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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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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

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

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

Gotta Getta Gimmick's chorus|line|cabaret 13: Charles Strouse

Dates: March 02, 2015
Venue: Belfry Theatre
Type: Special Events
Time: Doors at 7:30PM, Show at 8PM
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Gotta Getta Gimmick is back at the beautiful Belfry Theatre for the thirteenth installment in our chorus|line|cabaret series. We’re exploring the musicals of Charles Strouse – one of musical theaters’ busiest and perhaps unluckiest composers. Strouse wrote the music for Broadway classics Bye, Bye Birdie... more

Herons, Hawks and Hummers

Dates: March 02, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 10:00AM to 10:45AM
Location: Esquimalt Branch, Greater Victoria Public Library
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Take flight with us as we explore various types of birds and how their habitat, characteristics and behaviours differ from one another. Presented by Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary. Register at gvpl.ca or call 250-940-GVPL (4875) for more information. more

Tea for Tutu

Dates: March 03, 2015 to March 04, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: St Andrew's Presbyterian Church
Type: Special Events
Time: 2:00PM
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Ballet Victoria’s most popular seniors’ program, Tea for Tutu proudly expands its activities in response to requests from seniors and young parents. We have expanded from one to two day performances for each production and our attendance over two days has reached approximately 200. Tea for Tutu offers quali... more

The Greater Victoria Concert Band presents Colours of Sound: Music and Art in Harmony

Dates: March 03, 2015
Venue: First Metropolitan United Church
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:30PM to 9:30PM
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The Greater Victoria Concert Band's Senior Band will perform an evening of music inspired by colour at this benefit concert for The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Admission by donation ($15 suggested). more

Bye Bye Birdie, a musical

Dates: March 04, 2015 to March 07, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:00PM
Location: The Hall, Glenlyon Norfolk Senior School
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It's all poodle skirts, bobby socks and pompadours! Bye Bye Birdie, Glenlyon Norfolk Senior School's upcoming student production, from March 3 to 7, is a stage musical and romantic comedy set in America of the late '50s during the draft. The original 1960–61 Broadway production starring Dick Van Dyke (who reprise... more

Live @ Lunch – Alaska: The Last Frontier

Dates: March 04, 2015
Venue: Royal BC Museum
Type: Special Events
Time: Noon to 1:00 PM
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In 2014, Shelley Reid (recently retired RBCM Registrar) enjoyed a tour of Alaska and the Yukon, truly the last frontiers of North America. Shelley will share the experiences she had on a variety of expeditions including the Alaskan Railroad into Denali National Park, a sternwheeler cruise on the Chena River and a boat c... more

39th Annual Flower Count

Dates: March 05, 2015 to March 11, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: All day
Location: Throughout Greater Victoria
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Join Victoria's tradition to welcome spring while the rest of Canada is still in deep winter. Head outside and contribute to the 39th Annual Flower Count. Visit the website for details.  more

Alaska Comes to Life in Victoria - Vision Travel and Holland America Line presents ‘On Stage Alaska’

Dates: March 05, 2015
Venue: St. Ann's Academy National Historic Site
Type: Special Events
Time: 6:00PM
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Vision Travel and Holland America Line is bringing the excitement of the Alaskan adventure to Victoria with their multi-media “On Stage Alaska” presentation. Happening on March 5 at the St. Ann’s Academy, this live event is open to the public and showcases Alaska's spectacular scenery, wildlife and hosp... more

Celebrate International Women's Day with "Wadjda"

Dates: March 05, 2015
Venue: University of Victoria
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:00PM
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Celebrate International Women's Day early with a screening of "Wadjda" at UVIC's Cinecenta Theatre on Thursday, March 5. Wadjda is the story of an enterprising Saudi girl who signs on for her school's Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the funds she needs to buy the green bicycle that has captured... more

En Plein Air: Art Exhibit Launch

Dates: March 05, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 6:00PM - 8:30PM
Location: Central Branch, Greater Victoria Public Library
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Sierra Club BC and the Flathead Wild team will present an exhibit of iconic scenes depicting BC’s Flathead Valley, including work by acclaimed artist Dwayne Harty. Renowned wildlife photographer, Garth Lenz will also be on hand with other specialists to discuss conservation of important natural areas. No registrati... more

Flower Count

Dates: March 05, 2015 to March 11, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: All day
Location: Throughout the city
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While the rest of Canada is covered under a blanket of snow and ice, Victoria shows definite signs of early spring. It's a local tradition to celebrate the arrival of spring with the annual flower count. So head outside, join the community and count your blessings (and flowers of course!).  more

The Top 8 Wine Values on Earth (That You've Never Heard Of)

Dates: March 05, 2015
Venue: Camille's at 45 Bastion Square
Type: Special Events
Time: 6:00PM to 8:30PM
Location: Camille's at 45 Bastion Square
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Wine is produced in almost every country on the planet so why do we keep going back to the same bottle everytime we go shopping? There are plenty of fantastic wines, at bargain prices, out there for the intrepid explorer but you might have to taste through all 5500+ offerings listed in BC to find them. Instead, join ho... more

Trombone Mayhem!

Dates: March 06, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 8pm
Location: Hermann's Jazz Club
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Jeff Agopsowicz is a fabulous trombone player. Formerly of Victoria's Naden Band, Jeff has been living in Winnipeg the last few years... but the rumours are true, and Jeff has returned to the island! Join Nick La Riviere and Jeff Agopsowicz with the return of their fantastic and wild band, Trombone Mayhem! Joining them... more

Mozart Piano Sonatas - Kristian Bezuidenhout

Dates: March 07, 2015
Venue: Alix Goolden Hall
Type: Special Events
Time: 8:00PM, pre-performance discussion at 7:10PM
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Bezuidenhout’s interpretation of Mozart has caused a sensation at the world’s major early music festivals. Come and find out why. The reigning superstar of 
the fortepiano brings to the keyboard masterpieces 
of Mozart an unprecedented flair and freedom. more

The Katie McNally Trio with Opening Guest, Black Angus

Dates: March 07, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: Doors at 7:00PM; Concert at 7:30PM
Location: Knox Presbyterian Church
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After an extremely successful concert in Victoria this time last year, Katie McNally is returning for an evening of bold and exquisite tunes bursting from the Scottish and Cape Breton traditions. Katie McNally is described as “the new face of Scottish fiddling.” Katie, together with two of the most innova... more

Vancouver Island Bead & Jewellery Show

Dates: March 07, 2015 to March 08, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Location: Main Hall, Saanich Fairground
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It's the ultimate west coast bling fling for jewellery makers, jewellery lovers and everyone in between! The Vancouver Island Bead & Jewellery Show, scheduled for March 7-8, 2015, offers: - locally handcrafted artisan jewellery, - jewellery making suppliers, - classes, - free demos & make ‘n’ t... more

Victoria Beer Week

Dates: March 07, 2015 to March 15, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
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Victoria Beer Week is an nine-day series of events highlighting a broad selection of BC craft breweries while educating Victorians about craft beer. The week is bookended with large events that pair BC craft beer with local Victoria artisan food vendors, with a clear focus on showcasing quality BC craft beer and educatin... more

Victoria Beer Week: Adem Tepedelen and Greg Evans

Dates: March 10, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:00PM - 8:30PM
Location: Central Branch, Greater Victoria Public Library
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In celebration of the 2nd Annual Victoria Beer Week, you're invited to join us for an evening with local beer writer Adem Tepedelen, and brewing historian Greg Evans. Register at gvpl.ca or call 250-940-GVPL (4875) for more information. more

BC Authors: Readings From the Work of Alicia Priest & Frank White

Dates: March 12, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Central Branch, Greater Victoria Public Library
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Author Ben Parfitt will be reading from his wife and fellow writer Alicia Priest's book, "A Rock Fell on the Moon: Dad and the Great Yukon Silver Ore Heist". Howard White shares the story of his father and centenarian, Frank White in "That Went By Fast: My First Hundred Years". Register at gvpl.ca or ... more

Fair Trade oriental rug Seminar

Dates: March 13, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:00PM
Location: Ten Thousand Villages
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Recently returned from Pakistan, having spent time in the villages and homes of rug makers, Gwen Repeta will be at Ten Thousand Villages on Friday March 13 at 7pm to recount her experiences, and answer any questions you may have about Fair Trade oriental rugs. If you are considering purchasing a rug for your home but no... more

Appetite for Art

Dates: March 14, 2015
Venue: BEST WESTERN PREMIER - Prestige Oceanfront Resort
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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Appetite for art was created to showcase our talented local artists combined with our talented culinary artists. Together we create an evening that will touch all of our senses. It is a food and art fundraiser benefiting the Sooke Food bank and the Sooke Fine Arts Youth Scholarship. Join us and enjoy some wonderful food ... more

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