Hey, it’s March, so blossoms can’t be far behind, right? While you wait for the snow and ice to melt, why not check out some family and kid friendly fun this weekend in Vancouver – or maybe a date night too. There’s music for tots, science for older kids, arts for everyone and wine for the grownups. <<clink>>
Weekend events for the family on March 1, 2, 3 in Vancouver
Hi-Lo Big Top Circus at the VSO
Friday March 1, Saturday March 2 2019, in New Westminster & Vancouver
Part of the four-concert Tiny Tots series for children up to five years of age, Hi-Lo Big Top Circus!features move-along melodies from Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven accompanied by the Flute/Piccolo, Violin, and Tuba.
Family Night at the Space Centre
Friday March 1, 2019, Vancouver
Join the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre for a fun family night and explore extreme environments here on Earth and beyond our solar system. Come out for alien crafts, activities, demonstrations, a tour of the observatory, and a special show in the Planetarium Star Theatre.
James and the Giant Peach
Saturday and Sunday March 2 & 3 2019, Vancouver
You’ve read the book, seem the movie, and go to the play! Vancouver Performing Stars embarks on a fruit-full adventure of epic proportions this weekend. The classic Roald Dahl story is the grandiose tale of a boy, his insect friends, and their amazing journey across the ocean on a giant floating peach.
Kids First Saturdays at Polygon Art Gallery *FREE*
Saturday, March 2, 2019, North Vancouver
Get artsy with the kids at the Lower Mainland’s newest gallery. Check out the exhibition, then experiment with graphite, chalk and charcoal to create abstract manipulations on different types of paper. As well artists of any age can also work on a collaborative composition.
Nature Club Family Days at Beaty Museum
Sunday, March 3, 2019, UBC
Drop in between 10:30 am – 1:00 pm the first Sunday of the month to enjoy a special ecosystem activity for families plus all of their regular Beaty Museum programming: Raising Big Blue movie, museum tours, and more!
Check out Fantastic Beasts for $2.99
Saturday March 2, 2019, various locations
Watch a family favourite film every Saturday for only $2.99 at select Cineplex theatres. A portion of the proceeds goes towards supporting WE Charity. This Saturday’s screening is perfect for Harry Potter fans. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald goes back in time to when Dumbledore was a young man.
Date Night at the Wine Fest
February 28 & March 1, Vancouver (sadly, Saturday’s events are sold out)
If you can spare an evening for wine tasting, there are still tickets available for tonight and Friday night’s massive and super fun International Festival Tastings. This is where all the participating wineries gather to pour their select wines and you get to taste them!
Banner photo credit: Vancouver Performing Stars