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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 – March 6-14, 2020
  • Capital City Comic Con – March 20-22, 2020
  • Cherry Blossoms – March-April
  • Victoria Day Parade – May 18, 2020 

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 - 2020 dates TBA
  • Victoria International Jazz Fest - June 19-28, 2020 
  • Canada Day - July 1
  • Symphony Splash - August 2, 2020
  • 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 – September 27, 2020

  • Salt Spring Island Apple Festival – October 4, 2020

  • Art of the Cocktail – October 17, 2020

  • 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 21-January 6

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

  • Christmas Lights Across Canada – December 6-January 6

  • Chinese New Year – January 26, 2020

  • Victoria Yoga Festival & Market - Feb. 14-16, 2020