Head to the beach in Colwood every Friday & Saturday for lunch or dinner from your favourite local food trucks with free, live, local music from 5 to 7 pm. It's a fun event with a casual beachy vibe. Come relax and listen to music in the fresh ocean air while kids play on the beach and splash in the waves. Throughout the summer, they'll schedule four or five favourite food trucks and live local musicians to set up in a designated area midway along the lagoon on Ocean Boulevard every Friday and Saturday between noon and 7pm
The TD Victoria International JazzFest is a ten-day music festival featuring the jazz, blues and world music of local, Canadian, and internationally acclaimed musicians. The longest running multi-day professional music festival serving audiences on Vancouver Island, TD JazzFest offers its devoted audience a wide scope of programming comparable to much larger festivals in significantly larger urban areas. Since its inception the festival has been presented and produced by the Victoria Jazz Society.
Celebrate Canada Day along the Gorge Waterway with a pancake breakfast, family parade, stage entertainment, classic cars, kids’ activities, canoe rides, buskers corner, street hockey, Strawberry Tea, Canada Day market and more. Hosted by the Gorge Tillicum Community Association.
Sidney’s biggest shopping day of the year accompanied by a beer garden, live music and all-day activities for the whole family! Join us in celebrating shopping local in Sidney with all day activities including a beer garden and live music, performances by IGNIO Circus Company, free yoga in the park by Sidney Hot Yoga, free photo fun by Four Frames Photobooth, Car Show by Torque Masters, Sparkle Shack Body Art, fun activities with Panorama Recreation, and so much more! Immediately following the Sidewalk Sale head down to Beacon Park for more festivities and the annual Sidney Days waterfront fireworks display!
In Sidney, we do Canada Day in a big way! Our three-day celebration includes music, food, dancing, entertainment, fun, tradition, a parade and of course fireworks. This annual celebration is the result of the hard work and planning of several community organizations and a host of dedicated volunteers.
A ball game like no other! One of Victoria Pride’s signature events, the Memorial Drag Ball Game traces its roots back to 1993 when a group of friends decided to hang out in a park, play ball… and do drag. The intention was to have a break from politics, commercialism and sponsorship while poking fun at themselves. What began as a fun day with friends has turned into a spectacle that draws up to 1000 spectators. Come out and enjoy a perfect sunny day while watching (or playing) a fun and lighthearted game of ball in drag! Please help keep the air clear for everyone by respecting the city bylaw against smoking in parks. WANT TO JOIN THE GAME? Everyone is welcome to play! Simply choose whether you’d like to play for The Queens or The Kings and pick a name for your drag persona. To qualify, the Queens traditionally need to be wearing lipstick and a wig and the Kings traditionally need to have facial hair… but since drag is all about gender-bending we are flexible! We’ll also have some items for you to borrow should you need some assistance! If you’re planning to play, please arrive early so that you have enough time to check-in.