Hooray for the long weekend! From outdoor markets to a Latin fest, here are 10 Victoria events to check out this BC Day long weekend.
Victoria Events This BC Day Long Weekend
Friday, August 2
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.
Beach | Parksville Beach Festival
Master Sand Sculptors travel from all corners of the globe to participate in this remarkable competition and exhibition in Parksville, British Columbia, Canada. Sculptors have 30 hours over four days to create their masterpieces from just sand and water.
Saturday, August 3
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.
Latina | Viva! Victoria Latin Fest
The Viva! Victoria Latin Fest will have live music, dance, food, cultural activities, and more. This free event takes place at Centennial Square from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Music | Club Havana
Experience Cuban culture at Club Havana at the Victoria Events Centre. The West Coast Cuban All Stars will interpret the music of legends like Miguel Matamoros, Arsenio Rodríguez, Felix Chapotin, and many more.
Sunday, August 4
Music | Victoria Symphony Splash
The Victoria Symphony Splash in the Downtown Inner Harbour will feature a floating stage in the Inner Harbour and some amazing music. Admission is free.
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.