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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, booming music festivals like Rifflandia and a smorgasbord of food and beverage festivals including Victoria Beer Week.

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Mammoths: Giants of the Ice Age

Dates: June 03, 2016 to December 31, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Royal BC Museum
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Royal BC Museum
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Millions of years ago, giants roamed the earth. Sometimes standing more than 14 feet tall, mammoths and mastodons towered over the lands of Europe, Asia and North America from as long ago as 1.8 million years in the past to as recently as 10,000 years ago, during the Ice Age. And now they're coming to the Royal BC Muse... more

30th Annual Victoria Fringe Festival

Dates: August 22, 2016 to September 04, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: Variouus
Location: Various - see website for more details
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The biggest theatre event on Vancouver Island, the Victoria Fringe Festival, produced by Intrepid Theatre, celebrates its 30th Anniversary, running August 22-September 4. A record-breaking 180 companies applied for the 2016 Victoria Fringe, with the shows chosen by lottery. This year’s line-up features almost eve... more

Greek Fest

Dates: August 28, 2016 to September 07, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: 11am-10pm
Location: 4648 Elk Lake Drive
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Come be Greek for a day! Join us for two weekends of food and fun. We're located at 4648 Elk Lake Drive, just in front of Commonwealth Place.    Weekend 1: August 28-30, 2016 Weekend 2: September 4-7, 2016    more

Victoria Comic Book Expo

Dates: August 28, 2016
Venue: Comfort Inn & Suites Victoria
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
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Come and see thousands 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 Stre... more

On-Going Events

Guinean Drum & Dance Classes

Date Range: StartedMarch 06, 2016
Upcoming Dates: September 01, 2016 , September 04, 2016 , September 08, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: sun/4-5h30pm...6-8pm Thursday/6h30-8pm
Location: Maple leaf russian Ballet school
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We Groove West African Drum & Dance Community Vancouver island, BC is a group of drum and dance enthusiastic that specialize in West African drum and dance. Drum Classes with Aly Traore master djembefola (Guinea) beginner & intermediate level, Sundays 6-8pm, $30 drop-in rate (instrument provide... more

Metchosin Farmers' Market

Date Range: May 08, 2016 to October 23, 2016
Upcoming Dates: September 04, 2016 , September 11, 2016 , September 18, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 11am-2pm
Location: Metchosin Municipal Grounds
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Metchosin Municipal Grounds (4450 Happy Valley Road) Sundays from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Mother's Day through October A great place to buy fresh vegetables, breads, jams, salsa, baked goods and gifts (or crafts) for your loved ones. more

Victoria Flea Market

Date Range: May 08, 2016 to September 25, 2016
Upcoming Dates: September 04, 2016 , September 11, 2016 , September 18, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday
Venue: Market Square
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 10am-3pm
Location: Market Square
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The Victoria Flea Market is now a year round Sunday market with a new outdoor venue at Market Square for the Summer Season. Free admission at the open air location and up to 50 sellers with everything from postcards to estate jewelry, retro home furnishings, vintage clothes and textiles, ceramics, home decor, art and lux... more

Bastion Square Public Market

Date Range: May 19, 2016 to September 25, 2016
Upcoming Dates: September 01, 2016 , September 02, 2016 , September 03, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Venue: Bastion Square
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 11am-4:30pm
Location: Bastion Square
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Opens for the season Thursday, April 28 and is open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Sunday 11-4 until the end of September Stretching from Victoria's waterfront on Wharf Street to Government Street, this colourful open-air market brings vibrancy to Bastion Square with its wonderful arr... more

Ghostly Walks

Dates: June 04, 2016 to September 11, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Tourism Victoria
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 7:30 and 9:30 pm
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Discover why Victoria is the most haunted city in the Pacific Northwest. Our famous 90-minute walking tour has received a Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor. Enjoy our classic ghost stories as we take you past some of the spookiest places in Old Town, Chinatown and around the harbour. No reservations needed. T... more

Shirley Country Market

Date Range: June 05, 2016 to September 04, 2016
Upcoming Dates: September 04, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 10am-4pm
Location: Shirley Community Hall's Pioneer Park
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Shirley Community Hall's Pioneer Park (West Coast Road, 20km west of Sooke) Every Sunday, June 5 through September 4, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The drive alone makes the trip to Shirley totally worth it. If you've got a car and a sense of adventure, take the coast highway along the southern tip of the island to the quaint tow... more

Victoria's Story walking tour

Date Range: June 08, 2016 to September 04, 2016
Upcoming Dates: August 31, 2016 , September 03, 2016 , September 04, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Saturday
Venue: Tourism Victoria
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Starting: 2:00 PM
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An informative and entertaining 90-minute walking tour that includes the essential background and current events in Victoria. Focus is on the architecture, colourful characters and fascinating stories in the historic area around the Inner Harbour, Parliament Buildings, Empress Hotel and Old Town. High praise on Trip Ad... more

Growing Local: Bean there, doing that! an Exhibit

Dates: June 26, 2016 to September 05, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Sooke Region Museum & Visitor Centre
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 9am - 5pm
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The Sooke Region Museum is pleased to announce Growing Local: Bean there, doing that!, an exhibit looking at historical and present day farming\food production in the Sooke Region. Sooke has an outstanding and vibrant agricultural presence that dates back to the late-1800s. Sooke is home to Woodside farm, the l... more

Patio BBQ at View Royal Casino

Date Range: July 01, 2016 to September 04, 2016
Upcoming Dates: September 02, 2016 , September 03, 2016 , September 04, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
Venue: View Royal Casino
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Friday 5-9pm, Sat 12-2pm & 5-8pm, Sun 12-4pm
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Join us on the Patio for great BBQ eats and relax with a cool drink! BBQ Beef Burger - $8 BBQ Smokie - $6 Sleeve of Coors Banquet - $4 Sundays ONLY - Burger & Beer for $10 includes $10 Free Slot Play! All prices are before tax. more

Double Your Jackpot

Date Range: StartedJuly 03, 2016
Upcoming Dates: September 04, 2016 , September 11, 2016 , September 18, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday
Venue: View Royal Casino
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Sunday 2pm
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Double Your Jackpot | Every Sunday | 2pm Double your Jackpot, up to $1,000 Earn entry ballots with every Jackpot you win (Over $400) Come back on Sundays starting at Noon to place your ballots into draw barrel Draw every Sunday at 2pm Must be present to win Entry ballots can be entered into draw at either View Roya... more

Discover the Airplane in IMAX®

Dates: July 05, 2016 to September 30, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: IMAX Victoria (Inside the Royal BC Museum)
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Playing daily, visit website for show times and tickets.
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Filmed in 18 countries across all 7 continents, Living in the Age of Airplanes takes you on a journey to explore the countless ways the airplane affects your life (even if you don’t fly). With a fascinating take on history, breathtaking visuals, soaring music, and a truly unique perspective, you’ll see the ai... more

Roam with the Mammoths in IMAX®

Dates: July 05, 2016 to December 31, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: IMAX Victoria (Inside the Royal BC Museum)
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Playing daily, visit website for show times and tickets.
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Discover the beautiful and otherworldly frozen landscapes of North America, Europe and Asia ten thousand years before modern civilization. A wondrous world of ice where sabre-toothed cats, giant sloths and the iconic mammoths roam. You’ll also discover the modern day with researchers delving into the past and meet ... more

CRD Regional Parks Nature Outings & Events - 12 years+

Dates: July 06, 2016 to September 30, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Various see below
Location: Various see below
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Thursday, July 28 | 10am–2pm Bike Ride Back in Time (Guided Bicycle Tour) –12 years+ Sooke Potholes Regional Park (Sooke) Cycle back in time with CRD Regional Parks naturalists along the Galloping Goose Regional Trail from Sooke Potholes past Kapoor Regional Park (approx. 12 km round trip). Learn abo... more

CRD Regional Parks Nature Outings & Events - 8 years+

Dates: July 06, 2016 to August 31, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Various see below
Location: Various see below
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Friday, August 12 | 7:30–9pm Early Evening Bat Exploration (Guided Walk) –8 years+ Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park (Saanich) As the day draws to a close, it is a magical time to be out in the park. The daytime creatures are preparing for a night of rest and the nighttime creatures are starting to rouse... more

CRD Regional Parks Nature Outings & Events - Adults Only

Dates: July 06, 2016 to September 30, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Various see below
Location: Various see below
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Saturday, July 9 | 6–9pm Early Evening Canoe Adventure–18 years+ (Guided Adult Paddle) Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park (Saanich) Search for eagles, herons, turtles and other wildlife on the lake with CRD Regional Parks naturalists. Canoe equipment and instruction are provided and no experience is neces... more

Etsy: Island Makers Pop Up Markets

Date Range: July 17, 2016 to September 04, 2016
Upcoming Dates: September 04, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday
Venue: City of Victoria
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 10am-3pm
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Weekly pop up markets celebrating island MADE with Etsy artisans. Each week there will be a carefully curated group of local, island artisans showcasing their craft. Dates are July 17, 24, 31, Aug 21, 28 and Sept 4. more

Birthday Slot Tournament

Date Range: StartedJuly 31, 2016
Upcoming Dates: September 25, 2016 , October 30, 2016 , November 27, 2016
Recurrence Recurring monthly on the last Sunday
Venue: View Royal Casino
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 1-4pm
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Is it your Birthday this month? Join in the Great Canadian Birthday Party! Last Sunday of every month from 1-4pm. Top 10 scores share prize pool between $500-$5,000 based on your Encore Diamond Level. more

Sacred Geometry

Dates: August 08, 2016 to August 31, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Alcheringa Gallery
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Monday - Saturday 10am to 6pm, Sunday 12 pm - 5pm or by appointment
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Dylan Thomas breaks open the boundaries on traditional Coast Salish design by looking for the natural beauty inherent in geometric compositions. As Dylan surrenders control to the mathematics and algorithmic process, he effectively uses centuries old methods to create stunning contemporary explorations of national themes... more

CRD Regional Parks Nature Outings & Events - 5 years+

Dates: August 12, 2016 to September 30, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Varrious see below
Location: Various see below
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  Saturday, August 13 | 8–11am Morning Mist Canoe Adventure (Guided Paddle) – 5 years+ Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park (Saanich)   Join a CRD Regional Parks naturalist for an early morning paddle on the lake searching for eagles, herons, turtles and other lake life. Canoe equipme... more

CRD Regional Parks Nature Outings & Events - All ages

Dates: August 12, 2016 to September 30, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Various see below
Location: Various see below
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Saturday, August 13 | 7–8:30pm Evening Campground Program (Campground Stories) – All ages Island View Beach Regional Park (Central Saanich) Join a CRD Regional Parks naturalist for an evening of games and stories. Bring a beach chair and meet at the campfire ring at Island View Beach campground, off Homa... more

Polished! For the love of venetian plaster

Dates: August 18, 2016 to August 31, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 9am to 9pm (recreation centre hours)
Location: Community Arts Council Main Gallery at Cedar Hill Recreation Centre
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Venetian plaster was the preferred medium of artists like Michelangelo for centuries, but has largely been forgotten in recent years. Three women aim to restore the medium to its former glory in their late summer art show: “Polished! For the love of Venetian plaster” in the Community Arts Council Main Galle... more

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