The Victoria Symphony playing at our Summer Festival.
Spirit of the West - performed August 20, 2015
Nearing the three-and-a-half decade mark, Spirit of the West continues to rock audiences with their original and potent blend of Folk, Celtic, Rock, Pop and Punk. The band that began in 1983 as an innocent trio of acoustic guitar, flutes and bouzouki is now a musical and performance powerhouse that features 6 musicians and dozens of instrument changes in a night’s worth of timeless and beloved songs.
With 13 albums to their credit, five of them gold and three platinum, a history of extensive touring throughout the western world, and the authorship of a drinking song (”Home For a Rest”), so well known and loved that it is often called ‘Canada’s unofficial national anthem’, Spirit of the West’s legacy has grown to legendary status.
Home For a Rest
And If Venice is Sinking
Each summer The Gardens complements the sights and scents with a festival of daily concerts and events. The open air concerts take place on the Concert Lawn stage. Come sit on a bench, or bring a blanket and sit on the lawn. You'll enjoy the on-stage performances and, on toe-tapping music nights, the performances by visitors' children who love to frolic on the lawn. Even the swallows seem determined to perform with stellar overhead acrobatics.
On summer Saturday nights, 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.
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Firework Show schedule - A jaw dropping pyrotechnic show.
In the winter, Christmas brings not only ice skating, the 12 Days of Christmas displays, decorations and marvelous lighting, but also traditional carollers, festive brass and entertainment for kids.