For many years the Greater Victoria Bed and Breakfasts Association has maintained a very comprehensive list of local events. It is a wonderfully helpful guide to our guests enabling them to make the most of their visit to Victoria.
Do take a look through our events calendar. It includes major tourism activities, local arts happenings and festivals. This is not just a list; it gives activity descriptions, times and costs and, most helpfully, a link to the appropriate website. One of our members, Jos Lindenberg, spends hours each year compiling this in her typically quiet thorough way (she will shoot me when she reads this!) and we are most appreciative.
Glancing through events for 2012, mostly about the arts, I see details about art gallery shows, a farmers market, concerts, theatrical productions, Royal BC Museum exhibits. And I see Deep Purple are coming to town; I had no idea they were still performing. For more general tourism festivals you can view the Tourism Victoria events calendar. And, of course, your bed and breakfast hosts will have a wealth of local knowledge they will be glad to pass on.