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 42nd anniversary.

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 work boats – 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 30 – September 1 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!

Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival

A Vancouver Island festival tradition for thirty-two years, Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival takes over downtown Victoria BC each summer for a 12-day celebration of live performance from around the world, featuring an eclectic mixture of spoken word, drama, musicals, dance, comedy, magic, theatre for young audiences and more.

Victoria Fringe is an explosion of live performance, featuring 47 shows from around the globe, outdoor events for the whole family and late night programming in the Fringe Club.

A Vancouver Island festival tradition for thirty-two years, Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival takes over downtown Victoria BC each summer for a 12-day celebration of live performance from around the world, featuring an eclectic mixture of spoken word, drama, musicals, dance, comedy, magic, theatre for young audiences and more.

Don’t forget your Fringe button! Tickets + passes go on sale now.

Everyone who attends Victoria Fringe buys a membership button ($6), and then tickets are $11 or less at the door. Advance tickets are available (surcharge applies) as are discount passes for at-door tickets, available one hour prior to showtime. Ticket holders over the age of 12 need a Fringe Button AND a ticket to see a Fringe show. You can purchase your Fringe Button at Ticket Rocket or at every venue when tickets go on sale. At-door ticket sales are in CASH only. 

100% of the ticket price goes directly to the artists you choose to see, so the Fringe Button helps Intrepid Theatre Company Society raise the money needed to put on a great Fringe in Victoria for you!

You MUST show your button and your ticket whenever you enter a Victoria Fringe venue.

BUY TICKETS
At the Venue
Starting one hour before the show, at the box office at each venue. Half of all tickets are reserved for at-door sales. CASH ONLY.

In Advance
$1 surcharge applies per ticket. Advance sales end 3 hours before each scheduled showtime. Purchase online at ticketrocket.co or in-person (see below for hours).

*NEW – 2 locations!
10am-5pm, Monday to Friday at Ticket Rocket, #101 – 804 Broughton Street (across from the Royal Theatre
Noon – 7pm daily, starting August 20 at Fringe HQ, 1609 Blanshard (at Fisgard, across from Romeos). Note, this location will close early on August 22 and will be set-up at the Fringe Eve Preview for your ticket buying needs. 

FESTIVAL PASSES
5-Show Munch Card
This shareable 5-Show pass is valid for 5 at-door or in advance (surcharge-free!)  tickets. $57. Buy Now.

10-Show Frequent Fringer
Valid for at-door tickets only. This pass cannot be shared. A limited number of passes are printed, so act fast! $88. Buy Now.

Passes must be purchased in advance, not for sale at the venues. All passes must be picked up in advance from either box office location in advance of attending your first show. Does not include Fringe Button. 

3 Important Reminders

  1. 1. ALL FRINGE SHOWS START ON TIME. All venues are general admission.
  2. 2. LATECOMERS ARE NEVER ADMITTED. Even if you have a ticket in hand. Please arrive early.
  3. 3. THE FRINGE DOES NOT ISSUE REFUNDS. Because we return 100% of the net ticket price to the artists!

Vegtoria! Victoria’s Veg Fest 2019

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 20th, 2019!

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 2019 ! 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.

 

26TH ANNUAL VICTORIA PRIDE PARADE

Watch over 100 colourful groups & floats, or march yourself with local businesses, non-profits, the LBGTQ community & their allies in Victoria’s biggest parade of the year. Follow the end of the parade to MacDonald Park in James Bay for the Victoria Pride Festival!

26TH ANNUAL VICTORIA PRIDE PARADE: The Victoria Pride Society acknowledges that we serve our communities as visitors on the traditional territories of the WSÁNEĆ (Saanich), Lkwungen (Songhees) and Wyomilth (Esquimalt) peoples of the Coast Salish Nation.

Watch thousands of people in more than 100 colourful entries march through downtown Victoria to show their PRIDE and solidarity with the Queer community.

The parade begins at the corner of Pandora and Government, continuing south on Government, turning west on Belleville and then south on Menzies until turning west at Kingston; parade moves south on Oswego ending at MacDonald Park at the corner of Oswego and Simcoe. Follow the end of the parade to MacDonald Park in James Bay to the Victoria Pride Festival.

ABOUT THE 26TH ANNUAL VICTORIA PRIDE PARADE
Since 1994, the annual Victoria Pride Parade has brought together people to increase the visibility of the diverse Queer community in Victoria, celebrate resilience and protest against continued marginalization. The parade has become one of the largest on the island with 2019 slated to be the loudest and proudest yet.

THE 26TH ANNUAL VICTORIA PRIDE PARADE

ABOUT THE VICTORIA PRIDE SOCIETY
The Victoria Pride Society organizes events in accordance with its mission to inspire full inclusion within the Pride Community and society at large through visibility, collaboration, ongoing conversation and celebration. We envision a world free of discrimination, violence, and ignorance, in which all people, through education, equality, and safety are empowered to lead full, authentic lives.

SAFER SPACES
Victoria Pride Society organizes events where everyone is responsible to help create and maintain safer spaces for participants that celebrate diversity, promote inclusivity, and which are free of all forms of oppression and anything that can harm or limit our rights and personal well-being.

Victoria Pride Parade is a family-inclusive event. For this reason, we ask all participants to refrain from actions and images that are excessively violent, sexually explicit, or which may be otherwise distressing. Our desire is not to limit self-expression but to ensure that the context in which it occurs is appropriate for everyone.

For more info visit: https://victoriapridesociety.org/

For images of previous Pride Festivals in Victoria visit: https://www.bradedwards.ca/Events/Parades/Pride-Victoria

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 July 3 – 7,  2019

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.

TD Victoria Jazzfest: Day 5

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

TD Victoria Jazzfest: Day 5: The TD Victoria International JazzFest is a ten-day music festival featuring the jazz, blues and world music of local, Canadian, and internationally acclaimed musicians. The longest running multi-day professional music festival serving audiences on Vancouver Island, TD JazzFest offers its devoted audience a wide scope of programming comparable to much larger festivals in significantly larger urban areas. Since its inception the festival has been presented and produced by the Victoria Jazz Society.

The 36th TD Victoria International JazzFest takes place Friday, June 21 – Sunday, June 30, 2019.

Don’t miss a single TD JazzFest announcement, click here to sign up for the Victoria Jazz Society newsletter.

TUESDAY, JUNE 25

  • TD Victoria International JazzFest: Amina Figarova Sextet
  • Hermann’s Jazz Club (753 View St., 250-388-9166)
  • 7:30pm
  • Click to learn more
  • TD Victoria International JazzFest: Joey Alexander Trio plus Quinn Bachand
  • Royal Theatre (805 Broughton St, 250-386-6121)
  • 7:30pm
  • Click to learn more
  • TD Victoria International JazzFest: Los Gringos Locos
  • Vista 18 Westcoast Grill & Wine Bar (740 Burdett, 250-382-9258)
  • 8:00pm
  • Click to learn more
  • TD Victoria International JazzFest: Blue Moon Marquee
  • Pacific Lounge at the Hotel Grand Pacific (463 Belleville St., 250-386-0450)
  • 9:00pm
  • Click to learn more
  • TD Victoria International JazzFest: Alex Pangman
  • Victoria Event Centre (1415 Broad St., 250-380-1280)
  • 9:30pm
  • Click to learn more

Free Music in Centennial Square 12:00 – 1:00PM

Cuban-born classically trained pianist PABLO CARDENAS is on a mission to expand the limits of jazz, incorporating elements of Latin, Afro-Cuban, R&B, and classical music.  Cardenas joins forces with PETER DOWSE bassHÉCTOR RAMOScongas, and JOSÉ SANCHEZ drums.

TD Victoria Jazzfest: Day 5 Ticket Info: https://jazzvictoria.ca/jazz-fest/page/2019-td-jazzfest-tickets

TD Victoria International Jazzfest

Previously announced headliners appearing in the “Marquee Series” at the Royal Theatre and McPherson Playhouse are Raul Midón and Lionel Loueke & Laila Biali, The Suffers, Patricia Barber Trio, Joey Alexander Trio, Jesse Cook, Gregory Porter, and Jacob Collier.

36th Annual TD Victoria International Jazzfest

THE TEN HOT DAYS AND NIGHTS OF THE COOLEST MUSIC IN TOWN will happen from June 21 to June 30, 2019 when the TD JazzFest will present a culturally and musically diverse program of over 80 stunning performances and four workshop/clinics on 8 stages in downtown Victoria. Jazz is the “sound of surprise,” which will be heard when over 300 musicians in 68 bands from around the world.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Additional information on venues, tickets and marquee headliners, visit: playinvictoria.net/live-music/td-jazzfest-victoria/

2019 Ska & Reggae Festival Victoria

2019 Ska & Reggae Festival Victoria

The line up signifies the love and support of people around the globe that have helped us survive and thrive until this point.

Now with all our heart Victoria’s 20th Anniversary Ska & Reggae Festival June 19 – 23, 2019 welcomes the world to share our love and excitement for this Festival of the People!

ALL TICKETS ON SALE NOW HERE: https://bit.ly/2JzSlsh

Ky Mani Marley
Less Than Jake Less Than Jake
Macka B & the Ragga Roots Band
Cherry Poppin’ Daddies
The Pietasters
Leroy Sibbles (of The Heptones)
Dub Pistols (DJ Set)
One Drop (reunion)
The Leg-Up Program
Mat The Alien
Entangados
MAMÁ PULPA
Chainska Brassika
Vieja Skina
SweetLeaf
LowDown Brass Band
Salsahall Collective-Harvey Paris Music
Def3
The Scotch Bonnets
The Brooks
The Capital Collective
Erica Dee LIVE
Tank Gyal
Boogát
Mt. Doyle
Meryem Saci
Danny Rebel & The KGB
Stephen Lewis
Blackwood Kings
Greenlaw – Skyla J and Oz
Ganjo Bassman
Phonosonics
Apex Breaks
Brehdren
The Funkee Wadd
TecStyleZ
Sexweather
DJ Abel aka Selecta ABEL

About the 2019 Ska & Reggae Festival Victoria

The Victoria BC Ska Society is an artistic musical non-profit organization that is comprised of a handful of organizers, volunteers and Board of Directors whose main goal is to keep Victoria’s Annual Ska & Reggae Festival improving and evolving year after year, as well as to preserve the profile of ska and its related genres throughout the year in our region. All those involved in the Society have a burning passion for supporting the ska and reggae scene throughout Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland of BC as well as Canada and the rest of the world.

VICTORIA BC SKA SOCIETY MANDATE/CONSTITUTION

1. To present and nurture ska music along with its related genres- jazz, reggae, rock n’ roll, punk, soul Latin, R&B and more – in Victoria and region, on Vancouver Island, across British Columbia and Canada as well as the world

2. To educate youth, communities and the general public about ska music and its related genres through a variety of methods including but not limited to the presentation of festivals, musical events, film, visual art, literature, and the press

3. To work with individuals, groups, non-profit organizations, businesses and governments throughout Victoria and region and across Canada in order to entrench ska music and its related genres into local and national culture

Annual Oak Bay Tea Party

The Oak Bay Tea Party is an annual event in Oak Bay, British Columbia. 2019 marks the 57th 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. 2019 marks the 57th 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 2019 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.