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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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Shakespeare by the Sea

Date Range: July 02, 2015 to August 02, 2015
Upcoming Dates: August 02, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:00PM + 2:00PM on Saturday and Sunday
Location: Ogden 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

BearTrax

Dates: July 31, 2015 to August 02, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: July 31 - 3:00PM to 7:00PM and August 1 - 2: 10:00AM to 6:30PM
Location: Bear Mountain Resort
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BearTrax (formerly JumpShip) showcases the worlds best freeride mountain bike riders, as they Ride the Bear in front of thousands. Watch as the pros take riding to a new level as they compete for the title at BearTrax! BearTrax is a FREE family-friendly event with a kids zone, vendors, food trucks, Live DJ and more. F... more

A Summer Night of Funky Jazz and Fusion with the Attila Fias Trio

Dates: August 01, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 8:00PM
Location: Hermann's Jazz Club
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Come out and enjoy a blend of funky jazz grooves and exciting fusion jazz standards as well as originals with award winning pianist, composer and recording artist Attila Fias from Toronto. Special guest from Montreal: Mario Di Blasio on drums. more

Art Atelier 546 Summer Love, L'Amour d'Ete, Amor de Verano

Dates: August 01, 2015
Venue: Art Atelier 546
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:00PM to 10:00PM
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Art Atelier 546 presents new works by local Vancouver artists Lucy Schappy, Helen Utsal and Guillermo Mier in our latest show.."Summer Love, L'Amour d'Ete, Amor de Verano" Big, bright and bold colours of summer, sultry sweet hues of love all combined in our beautiful spacious art gallery! Enjoy an evening of fi... more

Lust Life Jazz Band Plays The Bengal Lounge

Date Range: August 01, 2015 to October 03, 2015
Upcoming Dates: August 08, 2015 , August 15, 2015 , August 22, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Saturday
Venue: Bengal Lounge at the Fairmont Empress
Type: Special Events
Time: 8:00PM to 11:00PM
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Catch Lust Life Jazz Band at the Bengal Lounge for a great evening of cool jazz,and funky stuff every Saturday night. Featured musicians in The 2015 Victoria International Jazz Festival and many other events. Lust Life has been a staple of the Victoria music scene for many years. The repertoire stems from the love of the... more

Nanaimo Raiders @ Westshore Rebels – Red & White game

Dates: August 01, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:00PM to 9:30PM
Location: Westhills Stadium
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Bring your family down to Westhills Stadium on a Saturday this summer to enjoy some exciting football and family fun. We have made ticket purchasing easy and affordable. Westhills stadium overlooks mountains, lakes and is is located at 1089 Langford Parkway in Langford. A full concession is available, on site parking, ... more

The Bill Johnson Blues Band

Dates: August 01, 2015
Venue: Bear Mountain Golf Club & Academy
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:00PM to 9:00PM
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It’s a FREE evening of blues mountainside on the main stage with the Juno Award winning Bill Johnson Blues Band! Offering an evening to dine at the food stations, have a beverage sponsored by Vancouver Island Brewery and kids can enjoy the bouncy castle. The Bill Johnson (blues musician) Band and Gerry Barnum - So... more

Hotel California

Dates: August 02, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Mary Winspear Centre
Type: Special Events
Time: 8:00PM
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For almost three decades now HOTEL CALIFORNIA have been recreating the legendary sound of THE EAGLES, and thrilling audiences all over the world. The band set the bar in 1986, and they’ve remained the industry leading substitute for The Eagles ever since. Playing to huge outdoor and arena audiences, sharing bills w... more

Victoria Symphony Splash

Dates: August 02, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 1:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: Victoria Inner Harbour
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The annual Victoria Symphony Splash is a spectacular event that sees Victoria's beautiful Inner Harbour transformed into an outdoor concert stage. Victoria Symphony Splash is the largest annual outdoor symphony event in Canada, attracting up to 40,000 Victoria residents and visitors. It includes musical entertain... more

Fireworks at Royal Athletic Park

Dates: August 03, 2015
Type: Special Events
Location: Royal Athletic Park
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Victoria's Baseball team, the Harbourcats, are looking forward to a great game against the Yakima Valley Pippins. The game will be followed by a firework.  more

Esquimalt's Summer Outdoor Movie Series: Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Dates: August 05, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 9:45PM
Location: Bullen Park
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Esquimalt Parks and Recreation is proud to present Esquimalt's Summer Outdoor Movie Series, featuring Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Bring your friends out to Bullen Park and enjoy an amazing movie experience on our huge outdoor movie screen. Movies will be held every second Wednesday from July 8th to September 2nd and... more

Live music with Edie DaPonte and Joey Smith

Dates: August 05, 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

Oak Bay Arts and Culture Festival

Dates: August 08, 2015 to August 16, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: Various
Location: Various venues throughout Community
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Join us in Oak Bay for our first annual Arts and Culture Festival! A weeklong calendar of events kicks off with a heritage picnic and opening ceremony at Willows Park on August 8th! Feature events include: - Welcome Ceremony with Songhees First Nation - Community Heritage Picnic - Tweed Ride - Vintage ... more

Pet-A-Palooza

Dates: August 08, 2015 to August 09, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Ogden Pt (where the cruise ships come in)
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PET-A-PALOOZA, West Coasts largest outdoor pet friendly, pet festival, downtown Victoria and now in Vancouver at Coopers Parkh. Last year's event was a great success with over 15,000 people to the two day festival, and this year is better with bigger attractions! We will have over 50 exhibitors, ranging from holistic pet... more

Plants, Pulp, and Paper: Introduction to Plant Based Papermaking

Dates: August 08, 2015
Venue: The Gardens at HCP
Type: Special Events
Time: 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Location: The Gardens at HCP
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This one-day intensive with artist/educator Anisa Skuce-Newell will guide participants through the basics of hand made paper from plant fiber. We will explore some of the fibers available to us on Vancouver Island, how to harvest, process and create beautiful paper. Call 250 479 6162 or email communityed@hcp to registe... more

Salt Spring Island Garlic & Music Festival

Dates: August 08, 2015 to August 09, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Location: Paradise Farm
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The purpose of the Salt Spring Garlic and Music Festival is to promote two of the most visible of Salt Spring's assets which are music and the commitment the island has to producing home grown organic food. We are known internationally for these qualities. Music fans and food lovers alike can embrace a very special co... more

Metchosin Triathlon

Dates: August 09, 2015
Venue: Matheson Lake Regional Park
Type: Special Events
Time: 07:00AM
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The Metchosin Triathlon is based at Matheson Lake Park. It features a sprint distance triathlon on a fun and challenging course which takes in some of Vancouver Island's most stunning scenery. Registration in advance is required. Follow the external link: www.metchosintriathlon.ca. Swim: 750m in Matheson Lake Bi... more

Snowbird pilots visit the BC Aviation Museum!

Dates: August 11, 2015
Venue: BC Aviation Museum
Type: Special Events
Time: 2:30 PM
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The Snowbirds are the formation flying team of the Royal Canadian Air Force, who have been thrilling crowds with their exciting flying displays for more than forty years. We are very pleased to announce that the Snowbird pilots will be at the BC Aviation Museum on Tuesday 11th August at 2:30 p.m. If you visit the museum... more

An Evening With Elephants: World Elephant Day

Dates: August 12, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:00PM
Location: Robert Bateman Centre
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Spend an Evening with Elephants: Celebrate World Elephant Day at the Bateman Centre ​Learn about elephant conservation and the urgent plight of Asian and African elephants in a special presentation by World Elephant Day Co-founder and filmmaker Patricia Sims. · Wednesday, August 12 at 7:00 pm &mid... more

Snowbirds Fly for CH.I.L.D.

Dates: August 12, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: Clover Point
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Mark your calendars and bring the family for dinner and a show! If you haven't seen them before, it's a spectacular air show not to be missed on a summer's night in Victoria. The Canadian Snowbirds are coming to Clover Point (along the Dallas Road waterfront) on Wednesday, August 12 from 6-7 p.m.; pre-show starts ... more

21st Annual Victoria Dragon Boat Festival

Dates: August 14, 2015 to August 16, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: See website
Location: Downtown Inner Harbour
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Welcome to the annual Canada Dry Victoria Dragon Boat Festival, one of Victoria's most spectacular summer festivals and the only dragon boat festival in Canada to take place in a working harbour. Featuring exciting dragon boat races, entertainment on two stages, exotic tastes in the Forbidden City Food Court, act... more

Arts & Music in the Gardens

Dates: August 15, 2015 to August 16, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: The Gardens at HCP
Type: Special Events
Time: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: The Gardens at HCP
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Now in its 21st year, this major fundraiser for the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific has become one of Victoria's finest art events. Enjoy local art, music, and food as you wander the spectacular HCP gardens. View the wonderful art on display: over 30 artists, including some of Victoria's emerging art talent, will d... more

Chilliwack Valley Huskers @ Westshore Rebels – Military recognition game

Dates: August 15, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 3:00PM to 5:30PM
Location: Westhills Stadium
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Bring your family down to Westhills Stadium on a Saturday this summer to enjoy some exciting football and family fun. We have made ticket purchasing easy and affordable. Westhills stadium overlooks mountains, lakes and is is located at 1089 Langford Parkway in Langford. A full concession is available, on site parking, ... more

100.3 The Q's Bed Races on Beacon

Dates: August 16, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: Noon to 4:00PM
Location: Beacon Ave at 5th St in Sidney
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100.3 The Q's Bed Races on Beacon are back for another day of fabulous family fun!! There will be crazy costumes and crowd roaring races as the wild and wonderful teams race their hospital beds down Beacon Ave in Sidney! Come out and join the fun cheer for your favourite team and help us care for the community as we rais... more

Bowker Creek Brush Up Art Show and Sale

Dates: August 16, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 11:00AM to 4:30PM
Location: Bowker Creek Park
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Join over 30 artists on the shady banks of Bowker Creek Park in Oak Bay, as they interact with the public while demonstrating their art form, en plein air. Enjoy paintings, pottery, jewelry, photography and more! Meet internationally known artist Pat Martin Bates and guest artists Leslie Redhead, Daciana Dao, Hugh Marsha... more

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