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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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Nature Babies in Backpacks (Guided Walk) - Parents and Babies

Dates: September 17, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 11:30 PM
Location: Francis/King Regional Park
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Here’s an opportunity to explore a stroller-friendly park trail, learn about other accessible regional park trails, and meet other parents with babies. Join a CRD Regional Parks’ naturalist for this informative and fun nature program. Meet at the Francis/King Nature Centre off Munn Road. more

On-Going Events

Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Date Range: StartedOctober 09, 2013
Upcoming Dates: September 20, 2014 , September 21, 2014 , September 24, 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

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
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

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

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

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

Elspeth Armstrong & Mary Scobie Art Exhibit

Date Range: August 25, 2014 to September 27, 2014
Upcoming Dates: September 18, 2014 , September 19, 2014 , September 20, 2014
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Venue: Early Music Society of the Islands
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM
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Landscape artist Elspeth Armstrong and figurative artist Mary Scobie's vibrant paintings create an atmosphere of nostalgia reminding us to enjoy these last days of summer. You are also invited to join us for a reception Thursday August 28, 6-8pm more

It Was You Charlie Special Screening

Dates: September 14, 2014 to September 17, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Starting: 7:00 PM
Location: Vic Theatre
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It Was You Charlie - Recent winner at The Barcelona Film Fest - Opened at TIFF Bell Lighbox August 15, in addition it's playing at the Kingsway Theatre (Toronto), Regent Theatre (Picton), Globe Cinema (Calgary), Vic Theatre (Victoria), Staircase (Hamilton) and Market Hall (Peterborough). Synopsis: IT WAS YOU CHARLIE is a... more

Chess at the Library

Date Range: September 17, 2014 to December 24, 2014
Upcoming Dates: September 24, 2014 , October 01, 2014 , October 08, 2014
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Wednesday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Location: Central Branch, Greater Victoria Public Library
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Love to play Chess? Drop-in for weekly Chess in the library. Chess sets will be available to borrow from the Information Desk. No registration required. more

Weird and Wonderful Tour

Dates: September 17, 2014
Venue: Maritime Museum of British Columbia
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Join Kate Humble, Interpretive Coordinator at the Maritime to explore some of the eccentric stories about Bastion Square, the Maritime Museum and the magical array of oddball objects contained within its walls. more