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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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The Saanich Fair

Dates: August 30, 2014 to September 01, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: TBA
Location: Saanich Fairground
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Western Canada's oldest continuous agricultural fair. more

Vancouver Island Blues Bash

Dates: August 30, 2014 to September 01, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: TBA
Location: Ships Point Picnic Site.
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The Vancouver Island Blues Bash fulfills the mandate of the Victoria Jazz Society by featuring local, regional and international blues and R&B artists/groups in both free to the public, and paid admission performances on the beautiful outdoor stage in Victoria's Inner harbour, Ships Point Picnic Site. more

Labour Day: BC Statutory Holiday

Dates: September 01, 2014
Type: Special Events
Location: Across North America
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Labour Day: North America Statutory Holiday Labour Day is celebrated in Canada and the United States on the first Monday of September every year. This Holiday officially celebrates workers and the labour union movement. Most celebrate it as the last long weekend of the summer, a perfect occasion for one last... more

Eat On The Street - Fabulous Fort

Dates: September 04, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Location: The 700 block of Fort Street
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On Thursday September 4th Fabulous Fort Street is taking over four parking spots in the 700 block of Fort St. and turning them into mini outdoor cafes or "parklets". These parklets will be public space and folks who are working in the neighbourhood or visitors to Victoria are welcome to bring their lunch up to ... more

Great Canadian Beer Festival

Dates: September 05, 2014 to September 06, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Location: Royal Athletic Park
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The Great Canadian Beer Festival has become one of the worlds' must-attend beer events. People from all over the globe seek out Victoria and the Great Canadian Beer Festival every year; we get brewers from Australia, colunteers from England and beer lovers from all over. Our little annual beer festival first held in 19... more

Week 6 – Kamloops Broncos @ Westshore Rebels

Dates: September 06, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: Starting: 3:00 PM
Location: Westhills Stadium
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The Westshore Rebels football club is located in the Greater Victoria region and play out of Westhills Stadium. The Rebels are members of the 6 team British Columbia Football Conference with teams from Nanaimo, Kamloops, Kelowna, Langley and Chilliwack. We play in the Canadian Junior Football League and offer young men ... more

BARA Community Days

Dates: September 07, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Broadmead Village
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Broadmead Village is hosting the BARA Annual Community Day on September 7, 2014 from 11-2. Meet your neighbours and enjoy free activities like a band concert, Merchants Sidewalk Sale, a variety of food and beverage, Emergency Measures Demo, draw prizes, and fire truck and police car display. more

Birds of Witty’s Woodlands and Lagoon (Guided Walk) – for 9 years+

Dates: September 07, 2014
Venue: Witty's Lagoon Regional Park
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Location: Witty's Lagoon Regional Park
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For the novice and intermediate birder, join guest naturalist Geoffrey Newell for a glimpse of some of the 100+ birds at Witty’s Lagoon. Bird watching is one of the fastest growing hobbies in North America. Bring binoculars if you have them. Meet at the Witty’s Lagoon Nature Centre off Metchosin Road. BC ... more

Business without Borders

Dates: September 09, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Location: Cineplex Odeon Victoria Cinemas
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Do you want to know how international trade relations benefit Canada's economy and in turn, your business or career? America is Canada's largest trading partner, with two-way goods and services trade generating $710 billion annually. The Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce is proud to host Gary Doer, Canadian Ambassador... more

Rifflandia 2014

Dates: September 11, 2014 to September 14, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Location: TBA
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Every September Rifflandia Festival transforms the city of Victoria into one big musical buffet, with over 100 performances on 10 stages, all within walking distance in the city's beautiful and historic downtown core. Rifflandia Festival has quickly become on of Western Canada's most exciting annual music events, featu... more

Anderson Cove - Mount Maquire (Guided Adult Hike) – for 18 years+

Dates: September 12, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: East Sooke Regional Park
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Follow a CRD Regional Parks’ naturalist to the summit of Mount Maguire. The hike is strenuous and steep in sections, so sturdy hiking shoes are a must. Dress for the weather, bring a lunch and water. There is no fee but you must pre-register as space is limited. To reserve a spot call 250.478.3344 by Sept. 11. ... more

Esquimalt Ribfest

Dates: September 12, 2014 to September 14, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: Bullen Park, Esquimalt
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Friday, September 12: Noon until 10:00 p.m. Saturday, September 13: Noon until 10:00 p.m. Sunday, September 14: Noon until 8:00 p.m. Come down to Bullen Park in Esquimalt for Family Fun all weekend long including: Rib cook-off between champion barbecue teams Music and entertainment all ... more

100 Square Foot Building Workshop

Date Range: September 13, 2014
Upcoming Dates: September 13, 2014
Recurrence Recurring every 2 days
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Querencia
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Buildings constructed under 100 square feet don't require building permits, can be portable and can provide that extra space needed for that new workshop, art studio, massage room, children playhouse, whatever you can imagine. Have a look at our website (www.mylivinglandscape.com; under Workshops menu) to get inspiration... more

Forest Tea Party (Guided Adult Walk) – for18 years+

Dates: September 13, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: Francis/King Regional Park
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Forests are full of plants that make delicious teas. Join a CRD Regional Parks’ naturalist for a guided walk and interpretive tea tasting of local plants. $7+GST. Pre–registration required before Sept. 12. Space is limited. Call 250.478.3344. more

Rods & Rides Car Show

Dates: September 13, 2014
Venue: Archie Browning Sports Centre
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Archie Browning Sports Centre
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The Third Annual Rods & Rides free car show takes place on Saturday, September 13 in the parking lot outside the curling rink at Archie Browning Sports Centre. Bring a new, unwrapped toy for The Q's TLC Fund for the Kids and be entered into a special prize draw. Part of the Esquimalt Ribfest, September 12-14. ... more

Two Day Painting Retreat with Laura Harris

Dates: September 13, 2014 to September 14, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Metchosin Boys and Girls Club
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Join us for this inspiring and soul-filling weekend. Surrounded by the distant ocean, mountains and golden pastures we will get messy & paint freely, breathe deeply, eat delicious & healthy food, discover a fantastic soundtrack, laugh and remember what it feels like to let go. Cost $725 ~ includes two full days... more

Victoria International Chalk Festival

Dates: September 13, 2014 to September 14, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Location: Various
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The Victoria International Chalk Festival is Canada's largest chalk festival. This family-friendly, free-to-attend festival is an amazing celebration of the unique medium of chalk art and presents an array of international and local chalk artists including many members of our First Nations community. This yea... more

Week 7 – Kamloops Broncos @ Westshore Rebels

Dates: September 13, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: Starting: 3:00 PM
Location: Westhills Stadium
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The Westshore Rebels football club is located in the Greater Victoria region and play out of Westhills Stadium. The Rebels are members of the 6 team British Columbia Football Conference with teams from Nanaimo, Kamloops, Kelowna, Langley and Chilliwack. We play in the Canadian Junior Football League and offer young men ... more

Go with the Flow (Line) (Guided Walk) –5 years+

Dates: September 14, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Location: Charters Interpretive Centre
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Join the Sooke Region Museum and a CRD Regional Parks’ naturalist for a short, steep hike through the woods to see a historic bake oven built 100 years ago by workers constructing the 27 mile long flowline to carry water to Victoria. There is no fee for but you must pre-register as space is limited. To reserve a s... more

Leechtown: Vancouver Island’s Ghost Town

Dates: September 14, 2014
Venue: Maritime Museum of British Columbia
Type: Special Events
Time: Starting: 1:00 PM
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Hear author, Bart van den Berk talk about Southern Vancouver Island’s own ghost town, Leechtown. In April 1864, Governor Arthur Edward Kennedy offered to contribute two dollars for every dollar raised by the public for the organization of an expedition to explore the still unknown interior of Vancouver Island. In M... more

West Coast Afternoon (Guided Adult Hike) –18 years+

Dates: September 14, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: East Sooke Regional Park (East Sooke)
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Join a Regional Parks’ naturalist for a west coast exploration from Aylard Farm to Beechey Head Point. We will explore a piece of paradise hiking a trail that winds along the ocean, passing cormorants, gulls, arbutus bluffs, and kelp forests along the way. There is no fee but you must pre-register as space is limit... more

Nature Babies in Backpacks (Guided Walk) - Parents and Babies

Dates: September 17, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 11:30 PM
Location: Francis/King Regional Park
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Here’s an opportunity to explore a stroller-friendly park trail, learn about other accessible regional park trails, and meet other parents with babies. Join a CRD Regional Parks’ naturalist for this informative and fun nature program. Meet at the Francis/King Nature Centre off Munn Road. more

Creating a City for Everyone: Trans-Form Speaker Series #3

Dates: September 18, 2014
Venue: Alix Goolden Hall
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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TRANS-FORM SPEAKER SERIES Sparking dialogue about city-building, vibrant public spaces, mobility, health, urban design and livability. Let leading experts inspire and educate you with fast-paced presentations. SPEAKERS Gil Penalosa Kay Teschke Gil Penalosa is known as the “Pied Piper for sustainable transportation&... more

6th Annual Charity Golf Tournament: The Family Caregivers` Network Society

Dates: September 19, 2014
Venue: Bear Mountain Golf Club & Academy
Type: Special Events
Location: Bear Mountain Golf & Country Club
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Gather your foursome and come play the Mountain Course at The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort with it`s panoramic mountain, city and ocean view set with rolling fairways and lush forests! more

Eric Bibb featuring Michael Jerome Brown

Dates: September 19, 2014 to September 20, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: Doors 6:00pm – Show 8:00pm
Location: Hermanns Jazz Club
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Eric Bibb featuring Michael Jerome Brown September 19 & 20, 2014 Hermanns Jazz Club 753 View St., Victoria BC Doors 6:00pm – Show 8:00pm Tickets: $39.50 + service charges Available at: www.hightideconcerts.net, Lyle’s Place 770 Yates St. (250) 382-8422 and Ditch Records 784 Fort St. (250) 386-5874 ... more

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