A comprehensive list of March events in Vancouver for 2019. With something new going on almost every single day this month, you’re definitely not going to be bored this March in Vancouver. Check out the full list of all the fun stuff happening around town this March in Vancouver. New events added daily, so check back often!

Ongoing events: 

Go to a specific week: March 1 – 3 | March 4 – 10 | March 11 – 17 | March 18 – 24 | March 25 – 31

Friday, March 1, 2019

Saturday, March 2, 2019

  • VidLaser Gorillaz, Dark Side, and Radiohead – Trippy laser show at BCIT planetarium.
  • North Shore Art Crawl – A full weekend when artists open their studios and welcome you in to see how they work and what they do.
  • Winter Farmer’s Market – Just because it’s winter, doesn’t mean you have to stop getting fresh, local produce! Head to Nat Bailey Stadium for your farm fix.
  • The List! Standup and Improv – The show where standup comedians pick any topic of their choosing and perform a funny list about it, then improvisors take the stage and bring those lists to life with hilarious scenes.

Sunday, March 3, 2019

  • North Shore Art Crawl – A full weekend when artists open their studios and welcome you in to see how they work and what they do.
  • The Good Place Trivia – Holy fork! Think you know everything about Chidi and the gang? Hit up the Biltmore for this epic trivia night.
  • Walk In Her Shoes – Empower girls and women around the globe by walking 10,000 steps (7km). Individuals and teams can register to walk and raise funds in support of women, girls and their families who live in poverty.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

  • Urban Grind – Tackle the steps at the Harbour Centre for $5 and get a free beer and a free food coupon!

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

  • New Moon Snowshoe Tour – The tour begins by travelling through the Light Walk, before heading into the wilderness lit by headlamps. With a perfect balance of City views and mountain wilderness, this snowshoe hike will leave you with a lasting connection with the mountains.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Friday, March 8, 2019

  • International Women’s Day
  • Friday Late Night Movies at the Rio Theatre – Got nothing to do on a Friday evening? Why not head to your local theatrical establishment for an ooey-gooey grilled cheese sandwich, some popcorn, and a classic flick!? Tonight’s movie is: Alien

Saturday, March 9, 2019

  • Winter Farmer’s Market – Just because it’s winter, doesn’t mean you have to stop getting fresh, local produce! Head to Nat Bailey Stadium for your farm fix.
  • Eastside Flea – Featuring over 50 local vendors, food trucks, a live deejay, artisan showrooms, seasonal drink specials, pinball, visiting with friends & more!!
  • East Van Mardi Gras – Jazz, Horns, Funk, Costumes, Stilts, Parades, Krewes, Theatre, Food and Drink …. All go in the hall pot to create a magical evening of New Orleans style Mardi Gras – East Van Style
  • ABRA Cadabra – Re-live and celebrate the timeless and uplifting music of ABBA! Featuring a full live band, dancers, powerful vocals and costumes. A nostalgic journey through all of your favorite ABBA songs!
  • Indigenous Brilliance – A reading series with brilliant poets, writers, singers, visual artists, academics, beadworkers, medicine makers, and more in a day-long event. This major event will feature four readings, and will host Indigenous women/2SQ vendors, entrepreneurs, and artists throughout the entire day.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

  • Eastside Flea – Featuring over 50 local vendors, food trucks, a live deejay, artisan showrooms, seasonal drink specials, pinball, visiting with friends & more!!
  • Biggest Dog Meet-Up Vancouver – A dog meet up at Trout Lake park for dog-lovers.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

  • Urban Grind – Tackle the steps at the Harbour Centre for $5 and get a free beer and a free food coupon!
  • Vancouver Clothing Swap – A big event of swapping clothes…
  • Movies in the Morgue – Watch “Thelma & Louise” while cuddled up in the local morgue. Cozy.
  • Puzzled Pint – Teams of 2-8 participants come out and discover a new bar/pub/resto each month to complete paper puzzles (logic, crosswords, folding, etc.)
  • Vancouver Story Slam 2019 – Ten storytellers share original stories! $5 cover includes a ballot to vote for your favourites.
  • Free Pancake Day at IHOP – Need we say more? Get your forks and syrup ready!

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

  • East Side Beer Fest – Featuring craft beers from all over the world along with tasty samplings from Commercial Drive food purveyors.
  • Story Story Lie – A night of unfathomable stories too strange to be true – And one is a total lie. Spot the liar right and win!

Thursday, March 14, 2019

  • The Vegan Night Market – Lots of food, local artisans, drinks, music and chill vibes, all with the purpose of giving back to animals and humans in any way we can.

Friday, March 15, 2019

  • Friday Late Night Movies at the Rio Theatre – Got nothing to do on a Friday evening? Why not head to your local theatrical establishment for an ooey-gooey grilled cheese sandwich, some popcorn, and a classic flick!? Tonight’s movie is: Get Out

Saturday, March 16, 2019

  • Winter Farmer’s Market – Just because it’s winter, doesn’t mean you have to stop getting fresh, local produce! Head to Nat Bailey Stadium for your farm fix.
  • Art Battle Vancouver ALL STARS – An evening of live painting with artists going head to head for ultimate glory.
  • First Pick Handmade – Heritage Hall will turn into a 3,300-square foot pop up boutique department store for those that value Canadian design and quality materials.
  • CelticFest 2019 Ceilidh – There will be a cash bar at the venue for the night with excellent drink selections and prices. Music will be provided by Vancouver’s finest local musicians. This event is not to be missed.
  • Annual WISE St. Paddy’s Day Bash – The return of a legendary Vancouver St. Patrick’s tradition with the one and only Shane’s Teeth (THE Pogues tribute band) and special musical guests.
  • Music Videos Live – The ultimate night of music videos from Vancouver’s brightest musicians –  followed by live performance! Add dancers and DJs into the mix and it’s a retro dream come true.
  • Journalism: A New Hope – Join acclaimed wrters Alicia Elliott, Elizabeth Renzetti, Emily Riddle, Lorimer Shenher and Andrea Warner as they share stories from the trenches and offer a way forward.
  • Rolla Skate Jam – Join Rolla Skate Club at Skate Church where we’ll kick off our best year of skating yet. Tunes provided by DJ Groove Heart. Ages 14+ welcome.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

  • St. Patrick’s Day
  • The Vancouver Market –  35+ vendors selling and showing off their vintage clothing, musical instruments, homemade goods, knick knacks, housewares + loads more! Cover is $2 at the door.
  • First Pick Handmade – Heritage Hall will turn into a 3,300-square foot pop up boutique department store for those that value Canadian design and quality materials.
  • St. Patrick’s Day Family Celebration – Fun or all ages with live music, crafts, face painting, Irish language, Wolfhounds, Gaelic sports, and more! Free Entry.
  • St. Patrick’s Day at the Blarney Stone – Doors open at 9am for an Irish Brunch Buffet. Entertainment both indoors and outdoors ALL DAY long! 9am-4am!
  • Shakespeare After Dark: The Bard Improvised and Twisted – Shakespeare After Dark seeks to introduce a new generation of theatre-goers to the works of the Bard by reviving the raucous, interactive and vibrant nature of Elizabethan theatre with a very modern twist that only the spirit of improvisation can bring, whilst reminding them to to always enjoy Shakespeare responsibly.
  • Shamrocks & Shenanigans – The improv comedy company’s St. Paddy’s Day celebration on Sunday, March 17. Patrons that night will laugh ‘til their faces hurt at a crazy Celtic version of TheatreSports starting at 7:30 p.m.

Monday, March 18, 2019

  • Shred for the Cause at Mount Seymour – Ladies ride for just $15 at Mount Seymour for their “Shred for a Cause” night.
  • Woo Hoo! Simpsons Trivia – The most fun you’ll have on a Monday night with Simpsons trivia, episodes, and fun times.
  • Nasty Women Comedy – Improv comedy from some of Vancouver’s fiercest, funniest comedians, ready to get you fired up and feeling a little more nasty.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

  • Urban Grind – Tackle the steps at the Harbour Centre for $5 and get a free beer and a free food coupon!

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Thursday, March 21, 2019

  • Sonic Boom Festival – Three acoustically beautiful venues in Vancouver will find themselves surrounded by the sounds of BC’s vibrant, contemporary, classical music scene
  • Vancouver Burlesque Student Showcase – Check out the new graduates from the Vancouver Burlesque Co.

Friday, March 22, 2019

  • Teen Angst Night – Teen Angst Night is a comedic reading series. Readers can share anything (poetry, songs, letters, journals, diaries, essays, stories, plays, lists, etc) so long as it makes you cringe laugh!
  • Sonic Boom Festival – Three acoustically beautiful venues in Vancouver will find themselves surrounded by the sounds of BC’s vibrant, contemporary, classical music scene
  • Festival du Bois – The largest and most popular celebration of francophone music and culture in BC
  • Vancouver Gem Show – Unique Gems, Fine Minerals, Rare Fossils, Handmade Jewellery, Fancy Beads, and more…
  • Friday Late Night Movies at the Rio Theatre – Got nothing to do on a Friday evening? Why not head to your local theatrical establishment for an ooey-gooey grilled cheese sandwich, some popcorn, and a classic flick!? Tonight’s movie is American Psycho

Saturday, March 23, 2019

  • Eastside Flea – Featuring over 50 local vendors, food trucks, a live deejay, artisan showrooms, seasonal drink specials, pinball, visiting with friends & more!!
  • Sonic Boom Festival – Three acoustically beautiful venues in Vancouver will find themselves surrounded by the sounds of BC’s vibrant, contemporary, classical music scene
  • Festival du Bois – The largest and most popular celebration of francophone music and culture in BC
  • Vancouver Gem Show – Unique Gems, Fine Minerals, Rare Fossils, Handmade Jewellery, Fancy Beads, and more…
  • 24 Hours of Winter at Grouse – Celebrate on the slopes from sundown to sunrise. Dance or skate the night away under starry skies as DJs spin your favourite tracks. Glide down The Cut while taking in a spectacular Vancouver sunrise or enjoy one of the many round- the – clock activities.
  • Winter Farmer’s Market – Just because it’s winter, doesn’t mean you have to stop getting fresh, local produce! Head to Nat Bailey Stadium for your farm fix.
  • Alicia Tobin’s Come Draw With Me – An evening of drawings, laughings, sharings (not too much sharing) huggings (no way, gross), marker sniffing, and friendships. Part comedy show, part art class… well, probably not. No talent required. Supplies provided.
  • Vancouver Orchid Society Annual Show and Sale – Orchid show featuring flower judging and displays, sale of orchids by local and international vendors. See plants in bloom and for sale from the beautiful to the rare to the unique.
  • Night Quest – Nature at night is a magical experience. Wander 2 km of lantern-lit trails and meet squirrels, skunks and salamanders who will delight you with stories of nature at night. Bring a flashlight or lantern, and a mug for the cash-only concession. Please leave pets at home.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

  • Eastside Flea – Featuring over 50 local vendors, food trucks, a live deejay, artisan showrooms, seasonal drink specials, pinball, visiting with friends & more!!
  • Sonic Boom Festival – Three acoustically beautiful venues in Vancouver will find themselves surrounded by the sounds of BC’s vibrant, contemporary, classical music scene
  • Festival du Bois – The largest and most popular celebration of francophone music and culture in BC
  • Vancouver Gem Show – Unique Gems, Fine Minerals, Rare Fossils, Handmade Jewellery, Fancy Beads, and more…
  • 24 Hours of Winter at Grouse – Celebrate on the slopes from sundown to sunrise. Dance or skate the night away under starry skies as DJs spin your favourite tracks. Glide down The Cut while taking in a spectacular Vancouver sunrise or enjoy one of the many round- the – clock activities.
  • Learn to Letter Workshop – Ever wanted to work on your penmanship, or recreate those satisfying calligraphy videos on your social media feed? A mini lettering kit is included for this event, so all you need is to bring yourself for a night of snacking, sipping, and socializing!
  • Geeks vs. Nerds – 49th episode of Geeks vs Nerds. An improv comedy debate show. Topics are Janeway vs Rosalyn, Reapers vs Zerg.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

  • Urban Grind – Tackle the steps at the Harbour Centre for $5 and get a free beer and a free food coupon!
  • Spice World (With The Spice Gurlz Live Drag Shadowcast!) – The Spice Girls‘ movie SPICE WORLD will come alive onstage and get taken to a whole other level – with a live shadowcast featuring Vancouver’s own amazing Spice Gurlz!

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Friday, March 29, 2019

  • Friday Late Night Movies at the Rio Theatre – Got nothing to do on a Friday evening? Why not head to your local theatrical establishment for an ooey-gooey grilled cheese sandwich, some popcorn, and a classic flick!?

Saturday, March 30, 2019

  • Riverdale Burlesque – Archie and the gang are gearing up for some sexy times at the Rio Theatre.
  • VAL Lab Closing Party – A massive warehouse party to say goodbye to the Lab in style! Expect non stop music, drag, performers, dancers, going late late late into the night.
  • 24 Hour Movie Marathon at the Cinematheque – 24 hours of a carefully crafted, super-secret lineup of films will be served — a medley of forgotten gems, arthouse hits, and WTF curios from the four corners of our spinning globe. At the finish line: the coveted title of Movie Marathon Survivor!
  • Coins, Stamps & Collectibles Show – 40 tables of coins, stamps and collectibles. Buy – Sell – Free Appraisals – Displays
  • STICKY: A post-it note art show STICKY features tiny, original art made on 3×3 inch Post-It notes! Hundreds of artists will contribute 6–10 pieces each, with every Post-It priced at $20/each. Our focus will be on great art from local talent at a very affordable price.

Sunday, March 31, 2019