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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 and a wide variety of music and food festivals to tempt your ears and your taste buds.

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3rd Annual IMAX Victoria Film Festival

Dates: March 21, 2014 to April 21, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: IMAX Victoria
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Location: Imax Victoria
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It’s the IMAX® Film Festival, a celebration of the original 70mm IMAX® format. It’s the brilliant film projected on the giant screen that takes you on bold adventures. 6 classic films over 4 fun weeks! Films play on the hour and include Dolphins, Majestic White Horses, Adrenaline Rush, Adventures in W... more

Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival

Dates: March 31, 2014 to May 12, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Location: Various
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For six weeks from March to May, over five thousand Victoria-area performers and students of music, dance and dramatic arts are on stages throughout the city receiving adjudications from renowned experts in the arts. Performances in Brass, Classical Guitar, Choral, Composition, Dance (Ethnic, School and Studio), Fiddle... more

Alternative Visions: Renditions of Myth, Legend & Folk Tales from China & Japan

Dates: April 10, 2014 to June 15, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Type: Special Events
Location: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria - Pollard Gallery
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Alternative Visions: Renditions of Myth, Legend & Folk Tales from China & Japan Curated by Barry Till. Pollard Gallery until Jun 15, 2014 more

Carole Sabiston Exhibition: Everything Below and All of the Above

Dates: April 10, 2014 to April 27, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Type: Special Events
Location: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria - Ker & Centennial Galleries
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Carole Sabiston Exhibition:  Everything Below and All of the Above. Until Apr 27 2014 in the Ker & Centennial Galleries.   Guest Curated by Patricia Bovey more

Multiplicity of the Singularity: Kika Thorne Exhibition

Dates: April 10, 2014 to June 22, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Type: Special Events
Time: April 10 Opening Reception: 5 - 7 PM
Location: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
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Multiplicity of the Singularity:  Kika Thorne Exhibition. Curated by Toby Lawrence. Apr 10 - Jun 22 2014 In Multiplicity of the Singularity, Kika Thorne invites both metaphoric and scientific explorations through her elasticized sculptural installation, the Singularity (2006-ongoing)  more

Winter is an Etching: The Printmaking Legacy of Rembrandt Van Rijn

Dates: April 10, 2014 to May 19, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Type: Special Events
Location: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria - Drury Gallery
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Winter is an Etching: The Printmaking Legacy of Rembrandt Van Rijn Exhibition until May 19, 2014.  Curated by Michelle Jacques more

Trees, Mountains & Streams: Chinese Landscape Paintings of the 20th Century

Dates: April 12, 2014 to June 15, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Type: Special Events
Location: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria - Founders Gallery
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Trees, Mountains & Streams:  Chinese Landscape Paintings of the 20th Century. Curated by Barry Till. Apr 12-Jun 15 2014 Featuring 25 Chinese artists from the 20th century, the paintings are primarily from the extensive donations of Brian S. McEney      more

Elsewhere Art Exhibition

Dates: April 17, 2014 to April 24, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Location: 851 Yates Street
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We invite you to join our graduation exhibition of Visual Art Students from Camosun College. Opening Night: April 17th, Thursday, at 6pm At the opening night there will be food, non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages served and you will get the opportunity to talk to the artists about their work. Opening hours: 18th - ... more

This is Our Story - PACE Revue

Dates: April 17, 2014 to April 26, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: Apr 17-19 & 23-26 at 7pm; Apr 18-19, & 26 Matinees 2pm
Location: Isabelle Reader Theatre

School District 62's 2014 annual PACE musical comedy revue, features Victoria-born Disney actor, Calum Worthy along with more than 300 school district performers.  This year's show includes selections from musicals such as Shrek, The Addams Family, Bring It On, The Little Mermaid, Fame, Matilda! and Rent, wit... more

Annual April Ladybug Release

Dates: April 18, 2014 to April 21, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Butterfly Gardens, Victoria
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Butterfly Gardens, Victoria
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Victoria Butterfly Gardens will hold its annual Ladybug release. Each child will receive a number of ladybugs to spread onto our plants in the gardens.  Don't miss this once a year event that is fun for all ages!  Many people love ladybugs because of their colourful, spotted appearance. But the agri... more

Easter Happenings at Merridale!

Dates: April 18, 2014 to April 21, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Merridale Ciderworks Corp.
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Merridale Ciderworks
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As promised we are going to be offering another family activity over the Easter weekend. Come and visit us for a special scavenger hunt and features in the farm store and bistro. Family lunch, brunch, and scavenger hunt Sip, Savour and Seek April 18th – 21st Sip– mimosas for mom and dad and soda or j... more

Milner Gardens Bunny Trail (Qualicum Beach)

Dates: April 18, 2014 to April 21, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: Gates open: 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Location: Milner Gardens & Woodland
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Bring the children or grandchildren for a children`s Easter Bunny search taking place in the Gardens.  At the Welcome & Interpretive Centre, children can pick up maps for clues to finding the bunnies, and then return the map to the Pool House Gift Shop to receive an Easter treat. Tea Room open for tea, sc... more

Easter Monday: BC Statutory Holiday

Dates: April 21, 2014
Type: Special Events
Location: Across British Columbia
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Easter Monday: British Columbia Statutory Holiday Monday April 21st, 2014 more

Earth Day at the Robert Bateman Centre

Dates: April 22, 2014
Venue: The Robert Bateman Centre
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: The Robert Bateman Centre
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To express our love of nature we are offering free admission to the gallery all day. Earth Day Info: http://www.earthday.ca more

Oak Bay United Church Centennial Celebration

Dates: April 22, 2014
Venue: Oak Bay United Church
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Oak Bay United Church
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To celebrate its centennial, local historian John Adams will speak about the history of Oak Bay United Church and its place in the community. Wheelchair accessible. Admission by donation. more

Bastion Square Revitalization Assoc - Annual general Meeting

Dates: April 23, 2014
Venue: Irish Times Pub
Type: Special Events
Time: Starting at 6:00 PM
Location: Irish Times Pub
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Please join us for the Annual General Meeting of the Bastion Square Revitalization Association (BSRA), Wednesday, April 23 2014.  Food and refreshments will be served. The BSRA operates the market in Bastion Square and raises funds for the improvements to the area.  We are looking for people with creativ... more

Playwright: Caroline Russell-King

Dates: April 23, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Location: Oak Bay Branch, Greater Victoria Public Library
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Award winning playwright, instructor, and dramator, Caroline Russell King will be reading from her play "In the Cards", plus sharing ten tips for new playwrights. Register at gvpl.ca or call the library for more information. Funding provided by the Canada Council of the Arts. more

AGGV Asian Lecture Series - Part 1: India's Mughal Empire

Dates: April 24, 2014
Venue: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
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Explore the beauty and wonder of India's Mughal Empire with Curator of Asian Arts, Barry Till more

Cinema Salon Series: Utopia/Dystopia

Dates: April 24, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 6:30 PM to 8:45 PM
Location: Central Branch, Greater Victoria Public Library
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In partnership with MediaNet, GVPL is pleased to invite you to a screening and discussion of "Elysium" with Lianne McLarty, UVIC Associate Professor of History in Art. Register at gvpl.ca or call the library for more information. more

Dining Out For Life

Dates: April 24, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 7:00 PM to 11:59 PM
Location: Participating Restaurants across Vancouver Island
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When you dine at Participating Restaurants across Vancouver Island on April 24, 25% of food sales will be donated to AIDS Vancouver Island's HIV/AIDS food programs in your community. Helping others in your community is as easy as raising your fork! more

Lecture: Fun with Ferries

Dates: April 24, 2014
Venue: Maritime Museum of British Columbia
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Location: Maritime Museum of British Columbia
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Dr. Patricia Roy, Professor Emeritus at the University of Victoria, author of Boundless Optimism, A White Man’s Province, and many others, and member of the Royal Society of Canada, will present on the history of ferry transport to and from Vancouver Island.   With the help of political cartoons, ... more

Pacific Opera Victoria presents Marriage of Figaro by Mozart

Date Range: April 24, 2014 to April 30, 2014
Upcoming Dates: April 24, 2014 , April 26, 2014 , April 30, 2014
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 8:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Location: Royal Theatre
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In Italian with English subtitles.   Mozart's score is an absolute masterpiece, at once sunny and sublime, unrivalled for beaury, grace, and theatrical truth.      A screwball comedy with a revolutionary subtext. The Marriage of Figaro follows the Almaviva household through ... more

The Canadian College of Performing Arts presents: Young Frankenstein

Dates: April 24, 2014 to April 26, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: Apr 24, 25,& 26 at 7:30 PM; Matinee Apr 26 at 2 PM
Location: McPherson Playhouse
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Based closely on the 1974 Mel Brooks comedy classic, the live production becomes a musical theatre extravaganza.  Young Frankenstein is a musical parody of so many horror films and the author, comedy legend Mel Brooks, has long considered it his best film. more

Wade Davis: The Sacred Headwaters

Dates: April 24, 2014
Venue: Alix Goolden Hall
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Location: Alix Goolden Hall (Part of the Victoria Conservatory of Music)
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To Honour Earth Day 2014, anthropologist, photographer, author and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, Wade Davis will speak on The Sacred Headwaters as the guest of Elizabeth May, O.C., MP,Leader of the Green Party of Canada. Dr Davis is world-renowned for his research and photography of indigenous people and pla... more

29th Annual Victoria Spring Home Expo

Dates: April 25, 2014 to April 27, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: Fri 1-9 PM; Sat 9:30 AM- 5:30 PM; Sun 10 AM- 4 PM
Location: West Shore Parks & Recreation
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Hundreds of exhibits in 3 arenas, 1 location. Plus demos by Danisha Drury & Amy McGeachy of Design District, and Carolyn Herriot suthor of the "Zero-Mile Diet Cookbook" more

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