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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 - the 2014 program is available here - and a wide variety of music and food festivals to tempt your ears and your taste buds.

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Lust Life Jazz Band at The Bengal Lounge

Date Range: January 03, 2015 to February 28, 2015
Upcoming Dates: February 07, 2015 , February 14, 2015 , February 21, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Saturday
Venue: Bengal Lounge at the Fairmont Empress
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:30PM to 10:30PM
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Catch Lust Life Jazz Band at the Bengal Lounge for a great evening of cool jazz,and funky stuff. Featured musicians in The Victoria International JazzFest and many other events, Lust Life has been a staple of the Victoria BC and Vancouver Island music scene for many years. The repertoire stems from the love of the jazz s... more

Dinner Theatre "I do! I do!"

Date Range: January 16, 2015 to March 07, 2015
Upcoming Dates: February 06, 2015 , February 07, 2015 , February 13, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
Venue: Oak Bay Beach Hotel
Type: Special Events
Location: Oak Bay Beach Hotel
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Begin your evening with a sophisticated meal of herb-crusted pork tenderloin and sumptuous opera cake. Next, sit back and enjoy "I Do! I Do!", a nostalgic musical by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones. As the show begins, we are introduced to Michael and Agnes on their wedding day, as they excitedly look forward to ... more

Starlight Pops presents "British Invasion!"

Date Range: January 30, 2015 to February 01, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday
Type: Special Events
Time: Friday 7:30PM to 9:30PM, Sunday 2:30PM to 4:30PM
Location: St. Aidan's United Church
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Victoria's fabulous Starlight Pops, directed by Sue Doman, presents “British Invasion,” a salute to award-winning British composers and recording artists, including The Beatles, Adele, The Rolling Stones, Petula Clark, Manfred Mann, Elton John, Sting, U2 and many others. The 75-voice choir is supported by a ... more

Comics Workshop

Dates: February 01, 2015
Venue: Royal BC Museum
Type: Special Events
Time: 1:00PM to 4:00PM
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Join comics artist Gareth Gaudin for a wild workshop of drawing and drama (saving the world is never easy). How do you build a strong story and illustrate that in interesting ways? Using the museum galleries as a backdrop, as well as some secret superhero spaces you might never have seen, participants will come away wi... more

When Two Artists Fall in Love

Dates: February 01, 2015 to February 28, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: The Robert Bateman Centre
Type: Special Events
Time: 10:00AM to 5:00PM
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Every year Robert Bateman and his wife Birgit Freybe Bateman exchange handmade valentine gifts. Take an intimate look inside their 40 year relationship through a display of these treasured pieces. more

Deconstructing Development: Making Sense of Development in the 21st Century

Dates: February 02, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 3:00 - 4:30 PM
Location: University of Victoria, David Strong Building room C103
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lease join us for a discussion panel around current and emerging practices and discourse in the field of international development, particularly the impacts of globalization, neoliberal economics, and an increasing emphasis on universal human rights. Panelists: Dr. Feng Xu: Behind the Label: Categories of Development a... more

Development Drinks: Martini Shakers & Change Makers

Dates: February 03, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 6:00P to 8:00PM
Location: Lacey Lou Tapas Lounge Inc.
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February 1-7 2015 marks the annual International Development Week in Victoria. Please join us for an informal evening with like-minded individuals to mingle and discuss all things development. The band "Doctor Bones" goes on at 8 PM. more

Beyond Slacktivism: Workshop on Social Media and Activism

Dates: February 04, 2015
Venue: University of Victoria
Type: Special Events
Time: 11:30AM to 12:30 PM
Location: Harry Hickman Building room 110
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With Dr. Janni Aragon ACTIVISM & ART Learn how to use social media and art as tools for your own activism. This event will involve a workshop on building transnational connections, cross-cultural communication, and the artistry of transformative social action. more

Lunch-hour pipe organ recital

Dates: February 04, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 12:15PM to 12:45PM
Location: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
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There is a pipe organ recital at lunch-time on the first Wednesday of every month at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Victoria, 924 Douglas St., between Courtney and Broughton streets, with wheelchair access from 643 Broughton St. Sandra Fletcher will perform a program of pipe organ works by J.S. Bach (St. Ann... more

A Very Special Evening of Port and Fine Chocolate

Dates: February 05, 2015
Venue: Camille's at 45 Bastion Square
Type: Special Events
Time: 6:00PM to 8:30PM
Location: Camille's at 45 Bastion Square
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Join us on Thursday February 5th for two memorable tastings in one! Noted sommelier David Mincey will introduce us to Portugals' great contribution to the world of wine: Port. Learn the in-depth stories behind the world's finest port houses and taste through an array of Vintage, Late-Bottled Vintage, Tawny, White and R... more

Bob Marley Bday Bashment

Dates: February 06, 2015
Venue: The Reef Restaurant Victoria
Type: Special Events
Time: 6:00PM to Midnight
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Come on down and celebrate the birth of the legendary Bob Marley. We have fresh vibes from Jam Rock ready fi yah! more

Save the Beach

Dates: February 06, 2015
Venue: Victoria Public Market at the Hudson
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:30PM to Midnight
Location: Victoria Public Market at the Hudson
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Roast and Hoyne Brewing Company are teaming up to bring a Save the Beach Party event to the Victoria Public Market. We are pleased to invite you to join us and bring awareness to our beautiful beaches with great food, craft beer, music, and cider. A percentage of proceeds from this event will be donated to the Vancouver ... more

All Inclusive Art Retreat

Dates: February 07, 2015 to February 08, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa
Type: Special Events
Location: Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa
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Play with texture and colours. Learn the basic concepts of composition, line, and form. Create your own unique, acrylic painting. Carve a lino block and ink it up with eye catching hues. Print your designs on fine, artist quality paper. Sip coffee and tea. Eat delicious snacks. Dine in the awe-inspiring Dining Room. Meet... more

Family Festival Westshore Town Centre

Dates: February 07, 2015 to February 09, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: 11:00AM to 5:00PM Daily
Location: Westshore Town Centre
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NEW PLAY AREA at Westshore Town Centre. Join us as we open our new play area, and kick-off a weekend of family fun at Westshore Town Centre. Mark your calendars for Westshore’s Family Festival between February 7-9 , with over 30 exhibitors from our community sharing their amazing hobbies and activities! Follow... more

Health Wellness & Sustainability Festival

Dates: February 07, 2015
Venue: Victoria Conference Centre
Type: Special Events
Time: From 10AM to 5PM
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The Health, Wellness & Sustainability Festival is a yearly celebration and education on any and all things leading to a healthier body and mind. If you’re familiar with our Festival you might have noticed a few changes to our name and logo this year. We’ve updated our name and brand in order to make our ... more

Love Wins film premiere

Dates: February 07, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:00PM
Location: University of Victoria, MacLaurin Building
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Just in time for Valentine's Day, Sidney-based filmmaker Grant Faint invites viewers on a visual journey around the world on a quest to find the meaning of love in all of its iterations. All ticket sales will go to supporting a school and health centre in ebola-stricken Sierra Leone. Tickets $15. Available at the door... more

Modern Bride Show

Dates: February 07, 2015
Venue: The Bay Centre
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
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Modern Bride is as far from an “expo” as you can get. The creators of the event had a vision of developing an unforgettable day where couples could be inspired by incredibly talented individuals and companies who make the Vancouver Island wedding industry so successful. We invite you to bring your entire wedd... more

Sidney Family Days Weekend, A LEGO Brick Festival

Dates: February 07, 2015
Venue: Mary Winspear Centre
Type: Special Events
Time: 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Location: Various venues in Sidney
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Family friendly Sidney hosts a Marine LEGO Brick Festival. Sunday and Monday, Robin Sather, Canada's only Certified LEGO Professional will build a 6 foot Seaspan tugboat. Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre will feature underwater LEGO; Sidney Pier Hotel will showcase complex LEGO creations by VicLUG; Monday Mary Winspear Centr... more

The Fretless

Dates: February 07, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: Doors at 7:00PM; Concert at 7:30PM
Location: Knox Presbyterian Church
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Canada’s multi-award winning folk music quartet The Fretless will once again be back in Victoria for an epic night of music. Hot off their wins at the 2014 Canadian Folk Music Awards and the Western Canadian Music Awards, The Fretless are touring the North West with a stop in Victoria. The Fretless recently ... more

Big Band Latin Jazz Night

Dates: February 09, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 8:00PM
Location: Hermann's Jazz Club
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Join The Island Big Band for a full night of Big Band Latin Jazz at Hermann's Jazz Club. A full night of fun Latin Jazz to get your heart racing and your toes tapping. Featuring local Jazz legends Sean Drabitt on Bass, Leon Torres on Congas, James McRae on Drums, Jerry Bryant on Piano, Carl McLean on Alto Sax, Camille Bo... more

Experience the OceanWall

Dates: February 09, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Location: Hillside Centre
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Family Day Fun at Hillside! Join the Sea Rangers - NEW Kid's Club for children 5-12 yrs. Other activities include: Arts & Crafts, Puzzles, Face Painting, Prizes and more. See you at the OceanWall! more

Chinese New Year Gala Dinner

Dates: February 11, 2015
Venue: Don Mee Seafood Restaurant
Type: Special Events
Time: 5:30PM
Location: Don Mee Seafood Restaurant
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Come celebrate the Chinese New Year and year of the ram at one of Chinatown's favourite restaurants. Get your tickets early for the gala dinner and live auction; they sell out quickly.  more

Amazing Gospel Experience Weekend 2015

Dates: February 12, 2015 to February 15, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Oak Bay United Church
Type: Special Events
Time: Thursday/Friday: 5pm - 9pm, Saturday: 9am - 5pm
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Immerse yourself in a Contemporary Gospel Workshop Weekend. Kim Pacheco and Markus Temoney are traveling from North Carolina to share their years of experience leading contemporary southern gospel choirs. In three short days they will have you moving and singing cutting-edge gospel pieces with joyful confidence. ... more

Lion in the Streets

Dates: February 12, 2015 to February 21, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: University of Victoria
Type: Special Events
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In a place that falls somewhere between reality and dreams, memories and fantasies, a young Portugese girl finds forgiveness and redemption while witnessing a series of strangers as they try to hold on to their humanity during the darkest moments of their lives. Warning: Mature subject matter. Disturbing content and s... more

An Evening Reading with Lorna Crozier & Patrick Lane

Dates: February 13, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: Doors open at 6:30 pm
Location: Red Brick Café
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Celebrate Valentine’s Day early with two local renowned poets, Lorna Crozier and Patrick Lane, as they launch the new Red Brick Readings series. Both have received numerous awards for their work; recently Patrick was awarded the Order of Canada for his 50 years of contributions to Canadian poetry. The Red Brick se... more

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