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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

The Saanich Fair

Dates: August 30, 2014 to September 01, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: TBA
Location: Saanich Fairground
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Western Canada's oldest continuous agricultural fair. more

Vancouver Island Blues Bash

Dates: August 30, 2014 to September 01, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: TBA
Location: Ships Point Picnic Site.
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The Vancouver Island Blues Bash fulfills the mandate of the Victoria Jazz Society by featuring local, regional and international blues and R&B artists/groups in both free to the public, and paid admission performances on the beautiful outdoor stage in Victoria's Inner harbour, Ships Point Picnic Site. more

Great Canadian Beer Festival

Dates: September 05, 2014 to September 06, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Location: Royal Athletic Park
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The Great Canadian Beer Festival has become one of the worlds' must-attend beer events. People from all over the globe seek out Victoria and the Great Canadian Beer Festival every year; we get brewers from Australia, colunteers from England and beer lovers from all over. Our little annual beer festival first held in 19... more

Rifflandia 2014

Dates: September 11, 2014 to September 14, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Location: TBA
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Every September Rifflandia Festival transforms the city of Victoria into one big musical buffet, with over 100 performances on 10 stages, all within walking distance in the city's beautiful and historic downtown core. Rifflandia Festival has quickly become on of Western Canada's most exciting annual music events, featu... more

Esquimalt Ribfest

Dates: September 12, 2014 to September 14, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: Bullen Park, Esquimalt
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Friday, September 12: Noon until 10:00 p.m. Saturday, September 13: Noon until 10:00 p.m. Sunday, September 14: Noon until 8:00 p.m. Come down to Bullen Park in Esquimalt for Family Fun all weekend long including: Rib cook-off between champion barbecue teams Music and entertainment all ... more

Rods & Rides Car Show

Dates: September 13, 2014
Venue: Archie Browning Sports Centre
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Archie Browning Sports Centre
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The Third Annual Rods & Rides free car show takes place on Saturday, September 13 in the parking lot outside the curling rink at Archie Browning Sports Centre. Bring a new, unwrapped toy for The Q's TLC Fund for the Kids and be entered into a special prize draw. Part of the Esquimalt Ribfest, September 12-14. ... more

Victoria International Chalk Festival

Dates: September 13, 2014 to September 14, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Location: Various
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The Victoria International Chalk Festival is Canada's largest chalk festival. This family-friendly, free-to-attend festival is an amazing celebration of the unique medium of chalk art and presents an array of international and local chalk artists including many members of our First Nations community. This yea... more

One Wave Festival

Dates: September 20, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: Centennial Square
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Pacific Peoples’ Partnership (PPP) is hosting the 7th Annual One Wave Festival on Friday, September 19 and Saturday, September 20. One Wave is PPP’s inspired action to celebrate and honor connections to the Pacific while building identity and community. The purpose of One Wave is to engage individuals to cr... more

Victoria Wine Festival

Dates: September 26, 2014
Venue: Parkside Hotel and Spa
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 3:30 PM to 9:30 PM
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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada is a city surrounded by natural beauty, blessed with a Mediterranean climate, coloured with gardens and home to a lively and affluent population. For the last five years the city has been without a dedicated wine festival. The Victoria Wine Festival looks to fill this glaring omission. ... more