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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

Oak Bay Arts and Culture Festival

Dates: August 08, 2015 to August 16, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: Various
Location: Various venues throughout Community
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Join us in Oak Bay for our first annual Arts and Culture Festival! A weeklong calendar of events kicks off with a heritage picnic and opening ceremony at Willows Park on August 8th! Feature events include: - Welcome Ceremony with Songhees First Nation - Community Heritage Picnic - Tweed Ride - Vintage ... more

Pet-A-Palooza

Dates: August 08, 2015 to August 09, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Ogden Pt (where the cruise ships come in)
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PET-A-PALOOZA, West Coasts largest outdoor pet friendly, pet festival, downtown Victoria and now in Vancouver at Coopers Parkh. Last year's event was a great success with over 15,000 people to the two day festival, and this year is better with bigger attractions! We will have over 50 exhibitors, ranging from holistic pet... more

Salt Spring Island Garlic & Music Festival

Dates: August 08, 2015 to August 09, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Location: Paradise Farm
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The purpose of the Salt Spring Garlic and Music Festival is to promote two of the most visible of Salt Spring's assets which are music and the commitment the island has to producing home grown organic food. We are known internationally for these qualities. Music fans and food lovers alike can embrace a very special co... more

21st Annual Victoria Dragon Boat Festival

Dates: August 14, 2015 to August 16, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: See website
Location: Downtown Inner Harbour
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Welcome to the annual Canada Dry Victoria Dragon Boat Festival, one of Victoria's most spectacular summer festivals and the only dragon boat festival in Canada to take place in a working harbour. Featuring exciting dragon boat races, entertainment on two stages, exotic tastes in the Forbidden City Food Court, act... more

Fashion Splash!

Dates: August 21, 2015 to August 23, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Location: Ship Point
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An annual event that promotes local clothing designers in Victoria. Beginning with a VIP party at Robazzo design studio on Friday, featuring a spectacular outdoor fashion show produced by Joseph Gonyeau. The show in located in Victoria's inner harbour at sundown, on Ship Point Saturday, and ending with a VIP afterpart... more

North Saanich Jubilee Flavour Trail & Wine Fest

Dates: August 21, 2015 to August 23, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Saanich Peninsula Flavour Trail
Type: Special Events
Location: Saanich Peninsula Flavour Trail
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Join our celebratory North Saanich Jubilee rural ramble through beautiful North Saanich - explore and experience local foods, farms and wines. Free tour map available July 2015. more

2nd Korea Festival in Victoria

Dates: August 22, 2015
Venue: Downtown Victoria Business Association
Type: Special Events
Time: 10:00AM to 10:00PM
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Victoria + Korea = Vicorea Join us very second Korea Festival in Victoria! Everyone welcome, free event more

Fringe Festival

Dates: August 27, 2015 to September 06, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Intrepid Theatre
Type: Special Events
Location: Various Locations in Victoria
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Join us for 11 days of uncensored, untamed and uncut live comedy, drama, dance, magic, music, spoken word, and physical theatre this summer. Stay tuned for the lineup of over 300 performances of 50 shows at 11 venues, free events and much more. more

Integrate Arts Festival

Dates: August 28, 2015 to August 30, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: The Bay Centre
Type: Special Events
Time: Friday 7:00PM to 10:00PM; Saturday 6:00PM to 9:00PM; Sunday Noon to 4:00PM
Location: The Bay Centre
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Join us from Friday, August 28th to Sunday, August 30th for a free, family-friendly festival that celebrates the diverse arts and culture community in Victoria, B.C. To kick off the festivities, an opening reception will be held on the evening of August 28th (7pm -10pm) in the Bay Centre Mall (right beside the fountain o... more

On-Going Events

Food Truck Festival

Dates: May 03, 2015 to October 31, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Royal BC Museum
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
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It’s hungry work discovering our province’s past! But don’t worry, the Royal BC Museum has you covered, as it rolls out its first ever Food Truck Festival! This summer-long event is sure to be a hit. Starting with a half-festival May 1 and full slate of food trucks May 8, the Royal BC Museum’s b... more

Victoria Summer Music Festival

Dates: July 28, 2015 to August 11, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 7:30PM
Location: Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, University of Victoria
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The Victoria Summer Music Festival presents an outstanding 20th Anniversary Season of seven chamber music concerts.  July 28 - Basses Loaded Xix July 30 - The Alcan Quartet August 4 - Eugene Osadchy and Arthur Rowe August 7 - Nikki Chooi, Timothy Chooi, Lorraine Min August 8 - The Gryphon Trio August 10... more

The Thirsty Chef - West Coast Food & Craft Beer Experience

Dates: August 08, 2015
Venue: Market Square
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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The Thirsty Chef, a West Coast Food & Craft Beer Experience. Sixteen of the best West Coast Craft breweries pouring samples alongside eight of the city's top chefs serving food pairings. more

3rd Annual Victoria Flamenco Festival

Dates: August 10, 2015 to August 16, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Monday - Friday Noon to 1:00PM, Saturday & Sunday Noon to 6:30PM
Location: Centennial Square
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August 10 -16th, Centennial Square comes alive with the passion and rhythm of flamenco music and dance. The 3rd Annual Victoria Flamenco Festival showcases local and national dancers, singers and musicians collaborating to bring their love of this fiery art form to the stage. Be inspired by the mid-week lunch-hour perfor... more

Victoria Flamenco Festival

Dates: August 10, 2015 to August 16, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Noon-1:00 p.m. Mon.-Fri. and full afternoons on Sat. and Sun.
Location: Centennial Square
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For the third year in a row, Victoria’s Centennial Square is exploding with the passion and rhythm of flamenco music and dance! The Victoria Flamenco Festival will run Aug. 10 – 16, showcasing local and regional dancers, singers and guitarists collaborating to bring their love of this fiery art form to the s... more

Victoria Comic Book Expo

Dates: August 23, 2015
Venue: Comfort Inn & Suites Victoria
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 11:00 AM to 4:00 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 (Comf... more

 

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