Archive for July, 2011

Taste: Victoria’s Festival of Food & Wine

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Victoria’s third annual festival of food and wine… a local taste of Vancouver Island and the246283751 wine regions of British Columbia…July 21-24, 2011! 

Taste uncorks Thursday July 21, 2011 with an evening tasting of more than 100 British Columbia wines and local cuisine prepared by top Vancouver Island chefs.  Not just a wine festival, this culinary tourism experience is an extra long weekend of tastings, seminars and events. Event tickets sell quickly!

Check out the website for more info.

Victoria International Buskers Festival

Monday, July 4th, 2011

Buskers Festival  July 15 – 24, 2011fraser

Professional street performers from around the globe converge on downtown Victoria this summer for the Victoria International Buskers Festival, presented by the Hotel Association of Greater Victoria. 

This unique festival brings an array of local, national and international busking talent that is fun for everyone!  The festival features six downtown stage locations, multiple single performer street locations, an international food village and a planned International Buskers Bistro.  Did we mention it’s all free?

Performer Highlights:

  • Victor Rubilar (Sweden) – Four time Guinness World Record Holder for Juggling
  • Becky Hoops (Montreal) – #1 in Hula Hoops
  • Fraser Hooper (UK) – #1 Clown and Comedian
  • Bendy Em (New Zealand) – Amazing contortionist
  • The Aerial Angels (USA) – High flying trapeze artists