African Guitar Summit

August 28th, 2015

African Guitar Summit

Date: August 29th @ 7:30pm
Location: St Andrew’s Presbyterian at corner of Douglas & Broughton

Join the members that produced Juno Award winning African Guitar Summit for an incredible experience! Juno Award winner Alpha YaYa Diallo (Guinea), the master balafon player Naby Kamara (Guinea), drummer Kofi Ackah (Ghana), composer, vocalist and guitar player Donne Roberts (Madagascar) and blues guitar master Madagascar Slim (Madagascar).

For more information about this event visit the website.

9th Annual Integrate Arts Festival

August 27th, 2015


Date: August 28th to 30th
Location: Various throughout downtown and Oak Bay

Formerly “Off the Grid Arts Festival” was developed in 2007 to include an en masse art crawl to celebrate small galleries, artist-run centres and alternative arts. The event has continued to grow each year with this year growing to span over three days.

For a festival schedule and information about the galleries visit the website.

Fringe Theatre Festival

August 23rd, 2015


Date: August 27th to September 6th
Location: Intrepid Theatre at 2-1609 Blanshard

This annual festival is for 11 days and contains uncensored, untamed and uncut live comedy, drama, dance, magic, music, spoken word, and physical theatre. The performers are chosen by lottery and so the lineup is different every year. This year will have over 300 performances of 50 shows at 11 venues and more.

For a full schedule and more information visit the website.

5th Annual Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria

August 22nd, 2015

Touring Bikes

Date: August 23rd
Location: Throughout Greater Victoria

This non-competitive, mass participation ride welcomes all ages and abilities from around the world to participate in one of the three tour routes. The rides feature world-class cycling routes and breathtaking scenery the Victoria has to offer. A few changes have been made to the routes this year to enhance the cycling experience and welcome more riders.

For more information on the routes visit the website

Esquimalt Lantern Festival

August 21st, 2015


Date: August 22nd @ 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Location: Captain Jacobson Park at 503 Head

Esquimalt’s Lantern Festival is has now moved from fall to summer. This year’s festival will be filled with music, light and magic. Bring your own lantern and join in the light procession and continue with the festivities that will include belly dancers, fire dancers, live music and kids activities.

For more information visit the website.

Fashion Splash

August 20th, 2015

Fashion Splash

Date: August 21st to 23rd
Location: Ship Point at 812 Wharf

This annual event promotes and showcases local clothing designers in Victoria. Join the VIP party, outdoor fashion show or after party. The Saturday fashion show is supported by the weekend Ship Point Market from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon. Life entertainment will be on all weekend at Ship Point.

For more information about this event visit the website.

Fashion Show Splash

Food Eco District Launch Party

August 19th, 2015


Date: August 20th @ 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Location: Fort Commons Courtyard at Fort and Blanshard
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Celebrating the launch of North America’s first Food Eco District!

Enjoy tastings and drinks from sustainable FED member restaurants which include: Chorizo & Co. Spanish Delicatessen, Discovery Coffee, Fishhook, Zambri’s, Habit Coffee, Be Love, AJs Organic Café & Catering, Yates Street Taphouse Bar & Grill, The Village Estevan and Big Wheel Burger.

Local beer and cider will also be on tap.

For more information about the Fort Commons Courtyard and the vendors visit the website.

21st Annual Art & Music in the Gardens

August 14th, 2015

HCP Gardens

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

Dragon Boat

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 Oak Bay
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.