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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

The 2018 concert calendar will be published in the spring

Insider tips for summer at The Butchart Gardens

  • Arrive after 3pm to avoid the extreme summer heat and busier times on the paths
  • Make reservations for Afternoon Tea, Lunch, or Dinner in the Dining Room Restaurant
  • Bring a blanket (and perhaps a picnic) and get your spot on the concert lawn before the evening entertainment starts
  • Stay after the evening entertainment to experience Night Illuminations
  • Purchase a 12 month pass if you plan to visit more than once

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....


Nightly Entertainment

Each summer 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.

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summer entertainment

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

On summer Saturday nights in July and August, following the concert, the excitement builds for the spectacular Firework show. Bring a blanket for the Fireworks Viewing Lawn, then sit and enjoy a show that you will not see anywhere in North America.


Boat Tours

Don't miss the wonderful boat tours this season. Cruise around Tod Inlet and Brentwood Bay for an enjoyable 45-minute history and wildlife tour with one of our knowledgable captains.

Boat Tours

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