Must See Events

July 19-22/2018 BC Summer Games

Showcasing BC's Premier Athletes

July 20-22/Islands Folk Festival

34 Years and Counting! Family Fun for Everyone!

July 21/Lavender Festival

Indulge your senses… Savour the lifestyle

Free Events

Saturday, June 23rd

LGBTQ2

Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 7:00pm | Entertainment, Festivals, Food & Drink, Free, Teens

It’s VPS’ First Youth Pride Kick Off Party! Dedicated to LGBTQ2* and Allied youth 18 and under, the party will have DJed music, food and drink, a clothing swap with graffiti/upcycling tables, an interactive panel with drag performers, and we’ll close the night with a live show! The event is FREE! ...

Friday, June 29th

Canada Day Weekend

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 12:00pm | Arts, Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Festivals, Free, Major Events, Music, Teens

Join us for three days of free outdoor events in celebration of Canada Day. Learn about the diverse communities in BC through music and dance on the main stage. And on Canada Day join us for our annual Penny Carnival and try your hand at some games. Fun for the whole family! Please visit our...

Saturday, June 30th

Canada Day Weekend

Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 12:00pm | Arts, Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Festivals, Free, Major Events, Music, Teens

Join us for three days of free outdoor events in celebration of Canada Day. Learn about the diverse communities in BC through music and dance on the main stage. And on Canada Day join us for our annual Penny Carnival and try your hand at some games. Fun for the whole family! Please visit our...

Sunday, July 1st

Canada Day at Fort Rodd Hill

Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 10:00am | Children, Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Food & Drink, Free, Health & Fitness, Major Events, Music, Seniors, Teens

Celebrate our country at one of the most iconic and beautiful sites in Canada.  Canada Day’s biggest birthday cake is always served at Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites. Celebrate Canada’s special day and join the excitement. Be a kid again, dance yourself silly to the...

Canada Day Weekend

Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 12:00pm | Arts, Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Festivals, Free, Major Events, Music, Teens

Join us for three days of free outdoor events in celebration of Canada Day. Learn about the diverse communities in BC through music and dance on the main stage. And on Canada Day join us for our annual Penny Carnival and try your hand at some games. Fun for the whole family! Please visit our...

Saturday, July 7th

Sunset Cinema: Peter Rabbit

Saturday, July 7, 2018 - 8:00pm | Arts, Children, Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Free, Seniors, Teens

Coastal Community Credit Union invites you to enjoy a free movie by the light of the stars. If this is your first time catching one of our Sunset Cinema flicks, remember Peter Rabbit begins as soon as it’s dark, but you’ll want to arrive early to find a spot for your blankets or lawn chairs—and...

Sunday, July 8th

Folktoria

Sunday, July 8, 2018 - 11:00am | Arts, Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Food & Drink, Free, Music

Folktoria is a multi-cultural free festival. There will be all kinds of ethnic dance groups in colourful costumes; arts and crafts and games; multicultural cuisine, and folk music and song.  11 am - 7 pm  

25TH Annual Victoria Pride Parade

Sunday, July 8, 2018 - 11:00am | Community, Entertainment, Festivals, Free, Major Events

Watch over 100 colourful groups & floats, or march yourself with local businesses, non-profits, the LGBTQ2* community & their allies in Victoria’s biggest parade of the year. Follow the end of the parade to MacDonald Park in James Bay for the Victoria Pride Festival! Festival opening...

2018 Pride Festival

Sunday, July 8, 2018 - 12:30pm | Arts, Community, Entertainment, Festivals, Food & Drink, Free, Major Events, Music, Teens

Join the thousands of people enjoying our multi-faceted festival, with 2 stages of entertainment, a beer garden, a food court, a giant vendor area, and a youth pride/kids camp areas. Opening ceremony followed by speeches and co-hosted by the GVNCS two spirit collective. 12:30-6 pm, all ages...