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33 Awesome Events In Metro Vancouver This Weekend (March 30-April 2)

Chilliwack Tulip Festival

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There’s no better time to get an extra day off than now. The Easter Long Weekend has no shortage of fun events for the entire family to enjoy.

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From tulip festivals to indoor carnivals, here are 33 awesome events taking place in metro Vancouver this weekend.

Events In Metro Vancouver This Weekend

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Friday, March 30

Exhibition | Haida Now

The Museum of Vancouver (MOV), in partnership with Haida Gwaii Museum, presents a visual feast of innovation and tradition with new exhibition, Haida Now, on display until June 15th, 2019.

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.

Carnival | PlayDome

Playdome
Photo: PlayDome

Western Canada’s largest indoor carnival is back for spring break 2018 with six fun-filled days of carnival rides, games and sweet treats. With over 45 rides and attractions all under one roof, there is no better place for indoor family fun this spring break than at PlayDome.

PlayDome will be open this weekend until Monday, April 2nd and fair-lovers can enjoy all their favourite rides right inside BC Place.

Exhibition | 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.

Co-curated by Jill Baird and Pam Brown, the collective effort offers insight into the important work Indigenous-run cultural centres and museums in BC are doing to support their language, culture, and history.

Cars | Vancouver International Auto Show

Vancouver International Auto Show
Photo: Vancouver International Auto Show / Facebook

The 98th Vancouver International Auto Show returns from Wednesday, March 28th – Sunday, April 1st, 2018.

Visitors will experience the largest Vancouver Auto Show in the history of the event. It will be showcasing an unparalleled number of vehicles from ecos to exotics. There will also be a series of national and international unveils.

Furthermore, expect to see luxury brands, including Lamborghini, Ferrari, Rolls Royce, McLaren and Porsche.

Exhibition | The Fabric of our Land

Curated by Susan Rowley in collaboration with Salish weavers, this exhibition takes visitors on a journey through the past 200 years of Salish wool weaving.

Zoo | Easter at the Zoo

Looking for something to do this Easter long weekend? Then look no further than the Greater Vancouver Zoo.

From Friday March 30th to Monday, April 2nd, join them for an unforgettable Easter experience packed with fun-filled caring and learning activities for your family! From holding and learning how to care for live bunnies, to joining in on the egg hunt for the golden Easter egg, there’s something for everyone.

Music | Seasons Music Festival

See Rae Sremmurd, Zhu, Muru Masa (DJ set), Petite Biscuit, and many more perform at the Seasons Music Festival. Tickets start at $89.50.

Easter | Easter at Aldor Acres Farm

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Photo: Aldor Acres Family Farm

Aldor Acres Farm is celebrating 30 years and they have big plans for Easter. Entrance is by donation and all proceeds will be donated to Canuck Place Children’s Hospice and the Langley Memorial Hospital. Activities include a petting zoo, hayrides, and farm tours.

Concert | Pale Waves

English pop band Pale Waves performs at the Biltmore Cabaret. Tickets are $15.

Art | Silk Road Exhibition: An Art Journey From Xi’an to Vancouver

In Partnership with Libang Gallery in Xi’an, China, 6 famous Chinese painters have been invited to the multicultural Vancouver to practice art; meeting the local art community, trying out new materials, experiencing the beauty of Canada and capture it in their art.

This exhibit will showcase the landscapes that captivated their artistic souls and several model inspired portraits!

Easter | Easter at the Cannery

The Cannery’s Easter festivities will take place on March 30th, 31st & April 1st (Friday to Sunday), from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Join them throughout the day to enjoy fishy themed Easter activities, crafts, games, and Easter Salmon Egg Hunts running every 30 minutes starting at 10:30 a.m.

Carnival | Surrey Carnival

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Photo: West Coast Amusements‎ / Facebook

West Coast Amusements, the largest Canadian midway operation in Western Canada is in Surrey this weekend! Catch all the fun at Fleetwood Shopping Centre.

Easter | Bear Creek Park Train & Mini Golf

The Bear Creek Park Train & Mini Golf is hosting a Easter egg this weekend from Friday, March 30th – Monday, April 2nd, 2018.

This includes a train ride, an Easter egg hunt in the forest and in piles of hay, a visit from the Easter bunny, crafts, face painting, a treat bag and a food truck on sight!

Music | Desi Nights w/ DJ Dapper at Elements Casino

Enjoy music by DJ Dapper of Decibel Entertainment. Doors open at 9:00 p.m. and entry is free.

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Saturday, March 31

Antiques | Cloverdale Antique & Collectible Show

weekendSort through 170 + tables and discover fascinating antiques and collectibles. The show takes place this weekend on Saturday, March 31st at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds Agriplex.

Brunch | Easter Brunch

Join Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co. to enjoy a scrumptious farm fresh brunch with family and friends. Their hearty brunch menu includes breakfast pizzas (you heard that right!), omelets, Le Beau Belgium waffles and much more!

Chocolate | Easter Chocolate Making

Experiment with bunnies, eggs and other tasty treats for spring! Mess around with either milk or dark chocolate fun. Tickets are $10.

Hockey | Vancouver Canucks

The Vancouver Canucks host the Columbus Blue Jackets at Rogers Arena. Puck drop is slated for 1:00 p.m.

Cupcakes | Easter Cupcakes

weekendLearn how to make delicious Easter cupcakes at Mackin Heritage Home and Toy Museum this weekend. Tickets are $10.

Dancing | Salsa Fest Party

Join Second Floor Eatery + Bar for Vancouver’s only weekly Latin party featuring live bands, DJ’s, full kitchen and a full bar.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and they serve a full kitchen menu until 11:00 p.m., including pasta’s, stir-fry’s, nachos, chicken wings, sandwiches, salads and more!

Pottery | Pottery Date Night

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Photo: Pottery Date Night / Facebook

This one-night pottery class will have your date saying “ditto” as they get to experience working with clay on the potter’s wheel. They will start the evening off with a brief studio tour followed by a demo on how to create a bowl or a cup using the potter’s wheel.

Performance | The Command Show Feat. Tatianna

The Command Show Featuring Tatianna from RuPaul’s Drag Race takes place at The Commodore Ballroom this weekend on Saturday, March 31st. Tickets start at $31.50.

Dancing | Baila Nights at LFZ

Take out your dancing shoes and save the date! Get ready for great Salsa and Latin music, an amazing 3,200 Sq. ft. floor, 3,000W sound system, and nightclub lighting! Tickets are $10.

Pickleball | Cloverdale Pickleball Tournament

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Photo: City of Surrey

Grab your paddle and come out for a full day of pickleball action at the Cloverdale Recreation Centre! This tournament will include a recreational division and open level division, so you can enjoy a friendly match or a competitive game.

Sunday, April 1

Field of Colours | Chilliwack Tulip Festival

Tulips of the Valley
Photo: Tulips of the Valley/Facebook

The Chilliwack Tulip Festival returned for the year on Thursday, March 29th, 2018.

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).

Pizza | Easter Sunday Family Pizza Night

Rocky Mountain
Photo: Rocky Mountain Flatbread / Facebook

They’ll entertain the kids during dinner, while you enjoy a glass of wine or artisan craft beer with the pizza or pasta of your choice.

Your little ones will be busy making their own pizzas with fresh, local and organic ingredients and dyeing Easter eggs with natural veggie dyes!

Eggs | Easter Dino Egg Hunt

Britanniasaurus Rex is back again for their annual candy-free Easter Dino Egg Hunt. Can you find his gem-filled eggs? Egg hunts will begin at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Be sure to be ther in time to join in the fun.

Find the eggs and then bring them to the mineral table to identify your treasures. Want a photo with B. Rex? He will be wandering around the Museum site from 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and then from 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Easter | Spring Eggstravaganza

springHastings Park Winter Farmers Market is hosting an egg-stra special market this weekend. Meet a chicken, learn about egg-laying hens and pet a cute bunny.

Easter | The Golden Easter Celebration

On Sunday, April 1st from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m, The River District is hosting a GOLDEN event at their River District Neighbourhood Centre located at 8683 Kerr Street Vancouver. This free family friendly event will include gold foiled chocolate egg hunts (register below), balloons, cotton candy, crafts, face painting, and even a giant chocolate bunny draw! Starbucks will be serving hot chocolate and coffee. Romer’s will provide yogurt parfaits as well as their famous mini doughnuts!

Yoga | Easter Bunny Yoga

Photo: Sunberry Fitness / Facebook

This is a yin/flow yoga class where you will have 10 bunnies roam around the studio. The bunnies usually make their round and pick out their favorite humans to hang out with. Catch the fun this weekend at Sunberry Fitness on Sunday, April 1st.

Monday, April 2

Fundraiser | MEC Vancouver Walk to 5K Clinic

In this ten week clinic we will guide you through a fun and safe progression of walking and running with the aim of confidently preparing you to complete a 5K run. Weekly sessions will consist of a 15 – 20 minute lecture followed by a specifically prescribed workout. The lectures will be presented by local professionals and add a great deal of additional knowledge to aid across various aspects of running.

This clinic is timed perfectly to participate in the MEC Vancouver: Road Race FOUR event on June 10th, 2018.

Concert | The Bronx

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Photo: The Bronx / Facebook

Hardcore punk band The Bronx perform at the Rickshaw Theatre this weekend. Tickets are $22.50.

Basketball | Vancouver Metro League Winter ’18 Open Runs

Get a sweat playing basketball and give back to charity at the Olympic Oval. It’s only $5 bucks a week and it all goes to charity!

Upcoming Events

April 8 | Taste of Barbados

Taste of Barbados takes over Bear Creek Pavilion on Sunday, April 8th, 2018. It’s your chance to experience authentic Barbadian food, drinks, music, and culture.

Test your skills at dominoes, dance to some soca & reggae, or lime at the “rum shop”. Barbadian food includes delicious dishes, such as macaroni pie, souse, fish cakes, and cou cou.

April 8 | Richmond Cherry Blossom Festival

The Richmond Cherry Blossom Festival is set amongst 255 Akebono cherry blossom trees at Garry Point Park, on the mouth of the Fraser River.

The festival will feature a day of traditional Japanese music and dance performances, delicious food options and fun activities as celebrated in Japan.

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