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It’s the start to the long weekend, and the end of the summer months! But don’t fret, we have so many amazing events to get you outside and having fun this entire weekend!

Downtown Victoria Buskers Festival

What: Victoria will become a hub of busking talent with performers coming from far and wide – with a good dose of some home-grown Canadian talent thrown in! The festivities will have talents scattered at busking “Pitch Stops” across the downtown core that make for a fun-filled day for people of all ages. So bring the kiddies, parents, grandparents, loved ones and even your furry friends along to check out some of the world’s best and brightest busking stars!
Check out our article with 10 things you need to know about the Victoria Buskers Festival!
Where: Various Venues
When: 11 am – 10 pm (depending on the venue)
Cost: Free!

Classic Boat Festival

What: For over 40 years, the Victoria Classic Boat Festival has showcased classic boats from all over the Pacific Northwest each Labour Day Weekend. Each year, approximately 10,000 visitors tour the docks and the boats on display. In 2017, the Maritime Museum of BC took over operations of the Festival, incorporating marine-related exhibitions and family-friendly programs into the weekend’s activities.
Where: Inner Harbour
When: Friday August 31, 2018 9:00am – Sunday September 2, 2018 9:00pm
Cost: Free

Broken Social Scene

What: Broken Social Scene had reconvened, in varying forms, several times over the past four years – the odd festival show here and there, preferably ones that involved the least possible travelling. But the idea that they might turn their hand to something more than greatest-hits sets had been stirring since November 2014, when producer Joe Chiccarelli told Drew the group needed to make a new record.
Where: Capital Ballroom
858 Yates Street
When: 7 pm – 11 pm
Cost: $39.50


What: Created in Vietnam, Carey, OK! is a mash-up of monologues and music. Mixing beatboxing, rap-singing, and Ian McKellen, this is a must-see musical experience!Starring Carey Wass, from the original cast of Ride the Cyclone, this is the first volume of timeless timely tunes that’ll leave you singing. “Performance-wise, Carey Wass blew my mind a little bit.”– Plank Magazine
Where: Downtown Community Activity Centre
755 Pandora Avenue
When: 9:15 pm
Cost: $11

The 25th Annual Vancouver Island Blues Bash ’18

What: Celebrate the end of summer by rockin’ and groovin’ to live blues, R&B, and more at the 25th annual Vancouver Island Blues Bash at the Outdoor Stage at Ship Point (in Victoria’s Inner Harbour, 900 block of Wharf St) and at The Rubber Boot Club (1605 Store St, below Swan’s Brewpub) this Labour Day Weekend!
Where: Ship Point
When: 9:30 pm
Cost: $17.50 – $49.50
Victoria Jazz Society (250-388-4423 or 977 Alston St)
The Royal & McPherson Box Office (250-386-6121 or online at rmts.bc.ca).
No service charges at the VJS office!

For more things to do, check out our events page!

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