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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, booming music festivals like Rifflandia and a smorgasbord of food and beverage festivals including Victoria Beer Week.

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Special Events

Ryan Adams

Dates: May 26, 2015
Venue: The Royal & McPherson Theatres Society
Type: Special Events
Time: Doors 7:00PM
Location: The Royal & McPherson Theatres Society
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Ryan Adams is coming to Victoria! Get your tickets before they sell out and see website for details.  more

Galiano Ensemble -- Serenading the Audience

Dates: May 27, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 8:00PM to 10:00PM
Location: Phillip T. Young Recital Hall -- UVic
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The Galiano Ensemble of Victoria is celebrating its 15th season this year! The celebration represents 15 years of music-making, a 15-years musical relationship between the players and their conductor, and 15 years of performing for our audience. As a special Thank You to our supporters, we will be performing selec... more

Feast, Food & Film

Dates: May 28, 2015 to May 31, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Location: Throughout Greater Victoria
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Join us for fun, entertaining, informative and delicious spins on dinner and a movie as we sample our way around the globe. It's the insider's guide to food: global, local and everything in between as we turn the spotlight on Italian and Peruvian cuisine, Champagne, A Taste of Sidney and more. more

CapriCCio Vocal Ensemble presents "Magnificent Mozart"

Dates: May 29, 2015
Venue: Christ Church Cathedral
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:30PM
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CapriCCio Vocal Ensemble presents "Magnificent Mozart", featuring two masterworks - Solemn Vespers of a Confessor and the Coronation Mass - with orchestra and guest soloists Anne Grimm, soprano; Dawna Beach, alto; Josh Lovell, tenor; Stephen Barradell, bass. more

Island Elements - Yoga Adventure Retreat in Sooke

Dates: May 29, 2015 to June 01, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Location: Vancouver Island Lodge
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Looking for a retreat close to home? Join iSurf iYoga, Emily Deslaurier & Katie Thacker in Sooke, BC from May 29th - June 1st. Feast on the freshest local fare while overlooking the ocean. Your package includes all the best of the West Coast: - 3 Nights Oceanfront Accommodation at Vancouver Island Lodge - 6 Yoga Cl... more

SonReal

Dates: May 29, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: Doors 9:00PM
Location: Sugar Nightclub
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SonReal is a Juno and MMVA nominated artist whose unique approach to hip-hop has allowed him to sustain a loyal and growing domestic fan base. SonReal's success took shape online when several of his music videos racked up over hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube. He was able to maintain buzz around his music with t... more

Victoria International Kite Festival

Dates: May 29, 2015 to May 31, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Location: Clover Point
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The Victoria International Kite Festival is being held Saturday, May 31st to Sunday, June 1st at Clover Point. This new festival will present professional kite enthusiasts from Canada and the US and there will also be a special zone for children which will include a host of activities including kite making, etc. along wi... more

Windrush Gallery Grand Opening

Dates: May 29, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 6:00PM to 9:00PM
Location: Windrush Gallery
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On May 29, Windrush Gallery will be celebrating its grand opening, kicking off with a mental health-themed show in support of YouthSpace.ca. Please attend this catered, gluten free event and see how mental health translates into incredible art. Half of the proceeds from the opening will be donated to YouthSpace.ca, so pl... more

David Suzuki LIVE at the Vic Theatre

Dates: May 30, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: Starting: 4:15 PM
Location: The Vic Theatre
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Saturday May 30th - The Vic Theatre 4:15PM - All Ages - $15 Tickets Canadian environmentalist David Suzuki will be at the Vic Theatre on Saturday, May 30th for a discussion Q&A following a short screening, as part of his tour for his new book, 'Letters to My Grandchildren'. The Vic is proud to host this accomplis... more

Hot Pink

Dates: May 30, 2015
Venue: Belfry Theatre
Type: Special Events
Time: Doors at 7:00PM; Show at 8:00PM
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An evening of dazzling entertainment with a fabulous silent auction to raise funds for Peers Victoria Resources Society! Featuring: The Cheesecake Burlesque Revue and Boxers Are Brief Boylesque. Hot Pink is back for a 6th fabulous year. This is Peers' big fundraiser event and we hope to see you all there. Come enjoy th... more

Open House

Dates: May 30, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 11:00AM to 3:00PM
Location: Royal Victoria Yacht Club
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The Royal Victoria Yacht Club invites the entire community to visit the club at our Open House on May 30th. Come down and check out how much fun you could be having out on the water! Sailors, fishers, power-boaters, families & paddlers - everyone is welcome! We look forward to showing you around. more

Plant ID Workshop: Part One

Dates: May 30, 2015
Venue: Royal BC Museum
Type: Special Events
Time: 1:00PM to 4:00PM
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Work with Dr Ken Marr, Curator of Botany and Dr Erica Wheeler, Botany Collection Manager for a three-part class on basic plant identification. The goal is to equip participants with the basic skills needed to use references to identify plants that are new to them. In Part One of the workshop participants will learn term... more

Victoria Conservatory of Music: Jubilee Grand Finale

Dates: May 30, 2015
Venue: Alix Goolden Hall
Type: Special Events
Time: Starting: 7:30 PM
Location: Alix Goolden Hall
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Featuring the world premiere of a new Canadian work (piano quintet) by renowned Canadian Artist and Composer Stephen Brown, and commissioned by the VCM to commemorate our 50th Anniversary. Then we raise the roof with a Popular/Contemporary Music Showcase featuring fiddler/jazz artist Daniel Lapp and friends - a fitting p... more

Wonder Sunday: ECO In and Out

Dates: May 31, 2015
Venue: Royal BC Museum
Type: Special Events
Time: 1:00PM to 3:00PM
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What does it mean to know nature? What is our connection to the living things around us, and how do we create a more sustainable present and future for us all? See, Think, Activate! Wonder Sunday is an interactive, learning-based special event that happens from 1-3pm on the last Sunday of every month (excluding Decemb... more

World Partnership Walk 2015

Dates: May 31, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: In front of the McPherson Library
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Since its start 31 years ago, the Walk has raised over $90 million for international development programs and initiatives, making it the largest and most successful event of its kind in Canada! In 2014, we raised over $7.1 million and drew almost 40,000 people to our Walks across 10 cities across the country. 100% of don... more

On-Going Events

Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Date Range: StartedOctober 09, 2013
Upcoming Dates: May 27, 2015 , May 30, 2015 , May 31, 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

Musical Potluck - James Bay New Horizons

Date Range: January 13, 2015 to May 26, 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: May 27, 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

Discovery Walks: Jewish Victoria with Gary Cohen

Date Range: March 29, 2015 to May 31, 2015
Upcoming Dates: May 31, 2015
Recurrence Recurring monthly on the last Sunday
Venue: Discovery Walks
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 10:30AM
Location: Outside the Synagogue
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Learn about Victoria's pioneer Jewish merchants, politicians and gold seekers on this 90-minute leisurely walking tour. No reservations needed. Rain or shine. Purchase tickets from the guide (cash only) starting at 10:15 am or any time online at www.discoverthyepast.com. more

The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie

Date Range: April 24, 2015 to May 30, 2015
Upcoming Dates: May 27, 2015 , May 28, 2015 , May 29, 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

Guided Adult Hikes (18+)

Date Range: April 25, 2015 to June 20, 2015
Upcoming Dates: May 30, 2015 , May 31, 2015 , June 06, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
Venue: CRD Regional Trails
Type: On-Going Events
Time: View below for details
Location: Call for meeting location details
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Joing a CRD Regional Parks naturalist on a guided walk or hike to explore Victoria's natural beauty. Participants must be 18 years or older. Call 250.478.3344 for registration and meeting location details.    Forest Tea Party Forests are full of plants that make delicious teas. Join a CRD Regional ... more

Soup Sisters

Date Range: April 29, 2015 to June 24, 2015
Upcoming Dates: 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

Artishow

Date Range: May 01, 2015 to September 30, 2015
Upcoming Dates: May 27, 2015 , May 28, 2015 , May 29, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Location: Various locations
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Artishow's Artists in Residence program allows artists and local hotels to collaborate and present the exciting world of artistic creativity. Victoria's finest downdown hotels open their lobbies to some of the most talented visual artists the city has to offer for your viewing pleasure. Experience artists in action eve... more

Artishow

Date Range: May 01, 2015 to September 30, 2015
Upcoming Dates: May 27, 2015 , May 28, 2015 , May 29, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Location: Various locations
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Artishow's Artists in Residence program allows artists and local hotels to collaborate and present the exciting world of artistic creativity. Victoria's finest downdown hotels open their lobbies to some of the most talented visual artists the city has to offer for your viewing pleasure. Experience artists in action eve... more

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