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Free March Events in Vancouver

Free March Events in Vancouver

There are lots of free and discounted things to do in Vancouver in March 2020 including Spring Break activities, markets and outdoor exploring.

Free Activities in March 2020

For a list of some of the best things to do in March including activities that aren’t free, check out Vancouver’s March Events Calendar. For a list of the best FREE (or almost free) special events this month, see below.


Vancouver on a Budget

In addition to checking out all the free activities listed below on specific dates, click Vancouver on a Budget for a list of great activities that don’t cost a lot of money throughout the year. And for inexpensive places to take kids in spring, check out Top Free Spring Things to do with Children in the Lower Mainland.


Spring Break

Sunday, March 1st (2020)

  • Farmers Markets & Flea Markets
    • Hastings Winter Farmers Market – at Hastings Skatepark by the PNE from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. There’s free parking for those going to the market.
    • Port Moody Winter Farmers Market – at the Port Moody Recreation Complex at 300 Ioco Road from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm.
    • Cloverdale Flea Market – a huge yard and garage sale-style market that’s both indoors and outdoors at Surrey’s Cloverdale Fairgrounds all day until 3:00 pm. Admission is $1.50, but free for kids ages 12 and under.
    • Vancouver Flea Market – an indoor flea market at 703 Terminal Avenue in Vancouver between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. Admission ranges from $1.50 to $3.00 depending on the day’s event, so it’s not free, but it is pretty cheap.
    • Abbotsford Flea Market – a market at 32470 Haida Drive in Abbotsford from 6:00 in the morning until 4:00 in the afternoon. Admission is just $1.00, but free for kids under 10 years of age.
  • Jazz Vespers
    • The Jordan Manderioli Quartet performs at 4:00 pm at St. Stephen’s United Church at 885-22nd Street in West Vancouver. Admission is by donation.
    • From 4:00 to 5:00 pm at St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church at 1022 Nelson Street in Vancouver. Admission is by donation. The performance today is with Jennifer Scott.
  • Skating at Shipyard Commons – last day of the year for the free skating on the massive rink at the Shipyards in North Vancouver (to be confirmed and cold-enough temperatures permitting).

Monday, March 2nd (2020)

Tuesday, March 3rd (2020)

  • Urban Grind at the Lookout – the opportunity to climb the 633 steps up the Vancouver landmark attraction at 555 West Hastings Street in the late afternoon. It’s not free, but the $5 cost includes a free beer at the top and a $5 food coupon for use in the Harbour Centre food court.
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – from 5:00 to 9:00 pm admission is by donation because it’s Tuesday.
  • Seniors Day at Museum of Vancouver – for anyone over the age of 65 admission to the museum costs $5 today (so it’s not free, but it is extra cheap).
  • Cheap Movie Tuesday – at various movie theatres throughout Metro Vancouver (so although not free, it is less expensive than usual).

Wednesday, March 4th (2020)

  • Lower Mainland Parks – on days with good weather, many of the region’s top parks and places in nature are the best places to be!

Other Free Activities this Time of Year


Thursday, March 5th (2020)

  • Lower Mainland Parks – on days with good weather, many of the region’s top parks and places in nature are the best places to be!

Friday, March 6th (2020)

  • Festival du Bois – a francophone festival at Mackin Park in Coquitlam. This evening features a Contra Dance with live music and admission is by donation.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – on days with good weather, many of the region’s top parks and places in nature are the best places to be!

Saturday, March 7th (2020)

  • Riley Park Farmers Market – from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm at Nat Bailey Stadium.
  • Vancouver Flea Market – an indoor flea market at 703 Terminal Avenue in Vancouver between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. Admission ranges from $1.50 to $3.00 depending on the day’s event, so it’s not free, but it is pretty cheap.
  • Burnaby Winter Market – a farmers and artisan market outside Burnaby City Hall from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm.
  • Cheap Cineplex Movies – a feature film shows for just $2.99 at select theatres in Vancouver, Abbotsford, Burnaby, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Langley, North Vancouver, Richmond and Surrey at 11 o’clock. It’s not free, but it is extra cheap!

Sunday, March 8th (2020)

  • International Women’s Day
  • Farmers Markets & Flea Markets
    • Cannery Farmers Market – from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery located at 12138 Fourth Avenue in Richmond.
    • Hastings Winter Farmers Market – at Hastings Skatepark by the PNE from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. There’s free parking for those going to the market.
    • Port Moody Winter Farmers Market – at the Port Moody Recreation Complex at 300 Ioco Road from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm.
    • Cloverdale Flea Market – a huge yard and garage sale-style market that’s both indoors and outdoors at Surrey’s Cloverdale Fairgrounds all day until 3:00 pm. Admission is $1.50, but free for kids ages 12 and under.
    • Vancouver Flea Market – an indoor flea market at 703 Terminal Avenue in Vancouver between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. Admission ranges from $1.50 to $3.00 depending on the day’s event, so it’s not free, but it is pretty cheap.
    • Abbotsford Flea Market – a market at 32470 Haida Drive in Abbotsford from 6:00 in the morning until 4:00 in the afternoon. Admission is just $1.00, but free for kids under 10 years of age.
  • Jazz Vespers
    • At St. Andrews-Wesley United Church at 1018 Nelson Street at 4:00 pm in the salons. Today’s performance is with Will D. Cournoyer Clements.
    • Angela Verbrugge performs at 4:00 pm until 5:00 pm at Northwood United Church at 8855 156th Street in Surrey. Admission by donation.

Monday, March 9th (2020)

Tuesday, March 10th (2020)

  • Urban Grind at the Lookout – the opportunity to climb the 633 steps up the Vancouver landmark attraction at 555 West Hastings Street in the late afternoon. It’s not free, but the $5 cost includes a free beer at the top and a $5 food coupon for use in the Harbour Centre food court.
  • Brahm’s Tam Drum Circle – an informal drumming event at Third Beach in Stanley Park from early evening until sunset (but only if the weather is nice and sunny). A few people arrive with their drums and others just show up for the fun.
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – from 5:00 to 9:00 pm admission is by donation because it’s Tuesday.
  • Cheap Movie Tuesday – at various movie theatres throughout Metro Vancouver (so although not free, it is less expensive than usual).

Wednesday, March 11th (2020)

  • Lower Mainland Parks – on days with good weather, many of the region’s top parks and places in nature are the best places to be!

Thursday, March 12th (2020)

  • Lower Mainland Parks – on days with good weather, many of the region’s top parks and places in nature are the best places to be!

St. Patrick's Events

Friday, March 13th (2020)

  • Lower Mainland Parks – on days with good weather, many of the region’s top parks and places in nature are the best places to be!

Saturday, March 14th (2020)

  • Farmers Markets & Flea Markets
  • Cheap Cineplex Movies – a feature film shows for just $2.99 at select theatres in Vancouver, Abbotsford, Burnaby, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Langley, North Vancouver, Richmond and Surrey at 11 o’clock. It’s not free, but it is extra cheap!

Sunday, March 15th (2020)

  • Farmers Markets & Flea Markets
    • Hastings Winter Farmers Market – at Hastings Skatepark by the PNE from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. There’s free parking for those going to the market.
    • Port Moody Winter Farmers Market – at the Port Moody Recreation Complex at 300 Ioco Road from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm.
    • Cloverdale Flea Market – a huge yard and garage sale-style market that’s both indoors and outdoors at Surrey’s Cloverdale Fairgrounds all day until 3:00 pm. Admission is $1.50, but free for kids ages 12 and under.
    • Vancouver Flea Market – an indoor flea market at 703 Terminal Avenue in Vancouver between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. Admission ranges from $1.50 to $3.00 depending on the day’s event, so it’s not free, but it is pretty cheap.
    • Abbotsford Flea Market – a market at 32470 Haida Drive in Abbotsford from 6:00 in the morning until 4:00 in the afternoon. Admission is just $1.00, but free for kids under 10 years of age.
  • Jazz Vespers – at St. Andrews-Wesley United Church at 1018 Nelson Street at 4:00 pm in the salons.

Monday, March 16th (2020)

Spring Break

Tuesday, March 17th (2020)

  • St. Patrick’s Day – Irish-themed events take place both today and on various other days this week.
  • Spring Break Vacations – no school for most elementary and high school students in the Lower Mainland (from March 16th to 27th). Special discounted activities include the following (or click Spring Break in Vancouver for full details)
    • Burnaby Village – free admission for people of all ages from 11:00 am to 4:30 pm.
  • Urban Grind at the Lookout – the opportunity to climb the 633 steps up the Vancouver landmark attraction at 555 West Hastings Street in the late afternoon. It’s not free, but the $5 cost includes a free beer at the top and a $5 food coupon for use in the Harbour Centre food court.
  • Brahm’s Tam Drum Circle – an informal drumming event at Third Beach in Stanley Park from early evening until sunset (but only if the weather is nice and sunny). A few people arrive with their drums and others just show up for the fun.
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm admission is by donation because it’s Tuesday.
  • Cheap Movie Tuesday – at various movie theatres throughout Metro Vancouver (so although not free, it is less expensive than usual).

Wednesday, March 18th (2020)

  • Spring Break Vacations – no school for most elementary and high school students in the Lower Mainland (from March 16th to 27th). Special discounted activities include the following (or click Spring Break in Vancouver for full details)
    • Burnaby Village – free admission for people of all ages from 11:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Thursday, March 19th (2020)

  • Spring Break Vacations – no school for most elementary and high school students in the Lower Mainland (from March 16th to 27th). Special discounted activities include the following (or click Spring Break in Vancouver for full details)
    • Burnaby Village – free admission for people of all ages from 11:00 am to 4:30 pm.
  • Beaty Nocturnal – admission is by donation tonight between 5:00 and 8:30 pm at UBC’s Beaty Biodiversity Museum.

Friday, March 20th (2020)

  • Spring Break Vacations – no school for most elementary and high school students in the Lower Mainland (from March 16th to 27th). Special discounted activities include the following (or click Spring Break in Vancouver for full details)
    • Burnaby Village – free admission for people of all ages from 11:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Saturday, March 21st (2020)

  • Brewski Fest – Cypress Mountain is offering free beer samples for adults with a valid lift ticket from 1:00 until 4:00 pm.
  • Burnaby Village – free admission for people of all ages from 11:00 am to 4:30 pm.
  • Farmers Markets & Flea Markets
    • Riley Park Farmers Market – from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm at Nat Bailey Stadium.
    • Vancouver Flea Market – an indoor flea market at 703 Terminal Avenue in Vancouver between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. Admission ranges from $1.50 to $3.00 depending on the day’s event, so it’s not free, but it is pretty cheap.
  • Cheap Cineplex Movies – a feature film shows for just $2.99 at select theatres in Vancouver, Abbotsford, Burnaby, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Langley, North Vancouver, Richmond and Surrey at 11 o’clock. It’s not free, but it is extra cheap!

Sunday, March 22nd (2020)

  • Burnaby Village – free admission for people of all ages from 11:00 am to 4:30 pm.
  • Farmers Markets & Flea Markets
    • Cannery Farmers Market – from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery located at 12138 Fourth Avenue in Richmond.
    • Hastings Winter Farmers Market – at Hastings Skatepark by the PNE from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. There’s free parking for those going to the market.
    • Port Moody Winter Farmers Market – at the Port Moody Recreation Complex at 300 Ioco Road from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm.
    • Cloverdale Flea Market – a huge yard and garage sale-style market that’s both indoors and outdoors at Surrey’s Cloverdale Fairgrounds all day until 3:00 pm. Admission is $1.50, but free for kids ages 12 and under.
    • Vancouver Flea Market – an indoor flea market at 703 Terminal Avenue in Vancouver between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. Admission ranges from $1.50 to $3.00 depending on the day’s event, so it’s not free, but it is pretty cheap.
    • Abbotsford Flea Market – a market at 32470 Haida Drive in Abbotsford from 6:00 in the morning until 4:00 in the afternoon. Admission is just $1.00, but free for kids under 10 years of age.
  • Jazz Vespers
    • At St. Andrews-Wesley United Church at 1018 Nelson Street at 4:00 pm in the salons.
    • Nancy Newman performs from 4:00 pm until 5:00 pm at Northwood United Church at 8855 156th Street in Surrey. Admission is by donation.

Monday, March 23rd (2020)

  • Spring Break Vacations – no school for most elementary and high school students in the Lower Mainland (from March 16th to 27th). Special discounted activities include the following (or click Spring Break in Vancouver for full details)
    • Burnaby Village – free admission for people of all ages from 11:00 am to 4:30 pm.
  • Shred for the Cause Ladies Night – women can ski for just $15 from 5:30 until 10:00 pm at Mt. Seymour (so it’s not free, but it is extra cheap). 50% of proceeds also benefit a local charity. Today is the last day of the season for this event.

Tuesday, March 24th (2020)

  • Spring Break Vacations – no school for most elementary and high school students in the Lower Mainland (from March 16th to 27th). Special discounted activities include the following (or click Spring Break in Vancouver for full details)
    • Burnaby Village – free admission for people of all ages from 11:00 am to 4:30 pm.
  • Urban Grind at the Lookout – the opportunity to climb the 633 steps up the Vancouver landmark attraction at 555 West Hastings Street in the late afternoon. It’s not free, but the $5 cost includes a free beer at the top and a $5 food coupon for use in the Harbour Centre food court.
  • Brahm’s Tam Drum Circle – an informal drumming event at Third Beach in Stanley Park from early evening until sunset (but only if the weather is nice and sunny). A few people arrive with their drums and others just show up for the fun.
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm admission is by donation because it’s Tuesday.
  • Cheap Movie Tuesday – at various movie theatres throughout Metro Vancouver (so although not free, it is less expensive than usual).

Wednesday, March 25th (2020)

  • Spring Break Vacations – no school for most elementary and high school students in the Lower Mainland (from March 16th to 27th). Special discounted activities include the following (or click Spring Break in Vancouver for full details)
    • Burnaby Village – free admission for people of all ages from 11:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Thursday, March 26th (2020)

  • Spring Break Vacations – no school for most elementary and high school students in the Lower Mainland (from March 16th to 27th). Special discounted activities include the following (or click Spring Break in Vancouver for full details)
    • Burnaby Village – free admission for people of all ages from 11:00 am to 4:30 pm.
  • Museum of Vancouver – from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm admission is by donation as it’s the last Thursday of the month.

Friday, March 27th (2020)

  • Spring Break Vacations – no school for most elementary and high school students in the Lower Mainland (from March 16th to 27th). Special discounted activities include the following (or click Spring Break in Vancouver for full details)
    • Burnaby Village – free admission for people of all ages from 11:00 am to 4:30 pm.
  • Roedde House – the historic museum in Vancouver’s West End is open by donation today because it’s the last Friday of the month.

Saturday, March 28th (2020)

  • Earth Hour – people around the world are encouraged to turn off their lights at 8:30 pm in support of the environment.
  • Riley Park Farmers Market – from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm at Nat Bailey Stadium.
  • Vancouver Flea Market – an indoor flea market at 703 Terminal Avenue in Vancouver between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. Admission ranges from $1.50 to $3.00 depending on the day’s event, so it’s not free, but it is pretty cheap.
  • Cheap Cineplex Movies – a feature film shows for just $2.99 at select theatres in Vancouver, Abbotsford, Burnaby, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Langley, North Vancouver, Richmond and Surrey at 11 o’clock. It’s not free, but it is extra cheap!

Sunday, March 29th (2020)

  • Farmers Markets & Flea Markets
    • Hastings Winter Farmers Market – at Hastings Skatepark by the PNE from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. There’s free parking for those going to the market.
    • Port Moody Winter Farmers Market – at the Port Moody Recreation Complex at 300 Ioco Road from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm.
    • Cloverdale Flea Market – a huge yard and garage sale-style market that’s both indoors and outdoors at Surrey’s Cloverdale Fairgrounds all day until 3:00 pm. Admission is $1.50, but free for kids ages 12 and under.
    • Vancouver Flea Market – an indoor flea market at 703 Terminal Avenue in Vancouver between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. Admission ranges from $1.50 to $3.00 depending on the day’s event, so it’s not free, but it is pretty cheap.
    • Abbotsford Flea Market – a market at 32470 Haida Drive in Abbotsford from 6:00 in the morning until 4:00 in the afternoon. Admission is just $1.00, but free for kids under 10 years of age.
  • Jazz Vespers
    • At St. Andrews-Wesley United Church at 1018 Nelson Street at 4:00 pm in the salons.
    • Wild Blue Herons accompanied by Darlene Ketchum and Bill Sample perform tonight at 4:00 pm at St. Andrew’s United Church at 1044 St. George’s Avenue in North Vancouver

Easter in Vancouver

Monday, March 30th (2020)

  • Lower Mainland Parks – on days with good weather, many of the region’s top parks and places in nature are the best places to be!

Tuesday, March 31st (2020)

  • Urban Grind at the Lookout – the opportunity to climb the 633 steps up the Vancouver landmark attraction at 555 West Hastings Street in the late afternoon. It’s not free, but the $5 cost includes a free beer at the top and a $5 food coupon for use in the Harbour Centre food court.
  • Brahm’s Tam Drum Circle – an informal drumming event at Third Beach in Stanley Park from early evening until sunset (but only if the weather is nice and sunny). A few people arrive with their drums and others just show up for the fun.
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm admission is by donation because it’s Tuesday.
  • Cheap Movie Night – at various movie theatres throughout Metro Vancouver (so although not free, it is less expensive than usual).

Other Information

For a more complete list of things to do in March, including activities that aren’t free, see Vancouver’s March Events Calendar.

For a list of Irish holiday-themed activities check out CelticFest or St. Patrick’s in Vancouver.

For ideas on things to do with kids, see Spring Break 2020.

And for a list of great activities that don’t cost a lot of money throughout the year, click Vancouver on a Budget.

 

 

 

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