Festivals & Events

It’s officially summer in Victoria we know exactly what that means, many of our flowers are already blooming and the streets are filled with people from all around the world! 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!

Mammoths: Giants of the Ice Age

June 3rd, 2016 – December 31st, 2016

At the Royal BC Museum some experience the giants that roamed the Earth well before our time. Sometimes standing more than 14 feet tall, mammoths and mastodons towered over the lands of Europe, Asia and North America. Visitors can wander through the ancient landscapes where these giants once lived and learn about how scientists excavate to learn more about these amazing creatures.

Victoria International Jazz Fest

June 24th – July 3rd, 2016

The TD Victoria International JazzFest (formerly known as JazzFest International), is a ten-day music festival featuring the jazz, blues and world music of local, Canadian, and internationally acclaimed musicians.

TASTE – Victoria’s Festival of Food and Wine

July 14th – 17th, 2016

Taste uncorks Thursday July 14, 2016 with an evening tasting of more than 100 British Columbia wines and local cuisine prepared by top Vancouver Island chefs. Not just a wine festival, this culinary tourism experience is an extra long weekend of tastings, seminars and events…a festival with a culinary conscience. Event tickets sell quickly!

Victoria International Buskers Festival

July 15th – July 24th, 2016

From July 15th to July 24th, 2016 Victoria welcomes the world to our beautiful downtown! Professional street performers from our region as well as from across Canada, Europe, Sweden, Australia, South America and the US will converge for our sixth annual Victoria International Buskers Festival. Our event is a family oriented, free-to-attend festival presented on mostly outdoor stages. Tips to Buskers hats welcomed and appreciated!

The Tragically Hip

July 22nd, 2016

The Tragically Hip are here in Victoria to kick off their Man Machine Poem Tour. Be sure to purchase tickets in advance!

Victoria’s Symphony Splash

July 31st, 2016

tens of thousands of people will take to Victoria’s Inner Harbour for the 27th annual Victoria Symphony Splash. From a floating stage in the Inner Harbour, Maestra Tania Miller, the orchestra and special guests will perform, ending with a grand finale performance of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture – with fireworks of course!