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Used Around Town March 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 March!

1.) Shine Gala – A Night of Fashion supporting BC Children’s Hospital – April 6

2.) Relove Market – March 16-17

3.) Greater Victoria Flower Count – March 6-13

4.) TC10K – April 28

5.) Passion & Performance’s Saturday Night Fever – March 9

6.) Victoria Beer Week – March 1-9

7.) Crafted Farmhouse Market – March 15-16

8.) Ballet Victoria presents Dracula – March 15-17

9.) CCAA Men’s National Volleyball Championship – March 7-10

10.) Champagne and Cake Show – April 7

11.) World Cup Youth Soccer Festival – March 29-30

12.) Victoria MS Walk – May 26

13.) Spring Clothing Swap presented by and The Bay Centre – April 20

14.) Victoria Symphony presents La Nef – Sea Songs and Shanties – March 23-24

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

Shine Gala – A Night of Fashion supporting BC Children’s Hospital – April 6

This is no ordinary fashion show. Join us for the social event of the season!

Picture this: a red carpet with paparazzi, cocktail hour with appetizers and close-up magic by Jason Verners, a spectacular 3-course dinner with wine service, a high-end fashion show plus a jaw-dropping array of live and silent auctions items, this event is set to be the highlight of 2024. This magical night takes place on Saturday, April 6th at The Empress in their Crystal Ballroom and all funds raised will go directly to supporting local kids at BC Children’s Hospital. Purchase your tickets here before they sell out! 

Relove Market – March 16-17

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 March 16 & 17 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

Greater Victoria Flower Count – March 6-13

The Greater Victoria Flower Count, organized by Destination Greater Victoria and Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce, is a week-long event from March 6th – 13th where the citizens of Greater Victoria count all the blossoms they can see!

The results are then reported to the Flower Count Headquarters.  As the numbers come in, announcements are sent to local media to inform everyone of the abundance of floral growth springing up in our region’s beautiful backyard. 

A record was reached in 2022 when we tallied just over 27 billion blooms. We need your help to make 2024 a new record! 

Head over to to submit your flower numbers between March 6th –  March 13th, and contribute to your blooming community count! 

You can also follow @FlowerCount on social media for giveaways, unique flower finds, and daily leaderboards on our leading communities. Will your community be crowned the Bloomingest Community of 2024?

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!

Passion & Performance’s Saturday Night Fever – March 9

Transport back to the greatest decade of all time with Passion & Performance. On March 9th, get groovy, do us a solid and boogie on down at the dance show & theme party of the year! From disco to psychedelic rock, euro-pop, smooth soul and everything in between. Dance the night away with every track certifiability 70’s and a party you can DIG! Buy your tickets here.

Victoria Beer Week – March 1-9

Victoria Beer Week is celebrating 10 years of unique craft beer experiences. Victoria Beer Week launched back in 2014,  it has since become a successful annual festival creating craft beer ambassadors out of regular beer consumers. VBW is a week-long festival showcasing BC craft breweries in unique event settings across Greater Victoria. This year the event will run from March 1st – 9th and have events hosted at some of your favourite Victoria breweries. Celebrate 10 years of cheers with us at VBW’s Birthday Bash finale event on March 9th. Tickets for the full line up of events and Beer Week’s Birthday Bash are on sale now at We can’t wait to celebrate a brew-tiful decade together!

Crafted Farmhouse Market – March 15-16

Crafted Farmhouse Market is a Local handmade showcase of small businesses, featuring carefully selected variety of collective goods, from local makers showcasing the best of the best.
On March 15 & 16 at the Mary Winspear Centre, enjoy a unique market experience! Local live music, different flavors of food trucks, local handcrafted curators, sweet treats, and a fun, friendly vibe.
Follow @craftedfarmhousemarket on Facebook and Instagram to discover the participating vendors and have a chance to win a pair of free weekend passes and market spending credits. All shoppers will be entered to win prizes. $5 cash admission at the door.

Ballet Victoria presents Dracula – March 15-17

Ballet Victoria presents Dracula March 15-17 at The Royal Theatre. Still seducing audiences today, the original vampire’s legend of immortal love lives on in this extraordinary ballet. Sensuous dancing and powerful theatre are enhanced by haunting projections and sultry costumes. A suspenseful gothic tale to an incredible score. Purchase your tickets here.

CCAA Men’s National Volleyball Championship – March 7-10

Camosun College and the Chargers Athletics Department are excited and ready to host the 2024 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Men’s National Volleyball Championship, March 7-10, 2024 at the Pacific Institute for Sport Education (PISE). For all championship information, including full schedule and ticket information, please visit the CCAA Championship website.

Champagne and Cake Show – April 7


Champagne + Cake Show is happy to return for the second year on Sunday, April 7th at The Wardroom – Esquimalt  in support of the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. We are proud to show off the event, wedding, and celebration industry professionals of Vancouver Island. Sip champagne and taste cake while you visit photographers, designers, decor pros, cake and dessert specialists, caterers, and florists. Enjoy the cash bar and a spectacular ocean view this year at The Wardroom in Esquimalt. The highlight is our ‘Fashion Floor’ with live hair and makeup makeovers, a fashion parade all afternoon supported by Victoria’s bridal shops, and a sample sale by Botanica Bridal. Join in on dance lessons, check out celebration filmmakers, and listen to live music and local DJs.  Of course, what would an afternoon be without giveaways? Be sure to enter and pick up your swag! Purchase tickets here.

World Cups Youth Soccer Festival – March 29-30

The World Cups at Lochside Park is a U5-18 small sided youth soccer festival taking place over Easter Friday & Saturday. Registration & info at:


  • U5  teams play 3-a-side games (No Goalkeepers) 
  • U6/7 all teams play 4-a-side games (No Goalkeepers) 
  • U8/9 all teams play 5-aside games
  • U10-18 all teams play 6-a-side games
  • Each team plays 4 games
  • Field size varies by age division
  • Coaches cooperate to ensure both teams and all players find success.  If there is a  lack of competitive balance between the teams, the coaches have the autonomy to change the game format slightly to ensure there is better balance and success to all.                 


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.

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

We are excited to announce our next FREE Clothing Swap! Just as the season is changing, this is your chance to refresh your closet with up to 10 new to you spring/summer items.

Our Spring Clothing Swap will be hosted on Saturday, April 20, 2024 from 10 am to 2 pm at the Bay Centre. Must be 19+.

Important dates to keep in mind:

  • Clothing Swap Registration: Friday, April 5
    Registration will open at 10 am PT at
  • Clothing In-take: April 5 to April 14
  • Clothing Swap: Saturday, April 20

How it works:

  • Secure your 30-minute Clothing Swap appointment at Group appointments up to 10 people welcome.
  • Drop off your clothing donations between April 5 to April 14, 2024 at Guest Services located on the lower level of the Bay Centre.Do Bring: 10 to 30 pre-owned or “new with tag” items of women’s/men’s spring/summer clothing you no longer wear in good clean condition. Please note, jewellery donations will not be included in your item count.Don’t bring: More than 30 items, stained, items with pet hair, ripped or damaged clothing. For hygiene reasons, earrings, hosiery, undergarments, swimwear, sleepwear and socks will not be accepted. Shoes will not be accepted.
  • Find up to 10 new to you items during your pre-booked appointment at the Clothing Swap on Saturday, April 20, 2024.
  • Snap a pic of your clothing finds and tag @thebaycentre & in your pics.
  • Any unclaimed items will be donated to a local charity.

Click here for more details and to register on April 5th!

Victoria Symphony presents La Nef – Sea Songs and Shanties – March 23-24

La Nef – Sea Songs and Shanties

March 23, 7:30 pm & March 24, 2:30 pm at the Royal Theatre.


SEÁN DAGHER, cittern & vocals

LA NEF, folk ensemble


We’ll rant and we’ll roar across the salt seas! Fresh off their exhilarating performance at the 2022 Splash, La Nef returns to press the Victoria Symphony into service in a rousing new program of shanties and maritime music. Their infectious style will have you stomping your feet and singing along.

Tickets from only $29 – selling fast!

Broadmead Care’s 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.

If you’re interested in sponsoring your upcoming event, please contact our Community Manager, Carly Russell-Huntley at