Victoria Symphony Splash

Date:   August 4th starting at 1:00pm – 7:00pm w/main performance 7:30pm
Location:  Victoria Inner Harbour at 700 Government St.  
Websites: https://victoriasymphony.ca/community/splash/

“Tens of thousands of people will take to Victoria’s Inner Harbour for the 30th annual Victoria Symphony Splash. From a floating stage in the Inner Harbour, the VS orchestra and special guests will perform, ending with a grand finale performance of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture – with fireworks of course!”

TD Victoria International Jazz Festival

Saxophone, Resting by Timothy K Hamilton

Date:   June 21st to 30th
Location:  Various Victoria Downtown Locations: Main Stage City Hall at 1 Centennial Square
Websites: https://jazzvictoria.ca/jazz-fest

TD Victoria International Jazz Festival is a ten day event with both local Canadian artist and international artist. Presented and produced by Victoria Jazz Society, this festival is one of the longest running multi-day professional music festival serving audiences on Vancouver Island.

Victoria Indigenous Cultural Festival

2015 06 20 Aboriginal Festival by Blake Handley

Date:   June 22nd & 23rd  @ 11:00am – 6:00pm
Location:  Royal BC Museum outdoor stage at 675 Belleville St.
Websites: https://royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/visit/events/calendar/event/106226/victoria-indigenous-cultural-festival

Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day weekend for the 6th year running enjoy and learn from British Columbia’s Indigenous community members. Our host nations are Songhees and Esquimalt Nations will start out each day with performances. Indigenous artisans will be on-site with their goods for sale, including special artisan demonstrations on their creative process. Also stay around to sample the culinary talents of the Songhees Nation with various traditional items available.

Car Free YYJ

Date:   June 16, Sunday, 11:00 am- 6:00 pm
Location:  Douglas St. from Pandora St. to Belleville St.
Websites: https://www.carfreeyyj.ca/

Enjoy Father’s day with the whole community at this annual outdoor festival. Over nine city blocks, the  celebration includes five stages with live entertainment, a 4,000 square foot park, 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.

OAK BAY TEA PARTY

Oak Bay Tea Party by Morgan Cross

Date:  May 31st @ 6pm – 8pm; June 1st @ 7am – 9pm & June 2nd @ 7am – 7pm
Location:  Willows Beach at Esplanade
Websites: http://www.oakbayteaparty.com/

For the 57th year running the Oak Bay Tea Party has been entertaining all while benefiting service organizations and projects within the community. Don’t miss the popular parade, air show and bathtub races. See the website for the full schedule.

121st Island Farms Victoria Day Parade

Reynolds Secondary School Marching Band by Lotus Johnson

Date:  May 20th @ 9am Start
Location:  Start: Mayfair Shopping Centre going down Douglas St. Finish: Douglas and Humboldt St.
Websites:  http://gvfs.ca/gvfs_events/121st-island-farms-victoria-day-parade/

The Island Farms Victoria Day Parade is the largest parade of the year in Victoria. Floats including Canadian and American marching bands, musical floats, cultural entries and festive clowns. Be sure to visit Celebration Square, located in Centennial Square after the parade for more event fun.

Highland Games

Caber Toss by Tracy O

Date:  May 18th – 20th @ 8:00am – 7:00pm
Location:  Topaz Park at Finlayson St. & Blanchard St.
Websites:  http://victoriahighlandgames.com/games/

The Highland games is one of the oldest festival in North America to host a three full-day highland games. This event attracts around 25,000 people each year. This year will be the 156 games and is expected to be the largest in its history of games with expanded list of activities and events.