What’s Happening in April? Events in Vancouver & the Lower Mainland

April events in Metro Vancouver

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Spring is officially here! The sun is finally shining and the temperature is finally on the up-tick. This monthly events-highlight is intended to peak your interest and get everyone exploring our great city. There are a ton more events listed in our calendar, we just thought these events deserved a little extra-special mention.

Abbotsford Tulip Festival (April 10 – May 7) – wander the colour-soaked fields of tulips. Bring home some sunshine for your kitchen table. It is open daily and weekdays are cheaper than weekends.

Royal City Musical Theatre presents Anything Goes (April 6 – 23rd) – enjoy show-stopping tunes like I Get a Kick Out of You, You’re the Top, and You’d Be So Easy to Love. The musical production is on stage at the Massey Theatre in New Westminster.

Sakura Days Japan Fair (April 8th & 9th) – soak up the gorgeous cherry blossoms and take part in the Japan Fair at VanDusen Botanical Garden. Enjoy delicious Japanese food and sake, cultural performances, as well as arts & crafts. If you purchase your tickets online you will save a few bucks!

City of Surrey’s 15th Annual Early Years Festival (April 8th) – check out the FREE family-focused event! Kid activities include a bouncy castle, ride on toys, ballon-characters, face painting, stilt walkers and live music. Plus loads of community organizations & services.

Easter events (April 14 – 17) – loads of family-friendly Easter events are planned for cities across Metro Vancouver. Check out our list & let us know if we’ve missed one (vancouver@familyfuncanada.com)

Fort Langley Makers Market (April 14 & 28): http://www.familyfuncanada.com/vancouver/craft-fairs/

Make It Vancouver Fair (April 21 – 23) – tons of handmade treasures can be found at the 3 day event at the PNE Forum. Be sure to get your Early Bird tickets online.

Earth Day (April 22nd) – don’t forget to give extra love and attention to the place we all call home. Do you have any creative ways for integrating earth-friendly activities, actions, habits into your daily life? We’d love to hear about them!

Surrey Party for the Planet (April 22) – events, performances, and activities….all FREE and all super family-friendly! Entertainers as diverse as Will Stroet, the Purple Pirate, Shawn Hook, and Adam Robert Thomas make the Party for the Planet an event not to miss. Science World, the Surrey Art Gallery, LifeCycle Bikes and more…seriously this is one heck of an event!

Vaisakhi Day Parade (April 22) – celebrate Vaisakhi with a FREE parade, food, treats and cultural performances in Surrey.

Vancouver Sun Run (April 23rd) – not only can you achieve the runners’ high, the kids can dash around the streets of Vancouver in the Shaw 2.5km family-friendly race. Are you registered for the sporting event of the season? It is a rite of passage for Vancouverites!

Aren’t we lucky to live where there are so many terrific and family friendly events?  Of course, the events listed here are a mere snippet of the options available across the Lower Mainland. The Family Fun Vancouver calendar has many additional suggestions.Don’t forget all these great places too: Museum of VancouverGreater Vancouver Zoo, HR MacMillan Space Centre, Capilano Suspension Bridge, Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary, Granville Island, Bloedel Conservatory, VanDusen Botanical Garden, Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver Police Museum, Vancouver Maritime Museum, ArtStarts Gallery, River MarketBritannia Mine Museum, EcoDairy and the UBC Botanical Garden. Have a great (and hopefully sunshine-filled) April!

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