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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  • July 18, 2014 - July 27, 2014 (12:00 PM - 10:00 PM) - The Victoria International Buskers Festival

    Various locations
    Professional street performers from around the world present more than 600 shows at outdoor venues along the waterfront and downtown. This free, family-friendly festival also celebrates local Francophone culture and includes magicians, acrobats, fire throwers, comedians, jugglers, uni-cylists, clowns and more. Tips to performers are welcomed and appreciated. This year’s event presents All Stars, featuring many audience favourites from recent years along with several new acts.

    For more info: 250.661.5350 www.victoriabuskers.com

  • July 23, 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: Ocean Rain Dancers

    FOR MORE INFO: www.victoria.ca/summerinthesquare

  • July 23, 2014 (7:00 PM - 8:00 PM) - Hip Hop Dance in the Square

    Drop-in: July 2 – August 6 (Wednesdays) 7pm – 8pm
    Special performance August 13 6pm – 9pm

    Centennial Square (Douglas Street and Pandora Avenue)

    Join us for this free, drop-in, participatory introduction to hip-hop dance in Centennial Square. On August 13, Vibestreet Band and Garden City Grooves present a night of live entertainment with hip-hop dance performances and live soul/funk/hip-hop music.

  • July 24, 2014 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM) - Governance & Priorities Committee

  • July 24, 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: Ivonne & Friends

    FOR MORE INFO: www.victoria.ca/summerinthesquare

  • July 24, 2014 (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM) - Summer in the Square Eventide Music Series

    July 3 – August 14 (Thursdays) 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
    Centennial Square (Douglas Street and Pandora Avenue)

    Join us Thursday evenings for the Eventide Music Series. Eventide, (pronounced “even-tide”) is the old name for “evening”, and was chosen to reflect the timing of the concerts in Centennial Square. This free, new concert series highlights Victoria’s eclectic local music scene featuring sounds that may or may not be described as “idiosyncratic, post angular, electro gypsy shoegaze, with a twist of twee folk, and psychedelic freak-space pop”. The Eventide Music Series is presented by the Downtown Victoria Business Association, the City of Victoria and CFUV Community Campus Radio.

    Today’s performance West My Friend, Brushes, Curtis Windover

    FOR MORE INFO: www.victoria.ca/summerinthesquare

  • July 24, 2014 (7:00 PM - 11:00 PM) - Council Meeting

  • July 25, 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.

    Today’s performance: Gypsy Rovers (Multicultural)

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

  • July 26, 2014 (12:00 PM - 6:00 PM) - Afro-Caribbean Summer Cookout

    Location to be confirmed

    The African Heritage Association of Vancouver Island is proud to present a cultural event of sharing and celebrating African and Caribbean culture through music, dance, food, education and fashion. This outdoor celebration will bring together people of African and Caribbean descent to share cultures with the rest of the Island community. Spend the afternoon enjoying the sounds and rhythms of live music, acrobatics of traditional dancers, tastes of exotic foods and shopping in the marketplace. For more info: www.ahavi.ca

  • July 26, 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.

    Today’s performance: Mike Edel (Blues)

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

  • July 27, 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.

  • July 27, 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.

    Today’s performance: CanUS Hot Jazz Band (Swing)

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

  • July 28, 2014 - July 31, 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: Victoria Symphony Concert

    FOR MORE INFO: www.victoria.ca/summerinthesquare

  • July 28, 2014 (7:00 PM - 9:30 PM) - Dancing in the Square

    Centennial Square
    (Douglas Street and Pandora Avenue)
    Mondays, July 7, 14, 21, 28 and August 11 and 18

    July 28 - Instructor Adam Hanna
    Dance Type: Social Foxtrot
    Band: Little Big Band

    Enjoy free dance instruction followed by dancing to live music. Each week features a different dance. The event is presented by the City of Victoria and the Victoria Ballroom Dance Society. For more info: www.victoria.ca/summerinthesquare

  • July 30, 2014 (11:00 AM - 11:45 AM) - Children's Concerts in the Park

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

    Today’s performance Paul Kilshaw – Magician (Children’s)

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

  • July 30, 2014 (7:00 PM - 8:00 PM) - Hip Hop Dance in the Square

    Drop-in: July 2 – August 6 (Wednesdays) 7pm – 8pm
    Special performance August 13 6pm – 9pm

    Centennial Square (Douglas Street and Pandora Avenue)

    Join us for this free, drop-in, participatory introduction to hip-hop dance in Centennial Square. On August 13, Vibestreet Band and Garden City Grooves present a night of live entertainment with hip-hop dance performances and live soul/funk/hip-hop music.

  • July 31, 2014 (9:00 AM - 10:00 PM) - Victoria Tango and Latin Arts Festival

    (and Aug 1 – 3)
    Various times and venues

    The Passion for Tango Society presents their seventh annual summer Tango and Latin Arts Festival. Enjoy a weekend of fusion, jazz, classical, folk and traditional music and dance of Latin America and Spain. The festival promises entertainment for all ages. Lectures, workshops and classes round out your knowledge of Tango and Latin music and dance.

    For more info: 778.432.0112 www.passion4tango.com

  • July 31, 2014 (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM) - Summer in the Square Eventide Music Series

    July 3 – August 14 (Thursdays) 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
    Centennial Square (Douglas Street and Pandora Avenue)

    Join us Thursday evenings for the Eventide Music Series. Eventide, (pronounced “even-tide”) is the old name for “evening”, and was chosen to reflect the timing of the concerts in Centennial Square. This free, new concert series highlights Victoria’s eclectic local music scene featuring sounds that may or may not be described as “idiosyncratic, post angular, electro gypsy shoegaze, with a twist of twee folk, and psychedelic freak-space pop”. The Eventide Music Series is presented by the Downtown Victoria Business Association, the City of Victoria and CFUV Community Campus Radio.

    Today’s performance Bucan Bucan, Carosels

    FOR MORE INFO: www.victoria.ca/summerinthesquare

  • August 1, 2014 - August 3, 2014 (All Day) - Symphony in the Summer

    (and July 23 - July 31)
    Various times
    Butchart Gardens (800 Benvenuto Avenue) and Centennial Square (Douglas Street and Pandora Avenue)

    This series of outdoor concerts includes full orchestra and small ensemble performances at two Greater Victoria locations, Butchart Gardens and Centennial Square. Concerts are free in Centennial Square.

    For more info: 250.385.6515 www.victoriasymphony.ca

  • August 1, 2014 - August 3, 2014 (9:00 AM - 10:00 PM) - Victoria Tango and Latin Arts Festival

    (and July 31)
    Various times and venues

    The Passion for Tango Society presents their seventh annual summer Tango and Latin Arts Festival. Enjoy a weekend of fusion, jazz, classical, folk and traditional music and dance of Latin America and Spain. The festival promises entertainment for all ages. Lectures, workshops and classes round out your knowledge of Tango and Latin music and dance.

    For more info: 778.432.0112 www.passion4tango.com

  • August 1, 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: Victoria Symphony Concert

    FOR MORE INFO: www.victoria.ca/summerinthesquare
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  • August 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.

    Today’s performance: Albert Head Cadet Band (Various)

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

  • August 1, 2014 - August 2, 2014 (9:00 PM - 11:00 PM) - Free - B Film Festival

    Cameron Bandshell, Beacon Hill Park
    (August 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22)
    Legislature Lawn (August 1)
    Broadmead Village (August 23)

    Once again the Victoria Film Festival has lined up a stellar collection of family-friendly films for its Free-B Film Festival. Get ready to curl up under the stars and enjoy free films on a seven-metre (20-foot) wide inflatable screen. On Fridays and Saturdays in August, bring the whole family down to see treasures from movie-making history! Remember to bring your own snacks, flashlights and blankets! Free. For more info: www.freebfilmfest.com

    Please Note: Dates are subject to change.



  • August 2, 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.

    Today’s performance: Stirling/Smiths Trio (Jazz)

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

  • August 3, 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 3, 2014 (1:00 PM - 10:00 PM) - Victoria Symphony Splash

    Inner Harbour

    The 25th annual Victoria Symphony Splash will once again light up the Inner Harbour with music, festivities and fireworks. Be there when Tania Miller, the Victoria Symphony and a host of special guests put on a show like no other. Kids’ activities start at 1 p.m., music on the main stage begins at 4 p.m., and the Victoria Symphony takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. Be there for the biggest event of the summer!

    For more info: 250.385.6515 www.victoriasymphony.ca/splash

  • August 3, 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.

    Today’s performance: Miranda Sage Quintet (Swing)

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

  • August 4, 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.

    Today’s performance: Dockside Drive (Various)

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

  • August 5, 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: Damian Graham Trio

    FOR MORE INFO: www.victoria.ca/summerinthesquare

  • August 6, 2014 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM) - Summer in the Square Lunchtime Concertts

    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 Lang & The Twin Otters

    FOR MORE INFO: www.victoria.ca/summerinthesquare

  • August 6, 2014 (7:00 PM - 8:00 PM) - Hip Hop Dance in the Square

    Drop-in: July 2 – August 6 (Wednesdays) 7pm – 8pm
    Special performance August 13 6pm – 9pm

    Centennial Square (Douglas Street and Pandora Avenue)

    Join us for this free, drop-in, participatory introduction to hip-hop dance in Centennial Square. On August 13, Vibestreet Band and Garden City Grooves present a night of live entertainment with hip-hop dance performances and live soul/funk/hip-hop music.

  • August 7, 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: Andrea Smith Duo

    FOR MORE INFO: www.victoria.ca/summerinthesquare

  • August 7, 2014 (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM) - Summer in the Square Eventide Music Series

    July 3 – August 14 (Thursdays) 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
    Centennial Square (Douglas Street and Pandora Avenue)

    Join us Thursday evenings for the Eventide Music Series. Eventide, (pronounced “even-tide”) is the old name for “evening”, and was chosen to reflect the timing of the concerts in Centennial Square. This free, new concert series highlights Victoria’s eclectic local music scene featuring sounds that may or may not be described as “idiosyncratic, post angular, electro gypsy shoegaze, with a twist of twee folk, and psychedelic freak-space pop”. The Eventide Music Series is presented by the Downtown Victoria Business Association, the City of Victoria and CFUV Community Campus Radio.

    Today’s performance Mount Eerie, Chet, WAND, Hush Pup

    FOR MORE INFO: www.victoria.ca/summerinthesquare

  • August 8, 2014 (11:00 AM - 8:00 PM) - Victoria India MeLa (Festival)

    August 8 (1 PM – 6 PM), August 9 (11 AM – 8 PM), August 11 (11 AM – 6 PM)
    Centennial Square (Douglas Street and Pandora Avenue)

    The fifth annual MeLa stage explodes with Indian classical and modern/fusion music, fashion shows, Gidda/Bhangra, Garba/Dhandia and Bollywood dances, and many other multicultural presentations. The event includes booths with arts and crafts, henna, palm reading, face painting and fashion. Let Indian delicacies and aromas tantalize your senses.

    For more info: 250.382.6620 or 250.479.4016 www.iccavictoria.com

  • August 8, 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.

    Today’s performance: The Stomp Club (Various)

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

  • August 8, 2014 - August 9, 2014 (9:00 PM - 11:00 PM) - Free - B Film Festival

    Cameron Bandshell, Beacon Hill Park
    (August 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22)
    Legislature Lawn (August 1)
    Broadmead Village (August 23)

    Once again the Victoria Film Festival has lined up a stellar collection of family-friendly films for its Free-B Film Festival. Get ready to curl up under the stars and enjoy free films on a seven-metre (20-foot) wide inflatable screen. On Fridays and Saturdays in August, bring the whole family down to see treasures from movie-making history! Remember to bring your own snacks, flashlights and blankets! Free. For more info: www.freebfilmfest.com

    Please Note: Dates are subject to change.

  • August 9, 2014 (11:00 AM - 8:00 PM) - Victoria India MeLa (Festival)

    August 8 (1 PM – 6 PM), August 9 (11 AM – 8 PM), August 10 (11 AM – 6 PM)
    Centennial Square (Douglas Street and Pandora Avenue)

    The fifth annual MeLa stage explodes with Indian classical and modern/fusion music, fashion shows, Gidda/Bhangra, Garba/Dhandia and Bollywood dances, and many other multicultural presentations. The event includes booths with arts and crafts, henna, palm reading, face painting and fashion. Let Indian delicacies and aromas tantalize your senses.

    For more info: 250.382.6620 or 250.479.4016 www.iccavictoria.com

  • August 9, 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.

    Today’s performance: The Pinnacle Brass Quintet (Classical)

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

  • August 10, 2014 (11:00 AM - 6:00 PM) - Victoria India MeLa (Festival)

    August 8 (1 PM – 6 PM), August 9 (11 AM – 8 PM), August 10 (11 AM – 6 PM)
    Centennial Square (Douglas Street and Pandora Avenue)

    The fifth annual MeLa stage explodes with Indian classical and modern/fusion music, fashion shows, Gidda/Bhangra, Garba/Dhandia and Bollywood dances, and many other multicultural presentations. The event includes booths with arts and crafts, henna, palm reading, face painting and fashion. Let Indian delicacies and aromas tantalize your senses.

    For more info: 250.382.6620 or 250.479.4016 www.iccavictoria.com

  • August 10, 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 10, 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.

    Today’s performance: Belvedere Broadcasters (Multicultural)

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

  • August 11, 2014 - August 15, 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: Flamenco Festival Concert

    FOR MORE INFO: www.victoria.ca/summerinthesquare

  • August 11, 2014 - August 17, 2014 (12:00 PM - 6:00 PM) - Flamenco Festival

    August 11 – 15 (Noon – 1 PM), August 16 and 17 (Noon – 6 PM)
    Centennial Square (Douglas Street and Pandora Avenue)

    In August, Centennial Square comes alive with the passion and rhythm of Flamenco music and dance! The second annual Flamenco Festival showcases local and regional dancers, singers and guitarists collaborating to bring their love of this fiery art form to the stage. Be inspired at the mid-week “Por fiesta” lunch-hour performances and invigorated on weekend afternoons by flamenco artists.

    For more info: 250.508.4670 www.flamencodelaisla.org

  • August 11, 2014 (7:00 PM - 9:30 PM) - Dancing in the Square

    Centennial Square
    (Douglas Street and Pandora Avenue)
    Mondays, July 7, 14, 21, 28 and August 11 and 18

    August 11 - Instructor Roman Yue
    Dance Type: Waltz
    Band: Little Big BandBand

    Enjoy free dance instruction followed by dancing to live music. Each week features a different dance. The event is presented by the City of Victoria and the Victoria Ballroom Dance Society. For more info: www.victoria.ca/summerinthesquare

  • August 13, 2014 (11:00 AM - 11:45 AM) - Children's Concerts in the Park

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

    Today’s performance Music Corner: Aesop’s Animals (Children’s)

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

  • August 13, 2014 (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM) - Hip Hop Dance in the Square

    Drop-in: July 2 – August 6 (Wednesdays) 7pm – 8pm
    Special performance August 13 6pm – 9pm

    Centennial Square (Douglas Street and Pandora Avenue)

    Join us for this free, drop-in, participatory introduction to hip-hop dance in Centennial Square. On August 13, Vibestreet Band and Garden City Grooves present a night of live entertainment with hip-hop dance performances and live soul/funk/hip-hop music.

  • August 14, 2014 (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM) - Summer in the Square Eventide Music Series

    July 3 – August 14 (Thursdays) 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
    Centennial Square (Douglas Street and Pandora Avenue)

    Join us Thursday evenings for the Eventide Music Series. Eventide, (pronounced “even-tide”) is the old name for “evening”, and was chosen to reflect the timing of the concerts in Centennial Square. This free, new concert series highlights Victoria’s eclectic local music scene featuring sounds that may or may not be described as “idiosyncratic, post angular, electro gypsy shoegaze, with a twist of twee folk, and psychedelic freak-space pop”. The Eventide Music Series is presented by the Downtown Victoria Business Association, the City of Victoria and CFUV Community Campus Radio.

    Today’s performance Frog Eyes, Fantasy Prom, Scars and Scarves, Hutch

    FOR MORE INFO: www.victoria.ca/summerinthesquare

  • August 15, 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.

    Today’s performance: Dave Paulson Quartet (Swing)

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

  • August 15, 2014 - August 16, 2014 (9:00 PM - 11:00 PM) - Free - B Film Festival

    Cameron Bandshell, Beacon Hill Park
    (August 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23)

    Once again the Victoria Film Festival has lined up a stellar collection of family-friendly films for its Free-B Film Festival. Get ready to curl up under the stars and enjoy free films on a seven-metre (20-foot) wide inflatable screen. On Fridays and Saturdays in August, bring the whole family down to see treasures from movie-making history! Remember to bring your own snacks, flashlights and blankets! Free. For more info: www.freebfilmfest.com

    Please Note: Dates are subject to change.

  • August 16, 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.

    Today’s performance: THP Quintet (Various)

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

  • August 17, 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 17, 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.

    Today’s performance: West Shore Community Concert Band (Various)

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

  • August 18, 2014 (7:00 PM - 9:30 PM) - Dancing in the Square

    Centennial Square
    (Douglas Street and Pandora Avenue)
    Mondays, July 7, 14, 21, 28 and August 11 and 18

    August 18 - Instructor Bob Gibb
    Dance Type: Rumba
    Band: MC2

    Enjoy free dance instruction followed by dancing to live music. Each week features a different dance. The event is presented by the City of Victoria and the Victoria Ballroom Dance Society. For more info: www.victoria.ca/summerinthesquare

  • August 19, 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: Windrift Woodwind Quintet

    FOR MORE INFO: www.victoria.ca/summerinthesquare

  • August 20, 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: Janalee Trio

    FOR MORE INFO: www.victoria.ca/summerinthesquare

  • 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 21, 2014 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) - Planning & Land Use Committee

  • August 21, 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: Vinod & Neil

    FOR MORE INFO: www.victoria.ca/summerinthesquare

  • August 22, 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.

    Today’s performance: Sean Drabitt Quintet (Jazz)

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

  • August 22, 2014 - August 23, 2014 (9:00 PM - 11:00 PM) - Free - B Film Festival

    Cameron Bandshell, Beacon Hill Park
    (August 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22)
    Legislature Lawn (August 1)
    Broadmead Village (August 23)

    Once again the Victoria Film Festival has lined up a stellar collection of family-friendly films for its Free-B Film Festival. Get ready to curl up under the stars and enjoy free films on a seven-metre (20-foot) wide inflatable screen. On Fridays and Saturdays in August, bring the whole family down to see treasures from movie-making history! Remember to bring your own snacks, flashlights and blankets! Free. For more info: www.freebfilmfest.com

    Please Note: Dates are subject to change.

  • August 23, 2014 (All Day) - Victoria Dodgeball Championships

    Royal Athletic Park, 1014 Caledonia Avenue

    The Victoria Dodgeball Championships is one the largest dodgeball tournaments in Canada. Presented by the City of Victoria, the outdoor tournament excites players and spectators alike.
    Take in the action from the licensed viewing area or get into the games yourself. From recreational to competitive dodgeball enthusiasts, the tournament is open to all skill levels. Net proceeds go to support the City of Victoria’s Campership program, designed to send financially disadvantaged kids to camp.

    FOR MORE INFO: 250.361.0732 www.victoriadodgeball.com

  • August 23, 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.

    Today’s performance: Shades of Shearing (Jazz)

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

  • August 24, 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 24, 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.

    Today’s performance: Cookeilidh (Multicultural)

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

  • 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 27, 2014 (11:00 AM - 11:45 AM) - Children's Concerts in the Park

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

    Today’s performance Music Corner: The Magic Flute (Children’s)

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

  • August 28, 2014 (9:00 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.

    Today’s performance: The Kingmixers (Blues)

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

  • August 30, 2014 - August 31, 2014 (9:00 AM - 10:00 PM) - 20th Annual Vancouver Island Blues Bash

    (and July 31)
    Times to be be determined
    Ship Point, Inner Harbour

    The Vancouver Island Blues Bash is a three-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 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.

    Today’s performance: Bill Mulley Quartet (Jazz)

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

  • 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.

    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

    (and July 31)
    Times to be determined
    Ship Point, Inner Harbour

    The Vancouver Island Blues Bash is a three-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.

    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 (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 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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.canuckfest.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.