The March Fun List: 16 Things to Do in Vancouver This Month

Here’s a jam-packed month of fun—you’ll be so busy you might forget to spring forward those clocks.

1. Sip and Swirl: Vancouver International Wine Festival

WHEN February 24 to March 3

WHERE Various venues

COST Varies

Taste your way through more than 1,150 wines from over a dozen countries at this world- famous event that’s like the  Super Bowl for local wine lovers.

The Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra
Photo by Lindsay-Elliott

2. High Notes: VAM Symphony Orchestra Plays Tchaikovsky

WHEN March 3

WHERE Orpheum Theatre

COST $15

The Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra brings the Tchaikovsky banger Symphony  No. 4 to life in the historic  Orpheum for an afternoon that’s all class.

3. Power Wheels: Monster Jam

WHEN March 8 to 10

WHERE Pacific Coliseum

COST From $28

Come lose your mind and your hearing as these big-wheeled beasts flip, spin, roll and jump their way into your hearts. (We don’t know what a Monster Jam is.)

Candlelight: A Tribute to the Beatles

4. Nostalgic Notes: Candlelight: A Tribute to the Beatles

WHEN March 15

WHERE Kerrisdale Presbyterian Church

COST: From $40

They say all you need is love, but what about basking in the glow of candlelight and the timeless tunes of the Fab Four? That should definitely be on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.

5. Big Mac: The Society Page

WHEN March 17

WHERE Knowledge Network


Malcolm Parry has been the city’s high-society party photog for decades (and spent nearly 15 years at the helm of this very publication). Now, he’s the subject of a portrait of his own: a documentary.

Play-by-Play: Red Velvet

6. Play-by-Play:  Red Velvet

WHEN March 21 to April 21

WHERE Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage

COST From $29

Immerse yourself in the riveting true story of Ira Aldridge, the first Black actor to take on Shakespeare’s Othello—it’s like an Inception-style play within a play (but way less confusing).

7. Rootin’ Tootin’: Tim McGraw

WHEN March 27

WHERE Rogers Arena

COST From $94.80

The country music icon and Faith Hill plus-one brings his Standing Room Only Tour to Vancouver, with Carly Pearce joining as special guest.

Prescribed Fun: Willow Pill Presents God’s Child

8. Prescribed Fun: Willow Pill Presents God’s Child

WHEN March 28

WHERE Hollywood Theatre

COST $52.29

Another RuPaul’s Drag Race winner (season 14) is coming to bless us with a solo show all about her religious childhood, with plenty of trippy visuals and sacrilegious madness.

9. Body Break: Health

WHEN March 29

WHERE Commodore Ballroom

COST From $42

Health PSA: there are actually two bands with this same name so, just to be clear, this is the noise rock meets dance meets electronica one (not the spacy, post-rock experimental one).

Hot Takes: Eddie Pepitone Live

10. Hot Takes:  Eddie Pepitone Live

WHEN March 29 and 30


COST $27.96

Also known as the “Bitter Buddha,” the legendary comedian descends upon Vancouver to blend his trademark fury with zen-like insight for an unforgettable two-night stand-up rager.

Spin Doctor: Hot Chip DJ Set

11. Spin Doctor: Hot Chip DJ Set

WHEN March 30

WHERE Hollywood Theatre

COST From $35

The early 2000s “Over and Over” English synthpop band want to be your dream dance DJ—place your bets on whether they play their own stuff.

12. Comic Quest: Vancouver Comic and Toy Show

WHEN April 6 and 7


COST From $15

A treasure trove for comic lovers and collectors, featuring a vast array of graphic art and collectibles—just don’t call them cartoons.

13. In the Fold:  Sexy Laundry

WHEN April 11 to May 12

WHERE Granville Island Stage

COST From $29

A comedy exploring the intricacies of modern relationships with wit and warmth that doesn’t crease.

14. Sports Check: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Los Angeles Galaxy

WHEN April 13


COST From $34

Cheer on our local FC as they take on David Beckham’s former football fam.

15. Hoedown Throwdown: Coast City Country Festival

WHEN April 19 and 20


COST From $99

Kick up your boots at the first ever Coast City Country Festival, which includes stars like Luke Bryan and everybody’s favourite country band, Nickelback. (Maybe they’ll be wearing cowboy hats?)

Photo by Annie Reid

16. For the Gram: Tyla

WHEN April 28

WHERE Commodore Ballroom

COST From $48

Don’t miss the chance to see rising star and South African sensation Tyla grace the stage with her Grammy-nominated hits before her stardom (and ticket prices) soar to Swift-level heights.