Summer in the Square

Enjoy free lunchtime and evening concerts and events in Centennial Square during Summer in the Square.

Lunchtime Concerts

Bring your lunch and some sunscreen and soak up some sun and free tunes this summer. From classical to world beat, folk to jazz and baroque to blues, there's something for everyone. Join us for free Lunchtime Concerts in the Square, Tuesday - Thursday from July to early September from noon - 1 p.m.

Eventide Music Series

Join us Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. from July to August 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 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 City of Victoria in partnership with CFUV Community Campus Radio, with support from the Downtown Victoria Business Association. For more information:

NOTE: August 16 - Eventide will start at 5 p.m.

Community Programming

Centennial Square is home to a variety of free community programming that celebrate music, dance, culture and crafts. Drop-in dance lessons, craft workshops, choir workshops, board games and more are open to all ages and all abilities this summer from June - September.  Please note that Crafternoons has limited space, so be sure to get to the Square early for the workshop! Check out the schedules below:

Events and Festivals

Centennial Square hosts a number of events and festivals throughout the summer. Check out the CityVibe for event listings from May - September.

Get Your CityVibe!

Get all the details in one spot with the CityVibe, Victoria's Guide to Festivals and Events. CityVibe is available annually in mid-May, both online and in hardcopy at venues around town, City Hall, Tourism Victoria, and the Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre.  The CityVibe has all the Summer in the Square details, as well as listings for events and festivals in Centennial Square and around town.

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