• July Happenings

Victoria is bustling in the summer! Long and sunny days and star-filled evenings give extra hours to savour the best Victoria has to offer. Food, drink and fun await; and thanks to an abundance of sunshine, colourful blossoms line the city streets. Listed below are some highlights of what is happening in Victoria, BC in July.

Special Events

  • Eats and Beats at the Beach - July 7, 2018 - 1:00pm – 8:00pm
Where:  Ocean Boulevard along the Colwood lagoon

The 4th Annual Eats & Beats at the Beach will celebrate Colwood’s breathtaking oceanfront beaches.  There will be 5 live bands, dozens of great local food trucks, and FREE fun stuff happening on sand, sea and sky. The event takes place about midway along the lagoon on Ocean Boulevard. Go for a paddle in a kayak or stand up paddle board on the ocean.

  • Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival - July 5, 2018 – July 28, 2018

The Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival brings engaging and theatrical Shakespearian experiences to the community of Victoria, British Columbia. Since 1991, the GVSF has created opportunities for local artists and has involved local businesses, educators and citizens to celebrate the theatrical arts in our community. For the last eleven years, the GVSF has performed outdoors on the beautiful grounds of Camosun College’s Lansdowne Campus, where audience members of diverse ages, cultures, and economic backgrounds are inspired every summer by the immortal words of Shakespeare under the stars.
Pericles - Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 7:30 pm
Where: Camosun College
The Tempest - Wednesday and Friday at 7:30 pm and Saturday at 1:30pm
Where: Camosun College

  • Oak Bay Collector Car Festival - July 29, 2018 - 7:00am - 3:30pm

Where:  Oak Bay Village
The 18th annual Oak Bay Collector Car Festival celebrates vintage and collector cars of all makes and models. Oak Bay Avenue is transformed into a pedestrian walkway as 280 to 300 cars are showcased to thousands of admiring spectators and aficionados. This event is a real crowd pleaser! Register your car on the day of the event for $15 which is non-profit. The event is free to spectators. There will also be a legendary BBQ in front of the Oak Bay Municipal Hall from 10am to 3pm; a free BBQ drink coupon and a special coupon for breakfast on the Ave at The Oaks Restaurant will be provided.

  • Victoria Pride Parade 2018 - Sunday July 9 – 11:00 a.m start 

Where: Pandora & Government Streets, ending in James Bay
Watch over 100 colorful groups & floats, or march along with local businesses, non-profits, the LBGTQ community & their allies in Victoria’s 2nd biggest parade of the year. The parade follows along to MacDonald Park in James Bay  and kicks off the Victoria Pride Festival!

Ongoing Events

If you aren’t able to make the trip to Victoria for a special event, maybe you can visit and take in one of our great ongoing summer events! Our hotel is conveniently located at the Inner Harbour, steps to the provincial Legislature, Royal BC Museum, and Downtown and we are offering a fabulous early booking offer:Jump into Summer Package, valid July & August for a two night stay!   Book early to avoid disappointment.

Every Saturday night from June 30, 2018 – September 1, 2018.
Enjoy the amazing Butchart Gardens, as well as fireworks in the evening!
All ten summer Saturday nights feature a jaw-dropping, dazzling Firework show with both aerial and ground displays choreographed to music. The Firework shows began in 1977 and continue to be one of The Gardens’ most popular draws.

  • Breakwater Barge at Ogden Point

May 25, 2018 – Sept 28, 2018
Every Friday Night from 5 p.m – 9:30 p.m
Food Trucks, Fresh Local Beer, Cider & Wine, and Live Music - $2 Cover.

Experience a time when civilization grew along the Nile, pyramids dotted the skyline and people believed gods walked among us.
With more than 300 original artifacts, some an astounding 4,500 years old, this exhibition covers all aspects of ancient Egyptian life, from the emergence of ancient Egyptian civilization along the Nile to the Ptolemaic and Roman eras. 
Be among the first in North America to see this staggering exhibition’s priceless ancient artifacts, such as the coffin of Nakht, an exceptional bust of Hatshepsut and an ornate gold and garnet necklace from the Ptolemaic period.


Start planning your summer visit to our beautiful and scenic city. 
Call today or book online to take advantage of the best available rates at our Victoria, BC Inner Harbour hotel!