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Signature Festivals & Celebrations

Please note, some events may be cancelled or rescheduled due to COVID-19. Please check with the event organizer or the Victoria Visitor Centre for details.

Victoria likes to celebrate and we have dozens of annual festivals to prove it.

Enjoy the smooth sounds of the TD Victoria International Jazz Festival in June, find great family fun at the Downtown Victoria Buskers Festival in July or sip spirited creations at the Art of the Cocktail festival in October. Victoria is full of life all year long.

Dine Around

Easily Victoria’s most anticipated foodie event, Dine Around & Stay in Town 2021 takes place from January 14 to February 7, 2021. 

Rifflandia Festival

Returning for 2022 on September 15-18! Welcoming artists to its many stages, including some of the biggest musical acts in the world, alongside new, developing and local talent.

TD Victoria International JazzFest
TD Victoria International JazzFest

The TD Victoria International JazzFest is a ten-day music festival featuring the jazz, blues and world music of many acclaimed musicians.

Victoria Pride Week

Victoria Pride Week empowers those who are - or think they may be - lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirited, intersex, and all friends and allies to celebrate learning and empowerment!

A crowd of people waving Canadian flags.
Canada Day Victoria
Ring in Canada's birthday! Find fun and family-friendly events and live performances throughout Greater Victoria and the surrounding region on Canada Day, July 1.
Symphony Splash
Symphony Splash

On Sunday, August 4, 2019, tens of thousands of people will take to Victoria’s Inner Harbour for the 30th annual Victoria Symphony Splash. A must-see event!

Victoria Day

Celebrated every year on the last Monday before May 25, Victoria Day is a Canadian public holiday in honour of Queen Victoria's birthday. There is lots going on in Victoria all weekend long. 

Indigenous Cultural Festival
Celebrate local Indigenous cultures from British Columbia and see more than 25 performers on the main stage over three days June 21-23, plus artisans, culinary talents and more!
Victoria Ska & Reggae Festival

Join us for our 20th annual Victoria Ska & Reggae Festival welcoming a staggeringly diverse lineup full of the finest grooves and rhythms from around the globe.