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Victoria Events

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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Afternoon Exploration: Art for Earth

Date Range: April 01, 2015 to April 23, 2015
Upcoming Dates: April 22, 2015 , April 23, 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

Madama 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

Moccasin Making Workshop

Date Range: April 15, 2015 to April 22, 2015
Upcoming Dates: April 22, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Wednesday
Venue: Royal BC Museum
Type: Special Events
Time: 5:00PM to 7:00PM
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Join multi-media artist and moccasin maker Lindsay Delaronde for a workshop about the history and construction of moccasins. After visiting our ethnology collection and observing the diversity of styles, you’ll have your opportunity to make your own. Taught by elder Judy Elk and influenced strongly by her Iroquoi... more

Active Pass Nature and Arts Festival 2015

Dates: April 17, 2015 to April 19, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
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Festival Active Pass is community-based and inclusive. There will be something for everyone - from free events to special excursions that will take festival goers to special places in the Southern Gulf Islands. Oh, and by the way, if great food, wonderful entertainment and a world class keynote speaker are of interest ... more

World Rugby Women's Sevens Series

Dates: April 18, 2015 to April 19, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Location: Westhills Stadium, Langford BC
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Rugby Sevens is a fast-paced, exciting sport rapidly growing in popularity across Canada with our National Teams looking to appear in the sport’s highly anticipated debut in the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in less than two year’s time. The two-day event combines the explosive power, skill and excitement... more

Around the World in 80 Minutes

Dates: April 19, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 2:30PM
Location: St. Elizabeth's Church
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A feature of the Peninsula’s arts scene now since 1999, this 30-voice choir will perform music in diverse styles representing such exotic places as Samoa, Thailand, Australia, Tanzania and Peru, as well as more familiar North American and European repertoire. Jules Verne’s Phileas Fogg and Passepartout mig... more

Art Atelier 546 opens to the public

Dates: April 19, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Location: Art Atelier 546 Art Gallery
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New art gallery opens to the public. Art Atelier 546 is thrilled to invite visitors to see the our new gallery featuring a Fine Art photography show "Victoria: Past,Present and Future". Over twenty Fine Art photographers are exhibiting more than one hundred stunning images of Victoria. Gallery owners Guillerm... more

Family Sunday

Dates: April 19, 2015
Venue: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Type: Special Events
Time: 2:00PM to 4:00PM
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Join us for an afternoon of energetic art making for the whole family!Inspired by KABUKI: Japan's Dynamic Theatre in Prints. more

Friends of the BC Archives – Carlo Gentile, Colonial Photographer and his Photographs of BC

Dates: April 19, 2015
Venue: Royal BC Museum
Type: Special Events
Time: 2:00PM to 3:30PM
Location: Royal BC Museum
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Ron Greene has been interested in the Colonial period for many years, doing a study of Macdonald & Co. bankers over fifty years ago. Among his interests are photographs and his presentation will discuss and show photographs by the talented photographer, Carlo Gentile, who was a photographer in Victoria from October 1... more

Guided Nature Walks (Ages 9+)

Date Range: April 19, 2015 to April 26, 2015
Upcoming Dates: April 26, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday
Venue: CRD Regional Trails
Type: Special Events
Time: View details below.
Location: CRD Regional Trails
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Up the Blooming Hill Join a CRD Regional Parks naturalist for a guided walk to the top of this accessible peak. We'll make lots of stops and the views are spectacular. Bring a snack, water and wear sturdy shoes. Meet in the parking lot off Millstream Road. April 19, 1:00PM to 2:30PM at Lone Tree Hill Regional Park ... more

Saanich Cycling Festival

Dates: April 19, 2015
Type: Special Events
Location: Lot #10 at UVic
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Cycle the Shelbourne Corridor at the Saanich Cycling Festival Sunday, April 19, 2015 11:00 am - 1:30 pm at the University of Victoria: Lot #10 The District of Saanich has partnered with a variety of Community Organizations to present the 5th annual Saanich Cycling Festival on Sunday, April 19 from 11:00 am - 1:30 pm. The... more

Toronto-based Jazz & Blues singer Cara Matthew live

Dates: April 19, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:30PM
Location: Hermann's Jazz Club
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Jazz and Blues vocalist Cara Matthew live at Hermann's Jazz Club. She will be supported by pianist Attila Fias from Toronto, and by Victoria's own talents. Cara will present a lush collection of tunes by Elton John, Billy Joel, Aerosmith, Bob Dylan and other popular icons, making them her own, something rare and uncommo... more

Celebrate Earth Day with Robert Bateman and Daniela Cubelic

Dates: April 22, 2015
Venue: The Robert Bateman Centre
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:00PM to 9:00PM
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The Great Bear Rainforest is one of the earth’s most stunning wildlife areas. With protection from the Coastal Mountain range, it hosts healthy wild salmon populations, invaluable medicinal plants, and unique rare species such as the Spirit Bear; the rainforest’s namesake. Join Robert Bateman and Daniela Cub... more

Behind Closed Doors: Children Who Witness Domestic Violence Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Dates: April 23, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 2:00PM
Location: Cinecenta, Student Union Building
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This 25 minute film is designed to explain the effect witnessing domestic violence has on the developing brains of infants and children, the impact on their behaviour and relationships, and the long term consequences for their future. The film seeks to help parents, teachers and caregivers to better understand what is h... more

Heaven On Earth Film Screening

Dates: April 23, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:00PM
Location: Cinecenta, Student Union Building
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Heaven on Earth is an award winning feature film by Canadian director and writer Deepa Mehta. The film tells the story of a young woman who travels from India to Canada to marry, and who becomes trapped with an abusive husband. Beautifully filmed and rich with vibrant imagery, the film presents a sensitive portrayal of t... more

Protoxtype Grand Opening

Dates: April 23, 2015
Venue: ProtoXtype
Type: Special Events
Time: 2:00PM to 6:00PM
Location: ProtoXtype
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Welcome to the Flagship & First North American Location Dear Guests and Neighbours, Please Join us... to enjoy light beverages, fine foods by Toque Catering, and our strolling fashion show! Discover how you can use our eco-fashions, made of organic cotton, silk, and bamboo to travel for 3 weeks in only 1 carry... more

The Lonely Roy Orbison Tribute

Dates: April 23, 2015
Venue: Mary Winspear Centre
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:30PM
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Roy Orbison's music defined a world unto itself, a true master of the romantic apocalypse we all dread. Although Orbison is counted as a rock and roll pioneer, the structure and theme of his songs defy convention. Roy Orbison didn't just sing beautifully - he sang broken heartedly. He has been described as timeless, bord... more

ArtsCalibre Presents: Discover Education Gala

Dates: April 24, 2015
Venue: English Inn
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:30PM to 9:30PM
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The heart of ArtsCalibre Academy lies in the joy to learn, the passion to create and the wonder of discovery. Come celebrate with us at our semi-formal Evening Gala! We will introduce you to the philosophy behind ArtsCalibre in the relaxing atmosphere of the English Inn. Mingle and enjoy live music, learn about our cu... more

Ballet West

Dates: April 24, 2015 to April 25, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
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Ballet West is bringing 18 of their best dancers to Victoria in a full program that emphasizes the remarkable range of this company. Mercurial Landscape is a beautifully choreographed meditation for eight couples set to Vivaldi's Four Seasons. William Forsythe's is considered to be one of this dance innovator's masterpie... more

Latin Night with Grammy Award Nominee Pablo Diemecke

Dates: April 24, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:30PM (doors at 6:00)
Location: Upstairs Lounge @ Oak Bay Recreation Centre
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Violinist Pablo Diemecke is a Grammy Award Nominee (2002) for "Best Classical Album" with the Carlos Chavez Violin concerto, a live recording with the National Symphony of Mexico. He was Concert Master with the Victoria Symphony for over two decades and his solo engagements have taken him throughout North Amer... more

Victoria Victims of Crime Awareness Week Symposium

Dates: April 24, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (registration @ 8:30 am)
Location: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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Restorative Justice Victoria, The Men's Trauma Centre, and Greater Victoria Police-Based Victim Services are hosting a symposium in honor of National Victims of Crime Awareness Week. Guest speakers include: -Dr. Martin Brokenleg (keynote) -Manjit and Suman Virk, with the restorative justice facilitator who supported t... more

ArtsCalibre Presents: Family Fun Day

Dates: April 25, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 11:00AM to 3:00PM
Location: Cedar Hill Recreation Centre
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What excites spirit and passion? Can learning really be fun? Visit us for a free "Family Fun Day" where you can laugh, play and learn at your child's side. Participate in interactive learning stations, purchase student art, have your caricature drawn, and so much more! Immerse yourself in our school's philoso... more

Creatively United for the Planet Earth Week Festival

Dates: April 25, 2015
Venue: English Inn
Type: Special Events
Time: Saturday Noon to 9:00PM, Noon to 4:00PM
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Community Comes Together in Celebration The Fourth Annual Creatively United for the Planet Earth Week Festival will be held Saturday, April 25, from noon to 9 pm and Sunday, April 26th, noon to 4 pm, rain or shine at the beautiful 5-acre English Inn, 429 Lampson St., in Esquimalt. This free, all-ages community e... more

Groove Kitchen | Funk & Soul for Dancing

Dates: April 25, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 8:00PM (Doors at 6:00)
Location: Hermann's Jazz Club
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This hard-driving, party-hearty quintet is shaking up the clubs with its red-hot mix of funk, Latin, reggae and soul for dancing! Groove Kitchen is admired for its tight, rhythmically in-the-pocket sound. Dancers love GK’s mix of music, which ranges from interpretations of classics by Maceo Parker, Steven Wonder ... more

Hildegard of Bingen - VocaMe (Germany)

Dates: April 25, 2015
Venue: Alix Goolden Hall
Type: Special Events
Time: 8:00PM, pre-performance discussion at 7:10PM
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Mystic, poet, saint, visionary, Doctor of the Church: Hildegard was many things, but perhaps above all she was a composer of inspired music. The internationally acclaimed women's ensemble VocaMe transports audiences back to the 12th century and makes it possible to glimpse Hildegard’s religious ecstasy. This is the... more

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