Calling all adventure seekers and family fun enthusiasts! Get ready for an unforgettable weekend as Ukee Days, the annual extravaganza, returns to Ucluelet.
The action-packed 3-day festival starts Friday, July 28 and goes through Sunday. Its goal is simple, bring together locals and visitors alike to celebrate west coast culture.
“Our normally sleepy(ish) seaside town explodes in a summery haze of Live Music, fun, entertainment, beer gardens, KidZone and logger sports,” says popular tourist joint Reef Point Cottages.
For 72 hours straight, the usually peaceful seaside town transforms into a vibrant hub of excitement, offering a plethora of activities for all ages.
The festival kicks off on Friday evening with a West Coast BBQ featuring all the delicious seafood flavours that make our region so unique.
Round that off with a Pancake Breakfast the next morning, and you’ll have all the energy you need for the rest of the day’s activities.
One of the highlights of Ukee Days is the thrilling logger sports demonstrations that showcase the rugged essence of the west coast. Watch as skilled lumberjacks compete in jaw-dropping competitions, displaying their mastery of age-old skills deeply rooted in our coastal heritage.
An eclectic parade that winds through the heart of Ucluelet on Saturday exudes the community’s vibrant spirit. You’ll witness colourful floats, local groups showcasing their talents, and a sense of camaraderie that brings everyone together.
Music lovers will also be treated! From homegrown fan favourite Mellissa Livingstone to Beatles tribute band “The Taxmen,” the festival offers a diverse lineup of live performances that will keep you grooving all weekend.
For those over 19, the beer gardens provide a perfect spot to unwind and raise a toast to the festivities. But the whole family can enjoy exciting contests such as the Ucluelet Community Awards, a boat-building challenge, and an “awwww-inspiring” kids’ talent show.
Of course, no festival is complete without delectable food and unique shopping opportunities. Ukee Days delivers on both fronts, with a wide array of food vendors serving mouthwatering treats and retail booths offering an assortment of treasures to take home.
With something to captivate every family member, Ukee Days promise a fun weekend that will keep you up and about from sunrise to golden hour.
Friday festivities occur mainly at Ucluelet’s village green (200 Main Street), and the Saturday and Sunday fairgrounds are at the Rec Hall field (160 Seaplane Base Road).
Some Ukee Days events may be held elsewhere in town; check the schedule for specific times and locations.