(City of Victoria archives)

It’s the freakin’ weekend! And to make it even sweeter, it’s the long weekend too! I hope you got your bunny ears ready, because this weekend has a lot of things hop-pening!

Here are 10 things to do in and around Victoria this weekend!

Saturday, March 31st

Johnson Street Bridge Opening Celebration

What: Celebrate the grand opening of Victoria’s new Johnson Street Bridge and say goodbye to your old Blue Bridge. Come and be one of the first to walk across the new bridge before it’s officially opened to traffic. Bring your family for a community picnic, music, and activities to celebrate the future and pay tribute to the past.
Where: Johnson Street Bridge
400 Johnson St
When: 12 pm – 5 pm

Holi Paint Party

What: Time to glow and dance on your favourite Bollywood Music!
The paint party is officially the entertaining night. Come on the last night of this month at Distrikt to experience the best PAINT PARTY ever. Get down to have a crazy and unforgettable night with your folks. Glow in the Dark Paint, Black Lights, Glow Sticks, Bollywood Music and a lot more.
Where: Distrikt Nightclub
919 Douglas St
When: Starts at 8 pm
Cost:  Tickets are $5

Hank Angel & his Island Devils

What: Hank Angel has been recording and performing for over 30 years. His latest releases are a 14 song rockabilly / jump blues album – ALL HOPPED UP! – and a high-speed, high-energy collection of traditional and original Gospel-billy songs, done in Hank’s trademark ‘fast ‘n’ frantic’ style – Sinner you better get ready!
Where: The Loft
229 Gorge Rd East
When: 8 pm – 11 pm


What: Join the graduating class of Camosun College’s Visual Arts program in support of their graduation exhibition for a night of games, drinks, prizes, beats by DJ Sub Theory, and of course… ART!
Where: Victoria Event Centre
1415 Broad St
When: 6 pm – 10 pm

Container Gardening

What: No room? No Worries! Learn some easy tips and tricks to start your own container garden.
In this workshop you will learn:
Types of containers
What plants to use
Organic potting mixes and fertility
Watering, pruning, replanting, and harvesting
Maintenance, tips and tricks.
Where: Fernwood Community Centre
1240 Gladstone Ave
When: 10 am – 12 pm
Cost: Get your tickets here!

GAME 5: Victoria Royals vs Vancouver Giants

What: PLAYOFF GAME DAY! The Victoria Royals playoff clash vs the Giants returns to Victoria! Series tied 2-2. Puck drops at 7:05 pm #OneGoal
Where: Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre 1925 Blanshard Street
When: Puck drops 7:05 pm
Tickets: bit.ly/2xQiNq9


15 Easter Egg hunts

What: Get your baskets ready, and dive head first into the chocolate hunt! There’s Easter Egg hunts happening all around the Greater Victoria area!

Sunday, April 1st

Story Story Lie: April Fools in Victoria

What: Two truths and a lie with a twist. Story Story Lie’s a Game Show that’s full of it! You take part in the interrogation. Spot the liar first and WIN!
THE CONTESTANTS: Wes Borg, Shane Priestly, Morgan Cranny, Chelsea Lou, Alexandera Forman and Alister Odgen.
Where: Victoria Event Centre
1415 Broad St
When: Starts at 7 pm
Cost: Get your tickets here!

True Tears Comedy

What: True Tears comedy is back to ruin your Sunday with cold local beers, amazing food and of course, laughter. The first of two shows this month, our hilarious lineup is:
Max Bank-Jaffe, Zach Rousseau, Erin Haley, Evan McDonald, Matt Basky, Drew Farrance, Carilynn Nicholson, Steve McMath, and your idiot host: Dan Duvall!
Where: Wheelies Motorcycles
2620 Rock Bay Ave
When: 7 pm – 11 pm

Live Electronic Music Show

What: Distant Grand, with their slow-churning Sexy Sad grooves, are joined by Calgarian electro-choral pop musician Hello Moth and Latvian neo-psychedelic sensation Elizabete Balčus on April 1st at Copper Owl. Exciting soundscapes unfold across a memorable evening of cutting edge artistry and performance.
Where: Copper Owl
1900 Douglas St
When: 7:30 pm – 11 pm
Cost: $10

4 Easter Egg Hunts

What: Get your baskets ready, and dive head first into the chocolate hunt! There’s Easter Egg hunts happening all around the Greater Victoria area!

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