A Tulip Festival & 17 More Events To Not Miss In Vancouver This Weekend

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There are a number of exciting things to do in Vancouver this weekend. From a tulip festival to a warehouse sale, here are 18 Metro Vancouver events to check out over the next few days.

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Metro Vancouver Events This Weekend

Friday, April 12

Chilliwack Tulip Festival

Chilliwack Tulip Festival

Photo: Peterson Ph♡tography / 604 Now Flickr Pool

About: Back for its 13th year, the festival opened on Wednesday, April 10th, 2019, featuring more than 6.5 million bulbs.
Cost: Various
Time: Various

Coquitlam Carnival

About: Running from Thursday, April 4th – Sunday, April 14th, 2019, visitors can expect plenty of rides, fair games, and delicious bites.
Cost: Various
Time: 3:00 p.m.

Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival

Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival

Photo: yuanxizhou / 604 Now Flickr Pool

About: Running from Thursday April 4th – Sunday, April 28th, experience Mother Nature’s representation of romance, fragility, and growth all rolled into one.
Cost: Free
Time: Various

Canadian Artists and France

About: Looking at the significance that French art and culture has held for Canadian artists over the past 120 years, this exhibition of works from the Gallery’s collection focuses on influences of Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Surrealism on Canadian artists during the first half of the twentieth century.
Cost: Various
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Haida Now

About: 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.
Cost: $9 – $19
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

A Mirror Maze: Numbers in Nature

About: Created by the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) in Chicago, A Mirror Maze: Numbers in Nature, is “an interactive and immersive exhibition that exposes and explains the mathematical patterns that abound in the natural world”.
Cost: Free – $25
Time: 10:00 a.m.

Craft Cycle Vancouver Beer Tour

Craft Cycle Vancouver Beer Tour

Photo: @takemao0817 / Instagram

About: Vancouver Beer Bike Tour, hosted by Canadian Craft Tours, is an exciting way to travel between some of North Vancouver’s most popular breweries.
Cost: $45
Time: Various

The Tashme Project

About: Created and performed by Julie Tamiko Manning and Matt Miwa, The Tashme Project: The Living Archives traces the history and common experience of the Nisei (second generation Japanese Canadians) through childhood, internment in Canada during the Second World War, and post-war resettlement east of the Rockies.
Cost: Starting at $25
Time: Various

Ted Baker Warehouse Sale

About: Shoppers can expect to find a massive selection of Ted Baker men and women’s clothing, footwear, and accessories for up to 80% off.
Time: Various

Michael Bublé

Michael Bublé

Photo: Michael Bublé / Facebook

About: His upcoming “Don’t Believe The Rumors” Tour will be in support of Michael’s highly anticipated new album love. Every fully priced ticket purchased for the tour includes a standard CD or digital copy of his new album that is set to be released on Friday, November 16th, 2018.
Cost: $69.00, $99.00, $189.00
Time: 8:00 p.m. (doors open at 7:00 p.m.)

Titanic: The Musical

About: For the first time since a crew from Theatre Under the Stars enacted the two-and-a-half hour production several years ago, five-time Tony award winner Titanic the Musical is taking over Burnaby this spring.
Cost: $14.75 and $24.75
Time: Various

Seussical Jr.

About: Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos.
Cost: $16
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 13

Party For The Planet

Party For The Planet

Photo: City of Surrey

About: Party for the Planet will take place at Surrey Civic Plaza on Saturday, April 13th running from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Over the course of eight hours, attendees will find no shortage of activities to take part in.
Cost: Free
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Sakura Days Japan Fair

About: Visitors will enjoy Japanese culture, arts, food, and meet businesses in Vancouver.
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Vancouver Vaisakhi Parade

Vancouver Vaisakhi Parade

Photo: KDS Ross Sikh Temple (Khalsa Diwan Society Vancouver, BC) / Facebook

About: You can expect plenty of music and entertainment throughout the event. Local restaurants and businesses will be handing out free food throughout the day.
Cost: Free
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Slush Cup

About: Watch as competitors, attired in their most ridiculous costumes, attempt to cross a pool of slush on their skis or board.
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 14

FREE Pop-Up Weddings At Robson Square

Pop Up Weddings At Robson Square

Photo: Erica Miller Photography / Pop Up Wedding BC

About: Love in the Square is a pop-up wedding extravaganza that allows lovers to tie the knot at a unique venue, free of charge.
Cost: Free
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Nifty For Fifty

About: Over 30 local designers will be offering deep discounts at the 12th annual one-day Nifty for Fifty sale.
Cost: $2
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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