Buckle up, Vancouver, because this last week of March marks the start of many beloved spring events, in addition to a handful of bigger-name concerts you’ll definitely want to check out. From the highly-anticipated return of the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Fest to a music battle, here are 10 of the best things to do in and around Vancouver this week (March 25-29).

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 


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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
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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
Cost: Varies by restaurant, $10 to $65+

Richmond Spring Hiring Event 

From 1 to 4 pm, WorkBC Richmond is hosting a spring hiring fair at the Brighouse Library, where job seekers at all levels can network with presenting employers and seek new opportunities.

When: Wednesday, March 27th
Where: 100-7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond
Cost: Free

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+

Sponsored pick: Estée Lauder Warehouse Sale: 4 Days of 50% Off Spring Essentials 

Get ready to stock up on your go-to spring essentials, for less! The Estée Lauder Warehouse Sale is back in Vancouver for 4 days only: March 28th – 31st, 2024. Featuring MAC, Clinique, Glamglow, Origins, Too Faced, Bobbi Brown and Bumble & Bumble and more! Enjoy 50% off on a wide range of makeup, skincare, haircare, fragrance. The sale is open to the public and accepts cash, credit and debit! Visit the Vancouver Convention Centre – East Exhibition Hall C from 9 m to 7:30 pm on Thursday and Friday, and 9 am to 5:30 pm on Saturday and Sunday.

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 Canucks

This week, the Canucks are up against the L.A. Kings on Monday, March 25th and the Dallas Stars on Thursday, March 28th. 

This weekend, the Canucks are up against the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday, March 19th.

When: Monday, March 25th and Thursday, March 28th
Where: Rogers Arena
Cost: $100.43+

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

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

Go on a cherry blossom walk 

Can’t get enough of the cherry blossoms? It’s peak bloom season this week, and there are plenty of locations around Vancouver outside of David Lam and Queen Elizabeth Parks to check out.

Where: See locations above

And that’s a wrap on the last week of March, Vancouver! Now get out there and enjoy it.