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Labour Day Long Weekend Events

Discover all the events happening this Labour Day Long Weekend in Victoria, BC. As an added bonus, we have also included events happening throughout September.

Bites, Brews, Bands on the Barge September 2, 2016

Friday’s Bites Brews Bands on the Barge will have Kraken sweatshirts, heaters and a tent to keep everyone warm while listening to the smooth sounds of Fox Glove. For more information, please visit the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority’s Facebook Page.

Saanich Fair September 3 – 5, 2016

Celebrate a Victoria favourite as the Saanich Fair enters its 149th year this Labour Day Weekend!

The Saanich Fairgrounds will be bustling with all kinds of activity for all ages. There are over 5,000 exhibits to browse through including photography, art, honey, vegetables, flowers, fruit, needle art, baking, homemade preserves, field crop displays to our junior department ages 3-16. For more information, please visit their website.

Victoria Classic Boat Festival September 2-4, 2016

Take in nearly 100 heritage boats from all over the world, right in Victoria’s Inner Harbour! Now in its 39th year, this free event is Victoria’s longest running harbour festival. For more information on the planned events, please visit the Classic Boat Festival’s website.

22nd Annual Vancouver Blues Bash September 3-5, 2016

Celebrate the end of summer this Labour Day Long Weekend with some incredible live blues, R&B, and more! Performances take place on the outdoor stage at Ship Point (in Victoria’s Inner Harbour, 900 block of Wharf St.) all weekend long. For more information on show times and bands, visit

And of course Whale Watching with Us!

We have a luxury covered vessel and zodiacs to keep everyone happy! Check out our tours to see which time suits you best.

Here are some other events of interest throughout the month of September:

3D Chalk Art at the Victoria International Chalk Art Festival September 7-11, 2016

Discover Canada’s largest street painting festival! This year’s First Nation’s festival theme for 2016 is “Adventure in the Forest World; a Celebration of Nature’s Spirits”. Enjoy a number of First Nation’s singers, dancers and drummers on their outdoor performance stage! For more information, please visit

Rifflandia 2016 September 15-18, 2016

The 9th Annual Rifflandia Festival will transform the city of Victoria with a diverse line-up of artists across numerous stages, all within walking distance in the city’s beautiful and historic downtown core. For information on performers, times and locations, please visit

Sculpture Splash, An Art Extravaganza by the Sea September 17-18, 2016

Sculpture Splash will transform the Macaulay Point Walkway into a seaside open-air dimensional art gallery. You can even ride the Linda Mae2 from Steamship Terminal to Macaulay thanks to Victoria Harbour Ferries. For more information, please visit their website.

Wild Water – Victoria International Water Film Festival September 22-25, 2016

Above and below the surface, WILD WATER presents extreme sports, adventuring, water issue films and speakers from around the globe. Dive in with and create your own adventure. For more information on times and locations of events, please visit

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