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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, booming music festivals like Rifflandia and a smorgasbord of food and beverage festivals including Victoria Beer Week.

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Salt Spring Islands Saturday Market

Date Range: May 07, 2016 to October 29, 2016
Upcoming Dates: May 28, 2016 , June 04, 2016 , June 11, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Saturday
Type: Special 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: May 28, 2016 , June 04, 2016 , June 11, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Saturday
Type: Special 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: May 29, 2016 , June 05, 2016 , June 12, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday
Type: Special 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

Bastion Square Public Market

Date Range: May 19, 2016 to September 25, 2016
Upcoming Dates: May 28, 2016 , May 29, 2016 , June 02, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Venue: Bastion Square
Type: Special 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

African Cultural Week & AfriCa Fest

Dates: May 25, 2016 to May 29, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: Various - see description
Location: Vic West Community Centre
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From May 25 - May 29, 2016, the African Cultural Week and AfricaFest Victoria comes to you for the 4th time. The Festival (Fair) targets Africans living in Victoria and BC, Africa lovers, friends and partners of Africa. (AfriCa Fest, le plus grand Salon de Victoria incluant la Province BC consacré à l'A... more

Swiftsure International Yacht Race 2016

Dates: May 26, 2016 to May 30, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Inner Harbour
Type: Special Events
Location: Inner Harbour
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A premier long distance sailing race, Swiftsure International Yacht Race draws competitors from as far as California, Hawaii and New Zealand and curious visitors. Unpredictable winds and currents make this event, offering four different races, a true challenge. Watch from Dallas Road or the Inner Harbour, and don'... more

On-Going Events

Island Inspired tasting

Date Range: StartedSeptember 22, 2015
Upcoming Dates: May 30, 2016 , May 31, 2016 , June 01, 2016
Recurrence Recurring every week day
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 5:30PM to 7:00PM
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Local, seasonal & sustainable menu for you to choose from. Camille's has always been a "go to" for locals, tourists & friends to celebrate great, farm fresh food and amazing BC wine. We encourage you to try our Island Inspired (choice off ala carte) special of 3 courses from our local dishes for $40... more

Live, Local Music on the Rooftop

Date Range: January 15, 2016 to December 17, 2016
Upcoming Dates: May 28, 2016 , June 03, 2016 , June 04, 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: May 29, 2016 , June 02, 2016 , June 05, 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

Casino Academy

Dates: March 23, 2016 to March 23, 2017
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: View Royal Casino
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 3pm - 10pm - see dates below
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Try our ALL NEW Casino Academy! We have one every month, and you can play anytime between 3-10 pm. Learn to play the most popular casino games in a funny money tournament style! This free event is open to all players of all ages - no experience required! Come out and join the fun, bring a friend and win prizes. The Top... more

America Wild: National Parks Adventure IMAX® Film

Dates: April 01, 2016 to June 30, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: IMAX Victoria (Inside the Royal BC Museum)
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Visit www.imaxvictoria.com for show times.
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Go on the ultimate off-trail adventure into awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness in America Wild: National Parks Adventure. Immersive IMAX® cinematography takes you soaring over red rock canyons, hurtling up craggy mountain peaks and into other-worldly realms found within America’s most legendary... more

CRD Regional Parks Nature Outings & Events - 5 years+

Dates: April 01, 2016 to June 30, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Various - see below
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Sunday, April 24 | 11am–12:30pm Beach Seine (Guided Walk) –5 years + Witty’s Lagoon Regional Park (Metchosin) Join CRD Regional Parks naturalists on a beach seine. See what creatures live in the under water forest. Be prepared to get your feet wet (bring sandals or beach shoes). Meet on the main be... more

CRD Regional Parks Nature Outings and Events - 9 years+

Dates: April 01, 2016 to June 30, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Various - see below
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Saturday, April 2 | 1–2:30pm Up the Blooming Hill (Guided Walk) –9 years+ Lone Tree Hill Regional Park (Highlands) Join a CRD Regional Parks naturalist for a hike to the summit of Lone Tree Hill. We will look at what’s blooming and other signs of spring. The view from the summit is spectacular and ... more

CRD Regional Parks Nature Outings & Events - All Ages

Date Range: April 02, 2016 to June 25, 2016
Upcoming Dates: May 28, 2016 , June 04, 2016 , June 11, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Saturday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Various - see below
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Saturday, April 9 | 1–2:30pm Spring at Francis/King (Guided Walk) –All ages Francis/King Regional Park (Saanich) Check out what spring has to offer. Join a CRD Regional Parks naturalist and take a stroll along the universally accessible Elsie King trail at Francis/King Regional Park. Meet at the Francis/... more

Double Your Jackpot at View Royal Casino

Date Range: April 03, 2016 to June 29, 2016
Upcoming Dates: May 29, 2016 , June 01, 2016 , June 05, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday
Venue: View Royal Casino
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Sunday 2pm & Wednesday 8pm
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Double Your Jackpot Earn ballots for every jackpot you hit during the week. We match the jackpot for up to $1,000 cash if your name is drawn with draws every Sunday at 2 pm & Wednesday at 8 pm. Earn Unlimited Jackpot Entries - bring your draw entry to either Casino Nanaimo or View Royal Casino! Must be present... more

Sunday Funday at the Victoria Public Market

Date Range: April 03, 2016 to May 29, 2016
Upcoming Dates: May 29, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday
Venue: Victoria Public Market at the Hudson
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 11 am - 3 pm
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What: Sunday Funday Time: 11am – 3pm Join us for Sunday Funday at the Market! What is Sunday Funday you ask? It’s exactly as it sounds…a fun day at the Market! Since Victoria is Canada’s brunch capital, we’ll be serving up brunch items for you, we’ll also have live music and lots of... more

Booty Baccarat Tournament

Date Range: April 13, 2016 to June 03, 2016
Upcoming Dates: June 01, 2016 , June 02, 2016 , June 03, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Venue: View Royal Casino
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 8pm
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Booty Baccarat Tournament | April 13 - June 3 Top 3 Players split $10,000 guaranteed cash pool Qualifying Heats: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday each week at 8:00 pm Semi's & Final: June 4th starting at 7:00 pm $25 Entry Fee / $20 Re-Buys Register at Guest Services Visit www.viewroyalcasino.com or cont... more

Alcheringa Gallery Artists' Exhibition

Dates: April 20, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Alcheringa Gallery
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Monday to Saturday 10am - 6pm, Sunday 12pm - 5pm
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Join us for a special exhibition at Alcheringa Gallery! The exhibition will include works by Doug Cranmer, Dorothy Jarvis, Maynard Johnny Jr., lessLIE, Susan Point, Teddy Balangu, Rebecca Jewell and many more. more

Great Canadian Casino Sweepstakes

Date Range: April 23, 2016 to May 28, 2016
Upcoming Dates: May 28, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Saturday
Venue: View Royal Casino
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 8pm
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Each Saturday from April 17 through May 28, the Great Canadian Casino will be holding special sweepstakes events where you could win up to $100,000 in cash. All you have to do is show up, obtain a FREE Encore Card from Guest Services, and swipe your card for a Quick Pick ticket. Prizes start by matching a minimum of ... more

Afro-Guinean Dance class Beginner 1 & 2

Date Range: April 24, 2016 to May 29, 2016
Upcoming Dates: May 29, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 4pm - 5h30pm
Location: Maple leaf russian Ballet school
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Learn the fundamentals of traditional Guinean dance. This is a very gentle class with lots of breakdown sequences and explanations, plus a live drumming ensemble! The instructor is bilingual in English and French, very experienced and very patient.      more

A Beautiful Planet at IMAX®

Dates: April 29, 2016 to July 31, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: IMAX Victoria (Inside the Royal BC Museum)
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Varies
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Join the Astronauts aboard the International Space Station in our newest IMAX® film A Beautiful Planet. See amazing footage of our magnificent blue planet and get a unique perspective and increased understanding of our planet and galaxy as never seen before. Narrated by Academy Award winner, Jennifer Lawrence. A Bea... more

Guest Appreciation Mondays

Date Range: StartedMay 02, 2016
Upcoming Dates: May 30, 2016 , June 06, 2016 , June 13, 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

African Drumming Workshop

Date Range: May 07, 2016 to May 28, 2016
Upcoming Dates: May 28, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Saturday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Location: UVic School of Music (MacLaurin Building)
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A fun, energizing start to your weekend! Beginners are welcome and instruments are provided. This workshop will help you to develop your playing abilities & learn new patterns. Build your new rhythm skills in a fun way with clear, step-by-step instruction. This workshop is part of a series held each Saturday for ... more

Balafon (African Xylophone) Workshop

Date Range: May 07, 2016 to May 28, 2016
Upcoming Dates: May 28, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Saturday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: UVic School of Music (MacLaurin Building)
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A fun, energizing start to your weekend! Beginners are welcome and instruments are provided. This workshop will help you to develop your playing abilities & learn new patterns. Build your new rhythm skills in a fun way with clear, step-by-step instruction. This workshop is part of a series held each Saturday for th... more

Double Trouble Blackjack Saturdays

Date Range: StartedMay 07, 2016
Upcoming Dates: May 28, 2016 , June 04, 2016 , June 11, 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

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