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10 things to do in and around Victoria this weekend, September 24th to 25th


It’s the last weekend of September and it is jam packed with events returning to the city.

From consignment sales, wine tasting and the return of the Victoria Royals in back to back games, there is plenty to do for everyone this weekend.

Without further ado, here are 10 things to do in Victoria this weekend, September 25th to 25th (with a couple events happening on Friday):

Demonstration for Iranian Women’s rights

A group of Iranian Victorians and UVic students have planned a demonstration to stand in solidarity with Iranian women struggling in their fight for women’s rights.

  • When: Friday, September 23rd from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Where: BC Legislature – 501 Belleville Street

Victoria Royals – back to back games

This Friday and Saturday, the Victoria Royals open their season with back to back games against the Spokane Chiefs at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre.

  • Where: Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, 1925 Blanshard Street
  • When:
    • Friday, September 23rd, puck drops at 7:05 p.m. (Grab discounted tickets here)
    • Saturday, September 24th, puck drops at 6:05 p.m.

Victoria Kids Consignment Fall 2022 Sale

VKC is a pop-up seasonal consignment sale event held for just two days. Shop an obsessively-organized sales floor of 15,000+ items from over 200 local families.

  • When:
    • Friday, September 23rd – Volunteer pre-sale: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., seller pre-sale 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., new parent pre-sale – 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Event is also running on Saturday and Sunday and more open to the public. See event page for details
  • Where: Eagle Ridge Arena at City Centre Park, 1089 Langford Parkway

Capital City Comic Con

It’s time to let your nerd flag fly, Victoria!

Capital City Comic Con returns to Victoria Conference Centre and Crystal Garden this weekend.

Capital City Comic Con is a place where you can let your inner geek out to play—you can show off your cosplay costumes and take part in panels, workshops, games and so much more.

You’ll also have the chance to check out their fantastic Artist Alley and a variety of exhibitors!

With exciting special guests and more than 2,000 minutes of programming, there’s a little bit of something for everyone.

  • When:
    • Friday, September 23rd – 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.
    • Saturday, September 24th – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    • Sunday, September 25th – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Where: Victoria Conference Centre and Crystal Garden, 713 Douglas Street

The Victoria International Wine Festival

Tickets still available! Experience a global tasting voyage with over 400 wines from around the world!

The highly anticipated Victoria International Wine Festival is back for it’s ninth year and, this time, will be taking place in Victoria’s historic rail roundhouse—the Car Shop at Bayview Place.

  • When:

    • Friday, September 23rd – 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
    •  – 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and  7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Where: The Car Shop at Bayview

Luxton Fall Fair

Celebrating 112 years of fall fairs in the western communities, the three day event will feature everything from antique farm equipment with demonstrations, blacksmithing, 4H Club animal shows, and plenty of food.

And yes, the midway rides will be returning, courtesy of West Coast Amusement.

  • When:
    • Midway rides – Friday, September 23rd from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., as well as from noon to 10 p.m. on the 24th and noon to 6 p.m. on the 25th
    • Other events on the fairgrounds – from noon on Saturday, September 24th from noon to 7 p.m., and Sunday, September 25th from noon to 6 p.m.
  • Where: Luxton Fair Grounds, Marwood Avenue

Esquimalt Clothing & Toy Exchange

Do you or your kids need new-to-you clothing? Have your kids out-grown what they have?
The Esquimalt Clothing & Toy Exchange happens on the fourth Saturday of each month.

  • When: Saturday, September 24th, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Where: Fairfield Gonzales Community Association, 1330 Fairfield Road

Fall Fairfield

Fall Fairfield is a free, family-oriented community festival located in the heart of Fairfield. It is a celebration of community and the harvest season with live performances, workshops, and local vendors.

  • When: Sunday, September 25th, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Where: Fairfield Gonzales Community Association, 1330 Fairfield Road

Puppy Picnic

Puppies! Bring your own chairs, cushions, or blankets. Hosted by hosted by Pup Star from Victoria Pups, there will be games such as frisbee, fetch and more!

  • When: Sunday, September 25th, starts at 12:30 p.m.
  • Where: Beacon Hill Park, exact location not provided

Look out for Jupiter

The biggest planet in the solar system is about to be the closest it’s been to Earth in nearly 59 years. According to NASA, stargazers can expect excellent views of Jupiter the entire night of Monday, September 26th when the giant planet reaches opposition.

Although the nights of Sunday, September 25th and Monday, September 26th will be the best nights of 2022 to view Jupiter, stargazers will have plenty of time to see the planet shine in all its glory.

Victoria Buzz Staff
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