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Events Calendar

August 2014

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Victoria Tango & Latin Arts Festival

Victoria Tango & Latin Arts Festival

July 31 - August 3

Location: Various Venues

Event: The Passion for Tango Society presents their seventh annual summer Tango and Latin Arts Festival.  Enjoy a weekend of fusion, jazz, classical, folk, and traditional music and dance of Latin America and Spain.  The festival promises entertainment for all ages.  Lectures, workshops, and classes round out your knowledge of Tango and Latin music and dance.

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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.

 
 
Victoria Street Food Festival
 
 
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.

 
 
Ghosts of the Maritime Museum
 
 
Summer in the Square Lunchtime Concerts
 
 
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.

 
 
Free-B Film Festival Kickoff

Free-B Film Festival Kickoff

August 1, 9 pm

Location: Legislature Lawns

Event: The kick-off of the Free-B Film Festival is "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure".  Curl up under the stars and enjoy a free movie on the 20-foot wide inflatable screen.  Chairs are not allowed on the lawns, so please bring your blankets.  For more information or for the rest of the Festival schedule, click here.

 
 
Jumpship - POSTPONED

Jumpship - POSTPONED

August 2 & 3  POSTPONED

Location: Inner Harbour

Event: Organizers of JumpShip Contest (Dockside Mountain Bike Society) announced that their Inner Harbour event planned for August 2 – 3 is being re-planned for later in the Fall. Please stay tuned to the Downtown Victoria events calendar for updates.

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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.

 
 
Victoria Harbour Ferry Water Ballet
 
 
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

 
 
Courtyard Sessions in Market Square
 
 
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 Tango & Latin Arts Festival

Victoria Tango & Latin Arts Festival

July 31 - August 3

Location: Various Venues

Event: The Passion for Tango Society presents their seventh annual summer Tango and Latin Arts Festival.  Enjoy a weekend of fusion, jazz, classical, folk, and traditional music and dance of Latin America and Spain.  The festival promises entertainment for all ages.  Lectures, workshops, and classes round out your knowledge of Tango and Latin music and dance.

 
 
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

 
 
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.

 
 
Summer in the Square Lunchtime Concerts
 
 
Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market
 
 
Kwench Lunchtime Choir
 
 
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.

 
 
Hip Hop Dance in the Square

Hip Hop Dance in the Square

Drop in: July 2 - August 6 (Wednesdays), 7 - 8 pm
Special performance: August 13, 6 - 9 pm

Location: Centennial Square

Event: Enjoy a free, drop-in, participatory introduction to hip-hop dance in Centennial Square.  On August 13, Vibestreet Dance and Garden City Grooves present a night of live entertainment with hip-hop dance performances and live soul/funk/hip-hop music.

 
 
Summer in the Square Lunchtime Concerts
 
 
Resident Model Maker on site
 
 
Chinatown Night Market

Chinatown Night Market

July 9 - August 27 (Wednesdays), 5 - 9 pm

Location: 500-block of Fisgard Street

Event: Enjoy street food, entertainment, and vendors at the heart of Canada's oldest Chinatown!  (Neighbourhood shops and restaurants are also open late).

 
 
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.

 
 
Summer in the Square Lunchtime Concerts
 
 
Eventide Music Series

Eventide Music Series

July 3 - August 14 (Thursdays), 6 - 9 pm

Location: Centennial Square

Event: This new evening music series highlights Victoria's eclectic local music scene, featuring sounds that may or may not be described as "idiosyncratic, post angular, electro gypsy shoegaze, with a twist of twee folk, psychedelic country freak-space pop".  There will be also be a beverage garden for each event. Eventide Music Series is presented by the DVBA, the City of Victoria, Atomique Productions and CFUV 101.9 fm. 

 
 
Local's Night at Victoria Public Market
 
 
Victoria India MeLa Festival

Victoria India MeLa Festival

August 8, 1 - 6 pm
August 9, 11 am - 8 pm
August 10, 11 am - 6 pm

Location: Centennial Square

Event: The fifth annual MeLa stage explodes with Indian classical and modern/fusion music, fashion shows, Gidda/Bhangra, Garba/Dhandia and Bollywood dances, and many other multicultural presentations.  The event includes bootsh with arts and crafts, henna, palm reading, face painting, and fashion.  Let Indian delicacies and aromas tantalize your senses.

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Jumpship - POSTPONED

Jumpship - POSTPONED

August 2 & 3  POSTPONED

Location: Inner Harbour

Event: Organizers of JumpShip Contest (Dockside Mountain Bike Society) announced that their Inner Harbour event planned for August 2 – 3 is being re-planned for later in the Fall. Please stay tuned to the Downtown Victoria events calendar for updates.

 
 
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. 

 

 
 
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.

 
 
Vikings Are Here
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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 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

 
 
Victoria Symphony Splash

Victoria Symphony Splash

August 3, 1 - 10 pm

Location: Inner Harbour

Event: The 25th annual Victoria Symphony Splash will once again light up the Inner Harbour with fireworks, music, and festivities.  Be there when Tania Miller, the Victoria Symphony, and a host of special guests put on a show like no other.  Kids' activities start at 1 pm, music on the main stage begins at 4 pm, and the Victoria Symphony takes the stage at 7:30 pm.  Be there for the biggest event of the summer!

 
 
Celebrating Canadian Submariners: 1914 to 2014
 
 
Night Shift: Meet the Vikings

Night Shift: Meet the Vikings

August 9, 8 - 11 pm

Location: Royal BC Museum

Event: Night Shift is an opportunity to explore creative connections to the museum's feature exhibition through unique displays, special guests, music, entertainment, cash bar, and food.  Leave your horned helmet at home and discover how authentic Vikings dressed and behaved as artists and re-enactors bring the Vikings back to life.  Come and pillage, just don't go 'berserk'.  $50/person (10% member discount); 19+ event, ID required.

 
 
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
 
 
Mini Ghost Hunt
 
 
Courtyard Sessions in Market Square
 
 
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. 

 

 
 
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 India MeLa Festival

Victoria India MeLa Festival

August 8, 1 - 6 pm
August 9, 11 am - 8 pm
August 10, 11 am - 6 pm

Location: Centennial Square

Event: The fifth annual MeLa stage explodes with Indian classical and modern/fusion music, fashion shows, Gidda/Bhangra, Garba/Dhandia and Bollywood dances, and many other multicultural presentations.  The event includes bootsh with arts and crafts, henna, palm reading, face painting, and fashion.  Let Indian delicacies and aromas tantalize your senses.

 
 
Flamenco Festival

Flamenco Festival

August 11 - 15, noon - 1 pm
August 16 & 17, noon - 6 pm

Location: Centennial Square

Event: In August, Centennial Square comes alive with the passion and rhythm of Flamenco music and dance!  The second annual Flamenco Festival showcases local and regional dancers, singers, and guitarists collaborating to bring their love of this fiery art form to the stage.  Be inspired at the mid-week "Por fiesta" lunch-hour performances and invigorated on weekend afternoons by flamenco artists.

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Vikings Are Here
 
 
Hudson's Bay Company Tour
 
 
Dancing in the Square

Dancing in the Square

July 7, 14, 21, 28 & August 11, 18 (Mondays), 7 - 9:30 pm

Location: Centennial Square

Event: Monday evenings, July 7 through August 18 (excluding August 4), Victoria Ballroom Dance Society and the City of Victoria bring you "Dancing in the Square". 

FREE beginner ballroom workshops 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Learn the basics of the waltz, social foxtrot, jive, rumba and cha cha. 

 
 
Summer in the Square Lunchtime Concerts
 
 
Victoria Business Club

Victoria Business Club

July 29; August 12, 26; September 9, 23; October 7, 21; November 4, 18; December 2, 16, 30 - 12 pm
(every second Tuesday)

Location: Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour

Event: The Victoria Business Club meets for lunch every second Tuesday to network, exchange business referrals and leads, share support, and promote members' businesses.  Follow the link for more information.

 
 
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.

 
 
Summer in the Square Lunchtime Concerts
 
 
Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market
 
 
Kwench Lunchtime Choir
 
 
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.

 
 
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.

 
 
Hip Hop Dance in the Square

Hip Hop Dance in the Square

Drop in: July 2 - August 6 (Wednesdays), 7 - 8 pm
Special performance: August 13, 6 - 9 pm

Location: Centennial Square

Event: Enjoy a free, drop-in, participatory introduction to hip-hop dance in Centennial Square.  On August 13, Vibestreet Dance and Garden City Grooves present a night of live entertainment with hip-hop dance performances and live soul/funk/hip-hop music.

 
 
Summer in the Square Lunchtime Concerts
 
 
Chinatown Night Market

Chinatown Night Market

July 9 - August 27 (Wednesdays), 5 - 9 pm

Location: 500-block of Fisgard Street

Event: Enjoy street food, entertainment, and vendors at the heart of Canada's oldest Chinatown!  (Neighbourhood shops and restaurants are also open late).

 
 
Interior Design Department Information Session
 
 
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.

 
 
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.

 
 
Summer in the Square Lunchtime Concerts
 
 
Eventide Music Series

Eventide Music Series

July 3 - August 14 (Thursdays), 6 - 9 pm

Location: Centennial Square

Event: This new evening music series highlights Victoria's eclectic local music scene, featuring sounds that may or may not be described as "idiosyncratic, post angular, electro gypsy shoegaze, with a twist of twee folk, psychedelic country freak-space pop".  There will be also be a beverage garden for each event. Eventide Music Series is presented by the DVBA, the City of Victoria, Atomique Productions and CFUV 101.9 fm. 

 
 
Local's Night at Victoria Public Market
 
 
Fashion Inferno
 
Integrate Arts Festival

Integrate Arts Festival

August 15 & 16

Location: Various Victoria Locations

Event: The 8th Annual Integrate Arts Festival will begin with a reception the HQ - 1501 Douglas Street on Friday, August 15th, 2014 followed by an en-masse art crawl. Follow your feet to near by galleries, hop on your bike to connect with further destinations, and let our Blue Bus circulate you from site to site. The Festival continues on August 16th with guided bike tours and family oriented activities at the galleries and the HQ. Meet at 10am at the HQ - 1501 Douglas Street. 

 
 
Sophie Pemberton Tea
 
 
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
 
 
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.

 
 
20th Annual Victoria Dragon Boat 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.

 
 
Ghosts of the Maritime Museum
 
 
Summer in the Square Lunchtime Concerts
 
 
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
 
 
Mini Ghost Hunt
 
 
Courtyard Sessions in Market Square
 
 
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.

 
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Flamenco Festival

Flamenco Festival

August 11 - 15, noon - 1 pm
August 16 & 17, noon - 6 pm

Location: Centennial Square

Event: In August, Centennial Square comes alive with the passion and rhythm of Flamenco music and dance!  The second annual Flamenco Festival showcases local and regional dancers, singers, and guitarists collaborating to bring their love of this fiery art form to the stage.  Be inspired at the mid-week "Por fiesta" lunch-hour performances and invigorated on weekend afternoons by flamenco artists.

 
 
Dancing in the Square

Dancing in the Square

July 7, 14, 21, 28 & August 11, 18 (Mondays), 7 - 9:30 pm

Location: Centennial Square

Event: Monday evenings, July 7 through August 18 (excluding August 4), Victoria Ballroom Dance Society and the City of Victoria bring you "Dancing in the Square". 

FREE beginner ballroom workshops 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Learn the basics of the waltz, social foxtrot, jive, rumba and cha cha. 

 
 
Ghosts of the Maritime Museum
 
 
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.

 
 
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.

 
 
Summer in the Square Lunchtime Concerts
 
 
Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market
 
 
Kwench Lunchtime Choir
 
 
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.

 
 
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.

 
 
Summer in the Square Lunchtime Concerts
 
 
Chinatown Night Market

Chinatown Night Market

July 9 - August 27 (Wednesdays), 5 - 9 pm

Location: 500-block of Fisgard Street

Event: Enjoy street food, entertainment, and vendors at the heart of Canada's oldest Chinatown!  (Neighbourhood shops and restaurants are also open late).

 
 
Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival

Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival

August 21 - 31

Location: Downtown Victoria

Event: The Victoria Fringe Festival is an 11 day celebration of live theatre from around the world at venues across town.  Vancouver Island's biggest theatre event features over 45 comedy, drama, spoken word, and physical theatre shows, plus free special events such as FringeKids Fest in Market Square, nightly fun at the Fringe Club, and pre-fest kick-off events at Centennial Square.  Fringe-going is easy, fun, and slightly addictive.

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20th Annual Victoria Dragon Boat 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.

 
 
Summer in the Square Lunchtime Concerts
 
 
Local's Night at Victoria Public Market
 
 
Fashion Splash!

Fashion Splash!

August 22, 6 - 10:30 pm
August 23, 10 am - 10:30 pm
August 24, 10 am - 5 pm
Fashion Show August 23rd at 7:30 pm

Location: Inner Harbour

Event: This is an outdoor market at Ship's Point, put on by the Victoria Harbour Festival, with a "West Coast Naturals" theme; featuring locally designed and manufactured bathing suits, yoga wear, and summer and fall fashions.  Enjoy an hour-long outdoor fashion show featuring musical performances, local designers, manufacturers, and store owners.

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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.

 
 
Fibrations

Fibrations

August 17, 10 am - 4 pm

Location: St. Ann's Academy

Event: Fibrations, a community-based celebration of fibre artists sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm through demonstrations and hands-on activities. Other key events: fibre vendors and a loonie/toonie auction.

 
 
Victoria Harbour Ferry Water Ballet
 
 
Sunday Market at Bastion Square
 
 
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.

 
 
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

 
 
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.

 
 
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 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

 
 
Mini Ghost Hunt
 
 
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.

 
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Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival

Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival

August 21 - 31

Location: Downtown Victoria

Event: The Victoria Fringe Festival is an 11 day celebration of live theatre from around the world at venues across town.  Vancouver Island's biggest theatre event features over 45 comedy, drama, spoken word, and physical theatre shows, plus free special events such as FringeKids Fest in Market Square, nightly fun at the Fringe Club, and pre-fest kick-off events at Centennial Square.  Fringe-going is easy, fun, and slightly addictive.

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Fashion Splash!

Fashion Splash!

August 22, 6 - 10:30 pm
August 23, 10 am - 10:30 pm
August 24, 10 am - 5 pm
Fashion Show August 23rd at 7:30 pm

Location: Inner Harbour

Event: This is an outdoor market at Ship's Point, put on by the Victoria Harbour Festival, with a "West Coast Naturals" theme; featuring locally designed and manufactured bathing suits, yoga wear, and summer and fall fashions.  Enjoy an hour-long outdoor fashion show featuring musical performances, local designers, manufacturers, and store owners.

 
 
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.

 
 
Victoria Business Club

Victoria Business Club

July 29; August 12, 26; September 9, 23; October 7, 21; November 4, 18; December 2, 16, 30 - 12 pm
(every second Tuesday)

Location: Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour

Event: The Victoria Business Club meets for lunch every second Tuesday to network, exchange business referrals and leads, share support, and promote members' businesses.  Follow the link for more information.

 
 
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.

 
 
Summer in the Square Lunchtime Concerts
 
 
Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market
 
 
Kwench Lunchtime Choir
 
 
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.

 
 
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.

 
 
Summer in the Square Lunchtime Concerts
 
 
Chinatown Night Market

Chinatown Night Market

July 9 - August 27 (Wednesdays), 5 - 9 pm

Location: 500-block of Fisgard Street

Event: Enjoy street food, entertainment, and vendors at the heart of Canada's oldest Chinatown!  (Neighbourhood shops and restaurants are also open late).

 
 
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.

 
 
Summer in the Square Lunchtime Concerts
 
 
Local's Night at Victoria Public Market
 
 
Victoria Classic Boat Festival

Victoria Classic Boat Festival

August 29 - 31

Location: Inner Harbour

Event: The Pacific Northwest is blessed with an enormous number of traditional boats of all descriptions.  This event celebrates maritime heritage with rowing demonstrations, races of several different types, a steam boat parade, a grand sailpast, silent auction, and more.

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Ryder Hesjedal's Tour de Victoria
 
 
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 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.

 
 
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.

 
 
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.

 
 
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.

 
 
Live Music in the Pacific Lounge
 
 
20th Annual Vancouver Island Blues Bash
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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.

 
 
Victoria Harbour Ferry Water Ballet
 
 
Diving The Empress of Ireland
 
 
Live Music in the Pacific Lounge
 
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Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival

Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival

August 21 - 31

Location: Downtown Victoria

Event: The Victoria Fringe Festival is an 11 day celebration of live theatre from around the world at venues across town.  Vancouver Island's biggest theatre event features over 45 comedy, drama, spoken word, and physical theatre shows, plus free special events such as FringeKids Fest in Market Square, nightly fun at the Fringe Club, and pre-fest kick-off events at Centennial Square.  Fringe-going is easy, fun, and slightly addictive.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Victoria Classic Boat Festival

Victoria Classic Boat Festival

August 29 - 31

Location: Inner Harbour

Event: The Pacific Northwest is blessed with an enormous number of traditional boats of all descriptions.  This event celebrates maritime heritage with rowing demonstrations, races of several different types, a steam boat parade, a grand sailpast, silent auction, and more.

 
 
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20th Annual Vancouver Island Blues Bash
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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.

 
 
Sunday Market at Bastion Square
 
 
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.

 
 
Melissa Etheridge: This is Me Solo
 

Happening this Month

Artisan's Lane - May 14, 2014 to September 2, 2014
Vikings - May 16, 2014 to November 11, 2014
Canada's Titanic: The Empress of Ireland - May 29, 2014 to October 20, 2014
Art 508 - August 15, 2014 to August 25, 2014
Integrate Arts Festival - August 15, 2014 to August 16, 2014

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