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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

Victoria International Buskers Festival "All Stars"

Dates: July 18, 2014 to July 27, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Location: Various downtown venues
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Ten days of incredible fun! From July 18 to July 27, Victoria welcomes the world to our beautiful downtown! Professional street performers from our region as well as from across Canada, Europe, Sweden, Australia, South America and the US will converge for our first ever "All Stars" event. The event is a... more

Taste: Victoria's Festival of Food and Wine

Dates: July 24, 2014 to July 27, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Location: Various Locations
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Victoria's SIXTH annual festival of food and wine... a local taste of Vancouver Island and the wine regions of British Columbia. Taste uncorks with an evening tasting of more than 100 British Columbia wines and local cuisine prepared by top Vancouver Island Chefs.  more

Rock of the Woods Music Festival

Dates: July 25, 2014 to July 27, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: Friday 2pm to Sunday 2pm
Location: Rock of the Woods Festival Grounds!
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The purpose of Rock of the Woods is to bring arts, culture & awareness to the community of the Cowichan Valley. The Rock of the Woods (ROTW) Music Festival presents an opportunity to bring a dynamic summer arts & cultural experience to the Cowichan Valley. Moreover, ROTW is an opportunity to foster arts & cu... more

The Phillips Backyard Weekender

Dates: July 25, 2014 to July 27, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: Phillips Brewery
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The Phillips Backyard, disguised as a brewery parking lot by day, will magically transform into an outdoor music-super-party for these three unforgettable concerts. Set against the backdrop of one of the region's favorite craft breweries, in the open air of downtown Victoria, events in The Phillips Backyard are a true su... more

Colwood Rotary Art and Wine Festival

Dates: July 27, 2014
Venue: Fort Rodd Hill & Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites of Canada
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Fort Rodd Hill & Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites of Canada
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You're invited to the 3rd Annual Colwood Rotary Art & Wine Festival. Celebrate local art, wine and food on Sunday, July 27 from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.at picturesque Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Park. There will be over 35 island artists featuring their original works, including paintings,jewelry,glassworks, sculptur... more

On-Going Events

Colwood Rotary Art & Wine Festival

Dates: July 27, 2014
Venue: Fort Rodd Hill & Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites of Canada
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Fort Rodd Hill & Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites of Canada
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Enjoy a fun day of art, wine, appetizers and music. Browse the works of over 30 local artists. Sample Vancouver Island wines and appetizing bites while enjoying musical tunes by Terry Brennan. Explore historic Fort Rodd Hill & Fisgard Lighthouse. Proceeds to Rotary community projects. Tickets $35 at gate; $25 advan... more