TD Victoria International JazzFest

June 19th, 2016
Jazz Saxaphone by Sachitha Obeysekara

Jazz Saxaphone by Sachitha Obeysekara

Date: June 24th to July 3rd
Location: 9 Stages throughout Downtown Victoria
Website: http://jazzvictoria.ca/

This annual event hosts over 300 musicians for 85 performances on 9 different stages throughout Downtown Victoria. On top of all of the wonderful shows enjoy workshops/clinics with acclaimed Jazz musicians as well as food vendors and Artisan Village on the weekend and Canada Day!

For more information visit the website.

OUTstages

June 16th, 2016
_CAN3653 by Studio Cano

_CAN3653 by Studio Cano

Date: June 20th to 25th
Location: Intrepid Theatre at 1609 Blanshard & Metro Studio Theatre at 1411 Quadra
Website: http://intrepidtheatre.com/festivals/outstages/

Victoria’s first queer theatre festival! For a week of outrageous stories, surprises, parties and performances.

For more information visit the website.

Diner en Blanc

June 15th, 2016
Le Diner en Blanc Victoria 2013 by Jess Hickman

Le Diner en Blanc Victoria 2013 by Jess Hickman

Date: June 23rd @ 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: SECRET! To be announced.
Website: http://victoria.dinerenblanc.info/

This pop-up gourmet picnic returns to Victoria for one unforgettable elegant evening at a secret location. With close to 2,000 participants, in head-to-toe white garments, find out moments before the event where the event will be. Each year includes entertainment, dancing and an after party, also at a secret location. Every guest brings a picnic, table, chairs and a table setting all in white. Catering companies specializing in picnics are available throughout Victoria with advanced booking.

For more information visit the website.

Wild Feast – a festival of slow ale/cider/charcuterie/cheese

June 11th, 2016
charcuterie and cheese and beer with alvin by aimee castanell

charcuterie and cheese and beer with alvin by aimee castanell

Date: June 18th @ 11:00am to 11:00pm
Location: Caffé Fantastico at 102-398 Harbour
Website: http://victoriabuzz.com/victoria-events/wild-feast/

Caffé Fantastico brings together the finest producers of wild fermented ales and cider from around BC for a tasting event that pairs drinks with artisan cheese and charcuterie. This leisurely all-day festival celebrates Belgian and French farmhouse traditions, bringing together unique funky and sour ales and ciders which all feature two essential ingredients that make them truly great: wild yeast and time. Come celebrate the untamed flavours of the wild west coast.

For more information visit the website.

Pretty Good Not Bad Festival

June 10th, 2016
Moth Manipulation number by Brandon Towne

Moth Manipulation number by Brandon Towne

Date: June 17th to 19th
Location: Various Performance Venues in Downtown
Website: https://prettygoodnotbad.ca/

This festival provides a platform for new music, sound art, video and visual art, modern & experimental dance and multimedia. This new event aims at engaging Victoria through dynamic and evocative experiences. Each day will include different all ages programming.

For more information visit the website.

Victoria Ska & Reggae Fest

June 9th, 2016
Noite Fora do Eixo by Circuito Fora do Eixo

Noite Fora do Eixo by Circuito Fora do Eixo

Date: June 22nd to 26th
Location: Ship Point (Inner Harbour) at 812 Wharf
Website: http://victoriaskafest.ca/schedule

This annual event spans 5 days with over 20 different popular Ska, Reggae and related genre bands. The main stage will have most of the performances and some related activities will occur at off-site venues around downtown. This festival is always a fun way to groove into the summer.

For more information visit the website.

21st Annual FernFest

June 8th, 2016
FernFest 2013 by FernwoodNRG & Eye of the Mind Photography

FernFest 2013 by FernwoodNRG & Eye of the Mind Photography

Date: June 17th @5:00pm to 10:00pm & 18th @9:00am to 10:00pm
Location: Fernwood Square at Fernwood and Gladstone
Website: http://fernwoodnrg.ca/events-directory/fernfest/

Come out for this popular annual community event. Enjoy live music, local talent, art displays, mass bike parade, heritage walking tour, magician, food and more.

For more information visit the website.

Second Annual Car Free

June 7th, 2016
2015 06 21 Car Free Day by Blake Handley

2015 06 21 Car Free Day by Blake Handley

Date: June 19th @ 12:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: Douglas from Chatham to Courtney
Website: http://downtownvictoria.ca/carfree2015

After the popular first year Car Free Victoria is back! This year it’s going to be bigger and better than before. This year will include 4 stages instead of 3, 3 beer gardens instead of 1, 240+ vendors instead of 237 and 9 blocks instead of 6!

For more information visit the website.

Feast: Food & Film Festival

June 6th, 2016
Old Theater Seats by Joey Lax-Salinas

Old Theater Seats by Joey Lax-Salinas

Date: June 17th & 18th @ 7:00pm
Location: The Vic Theatre at 808 Douglas
Website: http://feastfoodfilm.ca/

Feast celebrated both food and film, by pairing them together. Each individual night features a different film and themed food & drink pairings. Friday experience pairing with film Sour Grapes and Saturday enjoy The Missing Ingredient.

For more information visit the website.

4th Annual Kaleidoscope Family Theatre Festival

June 5th, 2016
The Little Prince by vintagecat

The Little Prince by vintagecat

Date: June 11th & 12th @ 11:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Centennial Square at 1 Centennial
Website: http://kaleidoscope.bc.ca/events/family-theatre-festival-2/

Experience the magic of theatre for the whole family with four dynamic theatre companies. Kaleidoscope Theatre, Puente Theatre, Outpost 31, and The Purple Pirate come together to bring 4 different productions at different times in two days.

The productions include The Little Prince by Kaleidoscope Theatre, Gruff by Puente Theatre, Magic and Mayhem by The Purple Pirate and Winnie the Pooh by Outpost 31.

For more information visit the website.