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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 Fringe Theatre Festival

Dates: August 21, 2014 to August 31, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: Various: see website
Location: Various theatre throughout Victoria; please visit website
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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. The lineup includes over 300 performances of 50 shows at 11 venues, free events and much more. What is the Fringe? The shows in the Fringe are un-juried and uncensored, and... more

North Saanich Flavour Trail

Dates: August 22, 2014 to August 24, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Location: North Saanich farms, wineries and other venues
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The North Saanich Flavour Trail offers visitors the opportunity to explore and experience Peninsula food and agriculture and have fun! The annual rural ramble offers participants a diverse choice of 16 venues to visit over the two-day event. Learn how to grow your own veggies and get started on your winter garden. Disc... more

Victoria Comic Book Expo

Dates: August 24, 2014
Venue: Comfort Inn & Suites Victoria
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Comfort Inn & Suites Victoria
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Come and view 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. Toys, non-sports card and other collectibles as well. Free comics (as long as they last) 3020 Blanshard Street (Comfort Inn and Conference Centre) 11am to 4pm Free admission M... more

37th Annual Victoria Classic Boat Festival

Dates: August 29, 2014 to August 31, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Location: Inner Harbour
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The Pacific Northwest on both sides of the border is blessed with an enormous number of traditional boats of all descriptions. The wonderful craft - both yachts and workboats - are cared for by their owners and a supportive community of boatyards, trades people, and admirers. We are also fortunate ... more

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

On-Going Events

"Spilling Family Secrets" at the Victoria Fringe Festival

Dates: August 21, 2014 to August 30, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: various
Location: Downtown Activity Centre
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At 11, Susan snooped into love letters her parents wrote to each other, beginning when they were 19. She cringed with embarrassment. Today, can the letters spill secrets of her parents' inspiring marriage—and shed light on her own romantic misadventures? This is Susan's fourth Fringe comedy: "Will make you w... more

Free-B Film Festival - Spaceballs

Dates: August 22, 2014
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Location: Cameron Bandshell - Beacon Hill Park
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Free-B Film Festival Returns August 2014! Once again we've lined up a stellar collection of family-friendly films for our Free-B Film Festival, so get ready to curl up under the stars and enjoy free films on our 20-foot-wide inflatable screen. As always, bring your blankets, flashlight and snacks. (Note: chairs are not... more

So... What About Love? In the Victoria Fringe Festival

Dates: August 22, 2014 to August 31, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Langham Court Theatre
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Various - see website
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So... What About Love? Created by Andrew Chandler, Amy Reitsma and Garry Williams Presented by Ambushed Theatre in the Victoria Fringe Festival under special permission from DaPoPo Theatre. Directed by R.J. Peters Starring Avery Brennan, Mark Dozlaw and Brittney Wernicke Produced by Avery Brennan and Brittney Wernicke Am... more