Here are some May events taking place in Victoria.
At the Inn
Artist in Residence
We are delighted to welcome Andrew Glenn back to the Inn for the month of May. Andrew is a contemporary portrait artist who draws inspiration from popular culture and icons, particularly from 1950s and 60s. On display in our marble lobby.
AURA Restaurant – dial 6739
Open for Breakfast 7am – 11am
Coffee & Pastries 11am-11:30am
Happy Hour 2pm – 5pm
Dinner 5pm – 9pm
Sunday Brunch 11am-2pm (à la Carte)
Our heated, waterfront patio will be opening on the May long weekend for the summer.
Mother’s Day Brunch
Sunday May 13th 11am to 2pm
AURA restaurant and Terrace Ballroom
Let Chef Ito and his team do the cooking this year, and treat mom to our fantastic Mother’s Day brunch buffet.
$62 Adults｜$31 kids aged 6-11｜Under 5 free
Plus tax and automatic gratuity of 18%
Reservations are recommended. Please dial 6739
The Clean House
April 20th to May 5th
Langham Court Theatre
A surreal, whimsical and romantic comedy centered on Matilde, a quirky Brazilian cleaning woman who hates to clean and would rather be a comedian.
April 17th to May 13th
Salt Baby is a Six Nations woman whose light skin sets her apart from her relatives, both on the rez and in the city. She’s a fish out of water and, accompanied by her Caucasian boyfriend, Alligator, she’s determined to discover how she fits into her two very different worlds.
James Bay Public Market
Saturdays beginning May 5th 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.
March 5th to June 10th
Robert Bateman Centre
Explore Robert Bateman’s impressionist past and his long journey into realism with this exhibit featuring over 20 never-before-seen paintings.
9 to 5, the Musical
May 4th to 13th 8pm
This hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic. Victoria Opera Society presents the seminal 1980 hit movie of the same name featuring music and lyrics by Dolly Parton.
May 9th to 19th
A ten day festival bringing innovative solo artists to Victoria stages. Performances include theatre, circus, comedy, dance, opera and multi-media.
Victoria Tartan Parade
May 12th 11am
Celebrating the Victoria Highland Games, the parade runs along Government Street from Centennial Square to the BC Legislature
Cheese and Meat Festival
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.
36th Annual Mother’s Day Musical Garden Tour
May 12th and 13th 10am to 4pm
Listen to soothing classical music as you stroll through ten hand-picked peaceful and enchanting, private gardens. Passes are $35.
Stars on Ice
May 15th 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.
Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs
May 18th to December 31st
Royal BC Museum
Experience a time when civilization grew along the Nile, pyramids dotted the skyline and people believed gods walked among us.
Mysteries of Egypt
Opening May 18th
Ancient Egypt’s monumental achievements have now been captured on the giant IMAX screen. Through the magic of large-format cinematography, Mysteries of Egypt takes you on a breathtaking flight over the world’s longest river, through the Valley of the Kings and into the famous tombs of the pharaohs.
155th Victoria Highland Games and Celtic Festival
May 19th 8pm, Clan Torchlight Ceremony
BC Legislature grounds
May 19th to 21st Highland Games and Celtic Festival
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.
120th Annual Island Farms Victoria Day Parade
May 21st 9am
Parade Route: Along Douglas St. from Finlayson (Mayfair Mall) to Humboldt St.
Celebrate Victoria Day at the 120th annual, capital city parade featuring Canadian and American marching bands, floats, cultural shows and festive clowns.
Swiftsure International Yacht Race
May 24th to 28th
Inner Harbour and Clover Point
Ships Arrive Thurs May 24th Inner Harbour
Pancake Breakfast Sat May 26th 8am Clover Pt.
Race Start Sat May 26th 9am Clover Pt.
Victoria’s premier, international sailing race.
Breakwater Barge Kick Off Party
May 25th 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.
Beacon Hill Park
Open: Dawn to dusk daily
Stroll through Victoria’s beautifully landscaped, 200 acre city park with its picturesque bridge over the duck pond, and pay a visit to the brand new baby goats at the Beacon Hill Children’s Farm.