Festivals & Events

It doesn’t get better than summertime in Victoria, BC. From our world famous flower gardens, to the breathtaking scenery of ocean and mountains, our city has something for everyone! The summer season in Victoria is filled with many festivals and events to showcase our fascinating history, as well as our local musical, artistic, and culinary talents.

Gold Rush! El Dorado in BC at the Royal BC Museum

May 13, 2015 – October 31, 2015

Through interactive displays and rare artifacts, come and witness this fascinating exhibition showcasing the impacts of the gold rush in BC. The largest gold nugget from BC, the Turnagain Nugget will be on display at this “must see” exhibition. The record-holding million dollar coin from the Royal Canadian Mint will be on display from May 13th to June 14th only. Visit Gold Rush! El Dorado to come face-to-face with the real history of gold in BC and beyond.

Victoria International Kite Festival

May 29 – 31, 2015

Victoria’s Kite festival attracts kite enthusiasts from Canada and the US. Located at Clover Point, this festival features many large kites as well as kite teams who fly their kites in unison to music. Families are welcome to bring their own personal kites to join in on the fun! There are also many local food trucks  and kite making classes offered. This event is free to attend and a wonderful site to see at our beautiful Clover Point.

Victoria Jazz Fest

June 19 – 28, 2015

The Victoria International Jazz fest is a ten-day music festival featuring jazz, blues and a variety of local Canadian and internationally acclaimed musicians. At this festival over 300 artists are featured on stages in downtown Victoria. This event is sure to make your visit to our beautiful city one to remember!

Victoria Symphony Splash!

August 2, 2015

This year celebrates Victoria’s 26th Annual Symphony Splash. This event attracts tens of thousands of people every year to enjoy the wonderful musicals talents on a floating stage in the Inner Harbour as the fireworks display of course! This event is one you don’t want to miss out on while you are in Victoria. Admission cost is by donation.

Food Truck Festival

Summer Long Event!

Victoria’s Food Truck Festival is now open for the summer! Located right behind the Royal BC Museum you can enjoy creative eats from Victoria’s most popular food trucks as well as local craft beers and wine. The festival is open daily from 11am – 6pm Sunday to Thursday and 11am – 9pm on Friday and Saturday.

Moss Street Market

Every Saturday from 10am – 2pm

This year the Moss Street Market is celebrating their 24th season providing local organic farm-fresh produce and handmade goods from specialty soaps and pottery to relishes and fresh cheese! This market has quite a variety to offer with their 90+ vendors that attend on a weekly basis. Located at the Sir James Douglas School, this market operates every Saturday from 10am to 2pm.