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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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Special Events

Victoria Pride Week

Dates: June 28, 2015 to July 05, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Location: Various locations
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Dig those rainbow streamers out and wrap that feather boa around your neck, because Victoria Pride Week celebrations beginning at the end of June! There's Youth Pride Dance; the Big Gay Dog Walk; Pride and the Word; Drag Ball - Baseball and of course the much anticipated annual parade and festival, which features more ... more

Canada Day Block Party

Dates: July 01, 2015
Venue: The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa
Type: Special Events
Time: 5:00PM to 8:00PM
Location: The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa
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Bear Mountain Canada Day Celebration is back! Join us for a BBQ buffet and enjoy a 'Taste of Canada' inspired menu with live music from Shaky Ground, a bouncy castle, face painting and more! Visit the Golf Shop to purchase tickets or call the concierge at 250-391-7171 with questions. *Adult ticket price includes one dri... more

Canada Day Celebrations at Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse

Dates: July 01, 2015
Venue: Fort Rodd Hill & Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites of Canada
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM
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Canada Day’s biggest birthday cake is always served at Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites. Come celebrate Canada’s special day and join the excitement. Just clap your hands, or dance yourself silly to the live music throughout the day. Be a kid again, jump in and take part in all ... more

Memorial Drag Ball Game

Dates: July 01, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: Noon to 3:00PM
Location: Vic West Park
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Watch the drag performers of Victoria hit the field and show off their athleticism in an afternoon of bad softball & great entertainment! Join Mayor Lisa Helps as she kicks off the game with the 2015 Pride Proclamation. more

Sidney Days

Dates: July 01, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 8:00AM to 6:00PM
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Sidney Days is a full day of celebrations held on July 1. Sidney Lions Pancake Breakfast Sidney Canada Day Parade! Family Fun Fair Slegg Lumber Build a Boat Slegg Lumber Quick Boat Race launch  more

Victoria Celebrates Canada Day

Dates: July 01, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 11:00 AM to 10:30 PM
Location: Legislature Lawns at Belleville and Government Streets
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Victoria Celebrates Canada Day is excited to announce a great line-up of family-friendly events, main stage performances, the return of A Flavour of Canada, and our annual Fireworks display over the Inner Harbour, all set to take place on July 1st, 2015!  The Victoria Celebrates Canada Day fireworks are set t... more

Victoria Ska and Reggae Festival

Dates: July 01, 2015 to July 05, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: Ship Point Inner Harbour and other locations
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Victoria's Ska and Reggae Festival is a five day music festival happening in Victoria's Inner Harbour. This year's headliners include: HEPCAT, Third World, Morgan Heritage, The Slackers, Mindil Beach, Stickybuds and Mustard Plug - and more than 30 other acts from around the world. The festival is family friendly and of... more

View Fireworks from a Boat

Dates: July 01, 2015
Venue: Coastal Sea Ventures
Type: Special Events
Time: 8:30PM to 9:30PM
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Get a unique view of the fireworks from a boat in the Inner Harbour. Contact Bob at 778-350-9318 for details. more

Beneath The Surface:The Greatest Show on Earth!

Dates: July 02, 2015
Venue: Art Atelier 546
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:00PM to 10:00PM
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Jacke Hildering "The Marine Detective" will be at Art Atelier 546 for one night only!! Don't miss her dramatic photography and upbeat presentation on what is beneath the waters surrounding Vancouver Island. She will engage everyone in a discussion about the marine life and increase our awareness to the connecti... more

Mad Vic

Dates: July 02, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 10:00PM to 2:00AM
Location: Lucky Bar
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The night Victoria stands still! This is the one pride event you are not going to want to miss. Surviving pride weekend is one thing, But jumping into it head first before the weekend is for the brave and strong. So strap on your boots, dust off last years glitter and be ready for the beginning of the end. Advanced Tick... more

Shakespeare by the Sea

Date Range: July 02, 2015 to August 02, 2015
Upcoming Dates: July 02, 2015 , July 03, 2015 , July 04, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Type: Special Events
Location: Clover Point
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Enjoy a night of Shakespeare with the sound and view of the ocean as the backdrop. Check back for details.  more

Victoria Street Food Festival

Date Range: July 03, 2015 to July 31, 2015
Upcoming Dates: July 03, 2015 , July 10, 2015 , July 17, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Friday
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Location: Centennial Square
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Victoria's best Food Carts and Street Vendors gather in the heart of the city to celebrate the city's top food carts and food artisans. The food truck revolution is upon us! Major cities around the globe are seeing an astonishing rise in Food Trucks and Street Vendors offering up creative and interesting foods to... more

A Conspiracy of Ravens

Dates: July 04, 2015
Venue: Intrepid Theatre
Type: Special Events
Time: 2:00PM
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An original Aboriginal theatrical comedy. Satan and Jesus meet in Victoria's Chinatown for bubble tea. They are burnt out and disillusioned. They encounter Raven the Trickster, who messes with their heads, turns their reality upside down, and heals both them and humanity in the hilarious process. more

CFB Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum 30th Anniversary Open House

Dates: July 04, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Location: CFB Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum
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The CFB Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum is turning 30! Come and celebrate with us on Saturday, July 4th from 10am to 5pm. This is an all-ages event and admission is free! Activities include a children’s dress up station, heritage tea service, presentations by military re-enactors, and displays from local muse... more

OUTstages

Dates: July 05, 2015 to July 11, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Intrepid Theatre
Type: Special Events
Location: Intrepid Theatre
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Get out of the closet and into the theatre with Intrepid Theatre's OUTstages Theatre Festival, a celebration of theatre, of queer culture, and of possibilities. It brings together fearless queer artists and stories with eager audiences from this diverse island and abroad, seeking to be engaged, challenged and shown one h... more

Victoria Pride Parade

Dates: July 05, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: Noon to 1:00PM
Location: Downtown
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The Pride parade starts at the corner of Government & Pandora & then moves south on Government to Belleville, down Menzies to Kingston, left on Oswego & ends at MacDonald Park. Watch over 100 colorful groups & floats, or march yourself with local businesses, non-profits, the LBGTQ community & their a... more

Celtic Reflections at the English Inn

Dates: July 07, 2015
Venue: English Inn
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:00PM to 9:00PM

Come out for an evening of live Celtic and World music to the beautiful English Inn. The concert will be outside in the garden or indoors in the dining room, Tuesday, July 7 from 7-9 p.m. Patrick and Patricia will entertain you with original, traditional and fusion music from an Irish roots perspective on a variety of i... more

Live music with Edie DaPonte and Joey Smith

Dates: July 08, 2015
Venue: O Bistro
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:00PM to 9:00PM
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Edie DaPonte sings smooth and soulful Jazz, Bossa Nova and Latin with Joey Smith on guitar at the Oswego Hotel's O Bistro. more

Annual Victoria International Track Classic

Dates: July 10, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 6:00PM
Location: Centennial Stadium (UVIC)
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Cook Street Community BBQ

Dates: July 11, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 11:00AM to 2:00PM
Location: Cook Street Village Activity Centre
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The hours of fabulous food and fun! Bring your family and friends to this festive event for a BBQ lunch serving hot dog and burgers…make it a combo! Or select items from our Cafeteria menu. It's an opportunity for you to tour the Centre, meet the instructors, BOD, and staff; view our programs and engage in so... more

Water Garden Tour

Dates: July 11, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 9:30AM to 4:30PM
Location: Greater Victoria locations
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For the Love of Africa Society presents: 9th Annual WATER GARDEN TOUR Saturday July 11th. 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. A self-guided tour of 11 amazing Greater Victoria watergardens. Designers will be present at 6 gardens to answer your questions or concerns. Master Gardeners will be at 2 gardens, and one garden will p... more

Annual Vintage Cadillac Car Show

Dates: July 12, 2015
Venue: Fort Rodd Hill & Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites of Canada
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM
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Join the Vancouver Island Chapter of the Cadillac Car Club of B.C. for Canada’s largest Cadillac show! With close to a hundred cars, the show offers every variety of this luxury marque: the sleek roadsters of the ´30s, the ´50s classics (all pastels, fins and chrome), ambulances, hearses, custom jobs,... more

Color Vibe 5K

Dates: July 12, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 9:00AM start
Location: Bullen Park
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The "Color Vibe" is coming to Esquimalt on Sunday, July 12th! Experience the most #VIBErant 5K of all time! Grab your friends and family, and join the fun as the Colour Vibe Team blasts participants with tons of colour and epic beats walk/run the course. After the run/walk, participants enjoy a dance party, Z... more

Painting at Cavalier Cakes

Dates: July 12, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 1:00PM to 3:30PM
Location: Cavalier Cakes
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Come enjoy afternoon tea, delectable gluten-free pastry, and join professional wildlife artist, Richard Wong, for a fun afternoon of painting watercolour on Japanese art paper with an oriental brush at Cavalier Cakes, Bear Mountain. We will be playing with new ways of painting, one with a spray bottle, and one without. ... more

Vancouver Island Mead Festival

Dates: July 12, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 1:00PM to 5:00PM
Location: Tugwell Creek Honey Farm and Meadery
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Mead Fest Sunday at Tugwell Creek Honey Farm and Meadery Tugwell Creek Honey Farm and Meadery invites you to Western Canada’s first Mead Fest on the farm. Are you curious about how authentic mead may taste? It’s like taking a trip to the far away lands of Westeros and Essos without the pesky dragons. Further... more

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