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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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Special Events

Native Plant Garden Tour

Dates: May 01, 2016
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: 10 Garden Locations around Victoria BC
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Curious about Native Plants? Join us for the Native Plant Garden Tour on Sunday May 1! Drop-in event, by donation no RSVP or ticket needed. 10 garden stops with 4 private and 6 public restoration areas will be available with the lead gardener or expert to answer the questions about Native Plants! There will be giveaw... more

CRD Guided 4hr Adult Hike: Mount Work Out!

Dates: May 04, 2016
Type: Special Events
Time: 11am-3pm
Location: Mount Work Regional Park
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Wednesday, May 4 | 11am-3pm Mount Work Out! (Guided Adult Hike) -18 years+ Mount Work Regional Park (Saanich) Join a CRD Regional Parks naturalist on this vigorous hike that takes us from marshy lowlands to rugged rocky outcrops. There is no fee for this program but you must pre-register as space is limited. Call... more

Animals Through the Ages - The Civic Orchestra of Victoria

Dates: May 07, 2016
Venue: Alix Goolden Hall
Type: Special Events
Time: Starting: 2:00 PM
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Join the Civic Orchestra of Victoria for a fun, animal-themed, musical adventure! Narrated by the host of CBC's Quirks & Quarks, Bob McDonald, this performance will delight concert-goers and animal lovers of all ages. Children 12 years of age and under can attend any Civic Orchestra concert for FREE (when accompa... more

Mother's Day Brunch at Harbour Towers

Dates: May 08, 2016
Venue: Harbour Towers Hotel & Suites
Type: Special Events
Time: 11am-2pm
Location: Harbour Towers Hotel & Suites
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Vic's Steakhouse presents the annual Mother's Day Brunch. Sunday, May 8th, 11am-2pm at the Harbour Towers Hotel & Suites.    more

Mother’s Day Paint-In and Craft Fair

Dates: May 08, 2016
Venue: Royal Roads University
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
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Celebrate Mother’s Day at Royal Roads’ free outdoor festival of artists and artisans, entertainers and food vendors with family-friendly menus. Wander the beautiful spring gardens of Hatley Park, take a free tour of Hatley Castle, enjoy live musical entertainment and engage the kids’ creativity with ... more

Young Empires plus BLAJK

Dates: May 18, 2016
Type: Special Events
Time: 8pm
Location: Sugar Nightclub
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Young Empires is comprised of lead vocalist Matthew Vlahovich, bassist Jake Palahnuk, and drummer Taylor Hill and formed in 2009. The following two years proved to be a globe trotting adventure for the band; jet setting to cities like Bogota, London, Los Angeles, Paris, Stockholm, New York and Miami to perform with the l... more

African Cultural Week & AfriCa Fest

Dates: May 20, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Location: Vic West Community Centre
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From May 20 - May 25, 2015, the African Cultural Week and AfriCa Fest Victoria comes to you for the 3rd time. AfriCa Fest, quickly becoming one of BC’s largest cultural fairs encourages Business and Humanity for African and the Caribbean. AFRICA FEST held each year in Victoria celebrates the tastes, smells, sig... more

Cheese and Meat Festival

Dates: May 21, 2016
Type: Special Events
Time: Tasting session 1: 3:00pm, Tasting session 2: 7:00pm
Location: Parkside Hotel and Spa
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The first festival oriented to showcasing cheese and meat arrives in Victoria on May 21st. With the recent boom in artisan shops across the capital region the Cheese and Meat festival aims to showcase both international and local cheese and meat in an experiential tasting format. The festival will take place at the ... more

Circus Incognitus

Dates: May 21, 2016
Type: Special Events
Time: Starting: 8:00 PM
Location: McPherson Playhouse
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This international hit is a truly delightful show for all ages. Jamie Adkins’ humble, silent everyman character wanders on stage with a flashlight, is surprised to find an audience, then works his circus magic with all manner of everyday objects – ladders, a chair, a rope, a fork, a refrigerator box, a shee... more

Victoria Highland Games & Celtic Festival

Dates: May 21, 2016 to May 23, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Location: Topaz Park
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The 153st Victoria Highland Games & Celtic Festival celebrates Scottish music, culture and arts. The Festival takes place on Saturday, May 21, to Monday, May 23, at Topaz Park. View website for details. more

Island Farms Victoria Day Parade

Dates: May 23, 2016
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Government Street
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Celebrate Victoria Day in British Columbia's capital city at the 118th Island Farms Victoria Day Parade! This is Victoria's largest parade, attracting well over 100,000 people. It features Canadian and American marching bands, hundreds of floats, cultural shows and festive clowns. Led by the Canadian Forces, this annual ... more

On-Going Events

Eat, Pray, Love: The Fairfield Connection Series

Date Range: September 15, 2015 to May 17, 2016
Upcoming Dates: May 17, 2016
Recurrence Recurring monthly on the 3rd Tuesday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: Fairfield United Church
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Deepen belonging and spiritual growth in a safe, curious and creative space. This two-hour community gathering will enrich your life with meaningful conversation, stories, singing, art and food! Get to know your neighbours as you expand your sense of the world. All ages, all family styles, all genders, and all experie... more

Island Inspired tasting

Date Range: StartedSeptember 22, 2015
Upcoming Dates: May 02, 2016 , May 03, 2016 , May 04, 2016
Recurrence Recurring every week day
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 5:30PM to 7:00PM
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Local, seasonal & sustainable menu for you to choose from. Camille's has always been a "go to" for locals, tourists & friends to celebrate great, farm fresh food and amazing BC wine. We encourage you to try our Island Inspired (choice off ala carte) special of 3 courses from our local dishes for $40... more

Live, Local Music on the Rooftop

Date Range: January 15, 2016 to December 17, 2016
Upcoming Dates: May 06, 2016 , May 07, 2016 , May 13, 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: May 05, 2016 , May 08, 2016 , May 12, 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

Paint Night at Blue Grouse Winery!

Date Range: March 24, 2016 to May 26, 2016
Upcoming Dates: May 26, 2016
Recurrence Recurring monthly on the 4th Thursday
Venue: Blue Grouse Estate Winery
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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Some of you may have done paint nights in pubs before, but we can guarantee you have never done anything at those paint nights like Michelle and Kate's projects!   WHEN: Thursday March 24th, 6:30 to 8:30pm WHAT: AFRICAN ELEPHANTS inspired by ARTIST Marion Evamy RESULT: A beautiful piece of Art! WH... 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
Upcoming Dates: May 07, 2016 , May 14, 2016 , May 21, 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: May 04, 2016 , May 08, 2016 , May 11, 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

Sunday Funday at the Victoria Public Market

Date Range: April 03, 2016 to May 29, 2016
Upcoming Dates: May 08, 2016 , May 15, 2016 , May 22, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday
Venue: Victoria Public Market at the Hudson
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 11 am - 3 pm
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What: Sunday Funday Time: 11am – 3pm Join us for Sunday Funday at the Market! What is Sunday Funday you ask? It’s exactly as it sounds…a fun day at the Market! Since Victoria is Canada’s brunch capital, we’ll be serving up brunch items for you, we’ll also have live music and lots of... more

Commit to Self-Care and Be Your BEST Self

Date Range: April 04, 2016 to January 02, 2017
Upcoming Dates: May 02, 2016 , June 06, 2016 , July 04, 2016
Recurrence Recurring monthly on the 1st Monday
Venue: The Union Club of British Columbia
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 5:15 pm registration. Workshop begins at 5:30pm
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If you're a busy professional woman who often finds it difficult to make time for yourself, give yourself permission to take an evening off and discover why practicing self-care is so important for you AND everyone else in your life. Experience a mini-self-care workshop where you'll take time to appreciate some o... more

Jennifer McIntyre & Carolyn Kowalyk Art Show

Dates: April 04, 2016 to May 07, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm. Closed Sundays
Location: Eclectic Gallery
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Jennifer McIntrye & Carolyn Kowalyk April 4 - May 7 Fluid acrylics and layered glazes enable Jennifer McIntyre to create lush tropical environments filled with birds and flowers. Subtle and complex colours are a signature of her work. Imaginative flights both surreal and fantastical are inscribed on canvas. P... more

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