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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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Sooke Night Market

Date Range: June 05, 2014 to September 04, 2014
Upcoming Dates: July 31, 2014 , August 07, 2014 , August 14, 2014
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Thursday
Venue: Sooke Region Museum & Visitor Centre
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Sooke Region Museum & Visitor Centre
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Join us for a community night market! Local crafts, arts, produce, food, entertainment and more. *If you are interested in being a vendor, please check http://sookenightmarket.weebly.com/ more

Christine Henry Arts Digital Photo Art Show

Dates: June 13, 2014 to June 30, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Location: Gorgeous Coffee Shop
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A Solo digital photo Art Show by Christine Henry from www.ChristineHenryArts.com Chris enjoys taking photographs of rusty old relics, landscapes,nature and simple everyday objects that spark fond memories of her carefree summer days of exploration. Discovering Creativity. more

Friday, I'm In Love

Date Range: June 13, 2014 to July 25, 2014
Upcoming Dates: July 25, 2014
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Friday
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: Lacey-Lou Tapas Lounge
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Celebrate Friday with 80's music played for you live at Lacey-Lou Tapas Lounge by the very talented Mike Demers! "Victoria Power Pop since 1985!" American Pints of local beer - $5.50 (tax incl). Apple Bacon Brie Panini - $9.00 (tax incl). Mike will happily take donations for his wonderful tunes, but there i... more

Victoria Vice Tour

Date Range: June 20, 2014 to August 23, 2014
Upcoming Dates: July 25, 2014 , July 26, 2014 , August 01, 2014
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
Venue: Maritime Museum of British Columbia
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Maritime Museum of British Columbia
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Want to meet notorious characters, hear tales of murder, witness the punishment meted out to miscreants, and maybe even experience a ghost for yourself? Well, the Maritime Museum of BC has just the ticket for an evening of mystery in Bastion Square. You're invited to join our town gossip in period attire as she walks a... more

Dana Claxton Exhibition

Dates: June 26, 2014 to September 07, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Type: Special Events
Location: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
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Dana Claxton is a significant Canadian female artist.  Her exhibition Jun 26 - Sep 7 2014 will compel us to engage critically with how we understand space and history. more

From Geisha to Diva: The Kimono of Ichimaru

Dates: June 27, 2014 to October 19, 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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From Geisha to Diva: The Kimono of Ichimaru. Curated by Barry Till. Pollard Gallery: Jun 27-Oct 19, 2014 more

Hudson's Bay Company Tour

Dates: July 02, 2014 to August 11, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Maritime Museum of British Columbia
Type: Special Events
Location: Maritime Museum of British Columbia
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Learn about the history of the Hudson’s Bay Company and their role in developing Canada’s fur trade, economy and society. This tour will give special focus to the Hudson’s Bay Company objects and sites in and around the Maritime Museum! July 7 - 1 p.m. July 21 - 1 p.m. August 4 - 1 p.m. August... more

Ghosts of the Maritime Tour

Dates: July 04, 2014 to August 23, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Maritime Museum of British Columbia
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: Maritime Museum of British Colubia
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You’ve heard the rumors……. And they seem to be true! Find out why the Maritime Museum of BC is known as the most haunted building in the most haunted city in Western Canada. With tales of death, violence and mystery, this tour is not for the faint of heart! July: July 18 - 2 p.m.; July 30 - 1 p... more

Brentwood Bay Community Market

Date Range: July 06, 2014 to August 24, 2014
Upcoming Dates: July 27, 2014 , August 03, 2014 , August 10, 2014
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Pioneer Park
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Come join us on Sunday afternoons in Pioneer Park and enjoy shopping for something unique produced by local artisans, munching on eats, or lazing in the sun listening to local, talented musicians. Brentwood Bay Community Market is the newest venue to host artisans from around the Peninsula or pretty darn close. We wil... more

Victoria International Buskers Festival "All Stars"

Dates: July 18, 2014 to July 27, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Location: Various downtown venues
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Ten days of incredible fun! From July 18 to July 27, Victoria welcomes the world to our beautiful downtown! Professional street performers from our region as well as from across Canada, Europe, Sweden, Australia, South America and the US will converge for our first ever "All Stars" event. The event is a... more

Victoria Street Food Festival

Date Range: July 18, 2014 to August 01, 2014
Upcoming Dates: July 25, 2014 , August 01, 2014
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Friday
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Location: Centennial Square
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Victoria's best Food Carts and Street Vendors gather in the heart of the city to celebrate the city's top food carts and food artisans. The food truck revolution is upon us! Major cities around the globe are seeing an astonishing rise in Food Trucks and Street Vendors offering up creative and interesting foods to... more

Sooke Fine Arts Show: Purchasers Preview

Dates: July 24, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: SEAPARC Leisure Complex
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Be the first to see the show!     375+ pieces of investment quiality contemporary Canadian artwork from artists on Vancouver Island and BC's Coastal Islands. Enjoy a selection of hors d'oeuvres, refreshments and live music while you tours the gallery.     Tickets avail... more

Taste: Victoria's Festival of Food and Wine

Dates: July 24, 2014 to July 27, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Location: Various Locations
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Victoria's sixth annual festival of food and wine is a local taste of Vancouver Island and the wine regions of British Columbia. Taste uncorks with an evening tasting of more than 100 British Columbia wines and local cuisine prepared by top Vancouver Island Chefs. Not just a wine festival, this culinary to... more

The Beach Rocks (Guided Walk) – for All ages

Dates: July 24, 2014
Venue: Island View Beach Regional Park
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 11:30 PM
Location: Island View Beach Regional Park
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The tide is out! Join a CRD Regional Parks’ naturalist and get a glimpse of the creatures that live beneath the rocks. Be prepared to get your feet wet (bring sandals or beach shoes). Meet at the grassy area adjacent to the picnic shelter off Homathko Road. more

Evening Campfire at the Beach (Campfire Stories) – All ages

Dates: July 25, 2014
Venue: Island View Beach Regional Park
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Island View Beach Regional Park
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Meet a CRD Regional Parks’ naturalist for an evening beach walk followed by campfire stories at the Island View Beach campground. Learn more about the animals that call the park their home! Bring a beach chair. Meet at the campfire ring at the Island View Beach campground, off Homathko Road. more

Moon Walk (Guided Walk) – for 5 years+

Dates: July 25, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Location: Coles Bay Regional Park
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When the moon is full and the tide is low, down to Coles Bay we’ll go! Join a CRD Regional Parks’ naturalist to look for marine creatures like crabs, sea stars and the elusive moon snail. This program includes wading in the water so be prepared to get your feet and clothes wet (wear shorts and sandals or beac... more

Movie Night: Tim's Vermeer

Dates: July 25, 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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Welcome to Oak Bay’s community movie house, and for a limited time only, a special Friday night movie experience! Enjoy critically acclaimed movies and experience the drama with friends in the comfortable luxury of Victoria’s newest movie house. This month, begin your Friday night experience by letting our v... more

Rock of the Woods Music Festival

Dates: July 25, 2014 to July 27, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: Friday 2pm to Sunday 2pm
Location: Rock of the Woods Festival Grounds!
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The purpose of Rock of the Woods is to bring arts, culture & awareness to the community of the Cowichan Valley. The Rock of the Woods (ROTW) Music Festival presents an opportunity to bring a dynamic summer arts & cultural experience to the Cowichan Valley. Moreover, ROTW is an opportunity to foster arts & cu... more

Sooke Fine Arts Show

Dates: July 25, 2014 to August 04, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Location: SEAPARC Leisure Complex
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The Sooke Fine Arts Show provides the opportunity for the finest artists from Vancouver Island and BC's coastal islands to showcase and sell their work. The 11-day art show and sale draws more than 8000 art lovers from Canada, the US and abroad. The Show, coming into its 28th year, is Vancouver Island's longest-running... more

The Phillips Backyard Weekender

Dates: July 25, 2014 to July 27, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: Phillips Brewery
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The Phillips Backyard, disguised as a brewery parking lot by day, will magically transform into an outdoor music-super-party for these three unforgettable concerts. Set against the backdrop of one of the region's favorite craft breweries, in the open air of downtown Victoria, events in The Phillips Backyard are a true su... more

Cycle of Life Tour

Dates: July 26, 2014 to August 03, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Location: Start at Victoria Inner Harbour to Salt Spring and return
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On July 26th & 27th, the Cycle of Life Tour will host its 2nd annual group bike ride in support of hospice care. Riders will cover nearly 200km in two days, pass through scenic South Island areas such as West Saanich, Saanich Inlet, and Cowichan Valley, and enjoy an overnight stay on Salt Spring Island. The Cycle of... more

Opening Reception: Donna Ion and Rob Miller

Dates: July 26, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Eclectic Gallery
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Two distinctly different approaches to the landscape by two Vancouver Island artists Donna ion's optical abstraction of the forest into swatches of colour create a mosaic representing dapled light. Her paintings detach the viewer from reality into sensual pleasures one experiences deep in the woods. Rob, on the other h... more

Paddle with InspireHealth

Dates: July 26, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: On the beach at Willows Park
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Join us for a rewarding day of fun with friends on the water and the beach and support InspireHealth integrative cancer care. No previous paddling experience is required. Fairway Gorge Paddling Club's team of registered guides and safety crews will take care of you every step of the way. Register and use one of the kay... more

Sandy Shore Explore (Guided Walk) – for 5 years+

Dates: July 26, 2014
Venue: Witty's Lagoon Regional Park
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Location: Witty's Lagoon Regional Park
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Join a CRD Regional Parks’ naturalist for an intertidal exploration and discover the strange and wonderful creatures that appear between the tides. Be prepared to get your feet wet (bring sandals or beach shoes). Meet on the main beach. Park in the main parking lot off Metchosin Road and follow the 20–minute ... more

Sensational Seaweeds (Guided Walk) –All ages

Dates: July 26, 2014
Venue: Island View Beach Regional Park
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Island View Beach Regional Park
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A CRD Regional Parks’ naturalist will help you discover how important marine algae is for you and me and the creatures that call them home! Seaweed-tasting optional. Be prepared to get your feet wet (bring sandals or beach shoes). Meet at the grassy area adjacent to the picnic shelter off Homathko Road. more

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