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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

The Last Wife: A Play at the Belfry Theatre

Dates: September 20, 2016 to October 16, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Belfry Theatre
Type: Special Events
Time: Various - see website
Location: Belfry Theatre
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This contemporary re-imagining of the compelling relationship between Henry VIII and his last wife, Katherine Parr, is a witty and powerful examination of sexual politics and women's rights. It's a dangerous game of chess, with Henry's offspring, Mary, Elizabeth, and Edward as pawns. more

Savour Cowichan Culinary Festival

Dates: September 24, 2016 to October 03, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: Various - see website
Location: Cowichan Valley
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During a ten-day festival span, two lavish marquee events, Barge On In and Oktoberfest, will be held on a floating barge in Mill Bay, where funds raised will support families living with autism in the Cowichan Valley through the Canucks Autism Network (CAN). In addition to these events, dozens of artisanal food ... more

Garden City Grooves Music Festival

Dates: September 29, 2016 to October 01, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: Various - see below
Location: Downtown Victoria
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The third annual Garden City Grooves Music Festival will take place September 29 to October 1 in beautiful and historic downtown Victoria, British Columbia. The Garden City Grooves music festival is a celebration of funk, soul and groove music. The legacy of this music and its essence from legendary artists like James ... more

A Royal Champagne Afternoon Tea at the Fairmont Empress

Dates: September 30, 2016 to November 30, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Fairmont Empress
Type: Special Events
Time: Various - see website link
Location: Fairmont Empress
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Royal pinkies up! To honour and celebrate the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's upcoming visit to Canada, select Fairmont hotels will be launching A Royal Champagne Afternoon Tea. Featuring the creations of former Royal Pastry Chef Darren McGrady, the new tea menu will include such beloved items as: caramel banana cake (... more

Halloween in Victoria

Dates: September 30, 2016 to October 31, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Location: Victoria, BC
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As the oldest city in the Pacific Northwest, Victoria has a torrid history that comes to life during the month of October. The brilliant colours of fall hint at the wealth of vibrant Halloween-inspired activities on offer in British Columbia's most haunted city. WHAT'S ON! As you wander downtown, you notice curio... more

Fresh to Death: A Celebration of Fresh Hop Beers

Dates: October 01, 2016
Type: Special Events
Time: 1pm-6pm
Location: Centennial Square
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Victoria Beer Week presents... FRESH TO DEATH - Victoria's Harvest Celebration of Fresh Hop Beers At the end of August each summer, many BC brewers leave their brew kettles and fermentation tanks behind to go on a field trip. They travel to hop farms all around the province to collect fresh hops that are still we... more

Mad Hatter's Tea Party at the London Tube Restaurant

Dates: October 01, 2016 to October 31, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: The London Tube
Type: Special Events
Location: The London Tube
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There is always time for tea, particularly when it's a Mad Hatter's tea party. The London Tube Restaurant will be decked for Halloween and will offer a spooktacular menu featuring their famous Alice in Wonderland Tea. Tuck in to creepy eats including frightfully frosted cupcakes and big kid Halloween cocktails. Kids can ... more

Night at the Museum: Mammoths

Dates: October 01, 2016
Venue: Royal BC Museum
Type: Special Events
Time: 6:30pm-9:00am
Location: Royal BC Museum
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Suggested for youth ages 6-16. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. Please limit the number of adults to a maximum of two per family. During the week prior to the sleepover, you will receive an email with forms to sign and bring with you on the night of the sleepover. Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 AM, orientation begins... more

Annual Salt Spring Island Apple Festival

Dates: October 02, 2016
Type: Special Events
Time: TBA
Location: Salt Spring Island
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So many apples, so little time, but make sure to take time to taste the apples along the way! Salt Spring Island was among the first regions in British Columbia to grow apples (supplying Vancouver and the Lower Mainland) and now grows over 350 varieties apples. Help celebrate our 'fruitful' beginnings at the 17th Salt ... more

Indie Author Day Book Launch

Dates: October 08, 2016
Type: Special Events
Time: 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Location: Lifestyle Markets
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Join us for our first Indie Author Day book launch-plus food, music and conversation-to celebrate new fiction, poetry and memoir by local authors Joy Huebert, Gisela Ruebsaat and Inge Israel. Drop-in. more

Victoria Ghostly Walks

Dates: October 14, 2016 to October 31, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Market Square
Type: Special Events
Time: Hourly between 6:30 & 9:30pm
Location: Market Square
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Discover Victoria's goriest stories and find the city's scariest spots with Ghostly Walks. Your ghoulish guide will take you on a walk through Chinatown, Market Scare, the Inner Harbour and Bastion Square telling ghastly tales from Victoria's notorious gold rush featuring a beheading, a Jack the Ripper-style killing, a... more

The Annual Zombie Walk

Dates: October 15, 2016
Type: Special Events
Time: 5pm
Location: Downtown Victoria
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Champagne Taittinger Dinner with Mikael Falkman

Dates: October 17, 2016
Type: Special Events
Time: Starting: 6:00 PM
Location: 10 Acres - Kitchen
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A decadent evening of Champagne with Northern Divine Caviar and a decadent menu presented by 10 Acres - Kitchen. more

Arkenham Abbey: Psychological Horror Comedy at Craigdarroch Castle

Dates: October 19, 2016 to October 31, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Craigdarroch Castle Historic House Museum
Type: Special Events
Location: Craigdarroch Castle Historic House Museum
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In the Post-Edwardian era, before the outbreak of the First World War and the Spanish flu, a Suffolk country estate turned sanatorium for the unethically psychotic has had an outbreak of a different kind. Now the inmates have taken over the asylum and the Feast of Fools is about to begin. Welcome to ARKENHAM ABBEY. A... more

Rocky Horror Show: Live!

Dates: October 19, 2016 to October 29, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: Oct 19-23; 26-27 - 8PM | Oct 28-29 - 7 & 10PM
Location: Metro Studio Theatre
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In this cult classic, soon-to-weds Brad (RJ Peters) and Janet (Sarah Anne Murphy) become stranded with a flat tire during a storm, and their only ray of light the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank N' Furter (Griffin Lea), a seductive mad scientist. As their innocence is tested, and their personal walls shatter, Brad and Janet... more

Pumpkin Express at Heritage Acres

Dates: October 21, 2016 to October 23, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Heritage Acres
Type: Special Events
Time: 4:30pm-8:30pm
Location: Heritage Acres
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This event was run for the first time last year by VIME and was an overwhelming success. This year SHAS will also participate and will help to make this event one of our biggest events of the year. There will be a ton of creepy things for the younger crowd that aren't too scary. Pumpkin carving, face painting, and lots... more

Gruesome Tales of Bastion Square

Date Range: October 22, 2016
Upcoming Dates: October 22, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
Type: Special Events
Time: Saturdays at 2:00 pm; Sundays at 10:30 am
Location: In front of 26 Bastion Square (Burnes House)
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This is not a ghost tour, but true stories about the public hangings and other ghastly events that took place in and around Bastion Square, one of Victoria's heritage landmarks. Tours take place on Saturdays Oct. 22 and 29 at 2:00 pm and Sundays October 23 and 30 at 10:30 am. No reservations needed, Tours take place rain... more

Stein & Dine 2016 at the Victoria Public Market

Dates: October 22, 2016
Venue: Victoria Public Market at the Hudson
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:30pm-10:30pm
Location: Victoria Public Market at the Hudson
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Roast Meat and Sandwich Shop joins forces with Victoria Beer Week to celebrate Oktoberfest and BC Craft Beer Month! Going into its third year this event is becoming an October tradition in Victoria. Please join us for another great celebration of German food and delicious craft beer!  Each ticket gran... more

Tea Leaf Reading 101 at Silk Road

Dates: October 22, 2016
Venue: Silk Road Tea
Type: Special Events
Time: 10:15am - 12pm
Location: Silk Road Tea
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Learn about the ancient practice of tea leaf reading with this fun, introductory session that teaches you the basics of tea leaf reading. The custom of reading tea leaves is an ancient practice that originated in China, which is also the home of the world's oldest tea tradition. According to legends, tea leaf reading b... more

Pumpkin Pursuit: Halloween in Downtown Victoria

Dates: October 24, 2016 to October 31, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: All day
Location: Downtown Victoria
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Pick up your map and explore Downtown Victoria's businesses and search for your favourite Jack-o-Lantern in the Pumpkin Pursuit. Vote for your favourite and you will be entered for a chance to win 2 Harbour Air flights. The Pumpkin Pursuit map will highlight Downtown Trick or Treat locations as well as Downtown's spookt... more

Ghost Bus Tours

Date Range: October 26, 2016 to October 27, 2016
Upcoming Dates: October 26, 2016 , October 27, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Thursday
Venue: Oak Bay Marina
Type: Special Events
Time: Starting: 7:00 PM
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Ghost Bus Tours have been one of Victoria's popular Halloween events since 1994. These two-hour tours in the comfort of a charter coach are devised and narrated by John Adams for the Old Cemeteries Society. They head through some of the city's most haunted places away from the downtown core. The route is different each... more

Pumpkin Art on Oak Bay Avenue

Dates: October 27, 2016 to October 31, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Location: Oak Bay Beach Hotel
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This fall Oak Bay Avenue will be transformed into a sea of orange. From the streetlights to the shop windows, pumpkins will take over this quaint village during the Halloween season. The star of the show will be Pumpkin Art on the Avenue from October 27 to 31, which features hundreds of pumpkin carvings set up in theme... more

Dinner Show: Who Killed Mike Fraser - A Murder Mystery

Dates: October 28, 2016 to October 29, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Oak Bay Beach Hotel
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
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Mike Fraser was on top of the world. His charm made him a lot of friends, and his temper made him just as many enemies. He was larger then life, living every second like it was his last… until an unfortunate series of events brings him to his last breath. He is no longer with us, but can you figure out what caused... more

Movie Under the Maltworks: Shaun of the Dead at the Phillips Backyard

Dates: October 28, 2016
Venue: Phillips Brewing & Malting Company
Type: Special Events
Time: Doors at 6pm, Film at 7pm
Location: Phillips Brewing & Malting Company
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Worried about all the Halloween craziness? The Victoria Film Festival wants you to grab your zombie costume, go to Phillips Brewing & Malting Co., have a nice cold pint, and wait for all of this to blow over. On Friday, October 28th join us in the Phillips Backyard for the rom zom com Shaun of the Dead. $20 ticket... more

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