August Events

Saturday Night Fireworks at The Butchart Gardens

Dates: August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
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.

20th Annual Dragon Boat Festival

Dates: August 14-16
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-Movie Festival

Dates: Every Friday and Saturday in August
Location: Cameron Bandshell in Beacon Hill Park
Official Website: HERE

Once again the Victoria Film Festival has lined up a stellar collection of family-friendly films for its Free-B Film Festival. Get ready to curl up under thestars and enjoy free films ona seven-metre (20-foot) wide inflatable screen. On Fridays and Saturdays in August, bring the whole family down to see treasures from movie-making history! Remember to bring your own snacks, flashlights and blankets! Free.

 The Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival

Dates: August 27th - September 6th  
Location: Various Venues in Downtown Victoria
Official Website: HERE

A Vancouver Island festival tradition for nearly thirty years, Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival takes over downtown Victoria BC each summer for a 12-day celebration of live performance from around the world, featuring an eclectic mixture of spoken word, drama, musicals, dance, comedy, magic, theatre for young audiences and more.