What’s Happening in April? Kid-Friendly Events in Metro Vancouver

April events in Metro Vancouver

Spring is officially here! The sun is finally shining and the temperature is finally on the uptick. This monthly events-highlight is intended to pique 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.

Salmon Girl (April 6 – 14): Carousel Theatre presents Salmon Girl. A young girl makes some extraordinary friendships when she dives into a magical adventure where the delicate balance of nature could change her life forever. Theatre, dance, music and puppetry create a stunning experience that shares a First Nations perspective on the importance of salmon in the natural world.

City of Surrey’s 17th Annual Early Years Festival (April 6): 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.

Tulips of the Valley (April 8):

The Young King (April 13 – 21): A young goatherd finds out that he is heir to the throne and is dazzled by the riches and finery of his new life, only to discover that everything comes at a price. Will the young king make the right decision for himself or his kingdom? The classic Oscar Wilde story, The Young King, is a coming of age story that grapples with the ethics of beauty, leadership and compassion. This performance is geared towards kids aged 8+ years.

Cherry Blossom Festival (April 4 – 28): The annual festival runs throughout the month of April. Whether you wish to soak up the gorgeous cherry blossoms and take part in the Japan Fair at VanDusen Botanical Garden or grab a Petal Mat and take part in the Big Picnic there are a number of family-friendly events to enjoy.

VSO Kids Koncert (April 28): Have you taken your little ones to the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s Kids’ Koncerts?  The concerts are a great opportunity to successfully introduce children to the world of classical music.  The Kids’ Koncerts are designed for children aged 4 – 11 years.  The concerts are 45 minutes in length and feature the ENTIRE Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

Surrey Party for the Planet (April 13):

Vancouver Sun Run (April 14): not only can you achieve the runners’ high, but the kids can also 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!

Make It Vancouver Fair (April 19 – 21): 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.

Vaisakhi Day Parade (April 20): celebrate Vaisakhi with a FREE parade, food, treats and cultural performances in Surrey.

Earth Day (April 22): 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!

Easter (April 19 – 22): Check out our massive Easter Event Guide. We are adding new events and activities regularly so check back often.

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. Have a great (and hopefully sunshine-filled) April!

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