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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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Salmon Run at Goldstream Park

Date Range: November 01, 2014 to November 30, 2014
Upcoming Dates: November 23, 2014 , November 29, 2014 , November 30, 2014
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
Venue: Tourism Victoria
Type: Special Events
Time: From 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Location: Tourism Victoria
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Experience the Goldstream annual salmon run at its finest with transportation to and from the park, and a chance to witness one of nature's phenomena's with a local interpretive guide. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity! Discover the amazing adaptations of spawning salmon, with a dynamic nature tour and a hands ... more

The Secret Garden

Dates: November 14, 2014 to November 22, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:30PM and 2PM
Location: Isabel Reader Theatre
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The Secret Garden is based on a beloved children's novel and is considered to be a classic of English children's literature! Tickets for our musical theatre production available in person or online. The Secret Garden is a tale of forgiveness and renewal. Orphaned in India, Mary returns to Yorkshire to live with her embi... more

23nd Annual Festival of Trees

Dates: November 19, 2014 to January 06, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: The Fairmont Empress
Type: Special Events
Time: Ending: 11:00 PM
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Every year, Victoria Festival of Trees transforms The Fairmont Empress into a lush forest of beautifully decorated trees to raise funds for BC Children's Hospital Foundation. Sponsors, local businesses, organizations and individuals of this event come together and decorate trees - in a sometimes wacky, often irreverent... more

Gifts for Myself and Others 2014

Dates: November 21, 2014 to November 23, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: Friday 12-8, Saturday 10-6, Sunday 11-5
Location: Leonardo da Vinci Centre
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The Island Artisans Association presents the 26th annual Gifts for Myself and Others juried show to be held on November 21-23 at the Leonardo da Vinci Centre, showcasing over 30 exhibitors and featuring some of the finest handcrafts from Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. New this year, featured works form Island A... more

"IT'S AMORE!"- A TRIBUTE TO ITALIAN-AMERICAN MUSIC & COMEDY

Dates: November 22, 2014
Venue: Mary Winspear Centre
Type: Special Events
Time: 2:30 PM & 7:30 PM
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Backed by a stellar big band, Maria Manna and friends present a tribute to Italian-American music, featuring such songs as "Mambo Italiano," "Volare" and the theme from "The Godfather." Maria shares her fond memories of "growing up Italian." This is a performance filled with love a... more

Breakfast with Santa

Dates: November 22, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Location: Mary Winspear Centre
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The fun begins at 8:30am! more

Canada's National Gingerbread Showcase

Dates: November 22, 2014 to January 04, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Inn at Laurel Point
Type: Special Events
Time: From 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
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Feast your eyes and nose on creative inspirations constructed from gingerbread. More than just houses, they are detailed sculptures and unique works of art created by professional and amateur chefs. Vote for your favorite and make a donation to Habitat for Humanity Victoria. A spirit rousing experience, the gingerbread c... more

Christmas Bazaar, Luncheon & Silent Auction

Dates: November 22, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: Christ Church Cathedral School
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Annual Christmas Bazaar with Luncheon and Silent Auction. Come and check out the Christmas Goodies, Bake Sale & Preserves, Attic Treasures, Crafts, Toys, Books, Christmas Decorations and so much more! more

Merry Fishmas at Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre

Dates: November 22, 2014
Venue: Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
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Join us for Christmas-themed crafting and games with an ocean twist! Make a gift for a family member or friend, fish print your own wrapping paper, do a special Fishmas-themed scavenger hunt, and more! For more information, including a full list of the activities that will be offered, visit our website:www.oceandiscovery... more

Musical Open House for St. Cecilia's Day

Dates: November 22, 2014
Venue: Christ Church Cathedral
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 9:30 AM to 5:15 PM
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Christ Church Cathedral celebrates music’s patron saint with an all day open house. The Cathedral bells herald the start of the day. Music Director Michael Gormley leads the Cathedral Choir in an open rehearsal for the Cathedral’s much anticipated Advent Carol service. St. Christopher Singers choral evensong ... more

Second Annual Reach for the Sky Benefit Concert

Dates: November 22, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: From 2:00PM to 6:00PM
Location: Hermann's Jazz Club
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Fun with Benefits! The Pacific Training Centre for the Blind, a local grassroots nonprofit founded and run by blind people offering blindness-skills training classes to blind adults, will host our second annual “Reach for the Sky” benefit concert to help raise funds for, and spread awareness about, its wo... more

Sir Winston Churchill 140th Birthday Celebration

Dates: November 22, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: Starting: 11:00 AM
Location: Royal Colwood Gold Club
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Winston Churchill's view of the threat posed by Nazi Germany expressed in his memoirs are given a critical treatment by UVic Professor of International History Biran McKercher more

Sonic Lab: Stories Told with Sounds

Dates: November 22, 2014
Venue: University of Victoria
Type: Special Events
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Location: Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, MacLaurin Building, B-Wing, University of Victoria
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UVic’s contemporary music ensemble performs works by Jonathan Harvey, Gérard Pesson, and Salvatore Sciarrino. With Ajtony Csaba, conductor.   more

St. Cecilia’s Day Musical Open House

Dates: November 22, 2014
Venue: Christ Church Cathedral
Type: Special Events
Time: From 9:30am to 5:30pm
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Christ Church Cathedral celebrates music’s patron saint with an all day open house featuring a delightfully surprising array of Victoria performers filling the air with delightful music. The day will appeal to lovers of music, with virtually something for everyone! The uplifting Cathedral bells herald the start ... more

TEDxVictoria: Pursuit of Knowledge

Dates: November 22, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: 9:30 am to 6:30 pm
Location: McPherson Playhouse
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This year’s theme is “Pursuit of Knowledge” – and with that ambition in mind we hope to bring you some of the most mind-expanding, informative, inspirational, and interesting ideas from throughout the Pacific Northwest. Hosted by Missie Peters & Dave Morris, this year TEDxVictoria aims to exp... more

That’s in-Seine: Collections by Moonlight

Dates: November 22, 2014
Venue: Willows Beach
Type: Special Events
Time: From 8:00 to 10:00 PM
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Join researchers from the Royal BC Museum, as they conduct an evening beach seine at Willows Beach (Oak Bay). As many as 20 species of fish, crabs, shrimp, and other invertebrates will be brought in using a large net, so everyone will get an up-close look at what lives beneath the waves. Participants will be involved at... more

Peter Krejcar, Piano Recital of Classical and Modern Music

Dates: November 23, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: 3:30PM
Location: Wood Hall at the Victoria Conservatory of Music
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Peter Krejcar, is a promising Alberta pianist who is currently studying at the University of British Columbia under the direction of Dr. Corey Hamm. Peter is presenting a recital of Classical and Modern Music which will include works by Chopin, Liszt ,and McIntyre.  more

Victoria Baroque Playes: 'Wachet auf!'

Dates: November 23, 2014
Venue: St. John The Divine
Type: Special Events
Time: 8:00pm
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Victoria's acclaimed early music ensemble, the Victoria Baroque Players, joins the St John's Chamber Singers in a celebration of effulgent and spirited Baroque works in tune with the approaching season of Advent. more

Victoria Comic Book Expo

Dates: November 23, 2014
Venue: Comfort Inn & Suites Victoria
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
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Come and view the 1000s of comic books on display. From the hottest books of the day to hard-to-find treasures of the past. Buy, sell and trade comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks. Toys, non-sports card and other collectibles as well. Free comics (as long as they last) 3020 Blanshard Street (Comfort Inn and ... more

Vocal Jazz Fall Showcase: Shades of Blue

Dates: November 23, 2014
Venue: University of Victoria
Type: Special Events
Time: 8:00PM
Location: Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, MacLaurin Building, B-Wing, University of Victoria
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Vocal Jazz Fall Showcase: Shades of Blue A concert of soulful ballads to warm the heart, and hot swing charts to warm the feet. With Wendell Clanton, director.   more

Yuletide Wildcrafted Jelly Workshop and Children's Wildcrafted Cookie Class

Dates: November 23, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: From 1:30pm to 4:00pm
Location: The London Chef
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Join Cordial Wildcrafted Consumables to learn how to make magical Yuletide jelly and register your kids for a unique wild foods experience at the same time! Led by local actor Connie McConnell, kids aged 5-12 will bake cookies made from real Christmas trees, create nature-based crafts, play holiday games and enjoy tea ... more

We Are Here: An Evening of Storytelling

Dates: November 24, 2014
Venue: Belfry Theatre
Type: Special Events
Time: From 7pm to 8:30pm
Location: Canada
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Now in it's third year, the “We Are Here” anti-HIV stigma project involves local people living with HIV sharing their personal stories with their fellow Victorians, reminding us all that HIV doesn’t just happen elsewhere – it happens right here, too. Craig Dales, Executive Director of VPWAS says... more

Bear Wear

Dates: November 25, 2014 to January 04, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Hotel Grand Pacific
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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The holiday teddies are back! For the 14th year, Bear Wear, a fundraiser for Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island, is on display in the lobby of the Hotel Grand Pacific. The bears are dressed up by local businesses and individuals. Vote for your favourite ($2 suggested donation) as many times as you l... more

GVHA's Fall Open House - "Postcards from the Past"

Dates: November 25, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: From 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Location: Edelweiss Club
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GVHA's upcoming open house is themed "Postcards from the Past" and the aim is to showcase the history of the harbour by featuring people’s stories and memories of one of the world's most spectacular working harbours! Guest speakers & performers:  - John Adams  - Dave Harris One ... more

Port and Cheese Tasting

Dates: November 25, 2014
Venue: English Inn
Type: Special Events
Time: 7pm
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Prepare yourself for an evening of indulgence on this ‘Port & Cheese Tasting’ in the beautiful atmosphere of the English Inn Boutique Hotel. Explore the sunny vineyards of Portugal’s Douro valley. Sommelier Micheline Ouimet, from The Restaurant Coach, will escort you into the world of exclusive port... more

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