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APRIL in Vancouver 2020

April in Vancouver

April’s 2020 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 10 – Good Friday (statutory holiday)
  • April 12 – 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 2020.

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 1-5 | April 6-12 | April 13-19 | April 20-26 | April 27-30


Wednesday, April 1, 2020

  • FlyOver Canada – a special feature film will likely be showing at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show (with details to be confirmed).
  • Vancouver Theatresports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Tonight’s performance is Classic TheatreSports. (Details to be confirmed.)
  • If good weather, then check out the cherry blossoms at Vancouver’s various best parks and places in nature.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

  • FlyOver Canada – a special feature film will likely be showing at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show (with details to be confirmed).
  • Vancouver Theatresports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Tonight’s performances are Classic TheatreSports and OK Tinder – Swipe Right Comedy. (To be confirmed.)
  • Cherry Jam Concert – a free performance outside the Burrard Street SkyTrain Station from noon until 1:30 pm.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if good weather, various parks and places in nature are “best places” to be!

Friday, April 3, 2020

  • Cherry Jam Concert – a free performance outside the Burrard Street SkyTrain Station from noon until 1:30 pm.
  • FlyOver Canada – a special feature film will likely be showing at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show (with details to be confirmed).
  • Art World Expo – a large art event at he Pipe Shop in North Vancouver.
  • 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 Madeline Miskie-Jaege and Frank Chu.
  • Vancouver Theatresports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Tonight’s performances are Classic TheatreSports and Frisky Friday. (To be confirmed.)

The Olde Farmehouse Vintage Market

Saturday, April 4, 2020

  • Art World Expo – a large art event at the Pipe Shop in North Vancouver.
  • 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. (Details to be confirmed.)
  • FlyOver Canada – a special feature film will likely be showing at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show (with details to be confirmed).
  • Vancouver Theatresports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Today’s performances include Classic TheatreSports and The Late Show. (Details to be confirmed.)
  • 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.
  • Vancouver Whitecaps – a soccer game vs. Real Salt Lake at BC Place Stadium.
  • 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 $7 for one day or $9 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 5, 2020


    • 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 $7 for one day or $9 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 in the salons at St. Andrews-Wesley United Church at 1018 Nelson Street in Vancouver with Jamie Croil performing. Admission is by donation.
    • At West Vancouver’s St. Stephen’s Anglican Church at 885 22nd Street at 4 pm. (Details to be confirmed.)

 


Week of April 6th to 12th

April 1-5 | April 6-12 | April 13-19 | April 20-26 | April 27-30


 

Monday, April 6, 2020

  • FlyOver Canada – a special feature film will likely be showing at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show (with details to be confirmed).
  • If good weather, then check out the cherry blossoms at Vancouver’s various best parks and places in nature.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

  • FlyOver Canada – a special feature film will likely be showing at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show (with details to be confirmed).
  • 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 8, 2020

  • Chilliwack Tulip Festival – Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring close to 20 acres of flowers in Chilliwack. (Details to be confirmed.)
  • FlyOver Canada – a special feature film will likely be showing at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show (with details to be confirmed).
  • Vancouver Theatresports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Tonight’s performance is Classic TheatreSports. (Details to be confirmed.)

Thursday, April 9, 2020

  • Vancouver Theatresports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Tonight’s performances are Classic TheatreSports and OK Tinder – Swipe Right Comedy. (Details to be confirmed.)
  • FlyOver Canada – a special feature film will likely be showing at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show (with details to be confirmed).
  • Chilliwack Tulip Festival – Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring close to 20 acres of flowers in Chilliwack. (Details to be confirmed.)

Easter in Vancouver

Friday, April 10, 2020

  • Good Friday (Statutory Holiday)
  • Vancouver Chamber Choira Good Friday St. John Passion concert featuring music by Bach along with the Evangelist Pacific Baroque Orchestra at Vancouver’s Orpheum Theatre.
  • FlyOver Canada – a special feature film will likely be showing at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show (with details to be confirmed).
  • Friday Night Live – live music and a guest artist in North Vancouver at Lynn Valley United Church at 3201 Mountain Highway. Tonight’s event is a Jesus Christ Superstar Sing Along.
  • Vancouver Theatresports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Tonight’s performances are Classic TheatreSports and Frisky Friday. (To be confirmed.)
  • Chilliwack Tulip Festival – Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring close to 20 acres of flowers in Chilliwack. (Details to be confirmed.)

Saturday, April 11, 2020

  • Vancouver Vaisakhi Parade – a massive festival procession of people beginning at the Ross Street Temple at 8000 Ross Street. (Date and details to be confirmed.)
  • Easter Long Weekend – click this link for a comprehensive list of Easter-related things to do.
  • Diez Vista 50 Km Trail Run – a 50-km run through rugged forested trails in Belcarra Regional Park in Port Moody.
  • Vancouver Whitecaps – a soccer game vs. Los Angeles Football Club at BC Place Stadium.
  • Chilliwack Tulip Festival – Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring close to 20 acres of flowers in Chilliwack. (Details to be confirmed.)
  • Abbotsford Tulip Festival – 10 acres of tulip fields open to the public in Abbotsford at 36737 North Parallel Road. (Details to be confirmed.)
  • 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.
  • Vancouver Theatresports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Today’s performances include Classic TheatreSports and The Late Show. (Details to be confirmed.)
  • 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.
  • FlyOver Canada – a special feature film will likely be showing at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show (with details to be confirmed).

Sunday, April 12, 2020

  • Easter Sunday – various Easter Long Weekend activities around the Lower Mainland.
  • FlyOver Canada – a special feature film will likely be showing at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show (with details to be confirmed).
  • Vancouver Theatresports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. This evening’s show is Rookie Night. (To be confirmed.)
  • Chilliwack Tulip Festival – Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring close to 20 acres of flowers in Chilliwack. (Details to be confirmed.)
  • Abbotsford Tulip Festival – 10 acres of tulip fields open to the public in Abbotsford at 36737 North Parallel Road. (Details to be confirmed.)
  • Markets
  • Jazz Vespers (by donation)
    • At 4 pm in the salons at St. Andrews-Wesley United Church at 1018 Nelson Street in Vancouver. (Details to be confirmed.)

 


Week of April 13th to 19th

April 1-5 | April 6-12 | April 13-19 | April 20-26 | April 27-30


 

Monday, April 13, 2020

  • Easter Monday – various Easter Long Weekend activities around the Lower Mainland.
  • Chilliwack Tulip Festival – Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring close to 20 acres of flowers in Chilliwack. (Details to be confirmed.)
  • Abbotsford Tulip Festival – 10 acres of tulip fields open to the public in Abbotsford at 36737 North Parallel Road. (Details to be confirmed.)

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

  • 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. (Details to be confirmed.)
  • Abbotsford Tulip Festival – 10 acres of tulip fields is open to the public in Abbotsford at 36737 North Parallel Road. (Details to be confirmed.)
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

  • Vancouver Theatresports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Tonight’s performance is Classic TheatreSports. (Details to be confirmed.)
  • LCPN Networking Breakfast – a business networking event with Vancouver’s Latin American community at La Terrazza at 1088 Cambie 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. (Details to be confirmed.)
  • Abbotsford Tulip Festival – 10 acres of tulip fields open to the public in Abbotsford at 36737 North Parallel Road. (Details to be confirmed.)

Vancouver TheatreSports

Thursday, April 16, 2020

  • Whistler World Ski & Snowboard Festival – music and winter sports activities at Whistler.
  • Beaty Nocturnal – the Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC is open by donation from 5 to 8:30 pm. Guided tours are at 7 pm.
  • Chilliwack Tulip Festival – Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring close to 20 acres of flowers in Chilliwack. (Details to be confirmed.)
  • Abbotsford Tulip Festival – 10 acres of tulip fields open to the public in Abbotsford at 36737 North Parallel Road. (Details to be confirmed.)
  • Vancouver Theatresports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Tonight’s performances are Classic TheatreSports and OK Tinder – Swipe Right Comedy. (Details to be confirmed.)

Friday, April 17, 2020

  • Whistler World Ski & Snowboard Festival – music and winter sports activities at Whistler.
  • 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.
  • 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 and a guest artist in North Vancouver at Lynn Valley United Church at 3201 Mountain Highway. Today features Patrick Courtin with Mahogany Hall.
  • Vancouver Theatresports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Tonight’s performances are Classic TheatreSports and Frisky Friday. (Details to be confirmed.)

Saturday, April 18, 2020

  • Earth Day – the official day is on April 22nd but more Earth Day events take place today than they do on the official date in 2020. Earth Day activities likely happen in Surrey, Stanley Park, UBC, Everett Crowley Park and North Vancouver (but with details to be confirmed.)
  • Whistler World Ski & Snowboard Festival – music and winter sports activities at Whistler.
  • Harrison Uncorked – a wine festival at Harrison Hot Springs.
  • Sakura Days Japan Fair – Japanese music, food and cultural performances at VanDusen Garden as part of the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival.
  • Party for the Planet – Earth Day celebrations in Surrey that include free concerts and other live entertainment.
  • Classic & Custom Car Show – BC’s longest running indoor car show celebrates its 24th year at Tradex in Abbotsford.
  • 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! (Date and details to be confirmed.)
  • Earth Day Parade – a small parade and festival attracting up to 2000 people on Commercial Drive and at Grandview Park.
  • 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
    • 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.
  • Vancouver Theatresports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Today’s performances include Classic TheatreSports and The Late Show. (To be confirmed.)

Sunday, April 19, 2020

  • Whistler World Ski & Snowboard Festival – music and winter sports activities at Whistler.
  • 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.
  • Classic & Custom Car Show – BC’s longest running indoor car show celebrates its 24th year at Tradex in Abbotsford.
  • Chilliwack Tulip Festival – Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring close to 20 acres of flowers in Chilliwack. (Details to be confirmed.)
  • Abbotsford Tulip Festival – 10 acres of tulip fields open to the public in Abbotsford at 36737 North Parallel Road. (Details to be confirmed.)
  • 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. At the garden today there is also a plant sale.
  • Sunday Markets
  • Free Jazz Vespers
    • At 4 pm in the salons at St. Andrews-Wesley United Church at 1018 Nelson Street in Vancouver. Admission is by donation.
    • At 4 pm at Surrey’s Northwood United Church at 8855 156th Street. Today’s musical performance is Gretta Matassa.
  • Vancouver Theatresports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. This evening’s show is Rookie Night. (To be confirmed.)

 


Week of April 20th to 26th

April 1-5 | April 6-12 | April 13-19 | April 20-26 | April 27-30


 

Monday, April 20, 2020

  • Earth Day – celebrations throughout Metro Vancouver (although some of them take place earlier in the month).
  • TED2020 – the annual world TED Conference takes place at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Chilliwack Tulip FestivalChilliwack Tulip Festival – Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring close to 20 acres of flowers in Chilliwack. (Details to be confirmed.)
  • Abbotsford Tulip Festival – 10 acres of tulip fields open to the public in Abbotsford at 36737 North Parallel Road. (Details to be confirmed.)
  • 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 2020 it happens at Sunset Beach Park at 1204 Beach Avenue and usually includes a free concert.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission is by donation from 5 to 9 pm (because it’s Tuesday).
  • TED2020 – the annual world TED Conference takes place at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

  • TED2020 – the annual world TED Conference takes place at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Vancouver Theatresports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Tonight’s performance is Classic TheatreSports. (Details to be confirmed.)
  • 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 23, 2020

  • TED2020 – the annual world TED Conference takes place at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Vancouver Theatresports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Tonight’s performances are Classic TheatreSports and OK Tinder – Swipe Right Comedy. (To be confirmed.)
  • 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 Opera Festival – the first day of multiple days of opera productions. (April 23rd to May 3rd, 2020.)

Friday, April 24, 2020

  • TED2020 – the annual world TED Conference takes place at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • 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.
  • Vancouver Opera Festival – multiple days of opera productions.
  • 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.
  • Vancouver Theatresports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Tonight’s performances are Classic TheatreSports and Frisky Friday. (To be confirmed.)

Saturday, April 25, 2020

  • Vancouver Theatresports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Today’s performances include Classic TheatreSports and The Late Show. (To be confirmed.)
  • Vancouver Opera Festival – multiple days of opera productions.

  • 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.

Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festivals


Sunday, April 26, 2020

  • 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, but with 2020 details to be confirmed.)
  • 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.
  • Vancouver Theatresports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. This evening’s show is Rookie Night. (To be confirmed.)
  • Sunday Markets
  • Jazz Vespers
    • At 4 pm in the salons at St. Andrews-Wesley United Church at 1018 Nelson Street in Vancouver. Admission is by donation.
    • At 4 pm at St. Andrew’s United Church at 1044 St. George’s Avenue in North Vancouver. Today’s event features the music of Jennifer Hayes.
    • At 4 pm at Surrey’s Northwood United Church at 8855 156th Street. Today features big band music with Jazz Connexion & Steve Maddock.

 


Week of April 27th to 30th

April 1-5 | April 6-12 | April 13-19 | April 20-26 | April 27-30


 

Monday, April 27, 2020

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Thursday, April 30, 2020

  • Museum of Vancouver – admission is by donation from 5 pm to 8 pm (as it’s the last Thursday of the month).
  • Vancouver Opera Festival – multiple days of opera productions.
  • 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 Theatresports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Tonight’s performances are Classic TheatreSports and OK Tinder – Swipe Right Comedy. (To be confirmed.)

Other Events in April 2020

The following are events that will also likely be taking place in April 2020 (but with details to be confirmed):

  • 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. (To be confirmed for 2020.)
  • O Hanami – a Japanese festival celebrating cherry blossom season at the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre at 6688 Southoaks Crescent in Burnaby (April 3 & 4, 2020).
  • BC Distilled – an artisan distillery festival spirits-tasting event at the Croatian Cultural Centre (April 4, 2020).
  • 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. (2020 date and details to be confirmed, but likely on a Saturday in early April.)
  • 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). (April 3 to 5, 2020.)
  • Cherry Blossom Nights of Light – a free multi-sensory event featuring light displays, music and vendors at Queen Elizabeth Park. (2020 date and details to be confirmed.)
  • Pass Holder Appreciation Day – season’s ticket holders at Mt. Seymour get to take a friend skiing for free. (Dates and details to be confirmed.)
  • Stanley Park Easter Train – train rides, egg hunting and Easter Bunny visits at Stanley Park. (Dates and details to be confirmed.)
  • Spring Thrift Sale – from 9:30 am to 3 pm at Vancouver’s Pacific Spirit United Church at 3525 West 24th Avenue. Free admission. (Details to be confirmed.)
  • G Day Vancouver – an event for girls and their parents and guardians that’s about celebrating and empowering girls. (2020 details to be confirmed.)
  • Vaisakhi Carnival – amusement rides and a midway outside the Gurdwara Dashmesh Darbar Temple in Surrey (weather permitting).
  • Big Picnic – a free cherry blossom-viewing event at Queen Elizabeth Park from 12 until 3 pm. (Details to be confirmed.)
  • 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. (Details to be confirmed.)
  • Eggciting Easter Hop – egg-hunting (for children ages 0-5) and other family-friendly activities at VanDusen Garden. (Details to be confirmed.)
  • Easter at the Cannery – at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery in Steveston Village. (April 10 to 12, 2020)
  • Make It Vancouver – a giant craft market at the PNE Forum at 2901 East Hastings Street (April 17 to 19, 2020).
  • 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. (Details to be confirmed.)
  • Music on the Bow – free live music featuring local artists at the Trout Lake Community Centre at 3360 Victoria Drive. (On various days of the month, but with details to be confirmed.)

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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