Maya: The Great Jaguar Rises

Until December 31
The Royal BC Museum

This major new feature spotlights the mystery, legacy and resilience of another of the world’s great civilizations: the Maya of Central America.

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!

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!

Great Canadian Beer Festival

September 6 – 7
Royal Athletic Park

This year, Canada’s oldest beer festival will feature a diverse range of more than 60 craft breweries from British Columbia (and beyond!) along with local cideries and food trucks. The BC Ale Trail-er will also be on-site serving a selection of beers from breweries that are unable to make the trip to Victoria.

Esquimalt Ribfest

September 6 – 8
Bullen Park

A weekend of BBQ ribs, local entertainment, craft beer, cider and wine, free kid’s activities, local arts, and vendors.

Moon Festival Lantern Celebration

September 14             5pm – 8pm
Gordon Head Recreation Centre & Lambrick Park

The evening features live traditional Asian dance and musical performances,lantern making for children and a sampling of mooncakes and traditional green teas. The event culminates with outdoor lantern installations, an illuminated community lantern procession through the park followed by an outdoor musical performance.

Victoria International Wine Festival

September 19 – 21
The Parkside Hotel & Spa

Taste through the largest wine tasting in Victoria with over 300 presenting wines from 11+ different countries! This festival is directed at building the knowledge of the average wine consumer, and demonstrating new wines and acknowledging beloved wine standards to veteran consumers.

Cider Harvest Festival at Merridale

September 29            1 – 5pm

Merridale Cidery & Distillery

This is an all-out celebration of BC farm craft! Celebrate the fall harvest with Merridale and discover BC’s world-class farm-crafted ciders while meeting their makers!

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.

Fisherman’s Wharf

Open daily during daylight hours
Lawrence St. Just around the corner from the Inn

Closing for the season at the end of October, Victoria’s floating village is a fun spot to visit with houseboats, cafes and adventure tour companies. Parking rates in effect.

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