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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 - the 2014 program is available here - and a wide variety of music and food festivals to tempt your ears and your taste buds.

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Sooke Night Market

Date Range: June 05, 2014 to September 04, 2014
Upcoming Dates: August 07, 2014 , August 14, 2014 , August 21, 2014
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Thursday
Venue: Sooke Region Museum & Visitor Centre
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Sooke Region Museum & Visitor Centre
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Join us for a community night market! Local crafts, arts, produce, food, entertainment and more. *If you are interested in being a vendor, please check http://sookenightmarket.weebly.com/ more

Dana Claxton Exhibition

Dates: June 26, 2014 to September 07, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Type: Special Events
Location: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
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Dana Claxton is a significant Canadian female artist.  Her exhibition Jun 26 - Sep 7 2014 will compel us to engage critically with how we understand space and history. more

From Geisha to Diva: The Kimono of Ichimaru

Dates: June 27, 2014 to October 19, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Type: Special Events
Location: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria - Pollard Gallery
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From Geisha to Diva: The Kimono of Ichimaru. Curated by Barry Till. Pollard Gallery: Jun 27-Oct 19, 2014 more

Hudson's Bay Company Tour

Dates: July 02, 2014 to August 11, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Maritime Museum of British Columbia
Type: Special Events
Location: Maritime Museum of British Columbia
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Learn about the history of the Hudson’s Bay Company and their role in developing Canada’s fur trade, economy and society. This tour will give special focus to the Hudson’s Bay Company objects and sites in and around the Maritime Museum! July 7 - 1 p.m. July 21 - 1 p.m. August 4 - 1 p.m. August... more

Ghosts of the Maritime Tour

Dates: July 04, 2014 to August 23, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Maritime Museum of British Columbia
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: Maritime Museum of British Colubia
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You’ve heard the rumors……. And they seem to be true! Find out why the Maritime Museum of BC is known as the most haunted building in the most haunted city in Western Canada. With tales of death, violence and mystery, this tour is not for the faint of heart! July: July 18 - 2 p.m.; July 30 - 1 p... more

Brentwood Bay Community Market

Date Range: July 06, 2014 to August 24, 2014
Upcoming Dates: August 03, 2014 , August 10, 2014 , August 17, 2014
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Pioneer Park
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Come join us on Sunday afternoons in Pioneer Park and enjoy shopping for something unique produced by local artisans, munching on eats, or lazing in the sun listening to local, talented musicians. Brentwood Bay Community Market is the newest venue to host artisans from around the Peninsula or pretty darn close. We wil... more

Victoria Street Food Festival

Date Range: July 18, 2014 to August 01, 2014
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Friday
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Location: Centennial Square
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Victoria's best Food Carts and Street Vendors gather in the heart of the city to celebrate the city's top food carts and food artisans. The food truck revolution is upon us! Major cities around the globe are seeing an astonishing rise in Food Trucks and Street Vendors offering up creative and interesting foods to... more

Sooke Fine Arts Show

Dates: July 25, 2014 to August 04, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Location: SEAPARC Leisure Complex
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The Sooke Fine Arts Show provides the opportunity for the finest artists from Vancouver Island and BC's coastal islands to showcase and sell their work. The 11-day art show and sale draws more than 8000 art lovers from Canada, the US and abroad. The Show, coming into its 28th year, is Vancouver Island's longest-running... more

Cycle of Life Tour

Dates: July 26, 2014 to August 03, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Location: Start at Victoria Inner Harbour to Salt Spring and return
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On July 26th & 27th, the Cycle of Life Tour will host its 2nd annual group bike ride in support of hospice care. Riders will cover nearly 200km in two days, pass through scenic South Island areas such as West Saanich, Saanich Inlet, and Cowichan Valley, and enjoy an overnight stay on Salt Spring Island. The Cycle of... more

Movie Night: Noah

Dates: August 01, 2014
Venue: Oak Bay Beach Hotel
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Location: David Foster Foundation Theatre
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The Oak Bay Beach Hotel is thrilled to once again welcome back a long standing tradition of big screen releases to the community through our regularly scheduled Tuesday movie nights in the David Foster Foundation Theatre. Enjoy critically acclaimed movies and experience the drama with friends in the comfortable luxury o... more

Bejewelled Dragons of the Pond (Guided Walk) – for All ages

Dates: August 02, 2014
Venue: Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Location: Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park
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Did you know dragonflies live a dual life? Join a CRD Regional Parks’ naturalist for an up-close look at the amazing world of dragonflies as they zig and zag across wetlands in search of their prey. Meet at the Retriever Ponds area off Beaver Lake Road. BC Transit #70 or 72 more

Sidney Fire Department's 100th Anniversary

Dates: August 02, 2014
Venue: Town of Sidney
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Town of Sidney
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The Sidney Fire Department is hosting our 100th birthday on August 2nd, 2014. Highlights of our birthday include an antique and operational fire apparatus parade down Beacon Avenue, a fire truck “show n’ shine” afterwards, open houses at the Sidney Museum and Sidney Fire Hall, live demonstrations, kids ... more

Week 2 – Vancouver Island Raiders @ Westshore Rebels

Dates: August 02, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Location: Westhills Stadium
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The Westshore Rebels football club is located in the Greater Victoria region and play out of Westhills Stadium. The Rebels are members of the 6 team British Columbia Football Conference with teams from Nanaimo, Kamloops, Kelowna, Langley and Chilliwack. We play in the Canadian Junior Football League and offer young men ... more

Symphony Splash Boat Cruise

Dates: August 03, 2014
Venue: Orca Spirit II - Orca Spirit Adventures
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 8:00 PM to 10:15 PM
Location: Orca Spirit II - Orca Spirit Adventures
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Join us on August 3rd from 8:00-10:15 pm, to take in the beautiful Symphony sounds from the water.  Have the best seat in the house on board the luxurious Orca Spirit II for the fireworks display. Tickets are $25/person includes a glass of sparkling wine for guests over 19 and a glass of sparkling juice for ... more

The Trail Less Travelled (Guided Adult Hike) – for 18 years+

Dates: August 03, 2014
Venue: Thetis Lake Regional Park
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Thetis Lake Regional Park
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Here’s a trail you may not have explored yet! Join a CRD Regional Parks’ naturalist at Prior Lake and walk the Mackenzie Creek Trail to Mackenzie Lake and return via Thetis Lake. There is no fee for this program but you must pre-register as space is limited. To reserve a spot call 250.478.3344 by August 1. B... more

Victoria Symphony Splash

Dates: August 03, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 1:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: Victoria Inner Harbour
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The annual Victoria Symphony Splash is a spectacular event that sees Victoria's beautiful Inner Harbour transformed into an outdoor concert stage. Victoria Symphony Splash is the largest annual outdoor symphony event in Canada, attracting up to 40,000 Victoria residents and visitors. It includes musical entertain... more

British Columbia Day: BC Statutory Holiday

Dates: August 04, 2014
Type: Special Events
Location: Across British Columbia
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British Columbia Day is a BC Statuatory holiday. It is always the 1st Monday after the 1st Sunday of August. Monday, August 4th, 2014 more

Celebrate BC Day

Dates: August 04, 2014
Venue: St. Ann's Academy National Historic Site
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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Celebrate BC Day features free, family-friendly entertainment and activities at the picturesque St. Ann's Academy National Historic Site on Humboldt Street in Victoria on Monday, August 4. The event features a wide variety of programming including headliner and Latin Grammy Award winner Alex Cuba! Earlier in the ... more

Movie Night: The Kings of Summer

Dates: August 05, 2014
Venue: Oak Bay Beach Hotel
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 6:15 PM to 9:30 PM
Location: David Foster Foundation Theatre
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The Oak Bay Beach Hotel is thrilled to once again welcome back a long standing tradition of big screen releases to the community through our regularly scheduled Tuesday movie nights in the David Foster Foundation Theatre. Enjoy critically acclaimed movies and experience the drama with friends in the comfortable luxury o... more

Snake Day (Drop-in Event) –All ages

Dates: August 07, 2014
Venue: Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park
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CRD Regional Parks has teamed up with Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary for this slithery event: watch snake shows, hold a snake, play a snake game and more. Drop by the tents at the main Beaver Beach anytime between 11am and 2pm. Meet at the Beaver Lake Nature Centre off the main parking lot. Wheel chair accessi... more

Movie Night: The Kings of Summer

Dates: August 08, 2014
Venue: Oak Bay Beach Hotel
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Location: David Foster Foundation
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The Oak Bay Beach Hotel is thrilled to once again welcome back a long standing tradition of big screen releases to the community through our regularly scheduled Tuesday movie nights in the David Foster Foundation Theatre. Enjoy critically acclaimed movies and experience the drama with friends in the comfortable luxury o... more

Arts & Music in the Gardens 2014

Date Range: August 09, 2014 to August 27, 2014
Upcoming Dates: August 09, 2014 , August 11, 2014 , August 13, 2014
Recurrence Recurring every 2 days
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Horticulture Centre of the Pacific
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20th year! Over 60 artists including gallery of emerging artists LIVE MUSIC all weekend. “Auto Art!” Vintage cars on display Unique Land Art displays Eat at Café Nourish or at food stalls Beer from Moon Under Water Brewery Plants and bonsais for sale. Master Gardeners to answer your gardening q... more

Bike Ride Back in Time (Guided Bicycle Tour) – for 16 years+

Dates: August 09, 2014
Venue: Sooke Potholes Regional Park
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Sooke Potholes Regional Park
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Cycle back in time with CRD Regional Parks’ naturalists along the Galloping Goose Regional Trail from Sooke Potholes to the northern terminus at Kapoor Regional Park. Learn about the historic area of Leechtown and enjoy the unspoiled beauty of this wilderness area. Bring your own bicycle, lunch, water and snacks. T... more

Moon Walk (Guided Walk) – for 5 years+

Dates: August 09, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Location: Coles Bay Regional Park
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When the moon is full and the tide is low, down to Coles Bay we’ll go! Join a CRD Regional Parks’ naturalist to look for marine creatures like crabs, sea stars and the elusive moon snail. This program includes wading in the water so be prepared to get your feet and clothes wet (wear shorts and sandals or beac... more

10th Annual Bowker Creek Brush Up Art Show & Sale

Dates: August 10, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Location: Bowker Creek Park, Oak Bay
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Join over 30 artists on the shady banks of Bowker Creek Park in Oak Bay, as they interact with the public while creating their art form, en plein air. Enjoy paintings, pottery, jewelry, photography and more! Meet internationally known artist Pat Martin Bates and chat with artist and author Robert Amos, two of our guest a... more

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