Wild Feast – a festival of slow ale/cider/charcuterie/cheese

June 11th, 2016
charcuterie and cheese and beer with alvin by aimee castanell

charcuterie and cheese and beer with alvin by aimee castanell

Date: June 18th @ 11:00am to 11:00pm
Location: Caffé Fantastico at 102-398 Harbour
Website: http://victoriabuzz.com/victoria-events/wild-feast/

Caffé Fantastico brings together the finest producers of wild fermented ales and cider from around BC for a tasting event that pairs drinks with artisan cheese and charcuterie. This leisurely all-day festival celebrates Belgian and French farmhouse traditions, bringing together unique funky and sour ales and ciders which all feature two essential ingredients that make them truly great: wild yeast and time. Come celebrate the untamed flavours of the wild west coast.

For more information visit the website.

Pretty Good Not Bad Festival

June 10th, 2016
Moth Manipulation number by Brandon Towne

Moth Manipulation number by Brandon Towne

Date: June 17th to 19th
Location: Various Performance Venues in Downtown
Website: https://prettygoodnotbad.ca/

This festival provides a platform for new music, sound art, video and visual art, modern & experimental dance and multimedia. This new event aims at engaging Victoria through dynamic and evocative experiences. Each day will include different all ages programming.

For more information visit the website.

Victoria Ska & Reggae Fest

June 9th, 2016
Noite Fora do Eixo by Circuito Fora do Eixo

Noite Fora do Eixo by Circuito Fora do Eixo

Date: June 22nd to 26th
Location: Ship Point (Inner Harbour) at 812 Wharf
Website: http://victoriaskafest.ca/schedule

This annual event spans 5 days with over 20 different popular Ska, Reggae and related genre bands. The main stage will have most of the performances and some related activities will occur at off-site venues around downtown. This festival is always a fun way to groove into the summer.

For more information visit the website.

21st Annual FernFest

June 8th, 2016
FernFest 2013 by FernwoodNRG & Eye of the Mind Photography

FernFest 2013 by FernwoodNRG & Eye of the Mind Photography

Date: June 17th @5:00pm to 10:00pm & 18th @9:00am to 10:00pm
Location: Fernwood Square at Fernwood and Gladstone
Website: http://fernwoodnrg.ca/events-directory/fernfest/

Come out for this popular annual community event. Enjoy live music, local talent, art displays, mass bike parade, heritage walking tour, magician, food and more.

For more information visit the website.

Second Annual Car Free

June 7th, 2016
2015 06 21 Car Free Day by Blake Handley

2015 06 21 Car Free Day by Blake Handley

Date: June 19th @ 12:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: Douglas from Chatham to Courtney
Website: http://downtownvictoria.ca/carfree2015

After the popular first year Car Free Victoria is back! This year it’s going to be bigger and better than before. This year will include 4 stages instead of 3, 3 beer gardens instead of 1, 240+ vendors instead of 237 and 9 blocks instead of 6!

For more information visit the website.

Feast: Food & Film Festival

June 6th, 2016
Old Theater Seats by Joey Lax-Salinas

Old Theater Seats by Joey Lax-Salinas

Date: June 17th & 18th @ 7:00pm
Location: The Vic Theatre at 808 Douglas
Website: http://feastfoodfilm.ca/

Feast celebrated both food and film, by pairing them together. Each individual night features a different film and themed food & drink pairings. Friday experience pairing with film Sour Grapes and Saturday enjoy The Missing Ingredient.

For more information visit the website.

4th Annual Kaleidoscope Family Theatre Festival

June 5th, 2016
The Little Prince by vintagecat

The Little Prince by vintagecat

Date: June 11th & 12th @ 11:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Centennial Square at 1 Centennial
Website: http://kaleidoscope.bc.ca/events/family-theatre-festival-2/

Experience the magic of theatre for the whole family with four dynamic theatre companies. Kaleidoscope Theatre, Puente Theatre, Outpost 31, and The Purple Pirate come together to bring 4 different productions at different times in two days.

The productions include The Little Prince by Kaleidoscope Theatre, Gruff by Puente Theatre, Magic and Mayhem by The Purple Pirate and Winnie the Pooh by Outpost 31.

For more information visit the website.

World Oceans Day at Fisherman’s Wharf

June 4th, 2016
Vancouver Island . Fishermans wharf by Nick Kendrick

Vancouver Island . Fishermans wharf by Nick Kendrick

Date: June 5th @ 11:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Fisherman’s Wharf at 1 Dallas
Website: http://www.worldoceansday.org/event/world-oceans-day-fishermans-wharf-victoria/

Enjoy a day of activities to celebrate the oceans that affect all of our lives. Ocean experts will be available to educate people of the diversity of marine life in the Salish Sea. The Annual Float Home Tour will also be occurring for people to get a taste of the good life on the sea.

For more information visit the website.

Oak Bay Tea Party

June 3rd, 2016
bathtub racers 2007 by mel

bathtub racers 2007 by mel

Date: June 4th @ 7:00am to 9:00pm & 5th @ 7:00am to 7:00pm
Location: Willows Beach at Dalhousie in Oak Bay
Website: http://www.oakbayteaparty.com/

This annual event in the seaside community is running for the 54th year! The tea party is meant to bring the community together to have a fun time and help service organizations raise funds. Various scheduled activities will occur such as a Parade, entertainment, rides, an Air Show, a Bathtub Race and food.

For more information visit the website.

Aboriginal Cultural Festival 2016

June 2nd, 2016
Totem pole Panorama by Nick Henrick

Totem pole Panorama by Nick Henrick

Date: June 17th to 19th @ 10:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Royal BC Museum at 675 Belleville
Website: https://www.aboriginalbc.com/victoria-aboriginal-festival/

This year’s Aboriginal Cultural Festival will see more than 25 performers grace the main stage, celebrating the diverse traditional and modern cultures of Nations from across British Columbia. The festival is headed by the Aboriginal Tourism Association of BC and partnered with the Esquimalt and Songhees First Nations.

For more information visit the website.