Vic Regent Picks: Summer Events

Once June hits Victoria it doesn’t just mark the official beginning of summer – it also marks the beginning of our incredible festival and event season.

Every. Single. Weekend you can find a diverse selection of local events in the capital regional district, from music festivals to farmer’s markets, theatre shows to cultural celebrations, and many more.

A few of our favourite events include Jazzfest (June) and the Victoria Ska & Reggae Festival (July), marquee music festivals which have helped to shape the music scene in Victoria for decades.

Some of the most popular festivities in downtown Victoria include Canada Day (July 1) and Symphony Splash (July 31), both of which absolutely pack the Inner Harbour with music, fireworks, and food.

Of course, the festival and event season isn’t only made up of single day/night events: the Victoria Harbour Festival runs from May 27 until September 17, and in addition to including the above events, also features the Ship Point Night Market on Fridays and Saturdays from June until mid September.

If you like to eat, in addition to our incredible diversity of restaurants within short walking distance of the hotel, there are food festivals in the city, including Fern Fest (June 17 & 18), Victoria Taste (July 14-17), or the Victoria Street Food Festival (July weekends).

The best part is that most of these events and festivals is within a short walk of our front desk, and the ones that aren’t are just a short bus or cab ride away!