15 Ways to Wave Goodbye to Winter on Salt Spring Island in March 2018 Reasons to Visit SSI, Salt Spring Island Events Enjoy Salt Spring's bucolic setting as the first hints of spring appear on the Island! Welcome warmer weather by enjoying blossoms from daffodils to cherry blossoms, lambs, and embrace the Island's unique arts and culture scene by attending the film festival, exploring studios and visiting Artspring. Be sure to come celebrate Easter with fun events including an Easter egg hunt, art show and the return of the famous Saturday Market! Click here for Salt Spring Island Accommodations while you're here >> March 2018 Events & Ideas on Salt Spring Island 19th Annual Salt Spring Film Festival | Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th | Times: Various | Gulf Islands Secondary School: 112 Rainbow Road, Salt Spring Island | $10 - $40 (tickets) | Don't miss the chance to see documentary films from Canada and around the world at the Salt Spring Film Festival! Chose one movie or attend a weekend of screenings to experience new global talent! Mamma Priscilla: The Sequin | March 9/10/15/16/17 | 7:30pm to 9:30pm | $25 - $28 | Artspring: 100 Jackson Avenue | They’re back! This 'sequin' to the 2013 Mamma Priscilla’s Cagey Revue is a new story, with fifteen songs, and both drag queens and drag kings! Wigs, eyelashes, glitzy makeup, heels, cowboys, Cher, sleazy dance halls – adding up to an evening of titillating fun! All the craziness, the one-liners, even more naughtiness, and a heinous crime engulf the Club Cagey Revue in this new production. Filled with laughs, accusations, and terrific music, this show will have you on your feet with the queens and kings! Salt Spring Home & Garden Show | Friday 16th to Sunday 18th | 16th (Welcome Reception): 5:00pm to 8:00pm; 17th: 9:00am to 4:00pm; 18th: 10:00am to 3:00pm | Farmers Institute: 351 Rainbow Road | Meet with 50+ vendors showcasing local design expertise, construction services and advice, garden care, water collection and conservation, creative decor and design ideas and special home services. Find your own lucky charm in the clover fields of Burgoyne Bay in honour of St. Patrick's Day or see why Salt Spring Island is a rainbow hotspot during spring showers (if you're lucky - maybe you'll even find a pot of gold hidden by those sneaky leprechauns!) Salt Spring Folk Club presents: Qristina & Quinn Bachand + Bryan Bowers | Monday 19th | 7:00pm | Fulford Hall: 2591 Fulford-Ganges Road | Tickets for sale at Salt Spring Books | Qristina & Quinn Bachand have proven to be quintessential to Canada’s contribution to the world stage, garnering a collection of awards and recognition that thrust them to the top of the international Celtic music world. Leo Kottke | Tuesday 20th | 8:00pm to 9:30pm | Artspring: 100 Jackson Avenue | $40 - $45 | Acoustic guitarist Leo Kottke stands alone as a virtuoso whose combination of innovation, precision, sensitivity, timing, and dexterity remain unmatched over a 50-year career. Experience the Spring flowers! See why Salt Spring Island is known as a gardeners paradise! Enjoy hundreds of varieties of flowers across the Island including lilac, cherry blossoms, laburnum, tulips, daffodils, crocuses and more! Stop by Foxglove Farm & Garden or Fraser Thimble Farm for something for your own garden! Head to the South End and stop by Salt Spring Island Cheese to visit with their baby goats (and of course sample some delicious cheese and chose your favourite to enjoy at home!) These friendly, playful 'kids' are the perfect way to enjoy the laid back Salt Spring vibe! Keep an eye out in the fields to spot mischievous little lambs that are sure to be there! Salt Spring Island is famous for these adorable bundles of wool and for good reason! Great places to spot lambs include Ruckle Farm on the South End of the Island, along the Fulford Valley and as well as Sunset Farm on the North End of the Island! Choral Festival | Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th | Artspring: 100 Jackson Avenue | Festival: $85 - $100; Concert: $5 - $20 | Morna Edmundson of Vancouver’s Elektra Women’s Choir will be running a three-day Choral Festival for women’s voices at ArtSpring. Morna specializes in adult women’s choirs of all levels and enjoys conducting the classics of the repertoire to the latest contemporary music, with an emphasis on Canadian repertoire. The festival culminates in the Choral Concert on Sunday, March 25th from 2:30pm to 3:30pm. Take a sneak peak at what local artists have been working on during the winter months before market season on the Salt Spring Studio Tour! Check out the Studio Tour website to see winter hours at workshops across the island. Peruse beautiful pieces at the Infinity Studios, scope out a bespoke bag at Salt Spring Tweed, pick out the perfect glass piece at The Glass Foundry or see what's been brewing at Salt Spring Wild Cider & Sculpture Park! Can't make it to Salt Spring? Stop by Made on Salt Spring on Friday 23rd (4:00pm to 9:00pm), Saturday 24th (10:00am to 6:00pm) and Sunday 25th (11:00am to 5:00pm) at Heritage Hall (3102 Main Street, Vancouver - $4 entry fee) to peruse stalls of 40 artisans ranging from jewellers to potters, artists to woodworkers, and add to that, a diverse contingent of small-batch food and drink producers. Easter Art Show | March 30th to April 8th | Mahon Hall: 114 Rainbow Road | Enjoy a 10-day exhibition of fine arts by Salt Spring artists working in painting, sculpture and photography. This year features Susan Benson’s ambitious snapshot of Salt Spring island. Conveying the essence of the island through 160 portraits of islanders with a soundscape of interviews with them. There is also a sister exhibition celebrating her work as a theatre designer around the world over the past 50 years. Salt Spring Saturday Market | Saturdays Starting March 31st | 9:00am to 4:00pm | Celebrate the return of Salt Spring Island's famous Saturday market with a leisurely stroll through the stalls to see what wonderful new creations local artisans have handcrafted over the winter months! Easter Egg Hunt | April 1st | 10:00am to 2:00pm | Salt Spring Cheese: 285 Reynolds Road | Fabulous for adults and children alike. While you're there, taste over a dozen soft and hard cheeses (and buy some for the road!), take the outdoor tour of the operations with informative sign boards, hunt for eggs, see the sheep, goats, chickens and meet the Easter Bunny!