Taste: Victoria’s Festival of Food and Wine
July 7th, 2013
Dates: July 25, 2013 to July 28, 2013
Do you have a passion for food and wine?
Victoria is hosting its fifth annual festival of food and wine from July 25 – 28, 2013… a local taste of Vancouver Island and the wine regions of British Columbia.
Taste uncorks on Thursday July 25, 2013 with an evening tasting of more than one hundred British Columbia wines and local cuisine prepared by top Vancouver Island chefs.
For more details on this popular event, please visit the Taste: Victoria’s Festival of Food and Wine website.
10th Annual Vintage Cadillac Car Show
July 4th, 2013
Date: July 14, 2013
Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Location: 603 Fort Rodd Hill Road – Victoria, BC
Join the Vancouver Island Chapter of the Cadillac Car Club of B.C for Canada’s largest Cadillac show!
With close to a hundred cars, the show offers every variety of this luxury marque including the sleek roadsters of the ’30s, the ’50s classics (all pastels, fins and chrome), ambulances, hearses, custom jobs, low-riders and cutting-edge current models.
Northwest Deuce Days
June 27th, 2013
Dates: July 19, 2013 to July 21, 2013
Location: Various, including Victoria’s Inner Harbour
Since 2000, Northwest Deuce Day has grown in popularity. This event was initially held in Victoria’s Oak Bay Village.
In 2002, the event was moved to Chilliwack and grew in size with over 80 1932 Fords in attendance.
In 2004, it moved back to Victoria and featured 127 1932 Fords. In 2007 the show featured over 400 1932 Fords! Because of the popularity of this event, it became a three day event and the event was changed to Northwest Deuce Days (from Day).
This year, there will be activities held on the Friday (July 19th), a Gala Banquet on the Saturday (July 20th) and the main attraction will be held on Sunday (July 21st) around Victoria’s Inner Harbour.
Planning on visiting Victoria for the Northwest Deuce Days? Call 1-800-663-7515 today to book your stay at the Royal Scot Hotel and Suites!
June 24th, 2013
Victoria Celebrates Canada Day
Date: July 1, 2013
Location: Legislature Lawns and Ship Point – Victoria, BC
To celebrate Canada’s 146th birthday, Victoria will be presenting an annual, family-friendly, multicultural celebration, featuring children’s activities, music performances, an international food village and spectacular fireworks over the Inner Harbour on July 1st.
Some of Victoria’s Canada Day Festivities to look forward to:
- The Canada Day Kid’s Zone will return with plenty of interactive activities for the whole family on the Legislature Lawns including bouncy castles, mural
paintings and more.
- Main stage highlights on July 1st will transform the Legislature Lawns into a one-of-a-kind concert.
- The ever-popular Living Flag will return, inviting 2000 participants to wear red or white T-shirts to form a human flag on the Legislature Lawns.
- A Flavour of Canada will return with a two day international food village including family-oriented events at Ship Point.
Victoria Celebrates Canada Day will continue its “green” initiatives, including biodegradable vendors’ food containers, increased recycling opportunities on site and paper mache fireworks. Also returning will be the bike valet service, offering a safe place to lock up bicycles for those who want to take sustainable transportation to the event.
For more information on this upcoming event and for a full event schedule, please visit the Victoria Celebrates Canada Day website.
TD Victoria International JazzFest
June 13th, 2013
Dates: June 21, 2013 to June 30, 2013
Over 350 Musicians – Over 80 Performances – 13 Stages
The Victoria Jazz Society was founded in 1981 and produces two major multi-day music festivals every summer, TD Victoria International JazzFest and the Vancouver Island Blues Bash.
The TD Victoria International JazzFest (formerly known as JazzFest International) features over 350 musicians on stages in downtown Victoria with an attendance of over 35,000 people. This event is a ten-day music festival featuring the jazz, blues and world music of local, Canadian, and internationally acclaimed musicians.
Since 1985, the TD JazzFest has been presented and produced by the Victoria Jazz Society and will celebrate it’s 29th anniversary in 2013.
For more information on the TD JazzFest including performance schedules, venues and ticket information, please visit the Victoria Jazz Society website.
Celebrate Our Harbour Day
June 13th, 2013
Date: June 16, 2013
Location: Ships Point and Songhees Point
Time: 11:00am – 4:00pm
Celebrate Our Harbour Day, is a day of activities held in the beautiful Victoria Harbour to show the diversity of activities and rich culture. This event will take place at Ships Point as well as at Songhees Point with a Harbour Ferry giving free rides to join the two venues.
Activities will include B.C. Maritime Maritime Museum’s Pirates Camp, a sand castle demonstration, dragon boat rides, kayak and canoe demos, Point Hope shipyard tours and much much more.
This is a perfect way to spend Father’s day, so bring the family and experience why Victoria Harbour is a gem and the heart of Victoria!
Saturday Night Fireworks at The Butchart Gardens
June 13th, 2013
Dates: June 29, 2013 to August 31, 2013 (every Saturday night)
Location: The Butchart Gardens, Victoria, BC
Planning on visiting The Butchart Gardens this summer? Plan a trip to The Butchart Gardens on a Saturday evening and enjoy the summer entertainment program as part of your general admission ticket – no extra charge for lovely evening including a superb fireworks display
Every Saturday night these lavish firework shows dazzle visitors with their unique blend of spectacle and music. Bring warm clothing and, if desired, a cover to sit upon the ground. Blankets are available for purchase on site.
2013 Show Times:
June 29 – 10:15pm
July 6 – 10:00pm
July 13 – 10:00pm
July 20 – 9:45pm
July 27 – 9:45pm
August 3 – 9:30pm
August 10 – 9:15pm
August 17 – 9:15pm
August 24 – 9:00pm
August 31 – 8:45pm
For more information, please visit The Butchart Gardens website.
June 3rd, 2013
Dates: June 7, 2013 to June 9, 2013
Location: Archie Browning Sports Centre – 1151 Esquimalt Road, Victoria, BC
This family friendly, fun filled weekend is an event for all ages! There will be a midway, pancake breakfast, dance, beer garden, rugby tournament, sky divers, kids play zone and much much more.
There will also be a parade on Saturday June 9th at 10:00am. The Annual Buccaneer Days Parade will begin at the intersection of Esquimalt Road and Dominion Road at 10:00am and will proceed westbound on Esquimalt Road to Constance Avenue, where it will disperse at 11:30am.
For more information on this exciting event, please visit the Buccaneer Days website.
May 29th, 2013
Date: June 16, 2013
Location: Victoria, BC
Bring Dad to Victoria to celebrate Father’s Day! Stay at the Royal Scot Hotel & Suites and take a stroll down to the festive Inner Harbour.
While you are here, take part in Harbour Day. Activities take place at Ships Point and Songhees Point and include dragon boat rides, kayak and canoe demonstrations, shanty singers, and sand castle demonstrations. Victoria Harbour Ferry is offering free rides to these two points or we can give you a lift in our courtesy van!
The Oak Bay Tea Party
May 29th, 2013
Dates: June 1 to June 2, 2013
Location: Willows Beach, Oak Bay, Victoria, BC
Come out and enjoy the fun at the 51st annual Oak Bay Tea Party. For the first year ever, amusement rides will be set up on Friday, May 31st from 4pm – 9pm. Bring the kids! There are lots of rides to choose from (everything from the Kamikaze and the Sizzler to the Ferris Wheel and Bumper Cars).
Please visit The Oak Bay Tea Party website for more information.