The short week is quickly coming to an end. From outdoor markets to pride celebrations, here are 10 Victoria events to check out this weekend.
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Victoria Events This Weekend
Friday, July 5
Street festival | Downtown Victoria Buskers Festival
The free Downtown Victoria Buskers Festival showcases a wide variety of performances for the whole family to enjoy.
Music | Mamma Mia!
On a Greek island paradise where the sun always shines, ABBA’s enchanting, timeless hits propel this beautiful and funny tale of love, friendship, and identity. Sophie is about to be married and is determined to find the father she’s never known, to give her away at the wedding.
Beach | Beach Food Fridays and Saturdays
Starting May 31, 2019, head to the beach in Colwood every Friday & Saturday for lunch or dinner from your favourite local food trucks with free, live, local music from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Entertainment | Live Entertainment @ Q Bar
Come out for Pacific Northwest inspired cocktails and bar bites, while enjoying live music every night of the week, year-round, featuring local singers, songwriters and musicians.
Exhibition | Maya: The Great Jaguar Rises
Visitors will discover a powerful culture that rose in the tropical rainforests of Guatemala thousands of years ago, and learn how science and belief shaped the Maya identity from ancient times to present day.
Dogs | The Big Gay Dog Walk
Calling all canines! Come out for a big gay group dog walk, mingle with friends, play some games, strut your style, and show off your tricks.
Saturday, July 6
Market | The James Bay Community Market
At the James Bay Community Market, you’ll come across a wide variety of artisan vendors, live music, and much more.
Sunday, July 7
Parade | Victoria Pride Parade
Beginning at 11:00 a.m., come watch over 100 colourful groups and floats make their way through the city or march in the parade yourself.
Market | Bastion Square Public Markets
The Bastion Square Public Markets is located in the heart of downtown Victoria. It’s open every Thursday and Sunday, featuring a mix of arts, crafts and imports, and entertainment.
Fruits | Saanich Strawberry Festival
This free event takes place at Beaver Lake Park and will feature a wide variety of free family activities, including information displays, face-painting, program demonstrations, a Martial Arts demonstration, arts and craft activities and 12 different types of inflatable games, obstacles, slides and castles.