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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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Lust Life Jazz Band Plays The Bengal Lounge

Date Range: January 02, 2016 to April 30, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Saturday
Venue: Bengal Lounge at the Fairmont Empress
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 7:30 - 10:30pm
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Catch Lust Life Jazz Band at the Bengal Lounge in The Fairmont Empress Hotel for a great evening of cool jazz and funky stuff every Saturday night from 7:30pm-10:30pm. Featuring renowned musicians from the Victoria International Jazz Festival, Lust Life has been a staple of the Victoria music scene for years. The... more

Live, Local Music on the Rooftop

Date Range: January 15, 2016 to December 17, 2016
Upcoming Dates: May 06, 2016 , May 07, 2016 , May 13, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
Venue: Vista 18 Westcoast Grill & Wine Bar
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 8-11pm
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Join us on the rooftop at Vista 18 Westcoast Grill & Wine Bar for live, local music every Friday and Saturday night from 8pm – 11pm. No cover! Savour your favourite martini and a small bite while enjoying the music and amazing view. more

Casino Academy

Dates: March 23, 2016 to March 23, 2017
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: View Royal Casino
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 3pm - 10pm - see dates below
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Try our ALL NEW Casino Academy! We have one every month, and you can play anytime between 3-10 pm. Learn to play the most popular casino games in a funny money tournament style! This free event is open to all players of all ages - no experience required! Come out and join the fun, bring a friend and win prizes. The Top... more

America Wild: National Parks Adventure IMAX® Film

Dates: April 01, 2016 to June 30, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: IMAX Victoria (Inside the Royal BC Museum)
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Visit www.imaxvictoria.com for show times.
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Go on the ultimate off-trail adventure into awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness in America Wild: National Parks Adventure. Immersive IMAX® cinematography takes you soaring over red rock canyons, hurtling up craggy mountain peaks and into other-worldly realms found within America’s most legendary... more

CRD Regional Parks Nature Outings & Events - 5 years+

Dates: April 01, 2016 to June 30, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Various - see below
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Sunday, April 24 | 11am–12:30pm Beach Seine (Guided Walk) –5 years + Witty’s Lagoon Regional Park (Metchosin) Join CRD Regional Parks naturalists on a beach seine. See what creatures live in the under water forest. Be prepared to get your feet wet (bring sandals or beach shoes). Meet on the main be... more

CRD Regional Parks Nature Outings and Events - 9 years+

Dates: April 01, 2016 to June 30, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Various - see below
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Saturday, April 2 | 1–2:30pm Up the Blooming Hill (Guided Walk) –9 years+ Lone Tree Hill Regional Park (Highlands) Join a CRD Regional Parks naturalist for a hike to the summit of Lone Tree Hill. We will look at what’s blooming and other signs of spring. The view from the summit is spectacular and ... more

CRD Regional Parks Nature Outings & Events - All Ages

Date Range: April 02, 2016 to June 25, 2016
Upcoming Dates: May 07, 2016 , May 14, 2016 , May 21, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Saturday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Various - see below
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Saturday, April 9 | 1–2:30pm Spring at Francis/King (Guided Walk) –All ages Francis/King Regional Park (Saanich) Check out what spring has to offer. Join a CRD Regional Parks naturalist and take a stroll along the universally accessible Elsie King trail at Francis/King Regional Park. Meet at the Francis/... more

Jennifer McIntyre & Carolyn Kowalyk Art Show

Dates: April 04, 2016 to May 07, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm. Closed Sundays
Location: Eclectic Gallery
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Jennifer McIntrye & Carolyn Kowalyk April 4 - May 7 Fluid acrylics and layered glazes enable Jennifer McIntyre to create lush tropical environments filled with birds and flowers. Subtle and complex colours are a signature of her work. Imaginative flights both surreal and fantastical are inscribed on canvas. P... more

Puttin' on the Ritz

Date Range: April 12, 2016 to May 13, 2016
Upcoming Dates: May 01, 2016 , May 03, 2016 , May 04, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Venue: Belfry Theatre
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Tues-Thurs 7:30, Fri-Sat 8pm, Sat 4pm, Sun 2pm, Wed 1pm
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April 12 – May 13, 2016 Puttin’ on the Ritz Conceived by Don Shipley The music and lyrics of Irving Berlin Directed by Glynis Leyshon “The greatest songwriter that has ever lived” George Gershwin “Irving Berlin has no place in American music – he is American music.” Jerome ... more

Alcheringa Gallery Artists' Exhibition

Dates: April 20, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Alcheringa Gallery
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Monday to Saturday 10am - 6pm, Sunday 12pm - 5pm
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Join us for a special exhibition at Alcheringa Gallery! The exhibition will include works by Doug Cranmer, Dorothy Jarvis, Maynard Johnny Jr., lessLIE, Susan Point, Teddy Balangu, Rebecca Jewell and many more. more

Escape From Happiness

Date Range: April 20, 2016 to May 07, 2016
Upcoming Dates: May 03, 2016 , May 04, 2016 , May 05, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Venue: Langham Court Theatre
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 8:00PM + 2:00PM Matinee on Saturdays
Location: Langham Court Theatre
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This very funny dark comedy, set in working-class Toronto tells the story of Nora, the matriarch of an eccentric, wacky family. Her daughter Mary Ann is a crazy runaway mother, her son-in-law Junior is a beat-up car thief, and her daughter Elizabeth is a hot-tempered bisexual. Nora maintains a cock-eyed optimism with a c... more

Great Canadian Casino Sweepstakes

Date Range: April 23, 2016 to May 28, 2016
Upcoming Dates: May 07, 2016 , May 14, 2016 , May 21, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Saturday
Venue: View Royal Casino
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 8pm
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Each Saturday from April 17 through May 28, the Great Canadian Casino will be holding special sweepstakes events where you could win up to $100,000 in cash. All you have to do is show up, obtain a FREE Encore Card from Guest Services, and swipe your card for a Quick Pick ticket. Prizes start by matching a minimum of ... more

Bloom: An Art Show

Date Range: April 27, 2016 to May 08, 2016
Upcoming Dates: May 01, 2016 , May 04, 2016 , May 05, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Venue: Coast Collective Arts Centre
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 11a.m.-5p.m.

Spring is the season of beautiful blooming buds! Drawings, paintings, photography, fabric art, floral art, sculpture or glass art, celebrating the beauty of Spring through all of its flowering blooms are highlighted in this annual Floral exhibition! more

Victoria Inner Harbour Boat Show

Dates: April 28, 2016 to May 01, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 10am - 6pm
Location: Victoria Inner Harbour
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Join us at the 26th Annual Victoria Inner Harbour Boat Show on April 28 - May 1, 2016 in stunning downtown Victoria, BC. All sizes of sail, power and luxury yachts, tenders, rowboats, paddle boards and more. Climb aboard, talk with experienced yacht brokers about your dream boat, and visit a host of marine trades on disp... more

Awakening the Sensual Self - A talk with Indrus Piche, RCC

Dates: April 30, 2016
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 1 pm-3 pm
Location: Hemma
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Awakening the Sensual Self A Talk with With Indrus Piche Saturday April 30th at 1:00-3:00pm The poet Mary Oliver wrote there’s nothing so sensible as sensual inundation. The age of social media, sound bites and tweets has radically changed how we relate to each other and ourselves. Connectivity doesn’t ... more

Elektra Women's Choir and Borealis String Quartet: In the Abbey Garden

Dates: April 30, 2016
Venue: Christ Church Cathedral
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 7:30 pm
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Elektra Women's Choir led by Artistic Director Morna Edmundson in music including Holst's Ave Maria for double choir, Rachmaninoff's Six Choruses for Women's Voices, and Brahms' Psalm 13. In the Abbey Garden takes us from the glorious churches of Austria, Germany, and Spain to the gardens and fields of Russia, France, a... more

Ellen Doty at Hermann's Jazz Club with Special Guest Eli Bennett

Dates: April 30, 2016
Venue: Hermann's Jazz Club
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Doors at 6pm, show at 8pm
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Ellen Doty is a soulful Canadian vocalist and songwriter with a world-class voice. Her music is rooted in jazz, yet seamlessly incorporates elements of other genres including folk and pop. A true storyteller whose works are as intimate and as personal as their handwritten lyrics, Ellen's immense talent for songwriting ... more

For The Love Of Gin Dinner and Cocktails

Dates: April 30, 2016
Venue: Merridale Ciderworks Corp.
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 6:00PM
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To celebrate our Cowichan Spirits, Merridale is excited to announce a special gin-infused evening on April 30th – For the Love of Gin. Join distiller and owner Rick Pipes in the distillery at 6pm as he leads an informative session on the distillation process of our gins including what locally foraged botanic... more

Home Design and Renovation Tour

Dates: April 30, 2016
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 11am-4pm
Location: A Tour around Greater Victoria
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This year's tour of 12 homes involves a wonderfully eclectic mix of whole home renovations from five different eras, new builds with modern lines and a some uniquely designed kitchens and family rooms. There are two waterfront properties and three other homes with some of the most spectacular views in the city. The tour ... more

Mt. Tolmie Artists Tour

Dates: April 30, 2016 to May 01, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: noon to 4 pm
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Interested in local art and artists? Visit the 6th annual Mt. Tolmie Artists Tour on Saturday and Sunday, April 30 and May 1, from noon to 4 pm. Works on display include fused glass, painting, silver jewellery, and photography. More info and maps on the website at mtartists.ca more

Times Colonist Annual Book Sale- Sat Apr 30 & Sun May 1st (1952 Quadra St.)

Dates: April 30, 2016
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 9 am - 5 pm
Location: Victoria Curling Club
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The Times Colonist 2016 Book sale will be happening April 30th to May 1st at the Victoria Curling Club. Sales from this event assist in Vancouver Island literacy programs and the raise a reader program. The book sale itself will be from April 30th and May 1st. Sale days are open from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Hard Cove... more

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