13 Great Events to Check Out in MARCH

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We’re marching into Spring, full-throttle!  Here’s a look at what’s up this month:

13 Vancouver International Dance Festival

March 1 – 24
Multiple venues throughout Vancouver

Celebrate a dynamic roster of international and local artists during  Vancouver International Dance Festival.  Take in captivating performances, workshops, and participate in dance activities!

Vancouver International Film Festival
(Photo/Vancouver International Film Festival)

12 Vancouver Comedy Awards

March 5
Fox Cabaret

In need of a laugh?  The first annual Vancouver Comedy Awards will spotlight the comedic talent in our city – from the brilliant to the flat-out weird! Presented by JFL NorthWest, the awards show will be hosted by duo Graham “Sparky” Clark and Talent Time’s Paul Anthony

things to do in Vancouver in March

11 South Asian Fashion Week

March 2-4
River Rock Casino

Stunning sartorial creations by top local designers take over the runway during the inaugural South Asian Fashion Week! Guests will have the opportunity to meet designers and explore the SAFW showroom, featuring curated local, clothing, jewelry and beauty brands that will be available for purchase on site.
South Asian Fashion Week  aims to challenge and expand people’s perception of South Asian fashion to go beyond Bollywood and typical stereotypes.
South Asian Fashion Week

10 Provence Sweet Sixteen Celebration

1177 Marinaside Crescent

Provence turned 16 in February, and to celebrate, is offering a sweet sixteen deal to customers.  For the entire month of March, the Yaletown restaurant and wine bar is taking 16% off 17 of their dishes — dishes that have been on the menu since they first opened.  Discounted menu items include Mamie Suzanne’s Fish Soup, Provence’s famed Plateau de Fruits de Mer and their Bouillabaisse (one of our favourites).

things to do in March in Vancouver
(Photo/Nancy Wong PR)

First Pick Handmade Pop-Up

March 17 & 18
3102 Main St

11:00 am to 6:00 pm

Explore a carefully curated selection of local and sustainable goods inside First Pink Handmade’s 3,300-square foot pop up boutique department store! This first-ever Spring fashion only event features seasonal quality brands including bikinis, light weight shawls, hemp tees and tanks, men’s and women’s attire, and natural skin care – to name a few.  

Tickets:  $3 per person, at the door or available through Eventbrite.

things to do in March in Vancouver
(Photo/The Fawnz Creative Communications)

The Original Bridal Swap

March 11 
Croatian Cultural Centre

Getting hitched? Already married and looking to part ways with some of your treasures while making some dough?The Original Bridal Swap is a fantastic opportunity to buy and sell wedding decor and dresses and take advantage of budget savvy wedding vendors!


Axes & Ales Axe Throwing League

March 7-14
295 E 1st Ave

Axe throwing and beer drinking?  That’s what we like to call #entertainment.  Join Red Truck Beer and the Axewood Crew this Spring as they host: Axes & Ales Axe Throwing League.

Running every Wednesday from March 7th until April 25th,  participants can throw some axes and compete for weekly swag and prizes.

The league will run from 6pm – 7:30pm weekly and is open to all levels of experience – including no experience. Registration for the entire tournament is $160 until March 7 and $180 until March 14.

things to do in Vancouver in March

Viva Argentina! Sol Fiesta Party

March 25
12 pm to 6 pm

You don’t have to go to Argentina to experience an original Argentinian atmosphere. Interact with the Argentinian culture at Sol Fiesta while trying authentic fare, and listening/dancing to Argentinian Rock, and Tango music!

Free for kids under 12.

things to do in March in Vancouver

5  Sonic Boom Music Festival

March 22-25

Pyatt Hall & the Orpheum Annex

Presented by Vancouver ProMusica, the Sonic Boom Music Festival is a multi-day celebration of contemporary classical music by BC composers. The festival spotlights a BC Composer in Residence, a featured artist and an ensemble in residence along with a talented mix of ensembles of one to four players performing dozens of new works by West Coast composers. In short: four full evenings of inspired concerts!

things to do in Vancouver in March
(Photo/Vancouver ProMusica)

Re/Form Conference

March 28 & 29

Cheakamus Centre

Described as a ‘conference for creative people’,Re/Form is a unique, two-day conference designed to educate and recharge the business and creative spirit. Unlike the typical conference, Re/Form will take place at the Cheakamus Centre environmental learning space  – aka pretty much in nature.

Attendees will be provided with high-impact knowledge followed by the opportunity get creative, which may include a walk in the forest.  The program will dive into topics such as e-commerce, public relations, value-based business building and creative workshops.

Guest speakers include Devon Brooks, known for her chain of blow dry bars, Canada 150 Women best-selling author Paulina Cameron and Woodlot CEO Sonia Chinji.

Tickets are $320.

things to do in Vancouver in March
(Photo/Michelle Leroux PR)

3 National Absinthe Day

March 5
Gotham Steakhouse

Few spirits are quite as legendary as absinthe! To Celebrate National Absinthe Day on March 5, Gotham Steakhouse is rolling out a special absinthe and cocktail-inspired menu! Get your sip on, March 5-11.

National Absinthe Day

Children’s Wish Night of Wonders

March 8

London Aviation Centre at Vancouver International Airport

The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada honours the bravery and spirit of children and families from across BC and the Yukon, fighting life-threatening illnesses. Over 300 local leaders and influential members of the Vancouver business community will come together for an evening of wonders, granting wishes.

Organizers aim to grant roughly 50 children’s wishes through the support of gala donors and sponsors in 2018.

(Photo/Children’s Wish Foundation)

1 The Juno Awards

March 25

This year’s JUNO Awards, will broadcast live from Rogers Arena! Hosted by Michael Bublé, performers include Arcade Fire, the Arkells, Daniel Caesar, Jessie Reyez, and Lights!

The 2018 Juno Awards
(Photo/The Juno Awards)

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