May Events and Activities in Victoria

Victoria is the West Coast capital for culture and the arts. The city offers an array of events, fairs, and festivals celebrating the local community’s diversity throughout May.

Artists on the Causeway return on May 14, bringing together street performers, musicians, food vendors, artisans, and First Nations artists. Visitors can enjoy live music, street performances, and delicious food while browsing unique handcrafted wares.

The Tartan Parade on May 21 celebrates Scottish culture and heritage. The parade is a colourful display of kilts, bagpipes, and traditional Scottish dancing, providing a unique opportunity to experience the rich culture and history of the Scottish diaspora in Canada.

The May 23 Victoria Day Parade is the city’s vibrant multicultural parade with live music and artistic performances along a three-kilometre route.

Local fairs like the Sealion Medieval Market on May 28, the Buccaneer Days on May 20 – 22, and the Luxton Spring Fair on May 19 – 23 provide visitors with a glimpse into Victoria’s rich history and traditions. Sealion Medieval Market participants are encouraged to don their best Renaissance wear. Buccaneer Days celebrate Victoria’s pirate history with a parade and pirate-themed events. The Luxton Spring Fair, on the other hand, celebrates the local farming community with agricultural exhibits, animal shows, and fun activities for the whole family.

Whether you’re interested in heritage, street performances, or local festivals, Victoria has something for everyone. And the Victoria Regent is in the centre of it all!