Good weather is forecasted for the island this week. From outdoor markets to a pet festival, here are 10 Victoria events to check out this weekend.
Victoria Events This Weekend
Friday, August 16
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 17
Pets | Pet-A-Palooza
The West Coast’s largest outdoor pet festival is coming back to Victoria! Pet-A-Palooza will take place at Bullen Park and it’s completely free. There will be races, swag bags, and much more.
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.
Water fight | Water Gun Wars at Fort Rodd Hill
Victoria’s largest annual squirt gun battle is coming to Fort Rodd Hill. Grab your squirt gun, and be ready for battle!
Sunday, August 18
A delectable 4-course dinner with wine pairings from the Okanagan’s Hillside Winery is being hosted at Artisan Bistro Restaurant. Tickets are $99 per person.
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.