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Wicked Victoria at Halloween

Cookeilidh Band at Wicked Victoria

Wicked Victoria is a free Halloween-themed event in October each year with family-friendly things to do on Government Street in Victoria.

The event usually happens on the weekend just before Halloween. In 2023 it took place on Sunday, October 29th. Visit gvfs.ca for the event’s official website.


Wicked Victoria Halloween Event

In celebration of the Halloween season, the Greater Victoria Festival Society runs Wicked Victoria. The event takes place along Government Street in the downtown area of Victoria. During the festivities, the road is closed to traffic. At the street-party style event you get to walk around and check out a number of Halloween-themed activities that are suitable for various ages. The event is open to everyone and is free to attend.


Wicked Victoria
Vendors on Government Street


Where and When

2023 marked the ninth edition of Wicked Victoria. The Halloween-themed event took place on Sunday, October 29th. The festivities ran from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm.

The event happens along Government Street. Festivities are typically between Yates Street and Broughton.


What to Expect

Thousands of people come out to Wicked Victoria to enjoy all the free activities the event has to offer.

Everyone who hangs around Government Street during the event is encouraged to wear a costume. Although costumes aren’t required, there are costume contests and mini processions that are fun to participate in. Wearing a costume is a great way to show off your Halloween spirit! It’s also fun to walk around and admire all the different types of costumes that everyone wears.

There is an area at the event known as the Wicked Kids Zone. It’s where children can decorate cupcakes and get their faces painted most years. Live music is another big part of the event. There’s also costume contests for kids and animals as well as games and other activities. Market and food vendors are also on-site.


Other Information

For more information about Wicked Victoria, visit the Greater Victoria Festival Society website.

More events put together by the same organization at other times of the year include Light Up the City, Santa Light Parade, Franco Fest, Irish Whiskey Hooley, Victoria St. Patrick’s Day Festival and the Victoria Day Parade, among others.

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