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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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Bye Bye Birdie, a musical

Dates: March 04, 2015 to March 07, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:00PM
Location: The Hall, Glenlyon Norfolk Senior School
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It's all poodle skirts, bobby socks and pompadours! Bye Bye Birdie, Glenlyon Norfolk Senior School's upcoming student production, from March 3 to 7, is a stage musical and romantic comedy set in America of the late '50s during the draft. The original 1960–61 Broadway production starring Dick Van Dyke (who reprise... more

39th Annual Flower Count

Dates: March 05, 2015 to March 11, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: All day
Location: Throughout Greater Victoria
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Join Victoria's tradition to welcome spring while the rest of Canada is still in deep winter. Head outside and contribute to the 39th Annual Flower Count. Visit the website for details.  more

Alaska Comes to Life in Victoria - Vision Travel and Holland America Line presents ‘On Stage Alaska’

Dates: March 05, 2015
Venue: St. Ann's Academy National Historic Site
Type: Special Events
Time: 6:00PM
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Vision Travel and Holland America Line is bringing the excitement of the Alaskan adventure to Victoria with their multi-media “On Stage Alaska” presentation. Happening on March 5 at the St. Ann’s Academy, this live event is open to the public and showcases Alaska's spectacular scenery, wildlife and hosp... more

Celebrate International Women's Day with "Wadjda"

Dates: March 05, 2015
Venue: University of Victoria
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:00PM
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Celebrate International Women's Day early with a screening of "Wadjda" at UVIC's Cinecenta Theatre on Thursday, March 5. Wadjda is the story of an enterprising Saudi girl who signs on for her school's Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the funds she needs to buy the green bicycle that has captured... more

En Plein Air: Art Exhibit Launch

Dates: March 05, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 6:00PM - 8:30PM
Location: Central Branch, Greater Victoria Public Library
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Sierra Club BC and the Flathead Wild team will present an exhibit of iconic scenes depicting BC’s Flathead Valley, including work by acclaimed artist Dwayne Harty. Renowned wildlife photographer, Garth Lenz will also be on hand with other specialists to discuss conservation of important natural areas. No registrati... more

Flower Count

Dates: March 05, 2015 to March 11, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: All day
Location: Throughout the city
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While the rest of Canada is covered under a blanket of snow and ice, Victoria shows definite signs of early spring. It's a local tradition to celebrate the arrival of spring with the annual flower count. So head outside, join the community and count your blessings (and flowers of course!).  more

The Top 8 Wine Values on Earth (That You've Never Heard Of)

Dates: March 05, 2015
Venue: Camille's at 45 Bastion Square
Type: Special Events
Time: 6:00PM to 8:30PM
Location: Camille's at 45 Bastion Square
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Wine is produced in almost every country on the planet so why do we keep going back to the same bottle everytime we go shopping? There are plenty of fantastic wines, at bargain prices, out there for the intrepid explorer but you might have to taste through all 5500+ offerings listed in BC to find them. Instead, join ho... more

On-Going Events

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

Learn to Square Dance

Date Range: September 25, 2014 to May 14, 2015
Upcoming Dates: March 12, 2015 , March 19, 2015 , March 26, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Thursday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: View Royal Community Hall
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Modern square dancing lessons. Great exercise and lots of fun. No partner is required. Great for all ages. Great for beginner dancers and as a refresher for former dancers. First three lessons FREE! more

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Dates: December 12, 2014 to April 06, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Royal BC Museum
Type: On-Going Events
Location: Royal BC Museum
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Celebrating 50 years of images, Wildlife Photographer of the Year showcases award-winning images that tell the astonishing stories of our natural world while pushing the boundaries of technical skill. With more than 42,000 entries from 96 countries, this exhibition celebrates the beauty and magnificence of the world in w... more

A Study In Contrast: Sybil Andrews and Gwenda Morgan

Dates: January 17, 2015 to April 12, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Thursday until 9pm, Sunday 12-5pm
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Join us as we explore two iconic printmakers of the 20th century; Sybil Andrews (1898-1992) and Gwenda Morgan (1908-1991). Both developed their printmaking skills at the progressive Grosvenor School of Modern Art in London (1925-1940). Andrews produced linocuts and Morgan wood engravings, yet their personal styles were ... more

Enchanted Garden- Art Exhibition

Dates: January 23, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: English Inn
Type: On-Going Events
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Dixie MacUisdin, is an renowned local artist and art instructor noted for her visual artistry using watercolours and acrylics and many unique painting techniques and perspectives. In Dixie's own words, "The Enchanted Garden is where I find myself. From that time when I can first remember being inspired by Natur... more

Eclectic Gallery presents Jim McFarland

Dates: March 02, 2015 to April 04, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Mon-Sat; 10 am - 5:30 pm
Location: Eclectic Gallery
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Join us for an afternoon reception with Jim McFarland on Saturday, March 7, 3-5pm Jim McFarland's approach to landscape is quite unconventional. He engages with the subject to determine the fundamental forms present, and quickly establishes his point of view. His vision though true to the scene, often renders the subjec... more

IdeaFest 2015

Dates: March 02, 2015 to March 07, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: University of Victoria
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 10:30am
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Join UVic thinkers, innovators and artists from across campus as they explore dozens of world changing ideas at the university’s fourth annual IdeaFest. With over 50 panels, workshops, exhibits, lectures and tours, the hardest part will be choosing which events to attend! All events are free — and unless ... more

OPEN MIC evenings at LOOK Art Show

Date Range: March 05, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Upcoming Dates: March 06, 2015 , March 12, 2015 , March 13, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Thursday, Friday
Venue: The Bay Centre
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 5:30PM to 8:00PM
Location: The Bay Centre
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Five evenings of OPEN MIC Readings in March Thursdays 5th & 12th; Fridays 6th, 13th(!) & 20th. Drop in to read or listen. We welcome "poems and stories, short and long / a few lines or a chapter." more

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Dates: March 05, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Langham Court Theatre
Type: On-Going Events
Location: Langham Court Theatre
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Return to the grand ol' days of the music hall and be drawn into a play within a play. The unfinished final work of Charles Dickens offers a shadowy, intricate plot with a bonus: the audience votes on the ending! A brooding, sinister, and brilliant music teacher obsesses over the young Rosa Bud. Meanwhile, Rosa's fianc... more

The Mystery of Edwin Drood - Book, Music & Lyrics by Rupert Holmes

Date Range: March 05, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Upcoming Dates: March 06, 2015 , March 07, 2015 , March 17, 2015
Recurrence Recurring every 2 weeks on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Venue: Langham Court Theatre
Type: On-Going Events
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THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD • A Musical at Langham Court Theatre • March 5 to March 21, 2015 • Return to the grand ol' days of the music hall and be drawn into a play within a play. The unfinished final work of Charles Dickens offers a shadowy, intricate plot with a bonus: the audience votes on the ending... more

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