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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 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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Haunted Zipline

Dates: October 01, 2014 to October 31, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Adrena LINE Zipline Adventure Tours
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: Adrena LINE Zipline Adventure Tours
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Feel the rush as you zip through the forest and into the night! The Haunted night zip is full of terror and fun! more

Pumpkinfest at Galey Farms

Date Range: October 11, 2014 to October 26, 2014
Upcoming Dates: October 25, 2014 , October 26, 2014
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Galey's Farm Corn Maze, Market & Railway
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Pumpkinfest is a great time for the whole family! Featuring live entertainment, face painting, kids games, hay rides, u-pick pumpkins, train rides, corn maze, playground, petting farm, children's haunted house, fantastic seasonal displays and this year our new Cow Train! This annual event is running October weeke... more

Festival of Fear at Galey Farms

Dates: October 16, 2014 to October 31, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
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Galey Farm gets into the Halloween spirit each year with its Festival of Fear. This year it will be nightly 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm from October 16 through 31 and includes several activities for all ages: Haunted House for kids; Carnevil Haunted House for adults; the Cornfield of Horror; Crazy Train; and Madame Isabella's S&... more

Original Ghost Bus-tours

Dates: October 18, 2014 to October 30, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: October 18, 24, 25, 29,30
Location: Meet at the Oak Bay Marina Parking Lot
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 "Original Ghost Bus-tours" have been an annual favourite at Halloween for twenty years. These two-hour-long haunted coach tours are conducted by ghost expert John Adams for the Old Cemeteries Society and pass by the city's most haunted places, including a stop to look for the famous Golf Course Ghost. &... more

Halloween Fun at Ross Bay Cemetery

Dates: October 19, 2014 to October 26, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Ross Bay Cemetery
Type: Special Events
Time: Various
Location: Ross Bay Cemetery
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Autumn is the perfect season for exploring Victoria's extensive and fascinating history. Visitors can experience the allure of one of Victoria's most historic places and enjoy a quiet stroll along tree-lined paths with ocean vistas at the Ross Bay Cemetery, one of Canada's oldest graveyards. For Halloween, a variety of... more

Ghosts of Victoria Festival

Dates: October 21, 2014 to October 31, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Location: Various locations throughout Victoria
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The Ghosts of Victoria Festival is an annual event featuring spooky activities throughout the city. The events are separately conducted by many groups at different locations. Participating Locations/Activities 2014: - Ross Bay Cemetery Ghost Tours - Ghost Tours at The Maritime Museum of BC - St. Ann's Academy N... more

The Birds - Halloween Film Festival

Dates: October 23, 2014
Venue: Craigdarroch Castle Historic House Museum
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Craigdarroch Castle Historic House Museum
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Begin with a tour of the glamorous Craigdarroch Castle at 6:30.  Alfred Hitchcock's famous classic where a flock of birds terrorize the small town Bodega Bay will play at 7pm in the dance hall, located on the 4th floor.  Note:  there are 87 steps and no elevator.  Admission includes a tour of t... more

Atomic Vaudeville's 11th Annual Halloween Cabaret

Dates: October 24, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Location: Victoria Event Centre
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Join Atomic Vaudeville as we celebrate the 11th Annual Halloween Cabaret with scares songs and dance! As always, our final night show has an amazing after show DJ Dance Party included in the price of your ticket! October 24, 25, 30, 31, and November 1 at the VEC: 1415 Broad Street. Doors at 7:30 pm; show starts at 8:00 p... more

Dracula

Dates: October 24, 2014 to October 26, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: Various
Location: McPherson Playhouse
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Dracula World Premiere ballet! "Listen to them, the children of the night, what music they make." This is your chance to see the vampire who started it all: DRACULA! Be prepared to be seduced and bitten by this eerily beautiful new ballet. Let the dance stir your soul. Friday, October 24 at 7:30 pm;... more

Pumpkin Art on Oak Bay Avenue

Dates: October 24, 2014 to October 31, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Oak Bay Municipal Hall
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Oak Bay Village is the home of Pumpkin Art! Hundreds of carved pumpkins featuring the likes of local personalities, cartoon characters, the royal family, the Beatles and more will be displayed behind the Oak Bay Municipal Hall. Pumpkin Art is open from 5 to 9 p.m. Participating Oak Bay Village merchants offer tri... more

Science-Sea Day

Dates: October 24, 2014
Venue: Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM
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In conjunction with National Science and Technology Week, the aquarium is hosting a special 'Science-sea Day' on Friday, October 25, from 10:30am to 3pm. Dive into marine science with cool demonstrations, informative presentations and amazing experiments for the whole family... Interested in knowing about the technology ... more

The Changeling – Halloween Film Festival

Dates: October 24, 2014
Venue: Craigdarroch Castle Historic House Museum
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Craigdarroch Castle Historic House Museum
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Partly filmed in Victoria, and at our sister castle, Hatley Park, this 1980′s classic horror film is based upon events that writer Russell Hunter said he experienced while he was living in the Henry Treat Rogers Mansion of Denver, Colorado. Begin with a tour of the glamorous Craigdarroch Castle at 6:30.&nbs... more

Creature from the Black Lagoon – Halloween Film Festival

Dates: October 25, 2014
Venue: Craigdarroch Castle Historic House Museum
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Craigdarroch Castle Historic House Museum
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A strange prehistoric beast lurks in the depths of the Amazonian jungle. A group of scientists try to capture the animal and bring it back to civilization for study. Begin with a tour of the glamorous Craigdarroch Castle at 6:30.  Film will play at 7pm in the dance hall, located on the 4th floor.  Note:&... more

Fall Salmon Lunch with Robert Bateman

Dates: October 25, 2014
Venue: The Union Club of British Columbia
Type: Special Events
Time: Starting: 12:00 PM
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Please join us for a three-course local gourmet salmon feast in support of the Robert Bateman Centre children and nature programs. Throughout the exceptional food experience, Union Club Executive Chef Christopher Moore will introduce guests to the food that has been prepared, Robert Bateman will talk about children and... more

Intuitive Arts Festival

Dates: October 25, 2014 to October 26, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: James Bay Community School Centre
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The 6th Annual Intuitive Arts Festival invites you to explore, experience and connect to the inspiring world of Holistic Health and Metaphysics . . . This two day celebration of Metaphysics, Holistic Health and Spirituality brings together energy healers, shamans, intuitives, psychics and mystics from diverse practices... more

Pumpkins on the Pier

Dates: October 25, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: Beacon Park, Sidney

Donate a children's gift and get a pumpkin to carve! On Saturday, October 25th, Pumpkins on the Pier will take place in Beacon Park Sidney. Fun events for all ages: carved pumpkin contest, pumpkin pie eating contest, apple bobbing contest, open stage for youth music, and trick or treating in downtown Sidney.Prior to the ... more

The Victoria Masquerade Ball

Dates: October 25, 2014
Venue: The Fairmont Empress
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 7:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Location: The Fairmont Empress
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Come out for North America's only Venetian style Ball and an evening of mystery and intrigue! All you need is an exotic mask with a tuxedo, evening gown or vintage costume. It's the Masquerade at the Castle on the Harbour. Enjoy the red carpet arrivals, performances, roaming appetizers and Martini Mashed Potato s... more

Crush, the Belfry's Fine Wine Fundraiser

Dates: October 26, 2014
Venue: Inn at Laurel Point
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Inn at Laurel Point
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The Belfry Theatre has once again been raiding Victoria's best wine cellars to find rare and unusual wines to auction off at Crush, the theatre's annual fundraising event at the Inn at Laurel Point. more

Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra

Dates: October 26, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: Starting: 7:30 PM
Location: Farquhar Auditorium, University of Victoria
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Celebration of Young Artists The Lord of the Rings Symphonic Suite Howard Shore, arr. John Whitney Featuring student players from SD61 & SD62 Piano Concerto No.5 in E flat, Op.73 "Emperor"- Beethoven Soloist-Masahiro Miyauchi Winner of the 2014 Don Chrysler Concerto Competition Symphony No. 3, Op.55 "E... more

Wonder Sunday: Halloween

Dates: October 26, 2014
Venue: Royal BC Museum
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: Canada
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For this month we wonder about how Halloween was celebrated a century ago. Join us in your fanciest costumes as Old Town becomes a place for tricks and treats. Wonder Sunday is an interactive, learning-based special event that happens from 1-3pm on the last Sunday of every month (excluding December, July and August). A t... more

Elvis the Moments

Dates: October 27, 2014
Venue: Mary Winspear Centre
Type: Special Events
Time: Starting at 7:30 PM
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Relive the music of Elvis Presley with International Multi- Award winning Elvis tribute artist, Pete Paquette. Supporting Pete will be Toronto's finest Ruby and the Angels band; "Elvis - The Moments" will take you through the musical career of one of the most celebrated entertainers, from early Rock 'n' Roll to... more

Halloween Dance

Date Range: October 27, 2014
Upcoming Dates: October 27, 2014
Recurrence Recurring every week day
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 8:30 PM to 12:30 AM
Location: White Eagle Hall
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Join us for a fun Halloween Dance with live music by the Kumbia Latin Band. more

Victoria College Luncheon

Dates: October 27, 2014
Venue: University of Victoria
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: University Club of Victoria
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Re-connect with former classmates who attended Victoria College at Craigdarroch Castle and the Lansdowne campuses! All Victoria College alumni are invited to this social luncheon featuring special guest speaker Norah McRae, Executive Director, UVic Co-operative Education and Career Services. Please register by Thursday, ... more

Psycho – Halloween Film Festival

Dates: October 30, 2014
Venue: Craigdarroch Castle Historic House Museum
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Craigdarroch Castle Historic House Museum
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Hitchcock's Halloween Classic.  When a woman is discovered as missing-last seen at the infamous Bates Motel in the desert-her sister and boyfriend visit the place only to find it run by a voyeuristic, taxidermist loner whose possessed by his dead mother and dresses himself up like her, adopting her personality. ... more

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Dates: October 30, 2014 to October 31, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:00 pm & 9:30 pm
Location: The Vic Theatre

The fun-loving Victoria Film Festival gang is offering everyone the chance to celebrate the spookiest night of the year with the movie version of Rocky Horror with two shows on two nights! Dressing up is encouraged. more

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