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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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Uno Fest

Dates: May 08, 2015 to May 24, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Intrepid Theatre
Type: Special Events
Location: Intrepid Theatre
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Since 1997, Uno Fest has presented hundreds of solo artists and over 300 shows in North America's longest-running solo performance festival. Tickets go on sale March 1.  more

Uno Fest 2015

Dates: May 08, 2015 to May 24, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: Various
Location: Metro Studio and Intrepid Theatre Club
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Since 1997, Uno Fest has presented hundreds of solo artists and over 300 shows in North America's longest-running solo performance  festival. Join us again for a ten day thrill ride of innovative and intriguing theatre. Uno Fest is North America's longest running festival of solo performances, and ... more

Social Media Camp

Dates: May 21, 2015 to May 23, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Victoria Conference Centre
Type: Special Events
Location: Victoria Conference Centre
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Social Media Camp is a three-day, knowledge-rich conference that covers all key issues for getting the most out of social media marketing, whether you're responsible for driving website traffic, managing the online marketing budget, reputation management, customer service or stewarding your company's online brand. more

Blue Grouse Winery Grand Opening

Dates: May 23, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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GRAND OPENING!! Please join us on this most anticipated day! The Brunner Family and the Blue Grouse Estate Winery team invite you to attend the grand opening event of their new tasting room and winery facility. Nestled in the heart of Vancouver Island’s Cowichan Valley, Blue Grouse is one of Vancouver Island&rs... more

Coastline's Second Annual Fundraising Concert

Dates: May 23, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: Doors at 7:00PM; Concert at 7:30PM
Location: Fairfield United Church
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COASTLINE, one of Victoria's most exciting youth fiddle ensembles will be hosting their much anticipated Second Annual Fundraising Concert with a party you won't want to miss! Special Guests for the evening include, Mairi Rankin, Ivonne Hernandez, Colleen Eccleston, Quinn Bachand and Nellie Quinn. Coastline features ... more

Community Day

Dates: May 23, 2015
Venue: The Robert Bateman Centre
Type: Special Events
Time: 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Location: The Robert Bateman Centre
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Join us for a free day of tours and other family activities, brought to you by Island Savings. Come down for the Swiftsure International Yacht Race, and help us celebrate the second anniversary of the Robert Bateman Centre. more

Family Fun Day

Dates: May 23, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: Noon to 4:00PM
Location: Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary
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Join us, as the Staff and Board of Directors celebrate Swan Lake's 40th Anniversary by offering family activities including a photo booth, costumes, mascots, music, entertainment, and food by donation. Pre-registration is required by calling 250.479.0211. more

Family Fun Walk

Dates: May 23, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 11:00AM - Noon
Location: Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary
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Join us for a guided walk by our Naturalists, around Swan Lake to celebrate our 40th birthday and discover the beauty of our urban sanctuary. The walk is free but you must pre-register by calling 250.479.0211 as there is a maximum number of participants. more

LDFotoCon

Dates: May 23, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Location: London Drugs in Harris Green Village
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London Drugs is pleased to present its first #LDFotoCon Consumer Photography Show to Victoria on Saturday, May 23. From 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the London Drugs in Harris Green Village, customers can learn the ins and outs of digital cameras with the help of expert photographers and representatives from top manufactur... more

Mayday ball! Social dance!

Dates: May 23, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 6:45PM to 10:30
Location: Les Passmore Centre
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Summer is here - let's start early and dance more! Adam Hanna, Victor Golubkov, and Wanda Kivitt will be hosting a social dance 6:45 PM - Doors open 7:00 - 7:30 PM - Hustle workshop with Victor 7:30 - 10:30 PM - Victor will play your favorite tunes and dance the night away! Drinks and light snacks will be provided ... more

Moss Street Market: D.I.Y Tips from Local Food & Gardening Experts

Dates: May 23, 2015
Venue: Moss Street Market
Type: Special Events
Time: 10:00AM to 2:00PM
Location: Canada
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Moss Street Market is excited to present a day at the market where you learn hands-on skills and tips from a myriad of local experts about all our favourite hobbies: growing and making food! Join us for the D.I.Y Tips from Local Food & Gardening Experts - meet the best of the best local food experts face-to-face abou... more

Newcombe presents its "Faure and Fauna" Spring Concert

Dates: May 23, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Saint Mary's Church
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The Newcombe Singers presents our "Faure and Fauna Spring Concert featuring the sublime Faure's Requeim with guest soloists, Nancy Washeim and Stephen Barradell.   more

Night at the Museum: Gold

Dates: May 23, 2015
Venue: Royal BC Museum
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
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For the last several years, the Royal BC Museum has been host to some strange late night adventures. Dinosaurs and penguins have cozied up to families for the night after exciting evenings of activities and stargazing and watching late night IMAX movies. This year we camp out by the river’s edge, hoping for a fortu... more

Selkirk Waterfront Festival

Dates: May 23, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 10:00AM to 3:00PM
Location: Burnside Gorge Community Centre
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Don't miss this free, fun-filled family event that offers something for everyone! The Selkirk Waterfront Festival is an annual event hosted by the Burnside Gorge Community Association. Highlights include the Giant Swing Ride, fun inflatables, facepainting, balloon animals and duck pond in the Family Fun Zone; the intern... more

Shake, Rattle & Roll Timebenders Dance

Dates: May 23, 2015
Venue: Mary Winspear Centre
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:30PM
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The Timebenders are back with the return of their Shake, Rattle & Roll dance party Saturday, May 23 at 7:00 pm. With new costumes, new moves and new songs and a special performance from emcee Tom Watson this will be a show you won’t want to miss. The 6 piece ensemble band will take you on a journey through th... more

Swiftsure International Yacht Race

Dates: May 23, 2015 to May 25, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Inner Harbour
Type: Special Events
Location: Inner Harbour
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A premier long distance sailing race, Swiftsure International Yacht Race draws competitors from as far as California, Hawaii and New Zealand and curious visitors. Unpredictable winds and currents make this event, offering four different races, a true challenge.  more

6th Annual Best in Show Dog Show For Mutts

Dates: May 24, 2015
Venue: Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort & Spa
Type: Special Events
Time: 1:00PM, registration at 11:30AM
Location: Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort & Spa
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This popular event is a fundraiser for the BC SPCA, presented by the Delta Victoria team. Contest categories include: best dressed, most endearing rescue dog, best trick, cutest puppy, cutest male dog, cutest female dog, most original hair. Contest entry fee is $20 for the first event and $10 for each subsequent event;... more

Friends of the BC Archives: Gold Nuggets and Silver Salts: Photographic Legacy of Frederick Dally

Dates: May 24, 2015
Venue: Royal BC Museum
Type: Special Events
Time: 2:00PM to 3:30PM
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Joan Schwartz Frederick Dally produced some of the most iconic images of early BC during the gold-rush era. He was not the first photographer active in Victoria, but he was, unquestionably, the best and one of the most prolific. During his brief career behind the camera (1866-1870), Dally produced not only a remarkable... more

Victoria Philharmonic Choir: Verdi Requiem

Dates: May 24, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 2:30PM
Location: Farquhar Auditorium, University of Victoria
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The 150 member chorus will be accompanied by 55 members of the Civic Orchestra of Victoria and Victoria Chamber Orchestra, and soloists Ingrid Attrot, Sarah Fryer, Andrew Greenwood and Richard Margison. more

Victoria Spring Sprint

Dates: May 24, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 8:30AM to Noon
Location: University of Victoria
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Join us and be part of the National Movement to End Brain Tumours! Sunday May 24, 2015 University of Victoria 2.5km or 5km walk or fun-run Registration, Activities and Entertainment begins at 8:30 am www.springsprint.ca more

Victoria Walk for Muscular Dystrophy

Dates: May 24, 2015
Venue: Willows Beach
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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When you have muscular dystrophy, your muscles say stop, but your mind says go. The Walk for Muscular Dystrophy is a fun family-oriented community event to raise funds for Muscular Dystrophy Canada, a Canadian charity. The Walk is a fun community event with Fire Fighters, free food, games and more! We invite you to come ... more

Oak Bay Half Marathon

Dates: May 25, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 8:00AM
Location: Oak Bay
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Join locals and visitors alike on a fun filled race day. Events include - Half Marathon - Relay - 10.73K -5K -Kids 1K Challenge  more

Ryan Adams

Dates: May 26, 2015
Venue: The Royal & McPherson Theatres Society
Type: Special Events
Time: Doors 7:00PM
Location: The Royal & McPherson Theatres Society
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Ryan Adams is coming to Victoria! Get your tickets before they sell out and see website for details.  more

Galiano Ensemble -- Serenading the Audience

Dates: May 27, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 8:00PM to 10:00PM
Location: Phillip T. Young Recital Hall -- UVic
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The Galiano Ensemble of Victoria is celebrating its 15th season this year! The celebration represents 15 years of music-making, a 15-years musical relationship between the players and their conductor, and 15 years of performing for our audience. As a special Thank You to our supporters, we will be performing selec... more

Feast, Food & Film

Dates: May 28, 2015 to May 31, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Location: Throughout Greater Victoria
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Join us for fun, entertaining, informative and delicious spins on dinner and a movie as we sample our way around the globe. It's the insider's guide to food: global, local and everything in between as we turn the spotlight on Italian and Peruvian cuisine, Champagne, A Taste of Sidney and more. more

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