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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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Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival

Dates: August 21, 2014 to August 31, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: Various: see website
Location: Various theatre throughout Victoria; please visit website
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Join us for 11 days of uncensored, untamed and uncut live comedy, drama, dance, magic, music, spoken word, and physical theatre this summer. The lineup includes over 300 performances of 50 shows at 11 venues, free events and much more. What is the Fringe? The shows in the Fringe are un-juried and uncensored, and... more

Greek Fest

Date Range: August 22, 2014 to August 31, 2014
Upcoming Dates: August 30, 2014 , August 31, 2014
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
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Greek Fest is a time for food, fun and community. The Victoria and Vancouver Island Greek Community Society has put together Greek Fest to showcase the Greek culture in BC while at the same time supporting the local and international community. Greek Fest has always been free to the public to come and h... more

37th Annual Victoria Classic Boat Festival

Dates: August 29, 2014 to August 31, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Location: Inner Harbour
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The Pacific Northwest on both sides of the border is blessed with an enormous number of traditional boats of all descriptions. The wonderful craft - both yachts and workboats - are cared for by their owners and a supportive community of boatyards, trades people, and admirers. We are also fortunate ... more

Award Winning Singer/Songwriter Terry Brennan with Roger Plant

Dates: August 29, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 8:30 PM to 11:00 PM
Location: Lacey-Lou Tapas Lounge
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Lacey-Lou Tapas Lounge is part tapas lounge and part art gallery. The menu is affordable and shareable and incorporates fresh, local ingredients. I will be playing this as a duo with Roger Plant, from 8:30 to 11:00pm. Come and check out this place...it has a really cool, old world brick interior. more

Movie Night: Mud

Dates: August 29, 2014
Venue: Oak Bay Beach Hotel
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Location: David Foster Foundation Theatre
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The Oak Bay Beach Hotel is thrilled to once again welcome back a long standing tradition of big screen releases to the community through our regularly scheduled Tuesday movie nights in the David Foster Foundation Theatre. Enjoy critically acclaimed movies and experience the drama with friends in the comfortable luxury o... more

2014 Vancouver Island Salmon Classic

Dates: August 30, 2014
Venue: Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 5:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina
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The 5th Annual Vancouver Island Salmon Classic Derby will be taking place on Saturday, August 30th, 2014, attracting anglers from all over the world to fish in one of North America’s most fertile fishing grounds. more

The Saanich Fair

Dates: August 30, 2014 to September 01, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: TBA
Location: Saanich Fairground
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Western Canada's oldest continuous agricultural fair. more

Vancouver Island Blues Bash

Dates: August 30, 2014 to September 01, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: TBA
Location: Ships Point Picnic Site.
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The Vancouver Island Blues Bash fulfills the mandate of the Victoria Jazz Society by featuring local, regional and international blues and R&B artists/groups in both free to the public, and paid admission performances on the beautiful outdoor stage in Victoria's Inner harbour, Ships Point Picnic Site. more

On-Going Events

Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Date Range: StartedOctober 09, 2013
Upcoming Dates: August 30, 2014 , August 31, 2014 , September 03, 2014
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Saturday
Venue: Victoria Public Market at the Hudson
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
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The Victoria Public Market at the Hudson is very excited to offer a year-round, local food-focused Farmers' Market! Featuring the region's best farms, freshest food, friendliest vendors, and finest musicians, the Downtown Farmers' Market takes place once a week inside the Public Market. Local food producers and farmers a... more

Open Mic Kitchen Party

Date Range: March 02, 2014 to March 29, 2015
Upcoming Dates: August 31, 2014 , September 07, 2014 , September 14, 2014
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday
Venue: Kemp Lake
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Kemp Lake Store Music Cafe
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Come out to Sooke to take in the cool retro vibe at the Kemp Lake Music Cafe's Open Mic Kitchen Party. We have great foods, a relaxing atmosphere, and music all the time. Vintage and new LPs, CDs, musical instruments and accessories and CDs - we are the most musical cafe on the west coast! more

Summer and the Sinners Blues jam

Date Range: StartedMarch 22, 2014
Upcoming Dates: August 30, 2014 , September 06, 2014 , September 13, 2014
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Saturday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: The Cambie
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Looking forward to a little blues on the weekends? Why not join Summer and the Sinners at the blues jam at The Cambie Esquimalt every Saturday 3:00-7:00. Musicians and friends looking for a great time of fantastic live music, then you need to be at Blues Jam hosted by Summer and the Sinners. Great drink prices, dancing a... more

Canada's Titanic: the Empress of Ireland

Dates: April 29, 2014 to September 29, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Maritime Museum of British Columbia
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 10:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Maritime Museum
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Discover the tale of Canada’s Titanic – The Empress of Ireland which sunk on May 29, 1914 in Canada's largest maritime accident during peacetime. This exhibit tells the story of a ship which was responsible for much of the immigration to Canada and the tragic story of her loss at sea. more

Moss Street Market

Date Range: May 03, 2014 to October 25, 2014
Upcoming Dates: August 30, 2014 , September 06, 2014 , September 13, 2014
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Saturday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 2:00 AM
Location: Moss Street Market
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Moss Street Market is Victoria's premier farmers market, with over 25 local organic farmers. The market also has over 75 craft and food vendors, all offerings made and sold directly by the local producer. The market is complemented by local musicians, our Chef's Stage featuring Michael Williams, a kid's activity tent, ... more

Sidney Saturday Market

Date Range: StartedMay 03, 2014
Upcoming Dates: August 30, 2014 , September 06, 2014 , September 13, 2014
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Saturday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Location: Sidney Saturday Market, Beacon and Fifth, Upstairs above Odyssia Restaurant
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The Sidney Saturday Market offers produce, works by local artists, health and beauty products and glamorous camping! Enjoy a latte and fresh-bakes scones in the cafe, and listen to live music while you shop. Special themed markets are planned throughout the summer. more

Victoria Flea Market: Market Square

Date Range: May 04, 2014 to September 28, 2014
Upcoming Dates: August 31, 2014 , September 07, 2014 , September 14, 2014
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday
Venue: Market Square
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
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 l... more

Through the Looking Glass: A Modern Story from the Collection of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

Dates: May 15, 2014 to September 07, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Thursday May 15 Public Opening Reception 8-10 PM
Location: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
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Through the Looking Glass: A Modern Story from the Collection of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Guest Curated by Lee Plested.  May 16 - Sep 7 2014 (Public Opening Reception Thurs, May 15 2014, 8-10pm) Selected entirely from the collection of AGGV, Through the Looking Glass is a survey of modern and cont... more

Pickle Pub Crawl

Dates: May 16, 2014 to September 14, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Victoria Harbour Ferry Company Ltd.
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 10am to Closing
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This year's Pickle Pub Crawl, set to launch on May 16th and run daily until September 14th, 2014, features stops at Bard & Banker Scottish Pub, Irish Times Pub, The Guild Freehouse, Lure Restaurant and Lounge, and Blue Crab Seafood House. Visit Victoria's finest harbour pubs and restaurants, and enjoy the best beer... more

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

Victoria Harbour Ferry Water Ballet

Date Range: May 18, 2014 to September 28, 2014
Upcoming Dates: August 31, 2014 , September 07, 2014 , September 14, 2014
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday
Venue: Inner Harbour
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 10:45 AM to 11:05 AM
Location: Off of Ships Point
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The 22nd Annual Victoria Harbour Ferry Water Ballet, performed weekly in the heart of the Inner Harbour, showcases the agility of iconic boats and the Ballet Captains’ practiced ability to maneuver their vessels to the Blue Danube Waltz. Five Harbour Ferries line up at the Causeway Marina and dance in sync for 10... more

Girls: Historical Portraits from the Collection

Dates: May 30, 2014 to October 05, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Type: On-Going Events
Location: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
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Girls:  Historical Portraits from the Collection. Curated by Michelle Jacques.  May 30 - Oct 5 2014 Taking its cue from the realms of literary fiction and TV, namely Margaret Atwood's 1988 novel "Cat's Eye" and Lena Denham's hit HBO show "Girls" this exhibition brings together a range... more

Ladies Night with DJ Kofi

Date Range: May 30, 2014 to December 26, 2014
Upcoming Dates: September 05, 2014 , September 12, 2014 , September 19, 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

Sidney Summer Market

Date Range: June 01, 2014 to October 19, 2014
Upcoming Dates: August 31, 2014 , September 07, 2014 , September 14, 2014
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday
Venue: Mary Winspear Centre
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Mary Winspear Centre
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Sidney Summer Market every Sunday from 10am to 4pm at the Mary Winspear Centre. June until October every Sunday.     more

Ship Point Night Market

Date Range: June 13, 2014 to September 13, 2014
Upcoming Dates: August 30, 2014 , September 05, 2014 , September 06, 2014
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
Venue: Inner Harbour
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 6:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Location: Ship Point
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This market features local artists with original work, as well as local musicians, food trucks, and entertainers such as jugglers. This is a great location for locals and tourists alike who enjoy the scenery of Downtown Victoria, art, food, and fun. more

Vikings: Journey to New Worlds in IMAX

Dates: June 13, 2014 to August 31, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: IMAX Victoria
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Varies
Location: IMAX Victoria
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They came from the North and soon the legends would say that they did not know fear. They sailed icy oceans and narrow rivers, striking far inland, without warning, without mercy. However, the truth about the Vikings is far more complex. Much of Europe's traditions, technology and institutions come to us from these fierc... more

Field Trip Project – A tsunami backpack exhibit

Dates: June 19, 2014 to September 08, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Maritime Museum of British Columbia
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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Artists from Canada and Japan transformed Japanese elementary school backpacks into a mobile art exhibition to support tsunami relief efforts. The project has traveled to a variety of cities and will inspire ideas towards recovery from the tsunami. It also focuses on community issues at each destination and will investig... more

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