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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 and a wide variety of music and food festivals to tempt your ears and your taste buds.

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3rd Annual IMAX Victoria Film Festival

Dates: March 21, 2014 to April 21, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: IMAX Victoria
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Location: Imax Victoria
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It’s the IMAX® Film Festival, a celebration of the original 70mm IMAX® format. It’s the brilliant film projected on the giant screen that takes you on bold adventures. 6 classic films over 4 fun weeks! Films play on the hour and include Dolphins, Majestic White Horses, Adrenaline Rush, Adventures in W... more

Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival

Dates: March 31, 2014 to May 12, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special 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

Alternative Visions: Renditions of Myth, Legend & Folk Tales from China & Japan

Dates: April 10, 2014 to June 15, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Type: Special Events
Location: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria - Pollard Gallery
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Alternative Visions: Renditions of Myth, Legend & Folk Tales from China & Japan Curated by Barry Till. Pollard Gallery until Jun 15, 2014 more

Carole Sabiston Exhibition: Everything Below and All of the Above

Dates: April 10, 2014 to April 27, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Type: Special Events
Location: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria - Ker & Centennial Galleries
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Carole Sabiston Exhibition:  Everything Below and All of the Above. Until Apr 27 2014 in the Ker & Centennial Galleries.   Guest Curated by Patricia Bovey more

Multiplicity of the Singularity: Kika Thorne Exhibition

Dates: April 10, 2014 to June 22, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Type: Special Events
Time: April 10 Opening Reception: 5 - 7 PM
Location: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
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Multiplicity of the Singularity:  Kika Thorne Exhibition. Curated by Toby Lawrence. Apr 10 - Jun 22 2014 In Multiplicity of the Singularity, Kika Thorne invites both metaphoric and scientific explorations through her elasticized sculptural installation, the Singularity (2006-ongoing)  more

Winter is an Etching: The Printmaking Legacy of Rembrandt Van Rijn

Dates: April 10, 2014 to May 19, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Type: Special Events
Location: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria - Drury Gallery
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Winter is an Etching: The Printmaking Legacy of Rembrandt Van Rijn Exhibition until May 19, 2014.  Curated by Michelle Jacques more

Trees, Mountains & Streams: Chinese Landscape Paintings of the 20th Century

Dates: April 12, 2014 to June 15, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Type: Special Events
Location: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria - Founders Gallery
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Trees, Mountains & Streams:  Chinese Landscape Paintings of the 20th Century. Curated by Barry Till. Apr 12-Jun 15 2014 Featuring 25 Chinese artists from the 20th century, the paintings are primarily from the extensive donations of Brian S. McEney      more

Another Celebration of Black History

Dates: April 16, 2014
Venue: Grace Lutheran Church
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Location: Grace Lutheran Church
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Another Celebration of Black History -This concert is an opportunity to 'take a different look'.    Special guests:  Victoria Good New Choir directed by Louise Rose, Central Middle School Choirs, directed by Marianne Ing and Sout Park Family School Choir directed by Carolyn Howe. more

Arbutus Night of Music

Dates: April 16, 2014
Venue: University of Victoria
Type: Special Events
Time: Starts: 7:00 PM
Location: University of Victoria: University Centre, Farquhar Auditorium
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Arbutus Night of Music by Arbutus Global Middle School featuring all 10 school ensembles. more

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

Dates: April 16, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: Saanich Silver Threads
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Twice monthly dinners for seniors, provides an opportunity to get out of the house, enjoy a nutritious home cooked meal, entertainment, and a chance to socialize with others in the community. Easter Dinner featuring turkey and all the trimmings. Entertainment is the Spirit Rising Choir. more

How to Save Seed: How to Grow

Dates: April 16, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Bruce Hutchison Branch, Greater Victoria Public Library
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The second in our "How to Save Seed Series" will dig into the details of how to safely save and store seed and troubleshoot common issues with growing some common seed crops. Hear about LifeCycles' and GVPL’s new seed library. Register at gvpl.ca or call the library for more information. Presented in part... more

Lecture- Imagining a Beautiful Green Future: Oak Bay 2034

Dates: April 16, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: Starting: 7:00 PM
Location: Windsor Park Pavilion
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 At 7pm on Wed, Apr 16/14, at the Windsor Park Pavilion, Guy Dauncey shall be speaking on "Imagining a Beautiful Green Future:  Oak Bay 2034 Guy Dauncey is a speaker, author and organizer who works to develop a positive vision of a sustainable future, and to translate that vision into action,  ... more

Victoria Philharmonic Choir & the Williams Duo

Dates: April 16, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: Cocktails: 5:30 PM; Dinner 6:00 PM
Location: Uplands Golf Club

Victoria Philharmonic Choir and the Williams Duo perform at the Canadian Club of Victoria Dinner, at Uplands Golf Club more

Elsewhere Art Exhibition

Dates: April 17, 2014 to April 24, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Location: 851 Yates Street
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We invite you to join our graduation exhibition of Visual Art Students from Camosun College. Opening Night: April 17th, Thursday, at 6pm At the opening night there will be food, non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages served and you will get the opportunity to talk to the artists about their work. Opening hours: 18th - ... more

Poetry Month: Janet Marie Rogers

Dates: April 17, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 7:00 PM to 7:45 PM
Location: Emily Carr Branch, Greater Victoria Public Library
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Join Victoria’s Poet Laureate for an evening of readings, spoken word and performance poetry. No registration required. more

The Last Unicorn Screening Tour

Dates: April 17, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: Starting: 7:00 PM
Location: Tillicum Silver City
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The Last Unicorn, screening tour with special guest, Peter S. Beagle.  Q&A, signing and costume contests. more

The Shriners Variety Show

Dates: April 17, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: Starting: 7:00 PM
Location: McPherson Playhouse
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Volunteering with Benefits 2014

Dates: April 17, 2014
Venue: Strathcona Hotel
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: The Clubhouse
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UnitedNOW!, part of the United Way of Greater Victoria, is proud to present its 5th annual 'Volunteering with Benefits' Bid on exceptional prizes with your time, instead of your money, at this social silent auction. All winning bid hours are completed at volunteer organizations of your choice. Ages 19 and up event, ... more

Annual April Ladybug Release

Dates: April 18, 2014 to April 21, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Butterfly Gardens, Victoria
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Location: Butterfly Gardens, Victoria
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Victoria Butterfly Gardens will hold its annual Ladybug release. Each child will receive a number of ladybugs to spread onto our plats in the gardens.     Don't miss this once a year event that is fun for all ages!     Many people love ladybugs because of their colourfu... more

Easter Happenings at Merridale!

Dates: April 18, 2014 to April 21, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Merridale Ciderworks Corp.
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Merridale Ciderworks
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As promised we are going to be offering another family activity over the Easter weekend. Come and visit us for a special scavenger hunt and features in the farm store and bistro. Family lunch, brunch, and scavenger hunt Sip, Savour and Seek April 18th – 21st Sip– mimosas for mom and dad and soda or j... more

Good Friday Procession of the Cross

Dates: April 18, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: Starting: 9:00 AM
Location: Meet at Pioneer Square adjacent to Christ Church Cathedral
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Procession through the City with the Cross, beginning at Pioneer Square. 10:30 at the Cathedral Contemporary Meditations  12 noon Good Friday Liturgy  more

Good Friday: BC Stautory Holiday

Dates: April 18, 2014
Type: Special Events
Location: Across British Columbia
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Good Friday Statutory Holiday in British Columbia Friday April 18th, 2014 more

Milner Gardens Bunny Trail (Qualicum Beach)

Dates: April 18, 2014 to April 21, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: Gates open: 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Location: Milner Gardens & Woodland
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Bring the children or grandchildren for a children`s Easter Bunny search taking place in the Gardens.  At the Welcome & Interpretive Centre, children can pick up maps for clues to finding the bunnies, and then return the map to the Pool House Gift Shop to receive an Easter treat. Tea Room open for tea, sc... more

Tall Tree Launch Party

Dates: April 18, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 7:00 PM to 2:00 AM
Location: HQ
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Tall Tree Music Festival, Betty and Kora and Hi-vis Productions present the official Tall Tree 5 Victoria Launch Party! We're going big this year and we hope that you come and join us to ring in year number FIVE! The legendary FORT KNOX FIVE are going to kick this launch party up a notch with incredible performances by... more

CAN-AM Women's Rugby

Dates: April 19, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: Kick-off: 3:00 PM
Location: Westhills Stadium
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2nd of 2 game series.  The Canadian and US women's rugby teams do battle for the 2014 CAN-AM Cup. more

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