2017 Blues Bash

The 24th annual Vancouver Island Blues Bash will be held on September 2 – 4, 2017 at Ship Point (900 block Wharf St.) in Downtown Victoria’s inner harbour!

This year’s featured ticketed performances are Matt Schofield and The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer plus The Villanovas.

All performances take place in downtown Victoria’s Ship Point.

Save big on the ticketed evening performances with a TICKET COMBO for only $45 (saving $11!)

See the complete schedule at: Vancouver Island Blues Bash – Details and set times.

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Victoria Classic Boat Festival

Join us this year as we host a very special celebration of the Victoria Classic Boat Festival’s 40th anniversary along with Canada’s 150th Birthday. Planning is underway for this very special celebration of our marine heritage.

Victoria Classic Boat Festival

Victoria Classic Boat Festival

Join us this year as we host a very special celebration of the Victoria Classic Boat Festival’s 40th anniversary along with Canada’s 150th Birthday. Planning is underway for this very special celebration of our marine heritage.

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 to have some amazing maritime non-profit organizations throughout the region, including the Maritime Museum of BC, Port Townsend Wooden Boat Foundation, SALTS, Seattle Centre for Wooden Boats, Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre, Victoria Tall Ships Society, Silva Bay Shipyard School and the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding to name a few. These dedicated organizations provide opportunities for education, training, skills development and economic growth in our communities. The boat owners and those that support them are why we are still celebrating our maritime heritage after 40 years.

​Enjoy this year’s Victoria Classic Boat Festival from September 1st – 3rd, 2017 in Victoria’s beautiful Inner Harbour.

Whether you are a returning visitor or boat owner, or perhaps it’s your first visit to Victoria during this event – we look forward to seeing you on the docks this year!

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RCMP Musical Ride at Royal Roads University

The Victoria Military Music Festival Society is delighted to be the local partner in presenting the RCMP Musical Ride in Victoria and Colwood as part of a special Canada 150 tour.

Royal Roads University is delighted to host the RCMP Musical Ride Canada 150 tour, locally presented by the Victoria Military Music Festival Society and partners.

The ride is a tradition almost as old as Canada itself, first performed in 1876 in Fort Macleod, Alberta. The modern version features 32 riders and their horses performing intricate, thrilling cavalry figures and drills choreographed to music.

Admission is free on a first come, first serve basis with donations gratefully accepted. Feel free to bring lawn chairs, blankets, cameras, food, water and other non-alcoholic beverages.

Parking on the university campus will be limited. We encourage you to walk, bike or use public transit. Royal Roads is connected to the Galloping Goose Regional Trail, has two bus stops and can also be accessed by bike or on foot via various trails throughout campus.

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RCMP Musical Ride – Victoria

The Victoria Military Music Festival Society is delighted to be the local partner in presenting the RCMP Musical Ride in Victoria and Colwood as part of a special Canada 150 tour.

We are delighted to be the local partner in presenting the RCMP Musical Ride in Victoria and Colwood as part of a special Canada 150 tour. The Musical Ride, with a full troop of 32 riders and their horses, consists of complex and thrilling cavalry figures and drills choreographed to music.
Admission to performances: FREE Admission, donations welcome.

** This is a free and unticketed event

Location: Topaz Park, Victoria
Showtimes: Saturday, August 26, 2017, at 1:30 p.m.*
Pre-Show: Additional participants to be announced.

Location: Royal Roads University, Colwood
Showtimes: Sunday, August 27, 2017, at 1:30 p.m.*
Pre-Show: Additional participants to be announced.
*Entertainment by local performers starts at 1:30 p.m. with the Musical Ride commencing at 2:30 p.m.

This event is part of the Canada 150 celebrations. We encourage you to dress up in red and white emblematic of Canada’s colours.

RCMP Musical Ride merchandise will be available on site for sale. Cash sales only.

It could be hot and sunny – so ensure you are protected from the sun.

Bring with you:
chairs or blankets
cameras
snacks

There will be plenty of photo opportunities. Chat with the Musical Ride team, mingle and enjoy the day!

Post your pictures to our Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Parking at both venues is limited, so to avoid frustration, please consider taking public transport.

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Legends Valley Music Festival

The diverse lineup includes Body Count, with legendary rapper and actor Ice-T; House of Pain,
the popular hip hop group best known for their hit “Jump”; and Magic!, the Canadian reggae
fusion band that made waves with their hit single “Rude”. There will be another wave of artists
announced in the coming months.

Legends Valley Music Festival

Wideglide Entertainment is excited to announce the headliners for
Legends Valley Music Festival, happening on August 23 – 27, 2017 at Laketown Ranch in Lake Cowichan, BC.

BODY COUNT – HOUSE OF PAIN – MAGIC!

Tickets start at $149 for the weekend.

The diverse lineup includes Body Count, with legendary rapper and actor Ice-T; House of Pain, the popular hip hop group best known for their hit “Jump”; and Magic!, the Canadian reggae fusion band that made waves with their hit single “Rude”. There will be another wave of artists
announced in the coming months.

Legends Valley is not just a music festival, but also the home base of Bio Cup Canada, a celebration of cannabis culture, including an international growers’ competition, exhibitors, educational seminars and more.
For more information and to purchase tickets, go to www.legendsvalleymusicfestival.com.

Laketown Ranch is a new 172-acre multi-use outdoor entertainment complex located in Lake Cowichan, BC. Find more venue information at www.laketownranch.com.

The complete line-up:

Body Count CANCELLED
House of Pain
Magic!
Sloan
Five Alarm Funk
Delinquent Habits
The Harpoonist & The Axe Murder
The Forgotten Rebels
Funkdoobiest
Mat The Alien
The Gaf
Kytami
Bend Sinister
Dayglo Abortions
Illvis Freshly
Caeb Hart and the Royal Youths
Power Clown
Antipolitic
Cocaine Moustache
The Getaway Sticks
Ganjo Bassman

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35th Filberg Festival – Comox

The Filberg Festival, held annually, is the Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park Association’s (FHLPA) largest fundraiser and the Comox Valley’s premiere cultural event.

35th Filberg Festival

Set among the stately trees and gardens of the Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park in Comox on the east coast of Vancouver Island the Filberg Festival is truly a unique event. Wander through the grounds surrounded by beautiful gardens, rustic out-buildings and magnificent views of Comox Harbour and the Beaufort Mountain Range.

The principal objective of the Filberg Festival has been to encourage excellence in all forms of arts and crafts, and to assist in the promotion and sale of quality work. The Festival has established a world-wide reputation for the excellence of the work of its juried artisans, and today is one of western Canada’s largest juried outdoor arts show. Over 300 people volunteer each year to make this event a reality.

The Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park Association (FHLPA) is a non-profit organization established in 1979, which is responsible for maintaining and restoring the heritage lodge and outbuildings in the Filberg Park. The Filberg Festival, held annually, is the Associations largest fundraiser and the Comox Valley’s premiere cultural event. All funds raised from this and other fundraising activities are used for this purpose and for the operational costs associated with managing the Filberg Park for the community to enjoy.

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Vegtoria! Victoria’s Veg Fest 2017

Each year, cities across Canada and around the world celebrate vegan culture and community by hosting veg fests.

Each year, cities across Canada and around the world celebrate vegan culture and community by hosting veg fests. Victoria is excited to be taking part this year by introducing Vegtoria: Victoria’s Veg Fest, organized by the Vancouver Island Vegan Association! This day will be a celebration of vegan food and community and will offer exciting food, booths, vendors, non-profits, contests and speakers! Think, big vegan party! Everyone is invited to come and experience the values that we share as a community which celebrates the lives of non-human animals by not consuming them.

We want to acknowledge that we organize and practice our culture on unceeded Coast Salish Territory.

Vegtoria will be taking place in beautiful downtown Victoria’s Centennial Square July 22nd, 2017 from 12-5pm

This location is a central venue with open accessibility and a welcoming atmosphere.  We can’t wait  to turn it into the home of Victoria’s first Vegtoria!

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33rd Islands Folk Festival kicks off TODAY @islandsfolk #yyjmusic

33rd Annual Islands Folk FestivalThe Cowichan Folk Guild (CFG) will proudly present the 33rd Islands Folk Festival on July 21 – 23, 2017at Providence Farm in Duncan, BC. For directions, click here.  Music lovers from all over Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands are invited to join this celebration of music, featuring all the best elements of a homegrown folk festival.

Adult Advance Weekend Passes are $125 plus GST –
Youth (over 12/under 19) passes are $62.50 plus GST         
Children under 13 get in free

Day Passes for Friday night, all day Saturday, Saturday night and Sunday afternoon are available at our on-line ticket site and will also be available at the gate from 3:00pm Friday July 21.

Weekend Passes can also be purchased in Duncan at Ten Old BooksVolume One Books andat the Beverly Corners Liquor Store.

More details on tickets and performers at: http://www.islandsfolkfestival.ca

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ROMP! IN THE PARK

The ROMP! Festival welcomes a new, free outdoor program ROMP! IN THE PARK in which audiences are invited to enjoy diverse dance styles in the City of Victoria’s core garden oasis Beacon Hill Park.

ROMP! Festival of Dance

The ROMP! Festival welcomes a new, free outdoor program ROMP! IN THE PARK in which audiences are invited to enjoy diverse dance styles in the City of Victoria’s core garden oasis Beacon Hill Park. Performances are at the Cameron Bandshell (central west side off Douglas Street) a beautiful open-air venue surrounded by gorgeous trees with lots of bench seating and ample space to lay out a picnic blanket. ​

Victoria’s BALLET VICTORIA will perform a suite of contemporary ballet works choreographed by Artistic Director PAUL DESTROOPER. Toronto’s MEAGAN O’SHEA will present the product of working with an ensemble of local dancers during the Raino Dance Summer Work Shop Series. From Seoul, our ROMP! 2016 Artist-in-Residence HYOSEUNG YE will perform with guest dancers Min Jin Kim and Hoyeon Kim. ​ Audiences are encouraged to bring a light sweater. ​ ​ ​ MIXED OUTDOOR PROGRAM

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Vegtoria! Victoria’s Veg Fest 2017 #yyjevents

Each year, cities across Canada and around the world celebrate vegan culture and community by hosting veg fests. Victoria is excited to be taking part this year by introducing Vegtoria: Victoria’s Veg Fest, organized by the Vancouver Island Vegan Association! This day will be a celebration of vegan food and community and will offer exciting food, booths, vendors, non-profits, contests and speakers! Think, big vegan party! Everyone is invited to come and experience the values that we share as a community which celebrates the lives of non-human animals by not consuming them.

We want to acknowledge that we organize and practice our culture on unceeded Coast Salish Territory.

Vegtoria will be taking place in beautiful downtown Victoria’s Centennial Square July 22nd, 2017 from 12-5pm

This location is a central venue with open accessibility and a welcoming atmosphere.  We can’t wait  to turn it into the home of Victoria’s first Vegtoria!

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