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Local Events

No matter what time of year you visit, there’s always something exciting happening in the Victoria, BC area. Below is a list of some of our favourite local events. For more info on upcoming festivals, concerts and special events, visit the Tourism Victoria Events Listing.

TD Victoria International Jazz Festival | Mid June

See some of the world’s most talented and respected jazz musicians along with prodigious up-and-comers at Victoria’s world-class annual jazz festival. Taking place at a variety of venues around town, the festival features both paid and free concerts, workshops and special events.

Victoria International Buskers Festival | Mid July

As the largest street performer festival in British Columbia, this lively entertainment extravaganza features jaw-dropping performers from around the world, showing off their skill in everything from music to fire breathing.

Victoria Symphony Splash | Early August

The waters of Victoria’s Inner Harbour become a grand stage for this must-see musical event. Watch as the Victoria Symphony performs for an audience of 40,000 on a floating stage in the middle of the harbour! Enjoy food, souvenirs and a wide variety of live entertainment throughout the day.

Saanich Fair | Late August

Taking place every Labour Day weekend, the Saanich Fair is a local tradition that abounds with fun, food and fantastic entertainment. The fair features more than 5000 exhibits, along with animal shows, concerts, midway rides, carnival games, contests and more. Admission is usually around $11 per person and kids under 6 get in free!

Victoria International Chalk Art Festival | Mid September

Canada’s largest street painting festival, the Victoria Chalk Fest is a feast for the eyes and a puzzle for the mind. Don’t miss this opportunity to see some of the world’s most talented street artists at work creating chalk paintings with stunning detail and realism!