Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

We’ve rounded up a variety of events this long weekend – tulips, classic cars, crafts, sports and more!  Read on for our top picks for things happening around Vancouver this Friday through Monday!

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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
Spring has officially arrived in Vancouver with the arrival of the cherry blossoms!  Celebrate this weekend with live music, multimedia art exhibits, theatre, and maybe a bit of sport.  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

20 Unmissable Vancouver Events in July 2012

Fresh Air Cinema. Photo credit: Flickr user Yaletown BIA

July starts out right with Canada Day pyrotechnics lighting up the summer night sky. And is there anything more summery than free outdoor movies – launching in Stanley Park, July 3?

Meanwhile summer festival season is in full swing by mid month. Catch folksy tunes at the annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival, July 15. The lovely Illuminares Lantern Festival lights up Trout Lake, July 21. Also July 21, Khatsahlano! Music Festival transforms Kitsilano into a block party with 30 local bands performing on multiple stages.

Among the quirkier happenings, I’m particularly intrigued by Scout’s Barkeep of the Year showdown at the Keefer Bar, July 2. Then there’s spectator-friendly robot racing (I’m not kidding) and clothes-free celebration at the nudie paradise Wreck Beach.

Of course July ends with a bang too. Celebration of Light, the most highly-anticipated summer event, brings fireworks back to the Vancouver skyline, July 28.

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20 Unmissable Vancouver Events in July 2012

20 unmissable Vancouver events in March 2012

Vancouver St. Patrick's Day Parade 2011; Image: Flickr user Michaelnugent

Ignore the foreboding “Beware the Ides of March” business and get ready to carouse in the first month of meteorological spring. March contains International Women’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day and Iranian New Year – aka Nowruz. Add a slew of dance festivals and you can anticipate a month of daffodils, green suds and more happy feet than this full-length, feature film.

Here are 20 events to help you plan your March agenda as the temperature slips over 10°C and the sun vanquishes the rain clouds…more frequently than in February. Continue reading:
20 unmissable Vancouver events in March 2012