Enjoying Vancouver doesn’t have to break the bank! Daily Hive Vancouver has the lowdown on great events around the city, from drum classes to farmers markets and so much more. Here are 20 free things to do in Vancouver this March.
What: Looking to meet other knitters in Vancouver? Are you learning how to knit and need assistance or advice? Cartems Kits hosts a Knitting Club every other Monday at for people to mingle, learn from one another and gain inspiration.
Where: Cartems Donuterie – 3040 West Broadway, Vancouver
What: In this masterclass, Eric will show different ways to approach the feel and pulse of different grooves and styles of music. Eric is an incredibly accomplished drummer and educator, working with some of Cirque de Soleil’s most popular touring shows. Bring your sticks, a note pad and learn how to improve your groove!
Where: Long & McQuade North Vancouver – 1363 Main Street, North Vancouver
What: Learn how to tune up your bike in a positive space for trans women, cis women, queer and genderqueer folks in a relaxed environment led by female and/or LGBTQ2I identified mechanics and volunteers. A great way to introduce yourself to the wonderful world of bike mechanics while eating pizza and listening to some great tunes.
Where: The Bike Kitchen – 1896 East Mall, Vancouver
What: An international contest series inviting snowboarders to showcase pure style in a thrilling jam format. Touring across the US, Canada, China, Korea and France, the Vans Hi-Standard Series will feature an original big air format where riders are judged by individual style only, with no rotations over 720 allowed.
Where: Mt. Seymour – 1700 Mount Seymour Road, North Vancouver
What: Vive Tu Vida Fitness is hosting a Spring Open House filled with free demo classes all day long to celebrate a successful first five months in New West, and the arrival of Spring. Drop by to try out some classes, get exclusive in-studio deals, and enter to win some awesome prizes.
Where: Vive Tu Vida Fitness – #202-627 Columbia Street, New Westminster
What: Nettie Cronish, chef and author of six bestselling Canadian cookbooks, will speak on Indian pantry staples, including coconut milk, chickpea flour, ghee, lentils, rice, yogurt, paneer and of course, curries and masala. The talk will be accompanied by a multi-image video highlighting India’s beauty and details of Nettie’s upcoming culinary journey to India.
Where: Alma VanDusen Theatre, Vancouver Public Library – 350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
What: A dedicated group of men and women from the congregation gather to make sandwiches to be distributed from First United Church on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Help and support is always appreciated.
Where: Jubilee United Church – 7591 Gray Ave., Burnaby
When: March 13 (women) and March 23 (men) from 10 am to 1 pm
More Info: Please contact the church office for more details if you are interested in helping.
What: Check Your Head is launching a new project with a goal of engaging youth in understanding and addressing the issues that affect their health and wellbeing. The first explores social determinants of health and how they influence our decisions, wellbeing and quality of life. Youth will learn how to increase control over these social determinants of health.
Where: Broadway Youth Resource Center – 2455 Fraser Street, Vancouver
What: Celebrate all things Irish at the Celtic Village and Street Market. Taking over Robson Square and the Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza, the Celtic Village will be filled with music, dance, food, shopping and more! This weekend-long street fair also features music on the Main Stage and Howe Street Stage, highland games demos, BC’s best pipe bands, street performers, festive vendors, face painting, and more.
Where: Robson Square and the Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza
What: A free concert at The Media Club, headlined by Andrew Conroy and his band playing hits of the 80s, 90s, and 2000s. Sing along to hits by artists like the Backstreet Boys, R Kelly, Kesha, and more.
Where: The Media Club – 695 Cambie Street, Vancouver
What: The half-day event combines networking and learning, and will include a complimentary breakfast and lunch, 30-minute presentations by business experts, exhibition booths from Small Business BC and Vancity and tools and resources tailored for entrepreneurs and small business owners seeking to start or grow their business.
Where: Surrey City Hall – 13450 104 Avenue, Surrey
What: The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival is Vancouver’s signature springtime event, waking the city up from winter hibernation to an explosion of some 41,000 blossoming cherry trees. Originally gifted from Japan in the 1930s, the cherry blossom now inspires a month-long of 20+ public, mostly free, arts and cultural community events
What: A hilarious night of improv comedy for everyone, hosted by Queer Prov, a not-for-profit society dedicated to creating a Queer improv theatre community. Entry is completely free – just bring friends!
What: Hang out with good people, listen to music, watch videos, play games and more. Come early to try their new cocktails during Happy Hour (8 to 10 pm) and stay the rest of the night and hangout until 2 am.
Where: The Waldorf – 1489 East Hastings Street, Vancouver