Top Thing To Do In Metro Vancouver This Weekend (March 17-19)

Friday is once again here and that means it is time to rejoice. As well, the sun is expected (fingers crossed) to make an appearance this weekend. Take advantage and check out our weekly list of things happening around the 604 this weekend.

Technology | Vancouver Web Fest 2017

Vancouver Web Fest 2017

The 4th annual international digital series festival and conference is a 3-day event which takes place from Friday, March 17th, 2017 – Sunday, March 19th. The event takes place at Performance Works on Granville Island. Tickets range from $10 – $150.

Arts | Maple Ridge Festival of B.C. Film

The ACT Arts Centre and The Ridge Film Studios is proud to introduce a new festival that celebrates the B.C. film scene. The festival takes places from Friday March 17th – Sunday, March 19th. Tickets start at $11 and the show begins at 8:00 p.m. on Friday night.

Children | Fun And Games At The Market

It is Spring Break and that means the kids are out of school. From Friday, March 17th, 2017 – Saturday, April 1st, bring them to the Market on Granville Island between 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. to play board games. Admission is free.

Holiday | St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

St. Patrick’s Day in Vancouver

Picture: Rory Coomey

Ireland’s largest national party is being celebrated in a big way all across metro Vancouver. Numerous events are taking place throughout the week.

Conference | Real Talk Summit

Hear from business leaders, entrepreneurs, and philanthropist about what it takes to succeed in today’s world. This year’s conference features a keynote with serial entrepreneur, investor and New York Times best-selling author Gary Vaynerchuk. It takes place on Saturday, March 18th, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Tickets are $249.

Festival | UBC Holi Festival 2017

UBC Holi

Photo: TheCalendar.Ca (UBC Party Calendar) / Facebook

The UBC Indian Students Association puts on their annual Holi festival even on Saturday, March 18th, 2017. It takes place at the Parking Lot opposite the Forestry Building from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. This is a free event.

Sports | Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Toronto FC

The Vancouver Whitecaps take on Toronto FC in an all-Canadian matchup on Saturday, March 18th. Kickoff at B.C. Place is at 1:00 p.m.

Spring | West End Cherry Blossom Photowalk

Cherry Blossoms In Metro Vancouver

Wander through the West End of Vancouver and explore the blossoms in full bloom. It takes place at 10:00 a.m. this Sunday, March 19th and tickets are $99.

Bargains | 21 Century Flea Market

Retro furnishings, books, antiques, dolls & toys, jewelry, country stuff, china & glass, memorabilia, and much more is waiting to be found. It takes place on Sunday, March 19th, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Croatian Cultural Centre. Tickets are $5.

Workshop | Pop-Up Planning: A Wedding Workshop for Brides

Learn all about the wedding planning process and how you should be prepared for anything that may pop up. It takes place on Sunday, March 19th from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Tickets range from $175 – $195 for the workshop held at Faye Smith Hair and Make Up Studio.

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Hamed Amiri

Hamed is a Writer and Editor at 604 Now. He is currently attending Simon Fraser University studying Political Science and Communications. He enjoys writing about sports, nightlife, and anything new happening in Vancouver. In his free time Hamed enjoys to play basketball, read, and catch up on his favourite sports teams.