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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

3rd Annual IMAX Victoria Film Festival

Dates: March 21, 2014 to April 21, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: IMAX Victoria
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Location: Imax Victoria
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It’s the IMAX® Film Festival, a celebration of the original 70mm IMAX® format. It’s the brilliant film projected on the giant screen that takes you on bold adventures. 6 classic films over 4 fun weeks! Films play on the hour and include Dolphins, Majestic White Horses, Adrenaline Rush, Adventures in W... more

Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival

Dates: March 31, 2014 to May 12, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Location: Various
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For six weeks from March to May, over five thousand Victoria-area performers and students of music, dance and dramatic arts are on stages throughout the city receiving adjudications from renowned experts in the arts. Performances in Brass, Classical Guitar, Choral, Composition, Dance (Ethnic, School and Studio), Fiddle... more

Creatively United for the Planet Festival

Dates: April 25, 2014 to April 26, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: St. Ann's Academy National Historic Site
Type: Special Events
Time: Friday 7-10pm & Saturday 12-6:30pm
Location: St. Ann's Academy National Historic Site
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Celebrating where we live, eat, work, play and study. Annual all ages arts & sustainability festival brings together and showcases school programs, green business leaders, not-for-profits, artist, musicians, speakers and entertainers of all descriptions. more

Play On! Hockey Night in Victoria

Dates: April 26, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Location: Odgen Point 185 Dallas Rd.
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Play On! It's Hockey Night in Victoria Saturday, April 26th, 2014 - Sunday, April 27th, 2014  8:00 AM to 8:00 PM Hockey Night in Canada's Play On! is Canada's most amazing street hockey tournament and outdoor hockey festival, and this summer, it is coming to a city near you! Each event involves closing over 1km o... more

Saanich Cycling Festival

Dates: April 27, 2014
Venue: University of Victoria
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Location: University of Victoria Lot #10
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Cycle the Shelbrourne Corridor at the Saanich Cycling Festival.    The District of Saanich has partnered with a variety of Community Organizations to present the 5th annual Saanich Cycling Festival of Sunday, April 27th from 11:00 am - 1:30 pm. The event features the BIG Family Bike Ride which is a ... more