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Enjoy the summer entertainment program as part of your general admission ticket. No extra charge for lovely evenings on the Concert Lawn or for Firework Saturdays. 


Spectacular Summer Evenings

Evening entertainment: every night July 1st - September 2nd 2017

For reference, view all the 2016 Summer Entertainment Calendar. The 2017 entertainment schedule will be published in the spring.

Mike Devlin - Times Colonist

"The remarkable part? Everything under the Spectacular Summer Evenings banner now through Sept. 3 — which amounts to 64 consecutive nights of entertainment over nine weeks, from 50 different acts — is provided free with paid admission to the gardens."  Read more....


The Victoria Symphony playing at The Gardens

The Victoria Symphony playing at our Summer Festival.

Spectacular Summer Evenings

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Each summer (July & August) The Gardens complements the sights and scents with a festival of daily concerts which take place on the Concert Lawn stage. Come sit on a bench, or bring a blanket and sit on the lawn.   Performances happen on the open air stage every evening in July and August and the lineup includes a wide variety of artists to suit almost every musical taste.  All the entertainment is included with admission.  Enjoy a great concert and stay until 11pm to experience the magical Night Illuminations.

On summer Saturday nights in July and August, following the concert, the excitement builds for the spectacular Firework show. The pure pyrotechnic displays are synchronized, amazingly by hand firing, with music. Bring a blanket for the Fireworks Viewing Lawn, then sit and enjoy a show that you will not see anywhere in North America.

Nightly Entertainment

For 2017's weekly entertainment reminders, Subscribe here. Whether you already receive either the General Newsletter or the 12 Month Pass holder version, or you want only the entertainment calendar, simply fill in the 3 identity fields and then click on the Summer Entertainment Weekly Reminders.

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Night Illuminations

As dusk settles, our Night Illumination display comes alive—showcasing the artistic play of light and shadow as thousands of lights transform The Butchart Gardens into a magical wonderland.

Sunken Garden evening

Saturday Night Fireworks

A jaw dropping pyrotechnic show every Saturday night from July 1st - September 2nd. View the schedule here



Boat Tours

Don't miss the wonderful boat tours this season. We've added a fourth boat this year for your convenience! rates

Boat Tours

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