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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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Sea Cider Social (Part of BC Cider Week 2017)

Dates: April 30, 2017
Venue: Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse
Type: Special Events
Time: 2pm-5pm
Location: Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse
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Sea Cider is thrilled to welcome the public to Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse for the 3nd annual Cider Social, as part of BC Ciderweek on April 30th 2017, from 2pm-5pm. This year, were back in the springtime to experience the beauty of the blossoming orchard and celebrate the cider season ahead! Cideries from across ... more

On-Going Events

Chinatown Walks - Walking Tours

Date Range: September 17, 2016 to May 27, 2017
Upcoming Dates: May 06, 2017 , May 13, 2017 , May 20, 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

Mystery Spirit Dinner Series at Merridale

Date Range: March 24, 2017 to May 14, 2017
Upcoming Dates: April 30, 2017 , May 05, 2017 , May 06, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
Venue: Merridale Bistro
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Starting: 5:00 PM
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Weekend dinners are back at Merridale! In addition to our regular menu, each weekend will feature a fresh three-course dinner menu paired with a mystery spirit. Since we started distilling in 2007 we have done many 'spirit experiments'. These small batches have been quietly aging in barrels for the past seven to ten yea... more

Easter Puzzle Hunt

Dates: StartedApril 01, 2017
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: The Pedaler Cycling Tours and Rentals
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Depart when you like. Plan on 2-3 hours to complete.
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How about a Puzzle Hunt instead of an Easter Egg Hunt this Easter? The Pedaler’s Puzzle Hunt is like a scavenger hunt by bike, with puzzles to solves around town! Bring your own bikes or rent ours. Our carefully crafted Puzzle Hunt is a mobile phone enabled self-guided tour that leads you to iconic locations where ... more

Lust Life Jazz Band Plays The Pacific Lounge

Date Range: April 01, 2017 to April 29, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Saturday
Venue: Hotel Grand Pacific
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 8:00-11:00pm
Location: The Pacific Lounge
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A wonderful evening of high quality music to warm the soul. Join Lust Life in this intimate setting for selections of some of the finest Soul Jazz music. An evening not to be missed. Reservations: 1-800-663-7550 more

Wonder Sundays at the Royal BC Museum

Date Range: April 02, 2017 to May 28, 2017
Upcoming Dates: April 30, 2017 , May 07, 2017 , May 14, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday
Venue: Royal BC Museum
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Join us in the galleries for some fun learning. Included with admission or membership. APRIL FOOL'S April 2 Discover various camouflage techniques and how animals fool other creatures in order to stay safe. TERRY FOX April 9, 16, 23, 30 Join in with discussions on his life, the Marathon of Hope, and ... more

Modern Visionaries

Date Range: April 03, 2017 to May 12, 2017
Upcoming Dates: May 01, 2017 , May 02, 2017 , May 03, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Location: Eclectic Gallery
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Our exciting fourth annual MODERN VISIONARIES exhibit of original artwork by Victoria's Limners and their contemporaries will run from April through mid-May at Eclectic Gallery. All the art comes from private collections. The quality and diversity of the artwork is truly remarkable. Show features artists Carole Sabist... more

2 Pianos 4 Hands: A Comedy

Date Range: April 06, 2017 to May 14, 2017
Upcoming Dates: April 30, 2017 , May 03, 2017 , May 04, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Venue: Chemainus Theatre Festival
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Various - see website
Location: Chemainus Theatre
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A Comedy about Music Ted and Richard dream about becoming classical pianists. But they have to deal with pushy parents, bizarre teachers, life-consuming practice, stage fright and agonizing Conservatory examinations. Revel in the incredible results of this hilarious and moving journey by these talented duelling pianists... more

Free Public Tour

Date Range: April 11, 2017 to August 01, 2017
Upcoming Dates: May 02, 2017 , May 06, 2017 , May 09, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Saturday
Venue: The Robert Bateman Gallery
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Starting: 2:00 PM
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Every Tuesday and Saturday at 2:00pm enjoy a 45 minute tour through the gallery with one of our Bateman experts. Learn about Robert’s evolution as an artist, and hear personal stories behind the creation of his work. Free with your purchase of admission. No registration required, simply meet at the gallery desk at... more

Exhibition - Terry Fox: Running to the Heart of Canada

Dates: April 12, 2017 to October 01, 2017
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Royal BC Museum
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Royal BC Museum
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Explore the story of a young man who inspired a nation and established himself as a hero through his courage, hope and determination.  At the age of 18 Terry Fox lost part of his right leg to bone cancer. The loss didn't diminish his drive or courage; in fact, it inspired greatness. Once he recovered, this yo... more

Live Music @ Victoria Distillers

Date Range: April 15, 2017 to May 27, 2017
Upcoming Dates: May 06, 2017 , May 13, 2017 , May 20, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Saturday
Venue: Victoria Distillers
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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Enjoy live music at BC's only waterfront Distillery every Saturday night in the lounge. more

For The Birds - Earth Day Children's Art Show

Dates: April 19, 2017 to April 30, 2017
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Coast Collective Arts Centre
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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This exciting and joyful gallery show celebrates Earth Day and the Centennial of the Migratory Bird Convention Act and Canada's 150. The region's youngest artists (Kindergarten to Gr 6) have submitted their artworks to celebrate Birds this Earth Day! Meet the artists at the Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony April 22... more

Langham Court Theatre Presents: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Date Range: April 19, 2017 to May 06, 2017
Upcoming Dates: May 02, 2017 , May 03, 2017 , May 04, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Venue: Langham Court Theatre
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Tuesday-Saturday at 8pm. 2pm matinees on Saturday, April 29 and May 6.
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A different evil stalks the fog-bound streets of Jack the Ripper’s London. Dr. Henry Jekyll’s experiments with powders and tinctures have created Mr. Hyde, his other self, a villainous creature set free to perform evil acts Jekyll is too civilized to comprehend. In this suspenseful new version of Robert Lou... more

National Volunteer Week

Dates: April 23, 2017 to April 29, 2017
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: See the detailed schedule
Location: Around Greater Victoria
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Volunteer Victoria would like to take this time to make a special effort to celebrate volunteerism and encourage all of Greater Victoria to take part. During this special week, we’d like to offer families, schools, businesses, and individuals an opportunity take part in events throughout the week. Whether they att... more

Call of the Forest

Dates: April 25, 2017 to April 30, 2017
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 7pm daily, with other viewings times available. See schedule for more details
Location: CineCenta
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Join us at CineCenta to see "Call of the Forest" Canada's newest and coolest documentary. "We cut down billions of trees every year - Today only five percent of the world’s old growth forests remain intact. Yet trees are one of this planet’s most significant creators of food, new medicines, an... more

Astronomy Day

Dates: April 29, 2017
Venue: Royal BC Museum
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
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Amazing Astronomical Activities for all Ages more

Enchanting Melodies of Sitar and Tabla

Dates: April 29, 2017
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Starting: 7:00 PM
Location: David Lam Auditorium, A144 MacLaurin Building, University of Victoria (UVic)
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Society for Indian Classical Arts is presenting "Enchanting Melodies of Sitar and Tabla", a Hindustani classical music concert by Pandit Kushal Das and Pandit Ramdas Palsule.Pandit Kushal Das, is one of the leading sitar players of India today. He is a "top grade musician" at All India Radio (AIR) and... more

Ensemble Laude presents The Open Window

Dates: April 29, 2017
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: First Church of Christ, Scientist
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Join Victoria’s premier women’s choir for this bright, enlivening, musical burst of spring! Exciting pieces such as Gamelan by Murray Schafer, From Behind the Caravan by Abbie Betinis, the haunting Ave Maria by Estonian Part Uusberg,and How Can I Keep From Singing by Canadian composer Sarah Quartel. In the be... more

Snowdon House's Fir Fest!

Dates: April 29, 2017
Venue: Snowdon House Gourmet & Gifts Ltd.
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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Join Snowdon House for Fir Fest, a celebration of the products harvested from the Snowdon's Christmas Tree farm! The Farm is open from 10am - 5pm and there will be a special Douglas Fir Cooking Demonstration from 2 -3 pm! more

Young Life Home Design & Renovation Tour

Dates: April 29, 2017
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Greater Victoria
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2017 Young Life Home Tour - Saturday, April 29th - One day this year - so don’t miss out! Now in it’s 27th year, the Young Life Home Design and Renovation Tour continues to be a community favourite. Come and experience the creativity and artistry in each of these 8 unique homes. This year will showcase homes... more

Bastion Square Public Markets & Sunday Market

Date Range: April 30, 2017 to October 01, 2017
Upcoming Dates: April 30, 2017 , May 04, 2017 , May 05, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Venue: Bastion Square Public Markets
Type: On-Going Events
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The Bastion Square Public Markets is celebrating their 24th year in the heart of downtown Victoria. Situated between Government & Wharf Street and Fort & Yates Street. Both Markets features a unique selection of locally hand made products in the location where historic Fort Victoria once stood. On Sunday mo... more

Cider Social

Dates: April 30, 2017
Venue: Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
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Sea Cider is thrilled to welcome the public to Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse for the 3rd annual Cider Social, as part of BC Ciderweek . This year, we’re back in the springtime to experience the beauty of the blossoming orchard and celebrate the cider season ahead! Cideries from across Western Canada and the Pa... more

James Hill Ukulele Extravaganza

Dates: April 30, 2017
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Starting: 2:00 PM
Location: Dave Dunnet Community Theatre (Oak Bay High School)
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Come out to hear Ukulele master James Hill accompanied by the Civic Orchestra of Victoria. Then grab your own ukulele to join in and play while singing along with James Hill and all of the other ukulele players on stage and in the audience! James Hill - Ukulele Extravaganza; Brian Wismath, Conductor; Featuring: James ... more

The Historic Wallpapers of Wentworth Villa – with Simone Vogel-Horridge

Dates: April 30, 2017
Venue: Wentworth Villa Architecture Heritage Museum
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
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Almost all old homes have traces of their past hidden within. Some very old ones, like Wentworth Villa, are so full of history that their walls do talk. Before the restoration of Wentworth Villa took place, paintings conservator and historic wallpaper consultant Simone Vogel-Horridge received the opportunity to reveal ... more

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