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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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Lust Life Jazz Band at The Bengal Lounge

Date Range: January 03, 2015 to February 28, 2015
Upcoming Dates: January 31, 2015 , February 07, 2015 , February 14, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Saturday
Venue: Bengal Lounge at the Fairmont Empress
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:30PM to 10:30PM
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Catch Lust Life Jazz Band at the Bengal Lounge for a great evening of cool jazz,and funky stuff. Featured musicians in The Victoria International JazzFest and many other events, Lust Life has been a staple of the Victoria BC and Vancouver Island music scene for many years. The repertoire stems from the love of the jazz s... more

Kyle Brenders Quartet

Dates: January 27, 2015 to January 28, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Open Space Contemporary Arts Society
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:00PM
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Come join us for an evening of improvised music with the Kyle Brenders Quartet. Kyle Brenders, Heather Segger, Wes Neal, and Mark Segger will be joining us from the Toronto improvised music scene to share their multi-stylistic music ranging from free jazz to new music and beyond. On January 27, the night before the co... more

Around the World with Bateman and Foster

Dates: January 28, 2015
Venue: Royal BC Museum
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:00PM to 9:00PM
Location: Royal BC Museum
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In 1957 wildlife artist Robert Bateman and his best friend Dr Bristol Foster embarked on the adventure of a lifetime. Travelling around the world in a Land Rover these two young men set off to explore, document and discover the natural world. They used every means available to them: photo, film, paper, pen, and brush to ... more

Hillside OceanTalks

Dates: January 28, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Hillside Centre
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Hillside and OceanWalls present the first in a series of OceanTalks featuring guest speakers from Ocean Networks Canada. Topics include Orca Acoustics and Harbour Seals. Experience the OceanWall! #oceanwalls more

The Greater Victoria Concert Band presents: Postcards from Germany

Dates: January 28, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:00PM to 9:00PM
Location: Victoria Edelweiss Club
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Join us for an evening of German music featuring our Senior Band and the Victoria Edelweiss Club's own Edelweiss Harmony Choir. Admission by donation ($15 suggested) will go toward the Edelweiss Club's youth music scholarship fund. more

Open House at Pacific Design Academy

Dates: January 29, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 4:30PM to 7:30PM
Location: Pacific Design Academy
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People always tell you how creative you are? Come to the Pacific Design Academy’s Open House and find out how you can express that creativity in a career in Building Technology, Fashion Design, Interior Design, or Graphic Design, 3D Animation, Acting, Motion Picture Production, Photography, or Business of Sound C... more

Provost's Diversity Research Forum

Date Range: January 29, 2015
Upcoming Dates: January 29, 2015
Recurrence Recurring every 2 days
Venue: University of Victoria
Type: Special Events
Time: From 9:00AM to 3:30PM
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This forum welcomes courageous conversations that explore assumptions, privileges and prejudices behind learning in all its forms. Through theatre performances, engaging keynote speakers, innovative panel discussions, many concepts of difference will be explored: gender, gender identity, sexuality, cognitive abilities, s... more

Marcus Roberts Trio

Dates: January 30, 2015
Venue: First Metropolitan United Church
Type: Special Events
Time: 8:00pm (Doors open 7:30pm)
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Marcus Roberts has overcome the challenges of blindness to create a legacy of critically acclaimed music and become one of the world’s most skilled pianists. Formed in 1995, the Marcus Roberts Trio, with Rodney Jordan bass and Jason Marsalis drums, has become known around the world for its signature democratic styl... more

Starlight Pops presents "British Invasion!"

Date Range: January 30, 2015 to February 01, 2015
Upcoming Dates: January 30, 2015 , February 01, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday
Type: Special Events
Time: Friday 7:30PM to 9:30PM, Sunday 2:30PM to 4:30PM
Location: St. Aidan's United Church
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Victoria's fabulous Starlight Pops, directed by Sue Doman, presents “British Invasion,” a salute to award-winning British composers and recording artists, including The Beatles, Adele, The Rolling Stones, Petula Clark, Manfred Mann, Elton John, Sting, U2 and many others. The 75-voice choir is supported by a ... more

The Andrew Greenwood Quintet Presents A Tribute To Joe Henderson

Dates: January 30, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: Jan 30 at 7:30PM
Location: Hermann's Jazz Club
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The Andrew Greenwood Quintet presents a tribute to the legendary saxophonist, Joe Henderson at Hermann's Jazz Club on Jan 30 at 7:30. Andrew Greenwood - tenor sax Miguelito Valdes - trumpet Brent Jarvis - piano and Fender Rhodes Sean Drabitt - bass Kelby MacNayr - drums more

28th Annual Medieval Workshop: Burnt at the Stake

Dates: January 31, 2015
Venue: University of Victoria
Type: Special Events
Time: 9:00AM to 4:30PM
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Every year, the University of Victoria Division of Continuing Studies and Medieval Studies Program team up to sponsor a full-day Medieval Workshop. The theme for the 28th Annual Medieval Workshop, to be held on January 31, 2015, is Burnt at the Stake. Flames can devour bodies or books, but they cannot devour the legacie... more

Bucket List Festival

Dates: January 31, 2015
Venue: Comfort Inn & Suites Victoria
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM
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Lists are a part of most people's daily lives, helping us remember to buy milk or pick up shirts from the laundry or water the roses. Lists can also be a way to chart accomplishments, to envision what we hope to achieve before we die - in other words, the bucket list, that list we are not always comfortable discussing. V... more

Cider for Scholarships

Dates: January 31, 2015
Venue: Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse
Type: Special Events
Time: 6:00PM to 9:00PM
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We hope you will join us at Sea Cider, an organic apple orchard and cidery in Central Saanich, BC, for a night of award-winning cider, gourmet appetizers, international entertainment by Pearson College students and a silent auction. Pearson College is located in Victoria, BC and is one of 14 United World Colleges worldwi... more

Cider for Scholarships

Dates: January 31, 2015
Venue: Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse
Type: Special Events
Time: From 6:00PM to 9:00PM
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On Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 6:00-9:00PM, friends and alumni of Pearson and other United World Colleges will gather at Sea Cider -- an organic apple orchard and cidery in Central Saanich, BC for a formal night of award-winning cider, gourmet appetizers, entertainment by Pearson College students and a silent auction... more

Macaron Class

Dates: January 31, 2015
Venue: Bon Macaron Patisserie
Type: Special Events
Time: 2:00PM to 5:00PM
Location: Bon Macaron Patisserie

Pick a colour, pick a flavour and learn all there is to learn about macarons. Each participant also gets to taste some savory macarons and will leave with approximately 30 pieces of absolute macaron heaven.  more

maladjusted. The mental health system. The people. The play.

Dates: January 31, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:30PM to 10:00PM
Location: Songhees Wellness Centre
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maladjusted engages audiences with powerful images and authentic voices weaving together three very personal narratives: A young teenager struggling with sadness over her friend’s suicide is misdiagnosed by her doctor; a young homeless man who is legitimately taking prescription meds gets thrown into dangerous circ... more

On-Going Events

Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Date Range: StartedOctober 09, 2013
Upcoming Dates: January 31, 2015 , February 01, 2015 , February 04, 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

Sidney Saturday Market

Date Range: StartedMay 03, 2014
Upcoming Dates: January 31, 2015 , February 07, 2015 , February 14, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Saturday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Location: Sidney Saturday Market, Beacon and Fifth, Upstairs above Odyssia Restaurant
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The Sidney Saturday Market offers produce, works by local artists, health and beauty products and glamorous camping! Enjoy a latte and fresh-bakes scones in the cafe, and listen to live music while you shop. Special themed markets are planned throughout the summer. more

8th Annual Integrate Arts Festival

Dates: StartedAugust 15, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 15th: 6pm-10:30pm; 16th: 10am-11pm
Location: Various art galleries in downtown Victoria and Oak Bay
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The Integrate Arts Festival (formerly known as “Off the Grid Arts Festival”) was developed in 2007. The event included an en masse art crawl (a movement in large groups from gallery space to gallery space) and acted as a celebration of small galleries, artist-run centres and alternative arts. In its eight yea... more

Learn to Square Dance

Date Range: September 25, 2014 to May 14, 2015
Upcoming Dates: January 29, 2015 , February 05, 2015 , February 12, 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

Moss Street Winter Market

Date Range: November 01, 2014 to April 25, 2015
Upcoming Dates: January 31, 2015 , February 07, 2015 , February 14, 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

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

Eclectic Gallery Artists Salon

Date Range: January 05, 2015 to February 28, 2015
Upcoming Dates: January 29, 2015 , January 30, 2015 , January 31, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 10:00AM to 5:50PM
Location: Eclectic Gallery
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We’ve introduced “Salon” style exhibits this year, showing several gallery artists who really immerse themselves in their vision of discovery. Their work is fluid, expressive and abstract while often being site specific. It brings the viewer to a plane of contemplative reflection as does nature itself.&... more

Realities Follies

Date Range: January 09, 2015 to February 20, 2015
Upcoming Dates: January 29, 2015 , January 30, 2015 , January 31, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Venue: Open Space Contemporary Arts Society
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From 12:00PM to 5:00PM
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Realities Follies surveys the work of five Victoria based painters; Jeremy Herndl, Todd Lambeth, Rick Leong, Neil McClelland, and Jeroen Witvliet. Curators Lynda Gammon (UVic Visual Arts Department) and Wendy Welch (Vancouver Island School of Art) observe: “We live in an image-world. Selfies on Facebook, instant... 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

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