Band, Bubbles & Bennies at the Chateau Victoria

July 17th, 2016
Egger by ShuminLong

Egger by ShuminLong

Date: July 17th @ 11:00am to 2:00pm
Location: Vista18 in the Chateau Victoria at 740 Burdett
Website: http://www.vista18.com/event/band-bubbles-bennies/

This popular annual brunch is back with live music, specialty eggs Benedict, and sparkling wine from BC vineyards. This event is held in the restaurant with the tallest views over Victoria’s Inner Harbour and towards Dallas Rd.

For more information visit the website.

Annual BC Confederation Day Garden Party

July 16th, 2016
Victorian Croquet by Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities

Victorian Croquet by Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities

Date: July 17th @ 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: Ross Bay Villa at 1490 Fairfield
Website: http://rossbayvilla.org/

Step back in time as you tour this classic Victorian house with guides in 1860s period costumes while enjoying a traditional Cream Tea and live music in the garden of this Historic House Museum. This year is the 150th anniversary of the union of Vancouver Island and British Columbia. Featured will be Victorian games, a plant sale and heritage displays.

For more information visit the website.

Plant Identification and Culture Workshop

July 15th, 2016
Plant ID for grassy ecosystems by Australian Network for Plants

Plant ID for grassy ecosystems by Australian Network for Plants

Date: July 16th @ 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: Horticulture Centre of the Pacific at 505 Quayle
Website: http://hcp.ca/event/plant-identification-culture-workshops-2/2016-07-16/

Join Diane Pierce expert gardener, designer and writer for an afternoon to learn 25 plants. She teaches the Latin & common names, plant description, cultural requirements, general maintenance and landscape uses of each featured plant.

For more information visit the website.

Victoria International Buskers Festival

July 14th, 2016
Street Circus by Lotus Johnson

Street Circus by Lotus Johnson

Date: July 15th to 24th
Location: Throughout downtown Victoria
Website: http://victoriabuskers.com/

Buskers Festival is back for ten days of amazing acts and great fun! Professional street performers from our region as well as from across Canada, US, Sweden, Other Europe, Australia and South America will converge for our sixth annual festival. This family oriented, free-to-attend festival is presented at multiple downtown stages. Tips to Buskers hats welcomed and appreciated!

For more information visit the website.

8th Annual Taste: Victoria’s Festival of Food & Wine

July 13th, 2016
7th Course: Tasting of Ice Creams by ulterior epicure

7th Course: Tasting of Ice Creams by ulterior epicure

Date: July 14th to 17th
Location: Various Venues throughout Greater Victoria
Website: http://www.victoriataste.com/

Taste showcases the culinary and wine riches of Victoria, Vancouver Island, and British Columbia. More than 30 BC wineries provide wine tastings in addition to 17 restaurants. Taste focuses on the chefs that “walk the talk,” the suppliers, farmers, and growers, and all that makes Victoria unique and desireable gastronomically.

For more information visit the website.

Boots, Bikes, & Beers – An Evening with Local Authors

July 12th, 2016
si9 by Vik Approved

si9 by Vik Approved

Date: July 14th @ 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Location: Russell Books at 734 Fort
Website: http://www.russellbooks.com/?page=shop/disp&pid=page_Events

Enjoy an evening of local authors discussing hiking and biking opportunities on Vancouver Island. Find out where to hike and bike and what to bring with you when you go. Demonstrations on how to fix your own bike on the trail, and local beer samples will be provided with ticket purchase. For 19+ only.

For more information visit the website.

World Class Choral Concert

July 11th, 2016
Microphones by Sue Langford

Microphones by Sue Langford

Date: July 13th @ 8:00pm
Location: First Metropolitan United Church at 932 Balmoral
Website: https://www.firstmetvictoria.com/event/new-zealand-secondary-students-choir-atlanta-young-singers-concert/

On this night enjoy two internationally acclaimed choirs, the New Zealand Secondary Students’ Choir and the Atlanta Young Singers, returning from a choral festival. Both competed in an annual 5-day choral festival of concerts and vocal competition that is held every two years in Powell River.

For more information visit the website.

Amazing Thailand

July 10th, 2016
Thai Dance by Kurt Bauschardt

Thai Dance by Kurt Bauschardt

Date: July 12th @ 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: BC Legislature Building at 501 Belleville
Website: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/amazing-thailand-tickets-25999308632

Experience the richness of Thai culture in the heart of downtown Victoria. Thailand’s Ministry of Culture will present traditional dances, Thai classical music ensemble, and a showcase of beautiful Thai silk and textiles.

For more information visit the website.

Victoria Colour Vibe 5k

July 9th, 2016
DSC_0640_pp | Ft. Myers Color Vibe 5K run by Walter

DSC_0640_pp | Ft. Myers Color Vibe 5K run by Walter

Date: July 10th @ 9:00am
Location: Bullen Park at 1151 Esquimalt
Website: http://www.thecolorvibe.com/victoria.php

Experience the most #VIBErant 5k in the city! Friends and family will come together to enjoy music with TONS OF COLOUR while they run/walk the course. Part of the proceeds will go towards Esquimalt Parks and Recreation! Limited tickets so get them fast.

For more information visit the website.

Tasting Room Day at the Victoria Public Market

July 8th, 2016
Wine Tasting Flight at Milbrant Cellars by donireewalker

Wine Tasting Flight at Milbrant Cellars by donireewalker

Date: July 9th @ 11:00am to 3:00pm
Location: Victoria Public Market at the Hudson at 6-1701 Douglas
Website: http://victoriapublicmarket.com/event-calendar/

A variety of local wineries, breweries and distilleries will be participating in this event. Taste their products to determine which ones you like the most, and be able to purchase them right there!

For more information visit the website.