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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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Salmon Run at Goldstream Park

Date Range: November 01, 2014 to November 30, 2014
Upcoming Dates: November 29, 2014 , November 30, 2014
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
Venue: Tourism Victoria
Type: Special Events
Time: From 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Location: Tourism Victoria
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Experience the Goldstream annual salmon run at its finest with transportation to and from the park, and a chance to witness one of nature's phenomena's with a local interpretive guide. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity! Discover the amazing adaptations of spawning salmon, with a dynamic nature tour and a hands ... more

23nd Annual Festival of Trees

Dates: November 19, 2014 to January 06, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: The Fairmont Empress
Type: Special Events
Time: Ending: 11:00 PM
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Every year, Victoria Festival of Trees transforms The Fairmont Empress into a lush forest of beautifully decorated trees to raise funds for BC Children's Hospital Foundation. Sponsors, local businesses, organizations and individuals of this event come together and decorate trees - in a sometimes wacky, often irreverent... more

Gifts for Myself and Others 2014

Dates: November 21, 2014 to November 23, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: Friday 12-8, Saturday 10-6, Sunday 11-5
Location: Leonardo da Vinci Centre
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The Island Artisans Association presents the 26th annual Gifts for Myself and Others juried show to be held on November 21-23 at the Leonardo da Vinci Centre, showcasing over 30 exhibitors and featuring some of the finest handcrafts from Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. New this year, featured works form Island A... more

Canada's National Gingerbread Showcase

Dates: November 22, 2014 to January 04, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Inn at Laurel Point
Type: Special Events
Time: From 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
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Feast your eyes and nose on creative inspirations constructed from gingerbread. More than just houses, they are detailed sculptures and unique works of art created by professional and amateur chefs. Vote for your favorite and make a donation to Habitat for Humanity Victoria. A spirit rousing experience, the gingerbread c... more

Peter Krejcar, Piano Recital of Classical and Modern Music

Dates: November 23, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: 3:30PM
Location: Wood Hall at the Victoria Conservatory of Music
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Peter Krejcar, is a promising Alberta pianist who is currently studying at the University of British Columbia under the direction of Dr. Corey Hamm. Peter is presenting a recital of Classical and Modern Music which will include works by Chopin, Liszt ,and McIntyre.  more

Victoria Baroque Playes: 'Wachet auf!'

Dates: November 23, 2014
Venue: St. John The Divine
Type: Special Events
Time: 8:00pm
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Victoria's acclaimed early music ensemble, the Victoria Baroque Players, joins the St John's Chamber Singers in a celebration of effulgent and spirited Baroque works in tune with the approaching season of Advent. more

Victoria Comic Book Expo

Dates: November 23, 2014
Venue: Comfort Inn & Suites Victoria
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
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Come and view the 1000s of comic books on display. From the hottest books of the day to hard-to-find treasures of the past. Buy, sell and trade comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks. Toys, non-sports card and other collectibles as well. Free comics (as long as they last) 3020 Blanshard Street (Comfort Inn and ... more

Vocal Jazz Fall Showcase: Shades of Blue

Dates: November 23, 2014
Venue: University of Victoria
Type: Special Events
Time: 8:00PM
Location: Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, MacLaurin Building, B-Wing, University of Victoria
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Vocal Jazz Fall Showcase: Shades of Blue A concert of soulful ballads to warm the heart, and hot swing charts to warm the feet. With Wendell Clanton, director.   more

Yuletide Wildcrafted Jelly Workshop and Children's Wildcrafted Cookie Class

Dates: November 23, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: From 1:30pm to 4:00pm
Location: The London Chef
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Join Cordial Wildcrafted Consumables to learn how to make magical Yuletide jelly and register your kids for a unique wild foods experience at the same time! Led by local actor Connie McConnell, kids aged 5-12 will bake cookies made from real Christmas trees, create nature-based crafts, play holiday games and enjoy tea ... more

On-Going Events

Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Date Range: StartedOctober 09, 2013
Upcoming Dates: November 26, 2014 , November 29, 2014 , November 30, 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

Open Mic Kitchen Party

Date Range: March 02, 2014 to March 29, 2015
Upcoming Dates: November 30, 2014 , December 07, 2014 , December 14, 2014
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday
Venue: Kemp Lake
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Kemp Lake Store Music Cafe
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Come out to Sooke to take in the cool retro vibe at the Kemp Lake Music Cafe's Open Mic Kitchen Party. We have great foods, a relaxing atmosphere, and music all the time. Vintage and new LPs, CDs, musical instruments and accessories and CDs - we are the most musical cafe on the west coast! 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

Faculty Concert Series

Dates: November 07, 2014 to November 26, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: University of Victoria
Type: On-Going Events
Time: November 7, 24 and 26
Location: Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, MacLaurin Building, B-Wing, University of Victoria
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November 7 at 8pm - Lafayette String Quartet UVic’s esteemed quartet-in-residence performs string quartets by Haydn, Shostakovich and Ravel.  November  24 at 8pm - Critically acclaimed pianist, Arthur Rowe, performs solo piano works by Schubert and Liszt. November 26 at 12:30pm - A prese... more

Venus in Fur

Dates: November 11, 2014 to December 14, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Belfry Theatre
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Tuesday to Saturday at 8PM, Saturday at 4PM, Sunday at 2PM
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The New Yorker In this Tony Award nominated adaptation of Leopold von Sacher-Masoch's classic erotic novel, Venus in Furs, the tables are turned as a young actress tangles with a director increasingly intrigued by her. Funny and stimulating, this play weaves sex and power into an exhilarating game of cat and mouse. more

Christmas in Old Town

Dates: November 14, 2014 to January 02, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Royal BC Museum
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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The sights and sounds of Christmas long ago. Marvel at the 4.5 metre tall Christmas tree, visit the wood-cobbled streets laced with festive garlands and see the shops decked with seasonal finery. more

Capture Christmas and WIN with Merridale!

Date Range: November 15, 2014 to December 21, 2014
Upcoming Dates: November 28, 2014 , November 29, 2014 , November 30, 2014
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
Venue: Merridale Ciderworks Corp.
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From 4:30pm to 8:00pm
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This holiday season, take a walk down our enchanting Candy Cane Lane and a stroll through our magical courtyard to find your perfect merridale Christmas moment. Use your imagination, snap a picture, and then share your photo with us for a chance to win! Each week we will reveal a new theme to capture, and each week the... more

The Magic of Christmas at Merridale

Date Range: November 15, 2014 to December 21, 2014
Upcoming Dates: November 28, 2014 , November 29, 2014 , November 30, 2014
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
Venue: Merridale Ciderworks Corp.
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
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Imagine twinkling lights on the trees, perhaps a dusting of snow on the orchard floor, and a cup of our newly released mulled cider, Yule Fuel, to warm the soul. It’s Christmas at merridale starting November 15th, every Friday through Sunday night. Our walk will start at Santa’s workshop (formerly known as t... more

Reflections

Dates: November 17, 2014 to January 05, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: English Inn
Type: On-Going Events
Time: as listed
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The Township Community Arts Council, together with the English Inn, are pleased to present "Reflections", as our very first artist-in residence exhibition. Through Reflections exhibits and dynamic events, you'll enjoy the opportunity to engage, create and be inspired by this definitive collection of Richard ... more

Plenty of Art: Passions & Pleasures

Dates: November 19, 2014 to December 27, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Location: Cenote Lounge
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A playful collection of fine art showcasing the individual expressions of passions and pleasures of 16 west coast artists. Join us for our opening night at Cenote Lounge (down the stairs by Lyle's) on Wednesday, November 19 @ 7pm. Admission is free. Age 19+. more

On Ice at the Fairmont Empress

Dates: November 20, 2014 to January 16, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: The Fairmont Empress
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Weekdays from 5:00PM to 9:00PM, Weekends from noon to 9:00PM
Location: The Fairmont Empress
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The Fairmont Empress is expanding its winter wonderland by adding a skating rink. The approximately 60' x 90' covered rink operates from November 20, 2014 until mid-January 2015. Skate rentals are available for $5 per pair. Skate rentals, Skate 'n Date nights and Family Skate afternoon are some of the ways to enj... more

Carol Singers

Date Range: November 22, 2014 to December 21, 2014
Upcoming Dates: November 27, 2014 , November 29, 2014 , November 30, 2014
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Saturday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Thursdays 4:30-7:30pm, Saturday & Sunday 12-3pm.
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Traditional carolers stroll the streets of Sidney capturing the warmth and tradition of Christmas sharing their heart-warming renditions of seasonal favourites with retailers and customers alike. Thursday nights and on weekends. Thursdays 4:30pm to 7:30pm, Saturday & Sunday 12pm to 3pm. more

The Little Owl Children's Fair

Dates: November 23, 2014
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Victoria West Community Centre
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A holiday fair focusing on all the littles in our lives! Handmade gifts for babes, kids and youth from wooden toys, warm knits, super hero capes, dress up masks, room decor, clothing and more! A special section for youth to sell their handmade creations and free drop-in workshops workshops. Don't miss this fun family eve... more

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