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LGBTQ Events in Victoria

Victoria BC is proud to be an inclusive destination, and we turn up the pride every summer during the Victoria Pride Festival. The city is full of life with fabulous events like the Pride Day Parade and the Big Gay Dog Walk. Each year over 45,000 people watch the parade, attend the festival and/or participate in various other Pride events. See below for a list of current and upcoming LGBTQ events in Victoria. 

This year's Pride Festival took place from July 1-10, 2016. The Pride Parade took place on Sunday, July 10, 2016. Check back for information on Pride 2017.

Victoria's Pride Society

For more information on Victoria's Pride Celebration and other annual gay events visit the Victoria Pride Society's website.

 

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Big Canadian Stuff: An Art Show for Canada's 150th

Dates: January 04, 2017 to January 29, 2017
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Coast Collective Arts Centre
Type: Special Events
Location: Coast Collective Arts Centre
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The Island Illustrators Society welcomes the new year with a visual celebration of Canada's 150th birthday. The latest in an annual tradition of new year projects, this series marks the country's sesquicentennial with vintage-style travel posters of some of sights that make Canada famous. It's called Big Canadian Stuff... more

Royal Theatre: Chinese New Year Gala

Dates: January 22, 2017
Type: Special Events
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Royal Theatre
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The Victoria Chinese New Year Gala is a traditional programme to celebrate Chinese New Year for almost a decade in Victoria. More than a thousand local residents, including Chinese families and students will celebrate the Chinese New Year with music, dance, songs, comedy and drama highlighting the spectacular event. The ... more

On-Going Events

Thousand Dollar Thursdays

Date Range: StartedApril 07, 2016
Upcoming Dates: January 19, 2017 , January 26, 2017 , February 02, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Thursday
Venue: View Royal Casino
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 8:30pm Draw

Win $1,000 Cash every Thursday! Get a FREE draw ballot every Sunday through Thursday at 1, 3, 5 & 7pm Draw barrel opens Thursday @ 6pm Draw Thursdays @ 8:30pm *Must be present to win more

Guest Appreciation Mondays

Date Range: StartedMay 02, 2016
Upcoming Dates: January 23, 2017 , January 30, 2017 , February 06, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Monday
Venue: View Royal Casino
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 7-10pm

Guest Appreciation Mondays | 7 – 10 pm Slot Tournament & Party Pit Encore members exclusive Slot Tournament every Monday between 7 – 10pm Top 3 Scores share $500 in Free Slot Play! $15 Registration Fee includes Appy Basket and a Drink! Register at Guest Services more

Double Trouble Blackjack Saturdays

Date Range: StartedMay 07, 2016
Upcoming Dates: January 21, 2017 , January 28, 2017 , February 04, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Saturday
Venue: View Royal Casino
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 12pm-7pm

Double Trouble Blackjack Saturdays | Noon – 7pm Play Blackjack & Win Cash every Saturday this month! 7 hourly Heats from Noon through 6pm Top Score from every heat advances to final @ 7pm Cash Pool 1st - $1,250; 2nd - $750; 3rd $500 WIN DOUBLE: Cash Pool 1st $2,500; 2nd $1,500; 3rd $1,000  more

Community Yoga at Imagine Studio Café

Date Range: StartedMay 18, 2016
Upcoming Dates: January 17, 2017 , January 18, 2017 , January 24, 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

Double Your Jackpot

Date Range: StartedJuly 03, 2016
Upcoming Dates: January 22, 2017 , January 29, 2017 , February 05, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday
Venue: View Royal Casino
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Sunday 2pm
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Double Your Jackpot | Every Sunday | 2pm Double your Jackpot, up to $1,000 Earn entry ballots with every Jackpot you win (Over $400) Come back on Sundays starting at Noon to place your ballots into draw barrel Draw every Sunday at 2pm Must be present to win Entry ballots can be entered into draw at either View Roya... more

Spin Wheel Wednesdays

Date Range: StartedJuly 06, 2016
Upcoming Dates: January 18, 2017 , January 25, 2017 , February 01, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Wednesday
Venue: View Royal Casino
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 8pm
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Spin Wheel Wednesdays |Every Wednesday| 8PM Guaranteed CA$H prizes between $500 to $2,500 Swipe2Earn FREE electronic ballots every day of the week from 10am-Noon & 9pm-Close Activate your ballots every Wednesday starting at 5pm for the chance to SPIN the BIG WHEEL Encore card required. See Guest Services for con... more

Nothin' But Swing Lindy Hop Dance

Date Range: StartedAugust 13, 2016
Upcoming Dates: January 28, 2017 , February 11, 2017 , February 25, 2017
Recurrence Recurring every 2 weeks on Saturday
Venue: Centennial United Church
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 8pm - 12am
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Nothin’ But Swing is brought to you by the Swing Dance Association of Victoria! NBS is our weekly swing dance on Saturday night at the Centennial United Church at 612 David St, Victoria. Doors open at 8:15pm and we have our regular drop-in lesson from 8:30pm – 9:15pm and then we dance the night away until 1... more

Chinatown Walks - Walking Tours

Date Range: September 17, 2016 to May 27, 2017
Upcoming Dates: January 21, 2017 , January 28, 2017 , February 04, 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

Wildlife Tour & High Tea

Dates: November 16, 2016 to March 31, 2017
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: SpringTide Whale Watching & Eco Tours
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From 12.30pm - 6.30pm
Location: Gatsby Mansion
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Looking for the perfect gift? Give your loved ones the gift of adventure and relaxation all in one. Join SpringTide for an exhilarating 3 hour Marine Wildlife Tour on a high speed open Zodiac. Return to the city to relax and warm up with a delicious High Tea at the Gatsby Mansion. Experience the best of Victoria ... more

Comedy at The Mint

Date Range: StartedNovember 23, 2016
Upcoming Dates: January 18, 2017 , January 25, 2017 , February 01, 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

Wonder Sunday: A Season of Celebration

Date Range: December 04, 2016 to February 05, 2017
Upcoming Dates: January 22, 2017 , January 29, 2017 , February 05, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday
Venue: Royal BC Museum
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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This month we celebrate the season. Hanukkah, Christmas, Potlatches and Solstice are just a few of the ways that people around BC come together during this time of year. Come share your traditions and learn from others. more

Robert Bateman Centre: Boxed Sanctuary

Date Range: December 06, 2016 to February 28, 2017
Upcoming Dates: January 17, 2017 , January 18, 2017 , January 24, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday
Venue: The Robert Bateman Centre
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 10 am - 5 pm
Location: The Robert Bateman Centre
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Our 2016 winter exhibit will feature a collection of local artists’ work as they explore their personal expression of Sanctuary. This exhibit will be a precursor to the Robert Bateman Centre’s 2017 Urban Sanctuary Project – the one hundred year celebration of the Migratory Bird Sanctuary spanning the In... more

Fantastic Fridays at View Royal Casino

Date Range: January 06, 2017 to January 27, 2017
Upcoming Dates: January 20, 2017 , January 27, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Friday
Venue: View Royal Casino
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 9pm
Location: View Royal Casino
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Fantastic Fridays just got better with roll over cash draws! Today we start with $500 cash; if the prize is unclaimed the $500 will roll over to the next week and keep growing until prize is claimed. On the last Friday of every month, join us for our $5,000 must go draw! more

Art Show - Cait Logan

Date Range: January 10, 2017 to January 24, 2017
Upcoming Dates: January 17, 2017 , January 19, 2017 , January 24, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Thursday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 12-4pm
Location: Little Fernwood Gallery
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Little Fernwood Gallery Presents: Cait Logan Opening Night - Jan 7 (1-4pm) Meet the artist. Reasonable sales. Light snacks. Smiles all around. Regular viewing hours. Jan 7-24. Tuesdays and Thursdays 12-4pm. more

One Way or Another: A Contemporary Art Show

Dates: January 10, 2017 to February 18, 2017
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Open Space Contemporary Arts Society
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 12 pm - 5 pm
Location: Open Space
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Megan Dickie’s One Way or Another highlights the failure involved in the quest for excellence. The project originated with a trilogy of videos that use classic video games as a platform to investigate human struggle. Within this trilogy a character blunders through a series of obstacles that constantly defy he... more

Mini Self-Care Retreat

Date Range: January 16, 2017 to March 20, 2017
Upcoming Dates: February 20, 2017 , March 20, 2017
Recurrence Recurring monthly on the 3rd Monday
Venue: The Union Club of British Columbia
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 5:15 pm - 8:15 pm (includes supper at 7 pm)
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If you’re a busy professional woman, give yourself permission to take an evening off and discover why practicing self-care is so important for you AND everyone else in your life. Learn why so many women don’t make taking care of themselves a priority and the impact this has on themselves and others. Experi... more

Amplify Your Creative Power & Live Your Dreams Today!

Dates: January 18, 2017
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Location: Robert Bateman Centre
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We’re already well into the New Year. How are your resolutions going? Are you still committed with great joy and enthusiasm to what you wanted to accomplish, discover, or create this year … or are you struggling? In this free, 90-minute live event, I’ll share: “3 Keys to Amplifying Your True ... more

James Bay Jazz Lust Life Jazz Band Plays The O Bistro

Dates: January 18, 2017
Venue: O Café and Bistro
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
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Beat the Midweek Blues. On Wednesday, January 18th 2017 Lust Life Jazz Band Trio is appearing at The O Bistro in the Oswego Hotel. more

UVic's 3rd Annual Mental Health Awareness Event

Dates: January 18, 2017
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Location: University of Victoria - Bob Wright Centre Room B150
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Students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to UVic's 3rd Annual Mental Health Awareness Event hosted by the Office of Student Life and the UVSS! Come join in the discussion on mental health and hear from our keynote speaker Kevin Breel, a comedian and mental health activist with over 4 million views on... more

Kanga / Adrian H and The Wounds / Oceanside85

Dates: January 19, 2017
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 10 PM
Location: Lucky Bar
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Kanga wields the power of objectification. Fetish, sexuality, angst, and melancholy take shape, bringing the dark miracle of life to song. Mechanization & melody are made from fragments of Kanga's own flesh and soul to become her objects of creation. Meanwhile, Kanga herself prefers to remain obscured as an artist;... more

COMPLETELY CREEDENCE

Dates: January 20, 2017
Venue: Alix Goolden Hall
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Doors 7:00PM, Show 7:30pm
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COMPLETELY CREEDENCE is a Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR) tribute act who invite you to be transported back in time to an era of intense passions. Completely Creedence is coming to tour around Victoria, Friday, Jan 20. This authentic act will perform the timeless songs of CCR, staying loyal to the sound and groove th... more

The Nick La Riviere Band

Dates: January 20, 2017
Venue: Hermann's Jazz Club
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 8pm
Location: Hermann's Jazz Club
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Singer-songwriter Nick La Riviere is an accomplished trombonist who tours internationally with bands such as the Juno award winning Paperboys, Michael Kaeshammer, and Adonis Puentes. Drawing from his experience of playing shows of many different genres, Nick incorporates jazz, R&B and funk into his own compositions. ... more

UVic Guest Concert: Melia Watras, viola

Dates: January 20, 2017
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, MacLaurin Building, B-Wing
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Hailed by Gramophone as “an artist of commanding and poetic personality” and described as “staggeringly virtuosic” by The Strad, violist Melia Watras (Seattle) has distinguished herself as one of her instrument’s leading voices. Professor of Viola and Chair of Strings at the University of Wa... more

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