Check out a one-day tulip installation at Metropolis at Metrotown if you just can’t wait for the real thing. For hands on arts activities, head to ArtStarts and explore art at their downtown gallery or go to Polygon for their Kids First program. And not-to-be-missed is the weekend-long celebration of all thing francophone at Festival de Bois in Coquitlam. Looking for a night out? Vancouver TheatreSports has a special IWD show on Sunday night that should be laugh out loud funny.
Weekend events for the family on March 7 & 8 2020 in Vancouver
I Heart Tulips at Metropolis at Metrotown
March 7 2020 Burnaby
Spring arrives early at Metropolis at Metrotown this year. This one-day-only installation of 14,000 live red and white tulips is set up in support of Variety – the Children’s Charity in the mall’s Grand Court. Pick tulips for a donation and snap a selfie. Brought to you by the green thumbs at the Chilliwack Tulip Festival.
CANCELLED – Firehall Series: Jen Hodge All Stars *Free*
Sunday March 8 2020 North Vancouver
Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event is sadly cancelled.
Grab your gear and get fired up for the first free family concert in the Kevin Mooney Fire Hall Series presented by the Vancouver International Children’s Festival. See Jen Hodge All Stars perform Jelly Roll Morton tunes at the North Vancouver Vancouver Fire Hall. PS: Bring donations for the Burn Fund.
Saturday March 7 2020 Richmond
There’s something for everyone in the family at the Summmit Kidpreneur Market. Come out and support Young Entrepreneur after school program grads as they launch their mini businesses to the public. Pick up some home baked goodies, handmade accessories, origami bookmarks, unique musical instruments and more.
Festival du Bois *Free*
March 6-8 2020 Coquitlam
Don’t miss the kids zone (face painting, improv, sugar taffy and axe throwing!) at BC’s largest celebration of francophone music and culture. The festival’s big heated tents present the toe-tapping tunes of some of the finest Québécois, francophone, and roots music artists around.
Beauty and the Beast
March 7 & 8 2020 Vancouver
Vancouver Performing Stars’ Senior Musical cast (ages 12-18) presents fun-packed musical numbers and hilarious talking furniture in this heart-warming story filled with laughs, love and joy.
Kids First Saturdays at Polygon Art Gallery *Free*
Saturday, March 7, 2020, North Vancouver
Get artsy with the kids at the Lower Mainland’s newest gallery. Check out the latest exhibition, then participate in new and exciting methods of creative play including experimentation with various media and materials.
ArtStarts Explores *Free*
Saturday, March 7 2020 downtown Vancouver
Explore rubbing different materials on, across and over different surfaces to see what happens! Bring your whole family to the ArtStarts Gallery for this creative, hands-on arts activity. Ideal for ages 3-8.
BONUS: International Women’s Day at Vancouver TheatreSports
Sunday March 8 2020, one night only
Enjoy a laugh-filled celebration of International Women’s Day featuring a special show featuring an all-star cast of women players drawn from their current ensemble and Rookie League. PS: Expect special guests too!
Harriet Fancott is the Editor and Social Media Manager for Vancouver Mom. She has over 20 years experience in the arts, tech and mom-based blogging arenas. She lives in East Vancouver with her husband and son where they enjoy exploring all that Vancouver has to offer from festivals and events to playgrounds and beaches to sushi and ice cream (although not together).