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Here are 5 things to check out in and around Victoria today; Sunday May 21


We hope you are enjoying our first full weekend of sunshine in a long time. There are plenty of events and things to do around town today, and here is 5 of them:

154th Victoria Highland Games & Celtic Festival 

  • What: The largest Scottish cultural event and games in Western Canada. Various competitions are taking place and activities for all to enjoy. Live entertainment, and there will be food vendors. Please see schedule available online.
  • When: Sunday, May 21 until Monday, May 22
  • Where: Topaz Park (corner of Blanshard and Finlayson)

Luxton Spring Fair

  • What: West Coast Amusement Carnival Midway Rides, Antique farm equipment, heritage museum, VI Blacksmith and vendors.
  • When: Sunday May 21 from 12:00pm-11:00pm and Monday May 22 from 12:00pm-6:00pm
  • Where: Luxton Fairgrounds, Sooke Road and Happy Valley Road
  • Admission: Free grounds admission. Ride wristbands available for purchase.

Parade of Bands and Drum Off

  • What: Hosted by the Greater Victoria Festival Society. Bands who have come to Victoria to take part in the parade on Monday will be performing at different locations throughout the day. Watch the top school bands from Canada and United States as they battle it out Sunday afternoon. Please see the schedule of bands performing.
  • When: Sunday, May 21 beginning at 10:00 am
  • Where: various locations, downtown Victoria

Laketown Rock (third day) 

  • What: Music festival for all to enjoy! Performance schedule listed below. Tickets available online, kids 12 and under FREE (must have kid tickets)
  • When: Sunday May 21 from 4:00pm – 12:00am
  • Where: Lake Cowichan

MAIN STAGE: 1500 – High Noon to Midnight, 1630 – Headpins, 1815 – Kenny Shields & Streetheart, 2000 – Honeymoon Suite, 2200 – Glass Tiger

FLATS STAGE: 1300 + 1415 – Wise Youngblood, 1545 + 1730 – Deep Sea Gypsies, 2330 – Lance Lapointe Band

Victoria’s Opening Day Sailpast

  • What: Over 50 boats will be on display in traditional marine-themed decor. Ships will sail past Laurel Point at 1:00 pm, along the waterfront to the host boat moored at the causeway. Participants will be judged by guests onboard the host boat.
  • When: Sunday May 21 from 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • Where: Empress Docks Inner Harbour



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