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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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Fringe Festival

Dates: August 27, 2015 to September 06, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Intrepid Theatre
Type: Special Events
Location: Various Locations in Victoria
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A Vancouver Island festival tradition for nearly thirty years, Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival takes over downtown Victoria, B.C. each summer for a 12-day celebration of live performance from around the world, featuring an eclectic mixture of spoken word, drama, musicals, dance, comedy, magic, theatre for young audien... more

38th Annual Victoria Classic Boat Festival

Dates: September 04, 2015 to September 06, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Location: Inner Harbour
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The Pacific Northwest on both sides of the border is blessed with an enormous number of traditional boats of all descriptions. The wonderful craft - both yachts and workboats - are cared for by their owners and a supportive community of boatyards, trades people, and admirers. We are also fortunate ... more

Brett Kissel

Dates: September 04, 2015
Venue: Mary Winspear Centre
Type: Special Events
Time: 6:00 PM
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Brett Kissel live in the Charlie White Theate 8:00 pm. Pre-Show Tailgate BBQ by Island Culinary included in the purchase of your ticket. 6:00 - 8:00 pm. The 24-year-old singer/songwriter has been THE country music story of 2014 – recently wining 2 awards at the Canadian Country Music Association Awards –... more

Peking Dreams

Dates: September 05, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: Starting: 2:00 PM
Location: University Centre Farquhar Auditorium
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The Farquhar’s season kicks off with a performance by Peking Dreams, a troupe that has made profound contribution to the Circus world and heavily influenced the creation of Cirque du Soleil. Performance features the National Circus and Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China performing gravity defying acr... more

The Saanich Fair

Dates: September 05, 2015 to September 07, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Location: Saanich Fairground
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Western Canada's oldest continuous agricultural fair and a must for the whole family on Labour Day weekend! The Saanich Fairgrounds is where fun, food and fantastic meet. We have a variety of things for people of all ages to see and do. Here's to name a few - 5,000 exhibits, Dog and Horse shows, Concessions with an ethni... more

Vancouver Island Blues Bash

Dates: September 05, 2015 to September 07, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Location: Ship's Point at Victoria's Inner Harbour
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Come celebrate the end of summer by rockin’ and groovin’ to live blues, R&B and more at the Annual Vancouver Island Blues Bash this labour day long weekend! This year features local, regional and international blues artists in both free to the public and paid admission performances on the beautiful outd... more

Vulture Awareness Weekend

Dates: September 05, 2015
Venue: The Raptors
Type: Special Events
Time: 10:30AM to 5:00PM
Location: The Raptors
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Learn about the struggles that one of the key scavengers in the environment are having worldwide and what you can do to help. Experience up close and personal eagles, hawks, owls, falcons and other birds of prey through flying demonstrations, meet and greet keeper talks and hands-on encounters. Falconry courses must be... more

Vintage, Retro & Collectible Show/Sale

Dates: September 06, 2015
Venue: Mary Winspear Centre
Type: Special Events
Time: 9:30AM to 4:00PM
Location: Mary Winspear Centre
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Step back in time and enjoy a day of exceptional delights with an amazing mix of rare vintage, retro and collectible memorabilia. You could find everything from pre and post war jewelry, gold and silver coins, and paper collectibles like stamps and postcards and books; Toys: dinky cars, meccano - mechanical and everyt... more

Mobility Cup 2015

Dates: September 07, 2015 to September 11, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Location: Esquimalt Harbour
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Disabled Sailing Association of BC - Victoria Branch and our host club, the Canadian Forces Sailing Association - Esquimalt Squadron, are excited to be hosting Mobility Cup 2015 on the beautiful West Coast of BC. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the first Mobility Cup Regatta hosted in Victoria in 1995 as well as ... more

Scotch Single Malt Whisky Tasting

Dates: September 09, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Harbour House Restaurant
Type: Special Events
Time: 6:30PM to 8:30PM
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A Single Malt Scotch Whisky Tasting will kick off a four-day Scottish cultural celebration called Tartan Up! presented by the Sons of Scotland. This fund-raising event will be held at the beautiful Harbour House Restaurant and will feature four single malts accompanied by chef-prepared appetizers. more

Tartan Up!

Dates: September 09, 2015 to September 12, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: various - see website
Location: various
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Tartan Up 2015 is a celebration of Scottish culture and heritage in Canada. Our Tartan Up 2015 celebrations is part of the Sons of Scotland triennial national convention, called "Grand Camp" and will encompass four different events across four days from September 9th through September 12th, 2015. This will ... more

Tsugaru Shamisen Concert - Traditional Japanese Rhythm on Three Strings

Dates: September 09, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, University of Victoria
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Join us in a rare music performance by artists from Japan. Enjoy tradtional melodies orginated in the Tohoku area of Japan. The concert features solo performances by Hiroshi Yamaguchi on shamisen and duo performances with Brazilian/Jazz guitarist Yujiro Nakajima. Concert is free of charge, but reservations by email are... more

Viva Italia! Charity Golf Tournament and Gala Party

Dates: September 10, 2015 to September 12, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Location: Victoria Golf Club
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Viva Italia! - a Charity Golf Tournament and Gala Party proudly presented by David Schneider, National Bank Financial Wealth Management at the beautiful seaside Victoria Golf Club, in support of Victoria Women's Transition House Society and KidSport Victoria. Viva! Italia is a celebration of all things Italian – ... more

Celtic Musical Variety Concert

Dates: September 11, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:00PM
Location: Victoria High School Auditorium
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To be held in the High School auditorium, this concert will feature local bands Celtic Reflections and Cookeilidh, as well as the world-renowned Victoria Police Pipe Band. The Victoria High School Rhythm & Blues Band will perform in the second half of the show. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Victoria High... more

Great Canadian Beer Festival

Dates: September 11, 2015 to September 12, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: Friday 3:00PM to 8:00PM; Saturday Noon to 5:00PM
Location: Royal Athletic Park
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The Great Canadian Beer Festival has become one of the worlds' must-attend beer events. People from all over the globe seek out Victoria and the Great Canadian Beer Festival every year; we get brewers from Australia, colunteers from England and beer lovers from all over. Our little annual beer festival first held in 19... more

Book Reading and Signing with Author Jack Whyte

Dates: September 12, 2015
Venue: Hotel Grand Pacific
Type: Special Events
Time: 2:00PM
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Join world-renowned author Jack Whyte (A Dream of Eagles series & The Guardians Trilogy) as he reads excerpts from his most recent book; The Guardian: A Tale of Andrew Murray. This event is part of the four-day Tartan Up! Festival presented by the Sons of Scotland. more

Sons of Scotland Tartan Ball Dinner & Dance

Dates: September 12, 2015
Venue: Hotel Grand Pacific
Type: Special Events
Time: 6:00PM Cocktails; 7:00PM dinner
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Tartan Up 2015 will wrap up on Saturday, September 12th with a Gala Dinner at Hotel Grand Pacific, the headquarters for the triennial conference. Guest speakers include world renowned author Jack Whyte. The Victoria High School Rhythm & Blues Band will entertain guests. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Sons ... more

Victoria Chalk Festival

Dates: September 12, 2015 to September 13, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: The Bay Centre
Type: Special Events
Location: Around the Bay Centre
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Welcome to Canada's largest street painting festival! Our family friendly, free-to-attend arts celebration presents some of the world's top street painters as well as those from across British Columbia and our local region. Our festival's First Nation's theme for 2015 is "Adventure in the Spirit World", a ce... more

21st Annual English Car Affair in the Park

Dates: September 13, 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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At 10 a.m. precisely the skirl of the pipes will herald the start of this very popular event. Over a hundred classic and vintage British automobiles will festoon Fort Rodd Hill’s open meadow. Sponsored by the Old English Car Club of B.C., this event will delight connoisseurs and intrigue newcomers. Each year, veh... more

Breakout West

Dates: September 17, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Location: Various Locations in Victoria
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BreakOut West and the Western Canadian Music Awards are the primary events hosted by the Western Canadian Music Alliance (WCMA) - an organization created by the Music Industry Associations (MIA's) of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, The Northwest Territories and the Yukon Territory - to promote and cele... more

#YYJPieOff Challenge

Dates: September 19, 2015
Venue: Victoria Public Market at the Hudson
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
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Join us at the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson as we kick off our largest food drive and fundraiser of the year: the #YYJPieOff Challenge! We will be hosting a friendly competition for Victoria’s Best Pie, decided by a host of judges and by public vote. Also anticipate family-friendly activities such as face... more

An Experience with Spirit in Victoria, BC with Psychic Medium Diana Lynn

Dates: September 19, 2015
Venue: Howard Johnson Hotel and Suites
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:00PM to 9:00PM
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This is your opportunity to experience the process of mediumship with Psychic Medium Diana Lynn. Gallery readings are an intimate and a beautiful experience filled with loving messages from the other side. I will be speaking for about 15 minutes explaining how mediumship takes place and bringing messages from loved one... more

BC Hospitality Foundation Victoria Golf Tournament

Dates: September 21, 2015
Venue: The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa
Type: Special Events
Time: 11:30 AM Registration / 1:00 PM Shotgun Start
Location: The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa
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3rd Annual BC Hospitality Foundation Victoria Golf Tournament, presented by Tourism Victoria, takes place on Monday, September 21, 2015. Play, sponsor a hole, or offer an item to the silent auction. Online registration and event details are available at https://bchospitalityfoundation.com/portfolio/bchf-golf-victoria/. ... more

Labatt presents The Walrus Talks Water

Dates: September 21, 2015
Venue: Belfry Theatre
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:00PM
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Eighty minutes of lively, thought-provoking ideas about the impact, use, and health of water in Canada and global society Featuring POLIS Project’s Oliver Brandes The Munk School of Global Affairs’ Adèle Hurley International environmental journalist Stephen Leahy Lawyer Danika Littlechild Canad... more

World Peace Day Labyrinth

Dates: September 21, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 10:00AM to 12:00PM
Location: Central Branch, Greater Victoria Public Library
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Everyone welcome. Celebrate World Peace Day by walking through a peace sign labyrinth! No registration required. more

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