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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 celebrations for Canada's 150th anniversary, booming music festivals like Rifflandia and an assortment of food and beverage festivals to tempt all types including Victoria Beer Week and Dine Around & Stay in Town.

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Intrepid Theatre's 20th UNO Fest

Dates: May 17, 2017 to May 27, 2017
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: Various
Location: Various Festival Venues
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From parties to soundscapes, from performance art to a salsa lessons, this 11 day festival is packed to the brim with genre-defying, boundary-pushing performances. The festival will include 15 of North America's very best solo shows, featuring Daniel MacIvor, Carmen Aguirre, Haley McGee, Fringe favourite TJ Dawe, and loc... more

HSBC Canada Women's Rugby Sevens

Dates: May 27, 2017 to May 28, 2017
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: See link
Location: Westhills Stadium
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The HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens Series features twelve of the world's best national teams competing at six global destinations for World Series points. The HSBC Canada Women's Sevens tournament will be held in Langford, British Columbia on May 27 & 28, 2017 at Westhills Stadium. The tournament will welcome our... more

On-Going Events

Chinatown Walks - Walking Tours

Date Range: September 17, 2016 to May 27, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Saturday
Venue: Chinatown Walks
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 10:30 am
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Discover the history, architecture, food and current culture of Canada's oldest Chinatown with an experienced guide. Visit the oldest Chinese temple, an herbalist shop, Fan Tan Alley and Dragon Alley on a leisurely tour that lasts about 90 minutes. No reservations are needed. Tours take place rain or shine. Purch... more

Free Public Tour

Date Range: April 11, 2017 to August 01, 2017
Upcoming Dates: May 30, 2017 , June 03, 2017 , June 06, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Saturday
Venue: The Robert Bateman Gallery
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Starting: 2:00 PM
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Every Tuesday and Saturday at 2:00pm enjoy a 45 minute tour through the gallery with one of our Bateman experts. Learn about Robert’s evolution as an artist, and hear personal stories behind the creation of his work. Free with your purchase of admission. No registration required, simply meet at the gallery desk at... more

Exhibition - Terry Fox: Running to the Heart of Canada

Dates: April 12, 2017 to October 01, 2017
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Royal BC Museum
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Royal BC Museum
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Explore the story of a young man who inspired a nation and established himself as a hero through his courage, hope and determination.  At the age of 18 Terry Fox lost part of his right leg to bone cancer. The loss didn't diminish his drive or courage; in fact, it inspired greatness. Once he recovered, this yo... more

Live Music @ Victoria Distillers

Date Range: April 15, 2017 to May 27, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Saturday
Venue: Victoria Distillers
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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Enjoy live music at BC's only waterfront Distillery every Saturday night in the lounge. more

Bastion Square Public Markets & Sunday Market

Date Range: April 30, 2017 to October 01, 2017
Upcoming Dates: May 28, 2017 , June 01, 2017 , June 02, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Venue: Bastion Square Public Markets
Type: On-Going Events
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The Bastion Square Public Markets is celebrating their 24th year in the heart of downtown Victoria. Situated between Government & Wharf Street and Fort & Yates Street. Both Markets features a unique selection of locally hand made products in the location where historic Fort Victoria once stood. On Sunday mo... more

'Rooted In History' - Celebrating the Garry Oak Ecosystem

Dates: May 03, 2017 to June 25, 2017
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: The Robert Bateman Centre
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: The Robert Bateman Centre
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Garry Oak Ecosystems Recovery Team and their new exhibit Rooted in History: Celebrating the Garry Oak Ecosystem is now open at the Robert Bateman Centre. The exhibit highlights not only the beauty, but the plight of this endangered environment as seen through the eyes of local artists. Join us as we raise awareness abou... more

Rooted In History

Dates: May 03, 2017 to June 25, 2017
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: The Robert Bateman Centre
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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The Robert Bateman Centre is pleased to partner with the Garry Oak Ecosystems Recovery Team to present Rooted In History: celebrating the Garry Oak Ecosystems. The exhibit highlights not only the beauty, but the plight of this endangered environments as seen through the eyes of local artists. Join us as we raise awarene... more

Up, Up and Away: Comic-book Superheroes and Our Culture

Dates: May 03, 2017 to June 27, 2017
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Sidney Museum
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This fun and educational exhibit shows how comic-book superheroes have reflected our culture and values through the years. Featured will be superhero comic-books, action figures and artwork from 1938 - 1979. Special displays include Batman, Superman, Wolverine, Wonder Woman and Famous Villains. Activities such as sc... more

Beach Food Fridays & Saturdays at the Colwood Waterfront

Date Range: May 05, 2017 to September 02, 2017
Upcoming Dates: June 02, 2017 , June 03, 2017 , June 09, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
Venue: Esquimalt Lagoon
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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Head to the beach in Colwood every Friday and Saturday through the summer for eats from local food trucks! Watch for live local music at select Beach Food dates in 2017 too. more

African Drumming Saturday Workshops

Date Range: May 06, 2017 to May 27, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Saturday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 10am and 11:30am
Location: University of Victoria MacLaurin Building (School of Music)
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A workshop series designed to help you to develop your playing on different percussion instruments. Cost is $29 per workshop, or just $40 for both workshops on the same day. OR - Take the amazing package price - just $149 for all 8 workshops. Beginners are welcome and instruments are provided. May. 6 - Balafon ... more

The James Bay Market

Date Range: May 06, 2017 to September 30, 2017
Upcoming Dates: June 03, 2017 , June 10, 2017 , June 17, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Saturday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
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The James Bay Market would like to welcome you to its 2017 season. Beginning in May you will experience our artisan vendors who will showcase their amazing handmade items including pottery, jewelry, hand sewn and knitted clothing and accessories. You will love the fine handcrafted wood items, whimsical home décor ... more

Wentworth Villa Tours

Date Range: May 13, 2017 to May 27, 2017
Recurrence Recurring every 2 weeks on Saturday
Venue: Wentworth Villa Architecture Heritage Museum
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 11:00am and 1:00pm
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Small guided tours of Wentworth Villa focusing on restoration of heritage homes. Learn about the process and procedures that the restoration of the villa went through. Learn about experts and resources that are available here in Victoria to help you properly restore your home. Tours will be held on every second Saturd... more

Robin Hood Caper

Date Range: May 17, 2017 to May 28, 2017
Upcoming Dates: May 28, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Venue: St. Luke's Players
Type: On-Going Events
Time: See description
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See a twist on the Robin Hood fable with heroes and villains, a career to save and a romance. Love triumphs and the villains get their just desserts. The heroes are a group of old friends who have all retired from lives of crime and now devote their talents to the better use of helping others. The young couple must be ... more

Eclectic Home - Avis Rasmussen and Alanna Sparanese

Date Range: May 24, 2017 to June 30, 2017
Upcoming Dates: May 29, 2017 , May 30, 2017 , May 31, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Location: Eclectic Gallery
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Avis Rasmussen, contemporary printmaker, graduated from University of Victoria, completed a residency in Italy, and has been an active member of Ground Zero Printmakers with numerous exhibitions across Canada and travelling extensively through Europe. Her small edition Reduction Linocuts are carved in reve... more

French Fest / Festival de la Francophonie de Victoria

Dates: May 25, 2017 to May 28, 2017
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
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Celebrate a weekend of local French culture at Centennial Square with activities that will engage the whole family! Experience a number of musical guests, lively entertainment, children’s activities and much more! To see our Guide visit : https://www.flipsnack.com/FFF6CF58B7A/20e-festival-frenchfest-du-25-au-28-m... more

Vancouver Island Dog Fanciers Association 3 Day Purebred Dog Show

Dates: May 26, 2017 to May 28, 2017
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Saanich Fairgrounds
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May 26, 27, 28 All Breed Purebred Dog show. Saturday with performance events Rally and Obedience trails. Shopping, Food Concession, charity Pet Food Drive on Saturday, Raffle Prizes. (leave your own pet at home please) for more info go to www.vidfa.ca more

4th Annual Fairfield Community Yard Sale

Dates: May 27, 2017
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Fairfield Neighbourhood
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It will soon be time to clean out your basement, closets, and garage, and above all benefit your community. The 4th Annual Fairfield Gonzales Community Yard Sale promises to be a bustling, bargain-filled community activity to meet neighbours, promote a greener lifestyle and donate to others. Yard Sale maps are available... more

Center for Inquiry - Victoria

Dates: May 27, 2017
Venue: James Bay Inn Hotel, Suites & Cottage
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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Inaugural Meeting Center for Inquiry Victoria Branch of the recently amalgamated Center for Inquiry and The Richard Dawkins Foundation more

Concerti con molto Strumenti

Dates: May 27, 2017
Venue: St. John The Divine
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Starting: 7:30 PM
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"Concerti con Molti Strumenti" Victoria Baroque Players with Steven Devine, harpsichord/director. A grand mixture of harpsichord, winds, brass and strings in works by Bach, Telemann, Handel, and Heinichen, including Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos No.1 and 5. Programme Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 fo... more

Dazed and Confused Under the Maltworks

Dates: May 27, 2017
Venue: Phillips Brewing & Malting Company
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Starting: 8:00 PM
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All right, all right, all right! You asked for more movies under the maltworks and we've brought you Dazed and Confused in the Phillips Brewing & Malting Co. backyard on Saturday, May 27th. $20 ticket includes the film, 1 beer and a spirited surprise. Additional beer tickets available for $6 (cash only). Enter the... more

Family Fun Day

Dates: May 27, 2017
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: St. George's Anglican Church
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Join us for an afternoon dedicated to family fun and building community. We’ll have lots of inter-generational games, including old classics like the Egg and Spoon Race and Tug-of-War. There will be a bouncy castle for the little ones, plus face painting and crafts. Bring your pup to show off its tricks in the Do... more

Wine Education Series

Date Range: May 27, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Upcoming Dates: June 24, 2017 , July 22, 2017 , August 26, 2017
Recurrence Recurring monthly on the 4th Saturday
Venue: Blue Grouse Estate Winery
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
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Do you want to learn more about wine? Join us at Blue Grouse winery for a special series of Wine Education classes presented by Pamela Sanderson, Certified Sommelier, Wine Educator and Founder of Hire A Somm. www.hireasomm.ca or www.facebook.com/hireasomm/ • May 27 - "Intro to styles" Wine 101 • Ju... more

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