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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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Special Events

Easter Lunch

Dates: March 27, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 12:30PM
Location: Cook Street Village Activity Centre

Join us at 12:30pm for a wonderful lunch of a green salad, ham, potatoes, vegetables, and chocolate cake. You will be entertained by the Goward House Singers as we celebrate Easter and spring. Please get your tickets by Tuesday, March 24 more

BC SPCA Wild ARC's Annual Open House

Dates: March 28, 2015 to March 29, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: Noon to 4:00PM
Location: BC SPCA Wild ARC
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Don't miss this amazing event held only once a year! Wild ARC’s Open House offers a rare opportunity to go behind-the-scenes at a wildlife rehabilitation centre. Bring your family and friends to our facility to see what it takes to care for 2,500 injured and orphaned wild animals annually from our community. Res... more

Discovery Walks: Victoria's Story with Chris Adams.

Dates: March 28, 2015
Venue: Discovery Walks
Type: Special Events
Time: 2:00PM
Location: Discovery Walks
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Discover the history, architecture and amazing stories about Victoria on a leisurely 90-minute walking tour. Rain or shine. No reservations needed. Purchase tickets from the guide (cash only) starting at 1:45 pm or any time online at www.discoverthepast.com. more

Dvorák’s Symphony No 8

Dates: March 28, 2015 to March 29, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: The Royal & McPherson Theatres Society
Type: Special Events
Time: Saturday at 8PM, Sunday at 2:30PM
Location: The Royal & McPherson Theatres Society
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Sensational cellist Zuill Bailey returns to enthrall audiences playing both Tchaikovsky's engaging Rococo Variations and Bruch's hauntingly beautiful Kol Nidrei. Dvořák's Symphony no. 8 provides an exciting and uplifting conclusion to this concert, conducted by debut guest conductor Michael Butterman. more

Esquimalt Marchtoberfest

Dates: March 28, 2015 to March 29, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Archie Browning Sports Centre
Type: Special Events
Location: Archie Browning Sports Centre
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The International MarchtoberFest is bringing the spirit of Oktoberfest to Esquimalt - seven months early. With the massive growth in Folk Festivals growing world-wide, and the fact that Victoria is a city of foodies, music enthusiasts and lover of craft beer we feel confident that this Festival is going to become ... more

Fashion Machine Performance/ Visual Art Experience!

Dates: March 28, 2015 to March 29, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Royal BC Museum
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Get ready for the latest installment of Fashion Machine, by Theatre SKAM and The Makehouse. A two night run! Saturday March 28 and Sunday March 29 What’s Fashion Machine you say? It’s a one-of-a-kind performance/gallery/visual art experience where kids take select attendees’ outfits and remake them ... more

Inspired Wellness Intuitive Fair

Dates: March 28, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 11am - 5pm
Location: Church of Truth
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Inspiration for your life's journey! Meet reliable, gifted professionals from your local community and find services that will enhance your daily living. Psychic readings, massage, energy healing and holistic services will be available through out the day to help you to discover new, amazing ways to free your spirit and ... more

Iolanthe

Dates: March 28, 2015 to March 29, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: The Royal & McPherson Theatres Society
Type: Special Events
Time: Saturday at 8PM, Sunday at 2PM
Location: The Royal & McPherson Theatres Society
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Iolanthe is the seventh of the Gilbert and Sullivan collaborations and is their most charming with some of the best music Sir Arthur Sullivan ever wrote. It poses the question of what would happen if fairies intervened in our everyday lives. Don't miss this extravaganza. Fairies in Fairyland, peers of the realm i... more

Songs of Henry Lawes - Thompson/La Reveuse

Dates: March 28, 2015
Venue: Alix Goolden Hall
Type: Special Events
Time: 8:00PM, pre-performance discussion at 7:10PM
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Henry Lawes was one of the best known English composers for voice in the period of Charles I and the Commonwealth. American tenor Jeffrey Thompson performs in an evening of Lawes' songs, accompanied by the French ensemble La Reveuse. more

Sooke Scrabble Tournament

Dates: March 28, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 1PM to 5PM
Location: Edward Milne Community School
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The EMCS Society is hosting its first Scrabble tournament on Saturday, March 28 from 1 to 5 p.m at Edward Milne Community School. Players can register in "casual" or "competitive" categories by calling the EMCS Society office at (250) 642-6371. Proceeds will be split between the annual EMCS Society P... more

West My Friend - "New School Tickets, Old School Cassettes" Live Folk Concert

Dates: March 28, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: Doors: 7:30 pm, Show 8:00 pm
Location: Gibson Auditorium, Camosun College Lansdowne, Young Building.
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Vancouver Island Music Award nominee, West My Friend, plays live on March 28th, 2015 at Camosun College, Lansdowne Campus, Gibson Auditorium. Ticket sales available exclusively through www.mobilewrx.com. Tickets are limited, so download your free MobileWRX app and buy your tickets early! more

Easter Harp Concert

Dates: March 29, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Juan de Fuca Branch, Greater Victoria Public Library
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Join us at the Juan de Fuca Branch library for a one hour performance by local harpist Philipp Gawthrop. Everyone welcome. No registration required. Call 250-940-GVPL(4875) for more information. more

Wonder Sunday: Fashion

Dates: March 29, 2015
Venue: Royal BC Museum
Type: Special Events
Time: 1:00PM to 3:00 PM
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You look fabulous in that! For March Wonder Sunday we look at the fascinating world of clothes. How are they made, why are they made in that way, how it’s different from other generations, and how it can be different right now? We take scissors to it all and imagine a completely new approach to fabric. It all ta... more

On-Going Events

Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Date Range: StartedOctober 09, 2013
Upcoming Dates: March 28, 2015 , March 29, 2015 , April 01, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Saturday
Venue: Victoria Public Market at the Hudson
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
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The Victoria Public Market at the Hudson is very excited to offer a year-round, local food-focused Farmers' Market! Featuring the region's best farms, freshest food, friendliest vendors, and finest musicians, the Downtown Farmers' Market takes place once a week inside the Public Market. Local food producers and farmers a... more

Open Mic Kitchen Party

Date Range: March 02, 2014 to March 29, 2015
Upcoming Dates: March 29, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday
Venue: Kemp Lake
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Kemp Lake Store Music Cafe
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Come out to Sooke to take in the cool retro vibe at the Kemp Lake Music Cafe's Open Mic Kitchen Party. We have great foods, a relaxing atmosphere, and music all the time. Vintage and new LPs, CDs, musical instruments and accessories and CDs - we are the most musical cafe on the west coast! more

Learn to Dance

Date Range: September 16, 2014 to May 05, 2015
Upcoming Dates: March 31, 2015 , April 07, 2015 , April 14, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Tuesday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 7:30 PM to 8:45 PM
Location: Colwood Community Hall
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Learn to dance Rhumba, Cha Cha, Two Step, Waltz and more with the Rainbow Rounders club. Choreographed dancing is done to cues from the instructor. more

Moss Street Winter Market

Date Range: November 01, 2014 to April 25, 2015
Upcoming Dates: March 28, 2015 , April 04, 2015 , April 11, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Saturday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Garry Oak Room
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Moss Street Market Introduces a Winter Market Moss Street Market is excited to announce the introduction of our indoor winter market, every Saturday, 10am to noon, starting November 1st continuing through the winter to April 25. The Moss Street Winter Market will take place in the Garry Oak Room, in the Fairfield Communi... more

Adult Ballet

Date Range: November 17, 2014 to June 01, 2015
Upcoming Dates: March 30, 2015 , April 06, 2015 , April 13, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Monday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Location: The Colwood Community Hall
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This Adult Ballet class runs every Monday at the Colwood Community Hall. All levels of experience are welcome to this drop-in class! more

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Dates: December 12, 2014 to April 06, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Royal BC Museum
Type: On-Going Events
Location: Royal BC Museum
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Celebrating 50 years of images, Wildlife Photographer of the Year showcases award-winning images that tell the astonishing stories of our natural world while pushing the boundaries of technical skill. With more than 42,000 entries from 96 countries, this exhibition celebrates the beauty and magnificence of the world in w... more

Musical Potluck - James Bay New Horizons

Date Range: January 13, 2015 to May 26, 2015
Upcoming Dates: March 31, 2015 , April 07, 2015 , April 14, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Tuesday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Ending: 2:30 PM
Location: James Bay New Horizons
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Weekly friendly, informal music sessions especially for seniors - though all welcome. Bring an instrument, tap your foot or simply listen. There's no cost and no musical experience required! Facilitators: Patrick Smith (voice, guitar, mandolin, whistles) and Alison Vardy (harp, hammered dulcimer, accordion) both of the P... more

A Study In Contrast: Sybil Andrews and Gwenda Morgan

Dates: January 17, 2015 to April 12, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Thursday until 9pm, Sunday 12-5pm
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Join us as we explore two iconic printmakers of the 20th century; Sybil Andrews (1898-1992) and Gwenda Morgan (1908-1991). Both developed their printmaking skills at the progressive Grosvenor School of Modern Art in London (1925-1940). Andrews produced linocuts and Morgan wood engravings, yet their personal styles were ... more

Ghostly Walks

Date Range: January 30, 2015 to March 28, 2015
Upcoming Dates: March 28, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
Venue: Tourism Victoria
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 7:30 pm
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Find out why Victoria is the most haunted city in BC on one of our famous Ghostly Walks. We'll take you through the alleys and courtyards of Old Town and tell you some of our most memorable stories. No reservations needed. Purchase tickets directly from the guides starting at 7:15. Tours take place rain or shine. more

Bingo Night @ Ocean Island Inn

Date Range: February 17, 2015 to April 28, 2015
Upcoming Dates: March 31, 2015 , April 07, 2015 , April 14, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Tuesday
Venue: Ocean Island Inn Backpackers Suites
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 5:00PM to 11:00PM
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Join host Paul Shortt for some fun with bingo! Not only do we have traditional number bingo, but also music bingo for your listening pleasure! The event kicks off at 8.30pm, and runs until about 11. There's prizes and fun to be had! Free to play! Drink Specials - Hoyne Dark Matter: $4.75 & bottles of Canadian $4.25 more

Eclectic Gallery presents Jim McFarland

Dates: March 02, 2015 to April 04, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Mon-Sat; 10 am - 5:30 pm
Location: Eclectic Gallery
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Join us for an afternoon reception with Jim McFarland on Saturday, March 7, 3-5pm Jim McFarland's approach to landscape is quite unconventional. He engages with the subject to determine the fundamental forms present, and quickly establishes his point of view. His vision though true to the scene, often renders the subjec... more

IMAX Film Festival

Dates: March 06, 2015 to April 09, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: IMAX Victoria (Inside the Royal BC Museum)
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Shows hourly from 10 a.m.
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6 Great Films, 5 Fun Weeks, 1 Low Price. Immerse yourself in IMAX where enormous images and digital surround sound transport you to an incredible world of wonder. Film Festival 6 pack of tickets can be shared. Single film tickets also available. Discounted single film ticket prices for children and seniors. Shows hourly ... more

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