Vancouver Island Corn Maze | Photo by Itkasan Images

Still planning your weekend? Here are 23 events happening around Victoria this weekend October 2 -4. For even more things to do, check out the Victoria Events Calendar.

1Vancouver Island Corn Market

That time of year again & guaranteed you will get lost ~ grand opening weekend for a one-of-a kind unique corn maze located in North Saanich. Bring the whole family & venture out into the corn maze “We Heart Vancouver Island”.

Dress warm, wear boots, bring a flashlight & for the little ones a stroller with larger style wheels. Small interactive maze available for the kids.

Open: October 1 – 31, Wednesday – Sunday 11am-9pm

Time frame to complete: well that all depends how lost you can get.

Location: Pendray Farm, 9537 West Saanich Rd

Admission: $10/adults; $5/children (5-12)

Bookings For Groups 20+ call (250) 891-5548

Cash or Credit

2Victoria’s Ultimate Toy & Hobby Fair

Something for everyone. Collectible toys, dolls, barbies, comics, vinyl records, trains, models LEGO, diecast vehicles, GI Joe, Star Wars, transformers & so much more.

Sunday October 4, 2015
Location: Pearkes Arena
Admission: $15/Early Birds 8-9am; Adults $5 9am-3pm; Kids FREE
Dress up in a costume & receive an extra door prize tickets

3Vancouver Island Bead & Jewellery Show

Event for all ages. Locally handcrafted artisan jewellery, high quality, Canadian jewellery making suppliers, beads, gems, crystals & unique findings. On-site cafe.

Classes available with advance registration:

Saturday October 3- Sunday October 4, 2015 10am-5pm
Location: Saanich Fairgrounds, 1528 Stellys Cross Road
Admission: $8/day; $10/weekend pass; 16 & under FREE
At The Door – Cash Only

42015 Wags, Whiskers & Wascally Wabbits Charity Golf Tournament

Greater Victoria Animal Crusaders and Victoria Humane Society are partnering with Cedar Hill Golf course to host a very special golf and dinner event. 18 holes of Texas Scramble followed by a delicious gourmet dinner. There will be a silent auction, team scramble, swag for sale & prizes.

Saturday October 3, 2015
Golf Starts: 1pm, Cocktails: 530pm, Dinner: 630pm
Location: Cedar Hill Golf Course, 1400 Derby Rd

Admission: $105/golf & dinner; $65/dinner


5Stein and Dine ~ Oktoberfest At The Market

This event will sell out quickly ~ Roast Meat and Sandwich Shop are joining forces with Victoria Beer Week to celebrate Oktoberfest and BC Craft Beer Month. Enjoy some popular Germanic food ~ Chicken Bratwurst (with potato shalat & grain mustard); Pork Schnitzel (with braised red cabbage & apple). Selection of BC craft beer.

Friday October 2, 2015 730pm
Location: Victoria Public Market at the Hudson
Admission: $45

Ticket grants: 1 12oz branded stein glass, 3 drink tickets, 1 food ticket

6Oktoberfest at Oaklands feat. Bucan Bucan & DJ BennyTheJett

This festival celebrates all the favourite traditions of Munich and Bavaria, Germany, including beer, music, food and community!

This event will be raising funds for a brand new play group designed to be a supportive space for families with young children with special needs to gather, share experiences and have fun; and expanding our youth empowerment programs.

Saturday October 3, 2015 5-10pm
Location: Oaklands Community Centre, 1-2827 Belmont Ave
Tickets: $20/early bird by calling (250) 370-9101 or $25/at the door
Includes beer from Hoyne Brewing Company & traditional Bavarian meal.

7CIBC Run For The Cure

Help raise funds for important breast cancer research, education, and advocacy initiatives. Your support throughout the years has helped Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation fund research that is changing the face of breast cancer and helping us create a future without it.

Sunday October 4, 2015
Registration: 7-9am
Opening Ceremonies: 830am
Warm Up: 850am
Survivor Parade: 855am
5km Start: 9am
Awards & Closing Ceremonies: 10am

Location: University of Victoria – Parking Lot #4

8Sound of Switzerland

A celebration of Swiss Music and culture. Listen to the charming sound of the well known Victoria Accordion Club and take in the delightful dance of Leikarringen local Norwegian Folk Dance Group. The true majestic sound of alphorns lets you rest in the Swiss Alps for a while just enough before a local voice soloist brings you back to beautiful Victoria.

Location: Alix Goolden Hall, 907 Pandora Ave
Admission: $15
Doors: 230pm Show: 3pm-6pm

9Garden City Grooves Festival

A celebration of funk soul & groove. The legacy of this music and its essence from legendary artists like James Brown, Fela Kuti, Stevie Wonder, and Parliament/Funkadelic will never die and for good reason.

Friday October 2, 2015
New Government CD Release, BoomShack & Weird Party (feat. Astrocolors)
Location: Lucky Bar 830pm – 2am
Admission: $15 (plus $1.90 fee)

Saturday October 3, 2015
Soul Night – Chance Lovett & The Broken Hearted, Dawn Pemberton, MusicOfMyMind
Location: Lucky Bar 7-1030pm
After Party & Musicians’ Jam – Impulse Response
Location: Copper Owl 10pm-1am

Admission: $15 (plus $1.90 fee)

Information & Order Tickets:
After party tickets available ONLY at the door ($7 with early show ticket) or as part of full festival pass.

10The HiFi Benefit Concert – Children of Malawi

All proceeds to benefit Thrive Malawi. Mission is to advance the development & education of children with disabilities & other disadvantage children in Malawi. All funding with help the Children’s Rehabilitation Program, an Integrated Pre-school. Special Education Program & a Nutrition Program.

Friday October 2, 2015
Location: Mary Winspear Centre
Reception: 6pm Show:730pm

11The MidLife Crisis Show Featuring Brent Butt (from Corner Gas)

The MidLife Crisis Show is an opportunity to discover, connect and learn about all the topics and activities that enrich our lives, from travel, recreation, hobbies, volunteering, renovating, re-evaluating your housing, health and financial security.

If you enjoyed the TV Series Corner Gas, then do not miss out on this comedy performance. Brent Butt will headline the MidLife Crisis Show. Opening Act Jamie Hutchison.

Friday October 2, 2015 – Opening Performance & VIP Reception 530-10pm
Saturday October 3, 2015 10am-5pm
Location: Victoria Conference Centre, 720 Douglas St.

12An Enchanted Evening with Variety Fare

Grand opening of new Ambrosia Centre Dinner Theatre. Features a sumptuous buffet dinner and a 75 minute stage show by the exciting singing group “Bob LeBlanc’s Variety Fare.

Friday October 2, 2015 6-9pm
Location: Ambrosia Centre Dinner Theatre, 638 Fisgard St
Admission: $69 (tax included); 3-course buffet dinner with a cash bar.

13Langford Fire Rescue OPEN HOUSE

Fun day spent at the Langford Fire Station. Firefighters on site to with safety information for car seats & lots of entertainment for the kids ~ fire truck rides, equipment displays, climbing wall, fire hose spraying, fire extinguisher demos & tom thumb safety village.

FREE Pancake Breakfast & Hot Dog Lunch prepared by the LFR Women’s Auxillary

Sunday October 4, 2015 10am-2pm
Location: Langford Fire Station #1, 2625 Peatt Rd

14Ghostly Walks

Dare to discover the past of downtown. Behind Victoria’s old-world charm lie tales of eccentric characters, heroic deeds, humor & ghosts.

Friday October 2, 2015 730-9pm & 930pm
Saturday October 3, 2015 930pm

Location: Visitor Info Centre, 812 Wharf St (directly across from Empress Hotel)

Admission: $15/adults, $13/students & seniors, $8/children (6-11); $35/family( 2 adults & children under 16)

Tickets: or from the tour guide (cash only).

15Chinatown Walks

Discover the history, culture, food and architecture of Canada’s oldest Chinatown. Visit the Chinese Temple, Fan Tan Alley and see many other landmarks

Saturday October 3, 2015 1030am-12pm

Location: Start at the Bright Pearl Statue (1689 Government Street)

Admission: $15/adults; $13/students & seniors, $8/children (6-11); $35/family (2 adults & children under 16) Tickets: or from the tour guide (cash only).

1613 Annual Esquimalt Children’s StoryFest

Together with Kiwanis & the Greater Victoria Public Library invite local families to celebrate the wonder of storytelling.

Saturday October 3, 2015 11am-230pm

Location: Esquimalt Town Square (behind Municipal Hall)
FREE for all, includes lunch provided by Country Grocer.
Saturday October 3, 2015 3pm

17SEAPARC Pool 15th Anniversary

Join SEAPARC in celebrating their 15th annniversary with games, activities & cake
Sunday October 4, 2015 1-3pm
Location: 2168 Phillips Road
Pawz In The Park

All proceeds raised to benefit the Angel’s Under Our Wings ~ Cocker Spaniel Rescue.
Silent auction, raffle, doggie games, BBQ & more.
Saturday October 3, 2015 12-4pm
Location: Beaver Lake Park – FREE

18We Are Royal Blue, Are You?

Royals take on the Kamloops Blazers Friday October 2, 2015 7:05pm and Saturday October 3, 2015 7:05pm

Location: Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre


19Langley Rans @ Westshore Rebels

Saturday October 3, 2015 3pm Kick-Off
Location: Westhills Stadium


20Westshore Motocross Family Fun Day

Fun event for the whole family. One lap wonders, moto moms, team events & more. BBQ

Sunday October 4, 2015 9-3pm
Location: 2207 Millstream Rd (back of Western Speedway)

21Moss Street Market

Victoria’s largest selection of local and organic produce. Vendors include handmade crafts, cards, clothing, jewelry, purses, toys, glass works, pottery, bath products, preserves, chocolates, baked goods, pesto, salsa, honey & more. There is also a kids’ activity tent and two acts of live music each week.

Saturday October 3, 2015 10am-2pm
Location: Sir James Douglas Elementary School grounds (Moss Street & Fairfield Road)

22James Bay Market

A variety of quality affordable local produce, arts, food (eat in or take out), wine tasting & live music with an emphasis on products that are homemade, handmade & homegrown.

Saturday October 3, 2015 9am-3pm
Location: James Bay Community Market (corner of Menzies & Superior)
Goldstream Station Market

A community market where all the vendors make, grow, bake or raise the products they sell. Everything is produced locally and as fresh as possible.

Saturday October 3, 2015 10am-2pm
Location: 2830 Aldwynd Rd

23Victoria Flea Market

Join up to 50 sellers with everything from recycled and vintage items for the discerning collector and hobbyist. Vintage & designer clothes, jewelry, games, comics & books, records, hardware, tools, stamps & coins, dolls, miniatures, bottles, decorative arts and furniture, cameras, ephemera, linen, buttons & lace, native artifacts and art, ceramics, pins and badges

Sunday October 4, 2015 10am-3pm
Location: Market Square, 560 Johnson St.

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