11 things to do in Vancouver this week

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Welcome to The Cit List by The Cit Vancouver, where we’ll be compiling some of the top events to check out in Vancouver each week. For a complete list of events, check out the Vancity Buzz calendar here.

Chutzpah! Festival

  • What: International showcase of Jewish performing arts.
  • Where: Venues throughout Vancouver
  • When: Thursday, February 19 to Sunday, March 15

CelticFest Vancouver

  • What: Western Canada’s largest Celtic celebration featuring theatre, dance, music, a Celtic Village, and the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
  • Where: Throughout Vancouver
  • When: Friday, March 6 to Tuesday, March 17

Vancouver International Dance Festival

  • What: Cutting edge contemporary dance by artists from Japan, Hungary, and Canada.
  • Where: Venues throughout Vancouver
  • When: Sunday, March 8 to Saturday, March 28

Urban Grind

  • What: Climb the stairs to the top of the Harbour Centre at 553 feet. $5 entry fee.
  • Where: Harbour Centre
  • When: Every Tuesday in March from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Free Family Programs at Vancouver Art Gallery

  • What: Explore the Gallery, do creative hands-on activities, and more.
  • Where: Vancouver Art Gallery
  • When: Monday, March 9 to Friday, March 20

Canuck Place Clothing Drive

  • What: Drop off your unwanted clothing and footwear to help raise funds for Canuck Place Children’s Hospice.
  • Where: Canuck Place Vancouver (1690 Matthews Avenue)
  • When: Friday, March 13 to 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Day 5k

  • What: Fun St. Patrick’s Day-themed 5k through Stanley Park.
  • Where: Stanley Park
  • When: Saturday, March 14 to 9:30 a.m.


  • What: Western Canada’s largest indoor carnival with 45 rides and attractions.
  • Where: BC Place
  • When: Saturday, March 14 to Sunday, March 22

Winter Farmers Market

  • What: Shop locally grown produce and enjoy live music.
  • Where: Riley Park
  • When: Every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

  • What: Pipe and drum bands, Celtic musicians, Scottish and Irish dancers, acrobats, stilt walkers, vintage cars and more.
  • Where: Downtown Vancouver
  • When: Sunday, March 15 at 11 a.m.

Hastings Park Farmers Market

  • What: Local produce, locally made crafts, and hot food trucks.
  • Where: Hastings Skatepark on Renfrew Street
  • When: Opens Sunday, March 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Looking for more events? Visit the Vancity Buzz Events Calendar!

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The Cit Vancouver is an events guide for the CITizen of Vancouver. Editor Danielle Johnson shares The Cit's monthly Vancouver Social Calendars on the-cit.com, The Cit's Facebook page, and on Vancity Buzz. Danielle also shares the best events happening on Vancouver's North Shore at LowerLonsdale.ca

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