Each episode Culture Vulture TV brings you the TOP 10 events on Vancouver Island. This month CVTV is proud to sponsor Shakespeare Fest and more!
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The largest IMAX® screen in British Columbia combined with crystal clear images in IMAX Laser and wraparound digital surround sound, offers you an incredible immersive cinematic experience. This month at the IMAX you can Walk with the Dinosaurs, travel to the Amazon or take a tour of the Rock Mountains for Canada’s 150. Adventure is just around the corner.
- The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe – Chemainus Theatre (July 15 – August 13)
Chemanius Theatre presents C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. Venture through the wardrobe and into a land where imagination and magic conquer all. Follow four curious children from the English Countryside to Narnia – where peculiar talking animals, an evil White Witch, a spectacular rescue mission, and destiny awaits!
- Victoria Pride Association presents Victoria Pride (July 1 – 9)
Mark your calendars, Victoria Pride 2017 is taking place from July 1st – 9th! The annual parade and festival will be held on Sunday, July 9th. Watch over 100 colourful groups & floats, or march yourself with local businesses, non-profits, the LBGTQ community & their allies in Victoria’s 2nd biggest parade of the year. Follow the end of the parade to MacDonald Park in James Bay for the Victoria Pride Festival! The Victoria Pride Society’s mission is based on empowerment. Victoria Pride fosters learning and empowerment through social celebration and networking.
- 35th Annual Alert Bay Seafest (July 28 – 30)
Seafest is a 3-day festival that takes over the picturesque waterfront of downtown Alert Bay, BC. The Seafest theme this year is “Rock on Through the Ages”. A parade kicks off Friday morning with a bang! Prizes awarded for costumes in all age categories… Time to get creative!
- Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival (July 6 – August 5th)
The Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival brings engaging and theatrical Shakespearian experiences to the community. Since 1991, the GVSF has created opportunities for local artists and has involved local businesses, educators and citizens to celebrate the theatrical arts in our community. This summer the players are performing Macbeth and Love’s Labour’s Lost. The Festival takes place on the beautiful grounds of Camosun College’s Lansdowne Campus.
In celebration of Canada 150, the Huntingdon Manor Hotel and Gatsby Mansion are hosting a Pancake Breakfast in their gardens, overseeing Victoria’s Inner Harbour. Adjacent to the core of Canada 150 festivities, it’s a perfect way to begin the celebrations! Entertainment and activities include all Canadian music, face painting for kids and an on-site caricaturist. Donations for the pancake breakfast are accepted with proceeds going to Victoria Women’s Transition House.
A celebration of women nurtured by and nurturing nature. This special day will encourage like-minded women to connect and to learn about opportunities to enjoy and to support nature in our community. The program features speakers who are naturalists, educators, artists, wildlife healers, and citizen scientists.
- Downtown Victoria Buskers Festival (July 11 – 16)
The Downtown Victoria Buskers Festival is a free six-day family friendly community festival. Starting Tuesday, July 11 until Sunday, July 16, Victoria will become a hub of busking talent with performers coming from far and wide – with a good dose of some home-grown local talent thrown in! Dotted around the downtown core will be “Pitch Stop” pop-up locations where buskers will entertain and inspire.
- The 11th Annual Victoria International Accordion Festival (July 13 – 16)
This year the Victoria International Accordion Festival is celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday. The best Canadian and international artists are joining us in this spectacular event. Victoria will be echoing with accordion music for four full days. Listen to world-class concerts or join in on workshops, free accordion lessons, the accordion museum, accordion history lectures, dinner-dance, accordion competitions, trade show and free open-air performances
- BC Aviation Museum – Annual Open House (July 29)
The BC Aviation Museum Society is dedicated to preserving aircraft and aviation artefacts. They collect, restore and display aircraft and artefacts related to the history of aviation in Canada, with emphasis on British Columbia. On June 29th, they are opening their doors and hosting a fun-filled family day! Take a plane ride. Sit in the cockpit of a jet fighter. Have your face painted.