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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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Shakespeare by the Sea

Date Range: July 02, 2015 to August 02, 2015
Upcoming Dates: July 30, 2015 , July 31, 2015 , August 01, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:00PM + 2:00PM on Saturday and Sunday
Location: Ogden Point
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Enjoy a night of Shakespeare with the sound and view of the ocean as the backdrop. Check back for details.  more

Victoria Street Food Festival

Date Range: July 03, 2015 to July 31, 2015
Upcoming Dates: July 31, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Friday
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Location: Centennial Square
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Victoria's best Food Carts and Street Vendors gather in the heart of the city to celebrate the city's top food carts and food artisans. The food truck revolution is upon us! Major cities around the globe are seeing an astonishing rise in Food Trucks and Street Vendors offering up creative and interesting foods to... more

(Poetry) Slam by the Sea!

Dates: July 27, 2015 to July 29, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:30 (doors)
Location: The Breakwater
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The poets of our great town take over the Shakespeare by the Sea tents for our own share in the revelry. July 27th OPENING NIGHT! He Slams, She Slams, By the Sea Shore! Opening night will see the dudes opening up the the ladies. Elysia Glover, Zoë Duhaime, ooh la la!!! July 28th Slam Off! Let's see what the 20... more

BearTrax

Dates: July 31, 2015 to August 02, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: July 31 - 3:00PM to 7:00PM and August 1 - 2: 10:00AM to 6:30PM
Location: Bear Mountain Resort
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BearTrax (formerly JumpShip) showcases the worlds best freeride mountain bike riders, as they Ride the Bear in front of thousands. Watch as the pros take riding to a new level as they compete for the title at BearTrax! BearTrax is a FREE family-friendly event with a kids zone, vendors, food trucks, Live DJ and more. F... more

Comedy at Solstice Cafe

Dates: July 31, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 8:00PM
Location: Solstice Cafe
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IMPROV! MUSIC! CHARACTERS! JOKES! SOUP! It's Comedy at Solstice Cafe! We'll first get to know some characters in the community in everybody's favourite segment, Faces of Victoria, and then do an improvised narrative set to the musical stylings of Matt Cowlrick. Comedy at Solstice Cafe is comprised of dedicated comedi... more

Global Leaders Festival

Dates: July 31, 2015
Venue: Victoria Conference Centre
Type: Special Events
Time: 5:00PM to 6:30PM
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Businesses, hiring managers, startups and recruiters in YYJ - join us for the 2nd Annual Global Leaders Festival and meet the inspiring business leaders of tomorrow - our Peter B. Gustavson School of Business graduating seniors This innovative "reverse career fair" showcases more than 140 students with their c... more

On-Going Events

Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Date Range: StartedOctober 09, 2013
Upcoming Dates: August 01, 2015 , August 02, 2015 , August 05, 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

Sea Monsters Revealed at the Vancouver Aquarium

Dates: March 09, 2015 to September 07, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Spring Break & Summer Break 9:30-6pm, During the School Year 10am to 6pm
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Join us this spring for the Canadian premiere of the groundbreaking exhibition Sea Monsters Revealed at the Vancouver Aquarium. This highly anticipated exhibition will take you on an exciting journey to discover some of the world’s most amazing sea creatures. Like the human anatomy exhibits that now circle the glob... more

Artishow

Date Range: May 01, 2015 to September 30, 2015
Upcoming Dates: July 30, 2015 , July 31, 2015 , August 05, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Location: Various locations
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Artishow's Artists in Residence program allows artists and local hotels to collaborate and present the exciting world of artistic creativity. Victoria's finest downdown hotels open their lobbies to some of the most talented visual artists the city has to offer for your viewing pleasure. Experience artists in action eve... more

Artishow

Date Range: May 01, 2015 to September 30, 2015
Upcoming Dates: July 30, 2015 , July 31, 2015 , August 05, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Location: Various locations
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Artishow's Artists in Residence program allows artists and local hotels to collaborate and present the exciting world of artistic creativity. Victoria's finest downdown hotels open their lobbies to some of the most talented visual artists the city has to offer for your viewing pleasure. Experience artists in action eve... more

Food Truck Festival

Dates: May 03, 2015 to October 31, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Royal BC Museum
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
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It’s hungry work discovering our province’s past! But don’t worry, the Royal BC Museum has you covered, as it rolls out its first ever Food Truck Festival! This summer-long event is sure to be a hit. Starting with a half-festival May 1 and full slate of food trucks May 8, the Royal BC Museum’s b... more

Gold Rush! El Dorado in BC

Dates: May 13, 2015 to October 31, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Royal BC Museum
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 10:00AM to 5:00PM, until 10:00PM in summer
Location: Royal BC Museum
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Catch gold fever! In 1858 word of gold rang out in the Fraser Canyon, starting a dramatic movement of people to what were largely unexplored regions of BC. Through interactive displays and rare artifacts, this fascinating exhibition will show you how everything changed forever with the gold rushes of the 1800′s, as... more

Sidney Street Market

Date Range: May 14, 2015 to August 27, 2015
Upcoming Dates: July 30, 2015 , August 06, 2015 , August 13, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Thursday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Sidney, BC
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The renowned Sidney Street Market attracts up to 5,000 people a night who all come to savour the flavours, see the sights and listen to the sounds of a myriad of musical performers. Every Thursday night from May - August, Sidney’s charming main street, Beacon Avenue, is closed to traffic and transformed into one... more

Sidney Street Market

Date Range: May 14, 2015 to August 27, 2015
Upcoming Dates: July 30, 2015 , August 06, 2015 , August 13, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Thursday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 5:00PM to 8:30PM
Location: Beacon Avenue, Sidney
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Sidney's renowned summer Street Market has been a holiday highlight on Vancouver Island for over 15 years. Every Thursday night from May - August, the Town's charming main street, Beacon Avenue, is closed to traffic and transformed into one of the most spectacular, festive street markets in British Columbia. With over 15... more

Catch Gold Fever this summer at IMAX®

Dates: May 15, 2015 to October 31, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: IMAX Victoria (Inside the Royal BC Museum)
Type: On-Going Events
Time: See website for schedule
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Experience the IMAX Film Gold Fever and the Royal BC Museum Gold Rush! El Dorado in BC exhibition this summer. Gold Fever takes the audience on a glittering trip around the world, focusing on the cultural, economic and historical significance of the “eternal element”. From the historical Klondike gold rush t... more

Esquimalt Farmers Market

Date Range: May 21, 2015 to September 03, 2015
Upcoming Dates: July 30, 2015 , August 06, 2015 , August 13, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Thursday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 4:30PM to 7:30PM
Location: Esquimalt's Town Hall
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Starting Thursday May 21 every week until September 3 from 4:30-7:30pm, Esquimalt will be home to a brand new food-focused Farmers Market! The Esquimalt Farmers Market will be held in Esquimalt's Town Square (just behind the Library & Town Hall). Come with your family, eat at our Food Trucks, listen to some Music an... more

Indigenous Youth Arts Program

Dates: May 31, 2015 to November 29, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Open Space Contemporary Arts Society
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Tuesday-Saturday, 12pm-5pm
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WHAT IS IT? IYAP is a free, hands-on program encouraging Indigenous youth to tell their stories while exploring the many facets of media arts: video art, sound art, digital arts, etc. The program is about creating a safe and stimulating gathering place where Indigenous youth and the artist mentors come together to share... more

Ghostly Walks walking tour

Dates: June 01, 2015 to September 12, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Tourism Victoria
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 7:30 and 9:30 pm
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Dare to experience Victoria's most haunted sites, every night at 7:30 and 9:30 pm, on one of Victoria's famous Ghostly Walks. Talented storyteller guides will keep you entertained and spooked with their true tales of paranormal encounters in Victoria, the Pacific Northwest's most ghost-filled city. The 7:30 pm tours vary... more

Gold Rush Tales walking tour

Dates: June 01, 2015 to September 06, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Royal BC Museum
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 1:00PM
Location: Meet at the gold panning trough in front of the museum.
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Enjoy fascinating stories on a 90-minute walk through Victoria's gold-rush city. Start your adventure with a demonstration of gold panning, then head out to find out about First Nations involvement in early gold discoveries, hear first-hand accounts of miners who struck it rich (and the many who didn't), find out about a... more

Chinatown Walks walking tour

Date Range: June 02, 2015 to September 05, 2015
Upcoming Dates: July 30, 2015 , August 01, 2015 , August 04, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Venue: Discovery Walks
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 10:30 am
Location: Discovery Walks
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Explore Canada’s oldest Chinatown with an experienced guide on a 90-minute walk to places you normally won’t see on your own. Find out about the wonderful architecture, symbolism, culture, food and religion of Chinatown. Discover the truth about opium dens, gambling parlours and secret tunnels. Visit a tradit... more

Rockland Mansions walking tour

Date Range: June 02, 2015 to September 04, 2015
Upcoming Dates: July 31, 2015 , August 04, 2015 , August 07, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Friday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 2:00PM
Location: Meet beside the stone gates at the corner of Fort Street and Joan Cres.
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Experience the stately heritage houses and tree-lined streets of Rockland, Victoria's oldest posh neighbourhood. Walk through the grounds of Craigdarroch Castle and marvel at the exploits of the Dunsmuir family who built it. Visit the gardens of two private mansions and enjoy the beautiful grounds of Government House whe... more

Emily Carr's Victoria walking tour

Date Range: June 03, 2015 to September 02, 2015
Upcoming Dates: August 05, 2015 , August 12, 2015 , August 19, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Wednesday
Venue: Discovery Walks
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 2:00PM
Location: Emily Carr Statue, Corner of Belleville St and Government St, on the grounds of the Fairmont Empress
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Join our guide, Molly Raher Newman, an artist and performer, on a route through the James Bay neighbourhood where Emily Carr lived. Get to know Emily, one of Victoria's best-loved characters through her delightful descriptions of the city. Emily spent most of her life in Victoria and became a world-famous artist, renowne... more

Jewish Victoria walking tour

Date Range: June 04, 2015 to September 03, 2015
Upcoming Dates: July 30, 2015 , August 06, 2015 , August 13, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Thursday
Venue: Congregation Emanu-El Synagogue
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Starting: 2:00 PM
Location: meet outside the main doors
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Join professional guide Gary Cohen on a 90-minute walking tour. Discover the stories of Victoria’s pioneer Jewish merchants, politicians and gold seekers who built a synagogue in 1863, now the oldest in continuous use in Canada. See many other important heritage buildings. Find out about our second mayor and BC&rsq... more

Synagogue Tour

Date Range: June 04, 2015 to August 27, 2015
Upcoming Dates: July 30, 2015 , August 06, 2015 , August 13, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Thursday
Venue: Congregation Emanu-El Synagogue
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Explore Canada's oldest surviving synagogue. Learn about this remarkable structure's vibrant history through its unique architecture, artifacts, restoration and stories. Visit the synagogue's "Simcha Gift Shop" to view a diverse collection of Judaica. Private tours for $20 per person may also be available at ot... more

Summer Afternoon Tea

Dates: June 16, 2015 to August 31, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Venus Sophia Tea Room and Vegetarian Eatery
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 11:00AM to 4:30PM
Location: Venus Sophia Tea Room and Vegetarian Eatery
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Take a break from this West Coast heat and join us in the tea room for a cool and elaborate treat. The Summer spread includes a selection of handcrafted tea sandwiches and sweets prepared from seasonal ingredients. The ingredients we used include all your favorite fruits: strawberries, lemons, watermelon and natural herb... more

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