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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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African Cultural Week & AfriCa Fest

Dates: May 25, 2016 to May 29, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: Various - see description
Location: Vic West Community Centre
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From May 25 - May 29, 2016, the African Cultural Week and AfricaFest Victoria comes to you for the 4th time. The Festival (Fair) targets Africans living in Victoria and BC, Africa lovers, friends and partners of Africa. (AfriCa Fest, le plus grand Salon de Victoria incluant la Province BC consacré à l'A... more

On-Going Events

Island Inspired tasting

Date Range: StartedSeptember 22, 2015
Upcoming Dates: May 26, 2016 , May 27, 2016 , May 30, 2016
Recurrence Recurring every week day
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 5:30PM to 7:00PM
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Local, seasonal & sustainable menu for you to choose from. Camille's has always been a "go to" for locals, tourists & friends to celebrate great, farm fresh food and amazing BC wine. We encourage you to try our Island Inspired (choice off ala carte) special of 3 courses from our local dishes for $40... more

Casino Academy

Dates: March 23, 2016 to March 23, 2017
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: View Royal Casino
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 3pm - 10pm - see dates below
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Try our ALL NEW Casino Academy! We have one every month, and you can play anytime between 3-10 pm. Learn to play the most popular casino games in a funny money tournament style! This free event is open to all players of all ages - no experience required! Come out and join the fun, bring a friend and win prizes. The Top... more

America Wild: National Parks Adventure IMAX® Film

Dates: April 01, 2016 to June 30, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: IMAX Victoria (Inside the Royal BC Museum)
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Visit www.imaxvictoria.com for show times.
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Go on the ultimate off-trail adventure into awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness in America Wild: National Parks Adventure. Immersive IMAX® cinematography takes you soaring over red rock canyons, hurtling up craggy mountain peaks and into other-worldly realms found within America’s most legendary... more

CRD Regional Parks Nature Outings & Events - 5 years+

Dates: April 01, 2016 to June 30, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Various - see below
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Sunday, April 24 | 11am–12:30pm Beach Seine (Guided Walk) –5 years + Witty’s Lagoon Regional Park (Metchosin) Join CRD Regional Parks naturalists on a beach seine. See what creatures live in the under water forest. Be prepared to get your feet wet (bring sandals or beach shoes). Meet on the main be... more

CRD Regional Parks Nature Outings and Events - 9 years+

Dates: April 01, 2016 to June 30, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Various - see below
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Saturday, April 2 | 1–2:30pm Up the Blooming Hill (Guided Walk) –9 years+ Lone Tree Hill Regional Park (Highlands) Join a CRD Regional Parks naturalist for a hike to the summit of Lone Tree Hill. We will look at what’s blooming and other signs of spring. The view from the summit is spectacular and ... more

Double Your Jackpot at View Royal Casino

Date Range: April 03, 2016 to June 29, 2016
Upcoming Dates: May 29, 2016 , June 01, 2016 , June 05, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday
Venue: View Royal Casino
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Sunday 2pm & Wednesday 8pm
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Double Your Jackpot Earn ballots for every jackpot you hit during the week. We match the jackpot for up to $1,000 cash if your name is drawn with draws every Sunday at 2 pm & Wednesday at 8 pm. Earn Unlimited Jackpot Entries - bring your draw entry to either Casino Nanaimo or View Royal Casino! Must be present... more

Booty Baccarat Tournament

Date Range: April 13, 2016 to June 03, 2016
Upcoming Dates: May 26, 2016 , May 27, 2016 , June 01, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Venue: View Royal Casino
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 8pm
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Booty Baccarat Tournament | April 13 - June 3 Top 3 Players split $10,000 guaranteed cash pool Qualifying Heats: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday each week at 8:00 pm Semi's & Final: June 4th starting at 7:00 pm $25 Entry Fee / $20 Re-Buys Register at Guest Services Visit www.viewroyalcasino.com or cont... more

Alcheringa Gallery Artists' Exhibition

Dates: April 20, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Alcheringa Gallery
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Monday to Saturday 10am - 6pm, Sunday 12pm - 5pm
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Join us for a special exhibition at Alcheringa Gallery! The exhibition will include works by Doug Cranmer, Dorothy Jarvis, Maynard Johnny Jr., lessLIE, Susan Point, Teddy Balangu, Rebecca Jewell and many more. more

A Beautiful Planet at IMAX®

Dates: April 29, 2016 to July 31, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: IMAX Victoria (Inside the Royal BC Museum)
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Varies
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Join the Astronauts aboard the International Space Station in our newest IMAX® film A Beautiful Planet. See amazing footage of our magnificent blue planet and get a unique perspective and increased understanding of our planet and galaxy as never seen before. Narrated by Academy Award winner, Jennifer Lawrence. A Bea... more

Modern Visionaries

Dates: May 09, 2016 to June 30, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Air Canada
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Mon thru Sat., 10 - 5:30 pm
Location: Eclectic Gallery
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Eclectic Gallery's MODERN VISIONARIES exhibit brings together original artwork which celebrates MODERNISM from May 9 - June 30. The show includes numerous works of historical interest by members of Victoria's Limner group and contemporaries. Accomplished artists Carole Sabiston, Herbert Siebner, Pat Martin Bates... more

Moss Street Market

Date Range: May 11, 2016 to October 27, 2016
Upcoming Dates: May 26, 2016 , June 01, 2016 , June 02, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Thursday
Venue: Moss Street Market
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
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Moss Street Market Begins its 25th Season! With over 25 local, organic farmers, Moss Street Market is Victoria's farmers market. The market also has over 75 craft, food, beer, wine, cider, and spirits vendors; all offerings made and sold directly by the local producer. The market is complimented by local musicians, grea... more

Scottish Diaspora Tapestry Exhibition

Date Range: May 13, 2016 to May 30, 2016
Upcoming Dates: May 26, 2016 , May 27, 2016 , May 28, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Venue: Christ Church Cathedral
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
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Scotland's global legacy as it has never been seen before, stitched by Diaspora communities in 34 countries across the world. The tapestry comprises over 300 embroidered panels. The panels will be displayed in the Chapel of the New Jerusalem. more

GCC $1,000,000 Slot Classic

Date Range: May 17, 2016 to June 15, 2016
Upcoming Dates: May 31, 2016 , June 01, 2016 , June 07, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday
Venue: View Royal Casino
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Tuesdays 6pm-9pm Wednesdays 1pm-4pm
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Play in the $1,000,000 Slot Classic! Buy-ins are only $35, which includes a $10 Food & Beverage coupon and a wildcard draw ballot. All participants are invited to the reception party June 15th 4pm-6pm where we pick one wild card to play in the Grand Finale June 25-26 at River Rock Casino Resort for the chance to win... more

Al Frescoes: Spring Exhibit

Date Range: May 18, 2016 to May 27, 2016
Upcoming Dates: May 26, 2016 , May 27, 2016
Recurrence Recurring every week day
Venue: Coast Collective Arts Centre
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 11:00 AM to 5 PM
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The Al Frescoes are a large group of plein air painters ( painters that paint their art outdoors in the open air).  This group can be seen outdoors painting on many sites around greater Victoria though out the year, winter or summer,  rain or shine. This is their annual show where they  present the best of... more

Community Yoga at Imagine Studio Café

Date Range: StartedMay 18, 2016
Upcoming Dates: May 31, 2016 , June 01, 2016 , June 07, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
Location: Imagine Studio Café
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Join us Tuesday and Wednesday nights for Hatha style yoga. Surround yourself with plants and art as you immerse yourself in your practice. Limited space available so reserve your spot online.  more

Uno Fest

Dates: May 18, 2016 to May 28, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Various
Location: Intrepid Theatre Club, Metro Studio, McPherson Playhouse and Baumann Centre
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For eleven days every May, Intrepid Theatre's Uno Fest brings some of the country's - and the world's - most exciting and innovative solo artists to Victoria. The 19th annual Uno Fest features 14 shows from (almost) every genre imaginable. Pushing the limits and defying expectations of solo performance, Uno includes thea... more

Flotsam & Jetsam: Life on the west coast

Dates: May 19, 2016 to May 29, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: May 19 – 29, 2016, at 7:30 pm, with matinées May 21, 22, 28 and 29 at 2:00 pm
Location: The Vic Theatre
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the Other Guys theatre company presents FLOTSAM & JETSAM: Life on the West Coast created by Ross Desprez and Tobin Stokes For tickets call the number listed, or visit the box office at 1215 Blanshard St., Victoria, or purchase online at tix.thevic.ca A new musical revue created by the team responsible for &... more

Art Exhibition: Cover Up by Marilyn Chapman

Dates: May 24, 2016 to June 11, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Tuesday-Saturday 11AM-5PM
Location: Gage Gallery
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Recent paintings by artist Marilyn Chapman offer a microscopic snapshot of our modern-day world with all its cover ups, in both the literal and global sense: those that keep us safe and warm and those that mask our truths. Mixed medium conjures up mixed emotion and pushes past the warm and fuzzy into discovery of what ... more

A Glimpse into Africa

Dates: May 25, 2016
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: CDI College
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May 25 is African Liberation Day. On this day, many African countries celebrate the hard-fought achievement of their freedom from European colonial powers. Join us from May 25 as, we will be celebrating the African continent and learn a bit more about your favorite country. This is a free event but, donation will be a... more

Bull in a China Shop

Dates: May 25, 2016 to May 28, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: St. Luke's Players
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Starting: 7:30 PM
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Welcome to the old-fashioned parlour of 909 Sycamore Street, a boarding house for ancient females. The six residents - presumed sweet little old ladies until they prove otherwise - have a unique solution to the problem of getting that handsome homicide detective, Dennis O'Finn, to pay them a visit. You'll find that a nic... more

Free Concert at the Legislative Building

Dates: May 25, 2016
Venue: British Columbia Parliament Buildings
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 6:45pm
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Greater Victoria Concert Band Free Concert at the Legislature Wednesday, May 25th 6:45–8:45pm Join us in front of the BC Legislative Building for a free outdoor performance by the GVCB Novice, Junior and Intermediate Bands! 501 Belleville St, Victoria, BC V8V 2L8  more

Ocean Rhapsody: A Film

Dates: May 25, 2016
Venue: The Robert Bateman Centre
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 5:30 PM
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Join us for this special screening of “Blue Notes” an ode to the marine life in the Pacific Northwest, a movie by Peter Mieras followed by short presentations on the Surfrider foundations, beach clean ups, and the upcoming World Ocean Day launch of the Fisheye Project. A Q+A panel will follow. Tickets are $10... more

Senior's Day Slot Tournament

Dates: May 25, 2016
Venue: View Royal Casino
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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Exclusive Senior’s Casino Wide Tournament Top 3 Scores share $1,000 in Free Slot Play! Register at Guest Services and earn 50 Encore Points to Qualify Requires Encore Card, max 3 rounds per person Plus Senior’s (+55) receive 15% discount on Food & Beverage all day! Encore Members get an additio... more

Toastmasters Open House Demonstration Meeting

Dates: May 25, 2016
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 12:05 PM to 12:55 AM
Location: Victoria City Hall
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Join us for an Open House demonstration meeting. Find out how a typical meeting is run and learn the benefits and value of being a Toastmaster. Location: Victoria City Hall antechamber. more

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