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Happy Good Friday, Victoria!

On today’s agenda there’s a classic Broadway musical to watch, a youth soccer ball featuring inflatable hamster balls, and of course, Easter activities!

For more Easter activities to do this long weekend, like a comprehensive list of Easter egg hunts going on in the city, stay tuned to Victoria Buzz.

Without further ado, here are 5 things to do in and around Victoria today.

West Side Story at the McPherson Playhouse

The Canadian College of Performing Arts is bringing the classic Broadway musical West Side Story to the McPherson Playhouse!

Watch as the cast of 55 performers and live 14-piece orchestra bring to life the story of two teenagers from rival street gangs who fall in love as their gangs wage war in the city streets.

  • When: 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: McPherson Playhouse, 3 Centennial Square
  • Tickets: Online here

2019 World Cups Youth Festival

Don’t miss this year’s 2019 World Cups Youth Soccer Festival!

Besides the youth soccer games, the 33rd annual festival will feature small recreational side games, sky-divers, and inflatables! The festival will also take place on Saturday.

  • When: Games start at 9:30 a.m., Festival starts at 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Where: Lochside Park, 5391 Lochside Drive

Edible Nursery Spring

Don’t miss your chance to pick up a huge variety of seasonal seeds, vegetables, herbs, and edible flowers at Mason Street City Farm!

New crops will be added every week as the weather warms up, and all plants are grown on-site at the urban farm without the use of synthetic or toxic sprays.

  • When: 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Where: Mason Street City Farm, 1015 Balmoral Road

Easter Eggstravaganza!

Start your Easter off early with the Millstream Village easter event!

There will be an Easter egg hunt, free hot chocolate, face painting, BBQ and so much more! Take a selfie with the Easter Bunny when he hops on through the event!

  • When: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Where: Millstream Village, 2401 Millstream Road

Easter at the Market

Head down to the Victoria Public Market for a FREE Easter event featuring a chocolate egg Easter Egg Hun, live music, balloon twisting, and a free Photobooth by Mr Booth Photo Experiences!

  • When: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Where: Victoria Public Market, 1701 Douglas Street