Local Festivals and Events

WHAT'S HAPPENING IN VICTORIA: 

 

CAPITAL CITY COMIC CON
MARCH 20 - 22 2020

Victoria's Capital City Comic Con is dedicated to comics, toys, games, family fun, science fiction, along with special guests and pop culture of all kinds. Explore panels, signings, cosplay, vendors and more in the Victoria Conference Centre and Crystal Garden.

Visit their website for more information.

 

 

122nd Island Farms Victoria Day Parade
May 18

Celebrate Victoria Day at the 122nd Island Farms Victoria Day Parade! It is Victoria’s largest parade featuring Canadian and American marching bands, hundreds of floats and cultural shows. The whole parade takes approximately 3 hours and starts at 9:00am. This annual event is free and fun for the whole family!

Check out their website for more information.

 

 

Swiftsure
May 21-25

Check out the beautiful yachts in the Inner Harbour! There will be original artist vendors, music, food and local craft beer throughout the weekend. The Swiftsure Yacht Race is an international event, with boats sailing from the Pacific Northwest to various areas in British Columbia.

Check out their website for more information.

 

 

SHIP POINT NIGHT MARKET
June - September

Take a stroll at sunset through Victoria’s Inner Harbour and explore everything this fantastic night market has to offer. From local food and craft vendors to talented musicians and entertainers, this event is sure to impress tourists and locals alike!

This market is held from June to September from 6:00pm until 10:30pm on most Friday and Saturday nights, be sure to check the website for the full list of dates!

 

 

Victoria Canada Day
july 1

Celebrate Canada’s birthday in the provincial capital! Featuring live music, a family zone with face painting, along with activities for the whole family. The end of the night finishes with a spectacular fireworks display. More information can be found at their website.

 

 

 

31st Annual Victoria Symphony Splash
August 2

From a floating barge on Victoria’s Inner Harbour, it’s the 31st Annual Victoria Symphony Splash. Held over the BC Day weekend, it’s one of the biggest gatherings of the summer. Enjoy live music in the harbour with wonderful vendors spread out around the area. A wonderful fireworks display follows the event set to Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture.

Check out their website for more information

 

 

ROBERT BATEMAN CENTRE TOUR EVERY TUESDAY AND SATURDAY 

Enjoy a 45-minute tour through Robert Bateman's gallery, located steps from our Victoria Terminal.

Learn about Bateman's evolution as an artist, and hear the stories behind his works of art.

The tour is free with admission. Visit the website for more information.

 

 

 

MOSS STREET MARKET
EVERY SATURDAY May - october

Visit beautiful Moss St. just a short distance from downtown! Providing local and organic farm-fresh produce, local foods, handmade crafts, artisan clothing, inspiring services and community education to folks from the entire Victoria & area region!

Visit the website for more information.

 

 

victoria sunday farmers' market

Don't miss out on some of the finest local produce, handicrafts, cheeses, wines, and meats at Victoria's Sunday Farmer's Market at The Hudson Public Market. Browse the many vendor stalls from as close as Saanich and as far as Saltspring Island! The freshness and quality can't be beat, and the prices are sure to entice. The Hudson Public Market also features several permanent vendors selling artisan cheeses, specialty olive oils and vinegars, and more, with a number of delicious food stalls and shops offering up delicious, affordable lunches.

Check it out, you won't be sorry you did! 

  

 


 

WHAT'S HAPPENING ON THE OLYMPIC PENINSULA:

 

port angeles farmers market
every saturday 10am-2pm, year-round

The Olympic Peninsula's best stop for locally grown food and local crafts.

The market has a wide range of organic and sustainably grown fruits and vegetables, as well as grass fed and pasteurized meats and eggs.  

Check out their website for a full list of vendors and more information. 

 

 

 


WHAT'S HAPPENING NEAR SEATTLE:

  

 

EMERALD CITY COMIC CON
MARCH 12 - 15 2020

A celebration of fandom from every corner of the galaxy, coming together in a creative and collaborative atmosphere each year in downtown Seattle, featuring some of the biggest names in the pop culture universe.

Click here for more information.

 

 

 

 

Public Market Tours
Daily, YEAR-ROUND

Enjoy a one-hour guided tour of the oldest running market in the United States!

Check out the original Starbucks, as well as the world famous fish throwing Pike Place Fish boys. Browse through over 200-year round commercial businesses, 190 craftspeople, 100 farmers, and 240 street performers and musicians.

For more information on tours, click here.

  

Seattle Bites Food tours
DAILY, YEAR-ROUND

Savor some of Seattle's finest foods on this 2.5 hour BIG bites tour. Wonder through the Public Market and taste 8 to 9 delicious samplers including fresh gourmet sausages, crepes, America's best clam chowder, Alaskan King Salmon, and much more!

Tours run daily at 10:30am and 2:30pm - Be sure to reserve as they are known to sell out fast!

Click here for more information.

 

Seattle brewery tour
DAILY, YEAR-ROUND

The perfect tour for a craft beer enthusiast - Tour and sample 3 breweries in 3 hours.

This tour takes you to on a craft beer adventure through Seattle. Learn about the different types of beer, beer making process, each unique brewery, and Seattle history along the way.

For more information and to reserve your spot, click here.