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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 celebrations for Canada's 150th anniversary, booming music festivals like Rifflandia and an assortment of food and beverage festivals to tempt all types including Victoria Beer Week and Dine Around & Stay in Town.

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Spring Break Master Builder Lego Workshops

Date Range: March 20, 2017 to March 31, 2017
Upcoming Dates: March 27, 2017 , March 28, 2017 , March 29, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Venue: Cherry Bomb Toys
Type: Special Events
Time: 10am-12pm, or 1pm-3pm
Location: Cherry Bomb Toys
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Join us at Cherry Bomb Toys for Spring Break Master Builder workshops using Lego!. Each 2-hour course is $25 and includes a $5 credit to the store. Each workshop is limited to 15 people. Attendees must be registered in advance through Cherry Bomb Toys (no drop-in). Call to check availability. Workshop Schedule: ... more

On-Going Events

Thousand Dollar Thursdays

Date Range: StartedApril 07, 2016
Upcoming Dates: March 30, 2017 , April 06, 2017 , April 13, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Thursday
Venue: View Royal Casino
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 8:30pm Draw

Win $1,000 Cash every Thursday! Get a FREE draw ballot every Sunday through Thursday at 1, 3, 5 & 7pm Draw barrel opens Thursday @ 6pm Draw Thursdays @ 8:30pm *Must be present to win more

Community Yoga at Imagine Studio Café

Date Range: StartedMay 18, 2016
Upcoming Dates: March 28, 2017 , March 29, 2017 , April 04, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
Location: Imagine Studio Café
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Join us Tuesday and Wednesday nights for Hatha style yoga. Surround yourself with plants and art as you immerse yourself in your practice. Limited space available so reserve your spot online.  more

Nothin' But Swing Lindy Hop Dance

Date Range: StartedAugust 13, 2016
Upcoming Dates: March 25, 2017 , April 08, 2017 , April 22, 2017
Recurrence Recurring every 2 weeks on Saturday
Venue: Centennial United Church
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 8pm - 12am
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Nothin’ But Swing is brought to you by the Swing Dance Association of Victoria! NBS is our weekly swing dance on Saturday night at the Centennial United Church at 612 David St, Victoria. Doors open at 8:15pm and we have our regular drop-in lesson from 8:30pm – 9:15pm and then we dance the night away until 1... more

Chinatown Walks - Walking Tours

Date Range: September 17, 2016 to May 27, 2017
Upcoming Dates: March 25, 2017 , April 01, 2017 , April 08, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Saturday
Venue: Chinatown Walks
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 10:30 am
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Discover the history, architecture, food and current culture of Canada's oldest Chinatown with an experienced guide. Visit the oldest Chinese temple, an herbalist shop, Fan Tan Alley and Dragon Alley on a leisurely tour that lasts about 90 minutes. No reservations are needed. Tours take place rain or shine. Purch... more

Wildlife Tour & High Tea

Dates: November 16, 2016 to March 31, 2017
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: SpringTide Whale Watching & Eco Tours
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From 12.30pm - 6.30pm
Location: Gatsby Mansion
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Looking for the perfect gift? Give your loved ones the gift of adventure and relaxation all in one. Join SpringTide for an exhilarating 3 hour Marine Wildlife Tour on a high speed open Zodiac. Return to the city to relax and warm up with a delicious High Tea at the Gatsby Mansion. Experience the best of Victoria ... more

Comedy at The Mint

Date Range: StartedNovember 23, 2016
Upcoming Dates: March 29, 2017 , April 05, 2017 , April 12, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Wednesday
Venue: The Mint
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 8 pm
Location: The Mint
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Join us at the Mint every Wednesday for some of the best comedy Victoria has to offer. Phillips products are only $5 and Platters and Prawns are on special also. Doors are at 7pm and the show starts at 8pm. Comedy at the Mint, a great way to spend your Wednesday evening! Find out more at www.PhillipsComedyNight.com more

Fridaymusic

Date Range: January 27, 2017 to March 31, 2017
Upcoming Dates: March 31, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Friday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 12:30 PM
Location: Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, MacLaurin Building, B-Wing
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Take an afternoon break to enjoy a concert of varied repertoire and instruments featuring UVic School of Music students. Jan. 27 - Various Instruments / Feb. 3 - Strings / Feb. 10 - Piano / No concert Feb. 17 / Feb. 24 - Voice / Mar. 3 - Woodwinds / Mar. 10: Brass / Mar. 17: Student Composers / Mar. 24 - Guitar / Mar. 31... more

ChaChingGo Game Show! Win up to $6,000!

Date Range: February 01, 2017 to March 29, 2017
Upcoming Dates: March 29, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Wednesday
Venue: View Royal Casino
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 8pm
Location: View Royal Casino
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Saturday night at 8pm we will draw one name to play the ChaChingGo Game Show! The selected winner will win up to $6,000 cash. more

Sin City Improvised Serial

Date Range: February 07, 2017 to March 28, 2017
Upcoming Dates: March 28, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Tuesday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 8pm Tuesday
Location: Victoria Event Centre
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Hilarious improvised theatre with a continuing story performed by Canada's wittiest comic actors. The action takes place at the fictional Oasis Casino in Las Vegas circa 1962: gamblers, showgirls, entertainers and cardsharps in the era of The Rat Pack and The Mob. Each episode promises laughter and stands alone as a gr... more

Winter Salon at Eclectic Gallery

Date Range: February 07, 2017 to March 31, 2017
Upcoming Dates: March 27, 2017 , March 28, 2017 , March 29, 2017
Recurrence Recurring every week day
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 10 am - 5:30 pm, Tues - Sat.
Location: Eclectic Gallery
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Features new work by a dozen talented artists. This display of creativity covers quite a range of styles and technical achievement. Encaustic paintings by Alanna Spareness are sublime in their brilliance and other worldly nature. To achieve this effect she combines bees wax with resin, oil pigment and photo transfer. Usi... more

Pride & Prejudice

Date Range: February 17, 2017 to March 25, 2017
Upcoming Dates: March 25, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Venue: Chemainus Theatre Festival
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Various - see website
Location: Chemainus Theatre Festival
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Best Selling Classic Mrs. Bennet simply must secure suitors of a certain social standing for her five daughters. Despite her clever efforts to tie the knots, her family’s future becomes increasingly entangled in Lizzie and Mr. Darcy’s amusing attempts to find true love. “It’s a fascinating, fres... more

Tea in the Trees

Date Range: February 25, 2017 to March 25, 2017
Upcoming Dates: March 25, 2017
Recurrence Recurring every 2 weeks on Saturday
Venue: Glenrosa Farm Restaurant
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 12:00-3:00
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High Tea at The Empress still tops the lists of "Things to do" in Victoria for the tourist crowd, but Tea in the trees seems like a much more honest Westcoast experience. We will meet at Glenrosa Farm to start the adventure and then move as a group to our hiking destination. Backpacks, water bottles, freshly... more

Trivia Night at Brentwood Bay Resort

Date Range: February 28, 2017 to June 27, 2017
Upcoming Dates: March 28, 2017 , April 25, 2017 , May 23, 2017
Recurrence Recurring monthly on the 4th Tuesday
Venue: Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 7-9PM
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Join us for Season Three of Trivia Night at Brentwood Pub, hosted by our Quizmaster Andrew Langford and sponsored by Hoyne Brewing Co. Featuring three rounds of skill testing questions and a different grand prize each month. Check our website for updated prizes! more

Phillips Comedy Night at The Mint

Date Range: StartedMarch 01, 2017
Upcoming Dates: March 29, 2017 , April 05, 2017 , April 12, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Wednesday
Venue: The Mint
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Show Time 8 PM. Doors at 7 PM>
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The funniest night of the week is this Wednesday! Each week Morgan Cranny and Drew Farrance bring the most hilarious comedian's in the city together for a wonderful evening of fun at the best of the venues for stand up comedy in Victoria. This wildly popular and always new Phillips Comedy Night is a hilarious night out... more

African Percussion Workshops

Date Range: March 11, 2017 to April 01, 2017
Upcoming Dates: March 25, 2017 , April 01, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Saturday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 10am and 11:30am
Location: UVic School of Music (MacLaurin Building)
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A workshop series designed to help you to develop your playing on different instruments. Cost is $29 per workshop, or just $40 for both workshops on the same day. OR - Take the amazing package price - just $99 for any 6 workshops. Beginners are welcome and instruments are provided. Please visit our website for more det... more

Awakening Memory

Dates: March 24, 2017
Venue: Open Space Contemporary Arts Society
Type: On-Going Events
Time: March 24, 7:30pm
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Opening Reception: March 24, 7:30pm Exhibition dates: March 24-April 29, Tues-Sat, 12-5pm Open Space is presenting the Awakening Memory exhibition featuring Coast Salish artists Sonny Assu, lessLIE, and Marianne Nicolson. The exhibition is curated by France Trépanier. Awakening Memory focuses on both customary... more

Dave Gunning in Concert

Dates: March 24, 2017
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 7:30 pm (doors at 6:00 pm)
Location: Upstairs Lounge @ Oak Bay Recreation Centre
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“Dave Gunning is the next big thing in the True North of Song, an artist as compelling, as assured and attentive to every nuance of the writing process as Lightfoot, Coburn and Stan Rogers before him.” -- Greg Quill, The Toronto Star We are pleased to bring back to Victoria audiences Nova Scotia's Dave Gun... more

Mystery Spirit Dinner Series at Merridale

Date Range: March 24, 2017 to May 14, 2017
Upcoming Dates: March 25, 2017 , March 26, 2017 , March 31, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
Venue: Merridale Bistro
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Starting: 5:00 PM
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Weekend dinners are back at Merridale! In addition to our regular menu, each weekend will feature a fresh three-course dinner menu paired with a mystery spirit. Since we started distilling in 2007 we have done many 'spirit experiments'. These small batches have been quietly aging in barrels for the past seven to ten yea... more

National Geographic Presents "The Surgery Ship"

Dates: March 24, 2017
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Starting: 7:00 PM
Location: The Roxy Theatre
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Join Mercy Ships Canada at the Roxy Theater for a community pre-screening of The Surgery Ship, Episode 1: The Power of Yes and No, a new National Geographic series about the  medical charity work of Mercy Ships in Africa. Come see what life is really like on board a Mercy Ships hospital ship. Join us after the show... more

UVic Wind Symphony: Year End Spectacular—2017!

Dates: March 24, 2017
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Starting: 8:00 PM
Location: University Centre Farquhar Auditorium, University of Victoria
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Internationally renowned saxophonist, Dr. Julia Nolan, is guest soloist in Robert Buckley's Prestidigitation: Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Wind Ensemble. The UVic Chorus joins the Wind Symphony to perform Robert Buckley's This Is My Home. Also on the program is Barber’s Commando March. Conducted by Dr. Gerald Ki... more

Violin Class Recital

Dates: March 24, 2017
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Starting: 8:00 PM
Location: Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, MacLaurin Building, B-Wing, University of Victoria
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Featuring UVic School of Music violin students from the studio of Ann Elliott-Goldschmid. more

An Evening of Spanish ?Songs & Music

Dates: March 25, 2017
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 8:00 PM to 10:00 AM - Doors opens at 7
Location: Oak Bay United Church
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This is a benefit concert with all proceeds going to James Bay Refugee Initiative “I am so grateful to be able to do this concert with such amazing musicians who also believe in this great cause that is so close to my heart. “said Zhila Kashaninia, an immigrant from Iran. Tickets are available at Long &... more

Arts & Craft Cider at Merridale

Dates: March 25, 2017
Venue: Merridale Ciderworks
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM
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Join us at Merridale for a series of paint nights, each featuring a different project and paired with one of our delicious craft beverages. On March 25th, we'll be doing self-portraits, with a twist! You'll be given random measurements that you will use to create your silly face. We'll also be sipping our first limited r... more

Bridges, Not Walls 2017

Dates: March 25, 2017
Venue: Victoria Conference Centre
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
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Bridges, Not Walls 2017 : A symposium to inspire hope among women of all ages and backgrounds. Bridges, Not Walls is on March 25th hosted by Bridges for Women Society, a local nonprofit working to end violence against women. Held on the UN’s Orange day to UNite to End Violence Against Women – the 25th of each... more

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