Annual Victoria Pride Week

2013 07 July Gay Pride 168 by Blake Handley

Date:  July 1st to 8th
Location:  Various Locations throughout Greater Victoria

All week long join in on various fun activities throughout the Greater Victoria region.

The final headlining event is the Pride Parade and Festival July 8th starting at 11:00am:

The parade starts at the corner of Pandora and Government and continues south on Government, turning west on Belleville and then south on Menzies until turning west at Kingston; parade moves south on Oswego ending at MacDonald Park at the corner of Oswego and Simcoe. The festival then commences from 12:30pm to 6:00pm.

Chamber Opera Tours Presents Jane Austen’s Persuasion: A Musical Drama

Jane Austen Persuasion Necklace by Allison Giguere

Date:  July 3rd @ 7:30pm to 10:30pm
Location: McPherson Theatres at 3 Centennial Square

This musical adaptation has toured multiple UK and US cities over the past five years and was a popular event at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. This year marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Persuasions.

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Douglas Park by Lotus Johnson

Date:  June 17 @ 11:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: Downtown Victoria on Douglas St.

Annually held on Father’s Day spanning over nine city blocks in the street. This year the event is also hosting the First Peoples’ Festival and presents a complete day of programming, vendors and food in celebration of Canada’s First People’s culture.

Also look forward to seeing:

  • 350 local artists and makers
  • activations created by local businesses and organizations
  • licensed food and beverage areas
  • 5 stages with live entertainment

The Tree House Project

Tree House by Ngoc Phan

Date:  June 13th to July 28th @ 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: Open Space Gallery at 510 Fort St.

Reflect on your childhood imagination, dreams and play with this ongoing and expanding project.

All of this is translated by multi-disciplinary artist Jennie Suddick, who “envisions the tree house as both a personal space and a realm of the imagination, a lens through which to consider changing landscape, autonomy, and nostalgia.”

Suddick invited the public since last summer of 2017 to share their unrealized childhood plans for tree houses and other forts. Taking these with some collaborative efforts scale paper architectural models and detailed drawing have been brought to life.

FEAST: Food & Film

Feast: Food + Film (1 Week) by VicFilmFestival

Date:  June 14th to 16th
Location: The Vic Theatre at 808 Douglas St.

This annual 19+ event highlights regional food & drink with the backdrop of great films.

The feast will host six screenings and tastings provided by: Mother Nature’s Market, Toque Catering, Sheringham Distillery, Sea Cider, The Strath Liquor Store, Victoria Caledonian Distillery and more!