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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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Mammoths: Giants of the Ice Age

Dates: June 03, 2016 to December 31, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Royal BC Museum
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Royal BC Museum
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Millions of years ago, giants roamed the earth. Sometimes standing more than 14 feet tall, mammoths and mastodons towered over the lands of Europe, Asia and North America from as long ago as 1.8 million years in the past to as recently as 10,000 years ago, during the Ice Age. And now they're coming to the Royal BC Muse... more

Ship Point Night Market

Date Range: June 17, 2016 to September 17, 2016
Upcoming Dates: September 02, 2016 , September 03, 2016 , September 09, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
Type: Special Events
Time: 6-10:30pm - SELECT WEEKENDS
Location: Ship Point
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Ship Point (off Wharf Street below the Visitor Centre) Select weekends throughout the summer:    June 17-18 June 24-25 July 8-9 August 5-6 August 26-27 September 9-10 September 16-17   Inspired artists, musicians, jugglers, and food vendors make this fantas... more

Evening Illuminations: Fireworks & Entertainment at The Butchart Gardens

Date Range: July 02, 2016 to September 03, 2016
Upcoming Dates: September 03, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Saturday
Venue: The Butchart Gardens Ltd.
Type: Special Events
Time: 10:20pm
Location: The Butchart Gardens Ltd.
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On summer Saturday nights in July and August, following the concert, the excitement builds for the spectacular Firework show. The pure pyrotechnic displays are synchronized, amazingly by hand firing, with music. Bring a blanket for the Fireworks Viewing Lawn, then sit and enjoy a show that you will not see anywhere else ... more

30th Annual Victoria Fringe Festival

Dates: August 22, 2016 to September 04, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: Variouus
Location: Various - see website for more details
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The biggest theatre event on Vancouver Island, the Victoria Fringe Festival, produced by Intrepid Theatre, celebrates its 30th Anniversary, running August 22-September 4. A record-breaking 180 companies applied for the 2016 Victoria Fringe, with the shows chosen by lottery. This year’s line-up features almost eve... more

BeYou Girls Day at Uptown

Dates: August 27, 2016
Venue: Uptown
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
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On Saturday, August 27 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, Uptown will host a day of free interactive activities for girls ages 9 – 16 in the Greater Victoria community as part of BeYou – a campaign designed to encourage girls to celebrate their individuality and believe in their ability to achieve their goals. Events... more

Victoria Fringe FringeKids Fest

Dates: August 27, 2016
Venue: Market Square
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
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A FREE, outdoor event that has been introducing young children to the magic of Fringe since 1992. Paint the famous cardboard castle! Jump around the bouncy house! Watch roving stilt walking, live music and interactive performances. Craft your own buttons and binoculars. The Fringe fun never stops. Performance line-up: ... more

Greek Fest

Dates: August 28, 2016 to September 07, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: 11am-10pm
Location: 4648 Elk Lake Drive
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Come be Greek for a day! Join us for two weekends of food and fun. We're located at 4648 Elk Lake Drive, just in front of Commonwealth Place.    Weekend 1: August 28-30, 2016 Weekend 2: September 4-7, 2016    more

Victoria Comic Book Expo

Dates: August 28, 2016
Venue: Comfort Inn & Suites Victoria
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
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Come and see thousands of comic books on display. From the hottest books of the day to hard-to-find treasures of the past. Buy, sell and trade comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks. Toys, non-sports card and other collectibles as well. Free comics (as long as they last)   3020 Blanshard Stre... more

On-Going Events

Live, Local Music on the Rooftop

Date Range: January 15, 2016 to December 17, 2016
Upcoming Dates: September 02, 2016 , September 03, 2016 , September 09, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
Venue: Vista 18 Westcoast Grill & Wine Bar
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 8-11pm
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Join us on the rooftop at Vista 18 Westcoast Grill & Wine Bar for live, local music every Friday and Saturday night from 8pm – 11pm. No cover! Savour your favourite martini and a small bite while enjoying the music and amazing view. more

Guinean Drum & Dance Classes

Date Range: StartedMarch 06, 2016
Upcoming Dates: August 28, 2016 , September 01, 2016 , September 04, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: sun/4-5h30pm...6-8pm Thursday/6h30-8pm
Location: Maple leaf russian Ballet school
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We Groove West African Drum & Dance Community Vancouver island, BC is a group of drum and dance enthusiastic that specialize in West African drum and dance. Drum Classes with Aly Traore master djembefola (Guinea) beginner & intermediate level, Sundays 6-8pm, $30 drop-in rate (instrument provide... more

Guest Appreciation Mondays

Date Range: StartedMay 02, 2016
Upcoming Dates: August 29, 2016 , September 05, 2016 , September 12, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Monday
Venue: View Royal Casino
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 7-10pm

Guest Appreciation Mondays | 7 – 10 pm Slot Tournament & Party Pit Encore members exclusive Slot Tournament every Monday between 7 – 10pm Top 3 Scores share $500 in Free Slot Play! $15 Registration Fee includes Appy Basket and a Drink! Register at Guest Services more

Double Trouble Blackjack Saturdays

Date Range: StartedMay 07, 2016
Upcoming Dates: September 03, 2016 , September 10, 2016 , September 17, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Saturday
Venue: View Royal Casino
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 12pm-7pm

Double Trouble Blackjack Saturdays | Noon – 7pm Play Blackjack & Win Cash every Saturday this month! 7 hourly Heats from Noon through 6pm Top Score from every heat advances to final @ 7pm Cash Pool 1st - $1,250; 2nd - $750; 3rd $500 WIN DOUBLE: Cash Pool 1st $2,500; 2nd $1,500; 3rd $1,000  more

Goldstream Farmers Market

Date Range: May 07, 2016 to October 15, 2016
Upcoming Dates: September 03, 2016 , September 10, 2016 , September 17, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Saturday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 10am-2pm
Location: Veterans Memorial Park
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We love our farmers and we love our community so much that we like to celebrate this with our Farmers Market, held on Saturdays from May to October in Veteran's Memorial Park. Our farmers bring the freshest local produce for you to enjoy; our artisan crafters have made many different items ideal for gift giving; our f... more

James Bay Community Market

Date Range: May 07, 2016 to September 24, 2016
Upcoming Dates: September 03, 2016 , September 10, 2016 , September 17, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Saturday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Corner of Superior & Menzies St.
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Just two minutes from the Parliament Buildings, our market features locally-produced quality products from our award-winning artisans. Our farmers' tents are brimming with locally-grown produce. We feature food vendors, a wide variety of food products and baking including gluten-free items. There is live music, wine... more

Moss Street Market

Date Range: May 07, 2016 to October 29, 2016
Upcoming Dates: September 03, 2016 , September 10, 2016 , September 17, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Saturday
Venue: Moss Street Market
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Moss Street Market
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Moss Street Market Begins its 25th Season! With over 25 local, organic farmers, Moss Street Market is Victoria's farmers market. The market also has over 75 craft, food, beer, wine, cider, and spirits vendors; all offerings made and sold directly by the local producer. The market is complimented by local musicians, grea... more

Salt Spring Islands Saturday Market

Date Range: May 07, 2016 to October 29, 2016
Upcoming Dates: September 03, 2016 , September 10, 2016 , September 17, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Saturday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 9am-4pm
Location: Ganges on Salt Spring Island
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Quality Candles from Beeswax Works Saturday Market Monsoon Coast Chai and Delicious Curry Spices Handmade Soap from Salt Spring Soapworks Salt Delicious! Sprouts & Exotic Mushrooms Cute Birdhouses made from Driftwood Gorgeous ceramics from Erin Morris Market Activism Mmmmm - Toffe Brittle from Chocolate Beach Choco... more

Sooke Country Market

Date Range: May 07, 2016 to October 29, 2016
Upcoming Dates: September 03, 2016 , September 10, 2016 , September 17, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Saturday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 10am-2pm
Location: Otter Point Road
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Otter Point Road (across from Eustace Road) Saturdays 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. May 7 through October Featuring fresh local vegetables and fruit, baked treats and bread, plants, flowers and seeds, eggs, local arts and crafts including woodworking leatherwork, sewing and jewellery. more

Metchosin Farmers' Market

Date Range: May 08, 2016 to October 23, 2016
Upcoming Dates: August 28, 2016 , September 04, 2016 , September 11, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 11am-2pm
Location: Metchosin Municipal Grounds
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Metchosin Municipal Grounds (4450 Happy Valley Road) Sundays from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Mother's Day through October A great place to buy fresh vegetables, breads, jams, salsa, baked goods and gifts (or crafts) for your loved ones. more

Victoria Flea Market

Date Range: May 08, 2016 to September 25, 2016
Upcoming Dates: August 28, 2016 , September 04, 2016 , September 11, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday
Venue: Market Square
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 10am-3pm
Location: Market Square
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The Victoria Flea Market is now a year round Sunday market with a new outdoor venue at Market Square for the Summer Season. Free admission at the open air location and up to 50 sellers with everything from postcards to estate jewelry, retro home furnishings, vintage clothes and textiles, ceramics, home decor, art and lux... more

Community Yoga at Imagine Studio Café

Date Range: StartedMay 18, 2016
Upcoming Dates: August 30, 2016 , August 31, 2016 , September 06, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
Location: Imagine Studio Café
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Join us Tuesday and Wednesday nights for Hatha style yoga. Surround yourself with plants and art as you immerse yourself in your practice. Limited space available so reserve your spot online.  more

Bastion Square Public Market

Date Range: May 19, 2016 to September 25, 2016
Upcoming Dates: August 28, 2016 , September 01, 2016 , September 02, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Venue: Bastion Square
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 11am-4:30pm
Location: Bastion Square
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Opens for the season Thursday, April 28 and is open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Sunday 11-4 until the end of September Stretching from Victoria's waterfront on Wharf Street to Government Street, this colourful open-air market brings vibrancy to Bastion Square with its wonderful arr... more

Slicers and Hookers Night: Evening Golf Event

Date Range: June 01, 2016 to October 26, 2016
Upcoming Dates: August 31, 2016 , September 07, 2016 , September 14, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Wednesday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:30pm
Location: Ardmore Golf Course
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Join us every Wednesday for our Slicers and Hookers Night! For only $35 including tax players may tee off any time be-tween 3:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. and enjoy 9 holes of golf, dinner and weekly prize draws. In addition, a $1.00 donation to the Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation will be made on your behalf as part of th... more

Chinatown Walks walking tour

Date Range: June 04, 2016 to September 03, 2016
Upcoming Dates: August 30, 2016 , September 01, 2016 , September 03, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Starting: 10:30 AM
Location: Outside Starbucks Coffee, corner of Government and Fisgard St.
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Our popular 90-minute walking tour will reveal Chinatown's amazing history, architecture, culture, food and current events. We will visit the Chinese Temple (the oldest in Canada), Fan Tan Alley, Dragon Alley and all the highlights you will not want to miss, in addition to some of our favourite hidden places. No reservat... more

Ghostly Walks

Dates: June 04, 2016 to September 11, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Tourism Victoria
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 7:30 and 9:30 pm
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Discover why Victoria is the most haunted city in the Pacific Northwest. Our famous 90-minute walking tour has received a Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor. Enjoy our classic ghost stories as we take you past some of the spookiest places in Old Town, Chinatown and around the harbour. No reservations needed. T... more

Peninsula Country Market

Date Range: June 04, 2016 to October 08, 2016
Upcoming Dates: September 03, 2016 , September 10, 2016 , September 17, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Saturday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 9am-1pm
Location: Saanich Fairground
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Saanich Fairground (1528 Stelly's Cross Road, Brentwood Bay) Saturdays 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. June 4 through October 8 Our vibrant community market has more than 50 vendors weekly offering farm fresh products, jams and jellies, honey, homemade bread, cut flowers, assorted fresh meats, organic product and a fine selection of... more

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