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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 and a wide variety of music and food festivals to tempt your ears and your taste buds.

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3rd Annual IMAX Victoria Film Festival

Dates: March 21, 2014 to April 21, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: IMAX Victoria
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Location: Imax Victoria
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It’s the IMAX® Film Festival, a celebration of the original 70mm IMAX® format. It’s the brilliant film projected on the giant screen that takes you on bold adventures. 6 classic films over 4 fun weeks! Films play on the hour and include Dolphins, Majestic White Horses, Adrenaline Rush, Adventures in W... more

Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival

Dates: March 31, 2014 to May 12, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Location: Various
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For six weeks from March to May, over five thousand Victoria-area performers and students of music, dance and dramatic arts are on stages throughout the city receiving adjudications from renowned experts in the arts. Performances in Brass, Classical Guitar, Choral, Composition, Dance (Ethnic, School and Studio), Fiddle... more

Alternative Visions: Renditions of Myth, Legend & Folk Tales from China & Japan

Dates: April 10, 2014 to June 15, 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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Alternative Visions: Renditions of Myth, Legend & Folk Tales from China & Japan Curated by Barry Till. Pollard Gallery until Jun 15, 2014 more

Carole Sabiston Exhibition: Everything Below and All of the Above

Dates: April 10, 2014 to April 27, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Type: Special Events
Location: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria - Ker & Centennial Galleries
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Carole Sabiston Exhibition:  Everything Below and All of the Above. Until Apr 27 2014 in the Ker & Centennial Galleries.   Guest Curated by Patricia Bovey more

Multiplicity of the Singularity: Kika Thorne Exhibition

Dates: April 10, 2014 to June 22, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Type: Special Events
Time: April 10 Opening Reception: 5 - 7 PM
Location: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
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Multiplicity of the Singularity:  Kika Thorne Exhibition. Curated by Toby Lawrence. Apr 10 - Jun 22 2014 In Multiplicity of the Singularity, Kika Thorne invites both metaphoric and scientific explorations through her elasticized sculptural installation, the Singularity (2006-ongoing)  more

Winter is an Etching: The Printmaking Legacy of Rembrandt Van Rijn

Dates: April 10, 2014 to May 19, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Type: Special Events
Location: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria - Drury Gallery
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Winter is an Etching: The Printmaking Legacy of Rembrandt Van Rijn Exhibition until May 19, 2014.  Curated by Michelle Jacques more

Trees, Mountains & Streams: Chinese Landscape Paintings of the 20th Century

Dates: April 12, 2014 to June 15, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Type: Special Events
Location: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria - Founders Gallery
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Trees, Mountains & Streams:  Chinese Landscape Paintings of the 20th Century. Curated by Barry Till. Apr 12-Jun 15 2014 Featuring 25 Chinese artists from the 20th century, the paintings are primarily from the extensive donations of Brian S. McEney      more

Elsewhere Art Exhibition

Dates: April 17, 2014 to April 24, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Location: 851 Yates Street
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We invite you to join our graduation exhibition of Visual Art Students from Camosun College. Opening Night: April 17th, Thursday, at 6pm At the opening night there will be food, non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages served and you will get the opportunity to talk to the artists about their work. Opening hours: 18th - ... more

This is Our Story - PACE Revue

Dates: April 17, 2014 to April 26, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: Apr 17-19 & 23-26 at 7pm; Apr 18-19, & 26 Matinees 2pm
Location: Isabelle Reader Theatre

School District 62's 2014 annual PACE musical comedy revue, features Victoria-born Disney actor, Calum Worthy along with more than 300 school district performers.  This year's show includes selections from musicals such as Shrek, The Addams Family, Bring It On, The Little Mermaid, Fame, Matilda! and Rent, wit... more

8th Grand Pacific Open Chess Tournament

Dates: April 18, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: various
Location: Grand Pacific Hotel
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Watch more than 100 chess players, including 18 masters, as they compete for titles and $5000 in prizes at the 8th Grand Pacific Open Chess Tournament Apr 18-21 2014. One of the biggest open chess tournament in Western Canada, competitors are coming from as far away as the East Coast of America and Vietnam to take part... more

Annual April Ladybug Release

Dates: April 18, 2014 to April 21, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Butterfly Gardens, Victoria
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Butterfly Gardens, Victoria
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Victoria Butterfly Gardens will hold its annual Ladybug release. Each child will receive a number of ladybugs to spread onto our plants in the gardens.  Don't miss this once a year event that is fun for all ages!  Many people love ladybugs because of their colourful, spotted appearance. But the agri... more

Easter Happenings at Merridale!

Dates: April 18, 2014 to April 21, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Merridale Ciderworks Corp.
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Merridale Ciderworks
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As promised we are going to be offering another family activity over the Easter weekend. Come and visit us for a special scavenger hunt and features in the farm store and bistro. Family lunch, brunch, and scavenger hunt Sip, Savour and Seek April 18th – 21st Sip– mimosas for mom and dad and soda or j... more

Good Friday Procession of the Cross

Dates: April 18, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: Starting: 9:00 AM
Location: Meet at Pioneer Square adjacent to Christ Church Cathedral
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Procession through the City with the Cross, beginning at Pioneer Square. 10:30 at the Cathedral Contemporary Meditations  12 noon Good Friday Liturgy  more

Good Friday: BC Stautory Holiday

Dates: April 18, 2014
Type: Special Events
Location: Across British Columbia
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Good Friday Statutory Holiday in British Columbia Friday April 18th, 2014 more

Joan

Dates: April 18, 2014 to April 20, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: Fri-Sat 8pm; Sun Matinee 2pm
Location: Metro Studio Theatre
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Victoria's Theatre SKAM has created a show about Joan Mans, arguably one of the city's biggest arts fan and a fixture at most cultural events until her death in 2010 at the age of 85. "Joan" is more than a portrait of a colourful 'culture vulture', it examines the theme of memory and its relationship to how w... more

Milner Gardens Bunny Trail (Qualicum Beach)

Dates: April 18, 2014 to April 21, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: Gates open: 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Location: Milner Gardens & Woodland
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Bring the children or grandchildren for a children`s Easter Bunny search taking place in the Gardens.  At the Welcome & Interpretive Centre, children can pick up maps for clues to finding the bunnies, and then return the map to the Pool House Gift Shop to receive an Easter treat. Tea Room open for tea, sc... more

Tall Tree Launch Party

Dates: April 18, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 7:00 PM to 2:00 AM
Location: Rifflandia HQ
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Tall Tree Music Festival, Betty and Kora and Hi-vis Productions present the official Tall Tree 5 Victoria Launch Party! We're going big this year and we hope that you come and join us to ring in year number FIVE! The legendary FORT KNOX FIVE are going to kick this launch party up a notch with incredible performances by... more

CAN-AM Women's Rugby

Dates: April 19, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: Kick-off: 3:00 PM
Location: Westhills Stadium
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2nd of 2 game series.  The Canadian and US women's rugby teams do battle for the 2014 CAN-AM Cup. more

Deepening Our Relationships with Place: A Creative Exploration of Connectedness

Dates: April 19, 2014
Venue: University of Victoria
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 10:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: University of Victoria

Drama, movement, poetry, storytelling and collaborative painting workshop by U Vic's Bronwyn Preece Register at 250 472 4747   more

Easter Seals Splash of Color

Dates: April 19, 2014
Venue: Royal Roads University
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Royal Roads University
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The Easter Seals Splash of Color Family Fun Run is designed to encourage friends and family to participate together in a unique and fun event and raise funds to help send children with disabilities to Easter Seals camps across British Columbia. Each participant receives a white t-shirt and sunglasses with their registrat... more

Music for Youth Works Society presents Music Matters: An Annual Fundraising Concert

Dates: April 19, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Location: St. Matthias Hall
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An annual fundraising event brought to you by the Music for Youth Works Society. Featuring: performances by local musicians! door prizes! silent auction! hors d'oeuvres & refreshments! Performers include Fox Glove, Jake McFadden, The Gettin' Higher Choir, and The St. Mary's Childrens' Choir. Tickets are $15.... more

Westsong Way History Walk

Dates: April 19, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: Starting: 2:00 PM
Location: meet outside Spinnakers, 308 Catherine St, Victoria West
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Westsong Way History Walk led by John Adams. more

AGGV Family Sunday- Inspired by Emily Carr: On the Edge of Nowhere

Dates: April 20, 2014
Venue: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
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Inspired by current Gallery exhibitions, this popular programme runs the 3rd Sunday of every month from October to April.  Join us for an afternoon of art making for the whole family more

Easter Brunch

Dates: April 20, 2014
Venue: Oak Bay Beach Hotel
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: David Foster Foundation Theatre
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It may be a little late this year but both Spring and Easter are finally upon us. This Easter (Sunday, April 20th) we are hosting a delightful brunch in the elegant David Foster Foundation Theatre. Come with those closest to you and be treated to a spread that includes eggs benedict, pancakes, honey glazed ham, desserts ... more

The Klez CD Release Party A Nakht in Gan Edyn

Dates: April 20, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Hermann's Jazz Club
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The Klez play the celebratory Jewish music of Eastern Europe and the haunting music of the Sephardic Jews who were driven out of Spain in 1492. Hermann's is a Jazz Club with a full kitchen and bar and is all ages. for reservations call 250-380-8384 or email TheKlezVictoria@gmail.com more

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