CityVibe is Back with Everything You Need for a Fun-Filled Summer

Grab your sun hat and festival chair! After a two-year hiatus, CityVibe is back with everything you need to know to have a great summer in Victoria.  

CityVibe is your virtual go-to guide for free events, summer festivals, arts and cultural activities, museums, galleries, and public markets. The fun kicks off this weekend with the Victoria Day Parade and the Victoria Highland Games & Celtic Festival at various locations around town. 

CityVibe has gone digital this year with an easy-to-use online format that can be accessed from your phone, tablet, or computer, with direct links to event information and maps to venues. You can view the guide at  

The guide showcases close to 40 festivals and outdoor events and more than 100 free outdoor music concerts and activities at various spots downtown including Fort Common, Broad Street Pedestrian Zone, Centennial Square, Fisherman’s Wharf Park, and Cameron Bandshell in Beacon Hill Park. You'll also find listings for public markets, museums and art galleries.  

“Victoria is such a lively and exciting place to be in the summer, and there is a pent-up demand for people to be out and about enjoying the city,” said Mayor Lisa Helps. “After two summers of scaled-back gatherings, we are thrilled to be back with a bigger and even better roster of live music, festivals, markets, and arts and cultural activities for residents and visitors to enjoy.”   

Watch for CityVibe posts on social media. Posters and handbills will be distributed through local community and seniors centres, hotels, Destination Greater Victoria Visitor Centre, and Victoria City Hall. For individuals who do not have easy access to the Internet or those who prefer hard copies, there will be some print copies available at seniors centres and at City Hall.  

Many of the festivals and events showcased in the guide are recipients of the City’s annual Festival Investment Grant. Over the past 21 years, the City has awarded more than $4 million to local non-profit arts and culture organizations. The recipients range from first-time awardees, such as the Function Festival, a new two-day arts festival celebrating Canadian and international BIPOC musicians, to long-time community favourites like Pride Week events and Symphony in the Summer.  

Please consider this announcement for your community calendar or event listings.