Victoria Pride July 1st to 7th 2013
Victoria Pride Society's mission is based on empowerment. We empower those
who are - or think they might be - gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender,
two-spirited, intersex, friends and allies.
Victoria Pride fosters learning
and empowerment through social celebration and networking. We strive to create a
better public understanding of our community’s history, courage, diversity and
We're ready to make Pride 2013 the best yet! Mark your calendars, Pride 2013 is
July 1 - July 7! Parade and festival will be held on Sunday, July 7. Pride
Parade starts at 12 noon at Government and Pandora, and the Festival open
immediately after at MacDonald Park in James Bay. See you there!
Moss Street Paint-In The 23rd annual Moss Street Paint-In happens July 17, 2010. Over 100 artists gather to exhibit their work and demonstrate their techniques outdoors along the scenic, tree-lined Moss Street. Meander along with the expected crowd of up to 20 000 from the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria to Dallas Road. http://www.aggv.bc.ca
Sooke Fine Arts Show July 25 - August 3, 2009 Sooke Arena at 2168 Phillips Road. This exhibit features the work of more than 200 artists of the region. Watercolor, acrylics, installations, sculpture, photography, traditional and modern abstract and realistic.
Stinking Fish Studio Tour The 10th annual Metchosin and East Sooke artisan tour happens July 24, 2010 - August 2nd. Explore this idyllic rural community within easy reach of Dashwood Manor and discover some great artisans and beautiful pieces. www.stinkingfishstudiotour.com
Butchart Gardens Fireworks Displays July – September, Butchart Gardens. Outstanding, highly-acclaimed fireworks in Butchart Gardens' magnificent setting every Saturday night over the summer months. Lavish shows dazzle visitors with their unique blend of spectacle and music. Bring warm clothing and a cover to sit on the ground.
Symphony Splash July 31, 2011. Downtown Victoria's Inner Harbour The highlight of the August long weekend is Symphony Splash. Victoria's Inner Harbour is transformed to a concert venue of gargantuan proportions. The orchestra and guest performers are set up on a barge directly in front of the Parliament Buildings. Powerful speakers carry the sound to the thousands who ring the harbour to listen. The concert traditionally closes with The 1812 Overture, complete with guns and the carillon. This free event is not to be missed.