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April Events Calendar

April Events in Vancouver

Below is what’s happening on the different days of the month in April 2018. Or, for a list of events that cost nothing or only very little, click Free Events in April.

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

Sunday, April 8, 2018

  • Vimy Day– a ceremony and parade take place at Mountain View Cemetery from 10:30 am until noon. 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.
  • Richmond Cherry Blossom Festival– a free event from 11 am until 4 pm at Gary Point Park near Steveston Village. Activities include Japanese dancing, Taiko drumming and other entertainment.
  • West Coast Amusements– a midway and carnival rides in the Save-on-Foods parking lot at 9014 152 Street in Surrey.
  • Celebrate Hanami at TLCC– Japanese cherry blossom celebrations at the Trout Lake Community Centre at 3360 Victoria Drive from 11 am until 1:30 pm. Admission is free.
  • Sound of Dragon Music Festival– performances by local, Canadian, Taiwanese and Chinese artists at the Annex Theatre.
  • Tulips of the Valley– Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring 24 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
    • Jazz Vespers– at St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church at 1022 Nelson Street between 4 and 5 pm. Admission is by donation. Even if you aren’t “church-y,” if you like Jazz and beautiful buildings it’s worth checking out.
    • Jazz Vespers in Surrey– at Northwood United Church at 8855 156th Street in Surrey from 4 to 5 pm. Admission by donation.

Monday, April 9, 2018

  • California Wine Fair– a fundraising event for the Arts Club theatre company at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Tickets cost $99.
  • Tulips of the Valley– Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring 24 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 10, 2018

  • Whistler World Ski & Snowboard Festival– music and winter sports activities at Whistler. Today features the Multiplicity TED Talk-style event where presenters are explorers, athletes and outdoor enthusiasts.
  • TED2018– the annual world TED Conference takes place at the Vancouver Convention Centre (April 10-14, 2018). Click Free TED Screenings for a list of libraries where you can watch for free.
  • Rod Stewart– in concert at Rogers Arena at 7:30 pm.
  • Tulips Festivals
    • Tulips of the Valley– Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring 24 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 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 11, 2018

  • Whistler World Ski & Snowboard Festival– music and winter sports activities at Whistler. One of today’s main events is the Olympus 72hr Filmmaker Showdown featuring mini films that have been shot and produced within 100 km of Whistler over a 3-day period.
  • Cirque du Soleil CRYSTAL– at the Abbotsford Centre at 33800 King Road.
  • TED2018– the annual world TED Conference takes place at the Vancouver Convention Centre and costs thousands of dollars to attend. Click Free TED Screenings for a list of libraries where you can watch for free.
  • Tulip Festivals
    • Tulips of the Valley– Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring 24 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 12, 2018

  • Whistler World Ski & Snowboard Festival– music and winter sports activities at Whistler. One of today’s main events is the Olympus Pro Photographer Showdown competition between 6 ultra-talented photographers.
  • Cirque du Soleil CRYSTAL– at the Abbotsford Centre at 33800 King Road.
  • TED2018– the annual world TED Conference takes place at the Vancouver Convention Centre and costs thousands of dollars to attend. Click Free TED Screenings for a list of libraries where you can watch for free.
  • Tulips of the Valley– Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring 24 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 13, 2018

  • Whistler World Ski & Snowboard Festival– music and winter sports activities at Whistler. Today’s events feature the Boarderstyle World Championships, Big Air ski jumping and evening live music including a concert by the band A Tribe Called Red.
  • Wine for Waves– a wine fundraising event at the Four Seasons Hotel featuring 25 Okanagan wineries and benefiting the Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise seafood program. Tickets are $110 plus taxes.
  • Cirque du Soleil CRYSTAL– at the Abbotsford Centre at 33800 King Road.
  • TED2018– the annual world TED Conference takes place at the Vancouver Convention Centre and costs thousands of dollars to attend. Click Free TED Screenings for a list of libraries where you can watch for free.
  • Riverdance– a Broadway Across Canada production with Irish dancing and music at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
  • Sporting Events
    • Car Racing– at Mission Raceway Park at 32670 Dyke Road in Mission.
    • Vancouver Whitecaps– soccer game vs. Los Angeles Football Club at BC Place Stadium.
  • Friday Night Live– live music, storytelling and a guest artist in North Vancouver at 3201 Mountain Highway. Cost is $10 and free for children 12 & under.
  • Tulips of the Valley– Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring 24 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 14, 2018

  • Vancouver 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. Today’s headlining performance is with the Sam Roberts Band.
  • 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 11 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 at Queen Elizabeth Park between dusk and 10 pm.
  • BC Distilled– an artisan distillery festival tasting event at the Croatian Cultural Centre from 6 to 9 pm. Tickets cost about $75 and include samples.
  • Whistler World Ski & Snowboard Festival– music and winter sports activities at Whistler. Today’s events feature the Boarderstyle World Championships, Big Air snowboard jumping and evening outdoor entertainment.
  • Port Moody Food Truck Festival– at Inlet Park at 3000 Murray Street.
  • Delhi to Dublin– in concert at the Commodore Ballroom.
  • Air Supply– in concert at the River Rock Casino in Richmond.
  • Cirque du Soleil CRYSTAL– at the Abbotsford Centre at 33800 King Road.
  • TED2018– the annual world TED Conference takes place at the Vancouver Convention Centre and costs thousands of dollars to attend. Click Free TED Screenings for a list of libraries where you can watch for free.
  • Car Racing– at Mission Raceway Park at 32670 Dyke Road in Mission.
  • Diez Vista 50 Km Trail Run– a 50-km run through rugged forested trails in Belcarra Regional Park in Port Moody.
  • Riverdance– a Broadway Across Canada production with Irish dancing and music at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
  • Tulips of the Valley– Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring 24 acres of flowers in Chilliwack.
  • Abbotsford Tulip Festival– 10 acres of tulip fields open to the public in Abbotsford at 36737 North Parallel Road. Weekend tickets must be purchased online in advance.
  • 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
  • 5 Peaks Alice Lake Race– first of six events in the 5 Peaks series, with an 8.5K, 13K, 1K Children’s Challenge and 3K Timed Kids’ Race at Alice Lake.
  • 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.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Monday, April 16, 2018

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

  • Tulips of the Valley– Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring 24 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 19, 2018

  • Beaty Nocturnal– the Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC is open by donation from 5 to 8:30 pm. Guided tours are at 7 pm.
  • Tulips of the Valley– Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring 24 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 20, 2018

  • Vancouver Chamber Choir– Light Transforming: Choral Explorations II with Michael Zaugg concert at Dunbar Ryerson United Church.
  • The Price is Right Live– the touring version of the popular TV game show at Coquitlam’s Hard Rock Casino (April 20-22, 2018).
  • Car Racing– at Mission Raceway Park at 32670 Dyke Road in Mission.
  • Tulips of the Valley– Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring 24 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.
  • After Hours at the Aquarium– an adults-only “True or Fish” Trivia Night event from 6 to 10 pm at the Vancouver Aquarium.
  • Friday Night Live– live music, storytelling and a guest artist in North Vancouver at 3201 Mountain Highway. Cost is $10 and free for children 12 & under.
  • 4/20 Smoke Out Vancouver– an annual protest and celebratory gathering at Sunset Beach 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.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

  • Surrey Vaisakhi Parade– Punjabi New Year celebrations beginning by the Gurdwara Dashmesh Darbar Temple at 12885-85th Avenue in Surrey.
  • Earth Day Parade– a small parade and festival attracting up to 2000 people on Commercial Drive and at Grandview Park.
  • Earth Day in South Vancouver– community planting of flowering shrubs, live entertainment with the Tiddly Cove Morris Dancers and free refreshments between 11 am and 3 pm at Everett Crowley Park.
  • Harrison Uncorked– a wine festival at Harrison Hot Springs.
  • Celebrate Spring 2018– 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. Cost is $2 per person or $5 per family.
  • Public Lego Exhibition– public viewings of LEGO displays as part of a multi-day Adult LEGO Fan Convention at the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond.
  • Slush Cup at Grouse Mountain– a beer garden, live music and skiing into a pool of ice-cold water from 1 until 6 pm.
  • St. George’s Celebrations– the British Invasion is a celebration of everything English (and Scottish and Irish and Welsh) from 10 am until 4 pm at the Roundhouse Community Centre. Free admission.
  • The Price is Right Live– the touring version of the popular TV game show at Coquitlam’s Hard Rock Casino.
  • Tulips of the Valley– Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring 24 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.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

  • Earth Day– celebrations throughout Metro Vancouver (although some of them take place earlier in the month).
  • Vancouver Sun Run– when as many as 50,000 runners hit the streets.
  • 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 between 1 and 4 pm.
  • Sakura Night Gala– a stand-up dinner and fundraising event at the Stanley Park Pavilion from 6:30 until 9:30 pm as part of the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival. Tickets cost $160 plus taxes and online fees, but include a $100 tax receipt.
  • Public Lego Exhibition– public viewings of LEGO displays as part of a multi-day Adult LEGO Fan Convention at the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond.
  • The Price is Right Live– the touring version of the popular TV game show takes place at Coquitlam’s Hard Rock Casino.
  • Tulips of the Valley– Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring 24 acres of flowers in Chilliwack.
  • Abbotsford Tulip Festival– 10 acres of tulip fields open to the public in Abbotsford at 36737 North Parallel Road.
  • Harrison Uncorked– last day of the weekend wine festival at Harrison Hot Springs.
  • 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
  • Jazz Vespers– at St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church at 1022 Nelson Street between 4 and 5 pm. Admission is by donation. Even if you aren’t “church-y,” if you like Jazz and beautiful buildings it’s worth checking out.
  • Jazz Vespers in Surrey– at Northwood United Church at 8855 156th Street in Surrey from 4 to 5 pm. Admission by donation.

Monday, April 23, 2018

  • St. George’s Day Dinner– a dinner to celebrate the Patron Saint of England takes place at the Roundhouse Community Centre. Tickets are $95 and the dinner is hosted by Red Robinson.
  • Tulips of the Valley– Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring 24 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 24, 2018

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

  • Tulips of the Valley– Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring 24 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 26, 2018

  • World Music Fest– a 4-day music festival. Today features the bands Calle VerdeMNGWA and Mazacote performing at Guilt & Co in Gastown.
  • 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 24 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 27, 2018

  • World Music Fest– a 4-day music festival. Today features performances by the Boom BoomsZimbamoto and Bloco Energia at the Imperial. Tickets cost $20.
  • Abracadabra– the Vancouver-based ABBA tribute band performs at the River Rock Casino in Richmond.
  • Car Racing– at Mission Raceway Park at 32670 Dyke Road in Mission.
  • Vancouver Whitecaps– soccer game vs. Real Salt Lake at BC Place Stadium.
  • Tulips of the Valley– Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring 24 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, storytelling and a guest artist in North Vancouver at 3201 Mountain Highway. Cost is $10 and free for children 12 & under. Tonight features Matt Grinke’s Big Band playing Disney movie music.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Sunday, April 29, 2018

  • World Music Fest– the festival today features a free event at the Trout Lake Community Centre from 11:30 to 3:30 pm with the bands KutapiraLos TesorosEast Van Marimba All Stars and Zazu Collective.
  • Car Racing– at Mission Raceway Park at 32670 Dyke Road in Mission.
  • Vancouver Opera Festival– 9 days of opera productions.
  • Tulips of the Valley– Western Canada’s largest tulip festival featuring 24 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.
  • North Shore Daffodil Dash– a 1K walk and 5K run to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society at West Vancouver’s Ambleside Park.
  • Yoga on Tap– morning yoga and beer sampling at Steamworks Brewery & Taproom at 3845 William Street in Burnaby. Cost is $20 with all proceeds going to One Tree Planted.
  • Sunday Markets
  • Jazz Vespers– at St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church at 1022 Nelson Street between 4 and 5 pm. Admission is by donation. Even if you aren’t “church-y,” if you like Jazz and beautiful buildings it’s worth checking out.

Monday, April 30, 2018