Vancouver Events in March

Can't-Miss Events and Festivals in Vancouver, BC

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Don't-miss events for March 2019 in Vancouver include CelticFest, 24 Hours of Winter and feminist film and literary festivals!

March 1-3, 2019
Vancouver Expo Fan
What: Celebrities, Cosplayers and cult film fans gather for a weekend of special events, seminars and vendors. 
Where: Vancouver Conference Centre
Cost: $30, see site for tickets. 

March 4-30, 2019
Vancouver International Dance Festival
What: The International Dance Festival brings together the best in local, national and international dance artists.


Where: Various locations in Vancouver; see site for details.
Cost: Various; see site for details. Many events are free.

Tuesday, March 5 - Sunday, March 10
Vancouver Women in Film Festival
What: The annual WIFF showcases films from both established and up-and-coming women filmmakers. The festival also includes a chance to meet industry professionals at panels, workshops, and more.
Where: Vancity Theatre, Vancouver
Cost: Various, see site for details.

Friday, March 8 - Sunday, March 17
Growing Room Literary Festival
What: A feminist literary festival with over 30 panels and readings, writing workshops and two full days of manuscript consultations for literary folks from Vancouver and around the world.
Where: See site for line-up. 
Cost: TBD

Tuesday, March 12
Nowruz: Annual Fire Festival (Chaharshanbe Suri)
What: West Vancouver celebrates Persian New Year with the annual Persian Fire Festival in Ambleside Park.


Where: Ambleside Park, West Vancouver
Cost: Free

Thursday, March 14
Dining Out For Life
What: Dine Out for Life is a restaurant event where 25% of profits from food revenues at participating restaurants will be donated to AIDS charities, including A Loving Spoonful and Friends for Life. Over 250 restaurants from Whistler to White Rock will be participating.


Where: Various, see site for details.
Cost: See site for participating restaurants.

Saturday, March 16
BMO St. Patrick's Day 5K
What: This annual 5K supports the Canadian Diabetes Association and concludes with a great after-party at Granville Island Brewing!
Where: Downtown Vancouver
Cost: See site for details.

Sunday, March 17 
CelticFest Vancouver 2019
What: Western Canada’s largest celebration of all things Celtic, CelticFest features live music, dance, film, storytelling, and workshops, plus the free Celtic Village market.
Where: Various, see site for details.
Cost: Various; see site for details. Many events are free. 

Sunday, March 17
St. Patrick's Day
Your Guide to St. Patrick's Day in Vancouver

Saturday, March 23- Sunday, March 24
24 Hours of Winter
What: Grouse Mountain opens its slopes for 24 hours of winter fun with all-night events from night skiing to DJs and skating sessions.
Where: Grouse Mountain
Cost: See site for various options. 

Saturdays through April 28
Winter Farmers Market at Nat Bailey Stadium
What: Enjoy shopping local throughout the winter at the Winter Farmers Market at Nat Bailey Stadium. Includes food trucks, live music, and more.
Where: Nat Bailey Stadium, 4601 Ontario St., Vancouver
Cost: Free