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5 things to do in and around Victoria this Friday, May 17th


Whew—we made it, Victoria…Friday!

If you haven’t already started, now’s your chance to dive into Victoria Day long weekend activities, including Luxton Spring Fair, a local Pacific FC game and more.

In the mood to dance? The Duke hosts a Backcountry night with live music and Quadratic Sound has a late-night string of DJs ready to rock your world and rattle the dance floor.

Here’s 5 things to do in and around Victoria on Friday, May 17th:

Pacific FC Game

Who’s up for a Pacific FG game this week?

Cheer on our local team, grab yourself a treat or two and enjoy the stadium atmosphere as they take on Atlético Ottawa!

Ticket prices depend on seating, but general admission for the supporters section is $22.

To add to your Friday evening, check out Langford’s beloved ‘Fridays at the Station,’ where you’ll find live music, a beer garden, food trucks and more!

  • Where: Starlight Stadium 1089 Langford Parkway
  • When: Friday, May 17th at 7 p.m.

Luxton Spring Fair

Start your Victoria Day long weekend early at the Luxton Spring Fair in Langford!

It kicked off on Thursday, May 16th and runs through until Sunday, May 19th—here guests will be treated to an array of carnival rides, Antique Farm Equipment Displays, vendors for shopping and more.

Admission to the grounds is free and the midway wristbands are $47 a day.

Some of the fair events are only available on Saturday and Sunday, so be sure to check their website beforehand!

  • Where: Luxton Fairgrounds, 1067-1019 Marwood Avenue
  • When: Kicked off on Thursday, May 16th and runs through until Sunday, May 19th
    • Thursday, May 16th and Friday, May 17th from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Saturday, May 18th and Sunday, May 19th from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Open Decks at Quadratic Sound 

Join the crew at Quadratic Sound for an evening of unique sonic soundscape with Sol Productions in charge for the night—bringing classic vibes and extra bass!

Featured DJs include Capo to kick off the evening, followed by Simon Love, Hantai, Dubnana and more.

Admission is $15, including a one-time $5 membership fee for non-members.

  • Where: Quadratic Sound, 655 Queens Avenue
  • When: Friday, May 17th from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Dinner & Drag

Friends of Dorothy is thrilled to present another Dinner & Drag happening this Friday!

It features a delicious three-course meal and fabulous local drag performers for the ultimate dining experience.

Make sure you reserve your table quickly, it’s a popular event for a reason! Call (778) 432-4565 to grab a seat for you and your pals.

  • Where: Friends of Dorothy, 537 Johnson Street
  • When: Friday, May 17th at 5:30 p.m.

Backcountry Fridays: Whiskey Business

Every Friday the iconic Duke Saloon hosts a Backcountry Friday event with incredible live music and drink specials!

Dance and sing your heart out along to some good ol’ country tunes and make memories with pals—who knows, you may even make a friend or two.

Don’t forget your IDs!

  • Where: The Duke Saloon, 502 Discovery Street
  • When: Friday, May 17th from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

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