Car Free YYJ

Date:   June 16, Sunday, 11:00 am- 6:00 pm
Location:  Douglas St. from Pandora St. to Belleville St.

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.


Oak Bay Tea Party by Morgan Cross

Date:  May 31st @ 6pm – 8pm; June 1st @ 7am – 9pm & June 2nd @ 7am – 7pm
Location:  Willows Beach at Esplanade

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.

121st Island Farms Victoria Day Parade

Reynolds Secondary School Marching Band by Lotus Johnson

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.

Highland Games

Caber Toss by Tracy O

Date:  May 18th – 20th @ 8:00am – 7:00pm
Location:  Topaz Park at Finlayson St. & Blanchard St.

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

Kaetlyn Osmond by Boris Kasimov

Date:  May 14th @ 12:00pm
Location:  Save on Foods Memorial Centre at 1925 Blanshard St.

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.

Tartan Parade

Tartan Parade by Victoria Highland Games

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.

30th Annual TC10K

2013 04 April TC10k 012 by Blake Handley

Date:  April 28th Start @ 7:55am & 8:00am; With Fun Run @ 11:00am
Location:  Race start and finish Government and Belleville

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.