15 things to do in the Fraser Valley this March

Dec 19 2017, 8:27 pm

Spring has sprung and there’s no shortage of ways to celebrate this March. Whether you’re looking for ways to explore nature, want to take in a show, or are planning a big event, here are 15 great ways to enjoy life in the Fraser Valley.


Guys and Dolls

Watch gambler Nathan Detroit try to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in New York City. This oddball romantic comedy will take you from the heart of Times Square to the cafés of Havana and Cuba.

  • When: March 2 to 5, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Where: Abbotsford Arts Centre
  • Cost: Adults $20, children $15

Queens of Sheba featuring Heart with special guest Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

Get ready for a night of hard rock nostalgia. Heart sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson have topped the charts from the 1970s until now, with hits like “Barracuda,” “If Looks Could Kill,” and “Fanatic.” Blackhearts’ leader Joan Jett has had eight platinum and gold albums and nine Top 40 singles. They are coming together under one roof.

  • When: March 7, 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Abbotsford Centre
  • Cost: $55



Abbotsford Tulip Festival

The Abbotsford Tulip Festival wants you to celebrate spring. Pack a picnic or visit the food trucks and enjoy a fun-filled day with family and friends. Bouquets of fresh-cut tulips will be available as well as a designated U-pick area.

  • When: March 25 to May 1, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Where: 36737 North Parallel Road
  • Cost: $5


A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline

Relive legendary country and western music sensation Patsy Cline’s journey with this fantastic hit musical. Featuring her greatest hits, including “Crazy” and “I Fall to Pieces.” This is bound to be a toe-tapping extravaganza.

  • When: March 7, 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Chilliwack Cultural Centre
  • Cost: Adults $40, seniors $37, students $35

Family Nature Festival

Bring the whole family and visit the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve for an enjoyable day of exploratory walks, observation stations, and nature activities.

  • When: March 18 to19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Where: Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve
  • Cost: Free


The Best of VIMFF

Adrenaline junkies take note. The Vancouver International Mountain Festival—Best of the Fest tour is back for its fourth instalment of high-octane and extreme athleticism. Featuring selected winning films from the Vancouver International Film Festival.

  • When: March 26, 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Chilliwack Cultural Centre
  • Cost: $18


Fraser Valley Wedding Festival

Vendors will be on-site offering the very best of all things wedding: gowns, men’s wear, jewelry, music, wedding cakes, and much more.

  • When: March 7, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Where: Cascades Casino Resort
  • Cost: $10 (brides and grooms free by pre-registering online)


Family Intro to Music Night

Celebrate spring with a drop-in night sure to be musical fun for the whole family. Hear student and faculty performances and try different instruments at the instrument stations.

  • When: March 22, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Where: Langley Community Music School
  • Cost: Free

A Night of Bowie

David Bowie will forever remain one of music history’s most praised and successful artists. From rock to funk and dance to ballad, Bowie was nothing if not unexpected. A Night of Bowie is a celebration of Bowie’s memorable hits, focusing on his peak years from 1970 to 1990.

  • When: March 31, 8 p.m.
  • Where: Cascades Casino Summit Theatre
  • Cost: $39.50


9th Annual Mission Writers and Readers Festival

Presented by the Lifetime Learning Centre Society, this festival features workshops by author Jen Sookfong Lee, poet RC Weslowsky, and broadcaster Brian Antonson. Aspiring and published writers will enjoy learning sessions, keynote speakers, networking opportunities, door prizes, and more.

  • When: March 5, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Where: Heritage Park Centre
  • Cost: General $40, students $20

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Elks Easter Egg Hunt 

The Easter Bunny will be working overtime to ensure Mission children get plenty of chocolate treats all while enjoying the entertainment.

  • When: March 27, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Where: Fraser River Heritage Park
  • Cost: Free

Free Family Swim

Sponsored by What’s On Mission, enjoy a free family swim at Mission Leisure Centre.

  • When: March 30, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
  • Where: Mission Leisure Centre
  • Cost: Free


Exhibition Tour

Explore the fascinating worlds of Graeme Patterson’s large-scale sculptures containing detailed miniature scenes in an exhibition tour of Secret Citadel. Curator Jordan Strom will provide behind-the-scenes stories for visitors.

  • When: March 2, 7:30 to 9 p.m.
  • Where: Surrey Art Gallery
  • Cost: Free

Geocache Easter Egg Hunt

Give your egg hunt an upgrade and join the Partners in Parks team on a geocache hunt. After your treasure hunt, visit the Partners in the Park booth for prizes and refreshments. Register online for start time and barcode.

  • When: March 19
  • Where: Hawthorne Park
  • Cost: Free

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2016 Surrey Festival of Dance

Take in the more than 9,500 dancers in one of the largest amateur dance competitions in North America. Competitive categories include ballet, contemporary/modern, international, jazz, hip hop, tap, and stage.

  • When: March 29 to April 30
  • Where: Surrey Arts Centre Theatre
  • Cost: $2

Written by Robyn Roste. Tweet her Fraser Valley events @robynroste.