Island Icons Pinot Noir Celebration

June 21st, 2017
Maturing Pinot Noir. by Jim Fischer

Maturing Pinot Noir. by Jim Fischer

Date:  June 24th @ 3 different events see website
Location: Averill Creek at 6552 North Rd.  Duncan
Websites: http://www.averillcreek.ca/event/island-icons-pinot-noir-celebration/

This event is to “celebrate and promote Pinot Noir as one of the iconic grapes of our region” brining all the Cowichan Valley wineries who grown and craft wines from the great grapes. Choose from one of the three events or attend all three. Participating Wineries include Alderlea Vineyards, Averill Creek Vineyard, Blue Grouse Estate Winery, Unsworth Vineyards, Venturi Schulze Vineyards and Vigneti Zanatta Winery.

For more information visit the website.

TD Victoria International JazzFest

June 20th, 2017
Jazz by Flavio Bei

Jazz by Flavio Bei

Date:  June 23rd to July 2nd
Location: Various Locations Downtown
Websites: http://jazzvictoria.ca/jazz-fest

This ten-day music festival features jazz, blues and world music of local, Canadian, and internationally acclaimed musicians alike. The “grandfather” of music festivals serving audiences in Vancouver and Gulf Island region, TD JazzFest offers the audience a wide scope of programming comparable to much larger festivals in significantly larger urban areas.

For more information visit the website.

8th Annual Tall Tree Music Festival

June 19th, 2017
IMG_2320.jpg by Maciej

IMG_2320.jpg by Maciej

Date:  June 23rd to 25th
Location: Brown’s Mountain in Port Renfrew
Websites: https://talltreemusicfestival.com/2017/

Situated on the beautiful property known as Brown’s Mountain, the festival takes place in one of the most picturesque settings in Canada. Acts and visual artists alike are booked to attract multiple generations of music and art lovers. Musical genres are wide ranging from rock and reggae to electronic and everything in between.

For more information visit the website.

The Island Summer Games

June 18th, 2017
Summers End by Anthony

Summers End by Anthony

Date:  June 23rd to 25th
Location: Topaz Park at 3000 Glasgow
Websites: https://www.islandsummergames.com/

Vancouver Island’s own homegrown sports & entertainment festival is back! This 3-day outdoor festival is the largest and most unique event of its kind of Vancouver Island. Register now or just come cheer on the participants.

For more information visit the website.

Spirit of Victoria 150: Celebrate Canada

June 17th, 2017
Ottawa Tulip Festival 2017 by Zhu

Ottawa Tulip Festival 2017 by Zhu

Date:  June 21st to July 1st
Location: Multiple Venues around Inner Harbour
Websites: http://spirit150victoria.ca/

This eleven-day commemoration of Canada’s 150th birthday will be filled with multicultural artistry, diverse food and beverage offerings, and live music. As always Canada Day will end with a massive firework display!

For more information visit the website.

OUTstages Festival

June 16th, 2017
Theater by Hernan Pinera

Theater by Hernan Pinera

Date:  June 20th to 24th
Location: Metro Studio & Intrepid Theatre Club at #2-1609 Blanshard
Websites: http://intrepidtheatre.com/festivals/outstages/#calendar

This 5 day festival will kick off the Pride season in Victoria with bringing the most exciting shows and queer artists from across Canada to Victoria! New work from BC playwrights and a Cabaret of local & out of town festival performers will be featured. “It’s personal, it’s political, it’s sexy, and it’s fierce!”

For more information visit the website.

Summer Yoga Soiree

June 15th, 2017
Yoga by Yannick B. Gelinas

Yoga by Yannick B. Gelinas

Date:  June 20th @ 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: Bear Mountain’s North Langford Recreation Centre at 1997 Country Club
Websites: http://www.facebook.com/events/317798138663063/

Hosted by Moksha Yoga and the North Langford Recreation Centre this energizing yoga class will be lead by the rhythm of a live musician. Also available will be appetizers, door prizes, cash bar and availability to go for a swim. All net proceeds go to the Victoria Women’s Transition House Society of Sooke Transition House Society. Bring a warm sweater, yoga mat/towel, water and cash if you would like a drink.

For more information visit the website.

Car Free Day YYJ

June 14th, 2017
2016 06 20 YYJ Car Free Day_0002 by Blake Handley

2016 06 20 YYJ Car Free Day_0002 by Blake Handley

Date:  June 18th @ 11:00am to 6:00pm
Location: Douglas St between Chatham/Celedonia to Courtney
Websites: https://downtownvictoria.ca/events/car-free-yyj/

For the third annual time the community will take over Douglas Street with vendors, music, and much more. This years’ event falling on Father’s Day has something for the whole family with more than 300 vendors!

For more information visit the website.

Fernwood Bites 2017

June 13th, 2017
stuffed full of deliciousness by Dea Bee

stuffed full of deliciousness by Dea Bee

Date:  June 18th @ 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Location: Fernwood Square at Fernwood & Gladstone
Websites: http://fernwoodnrg.ca/events-directory/fernwood-bites/

Fernwood’s favourite food and drink tasting event is back for its 8th year. Join friends and neighbours at Fernwood Bites in beautiful Fernwood Swaure and taste the best food & drink Victoria and Sothern Vancouver Island have to offer. At this fabulous event, you will have full reign to enjoy samples from over 30 restaurants, breweries, distilleries, cideries and wineries. All food and drink samples are included with the purchase of your ticket!

For more information visit the website.

Sooke River Bluegrass Festival

June 10th, 2017
Crossover Junctions's Musical Instuments by lothlaurien

Crossover Junctions's Musical Instuments by lothlaurien

Date:  June 16th to 18th
Location: Sooke River Campground at 2259 Phillips
Websites: http://sookebluegrass.com/

This family-friendly, three-day festival features music, workshops, jam sessions and a Saturday night square dance.

For more information visit the website.