Events List

Below is a listing of City of Victoria events. For a full listing of community events visit Tourism Victoria's Community Events Calendar.

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  • August 21, 2014 - August 31, 2014 (9:00 AM - 10:00 PM) - Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival

    Various downtown venues & times

    The Victoria Fringe Festival is an 11-day celebration of live theatre from around the world at venues across town. Vancouver Island’s biggest theatre event features over 45 comedy, drama, spoken word and physical theatre shows, plus free special events such as FringeKids Fest in Market Square, nightly fun at the Fringe Club, and pre-fest kick-off events at Centennial Square. Fringe-going is easy, fun and slightly addictive.

    For more info: 250.590.6291 www.victoriafringe.com

  • August 26, 2014 - August 28, 2014 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM) - Summer in the Square Lunchtime Concerts

    July 2 – September 11 (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays) Noon to 1 pm
    Centennial Square (Douglas Street and Pandora Avenue)

    Enjoy your lunch breaks listening to an eclectic mix of live music at free Summer in the Square Lunchtime Concerts, presented by the City of Victoria.

    Today’s performance: Blues Bash Concert

    FOR MORE INFO: www.victoria.ca/summerinthesquare

  • August 28, 2014 (9:30 AM - 4:00 PM) - Governance & Priorities Committee

  • August 28, 2014 (7:00 PM - 11:00 PM) - Council Meeting

  • August 29, 2014 (1:30 PM - 3:30 PM) - Concerts in the Park

    The popular Concerts in the Park series runs Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holiday Mondays from June 20 – September 12 from 1:30 pm to 3:20 pm.
    Cameron Bandshell, Beacon Hill Park

    Today’s performance: The Kingmixers (Blues)

    FOR MORE INFO: 250.361.0708 culture@victoria.ca www.victoria.ca/concertsinthepark

  • August 30, 2014 (1:30 PM - 3:30 PM) - Concerts in the Park

    The popular Concerts in the Park series runs Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holiday Mondays from June 20 – September 12 from 1:30 pm to 3:20 pm.
    Cameron Bandshell, Beacon Hill Park

    Today’s performance: Bill Mulley Quartet (Jazz)

    FOR MORE INFO: 250.361.0708 culture@victoria.ca www.victoria.ca/concertsinthepark

  • August 31, 2014 (9:00 AM - 10:00 PM) - 20th Annual Vancouver Island Blues Bash

    (August 31 and September 1)
    Times to be be determined
    Ship Point, Inner Harbour

    The Vancouver Island Blues Bash is a two-day festival that features all styles of blues and R&B on the Labour Day weekend at Ship Point, situated in Victoria’s Inner Harbour. The event includes free afternoon performances, with ticketed performances in the evening. The full festival line-up is announced in mid-July.

    For more info: 250.388.4423 www.jazzvictoria.ca

  • August 31, 2014 (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM) - Chess in the Square

    CRD Square (near Government and Fisgard Streets)

    Participate in free Giant Chess, Blitz, Learn to Play and casual games plus much more chess at Centennial Square on Sundays from May 18 to August 31 from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Presented by Victoria Junior Chess and sponsored by the City of Victoria. For more info: www.victoriajuniorchess.com

  • August 31, 2014 (1:30 PM - 3:30 PM) - Concerts in the Park

    The popular Concerts in the Park series runs Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holiday Mondays from June 20 – September 12 from 1:30 pm to 3:20 pm.
    Cameron Bandshell, Beacon Hill Park

    Today’s performance: John Miller Quartet (Jazz)

    FOR MORE INFO: 250.361.0708 culture@victoria.ca www.victoria.ca/concertsinthepark

  • September 1, 2014 (9:00 AM - 10:00 PM) - 20th Annual Vancouver Island Blues Bash

    (August 31 and September 1)
    Times to be determined
    Ship Point, Inner Harbour

    The Vancouver Island Blues Bash is a two-day festival that features all styles of blues and R&B on the Labour Day weekend at Ship Point, situated in Victoria’s Inner Harbour. The event includes free afternoon performances, with ticketed performances in the evening. The full festival line-up is announced in mid-July.

    For more info: 250.388.4423 www.jazzvictoria.ca

  • September 1, 2014 (1:30 PM - 3:30 PM) - Concerts in the Park

    The popular Concerts in the Park series runs Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holiday Mondays from June 20 – September 12 from 1:30 pm to 3:20 pm.
    Cameron Bandshell, Beacon Hill Park

    Today’s performance: Maria Manna & the Goldrush Boys (Various)

    FOR MORE INFO: 250.361.0708 culture@victoria.ca www.victoria.ca/concertsinthepark

  • September 2, 2014 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM) - Summer in the Square Lunchtime Concerts

    July 2 – September 11 (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays) Noon to 1 pm
    Centennial Square (Douglas Street and Pandora Avenue)

    Enjoy your lunch breaks listening to an eclectic mix of live music at free Summer in the Square Lunchtime Concerts, presented by the City of Victoria.

    Today’s performance: Smooth Lunacy

    FOR MORE INFO: www.victoria.ca/summerinthesquare

  • September 3, 2014 (11:00 AM - 11:45 AM) - Children's Concert in the Park

    Cameron Bandshell, Beacon Hill Park

    Children’s Concerts in the Park will take place on Wednesday, July 16, 30 and August 13 (Moved to SEPTEMBER 3 due to rain), and August 27 from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

    Today’s performance Music Corner: Aesop’s Animals

    FOR MORE INFO: 250.361.0708 culture@victoria.ca www.victoria.ca/concertsinthepark

  • September 3, 2014 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM) - Summer in the Square Lunchtime Concerts

    July 2 – September 11 (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays) Noon to 1 pm
    Centennial Square (Douglas Street and Pandora Avenue)

    Enjoy your lunch breaks listening to an eclectic mix of live music at free Summer in the Square Lunchtime Concerts, presented by the City of Victoria.

    Today’s performance: Rebop

    FOR MORE INFO: www.victoria.ca/summerinthesquare

  • September 4, 2014 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) - Planning & Land Use Committee

  • September 4, 2014 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM) - Summer in the Square Lunchtime Concerts

    July 2 – September 11 (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays) Noon to 1 pm
    Centennial Square (Douglas Street and Pandora Avenue)

    Enjoy your lunch breaks listening to an eclectic mix of live music at free Summer in the Square Lunchtime Concerts, presented by the City of Victoria.

    Today’s performance: Amy Winehouse Tribute

    FOR MORE INFO: www.victoria.ca/summerinthesquare

  • September 4, 2014 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM) - Corporate & Strategic Services Standing Committee

  • September 4, 2014 (7:30 PM - 9:00 PM) - Information Session: Volunteer with VEMA

    Oaklands Community Centre
    2827 Belmont Avenue

    Learn how you can help your community in an emergency response by volunteering with the Victoria Emergency Management Agency (VEMA). There are seven volunteer teams to choose from. Volunteers must be 19 years of age or older. Training is provided free of charge. We look forward to meeting you at our Information Session! Learn more at www.PrepareVictoria.ca

  • September 5, 2014 - September 6, 2014 (All Day) - Great Canadian Beer Festival

    September 5-6, Royal Athletic Park, 1014 Caledonia Avenue

    The Great Canadian Beer Festival is one of the world’s must-attend beer events. It has been held at Royal Athletic Park since 2005 on the first weekend after Labour Day. People from all over the globe seek out Victoria and the Great Canadian Beer Festival. The event features over 55 craft breweries from across Canada and the United States, with 8,000 people attending annually. The Festival includes live music by local entertainers and a fantastic selection of food offerings by local restaurants and caterers.

    FOR MORE INFO: 250.383.2332 www.gcbf.com

  • September 5, 2014 (1:30 PM - 3:30 PM) - Concerts in the Park

    The popular Concerts in the Park series runs Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holiday Mondays from June 20 – September 12 from 1:30 pm to 3:20 pm.
    Cameron Bandshell, Beacon Hill Park

    Today’s performance: Groove Journey (Jazz)

    FOR MORE INFO: 250.361.0708 culture@victoria.ca www.victoria.ca/concertsinthepark

  • September 6, 2014 (1:30 PM - 3:30 PM) - Concerts in the Park

    The popular Concerts in the Park series runs Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holiday Mondays from June 20 – September 12 from 1:30 pm to 3:20 pm.
    Cameron Bandshell, Beacon Hill Park

    Today’s performance: Tooo Tango (World)

    FOR MORE INFO: 250.361.0708 culture@victoria.ca www.victoria.ca/concertsinthepark

  • September 7, 2014 (1:30 PM - 3:30 PM) - Concerts in the Park

    The popular Concerts in the Park series runs Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holiday Mondays from June 20 – September 12 from 1:30 pm to 3:20 pm.
    Cameron Bandshell, Beacon Hill Park

    Today’s performance: Yiddish Columbia State Orchestra (World)

    FOR MORE INFO: 250.361.0708 culture@victoria.ca www.victoria.ca/concertsinthepark

  • September 9, 2014 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM) - Summer in the Square Lunchtime Concerts

    July 2 – September 11 (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays) Noon to 1 pm
    Centennial Square (Douglas Street and Pandora Avenue)

    Enjoy your lunch breaks listening to an eclectic mix of live music at free Summer in the Square Lunchtime Concerts, presented by the City of Victoria.

    Today’s performance: Dave Cormier

    FOR MORE INFO: www.victoria.ca/summerinthesquare

  • September 10, 2014 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM) - Summer in the Square Lunchtime Concerts

    July 2 – September 11 (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays) Noon to 1 pm
    Centennial Square (Douglas Street and Pandora Avenue)

    Enjoy your lunch breaks listening to an eclectic mix of live music at free Summer in the Square Lunchtime Concerts, presented by the City of Victoria.

    Today’s performance: The Carlines

    FOR MORE INFO: www.victoria.ca/summerinthesquare

  • September 11, 2014 - September 14, 2014 (All Day) - Rifflandia Music Festival

    September 11-14, Royal Athletic Park, 1014 Caledonia Avenue

    The seventh annual Rifflandia Music Festival features a truly diverse line-up of artists across numerous stages, all within walking distance of the city’s beautiful and historic downtown. Royal Athletic Park returns as the Festival’s flagship venue, featuring multiple stages, food vendors, art installations, a cinema area and more. Join us for a four-day celebration of music, art, food and fun this September.

    FOR MORE INFO: 250.661.2619 www.rifflandia.com

  • September 11, 2014 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM) - Governance & Priorities Committee

  • September 11, 2014 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM) - Summer in the Square Lunchtime Concerts

    July 2 – September 11 (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays) Noon to 1 pm
    Centennial Square (Douglas Street and Pandora Avenue)

    Enjoy your lunch breaks listening to an eclectic mix of live music at free Summer in the Square Lunchtime Concerts, presented by the City of Victoria.

    Today’s performance: The Dream-a-Littles

    FOR MORE INFO: www.victoria.ca/summerinthesquare

  • September 11, 2014 (7:00 PM - 11:00 PM) - Council Meeting

  • September 12, 2014 (1:30 PM - 3:30 PM) - Concerts in the Park

    The popular Concerts in the Park series runs Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holiday Mondays from June 20 – September 12 from 1:30 pm to 3:20 pm.
    Cameron Bandshell, Beacon Hill Park

    Today’s performance: Naden Band (Various)

    FOR MORE INFO: 250.361.0708 culture@victoria.ca www.victoria.ca/concertsinthepark

  • September 13, 2014 - September 14, 2014 (9:00 AM - 9:00 PM) - Victoria International Chalk Art Festival

    The Royal BC Museum (Government Street and Belleville Street), Government Street (beginning at Yates Street) and the Bay Centre (1150 Douglas Street)

    Welcome to Canada’s largest chalk festival! This free, family-friendly event is a celebration of the unique medium of street painting and presents an array of international and local chalk artists, including many members of our First Nations community. In addition to outdoor art, enjoy 3-D chalk art in the making at the Royal BC Museum. The festival includes a food village, local artisans, and a kids’ chalk area.

    For more info: www.victoriachalkfestival.com

  • September 18, 2014 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) - Planning & Land Use Committee

  • September 18, 2014 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM) - Community Services Standing Committee

  • September 20, 2014 (10:00 AM - 3:00 PM) - 3rd Annual Multicultural Food and Health Fair

    September 20 (10 AM – 3 PM)
    CDI College, 950 Kings Road

    The third annual Multicultural Food and Health Fair, hosted by the Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society (VIRCS), is a free, family-friendly event that promotes multiculturalism and community awareness in Greater Victoria. The fair includes live music and promotes local food resources and healthy nutrition through the exploration of delicious and diverse local cuisine.

    For more info: 250.361.9433 www.vircs.bc.ca

  • September 21, 2014 (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM) - Puppets for Peace Celebration

    Craigdarroch Castle to Government House (Parade route)

    Celebrate the United Nations’ International Day of Peace with a riot of puppets. Join a musical parade starting at Craigdarroch Castle and ending at Government House. Activities include puppet shows, a Peace Pole ceremony, Getting Higher Choir, music and food. Special guests include Judith Lawrence (Casey and Finnegan: Mr. Dressup), Karen Prell (Fraggle Rock), and the Puppeteers of America and more.

    For more info: 250.598.7488 www.puppetsforpeace.weebly.com

  • September 22, 2014 (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM) - Emergency Preparedness Workshop

    Cook Street Village Activity Centre
    380 Cook Street

    Are you prepared for an emergency? Register for a free, two-hour workshop to learn what it will take for you and your family to be prepared for a power outage, winter storm or a natural disaster such as an earthquake or tsunami. Depending on the emergency, your family may need to be able to cope up to seven days without outside assistance.

    Learn about the hazards that can affect Victoria, what to include in your emergency kit, how to protect your home, and how to reunite with your family members after a disaster.

    To register for this free workshop, call 250.920.3373 or e-mail vema@victoria.ca.

    For more information, visit www.PrepareVictoria.ca.

  • September 24, 2014 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM) - Emergency Preparedness Workshop

    Victoria City Hall, Antechamber
    Douglas Street and Pandora Avenue

    Are you prepared for an emergency? Register for a free, two-hour workshop to learn what it will take for you and your family to be prepared for a power outage, winter storm or a natural disaster such as an earthquake or tsunami. Depending on the emergency, your family may need to be able to cope up to seven days without outside assistance.

    Learn about the hazards that can affect Victoria, what to include in your emergency kit, how to protect your home, and how to reunite with your family members after a disaster.

    To register for this free workshop, call 250.920.3373 or e-mail vema@victoria.ca.

    For more information, visit www.PrepareVictoria.ca.

  • September 30, 2014 (All Day) - Canadian Urban Forest Conference

    Urban Forests by Design
    The 11th Canadian Urban Forest Conference.
    September 30 - October 2, 2014.

  • October 1, 2014 (All Day) - Canadian Urban Forest Conference

    Urban Forests by Design
    The 11th Canadian Urban Forest Conference.
    September 30 - October 2, 2014

  • October 2, 2014 (All Day) - Canadian Urban Forest Conference

    Urban Forests by Design
    The 11th Canadian Urban Forest Conference
    September 30 - October 2, 2014

  • October 2, 2014 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) - Planning & Land Use Committee

  • October 2, 2014 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM) - Corporate & Strategic Services Standing Committee

  • October 8, 2014 (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM) - Emergency Preparedness Workshop

    Oaklands Community Centre
    2827 Belmont Avenue

    Are you prepared for an emergency? Register for a free, two-hour workshop to learn what it will take for you and your family to be prepared for a power outage, winter storm or a natural disaster such as an earthquake or tsunami. Depending on the emergency, your family may need to be able to cope up to seven days without outside assistance.

    Learn about the hazards that can affect Victoria, what to include in your emergency kit, how to protect your home, and how to reunite with your family members after a disaster.

    To register for this free workshop, call 250.920.3373 or e-mail vema@victoria.ca.

    For more information, visit www.PrepareVictoria.ca

  • October 9, 2014 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM) - Governance & Priorities Committee

  • October 9, 2014 (7:00 PM - 11:00 PM) - Council Meeting

  • October 15, 2014 (7:30 PM - 9:30 PM) - 2014 Victoria Book Prize Gala

    Union Club of British Columbia, 805 Gordon Street

    The 2014 Victoria Book Prize Awards Gala will take place on Wednesday, October 15 at the Union Club of British Columbia. Finalists for the annual $5,000 City of Victoria Butler Book Prize Award and the $5,000 Bolen Books Children's Book Prize Award will read excerpts from their nominated works. The public will have an opportunity to purchase books and have them signed by the authors. Tickets will go on sale in September. Learn more about the annual Victoria Book Prizes at: www.victoriabookprizes.ca.

  • October 16, 2014 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) - Planning & Land Use Committee

  • October 16, 2014 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM) - Community Services Standing Committee

  • October 23, 2014 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM) - Governance & Priorities Committee

  • October 23, 2014 (7:00 PM - 11:00 PM) - Council Meeting

  • October 29, 2014 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM) - Emergency Preparedness Workshop

    Victoria City Hall, Antechamber
    Douglas Street and Pandora Avenue

    Are you prepared for an emergency? Register for a free, two-hour workshop to learn what it will take for you and your family to be prepared for a power outage, winter storm or a natural disaster such as an earthquake or tsunami. Depending on the emergency, your family may need to be able to cope up to seven days without outside assistance.

    Learn about the hazards that can affect Victoria, what to include in your emergency kit, how to protect your home, and how to reunite with your family members after a disaster.

    To register for this free workshop, call 250.920.3373 or e-mail vema@victoria.ca.

    For more information, visit www.PrepareVictoria.ca.

  • November 6, 2014 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) - Planning & Land Use Committee

  • November 22, 2014 (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM) - Island Farms Santa Light Parade

    Government Street (from Belleville to Chatham Streets)

    Bring the family to this festive, annual parade to celebrate the holiday season. Enjoy an array of dazzling floats and marching bands that travel along the magically lit Government Street from Victoria’s Inner Harbour to Chatham Street. Meet up at the Capital Iron parking lot for delicious free treats courtesy of Island Farms.

    For more info: www.victoria.ca


  • November 24, 2014 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM) - Emergency Preparedness Workshop

    Victoria City Hall, Antechamber
    Douglas Street and Pandora Avenue

    Are you prepared for an emergency? Register for a free, two-hour workshop to learn what it will take for you and your family to be prepared for a power outage, winter storm or a natural disaster such as an earthquake or tsunami. Depending on the emergency, your family may need to be able to cope up to seven days without outside assistance.

    Learn about the hazards that can affect Victoria, what to include in your emergency kit, how to protect your home, and how to reunite with your family members after a disaster.

    To register for this free workshop, call 250.920.3373 or e-mail vema@victoria.ca.

    For more information, visit www.PrepareVictoria.ca.

  • November 25, 2014 (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM) - Emergency Preparedness Workshop

    James Bay New Horizons
    234 Menzies Street

    Are you prepared for an emergency? Register for a free, two-hour workshop to learn what it will take for you and your family to be prepared for a power outage, winter storm or a natural disaster such as an earthquake or tsunami. Depending on the emergency, your family may need to be able to cope up to seven days without outside assistance.

    Learn about the hazards that can affect Victoria, what to include in your emergency kit, how to protect your home, and how to reunite with your family members after a disaster.

    To register for this free workshop, call 250.920.3373 or e-mail vema@victoria.ca.

    For more information, visit www.PrepareVictoria.ca.

  • November 27, 2014 (7:00 PM - 11:00 PM) - Council Meeting

  • December 4, 2014 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM) - Council Meeting

  • December 11, 2014 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) - Planning & Land Use Committee

  • December 18, 2014 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM) - Governance & Priorities Committee

  • December 18, 2014 (7:00 PM - 11:00 PM) - Council Meeting