April 17th – May 4th
Langham Court Theatre
Cecily, Reggie and Wilfred reside in a magnificent retirement home for musicians. A new resident, Jean, arrives and old rivalries resurface, secrets are revealed and chaos unfolds, but in true theatrical tradition! A celebration of the sunset years and the hilarity of growing old disgracefully.
4000 Miles https://www.belfry.bc.ca/4000-miles/
April 9th to May 5th
An intergenerational comedy about finding peace, love and understanding, this work by Amy Herzog was a 2013 Pulitzer Prize finalist.
UNO Festival intrepidtheatre.com
May 1st to 11th
A ten day festival bringing innovative solo artists to Victoria stages. Performances include theatre, circus, comedy, dance, opera and multi-media.
James Bay Public Market jamesbaymarket.com
Saturdays beginning May 4th 9am to 3pm
At the corner of Menzies and Superior
Come and listen to live music as you browse this local market and discover handmade arts and crafts, homemade baked treats, fresh flowers, and locally grown fruits and vegetables.
Tartan Parade victoriahighlandgames.com/games/schedule
To kick off the Celtic Festival happening the following weekend, the parade starts from Centennial Square at 11am and end at the Parliament building where pipe bands will place, the highland fling will be danced and the caber will be tossed!
Cheese and Meat Festival cheeseandmeatfestival.com
Roundhouse at Bayview
Explore the tastes and textures of cheese and meat charcuterie, while pairing them with wine, cider, beer, and mixed drinks. Attend seminars and have the opportunity to purchase your favourites. Tickets start at $35.
Annual Mother’s Day Musical Garden Tour vcm.bc.ca/victoria-garden-tour
May 11th and 12th Doors at 10am
Victoria Conservatory of Music
Listen to soothing classical music as you stroll through ten hand-picked peaceful and enchanting, private gardens. Passes are $35.
Stars on Ice sofmc.com/event/stars-on-ice
May 14th 7pm
Save On Foods Memorial Centre
This year’s cast includes beloved Canadian Olympians Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir who will showcase their Olympic prowess on home ice.
Maya: The Great Jaguar Rises royalbcmuseum.bc.ca
May 17th to Dec 31st
Royal BC Museum
Discover a powerful culture that rose in the tropical rainforests of Central America thousands of years ago. Explore Maya identity from ancient times to the present day and see how science and belief have shaped the Maya world.
156th Victoria Highland Games and Celtic Festival victoriahighlandgames.com/games
May 18th 8:30pm Clan Torchlight Ceremony – BC Legislature grounds
May 18th to 20th Highland Games and Celtic Festival – Topaz Park
The festival that includes Scottish piping and drumming, Celtic Music, Highland and Irish dance, athletic competition, beer gardens, food concessions, and more! Admission rates apply.
Annual Island Farms Victoria Day Parade gvfs.ca/gvfs_events
May 20th 9am
Parade Route: Along Douglas St. from Finlayson (Mayfair Mall) to Humboldt St.
Celebrate Victoria Day at the 121st annual capital city parade featuring Canadian and American marching bands, floats, cultural shows and festive clowns.
Swiftsure International Yacht Race www.swiftsure.org
May 23rd to 27th
Inner Harbour and Clover Point
Ships Arrive Thurs May 23rd Inner Harbour
Pancake Breakfast Sat May 25th 8am Clover Pt.
Race Start Sat May 25th 9am Clover Pt.
Victoria’s premier, international sailing race.
Breakwater Barge Kick Off Party www.tourismvictoria.com/see-do/festivals-events/friday-nights-breakwater-barge
May 31st 5pm to 9:30pm
Victoria’s favourite floating music venue opens up for another season. Relax on the Breakwater Barge and listen to local musicians while enjoying a bite from one of Victoria’s finest food trucks and sipping on a cold brew.
Broadway in Victoria presents Jersey Boys www.rmts.bc.ca/events/jersey-boys-2019-royal-theatre
May 28th to June 2nd
They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard… and the radio just couldn’t get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story — a story that has made them an international sensation all over again.
Beacon Hill Children’s Farm & Goat Stampede chatterblock.com/events/beacon-hill-childrens-farm
Every day from 10am – 4pm
Beacon Hill Park
Located in beautiful Beacon Hill Park, the farm takes pride in providing both an educational and economical form of entertainment for the whole family. You’ll also find llamas, peacocks, pigs, a variety of chickens, bunnies, birds and other small friends! Stampedes are everyday at 10:10am and 4:10pm. Entry by donation.