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CTV Vancouver Island is proud to support not-for-profit community and charitable organizations across the island.   To submit an event for consideration, please email islandcommunityevents@ctv.ca.  

Please Note: due to the large number of submissions, we are unable to respond to every request.  We thank you for choosing CTV to help promote your event and wish you great success.

July Events
July 1
Canada Day Parade
Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday in Sidney! Start the day off with a delicious pancake breakfast followed by a spectacular display of red and white floats!

July 1
Gorge Canada Day Picnic
Meet up with friends and family to enjoy multicultural food, 4 stages of music and entertainment, pancake breakfast, artisan markets, kid’s inflatables and more at the 19th annual Gorge Canada Day Picnic!

July 8 – 9
Festival Mexicano
Experience the 11th annual Festival Mexicano! Enjoy traditional Mexican food, a live mariachi band, fun family activities, salsa dancing lessons, piñatas & more! Don’t miss out on this fun family event!

July 9
Saanich Strawberry Festival 
Enjoy a wide variety of family activities, including information displays, face-painting, program demonstrations, arts and craft stations, bouncy castles and entertainment! Of course, the afternoon wouldn’t be complete without the traditional serving of strawberries and ice cream from 1 to 3pm for only 50 cents!

July 11 – 16
Downtown Victoria Buskers Festival
Victoria will become a hub of busking talent with performers from around the world coming to Downtown Victoria for the Downtown Victoria Buskers Festival. Dotted around the downtown core will be “Pitch Stop” pop-up locations where buskers will entertain and inspire audiences of all ages.

July 14-16
Vancouver Island MusicFest
Get ready for this three-day, family friendly music festival showcasing the best in roots and world music the industry has to offer. This year headliners include: Emmylou Harris, Bruce Cockburn, Rita Coolidge and many others. Weekend passes are on sales now. Experience all the great music and the magnificent natural setting of the Comox Valley.

July 29
Aeriosa: Soaring with Eagles
Prepare to be amazed and enthralled! Enjoy a magical evening with Aeriosa Dance Society’ spectacular aerial performances; three 20 minute segments nightly July 28th and 29th set in a beautiful west coast mountain and ocean backdrop

August Events
August 3 – 5
Bard Across the Bridge
Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival crosses the Bridge to present Macbeth at Saxe Point Park in Esquimalt! Don’t miss this great production presented by the Township Community Arts Council of Esquimalt, with all funds going to the Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival!

August 4 – 7
Filberg Festival
Now in its 35th year, the four day Filberg Festival is the art event of the summer!  Enjoy art and music surrounded by beautiful gardens, rustic out-buildings and magnificent views of Comox Harbour and the Beaufort Range.

August 6
Victoria Symphony Splash
Head to Victoria’s Inner Harbour August 6th for the 28th annual Victoria Symphony Splash! From a floating stage in the Inner Harbour, the VS orchestra and special guests will perform. Don’t miss the grand finale performance of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture – with fireworks of course!

August 13
Cadboro Bay Festival
Enjoy an afternoon at Gyro - Cadboro Park, with a variety of hands-on activities, bouncy castles, information displays, arts and craft stations, food and fun for the entire family!  Watch world-class sand sculptors create giant works of art using just sand, water and a whole lot of creativity!

August 27
Challenge yourself and others by taking part in Woman2Warrior! Get your sweat on at this women’s only charity obstacle challenge benefiting Easter Seals BC/Yukon and more! Register today!