Summer is upon us, and what better time to get out and enjoy Victoria’s outdoor events! Put on your dancing shoes, because the city is coming to life with an abundance of outdoor concerts and festivals running all season long. Come check out what’s happening, as there’s sure to be something for everyone with this eclectic line up of local and touring artists being showcased at this year’s Summer in the Square!

Free Lunchtime concerts

July 2 – Sept 11 (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays) from 12 noon – 1pm

July 2          Random Citizen Aug 10-14 Flamenco Festival Concerts
July 7          Elder Sister Plum Aug 18 Bill Johnson Duo
July 8          Hush Pup Aug 19 Knackers Yard
July 9          The O’Brien’s Aug 20 Beats Working
July 14        Chris Millington Quartet Aug 25 Clay George
July 15-16   Accordion Society Aug 26 Weird Party
Sept 1         Kenny Shaw and Brian Temple Sept 2 Bijoux de Bayou
Aug 27        Andrea Smith Duo Sept 3 Bob Watts
July 21-23   Victoria Symphony Concerts Sept 8 Cookeildh
July 28        Shoestring Bourbon Sept 9 Clover Point Drifters
July 29        Lily Fawn Sept 10 Jenny Ritter
Aug 4          Diane Pancel Quartet
Aug 5          The Dylan Stone Band

Eventide Music Series

July 2 – Aug 27 (Thursdays) fom 5-9pm

July 2       Shake/Arama II Kickoff Aug 6 Shake! Records Presents
July 9       A Night of Alt Country/Canadiana Aug 13 Weird Canada Presents
July 16     Afrobeat in the Square Aug 20 LA-TI-DA Showcase
July 23     A Night of Indie Pop Aug 27 Super Summer Jam II
July 30     A Night of Electronica Sept 3 LA-TI-DA Showcase

Summer in the Square Event Listings
Chess in the Square: May 17-Aug 31 (Sundays) from 1-5pm
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Lunchtime Wellness Series: June 1, 8, 13, July 6, 12, 20, 27, Aug 10, 17, 24, 31 (Mondays) from 12-12:50pm
31st Annual JazzFest: June 19-28, various times
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Salsa Sundays in the Square: June 7, 14, July 5, 19, 26, Aug 2, 16, 23, 30, Sept 6, 13, 20, 27 (Sundays) from 4-7pm
ROMP! In the Square: July 17-19 from 9-10pm
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Dancing in the Square: July 6, 13, 20, 27, Aug 10, 17 (Mondays) from 7-9:30pm
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Festival Mexicano: July 11-12 from 12-5pm
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Symphony in the Summer: July 21-23 from 12-1pm
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Victoria India MELA Festival: Aug 7 (1-6pm), Aug 8 (11am-8pm)
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Flamenco Festival: Aug 10-14 from 12-1pm, Aug 15, 16 from 12-6pm
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Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival: Aug 26 from 6-10pm)
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And to think this is just what’s happening in our neighbourhood in Centennial Square. Our vibrant city is host to and endless array of festivals (musical, culinary, cultural, and arts, just to name a few!), not to mention markets, sporting events, parades, theatre, concerts, and family entertainment.

I’ll leave you with City Vibe’s link, which sums up your guide to summer fun:


So get out there, have some fun, and take advantage of what our beautiful city has to offer.

Hope to see you out and about!