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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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Lust Life Jazz Band Plays The Bengal Lounge

Date Range: August 01, 2015 to October 03, 2015
Upcoming Dates: August 08, 2015 , August 15, 2015 , August 22, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Saturday
Venue: Bengal Lounge at the Fairmont Empress
Type: Special Events
Time: 8:00PM to 11:00PM
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Catch Lust Life Jazz Band at the Bengal Lounge for a great evening of cool jazz,and funky stuff every Saturday night. Featured musicians in The 2015 Victoria International Jazz Festival and many other events. Lust Life has been a staple of the Victoria music scene for many years. The repertoire stems from the love of the... more

Esquimalt's Summer Outdoor Movie Series: Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Dates: August 05, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 9:45PM
Location: Bullen Park
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Esquimalt Parks and Recreation is proud to present Esquimalt's Summer Outdoor Movie Series, featuring Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Bring your friends out to Bullen Park and enjoy an amazing movie experience on our huge outdoor movie screen. Movies will be held every second Wednesday from July 8th to September 2nd and... more

Live music with Edie DaPonte and Joey Smith

Dates: August 05, 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

Oak Bay Arts and Culture Festival

Dates: August 08, 2015 to August 16, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: Various
Location: Various venues throughout Community
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Join us in Oak Bay for our first annual Arts and Culture Festival! A weeklong calendar of events kicks off with a heritage picnic and opening ceremony at Willows Park on August 8th! Feature events include: - Welcome Ceremony with Songhees First Nation - Community Heritage Picnic - Tweed Ride - Vintage ... more

Pet-A-Palooza

Dates: August 08, 2015 to August 09, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Ogden Pt (where the cruise ships come in)
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PET-A-PALOOZA, West Coasts largest outdoor pet friendly, pet festival, downtown Victoria and now in Vancouver at Coopers Parkh. Last year's event was a great success with over 15,000 people to the two day festival, and this year is better with bigger attractions! We will have over 50 exhibitors, ranging from holistic pet... more

Plants, Pulp, and Paper: Introduction to Plant Based Papermaking

Dates: August 08, 2015
Venue: The Gardens at HCP
Type: Special Events
Time: 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Location: The Gardens at HCP
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This one-day intensive with artist/educator Anisa Skuce-Newell will guide participants through the basics of hand made paper from plant fiber. We will explore some of the fibers available to us on Vancouver Island, how to harvest, process and create beautiful paper. Call 250 479 6162 or email communityed@hcp to registe... more

Salt Spring Island Garlic & Music Festival

Dates: August 08, 2015 to August 09, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Location: Paradise Farm
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The purpose of the Salt Spring Garlic and Music Festival is to promote two of the most visible of Salt Spring's assets which are music and the commitment the island has to producing home grown organic food. We are known internationally for these qualities. Music fans and food lovers alike can embrace a very special co... more

Metchosin Triathlon

Dates: August 09, 2015
Venue: Matheson Lake Regional Park
Type: Special Events
Time: 07:00AM
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The Metchosin Triathlon is based at Matheson Lake Park. It features a sprint distance triathlon on a fun and challenging course which takes in some of Vancouver Island's most stunning scenery. Registration in advance is required. Follow the external link: www.metchosintriathlon.ca. Swim: 750m in Matheson Lake Bi... more

Snowbird pilots visit the BC Aviation Museum!

Dates: August 11, 2015
Venue: BC Aviation Museum
Type: Special Events
Time: 2:30 PM
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The Snowbirds are the formation flying team of the Royal Canadian Air Force, who have been thrilling crowds with their exciting flying displays for more than forty years. We are very pleased to announce that the Snowbird pilots will be at the BC Aviation Museum on Tuesday 11th August at 2:30 p.m. If you visit the museum... more

An Evening With Elephants: World Elephant Day

Dates: August 12, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:00PM
Location: Robert Bateman Centre
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Spend an Evening with Elephants: Celebrate World Elephant Day at the Bateman Centre ​Learn about elephant conservation and the urgent plight of Asian and African elephants in a special presentation by World Elephant Day Co-founder and filmmaker Patricia Sims. · Wednesday, August 12 at 7:00 pm &mid... more

Snowbirds Fly for CH.I.L.D.

Dates: August 12, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: Clover Point
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Mark your calendars and bring the family for dinner and a show! If you haven't seen them before, it's a spectacular air show not to be missed on a summer's night in Victoria. The Canadian Snowbirds are coming to Clover Point (along the Dallas Road waterfront) on Wednesday, August 12 from 6-7 p.m.; pre-show starts ... more

21st Annual Victoria Dragon Boat Festival

Dates: August 14, 2015 to August 16, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: See website
Location: Downtown Inner Harbour
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Welcome to the annual Canada Dry Victoria Dragon Boat Festival, one of Victoria's most spectacular summer festivals and the only dragon boat festival in Canada to take place in a working harbour. Featuring exciting dragon boat races, entertainment on two stages, exotic tastes in the Forbidden City Food Court, act... more

Arts & Music in the Gardens

Dates: August 15, 2015 to August 16, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: The Gardens at HCP
Type: Special Events
Time: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: The Gardens at HCP
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Now in its 21st year, this major fundraiser for the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific has become one of Victoria's finest art events. Enjoy local art, music, and food as you wander the spectacular HCP gardens. View the wonderful art on display: over 30 artists, including some of Victoria's emerging art talent, will d... more

Chilliwack Valley Huskers @ Westshore Rebels – Military recognition game

Dates: August 15, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 3:00PM to 5:30PM
Location: Westhills Stadium
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Bring your family down to Westhills Stadium on a Saturday this summer to enjoy some exciting football and family fun. We have made ticket purchasing easy and affordable. Westhills stadium overlooks mountains, lakes and is is located at 1089 Langford Parkway in Langford. A full concession is available, on site parking, ... more

100.3 The Q's Bed Races on Beacon

Dates: August 16, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: Noon to 4:00PM
Location: Beacon Ave at 5th St in Sidney
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100.3 The Q's Bed Races on Beacon are back for another day of fabulous family fun!! There will be crazy costumes and crowd roaring races as the wild and wonderful teams race their hospital beds down Beacon Ave in Sidney! Come out and join the fun cheer for your favourite team and help us care for the community as we rais... more

Bowker Creek Brush Up Art Show and Sale

Dates: August 16, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 11:00AM to 4:30PM
Location: Bowker Creek Park
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Join over 30 artists on the shady banks of Bowker Creek Park in Oak Bay, as they interact with the public while demonstrating their art form, en plein air. Enjoy paintings, pottery, jewelry, photography and more! Meet internationally known artist Pat Martin Bates and guest artists Leslie Redhead, Daciana Dao, Hugh Marsha... more

Summer Social Series - Brewmaster's Dinner

Dates: August 19, 2015
Venue: English Inn
Type: Special Events
Time: 5:00PM to 9:00PM
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Join us for a fun evening featuring award winning beer from Vancouver Island Brewery and fresh seasonal cuisine by Food for Thought Catering. Set among the gardens of the English Inn, guests will enjoy a four-course seasonal dinner served long-table style, allowing your evening to be enhanced both by conversation and loc... more

Fashion Splash!

Dates: August 21, 2015 to August 23, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Location: Ship Point
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An annual event that promotes local clothing designers in Victoria. Beginning with a VIP party at Robazzo design studio on Friday, featuring a spectacular outdoor fashion show produced by Joseph Gonyeau. The show in located in Victoria's inner harbour at sundown, on Ship Point Saturday, and ending with a VIP afterpart... more

North Saanich Jubilee Flavour Trail & Wine Fest

Dates: August 21, 2015 to August 23, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Saanich Peninsula Flavour Trail
Type: Special Events
Location: Saanich Peninsula Flavour Trail
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Join our celebratory North Saanich Jubilee rural ramble through beautiful North Saanich - explore and experience local foods, farms and wines. Free tour map available July 2015. more

2nd Korea Festival in Victoria

Dates: August 22, 2015
Venue: Downtown Victoria Business Association
Type: Special Events
Time: 10:00AM to 10:00PM
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Victoria + Korea = Vicorea Join us very second Korea Festival in Victoria! Everyone welcome, free event more

Paper Casting Workshop

Dates: August 22, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Location: The Gardens at HCP
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Join artist/educator Anisa Skuce-Newell in this one-day exploration of 3D paper art techniques. From low relief to molds we will have fun with paper pulp (cotton) and push paper in ways you never imagined. To register call 250 479 6162 or email communityed@hcp.ca more

5th Annual Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria

Dates: August 23, 2015
Type: Special Events
Location: Throughout Greater Victoria
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The Tour de Victoria is a non-competitive, mass participation ride that welcomes Riders of all ages and abilities from around the world. The ride features world-class cycling routes and breathtaking scenery that Victoria, BC has to offer. Organizers have made a few changes to the route to enhance the cycling experience a... more

Ballet Victoria Tea for Tutu Fundraiser

Dates: August 23, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Royal Colwood Golf Club
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To raise funds for - Ballet Victoria’s most popular seniors’ program, Tea for Tutu proudly expands its activities in response to requests from seniors and young parents. We have expanded from one to three performances for each of our four productions per season and the attendance over three days has reached ... more

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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Join us for 11 days of uncensored, untamed and uncut live comedy, drama, dance, magic, music, spoken word, and physical theatre this summer. Stay tuned for the lineup of over 300 performances of 50 shows at 11 venues, free events and much more. more

9th Annual Integrate Arts Festival

Dates: August 28, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Location: Various art galleries in downtown Victoria and Oak Bay
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The Integrate Arts Festival (formerly known as “Off the Grid Arts Festival”) was developed in 2007. The event included an en masse art crawl (a movement in large groups from gallery space to gallery space) and acted as a celebration of small galleries, artist-run centres and alternative arts. In its eight yea... more

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