Craigdarroch Castle’s annual Halloween production is under way! Dracula: The Blood is the Life, presented by Giggling Iguana Productions and Launch Pad Productions, runs October 10–21, 2012. Staged “environmentally’ in Victoria’s number one heritage attraction, the one-hour, roving performance is incredibly popular with tourists and locals like.
‘Tis the season…for haunted tours.
With a history dating back hundreds of centuries, Victoria is one of the most haunted cities in North America. The supernatural abounds—and not just on Halloween.
Art of the Cocktail is Victoria’s most spirited event—literally. It’s a 3-day festival celebrating the art, craft and tradition of the cocktail, with proceeds funding the Victoria Film Festival. Art of the Cocktail runs Oct 13th – 15th at various downtown locations and has something for everyone, from tips and tastings to professional bartender competitions that will impress even the most seasoned cocktail enthusiast.
This Saturday is FALL FAIRfield, a neighbourhood-based harvest festival celebrating arts and culture, growth and harvest and community connections. The free event features food and beverages and some of the best local talent, including live music (Black Angus, Mike Gorman, local buskers), folk dancing, magic shows, kids’ activities and more.
Summer is coming to an end, but you still have two more chances to see the famous Harbour Ferries ballet! Every Sunday at 10:45 am, the little boats line up in front of the Victoria Causeway (in front of the Empress Hotel) and begin their complex 20-minute dance.
It’s a Victoria tradition that you don’t want to miss!
It might sound a little strange, but the Victoria International Chalk Festival is an event you don’t want to miss!
The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria’s Summer Small Works Exhibition & Sale is now on until September 4th, 2012! The annual show and sale features small-scale original works by over 50 local artists, including Carollyne Yardley, Krystyna Jervis, Adelle Andrew and more, and demonstrates Victoria’s diverse range of painting, printmaking, drawing and mixed media artwork. All works range in price from $200–$400, with sales supporting the development of artists within our community and the AGGV.
The 26th annual Victoria Fringe Festival is just around the corner! Vancouver Island’s biggest theatre event runs August 23rd thru September 2nd and will feature 55 productions from around the world (Canada, US, Mexico, Israel, Ireland and more) in 9 venues throughout downtown Victoria.
Every Saturday in August, grab a blanket, a flashlight and some snacks and head down to Beacon Hill Park for the Victoria Film Festival’s Free-B Film Festival. The free event features some of the best B-rated treasures from movie making history, all shown on a 20-foot-wide inflatable screen.
FolkWest is Victoria’s newest festival! The three-day event is a folk music showcase for all ages, featuring 21 roots, world, spoken word, singer/songwriter, rock, jazz and family artists. There will also be kids performers, local food and drink, and an artisan village with some of the finest craftsmen, artists and designers from Vancouver Island.