Phillips Backyard Weekender

July 4th, 2016
Phillips Brewery by Kyle Pearce

Phillips Brewery by Kyle Pearce

Date: July 8th @ 4pm-pm; 9th @ 3pm-10pm & 10th @ 2pm-9pm
Location: Phillips Brewery at 2010 Government
Website: http://www.backyardweekender.com/

This 19+ party hosts around 3000 people every year. This parking lot is transformed for an outdoor music super-party for three amazing nights. This year’s lineup includes Milky Chance, Bahamas, The Funk Hunters LIVE, A Tribe Called Red, The Magnificent DJ Jazzy Jeff, and more! Come for one night or enjoy all three.

For more information visit the website.

Victoria Outdoor Shakespeare Festivals!

July 3rd, 2016
William Shakespeare Sand Sculpture by James F Clay

William Shakespeare Sand Sculpture by James F Clay

Victoria’s Shakespeare by the Sea

Date: June 28th to August 7th @ 7:00pm to 9:00pm (except Mondays) & 2:00pm Sat & Sun
Location: Fisherman’s Wharf Park at 30 Erie
Website: http://www.vancouverislandshakespearearts.com/

Performances of Othello, Much Ado About Nothing and a locally-written, Shakespeare-inspired play, Richard the Lionhearted. This is the fifth season of the Vancouver Island Shakespeare Arts’ summer productions. Chairs and blankets provided.

For more information visit the website.

26th Annual Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival

Date: July 7th to 30th The Winter’s Tale, Tues/Thurs/Sat @ 7:30pm;Twelfth Night, Wed/Fri @ 7:30 & Sat @ 1:30pm
Location: Camosun College Lansdowne Campus at 3100 Foul Bay
Website: http://www.vicshakespeare.com/

Janet Munsil, nationally-recognized playwright and longtime artistic director of Intrepid Theatre, explores this treasured comedy with a reverse-gender cast for a wild ride of love and reunion, ambition and madness, and original music and dancing! These performances are performed outdoors with food service available from Dine-In.

For more information visit the website.

Summer Star Party

July 2nd, 2016
Victoria, BC by Herb Neufeld

Victoria, BC by Herb Neufeld

Date: Saturdays From July 2nd to September 3rd @ 7:30pm to 11:00pm
Location: Dominion Astrophysical Observatory at 5071 West Saanich
Website: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/summer-star-parties-tickets-24416640830

The Victoria Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada will be hosting these evening star parties. The night will be featuring guest speakers, solar and nighttime observing with telescopes provided, tours of the historic Plaskett telescope and more!

For more information visit the website.

Happy Canada Day!!!

July 1st, 2016
Happy Canada Day by Lotus Johnson

Happy Canada Day by Lotus Johnson

The Classic Caddie Show & Shine

June 30th, 2016
2011 Camden Car Show by Crouchy69

2011 Camden Car Show by Crouchy69

Date: July 10th @ 10:00am to 4:00pm
Location: Fort Rodd Hill & Fisgard Lighthouse at 603 Fort Rodd Hill
Website: http://https//www.facebook.com/Cadillac-Club-Of-British-Columbia-Island-Chapter-381341378629831/

Come for the 13th Canada’s largest Cadillac show & shine hosted by the Vancouver Island Chapter of the Cadillac Car Club of BC. Close to a hundred pre-1975 Buicks & Oldsmobiles, a BBQ trophy plagues, live music and door prizes, as well as a poker run on Saturday the 9th will make this weekend great for all car lovers.

For more information visit the website.

Pride Parade 2016

June 29th, 2016
2013 07 July Gay Pride 168 by Blake Handley

2013 07 July Gay Pride 168 by Blake Handley

Date: July 10th @ 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: Start: Government and Pandora End: MacDonald Park
Website: http://victoriapridesociety.org/events/pride-parade-3/

This parade ends the week long pride festival. Over 100 colourful groups & floats, will march with local businesses, non-profits, the LBGTQ community and their allies in Victoria’s 2nd biggest annual parade.

For more information visit the website.

Shake! Fest 3 – Festival of Garage, Punk, Psych Music

June 28th, 2016
135/365 by Ninac26

135/365 by Ninac26

Date: June 30th to July 2nd
Location: Ship Point, Copper Owl, Lucky Bar, Upstairs Cabaret & Intrepid Theatre
Website: http://shakefestvic.experienceshake.com/about/schedule/

SkakeFest showcases unique and emerging Canadian artist in maximum inclusive settings. Over the 3 days the 5 different locations will each host multiple artists at different times, so you can go to one or all 5.

For more information visit the website.

Victoria Canada Day Celebrations

June 27th, 2016
Canada Day, Victoria, 2014 by Mila, Marko, Ana & Aleksa

Canada Day, Victoria, 2014 by Mila, Marko, Ana & Aleksa

Date: July 1st @ 12:00pm to 10:40pm; Fireworks: 10:20pm
Location: Downtown Victoria Inner Harbour
Website: http://victoriacanadaday.ca/

The Canada Day Celebrations will not disappoint with performances at two stages with artists Mother Mother, George Leach, Radio Radio to name just a few. Keeping with the cities green initiatives they are encouraging everyone to go car free with free bike valet service and secure bike lock ups. The ever popular living flag is available at a first come first attend and the evening will be capped off with the inner harbor fireworks display.

For more information visit the website.

7th Annual Tall Tree Music Festival

June 26th, 2016
On the up and up by Timothy Neesam

On the up and up by Timothy Neesam

Date: June 30th to July 3rd
Location: Browns Mountain at Gordon River Rd in Port Renfrew
Website: http://talltreemusicfestival.com/2016/

Canada’s most acclaimed boutique music festivals’ is celebrating their 7th year. Just 2 hours from Victoria, Tall Tree celebrated the community spirit, the environment, and artistic creativity. The festival showcases world-class musical and artistic talent and continues to have a positive impact by building sustainable and positive relationships between artists, nature, the community, and Port Renfrew’s residents and businesses. Limited early access passes will be available for Wednesday night and the rest of the camping spots are first come first serve (with pre purchased pass).

For more information visit the website.

Salmon BBQ & Open House Sooke Region Museum

June 25th, 2016
Salmon by Emily

Salmon by Emily

Date: June 26th @ 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: Sooke Region Museum & Visitor Centre at 2070 Phillips
Website: http://www.sookeregionmuseum.ca/

Enjoy mouth-watering traditionally cooked Salmon at the Sooke Region Museums annual Open House. The opening of the new summer exhibition: Growing Local: Bean there, doing that! The exhibit looks at historical and present day farming and production in the Sooke Region.

For more information visit the website.