By Kyla Pedlow
May 1, 2016
Victoria, BC – It’s all about the Prawns! Victoria Public Market invites the community to Spot Prawn Festival 2016 on Sunday May 22nd, a free event celebrating the BC Spot Prawn Season!
The festival will feature Live Spot Prawns available for purchase from Cowichan Bay Seafood, Chef Demonstrations and samples throughout the afternoon in the Community Kitchen, Fresh-off-the-boat BC Spot Prawns on menus of various vendors throughout the Market, local wineries sampling wines that pair well with BC Spot Prawns, live local musicians, kids activities, and local artisans and vendors offering handcrafted items.
The media and the public are invited to attend this festival celebrating the BC Spot Prawn Harvest Season:
What: Spot Prawn Festival 2016
When: Sunday May 22nd, 2016 11:00am – 5:00pm (Chef Demonstrations: 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm)
Where: Victoria Public Market, 6-1701 Douglas Street, Victoria BC
Spot Prawn Information
From our local waters comes one of the true delicacies of the sea – spot prawns (Pandalus platyceros). In recent years this delicacy was harvested and over 90 percent was shipped overseas (primarily Japan). The spot prawn is the largest of 7 species that are fished in our waters and can exceed 23 cm (9 inches) in length. These prawns are identified by the reddish brown shell with white horizontal lines and two white spots on the first and fifth shell segments. The fishery is rated as sustainable and continually monitored and managed in a responsible way.
About Victoria Public Market
Victoria Public Market is located in the historic Hudson building in downtown Victoria, and features fresh seafood, locally-produced cheese, local meats, farm-fresh groceries, handmade pies, a French bakery, oils and vinegars, fresh flowers, specialty retail, gourmet food service offerings, and much more!
The day vendor program features even more of Vancouver Island’s artisans and makers.
Victoria Public Market is not only the freshest, tastiest place to be on Vancouver Island; it’s a bustling community gathering place, and a hub of food, art, and entertainment together under one roof!
To learn more about this event, please contact
Kyla Pedlow, Program Coordinator
6-1701 Douglas Street, Victoria BC
Office: (778) 433-2787