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.

Aboriginal Cultural Festival

June 4th, 2017
TRIBAL CANOE JOURNEY by kris krug

TRIBAL CANOE JOURNEY by kris krug

Date:  June 16th t0 18th @ 11:00am to 6:00pm
Location: Royal BC Museum at 675 Belleville
Websites: https://www.aboriginalbc.com/victoria-aboriginal-festival/

This years’ festival you will see more than 25 performers grace the main stage, celebrating the diverse traditional and modern cultures of Nations from across British Columbia. Returning to headline the festival performances will be three-time world champion hoop dancer Alex Wells who hails from the Lil-wat Nation and is welcomed as a guest of the Songhees Nation and Esquimalt Nation. Also “featured will be an Authentic Indigenous Arts Marketplace and an outdoor dining area where visitors can sample and purchase a wide variety of traditional and modern fare including West Coast clam chowder, fry-bread, and BBQ sockey salmon.”

For more information visit the website.

Beauty and the Beast

June 3rd, 2017
Beauty and The Beast Bodypainted Candelabras by Eva Rinaldi

Beauty and The Beast Bodypainted Candelabras by Eva Rinaldi

Date:  June 15th t0 18th
Location: Charlie White Theatre, Mary Winspear Centre at 2243 Beacon
Websites: http://www.fsmtheatre.ca/

The Four Seasons Musical Theatre adaption of the Broadway Musical “Beauty and the Beast” asks you to “be our guest!”

For more information visit the website.

5th annual Feast: Food + Film Festival

June 2nd, 2017
Popcorn Cupcakes Minis by Bunches and Bits {Karina}

Popcorn Cupcakes Minis by Bunches and Bits {Karina}

Date:  June 15th t0 17th @ 10:00am to 8:00pm
Location: Various locations throughout Victoria
Websites: http://www.feastfoodfilm.ca/

With 6 great foodie films all paired with delectable food and sinful sips there will be a show for everyone to enjoy.

For more information visit the website.

Vancouver Island Comic Con

June 1st, 2017
Comic Books on display by Patty Mooney

Comic Books on display by Patty Mooney

Date:  June 11th @ 10:00am to 8:00pm
Location: Mary Winspear Centre at 2243 Beacon
Websites: https://www.vanislecomiccon.com/

This is a fun and enthusiastic comic book convention is filled with artists, cosplay contest, demos, panels and a special surprise guest will make up a full day of entertainment and activities.

For more information visit the website.

Kaleidoscope Ball (formerly the Butterfly Ball)

May 31st, 2017
Up by PicselPerfect

Up by PicselPerfect

Date: June 3rd @ 4:30pm to 9:30pm
Location: Victoria Conference Centre at 720 Douglas
Websites: https://childrenshealthvi.org/events/annual-spring-galas

Be part of an unforgettable evening, for parents (grandparents, aunts and uncles too!) and the kids they love, that raises key funds to support the important work led by Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island. In celebration of the Foundation’s 90th birthday this spring the event will be an unforgettable birthday-themed party. The evening will include delicious food, dancing, live and silent auctions, a photo booth and stories from Island families that have made it through a health crisis thanks to the compassionate support of the Foundation.

For more information visit the website.

8th Annual Best in Show – Dog Show for Mutts

May 30th, 2017
Join me in a Roll in the Grass by Jane Central

Join me in a Roll in the Grass by Jane Central

Date: June 3rd @ 1:00pm
Location: Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort & Spa at 100 Harbour
Websites: http://www.spca.bc.ca/support/supporter-of-the-month/delta-victoria-ocean-pointe.html

This annual fundraising event for the Greater Victoria SPCA features dog contests including best dressed, most endearing rescue dog, best trick, cutest puppy, cutest male/female dog and most original hair. For the human attendees a BBQ lunch will be available and prizes for the top 3 in each category.

For more information visit the website.

Robert W. Cameron Cycling Series

May 29th, 2017
Caleb3_17_13-98-X3 by turbulentflow

Caleb3_17_13-98-X3 by turbulentflow

Date: June 2nd to 4th
Location: Various locations throughout Greater Victoria
Websites: http://www.victoriabikerace.com/

Presented by PISE this event is one of the most prestigious competitive cycling racing events in Western Canada with over 5000 spectators in attendance and 300+ athletes competing.

For more information visit the website.

Cheese & Charcuterie

May 28th, 2017
Charcuterie Board from Prohibition Tasting Room by qasic

Charcuterie Board from Prohibition Tasting Room by qasic

Date: May 29th @ 6:00am to 8:00pm
Location: Fin and Pearl at Whole Foods Market at 3587 Blanshard
Websites: http://shopuptown.ca/store/fin-pearl/

Channel your creative flair into delicious cheese and charcuterie platters. Gain the tools to put together beautiful, easy-to-make platters for casual meals with friends for summer entertaining. In-house entertaining experts will be putting the focus on fresh cheeses, sliced charcuterie and lighter fare for patio parties.

For more information visit the website.

Asian Heritage Cultural Celebration

May 27th, 2017
DSC_3925_pp by Walter

DSC_3925_pp by Walter

Date: May 28th @ 10:30am to 2:30pm
Location: McPherson Library at Uvic
Websites: http://www.uvic.ca/research/centres/capi/events/calendar/2017/05/asian-heritage-month.php

This event will feature classical and folk dances from Afghanistan, China, India, Philippines and Thailand. Food kiosks and family activity tents are included in this event.

For more information visit the website.