This popular annual festival attracts film-lovers, filmmakers and actors to Victoria, celebrating their favorite topic – movies! Various venues around the city are used to screen independent films, present programs and exciting events.
Each February, BC Forest Discovery Centre offers this popular festival, where you can learn how to tap a maple tree to release that lovely, sweet syrup we all love so well. Enjoy tastings, competitions, presentations and train rides.
The annual Spark Festival is produced annually by the Belfry Theatre; attendees enjoy new plays, readings and discussions.
Each summer, the Victoria Symphony offers summer concerts which culminate in the Symphony Splash at the Inner Harbour. The festival attracts up to 40,000 attendees, who enjoy first-class musical entertainment and great food.
Watch 90 teams compete in exciting dragon boat races, enjoy traditional music, dance and foods at this annual summer festival at Victoria’s Inner Harbour.
First held in 1993, the GCBF has become a much-awaited annual event, bringing thousands of beer afficianados to Royal Athletic Park in Victoria. Enjoy live music, great food from local restaurants, and tastes from a wide variety of brewers.
This annual festival is sponsored by the Victoria Jazz Society and takes place at the Inner Harbour. Fest-goers enjoy local, regional and international blues and R&B artists; some events are free.
Enjoy tastings of your favorite libations along with workshops which range from how to mix cocktails to which foods pair well with various wines. There is a Bartenders competition. along with a popular Grand Tasting event.
Year-round - Every season brings a special celebration at these popular gardens. From Spring and Summer Festivals, to winter tours of the family residence, Benvenuto, to special Christmas celebrations and decorations, there is always something unique and exciting happening at Butchart Gardens!
May-June – The Intrepid Theatre offers Uno Fest, an annual presentation of one-person shows; comedy, drama, dance and spoken word are all presented. You can also enjoy theatre workshops and various festival events.
June-July – Victoria’s Royal Theatre and Centennial Square are just two of the city-wide venues which host events of the annual JazzFest. Music categories presented include Jazz, Blues/ R&B, Funk/Soul, Latin/Cuban, World and Electronica.
July-August – Visit Abkhazi Garden on Wednesday evenings for live outdoor concerts, along with lovely picnic meals.
August-September – Join tens of thousands of other theatre fans at the annual Victoria Fringe, to see a variety of independent performing companies from all over the world perform hundreds of comedies, dances and dramas. The Fringe, produced by the Intrepid Theatre, is unjuried, uncensored and quite popular. Over a dozen venues are used throughout Victoria.