It’s the end of another work week, meaning it’s time to celebrate!
From food festivals to live game shows, here are 28 awesome events taking place in metro Vancouver this weekend.
Events In Metro Vancouver This Weekend
Friday, April 20
Tulips | Chilliwack Tulip Festival
In addition to the 20 acres showcasing 7 million tulip bulbs, you can explore 3 acres of specialty double daffodils. New this year is an 2 acres of aromatic hyacinths (only one of its kind in Canada).
Discover some of Vancouver’s best art during the Main Street Art Gallery Crawl this weekend.
This tour held on Friday will explore 6 galleries located near Main Street and Art! Vancouver International Art Fair in Vancouver Convention Centre. Admission is free and will have participants meet inside the Grunt Gallery at 4:00 p.m.
The 40th annual Vancouver Greek Food Festival returns this weekend from Friday, April 20th – Sunday, April 22nd, 2018.
Admission is free, and visitors will be treated to exciting performances, Greek dancing, heritage displays, and lots of Kefi (happiness). In addition, you’ll find all your favourite Greek foods including souvlaki, spanikopita, gyros, and more available at a reasonable cost.
Show | World Without Us
World Without Us will be shown at The Cultch from Tuesday, April 17th – Sunday, April 29th, 2018.
We could hardly imagine it: no mortgages, no knitted scarves, no swimming pools, no butterfly strokes, and no honey kept in glass jars.
Writing | North Shore Writers Festival
The North Shore Writers Festival returns to West Vancouver Memorial Library this weekend on Friday, April 20th and Saturday, April 21st.
Enjoy a variety of programs, author presentations, and social engagements that celebrate local literary talent, including William Deverell, Timothy Taylor, and Pat Carney.
Trivia | Vancouver Aquarium Trivia Night
The Vancouver Aquarium’s second annual trivia night at After Hours is back on Friday, April 20th, 2018. It’ll start at 6:00 p.m. and go until 10:00 p.m.
Grab a beer or glass of wine and a snack and enjoy exploring the Vancouver Aquarium after dark in a fun and social adults-only atmosphere.
Exhibit | Haida Now
Guest curated by Haida Curator Kwiaahwah Jones in collaboration with Viviane Gosselin, Co-curator and Director of Collections & Exhibitions at MOV, this exhibition features an unparalleled collection of Haida art boasting more than 450 works created as early as 1890.
Performance | Cabaret
Continuing their tradition of presenting outstanding big Broadway musicals, Royal City Musical Theatre is excited to present Cabaret, the landmark musical from director/producer Harold Prince, and songwriters John Kander & Fred Ebb. A Tony Award winning musical that has been a play, a musical, and a film.
Culture | Culture at the Centre
The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC presents a groundbreaking collaboration between six First Nations Communities with the illuminating new exhibition Culture at the Centre, on display this weekend until Monday, October 8th, 2018.
Marijuana | 4/20 Vancouver
The 24th annual 4/20 Vancouver event takes place at Sunset Beach this Friday. Celebrations include a farmers market with cannabis products.
Concert | Dillon Francis
American DJ and record producer Dillon Francis will be performing live at the Harbour Event Centre. Admission is free.
Music | West Coast Chicago
West Coast Chicago is about the experience of live music! The musicians in West Coast Chicago are among the elite in the industry. Alongside West Coast Chicago’s musicianship and technical ability, their performances are as skilled and entertaining as they are energetic.
Catch it this weekend at Hastings Racecourse.
Concert | Five Alarm Funk
Vancouver-based band Five Alarm Funk performs at the Commodore Ballroom. Tickets are $25.
Game show | Price Is Right Live
Everyone’s favourite game show is on its way to metro Vancouver, along with the chance to win a share of the more than $10 million in cash and fabulous prizes they’ve given away! The Price Is Right Live will be in Coquitlam for live stage shows from Friday, April 20th – Sunday, April 22nd, 2018.
Alongside their celebrity host, randomly selected contestants play everyone’s favorite games like Plinko™, Cliffhangers, The Big Wheel and even the fabulous Showcase. Not to mention, lucky audience members can even win prizes right from their seat!
Saturday, April 21
Fans | KupoCon
KupoCon is simply a Final Fantasy fan event, made by the fans of Final Fantasy. While there are a number of small unofficial fan gatherings that take place in the western world, KupoCon takes it to the next level.
Organizers are bringing the event to Vancouver this weekend on Saturday, April 21st, 2018. It’ll take place at Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Reptiles | B.C. Reptile Club Spring Expo
The B.C. Reptile Club Spring Expo takes place this weekend on Saturday, April 21st and Sunday, April 22nd, 2018. These expos give local breeders a place to display their available animals, while also providing a place for the general public to come see these animals up close and learn about responsible reptile keeping.
Parade | Earth Day Parade
Since 2011, Vancouverites have flocked to Commercial Drive each April for the annual Earth Day Celebration, March and Festival! Join Windermere Secondary School’s Youth for Climate Justice Now as they carry on this fun, family-friendly tradition by coming together to celebrate the planet.
Fundraiser | Across Canada 2018 Kickoff
This event is a national charity fundraising cycling event where 10 riders will ride from Victoria, BC to St. John, Newfoundland over 10 weeks period, totalling 7515 km. Come out to the Austria Vancouver Club and enjoy a great evening! Tickets are $38.
Poetry | Poetry Slam & Craft Beer
Slam poetry performances, pizza, and local craft beer from “Brewers Row” – all for just $20 in support of the Port Moody Arts Centre. Slam & Craft Beer is a one-night event in the gallery where you’ll be surrounded by fine art and fine company.
Concert | Manu Crooks
Australian hip-hop artist Manu Crooks performs at Fortune Sound Club. Tickets are $15.
Party | Wild Fruit-The Glow Party
Since spring seems to have forgotten about us, we’re going to speed up the season change ourselves with Wild Fruit: The Glow Party. On Saturday April 21, give the apps a break and meet some babes – in real. Glow-in-the-dark face painters, drinks, and more. Get those white tees and shoes out.
Sunday, April 22
Concert | The Tallis Scholars
Led by director Peter Phillips, renowned vocal ensemble The Tallis Scholars perform a programme commemorating the centenary of the end of the First World War. Contrasting works evoking the glory of battle with the serene melancholy of Victoria’s exquisite 6 voice Requiem, the world’s leading masters of Renaissance polyphony will transport audiences to the WWI frontlines.
Music | West Coast World Guitar Trio
Three virtuoso musicians, Itamar Erez (Israeli guitarist, pianist and composer), Celso Machado (Brazilian guitarist, percussionist and composer) and Miroslav Tadic (Macedonian virtuoso guitarist and composer), will take you on a remarkable journey where different cultures meet in harmony.
Market | Time Travelers’ Bazaar
Sort through vintage and eclectic fashion, costumes, unique jewelry, accessories, and props at the Time Travelers’ Bazaar. It takes place on Sunday, April 22nd, 2018 at the Heritage Hall in Vancouver. They are Vancouver’s original annual market dedicated to eclectic fashion, vintage style and costumers of all sorts.
Market | Bulbs & More Farmer’s Market
50 local vendors will come together this Sunday for the Bulbs & More Farmer’s Market. Sort through fresh fruits and veggies, plants and flowers, prepared foods, freshly baked goodies, soaps, candles, children’s clothes and toys, textiles, and so much more!
Dance | KC Dance Workshop
Your day will include a warm up, jazz, yoga and meditation practice. Get ready to learn new ways of moving, creating, building a strong sense of self esteem and new friendships!
Market | Cannery Farmers’ Market
The Cannery Farmers’ Market will once again be open this Sunday from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Admission is free.
Celebrate Earth Day this weekend with a yoga and Chi Flow honouring Mother Earth. In this sequence, we will invigorate with some qi self-massage and a chi gong earth flow as well as yoga poses that harmonize us with nature. Since it is Earth Day, organizers will be sharing a powerful healing tree meditation where you can circulate energy with a tree. They will have an earth altar in the centre, and you are welcome to bring anything to add to the altar.
April 27 | Post Malone
Multi-platinum artist Post Malone will embark on a 28 city North America tour this Spring and perform live in Vancouver on Friday, April 27. Post Malone is scheduled to hit the stage at Rogers Arena with special guest SOB X RBE.
May 4 | Shipyards Night Market
The Shipyards Night Market opens on Friday, May 4th and goes until Friday, September 28th, 2018.
Visitors will find fresh food, locally made products, musicians, art and entertainment every Friday night. The festivities in the Square kick off at 5:00 p.m. on Friday nights. In addition, there is live music until 10:00 p.m. on the Shipbuilders’ Stage, showcasing talent from all over BC.
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