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AUGUST 5, 2018

Inner Harbour, Downtown Victoria

On Sunday, August 5, 2018, tens of thousands of people will take to Victoria’s Inner Harbour for the 29th annual Victoria Symphony Splash.

From a floating stage in the Inner Harbour, the VS orchestra and special guests will perform, ending with a grand finale performance of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture – with fireworks of course!

 Victoria Symphony Splash is an annual Victoria Symphony event that takes place on a floating stage moored in Victoria’s Inner Harbour. It includes musical entertainment, food, souvenirs and the evening’s highlight: a live performance by the Victoria Symphony. Splash is now one of the largest annual symphony events in North America, attracting up to 40,000 Victoria residents and visitors from all over the world, some who visit Victoria just to see Splash! Over 400 volunteers help to bring the event to the community.

Many people arrive early to ensure they have a good view of the barge for the orchestra performance at 7:30 pm.

1:00 – 4:00 pm – The TD Family Zone is open on the Fairmont Empress lawn.

3:00 pm – The Beverage Garden and Culinary Corner open.

4:00 pm – The opening act performs on the barge in the Inner Harbour.

6:20 pm – The orchestra parade.

7:30 pm – Maestro Kluxen and the Victoria Symphony.

10:00 pm – Splash concludes.

Family Zone

 The Splash Family Zone will feature plenty of activities for the entire family! It’s on the lawns of the Empress Hotel from 1 pm – 4 pm.

Activities include:

  • Face painting
  • Instrument petting zoo
  • An activity with the Royal BC Museum
  • Games and activities with Sportball
  • Bouncy Castle
  • Victoria Symphony Craft
  • Musical performances

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About the Author:

I've lived in Victoria over 30 years and I still can't believe how great this city really is! My husband, Bruce, and I have traveled the world but coming home to Victoria is still quite often a celebration. Together, we want to share our love of the city and the area by giving you an 'insider's' insights of where to go - what to do - and how to get there!

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