20 Ways to Jazz up your Stay on Salt Spring Island in June 2016 Reasons to Visit SSI, Salt Spring Island Events, Salt Spring Things to Do Spend June enjoying the calm before the tourist season on Salt Spring Island! Meet our local farmers at the Tuesday Farmers Market - as well as one of two Farm to Table events! Also be sure to check out many unique events throughout the month including the 2nd Annual Tour des Iles and celebrate Dad on Father's Day! Click here for Salt Spring Island Accommodations while you're here >> June 2016 Events on Salt Spring Island Beat the Summer rush! June is the perfect time to visit Salt Spring Island if you are looking for the picturesque Gulf Island getaway without the crowds! Enjoy quiet hikes, kayak to Chocolate Beach, stroll the Island's many beaches and bask in spectacular views. Be sure to check our Accommodations page for a great deal! Tuesday Farmers Market | Tuesdays: June 7th - October 25th | 2:00pm - 6:00pm | Centennial Park: Fulford-Ganges Road at Lower Ganges Road | Peruse the stalls and enjoy delicious locally grown varieties of produce (and preserves) from farms across Salt Spring Island at the Tuesday Farmer's Market! Find amazing arts and crafts at ArtCraft - one of Salt Spring's best places to peruse the Island's unique arts scene outside of the Saturday Market between June 1oth to September 18th from 10:00am to 5:00pm at Mahon Hall (114 Rainbow Road). Enjoy the very best arts and crafts created by artisans of the Southern Gulf Islands! Farm Dinner at Knoth Farm | Saturday 11th | 5:00pm to 8:00pm | Knoth Farm: 1320 North Beach Road | $60 | Enjoy a chance to explore the diverse landscapes, tastes and people of Salt Spring. Meet the farmers, wander the land, sit at tables set with mismatched plates, listen to local music and enjoy the flavours only small farms can offer. A Taste of Salt Spring Island | Sunday 12th | 4:00pm to 6:00pm | ArtSpring: 100 Jackson Avenue | $20 - $25 | Experience a special showcase of Salt Spring Island’s culinary stars including wine and drink producers, chefs and caterers, food producers, farmers and growers. Sample and graze and try some of everything in a fun and festive atmosphere! Salt Spring Trail & Nature Club Hike: Prevost Island | Tuesday 14th | 9:45am to 2:00pm | Meet Float Plane Dock (bring lunch & water) | $30 (book ahead) | The de Burghs and family are looking forward to hosting hikers on Prevost Island. Emily Millard and the Aerialists at Duck Creek Farm | Thursday 16th | 7:00pm to 10:00pm | Duck Creek Farm: 134 Tripp Road | $16 - $18 | Enjoy a spectacular show - bring a chair or blanket, picnic (or enjoy homemade goodies) while experiencing the unique styling of interwoven Gaelic and Scandinavian folk music with jazz and just a hint of rock. Sea Capers | Friday 17th - Sunday 19th | Don't miss this seaworthy event (a great place to take Dad on Father's Day!) with boat building, kayaking, sand castle building, treasure hunts, a clam chowder cookoff and more! | Facebook Page Moby's 3rd Annual Fishing Derby | Friday 17th - Sunday 19th | Moby's Pub: 124A Upper Ganges Road | $65 - $100 | Eat, fish and win at Moby's 3rd Annual Fishing Derby! A perfect fathers day activity to enjoy with Dad! Summer Solstice Celebration at Salt Spring Vineyards | Sunday 19th | 12:00pm to 5:00pm | Salt Spring Vineyards: 151 Lee Road | A kick off party to welcome the summer season with music by Jose Sanchez and his Cuban band, local food, wine tastings and more. Hike: Channel Ridge Trail Network | Enjoy several kilometers of trails and see spectacular ecosystems, beautiful views and unique flora and fauna. The Upside of Down: Catastrophe, Creativity & the Renewal of Civilization - An Evening with Thomas Homer-Dixon | Saturday 18th | 7:30pm to 9:15pm | Artspring: 100 Jackson Avenue | $15 - $20 | Can the human species innovate its way out of the climate change crisis? No one has thought more about this question than Canadian author and academic Thomas Homer-Dixon. Homer-Dixon’s books include The Upside of Down: Catastrophe, Creativity, and the Renewal of Civilization, which won Canada’s 2006 National Business Book Award and The Ingenuity Gap, which won the 2001 Governor General’s Non-fiction Award. Celebrate Father's Day on Salt Spring with a tour of the Island! Visit Salt Spring Island Ales to sample their finest beers on tap and grab a growler (see the hops growing at the brewery!), pop over to Salt Spring Wild - purveyors of locally brewed hard apple cider, head over to Garry Oaks Winery, Salt Spring Vineyards or Mistaken Identity Vineyards to enjoy some wine, pick up a bottle and walk through the vineyards and for your final stop, stop at Salt Spring Island Cheese for some of Salt Spring's finest goat cheese - perfectly paired with your earlier stops! Farm Dinner at Redwing Farm | Saturday 25th | 5:00pm to 8:00pm | Redwing Farm: 147 Robinson Road | $60 | Enjoy a chance to explore the diverse landscapes, tastes and people of Salt Spring. Meet the farmers, wander the land, sit at tables set with mismatched plates, listen to local music and enjoy the flavours only small farms can offer. Paddle away! Rent a kayak (or, if you're up for a challenge, try a paddle board!) and set off from one of the many majestic beaches on Salt Spring Island to explore the surrounding shoreline or nearby Islands and Islets! Check out fantastic locations including Russel Island, Chocolate Beach (on Third Sister Island), Wallace Island, Prevost Island and many more! Choose your adventure amongst the beautiful southern Gulf Islands! Gulf Islands Tour des Iles | Friday 24th to Sunday 26th | A unique opportunity for visitors and residents to explore the Southern Gulf Islands including special events, local music, natural beauty and art with inexpensive all day inter island boat service between Salt Spring, Galiano (hike to Pebble Beach), Mayne (visit Georgina Point Lighthouse or the Japanese Gardens), Saturna (stop by East Point) and the Pender Islands (see picturesque Hope Bay). Shuttle bus services will take passengers to local venues including picturesque villages, farmers markets, museums, art galleries and nature trails. An event not to be missed! Restoring Balance Rejuvenation Retreat- for the Busy, Exhausted, and Overwhelmed | Friday 24th to Sunday 26th | Ram Spring Wellness: 443 Upper Ganges Road | $247 - $397 | Unburden and gather power to lead you life with passion and integrity as you embrace your wholeness in this inspiring and empowering retreat that asks nothing of you except to “be yourself”. Not sure who that is anymore? Then take this time to get realigned! Enjoy sweet succulent Salt Spring strawberries at farm stands (or the Tuesday and Saturday Markets) - a perfect way to celebrate the arrival of Summer! Classical Concert at Blackburn | Sunday 26th | 2:00pm | 265 Blackburn Road | $50 | Enjoy the music of Bach, Beethoven, Dohanyi and Schubert paired with special treats and fine beverages. Listen to cellist Paula Kiffner, violinist Joan Blackman and violist Larry Blackman set against the beautiful backdrop of the Blackburn Lake Nature Reserve. Soak in a sunset! Salt Spring Island has dozens of beach access points to choose from on it's western shores - perfect for catching the last few rays of the day (and enjoying the beautiful colours!) Check out some of our top choices: Vesuvius Bay Beach, Zach Beach and Arbutus Beach! Check out more great events in our Salt Spring Island Events calendar!