Swiftsure International Yacht Race
May 16th, 2013
Swiftsure Public Events Schedule:
Thursday, May 23, 2013 – Ship Point
2:00pm – 6:00pm Swiftsure Centre opens for registration.
8:00pm – 11:00pm Rock to “The Midnights” at the Swiftsure Centre.
Friday, May 24, 2013 – Ship Point
10:00am – 6:00pm All boats will be arriving at the inner harbour - a great time for an evening dinner and a tour of the docks at sunset.
8:00pm – 11:00 pm Dance to “Mid Life Crisis” at the Swiftsure Centre.
Saturday, May 25, 2013 – Clover Point
8:50am Race sequence starts.
9:00am First race begins! There will be lots of photo opportunities as the boats jockey for position between the breakwater and Brotchie Ledge.
Sunday, May 26, 2013 – Daylight Hours
Swiftsure Finish Line for long-course race is best viewed from the breakwater at Ogden Point.
The Swiftsure Centre is located at Ship Point in Victoria’s Inner Harbour and is the information headquarters for the race. For more information, please visit the Swiftsure International Yacht Race website.
TD Victoria International JazzFest
May 9th, 2013
Dates: June 21, 2013 to June 30, 2013
Over 350 Musicians – Over 80 Performances – 13 Stages
The Victoria Jazz Society was founded in 1981 and produces two major multi-day music festivals every summer, TD Victoria International JazzFest and the Vancouver Island Blues Bash.
The TD Victoria International JazzFest (formerly known as JazzFest International) features over 350 musicians on stages in downtown Victoria with an attendance of over 35,000 people. This event is a ten-day music festival featuring the jazz, blues and world music of local, Canadian, and internationally acclaimed musicians.
Since 1985, the TD JazzFest has been presented and produced by the Victoria Jazz Society and will celebrate it’s 29th anniversary in 2013.
For more information on the TD JazzFest including performance schedules, venues and ticket information, please visit the Victoria Jazz Society website.
150th Victoria Highland Games and Celtic Festival
May 9th, 2013
Dates: May 11, 2013 to May 19, 2013
The 2013 Victoria Highland Games and Celtic Festival celebrates 150 years of Scottish Culture in Victoria, BC. For newcomers and longtime festival-goers alike, this celebration is a perfect time to enjoy and experience Scottish culture in BC.
Victoria Highland Games and Celtic Festival Event Highlights:
May 11 – Tartan Parade (downtown Victoria)
May 12 – Kilted Golf Tournament
May 15 – Tilted Kilt Pub Crawl
May 16 – Concert featuring Spirit of the West
May 17 – Clan Torchlight Ceremony (Legislature)
May 18 and 19 – Highland Games & Celtic Festival (Topaz Park)
For more information, including admission and ticket information, please visit the Victoria Highland Games and Celtic Festival website.
115th Island Farms Victoria Day Parade
May 2nd, 2013
Date: May 20, 2013
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm
Location: Douglas Street – Victoria, BC
Come and celebrate Victoria Day in B.C.’s capital with the 115th consecutive Island Farms Victoria Day Parade! This is Victoria’s largest parade event including marching bands, floats, clowns and more.
The whole parade will take at least 3 hours to pass by, so be sure to come prepared. The parade starts at Mayfair Mall at 9:00 am and will proceed along Douglas Street, finishing at the intersection of Douglas and Humboldt Street.
This is a fun event for the whole family!
April 25th, 2013
SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2013
SAVE-ON-FOODS MEMORIAL CENTRE – VICTORIA, BC
America’s premier comedian, Jerry Seinfeld, will be performing his signature stand-up routine at the Save On Foods Centre. For more information on this event, including ticket and admission information, please click here.
Beauty and the Beast
April 24th, 2013
Dates: May 2 – 5, 2013
Location: Royal Theatre – Victoria, BC
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, a smash hit Broadway musical is coming to Victoria!
A classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.
For more information, please visit the Royal Theatre website.
Victoria Harbour Floating Boat Show
April 15th, 2013
Dates: Thursday, April 18 to Sunday, April 21, 2013
Location: Victoria’s Inner Harbour
Thursday & Friday: 11am-6pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10am-5pm
Experience life on the water at Vancouver Island’s premiere in-water boat show! For more information including admission fees, please visit the BCYBA website.
Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival
April 15th, 2013
Dates: April 3, 2013 to May 11, 2013
Entering its 86th year, the Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival has a long and popular history in Victoria. For six weeks, over five thousand Victoria-area performers and students of music, dance and dramatic arts will be on stage and adjudicated in music, dance and speech arts. Performances take place at various venues throughout the city. The public is warmly invited to all adjudicated sessions and Honours Concerts to enjoy the incredible talent and support the performers.
For more information, please visit the Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival website.
3rd Annual Tartan Day Victoria
April 1st, 2013
Date: April 6, 2013
Location: Market Square
Time: From: 12:00pm to 4:00pm
GET YOUR TARTAN ON!
Victoria will celebrate the 3rd annual Tartan Day Victoria event on Saturday, April 6th, in recognition of ‘National Tartan Day’ which is celebrated officially throughout Canada.
Market Square will be decked out in full Tartan with Scottish Cultural booths, Tartan Weavers, Scottish Shortbread and Baking, Pipers, Dancers, a Highland dog breed display, Island Farms ‘Daisy the Cow’, Scottish entertainment and Celtic bands. Whether you have Scottish roots, or you’re just a closet Braveheart, it’s sure to be a wee bit o’ fun for the whole family!
Ford World Men’s Curling
March 13th, 2013
DATES: MARCH 30, 2013 TO APRIL 7, 2013
LOCATION: SAVE-ON-FOODS MEMORIAL CENTRE, VICTORIA, BC
The spirit of curling will return to the “City of Gardens” when the best teams in men’s curling arrive in Victoria at the end of March 2013.
In 2005 Team Canada’s Randy Ferbey put together an eight-game winning streak to claim the world title at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. This winning streak remains one of the most memorable events ever hosted in the arena – giving many reasons to believe that the upcoming 2013 event will be just as exciting!
For more information on this event, including ticket and admission information, please click here.