Viva! Victoria Latin Fest

August 3  12pm – 6pm
Centennial Square

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.


Victoria Symphony Splash

August 4
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.


Victoria Dragon Boat Festival

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!


Free-B Film Festival

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.


Cadboro Bay Festival

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!


Friday Nights on the Breakwater

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!

North Saanich Flavour Trails

August 16 – 18
Venues vary

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!


Victoria Theatre Fringe Festival

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
Inner Harbour

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!


Moss Street Market

Every Saturday        10am – 2pm
Moss St.

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!


Sidney Street Market

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.

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