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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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Victoria Pride Week

Dates: June 28, 2015 to July 05, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Location: Various locations
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Dig those rainbow streamers out and wrap that feather boa around your neck, because Victoria Pride Week celebrations beginning at the end of June! There's Youth Pride Dance; the Big Gay Dog Walk; Pride and the Word; Drag Ball - Baseball and of course the much anticipated annual parade and festival, which features more ... more

Victoria Ska and Reggae Festival

Dates: July 01, 2015 to July 05, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: Ship Point Inner Harbour and other locations
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Victoria's Ska and Reggae Festival is a five day music festival happening in Victoria's Inner Harbour. This year's headliners include: HEPCAT, Third World, Morgan Heritage, The Slackers, Mindil Beach, Stickybuds and Mustard Plug - and more than 30 other acts from around the world. The festival is family friendly and of... more

Shakespeare by the Sea

Date Range: July 02, 2015 to August 02, 2015
Upcoming Dates: July 05, 2015 , July 09, 2015 , July 10, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Type: Special Events
Location: Clover Point
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Enjoy a night of Shakespeare with the sound and view of the ocean as the backdrop. Check back for details.  more

Victoria Street Food Festival

Date Range: July 03, 2015 to July 31, 2015
Upcoming Dates: July 10, 2015 , July 17, 2015 , July 24, 2015
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

A Conspiracy of Ravens

Dates: July 04, 2015
Venue: Intrepid Theatre
Type: Special Events
Time: 2:00PM
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An original Aboriginal theatrical comedy. Satan and Jesus meet in Victoria's Chinatown for bubble tea. They are burnt out and disillusioned. They encounter Raven the Trickster, who messes with their heads, turns their reality upside down, and heals both them and humanity in the hilarious process. more

CFB Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum 30th Anniversary Open House

Dates: July 04, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Location: CFB Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum
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The CFB Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum is turning 30! Come and celebrate with us on Saturday, July 4th from 10am to 5pm. This is an all-ages event and admission is free! Activities include a children’s dress up station, heritage tea service, presentations by military re-enactors, and displays from local muse... more

OUTstages

Dates: July 05, 2015 to July 11, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Intrepid Theatre
Type: Special Events
Location: Intrepid Theatre
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Get out of the closet and into the theatre with Intrepid Theatre's OUTstages Theatre Festival, a celebration of theatre, of queer culture, and of possibilities. It brings together fearless queer artists and stories with eager audiences from this diverse island and abroad, seeking to be engaged, challenged and shown one h... more

Victoria Pride Parade

Dates: July 05, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: Noon to 1:00PM
Location: Downtown
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The Pride parade starts at the corner of Government & Pandora & then moves south on Government to Belleville, down Menzies to Kingston, left on Oswego & ends at MacDonald Park. Watch over 100 colorful groups & floats, or march yourself with local businesses, non-profits, the LBGTQ community & their a... more

Celtic Reflections at the English Inn

Dates: July 07, 2015
Venue: English Inn
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:00PM to 9:00PM

Come out for an evening of live Celtic and World music to the beautiful English Inn. The concert will be outside in the garden or indoors in the dining room, Tuesday, July 7 from 7-9 p.m. Patrick and Patricia will entertain you with original, traditional and fusion music from an Irish roots perspective on a variety of i... more

Live music with Edie DaPonte and Joey Smith

Dates: July 08, 2015
Venue: O Bistro
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:00PM to 9:00PM
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Edie DaPonte sings smooth and soulful Jazz, Bossa Nova and Latin with Joey Smith on guitar at the Oswego Hotel's O Bistro. more

Annual Victoria International Track Classic

Dates: July 10, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 6:00PM
Location: Centennial Stadium (UVIC)
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Cook Street Community BBQ

Dates: July 11, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 11:00AM to 2:00PM
Location: Cook Street Village Activity Centre
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The hours of fabulous food and fun! Bring your family and friends to this festive event for a BBQ lunch serving hot dog and burgers…make it a combo! Or select items from our Cafeteria menu. It's an opportunity for you to tour the Centre, meet the instructors, BOD, and staff; view our programs and engage in so... more

Water Garden Tour

Dates: July 11, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 9:30AM to 4:30PM
Location: Greater Victoria locations
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For the Love of Africa Society presents: 9th Annual WATER GARDEN TOUR Saturday July 11th. 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. A self-guided tour of 11 amazing Greater Victoria watergardens. Designers will be present at 6 gardens to answer your questions or concerns. Master Gardeners will be at 2 gardens, and one garden will p... more

Annual Vintage Cadillac Car Show

Dates: July 12, 2015
Venue: Fort Rodd Hill & Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites of Canada
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM
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Join the Vancouver Island Chapter of the Cadillac Car Club of B.C. for Canada’s largest Cadillac show! With close to a hundred cars, the show offers every variety of this luxury marque: the sleek roadsters of the ´30s, the ´50s classics (all pastels, fins and chrome), ambulances, hearses, custom jobs,... more

Color Vibe 5K

Dates: July 12, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 9:00AM start
Location: Bullen Park
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The "Color Vibe" is coming to Esquimalt on Sunday, July 12th! Experience the most #VIBErant 5K of all time! Grab your friends and family, and join the fun as the Colour Vibe Team blasts participants with tons of colour and epic beats walk/run the course. After the run/walk, participants enjoy a dance party, Z... more

Painting at Cavalier Cakes

Dates: July 12, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 1:00PM to 3:30PM
Location: Cavalier Cakes
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Come enjoy afternoon tea, delectable gluten-free pastry, and join professional wildlife artist, Richard Wong, for a fun afternoon of painting watercolour on Japanese art paper with an oriental brush at Cavalier Cakes, Bear Mountain. We will be playing with new ways of painting, one with a spray bottle, and one without. ... more

Vancouver Island Mead Festival

Dates: July 12, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 1:00PM to 5:00PM
Location: Tugwell Creek Honey Farm and Meadery
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Mead Fest Sunday at Tugwell Creek Honey Farm and Meadery Tugwell Creek Honey Farm and Meadery invites you to Western Canada’s first Mead Fest on the farm. Are you curious about how authentic mead may taste? It’s like taking a trip to the far away lands of Westeros and Essos without the pesky dragons. Further... more

Wonderland tea

Dates: July 12, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 11:00AM to 3:00PM
Location: Latch Inn & Restaurant
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Wonderland Tea at the Latch Inn and Restaurant in Sidney, BC. Enjoy music from the gypsy jazz trio, Cold Cut Combo and be entertained by the Enchanted Fables Wonderland Troupe plus other delightful activities to make this day even more memorable. Also we are having a Vendors Market. This event includes a book drive for ... more

Lindsay Wagner Advanced Acting Retreat

Dates: July 13, 2015 to July 18, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 6:45 PM
Location: Stylux Studio
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Join Emmy award-winning actress Lindsay Wagner for a special 6-day advanced acting retreat in the beautiful setting of Vancouver Island, BC. This unique opportunity offers over 40 hours of coaching and individual guidance from one of the industry’s most popular and experienced actresses in a small, intimate group o... more

Afrobeat in the Square

Dates: July 16, 2015
Venue: City of Victoria
Type: Special Events
Time: 6:00PM to 9:30PM
Location: Centennial Square
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Centennial/Spirit Square will be ground zero for this incredible night of funky afrobeat and sweet grooves! Free Show in the square followed by afro-funk party at the Copper Owl. AFROBEAT IN THE SQUARE ft Kárà-Kátà Afrobeat Group, Canada (KAGC) and Masala Part of the EVENTIDE MUSIC SERIES: T... more

Rover Boys: A Movie In The Making

Dates: July 16, 2015
Venue: The Robert Bateman Centre
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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During the 14 month Rover Boys tour around the world in 1957-58, Bristol Foster captured exquisite 16mm footage of a world that no longer exists. Come hear from Bristol about what he documented, how, and why. Bill Weaver, will join Bristol for a preview and discussion of “Rover Boys” a documentary in the maki... more

The Tragedy of the SS Southern Cross: An Evening of Words and Music with Tim Rogers

Dates: July 16, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:00PM to 9:00PM
Location: Shoal Centre Auditorium
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On July 16, author Tim Rogers will talk about and read from his new book “The Mystery of the SS Southern Cross” at the Shoal Centre in Sidney. The book is a fictional account of the tragic and mysterious sinking of the SS Southern Cross off Newfoundland’s southeast coast in 1914. Tim became intrigu... more

Five Hole for Food

Dates: July 17, 2015
Venue: Mayfair Shopping Centre
Type: Special Events
Time: Noon to 4:00PM
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The Mustard Seed joins Five Hole for Food and Topaz Hockey for Victoria’s second annual day of ball hockey on July 17th, to raise food and funds for Victoria families. Five Hole for Food will tour Canadian cities from coast-to-coast, and is combining our hockey hearts with community spirit as a vehicle for social c... more

Rock the Shores

Dates: July 17, 2015 to July 19, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Location: Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre - Lower Fields
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Ready to get your festival on? Rock The Shores 2015 lineup to come soon. See website for artists announcements and ticket details. more

Victoria International Buskers Festival

Dates: July 17, 2015 to July 26, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: all day
Location: Throughout downtown Victoria
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From July 17th to July 26th, 2015 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 fifth annual Victoria International Buskers Festival. Our event is a family ori... more

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