August Events

Here are some August events taking place in Victoria.

At the Inn

AURA Restaurant

Breakfast   7am-11am
Coffee & Pastries   11am-11:30am
Lunch 11:30am-2:30pm
Intermezzo Menu 2:30pm-5pm
Dinner  5pm-9pm
Intermezzo Menu 9pm-10pm
Sunday Brunch   11am-2pm (a la carte)

Our beautiful outdoor patio is open for the summer

Summer Menu
Chef Ito is excited to present his new summer menu celebrating the diversity of our local products.  From kelp harvested by a marine biologist in Sooke, to local tomatoes grown on the Saanich Peninsula, Victoria is celebrated in every bite.

Sunday Brunch
August 6th 11am to 2pm
Location: AURA Restaurant
Bring your Sunday to a whole new level with our delectable Sunday Brunch. Reservations are recommended. Please dial 6739
$37 adults|$18 kids aged 6-11|under 5 free

Artist in Residence

We are delighted to welcome our August artist in residence, Carol Koebbeman. Carol’s paintings provide a glimpse into a moment in someone’s life, connecting the viewer to the story in the painting, evoking both recognition and mystery.


Around Victoria

Key to the City
We’re handing you the Key to the City… Show your room key at some of our favourite local businesses, and unlock perks & discounts! See the Front Desk for the list of participating businesses

27th Annual Victoria Symphony Splash
August 6th Concert begins at 7:30pm
Inner Harbour
The VSO and special guests perform from a barge in the Inner Harbour, ending with Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, with fireworks of course!

Victoria’s Shakespeare by the Sea
Until Aug 20th
Fisherman’s Wharf Park (30 Erie Street)
Join local casts as they perform “King Lear” and an abridged version of “The Complete Works of Shakespeare.” Chairs and blankets provided.

“Bed and Breakfast”
August 8th to 27th
Belfry Theatre
A sweet summer comedy about a same-sex couple fitting into a small tourist town when they decide to open a B&B.

Pet-A-Palooza
August 12th and 13th 10am to 4pm
St. Ann’s Academy 835 Humboldt St.
This pet friendly festival is the most fun you’ll have with your pet all summer.

Oak Bay Collector Car Festival
August 7th 8am
Oak Bay Avenue
A pedestrian showcase of over 280 collectable and vintage cars of all makes and models transform Oak Bay’s main street for this popular annual festival.

Victoria India MeLa Festival
August 11th to 13th
Centennial Square
Engage in a rich and colourful passage through Indian culture and heritage all weekend long through food, dance, fashion and shopping.

Victoria Dragon Boat Festival
August 18th to 20th
Catch the excitement as colourful dragon boats race on a 500 metre course in the Inner Harbour.

Victoria Street Food Festival
August 19th to 26th
Victoria’s best food carts and street vendors gather in the heart of the city with a wide diversity of food options to try.

Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria
August 20th Race Start 7am
BC Legislature, Belleville St.
Victoria’s 140km mass-participation cycle race.

Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival
August 24th to September 3rd
Twelve days of uncensored, untamed and uncut live comedy, drama, dance, magic, spoken word and physical theatre.

11th Annual Integrate Arts Festival
August 25th to 27th
An integration of the arts in Victoria. Pick up a map from the Front Desk to participating sites around the city.

Summer Recital Series
Until Aug 26th
Christ Church Cathedral
A summer concert series amidst the rich acoustics and Gothic architecture of Victoria’s city cathedral.

Bites, Brews, Bards on the Barge
Fridays 5pm to 9:30pm
Ogden Point
Relax on the Breakwater Barge and listen to local musicians while enjoying a bite from one of Victoria’s finest food trucks and sipping on a cold brew.

Butchart Gardens Fireworks
All summer Saturday nights at the gardens feature a jaw dropping, dazzling fireworks show with both aerial and ground displays choreographed to music.

Afternoon Concerts in the Park
Until Sept 11th
Enjoy free outdoor concerts in the heart of beautiful Beacon Hill Park that are a perfect complement to a summer afternoon. Ask the Front Desk for details.

James Bay Public Market
Saturdays 9am to 3pm
At the corner of Menzies and Superior
Listen to live music as you browse this local market and discover handmade arts and crafts, homemade baked treats, fresh flowers, and locally grown fruits and vegetables.

Ship Point Night Market
Until Sept 16th
Ship Point, Inner Harbour
This vibrant, summer weekend market is a recommended experience during your visit to Victoria’s bustling Inner Harbour.

Bastion Square Public Market
Dates: Thurs/Fri/Sat 11am to 4:30pm
Sundays 11am to 4pm
Location: Bastion Square
Between Wharf and Government Streets
This colourful, open-air market offers a wonderful array of locally-produced arts, crafts and entertainment.

Amazon Adventure 3D
IMAX Theatre
The epic true story of Henry Bates’ eleven year journey through the lush Amazon rainforest and the astounding contributions he made to science in the 1950s.

Terry Fox: Running to the Heart of Canada
Until October 1st
Royal BC Museum
Explore the story of the young man who, in 1980 inspired a nation and established himself as a hero through his courage, hope and determination

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