Hands up for an extra day off this weekend! From fireworks to outdoor markets, here are 10 Victoria events to check out this Canada Day long weekend.

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Victoria Events This Long Weekend

Friday, June 28

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.

Jazz | TD Victoria International JazzFest

The 10-day TD Victoria International JazzFest features the jazz, blues and world music of local, Canadian, and internationally acclaimed musicians. Tickets are now available to purchase.


Saturday, June 29

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, June 30

Festival | Sidney Sidewalk Sale and Street Festival

The biggest sale of the year in Sidney will have over 40 stores participating. There will also be a car show, live music, and much more.

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, July 1

Holiday | Canada Day in Victoria

Happy Canada Day! You can expect to come across an entire day full of celebrations that will be capped off with a fireworks show at night.

Breakfast | Canada Day Community Pancake Breakfast

Gardens of The Huntingdon Manor & Pendray Inn and Tea House is hosting a free pancake breakfast at 8:00 a.m. There will also be Canadian music, face painting, and much more.