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Victoria Festivals and Events Calendar

Victoria Calendar of Events

The following calendar features festivals and events in Victoria including cultural festivities, sporting events, markets and other activities.

Being a world-class tourist destination, Victoria features numerous festivals and events including outdoor concerts, sailing races and parades. Check it out!

Festivals and Events

The best and most important festivals and events in Victoria and the surrounding region are listed below.

January Festivals & Events

  • New Year’s Day (Stat Holiday) – January 1st
  • Chinese New Year – January 25, 2020

February Festivals & Events




March Festivals & Events

  • Dine Around & Stay in Town (special promotional deals) – late February until early March
  • Daylight Savings Time begins – March 8, 2020
  • St. Patrick’s Day – March 17th

April Festivals & Events

  • April Fool’s Day – April 1st
  • Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival – early April to mid-May
  • Good Friday (statutory holiday) – April 19, 2019
  • Easter Sunday – April 21, 2019
  • Easter Monday – April 22, 2019
  • Earth Day – April 22, 2019
  • Moss Street Market – a weekly outdoor farmers and artisan market from 10 am until 2 pm at the corner of Moss Street and Fairfield Road.
  • TC 10K – Victoria’s largest running race (April 28, 2019)
Victoria Highland Games
Victoria Highland Games and Celtic Festival

May Festivals & Events

Food Festival at Esquimalt Lagoon
Beach Food Fridays & Saturdays event at the Colwood Waterfront

June Festivals & Events

  • Father’s Day – June 16, 2019
  • National Indigenous Peoples Day – June 21
  • TD Victoria International Jazz Fest – late June until the beginning of July
  • Beach Food Fridays & Saturdays – food trucks on Fridays and Saturdays from early May until the beginning of September from noon until 7 pm at Ocean Boulevard in Colwood.
  • Oak Bay Tea Party – a community fair in Oak Bay that includes amusement rides at Willows Park in early June.
  • Public Markets
    • Moss Street Market – a weekly outdoor farmers and artisan market from 10 am until 2 pm at the corner of Moss Street and Fairfield Road between May and October.
    • Bastion Square Public Markets – downtown on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from the end of April until the beginning of October between 11 am and 5:30. Also a larger version on Sundays between 11 am and 4 pm. (To be confirmed for 2019.)
    • James Bay Market – at the corner of Superior and Menzies Street from early May until the end of September between 9 am and 3 pm.
    • Oak Bay Night Market – a large night market in Oak Bay Village on the second Wednesday of the month between 4 and 8 pm.

July Festivals & Events

  • Canada Day (Stat Holiday) – July 1st
  • Victoria Pride Week – the first week of July (with the parade on the Sunday at the end).
  • Beach Food Fridays & Saturdays – food trucks on Fridays and Saturdays from early May until the beginning of September from noon until 7 pm at Ocean Boulevard in Colwood.
  • Public Markets
    • Moss Street Market – a weekly outdoor farmers and artisan market from 10 am until 2 pm at the corner of Moss Street and Fairfield Road between May and October.
    • Bastion Square Public Markets – downtown on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from the end of April until the beginning of October between 11 am and 5:30. Also a larger version on Sundays between 11 am and 4 pm. (To be confirmed for 2019.)
    • James Bay Market – at the corner of Superior and Menzies Street from early May until the end of September between 9 am and 3 pm.
    • Oak Bay Night Market – a large night market in Oak Bay Village on the second Wednesday of the month between 4 and 8 pm.
  • Moss Street Paint In – a special one-day event that’s part of the Moss Street Market and features dozens of local artists and their work (in mid-July).

August Festivals & Events

  • Victoria Symphony Splash – on the August Long Weekend (on the first Sunday in August)
  • Victoria International Cycling Festival – on the August Long Weekend
  • BC Day (Stat Holiday) – August 5, 2019
  • Dragon Boat Festival – in mid-August
  • Victoria Fringe Festival – from late August until early September
  • Beach Food Fridays & Saturdays – food trucks on Fridays and Saturdays from early May until the beginning of September from noon until 7 pm at Ocean Boulevard in Colwood.
  • Vancouver Island Blues Bash – on the September Long Weekend (end of August or beginning of September)
  • Public Markets
    • Moss Street Market – a weekly outdoor farmers and artisan market from 10 am until 2 pm at the corner of Moss Street and Fairfield Road between May and October.
    • Bastion Square Public Markets – downtown on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from the end of April until the beginning of October between 11 am and 5:30. Also a larger version on Sundays between 11 am and 4 pm. (To be confirmed for 2019.)
    • James Bay Market – at the corner of Superior and Menzies Street from early May until the end of September between 9 am and 3 pm.
    • Oak Bay Night Market – a large night market in Oak Bay Village on the second Wednesday of the month between 4 and 8 pm.

September Festivals & Events

  • Vancouver Island Blues Bash – on the September Long Weekend (end of August or beginning of September)
  • Labour Day (Stat Holiday) – weekend of the first Monday in September
  • Rifflandia Music Festival – mid-September
  • Beach Food Fridays & Saturdays – food trucks on Fridays and Saturdays from early May until the beginning of September from noon until 7 pm at Ocean Boulevard in Colwood.
  • Public Markets
    • Moss Street Market – a weekly outdoor farmers and artisan market from 10 am until 2 pm at the corner of Moss Street and Fairfield Road between May and October.
    • Bastion Square Public Markets – downtown on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from the end of April until the beginning of October between 11 am and 5:30. Also a larger version on Sundays between 11 am and 4 pm. (To be confirmed for 2019.)
    • James Bay Market – at the corner of Superior and Menzies Street from early May until the end of September between 9 am and 3 pm.
    • Oak Bay Night Market – a large night market in Oak Bay Village on the second Wednesday of the month between 4 and 8 pm.

October Festivals & Events

  • Thanksgiving Monday (Stat Holiday) – Monday after the 2nd Sunday in October.
  • Victoria Marathon – a marathon, half marathon and 8K running races on the Thanksgiving Sunday.
  • Halloween – October 31
  • Public Markets
    • Moss Street Market – a weekly outdoor farmers and artisan market from 10 am until 2 pm at the corner of Moss Street and Fairfield Road between May and October.
    • Bastion Square Public Markets – downtown on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from the end of April until the beginning of October between 11 am and 5:30. Also a larger version on Sundays between 11 am and 4 pm. (To be confirmed for 2019.)

November Festivals & Events

  • Daylight Savings Time ends – November 4, 2018
  • Remembrance Day (Stat Holiday) – November 11, 2018
  • Festival of Trees – from mid-November until  early January
  • American Thanksgiving (US) – on the fourth Thursday of the month (so on November 28th in 2019)
  • Bear Mountain 10K – “Canada’s hardest 10K race”
  • Christmas in Oak Bay – a week of holiday season activities in Oak Bay Village between the last Sunday in November and first Saturday in December.

December Festivals & Events

  • Festival of Trees – mid-November until early January
  • Magic of Christmas at Butchart Gardens – December 1 until early January
  • Christmas Day (Stat Holiday) – December 25, 2019
  • Boxing Day – December 26, 2019
  • New Year’s Eve – December 31, 2019
  • Christmas in Oak Bay – a week of holiday season activities in Oak Bay Village between the last Sunday in November and first Saturday in December.