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Used Around Town April 2024
Discover exciting local events on Vancouver Island this month!
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Each month proudly supports local community events here in Greater Victoria and on Vancouver Island. Check out these fun and exciting events happening in April!

1.) Victoria MS Walk – May 26

2.) Sunfest Country Music Festival – August 1-4

3.) YBN’s Through the Looking Glass: An Alice in Wonderland Casino Night for Help Fill a Dream – April 18

4.) Island FanCon – April 13-14

5.) Spring Clothing Swap presented by The Bay Centre & – April 20

6.) TC10K- April 28

7.) Beer, Bacon and Bourbon Festival – June 22

8.) Broadmead Care Shred-a-Thon – April 27

9.) Relove Market – April 13-14

10.) Victoria Conservatory of Music Mother’s Day Musical Garden Tour – May 11-12

11.) Ballet Victoria presents Swan Lake – May 17-18

12.) Laketown Shakedown – June 28-30

13.) The Lehman Trilogy presents by The Belfry Theatre – April 23 – May 19

14.) Intrepid Theatre Incoming Festival – April 11-20

15.) Victoria Symphony Spectacular Spring Gala – May 3

16.) Anne of Green Gables – The Musical – April 19 – 27

17.) Victoria Symphony presents Jim Witters: It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me – May 4-5

Victoria MS Walk – May 26

Join us on Sunday, May 26th, at the 2024 Victoria MS Walk, at Cadboro-Gyro Park, as our community walks together to show that no person living with multiple sclerosis is alone.

Canada has one of the highest rates of multiple sclerosis (MS) in the world, with an estimated 90,000 Canadians living with the disease. On average, 12 Canadians are diagnosed with MS every day.

Take action and fundraise to make lives better for people living with MS.   Register for MS Walk today as we walk toward living in a world free of MS.  Register Here – Victoria MS Walk 2024.

SunFest Country Music Festival – August 1-4

Who’s ready for the party of the summer?! Get your ticket today to see Keith Urban, Lee Brice, Cole Swindell, Steven Lee Olsen and more! Click here to check out the full lineup, buy tickets and book camping!

YBN’s Through the Looking Glass: an Alice in Wonderland Casino Night supporting Help Fill a Dream – April 18

VICA’s Young Builders Network – Victoria is excited to present Through the Looking Glass: an Alice in Wonderland Charity Casino. Proceeds from this year’s charity casino will benefit the Help Fill A Dream Foundation. The last in-person YBN Casino raised $30,000 for Help Fill a Dream and we think we can beat that this year! Click here to purchase tickets. This year’s casino will feature the smooth sounds of Groove Kitchen, table games, auction items, plus much more!

Island FanCon – April 13-14

Island FanCon is bringing the ultimate celebration of pop culture to City Centre Park in Langford on April 13-14, 2024.
Island FanCon promises an unforgettable experience for fans of all ages. From exclusive panels and celebrity meet-and-greets to interactive activities and coveted merchandise, Island FanCon offers something for every fan.
Whether you’re a seasoned cosplayer, a devoted collector, or simply someone looking to immerse yourself in the fandom atmosphere, Island FanCon offers something for everyone. Purchase tickets here.

Spring Clothing Swap presented by The Bay Centre & – April 20

IT’S BACK! Our Spring Clothing Swap in partnership with The Bay Centre will be hosted on Saturday, April 20, 2024 from 10 am to 2 pm at the Bay Centre. Must be 19+.
Registration is now open! This is your chance to refresh your closet with up to 10 new to you spring/summer items.
Important dates to keep in mind:
👗Clothing Swap Registration: Friday, April 5
👗Clothing In-take: April 5 to April 14
👗Clothing Swap: Saturday, April 20

Tc10K – April 28

Oh Snap! The TC10K is making a ’90s comeback! Join us on Sunday, April 28th, 2024, as we celebrate like it’s 1990 to honor the 35th annual of this legendary event.

Lace up those kicks, dust off your brightest neon gear, and get ready to time-warp to an era when mixtapes set the mood and pop culture icons ruled the world. It’s going to be all that and a bag of chips. Whether you’re strolling, jogging, or sprinting, you’re in for a blast from the past.

So, hit the streets of downtown Victoria with us, and let’s get jiggy with it, reliving the ’90s while making new memories in 2024 at the TC10K.

Hit me baby one more time! Register now!

Beer, Bacon and Bourbon Festival – June 22

The much-anticipated Langford Bacon Beer and Bourbon Festival returns to Starlight Stadium for its second year on June 22nd, 2024. Following the immense success of its inaugural edition, the festival promises an even bigger and bolder celebration of the best seasonal beers, batch bourbon cocktails, and pork-forward chef creations.

Inspired by unique pairings between chefs and mixologists, the festival will delight attendees with bold, rich flavours that elevate the BBQ season in an ode to the sun gods. From ice-cold beers to tantalizing batch cocktails and the savoury taste of bacon, the Langford Bacon Beer and Bourbon Festival offers an unforgettable experience for all adult attendees. Purchase your tickets here.

Broadmead Care Shred-a-Thon – April 27

On Saturday, April 27th, pack up your paper documents and watch them get shredded at Broadmead Care’s Shred-a-Thon!

With the support of Best Shredding, a professional mobile shredding truck will be on site to safely shred your confidential or unwanted paper documents. It’s the perfect task to add to your spring cleaning to-do list!

You can even pre-pay for your shredding making your trip quicker than ever! The event will take place in the lower parking lot of Veterans Memorial Lodge 4579 Chatterton Way, Victoria BC from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM (or until the shredding truck is FULL). Suggested contribution $10 / box.

This event is an important fundraiser for Nigel House, a Broadmead Care Home. Funds raised will help the residents of Nigel House access companion services in our community. Learn more or donate to Nigel House online here.

Relove Market – April 13-14

The ReLove Market is an empowering fashion community dedicated to the pursuit of personal expression balanced with environmental sustainability. We bring local curators and fashion enthusiasts together in a welcoming, inspiring and creative in-person forum to share ideas and textiles! Featuring local artisans, resellers of secondhand & vintage clothing, makers of sustainable fashion, beauty, home and lifestyle.

Join us for the finest in secondhand & vintage clothing April 13-14 from 11am-5pm at the Rifflandia Showroom located at #2500-2541 Rock Bay Ave. We will have Sliceoginger spinning, Routine Coffee & Supply keeping you caffeinated and Hot Dog Hustlin’ filling your tummies all weekend long.  Tattudies will also be joining us for flash tattoos sale.  And don’t forget your reusable shopper for all your fabulous finds. Be sure to tag your snaps from the day with @therelovemarket & #relovegeneration

Victoria Conservatory of Music Mother’s Day Musical Garden Tour – May 11-12

Join us for the Victoria Conservatory of Music’s signature fundraising event!

This beloved self-guided garden tour celebrates mothers, music, and our rich garden culture right here in the City of Gardens. Now in its 42nd year, this year’s tour features ten springtime garden gems from all over Greater Victoria – each one unique and sure to inspire.

Your $45 ticket includes two days of exclusive access to ten private gardens, musical performances by our talented students and faculty, and master gardeners at select locations. Buy online (until April 29), at the Victoria Conservatory of Music, or at outlet locations across Victoria.

All proceeds raised through the Mother’s Day Musical Garden Tour keep music education, performance, and wellness accessible in our community. Thank you for your support!

Ballet Victoria presents Swan Lake – May 17-18

Ballet Victoria presents Swan Lake May 17 & 18 at The Royal Theatre. The epitome of classical ballet. A great love story. Tchaikovsky’s scintillating music. Destrooper brings new complexity and choreography to this spellbinding ballet. Prince Siegfried’s love with maiden-turned-white-swan Odette is tested by evil sorcerer Rothbart and his black-swan enchantress, Odile. Purchase your tickets here.

Laketown Shakedown – June 28-30

Buy your tickets now for Laketown Shakedown June 28-30! Two nights of world class talent on the Main stage with Gwen Stefani, Busta Rhymes, bbno$, grandson, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and many more this Canada Day Long Weekend at Laketown Ranch! Jurassic 5’s very own, DJ Nu-Mark, and Jesse Roper are starting the weekend right in Friday’s special Kick-Off Party on the Lakenight stage!

The Lehman Trilogy presented by The Belfry Theatre – April 23 – May 19

The Lehman Trilogy opens April 23 at the Belfry Theatre and continues until May 19th. On a cold September morning in 1844, Heyam, a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside dreaming of a new life in the new world. He is soon joined by Mendel and Mayer, and the Lehman brothers’ journey begins.

The growth of global capitalism exposes the fault lines of the American dream. The Lehman brothers’ rise from shopkeepers to bankers, from obscurity to prominence, navigating the Civil War, the Great Depression, and generations of ethical dilemmas. It is an epic journey, an epic play, and a theatrical tour de force.

The Belfry offers pay-what-you-want tickets to all performances.

Intrepid Theatre Incoming Festival – April 11-20

Join us for the second year of Incoming Festival, a festival of brand new works from local and touring artists!

Incoming Festival is the newest festival from Intrepid Theatre, featuring an eclectic and electric programming of brand new work from artists from across the country and right here at home. There’s theatre, puppetry, cabaret, and free workshops at our two downtown venues. It’s a festival of premieres – world premieres, BC premieres, and Victoria premieres!

With an emphasis on presenting new work and fresh perspectives through guest curators and collaborations, Incoming Festival will present a daring, thought-provoking and engaging line-up. Join us for something new! What are you IN2? Buy tickets here.

Victoria Symphony Spectacular Spring Gala – May 3

Join the Victoria Symphony for an extraordinary evening in support of the musicians and their youth education programs. The Spectacular Spring Gala is Friday May 3, 6:00pm to 10:00pm in the Crystal Ballroom at the Fairmont Empress Hotel. Enjoy a champagne reception, gourmet dinner, and exclusive private concert with the Symphony and guest soloists Lorraine Min and Terence Tam. Tickets are limited and on sale now at

Also back this year is a fan-favourite, the Victoria Symphony’s Virtual Auction! Bid on over $35,000 worth of auction items. Highlights include trips to Tofino and Whistler, a Seattle Symphony getaway, local shopping, dining and arts experiences, tickets to see Yo-yo Ma in concert, and many more! Bidding opens at 9:00am on Sunday April 28, and closes at 9:00pm on Sunday May 5. Item viewing and registration is open now!

Anne of Green Gables – The Musical – April 19 – 27

Anne of Green Gables – The Musical

Director: Jessica Hickman | Music Director: Stephanie Sartore | Choreographer: Joel Sturrock

A captivating musical that tells the timeless story of Anne Shirley, one of Canada’s most beloved literary heroines. Engaging characters, delightful music and energetic dance breathe life into the familiar and charming story of finding love and belonging in the most unexpected of places. Anne of Green Gables – The Musical holds the Guinness World Record for Longest-Running Annual Musical Theatre Production!
Dates: April 19-27
Venue: McPherson Playhouse

Victoria Symphony presents Jim Witters: It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me – May 4-5

The music of Billy Joel and Elton John transport us back to another time and place in this remarkable evening of nostalgia and song. Canadian pianist Jim Witter and his band join your Victoria Symphony for a night where you literally know every song and can’t help but sing along to these iconic favourites.

May 4 & 5 at the Royal Theatre – tickets from only $29!