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UsedBlog at Vancouver Island summer events in July!☀️

Summer is a time for some of the most fun events of the year, and is sponsoring a ton on Vancouver Island! This July, we want you to get out of your house and into the community. There’s no better way to get involved than to attend awesome events near you! No matter where you are, supporting your community is a great way to connect to locals, make new memories, and better friends!

Here’s a compilation of all the events we hope to see you at this July!

Dîner en Blanc Victoria (July 27th)

Dîner en Blanc Victoria 2018 is coming up! This is possibly the chicest Vanoucver Island summer event this season, so it’s time to bust out any white items laying around the house. Now is a great time to sell white items to make some extra cash! In your ad description, use the ‪#‎DEBVictoria‬ hashtag so people can easily find and buy your items.

Brilliant white items to include: tables, chairs, tablecloths, dishes, picnic baskets, clothing, accessories and wine glasses!

Are you going to Dîner en Blanc Victoria 2018? Looking for white…everything!? Visit and use the search term #DEBVictoria to find items specifically being sold for the event.

Click here to learn more about Dîner en Blanc, and to see some ideas we put together to get you started on your search!

Art Gallery Paint-In (July 21st)

Join us for one of Victoria’s most beloved outdoor events, a celebration of art in all forms! Over 190 artists’ booths will line up along Moss Street – from Fort Street all the way to Dallas Road from 11am-4pm!

The TD Art Gallery Paint-In is a community event that celebrates visual arts and represents artists from across Victoria and Vancouver Island. Throughout the day, artists demonstrate and discuss their work with a curious, art-loving public that is eager to catch a rare glimpse into the artistic process. Imagination Stations line the street giving families the opportunity to join in on the fun!

The Family Garden stays open until 9pm. Local eats and drinks, plus a great line up Victoria based musical artists including Phantom Thieves and Teenage Violets will be there as well. We hope to see you there!

Interested in being a part of the action? Click here for more information or to sign up to volunteer!

Lawn Summer Nights (July 19th and 26th)

Warm nights, great people, and good vibes for a good cause are the key ingredients of Lawn Summer Nights. This event is a lawn bowling tournament and fundraiser that brings people together in support of Cystic Fibrosis Canada. Started in 2009, the event has grown to 47 events in 20+ cities with over 5,000 participants!

Victoria has been celebrating Lawn Summer Nights since 2014 at the Victoria Lawn Bowling Club. 40 teams “do battle” over the 4 nights in July, with theme nights, food, beverages and more. All in support of making CF stand for Cure Found!

Click here to register, and hereto purchase social tickets!


Victoria Symphony Splash (August 5th)

On August 5, 2018, tens of thousands of people will take to Victoria’s Inner Harbour for the 29th annual Victoria Symphony Splash, North America’s LARGEST outdoor orchestral event!  From a floating stage in the Inner Harbour, the VS orchestra and special guests will perform. The performance will go out with a bang including an amazing firework display!

Sign up to volunteer at Victoria Symphony Splash today to receive these benefits:

  • Get a Splash volunteer t-shirt and an invitation to the Splash after-party in August
  • Receive a ticket voucher for a concert in the Victoria Symphony’s 2018/19 season
  • Give back to your community and meet new and interesting people while you listen to wonderful music in a spectacular setting!

Apply to volunteer at:


This a snapshot into a few of the 250+ events that sponsors around Vancouver Island each year! We believe it’s important to stay involved in communities – and we hope you do too! What events are going on in your community this summer – let us know in the comments!

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