1. Sing-a-long to bluegrass
Nothing gets the body moving quite like a banjo and a fiddle coupled with the roar of foot stomping on hardwood! This weekend celebrate a musical genre that has been around since the 1880’s by singing along with your best east coast twang.
March 30, Old Country Bluegrass Jamboree, Summerside
March 30, All Star Bluegrass Celebration, Victoria
March 30, JP Cormier, Burnstown
March 30, Shadow River Bluegrass Concert, Woodville
2. Go on a hunt
Observe the classic Easter weekend tradition and head out on a hunt. Whether you’re searching for a first edition of Jane Eyre at a yard sale, or prefer chocolate to literary classics and want to find the Cadbury egg; there is something buried to be found this weekend.
March 30, World’s Largest Garage Sale, Exhibition Park, Halifax
March 31, Yellow Penny Hunt, Ferry Terminal Park, Halifax
March 29 – April 1, Annual Easter “Egg” Stravaganza, Toronto Zoo, Toronto
March 23 – April 1, Easter at the Stanley Park Miniature Train, Stanley Park, Vancouver
3. Buy fresh foods
Cooking up a storm for family and friends this long weekend? Visit your local farmers’ market and uncover your cities finest in fruits, vegetables, cheese, meats, seafood, maple products, honey and baked goods — mouth watering yet? If you’re not quite sure where to go, visit famersmarketcanada.ca and find a market by you!
4. See a theatrical performance
No need to catch a red-eye to NYC for a Broadway performance when there is a wide variety of comedies, tragedies and musical numbers to be seen on your front door step. Top picks: Our Betters, a tale of an American woman traveling to London, kicks off the annual Shaw Festival schedule; Victor Hugo’s tragedy The Prince’s Play opens at the United Players in Vancouver, and famous Canadian rocker Hawksley Workman marries music and theatre in The God That Comes.
April 3 – October 27, The Betters, Royal George Theatre, Niagara-On-The-Lake
March 29 – April 21, The Prince’s Play, Jericho Arts Centre, Vancouver
March 21 – April 7, The God That Comes, Epcor Centre for Performing Arts, Calgary
5. Organize your closet
The first day of spring has come and gone and traditionally marks the time of year when we bury our heavy knits and snow boots back into storage. Take one day out of the long weekend and make some room for your breezy linens and floral prints. Just throw on some upbeat music and follow these closet-cleaning tips!