Time sure flies by! From a wine festival to outdoor markets, here are 10 Victoria events to check out this weekend.

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Victoria Events This Weekend

Friday, August 23

Theatre | 33rd Victoria Fringe Festival

The biggest theatre event on Vancouver Island, the 33rd Annual Victoria Fringe Theatre festival runs from August 21 – September 1.

This festival features 47 shows from around the globe, outdoor events for the whole family and late night programming in the Fringe Club.

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.

Wine | Cowichan Valley Wine Festival

The Cowichan Valley Wine Festival is a tasting and touring event showcasing the best of Vancouver Island wine from 12 local wineries.

Admission starts at $15.

Lemonade | The Big Squeeze!

The Big Squeeze is a city-wide lemonade stand competition hosted by and in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Victoria.


Saturday, August 24

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.

Games | Lawn Games at Point Ellice House

Come out for a day of croquet, bean bag toss, Mölkky, board games, music, food and drinks! Admission is by donation.

Sunday, August 25

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.