Events and Festivals in Victoria

  • Victoria Highland Games and Celtic Festival (May): A festival in Victoria that celebrates the Scottish culture and its influences to the region. Wear a kilt and enjoy the bagpipes or Celtic rock bands. Activities include Highland dancing, haggis throwing, caber tossing competitions and much more.
  • Victoria International Jazz Fest (June/July): Taking place over ten days, the festival showcases all genres of jazz music. Performances by world-renowned musicians with hundreds of shows take place in 10 venues across the city.
  • Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival (August/September): The Fringe festival in Victoria rivals those held across the world. The performances are quirky, fun and interesting.
  • Victoria Dragon Boat Festival (August): Each year hundreds of dragon boat teams compete in this grand festival that showcases the Chinese culture. Visitors can also enjoy live music performances and take a tour of Chinatown.
  • Great Canadian Beer Festival (September): Beer lovers can sample hundreds of brews from Canada and the United States. There is also live entertainment, fantastic food and a whole lot of activities that celebrate the brewers’ craft.
  • The Magic of Christmas (Dec/Jan): Perhaps the best time to visit the Butchart Gardens is during 12 days of Christmas when the gardens are lit up in magnificent glory. With beautiful displays depicting the Christmas theme and carolers singing the gardens are transformed into a winter wonderland. 

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