Swiftsure Internaional Yacht Race
Date: May 24-26
Official Website: HERE
The Pacific Northwests premier yacht race. Swiftsure is a family event. There will be boats to visit on the docks in the Inner Harbour. Various vendors will be presenting their products on Ship Point (Downtown Inner Harbour) The race start at Clover Point on Saturday morning is a colourful exciting event that is a photographers dream. Hundreds of boats vying for position as they harness the wind and battle the tides to get across the start line.
Victoria International Kite Festival
Dates: May 31 - June 1
Location: Clover Point
This new festival will present professional kite enthusiasts from Canada and the US and there will also be a special zone for children which will include a host of activities including kite making, etc. along with a special zone where the public is welcomed to come and fly their own kite. The International Kite Festival will feature one or two extraordinary large international kites, and also feature quad teams where kites are flown in unison to music.