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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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Dinner Theatre "I do! I do!"

Date Range: January 16, 2015 to March 07, 2015
Upcoming Dates: March 06, 2015 , March 07, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
Venue: Oak Bay Beach Hotel
Type: Special Events
Location: Oak Bay Beach Hotel
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Begin your evening with a sophisticated meal of herb-crusted pork tenderloin and sumptuous opera cake. Next, sit back and enjoy "I Do! I Do!", a nostalgic musical by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones. As the show begins, we are introduced to Michael and Agnes on their wedding day, as they excitedly look forward to ... more

Bye Bye Birdie, a musical

Dates: March 04, 2015 to March 07, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:00PM
Location: The Hall, Glenlyon Norfolk Senior School
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It's all poodle skirts, bobby socks and pompadours! Bye Bye Birdie, Glenlyon Norfolk Senior School's upcoming student production, from March 3 to 7, is a stage musical and romantic comedy set in America of the late '50s during the draft. The original 1960–61 Broadway production starring Dick Van Dyke (who reprise... more

39th Annual Flower Count

Dates: March 05, 2015 to March 11, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: All day
Location: Throughout Greater Victoria
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Join Victoria's tradition to welcome spring while the rest of Canada is still in deep winter. Head outside and contribute to the 39th Annual Flower Count. Visit the website for details.  more

Alaska Comes to Life in Victoria - Vision Travel and Holland America Line presents ‘On Stage Alaska’

Dates: March 05, 2015
Venue: St. Ann's Academy National Historic Site
Type: Special Events
Time: 6:00PM
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Vision Travel and Holland America Line is bringing the excitement of the Alaskan adventure to Victoria with their multi-media “On Stage Alaska” presentation. Happening on March 5 at the St. Ann’s Academy, this live event is open to the public and showcases Alaska's spectacular scenery, wildlife and hosp... more

Celebrate International Women's Day with "Wadjda"

Dates: March 05, 2015
Venue: University of Victoria
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:00PM
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Celebrate International Women's Day early with a screening of "Wadjda" at UVIC's Cinecenta Theatre on Thursday, March 5. Wadjda is the story of an enterprising Saudi girl who signs on for her school's Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the funds she needs to buy the green bicycle that has captured... more

En Plein Air: Art Exhibit Launch

Dates: March 05, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 6:00PM - 8:30PM
Location: Central Branch, Greater Victoria Public Library
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Sierra Club BC and the Flathead Wild team will present an exhibit of iconic scenes depicting BC’s Flathead Valley, including work by acclaimed artist Dwayne Harty. Renowned wildlife photographer, Garth Lenz will also be on hand with other specialists to discuss conservation of important natural areas. No registrati... more

Flower Count

Dates: March 05, 2015 to March 11, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: All day
Location: Throughout the city
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While the rest of Canada is covered under a blanket of snow and ice, Victoria shows definite signs of early spring. It's a local tradition to celebrate the arrival of spring with the annual flower count. So head outside, join the community and count your blessings (and flowers of course!).  more

The Top 8 Wine Values on Earth (That You've Never Heard Of)

Dates: March 05, 2015
Venue: Camille's at 45 Bastion Square
Type: Special Events
Time: 6:00PM to 8:30PM
Location: Camille's at 45 Bastion Square
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Wine is produced in almost every country on the planet so why do we keep going back to the same bottle everytime we go shopping? There are plenty of fantastic wines, at bargain prices, out there for the intrepid explorer but you might have to taste through all 5500+ offerings listed in BC to find them. Instead, join ho... more

Trombone Mayhem!

Dates: March 06, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 8pm
Location: Hermann's Jazz Club
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Jeff Agopsowicz is a fabulous trombone player. Formerly of Victoria's Naden Band, Jeff has been living in Winnipeg the last few years... but the rumours are true, and Jeff has returned to the island! Join Nick La Riviere and Jeff Agopsowicz with the return of their fantastic and wild band, Trombone Mayhem! Joining them... more

Mozart Piano Sonatas - Kristian Bezuidenhout

Dates: March 07, 2015
Venue: Alix Goolden Hall
Type: Special Events
Time: 8:00PM, pre-performance discussion at 7:10PM
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Bezuidenhout’s interpretation of Mozart has caused a sensation at the world’s major early music festivals. Come and find out why. The reigning superstar of 
the fortepiano brings to the keyboard masterpieces 
of Mozart an unprecedented flair and freedom. more

The Katie McNally Trio with Opening Guest, Black Angus

Dates: March 07, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: Doors at 7:00PM; Concert at 7:30PM
Location: Knox Presbyterian Church
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After an extremely successful concert in Victoria this time last year, Katie McNally is returning for an evening of bold and exquisite tunes bursting from the Scottish and Cape Breton traditions. Katie McNally is described as “the new face of Scottish fiddling.” Katie, together with two of the most innova... more

Vancouver Island Bead & Jewellery Show

Dates: March 07, 2015 to March 08, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Location: Main Hall, Saanich Fairground
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It's the ultimate west coast bling fling for jewellery makers, jewellery lovers and everyone in between! The Vancouver Island Bead & Jewellery Show, scheduled for March 7-8, 2015, offers: - locally handcrafted artisan jewellery, - jewellery making suppliers, - classes, - free demos & make ‘n’ t... more

Victoria Beer Week

Dates: March 07, 2015 to March 15, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
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Victoria Beer Week is an nine-day series of events highlighting a broad selection of BC craft breweries while educating Victorians about craft beer. The week is bookended with large events that pair BC craft beer with local Victoria artisan food vendors, with a clear focus on showcasing quality BC craft beer and educatin... more

Celebrate Holi, the Festival of Colours With Us!

Dates: March 08, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 11:00AM to 2:00PM
Location: Victoria Hindu Temple
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Happy Day Is Here Again! Join us for a fun-filled extravaganza of smearing coloured powders, water and water balloon throwing, and Indian snacks (samosa, papadi chaat) and some delicious sweet dishes (halwa, jalebi). And, more importantly, link yourself with those that you wanted to with a bit of colour! We invite y... more

Crystalline Sound Healing Concert, Benefit for Anne Carlson X 2

Dates: March 08, 2015
Venue: Mary Winspear Centre
Type: Special Events
Time: 1:00pm- 4:30pm
Location: Charlie White Theatre
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Event: Crystalline Sound Healing Concert & Silent Auction, a Fundraising Concert and Silent Auction, for Anne Carlson X 2, Two women with Ovarian Cancer in great need of financial support. Featuring Internationally respected: "Mikeoula", Sound Healing Musician and Therapist,www.mikeoula.com Guest Cello Ar... more

Belfry SPARK Festival

Dates: March 09, 2015 to March 22, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Belfry Theatre
Type: Special Events
Time: See Website
Location: Belfry Theatre
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The annual SPARK Festival is packed full of new plays, new ideas and a ton of free events crafted just for you. The Belfry produces up to 12 plays per year: one or two summer productions, a four play Mainstage series, and SPARK, our mid-winter festival of innovative and alternative work from across Canada. more

Victoria Beer Week: Adem Tepedelen and Greg Evans

Dates: March 10, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:00PM - 8:30PM
Location: Central Branch, Greater Victoria Public Library
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In celebration of the 2nd Annual Victoria Beer Week, you're invited to join us for an evening with local beer writer Adem Tepedelen, and brewing historian Greg Evans. Register at gvpl.ca or call 250-940-GVPL (4875) for more information. more

BC Authors: Readings From the Work of Alicia Priest & Frank White

Dates: March 12, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Central Branch, Greater Victoria Public Library
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Author Ben Parfitt will be reading from his wife and fellow writer Alicia Priest's book, "A Rock Fell on the Moon: Dad and the Great Yukon Silver Ore Heist". Howard White shares the story of his father and centenarian, Frank White in "That Went By Fast: My First Hundred Years". Register at gvpl.ca or ... more

Fair Trade oriental rug Seminar

Dates: March 13, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:00PM
Location: Ten Thousand Villages
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Recently returned from Pakistan, having spent time in the villages and homes of rug makers, Gwen Repeta will be at Ten Thousand Villages on Friday March 13 at 7pm to recount her experiences, and answer any questions you may have about Fair Trade oriental rugs. If you are considering purchasing a rug for your home but no... more

Appetite for Art

Dates: March 14, 2015
Venue: BEST WESTERN PREMIER - Prestige Oceanfront Resort
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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Appetite for art was created to showcase our talented local artists combined with our talented culinary artists. Together we create an evening that will touch all of our senses. It is a food and art fundraiser benefiting the Sooke Food bank and the Sooke Fine Arts Youth Scholarship. Join us and enjoy some wonderful food ... more

Friends of the BC Archives – Rushing Towards Gold

Dates: March 15, 2015
Venue: Royal BC Museum
Type: Special Events
Time: 2:00PM to 3:30PM
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As the Museum prepares to open its new exhibit on BC’s gold rush, archivist Ann ten Cate will take a behind-the-scenes look at how the exhibit is being produced. The journey from the beginnings of an idea to a finished product is a long, collaborative process between curatorial, design and exhibit production staff... more

B.C. Cadet Honour Band

Dates: March 17, 2015
Venue: Maarnada Studios Gallery & Sculpture Garden
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:30PM
Location: McPherson Playhouse
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The 45-piece B.C. Cadet Honour Band is the pinnacle of achievement for cadet musicians, who have worked years to achieve a high level of performance. Many are multi-talented, playing several instruments or adding vocals to the concert. Competition to be part of the band is fierce and the experience is intense. Musicians ... more

BC Afro-Latin Rhythms & Dances Festival

Dates: March 19, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: 8PM to 2AM Thursday & Friday; 11AM to 2AM Saturday & to 10PM on Sundayd
Location: Copper Owl & Vic West Community Center
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The BC Afro-Latin Rhythms & Dance Festival is Premier in its gender in. More specifically, it’s a 4 day marathon mixing Showcases, Dancing, Education, and Gala. This event will take place annually from March 19 to 22. The buzz around this event is electric – The Festival presents the best in the world ... more

Free Event: Victoria SharePoint User Group

Dates: March 19, 2015
Venue: itgroove Professional Services Ltd.
Type: Special Events
Time: 11:30AM to 1:30PM
Location: Gate 3
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Free Event: Victoria SharePoint User Group Victoria SharePoint User Group is hosting a free event. So what? This event is particularly special as we have an out-of-town guest, Shai Petel SharePoint MVP from Ontario, Canada, travelling cross-country to present.   We have two presenters discussing the followi... more

Kizomba & Semba Festival

Dates: March 19, 2015 to March 22, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: 11:00AM to 2:00AM
Location: Copper Owl
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Join DJ Vasco from Paris and Joelle from Quebec for exciting African & Caribbean dance moves, classes and social events ! Social event $12 Dance class $20 4 dance classes $60 8 dance classes $90 Check out our poster for tickets and times or contact Pulcherie to register ! more

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