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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 - 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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Haunted Zipline

Dates: October 01, 2014 to October 31, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Adrena LINE Zipline Adventure Tours
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: Adrena LINE Zipline Adventure Tours
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Feel the rush as you zip through the forest and into the night! The Haunted night zip is full of terror and fun! more

9th Annual Lafayette Health Awareness Forum: Building Happier, Healthier Lives

Dates: October 02, 2014
Venue: University of Victoria
Type: Special Events
Time: Thursday, October 2, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Location: David Lam Auditorium, Rm. A144, MacLaurin Building, University of Victoria
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Hosted by the Lafayette String Quartet and featuring guest speaker, Dr. John Helliwell, Co-Director of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) program on Social Interactions, Identity, and Well-Being. To reserve a seat, contact lafayettehealth@shaw.ca A complete listing of all School of Music events can be f... more

OXYGEN - A Spectacular Fundraiser for the Victoria Conservatory of Music

Dates: October 02, 2014
Venue: The Bard & Banker Pub
Type: Special Events
Time: 6:00PM - 11:59PM
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OXYGEN -O2 BREATHING MUSIC INTO LIFE Please join us as we continue to celebrate our 50th Anniversary. A dazzling evening and gala party with champagne, fine wine and cuisine with outstanding musical performances that will take your breath away. All tickets include the opportunity to win a musical trip to San Francisco! B... more

Saanich Remembers WWI: Shelbourne Memorial Trees

Dates: October 02, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: Starting: 2:00 PM
Location: Saanich Centennial Branch, Greater Victoria Public Library
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On October 2,1921 Shelbourne Street became the first Road of Remembrance in Canada. The idea was to plant one tree for every BC soldier lost in World War One, from Mount Douglas in Saanich to Bay Street in Victoria. This presentation will highlight the special significance of these trees as a living memorial of the Great... more

Jack's Whisky Club

Dates: October 03, 2014
Venue: Merridale Ciderworks Corp.
Type: Special Events
Time: Starting: 6:00 PM
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Join us October 3 at 6:00 for an extraordinary evening of food, drink, and conversation, as we finally tap into the one and only barrel of whisky that we've had quietly aging over the past seven years. The evening starts in the distillery withwhisky samples and hors d’oeuvres. Here, you will learn how the whisky ... more

Jumpship 2014

Dates: October 03, 2014 to October 05, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa
Type: Special Events
Location: The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa
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JumpShip is Coming to Bear Mountain October 3-5 New for this year, JumpShip is, well...jumping ship to Bear Mountain! This event showcases the world's best Freeride mountain bike riders competing on our mountain before a crowd of thousands. JumpShip will bring mind blowing skill and fearless competitiveness to a ... more

Art of the Cocktail Festival 2014

Dates: October 04, 2014 to October 06, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Location: Various venues
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The Art of the Cocktail is a three day journey into the art, craft and tradition of cocktails held at various venues in Victoria. The Grand Cocktail Tasting will open the door to a world of elegant spirits, while the Cocktail Workshops will pique your inner mixologist and the professional bartender competitions will im... more

Art of the Cocktail Grand Tasting

Dates: October 04, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: Starting: 7:00 PM
Location: Crystal Gardens
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The Grand Tasting is an evening of cocktail sampling featuring unique and familiar spirits. Along with the big players, the Tasting will also highlight artisan, small and regional distillers. While on your cocktail journey, savour delicious complimentary appetizers from some of the most innovative chefs in Victoria. Plea... more

Art of the Cocktail: Times Colonist Home Bartender's Competition

Dates: October 04, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: Starting: 4:00 PM
Location: Crystal Gardens
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They’ve never worked behind the wood, but can these Home Bartenders wow our judges? Open to anyone who has never been a professional bartender, the Best Home Bartender competition will test their skills as Victoria’s best amateur bartenders! Must be 19 years or older to attend more

Dowland in Dublin

Dates: October 04, 2014
Venue: Alix Goolden Hall
Type: Special Events
Time: Starting: 8:00 PM
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Could the great John Dowland have been born in Ireland? What if his songs and dances had been performed in a Dublin pub? A speculative premise, perhaps, but the musical results are delightful. This remarkable young American tenor is accompanied on lute, cello, Irish flute and cittern. more

Kid Psychic (and Shyface)

Dates: October 04, 2014
Venue: Intrepid Theatre
Type: Special Events
Time: Starting: 8:00 PM
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As part of Intrepid Theatre's YOU Show series, Patronus Theatre presents Kid Psychic (and Shyface) on Saturday, October 4 at 8pm. The Kid Psychic (Sam) and her best friend Shyface (Jenny) have burning questions about life, love but most importantly, "What the heck are tampons?". Watch these two grow from seven ... more

Kidney Transplant Forum

Dates: October 04, 2014
Venue: Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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The Victoria Chapter of The Kidney Foundation of Canada invites the public to a free Kidney Transplant Forum. The forum has been arranged for those who may be considering registering to be an organ donor, those wishing for information on living kidney donation, or those who are seeking information on asking friends and l... more

Pet food drive for the Boneless Project

Dates: October 04, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: Starting: 11:00 AM
Location: Paws on Cook in the Cook St Village
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Pet food drive for the Boneless Project pet food banks of Greater Victoria. We are collecting animal food, supplies, and donations for our homeless and lower income families with pets. The Sooke Animal Food and Rescue Society (SAFARS) has started its 4th food bank out of the Victoria Cool Aid Society. Last year, SAFARS g... more

Victoria Zombie Walk

Dates: October 04, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: TBC
Location: Centennial Square

Brains... Get your ghoul on at the Victoria Zombie Walk on Saturday, October 4. The walking dead set off from Centennial square and move down both Government and Douglas Streets, ending at the historic Legislative Buildings. Please note, official date of the event is TBC. more

Apple Day Celebrations at Sea Cider Farm and Ciderhouse

Dates: October 05, 2014
Venue: Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Sea Cider Farm & Cider House
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You're invited to the annual Apple Day Celebrations at Sea Cider Farm and Ciderhouse - Sunday, October 5. Join us at Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse for this family fun event and experience the beauty of our orchard at harvest time. Guests are invited to explore the orchard and learn about cidermaking, with guided... more

Art of the Cocktail: Cocktail Hour

Dates: October 05, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: Starting: 5:00 PM
Location: Library Room at the Fairmont Empress
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Join us for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres as we host the best Cocktail Hour of the century. You will learn cocktail lore, get tips on creating the perfect cocktail party – from the music, to the food, to the mingling, to a look at vintage fashions from the 40s and 50s. We are tying it up in one sweet delicious event... more

Art of the Cocktail: House Made, Not Home-Made

Dates: October 05, 2014
Venue: Parkside Hotel and Spa
Type: Special Events
Time: Starting: 1:15 PM
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Mixing syrups, tinctures, tonics, and vermouths with the right spirit is key to creating an amazing cocktail. Join Joshua Groom as he demonstrates how to produce syrups with different sugars and degrees of baume, flavour infused tinctures, as well as mixing your own vermouth and tonics worthy of putting in a glass. How d... more

Go with the Flow! At Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre

Dates: October 11, 2014 to October 13, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
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Join us for games and activities focused on our wild and wonderful watershed. Learn where our water goes and flows by building your own watershed model, watching education videos, doing watershed art projects, and more! For more information call 250.665.7511. Regular admission rates apply; free for Annual Pass holders/Me... more

Pumpkinfest at Galey Farms

Date Range: October 11, 2014 to October 26, 2014
Upcoming Dates: October 11, 2014 , October 12, 2014 , October 18, 2014
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Galey's Farm Corn Maze, Market & Railway
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Pumpkinfest is a great time for the whole family! Featuring live entertainment, face painting, kids games, hay rides, u-pick pumpkins, train rides, corn maze, playground, petting farm, children's haunted house, fantastic seasonal displays and this year our new Cow Train! This annual event is running October weeke... more

GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon, Half Marathon, 8K & Thrifty Foods Kids Run

Dates: October 12, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: 8K Road Race - 7:15am. Half Marathon - 7:30am. Marathon - 8:45am. Kids Run - 10:15am
Location: Inner Harbour
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The GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon is one of the most popular and scenic running events on the west coast attracting runners and walkers from all over Canada and the United States. This marathon is listed as one of the Top 10 destination marathons in North America and in 2010 it was voted the Best Marathon in Weste... more

Thanksgiving Day: BC Statutory Holiday

Dates: October 13, 2014
Type: Special Events
Location: Across Canada
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Thanksgiving Day: Canada Statutory Holiday (except in PEI, Newfoundland and Nova Scotia)  Most families celebrate with a feast either on Thanksgiving or the on the Sunday. Thanksgiving's Holiday is always the second Monday of October.  more

Hudson's Bay Company Tour

Dates: October 14, 2014
Venue: Maritime Museum of British Columbia
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 1:00 PM to 2:00 AM
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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 HBC objects and sites in and around the Maritime Museum! more

Festival of Fear at Galey Farms

Dates: October 16, 2014 to October 31, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
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Galey Farm gets into the Halloween spirit each year with its Festival of Fear. This year it will be nightly 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm from October 16 through 31 and includes several activities for all ages: Haunted House for kids; Carnevil Haunted House for adults; the Cornfield of Horror; Crazy Train; and Madame Isabella's S&... more

Original Ghost Bus-tours

Dates: October 17, 2014 to October 30, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
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 "Original Ghost Bus-tours" have been an annual favourite at Halloween for twenty years. These two-hour-long haunted coach tours are conducted by ghost expert John Adams for the Old Cemeteries Society and pass by the city's most haunted places, including a stop to look for the famous Golf Course Ghost. &qu... more

University Of Victoria Wind Symphony Fanfare for a New Era

Dates: October 17, 2014
Venue: University of Victoria
Type: Special Events
Time: Starting: 8:00 PM
Location: University Centre Farquhar Auditorium, University of Victoria
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Under the baton of conductor Dr. Gerald King, the University of Victoria Wind Symphony performs, Jack Stamp’s Fanfare for a New Era, Luigi Zaninelli’s The Castle of Saint Angelo, Looking Upward Suite by John Philip Sousa/ed. Bourgeois, and Charles Duble’s Bravura. Tickets available at the UVic Ticket ... more

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