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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, booming music festivals like Rifflandia and a smorgasbord of food and beverage festivals including Victoria Beer Week.

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Guided Nature Walks (Ages 9+)

Date Range: April 19, 2015 to April 26, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday
Venue: CRD Regional Trails
Type: Special Events
Time: View details below.
Location: CRD Regional Trails
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Up the Blooming Hill Join a CRD Regional Parks naturalist for a guided walk to the top of this accessible peak. We'll make lots of stops and the views are spectacular. Bring a snack, water and wear sturdy shoes. Meet in the parking lot off Millstream Road. April 19, 1:00PM to 2:30PM at Lone Tree Hill Regional Park ... more

Buffy Sainte-Marie

Dates: April 26, 2015
Venue: Mary Winspear Centre
Type: Special Events
Time: Starting: 2:30 PM
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Power in the Blood is a follow-­‐up to 2008’s acclaimed Running for the Drum and only her fourth studio release in more than 20 years. Although just because you don’t hear from her for long stretches doesn’t mean she's not playing. Quite the opposite. Sainte-­‐Marie’s creativity is always ... more

Smaran: Music for the Soul

Dates: April 26, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 6PM to 7:30PM
Location: University of Victoria
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Join us for an evening of music, chanting, meditation & knowledge (Q&A) with Dr Hiteshini Jugessur from Montreal! more

TC10K Race

Dates: April 26, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: Starts at 8:00AM
Location: Downtown Victoria
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The TC10k celebrated its 25th year of running in 2014 and the 26th Annual is going to be on April 26, 2015. The TC10K is certified by BC Athletics and attracts an excellent field of elite runners as well as thousands of participants that register as part of a team or as an individual. Starting in downtown Victoria bes... more

Vanuatu, We Are With You! A Gala Supporting Cyclone Pam Relief Efforts

Dates: April 26, 2015
Venue: Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse
Type: Special Events
Time: 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM
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Pacific Peoples' Partnership and a consortium of Victoria based CSOs are presenting: Vanuatu, We Are With You! A Gala Supporting Cyclone Pam Relief Efforts   This Gala cocktail style event will include cider tastings, appetizers, silent auction, live entertainment featuring the South Pacific Islander Com... more

Belfry Booksmack

Dates: April 27, 2015
Venue: Belfry Theatre
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:00PM to 8:30PM
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Get Booksmacked! Come out for an evening of great book and film recommendations at the Belfry Theatre with GVPL’s finest. A team of five librarians will speed review as many books and films as they can throughout the evening. Bring your library card for a chance to sign out books. No registration required. more

Colour Your Palate

Dates: April 28, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: University Club
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The secret ingredient is…blue? Victoria’s version of the Iron Chef with a twist is the annual signature fundraising event for the artsREACH program. The event pits local chefs against each other to create a colour-inspired canapé, using a randomly drawn colour. Colours in the 2015 draw include: yellow... more

Great Scott: a concert in memory of Austin A. Scott

Dates: April 29, 2015
Venue: Alix Goolden Hall
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:30PM to 9:45PM
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The Greater Victoria Concert Band and The Academy Flute Choir with alumni and faculty members in performance to honour the memory of local musician and composer Austin Alan Scott. Admission by donation: proceeds to VCM Austin Scott Flute Scholarship Fund. more

Groovin Hard Jazz Band

Dates: April 29, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:30PM
Location: Hermann's Jazz Club
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Groovin' Hard Jazz Band, lead by Joe Hatherill, with vocalists Alf Small, Kim Greenwood and Linda Billings. Come enjoy Big Band Jazz from the 1920s to the 2000s, and everything in between. From Basie to Bossa to Bebop to Buble. Come for dinner (doors open at 6:00) or just come to see and hear what Groovin' Hard has ... more

Dining Out For Life

Dates: April 30, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: All Day
Location: Participating Restaurants Across Victoria
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It's the easiest fundraiser you'll take part in all year—all you have to do is pick up a menu! AIDS Vancouver Island's tenth annual Dining Out For Life takes place this April 30. When you dine out at participating restaurants that day, 25 percent of your meal bill goes to benefit AIDS Vancouver Island's programs i... more

Victoria Inner Harbour Boat Show

Dates: April 30, 2015 to May 03, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Inner Harbour
Type: Special Events
Location: Inner Harbour
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The Victoria Harbour Boat Show is hosted by the British Columbia Yacht Brokers Association (BCYBA) and has grown to become the largest in-the-water boat show on the west coast. The show is an opportunity for yacht brokers to display and sell boats for sale to a wide audience who can go on board all of the boats and discu... more

On-Going Events

Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Date Range: StartedOctober 09, 2013
Upcoming Dates: April 29, 2015 , May 02, 2015 , May 03, 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

Learn to Dance

Date Range: September 16, 2014 to May 05, 2015
Upcoming Dates: April 28, 2015 , May 05, 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

Learn to Square Dance

Date Range: September 25, 2014 to May 14, 2015
Upcoming Dates: April 30, 2015 , May 07, 2015 , May 14, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Thursday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: View Royal Community Hall
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Modern square dancing lessons. Great exercise and lots of fun. No partner is required. Great for all ages. Great for beginner dancers and as a refresher for former dancers. First three lessons FREE! more

Adult Ballet

Date Range: November 17, 2014 to June 01, 2015
Upcoming Dates: April 27, 2015 , May 04, 2015 , May 11, 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

Musical Potluck - James Bay New Horizons

Date Range: January 13, 2015 to May 26, 2015
Upcoming Dates: April 28, 2015 , May 05, 2015 , May 12, 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

Musical Potluck - Cook St. Village Activity Centre

Date Range: January 28, 2015 to May 27, 2015
Upcoming Dates: April 29, 2015 , May 06, 2015 , May 13, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Wednesday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Location: Cook Street Village Activity Centre
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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: aPatrick Smith (voice, guitar, mandolin, whistles) and Alison Vardy (harp, hammered dulcimer, accordion) both of the Pt... more

Sea Monsters Revealed at the Vancouver Aquarium

Dates: March 09, 2015 to September 07, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Spring Break & Summer Break 9:30-6pm, During the School Year 10am to 6pm
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Join us this spring for the Canadian premiere of the groundbreaking exhibition Sea Monsters Revealed at the Vancouver Aquarium. This highly anticipated exhibition will take you on an exciting journey to discover some of the world’s most amazing sea creatures. Like the human anatomy exhibits that now circle the glob... more

Discovery Walks: Jewish Victoria with Gary Cohen

Date Range: March 29, 2015 to May 31, 2015
Upcoming Dates: May 31, 2015
Recurrence Recurring monthly on the last Sunday
Venue: Discovery Walks
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 10:30AM
Location: Outside the Synagogue
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Learn about Victoria's pioneer Jewish merchants, politicians and gold seekers on this 90-minute leisurely walking tour. No reservations needed. Rain or shine. Purchase tickets from the guide (cash only) starting at 10:15 am or any time online at www.discoverthyepast.com. more

Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival

Dates: April 07, 2015 to May 10, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going 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

Visionaries

Dates: April 07, 2015 to May 02, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 10 am - 5:30 pm; Closed Sunday
Location: Eclectic Gallery
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Reception: Saturday April 11, 3-5pm Maxwell Bates, Herbert Siebner, Pat Martin Bates, Carole Sabiston, Myfanwy Pavlic, Flemming Jorgensen, Walter Dexter, Jack Wilkinson, Toni Onley, Phyllis Serota and more Victoria has been home to some of Canada’s most talented artists. These West coast artists brought a ... more

Convergence Art Show

Date Range: April 11, 2015 to May 07, 2015
Upcoming Dates: April 27, 2015 , April 28, 2015 , April 29, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Location: Martin Batchelor Gallery
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Four artists, each approaching their work from their own unique process and understanding, converge in one exhibition to showcase the dialogue that happens between the artist, realism and abstraction. Contemporary mixed media collage from Tony Bounsall, evocative abstract painting from Cheryl Taves, moody watercolour por... more

August: Osage Country

Date Range: April 22, 2015 to May 09, 2015
Upcoming Dates: April 28, 2015 , April 29, 2015 , April 30, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Venue: Langham Court Theatre
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 7:30PM for evenings, 1:30PM for matinees
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This Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play exposes a large family in a spectacularly entertaining meltdown during a hot August in Oklahoma. A missing father, an alcoholic, pill-popping matriarch, three squabbling sisters and relentless revelations of indiscretion catapult the viewer into a riveting theatre experienc... more

Limelight Youth Art Exhibition and Reception

Dates: April 23, 2015 to May 05, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 9:00AM to 10:00PM
Location: The Arts Centre at Cedar Hill
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Limelight Youth Art Exhibition This exhibition is a showcase of works by youth artists from across Greater Victoria. Come out and show your support for youth arts! Organized by the District of Saanich and the Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria. Reception Friday, May 1, 7:00pm to 8:30pm. Everyone welcome, ref... more

The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie

Date Range: April 24, 2015 to May 30, 2015
Upcoming Dates: April 29, 2015 , April 30, 2015 , May 01, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Venue: Chemainus Theatre Festival
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Various - see website
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Who will escape Monkswell Manor? A snow storm traps curious guests, a police detective and a killer in a series of betrayals and murders. No one escapes suspicion…no one is safe…until the final moments of mystery! more

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