Victoria's Inner Harbour (embarquecomapri / Instagram)

From hundreds of show boats to 10,000 plus people running, here are 11 things to do in and around Victoria this weekend, Saturday, April 29 and Sunday, April 30.

Victoria Inner Harbour Boat Show

  • What: The largest in-water boat show! An opportunity for yacht brokers to display and sell boats, over 200 boats of all sizes in the water. Marine related business on site featuring everything from boat yard services, hardware, electronics, equipment, clothing and more.
  • When: Saturday April 29 and Sunday April 30 from 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Where: Victoria Inner Harbour
  • Tickets: available online

Catch the all the action at Western Speedway

  • What: Round 2 for demo cars and trucks, bombers, mini figure 8’s and claimers.
  • When: Saturday, April 29, grandstands open at 4:30 pm
  • Where: Western Speedway
  • Tickets: $15/adults, $10/military and youth (13-18yrs), $7/kids (7-12yrs), $35/family pass (2 adults, 4 kids), $49/triple pass (6 admissions, 6 hot dogs, 6 drinks)

Bastion Square Public Market 

  • What: Celebrating 24 years in the heart of downtown Victoria. Locally handmade products and entertainment
  • When: Saturday April 29 from 11:00am – 4:30pm and Sunday April 30 from 11:00am – 4:00pm
  • Where: Bastion Square

Inner Harbour Maritime Tour

  • What: Explore Victoria’s Inner Harbour and discover more about BC’s maritime heritage and culture.
  • When: Saturday April 29 from 1:30pm – 2:30pm
  • Where: Maritime Museum of BC, 634 Humboldt Street
  • Cost: $15

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

  • What: Relive the magic and get up close and live with some of your favourite Disney characters, Gaston, Mrs Potts, Chip, Cogsworth, Lumiere and of course the Beast and Belle.
  • When: Saturday, April 29, Showtime 2:00 pm
  • Where: McPherson Playhouse, 3 Centennial Square
  • Tickets: available online or at the box office.

Home Design and Renovation Tour

  • What: Meet the contractors and designers in 8 different, unique homes. See the latest and best of today’s renovation and design ideas. All proceeds to support the work of Young Life with teenagers in Victoria.
  • When: Saturday April 29 from 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Where: see link for locations
  • Weekend Pass: $25

Saanich Peninsula Arts & Crafts Society Show & Sale 

  • What: Local artisans, fine art, jewellery, painting, sculptures and more. There will be demonstrations and door prizes to be won.
  • When: Saturday April 29 from 10:00am – 8:30pm and Sunday April 30 from 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Where: Mary Winspear Centre, 2243 Beacon Avenue


  • What: Cheer on and support over 10,000 runners and walkers as they take over the streets of downtown Victoria in the 28th Annual TC10k. Starting line at Government and Belleville and the finish line in front of the Legislative Buildings.
  • When: Sunday, April 30
  • Where: see notice for road closures and detours

Royal Bay Beach Park Clean-up

  • What: In partnership with the Royal Bay Community, Surfrider Vancouver Island will be helping to clean up our beaches. Gloves, bags and buckets will be provided.
  • When: Sunday April 30 from 11:00am – 1:00pm
  • Where: Royal Bay Beach Park (between Metchosin Road and Latoria Boulevard)

Sooke Indoor Market

  • What: Shopping from local vendors. A bouncy castle will be set up and prizes to be won.
  • When: Sunday, April 30. Doors open 10:00 am
  • Where: Sooke Community Hall, 2037 Shields Road

Rotary Club of Sooke Auction and Spring Fair

  • What: Everyones invited! Bike sale from 10:00am-4:30pm. There will be a silent auction and live auction – with over 500 items to bid on, door prizes, display booths, garden sale and more. Live music and entertainment. FREE family swim from 1:00pm-5:00pm.
  • When: Saturday April 29 from 10:00am – 8:00pm
  • Where: SEAPARC, 2168 Phillips Road