10 things to do in Vancouver today: Sunday, March 8

Mar 6 2020, 12:57 pm

Winter is officially winding down, and there’s lots of weekend to enjoy! Here are 10 fun events happening in Vancouver on March 8, including FLEUR Luxury Wedding Show and Forum and Alan Doyle.

For more things happening around town, check out our events section.

FLEUR Luxury Wedding Show and Forum

FLEUR Luxury Wedding Show

FLEUR Luxury Wedding Show/ Supplied

What: The FLEUR Luxury Wedding Show and Forum is an enchanting and glamorous event produced by Aly Armstrong, principal planner at Aly Armstrong Event Planning and Design. The event features immersive workshops, panel discussions, industry influencers, and an incredible fashion show. Attendees will also be able to explore the latest wedding trends during a panel session hosted by Alison McGill, editor-in-chief of Weddingbells.

Tickets for FLEUR are available online and include a welcome glass of champagne, participation in breakout sessions, and speciality gifts from the gifting suite.

When: March 8, 2020
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Where: JW Marriott Parq Vancouver — 39 Smithe Street, Vancouver
Tickets: $40- $50, available online

Alan Doyle

What: Alan Doyle is a songwriter, actor, and 12-time JUNO Award nominee for his solo material and work with Great Big Sea. He brings his Rough Side Out tour to Vancouver with his six-piece band and special guest Kelly Prescott.

When: March 8, 2020
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre — 630 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Eastside Flea

What: Eastside Flea is a modern-day flea market that takes place bi-weekly in Vancouver. Each event hosts over 50 local vendors selling diverse goods from handmade independent maker wares to vintage clothing, collectibles, plants, artisan eats, and more. You’ll also find food trucks, live DJs, and more.

When: March 7 and 8, March 21 and 22, April 4 and 5, April 18 and 19, 2020
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Eastside Studios — 550 Malkin Avenue, Vancouver
Admission: $3 for single day entry, or $5 for all weekend.

KIDZ BOP World Tour

What: KIDZ BOP Kids are bringing their interactive family-friendly show to the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre on Sunday, March 8, which will be the last concert during the Canadian leg of their world tour. KIDZ BOP Kids have sold more than 20 million albums and made it to the top 10 on the Billboard 200 Chart a whopping 24 times.

When: March 8, 2020
Time: 4 pm
Where: Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre — 6066 Thunderbird Boulevard
Price: Starting at $48.30 via Ticketmaster

Red Barn Fun Day

What: Terra Nova Rural Park artists host a family-friendly exploration of art and nature. Attendees will meet at the Red Bar and then go on a guided nature walk. There will be seasonal tea and hands-on craft activities to enjoy, and everyone is welcome. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Dress for the weather.

When: March 8, 2020
Time: 1 to 3 pm
Where: Terra Nova Rural Park — 2631 Westminster Highway, Richmond
Admission: Free

Come Try Ringette

What: The Surrey White Rock Ringette Association invites all children ages four and up to try Ringette. A qualified instructor will introduce participants to the on ice sport. No skating experience is required, and skate and helmets will be available. Pre-registration is required.

When: March 8, 2020
Time: 12:15 to 2 pm
Where: North Surrey Sport and Ice Complex — 10950 126a Street, Surrey
Register: Online, Free

Vancouver Jewish Film Festival

What: The VJFF is longest running Jewish film festival in Canada and is organized by the Vancouver Jewish Film Centre. This 31st annual festival features a variety of films that will showcasing the diversity of Jewish culture.

When: March 8, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: The Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre — 950 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver / Fifth Avenue Cinemas — 2110 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Vancouver Tea Festival 2020

Vancouver Tea Festival


What: Dive into the world of the planet’s most consumed beverage at Vancouver Tea Festival 2020. Attendees of this weekend-long event can expect a marketplace, presentations, tastings and more at Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre.

When: March 7 to 8, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre — 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby
Tickets: Online

Cannery Farmers’ Market

What: The Cannery Farmers’ Market is Steveston’s indoor winter market, held at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site. This unique market features local food and artisan merchants, as well as live entertainment, inside a historic cannery setting. Admission to the museum is free on market days.

When: March 8 and 22; April 5 and 19
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site – 12138 Fourth Avenue, Richmond
Admission: Free

International Women’s Day with Marlene Lowden: artist talk and blind contour drawing

What: Place des Arts’ welcomes exhibiting artist Marlene Lowden for an artist talk about her exhibition Blind Contour Homage Series for International Women’s Day. Lowden will share stories and explain her artistic process. Afterwards, attendees can try their hand at blind contour drawing.

When: March 8, 2020
Time: 2 to 3:30 pm
Where: Place des Arts – 1120 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
Register: Online, free