21st Annual Art & Music in the Gardens
August 14th, 2015
Date: August 15th & 16th @ 11:00am to 4:00pm
Location: Horticulture Centre of the Pacific at 505 Quayle
This major fundraiser for the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific has turned into one of Victoria’s finest art events. Enjoy local art, music, and food as you wander the spectacular HCP gardens. On display will be over 30 artists, including some of Victoria’s emerging art talent. As in past years, many artists will be joining this event for the first time, and returning favourites will be bringing their latest works.
For more information about this event and the HCP gardens visit the website.
21st Annual Victoria Dragon Boat Festival
August 13th, 2015
Date: August 14th to 16th
Location: Downtown Inner Harbour
This annual summer festival is the only dragon boat festival in Canada to take place in a working harbor. There will be dragon boat races, entertainment on two stages, exotic tastes in the Forbidden City Food Court, activities for all ages and more.
For more information and the race schedule visit the website.
Oak Bay Arts and Cultural Festival
August 6th, 2015
Date: August 8th to 16th
Location: Various locations throughout Oak Bay
This 1st annual event features many of Oak Bay’s renowned artists. Oak Bay is quickly finding its place as a thriving arts and cultural district with summer public art, a high concentration of galleries and studios and many year round performances, exhibits and events. For more information about the event and the Oak Bays Arts and Cultural options visit the website.
Corks and Canvas Outside! On the Inner Harbour
August 5th, 2015
Date: August 7th @ 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: Robert Bateman Centre at 470 Belleville
Join local artist Kimberly Dean and paint your own canvas outside while overlooking the incredible Inner Harbour. During your painting enjoy award winning Unsworth Wines and Steamship Grill snacks.
For more information visit the website.
Victoria Symphony Splash
July 30th, 2015
Date: August 2nd @ 1:00pm to 10:00pm
Location: Victoria Inner Harbour at Belleville
This annual spectacular event transforms the Inner Harbour into an outdoor concert stage.
The Victoria Symphony Splash is the largest annual outdoor symphony event in Canada, attracting up to 40,000 Victoria residents and visitors. Along with the musical entertainment there will be an assortment of food vendors and souvenir stands. The concert by the Victoria Symphony will conclude with a performance of Tschaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, complete with bells, cannons, and fireworks.
For more information about the event and the Victoria Symphony visit the website.
BearTrax (formerly JumpShip)
July 29th, 2015
Date: July 31st @3:00pm to 7:00pm & August 2nd @10:00am to 6:30pm
Location: Bear Mountain Resort at 1999 Country Club
Witness, with thousands others, a showcase of the world’s best freeride mountain bike riders, as they “Ride the Bear.” Pros will take riding to a new level as they compete for the title! This is a family-friendly event with a kid’s zone, vendors, food trucks, Live DJ and more.
For more information visit the website.
Craft Beer Cruise to Race Rocks
July 25th, 2015
Date: July 26th @ 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: Meet at Inner Harbour Centre at 950 Wharf
This exclusive tour is a collaboration between West Coast Brewery Tours and Lighthouse Brewing Company! The tour will include an assortment of craft beer samples as you sail to historic Race Rocks lighthouse and back aboard the 41 foot ocean cruiser Fantasea!
For more information about the companies and the tour visit the website.
Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festivals 25th Anniversary
July 18th, 2015
Date: July 8th to August 8th
Location: Camosun College Lansdowne at 3100 Foul Bay
In the 25th year of outdoor Shakespeare theatre, the Victoria Shakespeare Society has produced 2 plays per summer with now hundreds of performances under their belt. This year pick your night to see either Romeo and Juliet or a Midsummers Night’s Dream. Go early to stake out your seats and take your own blanket and/or chair or borrow one of the limited blankets. A refreshment stand will be on site.
For a full schedule of performances and more information visit the website.
TD Art Gallery Paint-In
July 17th, 2015
Date: July 18th @ 11:00am to 9:00pm
Location: Along Most St, between Fort St and Dallas Rd
This annual community event celebrates visual arts within our community while representing artist from across Vancouver Island and British Columbia. This event continues to be one of the city’s largest outdoor event, providing visitors of all ages a unique opportunity to meet with a diverse range of well over 160 artists. This event is proud to have artists introducing people to the process of creating art, not just the final product. Many of the artists have interactive options to experience the use of their media and materials i.e. wood, stone, printing press, clay, charcoal, pastels and paints.
Also enjoy the open house at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.
For more information about the event visit the website.
Victoria International Buskers Festival
July 14th, 2015
Date: June 17th to 26th
Location: Throughout Downtown Victoria
Victoria welcomes buskers from our region as well as from across Canada, Europe, Sweden, Australia, South America and the US for our fifth annual Victoria International Buskers Festival. The event is family oriented presented on mostly outdoor stages. Tips to Buskers hats are welcomed and appreciated!
For more information about the festival and the performers visit the website.