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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


Easter in Vancouver

Monday, April 1, 2019

  • April Fool’s Day – a day for tricks and practical jokes.
  • Tulips of the Valley – Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring close to 20 acres of flowers in Chilliwack. (To be confirmed.)

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

  • Tulips of the Valley – Western Canada’s largest flower festival featuring close to 20 acres of flowers in Chilliwack.
  • If good weather, then check out the cherry blossoms at Vancouver’s various best parks and places in nature.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

  • Tulips of the Valley – Western Canada’s largest flower festival featuring close to 20 acres of flowers in Chilliwack. (To be confirmed.)
  • 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!

Friday, April 5, 2019

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Saturday, April 6, 2019

Sunday, April 7, 2019

  • Vimy Day – a ceremony and parade take place at Mountain View Cemetery. The event marks the anniversary of the Second World War Battle of Vimy Ridge which occurred in northern France between April 9th and 12th in 1917. (To be confirmed.)
  • Pass Holder Appreciation Day – season’s ticket holders at Mt. Seymour get to take a friend skiing for free.
  • Tulips of the Valley – 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.
  • Sunday Markets
  • 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 the Kristian Braathen Quartet at West Vancouver’s St. Stephen’s Anglican Church at 885 22nd Street at 4 pm.
    • At 4 pm at Surrey’s Northwood United Church at 8855 156th Street.

 


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

  • Tulips of the Valley – 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. (To be confirmed.)
  • If good weather, then check the cherry blossoms at Vancouver’s various best parks and places in nature.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

  • Tulips Festivals
    • Tulips of the Valley – Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring close to 20 acres of flowers in Chilliwack. (To be confirmed.)
    • Abbotsford Tulip Festival – 10 acres of tulip fields open to the public in Abbotsford at 36737 North Parallel Road. (To be confirmed.)
  • 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.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Free Events in April

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Friday, April 12, 2019

  • 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. (To be confirmed.)
  • Spring Lights Illumination – a Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival event featuring a free evening of music and lit-up cherry trees in Stanley Park between dusk and 10 pm.
  • Friday Night Live – live music, storytelling and a guest artist in North Vancouver at 3201 Mountain Highway.
  • Tulips of the Valley – 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, 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. (To be confirmed.)
  • Party for the Planet – Earth Day celebrations in Surrey that include free concerts and other live entertainment.
  • 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.
    • Spring Lights Illumination – a free evening of music and lit-up cherry trees in Stanley Park between dusk and 10 pm.
  • 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. (To be confirmed.)
  • 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.)
  • Tulips of the Valley – 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 4 pm.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

 


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).
  • Tulips of the Valley – 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. (To be confirmed.)
  • TED2019 – the annual world TED Conference takes place at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission is by donation from 5 to 9 pm (because it’s Tuesday).
  • Tulips of the Valley – 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.
  • 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.
  • Vaisakhi Carnival – amusement rides and a midway outside the Gurdwara Dashmesh Darbar Temple in Surrey. (To be confirmed.)
  • Tulips of the Valley – 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.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

  • TED2019 – the annual world TED Conference takes place at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Vaisakhi Carnival – amusement rides and a midway outside the Gurdwara Dashmesh Darbar Temple in Surrey. (To be confirmed.)
  • Beaty Nocturnal – the Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC is open by donation from 5 to 8:30 pm. Guided tours are at 7 pm.
  • Singin’ in the Rain – the Broadway musical shows at Massey Theatre in New Westminster. Tickets cost $19 to $49.
  • Tulips of the Valley – 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.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Cherry Blossom Festival

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Sunday, April 21, 2019

 


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).
  • Easter Monday – various Easter Long Weekend activities around the Lower Mainland.
    • Tulips of the Valley – special Easter-related activities today at Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring close to 20 acres of flowers in Chilliwack.
    • Stanley Park Easter Train – train rides, egg hunting and Easter Bunny visits at Stanley Park.
  • Tulips of the Valley – Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring two dozen 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

  • Tulips of the Valley – 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).
  • Tulips of the Valley – 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

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Sunday, April 28, 2019

  • Tulips of the Valley – 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.
  • 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.

 


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

  • Lower Mainland Parks – if good weather, various parks and places in nature are “best places” to be!
  • Tulips of the Valley – Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring close to 20 acres of flowers in Chilliwack (to be confirmed).
  • Abbotsford Tulip Festival – 10 acres of tulip fields open to the public in Abbotsford at 36737 North Parallel Road.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission is by donation from 5 to 9 pm (because it’s Tuesday).
  • Tulips of the Valley – Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring close to 20 acres of flowers in Chilliwack (to be confirmed).
  • Abbotsford Tulip Festival – 10 acres of tulip fields open to the public in Abbotsford at 36737 North Parallel Road.
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.

Other April 2019 Events

Other events taking place in April 2019 include the following:

  • Car Racing – many Fridays at Mission Raceway Park at 32670 Dyke Road in Mission.
  • West Coast Amusements – a midway and carnival rides in the Save-on-Foods parking lot at 9014 152 Street in Surrey. (To be confirmed for 2019.)
  • Celebrate Spring – a Japanese event at the Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre in Burnaby. Activities include martial arts, dance and music performances, plus Japanese food for sale. (To be confirmed.)
  • Chinatown Cultural Day – free activities in the area of the Chinese Cultural Centre at #50 East Pender Street in Chinatown. Food tasting, games, craft activities, dancing, live music and ceremonies take place in the afternoon. (To be confirmed for 2019.)
  • St. George’s Celebrations – the British Invasion is a celebration of everything English (and Scottish and Irish and Welsh) at the Roundhouse Community Centre. Free admission. (Likely on or around April 23rd, but to be confirmed.)
  • 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. (Likely in early April, but to be confirmed.)
  • Celebrate Hanami at TLCC – Japanese cherry blossom celebrations at the Trout Lake Community Centre at 3360 Victoria Drive. Admission is free. (Likely in early April, but to be confirmed.)
  • Abbotsford Food Truck Festival – a food truck event at Thunderbird Square at 32388 Veterans Way. (Details to be confirmed.)
  • World Music Fest – a multi-day music festival at various venues in Vancouver. (To be confirmed for 2019.)
  • Vancouver Opera Festival – multiple days of opera productions. (April 27th to May 5, 2019.)

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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