Festivals & Events


What's Happening in Victoria:  

 


James Bay Community market

MAY 6 - SEPTEMBER 30

Need to kill some time before boarding the ferry back to Port Angeles? Maybe you've just checked into your hotel and want to meet the friendly locals? Every Saturday from 9am-3pm, just down the road from the Black Ball Terminal in Victoria on the corner of Menzies and Superior, you'll find the James Bay Community Market. 

For more details and offerings, click here. 

 

 

BANDS ON THE BREAKWATER BARGE

may 26 - September 22

Musical performances have returned to The Breakwater Barge at Ogden Point Breakwater on Friday evenings this summer!

Doors open at 5pm, admission is $2, food trucks and beer vendors, partial proceeds to local charities. What more could you ask for?!

 

For more details and schedule, click here. 

 


Victoria SKa & reggae festival

JUNE 14 - 18

Victoria's Ska & Reggae Festival returns better than ever for its 18th year! Featuring genre-bending heavyweights like Booker T. Jones and Keith & Tex, this year promising to be a celebration you won't want to miss!Performances are at a variety of venues, with the main stage located at Ship Point just across the harbor from the Black Ball Terminal. 

For more details and full schedule, click here. 

 

 

Spirit of 150 celebration 

June 21 - July 1

It's the long awaited celebration of Canada's 150th birthday! Enjoy 11 days of free outdoor events and live music. For 11 days The Harbor Stage at Ship Point will host various national celebrations and theme days including National Aboriginal Day, La Celebration de la Francophonie, Canadian Multiculturalism Day, Youth Day, Folk Roots Day, and many more! For two days The Main Stage on The Legislature Lawn will host a diverse lineup of locally and nationally renowned performers. 

For more details and full schedule, click here. 

 

VICTORIA Jazz FESTIVAL

JUNE 23 - July 2

TD Victoria International Jazz Festival is back and this year features the masterful musical talents of grammy award winning artists such as Ziggy Marley and Mavis Staples, and so many more!

 

For more details and full schedule, click here. 

 


VICTORIA SYMPHONY SPLASH

AUGUST 6

The Symphony Splash returns this August for the 28th installment of this popular annual event. One of the largest symphony events in North America, from a floating stage in the Inner Harbour, the Victoria Symphony Orchestra will perform with special guests a mix of classical and popular selections. 

For more details and schedule, click here. 

 

 

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.

 

 

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: 

 


Clallam bay sekiu fun days

JULY 7 - 9

Drive one hour west of Port Angeles along the scenic Strait of Juan de Fuca Highway for three days of family friendly fun and entertainment in Clallam Bay and Sekiu.

Activities include a parade, fireworks, and the 1st annual Music in the Park. 

For more information, click here. 

 

 

Shakespeare in the woods 

JUly 21 - August 6

This year's selection for Shakespeare in the Woods presented by the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center is Much Ado About Nothing.

Performances are set for Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays and begin at 6:30PM at Webster's Woods Art Park at The Fine Arts Center. 

For more information on Shakespeare in the Woods, click here. 

 

 

FREE ENTRANCE DAYS TO OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK
on specific dates throughout 2017

Olympic National Park turns 100! Enjoy free entrance to the Olympic National Park on the following dates in 2017:

- January 16
- February 20
- April 15-16, and 22-23
- August 25
- September 30
- November 11-12

 

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:

 

Seattle internation film festival 

May 18 - june 11, 2017

Bringing you the best in international and independent film, SIFF enters its highly anticipated 43rd year. Come see what makes SIFF the largest and most widely attended film festival in the United States.

This year’s festival includes more than 450 films from 90 countries, and is expected to draw over 150,000 attendees.

For more information on the Seattle International Film Festival, click here

 


meeker days arts & music festival 

JUNE 16 - 18, 2017

The 78th annual Meeker Days Arts & Music Festival features three stages with a wide variety of music as well as entertainment for children of all ages

Along with educational exhibits and an antique tractor display, Meeker Days is featuring two car shows. 

For more information on the Meeker Days Arts & Music Festival, click here. 

 

SUMMERFEST 

JULY 14 - 16, 2017

West Seattle Summerfest enters its 35th year this July!

Not just music, Summerfest has something for everyone! 3 days of shopping, beer gardens, dining, and a children's play area will keep everyone satisfied. 

For more information on Summerfest, click here. 

 

 

king county fair 

JUly 13 - 16, 2017

The King County Fair comes to Enumclaw, WA, and in addition to the usual vendors and exhibits, features varied perfomances including motorcross, magicians, hypnotists, musical performances, mutton busting, a youth circus and more! 

Come on down and enjoy a weekend of entertainment for the whole family!

For more information on the King County Fair, click here. 

  

 

Zootunes concerts 

JUne 20 - august 20, 2017

BECU Zootunes is back again at The Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle!

Concerts are on a variety of dates in June, July, and August. This year's lineup of musical acts includes Ziggy Marley, The Violent Femmes, Cake, Pat Benatar, and more!

For more information on Zootunes and full concert listings, click here. 

 

 

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.