( City of Victoria )

It’s the Canada Day weekend and that means the city will be full of events and fireworks.

Below are 14 events taking place around Greater Victoria this long weekend.

Saturday, June 30

Laketown Rock 2018

  • What: Back for the second time after putting on a highly successful show last year, Laketown Rock is a rising favourite among classic rock fans of all ages. From classic bands to newer alternative rock, there’s something for everyone here.
    When
    : June 29th to July 1st, 2018
  • Where: Laketown Ranch, 648 – 8811 Youbou Rd, Lake Cowichan
  • Admission: Tickets start at $149 for the weekend. Click here to purchase.

TD Victoria International Jazz Fest

  • What: The TD Victoria International JazzFest is a ten-day music festival featuring the jazz, blues and world music of local, Canadian, and internationally acclaimed musicians. 
    When
    : June 22 – Sunday, July 1st
  • Where: Various Venues

Saturday night fireworks at Butchart Gardens

What: Want to see fireworks but prefer to skip the downtown crowd? Head to the Butchart Gardens and check out the jaw-dropping, dazzling fireworks show that features both aerial and ground displays, beautifully choreographed to show tunes.
When: Saturday, June 30th, 10:15 p.m.
Where: Butchart Gardens, 800 Benvenuto Ave, Brentwood Bay

Sidney Fireworks Extravaganza

What: Sidney’s fireworks show will be a culmination of Canada Day celebration that begins at 5 p.m., and will include food trucks, cultural performances, music, and a formal opening ceremony. 
When
: Saturday, June 30th, 10:15 p.m.
Where: Beacon Park, 9801 Seaport Place

Victoria HarbourCats Fireworks

What: Take in a Victoria Harbourcats vs. Kelowna Falcons game, followed by an amazing 20-minute fireworks display from the outfield at Royal Athletic Park. Game time is 6:35 pm. Fireworks will follow right after the game.
When
: Saturday, June 30th, after the ball game at 6:35 p.m.
Where: Royal Athletic Park, 1014 Caledonia Ave

Rally Against Family Separation 

What: The Victoria Chapter of Women’s March Canada is organizing a Rally Against Family
Separation​. Their goal is to raise awareness, to provide informative experience -, fact – and solution – based direct actions, as laid out by experts working on immigration, refugee, and Indigenous justice issues around the world, across Canada, and in BC, and to show solidarity with the detained immigrants and refugees and separated families at the Canada – U.S. and U.S. – Mexican borders, and around the globe.
When
: Saturday, June 30th, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: The B.C. Legislature Building near the Inner Habour.

Sunday, July 1

Canada Day in downtown Victoria

What: This year’s celebrations may not be as grandiose as last year, but it’ll still be well worth a trip for you to head downtown on Canada Day (Sunday, July 1st).
When
: Sunday, July 1st, 10:20 p.m./
Where: Inner Harbour

Victoria’s ‘living flag’ on Canada Day

What: This Canada Day, unleash your inner patriot by being a part of Victoria’s living Canada flag.
When
: Sunday, July 1st, Register by 12:30 p.m. Living flag is at 2 p.m.
Where: Lawns of the Legislature

Sunday Pizza Nights at Merridale

What: Merridale’s popular Sunday Pizza Nights return with a fresh lineup of local live entertainment! Join them on the back deck for delicious, house-made brick oven pizzas from their orchard cookhouse.
When
: Sunday, July 1st, The eatery opens at 5pm for dinner, and live music runs from 6 to 8:30pm.
Where: 1230 Merridale Road – Cobble Hill

Inner Harbour Fireworks Display

What: After celebrating Canada Day downtown with an exciting lineup of live music and family-friendly events, make sure to stick around for a spectacular fireworks show along the inner harbour!
When
: Sunday, July 1st, 12:00 p.m. to 10:20 p.m. (after the fireworks)
Where: Inner Harbour

7 places in and around Victoria to celebrate Canada Day

What: There are plenty of activities taking place throughout Greater Victoria on Canada Day, including musical performances, gourmet offerings, colourful parades, fireworks, and more.
When
: Sunday, July 1st
Where: Greater Victoria

Monday, July 2

Sidney Sidewalk Sale & Street Festival

What: Head over to Sidney on Monday, July 2nd, for their annual Sidewalk Sale and Street Festival, featuring live music, a beer garden, a pancake breakfast, and so much more!
When
: Monday, July 2nd, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: 2281 Beacon Ave, Sidney

Be a Host with Gray Line Sightseeing Victoria

What: From now until August 28th, Gray Line is offering a two-for-one 24-hour Hop-On Hop-Off tour to Victoria locals every Tuesday. All you need to bring is some identification to show that you live in Victoria and a plus one!
When
: Outside of Empress Hotel
Where: 2281 Beacon Ave, Sidney

A Taste of Victoria: Food Tours

What: This 2-hour tour begins at the Victoria Public Market twice daily at 11 am and 2 pm and includes stops at The Harmonious Gates of Interest, Fan Tan Alley, Market Square, Basti
When
: Victoria Public Market  – 1701 Douglas Street #6
Where: 11:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

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