We have a big weekend coming up, Vancouver! Saint Patrick’s Day is nearly here, the BC Home & Garden Show is on, and Sza is performing onstage at Rogers Arena. And that’s just the start! Here are 10 of the best things to do in and around Vancouver this weekend.

Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day 

Saint Patrick’s Day is this Friday, which means it’s time to dig out your green clothes and accessories from your closet ASAP. So with that in mind, here are 6 exciting Saint Patrick’s Day events happening in Vancouver on the 17th and 18th – from this year’s CelticFest to a Saint Patrick’s Day pub crawl.

Where: See our picks above

AFAM African Fashion Week Vancouver

One of the most high-profile Africa-focused events in BC, African Fashion Week in Vancouver always brings together amazing designers and performing artists for a spectacular show. This year’s event will feature a collaborative catwalk showcase by notable designers, as well as music and dance performances.

Doors open at 6 pm and the show starts at 7 pm at the BMO Theatre Centre.

When: Saturday, March 18th
Where: 162 West 1st Avenue #203
Cost: $55+

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Spring break is here folks, and if that wasn’t enough of a perfect excuse to plan a good ol’ staycation, then the Marriott Pinnacle Downtown’s Flash Sale sure is! Book their Bed & Breakfast package, and get free breakfast for 2 adults and 2 kids. Plus, the hotel is within walking distance of FlyOver Canada, Robson Street shopping, Stanley Park, and all the good stuff downtown Vancouver has to offer.

When: Package options available now until August 18, 2023
Where: 1128 West Hastings Street
Cost: click here for booking options & prices


Following the release of her long-awaited album ‘S.O.S’, SZA has hit the ground running, stopping in 17 different cities across North America. This Sunday, March 19th – the icon is performing at Rogers Arena – so splurge some last-minute tickets if you can!

When: Sunday, March 19th
Where: 800 Griffiths Way
Cost: $221.39+

BC Home + Garden Show

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Photo via BC Home + Garden Show

The BC Home + Garden Show is officially back! Guests can meet locally- and nationally-recognized industry professionals that have an incredible depth of expertise. So no matter what home or garden project you’re working on this spring, the experts are here to help.

With a main stage for industry pros to lend their expertise and advice to a cooking stage for some of the city’s most respected chefs to present live cooking demos, there’s something for everyone at the show. You can view the official stage schedules & lineups here.

When: March 16th to March 19th
Where: 777 Pacific Boulevard
Cost: $14

CelticFest Vancouver

Live music, Irish & Scottish dancing, a pop-up marketplace, Irish Wolfhounds, sports demonstrations, food trucks, and more await at this year’s CelticFest. Mark your calendars for Friday, March 17th and Saturday, March 18th if you want to take advantage of the special weekend festival!

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

See an improv show

From Date Night improv to monthly standup sessions, House Team showcases, and more – there’s always something exciting going on at The Improv Centre on Granville Island. This Sunday, March 18th, you can also check out a rock/improv show, Oil In the Alley & Theatresports!

Where: 1502 Duranleau Street

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Hit up an all-day happy hour 

While 2 to 5 or 3 to 6 pm is a great time to try a new restaurant or bar, the best happy hours are the ones that last all day. So with that in mind, here are 8 of the best all-day happy hours you can check out – from Jules Bistro to The Cascade Room.

Where: See our picks 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

Check out a jazz night

No matter your beverage of choice, Vancouver has some stellar jazz nights to take advantage of on a weekly basis. So as long as you’re prepared to shell out the occasional cover fee here and there, consider this list a solid go-to for an after-work treat.

Where: See our picks above

And that’s a wrap for this weekend, Vancouver!