Oak Bay Tea Party prep underway at Willows

Fair opens today at 4 p.m. followed by two days of parade, pancakes and entertainment

The 2018 Tea Party hits Willows Beach Park in Oak Bay on June 2 and 3 with the amusement rides lighting up tonight.

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Shooting Star Amusements operates tonight (June 1) from 4 to 9 p.m. with wrist bands. Saturday and Sunday are ticket sales only. Hours of operation on Saturday are 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.

The Tea Party Parade is an Oak Bay tradition. Beginning on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Windsor Park, the parade winds through the streets of Oak Bay, ending at Willows Park about 45 minutes later.

Esquimalt Lions serve up a pancake breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings from 7 to 11 a.m. each day.

On Sunday, the annual bathtub race gets underway at 1 p.m. followed by the airshow that includes skydivers, CF aircraft Sea King and Aurora, aerobatic aircraft and a Canadian Coast Guard helicopter fly by. The Mayor’s Challenge Tea Cup race starts at 3 p.m.

Check out all the events in the e-edition of our special Tea Party supplement here. Visit oakbayteaparty.com for more on the food and entertainment lineup.



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