Have a case of the early-winter blues? Lift your spirits at the Victoria Winter Market!
Not your average craft fair! The Out of Hand Fair is Victoria’s most prestigious fair, with a reputation for fine crafts, home decor, artisan food and one-of-a-kind fashions. With approximately 120 spaces, Out of Hand is the largest professional show on Vancouver Island and is the perfect place to get a head start on your holiday shopping (or to pick up a little something for yourself).
The Butchart Gardens is in its full autumn glory! From now until November 30, The Gardens is especially beautiful, with a stunning parade of red, russet and golden maples joined by magnificent arbutus and copper beech trees.
Get up close and personal with the fascinating wonders of nature at the Royal British Columbia Museum. Now in its 48th year, this year’s exhibition features 100 large-scale, backlit photographs in 19 categories, including Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year and Wildlife Photojournalist of the Year.
Craigdarroch Castle’s annual Halloween production is under way! Dracula: The Blood is the Life, presented by Giggling Iguana Productions and Launch Pad Productions, runs October 10–21, 2012. Staged “environmentally’ in Victoria’s number one heritage attraction, the one-hour, roving performance is incredibly popular with tourists and locals like.
‘Tis the season…for haunted tours.
With a history dating back hundreds of centuries, Victoria is one of the most haunted cities in North America. The supernatural abounds—and not just on Halloween.
Art of the Cocktail is Victoria’s most spirited event—literally. It’s a 3-day festival celebrating the art, craft and tradition of the cocktail, with proceeds funding the Victoria Film Festival. Art of the Cocktail runs Oct 13th – 15th at various downtown locations and has something for everyone, from tips and tastings to professional bartender competitions that will impress even the most seasoned cocktail enthusiast.
This Saturday is FALL FAIRfield, a neighbourhood-based harvest festival celebrating arts and culture, growth and harvest and community connections. The free event features food and beverages and some of the best local talent, including live music (Black Angus, Mike Gorman, local buskers), folk dancing, magic shows, kids’ activities and more.
Summer is coming to an end, but you still have two more chances to see the famous Harbour Ferries ballet! Every Sunday at 10:45 am, the little boats line up in front of the Victoria Causeway (in front of the Empress Hotel) and begin their complex 20-minute dance.
It’s a Victoria tradition that you don’t want to miss!
It might sound a little strange, but the Victoria International Chalk Festival is an event you don’t want to miss!