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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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Special Events

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

Pumpkinfest at Galey Farms

Date Range: October 11, 2014 to October 26, 2014
Upcoming Dates: October 26, 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

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 18, 2014 to October 30, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: October 18, 24, 25, 29,30
Location: Meet at the Oak Bay Marina Parking Lot
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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. &... more

Halloween Fun at Ross Bay Cemetery

Dates: October 19, 2014 to October 26, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Ross Bay Cemetery
Type: Special Events
Time: Various
Location: Ross Bay Cemetery
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Autumn is the perfect season for exploring Victoria's extensive and fascinating history. Visitors can experience the allure of one of Victoria's most historic places and enjoy a quiet stroll along tree-lined paths with ocean vistas at the Ross Bay Cemetery, one of Canada's oldest graveyards. For Halloween, a variety of... more

Ghosts of Victoria Festival

Dates: October 21, 2014 to October 31, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Location: Various locations throughout Victoria
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The Ghosts of Victoria Festival is an annual event featuring spooky activities throughout the city. The events are separately conducted by many groups at different locations. Participating Locations/Activities 2014: - Ross Bay Cemetery Ghost Tours - Ghost Tours at The Maritime Museum of BC - St. Ann's Academy N... more

Dracula

Dates: October 24, 2014 to October 26, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: Various
Location: McPherson Playhouse
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Dracula World Premiere ballet! "Listen to them, the children of the night, what music they make." This is your chance to see the vampire who started it all: DRACULA! Be prepared to be seduced and bitten by this eerily beautiful new ballet. Let the dance stir your soul. Friday, October 24 at 7:30 pm;... more

Pumpkin Art on Oak Bay Avenue

Dates: October 24, 2014 to October 31, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Oak Bay Municipal Hall
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Oak Bay Village is the home of Pumpkin Art! Hundreds of carved pumpkins featuring the likes of local personalities, cartoon characters, the royal family, the Beatles and more will be displayed behind the Oak Bay Municipal Hall. Pumpkin Art is open from 5 to 9 p.m. Participating Oak Bay Village merchants offer tri... more

Creature from the Black Lagoon – Halloween Film Festival

Dates: October 25, 2014
Venue: Craigdarroch Castle Historic House Museum
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Craigdarroch Castle Historic House Museum
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A strange prehistoric beast lurks in the depths of the Amazonian jungle. A group of scientists try to capture the animal and bring it back to civilization for study. Begin with a tour of the glamorous Craigdarroch Castle at 6:30.  Film will play at 7pm in the dance hall, located on the 4th floor.  Note:&... more

Fall Salmon Lunch with Robert Bateman

Dates: October 25, 2014
Venue: The Union Club of British Columbia
Type: Special Events
Time: Starting: 12:00 PM
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Please join us for a three-course local gourmet salmon feast in support of the Robert Bateman Centre children and nature programs. Throughout the exceptional food experience, Union Club Executive Chef Christopher Moore will introduce guests to the food that has been prepared, Robert Bateman will talk about children and... more

Intuitive Arts Festival

Dates: October 25, 2014 to October 26, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: James Bay Community School Centre
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The 6th Annual Intuitive Arts Festival invites you to explore, experience and connect to the inspiring world of Holistic Health and Metaphysics . . . This two day celebration of Metaphysics, Holistic Health and Spirituality brings together energy healers, shamans, intuitives, psychics and mystics from diverse practices... more

Pumpkins on the Pier

Dates: October 25, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: Beacon Park, Sidney

Donate a children's gift and get a pumpkin to carve! On Saturday, October 25th, Pumpkins on the Pier will take place in Beacon Park Sidney. Fun events for all ages: carved pumpkin contest, pumpkin pie eating contest, apple bobbing contest, open stage for youth music, and trick or treating in downtown Sidney.Prior to the ... more

The Victoria Masquerade Ball

Dates: October 25, 2014
Venue: The Fairmont Empress
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 7:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Location: The Fairmont Empress
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Come out for North America's only Venetian style Ball and an evening of mystery and intrigue! All you need is an exotic mask with a tuxedo, evening gown or vintage costume. It's the Masquerade at the Castle on the Harbour. Enjoy the red carpet arrivals, performances, roaming appetizers and Martini Mashed Potato s... more

On-Going Events

Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Date Range: StartedOctober 09, 2013
Upcoming Dates: October 26, 2014 , October 29, 2014 , November 01, 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

Moss Street Market

Date Range: May 03, 2014 to October 25, 2014
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Saturday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 2:00 AM
Location: Moss Street Market
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Moss Street Market is Victoria's premier farmers market, with over 25 local organic farmers. The market also has over 75 craft and food vendors, all offerings made and sold directly by the local producer. The market is complemented by local musicians, our Chef's Stage featuring Michael Williams, a kid's activity tent, ... more

Sidney Saturday Market

Date Range: StartedMay 03, 2014
Upcoming Dates: November 01, 2014 , November 08, 2014 , November 15, 2014
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Saturday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Location: Sidney Saturday Market, Beacon and Fifth, Upstairs above Odyssia Restaurant
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The Sidney Saturday Market offers produce, works by local artists, health and beauty products and glamorous camping! Enjoy a latte and fresh-bakes scones in the cafe, and listen to live music while you shop. Special themed markets are planned throughout the summer. 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

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

Saturday Sketch at the Robert Bateman Centre

Date Range: September 06, 2014 to November 08, 2014
Upcoming Dates: November 01, 2014 , November 08, 2014
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Saturday
Venue: The Robert Bateman Centre
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Drop-in sketch class on Saturdays from 1-2 P.M. Using the inspiration of Bateman’s work, join local artists in the gallery and unleash your creativity. All ages, all abilities welcome. No registration required. Free for members, or with the cost of admission. more

Work'PLACE'

Dates: September 19, 2014 to October 25, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Open Space Contemporary Arts Society
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Opening Sep 19, 7–9pm
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What are we doing?! Work‘PLACE’ is a group exhibition by artists who interrogate the cultural and societal complexities around changing definitions of work. Work constitutes a significant aspect of our identity, and as such, the changing nature of work effects changes in our ideas of who we are and what we ... more

Dinner Theatre: Pennies From Heaven

Date Range: September 26, 2014 to November 21, 2014
Upcoming Dates: October 31, 2014 , November 01, 2014 , November 07, 2014
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
Venue: Oak Bay Beach Hotel
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Location: David Foster Foundation Theatre
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Pennies From Heaven: Join Tom Watson for a wonderful evening with the stars from the Golden Age of Radio for a loving tribute of the songs and styles of Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Bobby Darin, Marilyn Monroe, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Dean Martin, Doris Day and Louis Prima. Tom Watson, founder of the Timebenders&r... more

Sidecar Victoria presents the "Tombstones to Castle Tour"

Dates: October 05, 2014 to October 31, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Sidecar Victoria
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 6:00 PM to 12:00 AM
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Sidecar Victoria start our fully guided motorcycle sidecar tour at Beacon Hill Drive In. From there we trundle in old school fashion through Beacon Hill Park to Dallas Rd where we begin our seaside ghost search en route to the massive Ross Bay cemetery and its eerily shadowed tombstones. The ride continues to the Chine... more

Evil Acres - Slaughter House Extreme and The Darkness Maze

Dates: October 10, 2014 to November 01, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 6:30 PM to 11:00 PM
Location: Evil Acres
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Two terrifying haunted houses at Evil Acres this Halloween season! With not one but two of the most horrifying haunted houses you will ever experience Evil Acres presents: Slaughter House Extreme and the Darkness Maze! If you think you have the guts to take on Evil Acres, admission is $13.00 for one attraction or $18 for... more

Time Waits for No One: A Prison Play

Date Range: October 10, 2014 to November 08, 2014
Upcoming Dates: October 31, 2014 , November 01, 2014 , November 07, 2014
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Starting: 6:15 PM
Location: William Head Institution (Minimum Security Prison)
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TIME WAITS FOR NO ONE: A Prison Play William Head on Stage Prison Theatre Company A heartfelt contemporary fable created and performed by the men of William Head Prison, including true stories from their own lives. Inspired by reading the novel The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom. Featuring music written ... more

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