Victoria Vintage Expo

September 18th, 2013

 Shopping: Over 70 unique vendors

Date: September 27 – 28, 2013
Location: Crystal Garden, Victoria, BC
Time: September 27th: 5:00 – 9:00pm and September 28th: 11:00am – 5:00pm

The Victoria Vintage Expo will feature over 70 vendors and exhibitors with a variety of vintage items including clothing, jewelry, accessories, records, decor, art, furniture and vintage inspired items! 

This event will also feature vintage hair and beauty demos, a fashion history show with garments from the 1860′s-1960′s, a best dressed contest and so much more!

For more information, please visit the Victoria Vintage Expo website.

Whose Live Anyway

September 11th, 2013


Date: September 20, 2013
Location: Royal Theatre, Victoria, BC
Time: 8:00pm

Join Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Jeff Davis and substituting for Chip Esten – Joel Murray (star of Dharma and Greg and Mad Men) for 90 minutes of hilarious improv comedy and made up songs.

Whose Live Anyway is a comedy show that will leave you laughing for days!
For ticket information, please click here.

Victoria International Chalk Art Festival

September 3rd, 2013

Michael Las Casas

September 14, 2013 to September 15, 2013
Location: Downtown Victoria

Bring the family to Canada’s largest chalk festival! This festival is a wonderful celebration of chalk art and presents a collection of international and local chalk artists including many members of our First Nations community.

Join in the excitement downtown and watch a renowned international 3D chalk artist create a 20 by 20ft 3D chalk art painting at The Bay Centre’s lower level, centre court. The painting will begin mid-week and build to an exciting finish on the festival weekend.

This weekend event will stretch across downtown Victoria, from Government Street to Centennial Square. For more information on this free-to-attend event, please visit the Victoria International Chalk Art Festival website.

18th Annual English Car Affair in the Park

September 2nd, 2013

Date: September 8, 2013
Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Location: 603 Fort Rodd Hill Road, Victoria, BC

At 10:00am on September 8th, the skirl of the pipes will announce the start of this very popular event.

Sponsored by the Old English Car Club of B.C, this event will delight connoisseurs and intrigue newcomers with over a hundred classic and vintage British automobiles.

Consider yourself a car enthusiast? Why not plan on visiting the 18th Annual English Car Affair in the Park!

Vancouver Island Blues Bash

August 29th, 2013

Dates: August 31, 2013 to September 2, 2013
Location: Ship Point (Victoria’s Inner Harbour)

The 19th annual Vancouver Island Blues Bash will take place from August 31st to September 2nd this year and will feature local, regional and international blues and R&B artists in both the free to the public and paid admission performances. This event will be held on an outdoor stage in Victoria’s beautiful Inner Harbour.

For more information on the festival schedule and tickets, please visit The Victoria Jazz Society website.

The Saanich Fair

August 25th, 2013

Dates: August 31, 2013 to September 2, 2013
Location: Saanich Fairgrounds – 1528 Stellys Cross Road, Saanichton, BC
Time: 8:00am to 9:00pm

The Saanich Fair is back for its 146th year and there will be loads to see and do for every age. There will be a midway of rides, produce and livestock exhibitions, farm and crafts displays, live entertainment and much more!

For more information on admission fees and a catalogue of exhibits, please visit The Saanich Fair website.

Victoria Classic Boat Festival

August 12th, 2013


Dates: August 31, 2013 to September 1, 2013
Location: Victoria’s Inner Harbour

Classic wooden boats of all shapes and sizes will meet for the 36th annual Classic Boat Festival this September Labour Day weekend.

The Victoria Classic Boat Festival attracts the finest power, sail and steam boats from the Pacific Northwest and around the world. A number of the vessels will be open to the public over the weekend and the Sunday morning Sailpast is always a great sight!

Enjoy this year’s Victoria Classic Boat Festival from August 30th to September 1st in Victoria’s beautiful Inner Harbour. 

Please visit the Victoria Classic Boast Festival website for more information on this event.

Victoria Dragon Boat Festival

July 31st, 2013

Dates: August 16, 2013 to August 18, 2013
Location: Victoria’s Inner Harbour

Come and experience one of Victoria’s most spectacular summer festivals and the only Dragon Boat Festival in Canada to take place in a working harbour.
90 Dragon Boat Teams from across North America are set to race across a 500-metre water course in Victoria’s beautiful Inner Harbour.

The event will open with Taoist Priests blessing the boats and “awakening the dragons” on Friday, August 16th at 1:00pm. The races will take place on Saturday, August 17th and Sunday, August 18th.  Spectators will get to enjoy the races from the best grandstand on the West Coast and cheer on the paddlers in one of the most beautiful and exciting venues for Dragon Boat Races in the world.

This event will have something for the entire family to enjoy, including two stages of entertainment, a kids’ tent and food from around the world in the Forbidden City Food Court.

For more information, please visit the Victoria Dragon Boat Festival website.

Celebrate BC Day

July 30th, 2013


Date: August 5, 2013
Location: St. Ann’s Academy – 835 Humboldt Street, Victoria, BC
Time: 12:00pm to 9:00pm

If you’re looking for some free, fun activities for the whole family this BC Day, take them down to Celebrate BC Day at St. Ann’s Academy.

Festivities will feature the finest from the province’s talented creators and artists, selected through a successful province-wide public submission process that took place this past May. Festivities will include:

BC Eats Stage, a live food stage featuring Vancouver Island chefs.

Sounds of BC, live performances from bands from around the province including Delhi 2 Dublin and Bobs and LoLo.

Through the BC Lens, a showcase including short videos from five BC filmmakers.

Capture BC, a photography exhibit displaying submissions from BC residents, as well as an archival display.

There will be plenty for kids to do with a craft tent, interactive photo booth and participatory music ensemble. There will also be a selection of food vendors on-site as well as a local market selling all sorts of goodies!

For more information, please visit the Celebrate BC Day website.

Victoria Symphony Splash

July 21st, 2013


Date: August 4th, 2013
Location: Victoria’s Inner Harbour

The annual Victoria Symphony Splash is a spectacular event that sees Victoria’s beautiful Inner Harbour transformed into an outdoor concert stage. This event takes place on a floating stage moored in Victoria’s Inner Harbour. It includes musical entertainment, food, souvenirs and the evening’s highlight: a live performance by the Victoria Symphony.

The music performed is a mix of classical and popular selections and one (or two) talented young soloists are featured each year. The concert concludes with a performance of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, complete with bells, cannons, and fireworks

Many people arrive early to ensure they have a good view of the barge for the orchestra performance at 7:30pm. The Family Zone opens from 1:00pm – 4:00pm, and the opening act (2013 opening act features Chris Millington and Dancin’) begins at 4:00pm. The Splash will conclude at approximately 10:00pm.

For more information on this spectacular, not-to-be-missed event please visit the Victoria Symphony Splash website.