August 3 12pm – 6pm
A Latin American-inspired cultural event that will feature live music, dance, food, cultural activities, and more. This daylong event is free for the whole family.
Downtown Inner Harbour
From a floating stage in the Inner Harbour, the VS orchestra and special guests will perform, ending with a grand finale performance of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture – with fireworks of course! Event also includes the Splash Family Zone from 1-4pm on the Empress lawns and the Lighthouse Beverage Garden from 3pm – 9:30pm along Bellville St. Orchestra performs at 7:30pm.
August 9 – 11
Inner Harbour – Ship Point
One of Victoria’s most spectacular summer festivals and the only dragon boat festival in Canada to take place in a working harbour. There’s a great lineup of events, so it’s sure to be fun for the whole family!
August 9 – 24 (Fridays & Saturdays only)
Beacon Hill Park – Cameron Bandshell
Enjoy free outdoor movie screenings in Beacon Hill Park of film classics! Movies begin at 8:30 PM OR 9:00 PM depending on film – visit website for full details.
August 11 11am – 3pm
Cadboro – Gyro Park
Enjoy an afternoon at the picturesque Gyro Park, with a variety of hands-on activities, bouncy castles, information displays, live music, arts and craft stations and food and fun for the entire family! Watch world-class sand sculptors create giant works of art using just sand, water and a whole lot of creativity!
Every Friday 5pm – 9pm
The Breakwater Barge
Celebrate the end of the week with food trucks, live music, craft beer and cider, and great company on the floating barge at Ogden Point!
August 16 – 18
Experience a fantastic weekend of local food, music, farm-life, community history and, of course, bounty from land and sea. Part rural ramble, part celebration, the North Saanich Flavour Trails Festival lets you explore what is being grown, harvested, made and served on the peninsula!
August 17 – 18
Bullen Park, Esquimalt
This free and pet friendly event will have entertainment including Ruff Mud, Victoria’s first mud run with your dog; wiener dog races; a puppy stampede; running of the bull’s sponsored by Natural Balance and Investors Group; an off leash adventure park and SWAG Bags from Pets West!
August 21 – September 1
Various Downtown Locations
A Vancouver Island festival tradition for thirty-two years, Fringe Fest takes over downtown Victoria each summer for a 12 day celebration of live performance from around the world, featuring an eclectic mixture of spoken word, drama, musicals, dance, comedy, magic, theatre for young audiences and more!
Classic Boat Festival
August 30 – September 1 9am – 9pm
Come out and celebrate BC’s maritime heritage down at the docks in Victoria’s beautiful inner harbour and witness over 100 classic boats with sail races, activities, workshops and more!
Every Saturday 10am – 2pm
Located in the heart of Fairfield Gonzales, the Moss Street Community Market (now in its 28th season) is a perfect place for local and organic produce and foods, handmade crafts, artisan clothing, inspiring services and community education to folks from the entire Victoria & Area region!
Every Thursday 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Beacon Ave., Sidney
It’s Vancouver Island’s largest outdoor market featuring 130 vendors and attracting between 3,000 and 5,000 people each week. The town’s charming main street is transformed into a spectacular festival offering everything from locally grown produce, home baked goods, artisan jewelry, crafts, gifts, mouth-watering food and live music.