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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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Special Events

UVic Environmental Round Table

Dates: September 24, 2014
Venue: University of Victoria
Type: Special Events
Time: Starting: 5:00 PM
Location: Student Union Building - VERTIGO
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It doesn't matter if you know little or a lot about being 'eco-friendly'. Come to the event, where we will provide free locally harvested snacks and beverages, and where you will have the opportunity to engage in meaningful discussions and work in groups to turn your IDEAS into action plans! It's the one event that eve... more

A Christmas Party Preview - RSVP required

Dates: September 25, 2014
Venue: The Robert Bateman Centre
Type: Special Events
Time: Starting: 7:00 PM
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You're invited to attend a Christmas party preview at the steamship terminal Thursday, Sept. 25 at 7 P.M., at 470 Belleville Street. RSVP by Sept. 22 to rentals@batemanfoundation.org Book your Christmas party at the steamship terminal – we have 4 options that can be customized to meet your needs: #1: The Cruise E... more

Garden City Grooves

Dates: September 25, 2014 to September 27, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: Starting: 9:00 PM
Location: Various locations
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A celebration of funk soul and groove The legacy of this music and its essence from legendary artists like James Brown, Fela Kuti, Stevie Wonder, and Parliament/Funkadelic will never die and for good reason. The grooves and good vibes produced by Garden City Grooves' bands and DJs are indeed a continuation of the ... more

4th Annual kick cancers A$$! ROCKn Fundrai$er

Dates: September 26, 2014 to September 28, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Location: Logan's Pub
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Cancer sucks, we all know that. That's why we created this event: to make one weekend of fun and good times. We collect for the B.C.C.F. and have bands, games and a silent auction. Tribute bands: Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Lamb of God ***Powder Clown, Saints in Hell, Corrosion of Conformity, Formerl... more

Victoria Wine Festival

Dates: September 26, 2014
Venue: Parkside Hotel and Spa
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 3:30 PM to 9:30 PM
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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada is a city surrounded by natural beauty, blessed with a Mediterranean climate, coloured with gardens and home to a lively and affluent population. For the last five years the city has been without a dedicated wine festival. The Victoria Wine Festival looks to fill this glaring omission. ... more

13th Annual Fort Rodd Hill Lantern Tour

Dates: September 27, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 7:00 PM to 9:15 PM
Location: Fort Rodd Hill & Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites of Canada

Grab your coats and step into time as Fort Rodd Hill opens its doors for an exclusive, after-dark guided tour.  See the gun batteries by lantern light and eavesdrop on re-enactors in uniform going about the daily activities of garrison life.  Take in the sights, sounds and smells of life at Fort Rodd Hill dur... more

Emily Carr String Quartet

Dates: September 27, 2014
Venue: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
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The Emily Carr String Quartet present "Music Inside Out: Beethoven" with guest host Timothy Vernon. Renowned conductor and music educator Timothy Vernon will provide insight into the life and music of Ludwig van Beethoven followed by a full performance of Beethoven's quartet no. 10 in E flat Major, Op. 74 "... more

FALL FAIRfield

Dates: September 27, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Porter Park
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FALL FAIRfield is a celebration of harvest and community! Come together to enjoy music, dancing, art, and food, and to mark the changing of the seasons. more

Jubilee Faculty Concert I

Dates: September 27, 2014
Venue: Alix Goolden Hall
Type: Special Events
Time: Starting: 7:30 PM
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Renowned performers including soprano Ingrid Attrot, violist Michael van der Sloot, and pianist Robert Holliston, present a program featuring the expressive instrumental works and poetic Art Songs of one of the most prolific composers of the Romantic era, Robert Schumann. The program will focus on works of the prolific 1... more

Nick La Riviere's Brand New Original Band, featuring opening guest Geoff Lundstrom

Dates: September 27, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: Starting: 8:00 PM
Location: Hermann's Jazz Club
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Join Nick La Riviere (harmonizer trombone, vocals), Aidan Miller (piano), Reuben Wier (guitar), Sean Drabitt (bass), and Damian Graham (drums) for an exciting night of all original music. Nick is one of Victoria’s busiest musicians. He’s played with touring bands that have taken him across Canada, the US... more

Red Moon Road

Dates: September 27, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:30 pm (doors 6:00)
Location: Upstairs Lounge - Oak Bay Recreation Centre
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Winnipeg-based Red Moon Road are quite possibly Canada's most energetic and endearing folk trio! With their masterful story-telling, haunting three part harmonies, sweet mandolin, banjo and guitar, plus cool delay pedals and a beat up bass drum, they engage with the audience and leave you wanting more. Advance tickets $1... more

Victoria Conservatory of Music: 50th Jubilee Faculty Showcase

Dates: September 27, 2014
Venue: Alix Goolden Hall
Type: Special Events
Time: TBA
Location: Alix Goolden Hall
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The first of two concerts which will bring together members of our esteemed faculty who are passionate educators, respected artists and performers in our community, across Canada and all around the world. This musical performance will surprise and delight the audience and explain why in its 50th year, the VCM is securing... more

Bear Mountain Resort Bear & Cub Golf Classic

Dates: September 28, 2014
Venue: The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa
Type: Special Events
Time: Starting: 9:00 AM
Location: The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa
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Join us September 28 for the 1st Annual "Bear & Cub Golf Classic". This tournament will pair adult and juniors golfers for a fun, friendly day on the course. Entry is $129 per team and includes: 18 Holes with shared Power Cart Team, Draw & KP/LD Prizes 1st ... more

Faculty Concert Series: Suzanne Snizek, flute

Dates: September 28, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: Starting: 2:30 PM
Location: Phillip T. Young Recital Hall
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Featuring music by Mel Bonis, Charles Koechlin, Kaija Saariaho and J.S. Bach. With Bruce Vogt, piano and Anne Grimm, soprano more

Salt Spring Apple Festival

Dates: September 28, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Fulford Hall
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Immerse yourself in the incredible diversity and fascinating history of apples on Salt Spring. The Festival is an incredible community event attracting visitors from the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island and the United States. With a display of the island’s hundreds of apple varieties at Fulford hall and numerous fa... more

On-Going Events

Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Date Range: StartedOctober 09, 2013
Upcoming Dates: September 24, 2014 , September 27, 2014 , September 28, 2014
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

Open Mic Kitchen Party

Date Range: March 02, 2014 to March 29, 2015
Upcoming Dates: September 28, 2014 , October 05, 2014 , October 12, 2014
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday
Venue: Kemp Lake
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Kemp Lake Store Music Cafe
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Come out to Sooke to take in the cool retro vibe at the Kemp Lake Music Cafe's Open Mic Kitchen Party. We have great foods, a relaxing atmosphere, and music all the time. Vintage and new LPs, CDs, musical instruments and accessories and CDs - we are the most musical cafe on the west coast! more

Canada's Titanic: the Empress of Ireland

Dates: April 29, 2014 to September 29, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Maritime Museum of British Columbia
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 10:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Maritime Museum
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Discover the tale of Canada’s Titanic – The Empress of Ireland which sunk on May 29, 1914 in Canada's largest maritime accident during peacetime. This exhibit tells the story of a ship which was responsible for much of the immigration to Canada and the tragic story of her loss at sea. more

Moss Street Market

Date Range: May 03, 2014 to October 25, 2014
Upcoming Dates: September 27, 2014 , October 04, 2014 , October 11, 2014
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Saturday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 2:00 AM
Location: Moss Street Market
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Moss Street Market is Victoria's premier farmers market, with over 25 local organic farmers. The market also has over 75 craft and food vendors, all offerings made and sold directly by the local producer. The market is complemented by local musicians, our Chef's Stage featuring Michael Williams, a kid's activity tent, ... more

Sidney Saturday Market

Date Range: StartedMay 03, 2014
Upcoming Dates: September 27, 2014 , October 04, 2014 , October 11, 2014
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

Victoria Flea Market: Market Square

Date Range: May 04, 2014 to September 28, 2014
Upcoming Dates: September 28, 2014
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday
Venue: Market Square
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Market Square
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The Victoria Flea Market is now a year round Sunday market with a new outdoor venue at Market Square for the Summer Season. Free admission at the open air location and up to 50 sellers with everything from postcards to estate jewelry, retro home furnishings, vintage clothes and textiles, ceramics, home decor, art and l... more

Vikings

Dates: May 16, 2014 to November 11, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Royal BC Museum
Type: On-Going Events
Location: Royal BC Museum
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On its first North American stop, Vikings comes ashore from May 16 to November 11, 2014. This exhibition from Sweden challenges our commonly held beliefs as the Vikings emerge in a fascinating new light. Insights into Viking domestic life, death rituals, the significance of their craft, the power of mythology and the s... more

Victoria Harbour Ferry Water Ballet

Date Range: May 18, 2014 to September 28, 2014
Upcoming Dates: September 28, 2014
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday
Venue: Inner Harbour
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 10:45 AM to 11:05 AM
Location: Off of Ships Point
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The 22nd Annual Victoria Harbour Ferry Water Ballet, performed weekly in the heart of the Inner Harbour, showcases the agility of iconic boats and the Ballet Captains’ practiced ability to maneuver their vessels to the Blue Danube Waltz. Five Harbour Ferries line up at the Causeway Marina and dance in sync for 10... more

Girls: Historical Portraits from the Collection

Dates: May 30, 2014 to October 05, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Type: On-Going Events
Location: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
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Girls:  Historical Portraits from the Collection. Curated by Michelle Jacques.  May 30 - Oct 5 2014 Taking its cue from the realms of literary fiction and TV, namely Margaret Atwood's 1988 novel "Cat's Eye" and Lena Denham's hit HBO show "Girls" this exhibition brings together a range... more

Ladies Night with DJ Kofi

Date Range: May 30, 2014 to December 26, 2014
Upcoming Dates: September 26, 2014 , October 03, 2014 , October 10, 2014
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Friday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 9:00 PM to 2:00 AM
Location: Shark Club Bar Grill
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Ladies Night every Friday Night No Lines, No Cover Special Promotions all Night for the Ladies Gentleman only $7 more

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