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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 - 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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Afternoon Exploration: Art for Earth

Date Range: April 01, 2015 to April 23, 2015
Upcoming Dates: April 02, 2015 , April 08, 2015 , April 09, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Thursday
Venue: Royal BC Museum
Type: Special Events
Time: 4:00PM to 5:00PM
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Register Now! $5 per kid | Chaperone required Register for one day or for all available dates: April 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23 PLEASE NOTE: Advanced registration is required. Meet local artists involved in the 4th annual Creatively United for the Planet Earth Week Festival and help create collaborative art pieces... more

M.A.C. Farrant and Stephen Hume Read in Sidney

Dates: April 02, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:00PM, doors open at 6:30PM
Location: Red Brick Cafe
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Here’s your chance to hear two award-winning authors read their work and also help raise funds for the 2015 Sidney & Peninsula Literary Festival. M.A.C. Farrant is the author of over a dozen works of fiction, non-fiction, essays, and memoir, including The World Afloat – Miniatures, which won the 2014 City... more

We Have Got A Story To Tell

Dates: April 02, 2015
Venue: Royal BC Museum
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:00PM to 9:00PM
Location: Royal BC Museum
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"When I was out in nature one time, you'll never believe this but..." Inspired by The Moth Radio hour, real stories will be told in honour of the 50th anniversary in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition. During the evening you'll hear thrilling, scary, daring, funny stories about photography... more

Annual Easter Egg Hunt at The Raptors

Dates: April 03, 2015 to April 06, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: 12:00PM to 3:00PM
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See what Easter means to us on April 3,4,5, and 6 for Easter hunts, flying demonstrations and visits with a large variety of Eagles, hawks, falcons, owls and other birds of prey. Flying demonstrations start at 1:30 and are followed by hawk walks and owl prowls. Check us out on Facebook, twitter or our website www.the-r... more

The Crucifixion by John Stainer

Dates: April 03, 2015
Venue: Christ Church Cathedral
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:30PM to 9:00PM
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Christ Church Cathedral continues its tradition of music for Good Friday with The Crucifixion by John Stainer. Written in 1887, it is the Victorian composer’s best known work, inspired by the great passions of J.S. Bach and Felix Mendelssohn. Cathedral Music director Canon Michael Gormley attributes its recent retu... more

When The Lights Go Down Tour

Dates: April 03, 2015
Venue: Distrikt
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM
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Starring Chad Brownlee Music, Jess Moskaluke, and Bobby Wills. more

3rd Annual Oak Bay Easter Celebration

Dates: April 04, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Park behind the Oak Bay Municipal Hall
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Easter is just a hop away and we are busy making sure that our Third Annual Oak Bay Easter Celebration is better than ever! We will be offering everything for FREE, all we ask is that you bring a non-perishable food item or a donation for the Mustard Seed Foundation. With your help, we can make sure everyone has a happy ... more

Discovery Walks: James Bay Waterfront with John Adams

Dates: April 04, 2015
Venue: Discovery Walks
Type: Special Events
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Discovery Walks
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Find out about former shipyards, industries, heritage houses and interesting people of James Bay between Fishermen's Wharf and the Breakwater. No reservations needed. Rain or shine. Purchase tickets from the guide (cash only) starting at 1:45 pm or any time online at www.discoverthepast.com. more

Easter Eggspress

Dates: April 04, 2015 to April 06, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: BC Forest Discovery Centre
Type: Special Events
Time: 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Location: BC Forest Discovery Centre
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The BC Forest Discovery Centre has expanded to 3 days for the annual Easter Scavenger Hunt for families in and visiting the Cowichan Region. "This event has been a popular spring tradition for over ten years and become so popular that we felt it was time to expand it to the whole weekend," says Chris Gale, mana... more

Easter Eggstravaganza

Dates: April 04, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Location: Oaklands Community Centre
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Join us at Oaklands Community Centre for some Easter Family Fun! Your kids will enjoy: -Live bunny petting zoo courtesy of Victoria Pet Adoption Society -Crafts -Sing Song -Par-T-Perfect Bouncy Castle -Face painting -Cookie decorating -Outdoor egg hunt -Concessions ...and more! Call 250-370-9101 for tickets. Only $5/chil... more

Springtime Heel and Wheel (Guided Walk)

Dates: April 04, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 1:00PM to 2:30PM
Location: Francis/King Regional Park (Saanich)
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Is this a new country dance? No! Join a CRD Regional Parks naturalist for a guided walk along the universally accessible Elsie King Trail. Strollers and wheelchairs welcome. Meet at the Francis/King parking lot off Munn Road. Wheelchair accessible. more

Victoria Philharmonic Choir presents Bach's St. John Passion

Dates: April 04, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:30PM
Location: First Metropolitan United Church
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On the eve of Easter, Peter Butterfield and the Victoria Philharmonic Choir offer J.S. Bach's dramatic - even operatic - setting of the story of Christ's final days and crucifixion. The story-telling role of the Evangelist will be sung by tenor Benjamin Butterfield, with bass-baritone Nathan McDonald as Ch... more

16th Annual South Pender Island Easter Sunday Art Walk

Dates: April 05, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: South Pender Island
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A favourite way to spend Easter Sunday afternoon with the whole family! The 16th annual SOUTH PENDER Easter Sunday ART WALK...noon to 5 pm, April 5. Twelve studios to visit, come out and see what our woodworkers, glass artists, jewellers, painters, printers and more have created over the winter months. You might even be ... more

Community Easter Egg Hunt

Dates: April 05, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 10:00AM to 1:00PM
Location: Beckwith Park
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Signs of Hope in Africa is excited to host our 7th Annual EASTER EGG HUNT. The event offers 3 bouncy castles, craft station, carnival games, roaming Super Heroes, face painting, entertainment, Pockets & Mr. Umbee the clowns, and Global music with DJ Hinga. Saanich Police & Fire vehicles will be parked waiting for... more

Discovery Walks: Weird and Wonderful Old Town with Kate Humble

Dates: April 05, 2015
Venue: Discovery Walks
Type: Special Events
Time: 10:30AM
Location: Meet outside Visitor Centre
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Discover the amazing stories about some of Old Town's unusual places, people and past events. No reservations needed. Rain or shine. Purchase tickers from the guide (cash only) starting at 10:15 am or any time online at www.discoverthepast.com. more

Easter Brunch at Camille's

Dates: April 05, 2015
Venue: Camille's at 45 Bastion Square
Type: Special Events
Time: 10:00AM to 2:00PM
Location: Camille's at 45 Bastion Square

Enjoy Easter Brunch at Camille's with family and friends. Choose from our delicious menu items with local farm eggs, fresh seafood or one of our favourites Brome Lake duck confit served with our demerara waffles. Try Chef Stephan Drolet's housemade cinnamon toast, english muffins or french toast served with a gratuitou... more

Easter High Tea

Dates: April 05, 2015
Venue: The Teahouse at Abkhazi Garden
Type: Special Events
Time: 11:00AM, 1:00PM and 3:00PM
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Easter High Tea Celebrate the joy of Easter with our four-course Easter High Tea on Sunday, April 5. Three seatings to choose from. Secure your reservation with Visa or MasterCard. Seatings are limited. Menu: Medley of Fresh Fruit with Sabayon Freshly Baked Currant Scone with Devonshire Cream and delicious Ho... more

Easter Vintage, Retro & Collectible Show/Sale

Dates: April 05, 2015
Venue: Mary Winspear Centre
Type: Special Events
Time: 9:30AM to 4:00PM
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If you are not interested in becoming a Canadian Picker, but love some of the unusual finds they come up with,then come to the EASTER Show/Sale and find your own pieces of nostalgia! 90 tables, 45 vendors come together to sell. We have Original and repurpose or reuse items for you to see, along with linen, pre and post... more

Kolot Mayim Passover Seder

Dates: April 05, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 5:30PM
Location: Victoria Jewish Community Centre
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A friendly and relaxed seder meal and the telling of the exodus from Egypt. more

Westshore Triathlon & Duathlon

Dates: April 05, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: From 8AM to 1PM
Location: West Shore Parks and Recreation Centre
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Westshore Triathlon/Duathlon is the first Tri/Dua of the year on the island; it is unique because both the Bike and Run courses are "Closed" to traffic. Participant’s bike along Esquimalt Lagoon and then a trail run around the West Shore Parks and Rec facility. It’s a great course which it is design... more

SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque

Dates: April 06, 2015
Venue: Distrikt
Type: Special Events
Time: 8:00PM
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SuicideGirls is coming back to Canada and bringing with them a revamped version of the sexist, most clever and fun show on the planet!  The SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque is unlike any other burlesque act you’ve seen filled with pop culture references, high energy indie soundtrack and the sexist choreograp... more

Local Love-Oaklands Sunset Market Fundraiser

Dates: April 08, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:00PM to Midnight
Location: Victoria Events Centre
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The evening includes a live auction with over $2000 worth of items and services; Whale Watching Prince of Whales tickets, Harbour Air flight (return to/from Vancouver), West Coast Brewery Tour, Moksha Yoga, Thrive Yoga, spa packages & more! Support the Oaklands Sunset Market and come out to Local Love Fundrais... more

Madame Butterfly

Dates: April 09, 2015 to April 19, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: 8:00PM, Matinee at 2:00PM
Location: Pacific Opera Victoria
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A young geisha renounces her family to marry an American man. When he leaves to go back to his own country, she waits with their child for his return. Though she is the gentlest of heroines, Butterfly has formidable inner strength. Guided by honour and fidelity, sustained by hope, she refuses for the longest time to b... more

Twin Kennedy CD Release Concert

Dates: April 09, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 8:00PM
Location: Phillip T. Young Recital Hall
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Victoria, BC-based country duo and 7-time BCCMA Nominees TWIN KENNEDY (previously Carli & Julie Kennedy) will be performing a full band concert at the Phillip T. Young Recital Hall. Presented by the University of Victoria School of Music's Alumni Series, this show celebrates the release of Twin Kennedy's debut album,... more

Time Warp SingYourJoy in Concert!

Dates: April 10, 2015 to April 11, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Oak Bay United Church
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:00PM to 9:00PM each night
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Victoria's own Young Adult Chorus under the direction of Christine Chepyha and Gordon Miller A retrospective of some of our favourite songs, so far! This growing community of energetic young adults will lift your spirits with their music. Join us at Oak Bay United Church, (at the corner of Mitchell & Granite Stre... more

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