1 Centennial Square
Every great city has a dynamic public square where people of all ages gather for quiet contemplation, play or celebrations.
For the City of Victoria, that gathering place is Centennial Square, located next to Victoria's heritage City Hall (Douglas & Pandora) in the north end of downtown. The square features modern design with fountain, benches and curved steps, surrounded with trees and planters. It is also home to Summer in the Square.
Free Lunchtime Concerts in the Square
Bring your lunch and some sunscreen and soak up some sun and free tunes. From classical to world beat, folk to jazz and baroque to blues, there's something for everyone. Join us for free concerts on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from noon - 1 p.m. from July 2 to September 10, 2015 in Centennial Square. All concerts are “rain or shine” and are subject to change. The 2015 schedule will be posted here soon.
Eventide Music Series
Join us Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. from July 2 to September 3 for the Eventide Music Series. Eventide, (pronounced “even-tide”) is the old name for “evening”, and was chosen to reflect the timing of the concerts in Centennial Square. This free concert series highlights Victoria’s eclectic local music scene featuring sounds that may or may not be described as “idiosyncratic, post angular, electro gypsy shoegaze, with a twist of twee folk, and psychedelic freak-space pop”. The Eventide Music Series is presented by the Downtown Victoria Business Association, the City of Victoria and CFUV Community Campus Radio. the The 2015 schedule will be available here soon.
Dancing in the Square
Enjoy free dance instruction followed by dancing to live music on Mondays, July 6, 13, 20, 27 from 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. in Centennial Square! Each week features a different dance. The event is presented by the City of Victoria and the Victoria Ballroom Dance Society. The 2015 schedule will be available soon.
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