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

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Afternoon Exploration: Art for Earth

Date Range: April 01, 2015 to April 23, 2015
Upcoming Dates: April 22, 2015 , April 23, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Thursday
Venue: Royal BC Museum
Type: Special Events
Time: 4:00PM to 5:00PM
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Register Now! $5 per kid | Chaperone required Register for one day or for all available dates: April 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23 PLEASE NOTE: Advanced registration is required. Meet local artists involved in the 4th annual Creatively United for the Planet Earth Week Festival and help create collaborative art pieces... more

Moccasin Making Workshop

Date Range: April 15, 2015 to April 22, 2015
Upcoming Dates: April 22, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Wednesday
Venue: Royal BC Museum
Type: Special Events
Time: 5:00PM to 7:00PM
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Join multi-media artist and moccasin maker Lindsay Delaronde for a workshop about the history and construction of moccasins. After visiting our ethnology collection and observing the diversity of styles, you’ll have your opportunity to make your own. Taught by elder Judy Elk and influenced strongly by her Iroquoi... more

Guided Nature Walks (Ages 9+)

Date Range: April 19, 2015 to April 26, 2015
Upcoming Dates: April 26, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday
Venue: CRD Regional Trails
Type: Special Events
Time: View details below.
Location: CRD Regional Trails
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Up the Blooming Hill Join a CRD Regional Parks naturalist for a guided walk to the top of this accessible peak. We'll make lots of stops and the views are spectacular. Bring a snack, water and wear sturdy shoes. Meet in the parking lot off Millstream Road. April 19, 1:00PM to 2:30PM at Lone Tree Hill Regional Park ... more

Celebrate Earth Day with Robert Bateman and Daniela Cubelic

Dates: April 22, 2015
Venue: The Robert Bateman Centre
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:00PM to 9:00PM
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The Great Bear Rainforest is one of the earth’s most stunning wildlife areas. With protection from the Coastal Mountain range, it hosts healthy wild salmon populations, invaluable medicinal plants, and unique rare species such as the Spirit Bear; the rainforest’s namesake. Join Robert Bateman and Daniela Cub... more

Behind Closed Doors: Children Who Witness Domestic Violence Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Dates: April 23, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 2:00PM
Location: Cinecenta, Student Union Building
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This 25 minute film is designed to explain the effect witnessing domestic violence has on the developing brains of infants and children, the impact on their behaviour and relationships, and the long term consequences for their future. The film seeks to help parents, teachers and caregivers to better understand what is h... more

Heaven On Earth Film Screening

Dates: April 23, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:00PM
Location: Cinecenta, Student Union Building
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Heaven on Earth is an award winning feature film by Canadian director and writer Deepa Mehta. The film tells the story of a young woman who travels from India to Canada to marry, and who becomes trapped with an abusive husband. Beautifully filmed and rich with vibrant imagery, the film presents a sensitive portrayal of t... more

Protoxtype Grand Opening

Dates: April 23, 2015
Venue: ProtoXtype
Type: Special Events
Time: 2:00PM to 6:00PM
Location: ProtoXtype
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Welcome to the Flagship & First North American Location Dear Guests and Neighbours, Please Join us... to enjoy light beverages, fine foods by Toque Catering, and our strolling fashion show! Discover how you can use our eco-fashions, made of organic cotton, silk, and bamboo to travel for 3 weeks in only 1 carry... more

The Lonely Roy Orbison Tribute

Dates: April 23, 2015
Venue: Mary Winspear Centre
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:30PM
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Roy Orbison's music defined a world unto itself, a true master of the romantic apocalypse we all dread. Although Orbison is counted as a rock and roll pioneer, the structure and theme of his songs defy convention. Roy Orbison didn't just sing beautifully - he sang broken heartedly. He has been described as timeless, bord... more

ArtsCalibre Presents: Discover Education Gala

Dates: April 24, 2015
Venue: English Inn
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:30PM to 9:30PM
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The heart of ArtsCalibre Academy lies in the joy to learn, the passion to create and the wonder of discovery. Come celebrate with us at our semi-formal Evening Gala! We will introduce you to the philosophy behind ArtsCalibre in the relaxing atmosphere of the English Inn. Mingle and enjoy live music, learn about our cu... more

Ballet West

Dates: April 24, 2015 to April 25, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
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Ballet West is bringing 18 of their best dancers to Victoria in a full program that emphasizes the remarkable range of this company. Mercurial Landscape is a beautifully choreographed meditation for eight couples set to Vivaldi's Four Seasons. William Forsythe's is considered to be one of this dance innovator's masterpie... more

Latin Night with Grammy Award Nominee Pablo Diemecke

Dates: April 24, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:30PM (doors at 6:00)
Location: Upstairs Lounge @ Oak Bay Recreation Centre
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Violinist Pablo Diemecke is a Grammy Award Nominee (2002) for "Best Classical Album" with the Carlos Chavez Violin concerto, a live recording with the National Symphony of Mexico. He was Concert Master with the Victoria Symphony for over two decades and his solo engagements have taken him throughout North Amer... more

Victoria Victims of Crime Awareness Week Symposium

Dates: April 24, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (registration @ 8:30 am)
Location: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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Restorative Justice Victoria, The Men's Trauma Centre, and Greater Victoria Police-Based Victim Services are hosting a symposium in honor of National Victims of Crime Awareness Week. Guest speakers include: -Dr. Martin Brokenleg (keynote) -Manjit and Suman Virk, with the restorative justice facilitator who supported t... more

ArtsCalibre Presents: Family Fun Day

Dates: April 25, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 11:00AM to 3:00PM
Location: Cedar Hill Recreation Centre
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What excites spirit and passion? Can learning really be fun? Visit us for a free "Family Fun Day" where you can laugh, play and learn at your child's side. Participate in interactive learning stations, purchase student art, have your caricature drawn, and so much more! Immerse yourself in our school's philoso... more

Creatively United for the Planet Earth Week Festival

Dates: April 25, 2015
Venue: English Inn
Type: Special Events
Time: Saturday Noon to 9:00PM, Noon to 4:00PM
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Community Comes Together in Celebration The Fourth Annual Creatively United for the Planet Earth Week Festival will be held Saturday, April 25, from noon to 9 pm and Sunday, April 26th, noon to 4 pm, rain or shine at the beautiful 5-acre English Inn, 429 Lampson St., in Esquimalt. This free, all-ages community e... more

Groove Kitchen | Funk & Soul for Dancing

Dates: April 25, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 8:00PM (Doors at 6:00)
Location: Hermann's Jazz Club
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This hard-driving, party-hearty quintet is shaking up the clubs with its red-hot mix of funk, Latin, reggae and soul for dancing! Groove Kitchen is admired for its tight, rhythmically in-the-pocket sound. Dancers love GK’s mix of music, which ranges from interpretations of classics by Maceo Parker, Steven Wonder ... more

Hildegard of Bingen - VocaMe (Germany)

Dates: April 25, 2015
Venue: Alix Goolden Hall
Type: Special Events
Time: 8:00PM, pre-performance discussion at 7:10PM
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Mystic, poet, saint, visionary, Doctor of the Church: Hildegard was many things, but perhaps above all she was a composer of inspired music. The internationally acclaimed women's ensemble VocaMe transports audiences back to the 12th century and makes it possible to glimpse Hildegard’s religious ecstasy. This is the... more

Mother's Day Craft Sale--African AIDS Angels

Dates: April 25, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 9:30AM to 4:30PM
Location: Uptown Walmart lobby
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Mark your calendars! Victoria-based volunteer group African AIDS Angels will be having a Mother’s Day angel sale on Saturday April 25th from 9:30am to 4:30pm at the Uptown Walmart in the entrance lobby. Since 2000, this vibrant volunteer group has supported projects for hospitals and orphanages in the southern Afri... more

Poetry Month Walking Tour: Poets Converse with Street Art

Dates: April 25, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 10:00AM to 11:30AM
Location: Central Branch, Greater Victoria Public Library
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Celebrate Poetry Month with an Ekphrastic Walking Tour of downtown Victoria. Victoria’s Poet Laureate Yvonne Blomer, the city’s Youth Poet Laureate Zoe Duhaime along with Garth Martens, Wendy Morton, Daniel G. Scott and Rhona McAdam will lead you through the city from architecture to sculpture to graffiti rec... more

Royal Roads Sunset Ceremony

Dates: April 25, 2015
Venue: Royal Roads University
Type: Special Events
Time: 6:45PM to 8:45PM
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Join the Royal Roads community at the Parade Square below Hatley Castle for a traditional Military Sunset Ceremony, presented by Royal Roads University and the Vancouver Island Ex-Cadet Club. The ceremony includes elements of the Royal Military College of Canada Pipes and Drums, the Naden Band of the Royal Canadian Nav... more

Buffy Sainte-Marie

Dates: April 26, 2015
Venue: Mary Winspear Centre
Type: Special Events
Time: Starting: 2:30 PM
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Power in the Blood is a follow-­‐up to 2008’s acclaimed Running for the Drum and only her fourth studio release in more than 20 years. Although just because you don’t hear from her for long stretches doesn’t mean she's not playing. Quite the opposite. Sainte-­‐Marie’s creativity is always ... more

TC10K Race

Dates: April 26, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: Starts at 8:00AM
Location: Downtown Victoria
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The TC10k celebrated its 25th year of running in 2014 and the 26th Annual is going to be on April 26, 2015. The TC10K is certified by BC Athletics and attracts an excellent field of elite runners as well as thousands of participants that register as part of a team or as an individual. Starting in downtown Victoria bes... more

Vanuatu, We Are With You! A Gala Supporting Cyclone Pam Relief Efforts

Dates: April 26, 2015
Venue: Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse
Type: Special Events
Time: 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM
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Pacific Peoples' Partnership and a consortium of Victoria based CSOs are presenting: Vanuatu, We Are With You! A Gala Supporting Cyclone Pam Relief Efforts   This Gala cocktail style event will include cider tastings, appetizers, silent auction, live entertainment featuring the South Pacific Islander Com... more

Belfry Booksmack

Dates: April 27, 2015
Venue: Belfry Theatre
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:00PM to 8:30PM
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Get Booksmacked! Come out for an evening of great book and film recommendations at the Belfry Theatre with GVPL’s finest. A team of five librarians will speed review as many books and films as they can throughout the evening. Bring your library card for a chance to sign out books. No registration required. more

Colour Your Palate

Dates: April 28, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: University Club
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The secret ingredient is…blue? Victoria’s version of the Iron Chef with a twist is the annual signature fundraising event for the artsREACH program. The event pits local chefs against each other to create a colour-inspired canapé, using a randomly drawn colour. Colours in the 2015 draw include: yellow... more

Great Scott: a concert in memory of Austin A. Scott

Dates: April 29, 2015
Venue: Alix Goolden Hall
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:30PM to 9:45PM
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The Greater Victoria Concert Band and The Academy Flute Choir with alumni and faculty members in performance to honour the memory of local musician and composer Austin Alan Scott. Admission by donation: proceeds to VCM Austin Scott Flute Scholarship Fund. more

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