116th Island Farms Victoria Day Parade

May 5th, 2014


Date: May 19, 2014
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm
Location: Douglas Street – Victoria, BC

Come and celebrate Victoria Day in B.C.’s capital with the 116th consecutive Island Farms Victoria Day Parade! This is Victoria’s largest parade event including marching bands, floats, clowns and more.

The whole parade will take at least 3 hours to pass by, so be sure to come prepared. The parade starts at Mayfair Mall at 9:00am and will proceed along Douglas Street, finishing at the intersection of Douglas and Humboldt Street.

This is a fun event for the whole family!

Victoria Harbour Boat Show

May 1st, 2014


Dates: Thursday, May 1, 2014 to Sunday, May 4, 2014
Location: Victoria’s Inner Harbour

Show Hours:
Thursday & Friday: 11:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Experience life on the water at Vancouver Island’s premiere in-water boat show!

For more information including admission fees, please visit the BCYBA website.

Times Colonist 10K

April 24th, 2014


Date: April 27, 2014
Location: Downtown Victoria, BC
Time: 7:45am – 4:00pm

Participate in the 25th annual TC10K or the new Half Marathon!

Join an estimated 14000 people in running or walking the TC10K along the beautiful route, or sign up for fun and fitness in the Thrifty Foods 1.5K Family Run.

For more information, please visit the TC10K website.

151st Victoria Highland Games and Celtic Festival

April 24th, 2014


Dates: May 17, 2014 to May 18, 2014
Location: Topaz Park, Victoria, BC

The 2014 Victoria Highland Games and Celtic Festival celebrates 151 years of Scottish Culture in Victoria, BC. For newcomers and longtime festival-goers alike, this celebration is a perfect time to enjoy and experience Scottish culture in BC.

The 151st Victoria Highland Games and Celtic Festival will take place over May long weekend at Topaz Park, May 17 to 18th, 2014.

Saturday events will include:
- Kilted mile athletics
- Tug of war competition
- Haggis hurling competition
- Sheep dog herding competition
- Victoria International Heavy Events Challenge
- Amateur B and Novice heavy event competition
- Pipe band performances
- Falconry and sword fighting demonstrations
- Cultural and heritage presentations
- Music and entertainment activities
- Free children’s entertainment area
- Scottish and Celtic vendor along with two beer gardens and a single malt whisky tasting school

Traditional Scottish Games, great entertainment and activities will continue on the Sunday!

For more information, including admission and ticket information, please visit the Victoria Highland Games and Celtic Festival website.

Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival

March 31st, 2014


Dates: April 1, 2014 to May 12, 2014
Location: Various
Time: Various

Entering its 87th year, the Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival has a long and popular history in Victoria.

For six weeks, over five thousand Victoria-area performers and students of music, dance and dramatic arts will be on stage and adjudicated in music, dance and speech arts. Performances in Brass, Classical Guitar, Choral, Composition, Dance (Ethnic, School and Studio), Fiddle, Musical Theatre, Piano, School Bands, School Orchestras, Speech and Dramatic Arts, Strings, Vocal and Woodwinds by talented youngsters and adults take place daily throughout Festival.

For more information, please visit the Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival website.

Victoria IMAX Film Festival

March 24th, 2014


Dates: March 21, 2014 to April 21, 2014
Location: IMAX Victoria
Time: Various

The IMAX Film Festival is an annual affair. It features six great films over four weeks for one low price. The festival gives goers the opportunity to revisit old IMAX classics or see these classics for the first time.

This year’s films include:

- Adrenaline Rush: The Science of Risk
- Adventures in Wild California
- Dolphins
- Majestic White Horses
- Penguins
- D-Day, Normandy 1944

These films are sure to entertain movie goers of all ages. For more information on the IMAX Film Festival, please visit the IMAX Victoria website.

Belfry SPARK Festival

March 12th, 2014


Dates: March 16, 2014 to March 30, 2014
Time: Various
Location: Belfry Theatre, Victoria, BC

From March 16 to March 30, 2014 the Belfry Theatre presents its sixth annual SPARK Festival of new plays and new ideas. SPARK has artists coming from across Canada and will also include local talent from Victoria!

There will be forty free events including readings and miniplays. The five big shows will include Terminus, Firewall, When it Rains, Little Iliad and Belfry 101 Live.

For more information including ticket prices and show times, please visit the Belfry Theatre website.

17th Annual Victoria French Festival

March 3rd, 2014


Dates: March 6, 2014 to March 9, 2014
Time: Various
Locations: Various

Come and enjoy four days of French culture from around the world at the 17th Annual Victoria French Fest!
The four day event will include two days of free activities and concerts at Centennial Square. Activities for the whole family will include free face painting, balloon animals, drumming workshops and lots more.

For more information, please visit the Victoria French Festival website.

Pacific Baroque Festival

February 25th, 2014


Dates: March 6, 2014 to March 9, 2014
Time: Various
Location: Various

The 10th annual Pacific Baroque Festival takes places from March 6th to March 9th in Victoria. This year’s festival showcases the music of J.S. Bach, one of the greatest composers of all time.

Five separate concerts will be performed over three days, featuring music for organ, choirs, soloists, and small ensembles. Guest performers include the Pacific Baroque Orchestra, Canadian soloists Shannon Mercer and Tyler Duncan, and internationally renowned organist and harpsichordist Edoardo Bellotti. The performances will be held at Christ Church Cathedral and Alix Goolden Hall at the Victoria Conservatory of music.

For complete program details and ticket information, please visit the Pacific Baroque Festival website.

Be A Tourist In Your Own Hometown

February 16th, 2014


Dates: February 27, 2014 to March 2, 2014
Location: Various locations

Participate in Be a Tourist In Your Own Hometown from February 27th until March 2nd by purchasing your passport ticket from Tourism Victoria’s Visitor Information Centre and receive a variety of admission discounts!

The Victoria attraction discounts include the Butchart Gardens, Craigdarroch Castle, the Royal BC Museum and IMAX, Butterfly Gardens and the Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre. Activity discounts include zip-lining and tours by horse-drawn carriage, bus or by air. There are also savings on ferries, car rentals, shopping and many restaurants.

For more information, please visit the Attractions Victoria website.