Victoria Classic Boat Festival

Join us this year as we host a very special celebration of the Victoria Classic Boat Festival’s 41st anniversary along with Canada’s 151st Birthday. Planning is underway for this very special celebration of our marine heritage.

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 41st anniversary along with Canada’s 151st Birthday. Planning is underway for this very special celebration of our marine heritage.

Classic Boat FestivalThe 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 August 31 – September 2 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!

Downtown Victoria Buskers Festival

The Downtown Victoria Buskers Festival is a family friendly festival. Victoria will become a hub of busking talent with performers coming from far and wide – with a good dose of some home-grown local talent thrown in!

Downtown Victoria Buskers Festival August 30 – September 3 2018

Times Vary – full festival schedule to follow

The Downtown Victoria Buskers Festival is a  family friendly festival.  Victoria will become a hub of busking talent with performers coming from far and wide – with a good dose of some home-grown local talent thrown in! Dotted around the downtown core will be “Pitch Stop” pop-up locations where buskers will entertain and inspire. Pitch Stops across Downtown Victoria include Ship Point (Main Festival Site), The Bay Centre, Market Square, Bastion Square, Millie’s Lane (opposite Agrius Restaurant) & CRD Square.

The Downtown Victoria Buskers Festival is presented by the Downtown Victoria Business Association along with supporting partners Tourism Victoria, Greater Victoria Harbour Agency, and the Hotel Association of Greater Victoria.

Vegtoria! Victoria’s Veg Fest 2018

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

Are you ready for more amazing vegan food, entertainment, talks, apparel, services, community and did we mention the food?

We are thrilled to announce Vegtoria Veg Fest is returning to Victoria July 21st, 2018!

We are working to make this Vegtoria even bigger than last year and to introduce even more people to the compassionate, delicious, and fun vegan culture as it continues to grow across the world.

Please follow and share the event page to help us get the word out and to stay on top of all the exciting announcements we will have leading up to the big day.
Check out our website for information about Vegtoria 2018 ! www.vegtoria.ca

This venue is wheelchair accessible and will has accessible washrooms.

We acknowledge this event will be taking place on the traditional territory of the L’kwungen peoples, the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations.

 

The Phillips Backyard Weekender 2018 • Victoria, BC

Atomique Productions, The Zone at 91-3, and Phillips Brewing & Malting Co. present…

The Phillips Backyard Weekender 2018
Friday, July 20 – Sunday, July 22
Phillips Brewery Backyard, ANIAN Yard, Discovery Street
19+

Appearing in The Backyard…

The Revolution • Reggie Watts • Keys N Krates • Kelis • TOO MANY ZOOZ • !!! (Chk Chk Chk) • Hollie Cook • DJ Shub • Miles Mosley and the West Coast Get Down • Federale • Moontricks • Miami Nights 1984 • Louise Burns Music • Orilla & Grossbuster • Slim Sandy & the Hillbilly Boppers • The Champion Sound (Dj Murge & Verse)

Appearing at The Picnic-er Stage at ANIÁN, curated by Do250…

Diamond Cafe • Dylan Stone • Electric Sex Panther • Jason Verners • Small Town Artillery • Tan and Hide • Zee and The Empties • and many more to be announced!

Tickets are available both online at TicketWeb Canada and in-store at The Phillips Brewery (2010 Government St.).

The Phillips Backyard Weekender Full Weekend Pass ($106.50): backyardweekender.com/tickets

The Phillips Backyard Weekender Individual Day Passes ($39.50): backyardweekender.com/tickets

Victoria’s biggest backyard brewery party is back! After we expanded our footprint last July to include Discovery Street and ANIÁN Yard it was clear to us it needed to continue. We’re looking forward to tweaking the site layout and serving up tons of cold beer next July 20-22!

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Festival Mexicano

For the 10th year, the Mexican Canadian Community Association of Victoria will host Festival Mexicano.

2017 Festival Mexicano VictoriaFor the 12th year, the Mexican Canadian Community Association of Victoria will host Festival Mexicano. Festivities kick off the on Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. with Latin dance, live music, mariachi band and folklore dancers at the Centennial Square.

The Mexican Canadian Community Association of Victoria organizes this annual celebration as a way of promoting great food, music and dance. This year featuring a Mariachi Band “Los Dorados”. All the activities in Centennial Square are free and the focus on children and families. Music, mariachi music, dance, Salsa dance lessons and much more.

Free admission. The weekend is packed full with professional Latin music and dance performances, traditional Mexican food, craft vendors, workshops, dance lessons, games and pinatas. Admission is free for all Centennial Square programming.

 

2018 Laketown Rock June 29 – July 1

3-days of rockin’ fun featuring music from Colin James, Collective Soul, and Creedence Clearwater Revisited, plus Kim Mitchell, Big Wreck, Barney Bentall, The Grapes of Wrath, Sass Jordan, Odds and many more.

Laketown Rock

June 29, 30, and July 1
Laketown Ranch, Cowichan Valley, BC
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Laketown Rock: 3-days of rockin’ fun featuring music from Colin James, Collective Soul, and Creedence Clearwater Revisited, plus Kim Mitchell, Big Wreck, Barney Bentall, The Grapes of Wrath, Sass Jordan, Odds and many more.

Weekend passes, single-day passes, camping, and premium options on sale Friday, April 13th at 10am PST.

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Fernwood Bites 2018: Food and drink tasting event is back

Fernwood’s favorite food and drink tasting event is back for its 9th year. Join friends and neighbours at Fernwood Bites in beautiful Fernwood Square and taste the best food & drink Victoria and Southern Vancouver Island have to offer.

Fernwood’s favorite food and drink tasting event is back for its 9th year. Join friends and neighbours at Fernwood Bites in beautiful Fernwood Square and taste the best food & drink Victoria and Southern Vancouver Island have to offer. At this fabulous event, you will have full reign to enjoy samples from over 30 restaurants, breweries, distilleries, cideries, and wineries. All food and drink samples are included with the purchase of your ticket. You don’t have to choose; you can try them all! This is a 19+ event. Rain or shine.

// FOOD //

Aubergine Specialty Foods | Chef Andrew Paumier | Chef Anna Hunt | Chef Michael Williams | Christie’s Pub | Cook Culture | Dak | Fernwood Inn | Fernwood Pizza Company | Hot & Cold Café | Northern Quarter | Origin Gluten-Free Bakery | Parachute Ice Cream | Stage Wine Bar | The Livet | The Parsonage | The Salt and Pepper Fox | Toque Catering | Varsha Indian Kitchen | Wildfire Bakery | Yonni’s Doughnuts & more!

// DRINK //

Ampersand Distilling Co. | Bona Vini Wines Co. | Category 12 Brewing | Cultured Kombucha | Discovery Coffee | Fernwood Coffee Co. | Howling Bluff Winery | Hoyne Brewing Co. | Merridale Cidery | Moraine Estate Winery | Phillips Brewing & Malting Co. | Phillips Soda Works & Kid Sister Ice Cream | Sea Cider | Tod Creek Cider | Unsworth Vineyards | Victoria Distillers | Volcanic Hills Winery & more!

Fernwood Bites is a fundraiser for Fernwood Neighbourhood Resource Group. All funds raised will support programs and services in Fernwood including affordable housing, childcare, youth, senior, and family support programs, recreation, food access programs, and arts & cultural events.

 

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56th Annual Oak Bay Tea Party

The Oak Bay Tea Party is an annual event in Oak Bay, British Columbia. 2018 marks the 56th year running. The Oak Bay Tea Party has two reasons to exist: a fun time for the community and helping service organizations raise funds.

Oak Bay Tea PartyThe Oak Bay Tea Party is an annual event in Oak Bay, British Columbia. 2018 marks the 56th year running. The Oak Bay Tea Party has two reasons to exist: a fun time for the community and helping service organizations raise funds.

Come on out and ENJOY!

The 2018 Tea Party will be held on Saturday, June 2nd and Sunday, June 3rd at Willows Beach, Victoria, BC.

Tea Party Hours of Operation:

Saturday from 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and
Sunday from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Shooting Star Amusements will be operating and selling wristbands Friday, June 1st from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. only.  Saturday and Sunday, June 2nd & 3rd are ticket sales only.  Hours of operation on Saturday are 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

For Parade information and forms, click on “Events” and follow the prompts.

For information about no parking and road closures, click here and scroll down to Parking Restrictions.

FEAST: Food & Film Festival returns

Feast Food & FilmFEAST: Food & Film returns for a 6th time this June

The Victoria Film Festival has announced the line-up for its fifth annual FEAST: Food & Film Festival with events taking place on June 14, 15, and 16. FEAST will host six mouthwatering screenings over the three day period.

Kicking it off on Thursday, June 14th at The Vic Theatre is the film Fermented, a documentary about the revival of the ancient process that has become the latest food trend. Mother Nature’s Market & Deli will be serving fermented themed snacks including delicious local kombucha brewed by Cultured Kombucha and vegan based cheeses by The Cultured Nut.

Followed by Michelin Stars: Tales from the Kitchen a film that offers an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the mythical Michelin Guide of fine dining. With grand chefs such as Alain Ducasse, Daniel Humm, René Redzepi, Andoni Aduriz, Yoshimi Narisawa, Victor Arquinzoniz, Guy Savoy and many more, Michelin Stars sets the gastronomy bar at the highest level possible. And with great cuisine comes exquisite hors d’oeuvres provided by Toque Catering paired with cocktails presented by Sheringham Distillery.

On Friday, June 15th two films will screen starting with The Goddesses of Food. This documentary investigates what holds women chefs back in the modern world of cuisine and will be accompanied by Sea Cider tastings and food bites by Kitchens of Distinction.

Following Goddesses of Food, The Strath Liquor Store and Victoria Caledonian Distillery are partnering to take the viewers on a trip around Scotland from the comfort of The Vic Theatre seats with a screening of Scotch – A Golden Dream. A beautiful film which honors the history and the art behind the golden elixir.

On Saturday, June 16th the final two films are Chef Flynn and New Chefs on the Block which will close out the Food & Film Festival. Chef Flynn is a documentary about a 10-year-old boy starting a supper club in his living room who quickly outgrows his bedroom kitchen and sets out to challenge the hierarchy of the culinary world. New Chefs on The Block is an intimate multi-year portrait of two chefs who struggle to open and maintain their first restaurants. As usual, food will be on site along with real-life industry stories provided by the chefs and owners from Accio and Top Soil.

FEAST: Food & Film ticket prices vary $20-$25. All events are 19 and older. Full details are available at feastfoodfilm.ca.

FEAST: Food & Film is an annual food-focused Festival brought to you by the Victoria Film Festival to highlight local and regional food and drink paired with great films.

About the Victoria Film Festival

The Victoria Film Festival is Vancouver Island’s largest and longest-running film festival. Celebrating 25 years, the Victoria Film Festival screens 150 films over 10 days. As well as the annual Victoria Film Festival, the Festival team also coordinates multiple events year-round, including Feast: Food & Film, Free-B Film Festival, Art of the Cocktail, youth programs, and the Vic Theatre throughout the year.

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