This weekend, we honour Queen Victoria and celebrate her birthday. From a parade to a Celtic festival, here are 10 things to do this Victoria Day long weekend.

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Things To Do In Victoria This Weekend

Friday, May 17

Culture | Maya: The Great Jaguar Rises Exhibition

Discover a powerful culture that rose from the tropical rainforests of Central America thousands of years ago. Explore Maya identity from ancient times to the present day and see how science and belief have shaped the Maya world.

Dance | Ballet Victoria’s “Alice In Wonderland”

Destrooper goes down the rabbit hole: “He has gone mad, entirely bonkers I’m afraid but he’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are!”

Expect the unexpected for this brand new creation that will warm your heart and brighten your day, “Oh, ’tis love, ’tis love that makes the world go round!”

Saturday, May 18

Celtic | 156th Victoria Highland Games & Celtic Festival

The annual Victoria Highland Games & Celtic Festival is held over over a 10 day period, culminating in the May long weekend events held at Topaz Park in the City of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

This is one of the oldest festivals in North America and one of the very few 3 full day Highland Games. The festival regularly attracts around 25,000 people to the Topaz Park events each year.

Admission varies.

Ballet | Victoria Academy of Ballet

The Victoria Academy of Ballet provides students with the necessary foundation to embark on a career in professional dance as well as offer the joys of dance at a recreational level.

Admission is $30.

Roller skates | Roller Derby Double Header

Join the Eves of Destruction for their 2019 home teams debut! Both the Margarita Villains and the Belles of the Brawl will be taking the track and they’re out for glory.

Admission starts at $10.

Wine | Blue Grouse Estate Winery Summer Kick Off Party

To celebrate the season, they’ll be having live Jazz music, frosѐ drinks made with their Quill rosѐ, food specials, and much more!

Admission is free.

Market | The James Bay Community Market

At the James Bay Community Market, you’ll come across a wide variety of artisan vendors, liv e music, and much more.

Sunday, May 19

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.

Monday, May 20

Parade | Victoria Day Parade

The Island Farms Victoria Day Parade is the largest parade of the year in Victoria. The parade begins at Mayfair Mall and continues along Douglas Street finishing at the intersection of Douglas and Humboldt Street.

Beer | Pint of Science

Eager to learn more about science while having a beer? Come enjoy a drink and let their fantastic speakers blow your mind with their latest scientific discoveries.

Admission is free.