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Friday is finally here, Victoria!

There’s plenty of fun live events to attend tonight, like the Oak Bay Tea Party’s wristband night, the return of always-awesome Breakwater Barge, a comedy show/fundraiser for adorable bunnies, and more!

Get your weekend started off right with these 5 things to do in and around Victoria this Friday.

Oak Bay Tea Party – Friday Night wristbands!

Get a kickstart to your weekend and the Oak Bay Tea Party with this special evening event!

Before the full carnival and regular ticket prices begin on Saturday, you can purchase a $30 wristband that’s valid for unlimited rides all night.

  • When: 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Where: Willows Beach, 2253 Beach Drive

Boy Band Tribute LIVE at Upstairs Cabaret

Are you ready to dance the night away embrace your inner pre-teen days, Victoria?

Check out Upstairs Cabaret for a night of nostalgia full of your favourite tunes from bands like the Backstreet Boys, N’Sync, One Direction, Soul Decision and more!

  • When: 7:00 p.m.
  • Where: Upstairs Cabaret, 15 Bastion Square
  • Tickets: $10 – $15 and are available online (on sale Friday, April 19th)

TwentyFive40’s Launch Party! Hard Rock Night at The Loft!

Head down to The Loft Pub for a night full of incredible live music for TwentyFive40 Productions Launch Party!

TwentyFive40 is a bridge between venues and musicians that supports the Victoria music scene, and headliners for tonight include MK-V, Kings and Cobras, and Electric Druids!

  • When: Doors open at 7:00 p.m., Show begins at 8:00 p.m.
  • Where: The Loft Pub, 229 Gorge Road East

Opening Night with The New Souls on the Breakwater Barge

The Breakwater Barge returns tonight with a brand new barge for the 2019 season!

The opening night includes live music from the New Souls, a high-energy indie soul sextet hailing from Victoria Besides music, delicious local food trucks will also be returning each night, and drinks are on sale from Driftwood Brewery, Phillips Brewing & Malting Co., Hoyne Brewing Company & Artisan Wine Shop AWS.

  • When: 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Where: The Breakwater Barge, 201 Dallas Road

Comedy Show Fundraiser and Silent Auction

Head down to Heckler’s Bar & Grill for a hilarious night in support of adorable bunnies!

The team at Amy’s Bunny Barn are holding a fundraiser this evening to help cover medical fees, supplies, and general care for the orphaned and unwanted bunnies that are surrendered to their care! Siletn auctions include great theme gift baskets, a $150 gift card towards Parksville Tattoo, bunny-themed household items, and more!

  • When: 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • Where: Heckler’s Bar & Grill, 123 Gorge Road East

Bonus event

HarbourCats announce first FAN FEST

Head down to Royal Atheltic Park for the first-ever HarbourCats Fan Fest!

During the free event, fans can meet the team’s coaches, staff, and two stars of Tally-Ho Carriage Tours, horses Titan and Major. Hotdogs and drinks will also be available for just $1.

  • When: 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Where: Royal Athletic Park, 1014 Caledonia Avenue