Hallelujah! It’s the weekend! There’s a lot happening around Greater Victoria today, whether you want to spend time with some furry friends, dance the night away or appreciate some art – you won’t be bored this weekend!

Here 13 things happening in and around Victoria this weekend!

Saturday, April 14th

Dachshund Dash

What: Cheer on your fave weiner! The Dachshund Dash (Wiener Dog Races) will be held at The Vancouver Island Pet Expo.
Where: Pearkes Recreation Centre
3100 Tillicum Road
When: Race starts at 2 pm
Cost: Get your tickets here!

Vancouver Island Pet Expo

What: Come hang out with all your furry, scaly and feathered friends at the Vancouver Island Pet Expo. From seeing a “Dachshund Dash” firsthand to watching incredibly intelligent canines to catch some air, this is the place to be for animal lovers on Vancouver Island.
The first 100 people through the doors will be given FREE goodie-bags in addition to all the prizes and giveaways at the Expo.
Where: Pearkes Recreation Centre
3100 Tillicum Road
Cost: Get your tickets here!

Camosun Comic Arts Festival

What: Calling all artists and art-lovers! You’re invited to the 6th annual Camosun Comic Arts Festival hosted by the Comics & Graphic Novels program at Camosun College.
Where: Camosun College
3100 Foul Bay Rd
When: 12 pm – 5 pm
Cost: Admission is free!

Museum Tots: Beach Life

What: This weekly program introduces children ages 2 – 5 to the fun world of museum learning. Each week’s program revolves around a new theme, allowing children to learn through crafts, play, song, and dance. This week theme is: Beach Life.
Where: Maritime Museum of British Columbia
634 Humboldt St
When: 11 am – 12 pm
Cost: $5 per child

Dance with The Radcliffes & Groove Kitchen

What: Come and enjoy a fun evening of dance music! This double bill evening features two of Victoria’s most in demand dance bands: The Radcliffes (a new configuration arising from the popular The Sutcliffes) and Victoria’s funk & soul masters, Groove Kitchen.
Where: Oak Bay Recreation Centre
1978 Bee St
When: 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Cost: Get your tickets here or at the door!

Moontricks

What: Moontricks has proven to be one of the best not-so-secret treasures in the festival and live show circuit. Their sound represents a cutting edge blend of folk and electronic, blues and soul, and features live guitar, banjo, keys, and vocals making them both a standout live act and studio act.
Where: Capital Ballroom
858 Yates Street
When: 9 pm – 2 am
Cost: Get your tickets here!

Victoria March for Science

What: This year they will celebrate, encourage, and work towards science that is for everyone . Science isn’t just for scientists , it impacts everyone – by protecting everyone’s health and the environment, and providing everyone with facts and evidence to hold the governments accountable.
It’s also recognize that the benefits of science, and the opportunities to do science, are not accessible to everyone. Scientists and scientific institutions need to do better to ensure the voices of marginalized groups are amplified, and that actionable steps are taken to increase diversity within the research community.
Where: Centennial Square
1 Centennial Square
When: 1 pm – 2:30 pm
Cost: Free

Sunday, April 15th

Vancouver Island Pet Expo

What: Come hang out with all your furry, scaly and feathered friends at the Vancouver Island Pet Expo. From seeing a “Dachshund Dash” firsthand to watching incredibly intelligent canines to catch some air, this is the place to be for animal lovers on Vancouver Island.
The first 100 people through the doors will be given FREE goodie-bags in addition to all the prizes and giveaways at the Expo.
Where: Pearkes Recreation Centre
3100 Tillicum Rd
When: 10 am – 4 pm
Cost: Get your tickets here!

Family Sunday: Behind the Lens with Trudi Lynn Smith

What: This Family Sunday, meet local artist Trudi Lynn Smith and try out her Breath Camera! This event is in anticipation of the upcoming exhibition Supernatural: Art, Technology and the Forest featuring Trudi and other photography and video artists, who are deeply inspired by the forest. Enjoy activities connected to the wonder of the forest, photography and the breath.
Where: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
1040 Moss St
When: 2 pm – 4 pm
Cost: Program is included with admission

All-Ages Open Mic with Carla Olive

What: Come for a fun-filled afternoon of music! Join in or come down and listen to some local talent. Always a great time and hosted by the talented Carla Olive!
Where: Ma Miller’s Pub
2903 Sooke Lake Rd
When: 3 pm – 6 pm

Book Signing with M. A. Wilson, author of Maple Harbour Adventures

What: M. A. Wilson, BC based author of the popular children’s mystery series Maple Harbour Adventures, will be in Victoria for a book signing on Sunday, April 15. This is his first trip back to Victoria since last April, when he gave readings at three local elementary schools.
Where: Chapters – Victoria
1212 Douglas St
When: 1 pm – 2:30 pm

Wonder Sunday

What: See, think, activate! The Wonder Sunday family series takes place every Sunday. Come in the galleries for lively presentations with themes inspired by our current exhibitions.
Where: Royal BC Museum
675 Belleville St
When: 1 pm – 3 pm
Cost: Included with admission

Victoria Accordion Club Concert

What: The Victoria Accordion Club is tackling some impressive major pieces from Broadway and musical productions. Songs like the Sound of Music, Fiddler On The Roof, My Fair Lady and Oklahoma aren’t often heard on an accordion, let alone from a band full of only accordions. You will not want to miss this concert featuring the popular musical pieces that will bring so many memories of the well-loved Broadway musicals the world has enjoyed.
Where: Shoal Centre
10030 Resthaven Drive
When: 3 pm – 4:30 pm
Cost: You can get tickets at the Shoal Reception

For more things to do, check out our events page!

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