We’ve reached the final weekend of July. From a musical to museum exhibits, here are 10 Victoria events to check out this weekend.

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Victoria Events This Weekend

Friday, July 26

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.

Festival | The Phillips Backyard Weekender

The Phillips Backyard Weekender is a 19+ licensed music festival taking place from Friday, July 26th – Sunday, July 28th, 2019. Disguised as a brewery parking lot by day, the Phillips Backyard magically transforms into an outdoor music super-party for three unforgettable nights.

Photo: The Phillips Backyard Weekender / Facebook

Saturday, July 27

Outdoor movie | Camp-in Movie: The Princess Bride

Come for popcorn and watch “The Princess Bride” at Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites. You can also sign up in advance to sleepover in a tent.

Food | The Thirsty Chef 5

Hand picked breweries match their beer with food creations from some of the city’s best chefs. Admission is $30.

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, July 28

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.