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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 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

Ship Point Night Market

Date Range: June 17, 2016 to September 17, 2016
Upcoming Dates: July 01, 2016 , July 02, 2016 , July 08, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
Type: Special Events
Time: 6-10:30pm - SELECT WEEKENDS
Location: Ship Point
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Ship Point (off Wharf Street below the Visitor Centre) Select weekends throughout the summer:    June 17-18 June 24-25 July 8-9 August 5-6 August 26-27 September 9-10 September 16-17   Inspired artists, mucicians, jugglers, and food vendors make this fantastic pedest... more

Oaklands Sunset Community Market

Date Range: June 22, 2016 to August 24, 2016
Upcoming Dates: June 29, 2016 , July 06, 2016 , July 13, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Wednesday
Type: Special Events
Time: 4:30-8:30pm
Location: Oaklands Community Centre
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Oaklands Community Centre (2827 Belmont Ave.) Wednesdays, June 22 through August 24, 4:30-8:30 p.m. Oaklands Sunset Market showcases local farmers and vendors selling delectable breads, granolas, teas, baked goods and olive oils, as well as artisans displaying crafts, arts, pottery and designer jewellery. Food truck... more

On-Going Events

Live, Local Music on the Rooftop

Date Range: January 15, 2016 to December 17, 2016
Upcoming Dates: July 01, 2016 , July 02, 2016 , July 08, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
Venue: Vista 18 Westcoast Grill & Wine Bar
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 8-11pm
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Join us on the rooftop at Vista 18 Westcoast Grill & Wine Bar for live, local music every Friday and Saturday night from 8pm – 11pm. No cover! Savour your favourite martini and a small bite while enjoying the music and amazing view. more

Guinean Drum & Dance Classes

Date Range: StartedMarch 06, 2016
Upcoming Dates: June 26, 2016 , June 30, 2016 , July 03, 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

Casino Academy

Dates: March 23, 2016 to March 23, 2017
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: View Royal Casino
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 3pm - 10pm - see dates below
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Try our ALL NEW Casino Academy! We have one every month, and you can play anytime between 3-10 pm. Learn to play the most popular casino games in a funny money tournament style! This free event is open to all players of all ages - no experience required! Come out and join the fun, bring a friend and win prizes. The Top... more

America Wild: National Parks Adventure IMAX® Film

Dates: April 01, 2016 to June 30, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: IMAX Victoria (Inside the Royal BC Museum)
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Visit www.imaxvictoria.com for show times.
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Go on the ultimate off-trail adventure into awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness in America Wild: National Parks Adventure. Immersive IMAX® cinematography takes you soaring over red rock canyons, hurtling up craggy mountain peaks and into other-worldly realms found within America’s most legendary... more

CRD Regional Parks Nature Outings & Events - 5 years+

Dates: April 01, 2016 to June 30, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Various - see below
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Sunday, April 24 | 11am–12:30pm Beach Seine (Guided Walk) –5 years + Witty’s Lagoon Regional Park (Metchosin) Join CRD Regional Parks naturalists on a beach seine. See what creatures live in the under water forest. Be prepared to get your feet wet (bring sandals or beach shoes). Meet on the main be... more

CRD Regional Parks Nature Outings and Events - 9 years+

Dates: April 01, 2016 to June 30, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Various - see below
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Saturday, April 2 | 1–2:30pm Up the Blooming Hill (Guided Walk) –9 years+ Lone Tree Hill Regional Park (Highlands) Join a CRD Regional Parks naturalist for a hike to the summit of Lone Tree Hill. We will look at what’s blooming and other signs of spring. The view from the summit is spectacular and ... more

CRD Regional Parks Nature Outings & Events - All Ages

Date Range: April 02, 2016 to June 25, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Saturday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Various - see below
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Saturday, April 9 | 1–2:30pm Spring at Francis/King (Guided Walk) –All ages Francis/King Regional Park (Saanich) Check out what spring has to offer. Join a CRD Regional Parks naturalist and take a stroll along the universally accessible Elsie King trail at Francis/King Regional Park. Meet at the Francis/... more

Double Your Jackpot at View Royal Casino

Date Range: April 03, 2016 to June 29, 2016
Upcoming Dates: June 26, 2016 , June 29, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday
Venue: View Royal Casino
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Sunday 2pm & Wednesday 8pm
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Double Your Jackpot Earn ballots for every jackpot you hit during the week. We match the jackpot for up to $1,000 cash if your name is drawn with draws every Sunday at 2 pm & Wednesday at 8 pm. Earn Unlimited Jackpot Entries - bring your draw entry to either Casino Nanaimo or View Royal Casino! Must be present... more

Thousand Dollar Thursdays

Date Range: StartedApril 07, 2016
Upcoming Dates: June 30, 2016 , July 07, 2016 , July 14, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Thursday
Venue: View Royal Casino
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 8:30pm Draw

Win $1,000 Cash every Thursday! Get a FREE draw ballot every Sunday through Thursday at 1, 3, 5 & 7pm Draw barrel opens Thursday @ 6pm Draw Thursdays @ 8:30pm *Must be present to win more

A Beautiful Planet at IMAX®

Dates: April 29, 2016 to July 31, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: IMAX Victoria (Inside the Royal BC Museum)
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Varies
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Join the Astronauts aboard the International Space Station in our newest IMAX® film A Beautiful Planet. See amazing footage of our magnificent blue planet and get a unique perspective and increased understanding of our planet and galaxy as never seen before. Narrated by Academy Award winner, Jennifer Lawrence. A Bea... more

Guest Appreciation Mondays

Date Range: StartedMay 02, 2016
Upcoming Dates: June 27, 2016 , July 04, 2016 , July 11, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Monday
Venue: View Royal Casino
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 7-10pm

Guest Appreciation Mondays | 7 – 10 pm Slot Tournament & Party Pit Encore members exclusive Slot Tournament every Monday between 7 – 10pm Top 3 Scores share $500 in Free Slot Play! $15 Registration Fee includes Appy Basket and a Drink! Register at Guest Services more

Double Trouble Blackjack Saturdays

Date Range: StartedMay 07, 2016
Upcoming Dates: July 02, 2016 , July 09, 2016 , July 16, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Saturday
Venue: View Royal Casino
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 12pm-7pm

Double Trouble Blackjack Saturdays | Noon – 7pm Play Blackjack & Win Cash every Saturday this month! 7 hourly Heats from Noon through 6pm Top Score from every heat advances to final @ 7pm Cash Pool 1st - $1,250; 2nd - $750; 3rd $500 WIN DOUBLE: Cash Pool 1st $2,500; 2nd $1,500; 3rd $1,000  more

Goldstream Farmers Market

Date Range: May 07, 2016 to October 15, 2016
Upcoming Dates: July 02, 2016 , July 09, 2016 , July 16, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Saturday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 10am-2pm
Location: Veterans Memorial Park
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We love our farmers and we love our community so much that we like to celebrate this with our Farmers Market, held on Saturdays from May to October in Veteran's Memorial Park. Our farmers bring the freshest local produce for you to enjoy; our artisan crafters have made many different items ideal for gift giving; our f... more

James Bay Community Market

Date Range: May 07, 2016 to September 24, 2016
Upcoming Dates: July 02, 2016 , July 09, 2016 , July 16, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Saturday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Corner of Superior & Menzies St.
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Just two minutes from the Parliament Buildings, our market features locally-produced quality products from our award-winning artisans. Our farmers' tents are brimming with locally-grown produce. We feature food vendors, a wide variety of food products and baking including gluten-free items. There is live music, wine... more

Junior Nature Sketch Club

Date Range: May 07, 2016 to July 09, 2016
Upcoming Dates: July 02, 2016 , July 09, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Saturday
Venue: The Robert Bateman Centre
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 9:30 A.M. – 11:30 A.M. or 1 P.M. – 3 P.M.
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Sign up for The Robert Bateman Centre’s Junior Nature Sketch Club and experience art in the great outdoors, guided by a naturalist and sketch artist! Ages 5 – 12 Saturdays 9:30 A.M. – 11:30 A.M. or 1 P.M. – 3 P.M. $50/child Registration fee includes materials (sketch book & pencil) and a f... more

Moss Street Market

Date Range: May 07, 2016 to October 29, 2016
Upcoming Dates: July 02, 2016 , July 09, 2016 , July 16, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Saturday
Venue: Moss Street Market
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Moss Street Market
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Moss Street Market Begins its 25th Season! With over 25 local, organic farmers, Moss Street Market is Victoria's farmers market. The market also has over 75 craft, food, beer, wine, cider, and spirits vendors; all offerings made and sold directly by the local producer. The market is complimented by local musicians, grea... more

Salt Spring Islands Saturday Market

Date Range: May 07, 2016 to October 29, 2016
Upcoming Dates: July 02, 2016 , July 09, 2016 , July 16, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Saturday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 9am-4pm
Location: Ganges on Salt Spring Island
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Quality Candles from Beeswax Works Saturday Market Monsoon Coast Chai and Delicious Curry Spices Handmade Soap from Salt Spring Soapworks Salt Delicious! Sprouts & Exotic Mushrooms Cute Birdhouses made from Driftwood Gorgeous ceramics from Erin Morris Market Activism Mmmmm - Toffe Brittle from Chocolate Beach Choco... more

Sooke Country Market

Date Range: May 07, 2016 to October 29, 2016
Upcoming Dates: July 02, 2016 , July 09, 2016 , July 16, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Saturday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 10am-2pm
Location: Otter Point Road
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Otter Point Road (across from Eustace Road) Saturdays 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. May 7 through October Featuring fresh local vegetables and fruit, baked treats and bread, plants, flowers and seeds, eggs, local arts and crafts including woodworking leatherwork, sewing and jewellery. more

Metchosin Farmers' Market

Date Range: May 08, 2016 to October 23, 2016
Upcoming Dates: June 26, 2016 , July 03, 2016 , July 10, 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: June 26, 2016 , July 03, 2016 , July 10, 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

Modern Visionaries

Dates: May 09, 2016 to June 30, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Air Canada
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Mon thru Sat., 10 - 5:30 pm
Location: Eclectic Gallery
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Eclectic Gallery's MODERN VISIONARIES exhibit brings together original artwork which celebrates MODERNISM from May 9 - June 30. The show includes numerous works of historical interest by members of Victoria's Limner group and contemporaries. Accomplished artists Carole Sabiston, Herbert Siebner, Pat Martin Bates... more

Community Yoga at Imagine Studio Café

Date Range: StartedMay 18, 2016
Upcoming Dates: June 28, 2016 , June 29, 2016 , July 05, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
Location: Imagine Studio Café
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Join us Tuesday and Wednesday nights for Hatha style yoga. Surround yourself with plants and art as you immerse yourself in your practice. Limited space available so reserve your spot online.  more

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