22 Ways to Explore and Experience Salt Spring Island in June 2019 Reasons to Visit SSI, Salt Spring Island Events, Salt Spring Things to Do Kick off the summer season on Salt Spring Island in June! There is lots to do and see with the Saturday Market in full swing, the Tuesday Market is opening for the season, farm stands full of delicious foodstuffs and sunny weather beckoning visitors to enjoy the outdoor wonders the island offers! Click here for Salt Spring Island Accommodations while you're here >> June 2019 Events on Salt Spring Island MARKET --- Saturday Market |Saturdays: April 4th - October 26th | 9:00am to 4:00pm | Centennial Park: Fulford-Ganges Road at Lower Ganges Road | Check out Salt Spring Island's famous Saturday Market for fresh produce, yummy treats and artisan gifts! Enjoy the fun atmosphere with buskers, food and more in the heart of Ganges. MARKET --- Tuesday Farmers Market | Tuesdays: June 5th - October 30th | 2:00pm to 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! It's the sweetest time of year! Enjoy sweet succulent Salt Spring strawberries at farm stands (or the Tuesday and Saturday Markets) - a perfect way to celebrate the arrival of Summer! Pitchfork Social: Travelin’ McCourys | Tuesday 4th | 7:30pm to 10:30pm | Fulford Hall: 2591, Fulford-Ganges Road | $45 | Winners of the GRAMMY Award for Best Bluegrass Album of 2018. The Travelin’ McCourys do not stand still. They are on the road, and online, entertaining audiences with live shows that include some of the best musicians and singers from all genres. It’s always different, always exciting, and always great music. Find the perfect gift or something for yourself at ArtCraft - one of Salt Spring's best places to peruse the Island's unique arts scene, open June 6th to September 15th 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! GISS 2nd Story Theatre presents: Argonautika | Thursday 6th | 7:30pm | Fulford Hall: 2591, Fulford-Ganges Road | Cost: TBA | The story of Jason and the Argonauts and their daunting challenges in their “first voyage of the world”. World Ocean Day Celebration | Saturday 8th | 1:00pm to 4:00pm | Salt Spring Island Public Library: 129 McPhillips Avenue | A small group of Ocean lovers on Salt Spring are joining in with an afternoon of fun ocean themed activities for children 6-12 years. The event will offer book readings, videos, slide shows, games, crafts and even dancing! Dream Deep Music: Shine | Saturday 8th | 7:00pm to 9:30pm | Artspring: 100 Jackson Avenue | $6-$12 | Shine – not your average end of year recital! Celtic harp, piano, violin, voice… join us for a heartwarming evening of solo and ensemble numbers performed by kids ages 6 to 16. See whose new on the Salt Spring Studio Tour with fresh talent such as Mudpuppy Studios (pottery - sculpture), Gallery 59 (art - tiki carvings) and Love of Colour Gallery (stained glass - art - japanese garden). GISS Music Presents: The Weight | Wednesday 12th | 7:30pm to 9:00pm | Artspring: 100 Jackson Avenue | $15 | GISS Music presents their year-end performance, a showcase of two nights of guitar, jazz combo, choir, senior composition students, GISPA Music students and a Last Waltz inspired mass finale. More than half of the programme will be original student compositions and arrangements. Pitchfork Social: Harry Manx with Kevin Breit | Saturday 13th | 7:30pm | Fulford Hall: 2591, Fulford-Ganges Road | $45 | A master of the slide guitar and the Indian Mohan Veena, Harry Manx is no stranger to Salt Spring Island. A long-time resident, he can often be seen driving his pick-up truck into town with his dog sitting in the back. What is not obvious though is that he tours internationally and has earned six Juno Nominations, seven Maple Blues Awards, Folk Artist of the Year , Blues Artist of the Year (seven times) and Album of the Year here in Canada. Kevin Breit is the former guitarist for several well known artists. He has earned 2 Juno Awards and played on 13 Grammy winning recordings. Manx and Breit have made three recordings together (2 of which were Juno nominated) and have performed shows together which are typically unrehearsed and totally spontaneous. Salt Spring Photofest | June 13th to 26th | Multiple Venues | The Photosynthesis collective, the Salt Spring Photography Club and a host of other photographers, galleries and local businesses on Salt Spring will be combining efforts to feature the work of over 50 photographers in more than 30 venues. Bach on the Rock | Saturday 15th | 7:30pm to 9:00pm | Artspring: 100 Jackson Avenue | $5-$22 | Revel in this glorious 18th Century music for choir, flutes, and strings. Enjoy sonatas and suites by some of your favourite and most beloved composers — Bach, Handel and Telemann, and hear two exuberant choral settings of the Magnificat by Vivaldi and Pergolesi. Ruckle Trail Runs & Cultural Celebration | Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th | [Event Schedule] | Free-$35 [Registration] | Take part in the 6th Annual Ruckle Trail Runs and Cultural Celebrations featuring 3km-10km-16km Trail Runs (& 1km Fun Run for the kids!) as well as oceanside camping, cedar weaving classes, traditional story telling and a Salmon Dinner. Fathers Day Fun @ Xwaaqw’um | Sunday 16th | 11:00am to 3:00pm | Xwaaqw'um (Burgoyne Bay Estuary) | By Donation | A community gathering on the land to raise funds to join tribal journeys. Activities include Cedar Big Canoe paddles, wool weaving, tug of war, potato sack races, archery and more! Celebrate Father's Day on Salt Spring with a tasty tour of the Island! Visit Salt Spring Island Ales to sample their finest beers on tap and grab a growler, pop over to Salt Spring Wild or Cider Works- purveyors of locally sourced and brewed hard apple cider, check out the Salt Spring Shine Craft Distillery for vodka and gin, head over to Garry Oaks Winery, Salt Spring Vineyards or Kutatás Wines to enjoy some wine tasting, grab a bottle and a walk through the vineyards and for your final stop, check out Salt Spring Island Cheese for some of Salt Spring's finest goat cheese! Summer Solstice Celebration | Date: TBA | 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 Cuban Party Band, wine, food and fun. Bring a picnic or explore food vendors at the vineyard. Tour des Iles Festival | Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd | $5-$10/trip [book] | A unique opportunity for visitors and residents to explore the Southern Gulf Islands and their unique individual cultures 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 iconic East Point) and the Pender Islands (enjoy Hope Bay). Enjoy fantastic local venues including picturesque villages, farmers markets, museums, art galleries and nature trails. Not to be missed! Paddle away! Rent a kayak (or, if you're up for a challenge, try a paddle board!) and set off from the shores of Salt Spring Island to explore the coastline or nearby Islands and Islets! Check out beautiful spots including Russell Island, Chocolate Beach (on Third Sister Island), Wallace Island, Prevost Island and many more! Choose your adventure amongst the beautiful southern Gulf Islands! Music of the Night: The Concert Tour | Wednesday 26th | 7:30pm to 9:30pm | Artspring: 100 Jackson Avenue | $35-$40 | A concert celebration of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 70th Birthday and his acclaim as the most successful musical theatre composer of all time. With an internationally-acclaimed professional cast, this parade of musical offerings is sure to overwhelm the senses. Soak in a sunset! Longer days and shorter nights makes it easy to catch the last few rays of the day (and enjoying the beautiful colours!) - Salt Spring Island has dozens of beach access points to choose from on it's western shores - head over to some of our top choices: Vesuvius Bay Beach, Zach Beach and Arbutus Beach! CANADA DAY --- Canada Day Show & Shine | Monday July 1st | 10:00am to 3:00pm | Rainbow Road at Jackson Avenue | Celebrate Canada's 152nd birthday at the annual Salt Spring Canada Day Show & Shine island style with dozens of beautiful restored cars and bikes, entertainment, food, birthday cake, and fireworks over Ganges Harbour at dusk!