40,000 expected for 28th Annual Victoria Symphony Splash

Organizers are expecting around 40,000 people in Victoria's Inner Harbour for this afternoon and evening for the Symphony Splash festivities.

Family friendly events start as early as noon and the main concert starting at 7:30pm. It all culminates with the fireworks show at 9:45.

Jill Similiie with Victoria Symphony says it’s all about showcasing themselves to the community.

“We have the floating barge that towed into the inner harbor and the Symphony plays about a two hour show in the outdoors. “

New this year is a beer Garden located at Belleville and Government Street.

People are asked to enter by donation.

Just like this Canada day, Victoria Police will be using cameras in discreet places around the Inner Harbour to track activities.   

Here is a list of all the event times:

12:00 pm Albert Head Cadets performing on the Legislature steps

1:00 – 4:00 pm TD Family Zone open on the Fairmont Empress grounds

1:00 and 2:30 pm Community Drumming Workshop with Nick Stecz in the Family Zone

2:00 and 3:30 pm Tickles the Clown & Friends in the Family Zone

3:00 – 9:30 pm Culinary Corner Open (Government Street at Belleville)

3:00 – 9:45 pm Beverage Garden Open (Belleville Street at Government)

3:30 pm Grandstand seating opens

4:00 pm Naden Band performing on the VS Splash barge

6:20 pm Orchestra parade along Belleville and Government Street

7:25 pm Livestream at facebook.com/VicSymphony

7:30 pm Victoria Symphony performs

9:45 pm Fireworks with the Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture

 Get more event details at www.victoriasymphony.ca

Contact Us

If you have a news tip, story idea or to reach a radio host, contact us here.