The month of March is often marked by returning cherry blossoms, night markets, and patios slowly re-opening for the spring season. And since Daylight Saving Time begins the second Sunday of the month, we’ll soon have an extra hour in the day to enjoy it all. Here are 30 of the best concerts, markets, and things to do in Vancouver this March.

Live events & concerts


We’re starting off this list with a huge name in the EDM scene – Niles Hollowell-Dhar, known professionally as KSHMR. Known for his breakout song “Megalodon,” the artist has contributed to many compositions for famous producers, like Borgeous and DVBBS.

When: Friday, March 1st
Where: Harbour Event & Convention Centre
Cost: $93.79

Nicky Romero

Known professionally as Nicky Romero or Monocule – this Dutch DJ and remixer has worked with everyone from Tiësto to David Guetta, to Avicii, and has certainly carved his own path in the industry. Get ready for familiar tunes, magnetic energy, and tons of dancing.

When: Friday, March 8th
Where: Harbour Event & Convention Centre
Cost: $42.89


This American pop-rock band is from LA, but was formed in Nashville in 2014, consisting of members Paul Jason Klein, Jake Clifford Goss, and Leslie Priest. Since the band’s inception, they’ve put out three ‘top 5’ albums: “LANY,” “Malibu Nights,” and “Mama’s Boy.”

When: Friday, March 8th
Where: Harbour Event & Convention Centre
Cost: $69.50

Vancouver Career Fair – Jobs Canada Centre

On Thursday, March 21st, Jobs Canada Centre is hosting a massive hiring fair at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, where over a hundred jobs across many fields are on the table. The latest job listings include positions at Hycroft Engineering, Aetna Insurance Company, and SureCare Industrial Tech LTD.

When: Thursday, March 21st
Where: 900 West Georgia Street

Ashley McBryde 

Country lovers, this one’s for you. Ashley McBryde is a country music singer–songwriter from Arkansas who later moved to Nashville to start her music career. Known for her songs like “Light On in the Kitchen,” “Brenda Put Your Bra On,” and “One Night Standards.”

When: Monday, March 25th
Where: The Commodore
Cost: $52.25

Noah Kahan 

Noah Kahan is an acclaimed folk-pop singer-songwriter with several breakthrough singles, including “Hurt Somebody,” which charted in multiple international markets. His debut album “Busyhead” was followed by “Cape Elizabeth” and “Stick Season.”

When: Tuesday, March 26th
Where: Rogers Arena
Cost: Check back in soon

Milky Day 

Known for his collabs with Jimmy Brown, frad, Gareth.T and Hayne, Milky Day is a rising Korean-New Zealander artist in the logi and R&B genres. With a background in classical piano, his music has received millions of streams.

When: Tuesday, March 26th
Where: The Commodore
Cost: $52.25

Tim McGraw

Tim McGraw is bringing his 2024 Standing Room Only Tour to Vancouver!

Get ready to catch McGraw and Grammy® Award-winning singer-songwriter Carly Pearce, who will join the Standing Room Only Tour on all dates as direct support.

When: Wednesday, March 27th
Where: Rogers Arena
Cost: $111+

Arts & culture

17th annual Coastal Dance Festival

This three-day festival honours Indigenous stories, song, and dance from across Canada and the world – featuring an exclusive excerpt from Dancers of Damelahamid’s upcoming work, ‘Raven Mother.’

The three-day festival honours Indigenous stories, song, and dance from across Canada and around the world, and will feature an exclusive excerpt from Dancers of Damelahamid’s upcoming full-length work, Raven Mother. The culmination of generations of artistic and cultural work, Raven Mother is the group’s most ambitious production to date, and will premiere at The Cultch in October 2024.

When: March 1st to 3rd
Where: 777 Columbia Street
Cost: By-donation and $25 for Dancers of Damelahamid

Vancouver Pop-Ups: Spring Market

From 11 am to 5 pm on Sunday, March 3rd, Heritage Hall is once again transforming into a local shopping experience, complete with over 40 artisans and vendors ranging from handmade jewelry and home decor to food and drink.

Oh, and your furry friends are welcome too!

When: Sunday, March 3rd
Where: 3102 Main Street
Cost: Free admission

Rise Film Festival

Film lovers can check out the creative works of CapU filmmakers at the Nat and Flora Bosa Centre on Thursday, March 7th. In addition to a red carpet, the event will include film screenings starting at 5:30 pm, followed by Q&A sessions with the filmmakers.

When: Thursday, March 7th
Where: 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver
Cost: Free admission


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

Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day 

Speaking of St. Patrick’s Day, there are plenty of things to do around the city to make the most of the holiday. So it’s time to dig out your green clothes and accessories from your closet and check it out!

Where: See our picks above

Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival

Every spring, Vancouver transforms into a beautiful sea of pink, and the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival returns to celebrate the special time of year with tree walks, tasty treats, and an open-air Japanese fair. From Blossoms After Dark to The Big Picnic, there’s something for every spring lover to enjoy here!

When: March 29th to April 25th, 2024
Where: Locations around Vancouver

The Vancouver Art Gallery

You don’t need to know Monet from Cézanne to enjoy a day at the Vancouver Art Gallery. With new exhibits popping up all the time, it’s a fun, educational and culturally enriching place to check out. And of course, who doesn’t love ‘hmm-ing’ and ‘hah-ing’ at some crazy paintings, especially on Free Nights at the Gallery? 

The next one will be on Friday, March 1st

Where: 750 Hornby Street
Cost: $6.50 – $24, free on the first Friday of every month

Food & drink

Vegan Night Market

Peaces’ Vegan Night Market kicks off on March 7th, with monthly markets to follow on the first Thursday of every month. The beloved plant-based, pet-friendly market will feature delicious eats and drinks, cruelty-free clothing and cosmetics, and much more.

While it’s still too early to talk vendors, the night market promises an “unforgettable evening” with “mouthwatering dishes crafted by local chefs.” And if last year’s markets are any indication, we’re in for everything from plant-based tacos and Chickpea fries to desserts.

When: Thursday, March 7th and every first Thursday of the month
Where: 1489 East Hastings Street
Cost: $4 minimum donation

East Side Beer Fest 

The Greater Vancouver Food Bank (GVFB) presents the 10th annual East Side Beer Fest & tasting event on Wednesday, March 13th from 7 to 9 pm at The Wise Hall. Tickets are just under $30 and they’re all-inclusive – meaning guests get access to all 22 participating craft breweries of the event!

When: Wednesday, March 13th
Where: 1882 Adanac Street
Cost: $29.99

Foodstock at Night 

A two-night music battle is taking place at The Cobalt on March 28th and April 12th, where two bands will compete in a ‘battle of the bands’ to determine who will perform at this year’s Foodstock Festival this summer.

When: Thursday, March 28th and April 12th
Where: The Cobalt
Cost: $17.31 for night one

Vancouver Cherry Blossom Food Festival  

The first-ever Vancouver Cherry Blossom Food Festival will bring spring lovers together on a self-guided journey to 10 participating vendors in Metro Vancouver with cherry blossom-themed treats. So whether you’re planning a cute spring date, going on a food crawl, or just want to support a local business near the end of the month, this is a great reason to do it all.

When: Friday, March 29th to April 28th
Where: 10 participating locations in Metro Vancouver

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

Outdoor & sports

Vancouver Giants

The Vancouver Giants are facing off against the Rockets, Thunderbirds, Americans, Blazers, Cougars, and Rockets at the Arena Bowl at the Langley Events Centre this month. With plenty of home games to choose from (and $20 tickets), why not go and support our team & make some great memories in the process?

When: Multiple dates in March
Where: 7888 200 Street Langley
Cost: $20

Go for a swim

That’s right, it doesn’t need to be summer to dive into a pool or get some laps in. Vancouver’s indoor swimming pools are open all month long, and it won’t hurt your wallet to go for a swim. Note that the Lord Byng Pool will reopen on January 3rd.

When: Open throughout March
Where: Locations around Vancouver
Cost: $6.66 for GA

Take a walk at VanDusen

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: $9.80

Snowshoeing at Cypress

And now, for some winter sports options. If you’re ready to take a day trip this month, know that Cypress Mountain has got a serious amount of snowshoe trails for you to explore.

When: Open until mid-April
Where: 6000 Cypress Bowl Road, West Vancouver
Cost: $20 without rentals, $38 with snowshoe rentals

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+

Downhill Skiing

Speaking of actual slopes, we can’t forget that all three of Metro Vancouver’s mountains offer great, close-to-home on-piste options. This is a no-brainer pick, so all we’ll say is that you’re better off playing hooky during the week than trying to visit on the weekend.

When: Open throughout March
Where: 1700 Mt Seymour Road, North Vancouver, 6000 Cypress Bowl Road, West Vancouver and 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver