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Events Calendar

June 2014

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2014 Greater Victoria Bike To Work Week
 
 
Vancouver Island Green Scene Meet & Mingle
 
 
Weird and Wonderful Tour

Weird and Wonderful Tour

June 3, 5, July 24, 12 pm
June 16, 24, 30, July 14, 28, August 5, 7, 12, 20, 25, 1 pm

Location: Maritime Museum

Event: Explore some of the eccentric stories about Bastion Square, the Maritime Museum, and the magical array of oddball objects contained within its walls.  Included with admission.

 
 
Book Launch: Steven Galloway

Book Launch: Steven Galloway

June 3, 7:30 pm (doors at 7)

Location: Munro's Books

Event: A new novel from the beloved author of The Cellist of Sarajevo, Steven Galloway’s The Confabulist is a beautiful, suspense-filled conflation of fact and fiction that uses the life and sudden death of Harry Houdini to weave a magical tale of intrigue, love and illusion. 

 
 
Book Launch: Dianne Whelan

Book Launch: Dianne Whelan

June 3, 7:30 pm

Location: Russell Vintage

Event: Celebrate the launch of Dianne Whelan's new book "Base Camp: 40 Days on Everest".  This book is named after her award-winning documentary "40 Days at Base Camp".  In this personal and eye-opening expose, she shares gripping stories of Maoist rebels, avalanches, and dead bodies surfacing out of a dying glacier.  From her perspective at Base Camp, she interviews climbers, sherpas, and doctors, all living there for months on end as they wait for a weather window to summit the top of the world.

 
 
8th Annual Barnard Club Breakfast
 
 
Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am - 3 pm (Year-round)

Farmer's Market Location: inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, 1701 Douglas Street

Event: Victoria's food-focused year-round Farmers' Market, featuring local food, farms, artisans, food producers, and live music, takes place every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, which opened its doors in September, 2013.

 
 
Kwench Lunchtime Choir
 
 
Resident Model Maker on site
 
 
Meditation classes with Buddhist monk Gen Kelsang Zopa
 
 
The Gypsy Baron

The Gypsy Baron

June 4 & 5, 7 pm

Location: Royal Theatre

Event: St. Michaels University Junior School presents The Gypsy Baron.  Tickets cost $24 ($6 discount for students) and can be purchased through the Royal Theatre box office, online, or by calling 250-386-6121.

 
 
Poetry Reading: John Barton & Chris Hutchinson
 
 
Bastion Square Public Market

Bastion Square Public Market

Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays, May - September, 11 am - 5:30 pm

Location: Bastion Square

Event: The market turns 19 this year! Stretching from Victoria's waterfront on Wharf Street to Government Street, this eclectic open-air market brings a vibrancy to Bastion Square with its wonderful array of locally produced arts, crafts, and entertainment. Watch artisans as they create their crafts, or sit and enjoy the market atmosphere at one of the local outdoor cafes.

 
 
Weird and Wonderful Tour

Weird and Wonderful Tour

June 3, 5, July 24, 12 pm
June 16, 24, 30, July 14, 28, August 5, 7, 12, 20, 25, 1 pm

Location: Maritime Museum

Event: Explore some of the eccentric stories about Bastion Square, the Maritime Museum, and the magical array of oddball objects contained within its walls.  Included with admission.

 
 
Interior Design Department Information Session
 
 
Paradise Boutique 10th Anniversary Party Fashion Show & Trunk Sale
 
 
The Gypsy Baron

The Gypsy Baron

June 4 & 5, 7 pm

Location: Royal Theatre

Event: St. Michaels University Junior School presents The Gypsy Baron.  Tickets cost $24 ($6 discount for students) and can be purchased through the Royal Theatre box office, online, or by calling 250-386-6121.

 
 
Bastion Square Public Market

Bastion Square Public Market

Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays, May - September, 11 am - 5:30 pm

Location: Bastion Square

Event: The market turns 19 this year! Stretching from Victoria's waterfront on Wharf Street to Government Street, this eclectic open-air market brings a vibrancy to Bastion Square with its wonderful array of locally produced arts, crafts, and entertainment. Watch artisans as they create their crafts, or sit and enjoy the market atmosphere at one of the local outdoor cafes.

 
 
Hudson's Bay Company Tour
 
 
First Fridays on Fort

First Fridays on Fort

February 7, March 7, April 4, May 2, June 6, July 4
(Recurring monthly on the 1st Friday)

Location: Fort Street

Event: The first Friday of every month is First Friday on Fabulous Fort; on this day only, participating businesses are offering special deals, discounts and promotions. Every month new stores join in! Come discover how fabulous Fort Street is!

 

 
 
HEAT 14!

HEAT 14!

June 6, 7 pm

Location: Royal Theatre

Event: Raino Dance presents HEAT 14!, a student showcase featuring over 200 adult dance students expressing the fruits of their yearlong training in modern, flamenco, hip hop, jazz, ballet, and efunk.  Come and watch Raino Dance celebrate life through dance!  Tickets are $24.75 and are available through www.rmts.bc.ca, the Royal Theatre box office, or by calling 250-386-6121.

 
 
Live Music in the Pacific Lounge
 
 
Ryan Stiles & Greg Proops: On The Couch
 
 
Blue Tattoo Band
 
 
Bastion Square Public Market

Bastion Square Public Market

Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays, May - September, 11 am - 5:30 pm

Location: Bastion Square

Event: The market turns 19 this year! Stretching from Victoria's waterfront on Wharf Street to Government Street, this eclectic open-air market brings a vibrancy to Bastion Square with its wonderful array of locally produced arts, crafts, and entertainment. Watch artisans as they create their crafts, or sit and enjoy the market atmosphere at one of the local outdoor cafes.

 
 
Victoria Harbour Ferry Water Ballet
 
 
Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am - 3 pm (Year-round)

Farmer's Market Location: inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, 1701 Douglas Street

Event: Victoria's food-focused year-round Farmers' Market, featuring local food, farms, artisans, food producers, and live music, takes place every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, which opened its doors in September, 2013.

 
 
Saturday Sketch

Saturday Sketch

Saturdays, 1 - 2 pm

Location: Robert Bateman Centre

Event: Get inspired by the Centre's collection and discover your artist within at these drop-in sketch classes, free with the price of admission.  Experiment with different drawing approaches as you sketch from Bateman's original works of art with the guidance of an artist-instructor.  Materials are provided, though you can bring your own if you prefer.  All ages and abilities welcome; no registration required.

 
 
Adam Fallon + Special Agent Sunshine

Adam Fallon + Special Agent Sunshine

June 7, 7 - 10:30 pm

Location: Lacey-Lou Tapas Lounge

Event: Special Agent Sunshine have a billion gigs booked around the island, so catch them while they're here in Victoria!  Adam Fallon will start the night with some his own stuff, mixed with acoustic covers.  Then the rest of the band will be joining him on stage for an incredible performance of mainly original work.

 
 
Live Music in the Pacific Lounge
 
 
Victoria Flea Market

Victoria Flea Market

Sundays, May 4 - September 28, 10 am - 3 pm

Location: Market Square

Event: Vintage lovers, bargain hunters, and treasure seekers will be able to get a weekly 'find fix' in Downtown Victoria, beginning in May.  This market has a European feel, with vendors featuring quirky finds from antique linens, old buttons, vinyl records, books, postcards and eclectic ephemera to vintage fashion, costume jewellery, militaria, and collectables.  With room for more than 60 vendors, the market will be free admission.

 
 
Victoria Harbour Ferry Water Ballet
 
 
Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am - 3 pm (Year-round)

Farmer's Market Location: inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, 1701 Douglas Street

Event: Victoria's food-focused year-round Farmers' Market, featuring local food, farms, artisans, food producers, and live music, takes place every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, which opened its doors in September, 2013.

 
 
Chess in the Square

Chess in the Square

May 18 - August 31 (Sundays), 1 - 4 pm

Location: CRD Square - near Government & Fisgard

Event: Participate in free Giant Chess, Blitz, Learn to Play, and casual games plus much more chess at Centennial Square.  Presented by Victoria Junior Chess and sponsored by the City of Victoria.

 
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Victoria Flea Market

Victoria Flea Market

Sundays, May 4 - September 28, 10 am - 3 pm

Location: Market Square

Event: Vintage lovers, bargain hunters, and treasure seekers will be able to get a weekly 'find fix' in Downtown Victoria, beginning in May.  This market has a European feel, with vendors featuring quirky finds from antique linens, old buttons, vinyl records, books, postcards and eclectic ephemera to vintage fashion, costume jewellery, militaria, and collectables.  With room for more than 60 vendors, the market will be free admission.

 
 
Urbacity Challenge

Urbacity Challenge

June 8, 10 am - 2:30 pm

Location: Downtown Victoria

Event: Start and finish are at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, but the race itself is through downtown Victoria.  Individual shops and businesses will host the race challenges and checkpoints.  For teams of two, early-bird registration is $100 until April 15.  For teams of four (corporate teams), early-bird registration is $600 until April 15.  All teams must also commit to raising a certain amount in pledged donations for the selected charity - Victoria's Prostate Centre.

 
 
Victoria Harbour Ferry Water Ballet
 
 
Sunday Market at Bastion Square
 
 
Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am - 3 pm (Year-round)

Farmer's Market Location: inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, 1701 Douglas Street

Event: Victoria's food-focused year-round Farmers' Market, featuring local food, farms, artisans, food producers, and live music, takes place every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, which opened its doors in September, 2013.

 
 
Museum Favourites Tour

Museum Favourites Tour

June 8, 29; August 10, 1 pm

Location: Maritime Museum

Event: This tour will never be the same twice.  Take a trip around the museum with one of the docents as he stops at his favourite exhibits retelling tales of local maritime history.  Included with admission.

 
 
Chess in the Square

Chess in the Square

May 18 - August 31 (Sundays), 1 - 4 pm

Location: CRD Square - near Government & Fisgard

Event: Participate in free Giant Chess, Blitz, Learn to Play, and casual games plus much more chess at Centennial Square.  Presented by Victoria Junior Chess and sponsored by the City of Victoria.

 
 
Empress of Ireland Tour with Chris Klausen
 
 
Lacey-Lou's Improv

Lacey-Lou's Improv

June 10, 8 - 10 pm

Location: Lacey-Lou's Tapa Lounge

Event: Lacey-Lou Improv, brought to you by Daniel Belkin & Vikes Improv, usually do their thing at UVic but we've enticed them downtown for an evening of laughter.

 
 
Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am - 3 pm (Year-round)

Farmer's Market Location: inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, 1701 Douglas Street

Event: Victoria's food-focused year-round Farmers' Market, featuring local food, farms, artisans, food producers, and live music, takes place every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, which opened its doors in September, 2013.

 
 
Kwench Lunchtime Choir
 
 
Empress of Ireland Tour with Chris Klausen
 
 
Resident Model Maker on site
 
 
Meditation classes with Buddhist monk Gen Kelsang Zopa
 
 
Book Launch: Bill Gaston & Eve Joseph

Book Launch: Bill Gaston & Eve Joseph

June 11, 7:30 pm (doors at 7)

Location: Munro's Books

Event: This is a free event celebrating new books by two important members of Victoria's literary community.

Part memoir, part meditation, Eve Joseph's In The Slender Margin is an exploration of death from an "insider's" point of view.  Using the experience of her brother's early death and her twenty years of work at Victoria Hospice, she draws on history, religion, philosophy, literature, poetry, and pop culture to illuminate her travels through the land of the dying.

 
 
Bastion Square Public Market

Bastion Square Public Market

Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays, May - September, 11 am - 5:30 pm

Location: Bastion Square

Event: The market turns 19 this year! Stretching from Victoria's waterfront on Wharf Street to Government Street, this eclectic open-air market brings a vibrancy to Bastion Square with its wonderful array of locally produced arts, crafts, and entertainment. Watch artisans as they create their crafts, or sit and enjoy the market atmosphere at one of the local outdoor cafes.

 
 
Court is in Session Tour

Court is in Session Tour

June 12, 15, 22; July 1, 6, 9, 20, 23, August 13, 1 pm
June 28, August 1, 22, 2 pm

Location: Maritime Museum

Event: In Victoria's old courthouse, learn about the characters who laid the foundation for the City of Victoria and see the hidden gems of this 125 year old building.  Included with admission.

 
 
Gabriel Munro

Gabriel Munro

June 12, 7 - 9 pm

Location: Lacey-Lou Tapas Lounge

Event: Gabriel Munro has played dozens of shows in cafes, pubs, restaurants, art galleries, and radio stations across Canada, gaining praise from musicians and music lovers alike. He's been compared to Paul Simon, Ian Curtis, jazz and celtic bands, and other completely contradictory artists.

 
 
Book Launch: Layth Matthews
 
 
Bastion Square Public Market

Bastion Square Public Market

Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays, May - September, 11 am - 5:30 pm

Location: Bastion Square

Event: The market turns 19 this year! Stretching from Victoria's waterfront on Wharf Street to Government Street, this eclectic open-air market brings a vibrancy to Bastion Square with its wonderful array of locally produced arts, crafts, and entertainment. Watch artisans as they create their crafts, or sit and enjoy the market atmosphere at one of the local outdoor cafes.

 
 
Ship Point Night Market

Ship Point Night Market

June 13, 14, 20, 21; July 4, 5, 11, 12; August 8, 9; Sept 5, 6, 12 & 13; 6 - 10:30 pm 

Location: Ship Point Night Market

Event: Inspired artists, musicians, jugglers, and food vendors make this fantastic pedestrian market a great arts & entertainment experience. 

 

 
 
 
 
Lecture: Vikings In Canada

Lecture: Vikings In Canada

June 13, 7 - 8:30 pm

Location: Royal BC Museum

Event: Grant Keddie, Director of Archaeology at the Royal BC Museum, will examine the deep history of the Vikings and share the DNA evidence of their origins and examine what we know about their visits to Canada.  Tickets cost $16 (10% discount for museum members).

 
 
Live Music in the Pacific Lounge
 
 
South of North Music

South of North Music

June 13, 8:30 - 11 pm

Location: Lacey-Lou Tapas Lounge

Event: South of North is the brainchild of Musician Zola McAdie. The indie/acoustic folk music of South of North is a testament to love and longing, to heartache and heartbreak. Smooth finger picking and percussive guitar rhythms reinforce illustrative lyrics, making you cry with one line and laugh with the next.

 
 
Bastion Square Public Market

Bastion Square Public Market

Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays, May - September, 11 am - 5:30 pm

Location: Bastion Square

Event: The market turns 19 this year! Stretching from Victoria's waterfront on Wharf Street to Government Street, this eclectic open-air market brings a vibrancy to Bastion Square with its wonderful array of locally produced arts, crafts, and entertainment. Watch artisans as they create their crafts, or sit and enjoy the market atmosphere at one of the local outdoor cafes.

 
 
MEC Bikefest

MEC Bikefest

June 14, 10 am - 4 pm

Location: Ship Point

Event: MEC loves bikes and is throwing a party in their honour.  Join the fun and demo a new ride, score deals, and learn skills.  The festival will feature bike clinics and demos, a place to swap your gear, local riding groups, live music, gear giveaways and much more.  For more information, or to register to have a booth at the event, email victoriabikefest@mec.ca or call 250-386-2667.

 
 
Victoria Harbour Ferry Water Ballet
 
 
Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am - 3 pm (Year-round)

Farmer's Market Location: inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, 1701 Douglas Street

Event: Victoria's food-focused year-round Farmers' Market, featuring local food, farms, artisans, food producers, and live music, takes place every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, which opened its doors in September, 2013.

 
 
Mare Incognitum: The Ocean Through Medieval Eyes part 1
 
 
Ship Point Night Market

Ship Point Night Market

June 13, 14, 20, 21; July 4, 5, 11, 12; August 8, 9; Sept 5, 6, 12 & 13; 6 - 10:30 pm 

Location: Ship Point Night Market

Event: Inspired artists, musicians, jugglers, and food vendors make this fantastic pedestrian market a great arts & entertainment experience. 

 

 
 
Centrepointe Ballet - Pinocchio

Centrepointe Ballet - Pinocchio

June 14, 7 pm

Location: McPherson Playhouse

Event: Centrepoint Ballet School is a dance studio that operates out of St. Margaret's School in Victoria BC.  The studio offers ballet classes for all ages by registered Royal Academy of Dance (R.A.D) teachers. Led by director Peggy Bain, the approach is always positive and encouraging and the aim is for clean technique and an emphasis on music and artistry.  Tickets cost $23 ($20 for students and seniors) and can be purchased through the McPherson box office, online, or by calling 250-386-6121.

 
 
Live Music in the Pacific Lounge
 
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Victoria Flea Market

Victoria Flea Market

Sundays, May 4 - September 28, 10 am - 3 pm

Location: Market Square

Event: Vintage lovers, bargain hunters, and treasure seekers will be able to get a weekly 'find fix' in Downtown Victoria, beginning in May.  This market has a European feel, with vendors featuring quirky finds from antique linens, old buttons, vinyl records, books, postcards and eclectic ephemera to vintage fashion, costume jewellery, militaria, and collectables.  With room for more than 60 vendors, the market will be free admission.

 
 
Victoria Harbour Ferry Water Ballet
 
 
Sunday Market at Bastion Square
 
 
Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am - 3 pm (Year-round)

Farmer's Market Location: inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, 1701 Douglas Street

Event: Victoria's food-focused year-round Farmers' Market, featuring local food, farms, artisans, food producers, and live music, takes place every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, which opened its doors in September, 2013.

 
 
Court is in Session Tour

Court is in Session Tour

June 12, 15, 22; July 1, 6, 9, 20, 23, August 13, 1 pm
June 28, August 1, 22, 2 pm

Location: Maritime Museum

Event: In Victoria's old courthouse, learn about the characters who laid the foundation for the City of Victoria and see the hidden gems of this 125 year old building.  Included with admission.

 
 
Chess in the Square

Chess in the Square

May 18 - August 31 (Sundays), 1 - 4 pm

Location: CRD Square - near Government & Fisgard

Event: Participate in free Giant Chess, Blitz, Learn to Play, and casual games plus much more chess at Centennial Square.  Presented by Victoria Junior Chess and sponsored by the City of Victoria.

 
 
The LEGO Movie for Father's Day!
 
 
Weird and Wonderful Tour

Weird and Wonderful Tour

June 3, 5, July 24, 12 pm
June 16, 24, 30, July 14, 28, August 5, 7, 12, 20, 25, 1 pm

Location: Maritime Museum

Event: Explore some of the eccentric stories about Bastion Square, the Maritime Museum, and the magical array of oddball objects contained within its walls.  Included with admission.

 
 
Empress of Ireland Tour with Chris Klausen
 
 
Smuggling Tour

Smuggling Tour

June 17, July 10, 31, August 14, 19, 26, 29, 1 pm
June 27, July 5, 19, 2 pm

Location: Maritime Museum

Event: Focusing on opium and alcohol, take a remarkable journey through the complex characters and dynamic world of smuggling, which played an integral role in our maritime past.  Included with admission.

 
 
Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am - 3 pm (Year-round)

Farmer's Market Location: inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, 1701 Douglas Street

Event: Victoria's food-focused year-round Farmers' Market, featuring local food, farms, artisans, food producers, and live music, takes place every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, which opened its doors in September, 2013.

 
 
Kwench Lunchtime Choir
 
 
Empress of Ireland Tour with Chris Klausen
 
 
Women At Sea

Women At Sea

June 18, 25, July 16, 27, August 17, 27 at 1 pm
June 21, July 11, 25, August 9, 24 at 2 pm

Location: Maritime Museum

Event: Discover the myriad roles performed by women in maritime trades from piracy, to commerce, to the military!  Included with admission.

 
 
Resident Model Maker on site
 
 
Meditation classes with Buddhist monk Gen Kelsang Zopa
 
 
Aboriginal Cultural Festival
 
 
Bastion Square Public Market

Bastion Square Public Market

Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays, May - September, 11 am - 5:30 pm

Location: Bastion Square

Event: The market turns 19 this year! Stretching from Victoria's waterfront on Wharf Street to Government Street, this eclectic open-air market brings a vibrancy to Bastion Square with its wonderful array of locally produced arts, crafts, and entertainment. Watch artisans as they create their crafts, or sit and enjoy the market atmosphere at one of the local outdoor cafes.

 
 
Reverie

Reverie

June 19, 7:30 - 9:30 pm

Location: Lacey-Lou Tapas Lounge

Event: Reverie began as a trio of singer/songwriters (Stephanie Benbow, Nicola Hestnes, and Holly Hurwood) in Sidney BC in April of 2011. Since then they have expanded their repertoire, and music with bassist Grant Parkins. They play original music and covers of their favourite songs, layering harmonies to create a catchy and unique sound. They released their first EP “You Look So Lovely” in April of 2013.

 
 
Foodie Film Festival
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Bastion Square Public Market

Bastion Square Public Market

Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays, May - September, 11 am - 5:30 pm

Location: Bastion Square

Event: The market turns 19 this year! Stretching from Victoria's waterfront on Wharf Street to Government Street, this eclectic open-air market brings a vibrancy to Bastion Square with its wonderful array of locally produced arts, crafts, and entertainment. Watch artisans as they create their crafts, or sit and enjoy the market atmosphere at one of the local outdoor cafes.

 
 
DVBA AGM
 
 
Ghosts of the Maritime Museum
 
 
Ship Point Night Market

Ship Point Night Market

June 13, 14, 20, 21; July 4, 5, 11, 12; August 8, 9; Sept 5, 6, 12 & 13; 6 - 10:30 pm 

Location: Ship Point Night Market

Event: Inspired artists, musicians, jugglers, and food vendors make this fantastic pedestrian market a great arts & entertainment experience. 

 

 
 
Jenelle Burston
 
 
Live Music in the Pacific Lounge
 
 
Victoria Vice Tour

Victoria Vice Tour

June 20, 21, 27, 28, July 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, August 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 8 pm

Location: Maritime Museum

Event: Get a taste for Victoria's rich history and enjoy some of Bastion Square's best-kept ghost stories.  $15.

 
 
Bastion Square Public Market

Bastion Square Public Market

Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays, May - September, 11 am - 5:30 pm

Location: Bastion Square

Event: The market turns 19 this year! Stretching from Victoria's waterfront on Wharf Street to Government Street, this eclectic open-air market brings a vibrancy to Bastion Square with its wonderful array of locally produced arts, crafts, and entertainment. Watch artisans as they create their crafts, or sit and enjoy the market atmosphere at one of the local outdoor cafes.

 
 
Victoria Harbour Ferry Water Ballet
 
 
Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am - 3 pm (Year-round)

Farmer's Market Location: inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, 1701 Douglas Street

Event: Victoria's food-focused year-round Farmers' Market, featuring local food, farms, artisans, food producers, and live music, takes place every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, which opened its doors in September, 2013.

 
 
Women At Sea

Women At Sea

June 18, 25, July 16, 27, August 17, 27 at 1 pm
June 21, July 11, 25, August 9, 24 at 2 pm

Location: Maritime Museum

Event: Discover the myriad roles performed by women in maritime trades from piracy, to commerce, to the military!  Included with admission.

 
 
Ship Point Night Market

Ship Point Night Market

June 13, 14, 20, 21; July 4, 5, 11, 12; August 8, 9; Sept 5, 6, 12 & 13; 6 - 10:30 pm 

Location: Ship Point Night Market

Event: Inspired artists, musicians, jugglers, and food vendors make this fantastic pedestrian market a great arts & entertainment experience. 

 

 
 
Tuxes & Tails Gala

Tuxes & Tails Gala

June 21, 6 pm - Midnight

Location: Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort & Spa

Event: Animal lovers come together to celebrate in a 1920s glamour theme, bid on exciting auction items, watch a pet runway show, and eat a 3-course gourmet dinner - all in support of the SPCA's life-saving work.

 
 
Live Music in the Pacific Lounge
 
 
Victoria Vice Tour

Victoria Vice Tour

June 20, 21, 27, 28, July 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, August 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 8 pm

Location: Maritime Museum

Event: Get a taste for Victoria's rich history and enjoy some of Bastion Square's best-kept ghost stories.  $15.

 
 
The Yoga Assembly

The Yoga Assembly

June 21, 8:30 - 9:30 pm (Check-in at 8 pm)

Location: Legislature Lawn

Event: Join lululemon athletica Johnson Street for a complimentary evening of yoga cladd, a gatherinf to celebrate the summer solstice and the connectedness of the Victoria community. Class will be led by Joel Laforet  and Natalie Wright and acoustic tunes by Chris Eriksen and Tiffany Shelswell. Check-in begins at 8 p.m. and it is recommended that you come early to ser up your mat and sign in.

 
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Foodie Film Festival
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Victoria Flea Market

Victoria Flea Market

Sundays, May 4 - September 28, 10 am - 3 pm

Location: Market Square

Event: Vintage lovers, bargain hunters, and treasure seekers will be able to get a weekly 'find fix' in Downtown Victoria, beginning in May.  This market has a European feel, with vendors featuring quirky finds from antique linens, old buttons, vinyl records, books, postcards and eclectic ephemera to vintage fashion, costume jewellery, militaria, and collectables.  With room for more than 60 vendors, the market will be free admission.

 
 
Victoria Harbour Ferry Water Ballet
 
 
Sunday Market at Bastion Square
 
 
Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am - 3 pm (Year-round)

Farmer's Market Location: inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, 1701 Douglas Street

Event: Victoria's food-focused year-round Farmers' Market, featuring local food, farms, artisans, food producers, and live music, takes place every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, which opened its doors in September, 2013.

 
 
Court is in Session Tour

Court is in Session Tour

June 12, 15, 22; July 1, 6, 9, 20, 23, August 13, 1 pm
June 28, August 1, 22, 2 pm

Location: Maritime Museum

Event: In Victoria's old courthouse, learn about the characters who laid the foundation for the City of Victoria and see the hidden gems of this 125 year old building.  Included with admission.

 
 
Chess in the Square

Chess in the Square

May 18 - August 31 (Sundays), 1 - 4 pm

Location: CRD Square - near Government & Fisgard

Event: Participate in free Giant Chess, Blitz, Learn to Play, and casual games plus much more chess at Centennial Square.  Presented by Victoria Junior Chess and sponsored by the City of Victoria.

 
 
Book Launch: Ragged Light by Dvora Levin
 
 
Empress of Ireland Tour with Chris Klausen
 
 
Hudson's Bay Company Tour
 
 
Weird and Wonderful Tour

Weird and Wonderful Tour

June 3, 5, July 24, 12 pm
June 16, 24, 30, July 14, 28, August 5, 7, 12, 20, 25, 1 pm

Location: Maritime Museum

Event: Explore some of the eccentric stories about Bastion Square, the Maritime Museum, and the magical array of oddball objects contained within its walls.  Included with admission.

 
 
Smuggling Tour

Smuggling Tour

June 17, July 10, 31, August 14, 19, 26, 29, 1 pm
June 27, July 5, 19, 2 pm

Location: Maritime Museum

Event: Focusing on opium and alcohol, take a remarkable journey through the complex characters and dynamic world of smuggling, which played an integral role in our maritime past.  Included with admission.

 
 
Curtis Windover
 
 
Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am - 3 pm (Year-round)

Farmer's Market Location: inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, 1701 Douglas Street

Event: Victoria's food-focused year-round Farmers' Market, featuring local food, farms, artisans, food producers, and live music, takes place every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, which opened its doors in September, 2013.

 
 
Cool Aid AGM

Cool Aid AGM

June 25, 11:30 am

Location: Downtown Community Centre, 755 Pandora Avenue

Event: The Victoria Cool Aid Society is holding their Annual General Meeting at the newly-renovated Downtown Community Centre.  Victoria Police Chief Frank Elsner will give the keynote speech.  This event is free but limited seating is available; RSVP needed: 250-414-4783 or brenny@coolaid.org.  

 
 
Kwench Lunchtime Choir
 
 
Empress of Ireland Tour with Chris Klausen
 
 
Women At Sea

Women At Sea

June 18, 25, July 16, 27, August 17, 27 at 1 pm
June 21, July 11, 25, August 9, 24 at 2 pm

Location: Maritime Museum

Event: Discover the myriad roles performed by women in maritime trades from piracy, to commerce, to the military!  Included with admission.

 
 
Resident Model Maker on site
 
 
Meditation classes with Buddhist monk Gen Kelsang Zopa
 
 
Bastion Square Public Market

Bastion Square Public Market

Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays, May - September, 11 am - 5:30 pm

Location: Bastion Square

Event: The market turns 19 this year! Stretching from Victoria's waterfront on Wharf Street to Government Street, this eclectic open-air market brings a vibrancy to Bastion Square with its wonderful array of locally produced arts, crafts, and entertainment. Watch artisans as they create their crafts, or sit and enjoy the market atmosphere at one of the local outdoor cafes.

 
 
Ghosts of the Maritime Museum
 
 
Local's Night at Victoria Public Market
 
 
Graphic Design Information Night
 
 
Bastion Square Public Market

Bastion Square Public Market

Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays, May - September, 11 am - 5:30 pm

Location: Bastion Square

Event: The market turns 19 this year! Stretching from Victoria's waterfront on Wharf Street to Government Street, this eclectic open-air market brings a vibrancy to Bastion Square with its wonderful array of locally produced arts, crafts, and entertainment. Watch artisans as they create their crafts, or sit and enjoy the market atmosphere at one of the local outdoor cafes.

 
 
Victoria Harbour Festival

Victoria Harbour Festival

Location: Ship Point, Inner Harbour

Event: This vendor's market features local artists who can only sell original work, local food vendors, local musicans, and entertainers.

Swift Sure:
May 23rd 12pm-10:30pm and May 24th 10:30am-10:30pm (Friday-Saturday)
Taking place during the Swiftsure International Yacht Race 2014, sure to be an exciting event

 
 
Smuggling Tour

Smuggling Tour

June 17, July 10, 31, August 14, 19, 26, 29, 1 pm
June 27, July 5, 19, 2 pm

Location: Maritime Museum

Event: Focusing on opium and alcohol, take a remarkable journey through the complex characters and dynamic world of smuggling, which played an integral role in our maritime past.  Included with admission.

 
 
Ghosts of the Maritime Museum
 
 
Live Music in the Pacific Lounge
 
 
Victoria Vice Tour

Victoria Vice Tour

June 20, 21, 27, 28, July 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, August 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 8 pm

Location: Maritime Museum

Event: Get a taste for Victoria's rich history and enjoy some of Bastion Square's best-kept ghost stories.  $15.

 
 
Bastion Square Public Market

Bastion Square Public Market

Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays, May - September, 11 am - 5:30 pm

Location: Bastion Square

Event: The market turns 19 this year! Stretching from Victoria's waterfront on Wharf Street to Government Street, this eclectic open-air market brings a vibrancy to Bastion Square with its wonderful array of locally produced arts, crafts, and entertainment. Watch artisans as they create their crafts, or sit and enjoy the market atmosphere at one of the local outdoor cafes.

 
 
Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am - 3 pm (Year-round)

Farmer's Market Location: inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, 1701 Douglas Street

Event: Victoria's food-focused year-round Farmers' Market, featuring local food, farms, artisans, food producers, and live music, takes place every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, which opened its doors in September, 2013.

 
 
Victoria Harbour Festival

Victoria Harbour Festival

Location: Ship Point, Inner Harbour

Event: This vendor's market features local artists who can only sell original work, local food vendors, local musicans, and entertainers.

Swift Sure:
May 23rd 12pm-10:30pm and May 24th 10:30am-10:30pm (Friday-Saturday)
Taking place during the Swiftsure International Yacht Race 2014, sure to be an exciting event

 
 
Annual Strawberry Tea

Annual Strawberry Tea

June 28, 1 - 3:30 pm

Location: Church of Our Lord Hall

Event: Come enjoy scrumptious shortcake made with local fresh berries.  Only $7.50.  The National Historic Church will be open for self-guided tours.  For more information, call 250-383-8915.

 
 
Court is in Session Tour

Court is in Session Tour

June 12, 15, 22; July 1, 6, 9, 20, 23, August 13, 1 pm
June 28, August 1, 22, 2 pm

Location: Maritime Museum

Event: In Victoria's old courthouse, learn about the characters who laid the foundation for the City of Victoria and see the hidden gems of this 125 year old building.  Included with admission.

 
 
Live Music in the Pacific Lounge
 
 
Victoria Vice Tour

Victoria Vice Tour

June 20, 21, 27, 28, July 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, August 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 8 pm

Location: Maritime Museum

Event: Get a taste for Victoria's rich history and enjoy some of Bastion Square's best-kept ghost stories.  $15.

 
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Victoria Pride Week
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Victoria Flea Market

Victoria Flea Market

Sundays, May 4 - September 28, 10 am - 3 pm

Location: Market Square

Event: Vintage lovers, bargain hunters, and treasure seekers will be able to get a weekly 'find fix' in Downtown Victoria, beginning in May.  This market has a European feel, with vendors featuring quirky finds from antique linens, old buttons, vinyl records, books, postcards and eclectic ephemera to vintage fashion, costume jewellery, militaria, and collectables.  With room for more than 60 vendors, the market will be free admission.

 
 
Victoria Harbour Ferry Water Ballet
 
 
Sunday Market at Bastion Square
 
 
Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am - 3 pm (Year-round)

Farmer's Market Location: inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, 1701 Douglas Street

Event: Victoria's food-focused year-round Farmers' Market, featuring local food, farms, artisans, food producers, and live music, takes place every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, which opened its doors in September, 2013.

 
 
Victoria Harbour Festival

Victoria Harbour Festival

Location: Ship Point, Inner Harbour

Event: This vendor's market features local artists who can only sell original work, local food vendors, local musicans, and entertainers.

Swift Sure:
May 23rd 12pm-10:30pm and May 24th 10:30am-10:30pm (Friday-Saturday)
Taking place during the Swiftsure International Yacht Race 2014, sure to be an exciting event

 
 
Court is in Session Tour

Court is in Session Tour

June 12, 15, 22; July 1, 6, 9, 20, 23, August 13, 1 pm
June 28, August 1, 22, 2 pm

Location: Maritime Museum

Event: In Victoria's old courthouse, learn about the characters who laid the foundation for the City of Victoria and see the hidden gems of this 125 year old building.  Included with admission.

 
 
Museum Favourites Tour

Museum Favourites Tour

June 8, 29; August 10, 1 pm

Location: Maritime Museum

Event: This tour will never be the same twice.  Take a trip around the museum with one of the docents as he stops at his favourite exhibits retelling tales of local maritime history.  Included with admission.

 
 
Chess in the Square

Chess in the Square

May 18 - August 31 (Sundays), 1 - 4 pm

Location: CRD Square - near Government & Fisgard

Event: Participate in free Giant Chess, Blitz, Learn to Play, and casual games plus much more chess at Centennial Square.  Presented by Victoria Junior Chess and sponsored by the City of Victoria.

 
 
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Weird and Wonderful Tour

Weird and Wonderful Tour

June 3, 5, July 24, 12 pm
June 16, 24, 30, July 14, 28, August 5, 7, 12, 20, 25, 1 pm

Location: Maritime Museum

Event: Explore some of the eccentric stories about Bastion Square, the Maritime Museum, and the magical array of oddball objects contained within its walls.  Included with admission.

 
 
Empress of Ireland Tour with Chris Klausen
 

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