What You Need to Know about Victoria Symphony Splash

Victoria Symphony Splash is an annual musical extravaganza that takes place on a floating stage in Victoria’s Inner Harbour. The event is one of North America’s largest annual outdoor concerts, drawing close to 45,000 Victoria residents and visitors from around the world. Given its popularity, here are some things you need to know to make sure you have a safe and splashing good time.

Schedule of Events - Sunday, August 6
TD Splash Family Zone: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Culinary Corner – 3 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Beverage Garden – 3 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.
Pre-show entertainment: 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Victoria Symphony performance: 7:30 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.
1812 Overture and Fireworks: 9:45 p.m.

TD Splash Family Zone
The TD Splash Family Zone located on the Fairmont Empress Lawn will feature plenty of activities for the entire family from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Activities will include:

  • Face painting
  • Instrument petting zoo
  • An activity with the Royal BC Museum
  • Games and activities with Sportball
  • Bouncy castle
  • TD tent with games and activities
  • Drumming workshop at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
  • Tickles the Clown at 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Getting There

  • The event can be viewed by land or sea. Kayakers and canoeists can moor near the floating stage.
  • A passenger drop-off zone will be available on Government Street, located across the road from the Fairmont Empress Hotel on Sunday, August 6 from 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • There will be a special viewing area for people with disabilities and their families and friends on the northwest corner of the Empress lawns.
  • To maintain pedestrian access along walkways on days leading up to the event, lawn chairs must not be set up on the Upper or Lower Causeways until Sunday, August 6 at 8 a.m.
  • Parking will be free at City parkades and on-street meters on Sunday, August 6 and Monday, August 7.

Live Streaming
New this year, Victoria Symphony Splash will be live streamed on the Victoria Symphony Facebook page!

Road Closures

On Sunday, the north lane of Belleville Street, between Government and Menzies Streets, will close at 5 a.m. At noon, both lanes on Belleville Street between Menzies and Government Streets will close to accommodate event set-up. By 2 p.m., the following roads will be closed: Government Street from Superior to Humboldt; Belleville Street from Menzies to Douglas; and Wharf Street from Government to Broughton.

Roads will open as soon as possible after the event on Sunday, August 6 between 10:30 p.m. and 1 a.m. on Monday, August 7.

Everyone who donates $5 or more will receive a Splash button which they can wear proudly to show their support for the event. Watch for volunteers roaming the event with buttons and donation barrels on site.

For more information about Victoria Symphony Splash, click here.