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APRIL in Vancouver 2019

April in Vancouver

April’s 2019 Vancouver calendar features dates and events in the Lower Mainland including shows, concerts, spring festivals, markets and Easter events.


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April Events Calendar

  • April 1 – April Fool’s Day
  • April 19 – Good Friday (statutory holiday)
  • April 21 – 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 2019.

Note: Schedules are subject to change – check official event websites for exact details.


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

April 1-7 | April 8-14 | April 15-21 | April 22-28 | April 29-30


Free Events and Activities in April

Monday, April 1, 2019

  • April Fool’s Day – a day for tricks and practical jokes.
  • FlyOver America – a double feature of amazing multi-dimensional film experiences at FlyOver Canada at Canada Place. Soar over the United States, Canada or both.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019


  • FlyOver AmericaFlyoverCanada – a double feature of amazing multi-dimensional films at FlyOver Canada at Canada Place. Soar over the United States, Canada or both.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

  • FlyOver America – a double feature of amazing multi-dimensional film experiences at FlyOver Canada at Canada Place. Soar over the United States, Canada or both.
  • If good weather, then check out the cherry blossoms at Vancouver’s various best parks and places in nature.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

  • FlyOver America – a double feature of amazing multi-dimensional film experiences at FlyOver Canada at Canada Place. Soar over the United States, Canada or both.
  • West Coast Amusements – a midway and carnival rides in the Save-on-Foods parking lot at 9014 152 Street in Surrey.
  • Cherry Jam Concert – a free series of performances outside the Burrard Street SkyTrain Station from noon until 1:30 pm.
  • Singin’ in the Rain – the Broadway musical shows at Massey Theatre in New Westminster. Tickets cost $19 to $49.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if good weather, various parks and places in nature are “best places” to be!

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Friday, April 5, 2019

  • Pink: Beautiful Trauma World Tour – in concert at Rogers Arena.
  • Singin’ in the Rain – the Broadway musical shows at Massey Theatre in New Westminster. Tickets cost $19 to $49.
  • O Hanami – a 2-day Japanese festival celebrating cherry blossom season at the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre at 6688 Southoaks Crescent in Burnaby from 6 until 10 pm. Admission this evening is free and it’s for folk ages 19+ (whereas tomorrow it’s for people of all ages and costs $3).
  • FlyOver America – a double feature of amazing multi-dimensional film experiences at FlyOver Canada at Canada Place. Soar over the United States, Canada or both.
  • West Coast Amusements – a midway and carnival rides in the Save-on-Foods parking lot at 9014 152 Street in Surrey.
  • Bill Reid Gallery – free admission at the Indigenous art gallery from 2 until 5 pm (because it’s the first Friday of the month).
  • Darts Hill Garden Park – a semi-private garden park that’s open to the public by donation from 11 am to 3 pm at 1633-170th Street in Surrey.
  • Friday Night Live – live music and guest artists in North Vancouver at Lynn Valley United Church at 3201 Mountain Highway. Tonight features the Songscape Duo of Frank Chu and Madeline Miskie-Jaege.
  • Vancouver Whitecaps – soccer game vs. LA Galaxy at BC Place Stadium.

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Saturday, April 6, 2019

  • Peteys Easter Eggstravaganza – an egg hunt, visits with the Easter Bunny, petting zoo, train rides and other kid-friendly activities at Fantasy Farms in Chilliwack. Cost is $10 for children and $2 per adult.
  • O Hanami – a 2-day Japanese festival celebrating cherry blossom season at the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre at 6688 Southoaks Crescent in Burnaby from 11 am until 4 pm. Admission today is $3 for folk ages 5+.
  • 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.
  • FlyOver America – a double feature of amazing multi-dimensional film experiences at FlyOver Canada at Canada Place. Soar over the United States, Canada or both.
  • West Coast Amusements – a midway and carnival rides in the Save-on-Foods parking lot at 9014 152 Street in Surrey.
  • Pass Holder Appreciation Day – season’s ticket holders at Mt. Seymour get to take a friend skiing for free.
  • Money Skills Workshop – a free workshop about financial literacy for people with low incomes. The event takes place from 12:30 until 3:30 pm at Gordon Neighbourhood House at 1019 Broughton Street and is offered by Family Services of Greater Vancouver. It’s free, but advance registration is required.
  • BC Distilled – an artisan distillery festival tasting event at the Croatian Cultural Centre.
  • Spring Thrift Sale – from 9:30 am to 3 pm at Vancouver’s Pacific Spirit United Church at 3525 West 24th Avenue. Free admission.
  • Darts Hill Garden Park – a semi-private garden park that’s open to the public by donation from 11 am to 3 pm at 1633-170th Street in Surrey.
  • Up the Creek Run – a 5K, 10K and 500m-1K Kids’ Run starting at the Hyde Creek Rec Centre in Port Coquitlam.
  • Saturday Markets

    • The Olde Farmhouse MarketThe Olde Farmhouse – a vintage market featuring over 100 vendors selling antiques, collectibles, jewellery, handmade goods and other home and garden treasures at Tradex at 1190 Cornell Street in Abbotsford. Admission is $6 for one day or $8 for both days. Children 12 and under are free.

    • Squamish Farmers Market – first market of the season at the corner of Victoria Street and Cleveland Avenue in Squamish from 10 am to 3 pm.
    • Vancouver Flea Market – from 9 am to 5 pm at 703 Terminal Avenue not far from Science World.
    • East Side Flea – a bi-weekly weekend market with about four dozen vendors selling vintage, collectibles, handmade and other items at 550 Malkin Avenue in East Vancouver (about 1.2 km from Science World).
  • Family Favourites Movies – $2.99 movies at select Cineplex theatres at 11 am.

Sunday, April 7, 2019

  • 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.
  • Peteys Easter Eggstravaganza – an egg hunt, visits with the Easter Bunny, petting zoo, train rides and other kid-friendly activities at Fantasy Farms in Chilliwack. Cost is $10 for children and $2 per adult.
  • FlyOver America – a double feature of amazing multi-dimensional film experiences at FlyOver Canada at Canada Place. Soar over the United States, Canada or both.
  • West Coast Amusements – a midway and carnival rides in the Save-on-Foods parking lot at 9014 152 Street in Surrey.
  • Pass Holder Appreciation Day – season’s ticket holders at Mt. Seymour get to take a friend skiing for free.
  • Darts Hill Garden Park – a semi-private garden park that’s open to the public by donation from 11 am to 3 pm at 1633-170th Street in Surrey.
  • Sunday Markets

    • The Olde FarmhouseThe Olde Farmhouse Market – a vintage market featuring over 100 vendors selling antiques, collectibles, jewellery, handmade goods and other home and garden treasures at Tradex at 1190 Cornell Street in Abbotsford. Admission is $6 for one day or $8 for both days. Children 12 and under are free.

    • Vancouver Flea Market – from 9 am to 5 pm at 703 Terminal Avenue not far from Science World.
    • East Side Flea – a bi-weekly weekend market with about four dozen vendors selling vintage, collectibles, handmade and other items at 550 Malkin Avenue in East Vancouver (about 1.2 km from Science World).
    • Abbotsford Flea Market – a giant flea market at Abbotsford Exhibition Park from 6 am to 4 pm.
  • Free Jazz Vespers
    • At 4 pm at First Baptist Church at 969 Burrard Street in Vancouver. (Formerly at St. Andrew’s Wesley across the street.)
    • With Steve Maddock and Kristian Braathen at West Vancouver’s St. Stephen’s Anglican Church at 885 22nd Street at 4 pm.

 


Week of April 8th to 14th

April 1-7 | April 8-14 | April 15-21 | April 22-28 | April 29-30


 

Monday, April 8, 2019

  • FlyOver America – a double feature of amazing multi-dimensional film experiences at FlyOver Canada at Canada Place. Soar over the United States, Canada or both.
  • If good weather, then check out the cherry blossoms at Vancouver’s various best parks and places in nature.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

  • FlyOver America – a double feature of amazing multi-dimensional film experiences at FlyOver Canada at Canada Place. Soar over the United States, Canada or both.
  • 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!
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission is by donation from 5 to 9 pm (because it’s Tuesday).
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

  • Chilliwack Tulip Festival – Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring close to 20 acres of flowers in Chilliwack. Today marks the first day of the season!
  • Whistler World Ski & Snowboard Festival – music and winter sports activities at Whistler.
  • FlyOver America – a double feature of amazing multi-dimensional film experiences at FlyOver Canada at Canada Place. Soar over the United States, Canada or both.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

  • Whistler World Ski & Snowboard Festival – music and winter sports activities at Whistler.
  • Vaisakhi Carnival – amusement rides and a midway outside the Gurdwara Dashmesh Darbar Temple in Surrey (weather permitting).
  • FlyOver America – a double feature of amazing multi-dimensional film experiences at FlyOver Canada at Canada Place. Soar over the United States, Canada or both.
  • Chilliwack Tulip Festival – Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring close to 20 acres of flowers in Chilliwack.
  • Singin’ in the Rain – the Broadway musical shows at Massey Theatre in New Westminster. Tickets cost $19 to $49.

Free Events in April

Friday, April 12, 2019

  • Spirits Speakers Series – a spirit tasting event featuring a public speaker and Glenfiddich whisky for adults ages 19+ at Vancouver’s BMO Theatre Centre at 162 West 1st Avenue. Tickets cost $50 and proceeds from the event support the Arts Club’s productions, youth and education initiatives.
  • Cherry Blossom Nights of Light – a free multi-sensory event featuring light displays, music and vendors at Queen Elizabeth Park. (CANCELLED.)
  • Whistler World Ski & Snowboard Festival – music and winter sports activities at Whistler. Today’s schedule includes the Boarderstyle World Championships, Saudan Couloir Ski Race Extreme and Ski & Snowboard Big Air Competition.
  • Vaisakhi Carnival – amusement rides and a midway outside the Gurdwara Dashmesh Darbar Temple in Surrey.
  • Classic & Custom Car Show – BC’s longest running indoor car show celebrates its 23rd year at Tradex in Abbotsford.
  • 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. Admission is $6 for adults and $2 for children (ages 6-17).
  • FlyOver America – a double feature of amazing multi-dimensional film experiences at FlyOver Canada at Canada Place. Soar over the United States, Canada or both.
  • Friday Night Live – live music and a guest artist in North Vancouver at Lynn Valley United Church at 3201 Mountain Highway.
  • Chilliwack Tulip Festival – Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring close to 20 acres of flowers in Chilliwack.
  • Darts Hill Garden Park – a semi-private garden park that’s open to the public by donation from 11 am to 3 pm at 1633-170th Street in Surrey.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

  • Vancouver Vaisakhi Parade Video IconVancouver Vaisakhi Parade – a massive festival procession of people beginning at the Ross Street Temple at 8000 Ross Street.
  • Party for the Planet – Earth Day celebrations in Surrey that include free concerts and other live entertainment.
  • 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. Today also includes a “Tailgate Sale” so there will be extra things to see and buy.
  • Peteys Easter Eggstravaganza – an egg hunt, visits with the Easter Bunny, petting zoo, train rides and other kid-friendly activities at Fantasy Farms in Chilliwack. Cost is $10 for children and $2 per adult.
  • Classic & Custom Car Show – BC’s longest running indoor car show celebrates its 23rd year at Tradex in Abbotsford.
  • Money Skills Workshop – a free workshop about financial literacy for people with low incomes. The event takes place from 12:30 until 3:30 pm at Gordon Neighbourhood House at 1019 Broughton Street and is offered by Family Services of Greater Vancouver. It’s free, but advance registration is required.
  • Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival – the annual spring festival features the following events today:
    • Sakura Days Japan Fair – Japanese music, food and cultural performances at VanDusen Garden from 10 am until 7 pm.
    • Big Picnic – a free cherry blossom-viewing event at Queen Elizabeth Park from 12 until 3 pm. (Postponed until April 14th.)
  • Whistler World Ski & Snowboard Festival – music and winter sports activities at Whistler. Today’s schedule includes the Boarderstyle World Championships, Saudan Couloir Ski Race Extreme and Ski & Snowboard Big Air Competition.
  • Pass Holder Appreciation Day – season’s ticket holders at Mt. Seymour get to take a friend skiing for free.
  • Vaisakhi Carnival – amusement rides and a midway outside the Gurdwara Dashmesh Darbar Temple in Surrey.
  • Diez Vista 50 Km Trail Run – a 50-km run through rugged forested trails in Belcarra Regional Park in Port Moody. (SOLD OUT for 2019.)
  • Chilliwack Tulip Festival – Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring close to 20 acres of flowers in Chilliwack.
  • Abbotsford Tulip Festival – 10 acres of tulip fields open to the public in Abbotsford at 36737 North Parallel Road.
  • Darts Hill Garden Park – a semi-private garden park that’s open to the public by donation from 11 am to 3 pm at 1633-170th Street in Surrey.
  • Saturday Markets
  • Family Favourites Movies – $2.99 movies at select Cineplex theatres at 11 am.
  • Rockstar Puddle Party – a costume contest, BBQ, beer garden and skiing into water at Mt. Seymour from noon until 3 pm.

  • FlyOver AmericaFlyoverCanada – a double feature of amazing multi-dimensional films at FlyOver Canada at Canada Place. Soar over the United States, Canada or both.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

  • Vancouver Sun Run – when as many as 50,000 runners hit the streets.
  • Sakura Days Japan Fair – Japanese music, food and cultural performances at VanDusen Garden as part of the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival from 10 am until 5 pm.
  • Big Picnic – a free cherry blossom-viewing event at Queen Elizabeth Park from 12 until 3 pm.
  • 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. Admission is $6 for adults and $2 for children (ages 6-17).
  • FlyOver America – a double feature of amazing multi-dimensional film experiences at FlyOver Canada at Canada Place. Soar over the United States, Canada or both.
  • Peteys Easter Eggstravaganza – an egg hunt, visits with the Easter Bunny, petting zoo, train rides and other kid-friendly activities at Fantasy Farms in Chilliwack. Cost is $10 for children and $2 per adult.
  • Chilliwack Tulip Festival – Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring close to 20 acres of flowers in Chilliwack.
  • Abbotsford Tulip Festival – 10 acres of tulip fields open to the public in Abbotsford at 36737 North Parallel Road.
  • Classic & Custom Car Show – BC’s longest running indoor car show celebrates its 23rd year at Tradex in Abbotsford.
  • Darts Hill Garden Park – a semi-private garden park that’s open to the public by donation from 11 am to 3 pm at 1633-170th Street in Surrey.
  • Whistler World Ski & Snowboard Festival – music and winter sports activities at Whistler.
  • Pass Holder Appreciation Day – season’s ticket holders at Mt. Seymour get to take a friend skiing for free.
  • Vaisakhi Carnival – amusement rides and a midway outside the Gurdwara Dashmesh Darbar Temple in Surrey.
  • Handel Coronation Anthems – a concert with the Pacific Baroque Orchestra and Vancouver Cantata Singers at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC. Tickets start at $18.
  • Markets
  • Jazz Vespers (by donation)
    • At 4 pm at First Baptist Church at 969 Burrard Street in Vancouver. (Formerly at St. Andrew’s Wesley across the street.)
    • At 4 pm at Surrey’s Northwood United Church at 8855 156th Street with Jazz musician Greta Matassa.

 


Week of April 15th to 21st

April 1-7 | April 8-14 | April 15-21 | April 22-28 | April 29-30


 

Monday, April 15, 2019

  • TED2019 – the annual world TED Conference takes place at the Vancouver Convention Centre (April 15-19, 2019).
  • Chilliwack Tulip Festival – Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring close to 20 acres of flowers in Chilliwack.
  • Abbotsford Tulip Festival – 10 acres of tulip fields open to the public in Abbotsford at 36737 North Parallel Road.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

  • Vaisakhi Carnival – amusement rides and a midway outside the Gurdwara Dashmesh Darbar Temple in Surrey.
  • TED2019 – the annual world TED Conference takes place at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
    • Click Free Screenings for a list of venues where you can watch live screenings of the event in Vancouver and on the North Shore.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Abbotsford Tulip Festival – 10 acres of tulip fields is open to the public in Abbotsford at 36737 North Parallel Road.
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

  • TED2019 – the annual world TED Conference takes place at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
    • Click Free Screenings for a list of venues where you can watch live screenings of the event in Vancouver and on the North Shore.
  • Vaisakhi Carnival – amusement rides and a midway outside the Gurdwara Dashmesh Darbar Temple in Surrey.
  • LCPN Networking Breakfast – a business networking event with Vancouver’s Latin American community at Mangos Lounge at 1180 Howe Street from 7:30 until 9:30 am. The event costs $15 for non-members in advance (or $20 at the door) and includes a guest speaker presentation and breakfast. All are welcome.
  • Chilliwack Tulip Festival – Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring close to 20 acres of flowers in Chilliwack.
  • Abbotsford Tulip Festival – 10 acres of tulip fields open to the public in Abbotsford at 36737 North Parallel Road.
  • Vancouver Whitecaps – soccer game vs. Los Angeles Football Club at BC Place Stadium.
  • Music on the Bow – free live music featuring local artists at the Trout Lake Community Centre at 3360 Victoria Drive. Today features the Soda Crackers from 7 to 9 pm.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

  • TED2019 – the annual world TED Conference takes place at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
    • Click Free Screenings for a list of venues where you can watch live screenings of the event in Vancouver and on the North Shore.
  • Vaisakhi Carnival – amusement rides and a midway outside the Gurdwara Dashmesh Darbar Temple in Surrey.
  • Beaty Nocturnal – the Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC is open by donation from 5 to 8:30 pm. Guided tours are at 7 pm. (Didn’t happen in April, 2019)
  • Singin’ in the Rain – the Broadway musical shows at Massey Theatre in New Westminster. Tickets cost $19 to $49.
  • Chilliwack Tulip Festival – Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring close to 20 acres of flowers in Chilliwack.
  • Abbotsford Tulip Festival – 10 acres of tulip fields open to the public in Abbotsford at 36737 North Parallel Road.
  • Stanley Park Easter Train – train rides, egg hunting and Easter Bunny visits at Stanley Park.
  • Music on the Bow – free live music featuring local artists at the Trout Lake Community Centre at 3360 Victoria Drive. Today features Rain City Swing from 7 to 9 pm.

Friday, April 19, 2019

  • Good Friday (Statutory Holiday)
  • Vancouver Chamber ChoirMusic for a Very Good Friday concert at Vancouver’s Orpheum Theatre.
  • Vaisakhi Carnival – amusement rides and a midway outside the Gurdwara Dashmesh Darbar Temple in Surrey.
  • Easter at the Cannery – at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery in Steveston Village.
  • Eggciting Easter Hop – egg-hunting (for children ages 0-5) and other family-friendly activities at VanDusen Garden.
  • Peteys Easter Eggstravaganza – an egg hunt, visits with the Easter Bunny, petting zoo, train rides and other kid-friendly activities at Fantasy Farms in Chilliwack.
  • Click Easter Long Weekend for a comprehensive list of other fun Easter-related things to do.
  • Chilliwack Tulip Festival – Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring close to 20 acres of flowers in Chilliwack.
  • Abbotsford Tulip Festival – 10 acres of tulip fields open to the public in Abbotsford at 36737 North Parallel Road.
  • Friday Night Live – live music and a guest artist in North Vancouver at Lynn Valley United Church at 3201 Mountain Highway. Today features a Jesus Christ Superstar Sing-a-long.
  • TED2019 – the annual world TED Conference takes place at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Make It Vancouver – a giant craft market at the PNE Forum at 2901 East Hastings Street. Tickets are $6 at the door or $3 in advance. Children ages 12 and under are free.

Easter in Vancouver

Saturday, April 20, 2019

  • 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!
  • Earth Day Parade – a small parade and festival attracting up to 2000 people on Commercial Drive and at Grandview Park.
  • Easter at the Cannery – at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery in Steveston Village.
  • Eggciting Easter Hop – egg-hunting (for children ages 0-5) and other family-friendly activities at VanDusen Garden.
  • Peteys Easter Eggstravaganza – an egg hunt, visits with the Easter Bunny, petting zoo, train rides and other kid-friendly activities at Fantasy Farms in Chilliwack.
  • Chilliwack Tulip Festival – Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring close to 20 acres of flowers in Chilliwack.
  • Abbotsford Tulip Festival – 10 acres of tulip fields open to the public in Abbotsford at 36737 North Parallel Road.
  • Darts Hill Garden Park – a semi-private garden park that’s open to the public by donation from 11 am to 3 pm at 1633-170th Street in Surrey.
  • Pop-Up Roller Rink Disco Night – family skating, short track roller derby and adult skate sessions at Robson Square at 800 Robson Street. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for kids.
  • Make It Vancouver – a giant craft market at the PNE Forum at 2901 East Hastings Street. Tickets are $6 at the door or $3 in advance. Children ages 12 and under are free.
  • 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.
  • Click Easter Long Weekend for a comprehensive list of other fun Easter-related things to do.
  • Saturday Markets
    • Riley Park Farmers Market – at Riley Park and Vancouver’s Nat Bailey Stadium (at 4601 Ontario Street) from 10 am until 2 pm.
    • New Westminster Winter Farmers Market – in the 600 block of Belmont Street in New Westminster from 11 am until 3 pm.
    • Squamish Farmers Market – at the corner of Victoria Street and Cleveland Avenue in Squamish from 10 am to 3 pm.
    • Vancouver Flea Market – from 9 am to 5 pm at 703 Terminal Avenue not far from Science World.
    • East Side Flea – a bi-weekly weekend market with about four dozen vendors selling vintage, collectibles, handmade and other items at 550 Malkin Avenue in East Vancouver (about 1.2 km from Science World).
  • Family Favourites Movies – $2.99 movies at select Cineplex theatres at 11 am.
  • 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. In 2019 it happens at Sunset Beach Park at 1204 Beach Avenue and includes a concert by the band Cypress Hill.

River District at Easter


Sunday, April 21, 2019

  • Easter Sunday – various Easter Long Weekend activities around the Lower Mainland.
  • Vaisakhi Carnival – amusement rides and a midway outside the Gurdwara Dashmesh Darbar Temple in Surrey.
  • Abbotsford Tulip Festival – 10 acres of tulip fields open to the public in Abbotsford at 36737 North Parallel Road.
  • Sunday Markets
    • Make It Vancouver – a giant craft market at the PNE Forum at 2901 East Hastings Street. Tickets are $6 at the door or $3 in advance. Children ages 12 and under are free.
    • Hastings Park Farmers Market – from 10 am to 2 pm at Hastings Skatepark by the PNE.
    • Cloverdale Flea Market – a large market at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds in Surrey from 6 am until 3 pm.
    • Vancouver Flea Market – from 9 am to 5 pm at 703 Terminal Avenue not far from Science World.
    • East Side Flea – a bi-weekly weekend market with about four dozen vendors selling vintage, collectibles, handmade and other items at 550 Malkin Avenue in East Vancouver (about 1.2 km from Science World).
  • Free Jazz Vespers
    • At 4 pm at First Baptist Church at 969 Burrard Street in Vancouver. (Formerly at St. Andrew’s Wesley across the street.)

 


Week of April 22nd to 28th

April 1-7 | April 8-14 | April 15-21 | April 22-28 | April 29-30


 

Monday, April 22, 2019

  • Earth Day – celebrations throughout Metro Vancouver (although some of them take place earlier in the month). An event today is the free showing of the Dr. Seuss movie the Lorax in Richmond.
  • Peteys Easter Eggstravaganza – an egg hunt, visits with the Easter Bunny, petting zoo, train rides and other kid-friendly activities at Fantasy Farms in Chilliwack.
  • Easter Monday – various Easter Long Weekend activities around the Lower Mainland.
  • Vaisakhi Carnival – amusement rides and a midway outside the Gurdwara Dashmesh Darbar Temple in Surrey.
  • Chilliwack Tulip FestivalChilliwack Tulip Festival – Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring close to 20 acres of flowers in Chilliwack.
  • Abbotsford Tulip Festival – 10 acres of tulip fields open to the public in Abbotsford at 36737 North Parallel Road.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

  • World Music Fest – a multi-day music festival in Vancouver. Tonight’s event features Itamar Erez & Hamin Honari at Guilt & Co. in Gastown.
  • Chilliwack Tulip Festival – Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring close to 20 acres of flowers in Chilliwack.
  • Abbotsford Tulip Festival – 10 acres of tulip fields open to the public in Abbotsford at 36737 North Parallel Road.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

  • Menopause The Musical – an Off-Broadway musical about four women who meet in a department store while shopping for bras. (Note: the show is recognized as the longest-running scripted production in Las Vegas.) Cost is $55-$65.
  • Museum of Vancouver – admission is by donation from 5 pm to 8 pm (as it’s the last Thursday of the month).
  • Chilliwack Tulip Festival – Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring close to 20 acres of flowers in Chilliwack.
  • Abbotsford Tulip Festival – 10 acres of tulip fields open to the public in Abbotsford at 36737 North Parallel Road.

Friday, April 26, 2019

  • Kickstart’s 21st Anniversary Celebration – a fundraising event featuring Gaelynn Lea in concert, a performance by David Roche, a silent auction and a visual arts presentation by Mujtaba Saloojee. Takes place at the Cultch at 1895 Venables Street in Vancouver.
  • World Music Fest – a multi-day music festival in Vancouver. Tonight’s event features a tribute concert to Paul Simon’s Graceland album at the Imperial.
  • Refresh Spring Market – a large market featuring locally-made and curated goods from 4 until 9 pm at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park at 39645 Government Road in Squamish.
  • 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).
  • Chilliwack Tulip Festival – Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring close to 20 acres of flowers in Chilliwack.
  • Abbotsford Tulip Festival – 10 acres of tulip fields open to the public in Abbotsford at 36737 North Parallel Road.
  • Darts Hill Garden Park – a semi-private garden park that’s open to the public by donation from 11 am to 3 pm at 1633-170th Street in Surrey.
  • Friday Night Live – live music at North Vancouver’s Lynn Valley United Church at 3201 Mountain Highway. Tonight’s guest artists are from the Vancouver Adapted Music Society (VAMS).

Saturday, April 27, 2019

  • Earth Day – the official day was April 22nd but more Earth Day events take place today than they do on the official date in 2019. Earth Day activities happen today at Burns Bog, Stanley Park, UBC, Everett Crowley Park and North Vancouver.
  • Harrison Uncorked – a wine festival at Harrison Hot Springs.
  • World Music Fest – a multi-day music festival in Vancouver. Tonight’s event features the bands Locarno and Mokoomba at the Imperial.
  • Vancouver Opera Festival – multiple days of opera productions (which, for 2019, have a fables and fairy tales theme). (April 27th to May 5, 2019.)
  • An Evening of Socially Conscious Music – a performance by Sitar Virtuoso Anoushka Shankar at UBC’s Chan Centre. Tickets start at $46.

  • Chilliwack Tulip FestivalChilliwack Tulip Festival – Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring close to 20 acres of flowers in Chilliwack.

  • Abbotsford Tulip Festival – 10 acres of tulip fields open to the public in Abbotsford at 36737 North Parallel Road.
  • Darts Hill Garden Park – a semi-private garden park that’s open to the public by donation from 11 am to 3 pm at 1633-170th Street in Surrey. Today features the garden’s official Open House & Plant Sale event.
  • Motown Meltdown 2019 – a night of music and dancing in support of sight and the charitable organization Seva Canada at Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom. Tickets are $32.75 (plus online fees) in advance or $45 at the door.

Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festivals


  • Port Moody Food Truck Festival – at Inlet Park at 3000 Murray Street in Port Moody. The event runs from 11 am until around 6 pm and features close to 30 food truck and artisan vendors. There is also live music. Chances are good that characters from Paw Patrol will also be on site! Admission is free.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

  • Chilliwack Tulip Festival – Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring close to 20 acres of flowers in Chilliwack.
  • Abbotsford Tulip Festival – 10 acres of tulip fields open to the public in Abbotsford at 36737 North Parallel Road.
  • VanDusen Plant Sale – a giant plant sale and FREE admission to the VanDusen Botanical Garden. (Takes place on the last Sunday of April each year.)
  • Darts Hill Garden Park – a semi-private garden park that’s open to the public by donation from 11 am to 3 pm at 1633-170th Street in Surrey.
  • Daffodil Dash – a 1K walk and 5K run to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society. Multiple runs are being held in Greater Vancouver such as at West Vancouver’s Ambleside Park, Port Moody’s Rocky Point Park and Vancouver at the Concord parking lot across from Rogers Arena.
  • Vancouver Opera Festival – multiple days of opera productions (which, for 2019, have a fables and fairy tales theme). Today features a day of free stage performances including a show by CircusWest in the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza (which is now called šxʷƛ̓exən Xwtl’a7shn).
  • Sunday Markets
  • Jazz Vespers
    • At 4 pm at First Baptist Church at 969 Burrard Street in Vancouver. (Formerly at St. Andrew’s Wesley across the street.)
    • With Marcus Mosley at 4 pm at St. Andrew’s United Church at 1044 St. George’s Avenue in North Vancouver.
    • With Cory Weeds 4 pm at Surrey’s Northwood United Church at 8855 156th Street.

 


Week of April 29th to 30th

April 1-7 | April 8-14 | April 15-21 | April 22-28 | April 29-30


 

Monday, April 29, 2019

  • The 50th Anniversary Greasy Spoon Diner – at Save on Meats at 43 West Hastings Street from 5:30 until 8:00 pm. The event features top chefs, award-winning bartenders and a fabulous four-course dining experience. The cost is $95 with all proceeds benefiting A Better Life Foundation.
  • G Day Vancouver – an event for girls and their parents and guardians that’s about celebrating and empowering girls. It takes place at Burnaby’s Nikkei Cultural Centre at 6688 Southoaks Crescent. The cost is $60.
  • Vancouver Opera Festival – multiple days of opera productions (which, for 2019, have a fables and fairy tales theme).
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if good weather, various parks and places in nature are “best places” to be!
  • Chilliwack Tulip Festival – Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring close to 20 acres of flowers in Chilliwack.
  • Abbotsford Tulip Festival – 10 acres of tulip fields open to the public in Abbotsford at 36737 North Parallel Road.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

All British Field Meet 2019 Invitation


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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