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Events Calendar

August 2015

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Victoria Indoor Farmers' Market at the Hudson
 
 
Bastion Square Public Market

Bastion Square Public Market

April 30 - September 26, 11 am - 4:30 pm
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays

Location: Bastion Square

Event: Bastion Square Public Market turns 20 this year!  Stretching from Victoria's waterfront on Wharf Street to Government Street, this colourful open-air market brings a vibrancy to Bastion Square with its wonderful array of locally produced arts, crafts, and entertainment.  Watch artisans as they prepare their crafts, or sit and enjoy the market atmosphere at one of the local outdoor cafes.

 
 
Victoria Harbour Festival 2015

Victoria Harbour Festival 2015

May 22 - September 19, 2015 (selected days)

Location: Inner Harbour

Event: The various markets that comprise the Harbour Festival take place right alongside the beautiful Inner Harbour.  Here you can find tons of local talent, including musicians, food vendors, portrait artists, jewellers, and much, much more - including the famous views of the Inner Harbour at sunset.

 
 
Attila Fias Trio

Attila Fias Trio

August 1, 2015, 8 pm

Location: Hermann's Jazz Club

Event: Come out and enjoy a blend of funky jazz grooves and exciting fusion jazz standards as well as originals with award winning pianist, composer and recording artist Attila Fias from Toronto. Special guest from Montreal: Mario Di Blasio on drums.  Admission $20.

 
 
Copper Owl: Grimwood, The Godspot, The Avulsions
 
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Victoria Flea Market

Victoria Flea Market

Every Sunday, May 3 - September 27, 2015, 10 am - 4 pm

Location: Market Square

Event: Last summer was the Flea Market's inaugural year at Market Square.  It was so well recieved, they're looking forward to not only coming back, but expanding.  The market will run an extra hour this year - to accommodate those downtowners who prefer to sleep in and explore the city in the late afternoon.

 
 
Chess in the Square 2015

Chess in the Square 2015

May 17, 24, 31; June 7, 14, 21, 28; July 5, 12, 19, 26; August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; September 6, 2015 - 1 pm - 5 pm

Location: CRD Square (near the corner of Government & Fisgard Streets)

Event: Join in the fun with the Victoria Junior Chess society.  Enjoy games in the sunshine, play with the giant chess pieces, and pick up some new skills.

 
 
Victoria Symphony Splash 2015

Victoria Symphony Splash 2015

August 2, 2015, 1 - 10 pm

Location: Inner Harbour

Event: Tens of thousands of people, every year, take to the Inner Harbour for the annual Symphony Splash.  From a floating stage on the water, Maestra Tania Miller, the orchestra, and special guests will perform, ending with a grande finale performance of Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture - with fireworks!

 
 
Sunday Market At Bastion Square 2015
 
 
Victoria Harbour Festival 2015

Victoria Harbour Festival 2015

May 22 - September 19, 2015 (selected days)

Location: Inner Harbour

Event: The various markets that comprise the Harbour Festival take place right alongside the beautiful Inner Harbour.  Here you can find tons of local talent, including musicians, food vendors, portrait artists, jewellers, and much, much more - including the famous views of the Inner Harbour at sunset.

 
 
Darcy's Pub: The Southern Urge With Horns

Darcy's Pub: The Southern Urge With Horns

Sunday nights, 10 pm

Location: Darcy's Pub

Event: This show features a wide variety of classic rock, soul, funk, and new country. These guys add a trumpet, trombone and saxophone into the mix and other feature artists. Seven band members pack the Darcy's Pub stage and kick out great songs to dance to by the most popular artists of yesterday and today. Grab a pint and enjoy a Sunday night at Darcy’s Pub.

 
 
Victoria Harbour Festival 2015

Victoria Harbour Festival 2015

May 22 - September 19, 2015 (selected days)

Location: Inner Harbour

Event: The various markets that comprise the Harbour Festival take place right alongside the beautiful Inner Harbour.  Here you can find tons of local talent, including musicians, food vendors, portrait artists, jewellers, and much, much more - including the famous views of the Inner Harbour at sunset.

 
 
Darcy's Pub: Lost Boys

Darcy's Pub: Lost Boys

Monday & Wednesday Nights, 10 pm

Location: Darcy's Pub

Event: An extraordinary mix of hits from great artists like the Beastie Boys, Coldplay, Michael Jackson, Fleetwood Mac, and Outkast! A selection of Victoria`s finest artists are combined in this dynamic group. A must see for music lovers.

 
 
Summer in the Square Lunchtime Concerts 2015
 
 
Victoria Indoor Farmers' Market at the Hudson
 
 
Summer in the Square Lunchtime Concerts 2015
 
 
Ready to Rent

Ready to Rent

Wednesdays, July 29 - August 26, 2015, 2 - 4 pm

Location: Greater Victoria Public Library Central Branch

Event: Having trouble finding and keeping rental housing?  This course teaches housing-related knowledge and skill development.  Learn about tenant rights and responsibilities, health and safety, money management, communication skills, and conflict management.  Call 250-940-GVPL (4875) for more information or to register.

 
 
Copper Owl: Records & Cocktails
 
 
Copper Owl: Homo Montrous, BANSHEE, Summer Babe, Old Girl
 
 
Darcy's Pub: Lost Boys

Darcy's Pub: Lost Boys

Monday & Wednesday Nights, 10 pm

Location: Darcy's Pub

Event: An extraordinary mix of hits from great artists like the Beastie Boys, Coldplay, Michael Jackson, Fleetwood Mac, and Outkast! A selection of Victoria`s finest artists are combined in this dynamic group. A must see for music lovers.

 
 
Bastion Square Public Market

Bastion Square Public Market

April 30 - September 26, 11 am - 4:30 pm
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays

Location: Bastion Square

Event: Bastion Square Public Market turns 20 this year!  Stretching from Victoria's waterfront on Wharf Street to Government Street, this colourful open-air market brings a vibrancy to Bastion Square with its wonderful array of locally produced arts, crafts, and entertainment.  Watch artisans as they prepare their crafts, or sit and enjoy the market atmosphere at one of the local outdoor cafes.

 
 
Summer in the Square Lunchtime Concerts 2015
 
 
Eventide Music Series 2015

Eventide Music Series 2015

July 2, 2015, 5 - 10 pm
July 9, 2015, 5:30 - 9 pm
July 16, 2015, 6 - 9 pm
July 23, 2015, 5 - 9 pm
July 30, 2015, 6 - 9 pm
August 6, 2015, 6 - 9 pm
August 13, 2015, 6 - 9 pm
August 20, 2015, 6 - 9 pm
August 27, 2015, 6 - 9 pm
September 3, 2015, 5:30 - 9 pm

Location: Centennial Square

 
 
Darcy's Pub: The Bright Side

Darcy's Pub: The Bright Side

Thursday & Friday Nights, 10 pm

Location: Darcy's Pub

Event: The Bright Side play the best of top 40 dance tracks from artists like Foster The People, Taio Cruz, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and a selection of hits from the 90′s like “No Diggity” and songs by 90′s artists ranging from Radiohead, Third Eye Blind & Easy E. This show is a great pre-weekend party!

 
 
Copper Owl: Shake! Records Summer Jam After Party
 
 
Victoria India MeLa Festival

Victoria India MeLa Festival

August 7, 2015, 1 - 6 pm
August 8, 2015, 11 am - 8 pm
August 9, 2015, 11 am - 6 pm

Location: Centennial Square

Event: The 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 booths with arts & crafts, henna, palm reading, face painting, and fashion.  Let Indian delicacies and aromas tantalize your senses.

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Bastion Square Public Market

Bastion Square Public Market

April 30 - September 26, 11 am - 4:30 pm
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays

Location: Bastion Square

Event: Bastion Square Public Market turns 20 this year!  Stretching from Victoria's waterfront on Wharf Street to Government Street, this colourful open-air market brings a vibrancy to Bastion Square with its wonderful array of locally produced arts, crafts, and entertainment.  Watch artisans as they prepare their crafts, or sit and enjoy the market atmosphere at one of the local outdoor cafes.

 
 
Victoria Harbour Festival 2015

Victoria Harbour Festival 2015

May 22 - September 19, 2015 (selected days)

Location: Inner Harbour

Event: The various markets that comprise the Harbour Festival take place right alongside the beautiful Inner Harbour.  Here you can find tons of local talent, including musicians, food vendors, portrait artists, jewellers, and much, much more - including the famous views of the Inner Harbour at sunset.

 
 
Copper Owl: Saturn Alien, The New Souls, 9Volt Whiskey
 
 
Free-B Film Festival: Batman
 
 
Darcy's Pub: The Bright Side

Darcy's Pub: The Bright Side

Thursday & Friday Nights, 10 pm

Location: Darcy's Pub

Event: The Bright Side play the best of top 40 dance tracks from artists like Foster The People, Taio Cruz, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and a selection of hits from the 90′s like “No Diggity” and songs by 90′s artists ranging from Radiohead, Third Eye Blind & Easy E. This show is a great pre-weekend party!

 
 
Victoria Indoor Farmers' Market at the Hudson
 
 
Bastion Square Public Market

Bastion Square Public Market

April 30 - September 26, 11 am - 4:30 pm
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays

Location: Bastion Square

Event: Bastion Square Public Market turns 20 this year!  Stretching from Victoria's waterfront on Wharf Street to Government Street, this colourful open-air market brings a vibrancy to Bastion Square with its wonderful array of locally produced arts, crafts, and entertainment.  Watch artisans as they prepare their crafts, or sit and enjoy the market atmosphere at one of the local outdoor cafes.

 
 
Victoria Harbour Festival 2015

Victoria Harbour Festival 2015

May 22 - September 19, 2015 (selected days)

Location: Inner Harbour

Event: The various markets that comprise the Harbour Festival take place right alongside the beautiful Inner Harbour.  Here you can find tons of local talent, including musicians, food vendors, portrait artists, jewellers, and much, much more - including the famous views of the Inner Harbour at sunset.

 
 
Copper Owl: Gutterbird, Yes Bear, NoGoods, CROATIA
 
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Victoria India MeLa Festival

Victoria India MeLa Festival

August 7, 2015, 1 - 6 pm
August 8, 2015, 11 am - 8 pm
August 9, 2015, 11 am - 6 pm

Location: Centennial Square

Event: The 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 booths with arts & crafts, henna, palm reading, face painting, and fashion.  Let Indian delicacies and aromas tantalize your senses.

 
 
Flamenco Festival 2015

Flamenco Festival 2015

August 10 - 14, 2015, 12 - 1 pm
August 15 - 16, 2015, 12 - 6 pm

Location: Centennial Square

Event: Enjoy free outdoor flamenco music and dance - summer fun for the whole family.  This event is brought to Downtown Victoria by the Flamenco de la Isla Society.

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Victoria Flea Market

Victoria Flea Market

Every Sunday, May 3 - September 27, 2015, 10 am - 4 pm

Location: Market Square

Event: Last summer was the Flea Market's inaugural year at Market Square.  It was so well recieved, they're looking forward to not only coming back, but expanding.  The market will run an extra hour this year - to accommodate those downtowners who prefer to sleep in and explore the city in the late afternoon.

 
 
Chess in the Square 2015

Chess in the Square 2015

May 17, 24, 31; June 7, 14, 21, 28; July 5, 12, 19, 26; August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; September 6, 2015 - 1 pm - 5 pm

Location: CRD Square (near the corner of Government & Fisgard Streets)

Event: Join in the fun with the Victoria Junior Chess society.  Enjoy games in the sunshine, play with the giant chess pieces, and pick up some new skills.

 
 
Sunday Market At Bastion Square 2015
 
 
Darcy's Pub: The Southern Urge With Horns

Darcy's Pub: The Southern Urge With Horns

Sunday nights, 10 pm

Location: Darcy's Pub

Event: This show features a wide variety of classic rock, soul, funk, and new country. These guys add a trumpet, trombone and saxophone into the mix and other feature artists. Seven band members pack the Darcy's Pub stage and kick out great songs to dance to by the most popular artists of yesterday and today. Grab a pint and enjoy a Sunday night at Darcy’s Pub.

 
 
Lunchtime Wellness Series: Bootcamp
 
 
Summer in the Square Lunchtime Concerts 2015
 
 
Darcy's Pub: Lost Boys

Darcy's Pub: Lost Boys

Monday & Wednesday Nights, 10 pm

Location: Darcy's Pub

Event: An extraordinary mix of hits from great artists like the Beastie Boys, Coldplay, Michael Jackson, Fleetwood Mac, and Outkast! A selection of Victoria`s finest artists are combined in this dynamic group. A must see for music lovers.

 
 
Summer in the Square Lunchtime Concerts 2015
 
 
Victoria Indoor Farmers' Market at the Hudson
 
 
Summer in the Square Lunchtime Concerts 2015
 
 
Ready to Rent

Ready to Rent

Wednesdays, July 29 - August 26, 2015, 2 - 4 pm

Location: Greater Victoria Public Library Central Branch

Event: Having trouble finding and keeping rental housing?  This course teaches housing-related knowledge and skill development.  Learn about tenant rights and responsibilities, health and safety, money management, communication skills, and conflict management.  Call 250-940-GVPL (4875) for more information or to register.

 
 
Copper Owl: Records & Cocktails
 
 
Darcy's Pub: Lost Boys

Darcy's Pub: Lost Boys

Monday & Wednesday Nights, 10 pm

Location: Darcy's Pub

Event: An extraordinary mix of hits from great artists like the Beastie Boys, Coldplay, Michael Jackson, Fleetwood Mac, and Outkast! A selection of Victoria`s finest artists are combined in this dynamic group. A must see for music lovers.

 
 
Bastion Square Public Market

Bastion Square Public Market

April 30 - September 26, 11 am - 4:30 pm
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays

Location: Bastion Square

Event: Bastion Square Public Market turns 20 this year!  Stretching from Victoria's waterfront on Wharf Street to Government Street, this colourful open-air market brings a vibrancy to Bastion Square with its wonderful array of locally produced arts, crafts, and entertainment.  Watch artisans as they prepare their crafts, or sit and enjoy the market atmosphere at one of the local outdoor cafes.

 
 
Summer in the Square Lunchtime Concerts 2015
 
 
Eventide Music Series 2015

Eventide Music Series 2015

July 2, 2015, 5 - 10 pm
July 9, 2015, 5:30 - 9 pm
July 16, 2015, 6 - 9 pm
July 23, 2015, 5 - 9 pm
July 30, 2015, 6 - 9 pm
August 6, 2015, 6 - 9 pm
August 13, 2015, 6 - 9 pm
August 20, 2015, 6 - 9 pm
August 27, 2015, 6 - 9 pm
September 3, 2015, 5:30 - 9 pm

Location: Centennial Square

 
 
Darcy's Pub: The Bright Side

Darcy's Pub: The Bright Side

Thursday & Friday Nights, 10 pm

Location: Darcy's Pub

Event: The Bright Side play the best of top 40 dance tracks from artists like Foster The People, Taio Cruz, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and a selection of hits from the 90′s like “No Diggity” and songs by 90′s artists ranging from Radiohead, Third Eye Blind & Easy E. This show is a great pre-weekend party!

 
 
Copper Owl: Eventide Weird Canada Afterparty
 
 
Victoria Dragon Boat Festival 2015

Victoria Dragon Boat Festival 2015

August 14 - 16, 2015

Location: Inner Harbour

Event: This is one of Victoria's most spectacular summer festivals and the only dragon boat festival in Canada to take place in a working harbour.  Featuring exciting dragon boat races, entertainment on two stages, exotic tastes in the Forbidden City Food Court, activities for kids and families, and more, the Victoria Dragon Boat Festival is one of the must-see events on Victoria's busy summer Festival calendar.

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Bastion Square Public Market

Bastion Square Public Market

April 30 - September 26, 11 am - 4:30 pm
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays

Location: Bastion Square

Event: Bastion Square Public Market turns 20 this year!  Stretching from Victoria's waterfront on Wharf Street to Government Street, this colourful open-air market brings a vibrancy to Bastion Square with its wonderful array of locally produced arts, crafts, and entertainment.  Watch artisans as they prepare their crafts, or sit and enjoy the market atmosphere at one of the local outdoor cafes.

 
 
Summer in the Square Lunchtime Concerts 2015
 
 
Darcy's Pub: The Bright Side

Darcy's Pub: The Bright Side

Thursday & Friday Nights, 10 pm

Location: Darcy's Pub

Event: The Bright Side play the best of top 40 dance tracks from artists like Foster The People, Taio Cruz, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and a selection of hits from the 90′s like “No Diggity” and songs by 90′s artists ranging from Radiohead, Third Eye Blind & Easy E. This show is a great pre-weekend party!

 
 
Victoria Cup Pre-Judging

Victoria Cup Pre-Judging

August 15, 2015, 9 am

Location: McPherson Playhouse

Event: The 2015 Victoria Cup Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure, Bikini & Physique Championships and Expo is set for August 15th at the McPherson Playhouse. http://www.victoriacup.ca has been designed to answer many of the logistical questions that you might have in regards to the event. Full rules and regulations, as well as entry forms, can be found on the www.bcabba.org website.

 
 
Victoria Indoor Farmers' Market at the Hudson
 
 
Bastion Square Public Market

Bastion Square Public Market

April 30 - September 26, 11 am - 4:30 pm
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays

Location: Bastion Square

Event: Bastion Square Public Market turns 20 this year!  Stretching from Victoria's waterfront on Wharf Street to Government Street, this colourful open-air market brings a vibrancy to Bastion Square with its wonderful array of locally produced arts, crafts, and entertainment.  Watch artisans as they prepare their crafts, or sit and enjoy the market atmosphere at one of the local outdoor cafes.

 
 
Victoria Cup Finals

Victoria Cup Finals

August 15, 2015, 6 pm

Location: McPherson Playhouse

Event: The 2015 Victoria Cup Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure, Bikini & Physique Championships and Expo is set for August 15 at the McPherson Playhouse.  Http://www.victoriacup.ca has been designed to answer many of the logistical questions that you might have in regards to the event.  Full rules and regulations, as well as entry forms, can be found at the www.bcabba.org website.

 
 
Copper Owl: The New Souls, Bears in Hazenmore, Tin Tin
 
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Flamenco Festival 2015

Flamenco Festival 2015

August 10 - 14, 2015, 12 - 1 pm
August 15 - 16, 2015, 12 - 6 pm

Location: Centennial Square

Event: Enjoy free outdoor flamenco music and dance - summer fun for the whole family.  This event is brought to Downtown Victoria by the Flamenco de la Isla Society.

 
 
Lunchtime Wellness Series: Bootcamp
 
 
Darcy's Pub: Lost Boys

Darcy's Pub: Lost Boys

Monday & Wednesday Nights, 10 pm

Location: Darcy's Pub

Event: An extraordinary mix of hits from great artists like the Beastie Boys, Coldplay, Michael Jackson, Fleetwood Mac, and Outkast! A selection of Victoria`s finest artists are combined in this dynamic group. A must see for music lovers.

 
 
Summer in the Square Lunchtime Concerts 2015
 
 
Copper Owl: Mapstone, Adam Bay, and Tanya Devine
 
 
Victoria Indoor Farmers' Market at the Hudson
 
 
Summer in the Square Lunchtime Concerts 2015
 
 
Ready to Rent

Ready to Rent

Wednesdays, July 29 - August 26, 2015, 2 - 4 pm

Location: Greater Victoria Public Library Central Branch

Event: Having trouble finding and keeping rental housing?  This course teaches housing-related knowledge and skill development.  Learn about tenant rights and responsibilities, health and safety, money management, communication skills, and conflict management.  Call 250-940-GVPL (4875) for more information or to register.

 
 
Copper Owl: Records & Cocktails
 
 
Copper Owl: Public Animal, Moths and Locusts, Crashing Into Things
 
 
Darcy's Pub: Lost Boys

Darcy's Pub: Lost Boys

Monday & Wednesday Nights, 10 pm

Location: Darcy's Pub

Event: An extraordinary mix of hits from great artists like the Beastie Boys, Coldplay, Michael Jackson, Fleetwood Mac, and Outkast! A selection of Victoria`s finest artists are combined in this dynamic group. A must see for music lovers.

 
 
Bastion Square Public Market

Bastion Square Public Market

April 30 - September 26, 11 am - 4:30 pm
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays

Location: Bastion Square

Event: Bastion Square Public Market turns 20 this year!  Stretching from Victoria's waterfront on Wharf Street to Government Street, this colourful open-air market brings a vibrancy to Bastion Square with its wonderful array of locally produced arts, crafts, and entertainment.  Watch artisans as they prepare their crafts, or sit and enjoy the market atmosphere at one of the local outdoor cafes.

 
 
Summer in the Square Lunchtime Concerts 2015
 
 
Eventide Music Series 2015

Eventide Music Series 2015

July 2, 2015, 5 - 10 pm
July 9, 2015, 5:30 - 9 pm
July 16, 2015, 6 - 9 pm
July 23, 2015, 5 - 9 pm
July 30, 2015, 6 - 9 pm
August 6, 2015, 6 - 9 pm
August 13, 2015, 6 - 9 pm
August 20, 2015, 6 - 9 pm
August 27, 2015, 6 - 9 pm
September 3, 2015, 5:30 - 9 pm

Location: Centennial Square

 
 
Food Eco District Launch Party

Food Eco District Launch Party

August 20, 2015, 6 - 10 pm

Location: Fort Commons Courtyard

Event: Celebrate the launch of North America's first Food Eco District.  Enjoy tasting bites and drinks from sustainable #FED member restaurants, which include: Chorizo & Co Spanish Delicatessen, Discovery Coffee, Fishhook, Zambri's, Habit Coffee, be love, AJs Organic Cafe & Catering, Yates Street Taphouse Bar & Grill, The Village Estevan, and Big Wheel Burger.  Local beer & cider will also be on tap.

 
 
Darcy's Pub: The Bright Side

Darcy's Pub: The Bright Side

Thursday & Friday Nights, 10 pm

Location: Darcy's Pub

Event: The Bright Side play the best of top 40 dance tracks from artists like Foster The People, Taio Cruz, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and a selection of hits from the 90′s like “No Diggity” and songs by 90′s artists ranging from Radiohead, Third Eye Blind & Easy E. This show is a great pre-weekend party!

 
 
Bastion Square Public Market

Bastion Square Public Market

April 30 - September 26, 11 am - 4:30 pm
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays

Location: Bastion Square

Event: Bastion Square Public Market turns 20 this year!  Stretching from Victoria's waterfront on Wharf Street to Government Street, this colourful open-air market brings a vibrancy to Bastion Square with its wonderful array of locally produced arts, crafts, and entertainment.  Watch artisans as they prepare their crafts, or sit and enjoy the market atmosphere at one of the local outdoor cafes.

 
 
Art of the Trio: George Colligan
 
 
Darcy's Pub: The Bright Side

Darcy's Pub: The Bright Side

Thursday & Friday Nights, 10 pm

Location: Darcy's Pub

Event: The Bright Side play the best of top 40 dance tracks from artists like Foster The People, Taio Cruz, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and a selection of hits from the 90′s like “No Diggity” and songs by 90′s artists ranging from Radiohead, Third Eye Blind & Easy E. This show is a great pre-weekend party!

 
 
Fashion Splash! 2015

Fashion Splash! 2015

August 22, 2015

Location: Ship Point

Event: An annual event that promotes local clothing designers in Victoria.  The fashion show on Saturday is supported by the weekend ship point market that will set up on Friday evening and stay open until the Sunday afternoon.  The market will be full of hand made jewelry, clothing, and accessories.  There will be live music supporting the ship point market.

 
 
Korea Festival in Victoria
 
 
Victoria Indoor Farmers' Market at the Hudson
 
 
Bastion Square Public Market

Bastion Square Public Market

April 30 - September 26, 11 am - 4:30 pm
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays

Location: Bastion Square

Event: Bastion Square Public Market turns 20 this year!  Stretching from Victoria's waterfront on Wharf Street to Government Street, this colourful open-air market brings a vibrancy to Bastion Square with its wonderful array of locally produced arts, crafts, and entertainment.  Watch artisans as they prepare their crafts, or sit and enjoy the market atmosphere at one of the local outdoor cafes.

 
 
Victoria Harbour Festival 2015

Victoria Harbour Festival 2015

May 22 - September 19, 2015 (selected days)

Location: Inner Harbour

Event: The various markets that comprise the Harbour Festival take place right alongside the beautiful Inner Harbour.  Here you can find tons of local talent, including musicians, food vendors, portrait artists, jewellers, and much, much more - including the famous views of the Inner Harbour at sunset.

 
 
Blue Jays Baseball Party

Blue Jays Baseball Party

August 22, 2015, 6 - 9 pm

Location: Yates St. Taphouse

Event: Join Victoria's baseball community at an all-ages (kids and youth welcome when accompanied by adults) Blue Jays game party, hosted by the Victoria HarbourCats Baseball Club and Victoria Buzz.  HarbourCats and Blue Jays merchandise will be offered as door prizes.  And on the Taphouse's 20+ TVs, watch the red-hot Blue Jays take on the LA Angels in a very crucial match-up - both teams are fighting for playoff spots.  Call 250-857-8670 or 250-590-5253 for more information.

 
 
Art of the Trio @ Northern Quarter
 
 
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Victoria Dragon Boat Festival 2015

Victoria Dragon Boat Festival 2015

August 14 - 16, 2015

Location: Inner Harbour

Event: This is one of Victoria's most spectacular summer festivals and the only dragon boat festival in Canada to take place in a working harbour.  Featuring exciting dragon boat races, entertainment on two stages, exotic tastes in the Forbidden City Food Court, activities for kids and families, and more, the Victoria Dragon Boat Festival is one of the must-see events on Victoria's busy summer Festival calendar.

 
 
Victoria Flea Market

Victoria Flea Market

Every Sunday, May 3 - September 27, 2015, 10 am - 4 pm

Location: Market Square

Event: Last summer was the Flea Market's inaugural year at Market Square.  It was so well recieved, they're looking forward to not only coming back, but expanding.  The market will run an extra hour this year - to accommodate those downtowners who prefer to sleep in and explore the city in the late afternoon.

 
 
Chess in the Square 2015

Chess in the Square 2015

May 17, 24, 31; June 7, 14, 21, 28; July 5, 12, 19, 26; August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; September 6, 2015 - 1 pm - 5 pm

Location: CRD Square (near the corner of Government & Fisgard Streets)

Event: Join in the fun with the Victoria Junior Chess society.  Enjoy games in the sunshine, play with the giant chess pieces, and pick up some new skills.

 
 
Sunday Market At Bastion Square 2015
 
 
Darcy's Pub: The Southern Urge With Horns

Darcy's Pub: The Southern Urge With Horns

Sunday nights, 10 pm

Location: Darcy's Pub

Event: This show features a wide variety of classic rock, soul, funk, and new country. These guys add a trumpet, trombone and saxophone into the mix and other feature artists. Seven band members pack the Darcy's Pub stage and kick out great songs to dance to by the most popular artists of yesterday and today. Grab a pint and enjoy a Sunday night at Darcy’s Pub.

 
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Victoria Flea Market

Victoria Flea Market

Every Sunday, May 3 - September 27, 2015, 10 am - 4 pm

Location: Market Square

Event: Last summer was the Flea Market's inaugural year at Market Square.  It was so well recieved, they're looking forward to not only coming back, but expanding.  The market will run an extra hour this year - to accommodate those downtowners who prefer to sleep in and explore the city in the late afternoon.

 
 
Chess in the Square 2015

Chess in the Square 2015

May 17, 24, 31; June 7, 14, 21, 28; July 5, 12, 19, 26; August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; September 6, 2015 - 1 pm - 5 pm

Location: CRD Square (near the corner of Government & Fisgard Streets)

Event: Join in the fun with the Victoria Junior Chess society.  Enjoy games in the sunshine, play with the giant chess pieces, and pick up some new skills.

 
 
Sunday Market At Bastion Square 2015
 
 
Victoria Harbour Festival 2015

Victoria Harbour Festival 2015

May 22 - September 19, 2015 (selected days)

Location: Inner Harbour

Event: The various markets that comprise the Harbour Festival take place right alongside the beautiful Inner Harbour.  Here you can find tons of local talent, including musicians, food vendors, portrait artists, jewellers, and much, much more - including the famous views of the Inner Harbour at sunset.

 
 
Darcy's Pub: The Southern Urge With Horns

Darcy's Pub: The Southern Urge With Horns

Sunday nights, 10 pm

Location: Darcy's Pub

Event: This show features a wide variety of classic rock, soul, funk, and new country. These guys add a trumpet, trombone and saxophone into the mix and other feature artists. Seven band members pack the Darcy's Pub stage and kick out great songs to dance to by the most popular artists of yesterday and today. Grab a pint and enjoy a Sunday night at Darcy’s Pub.

 
 
Kelby MacNayr & Friends
 
 
Lunchtime Wellness Series: Bootcamp
 
 
Victoria Harbour Festival 2015

Victoria Harbour Festival 2015

May 22 - September 19, 2015 (selected days)

Location: Inner Harbour

Event: The various markets that comprise the Harbour Festival take place right alongside the beautiful Inner Harbour.  Here you can find tons of local talent, including musicians, food vendors, portrait artists, jewellers, and much, much more - including the famous views of the Inner Harbour at sunset.

 
 
Darcy's Pub: Lost Boys

Darcy's Pub: Lost Boys

Monday & Wednesday Nights, 10 pm

Location: Darcy's Pub

Event: An extraordinary mix of hits from great artists like the Beastie Boys, Coldplay, Michael Jackson, Fleetwood Mac, and Outkast! A selection of Victoria`s finest artists are combined in this dynamic group. A must see for music lovers.

 
 
Summer in the Square Lunchtime Concerts 2015
 
 
Victoria Indoor Farmers' Market at the Hudson
 
 
Summer in the Square Lunchtime Concerts 2015
 
 
Ready to Rent

Ready to Rent

Wednesdays, July 29 - August 26, 2015, 2 - 4 pm

Location: Greater Victoria Public Library Central Branch

Event: Having trouble finding and keeping rental housing?  This course teaches housing-related knowledge and skill development.  Learn about tenant rights and responsibilities, health and safety, money management, communication skills, and conflict management.  Call 250-940-GVPL (4875) for more information or to register.

 
 
Copper Owl: Records & Cocktails
 
 
Darcy's Pub: Lost Boys

Darcy's Pub: Lost Boys

Monday & Wednesday Nights, 10 pm

Location: Darcy's Pub

Event: An extraordinary mix of hits from great artists like the Beastie Boys, Coldplay, Michael Jackson, Fleetwood Mac, and Outkast! A selection of Victoria`s finest artists are combined in this dynamic group. A must see for music lovers.

 
 
Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival 2015
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Bastion Square Public Market

Bastion Square Public Market

April 30 - September 26, 11 am - 4:30 pm
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays

Location: Bastion Square

Event: Bastion Square Public Market turns 20 this year!  Stretching from Victoria's waterfront on Wharf Street to Government Street, this colourful open-air market brings a vibrancy to Bastion Square with its wonderful array of locally produced arts, crafts, and entertainment.  Watch artisans as they prepare their crafts, or sit and enjoy the market atmosphere at one of the local outdoor cafes.

 
 
Summer in the Square Lunchtime Concerts 2015
 
 
Eddie Bauer "Shop With Your Dog" Event

Eddie Bauer "Shop With Your Dog" Event

July 30, August 27, September 24, October 29, November 26, 2015, 9 am - 8 pm

Location: Eddie Bauer

Event: Bring your dog to Eddie Bauer to relax and shop.  Dog treats will be catered by Dogs in the Bakery and tea will be provided from David's Tea.  There's a draw for a doorprize, and if people come in with their dogs, they get an extra 10% off.

This event takes place on the last Thursday of every month.

 
 
Eventide Music Series 2015

Eventide Music Series 2015

July 2, 2015, 5 - 10 pm
July 9, 2015, 5:30 - 9 pm
July 16, 2015, 6 - 9 pm
July 23, 2015, 5 - 9 pm
July 30, 2015, 6 - 9 pm
August 6, 2015, 6 - 9 pm
August 13, 2015, 6 - 9 pm
August 20, 2015, 6 - 9 pm
August 27, 2015, 6 - 9 pm
September 3, 2015, 5:30 - 9 pm

Location: Centennial Square

 
 
Darcy's Pub: The Bright Side

Darcy's Pub: The Bright Side

Thursday & Friday Nights, 10 pm

Location: Darcy's Pub

Event: The Bright Side play the best of top 40 dance tracks from artists like Foster The People, Taio Cruz, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and a selection of hits from the 90′s like “No Diggity” and songs by 90′s artists ranging from Radiohead, Third Eye Blind & Easy E. This show is a great pre-weekend party!

 
 
Integrate Arts Festival
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Bastion Square Public Market

Bastion Square Public Market

April 30 - September 26, 11 am - 4:30 pm
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays

Location: Bastion Square

Event: Bastion Square Public Market turns 20 this year!  Stretching from Victoria's waterfront on Wharf Street to Government Street, this colourful open-air market brings a vibrancy to Bastion Square with its wonderful array of locally produced arts, crafts, and entertainment.  Watch artisans as they prepare their crafts, or sit and enjoy the market atmosphere at one of the local outdoor cafes.

 
 
Victoria Harbour Festival 2015

Victoria Harbour Festival 2015

May 22 - September 19, 2015 (selected days)

Location: Inner Harbour

Event: The various markets that comprise the Harbour Festival take place right alongside the beautiful Inner Harbour.  Here you can find tons of local talent, including musicians, food vendors, portrait artists, jewellers, and much, much more - including the famous views of the Inner Harbour at sunset.

 
 
Darcy's Pub: The Bright Side

Darcy's Pub: The Bright Side

Thursday & Friday Nights, 10 pm

Location: Darcy's Pub

Event: The Bright Side play the best of top 40 dance tracks from artists like Foster The People, Taio Cruz, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and a selection of hits from the 90′s like “No Diggity” and songs by 90′s artists ranging from Radiohead, Third Eye Blind & Easy E. This show is a great pre-weekend party!

 
 
Victoria Indoor Farmers' Market at the Hudson
 
 
Bastion Square Public Market

Bastion Square Public Market

April 30 - September 26, 11 am - 4:30 pm
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays

Location: Bastion Square

Event: Bastion Square Public Market turns 20 this year!  Stretching from Victoria's waterfront on Wharf Street to Government Street, this colourful open-air market brings a vibrancy to Bastion Square with its wonderful array of locally produced arts, crafts, and entertainment.  Watch artisans as they prepare their crafts, or sit and enjoy the market atmosphere at one of the local outdoor cafes.

 
 
Play On Words (POW) Festival

Play On Words (POW) Festival

August 29, 2015, 12 - 3 pm

Location: Greater Victoria Public Library, Central Branch, courtyard.

Event: As part of the Integrate Arts Festival, Play On Words will showcase a treasure trove of independent and local creators of playful words, images, and music.  This year will also feature a comic and zine fair.  Presented in partnership with the Ministry of Casual Living, Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria, and the PedalBox Gallery.  No sign-up required; visit the website for more information.

 
 
Victoria Harbour Festival 2015

Victoria Harbour Festival 2015

May 22 - September 19, 2015 (selected days)

Location: Inner Harbour

Event: The various markets that comprise the Harbour Festival take place right alongside the beautiful Inner Harbour.  Here you can find tons of local talent, including musicians, food vendors, portrait artists, jewellers, and much, much more - including the famous views of the Inner Harbour at sunset.

 
 
African Guitar Summit

African Guitar Summit

August 29, 2015, 7:30 pm

Location: St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

Event: African Guitar Summit features, from Guinea, the smooth fire of Juno Award winner Alpha YaYa Diallo and the master balafon player Nabi Kamara; from Ghana the heartbeat of drummer Kofi Ackah, from Madagascar the thoughtful composer, powerful vocalist and sublime guitar player Donné Roberts and the blues guitar master Madagascar Slim.

 
 
Copper Owl: Integrate Arts Festival Afterparty

Copper Owl: Integrate Arts Festival Afterparty

August 29, 2015, 9 pm

Location: Copper Owl

Event: the fifty fifty arts collective is proud to host the official Integrate Art Society (Integrate Arts Festival) after party at the Copper Owl

This year features premium musical performances by Melodramatic Electro Art Pop group Sur Une Plage feat. members of Black Mountain and Lightning Dust

malcolm biddle from psych folk ensemble Dada Plan performs a special solo set.

HANSMOLE local artist Hannah van Adrichem electro goth music project.

 
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Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival 2015
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Integrate Arts Festival
 
 
Lunchtime Wellness Series: Bootcamp
 
 
Darcy's Pub: Lost Boys

Darcy's Pub: Lost Boys

Monday & Wednesday Nights, 10 pm

Location: Darcy's Pub

Event: An extraordinary mix of hits from great artists like the Beastie Boys, Coldplay, Michael Jackson, Fleetwood Mac, and Outkast! A selection of Victoria`s finest artists are combined in this dynamic group. A must see for music lovers.

 
 
Victoria Flea Market

Victoria Flea Market

Every Sunday, May 3 - September 27, 2015, 10 am - 4 pm

Location: Market Square

Event: Last summer was the Flea Market's inaugural year at Market Square.  It was so well recieved, they're looking forward to not only coming back, but expanding.  The market will run an extra hour this year - to accommodate those downtowners who prefer to sleep in and explore the city in the late afternoon.

 
 
Chess in the Square 2015

Chess in the Square 2015

May 17, 24, 31; June 7, 14, 21, 28; July 5, 12, 19, 26; August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; September 6, 2015 - 1 pm - 5 pm

Location: CRD Square (near the corner of Government & Fisgard Streets)

Event: Join in the fun with the Victoria Junior Chess society.  Enjoy games in the sunshine, play with the giant chess pieces, and pick up some new skills.

 
 
Sunday Market At Bastion Square 2015
 
 
Darcy's Pub: The Southern Urge With Horns

Darcy's Pub: The Southern Urge With Horns

Sunday nights, 10 pm

Location: Darcy's Pub

Event: This show features a wide variety of classic rock, soul, funk, and new country. These guys add a trumpet, trombone and saxophone into the mix and other feature artists. Seven band members pack the Darcy's Pub stage and kick out great songs to dance to by the most popular artists of yesterday and today. Grab a pint and enjoy a Sunday night at Darcy’s Pub.

 
 
Tony Genge Organ Trio

Tony Genge Organ Trio

August 30, 2015, 7:30 pm

Location: Hermann's Jazz Club

Event: Retro-swinging Organ Trio at its finest.  Enjoy Tony Genge (Hammond B3 Organ), Roy Styffe (tenor), and Kelby MacNayr (drums), accompanied by special guest Andrew Janusson (guitar).  Tickets are $20, $18 for VJS/UJAM members, $15 for students.

 
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