5 Can’t-Miss Events at CelticFest 2016 in Vancouver

Image from CelticFestVancouver.com. Credit: Derek Stevens Photography

Image from CelticFestVancouver.com. Credit: Derek Stevens Photography

Get out your shamrocks. Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, Western Canada’s biggest celebration of  Celtic arts and culture is returning to Vancouver.

CelticFest 2016 hits the city March 10-March 17, packing in a full week of pub-friendly music, spirit tastings, street parties and the big St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Here are a few can’t-miss events for those looking to wear their green with pride:

Rock out with the Irish Rovers: Ambassadors of Irish music, the legendary Irish Rovers have been touring the globe for more than 50 years. Now on their final world tour, they pull into Vancouver just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. March 17; Vogue Theatre; tickets start at $35.  Continue reading:
5 Can’t-Miss Events at CelticFest 2016 in Vancouver

Mini Guide to CelticFest 2015 – Vancouver’s 12-Day Celtic Bash

Photo credit: jpmpinmontreal | Wikipedia

Photo credit: jpmpinmontreal | Wikipedia

Vancouver has a global reputation for being a green city. But for 12 days this March, that will take on a whole new meaning.

CelticFest Vancouver returns March 6-March 17, with dozens of music, dance and theatre events where you can let your shamrock shine and wear your green with pride. The annual celebration of Celtic culture includes free and ticketed happenings at venues around the city, culminating in the big St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday, March 15.

Here’s a look at some can’t-miss highlights at CelticFest Vancouver 2015 (prices are for advanced ticket sales online):

Traditional music: Take in the 100-voice Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir (paired with the De Danaan Irish Dancers) ($27) at Christ Church Cathedral on March 13. Or see internationally renowned fiddler and singer April Verch ($25) perform foot-stomping Irish and Scottish tunes at the Annex on March 16.  Continue reading:
Mini Guide to CelticFest 2015 – Vancouver’s 12-Day Celtic Bash

10-Day Celtic-Themed Fest Returns to Vancouver

Photo credit: Kris Krug | Flickr

Photo credit: Kris Krug | Flickr

Lot’s of cities have a parade for St. Patrick’s Day.  Vancouver has 10 days of  Celtic-themed parties, markets and concerts.

CelticFest returns to Vancouver, March 7-March 17, with a packed lineup of familiar and new events where you can wear your green with pride. The festival kicks off Saturday, March 7, with a tribute to the great Celtic punk rockers The Pogues at the Imperial theatre on Main Street. Some of Vancouver’s top bands perform covers from the Pogues’ epic 30-year catalogue.

Festivities continue on Wednesday, March 11, with a pair of whisky-themed events at The Belmont club on Granville Street.   Continue reading:
10-Day Celtic-Themed Fest Returns to Vancouver

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend
This weekend is filled with amazing music, dance, art, and family friendly events. Read on for our top picks for things happening around Metro Vancouver this Friday through Sunday!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend
Film, dance, music, adventure.. this weekend’s got it all!  Read on for our top picks for events happening around Metro Vancouver this Friday through Sunday.

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

5 Can’t-Miss Events at CelticFest Vancouver 2013, March 9-17

Qristina and Quinn Bachand are performing at CelticFest Ceilidh and Mahony & Sons Celtic Village. Photo courtesy of CelticFest.

Qristina and Quinn Bachand are performing at CelticFest Ceilidh and Mahony & Sons Celtic Village. Photo courtesy of CelticFest.

It’s time to wear your green with pride.

CelticFest Vancouver, the annual celebration of Celtic culture, is rolling into town March 9-March 17.  While lots of cities have a St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Vancouver offers nine straight days of Celtic food and drink, music and dancing and more.

All told, CelticFest embraces 70 events at venues all across the city, from tastings at Irish pubs, to traditional Ceilidhs with folk music and dancing to all-out street parties.

Here are five can’t-miss happenings for lovers of the Emerald Isle:

Celts on the CreekCelticFest kicks off with this free outdoor party at the Village on False Creek (formerly Olympic Village).  Stop by the plaza for a full day of heel-kickin’  Celtic music – both traditional and rock ‘n’ roll varieties – plus food and family fun.  March 9, noon-5 p.m.; Village Plaza; free.  Continue reading:
5 Can’t-Miss Events at CelticFest Vancouver 2013, March 9-17

Fun Things To Do In Vancouver: 15 Unmissable Events in March 2013

Vancouver St. Patrick's Day Parade. Photo credit: Flickr user 2sirius

Vancouver St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Photo credit: Flickr user 2sirius

March in Vancouver is awfully egg-citing. There’s just so much to do. Not only do we get Easter, with the wildly popular A-mazing Egg Hunt at VanDusen Botanical Garden (March 30), backtrack and there’s also International Women’s Day (March 8), the massive and free St. Patrick’s Day Parade (March 17), plus the first day of spring, which is celebrated by our city’s Iranian Canadian population as the holiday Nowruz, with a series of multicultural events (culminating March 20).

Don’t worry, Vancouver eaters. After you get your fill of green beer, craft beer and Irish comfort food for St. Paddy’s Day, there’s another sweet foodie festival to consume: Macaron Day (March 20).

For Vancouver-based or visiting families, Spring Break (March 18-22) means there’s more great kids’ and family activities than ever this month. And Vancouver is already ranked as one of the world’s best destinations for family travel.

Find the full list of fun things to do in March after the jump.  Continue reading:
Fun Things To Do In Vancouver: 15 Unmissable Events in March 2013