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Event Calendar

No matter what the month, Victoria has something to offer. Annual events and activities keep locals and visitors alike busy. Take in cultural and social events from January to December when you visit our “happening” little city and surrounding areas. Have fun and enjoy your stay in Victoria British Columbia!


JULY

Canada Day Events

Victoria Flower and Garden competition – web site

Moss Street Paint-In – web site

The Summer Music Festival – web site

Victoria Ska Festival – web site

Bastion Square Arts Festival

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria: ICA Folkfest

12th Annual Metchosin Sheep Dog Trials. In the fields at the end of Taylor Rd. Some of the finest Border Collies in North America pit their wits against Buchanan’s crafty sheep.

Stinking Fish Studio Tour in Metchosin July 30 – August 7.

  • Wood furniture, Pottery, Floral Art, Painting, Metalwork, Jewelry, Carving, Photograhic Art, Printmaking, etc.
  • Visit the 20+ artists in their studios, learn about their art, find that unique treasure you cannot live without.

AUGUST

Free Spirit: Stories of You, Me, & BC

  • at the Royal B.C. Museum until January 11, 2009 .. web site

National Geographic IMAX Theatre

  • Large screen over six stories high, complete with Surround Sound – an exciting adventure for the senses
  • Now Showing: Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia, Wild Ocean, Mummies: Secrets of the Pharoahs, Whales, and Shine a Light: The IMAX Experience

Echoes of Ancestry

  • June 21st to August 28th
  • A showcase of First Nations artistic and cultural accomplishments. Interpretive tours of Thunderbird Park explaining the culturally significant features of the totem poles and traditional buildings onsite. Carving demonstrations, storytelling and traditional dance.

Emily Carr Festival of the Arts

  • To September 30th.  The life and works of Victoria’s best-known artist

Stinking Fish Studio Tour in Metchosin & East Sooke

  • July 30th to August 7th
  • Woodworking, Pottery, Floral Art, Painting, Metalwork, Jewelry, Carving, Photograhic Art, etc.
  • Visit the 20+ artists in their studios, learn about their art, find that unique treasure you cannot live without.

Sooke River Music Festival ..  web site

Sooke Fine Arts 2008

  • July 30th to August 8th
  • The largest juried art show on Vancouver Island. 20th year!

Victoria International Flower and Garden Festival

  • July 28th to August 1st
  • Show gardens, demonstrations, speakers

Dragonboat Festival – web site

Fringe Festival – web site

  • 19th Annual Festival has more than 200 performances of live comedy, drama and dance from around the world.
  • August 27th features free entertainment and activities for kids and families from 11 am to 4 pm

Bastion Square Festival of the Arts

  • Wednesday thru Sunday until October 9th .. web site

Open Air in the Square

  • Late June to September 5th
  • Music, dance, theatre, a Friday Urban Farm Market and more at Centennial Square

Government Street Public Market

  • Sunday & Holiday Monday until September 25th

Moss Street Market

  • Sundays to October 15th, Douglas School at Fairfield & Moss .. web site

James Bay Community Market

  • Every Saturday from May through September, 9am to 3pm
  • Home made food, art and produce. Corner of Menzies and Superior .. web site

Belfry Theatre

  • August 1st to 20th
  • Anything That Moves

Stage in the Park – Cameron Bandshell, Beacon Hill Park

  • Great outdoor performance venue. A variety of events & concerts
  • May to September 25th, Beacon Hill Park, all concerts begin 1:30pm
  • Sunday Concerts in the Park, June 26th to September 25th
  • Friday Seniors Concerts in the Parks, June 17th to September 16th
  • Saturday Jazz in the Park, July and August
  • Holiday Concerts  .. web site

Maritime Museum of British Columbia, The Ivory Fleet

  • May 27th to October 16th, 28 Bastion Square
  • Treasures from the Lecouvie-Dery Miniature Ship Collection – 42 narwhale and walrus ivory miniatures carved by Edmund LeCouvie.
  • Exhibit of Harry Heine’s original watercolour art – the only Canadian ever elected to the Royal Society of Marine Artists in London, England .. web site

SEPTEMBER

The Classic Boat Festival web site
BC Women’s Show – web site
Emily Carr Festival of the Arts
Saanich Fall Fair – web site
Vancouver Island Blues Bash – web site

OCTOBER

Victoria Toy Show – web site
Ghosts of Victoria Festival – web site
Ghostly Walks – web site
Royal Victoria Marathon – web site

NOVEMBER

Victoria Symphony International Wine Festival – web site
Santa Claus Parade
Goldstream Salmon Run & Bald Eagle Viewing (Nov,Dec)

DECEMBER

November 23 to January 4…the Festival of Trees…
This is an annual event at the Fairmont Empress Hotel. Vote for your favourite tree that is decorated by businesses or other organizations…the winner contributes to “Helping Kids Victoria”.

November-December, Goldstream Salmon Run!
On the outskirts of Victoria you can admire 600 year old Douglas Fir and one of nature’s most amazing sights, salmon fighting their way upstream to spawn. It is a memory to last forever.

November 23 to January 4…the Festival of Trees…
This is an annual event at the Fairmont Empress Hotel. Vote for your favourite tree that is decorated by businesses or other organizations…the winner contributes to “Helping Kids Victoria”.

November 27 – December 18
Oak Bay Christmas Festival, enjoy thousands of Christmas lights, horse-drawn carriage tours and much more.


For more information about upcoming events in Victoria BC please visit: Tourism Victoria

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