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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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Uno Fest

Dates: May 08, 2015 to May 24, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Intrepid Theatre
Type: Special Events
Location: Intrepid Theatre
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Since 1997, Uno Fest has presented hundreds of solo artists and over 300 shows in North America's longest-running solo performance festival. Tickets go on sale March 1.  more

Uno Fest 2015

Dates: May 08, 2015 to May 24, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: Various
Location: Metro Studio and Intrepid Theatre Club
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Since 1997, Uno Fest has presented hundreds of solo artists and over 300 shows in North America's longest-running solo performance  festival. Join us again for a ten day thrill ride of innovative and intriguing theatre. Uno Fest is North America's longest running festival of solo performances, and ... more

Swiftsure International Yacht Race

Dates: May 23, 2015 to May 25, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Inner Harbour
Type: Special Events
Location: Inner Harbour
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A premier long distance sailing race, Swiftsure International Yacht Race draws competitors from as far as California, Hawaii and New Zealand and curious visitors. Unpredictable winds and currents make this event, offering four different races, a true challenge.  more

6th Annual Best in Show Dog Show For Mutts

Dates: May 24, 2015
Venue: Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort & Spa
Type: Special Events
Time: 1:00PM, registration at 11:30AM
Location: Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort & Spa
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This popular event is a fundraiser for the BC SPCA, presented by the Delta Victoria team. Contest categories include: best dressed, most endearing rescue dog, best trick, cutest puppy, cutest male dog, cutest female dog, most original hair. Contest entry fee is $20 for the first event and $10 for each subsequent event;... more

Friends of the BC Archives: Gold Nuggets and Silver Salts: Photographic Legacy of Frederick Dally

Dates: May 24, 2015
Venue: Royal BC Museum
Type: Special Events
Time: 2:00PM to 3:30PM
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Joan Schwartz Frederick Dally produced some of the most iconic images of early BC during the gold-rush era. He was not the first photographer active in Victoria, but he was, unquestionably, the best and one of the most prolific. During his brief career behind the camera (1866-1870), Dally produced not only a remarkable... more

Victoria Philharmonic Choir: Verdi Requiem

Dates: May 24, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 2:30PM
Location: Farquhar Auditorium, University of Victoria
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The 150 member chorus will be accompanied by 55 members of the Civic Orchestra of Victoria and Victoria Chamber Orchestra, and soloists Ingrid Attrot, Sarah Fryer, Andrew Greenwood and Richard Margison. more

Victoria Spring Sprint

Dates: May 24, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 8:30AM to Noon
Location: University of Victoria
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Join us and be part of the National Movement to End Brain Tumours! Sunday May 24, 2015 University of Victoria 2.5km or 5km walk or fun-run Registration, Activities and Entertainment begins at 8:30 am www.springsprint.ca more

Victoria Walk for Muscular Dystrophy

Dates: May 24, 2015
Venue: Willows Beach
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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When you have muscular dystrophy, your muscles say stop, but your mind says go. The Walk for Muscular Dystrophy is a fun family-oriented community event to raise funds for Muscular Dystrophy Canada, a Canadian charity. The Walk is a fun community event with Fire Fighters, free food, games and more! We invite you to come ... more

Oak Bay Half Marathon

Dates: May 25, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 8:00AM
Location: Oak Bay
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Join locals and visitors alike on a fun filled race day. Events include - Half Marathon - Relay - 10.73K -5K -Kids 1K Challenge  more

Ryan Adams

Dates: May 26, 2015
Venue: The Royal & McPherson Theatres Society
Type: Special Events
Time: Doors 7:00PM
Location: The Royal & McPherson Theatres Society
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Ryan Adams is coming to Victoria! Get your tickets before they sell out and see website for details.  more

Galiano Ensemble -- Serenading the Audience

Dates: May 27, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 8:00PM to 10:00PM
Location: Phillip T. Young Recital Hall -- UVic
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The Galiano Ensemble of Victoria is celebrating its 15th season this year! The celebration represents 15 years of music-making, a 15-years musical relationship between the players and their conductor, and 15 years of performing for our audience. As a special Thank You to our supporters, we will be performing selec... more

Feast, Food & Film

Dates: May 28, 2015 to May 31, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Location: Throughout Greater Victoria
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Join us for fun, entertaining, informative and delicious spins on dinner and a movie as we sample our way around the globe. It's the insider's guide to food: global, local and everything in between as we turn the spotlight on Italian and Peruvian cuisine, Champagne, A Taste of Sidney and more. more

CapriCCio Vocal Ensemble presents "Magnificent Mozart"

Dates: May 29, 2015
Venue: Christ Church Cathedral
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:30PM
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CapriCCio Vocal Ensemble presents "Magnificent Mozart", featuring two masterworks - Solemn Vespers of a Confessor and the Coronation Mass - with orchestra and guest soloists Anne Grimm, soprano; Dawna Beach, alto; Josh Lovell, tenor; Stephen Barradell, bass. more

Island Elements - Yoga Adventure Retreat in Sooke

Dates: May 29, 2015 to June 01, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Location: Vancouver Island Lodge
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Looking for a retreat close to home? Join iSurf iYoga, Emily Deslaurier & Katie Thacker in Sooke, BC from May 29th - June 1st. Feast on the freshest local fare while overlooking the ocean. Your package includes all the best of the West Coast: - 3 Nights Oceanfront Accommodation at Vancouver Island Lodge - 6 Yoga Cl... more

SonReal

Dates: May 29, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: Doors 9:00PM
Location: Sugar Nightclub
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SonReal is a Juno and MMVA nominated artist whose unique approach to hip-hop has allowed him to sustain a loyal and growing domestic fan base. SonReal's success took shape online when several of his music videos racked up over hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube. He was able to maintain buzz around his music with t... more

Victoria International Kite Festival

Dates: May 29, 2015 to May 31, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Location: Clover Point
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The Victoria International Kite Festival is being held Saturday, May 31st to Sunday, June 1st at Clover Point. This new festival will present professional kite enthusiasts from Canada and the US and there will also be a special zone for children which will include a host of activities including kite making, etc. along wi... more

Windrush Gallery Grand Opening

Dates: May 29, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 6:00PM to 9:00PM
Location: Windrush Gallery
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On May 29, Windrush Gallery will be celebrating its grand opening, kicking off with a mental health-themed show in support of YouthSpace.ca. Please attend this catered, gluten free event and see how mental health translates into incredible art. Half of the proceeds from the opening will be donated to YouthSpace.ca, so pl... more

David Suzuki LIVE at the Vic Theatre

Dates: May 30, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: Starting: 4:15 PM
Location: The Vic Theatre
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Saturday May 30th - The Vic Theatre 4:15PM - All Ages - $15 Tickets Canadian environmentalist David Suzuki will be at the Vic Theatre on Saturday, May 30th for a discussion Q&A following a short screening, as part of his tour for his new book, 'Letters to My Grandchildren'. The Vic is proud to host this accomplis... more

Hot Pink

Dates: May 30, 2015
Venue: Belfry Theatre
Type: Special Events
Time: Doors at 7:00PM; Show at 8:00PM
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An evening of dazzling entertainment with a fabulous silent auction to raise funds for Peers Victoria Resources Society! Featuring: The Cheesecake Burlesque Revue and Boxers Are Brief Boylesque. Hot Pink is back for a 6th fabulous year. This is Peers' big fundraiser event and we hope to see you all there. Come enjoy th... more

Open House

Dates: May 30, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 11:00AM to 3:00PM
Location: Royal Victoria Yacht Club
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The Royal Victoria Yacht Club invites the entire community to visit the club at our Open House on May 30th. Come down and check out how much fun you could be having out on the water! Sailors, fishers, power-boaters, families & paddlers - everyone is welcome! We look forward to showing you around. more

Plant ID Workshop: Part One

Dates: May 30, 2015
Venue: Royal BC Museum
Type: Special Events
Time: 1:00PM to 4:00PM
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Work with Dr Ken Marr, Curator of Botany and Dr Erica Wheeler, Botany Collection Manager for a three-part class on basic plant identification. The goal is to equip participants with the basic skills needed to use references to identify plants that are new to them. In Part One of the workshop participants will learn term... more

Victoria Conservatory of Music: Jubilee Grand Finale

Dates: May 30, 2015
Venue: Alix Goolden Hall
Type: Special Events
Time: Starting: 7:30 PM
Location: Alix Goolden Hall
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Featuring the world premiere of a new Canadian work (piano quintet) by renowned Canadian Artist and Composer Stephen Brown, and commissioned by the VCM to commemorate our 50th Anniversary. Then we raise the roof with a Popular/Contemporary Music Showcase featuring fiddler/jazz artist Daniel Lapp and friends - a fitting p... more

Wonder Sunday: ECO In and Out

Dates: May 31, 2015
Venue: Royal BC Museum
Type: Special Events
Time: 1:00PM to 3:00PM
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What does it mean to know nature? What is our connection to the living things around us, and how do we create a more sustainable present and future for us all? See, Think, Activate! Wonder Sunday is an interactive, learning-based special event that happens from 1-3pm on the last Sunday of every month (excluding Decemb... more

World Partnership Walk 2015

Dates: May 31, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: In front of the McPherson Library
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Since its start 31 years ago, the Walk has raised over $90 million for international development programs and initiatives, making it the largest and most successful event of its kind in Canada! In 2014, we raised over $7.1 million and drew almost 40,000 people to our Walks across 10 cities across the country. 100% of don... more

On-Going Events

Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Date Range: StartedOctober 09, 2013
Upcoming Dates: May 27, 2015 , May 30, 2015 , May 31, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Saturday
Venue: Victoria Public Market at the Hudson
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
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The Victoria Public Market at the Hudson is very excited to offer a year-round, local food-focused Farmers' Market! Featuring the region's best farms, freshest food, friendliest vendors, and finest musicians, the Downtown Farmers' Market takes place once a week inside the Public Market. Local food producers and farmers a... more

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