St. Patrick’s Day is coming up this weekend, which means there are plenty of green-themed parties and events to check out around town. And if you’d rather hit up a Giants’ game or improv show, we’ve got you covered. Here are 10 of the best things to do in and around Vancouver this weekend (March 15-17).

Vancouver Giants

The Vancouver Giants are facing off against the Blazers at the Arena Bowl at the Langley Events Centre this Friday, March 15th.

When: Friday, March 15th
Where: 7888 200 Street Langley
Cost: $20

Puff the Magic Improv Show

This Friday, Momentous Comedy is hosting another improv show at The China Cloud, so get ready for a night of great laughs, connection, and lifting spirits.

When: Friday, March 15th
Where: 524 Main Street
Cost: $22.63

Sponsored pick: Bite Of Burnaby

Prepare your favourite stretchy pants because Bite of Burnaby is back for its 4th year! This month-long culinary extravaganza is a celebration of the diverse and global flavours that make up the city of Burnaby, BC. This festival has it all, from fine dining establishments to cozy eateries, you’ll get to try the best of the city’s culinary scene at a fraction of the price! Check out their website for the full list of participating restaurants and where you can find them.

When: March 1-31st
Where: Across the city of Burnaby, BC
Cost: Varies by restaurant, $10 to $65+



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Who’s ready to party with the Irish? Western Canada’s largest Celtic festival, CelticFest, is taking place in Vancouver in just a few short weeks, and it’s the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in Celtic culture and music for St. Patrick’s Day.

When: Saturday, March 16th
Where: šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square
Cost: Free admission on Saturday, ticketed events

Celebrating Nowruz 

From 6:30 to 9:30 on Saturday, March 16th, the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre is celebrating Nowruz (Persian New Year) and the start of spring with a family-friendly night of refreshments, live music, dance, live science demos, and a special presentation on the history of Nowruz in the Planetarium Star Theatre.

When: Saturday, March 16th
Where: 1100 Chestnut Street
Cost: $20.55

St. Patrick’s Day Party with Paddy Waggin’ 

Vancouver’s favorite Celtpunk band Paddy Waggin’ is pulling up to Lana Lou’s for a night of traditional Irish music, Celtic punk, and PW originals. There will also be a tribute to St. MacGowan with tons of Pogues tunes.

When: Saturday, March 16th
Where: 362 Powell Street
Cost: $25

Saint Patrick’s Day at Vancouver Odd Fellows

The historic Vancouver Odd Fellows Hall is hosting a night of Irish entertainment and dancing on Saturday, March 18th, as a fundraiser for the Make-a-Wish foundation. The event will commence at 7 pm and include live music by Canada’s leading Celtic Folk rock band, Blackthorn, as well as the Watt Irish Dancers.

When: Saturday, March 16th
Where: 1443 West 8th Avenue
Cost: $31.28

Vancouver Canucks

This weekend, the Canucks are up against the Washington Capitals during a special St. Patrick’s Day game. Don’t walk, run to get tickets while you still can!

When: Saturday, March 16th
Where: Rogers Arena
Cost: $157.44

Disney in Concert: The Sound of Magic 

There are still tickets left to Sunday’s Disney in Concert: The Sound of Music by the VSO. So if you love the musical or just want to enjoy an afternoon of classical music, consider checking it out!

When: Sunday, March 17th
Where: The Orpheum
Cost: $21.19+

And that’s a wrap on the weekend, Vancouver!