Monday, July 22, 2024

7 car shows happening in and around Victoria throughout this summer


Get ready for the glitz, the shine and the beauty as we gear up for another season of classic car shows!

If you’re having trouble tracking them down, no stress—we’ve started a list of car shows happening in and around Victoria for the end of July and into August.

Start your engines and bring your best camera to each exciting lineup!

Without further ado, here are 7 car shows happening throughout the rest of the summer that you won’t want to miss:

Classic Chrysler Car Show 

Check out these classic cars, with food vendors and live music and a lot of fins and chrome. Admission is by donation.

  • Where: 3861 Cedar Hill Cross Road
  • When: Saturday, July 13th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Jaguars On The Island 2024

This car show has grown to be the largest Jaguar car show in North America! Celebrate with the hosts, The Jaguar Car Club of Victoria and the other attendees!

Do yourself a favour and browse these drool-worthy cars—a warning though, you may want to purchase your very own afterwards.

The show will kick off on Friday, July 19th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and continue through until Sunday, July 21st.

While the event spans over three days, the main event will be held at Windsor Park, Oak Bay on Saturday between 9 a.m and 3 p.m. All Jaguars are welcomed!

(The Jaguar Car Club of Victoria / Facebook)
  • Where: Windsor Park, 2451 Windsor Road
  • When: Friday, July 19th to Sunday, July 21st

Oak Bay Collector Car Festival

The popular annual Oak Bay Collector Car Festival is returning for its 24th year on Sunday, July 21st, where attendees will be greeted by over 300 unique cars!

Starting bright and early at 10 a.m., visitors can walk along sections along blocks of Oak

Bay Avenue, Monterey to Mitchell Street plus portions of Hampshire Road and Elgin Street to view the extensive lineup of collectors and vintage cars.

This year marks the first festival being held in the absence of its founder, Ken Agate, who passed away in September.

This event is free to attend—just bring your wonderful self and dress for the weather.

car festival
(Oak Bay Collector Car Festival / ItkasanImages)
  • Where: Down and around Oak Bay Avenue
  • When: Sunday, July 21st at 10 a.m. (cars are to arrive at 8 a.m. for parking direction)

Victoria Sport & Import Import Car Show

Cars and motorcycles are both welcome! This is Sport & Import’s third annual show and there will be a mix of wonderful vehicles as well as added entertainment.

Head down to the Saanich Fairgrounds with family and friends, and check out all that they have to offer!

Everyone is welcome and admission is free.

(Victoria Sport and Import Car Show / Facebook)
  • Where: Saanich Fairgrounds, 1528 Stellys Cross Road
  • When: Sunday, July 28th from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Ocean Idlers “Blast From The Past”

Browse over 100 different exceptional makes and models ranging from early 1900s to the present—there will even be a special car that’s for sale, so keep your eyes out!

Arrowsmith Recreation Association will be putting on a pancake breakfast at 8 a.m. to kick off the show and there will be food available throughout day as well.

Come down for the cars and stay for the additional activities and perks like 50/50 tickets, prizes for the kids, raffle draw, and more!

  • Where: Coombs Fairgrounds, 1014 Ford Road, Coombs
  • When: Saturday, August 3th from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Torque Masters Auto Extravaganza 

The largest car show in Sidney is returning this Sunday, August 4th and will have exceptional models of classic vehicles lined up along the streets.

There will also be food trucks and a beer garden available so you can enjoy the display and keep yourself fed and quenched all day long!

If you’re interested in the pre-car show events, Saturday, August 3rd will include a poker run, a film featuring a classic car and a street party.

(Torque Masters – Sidney Summer Car Show / Facebook)
  • Where: Along Beacon Avenue between 5th Street and the waterfront, Sidney
  • When: Sunday, August 4th from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

LayedOut: Field of Dreams Show & Shine

If you’re into lowriders, this is a car show you won’t want to miss!

The LayedOut: Field of Dreams Show & Shine is welcoming everyone back for their third year of family-fun and gawking at stunning cars, trucks and motorcycles.

Plus, there will be food trucks, games, a bouncy castle and more for everyone to enjoy!

No costs needed to enter.

  • Where: Juan De Fuca Recreation, 1767 Island Highway
  • When: Sunday, August 11th, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Did we miss your favourite car show? Let us know in the comments!

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