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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.
 

 

Victoria Symphony Splash

August 5

Victoria's Inner Harbour

Join over 40,000 people in Victoria’s Inner Harbour to watch your Victoria Symphony perform on a floating stage. Enjoy the marquee event of the summer! Entertainment begins at 12:00 on the picturesque Legislature steps and spreads to the Family Zone before culminating on the barge at 7:30 pm with Music Director Christian Kluxen and the Victoria Symphony. The concert concludes with the beloved grand finale performance of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture with fireworks

 

Dragon Boat Festival 

August 10-12

Victoria's Inner Harbour

The 24th annual Victoria Dragon Boat festival features incredible canoe competitions, tradition and culture all in the beautiful Inner Harbor of Victoria! The Victoria Dragon Boat Festival is an event inclusive to everyone. With the excitement of the competitive dragon boating racing on the water, to the live music and cultural acts on the land, this weekend promises to create lasting memories for everyone in attendance. It is our goal to bring the community together through the great sport of dragon boating, and we cannot wait for you to join us August 10th-12th at the 2018 Victoria Dragon Boat Festival.

 

Victoria's Largest Air Show

August 11-12

Michell Airfield 

Join Santa Bear and volunteers from Santas Anonymous at Michell R/C Airpark for Victoria’s Largest Little Airshow. Hosted by the Victoria Radio Control Modelers Society, the airshow is open on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4:30pm, and includes a concession, 50/50 raffle, children’s activities, and free parking. Admission is by donation, and all proceeds support Santas Anonymous. Bring your lawn chairs, sunscreen, and sun umbrellas, and enjoy the show!

 

Cadboro Bay Festival

August 12

Gyro-Cadboro Park

Enjoy an afternoon at Gyro - Cadboro Park, with a variety of hands-on activities, bouncy castles, information displays, arts and craft stations and food and fun for the entire family. The newly upgraded playground, beach setting and free family activities will entertain the kids for hours.

 

RCMP Musical Ride

August 18-19

Fred Milne Park, 2249 Sooke River Rd

Sooke Lions are hosting the world renowned Royal Canadian Mounted Police Musical Ride on August 18 & 19 in Sooke with proceeds going to Tour de Rock, Cops for Cancer.

Representing a colourful tradition and ceremony through the horse and scarlet uniform, the RCMP Musical Ride provides people, young and old, with a part of the heritage and national identity of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.  The troop of 32 horses and riders whirl and perform cavalry drills to the choreographed music making this an iconic spectacle not to be missed. All proceeds will go to Tour de Rock which funds pediatric cancer research and sends sick children and their families to Camp Goodtimes each year.

 

Oakland Sunset Market

June 27-August 29

Oaklands Community Association

The Oaklands Sunset Market is every Wednesday and is a free, weekly event featuring over 50 local food growers and producers, artisans, crafters, and body products, with the vendor mix changing each week. Every week features live music, a beer garden and a selection of food trucks. There are several themed market nights over the season including Kid Vendor Day, Bike Fest, Funk Fest and Pet Appreciation Day.

 

Play in the Park

July 3- Aug 31

Various Locations

Every weekday evening through July & August, join Panorama staff from 5:30-8:30pm for some free summer fun for the whole family that includes interactive play, face painting, group games, and of course, inflatable fun on our giant 50’ obstacle course! New for this summer, there wil be a few featured activities & special guests including Games 2U Victoria, Family Fitness, our portable skate park, story walks and a community library station! A monthly activity schedule will be released prior to the start of each month with exact dates for these great activities

 

Music in the Park

July 3- August 21

Various Locations

Music in the Park is a great community event with local musicians, opportunities for dance and a bit of food truck tasting too! Music in the Park runs Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. Check out the website for an up to date list of performers. July 3 - Goward House July 10 – Majestic Park July 17 – Beckwith Park July 24 - Brydon Park July 31 - Hyacinth Park August 7 – Rutledge Park August 14 – Rutledge Park August 21 - Rudd Park

 

Parksville Beach Festival Sand and Sculpting Competition

July 13- August 19

Parksville Community Park

The 2018 Quality Foods Sand Sculpting Competition and Exhibition will feature an exciting theme: “Wild Things – from here to the Galapagos”. This five week long Beach Festival also includes an art show, buskers and free concerts each weekend. A portion of the gate proceeds is donated for community projects and to philanthropic groups.

 

Egypt: The Time of Pharoahs

May 18- December 31

Royal BC Museum 

Royal BC Museum Step into a time when civilization grew along the Nile, pyramids dotted the skyline and people believed gods walked among us. With more than 300 original artifacts, some 4,500 years old, this exhibition covers all aspects of ancient Egyptian life. Be among the first in North America to see it.

 

Croquet At The Empress

August 26, 2018

The Fairmont Empress Hotel, Victoria

On August 26, 2018, a well-heeled gathering will take place on the Empress lawns, with a civilized game of croquet that makes its elegant comeback at Victoria’s most iconic property. Imagine a social affair on the front lawns of Fairmont Empress, with green well-manicured grass and flowers in bloom – a civilized Croquet tournament, an intriguing step-and-repeat media wall for selfies, lounge furniture, culinary delights and craft cocktails on the social lawn for an afternoon tête-à-tête, summer games of a bygone era, and guests who arrive dressed to impress. Get your tickets here!

 

Ellen Degeneres in Vancouver

Oct. 19, 2018

Rogers Arena, Vancouver

The one and only Ellen DeGeneres will be doing a one-night-only Q&A session in Vancouver on Friday, October 19, live at Rogers Arena presented by TD Bank.

Ellen DeGeneres continues to deliver uplifting, inspiring, and hilarious experiences for her fans. Her distinctive comedic voice and infectious personality have earned her recognition as a household name and a global entertainer. “A Conversation with Ellen DeGeneres” will highlight her one-of-a-kind sense of humor, warmth, and kindness. Tickets on sale starting August 15 at ticketmaster.ca!

 

Cirque du Soleil: CORTEO

Aug. 18-24

Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, Victoria

Cirque Du Soleil is bringing its “Corteo” tour to B.C. this August, including stops on Vancouver Island.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Pepsi’s Days of Thunder – UVIC Vikings

Sept. 27-29

CARSA Building, UVic

Come cheer on your UVic Vikes basketball teams in preseason play at Pepsi’s DAYS OF THUNDER— part of the Guy Vetrie Memorial Tournament, taking place at CARSA Sept. 27-29. The Vikes Men play at 6pm vs. the Manitoba Bisons and the Vikes Women play at 8pm vs. the UNBC Timberwolves. 

Get your tickets online now at govikesgo.com/tickets – this one sells out fast! 

 

Defence on the Dock

Sept. 22-30

Ogden Point

The Canadian Armed Forces and CFB Esquimalt are coming to Ogden Point on Sunday, September 30th! Join us and come see the people, units and ships that make up Maritime Forces Pacific up close! This fun, family event is free of charge. More details at cafconnection.ca

 

Egypt: The Time of Pharoahs

May 18- December 31

Royal BC Museum 

Royal BC Museum Step into a time when civilization grew along the Nile, pyramids dotted the skyline and people believed gods walked among us. With more than 300 original artifacts, some 4,500 years old, this exhibition covers all aspects of ancient Egyptian life. Be among the first in North America to see it.

 

Ellen Degeneres in Vancouver

Oct. 19, 2018

Rogers Arena, Vancouver

The one and only Ellen DeGeneres will be doing a one-night-only Q&A session in Vancouver on Friday, October 19, live at Rogers Arena presented by TD Bank.

Ellen DeGeneres continues to deliver uplifting, inspiring, and hilarious experiences for her fans. Her distinctive comedic voice and infectious personality have earned her recognition as a household name and a global entertainer. “A Conversation with Ellen DeGeneres” will highlight her one-of-a-kind sense of humor, warmth, and kindness. Tickets on sale starting August 15 at ticketmaster.ca!