Archive for July, 2012

Symphony Splash – August 5, 2012!

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

The annual Victoria Symphony Splash is a spectacular event that sees Victoria’s beautiful Inner Harbour transformed into an outdoor concert stage. 

Victoria Symphony Splash is the largest annual outdoor symphony event in Canada, attracting up to 40,000 Victoria residents and visitors. It includes musical entertainment, food, souvenirs and the evening’s highlight: a live performance by the Victoria Symphony.

The concert concludes with a performance of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, complete with bells, cannons, and fireworks.

Visit the website for more info.

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The Victoria International Chalk Art Festival

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

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From September 12-16, Victoria will be home to Canada’s largest International Chalk Art Festival, presenting an array of international and local chalk artists!

Over five days beginning Wednesday, September 12th, come and join in the building excitement downtown led by renowned international 3D chalk artist Tracy Lee Stum as she creates a 26ft 3D chalk art drawing at The Bay Centre’s lower level, centre court.  Then on Saturday and Sunday, September 15th & 16th, Tracy’s efforts will be complimented by a two day chalk art exposition where both international and local artists will present works on Government Street which will close to vehicle traffic.

Visit the website for more info.

Cirque du Soleil is coming back to Victoria – September 5 – 9, 2012

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

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Unlike any other Cirque du Soleil show, Quidam does not take spectators to an imaginary realm of fanciful, larger-than-life characters. Rather, it is an examination of our own world – inhabited by real people with real-life concerns.

Young Zoe is bored; her parents, distant and apathetic, ignore her. Her life has lost all meaning. Seeking to fill the void of her existence, she slides into an imaginary world – the world of Quidam – where she meets characters who encourage her to free her soul.

Quidam: a nameless passer-by, a solitary figure lingering on a street corner, a person rushing past and swallowed by the crowd. It could be anyone, anybody. Someone coming or going at the heart of our anonymous society. A member of the crowd, one of the silent majority. The one who cries out, sings and dreams within us all. This is the “quidam” whom this show allows to speak. This is the place that beckons – a place for dreaming and genuine relations where all quidams, by proclaiming their individuality, can finally emerge from anonymity.

Click here for show times & ticket information.

The PACIFIC TATTOO: Western Canada’s Musical Extravaganza in Victoria July 14 & 15 ONLY!

Monday, July 9th, 2012

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400 performers. One stage. Three shows only. Victoria welcomes performers from around the world for the inaugural Pacific Tattoo, a musical extravaganza that provides exhilarating entertainment for the entire family. A tightly woven, full production spectacle of music and movement, The Pacific Tattoo features military bands, massed pipes and drums, dancers, and special skills demonstrations. Tickets available by phone at 250-478-8384 or in person at the Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre Box Office, 1767 Island Highway, Victoria, or at the Tourism Victoria InfoCentre on the Inner Harbour.

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Taste: Victoria’s Festival of Food & Wine July 19-22, 2012

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

taste-2011Victoria’s 4th annual festival of food and wine, Taste, brings people of Victoria together for a local taste of Vancouver Island and the wine regions of British Columbia.  There will be a number of participating venues throughout downtown Victoria with over 15 tastings, events and seminars to please wine of food lovers of all varieties.

The main event of Taste Victoria will take place at the Crystal Gardens on Thursday July 19, at 6.30pm. Food and wine lovers will find over 100 British Columbia wines as well as the most amazing local cuisine presented by some of the best Vancouver Island chefs.

Tickets cost $79 per person, allowing you to savour cuisine from Victoria restaurants who walk the talk with locally grown, sustainable products and the quality of tastes is sure to impress. Chat with distinguished chefs, vintners, cheesemakers, farmers, cidermakers, tea masters and more.

For a complete listing of events and for more information, please click here.