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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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Lust Life Jazz Band at The Bengal Lounge

Date Range: January 03, 2015 to February 28, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Saturday
Venue: Bengal Lounge at the Fairmont Empress
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:30PM to 10:30PM
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Catch Lust Life Jazz Band at the Bengal Lounge for a great evening of cool jazz,and funky stuff. Featured musicians in The Victoria International JazzFest and many other events, Lust Life has been a staple of the Victoria BC and Vancouver Island music scene for many years. The repertoire stems from the love of the jazz s... more

Dinner Theatre "I do! I do!"

Date Range: January 16, 2015 to March 07, 2015
Upcoming Dates: March 06, 2015 , March 07, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
Venue: Oak Bay Beach Hotel
Type: Special Events
Location: Oak Bay Beach Hotel
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Begin your evening with a sophisticated meal of herb-crusted pork tenderloin and sumptuous opera cake. Next, sit back and enjoy "I Do! I Do!", a nostalgic musical by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones. As the show begins, we are introduced to Michael and Agnes on their wedding day, as they excitedly look forward to ... more

When Two Artists Fall in Love

Dates: February 01, 2015 to February 28, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: The Robert Bateman Centre
Type: Special Events
Time: 10:00AM to 5:00PM
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Every year Robert Bateman and his wife Birgit Freybe Bateman exchange handmade valentine gifts. Take an intimate look inside their 40 year relationship through a display of these treasured pieces. more

Chinese New Year Afternoon Tea

Dates: February 18, 2015 to February 28, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Hotel Grand Pacific
Type: Special Events
Location: Hotel Grand Pacific
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Executive Chef Rick Choy presents our afternoon tea service reinvented for Chinese New Year. $44 per person, available February 18-28, 2015. Reservations required, call 250.380.4458 to reserve. more

Victoria Spoken Word Festival

Dates: February 23, 2015 to March 01, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Intrepid Theatre
Type: Special Events
Time: 8-10pm, doors at 7:30pm
Location: Metro Theatre
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The fifth annual Victoria Spoken Word Festival is bringing back all of our favourite poets to form an all star line-up for a week-long celebration of spoken word in the heart of downtown Victoria. Plus, this year's Poet of Honour is Brendan McLeod, founder of The Fugitives and former Canadian Slam Champion. In addition ... more

The Boy Friend

Dates: February 25, 2015 to February 28, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:30PM
Location: Brentwood College School
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The Jazz Age lives on in The Boy Friend, a light romantic spoof of the 1920’s musical comedy. Set against the backdrop of the French Riviera, and filled with tongue-in-cheek moments, it tells the story of English heiress, Polly, who is longing for only one thing: a boy friend. A Golden Age musical with a catchy sc... more

Be A Tourist In Your Own Hometown

Dates: February 26, 2015 to March 01, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Location: Various locations
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Savings playbook, valued at over $300 and get free or heavily discounted access to over 30 attractions, tours, museums and more! Early bird playbooks are $10 each or you can buy 5 for $40 (one free). Tickets cost $12.50 each or 5 for $50 after January 19. Tickets are available at Tourism Victoria's Visitor Info... more

GottaCon: Victoria's Gaming Convention

Dates: February 27, 2015 to March 01, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Victoria Conference Centre
Type: Special Events
Location: Victoria Conference Centre
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Welcome to the 7th annual GottaCon Gaming Convention! GottaCon starts at 5pm Friday and close at 6pm Sunday with nightly shutdowns between 2am and 8:30am. GottaCon will have all you need to survive such an adventure; contests, tournaments, exhibitors, demonstrations, discussion panels, entertainment and of course all ... more

"Masses, Motets and Madrigals" - CapriCCio Vocal Ensemble

Dates: February 28, 2015
Venue: Christ Church Cathedral
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:30PM
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CapriCCio Vocal Ensemble presents "Masses, Motets and Madrigals", featuring the glorious music of Byrd, Morley, Palestrina, Gibbons, Lassus and Vittoria - performed in the intimate setting of the Chapel of the New Jerusalem, Christ Church Cathedral - only 175 tickets available. more

African Spirit Night

Dates: February 28, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 9:00PM to 2:00AM
Location: Copper Owl
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Celebrate Culture, Dance, Music and Food of Africa and the Caribbean ! Check out our poster for tickets and times or contact Pulcherie to register ! more

Awards Gala and Black & White Party

Dates: February 28, 2015
Venue: Paul's Motor Inn
Type: Special Events
Time: Starts at 4:30
Location: The Copper Owl lounge
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Community Recognition Awards Gala Black History Month 4:30pm to 8:00pm. Admission by donation followed by Black & White Party $10 in advance / more at the dance 9:30pm to 2:00am The Copper Owl 1900 Douglas St, Victoria, BC for advance tickets and info please contact Pulcherie more

Island Beer Festival

Dates: February 28, 2015
Venue: Distrikt
Type: Special Events
Time: 1:00PM to 7:00PM
Location: Distrikt
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The 5th Annual Island Beer Festival! Tickets are only $20 and include 2 drink and 1 food token! This year, we are featuring 16 BREWERIES! more

Student Composers Concert

Dates: February 28, 2015
Venue: University of Victoria
Type: Special Events
Time: 8:00PM
Location: Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, MacLaurin Building, B-Wing, University of Victoria
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Student Composers Concert Featuring original compositions by students in the UVic School of Music Composition program. A complete listing of all School of Music events can be found at: http://www.finearts.uvic.ca/music/events. more

Victoria Fiddle Society Community Barn Dance

Dates: February 28, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:00PM
Location: St. Luke's Anglican Church Hall
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Our dances are back and our first dance for 2015 will be on Saturday, February 28th. Do-si-do, swing your partner, and sashay home! Please join us on Saturday, February 28 for an all-ages community barn dance. You will enjoy learning some Canadian social dances, contra dances, and maybe even a square dance. Our dance ... more

On-Going Events

Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Date Range: StartedOctober 09, 2013
Upcoming Dates: March 01, 2015 , March 04, 2015 , March 07, 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

8th Annual Integrate Arts Festival

Dates: StartedAugust 15, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 15th: 6pm-10:30pm; 16th: 10am-11pm
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

Moss Street Winter Market

Date Range: November 01, 2014 to April 25, 2015
Upcoming Dates: March 07, 2015 , March 14, 2015 , March 21, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Saturday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Garry Oak Room
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Moss Street Market Introduces a Winter Market Moss Street Market is excited to announce the introduction of our indoor winter market, every Saturday, 10am to noon, starting November 1st continuing through the winter to April 25. The Moss Street Winter Market will take place in the Garry Oak Room, in the Fairfield Communi... more

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Dates: December 12, 2014 to April 06, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Royal BC Museum
Type: On-Going Events
Location: Royal BC Museum
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Celebrating 50 years of images, Wildlife Photographer of the Year showcases award-winning images that tell the astonishing stories of our natural world while pushing the boundaries of technical skill. With more than 42,000 entries from 96 countries, this exhibition celebrates the beauty and magnificence of the world in w... more

Eclectic Gallery Artists Salon

Date Range: January 05, 2015 to February 28, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 10:00AM to 5:50PM
Location: Eclectic Gallery
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We’ve introduced “Salon” style exhibits this year, showing several gallery artists who really immerse themselves in their vision of discovery. Their work is fluid, expressive and abstract while often being site specific. It brings the viewer to a plane of contemplative reflection as does nature itself.&... more

A Study In Contrast: Sybil Andrews and Gwenda Morgan

Dates: January 17, 2015 to April 12, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Thursday until 9pm, Sunday 12-5pm
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Join us as we explore two iconic printmakers of the 20th century; Sybil Andrews (1898-1992) and Gwenda Morgan (1908-1991). Both developed their printmaking skills at the progressive Grosvenor School of Modern Art in London (1925-1940). Andrews produced linocuts and Morgan wood engravings, yet their personal styles were ... more

Enchanted Garden- Art Exhibition

Dates: January 23, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: English Inn
Type: On-Going Events
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Dixie MacUisdin, is an renowned local artist and art instructor noted for her visual artistry using watercolours and acrylics and many unique painting techniques and perspectives. In Dixie's own words, "The Enchanted Garden is where I find myself. From that time when I can first remember being inspired by Natur... more

Ghostly Walks

Date Range: January 30, 2015 to March 28, 2015
Upcoming Dates: March 06, 2015 , March 07, 2015 , March 13, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
Venue: Tourism Victoria
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 7:30 pm
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Find out why Victoria is the most haunted city in BC on one of our famous Ghostly Walks. We'll take you through the alleys and courtyards of Old Town and tell you some of our most memorable stories. No reservations needed. Purchase tickets directly from the guides starting at 7:15. Tours take place rain or shine. more

Reg Davidson & Don Yeomans : A Serigraph Retrospective

Dates: February 16, 2015 to February 28, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Alcheringa Gallery
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Monday - Saturday 10 am - 6 pm, Sunday 12 - 5 pm
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Alcheringa Gallery presents “Reg Davidson & Don Yeomans : A Serigraph Retrospective”, featuring the extraordinary creativity of two acclaimed Haida artists spanning four decades, and exhibiting the artists’ progression throughout their years of work. As trailblazers during what has been called &ld... more

Asian Influences

Dates: February 21, 2015 to March 02, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Noon to 5:00PM
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The influential beauty of Asia surrounds us. Do the sights and sounds of Victoria’s famous Chinatown inspire you? Do the bright colours of the marketplace dazzle you as you walk through the magnificent Gates of Harmonious Interest? Do you dabble in the ancient art of Chinese brush painting? Have you recently tra... more

5th Annual VintAgeous Vintage Fair!

Dates: February 27, 2015 to February 28, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Location: Fernwood Community Centre
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Vintage Fair Victoria presents: The 5th Annual VintAgeous Vintage Fair! A thrilling sale featuring 35 stalls of vintage clothing, accessories, housewares, records, decor & much more! Items from the turn of last century all the way to the early 1990's! Roaming Vintage Fashion shows & DJ Friday night! Frida... more

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