10th Annual Rifflandia Festival

August 31st, 2017
Rifflandia 2012 by Keri Coles via Smug Mug

Rifflandia 2012 by Keri Coles via Smug Mug

Date:  September 14th – 17th
Location: Day: Royal Athletic Park at 1014 Caledonia Ave Night: various stages see website.
Websites: http://rifflandia.com/

This celebration is set to be bigger and better than ever this year. Enjoy the entire four days and nights of live music, arts and more at venues across the city. Headliners include Moby (DJ), Zeds Dead, Bonobo, July Talk, Band of Rascals and more.

For more information visit the website.

Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship

August 30th, 2017
The Westin Bear Mountain Victoria Golf Resort & Spa by Ruth Hartnup

The Westin Bear Mountain Victoria Golf Resort & Spa by Ruth Hartnup

Date:  September 11th – 17th
Location: Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa at 1999 Country Club Way
Websites: https://www.pacificlinks-bearmountain-championship.com/#home1

This Championship is an official event on PGA Champions TOUR featuring the world’s premier golfers aged 50 and older competing for a US $2.5 million purse. Tournament play at the Pacific Links Championship will be held on the Jack and Steve Nicklaus Co-Design Mountain Course at Bear Mountain Golf Resort.

For more information visit the website.

The Great Canadian Beer Festival

August 22nd, 2017
Great Canadian Beer Festival Panorama by Ryan Steele

Great Canadian Beer Festival Panorama by Ryan Steele

Date:  September 8th @ 4pm-9pm & 9th @ 12pm-5pm
Location: Royal Athletic Park at 1014 Caledonia Ave
Websites: https://www.gcbf.com/

This outdoor event hosts daily approximately 4500 international guests and locals alike to sample more than 60 breweries from Canada and the Pacific Northwest. “This is bucket-list event for beer lovers, and tickets usually sell out soon after they go on sale in July.

For more information visit the website.

Victoria Fringe Festival

August 21st, 2017
Fringe 2017 Poster by fringe-festival

Fringe 2017 Poster by fringe-festival

Date:  August 23rd to September 3rd
Location: Metro Studio at 1411 Quadra & Intrepid at 1609 Blanshard
Websites: http://intrepidtheatre.com/festivals/fringe-festival/tickets-passes/

One of Canadas oldest this Vancouver Island tradition is over thirty years old and is over a 12-day celebration of live performances from around the world. “In keeping with CAFF’s guiding principles, shows in Fringe are selected at random (by lottery), are uncensored, accessible to all artists and audiences, and 100% of the ticket price you pay is returned directly to the artists you choose to see. This year’s festival will feature returning favourites, local showbiz heroes, and performers from across Canada and around the world, including Australia, the UK and the US.”

For more information visit the website.

2017 Pride Week

July 2nd, 2017
capital pride by kellybdc

capital pride by kellybdc

Date:  July 3rd to 9th
Location: Throughout Downtown Victoria
Websites: http://victoriapridesociety.org/events/

“Victoria Pride Week empowers those who are – or think they may be – lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirited, intersex, and all friends and allies to celebrate learning and empowerment throughout the week-long festival. The annual parade and festival will be held on Sunday, July 9, 2017. Victoria Pride Festival is a family inclusive event.”

For more information visit the website.

Happy Canada Day!

July 1st, 2017
Happy Birthday Canada you are 150 years young :) by Irene Steeves

Happy Birthday Canada you are 150 years young :) by Irene Steeves

Shakespeare Festival at Fisherman’s Wharf Park

June 26th, 2017
The Works of William Shakespeare by the Wolf Law Library

The Works of William Shakespeare by the Wolf Law Library

Date:  June 29th to August 19th from Thursday to Saturday
Location: Fisherman’s Wharf Park at 30 Erie
Websites: http://www.vancouverislandshakespearearts.com/

Presented by Vancouver Island Shakespeare Arts, this year enjoy either King Lear or Complete Works so choose one or do them both! King Lear is one of Shakespeare’s darkest tragedies with a timeless story of a British king who descends into madness in the 8th century BC and runs Thursdays @ 7:00pm, Saturdays @ 2:00pm & 7:00pm. Complete Works is a fast-paced comedic review of all 37 of the bard’s plays and runs on Fridays @ 7:00pm and Sundays @ 2:00pm & 7:00pm.

For more information visit the website.

Migrations – Art Opening

June 25th, 2017
Brant by Robin Argarwal (ANudibrant)

Brant by Robin Argarwal (ANudibrant)

Date:  June 29th @ 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: The Robert Bateman Centre at 470 Belleville
Websites: https://batemancentre.org/events/migrations-art-opening/

Be the first to see this stunning summer exhibit which explores the migratory animals near the Victoria region, drawing from community members’ testimony to create an art and narrative-based experience.

For more information visit the website.

PDA Fashion Show 2017

June 24th, 2017
"Dimensions" Student Fashion Show by COD Newsroom

"Dimensions" Student Fashion Show by COD Newsroom

Date:  June 28th @ 9:00pm to 10:30pm
Location: The Bay Centre at 1150 Douglas
Websites: http://www.thebaycentre.ca/events

Support the work of the first year students from the Pacific Design Academy. These students worked alongside professional Fashion Designers to put on this annual event.

For more information visit the website.

Mountain Dream Productions Presents: Peter Pan

June 23rd, 2017
Peter Pan by idreamlikecrazy

Peter Pan by idreamlikecrazy

Date:  June 24th @ 7:00pm & 25th @ 2:00pm
Location: Mary Winspear Centre at 2243 Beacon
Websites: http://www.mountaindreambc.com/

This award winning production from London’s West End by Piers Chater Robinson should not be missed. The timeless tale based on the stories of J. M. Barrie, presented by the young actors of the Mountain Dream Production’s triple-threat school of theatre.

For more information visit the website.