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Festivals

Festivals

Victoria likes to celebrate and we have dozens of annual festivals to prove it. Whether it is family fun at the International Buskers Festival in July or the smooth beats of the TD Victoria International Jazz Festival in June or the spirited Art of the Cocktail festival in October, Victoria is always full of life.

Check out our Calendar of Events for a full list of what's happening year-round!

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Special Events

African Cultural Week & AfriCa Fest

Dates: May 20, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Location: Vic West Community Centre
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From May 20 - May 25, 2015, the African Cultural Week and AfriCa Fest Victoria comes to you for the 3rd time. AfriCa Fest, quickly becoming one of BC’s largest cultural fairs encourages Business and Humanity for African and the Caribbean. AFRICA FEST held each year in Victoria celebrates the tastes, smells, sig... more

Victoria International Kite Festival

Dates: May 20, 2016 to May 22, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Location: Clover Point
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The Victoria International Kite Festival welcomes everyone to our 3rd annual event at beautiful Clover Point, just minutes from downtown Victoria. This year our free-to-attend weekend festival presents a multicultural community celebration, full of fun for the whole family! Attendees will experience an eclectic mix of... more

Cheese and Meat Festival

Dates: May 21, 2016
Type: Special Events
Time: Tasting session 1: 3:00pm, Tasting session 2: 7:00pm
Location: Parkside Hotel and Spa
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The first festival oriented to showcasing cheese and meat arrives in Victoria on May 21st. With the recent boom in artisan shops across the capital region the Cheese and Meat festival aims to showcase both international and local cheese and meat in an experiential tasting format. The festival will take place at the ... more

Victoria Highland Games & Celtic Festival

Dates: May 21, 2016 to May 23, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Location: Topaz Park
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The 153st Victoria Highland Games & Celtic Festival celebrates Scottish music, culture and arts. The Festival takes place on Saturday, May 21, to Monday, May 23, at Topaz Park. View website for details. more

Spot Prawn Festival 2016

Dates: May 22, 2016
Venue: Victoria Public Market at the Hudson
Type: Special Events
Time: 11am-5pm
Location: Victoria Public Market at the Hudson
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It's all about the Prawns! Victoria Public Market invites the community to Spot Prawn Festival 2016 on Sunday May 22nd, a free event celebrating the BC Spot Prawn Season! The festival will feature Live Spot Prawns available for purchase from Cowichan Bay Seafood, Chef Demonstrations and samples throughout the af... more

Island Farms Victoria Day Parade

Dates: May 23, 2016
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Government Street
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Celebrate Victoria Day in British Columbia's capital city at the 118th Island Farms Victoria Day Parade! This is Victoria's largest parade, attracting well over 100,000 people. It features Canadian and American marching bands, hundreds of floats, cultural shows and festive clowns. Led by the Canadian Forces, this annual ... more

On-Going Events

Island Savings Family Sport & Recreation Festival

Dates: May 07, 2016
Venue: Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
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Fun for the whole family! 11am – 3pm. This FREE event is your pre-summer destination for introducing kids to new opportunities at the club and community level, and for parents to learn more about keeping their kids engaged in healthy activities. Brought to you by the Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame and PISE, ... more

Uno Fest

Dates: May 18, 2016 to May 28, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Various
Location: Intrepid Theatre Club, Metro Studio, McPherson Playhouse and Baumann Centre
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For eleven days every May, Intrepid Theatre's Uno Fest brings some of the country's - and the world's - most exciting and innovative solo artists to Victoria. The 19th annual Uno Fest features 14 shows from (almost) every genre imaginable. Pushing the limits and defying expectations of solo performance, Uno includes thea... more

A Glimpse into Africa

Dates: May 25, 2016
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: CDI College
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May 25 is African Liberation Day. On this day, many African countries celebrate the hard-fought achievement of their freedom from European colonial powers. Join us from May 25 as, we will be celebrating the African continent and learn a bit more about your favorite country. This is a free event but, donation will be a... more

Victoria Comic Book Expo

Dates: May 29, 2016
Venue: Comfort Inn & Suites Victoria
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 11 am to 9 pm
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Come and see the 1000s of comic books on display. From the hottest books of the day to hard-to-find treasures of the past. Buy, sell and trade comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks. Toys, non-sports card and other collectibles as well. Free comics (as long as they last) 3020 Blanshard Street (Comfort Inn and C... more

 

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