Buckle up, Vancouver, because there are a ton of exciting events making their way to the city. From the return of Vancouver’s CelticFest to a massive Oscar Party and Red Carpet at the VIFF Centre, here are 10 things to do in Vancouver this weekend (March 10-12).

CelticFest Vancouver


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Speaking of, this year’s CelticFest looks like one for the books. Live music, Irish & Scottish dancing, a pop-up marketplace, Irish Wolfhounds, sports demonstrations, food trucks, and more – mark your calendars for Friday, March 17th and Saturday, March 18th if you want to take advantage of the special weekend festival. As for the rest of the festival from March 11th to March 18th, stay tuned via their socials for more info!

When: March 11th to 18th, with a two-day festival on March 17th and 18th
Where: Multiple venues
Cost: Varies per event

Oscar Party & Red Carpet at VIFF 

On Sunday, March 12th, you can walk down the red carpet at VIFF and attend Vancouver’s very own Oscar Party in style. Guests can enjoy live in-person commentary, participate in Best Dressed contests and Oscar Bingo, and snack on free popcorn all night. Plus, guests have the option of adding a special Chicken Shoyu ramen dinner from The Ramen Club for an extra $20.

Doors open at 3 pm and the Ceremony Stream starts at 5 pm.

When: Sunday, March 12th
Where: 1181 Seymour Street
Cost: $25 + $20 optional add-on for ramen

Arts Club Theatre

On that note, you can catch Sense and Sensibility by Kate Hamill at the Arts Club Theatre, on the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage. And this weekend, you can catch a showing on Friday at 8 pm, Saturday at 2 pm or 8 pm, and Sunday at 2 pm.

When: Until April 2nd
Where: 2750 Granville Street
Cost: $35+

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Joshua Bassett: The Complicated Tour


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You might know of pop singer Joshua Bassett through his starring role in High School Musical: The Musical – or maybe you’re an Olivia Rodrigo fan and put two and two together. Either way, Bassett is quite the talent himself, definitely a great concert pick for acoustic lovers.

When: Saturday, March 11th
Where: 777 Homer Street
Cost: $36.83+

Scout out some blossoms

While it’s still a little early for all varieties, the ‘Whitcomb’ and ‘Accolade’ blossoms are already making an appearance in Vancouver. And thankfully, the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Fest has mapped out the best places to scout out some beautiful trees, which they’ve organized into an interactive map – and users can search by neighbourhood or blooming dates.

Where: See locations above

Visit the Eastside Flea Market 

Every weekend in March, the Eastside Flea is back with a special market with a different roster of vendors and food trucks. The market will be open from 11 am to 5 pm at the Eastside Studios – so get ready to find some cool items to spruce up your home and wardrobe this season.

When: Every weekend in March
Where: 550 Malkin Avenue
Cost: $10

Snow Tubing at Mt. Seymour

Tubing (or tobogganing) is certainly a rare opportunity for Vancouverites. Luckily, you can enjoy both on dedicated hills at Mt. Seymour. It’s a great option if you’re looking for a family-friendly day trip, or as a way to unwind after a day on the actual slopes.

When: Open throughout March
Where: 1700 Mt Seymour Road, North Vancouver
Cost: $10+

Vancouver Giants

The Vancouver Giants are facing off against the Cougars on Sunday, March 12th at the Arena Bowl at the Langley Events Centre. The good news? Tickets start at just over 20 bucks a pop. There are several home games scheduled for this season, which you can view here.

When: Sunday, March 12th
Where: 7888 200 Street Langley
Cost: $20+

Take a walk at VanDusen

Now open from 10 am to 5 pm, March is a great time to visit VanDusen and check out some beautiful spring foliage – once the weather gets on the same page, that is. This month on the bloom calendar? A mix of winter berries, cherry blossoms, and if we’re lucky – some rhododendrons and magnolias as well.

Where: 5151 Oak Street
Cost: $8.90

Enjoy some covered patios

Whether it’s just drizzly or full-out storming, there are (thankfully) plenty of covered patios in Vancouver to choose from. Why not make the most of them and sip on a couple of happy hour bevies this month?

Where: See our picks above

And that’s a wrap on some of the best things to do in Vancouver this weekend. Cheers!