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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 - the 2014 program is available here - and a wide variety of music and food festivals to tempt your ears and your taste buds.

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Comedy Night at Lucky Bar

Dates: September 18, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: Starting: 7:00 PM
Location: Lucky Bar, Victoria
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Lucky Bar Presents: Comedy Night at Lucky Bar! Get Lucky with Steve McGowan and Simon King on Thursday September 18. Steve McGowan turns the stage into a party once he picks up the mic. Story telling with high voltage energy and twisted humor, Steve delivers his frat boy party vibe to audiences with hilarity and ... more

Creating a City for Everyone: Trans-Form Speaker Series #3

Dates: September 18, 2014
Venue: Alix Goolden Hall
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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TRANS-FORM SPEAKER SERIES Sparking dialogue about city-building, vibrant public spaces, mobility, health, urban design and livability. Let leading experts inspire and educate you with fast-paced presentations. SPEAKERS Gil Penalosa Kay Teschke Gil Penalosa is known as the “Pied Piper for sustainable transportation&... more

6th Annual Charity Golf Tournament: The Family Caregivers` Network Society

Dates: September 19, 2014
Venue: Bear Mountain Golf Club & Academy
Type: Special Events
Location: Bear Mountain Golf & Country Club
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Gather your foursome and come play the Mountain Course at The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort with it`s panoramic mountain, city and ocean view set with rolling fairways and lush forests! more

Eric Bibb featuring Michael Jerome Brown

Dates: September 19, 2014 to September 20, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: Doors 6:00pm – Show 8:00pm
Location: Hermanns Jazz Club
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Eric Bibb featuring Michael Jerome Brown September 19 & 20, 2014 Hermanns Jazz Club 753 View St., Victoria BC Doors 6:00pm – Show 8:00pm Tickets: $39.50 + service charges Available at: www.hightideconcerts.net, Lyle’s Place 770 Yates St. (250) 382-8422 and Ditch Records 784 Fort St. (250) 386-5874 ... more

Sip & Savour Salt Spring

Dates: September 19, 2014 to September 21, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: various
Location: Salt Spring Island
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Celebrate National Organic Week on Salt Spring Island! Join us for Sip & Savour Salt Spring taking place from Friday, September 19 to Sunday, September 21, 2014. The Sip and Savour Festival brings together growers, food providers and chefs from Salt Spring Island and partners them with vintners representi... more

Award Winning Singer/Songwriter Terry Brennan with Roger Plant

Dates: September 20, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Location: Hilltop House Concerts
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Join us for an intimate & interactive evening with Terry Brennan. Terry Brennan is an award-winning recording artist and rhythm and roots singer/songwriter...three super albums to choose from...great live performer with an original mix of folk, country, rockabilly and blues tunes that will keep you spellbound! "... more

Faculty Concert Series: Re-Birth of the Cool

Dates: September 20, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: Starting: 8:00 PM
Location: Phillip T. Young Recital Hall
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Faculty Concert Series: Re-Birth of the Cool Patrick Boyle, trumpet & guitar, with Ian McDougall, trombone & other guests Celebrating the 65th anniversary of the Miles Davis, Gil Evans and Gerry Mulligan Birth of the Cool sessions, Boyle plays innovative arrangements from these classic charts as well as duos with... more

Hawk Watch (Drop-in Event) – for All ages

Dates: September 20, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: East Sooke Regional Park
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Have you ever seen turkey vultures ‘kettling?’ Join CRD Regional Parks and the Victoria Natural History Society for this annual migration event complete with live raptor demonstrations and activities at Aylard Farm. Experts with spotting scopes will be at the viewpoint above Beechey Head. The hike up to the v... more

Master Gardeners at GVPL

Dates: September 20, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Central Branch, Greater Victoria Public Library
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Questions about plants or pests? Save up your questions and drop by the Central Branch to speak with Master Gardeners from the Victoria Master Gardener Association. Kindly bring your specimens in a sealed bag. No registration required. more

One Wave Festival

Dates: September 20, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: Centennial Square
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Pacific Peoples' Partnership (PPP) is hosting the 7th annual One Wave Festival on September 19th and 20th. One Wave is PPP's inspired action to celebrate and honor connections to the Pacific while building identity and community. One Wave engages individuals to create one movement among all peoples to address issues in... more

Sustainability, A History - Book Launch

Dates: September 20, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Wheelies Motorcycles Ltd
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A Banquet of Books, Booze, and Banter. Join us at Wheelies Cafe for the book launch party for Dr. Jeremy Caradonna, locally-based historian, and the owner of a Share Organics, who has just published 'Sustainability: A History,' an engaging book that traces the growth of the sustainability movement from 1700 to the presen... more

An Indian (Hindustani) Vocal Music Concert

Dates: September 21, 2014
Venue: University of Victoria
Type: Special Events
Time: Starting: 7:00 PM
Location: David Lam Auditorium, MacLaurin Building
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Society for Indian Classical Arts (SICA), a student club at the University of Victoria presents "A Musical Journey from Khayal to Folk": An Indian (Hindustani) Classical Vocal Music Concert by Ramneek Singh (Vocals), Davinder Singh (Tar-Shehnai/Esraj) and Sunny Matharu (Tabla). Ramneek Singh, an accomplished vo... more

Emerging Artists Alumni Series

Dates: September 21, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: Starting: 7:30 PM
Location: Phillip T. Young Recital Hall
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A new concert series showcasing the diverse talents of UVic School of Music alumni. This concert brings together Classical and folk traditions, with violist Sarah Tradewell (B.Mus ‘14) and chamber-folk band West My Friend featuring Eden Oliver (B.Mus ‘08), Jeff Poynter (B.Mus ‘11) and Alex Rempel (B.Mus... more

Puppets for Peace

Dates: September 21, 2014
Venue: Government House
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM
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On Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, the Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, will host Puppets for Peace, a free, family-focused public event in celebration of the United Nations International Day of Peace and in association with the Pacific Northwest Regional Festival of Puppeteers of America. The ... more

Puppets for Peace Parade

Dates: September 21, 2014
Venue: Craigdarroch Castle Historic House Museum
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
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Celebrate the United Nations International Day of Peace with a Riot of Puppets! The Pacific Northwest Region invites the Puppeteers of America and all others to join in and celebrate the art of the puppet in the beautiful tourist destination of Victoria, BC, Canada. Puppets for Peace Parade will include artist Danae Bris... more

UVic Environmental Round Table

Dates: September 24, 2014
Venue: University of Victoria
Type: Special Events
Time: Starting: 5:00 PM
Location: Student Union Building - VERTIGO
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It doesn't matter if you know little or a lot about being 'eco-friendly'. Come to the event, where we will provide free locally harvested snacks and beverages, and where you will have the opportunity to engage in meaningful discussions and work in groups to turn your IDEAS into action plans! It's the one event that eve... more

A Christmas Party Preview - RSVP required

Dates: September 25, 2014
Venue: The Robert Bateman Centre
Type: Special Events
Time: Starting: 7:00 PM
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You're invited to attend a Christmas party preview at the steamship terminal Thursday, Sept. 25 at 7 P.M., at 470 Belleville Street. RSVP by Sept. 22 to rentals@batemanfoundation.org Book your Christmas party at the steamship terminal – we have 4 options that can be customized to meet your needs: #1: The Cruise E... more

Garden City Grooves

Dates: September 25, 2014 to September 27, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: Starting: 9:00 PM
Location: Various locations
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A celebration of funk soul and groove The legacy of this music and its essence from legendary artists like James Brown, Fela Kuti, Stevie Wonder, and Parliament/Funkadelic will never die and for good reason. The grooves and good vibes produced by Garden City Grooves' bands and DJs are indeed a continuation of the ... more

4th Annual kick cancers A$$! ROCKn Fundrai$er

Dates: September 26, 2014 to September 28, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Location: Logan's Pub
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Cancer sucks, we all know that. That's why we created this event: to make one weekend of fun and good times. We collect for the B.C.C.F. and have bands, games and a silent auction. Tribute bands: Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Lamb of God ***Powder Clown, Saints in Hell, Corrosion of Conformity, Formerl... more

Victoria Wine Festival

Dates: September 26, 2014
Venue: Parkside Hotel and Spa
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 3:30 PM to 9:30 PM
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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada is a city surrounded by natural beauty, blessed with a Mediterranean climate, coloured with gardens and home to a lively and affluent population. For the last five years the city has been without a dedicated wine festival. The Victoria Wine Festival looks to fill this glaring omission. ... more

13th Annual Fort Rodd Hill Lantern Tour

Dates: September 27, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 7:00 PM to 9:15 PM
Location: Fort Rodd Hill & Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites of Canada

Grab your coats and step into time as Fort Rodd Hill opens its doors for an exclusive, after-dark guided tour.  See the gun batteries by lantern light and eavesdrop on re-enactors in uniform going about the daily activities of garrison life.  Take in the sights, sounds and smells of life at Fort Rodd Hill dur... more

Emily Carr String Quartet

Dates: September 27, 2014
Venue: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
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The Emily Carr String Quartet present "Music Inside Out: Beethoven" with guest host Timothy Vernon. Renowned conductor and music educator Timothy Vernon will provide insight into the life and music of Ludwig van Beethoven followed by a full performance of Beethoven's quartet no. 10 in E flat Major, Op. 74 "... more

FALL FAIRfield

Dates: September 27, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Porter Park
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FALL FAIRfield is a celebration of harvest and community! Come together to enjoy music, dancing, art, and food, and to mark the changing of the seasons. more

Jubilee Faculty Concert I

Dates: September 27, 2014
Venue: Alix Goolden Hall
Type: Special Events
Time: Starting: 7:30 PM
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Renowned performers including soprano Ingrid Attrot, violist Michael van der Sloot, and pianist Robert Holliston, present a program featuring the expressive instrumental works and poetic Art Songs of one of the most prolific composers of the Romantic era, Robert Schumann. The program will focus on works of the prolific 1... more

Nick La Riviere's Brand New Original Band, featuring opening guest Geoff Lundstrom

Dates: September 27, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: Starting: 8:00 PM
Location: Hermann's Jazz Club
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Join Nick La Riviere (harmonizer trombone, vocals), Aidan Miller (piano), Reuben Wier (guitar), Sean Drabitt (bass), and Damian Graham (drums) for an exciting night of all original music. Nick is one of Victoria’s busiest musicians. He’s played with touring bands that have taken him across Canada, the US... more

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