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Victoria Events

Whether you're planning a wedding or coming to Victoria for one of the city's many annual events, Victoria draws visitors from all over the world. We have events you will not want to miss including the hilarious family fun of the Victoria International Buskers Festival, booming music festivals like Rifflandia and a smorgasbord of food and beverage festivals including Victoria Beer Week.

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Afternoon Exploration: Art for Earth

Date Range: April 01, 2015 to April 23, 2015
Upcoming Dates: April 22, 2015 , April 23, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Thursday
Venue: Royal BC Museum
Type: Special Events
Time: 4:00PM to 5:00PM
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Register Now! $5 per kid | Chaperone required Register for one day or for all available dates: April 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23 PLEASE NOTE: Advanced registration is required. Meet local artists involved in the 4th annual Creatively United for the Planet Earth Week Festival and help create collaborative art pieces... more

Madama Butterfly

Dates: April 09, 2015 to April 19, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: 8:00PM, Matinee at 2:00PM
Location: Pacific Opera Victoria
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A young geisha renounces her family to marry an American man. When he leaves to go back to his own country, she waits with their child for his return. Though she is the gentlest of heroines, Butterfly has formidable inner strength. Guided by honour and fidelity, sustained by hope, she refuses for the longest time to b... more

Moccasin Making Workshop

Date Range: April 15, 2015 to April 22, 2015
Upcoming Dates: April 22, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Wednesday
Venue: Royal BC Museum
Type: Special Events
Time: 5:00PM to 7:00PM
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Join multi-media artist and moccasin maker Lindsay Delaronde for a workshop about the history and construction of moccasins. After visiting our ethnology collection and observing the diversity of styles, you’ll have your opportunity to make your own. Taught by elder Judy Elk and influenced strongly by her Iroquoi... more

Active Pass Nature and Arts Festival 2015

Dates: April 17, 2015 to April 19, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
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Festival Active Pass is community-based and inclusive. There will be something for everyone - from free events to special excursions that will take festival goers to special places in the Southern Gulf Islands. Oh, and by the way, if great food, wonderful entertainment and a world class keynote speaker are of interest ... more

Andrew Homzy’s N.O.L.A. NightHawks - The Music of New Orleans

Dates: April 17, 2015 to April 18, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:30PM
Location: Hermann's Jazz Club
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11 musicians playing a rich variety of New Orleans Music and Traditional Jazz Swing, Blues, Funk, Joy and Happiness Music for Dancing and Contemplation more

An Experience with Spirit in Victoria, BC

Dates: April 18, 2015
Venue: Howard Johnson Hotel and Suites
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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This is your opportunity to experience the process of mediumship with Diana Lynn. Gallery readings are an intimate and a beautiful experience filled with loving messages from the other side. Attending a gallery event does not guarantee you a reading, however many messages will relate to other people present. more

Beacon Hill Walking Tour with Chris Adams

Dates: April 18, 2015
Venue: Discovery Walks
Type: Special Events
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Beacon Drive In
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Discover the history, natural history, and archaeology of Victoria's favourite park on a leisurely 90-minute walk. No reservations needed. Rain or shine. Purchase tickets from the guide starting 15 minutes before the tour or any time online at www.discoverthepast.com more

Dancing with the Docs

Dates: April 18, 2015
Venue: The Fairmont Empress
Type: Special Events
Time: 5:00PM to 10:00PM
Location: Crystal Ballroom
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The Arthur Murray Dance School of Victoria, BC Children's Hospital Foundation and local businesses in Victoria are putting a wonderful event named "Dancing With The Docs". This event is trying to raise money towards kids with cancer and supporting the family's that have been affected by the condition. The event... more

Law Day 2015

Dates: April 18, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Victoria Courthouse
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VICTORIA CELEBRATES LAW DAY! Victoria – The Victoria Law Courts will be open to the public on Saturday, April 18, 2015, for the annual Law Day event. Members of the public are invited to come and see the courthouse, tour cells and sheriffs’ vehicles, learn at a talk from judges, and watch a K-9 demonstratio... more

My Fair Lady Sing Cinema

Dates: April 18, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 6:00PM
Location: The Vic Theatre
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The Vic Theatre presents 'My Fair Lady Sing Cinema'! This 1964 classic is coming to the Vic Theatre April 18th, for Sing Cinema. Join us at 6PM for this 50-year old loverly classic, and sing about 'Rain in Spain', among other time-honoured sing-a-long standards. Tickets: $20 and include a movie-themed props bag to help... more

The Healing Land (Guided Walk)

Dates: April 18, 2015
Venue: Witty's Lagoon Regional Park
Type: Special Events
Time: 1:00PM to 2:30PM
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A rich storehouse of natural medicines grows all around us. Join CRD Regional Parks guest naturalist Joe Percival to explore this vital botanical heritage used by First Nations people, European settlers and others. Meet at the Witty’s Lagoon Nature Centre off Metchosin Road. Must be at least 18 years old. BC Transi... more

Victoria Chamber Orchestra Concert

Dates: April 18, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 8:00PM to 10:00 PM
Location: Metropolitan 1st United Church
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Andrew Montgomery, winner of the Louis Sherman 2015 Concerto Competition plays Hoffmeister's Viola Concerto in D plus the Victoria Chamber Orchestra performs Haydn's Symphony No. 85 (La Reine) and Tchaikowsky's Serenade for Strings under the direction of Yariv Aloni. more

Westshore Community Concert Band -- Café Suite

Dates: April 18, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:00PM to 9:30PM
Location: The Forge Church
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An evening of band music, snacks and desserts, door prizes and a silent auction featuring the Westshore Community Concert Band performing under the direction of Mike Dominy! more

World Rugby Women's Sevens Series

Dates: April 18, 2015 to April 19, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Location: Westhills Stadium, Langford BC
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Rugby Sevens is a fast-paced, exciting sport rapidly growing in popularity across Canada with our National Teams looking to appear in the sport’s highly anticipated debut in the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in less than two year’s time. The two-day event combines the explosive power, skill and excitement... more

Around the World in 80 Minutes

Dates: April 19, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 2:30PM
Location: St. Elizabeth's Church
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A feature of the Peninsula’s arts scene now since 1999, this 30-voice choir will perform music in diverse styles representing such exotic places as Samoa, Thailand, Australia, Tanzania and Peru, as well as more familiar North American and European repertoire. Jules Verne’s Phileas Fogg and Passepartout mig... more

Art Atelier 546 opens to the public

Dates: April 19, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Location: Art Atelier 546 Art Gallery
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New art gallery opens to the public. Art Atelier 546 is thrilled to invite visitors to see the our new gallery featuring a Fine Art photography show "Victoria: Past,Present and Future". Over twenty Fine Art photographers are exhibiting more than one hundred stunning images of Victoria. Gallery owners Guillerm... more

Family Sunday

Dates: April 19, 2015
Venue: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Type: Special Events
Time: 2:00PM to 4:00PM
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Join us for an afternoon of energetic art making for the whole family!Inspired by KABUKI: Japan's Dynamic Theatre in Prints. more

Friends of the BC Archives – Carlo Gentile, Colonial Photographer and his Photographs of BC

Dates: April 19, 2015
Venue: Royal BC Museum
Type: Special Events
Time: 2:00PM to 3:30PM
Location: Royal BC Museum
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Ron Greene has been interested in the Colonial period for many years, doing a study of Macdonald & Co. bankers over fifty years ago. Among his interests are photographs and his presentation will discuss and show photographs by the talented photographer, Carlo Gentile, who was a photographer in Victoria from October 1... more

Guided Nature Walks (Ages 9+)

Date Range: April 19, 2015 to April 26, 2015
Upcoming Dates: April 19, 2015 , April 26, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday
Venue: CRD Regional Trails
Type: Special Events
Time: View details below.
Location: CRD Regional Trails
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Up the Blooming Hill Join a CRD Regional Parks naturalist for a guided walk to the top of this accessible peak. We'll make lots of stops and the views are spectacular. Bring a snack, water and wear sturdy shoes. Meet in the parking lot off Millstream Road. April 19, 1:00PM to 2:30PM at Lone Tree Hill Regional Park ... more

Saanich Cycling Festival

Dates: April 19, 2015
Type: Special Events
Location: Lot #10 at UVic
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Cycle the Shelbourne Corridor at the Saanich Cycling Festival Sunday, April 19, 2015 11:00 am - 1:30 pm at the University of Victoria: Lot #10 The District of Saanich has partnered with a variety of Community Organizations to present the 5th annual Saanich Cycling Festival on Sunday, April 19 from 11:00 am - 1:30 pm. The... more

Toronto-based Jazz & Blues singer Cara Matthew live

Dates: April 19, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:30PM
Location: Hermann's Jazz Club
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Jazz and Blues vocalist Cara Matthew live at Hermann's Jazz Club. She will be supported by pianist Attila Fias from Toronto, and by Victoria's own talents. Cara will present a lush collection of tunes by Elton John, Billy Joel, Aerosmith, Bob Dylan and other popular icons, making them her own, something rare and uncommo... more

Celebrate Earth Day with Robert Bateman and Daniela Cubelic

Dates: April 22, 2015
Venue: The Robert Bateman Centre
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:00PM to 9:00PM
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The Great Bear Rainforest is one of the earth’s most stunning wildlife areas. With protection from the Coastal Mountain range, it hosts healthy wild salmon populations, invaluable medicinal plants, and unique rare species such as the Spirit Bear; the rainforest’s namesake. Join Robert Bateman and Daniela Cub... more

Behind Closed Doors: Children Who Witness Domestic Violence Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Dates: April 23, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 2:00PM
Location: Cinecenta, Student Union Building
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This 25 minute film is designed to explain the effect witnessing domestic violence has on the developing brains of infants and children, the impact on their behaviour and relationships, and the long term consequences for their future. The film seeks to help parents, teachers and caregivers to better understand what is h... more

Heaven On Earth Film Screening

Dates: April 23, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:00PM
Location: Cinecenta, Student Union Building
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Heaven on Earth is an award winning feature film by Canadian director and writer Deepa Mehta. The film tells the story of a young woman who travels from India to Canada to marry, and who becomes trapped with an abusive husband. Beautifully filmed and rich with vibrant imagery, the film presents a sensitive portrayal of t... more

Protoxtype Grand Opening

Dates: April 23, 2015
Venue: ProtoXtype
Type: Special Events
Time: 2:00PM to 6:00PM
Location: ProtoXtype
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Welcome to the Flagship & First North American Location Dear Guests and Neighbours, Please Join us... to enjoy light beverages, fine foods by Toque Catering, and our strolling fashion show! Discover how you can use our eco-fashions, made of organic cotton, silk, and bamboo to travel for 3 weeks in only 1 carry... more

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