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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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Colour Your Palate

Dates: April 28, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: University Club
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The secret ingredient is…blue? Victoria’s version of the Iron Chef with a twist is the annual signature fundraising event for the artsREACH program. The event pits local chefs against each other to create a colour-inspired canapé, using a randomly drawn colour. Colours in the 2015 draw include: yellow... more

Great Scott: a concert in memory of Austin A. Scott

Dates: April 29, 2015
Venue: Alix Goolden Hall
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:30PM to 9:45PM
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The Greater Victoria Concert Band and The Academy Flute Choir with alumni and faculty members in performance to honour the memory of local musician and composer Austin Alan Scott. Admission by donation: proceeds to VCM Austin Scott Flute Scholarship Fund. more

Groovin Hard Jazz Band

Dates: April 29, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:30PM
Location: Hermann's Jazz Club
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Groovin' Hard Jazz Band, lead by Joe Hatherill, with vocalists Alf Small, Kim Greenwood and Linda Billings. Come enjoy Big Band Jazz from the 1920s to the 2000s, and everything in between. From Basie to Bossa to Bebop to Buble. Come for dinner (doors open at 6:00) or just come to see and hear what Groovin' Hard has ... more

Dining Out For Life

Dates: April 30, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: All Day
Location: Participating Restaurants Across Victoria
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It's the easiest fundraiser you'll take part in all year—all you have to do is pick up a menu! AIDS Vancouver Island's tenth annual Dining Out For Life takes place this April 30. When you dine out at participating restaurants that day, 25 percent of your meal bill goes to benefit AIDS Vancouver Island's programs i... more

Victoria Inner Harbour Boat Show

Dates: April 30, 2015 to May 03, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Inner Harbour
Type: Special Events
Location: Inner Harbour
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The Victoria Harbour Boat Show is hosted by the British Columbia Yacht Brokers Association (BCYBA) and has grown to become the largest in-the-water boat show on the west coast. The show is an opportunity for yacht brokers to display and sell boats for sale to a wide audience who can go on board all of the boats and discu... more

On-Going Events

Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Date Range: StartedOctober 09, 2013
Upcoming Dates: April 29, 2015 , May 02, 2015 , May 03, 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

Learn to Dance

Date Range: September 16, 2014 to May 05, 2015
Upcoming Dates: May 05, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Tuesday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 7:30 PM to 8:45 PM
Location: Colwood Community Hall
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Learn to dance Rhumba, Cha Cha, Two Step, Waltz and more with the Rainbow Rounders club. Choreographed dancing is done to cues from the instructor. more

Learn to Square Dance

Date Range: September 25, 2014 to May 14, 2015
Upcoming Dates: April 30, 2015 , May 07, 2015 , May 14, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Thursday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: View Royal Community Hall
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Modern square dancing lessons. Great exercise and lots of fun. No partner is required. Great for all ages. Great for beginner dancers and as a refresher for former dancers. First three lessons FREE! more

Musical Potluck - James Bay New Horizons

Date Range: January 13, 2015 to May 26, 2015
Upcoming Dates: May 05, 2015 , May 12, 2015 , May 19, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Tuesday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Ending: 2:30 PM
Location: James Bay New Horizons
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Weekly friendly, informal music sessions especially for seniors - though all welcome. Bring an instrument, tap your foot or simply listen. There's no cost and no musical experience required! Facilitators: Patrick Smith (voice, guitar, mandolin, whistles) and Alison Vardy (harp, hammered dulcimer, accordion) both of the P... more

Musical Potluck - Cook St. Village Activity Centre

Date Range: January 28, 2015 to May 27, 2015
Upcoming Dates: April 29, 2015 , May 06, 2015 , May 13, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Wednesday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Location: Cook Street Village Activity Centre
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Weekly friendly, informal music sessions especially for seniors though all welcome. Bring an instrument, tap your foot or simply listen. There's no cost and no musical experience required! Facilitators: aPatrick Smith (voice, guitar, mandolin, whistles) and Alison Vardy (harp, hammered dulcimer, accordion) both of the Pt... 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

Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival

Dates: April 07, 2015 to May 10, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Location: Various
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For six weeks from March to May, over five thousand Victoria-area performers and students of music, dance and dramatic arts are on stages throughout the city receiving adjudications from renowned experts in the arts. Performances in Brass, Classical Guitar, Choral, Composition, Dance (Ethnic, School and Studio), Fiddle... more

Visionaries

Dates: April 07, 2015 to May 02, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 10 am - 5:30 pm; Closed Sunday
Location: Eclectic Gallery
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Reception: Saturday April 11, 3-5pm Maxwell Bates, Herbert Siebner, Pat Martin Bates, Carole Sabiston, Myfanwy Pavlic, Flemming Jorgensen, Walter Dexter, Jack Wilkinson, Toni Onley, Phyllis Serota and more Victoria has been home to some of Canada’s most talented artists. These West coast artists brought a ... more

Convergence Art Show

Date Range: April 11, 2015 to May 07, 2015
Upcoming Dates: April 29, 2015 , April 30, 2015 , May 01, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Location: Martin Batchelor Gallery
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Four artists, each approaching their work from their own unique process and understanding, converge in one exhibition to showcase the dialogue that happens between the artist, realism and abstraction. Contemporary mixed media collage from Tony Bounsall, evocative abstract painting from Cheryl Taves, moody watercolour por... more

August: Osage Country

Date Range: April 22, 2015 to May 09, 2015
Upcoming Dates: April 29, 2015 , April 30, 2015 , May 01, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Venue: Langham Court Theatre
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 7:30PM for evenings, 1:30PM for matinees
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This Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play exposes a large family in a spectacularly entertaining meltdown during a hot August in Oklahoma. A missing father, an alcoholic, pill-popping matriarch, three squabbling sisters and relentless revelations of indiscretion catapult the viewer into a riveting theatre experienc... more

Limelight Youth Art Exhibition and Reception

Dates: April 23, 2015 to May 05, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 9:00AM to 10:00PM
Location: The Arts Centre at Cedar Hill
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Limelight Youth Art Exhibition This exhibition is a showcase of works by youth artists from across Greater Victoria. Come out and show your support for youth arts! Organized by the District of Saanich and the Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria. Reception Friday, May 1, 7:00pm to 8:30pm. Everyone welcome, ref... more

The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie

Date Range: April 24, 2015 to May 30, 2015
Upcoming Dates: April 29, 2015 , April 30, 2015 , May 01, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Venue: Chemainus Theatre Festival
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Various - see website
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Who will escape Monkswell Manor? A snow storm traps curious guests, a police detective and a killer in a series of betrayals and murders. No one escapes suspicion…no one is safe…until the final moments of mystery! more

"Because they're cool" drawings by Esther Parker

Dates: April 26, 2015 to May 09, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Langham Court Theatre
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Daily 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM for theatre ticketholders on performance days and Noon to 4:00PM (Monday to Friday) for the general public
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What do David Suzuki, Eddie Izzard, Lynda Barry and Lena Dunham have in common? They all have the power to inspire and influence others with their creativity, intelligence and courage. In the eyes of local artist Esther Parker, those qualities also make them undeniably “cool”. Her intriguing ink portraits... more

Art ‘n’ Facts of Wine

Dates: April 28, 2015
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Crystal Garden
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The Naramata Bench Wineries Spring Wine Release Taste the enchanting array of spring wine releases from Naramata Bench Wineries, along with delectable food samples from Victoria’s finest chefs, charcuteries, cheese shops and bakeries, at this exclusive special event. The Naramata Bench Wineries Association is a gro... more

Soup Sisters

Date Range: April 29, 2015 to June 24, 2015
Upcoming Dates: April 29, 2015 , May 27, 2015 , June 24, 2015
Recurrence Recurring monthly on the last Wednesday
Venue: The London Chef
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 6:00PM to 9:00PM
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Soup Sisters is a non-profit charitable social enterprise dedicated to providing comfort to women, children and youth through the making, sharing and donating of soup. Events are social evenings with lively conversation, chopping, laughter and warm kitchen camaraderie that culminate in a simple, sit-down supper of soup,... more

Dine Out For Life at The Reef

Dates: April 30, 2015
Venue: The Reef Restaurant Victoria
Type: On-Going Events
Time: All day
Location: Canada
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The Reef will unite with Dine Out For Life Victoria to help people living with HIV/AIDS by donating 25% of our food revenues to AIDS Vancouver Island. This year marks the tenth annual Dining Out For Life on the Island as we gathering support from right across the Island! more

Jabbering with BC: Kevin Spenst's 50-venue poetry tour of BC

Dates: April 30, 2015
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Location: Central Branch, Greater Victoria Public Library
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Kevin Spenst will share poetry from his first full-length collection, Jabbering with Bing Bong. Through accents, voices and other sound effects, Spenst will lift his poetry off the page and into a space for reflection on matters of pop-culture, faith and life in the 21st century. No registration required. Call 250-940-GV... more

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