August 22 – September 2, 2018
A Vancouver Island festival tradition for thirty-two years, Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival takes over downtown Victoria BC each summer for a 12-day celebration of live performance from around the world, featuring an eclectic mixture of spoken word, drama, musicals, dance, comedy, magic, theatre for young audiences and more.
August 30 – September 3, 2018
The Downtown Victoria Buskers Festival is a FREE five-day family-friendly community festival that showcases quirky and unique street talent from around the world. From Thursday, August 30th to Monday, September 3rd, Victoria will become a hub of busking talent with performers coming from far and wide – with a good dose of some home-grown Canadian talent thrown in!
August 31 – September 2, 2018
The Maritime Museum of BC is proud to host the annual Victoria Classic Boat Festival! Join us on the docks to view 100+ classic boats, visit our floating exhibits, cheer on your favourite boats in the races, and take part in one of our many activities, workshops, and events!
September 1 – 3, 2018
The 25th annual Vancouver Island Blues Bash takes place September 1 – 3, 2018. Blues Bash features blues and R&B artists/bands in both free and paid admission performances, taking place over three afternoons and two nights at Ship Point.
September 1 – 3, 2018
Come to the Saanich Fair this Labour Day weekend to celebrate Western Canada’s Oldest Agricultural Fair. Enjoy live music, dance performances, eating contests, auction/raffle draw, and so much more!
September 16 – October 14, 218
In 1879, when Nora left her husband and children at the end of Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, her door slam reverberated around the world, creating a storm of controversy; much of it focussed on Ibsen’s clarion call for gender equality. Hnath’s stunning new drama begins with a knock on that same door 15 years later, as Nora returns with an urgent request, confronting husband, daughter and the woman who raised her children. Layered and very current, A Doll’s House, Part 2 was nominated for the 2017 Tony Award – Best Play.
September 20 – 21, 2018
The Victoria International Wine Festival is Victoria’s first exclusive international wine tasting festival. VICWF focuses on showcasing wines from around the world. With the purchase of your ticket you get entry to the tasting room where all wine tasting is included in the value of the ticket.
September 26 – October 13, 2018
Socialite and novelist Charles invites the eccentric medium, Madame Arcati, to his house as literary research. But when the séance backfires, Charles’ marriage is suddenly in jeopardy, as he is haunted by the temperamental ghost of his first wife. While Charles aims to get rid of the ghost, she is hard at work trying to get rid of his new wife! Laughter meets the supernatural in this magical comedy of manners.
October 4-7, 2018
Corteo, which means cortege in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. The show brings together the passion of the actor with the grace and power of the acrobat to plunge the audience into a theatrical world of fun, comedy and spontaneity situated in a mysterious space between heaven and earth.
Every Friday from May 25 – September 28, 2018.
Enjoy fresh local beer, cider and wine, local food trucks, live music and a great view!
June 15 to September 15
From colourful florals in the day to subtle plays of light and shadow in the evening, summer offers breathtaking drama from dawn past dusk. With our Spectacular Summer Evenings entertainment, you can enjoy The Gardens as the backdrop for our Night Illuminations display, concerts and Saturday night firework shows through July and August.
May 18 – December 31, 2018
Experience a time when civilization grew along the Nile, pyramids dotted the skyline and people believed gods walked among us. With more than 300 original artifacts, some an astounding 4,500 years old, this exhibition covers all aspects of ancient Egyptian life, from the emergence of ancient Egyptian civilization along the Nile to the Ptolemaic and Roman eras. Be among the first in North America to see this staggering exhibition’s priceless ancient artifacts, such as the coffin of Nakht, an exceptional bust of Hatshepsut and an ornate gold and garnet necklace from the Ptolemaic period.
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.
Bastion Square Public Market stretches from Victoria’s waterfront on Wharf Street to Government Street, this eclectic outdoor market brings liveliness to historic Bastion Square with its brilliant array of locally produced arts, crafts, and entertainment. This weekly market opens for the season Thursday, May 1st, and is open every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 11 am to 5:30 pm until the end of September. Come down and meet the artisans!
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.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]
March 31 – October 27, 2018
Take a day trip to Salt Spring Island and enjoy the Saturday Farmer’s Market. Visitors are treated to local creations stemming from Salt Spring’s unique brand of “island ingenuity”. The highest calibre of creativity and production standards make Salt Spring Island home to the greatest collection of artists in Canada.