We’ve arrived to the end of August. From museum exhibits to a boat festival, here are 10 Victoria events to check out this Labour Day long weekend.
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Victoria Events This Weekend
Friday, August 30
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.
Boats | Classic Boat Festival
For over 40 years, the Victoria Classic Boat Festival has showcased classic boats from all over the Pacific Northwest each Labour Day Weekend. Each year, approximately 10,000 visitors tour the docks and the boats on display.
Saturday, August 31
Fair | Saanich Fair
Enjoy live music, dance performances, eating contests, auction/raffle draw, and so much more! Children 6-years-old and under get free admission.
Music | Vancouver Island Blues Bash
Groove to live blues, R&B, and more at the 26th annual Vancouver Island Blues Bash at the Outdoor Stage at Ship Point.
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, September 1
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.