Victoria welcomes the month of May this year with a vast selection of exciting events — from music, entertainment and the arts, to culinary and cultural extravaganzas. We’ve cherry picked a handful of events to help you get started! Be sure to check out the rest, along with many other ongoing events at the Visitor in Victoria website.
Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs
May 18 – December 31, 2018, Royal BC Museum
Be among the first in North America to see this staggering exhibition’s priceless ancient artifacts, such as the coffin of Nakht, an exceptional bust of Hatshepsut and an ornate gold and garnet necklace from the Ptolemaic period.
A mesmerizing exhibition for all the Egyptologists among us! Featuring more than 300 original artifacts — some 4,500 years old — the show covers all aspects of ancient Egyptian life. The historical time period covers the time from the emergence of ancient Egyptian civilization along the Nile to the Ptolemaic and Roman eras.
Get information including show times and online ticketing at the Royal BC Museum website.
2018 Victoria Day Parade
Monday, May 21 starting at 9:00 a.m.
Everybody loves a parade, so get yourself and the family up and at ‘em early. Come and celebrate Victoria Day at the 120th Island Farms Victoria Day Parade. Attracting well over 100,000 people, it showcases Canadian and American marching bands, community and commercial floats and cultural shows. Led by the Canadian Forces, this annual event proceeds along Mayfair Mall and continues along Douglas Street, with the finish at the intersection of Douglas and Humboldt Street. Free fun for the whole family! Find out more at the Visitor in Victoria website.
Victoria Drum Fest
May 26 – 27, 2018
On a lively musical note, here’s a unique event presented by Groove Studios to get your toes tapping and your hands clapping!
The ninth annual Victoria Drum Fest will be held on May 26th & 27th, 2018 at the Victoria Marriott Hotel.
Visit on Saturday to join in on Education Day. Featuring clinics, product demos, the Youth Drum Cover Contest and much more! On Sunday’s Performance Day take in the Drumeo Drum Solo Contest finals as well as performances by five world class drummers!
Visit the Victoria Drum Fest website for all the info!
Make May the ‘Month to be Motivated’
So, ask yourself, what am I waiting for? May in Victoria isn't over yet. There's no time like the present to start planning your itinerary.
Once again, get all the details about these and other events at the Visitor in Victoria website.