Festivals & Events

High quality festivals and celebrations contribute to a community's well-being and economic health. The support of arts, culture and tourism is a key goal of the City’s Create Victoria Arts and Culture Master Plan.

CityVibe

Get ready for a spectacular summer. 

The 2024 CityVibe guide is now available and includes a sizzling line-up of almost 200 concerts, festivals, arts programs, public markets and family-friendly events. 

If you'd like to view and easily print a listing of free concerts, arts programs and family fun programs, the CityVibe Pocket Guide has been designed for you.  For a complete listing of the festivals and other summer fun, dive into the full version of CityVibe.

Illustration of CityVibe banner with six colour circles consisting of entertainment icons: art vendor table, smiles, two people and a guitar, food/drink, music notes and festival flags

Victoria is the place to be this summer and it’s all happening over the course of 88 days between June and September. Check out one of 26 festivals and celebrations, all which include free programming. Grab a picnic and choose from over 130 free concerts or pick from a series of free community arts programs, all while enjoying Victoria’s beautiful downtown and neighbourhoods.

New this year, CityVibe also includes information about Summer Nights at Royal Athletic Park, Pop-Up Family Dances hosted by Artist in Residence Kemi Craig, tips on when to pick up free seedlings for your garden or patio, information about the Downtown Victoria Bike Valet and how to quickly find parkade spots. 

All festivals and events showcased in the guide are recipients of the City of Victoria’s Festival Investment Grants. Over the past 25 years, the City of Victoria has awarded more than $4.4 million to local non-profit arts and culture organizations to nurture the development and sustainability of high-quality annual festivals and celebrations.
Wishing you a fun-filled summer!

CityVibe is an online, interactive guide. The guide allows you to search for events, music and other cultural activities from your computer or phone, by date or month.   "CityVibe Pocket Guides" with key dates can be picked up at City Hall.

Please note: While we can bring you a sizzling line-up of events, we can't control the weather.  Events at the Cameron Bandshell happen rain or shine. Guests will be invited to stay dry on the covered stage. 

Join us for Victoria's Canada Day!

The countdown is on for Canada Day on July 1! We’re bringing the party to the BC Legislature lawn and Belleville Street with a full day of high-energy, live music and entertainment, ending the night with a performance by the incredible DJ Shub, a drone show and fireworks.

Plan a Canada Day to remember in Victoria's beautiful inner harbour!  Check out all of the program details here.

Event Feedback

You can provide feedback on an event by completing our Event Feedback Form.

Festival Investment Grants

The Festival Investment Grant program, now in its 24th year, has provided more than $4 million in grants to non-profit organizations. These grants nurture the development and sustainability of high-quality annual festivals and celebrations.

Learn more about Festival Investment Grants

Major Community Initiatives and Events Grant

The new Major Community Initiatives and Events Grant provides financial support for major community initiatives and events that align with the City of Victoria’s 2023-2026 Strategic Plan objectives and priorities. This grant is intended to be used for events and/or initiatives that are not eligible for other City funding. MCIEG funding provides support for major community celebrations, major destination event hosting, event sponsorships and community initiatives.

Learn more about Major Community Initiatives and Events Grant