Free Summer Music Concerts & Activities

Looking for free summer fun?  CityVibe is your go-to guide for free events, arts and cultural activities, festivals, museums and galleries and public markets. This online guide can be used from your phone, tablet, or computer with direct links to event information and maps to venues.

Music Downtown - FREE

The city will be alive with the sound of music this summer at six different outdoor venues.

 

Lunchtime Concerts 

Fort Common, 1017 Blanshard Street 

Thursdays | noon – 1 p.m. | June - September 

 

Afternoon Concerts 

Broad Street South (Between Fort and Broughton)

Fridays | 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. | Saturdays and Sundays, 3 – 5 p.m. | June - September 

 

Afternoon Concerts by the Water 

Fisherman’s Wharf Park, 12 Erie Street 

Saturdays & Sundays | 2 – 3 p.m. | July and August 

 

The 9th Annual Eventide Music Series

Centennial Square

Wednesdays | 6 – 9 p.m. | July and August 

 

Pop Up Concerts

Government Street (at View)

Select Saturdays and Sundays | 2 – 3 p.m. | July and August 

 

Afternoon Concerts by the Water

Johnson Street Bridge East Plaza 

Select Saturdays and Sundays | 4 – 5 p.m. | July and August 

 

Music in Beacon Hill Park - FREE

Spread out a picnic blanket on the lawn or relax on bench seating while enjoying the performances.

 

Afternoon Concerts 

Cameron Bandshell 

Friday – Monday |1:30 – 3:20 p.m. | June - September 

 

Folk Music Series 

Cameron Bandshell 

Tuesdays | 6 – 8 p.m. | July and August 

 

Family Fun – Children’s musicians and storytellers 

Cameron Bandshell 

Wednesdays | 11 a.m. – noon | July and August 

 

Community Arts Programs - FREE

If being part of the action is more your thing, we’ve got lots of opportunities for you to dance, sing and make music.

 

Swingin’ in the Shell

Cameron Bandshell, Beacon Hill Park

Thursdays | 7 – 9 p.m.

June 23 | July 7, 21 | August 4, 18 | September 1

Join the Swing Dance Association of Victoria as they jive and boogey! Everyone is welcome for this 30-minute beginner lesson followed by social dancing. Live bands include Hoppin’ Mad Jazz Band on July 21 and Swing Rhythm Kings on September 1! No partner or previous dance experience required.

 

Garden City Harmony

Cameron Bandshell, Beacon Hill Park

Wednesdays | 5:15 – 7:15 p.m.

July 13, 27 | August 10, 24

A drop-in choir for everyone! Sing indie, pop, rock, and folk songs in simple two-, three- or four-part harmony. All you need is a desire to sing with others.

 

Interactive Guitar Jam/Singalong

Cameron Bandshell, Beacon Hill Park

Sundays | 4 – 6 p.m.

July 10, 17, 24 | August 7, 14, 21, 28

Let’s jam! This session is for anyone who can read guitar tab chords or standard notation or is a quick study. Bring your own guitar. Some guitars may be available for those who do not have one. Lyric sheets are also provided for others to sing along to familiar songs such as Broadway tunes, folk and pop songs.

 

Exploring the Art of Jazz and Community Music Making Workshop

James Bay United Church

Monday – Friday | 3 – 4 p.m.

August 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Build community by making music together. This is a fun, hands-on workshop exploring jazz, world-music and improvisational art forms. No instrument or previous music experience required.

 

All events and concerts are rain or shine and are subject to change. For full details, visit victoria.ca/cityvibe. Please consider this announcement for your community calendar or event listings.