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Once a year or once-in-a-lifetime events you won’t want to miss!

  • Int'l Guitar Night at UVic, Victoria, BC

INTERNATIONAL GUITAR NIGHT

JANUARY 26, 2020 FARQUHAR AT UVIC International Guitar Night celebrates 20 years of touring. Join guest host is Mike Dawes (England) with his incredible two-hand contemporary style with German Lopez from the Canary Islands, jazz virtuoso Olli Soikkeli from Finland and Hawaiian Slack Key master Jim Kimo West. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO

  • Polar Bear Swim, Victoria, BC

POLAR BEAR SWIMS

JANUARY 1, 2020 WEST SHORE LOCATIONS Jan 1 | 11:30am-1:30pm New Year’s Day Polar Bear Swim – Whiffin Spit Park, Sooke Jan 1 | 11:30am-12:30pm New Year’s Day Polar Bear Swim $5 Registration: proceeds go to KidSport Greater Victoria. Commemorative shirts, hot drinks, heated shelters available – Esquimalt Lagoon, Colwood Jan 1 | 1pm Start

  • Wintertide Holiday Market

WINTERTIDE

WINTERTIDE HANDMADE HOLIDAY MARKET DECEMBER 13th  FROM 5 - 9 DECEMBER 14th  FROM 10 - 4 OAK BAY UNITED CHURCH  -  1355 MITCHELL ST. FREE ADMISSION! Wintertide Hand-made Holiday Market admission is free with donations being taking at the door for the 1Up Single Parent Resource Centre here in town.  

  • Seedy Saturday, Victoria, BC

SEEDY SATURDAY

JANUARY 11, 2020  FROM 10 - 2 WHERE:  THE GARDENS AT HCP, 505 QUAYLE RD Seedy Saturday features guest Speaker, Dan Jason of Saltspring Seeds on his latest book: Changing the Climate with the Seeds we Grow. 31 vendors will be in attendance, welling certified organic seeds, plants, produce and more.  The event offers a

  • Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival

GREATER VICTORIA PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL

April 1, 2020 - May 8, 2020 Various venues across Victoria. For six weeks from April to May, over nine thousand Victoria-area performers and students of music, dance and dramatic arts are on stages throughout the city receiving adjudications from renowned experts in the arts. Performances in Brass, Classical Guitar, Choral, Composition, Dance (School and

  • St. Mary's Giant Christmas Book Sale

ST MARY’S GIANT CHRISTMAS BOOK SALE

Saturday December 7th from 9 am to 2 pm. ST. MARY'S CHURCH - 1701 ELGIN ROAD The sale will feature thousands of pre-owned titles in excellent condition covering a broad range of subject matter. Popular categories include Romance, Mysteries, Thrillers, History, Art, Science and Travel. Book lovers will also find a wide choice in Canadiana,

  • Duncan and Nick's Christmas Bazaar

CHRISTMAS BIKER BAZAAR

Duncan & Nik's Christmas Biker Bazaar DECEMBER 7, 2019  FROM 10 - 2 #103-931 Dunford Ave, Victoria Let's get festive at Duncan & Nik's Christmas Biker Bazaar on December 7th, 2019. Looking for some bling for your baby? We've got new parts, used parts, new old stock parts. We've got badass retro styles by Motochild

  • Celtic Christmas, Victoria, BC

CELTIC CHRISTMAS

DECEMBER 21 FROM 3 - 4 DECEMBER 28 FROM 2 - 3 CRAIGDARROCH CASTLE  - 1050 JOAN CRESC. An hour of lively Celtic and yuletide music performed by Cookeilidh in the festive setting of Craigdarroch Castle. This performance takes place in the upstairs Dance Hall. Regular Castle admission required. Arrive early to tour the Castle,

  • Robbie Burns Night, Victoria, BC

ROBBIE BURNS DINNER 2020

JANUARY 25, 2020 MARY WINSPEAR CENTRE - 2243 BEACON AVE.,  SIDNEY, BC 17th Annual Burns Night Join the Greater Victoria Police Pipe Band for a night of dinner, music and entertainment in memory of Robbie Burns. All proceeds support the GVPPB 2020 community and cultural initiatives. Saturday, January 25, 2020 Mary Winspear Community Cultural Centre

  • front view of Government House

NEW YEAR’S DAY LEVEE

JANUARY 1, 2020  FROM 10 - 12 GOVERNMENT HOUSE - 1401 ROCKLAND AVE On January 1st, the Lieutenant Governor opens the doors to Government House for the annual New Year’s Day Levée. Her Honour greets the public and visitors have an opportunity to enjoy light refreshments and music such as the Canadian Scottish Regiment Pipes

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