Five cool things to do this week (March 29 to April 4)

From Easter egg hunts to musicals and farmers' markets, these fun to-dos will have your scheduled packed all week long.
By Heather Marrin
Easter egg hunt in the park Getty Images

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 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!


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