I need to purchase my bucket in advance?
    We recommend purchasing your Crab Bucket in advance to secure your meal. Advanced Bucket Sales are necessary for us to estimate the number of crabs needed for each time slot and to streamline the lines. While Crab Bucket Sales will be available on the day of the event, they are very limited in quantity and only available while supplies last. Important to note that the event offers free admission, allowing you to enjoy the full program.
  • Directions and parking information
    Parking will be limited; the main parking lot will be reserved for the event vehicles. Vic West Elementary and Esquimalt High School are a 5-minute walk from the park. We encourage you to come by bike, walk or bus! Route 14 | Direction Vic General | Craigflower at Benton Route 14 | Direction UVic | Craigflower at Pine
  • Is the event wheelchair accessible?
    Yes, the event is wheelchair accessible and held on a grassy lawn. Accessible bathrooms are available at the Vic West Community Center. If you have any specific accessibility needs or requests, please don't hesitate to contact us.

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