6th Annual Tall Tree Music Festival

June 19th, 2015

Port Renfrew

Date: June 26th to 28th
Location: Brown’s Mountain, Port Renfrew
Website: http://www.talltreemusicfestival.com/

The Tall Tree Music Festival brings together the attendees and artists to build sustainable and positive relationships with local residents and businesses of Port Renfrew. The festival celebrates community spirit, the environment, and artistic creativity with showcasing world-class musical and artistic talent in this unique and intimate environment.

v  An important fact to note is there are no gas stations between Sooke and Lake Cowichan. (So no gas station in Port Renfrew.) If you do not want to travel by vehicle Costal Sea Ventures is doing boat trips out to Port Renfew.

For more information about the festival visit the website.

Victoria Pride Week

June 18th, 2015


Date: June 28th to July 5th
Location: Various
Website: http://victoriapridesociety.org/

Join thousands of participants, more than 100 vendors and businesses in celebrating Pride. Events will include Youth Pride Dance, Big Gay Dog Walk, Pride and the Word, Drag Ball and of course the much anticipated annual parade and festival.

Visit the website for all venues and more information.

Painting Beneath the Summer Sky

June 17th, 2015

English InnDate: June 21st @ 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: English Inn at 429 Lampson
Website: http://www.richardwongwatercolors.ca/

Richard Wong, professional wildlife artist, will be hosting an afternoon of painting, cheese, artisan bread platter and wine. Wong will be teaching watercolour painting with oriental brushes on Japanese art paper in the beautiful English Inn garden. Everyone is welcome, especially first time painters are encouraged, to participate in this activity to welcome the first day of summer

For more information about Wong and this event visit the website.

The Lorax – Live Adaptation

June 16th, 2015


Date: June 27th @ 1:00pm & June 28th @ 3:00pm
Location: UVic Campus Community Garden at 2100 McKenzie
Website: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-lorax-a-live-adaptation-tickets-17178131253

Sponsored by the UVic Campus Community Garden and FUN Society (Friends Uniting for Nature) this performance will have you experience Dr. Seuss’ beloved tale in a whole new way! “The Lorax” will be performed by UVic students and community members and will engage children, youth and adults about environmental sustainability in a fun and entertaining way! The performance will be followed with the audience able to plant their own seeds to take home. Limited chairs will be available and seating is at first come first serve.

Visit the website for more information about this performance.

Van Isle 360

June 15th, 2015


Date: Started: June 6th; Finished: June 20th Victoria: 17th – 19th
Location: Clover Point at Dallas Rd
Website: http://www.vanisle360.com/wp/

This biennial race is 580 nautical mile point-to-point race circumnavigating our wild and rugged Vancouver Island. Sailed in ten legs, the course provides inshore, offshore and overnight sailing through some of the most stunning and challenging waters on the planet.

The sailors will be leaving Ucuelet on June 17th on route to arrive in Victoria the evening. June 18th will be a layover for sailors before the final stretch back to Nanaimo on June 19th.

For more information about the race visit the website

Sixth Annual Fernwood Bites

June 14th, 2015
Date: June 21st @ 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Location: Fernwood Square at Gladstone & Ferwood
Website: http://fernwoodnrg.ca/events-directory/fernwood-bites/
Have your taste-buds satisfied with tastings from this large group of Victoria’s favourite food establishments. Try one or try them all at this annual foodie event.
Visit the website for a full list of participating restaurants.


Date: June 21st @ 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Location: Fernwood Square at Gladstone & Ferwood
Website: http://fernwoodnrg.ca/events-directory/fernwood-bites/

Have your taste-buds satisfied with tastings from this large group of Victoria’s favourite food establishments. Try one or try them all at this now foodie favourite sixth annual festival.

Visit the website for a full list of participating restaurants. 

Car Free YYJ

June 13th, 2015

Date: June 21st @ 12:00pm to 6:00pmCar Free
Location: Douglas from Herald to Fort
Website: http://downtownvictoria.ca/carfree2015

Hosted by the Downtown Victoria Business Association (DVBA) Victoria will have its first car free day. DVBA is closing down Victoria’s busiest street to have three stages holding music, entertainment and talent throughout the event. Retail and business vendors, artisans, makers, food vendors and trucks will line the street.

For more information about this festival visit the DVBA website

Strawberry and Wine Festival

June 12th, 2015


Date: June 20th to June 21st
Location: Saanich Peninsula Flavour Trail at various locations
Website: http://www.flavourtrails.com/index.php/strawberries-and-wine/

Join the solstice celebration of Saanich Peninsula farms, food and wine! Create your own tour experience by choosing the farms, wineries and restaurants you want to visit from the map provided. Saanich has a bountiful landscape in a rural setting.

Visit the website for the festival details and map. 

TD Victoria International JazzFest

June 11th, 2015

Jazz FestDate: June 19th to 28th
Location: Various Downtown Locations
Website: http://jazzvictoria.ca/jazz-fest

Running since 1985, the Victoria Jazz Society has produced this major multi-day music festival every summer. This event formerly known as JazzFest International, is a ten-day festival featuring the jazz, blues and world music of local, Canadian, and internationally acclaimed musicians.

For a full festival line-up including performance times and locations visit the website

Aboriginal Cultural Festival

June 9th, 2015


Date: June 19th to 21st @11:00am to 6:30pm
Location: Royal BC Museum at 675 Belleville
Website: https://www.aboriginalbc.com/victoria-aboriginal-festival/

Victoria is proud again to be the host for the BC Aboriginal Cultural festival. This three day event will be a celebration of Aboriginal peoples, arts, and culture. The festival is hosted on the traditional territory of Esquimalt and Songhees Nations in Victoria.

Visit the website for more information.