Oak Bay Arts and Cultural Festival

August 6th, 2015

Date: August 8th to 16th Oak Bay
Location: Various locations throughout Oak Bay
Website: http://www.oakbaytourism.com/on-the-arts-and-culture-trail/

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

Wine and CanvasDate: August 7th @ 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: Robert Bateman Centre at 470 Belleville
Website: http://batemancentre.org/events/corks-and-canvas-outside/

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
Website: http://victoriasymphony.ca/splash/

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
Website: http://bearmountain.ca/Events/BearTrax

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

Beer Samplers

Date: July 26th @ 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: Meet at Inner Harbour Centre at 950 Wharf
Website: http://www.westcoastbrewerytours.ca/bookeo.html

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.

Race Rocks Lighthouse

Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festivals 25th Anniversary

July 18th, 2015


Date: July 8th to August 8th
Location: Camosun College Lansdowne  at 3100 Foul Bay
Website: http://www.vicshakespeare.com

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


Paint In CrowdDate: July 18th @ 11:00am to 9:00pm
Location: Along Most St, between Fort St and Dallas Rd
Website: http://www.aggv.ca/events/td-art-gallery-paint-2015

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
Website: http://victoriabuskers.com/

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

Afrobeat in the Square

July 13th, 2015

Date: June 16th @6:00pm to 9:30pm Afrobeats
Location: Centennial Square at Douglas and Pandora
Website: http://https//www.facebook.com/events/445466402282750/

Enjoy a night of funky afrobeat and sweet grooves followed by afro-funk party at the Copper Owl. Part of the Eventide Music Series: The 10-week long series will feature both local and touring bands every Thursday all summer.

Kárà-Kátà Afrobeat Group, from Vancouver, has been popularized by the full-power renditions of classic West African Afrobeat tracks as well as their own material. Afrobeat music blends funk, jazz, highlife, psychedelic rock, and traditional rhythms.

For more information about the music series visit the website

Good Old Daze in Mill Bay

July 12th, 2015

ScarecrowDate: June 6th to 17th @9:30am to 5:30pm
Location: Mill Bay Center at 2720 Mill Bay
Website: http://www.usedcowichan.com/classified-ad/Good-Old-Daze–in-Mill-Bay_25338968

This creative community event will be different from any other activity you will participate in this summer. Over 80, life sized, “People from the Past”, crafted by 46 local businesses and community groups competing for “Best Scarecrow.”

Some examples include a 1920s Prohibition saloon, complete with Al Capone, his fellow mobsters, and a moonshine still. Discover where sandwiches, popsicles, blue jeans and many other things we take for granted, actually originated.

For more information visit the Used Victoria add