Enjoy Father’s day with the whole community at this annual outdoor festival. Over nine city blocks, the celebration includes five stages with live entertainment, a 4,000 square foot park, multiple all-ages licensed food and beverage areas, a 19+ Beer Garden, more than 400 local artists and makers as well as activations created by local businesses and organizations. Car Free YYJ is also honoured to host the First Peoples’ Festival which presents a complete day of programming, vendors and food in celebration of Canada’s First Peoples’ culture.
For the 57th year running the Oak Bay Tea Party has been entertaining all while benefiting service organizations and projects within the community. Don’t miss the popular parade, air show and bathtub races. See the website for the full schedule.
Date: May 26th @ 10:00am to 3:00pm
Location: Selkirk Green Park at 350 Waterfront Crescent
This multi-cultural community event offers something for the whole family. Live music and dancing will energize you for the Family FUN Zone, international food court and colourful street market.
Date: May 20th @ 9am Start
Location: Start: Mayfair Shopping Centre going down Douglas St. Finish: Douglas and Humboldt St.
The Island Farms Victoria Day Parade is the largest parade of the year in Victoria. Floats including Canadian and American marching bands, musical floats, cultural entries and festive clowns. Be sure to visit Celebration Square, located in Centennial Square after the parade for more event fun.
The Highland games is one of the oldest festival in North America to host a three full-day highland games. This event attracts around 25,000 people each year. This year will be the 156 games and is expected to be the largest in its history of games with expanded list of activities and events.
Stars on Ice offers Canadian fans the rare opportunity to witness some of the country’s most accomplished gifted champions preforming together. This cast will included NAM NGUYEN, a two- time national champion. This tour will be visiting 12 different cities nationwide.
Come out to the community/family fun event for all ages. This well attended annual event includes a midway, dance, free local entertainment, skydivers, kids play zone, races and a parade.
Date: May 11th @ 11:00am
Location: Centennial Square to Legislature lawns
The police escorted parade will travel down Government Street to the Legislature Buildings for a wonderful celtic performance. Enjoy a performance on the lawns of 10 pipe bands with a highland fling danced and the caber is tossed. This event is to promote the highland games the following weekend.
Times Colonist 10K is one of Victoria most popular runs including over 10,000 runners, walker, and wheelers ever year. Many runners come from all around the world, experienced and non-experienced. TC10K is proud to offer a separate visually impaired results category as well as an early start to those who wish. The money earned will be used to support seven deserving charities.