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APRIL Events in Vancouver 2021

April in Vancouver

April’s 2021 Vancouver calendar features dates and events in the Lower Mainland including shows, concerts, spring festivals, markets and Easter events.

 


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Vancouver April Calendar of Events

  • April 1 – April Fool’s Day
  • April 2 – Good Friday (statutory holiday)
  • April 4 – Easter Sunday (Easter Long Weekend)
  • April 22 Earth Day

 

April Events in Vancouver

Below is what’s happening on the different days of the month in April 2021.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, many large events have been cancelled. Some others still plan to go ahead, although with final details to be confirmed. For information about the status of specific events and activities, see official websites for the most up-to-date details.

 


To jump to a specific week, click on any of the following:

April 1-4 | April 5-11 | April 12-18 | April 19-25 | April 26-30


 

Thursday, April 1, 2021

 

Friday, April 2, 2021

  • Good Friday (Statutory Holiday)
    • Click Easter Long Weekend for a comprehensive list of Easter-related things to do (some of which might not be happening this year due to the novel coronavirus.)
  • Bill Reid Gallery – free admission at the Indigenous art gallery from 2 until 5 pm (because it’s the first Friday of the month, but to be confirmed as it is also a statutory holiday).
  • Imagine Van Gogh – an immersive touring art exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver.

 

Easter in Vancouver

 

Saturday, April 3, 2021

  • Easter Long Weekend – click this link for a list of Easter-related things to do (although most will likely be cancelled due to the outbreak of the coronavirus).
  • International Pillow Fight Day – a mass pillow fight takes place in the plaza outside the Vancouver Art Gallery on Georgia Street at 3 pm sharp. (To be confirmed.)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver.
  • Imagine Van Gogh – an immersive touring art exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Saturday Markets

 

Sunday, April 4, 2021

 


Week of April 5th to 11th

April 1-4 | April 5-11 | April 12-18 | April 19-25 | April 26-30


 

Monday, April 5, 2021

 

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

 

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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

  • Shen Yun – a world-famous New York-based Chinese performing arts production at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver.
  • FlyOver Canada – a film at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place.
  • Imagine Van Gogh – an immersive touring art exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

 

Thursday, April 8, 2021

 

Friday, April 9, 2021

  • Shen Yun – a world-famous New York-based Chinese performing arts production at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
  • Imagine Van Gogh – an immersive touring art exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver.
  • Chilliwack Tulip Festival – Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring close to 20 acres of flowers in Chilliwack. (TBC)

 

Saturday, April 10, 2021

 

Sunday, April 11, 2021

 


Week of April 12th to 18th

April 1-4 | April 5-11 | April 12-18 | April 19-25 | April 26-30


 

Monday, April 12, 2021

 

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

 

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

 

Thursday, April 15, 2021

 

Friday, April 16, 2021

 

Saturday, April 17, 2021

  • Vancouver Sun Run – a major running race involving as many as 50,000 participants (and taking place this year as a virtual event between April 18 and 30).
  • Vancouver Vaisakhi Parade – an East Indian festival and procession of people beginning at the Ross Street Temple and making its way around South Vancouver. (To be confirmed.)
  • Party for the Planet – Earth Day celebrations in Surrey that include free concerts and other live entertainment. (To be confirmed.)
  • Chilliwack Tulip Festival – Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring close to 20 acres of flowers in Chilliwack. (TBC)
  • Abbotsford Tulip Festival – 10 acres of tulip fields open to the public in Abbotsford at 36737 North Parallel Road. (TBC)
  • Imagine Van Gogh – an immersive touring art exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Saturday Markets
  • Vancouver Canucks Hockey – the team plays against the Toronto Maple at Rogers Arena. (Fans can’t attend in person, but they can watch the game on TV and at sports bars around the Lower Mainland.)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver.

 

Sunday, April 18, 2021

 


Week of April 19th to 25th

April 1-4 | April 5-11 | April 12-18 | April 19-25 | April 26-30


 

Monday, April 19, 2021

  • Chilliwack Tulip Festival – Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring close to 20 acres of flowers in Chilliwack. (TBC)
  • Abbotsford Tulip Festival – 10 acres of tulip fields open to the public in Abbotsford at 36737 North Parallel Road. (TBC)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver.
  • Vancouver Canucks Hockey – the team plays against the Toronto Maple at Rogers Arena. (Fans can’t attend in person, but they can watch the game on TV and at sports bars around the Lower Mainland.)
  • Imagine Van Gogh – an immersive touring art exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

 

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

  • 420 Vancouver – an annual protest and celebratory gathering of people who like to smoke marijuana. It attracts thousands and is either an event you’ll want to stay away from or go see out of curiosity and the interesting smells. The event usually happens at Sunset Beach Park at 1204 Beach Avenue. (TBC)
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission is by donation from 5 to 9 pm (because it’s Tuesday).
  • Chilliwack Tulip Festival – Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring close to 20 acres of flowers in Chilliwack. (TBC)
  • Abbotsford Tulip Festival – 10 acres of tulip fields open to the public in Abbotsford at 36737 North Parallel Road. (TBC)
  • Imagine Van Gogh – an immersive touring art exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Brahm’s Tam Drum Circle – drumming takes place at Stanley Park’s Third Beach from early evening until sunset (but only if sunny weather). Free! (TBC)
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver.

 

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

 

Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours

 

Thursday, April 22, 2021

  • Earth Day – celebrations normally take place throughout Metro Vancouver (although this year most if not all will be either cancelled or moved online due to COVID-19).
  • New Westminster Farmers Market – at Tipperary Park in New Westminster.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver.
  • Chilliwack Tulip Festival – Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring close to 20 acres of flowers in Chilliwack. (TBC)
  • Abbotsford Tulip Festival – 10 acres of tulip fields open to the public in Abbotsford at 36737 North Parallel Road. (TBC)
  • Imagine Van Gogh – an immersive touring art exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Vancouver Canucks Hockey – the team plays against the Ottawa Senators at Rogers Arena. (Fans can’t attend in person, but they can watch the game on TV and at sports bars around the Lower Mainland.)

 

Friday, April 23, 2021

 

Saturday, April 24, 2021

  • Surrey Vaisakhi Parade Punjabi New Year celebrations beginning by the Gurdwara Dashmesh Darbar Temple at 12885-85th Avenue in Surrey. As many as 300,000 people attend! (To be confirmed)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver.
  • Chilliwack Tulip Festival – Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring close to 20 acres of flowers in Chilliwack. (TBC)
  • Abbotsford Tulip Festival – 10 acres of tulip fields open to the public in Abbotsford at 36737 North Parallel Road. (TBC)
  • Imagine Van Gogh – an immersive touring art exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Saturday Markets
  • Vancouver Canucks Hockey – the team plays against the Ottawa Senators at Rogers Arena. (Fans can’t attend in person, but they can watch the game on TV and at sports bars around the Lower Mainland.)

 

Sunday, April 25, 2021

 


Week of April 26th to 30th

April 1-4 | April 5-11 | April 12-18 | April 19-25 | April 26-30


 

Monday, April 26, 2021

 

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

 

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

 

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Friday, April 30, 2021

 

Other Events in April 2021

The following events may or may not also take place in April 2021 (with details to be confirmed).

 

Festivals and Events

  • Art World Expo – a large art event at the Pipe Shop in North Vancouver (or other Lower Mainland venue).
  • BC Home and Garden Show – a trade show featuring 400+ exhibitors at BC Place Stadium. (The event normally happens in February. In 2021, however, it has been postponed until the week of April 7 to 11.)
  • Vaisakhi Carnival – amusement rides and a midway outside the Gurdwara Dashmesh Darbar Temple in Surrey (weather permitting).
  • Port Moody Food Truck Festival – at Inlet Park at 3000 Murray Street in Port Moody. The event features close to 30 food truck and artisan vendors. There is also live music and admission is free.
  • Classic & Custom Car Show – BC’s longest running indoor car show celebrates its 24th year at Tradex in Abbotsford.
  • Harrison Uncorked – a wine festival at Harrison Hot Springs.
  • Rockstar Puddle Party – a costume contest, BBQ, beer garden and skiing into water at Mt. Seymour on a weekend.
  • BC Distilled – an artisan distillery festival spirits-tasting event at the Croatian Cultural Centre.
  • Make It Vancouver – a giant craft market at the PNE Forum at 2901 East Hastings Street.
  • Vancouver Opera Festival – multiple days of opera productions.
  • BC Rock & Gem Show – presented by the BC Lapidary Society and featuring over 40 rock and crystal artists and vendors at the Abbotsford Ag-Rec Building at 32470 Haida Drive in Abbotsford.

 

Sporting Events

 

Markets

  • The Olde Farmhouse Market – a vintage market featuring dozens of vendors selling antiques, collectibles, jewellery, handmade goods and other home and garden treasures at Tradex at 1190 Cornell Street in Abbotsford.
  • Eastside Flea – a bi-weekly weekend market with about four dozen vendors selling vintage, collectibles and other items at 550 Malkin Avenue in East Vancouver (about 1.2 km from Science World).

 

Shows & Entertainment

  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island.
  • Friday Night Live – live music and guest artists in North Vancouver at Lynn Valley United Church at 3201 Mountain Highway. (TBC, but likely cancelled.)
  • FlyOver Canada – multi-dimensional films at the theatre at Canada Place.
  • Jazz in the Vine – live Jazz on a weekday at a winery in Langley.
  • Music on the Bow – free live music featuring local artists at the Trout Lake Community Centre at 3360 Victoria Drive.
  • Family Favourites Movies – $2.99 movies at select Cineplex theatres at 11 am on Saturday mornings. (TBC)
  • Roedde Jazz Evenings in the Parlour – live music on a Thursday at the Roedde House Museum in Vancouver’s West End (not far from Robson Street).
  • Vancouver Chamber Choir – a Good Friday concert at Vancouver’s Orpheum Theatre (or other venue).
  • Free Jazz Vespers (on Sundays)
    • At 4 pm in the salons at St. Andrews-Wesley United Church at 1018 Nelson Street in Vancouver. Admission is by donation.
    • At West Vancouver’s St. Stephen’s Anglican Church at 885 22nd Street at 4 pm.

 

Easter-Related Events

  • Eggciting Easter Hop – egg-hunting (for children ages 0-5) and other family-friendly activities at VanDusen Garden.
  • Easter Vintage Car Rally – a gathering of over 90 vintage vehicles on Easter Sunday.
  • Easter Bash at Broadway Church – the church at 2700 East Broadway hosts its annual free Easter event which includes pony rides, bouncy structures for kids to play in, games and thousands of Easter eggs to find. Admission is free, but tickets need to be “purchased” in advance.
  • Stanley Park Easter Train – train rides, egg hunting and Easter Bunny visits at Stanley Park.

 

Garden and Spring-Related Events

  • Sakura Days Japan Fair – Japanese music, food and cultural performances at VanDusen Garden as part of the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival.
  • Richmond Cherry Blossom Festival – a free event at Gary Point Park near Steveston Village. Activities include Japanese dancing, Taiko drumming, kite flying and other cultural activities and entertainment. (In early April.)
  • Big Picnic – a free cherry blossom-viewing event at Queen Elizabeth Park one day from 12 until 3 pm.
  • Bike the Blossoms – a free cycling event that’s part of the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival. The 10 to 12-km route runs from 11 am to 1 pm starting at Trout Lake.
  • Cherry Jam Concert – a free performance outside the Burrard Street SkyTrain Station from noon until 1:30 pm (on a weekday in early April).
  • O Hanami at Nikkei Place – a Japanese festival celebrating cherry blossom season at the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre at 6688 Southoaks Crescent in Burnaby.
  • Darts Hill Garden Park – a semi-private garden park that’s open to the public by donation (or possibly with paid tickets) from 11 am to 3 pm on certain days of the week at 1633-170th Street in Surrey.

 

Earth Day and Other Environment-Related Events

  • Earth Day – the official day is on April 22nd but more Earth Day events take place on the weekend just before or after than they do on the official date most years. Earth Day activities likely happen in Surrey, Stanley Park, UBC, Everett Crowley Park and North Vancouver (but with details to be confirmed.)
  • Earth Day Parade – a small parade and festival attracting up to 2000 people on Commercial Drive and at Grandview Park. (TBC)
  • Earth Day at Everett Crowley Park – a small Earth Day-related event in South Vancouver from 11 am until 3 pm.
  • Burns Bog Pilgrimage – an afternoon Earth Day-related event at the Delta Nature Reserve at 10389 Nordel Court in Delta.
  • Strike for a Green New Deal – a climate strike organized by students outside Vancouver City Hall.

 

Other Events

  • Beaty Nocturnal – the Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC is open by donation from 5 to 8:30 pm. (On a Thursday in the middle of the month, but to be confirmed)
  • Museum of Vancouver – admission is by donation from 5 pm to 8 pm (as it’s the last Thursday of the month). (TBC)
  • Roedde House – admission to the historic museum in Vancouver’s West End is by donation today (because it’s the last Friday of the month). (TBC)
  • Pass Holder Appreciation Day – season’s ticket holders at Mt. Seymour get to take a friend skiing for free on a specific day in the month)

 


April Weather and Activities

For information on what to expect weather-wise in the month of April and for a list of recommended activities, click April Weather and Top Activities.


 

For a list of what to do over the Easter Long Weekend, click Easter Activities.

To return to the top of the page, click April Calendar.

To see what’s happening next month, click May Calendar of Events.

 

 

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