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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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
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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Vancouver Island Musicfest

A quintessential “west coast fest” featuring roots and world music performers from across Canada and around the globe!

Vancouver Island Musicfest

“It’s impossible to experience this festival alone… you could technically go alone… but be prepared to share some truly remarkable memories with the people you meet. MusicFest makes complete strangers feel less strange.”Shane Koyczan

Vancouver Island Musicfest - Courtenay BCA quintessential “west coast fest” featuring roots and world music performers from across Canada and around the globe!

3 days and 6 stages FULL of music, interactive workshops, roving performers, funky crafts and delicious food, on site camping, major eco-initiatives, participatory art projects and more….

Held each July on the banks of the Tsolum River in the beautiful Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, Vancouver Island MusicFest welcomes over 1,000 volunteers and over 7,000 audience members for a magical celebration of music and culture!

From bluegrass to blues, reggae to folk, indie rock to rockabilly and from country to hip hop and spoken word – there’s music for everyone to enjoy and discover.

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11th Victoria International Accordion Festival

This year we’re celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday. The best Canadian and international artists are joining us in this spectacular event. Victoria will be echoing with accordion music for four full days. Listen to world-class concerts or join in on workshops, free accordion lessons, the accordion museum, accordion history lectures, dinner-dance, accordion competitions, trade show and free open-air performances.

11th Victoria International Accordion Festival 11th Victoria International Accordion Festival 

In the previous 10 years, Victoria International Accordion Festival has established itself as one of the most recognized accordion festivals in North America.

Probably the greatest achievement was hosting the 66th Coupe Mondiale, the world’s largest accordion event, back in 2013, as the part of the 7th Victoria Accordion Festival, when hundreds of accordionists from all over the world showcased their talents for thousands in the audience.

The Festival has published its first CD, “The Best of Victoria International Accordion Festival” featuring some of the world’s best accordionists an ensembles like Frank Marocco, Alexander Sevastian, Jelena Milojevic, Cory Pesaturo, Quartetto Gelatto and Trio Voronezh.

As a big part of the Festival, Victoria International Accordion Competition keeps attracting contestants from all over the world. Last year competition had entries from Europe, South America, China and North America.

The world’s greatest accordion pedagogues and performers have been adjudicating, giving workshops and performing in Victoria, like Renzo Ruggieri, Jacque Mornet, Frederic Deshamps, Frank Marocco, Vjatcheslav Semionov, Miljan Bjeletic, Jianan Tian, Grayson Massefield, Stas Venglevski… Thanks to the Victoria International Accordion Festival, a city of Victoria is put on a world’s accordion map.

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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 11th year, the Mexican Canadian Community Association of Victoria will host Festival Mexicano. Festivities kick off the 8th from noon to 5 p.m. with Latin dance, live music, mariachi band and folklore dancers at the Centennial Square, then continues the 10th with even more activities and music.

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.

Contact for more Information and volunteer applications: (250) 213-9366

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The 2017 Phillips Backyard Weekender

This July 7-9, party with 3000 of your closest friends at the Phillips Backyard Weekender – a 19+ licensed event in the very awesome and large Phillips Backyard, located at the Phillips Brewery in Victoria, BC.! Disguised as a brewery parking lot by day, the Phillips Backyard magically transforms into an outdoor music super-party for three unforgettable nights.

Phillips Backyard Weekender - Victoria BCAtomique Productions and The Phillips Brewing and Malting Co. present…

The 2017 Phillips Backyard Weekender

PBW 2016 Recap Video

The 3-4-ALL Festival Bundle is also available for purchase! Three festivals (Phillips Backyard Weekender, Rock The Shores, and Rifflandia) in one bundle.

Plan your summer now. Purchase here.

This July 7-9, party with 3000 of your closest friends at the Phillips Backyard Weekender – a 19+ licensed event in the very awesome and large Phillips Backyard, located at the Phillips Brewery in Victoria, BC.! Disguised as a brewery parking lot by day, the Phillips Backyard magically transforms into an outdoor music super-party for three unforgettable nights. Set against the backdrop of our beloved local craft brewery in the open air of downtown Victoria’s communal backyard, The Phillips Backyard Weekender is a summer highlight not to be missed. Previous year’s artists include Milky Chance, Bahamas, The Funk Hunters, De La Soul, The Cat Empire, Charles Bradley, USS, and more!

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The TD Victoria Int. JazzFest presents: Elvin Bishop Band

Musical icon Elvin Bishop got his start as lead guitarist for the legendary Paul Butterfield Blues band, the group that gets the most credit for introducing white America to the blues.

Musical icon Elvin Bishop got his start as lead guitarist for the legendary Paul Butterfield Blues band, the group that gets the most credit for introducing white America to the blues. Five years later he went solo and formed the Elvin Bishop Group, going on to record 20 albums amidst a memorable six-decade career, garnering him Grammy nominations and induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. [listen to Elvin Bishop]

Best known for the song “Fooled Around and Fell In Love,” a well-loved classic recently featured on the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack, this easy-going guitar slinger is a veritable legend. His most recent release, Big Fun Trio, is topping blues radio charts, but Bishop brings his rockin’ sextet to Victoria for his TD JazzFest debut.

We have more information including links and schedules for Jazzfest HERE

Visit Elvin Bishop on-line: http://elvinbishopmusic.com/

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Breakwater Barge – Summer Line-Up

The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority & Deanna Young Promotions presents The Breakwater Barge with Local beer from Driftwood Brewery Phillips Brewing & Malting Co. Hoyne Brewing Company Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse Artisan Wine Shop AWS Deadbeetz Food Truck Songhees Seafood & Steam Thrifty’s Smile Truck The Kraken Cantina.

Breakwater Barge - PlayInVictoria.netThe Greater Victoria Harbour Authority & Deanna Young Promotions presents The Breakwater Barge with Local beer from Driftwood Brewery Phillips Brewing & Malting Co. Hoyne Brewing Company Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse Artisan Wine Shop AWS Deadbeetz Food Truck Songhees Seafood & Steam Thrifty’s Smile Truck The Kraken Cantina.

The Breakwater Barge opens at 5pm. $2 cash only cover charge (part proceeds support local charities) Kids welcome. No pets on the barge. Non smoking venue.

June 23rd – DJ Juice

June 30th – Jessica Benini Band

July 7th – Midnight Mile

July 14th Union Cartel

July 21st Weird Party

July 28th Jon + Ra

August 5th Caleb Hart and the Royal Youths

August 11th Black Angus

August 18th Hann, Harvey and Paul

Food trucks in rotation this season: The Kraken Cantina, Thrifty’s Smile Truck, Songhees Seafood and Steam, Deadbeetz, Mamma Rosie’s, The Hungry Rooster.

More refreshments: Driftwood Brewery, Phillips Brewing and Malting, Hoyne Brewing Co, Sea Cider Farm and Cider house, Mark Anthony Artisan Wine Shop.

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JUICE. On The Breakwater Barge 5PM June 23 #yyjmusic @gvicharbour

Greater Victoria Harbour Authority presents The Breakwater Barge.
Join us Friday June 23rd from 5PM to 9:30PM for JUICE. (dj set) for funk filled dance party.

Breakwater Barge - PlayInVictoria.netFrom the ever-burgeoning club scene of BC’s hidden gem, Victoria, comes Ryan “Juice” Walton. Juice has built a small empire being the go-to party starter of the island and his efforts have landed him gigs from Shambhala with Smalltown DJs to sharing the stage with acts like Bun B, Mat the Alien, The Funk Hunters, Skratch Bastid, & A Tribe Called Red.

Juice won’t be pigeonholed into any genres though. You can catch him rocking a pool party, playing funk, soul & disco late night, or at the club bangin’ rap or late night bass to the wee hours. His rep is growing just as fast as the dancefloors in front of him, definitely a Canadian DJ to keep your eyes on moving forward. He’s not the Jack of all trades, he’s the Juice of all trades.

Local beer from Phillips Brewing & Malting Co., Driftwood Brewery & Hoyne Brewing Company. Cider from Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse and wine from the Artisan Wine Shop AWS. Food will also be on site from The Kraken by The Breakwater, Deadbeetz Food Truck, Songhees Seafood & Steam and Thrifty Foods Smile Truck.

The Breakwater Barge opens at 5PM. $2 cash admission with partial proceeds to James Bay New Horizons Society

Kids welcome. No pets or smoking on the barge.

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