Summer Festivals in Victoria BC add spice to a visit to Vancouver Island. It’s a pleasant surprise to stumble upon a festival but better to plan a visit to coincide with one of your choice. Here’s a summary of the major varied summer festivals in Victoria BC.
Victoria Highland Games and Celtic Festival – over 150 years of fun and muscle.
Swiftsure International Yacht Race – four races contested by 200 yachts as the Inner Harbour gets thoroughly nautical.
Victoria International JazzFest – over 300 musicians in many styles.
Victoria International Buskers Festival – remarkable street performers give free shows throughout downtown.
Moss Street Paint-In – outdoor art created by 160 of Vancouver Islands leading artists. 30 years on.
Symphony Splash – join 40,000 people in Victoria’s Inner Harbour on the first Sunday in August. Ends with Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture and fireworks.
Victoria Dragon Boat Festival – 90 dragon boats with 2,500 paddlers race in the Inner Harbour.
Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival – 50 shows at eleven venues downtown.
Saanich Fall Fair – our agricultural show on the Saanich Peninsula since 1868.
Victoria Classic Boat Festival – 40 years of admiration of these craft.
Victoria International Chalk Art Festival – stumble across street art unfolding before your eyes.
Click on the above weblinks for full details about these Vancouver Island events and spectacles.