Monday, July 10
- Fintan O’Brien with Douglas Peerless
- Who: The Zone’s July “Band of the Month”, Fintan O’Brien is one of Victoria’s most promising young singer-songwriters. The 20-year-old just released his debut EP and won the 2017 Yamaha “Keys to the Junos” songwriting contest.
- What: Live music! O’Brien will be playing at The Mint every Monday this summer.
- Where: The Mint
- When: 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
- Cost: By donation
- Ratfish Monday Mic! Hosted by Chelsea Lou
- Who: Victoria’s aspiring comedians
- What: Open mic comedy. Up to 20 comedians doing 3 minutes each.
- Where: Hecklers Upstairs (in the lobby of the Ramada)
- When: Sign-up at 7:30 pm, show at 8:00 pm
- Cost: $5 or free for performers
Tuesday, July 11
- Downtown Victoria Buskers Festival (WEEK LONG EVENT)
- Who: World-renowned street performers bring their acts to Victoria
- What: Live music, circus acts, magic shows, fire-eaters and more.
- When: Tuesday through Sunday. Full schedule available here.
- Cost: In classic Busker style, you pay what you think the performers deserve.
Wednesday, July 12
- Word Feast Summer Slam at the Oaklands Sunset Market
- Who: Spoken word poets, vendors, and food trucks, hosted by Jeremy Loveday
- What: A summer evening at the Oaklands Sunset Market. Experience this high energy spoken word showdown while eating farm fresh food.
- Where: Oaklands Sunset Market
- When: 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm
- Benji’s Pub Quiz
- What: A Pub Quiz, the winner gets $100 at Northern Quarter
- Where: The Northern Quarter, 1724 Douglas St
- When: 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm
- Cost: $5
Thursday, July 13
- Tinder Tales: Live in Victoria
- Museum Happy Hour: The Other F-Word
- What: A themed #museumhappyhour in one of the BC Museum’s core galleries.
- Where: Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville St.
- When: 5:15 pm – 7:00 pm
- Cost: $10
Friday, July 14
- Official Shambhala Pre-Party With Bryx, Generic, and Neon Steve
Saturday, July 15
- TD Art Gallery Paint-In 2017
- Who: Local artists around the city
- What: Calling all art lovers! Please save the date and join us for the 30th annual TD Art Gallery Paint-In.
- Where: Check out the map here
- When: 11am-4pm | Artists on Moss Street
10am-6pm | Gallery Open
11am-9pm | Family-friendly Beer Garden
- Heritage Acres 50th Anniversary Celebration (SATURDAY AND SUNDAY)
- Who: Heritage Acres Museum
- What: A free family fun day at the acres with activities, food, live music, demos, tractor parade, First Nation Dancers and trains by donation!
- Where: 7321 Lochside Drive
- When: Saturday and Sunday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
- Cost: Free. Train rides by donation.
Sunday, July 16
- DOOM SQUAD In Victoria at the VEC
- Who: A Hip Hop group from Edmonton, AB consisting of 3 artists; Kryple, NineLivez & Trippz.
- What: Live Hip Hop Music
- Where: Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad Street
- When: 19:00 pm – 0:00 am