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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 celebrations for Canada's 150th anniversary, booming music festivals like Rifflandia and an assortment of food and beverage festivals to tempt all types including Victoria Beer Week and Dine Around & Stay in Town.

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Intrepid Theatre's 20th UNO Fest

Dates: May 17, 2017 to May 27, 2017
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: Various
Location: Various Festival Venues
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From parties to soundscapes, from performance art to a salsa lessons, this 11 day festival is packed to the brim with genre-defying, boundary-pushing performances. The festival will include 15 of North America's very best solo shows, featuring Daniel MacIvor, Carmen Aguirre, Haley McGee, Fringe favourite TJ Dawe, and loc... more

HSBC Canada Women's Rugby Sevens

Dates: May 27, 2017 to May 28, 2017
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: See link
Location: Westhills Stadium
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The HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens Series features twelve of the world's best national teams competing at six global destinations for World Series points. The HSBC Canada Women's Sevens tournament will be held in Langford, British Columbia on May 27 & 28, 2017 at Westhills Stadium. The tournament will welcome our... more

Kaleidoscope Presents: The Kerplunks!

Dates: May 28, 2017
Type: Special Events
Time: Starting: 2:00 PM
Location: McPherson Playhouse
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Kaleidoscope Theatre for Young People is delighted to present a special performance by Juno-nominated children’s entertainers, the Kerplunks, on May 28 at 2:00 PM, playing at the McPherson Playhouse as a one-day-only event. The Kerplunks provide a unique live performance with a full four-piece multi-instrume... more

On-Going Events

Community Yoga at Imagine Studio Café

Date Range: StartedMay 18, 2016
Upcoming Dates: May 30, 2017 , May 31, 2017 , June 06, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
Location: Imagine Studio Café
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Join us Tuesday and Wednesday nights for Hatha style yoga. Surround yourself with plants and art as you immerse yourself in your practice. Limited space available so reserve your spot online.  more

Chinatown Walks - Walking Tours

Date Range: September 17, 2016 to May 27, 2017
Upcoming Dates: May 27, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Saturday
Venue: Chinatown Walks
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 10:30 am
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Discover the history, architecture, food and current culture of Canada's oldest Chinatown with an experienced guide. Visit the oldest Chinese temple, an herbalist shop, Fan Tan Alley and Dragon Alley on a leisurely tour that lasts about 90 minutes. No reservations are needed. Tours take place rain or shine. Purch... more

Comedy at The Mint

Date Range: StartedNovember 23, 2016
Upcoming Dates: May 31, 2017 , June 07, 2017 , June 14, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Wednesday
Venue: The Mint
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 8 pm
Location: The Mint
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Join us at the Mint every Wednesday for some of the best comedy Victoria has to offer. Phillips products are only $5 and Platters and Prawns are on special also. Doors are at 7pm and the show starts at 8pm. Comedy at the Mint, a great way to spend your Wednesday evening! Find out more at www.PhillipsComedyNight.com more

Phillips Comedy Night at The Mint

Date Range: StartedMarch 01, 2017
Upcoming Dates: May 31, 2017 , June 07, 2017 , June 14, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Wednesday
Venue: The Mint
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Show Time 8 PM. Doors at 7 PM>
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The funniest night of the week is this Wednesday! Each week Morgan Cranny and Drew Farrance bring the most hilarious comedian's in the city together for a wonderful evening of fun at the best of the venues for stand up comedy in Victoria. This wildly popular and always new Phillips Comedy Night is a hilarious night out... more

Wonder Sundays at the Royal BC Museum

Date Range: April 02, 2017 to May 28, 2017
Upcoming Dates: May 28, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday
Venue: Royal BC Museum
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Join us in the galleries for some fun learning. Included with admission or membership. APRIL FOOL'S April 2 Discover various camouflage techniques and how animals fool other creatures in order to stay safe. TERRY FOX April 9, 16, 23, 30 Join in with discussions on his life, the Marathon of Hope, and ... more

Free Public Tour

Date Range: April 11, 2017 to August 01, 2017
Upcoming Dates: May 27, 2017 , May 30, 2017 , June 03, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Saturday
Venue: The Robert Bateman Gallery
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Starting: 2:00 PM
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Every Tuesday and Saturday at 2:00pm enjoy a 45 minute tour through the gallery with one of our Bateman experts. Learn about Robert’s evolution as an artist, and hear personal stories behind the creation of his work. Free with your purchase of admission. No registration required, simply meet at the gallery desk at... more

Exhibition - Terry Fox: Running to the Heart of Canada

Dates: April 12, 2017 to October 01, 2017
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Royal BC Museum
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Royal BC Museum
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Explore the story of a young man who inspired a nation and established himself as a hero through his courage, hope and determination.  At the age of 18 Terry Fox lost part of his right leg to bone cancer. The loss didn't diminish his drive or courage; in fact, it inspired greatness. Once he recovered, this yo... more

Live Music @ Victoria Distillers

Date Range: April 15, 2017 to May 27, 2017
Upcoming Dates: May 27, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Saturday
Venue: Victoria Distillers
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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Enjoy live music at BC's only waterfront Distillery every Saturday night in the lounge. more

Bastion Square Public Markets & Sunday Market

Date Range: April 30, 2017 to October 01, 2017
Upcoming Dates: May 27, 2017 , May 28, 2017 , June 01, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Venue: Bastion Square Public Markets
Type: On-Going Events
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The Bastion Square Public Markets is celebrating their 24th year in the heart of downtown Victoria. Situated between Government & Wharf Street and Fort & Yates Street. Both Markets features a unique selection of locally hand made products in the location where historic Fort Victoria once stood. On Sunday mo... more

'Rooted In History' - Celebrating the Garry Oak Ecosystem

Dates: May 03, 2017 to June 25, 2017
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: The Robert Bateman Centre
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: The Robert Bateman Centre
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Garry Oak Ecosystems Recovery Team and their new exhibit Rooted in History: Celebrating the Garry Oak Ecosystem is now open at the Robert Bateman Centre. The exhibit highlights not only the beauty, but the plight of this endangered environment as seen through the eyes of local artists. Join us as we raise awareness abou... more

Rooted In History

Dates: May 03, 2017 to June 25, 2017
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: The Robert Bateman Centre
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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The Robert Bateman Centre is pleased to partner with the Garry Oak Ecosystems Recovery Team to present Rooted In History: celebrating the Garry Oak Ecosystems. The exhibit highlights not only the beauty, but the plight of this endangered environments as seen through the eyes of local artists. Join us as we raise awarene... more

Up, Up and Away: Comic-book Superheroes and Our Culture

Dates: May 03, 2017 to June 27, 2017
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Sidney Museum
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This fun and educational exhibit shows how comic-book superheroes have reflected our culture and values through the years. Featured will be superhero comic-books, action figures and artwork from 1938 - 1979. Special displays include Batman, Superman, Wolverine, Wonder Woman and Famous Villains. Activities such as sc... more

Beach Food Fridays & Saturdays at the Colwood Waterfront

Date Range: May 05, 2017 to September 02, 2017
Upcoming Dates: May 27, 2017 , June 02, 2017 , June 03, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
Venue: Esquimalt Lagoon
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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Head to the beach in Colwood every Friday and Saturday through the summer for eats from local food trucks! Watch for live local music at select Beach Food dates in 2017 too. more

African Drumming Saturday Workshops

Date Range: May 06, 2017 to May 27, 2017
Upcoming Dates: May 27, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Saturday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 10am and 11:30am
Location: University of Victoria MacLaurin Building (School of Music)
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A workshop series designed to help you to develop your playing on different percussion instruments. Cost is $29 per workshop, or just $40 for both workshops on the same day. OR - Take the amazing package price - just $149 for all 8 workshops. Beginners are welcome and instruments are provided. May. 6 - Balafon ... more

The James Bay Market

Date Range: May 06, 2017 to September 30, 2017
Upcoming Dates: May 27, 2017 , June 03, 2017 , June 10, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Saturday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
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The James Bay Market would like to welcome you to its 2017 season. Beginning in May you will experience our artisan vendors who will showcase their amazing handmade items including pottery, jewelry, hand sewn and knitted clothing and accessories. You will love the fine handcrafted wood items, whimsical home décor ... more

FCA/Victoria Spring Art Show

Dates: May 13, 2017 to May 26, 2017
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: (Victoria Arts Council Office)
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FCA/Victoria Spring Art Show May 13th - May 26th 636 Fort Street (Victoria Arts Council Office) Wednesdays through Sundays, 10am - 5pm Reception Saturday, May 20th 1-3pm. more

Wentworth Villa Tours

Date Range: May 13, 2017 to May 27, 2017
Upcoming Dates: May 27, 2017
Recurrence Recurring every 2 weeks on Saturday
Venue: Wentworth Villa Architecture Heritage Museum
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 11:00am and 1:00pm
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Small guided tours of Wentworth Villa focusing on restoration of heritage homes. Learn about the process and procedures that the restoration of the villa went through. Learn about experts and resources that are available here in Victoria to help you properly restore your home. Tours will be held on every second Saturd... more

Robin Hood Caper

Date Range: May 17, 2017 to May 28, 2017
Upcoming Dates: May 27, 2017 , May 28, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Venue: St. Luke's Players
Type: On-Going Events
Time: See description
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See a twist on the Robin Hood fable with heroes and villains, a career to save and a romance. Love triumphs and the villains get their just desserts. The heroes are a group of old friends who have all retired from lives of crime and now devote their talents to the better use of helping others. The young couple must be ... more

Eclectic Home - Avis Rasmussen and Alanna Sparanese

Date Range: May 24, 2017 to June 30, 2017
Upcoming Dates: May 27, 2017 , May 29, 2017 , May 30, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Location: Eclectic Gallery
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Avis Rasmussen, contemporary printmaker, graduated from University of Victoria, completed a residency in Italy, and has been an active member of Ground Zero Printmakers with numerous exhibitions across Canada and travelling extensively through Europe. Her small edition Reduction Linocuts are carved in reve... more

French Fest / Festival de la Francophonie de Victoria

Dates: May 25, 2017 to May 28, 2017
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
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Celebrate a weekend of local French culture at Centennial Square with activities that will engage the whole family! Experience a number of musical guests, lively entertainment, children’s activities and much more! To see our Guide visit : https://www.flipsnack.com/FFF6CF58B7A/20e-festival-frenchfest-du-25-au-28-m... more

BBB's Annual Community Shredding Event

Dates: May 26, 2017
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Tillicum Centre Parking Lot (outside Old Navy)
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Join BBB, Access Records & HeroWork for our 7th annual Community Shredding Event. Shredding is by Donation. We will accept up to 5 bags or 5 boxes of confidential paper documents, per person. (Consumers and businesses welcome!) A special thanks to Money Mart for cooking hot dogs, providing beverages, entertainmen... more

Bites Brews Bands on the Barge

Date Range: May 26, 2017 to September 22, 2017
Upcoming Dates: June 02, 2017 , June 09, 2017 , June 16, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Friday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 5-9:30
Location: Breakwater Barge at Ogden Point
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Local Musicians on the Breakwater Barge with Victoria's finest truck food, craft beer from Phillips, Hoyne, Driftwood, Sea Cider, and Wine from Artisan Wine Store Mark Anthony every Friday from 5pm-9:30pm. #beonthebarge   more

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