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Monday, May 22nd 2023

Thrifty Foods 123rd Victoria Day Parade presented by Chek TV

Celebrate Victoria Day in British Columbia’s Beautiful Capital City!

The Thrifty Foods 123rd Victoria Day Parade presented by CHEK TV on Monday May 22, 2023 starting at 9am - Douglas and Finlayson to Douglas and Courtney. The Greater Victoria Festival Society will host a world class event showcasing our diverse cultures and celebrating "That 70's Parade)with various business and non-profit organizations. We are thrilled to be back and we dedicate 2023 to all of YOU!

Entry $150
Non-Profit Organization
Entry $75
Entry $395


Festival of Bands Sunday May 21, 2023

12:00 – 12:10 Traditional Land Acknowledgement
12:10 – 12:40 Stages Flash Mob
12:40 – 1:00 3D Marine Aircraft Wing Band
1:00 -1:20 4 Squadron Pipe Band
1:20 – 1:40 University of Washington
1:45 Sumner High School Marching Band
1:50 Century High School Marching Band and Color Guard
1:55 MEI Screaming Eagles Marching Band
2:00 Oregon City Pioneer Scarlet Brigade
2:05 Aberdeen High School
2:10 Shorecrest Highlander Marching Band
2:15 Central Kitsap Marching Cougar Band
2:20 Ingraham High Ram Marching Band
2:30 Davis Pep Band
3:00 Drum Battle Begins
4:00 University of Washington
4:30 Sumner High School Jazz Band

3:15-3:30 Drum Battle Begins
All Drum Ensembles gather on Parliament in front of steps
Led by University of Washington Josh Chan


Sponsor GVFS


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  • Capital City of British Columbia
  • Greater Victoria Population 370K
  • Serves as the metropolitan core for a region of 360,000
  • Incorporated on August 2, 1862
  • Over 3 million visitors annually
  • Average of 2,183 hours of sunshine each year
  • Average rainfall is 66.5 centimetres per year
  • 1,600 signature hanging baskets displayed each summer

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