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What’s Happening in Vancouver this Weekend of April 19-22, 2019

What's Happening This Weekend

Wondering what to do in Vancouver this weekend? There’s a lot happening in the Lower Mainland including a number of festivals and other events.

This Weekend in Vancouver

Highlights of the April 19th to 22nd long weekend are the Chilliwack Tulip Festival, Surrey Vaisakhi Parade, 420 Vancouver and various Easter-related events throughout the Lower Mainland.

Note: Event details are subject to change.

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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 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.
  • 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.
  • Click Easter Long Weekend for a comprehensive list of other fun Easter-related things to do.
  • Saturday 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.
    • 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



  • 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.)

Peteys 2019 Easter Eggstravaganza

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.
  • Vaisakhi Carnival – amusement rides and a midway outside the Gurdwara Dashmesh Darbar Temple in Surrey.
  • 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 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.

Free Events and Activities in April


UPCOMING EVENTS

In case you were interested, coming up on the April 26th to 28th weekend are the Chilliwack Tulip Festival, VanDusen Plant Sale, World Music Fest and various other events throughout Metro Vancouver.


Other Information

For a list of things to do on other days coming up, check out Vancouver’s April calendars of events.

 

 

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