Festivals & Events

It’s time to Spring Forward and in Victoria we know exactly what that means, many of our flowers are already blooming and the streets are lined with cherry blossom trees! As the days get longer and the sun comes out more frequently, Victoria gets geared up for all the outdoor activities that are soon to come!

Victoria Inner Harbour Boat Show

April 28th – May 1st, 2016

The Victoria Harbour Boat Show is the largest in-the-water boast show on the west coast. Step onto these beautiful boats and discuss the many features with professionally certified brokers. There will be about 200 boats of all shapes and sizes!

Lust Life Jazz Plays The Bengal Lounge

Saturdays from February 20th – April 30th

Catch Lust Life Jazz Band at the Bengal Lounge for a great evening of cool jazz and funky stuff every Saturday night from 7:30pm-10:30pm. Featuring renowned musicians from the Victoria International Jazz Festival, Lust Life has been a staple of the Victoria music scene for years.

Mompreneur Monday at The Victoria Public Market

May 2nd, 2016

Come to the Victoria Public Market and be inspired by local Mom’s who are entrepreneurs! From 11am – 3pm enjoy locally made jewellery, art clothes and many more! Be sure to hit up the Empire Donuts booth first to have a snack while you browse.

Cinderella at the Royal Theater

May 20th – 21st, 2016

Cinderella returns to Victoria brilliantly told with a fantastic flair and Prokofiev’s spectacular score, this family treat with re imagined designs, costumes and unique choreography will leave you enchanted!

Paint Night at Blue Grouse Winery

May 26th, 2016

Enjoy an evening filled with excellent wine and creativity at Blue Grouse Winery. March 24th you will be painting African Elephants inspired by artist Marion Evamy to create your very own work of art! The cost is $45 per person and includes all artist quality materials and a glass of wine! Individual charcuterie boards available from Cure- for $10/ea.  To secure your spot call the winery at 250-743-3834.

Victoria Day Parade

May 23rd, 2016

The Annual Victoria Day Parade in honor of Queen Victoria’s Birthday begins at 9:00am. This is the largest parade of the year in Victoria and includes Canadian and American marching bands, musical floats, cultural entries and festive clowns – and attracted tens of thousands of attendees. Click here for parade map.

Car Free Day

June 19th, 2016

Experience Victoria’s biggest Street Fair at this year’s Car Free Day! Enjoy local food trucks, beer garden, bike valet, free guided tours of downtown Victoria, Farmers Market, live entertainment and loads of local vendors! Whether you are with family or friends, this event is full of summer fun!