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Seasonal Events

Find exciting events through all four seasons in Victoria. With hundreds of festivals, you can be confident your visit will probably coincide with one or more amazing local cultural, culinary, musical or other celebrations.

SPRING

Victoria's mild climate and scenic surroundings are just part of the reason why the city is known as a year-round vacation destination. Spring in Victoria is especially lovely, and brings celebrations of everything from boating to theatre. Some springtime event highlights include:

  • Victoria Beer Week – April 1-9, 2022
  • Cherry Blossoms – March-April
  • Victoria Day Parade – May 23, 2022

Spring blossoms at Hatley Castle

Canada Day July 1

SUMMER

Long, warm days and star-filled evenings give extra hours to savour the best Victoria has to offer. Food, drink and fun await, and thanks to an abundance of sunshine, colourful blossoms line the city streets. Some summer event highlights include:

  • Indigenous Cultural Festival
  • Victoria International Jazz Fest - June 24 - July 3, 2022
  • Canada Day - July 1
  • Symphony Splash
  • Classic Boat Festival - September 4-6, 2020 

FALL

The days may be shorter, but there’s no shortage of things to do on a crisp autumn day in Victoria. The brilliant colours of fall hint at the vibrant, diverse festivals of the season. Some fall event highlights include:

  • Brewery & The Beast Culinary Festival – May 25, 2022

  • Salt Spring Island Apple Festival  – October 2, 2022

  • Art of the Cocktail – October, 2022

  • Salmon run: mid-late October to early December  

Rifflandia Festival

Christmas lights on the Parliament Buildings

WINTER

From holiday lights on the Parliament Buildings, Father Christmas at the Royal BC Museum, to the jingle of horses pulling carriages and clip clopping down the cobblestone streets—winter in Victoria is truly magical.

  • Festival of Trees – November 26 - January 2

  • Magic of Christmas at Butchart Gardens – December 1 - January 6

  • Christmas Lights Across Canada – December 6 - January 6

  • Chinese New Year – January 22, 2023

Upcoming Events

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Jul 1 - Aug 18, 2022

Parksville Beach Festival

Parksville Community Park

BC Aviation Museum Annual Open House Victoria BC

Aug 20, 2022

BC Aviation Museum Open House

British Columbia Aviation Museum

Music in the Park Saanich Parks and Recreation Victoria

Aug 16, 2022

Music in the Park

Location varies - see event schedule

Aug 18, 2022

Winemaker’s Dinner Series

Oak Bay Beach Hotel

May 17 - Nov 5, 2022

Queer at Sea: Tales from the 2SLGBTQ+ Community

The Maritime Museum of British Columbia

Sep 30, 2022

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill by Lanie Robertson

Hermann's Jazz Club and Upstairs Lounge

Aug 18, 2022

Seasonal Cooking Workshop: Salsa in Season

Victoria Community Food Hub

May 28 - Oct 10, 2022

Victoria Harbour Ferry Water Ballet

Inner Harbour (best viewing in front of Steamship Terminal)

May 8 - Sep 25, 2022

Sidney Farmer's Market

Mary Winspear Centre (Outdoors)

Jun 2 - Sep 1, 2022

Sidney Thursday Night Market

Mary Winspear Centre (Outdoors)

Sep 23, 2022

Toss The Boss

WildPlay Nanaimo

Sep 10, 2022

Mriya: Life in Rhythm at the Royal Theatre

Royal Theatre

Jun 18 - Feb 28, 2023

Robert Bateman: Heart and Home Exhibit

The Bateman Gallery

Jul 1 - Sep 3, 2022

Summer Entertainment at The Butchart Gardens

The Concert Lawn Stage at The Butchart Gardens

Sep 29, 2022

Alyssa Edwards: Life, Love & Lashes Tour

Royal Theatre

Nov 23, 2022

Rupi Kaur: World Tour

Royal Theatre

Jul 26 - Oct 1, 2022

The North Saanich Flavour Trails

Over 24 local food and beverage vendors across North Saanich

Aug 12 - Aug 20, 2022

Grease (school version) by West Coast Triple Threat Performers

Pioneer Park, Brentwood Bay

Sep 8, 2022

Summer Market at Sea Cider

Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse

Aug 27 - Aug 28, 2022

Scattered Artists Tour

Saanich

Aug 20, 2022

Bird & Basket Summer Lunch Series at Point Ellice House

Point Ellice House

Jul 30 - Aug 27, 2022

Summer Saturdays at Malahat Skywalk

Malahat Skywalk

Aug 27, 2022

Flavour Trails Ol' Fashioned Farm Celebration

Sandown Centre for Regenerative Agriculture 1

Sep 22 - Sep 25, 2022

The 2022 Canadian Senior Lawn Bowling Championships

Victoria Lawn Bowling Club - Beacon Hill Park

Aug 12 - Aug 19, 2022

The Avenue Gallery – Feature Artist – Marianne Meyer

The Avenue Gallery