Festivals & Events

Victoria is vibrant in the summer, the streets are filled with hanging baskets of flowers, and locally made ice cream is all the buzz! Victoria sure knows how to celebrate the sunshine with various events and activities all summer long. Ask our concierge about activities happening during your upcoming stay with us!

Weekend Market at the Inner Harbour

August 19-21, 2016

Local and original artists, food trucks, and many local musicians, right at the beautiful inner harbour. Friday 4pm-10:30pm, Saturday 10:30am-10:30pm & Sunday 10:30am-5pm

Victoria Street Food Festival

Friday August 19 & 26

Enjoy some of the Island’s best street food, beer, cider, and live music in Centennial Square 11am-9pm.

Victoria Fringe Festival

August 22nd – September 4th

Victoria’s Fringe Festival has been a tradition for 30 Years! This festival takes place for 12 days downtown Victoria in celebration of live performance from around the world. The Fringe Festival features an eclectic mixture of spoken word, drama, musicals, dance, comedy, magic, theatre for young audiences and more!

On going events:

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.

Bites, Brews and Bands on the Barge

Every Friday from July 8th, 2016 – September 9th, 2016

Enjoy live music on the Breakwater Barge Friday’s from 3-9pm and indulge in local beer and/or cider from Phillips, Hoyne, Driftwood, Seacider, and Mark Anthony Artisan Wine. Pair your drink with a dish from one of Victoria’s local food trucks which enjoying the tunes on the barge!

Ship Point Market

July 8 & 9, August 5 & 6, August 26 & 27, September 9 & 10 September 16 & 17 6pm-10:30pm

Original, local artists, food vendors, musicians, and much more. Perfect to complement your scenic Inner Harbour stroll!

Bastion Square Public Market

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays May 19 to September 25 11am to 4:30pm

This colourful open-air market brings vibrancy to Bastion Square with its wonderful array of locally-produced arts, crafts, and entertainment.  Watch artisans as they create, or sit and enjoy the market atmosphere at one of the local outdoor cafes.