Festivals & Events


What's Happening in Victoria:  

 

 


PAPER STREET IMPROV FESTIVAL

April 24-28, 2018

The 3rd Annual Paper Street Theatre Improv Festival is here! This year's festival celebrates the most innovative improvised theatre from around the world including guests from from Vancouver, Seattle, Sweden, Finland and Victoria!

For five nights enjoy Paper Street Theatre's award-winning improv. With two shows every night, plus late night mash-ups Friday/Saturday, the festival is jam-packed with creativity. Click here for more information.

 

 


Times Colonist 10k

APRIL 29, 2018

 

Come out and enjoy this 10k loop around downtown Victoria and Dallas Road. The TC10K start line is at Government and Belleville Street between the Empress Hotel and the Provincial Legislature. This 29th year promises to be bigger than ever, so come cheer on the participants! Click here for more information.

 

 

 


Victoria Highland Games

May 19-21, 2018

This year's 155th annual Victoria Highland Games and Celtic Festival promises to be bigger than ever! Come join over 25,000 spectators at Topaz Park with an expanded list of events and vendors. Highlights include professional Celtic music bands, World Heavy Events Championship, Scottish Highland dance and Irish dance feis, and so much more! 

Click here for more information.

 

 


ROCK THE SHORES

July 13-15, 2018

Rock The Shores has returned to Colwood after a one year hiatus, and is back better than ever! Feed your nostalgia with headliner Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys headlining this years events. If you want to spend a beautiful weekend outside with thousands of like-minded music lovers, this is the event for you.

Click here for more information.

 

  


Ryder Hesjedal's tour de victoria

august 18, 2018

Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria is a supported mass-participation cycling event in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia. Experience the world-class cycling routes and breathtaking scenery in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia.

Riders of all fitness levels can take part in the ride by choosing one of eight distances. All rides start and finish in the iconic inner harbour of Victoria at the BC's Legislative Buildings. 
Click here for more information.

 


 


Rifflandia

September 13-16, 2018

This is Victoria's premier music festival. With a dozen different venues, all ages shows during the day and 19+ in the evenings, there's something for eveyone!

Rifflandia makes a commitment to musical inclusivity, with many different genres represented from bass to folk to rock to soul, you won't be dissappointed. 
Click here 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:

  

Sequim irrigation festival

may 4 - 13, 2018

This festival celebrates the initiation, development and support of the irrigation ditches which brought water to the once dry prairies of Sequim. Last year there were more events and more community involvement than ever, making it a spectacular festival!

Visit the website for more information.

 

 

FREE ENTRANCE DAYS TO OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK
on specific dates throughout 2018

Olympic National Park turns 100! Enjoy free entrance to the Olympic National Park on the following dates in 2018:

- January 15
- April 21
- September 22
- November 11

 

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 Restaurant Week

April 2 - 19, 2018

Sunday through Thursday, come on down to Seattle and enjoy some of the finest culinary experiences in the Pacific Northwest! With over 165 participating restaurants, there's something for everyone at extraordinary value. 

Visit the website for more information.

 

 

 

WASHINGTON STATE SPRING FAIR 

April 19 - 22, 2018

Head on down to Puyallup for the annual Spring Fair! From motorsports mayhem to racing pigs to garden displays to midway rides, this event is family friendly and a roarin good time! 

Visit the website for more information.

 

 

 

ultra Tacoma City Marathon

April 28 - 29, 2018

Back for its 12th annual installment, the Michelob Ultra Tacoma City Marathon features a brand new race route! Race options include a 5km run, half marathon, full marathon, and ultra marathon (50km).

Visit the website for more information.

 

 

 

SEattle beer week 

MAY 4 - 13, 2018

Head on down to Seattle for the 10th annual Seattle Beer Week. This year's event promises lots of great beer-tasting and food-pairing events at various bars and breweries. 

Visit the website for more information.

 

 

 

SEattle internation film festival 

MAY 17 - June 10, 2018

Now in its 44th year, SIFF is the largest and most highly-attended film festival in the United States. Over 25 days and accross various venues, SIFF will present over 400 films from 80 countries. If you're interested in film, then this event should not be missed!

Visit the website for more information.

 

 


FREE ENTRANCE DAYS TO Washington State Parks

ON SPECIFIC DATES THROUGHOUT 2018

Enjoy free entrance to the Washington State Parks on the following dates in 2018:

- March 19

- April 14 and 22

- June 2, 9, and 10

 

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.