August Events

Saturday Night Fireworks at The Butchart Gardens

Dates: August 6, 13, 20, 27
Official Website: HERE

All ten summer Saturday nights feature a jaw-dropping, dazzling Firework show with both aerial and ground displays choreographed to show tunes.

Collector Car Festival

Date: August 7
Location: Oak Bay Ave

Oak Bay Ave is transformed into a pedestrian walkway as 250 to 300 vintage and collector cars are showcased to admiring spectators and affocionados.  Starts at 8:00am.

20th Annual Dragon Boat Festival

Dates: August 13-14
Location: Inner Harbour
Official Website: HERE

One of Victoria's most spectacular summer festivals and the only dragon boat festival in Canada to take place in a working harbour.  Featuring exciting dragon boat races, entertainment on two stages, exotic tastes in the Forbidden City Food Court, activities for kids and families, and more, the Victoria Dragon Boat Festival is one of the must-see events on Victoria's busy summer Festival calendar.

Free B Film Festival

Dates: August 5-27
Location: Cameron Bandstand at Beacon Hill Park
Official Wesbite: HERE

Friday and Saturday nights enjoy free outdoor screenings of classic "B" movies, rain or shine.  Bring your blanket and snacks!  Visit their website for the list of movies.

Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival

Dates: August 24-September 4
Location: various locations
Official Website: HERE

Celebrating 30 years, a 12-day celebration of live performances from around the world, featuring an eclectic mixture of spoken word, drama, musicals, dance, comedy, magic and more.

Greek Fest

Dates: August 26 to September 5
Location: 4648 Elk Lake Dr
Official Website: HERE

Opa! Celebrate Victoria's Greek culture through food, pastries, bake sale and traditional Greek and Mediterranean dancing.