Russell Books 25th Birthday Party

July 29th, 2016
Bookshelves by German Poo-Caamano

Bookshelves by German Poo-Caamano

Date: August 1st @ 11:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Russell Books at 734 Fort
Website: http://www.russellbooks.com/?page=shop/disp&pid=page_Events

Everyone is welcome to join Russell Books for an all day celebration of their 25th birthday in Victoria! They will have music, a bibliotherapist (for all your book recommendation and literary prescription needs), cake, fun trivia, and games for patrons of all ages to enjoy.

For more information visit the website.

BC Day Live Storytelling at the Royal BC Museum

July 28th, 2016
Victoria, British Columbia by Jasperdo

Victoria, British Columbia by Jasperdo

Date: August 1st @ 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: Royal BC Museum at 675 Belleville
Website: http://royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/events/have-we-got-a-story-to-tell-domesticated/

To celebrate BC Day Helmcken House will come alive with each room in the house animated with domestic storytelling of everyday magic and mishap. The Victoria Storytellers Guild has prepared 4 different stories each with their own personalities added in to make a great evening.

For more information visit the website.

2016 Victoria Symphony Splash

July 27th, 2016
Victoria, BC | the Victoria Syphony big Splash by Herb Neufeld

Victoria, BC | the Victoria Syphony big Splash by Herb Neufeld

Date: July 31st @ 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Location: Victoria Inner Harbour
Website: http://victoriasymphony.ca/community/splash/

“The sun sets to the sounds of the Victoria Symphony performing for the hushed crowd gathered on the shores around the Inner Harbour. Kayaks and dingies bob around the barge upon which the Symphony plays. The sky darkens; the city lights warm the horizon, and eventually the unmistakable notes of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture mark the beginning of the end of this spectacular concert on the water. The music builds, reaches its crescendo as the cannons explode and the sky erupts into fireworks! Everyone is on their feet clapping showing their appreciation for one of the finest weekends of the year.”

This is one of the busiest events of the year, with people lining up from sunrise to get the best viewing spots. A few bleachers are set up limited seating that is reserved in advance. A portion of the marina will be reserved for groups and the rest is first come first serve. Reserve now or take your chances on the day of the event!

For more information visit the website.

Picnic in the Gardens

July 26th, 2016
Picnic by Amy Liscomb

Picnic by Amy Liscomb

Date: July 27th @ 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: Gardens at HCP at 505 Quayle
Website: http://hcp.ca/event/july-picnic-night/

Enjoy a middle of summer picnic at the beautiful Horticulture Centre of the Pacific. Bring your own picnic basket or contact Mosi’s bakery for a build your own, boxed picnic dinner that will be waiting for you at the gardens: www.mosibakery.com. Entertainment by Ray Spencer, face painting, and bubbles will entertain the whole family.

For more information visit the website.

10th Annual International Accordion Festival

July 25th, 2016
accordian by gdb_projects

accordian by gdb_projects

Date: July 26th to 31st
Location: Various Victoria Venues
Website: http://bcaccordion.ca/

Experience some of the world’s best accordion soloists and ensembles in one of North America’s most recognized accordion festivals! Like the previous years the competition is an important part of the festival. Prizes (money and awards) are over $5000CAD and the competition committee has already received entries from Europe, South America, China and North America. This should the best festival yet.

For more information visit the website.

Northwest Deuce Days

July 24th, 2016
Deuce Coupe in Victoria BC by brewbooks

Deuce Coupe in Victoria BC by brewbooks

Date: July 24th
Location: Victoria Inner Harbour
Website: http://www.northwestdeuceday.com/

Since 2000, Northwest Deuce Days has been growing in attendance and visitor popularity. The largest collection of Deuce Coupes anywhere will be staged all around the Inner Harbour. The Deuce owners will have gone around town for the two days before the Inner Harbour showing with possible sightings all over town.

For more information visit the website.

Annual BC Aviation Museum Open House

July 23rd, 2016
BC Aviation Museum

BC Aviation Museum by Tjflex2

Date: July 23rd @ 10:00am to 4:00pm
Location: BC Aviation Museum at 1910 Norseman
Website: http://www.bcam.net/news-and-events/

Various activities will be featured including Cessna flights, visiting aircrafts, Inauguration of BC Aviation Hall of Fame in its new location and food.

For more information visit the website.

Hebei Acrobatic Troupe

July 22nd, 2016
_MG_2630#2| Hebei Acrobatics by Andrew Schwartz

_MG_2630#2| Hebei Acrobatics by Andrew Schwartz

Date: July 23rd @ 7:00pm
Location: Royal Theatre @ 805 Broughton
Website: http://www.rmts.bc.ca/events/hebei-acrobatic-troupe-2016-royal-theatre

This “must see” production combines Chinese traditions, incredible acrobatics, stunning costumes, Chinese props, and beautiful music soundtrack. These amazing acrobats have trained since childhood and are all now 19 – 25 year old pros.

For more information visit the website.

30th Annual Sooke Fine Arts Show

July 21st, 2016
Sooke Fine Arts Show

Sooke Fine Arts Show

Date: July 22nd to August 1st @ 10:00am to 7:00pm
Location: SEAPARC Leisure Complex at 2168 Phillips in Sooke
Website: http://sookefinearts.com/

This is Vancouver Island’s longest running juried fine art show providing opportunities for the best artists from Vancouver Island and BC’s costal islands to showcase and sell their work. The 11-day event draws more than 8000 art lovers from Canada, the US and abroad. More than 375 works of original island art are on display in a stunning, 17,000-square-foot gallery. Daily artist demonstrations, talks, guided tours, live music, gift shop and a bistro are also available during the event.

For more information visit the website.

Rock the Shores

July 20th, 2016
DSC01105 by RosieTulips

DSC01105 by RosieTulips

Date: July 22nd to July 24th
Location: Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre at 1767 Island Hwy
Website: http://rocktheshores.com/

The biggest rock event of the summer on Vancouver Island is back! For three days only enjoy homegrown talent as well as high profile artists including Current Swell, Jesse Roper, Jon and Roy, Towers and Trees and more.

For more information and full lineup visit the website.