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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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Special Events

Haunted Zipline

Dates: October 01, 2014 to October 31, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Adrena LINE Zipline Adventure Tours
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: Adrena LINE Zipline Adventure Tours
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Feel the rush as you zip through the forest and into the night! The Haunted night zip is full of terror and fun! more

Festival of Fear at Galey Farms

Dates: October 16, 2014 to October 31, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
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Galey Farm gets into the Halloween spirit each year with its Festival of Fear. This year it will be nightly 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm from October 16 through 31 and includes several activities for all ages: Haunted House for kids; Carnevil Haunted House for adults; the Cornfield of Horror; Crazy Train; and Madame Isabella's S&... more

Ghosts of Victoria Festival

Dates: October 21, 2014 to October 31, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Location: Various locations throughout Victoria
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The Ghosts of Victoria Festival is an annual event featuring spooky activities throughout the city. The events are separately conducted by many groups at different locations. Participating Locations/Activities 2014: - Ross Bay Cemetery Ghost Tours - Ghost Tours at The Maritime Museum of BC - St. Ann's Academy N... more

Pumpkin Art on Oak Bay Avenue

Dates: October 24, 2014 to October 31, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Oak Bay Municipal Hall
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Oak Bay Village is the home of Pumpkin Art! Hundreds of carved pumpkins featuring the likes of local personalities, cartoon characters, the royal family, the Beatles and more will be displayed behind the Oak Bay Municipal Hall. Pumpkin Art is open from 5 to 9 p.m. Participating Oak Bay Village merchants offer tri... more

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Dates: October 30, 2014 to October 31, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:00 pm & 9:30 pm
Location: The Vic Theatre

The fun-loving Victoria Film Festival gang is offering everyone the chance to celebrate the spookiest night of the year with the movie version of Rocky Horror with two shows on two nights! Dressing up is encouraged. more

A New Orleans Halloween

Dates: October 31, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:30 to 11:00 (doors at 5:30)
Location: Hermann's Jazz Club
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A spooky evening of devilish dancing and wicked wailing with blues mamas, CURL and zydeco kingpins BIJOUX DU BAYOU. Get your freak on at Hermann's Jazz Club, Friday Oct. 31. Scaaaary, folks! COSTUME & DOOR PRIZES Tickets: $20 @ Lyle's Place and Long & McQuade on Hillside or at the door. more

Frankenstein – Halloween Film Festival

Dates: October 31, 2014
Venue: Craigdarroch Castle Historic House Museum
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Craigdarroch Castle Historic House Museum
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What would a Halloween Film Festival be without a viewing of the 1931 classic starring Boris Karloff? Begin with a tour of the glamorous Craigdarroch Castle at 6:30.  Film will play at 7pm in the dance hall, located on the 4th floor.  Note:  there are 87 steps and no elevator.  Admission inclu... more

Halloween Cask Festival

Dates: October 31, 2014
Venue: Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 7:00 PM to 12:00 AM
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What better way to end BC Craft Beer Month! Featuring Autumn & Pumpkin ales from over 15 breweries from around the Pacific Northwest. We will be shutting down the entire building for this special event. Thats right, two floors of fun! Join us for an evening of delicious brews, food, live music and an amazing cos... more

Halloween Creatures of the Night Tour

Dates: October 31, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: Starting: 7:00 PM
Location: Goldstream Provincial Park Day Use area
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Whoooo comes out when the sun goes down? Discover who is prowling through the night in Goldstream Park. Transportation from Tourism Victoria (Wharf Street) to the Park and a night tour through the park with your guide. Event times: 6:30 pick up or 7pm tour start at Goldstream Park more

Halloween Spooktacular Fireworks

Dates: October 31, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: The Westin Bear Mountain - Masters Terrace
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On Halloween night, enjoy a spooktacular evening of treats and fireworks! There will be a children's costume contest (adults, we still encourage you to dress up!), live entertainment, and nibbles and bites for all ages. The festivities start at 7pm on Masters Terrace. Come early to get a great viewing spot. Firew... more

Night Shift: Living and Dying (Again) in Victorian Times

Dates: October 31, 2014
Venue: Royal BC Museum
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
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Spend a devilishly good evening as the spirits of the past awaken and celebrate in style. Old Town will come alive with Victorian history, as costumed players introduce you to characters and customs from a past long thought dead, inspired by archival records and Royal BC Museum collections. For the truly brave, there wil... more

Quadra Village Community Centre

Dates: October 31, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: 4pm to 10 pm
Location: Quadra Village Community Centre

This kid-safe charity event promises to have plenty of superheroes united to bring some fun all in support of United Way and the Quadra Village's Launch Pad Youth program. Yes, that means getting a photo with Wonder Woman, Spiderman, Batman or Iron Man! Who knows which hero or heroine will arrive. This event is the onl... more

The Addams Family: A New Musical Comedy

Dates: October 31, 2014 to November 02, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: The Royal & McPherson Theatres Society
Type: Special Events
Time: 8:00pm / 2:00pm
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They're creepy and they're kooky, mysterious and spooky. Everyone's favourite family comes to spooky and spectacular life in an all new story, based on the bizarre and beloved characters created by Charles Addams. Featuring all of your favourite ghouls – Gomez (Roderick Glanville), Morticia (Francesca Bitonti), Unc... more

The Armoury - Halloween Dance

Dates: October 31, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Location: Bay Street Armoury
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The Armoury Halloween Dance fundraiser for the Victoria Child Abuse Prevention and Counselling Centre formerly known as the Mary Manning Centre. more

On-Going Events

Vikings

Dates: May 16, 2014 to November 11, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Royal BC Museum
Type: On-Going Events
Location: Royal BC Museum
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On its first North American stop, Vikings comes ashore from May 16 to November 11, 2014. This exhibition from Sweden challenges our commonly held beliefs as the Vikings emerge in a fascinating new light. Insights into Viking domestic life, death rituals, the significance of their craft, the power of mythology and the s... more

Ladies Night with DJ Kofi

Date Range: May 30, 2014 to December 26, 2014
Upcoming Dates: November 07, 2014 , November 14, 2014 , November 21, 2014
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Friday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 9:00 PM to 2:00 AM
Location: Shark Club Bar Grill
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Ladies Night every Friday Night No Lines, No Cover Special Promotions all Night for the Ladies Gentleman only $7 more

Red Hot Swing Fridays

Date Range: July 18, 2014 to December 19, 2014
Upcoming Dates: November 07, 2014 , November 14, 2014 , November 21, 2014
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Friday
Venue: Dance Victoria
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 8:15 PM to 12:30 AM
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A new weekly swing dance every Friday evening! The drop-in beginner lesson starts at 8:35pm; you need neither experience nor a partner. Then we have a dancing from 9:20pm to 12:30am, with live bands on the last Friday of every month. We're located in Dance Victoria studios at 2750 Quadra, just north of Hillside. For more... more

8th Annual Integrate Arts Festival

Dates: StartedAugust 15, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 15th: 6pm-10:30pm; 16th: 10am-11pm
Location: Various art galleries in downtown Victoria and Oak Bay
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The Integrate Arts Festival (formerly known as “Off the Grid Arts Festival”) was developed in 2007. The event included an en masse art crawl (a movement in large groups from gallery space to gallery space) and acted as a celebration of small galleries, artist-run centres and alternative arts. In its eight yea... more

Bird Quartet by Roy Green

Dates: August 15, 2014 to January 15, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Location: Commercial Alley
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Open Space partners once again with the City of Victoria for Commercial Alley’s second installation, which features four new works by painter, performance artist and poet Roy Green. The artist's series not only captures the spirit of some of the island’s favourite winged cousins but also speaks to humanity&rs... more

Dinner Theatre: Pennies From Heaven

Date Range: September 26, 2014 to November 21, 2014
Upcoming Dates: November 01, 2014 , November 07, 2014 , November 08, 2014
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
Venue: Oak Bay Beach Hotel
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Location: David Foster Foundation Theatre
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Pennies From Heaven: Join Tom Watson for a wonderful evening with the stars from the Golden Age of Radio for a loving tribute of the songs and styles of Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Bobby Darin, Marilyn Monroe, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Dean Martin, Doris Day and Louis Prima. Tom Watson, founder of the Timebenders&r... more

Sidecar Victoria presents the "Tombstones to Castle Tour"

Dates: October 05, 2014 to October 31, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Sidecar Victoria
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 6:00 PM to 12:00 AM
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Sidecar Victoria start our fully guided motorcycle sidecar tour at Beacon Hill Drive In. From there we trundle in old school fashion through Beacon Hill Park to Dallas Rd where we begin our seaside ghost search en route to the massive Ross Bay cemetery and its eerily shadowed tombstones. The ride continues to the Chine... more

Evil Acres - Slaughter House Extreme and The Darkness Maze

Dates: October 10, 2014 to November 01, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 6:30 PM to 11:00 PM
Location: Evil Acres
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Two terrifying haunted houses at Evil Acres this Halloween season! With not one but two of the most horrifying haunted houses you will ever experience Evil Acres presents: Slaughter House Extreme and the Darkness Maze! If you think you have the guts to take on Evil Acres, admission is $13.00 for one attraction or $18 for... more

Time Waits for No One: A Prison Play

Date Range: October 10, 2014 to November 08, 2014
Upcoming Dates: November 01, 2014 , November 07, 2014 , November 08, 2014
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Starting: 6:15 PM
Location: William Head Institution (Minimum Security Prison)
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TIME WAITS FOR NO ONE: A Prison Play William Head on Stage Prison Theatre Company A heartfelt contemporary fable created and performed by the men of William Head Prison, including true stories from their own lives. Inspired by reading the novel The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom. Featuring music written ... more

Ghostly Walks

Dates: October 17, 2014 to November 01, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Every night at 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 8:30pm and 9:30pm
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Ghostly Walks - Old Town and Bastion Square - Starts with stories of disturbed native burial grounds, passes the Empress Hotel with a stop on Kanaka Row for a story about a nasty Hawaiian ghost, includes stories about Roger’s Chocolates and a paranormal pub, travels through the infamous Helmcken Alley before finish... more

Haunted Victoria Tours

Date Range: October 18, 2014 to October 31, 2014
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
Venue: CVS Tours
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 6pm
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Haunted Victoria Tour Victoria may look peaceful and serene during daylight hours, but just wait until night falls. Our history is rich with stories and legends of the dead, and spirits who linger behind after there human form has long since been buried. The City has a past that involves murder, tragedy and some just p... more

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