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.

Victoria Symphony Splash

Date: August 2
Location: Inner Harbour
Official Website: HERE

Tens of thousands of people will take to Victoria’s Inner Harbour for the 26th annual Victoria Symphony Splash. From a floating stage in the Inner Harbour, Maestra Tania Miller, the Symphony and special guests will perform, ending with a grand finale performance of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture – with fireworks of course!

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.