Celebrate Summer in Victoria B.C.

Victoria, BC, in August, is a vibrant city that hosts a variety of public events catering to diverse interests. The capital of British Columbia offers residents and visitors an unforgettable experience with its breathtaking landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and vibrant community spirit.

Here are a few special events to look forward to.

Symphony Splash, running until August 5th is one of the highly anticipated events that takes place annually in Victoria’s Inner Harbour. This free outdoor concert transforms the waterfront into a mesmerizing venue for a grand symphony performance and ends with a dazzling fireworks display.

For those passionate about the performing arts, the Victoria Fringe Festival is a must-attend event. Spanning over 11 days from August 23 to September 3, this festival brings the city’s vibrant arts scene to life. Various venues across Victoria showcase theater, dance, comedy, and spoken word performances.

The Victoria Dragon Boat Festival, August 12 and 13, is another thrilling event that draws participants and spectators alike. Teams from the region come together to compete fiercely in dragon boat races on the picturesque Gorge Waterway. Live music, food vendors, and cultural performances enhance the vibrant atmosphere, creating an exhilarating experience for all.

Finally, celebrate the end of summer on a high note with Harbour Blues ‘n Roots Festival (formerly Vancouver Island Blues Bash), happening Friday, August 25 – Sunday, August 27, 2023. This festival will bring the “blues in all shades for your soul” and include more genres such as roots, country, world, and folk music.

The city offers a diverse range of events with something for everyone – and there is no better place to stay so close to the action with our central, downtown location than the Victoria Regent Hotel & Suites.