2022 Events in Victoria
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2021 was not the year any of us had envisioned—but we hope you were still able to find plenty of moments of joy and celebration, and are now ready to look forward to an exciting 2022!
There’s always something happening in Victoria, and 2022 will be no exception, with plenty of things to do and see in the coming months. Meaning there’s never going to be a bad time to visit, and if you’re planning on a trip in the first half of the year—we have you covered with this roundup of some of the biggest and best events.
Beyond that, we’re sure there are many things happening, as well as those events that are yet to be announced, so be sure to follow us on Facebook for posts about future activities and events in Victoria. And remember, before attending any event, be sure to check their website for the latest information on restrictions and safety measures.
Dine Around & Stay in Town
January 20 - February 6
Victoria has no shortage of wonderful restaurants and dining experiences, and this annual event is your chance to explore them through a wide range of set menu offers. Destination Greater Victoria and the BC Restaurant & Foodservices Association have once again joined forces to create a fantastic city-wide food festival.
With over 40 of the best restaurants in Victoria offering three-course set menus at truly unmissable prices, ranging from $20 to $60. For a full list of all the participating restaurants, click here, and be sure to check regularly as new restaurants will be added weekly!
Victoria Film Festival
February 4 - 13
Victoria is a city with so much to offer culturally, and one of the highlights of the calendar is definitely the annual Victoria Film Festival, now in its 28th year. This year, there will once again be a wide selection of Canadian and international films, with both online and in-person events and screenings.
The full program for this year's festival is available here so be sure to check it out for some of the best in independent filmmaking, and a showcase of artistry and creativity!
Be A Tourist In Your Town
March 7 - 13
A perennial favourite of Victoria residents, this event makes March the perfect time for a staycation. With an assortment of deals and free offerings from a wide range of participating local businesses, Be A Tourist is a great chance for people to sample businesses that usually cater to tourists, as well as take in new experiences and reconnect with old favourites.
For a full list of participating businesses, visit their website, and be sure to check regularly for updates and new deals!
Capital City Comic Con
March 25 - 27, 2022
After a COVID-19 induced hiatus, Comic Con is finally back in Victoria this year! And it’s sure to be an extravaganza, with the usual lineup of cosplay competitions, special guests, panels, and exciting events. More importantly, it’s a great chance to get together and celebrate all the shows, comics, and books that we love for the first time since the pandemic began!
Victoria Beer Week
March 4 - 12
Victoria has a reputation as being a hub of excellent craft beer brewing, as well as a place where people appreciate the finer side of brewing, as evidenced by the local ‘ale trail’ and a fine collection of bars and breweries.
And no event celebrates this tradition better than the annual Victoria Beer Week, a nine-day festival that showcases the best of the BC craft brewery scene, over the course of a range of fantastic events hosted in locations throughout Victoria. The upcoming event in 2022 is set to be one of the best and biggest yet, with over 50 BC craft breweries on tap across the chosen venues.
Oak Bay Half Marathon
And now for a change of pace—the Oak Bay half marathon is once again set to take place, and what a great chance to get in shape, and enjoy a scenic run amongst some of Victoria’s most attractive streets and locales.
The full half marathon begins at Windsor Park, and takes in historic Oak Bay, as well as the sea views of Beach Dr. And if you don’t feel like taking on the full half marathon, there’s a relay option with legs ranging from 5 to 5.6km. Or, at the same time, there is the shorter 10k course which goes as far as Newport & Beach before looping back. Finally, for participants under 14, there is the Dairyland 1k race.
Once you’re done, you’ll be able to join in the post-race festivities with your other competitors, for a spot of well-earned relaxation and enjoyment!
Victoria Highland Games & Celtic Festival
May 21 - 22
After the success of last year’s online event, the Victoria Highland Games & Celtic Festival is hoping to return to Topaz Park in May with an in-person event, showcasing all the traditional favourites as well as a new Saturday evening performance and celebration!
The festival spotlights Scottish and Celtic traditions, including games, dance, music, and food. Highlights include a spectacular mass pope band performance, with up to 500 pipers and drummers participating, as well as individual performances, filling the space with the sounds of Scotland!
Spectators can also be entertained by the traditional Highland games, including the famous “tossing of the caper”. There will also be food stands, traditional Celtic music, and highland dance.
Oak Bay Tea Party
June 3 - 5
After a two-year break due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Oak Bay Tea Party is returning in 2022 for its 60th anniversary! This venerable tradition is one of the highlights of the year in Victoria, and this year is sure to be no exception.
The 2022 event will be held from June 3 to June 5 at Willows Beach in Victoria and is set to feature a wide range of entertainment and attractions, as well as food and drink. The highlight will of course be the traditional parade, which will wind its way through the streets of Oak Bay in a 45-minute long procession.
Victoria Pride Week
Late June to early July
After being moved online due to COVID-19 restrictions last year, it’s very exciting that the colourful and exuberant celebration of LGBTQ+ identity that is Victoria Pride is returning to our streets this summer! Stay tuned to their website for further details of what’s sure to be a great time for everyone.
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