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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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Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival

Dates: August 21, 2014 to August 31, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: Various: see website
Location: Various theatre throughout Victoria; please visit website
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Join us for 11 days of uncensored, untamed and uncut live comedy, drama, dance, magic, music, spoken word, and physical theatre this summer. The lineup includes over 300 performances of 50 shows at 11 venues, free events and much more. What is the Fringe? The shows in the Fringe are un-juried and uncensored, and... more

Bountiful Berries (Guided Walk) – for 5 years+

Dates: August 27, 2014
Venue: Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Location: Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park
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Join a CRD Regional Parks’ naturalist on a walk to explore for blackberries, Oregon grape berries, salal berries and more. There will also be an opportunity to taste jams made from some of these natural delights. We will look at and taste berries but will not be collecting them to take home. Meet at the Beaver Lake... more

Milner Gardens Fall Plant Sale, September 27 and 28, 2014

Dates: August 27, 2014 to August 28, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Milner Gardens & Woodland
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Location: Milner Gardens & Woodland
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Come early for best selection! Great discounts on heritage trees, shrubs, and perennials propagated on site. Master Gardeners will be on hand to offer advice. Tea, soup and scones will be available in the Tearoom. Garden admission is $5.25 for adults and $3.15 for students. Free entry to Milner Gardens members, and chil... more

On-Going Events

Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Date Range: StartedOctober 09, 2013
Upcoming Dates: August 30, 2014 , August 31, 2014 , September 03, 2014
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Saturday
Venue: Victoria Public Market at the Hudson
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
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The Victoria Public Market at the Hudson is very excited to offer a year-round, local food-focused Farmers' Market! Featuring the region's best farms, freshest food, friendliest vendors, and finest musicians, the Downtown Farmers' Market takes place once a week inside the Public Market. Local food producers and farmers a... more

Canada's Titanic: the Empress of Ireland

Dates: April 29, 2014 to September 29, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Maritime Museum of British Columbia
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 10:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Maritime Museum
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Discover the tale of Canada’s Titanic – The Empress of Ireland which sunk on May 29, 1914 in Canada's largest maritime accident during peacetime. This exhibit tells the story of a ship which was responsible for much of the immigration to Canada and the tragic story of her loss at sea. more

Through the Looking Glass: A Modern Story from the Collection of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

Dates: May 15, 2014 to September 07, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Thursday May 15 Public Opening Reception 8-10 PM
Location: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
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Through the Looking Glass: A Modern Story from the Collection of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Guest Curated by Lee Plested.  May 16 - Sep 7 2014 (Public Opening Reception Thurs, May 15 2014, 8-10pm) Selected entirely from the collection of AGGV, Through the Looking Glass is a survey of modern and cont... more

Pickle Pub Crawl

Dates: May 16, 2014 to September 14, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Victoria Harbour Ferry Company Ltd.
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 10am to Closing
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This year's Pickle Pub Crawl, set to launch on May 16th and run daily until September 14th, 2014, features stops at Bard & Banker Scottish Pub, Irish Times Pub, The Guild Freehouse, Lure Restaurant and Lounge, and Blue Crab Seafood House. Visit Victoria's finest harbour pubs and restaurants, and enjoy the best beer... more

Vikings

Dates: May 16, 2014 to November 11, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Royal BC Museum
Type: On-Going Events
Location: Royal BC Museum
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On its first North American stop, Vikings comes ashore from May 16 to November 11, 2014. This exhibition from Sweden challenges our commonly held beliefs as the Vikings emerge in a fascinating new light. Insights into Viking domestic life, death rituals, the significance of their craft, the power of mythology and the s... more

Girls: Historical Portraits from the Collection

Dates: May 30, 2014 to October 05, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Type: On-Going Events
Location: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
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Girls:  Historical Portraits from the Collection. Curated by Michelle Jacques.  May 30 - Oct 5 2014 Taking its cue from the realms of literary fiction and TV, namely Margaret Atwood's 1988 novel "Cat's Eye" and Lena Denham's hit HBO show "Girls" this exhibition brings together a range... more

Oaklands Sunset Markets

Date Range: June 04, 2014 to September 17, 2014
Upcoming Dates: September 03, 2014 , September 10, 2014 , September 17, 2014
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Wednesday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Oaklands Community Centre
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Looking for place that offers local, fresh food, live music, beer garden, and a chance to meet your community? This weekly and FREE outdoor market will be your number one spot this summer! Join us for at Oaklands Sunset Market every Wednesday night from June-September for great live music in partnership with Larsen Mus... more

Vikings: Journey to New Worlds in IMAX

Dates: June 13, 2014 to August 31, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: IMAX Victoria
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Varies
Location: IMAX Victoria
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They came from the North and soon the legends would say that they did not know fear. They sailed icy oceans and narrow rivers, striking far inland, without warning, without mercy. However, the truth about the Vikings is far more complex. Much of Europe's traditions, technology and institutions come to us from these fierc... more

Field Trip Project – A tsunami backpack exhibit

Dates: June 19, 2014 to September 08, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Maritime Museum of British Columbia
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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Artists from Canada and Japan transformed Japanese elementary school backpacks into a mobile art exhibition to support tsunami relief efforts. The project has traveled to a variety of cities and will inspire ideas towards recovery from the tsunami. It also focuses on community issues at each destination and will investig... more

Les Misérables presented by the Chemainus Theatre Festival

Date Range: June 20, 2014 to September 07, 2014
Upcoming Dates: August 28, 2014 , August 29, 2014 , August 30, 2014
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Venue: Chemainus Theatre Festival
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 2, 7:30 or 8 PM depending on the day
Location: Chemainus Theatre
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Epic Musical This musical phenomenon sweeps its audience through an epic tale of passion and destruction in 19th century France. Discover a nation in the grip of revolution as convict Jean Valjean, on the run and in a fight for his life, sacrifices everything to protect the people he loves. Fight. Dream. Hope. Love. ... more

Victoria Choral Society Membership Auditions

Dates: June 22, 2014 to September 30, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Various
Location: Oak Bay United Church
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The Victoria Choral Society - "Our standards are high but not our brows" Interested in singing Up for a challenge? How about joining Victoria's premiere auditioned symphonic choir! Our concerts this season will include concerts with the Victoria Symphony: Benjamin Britten's 'War Requiem', Tobin Stokes 'The ... more

Dana Claxton Exhibition

Dates: June 26, 2014 to September 07, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Type: On-Going 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: On-Going 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

Kimono: Japanese Culture in its Art Form

Dates: June 27, 2014 to October 19, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Type: On-Going Events
Location: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria - Founders Gallery
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Kimono: Japanese Culture in its Art Form. Founders Gallery Jun27-Oct19, 2014, Curated by Hitomi Haruma more

Shipwrecks Tour

Dates: July 08, 2014 to August 28, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Maritime Museum of British Columbia
Type: On-Going Events
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Don't let the beautiful view fool you: BC's waters hide some terrible dangers. This tour focuses on the tragedy of ships lost along the rugged coast. Stories include those of the most famous wrecks in the area: the SS Valencia and the SS Princess Sophia. July July 3 - 1 p.m. July 8 - 1 p.m. July 12 - 2 p.... more

Smuggling Tour

Dates: July 10, 2014 to August 29, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Maritime Museum of British Columbia
Type: On-Going Events
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Dig deep to uncover the dark and dangerous history of BC's illegal maritime industries. Focusing on opium and alcohol, our tour guide will take you on a remarkable journey through the complex characters and dynamic world of smuggling, which played an integral role in our maritime past. July July 10 - 1 p.m. Jul... more

Women at Sea Tour

Dates: July 11, 2014 to August 27, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Maritime Museum of British Columbia
Type: On-Going Events
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Discover the myriad roles performed by women in maritime trades from piracy, to commerce, to the military! This tour illuminates the often untold stories of intelligent, brave and often eccentric women from the 17th century to the present day. July July 11 - 2 p.m. July 16 - 1 p.m. July 25 - 2 p.m. July 27 - ... more

First Nations, Inuit and Metis Art Show

Dates: August 08, 2014 to September 04, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Mary Winspear Centre
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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A unique art show in Canada with First Nations artists from across Canada. Local Coast Salish artists, Northwest Coast artist as well as Metis, Mohawk, Blackfoot, Cree, Ojibwa, Navajo, Inuit, and Chickasaw Nations. The whole gallery will be displayed to reflect the intent and spirit of the event. The diversity of art e... more

8th Annual Integrate Arts Festival

Dates: StartedAugust 15, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 15th: 6pm-10:30pm; 16th: 10am-11pm
Location: Various art galleries in downtown Victoria and Oak Bay
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The Integrate Arts Festival (formerly known as “Off the Grid Arts Festival”) was developed in 2007. The event included an en masse art crawl (a movement in large groups from gallery space to gallery space) and acted as a celebration of small galleries, artist-run centres and alternative arts. In its eight yea... more

Bird Quartet by Roy Green

Dates: August 15, 2014 to January 15, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Location: Commercial Alley
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Open Space partners once again with the City of Victoria for Commercial Alley’s second installation, which features four new works by painter, performance artist and poet Roy Green. The artist's series not only captures the spirit of some of the island’s favourite winged cousins but also speaks to humanity&rs... more

"Spilling Family Secrets" at the Victoria Fringe Festival

Dates: August 21, 2014 to August 30, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: various
Location: Downtown Activity Centre
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At 11, Susan snooped into love letters her parents wrote to each other, beginning when they were 19. She cringed with embarrassment. Today, can the letters spill secrets of her parents' inspiring marriage—and shed light on her own romantic misadventures? This is Susan's fourth Fringe comedy: "Will make you w... more

So... What About Love? In the Victoria Fringe Festival

Dates: August 22, 2014 to August 31, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Langham Court Theatre
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Various - see website
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So... What About Love? Created by Andrew Chandler, Amy Reitsma and Garry Williams Presented by Ambushed Theatre in the Victoria Fringe Festival under special permission from DaPoPo Theatre. Directed by R.J. Peters Starring Avery Brennan, Mark Dozlaw and Brittney Wernicke Produced by Avery Brennan and Brittney Wernicke Am... more

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