June 16, 2019
Held every year on Father’s Day and taking over nine city blocks, our day long celebration includes five stages with live entertainment, a 4,000 square foot park on Douglas Street, multiple all-ages licensed food and beverage areas, a 19+ Beer Garden, more than 400 local artists and makers as well as activations created by local businesses and organizations. Car Free YYJ is also honoured to host the First Peoples’ Festival which presents a complete day of programming, vendors and food in celebration of Canada’s First Peoples’ culture.
June 19 – 23, 2019
Experience the 20th annual Victoria Ska & Reggae Festival welcoming a staggeringly diverse lineup full of the finest grooves and rhythms from around the globe. Headlining this years festival is a member of reggae’s royal family, Ky-Mani Marley, along with an amazing line up of ska sensations and reggae legends including Less than Jake, One Drop, Chainska Brassika, Macka B, Leroy Sibbles of the Heptones, Dub Pistols, Cherry The PieTasters and many more.
July 6, 2019
Show your colours at night shift pride, the best pride party on Vancouver Island! Get ready to celebrate with 3 full floors of extraordinary entertainment.
This is one of our flagship tours that provides a superb overview of Victoria’s history in Old Town, Chinatown and around the harbour, but goes beyond the basics and includes current issues, and architecture.
From ballet to Victoria Symphony, from plays to live bands, enjoy live entertainment.
The Bard & Banker is one of the very few places in Victoria offering live music 7 nights a week starting at 9pm, no cover charge except on New Years Eve and St.Patrick’s day. We feature mostly local musicians from Victoria with others coming from surrounding islands and the mainland. Sunday nights are “unplugged,” drawing inspiration from the MTV Unplugged Series, where all the music was performed acoustic and interactive with the audience.