What a wide variety of things to do this April in Vancouver! Spring is springing and whether you’re into cherry blossoms, tulips, weed, or records, these events have got you covered! Check out our picks for the top 10 things to do this April in Vancouver.

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Cherry Blossom Festival

When: All month
Where: Various locations
What is it: A month-long festival featuring 20+ public, mostly free, arts and cultural community events. Check out our list of the best places to view the blossoms. Or, visit the VCBF website for more info.

Abbotsford Tulip Festival

When: April 10 – May 7, 2017
Where: Abbotsford
What is it: Spring is here and the tulips are in bloom. Pack a tasty picnic basket, or visit one of the convenient food trucks on-site and enjoy a fun filled day with family and friends. Your Instagram feed will thank you. (more info)

Drunk Spelling Bee

When: Tuesday, April 11
Where: Q Shi Q Japanese BBQ
What is it: Its a spelling bee that is also a drinking game. If your team spells the word correctly, the room drinks. If you spell it incorrectly, only your team drinks. You collect points for words spelled correctly and the first team to 10 points wins a prize! (more info)

Spring Lights Illumination

When: Friday, April 14 – Saturday, April 15
Where: Queen Elizabeth Park
What is it: After a long winter, you’re invited to experience illuminations, performance, and community; all under a canopy of cherry blossoms. This is a time to appreciate the ephemerality and beauty of nature. (more info)

Alice in Wonderland Burlesque

When: Saturday, April 15
Where: Red Gate Revue Stage
What is it: Follow a cast of talented and exciting performers down the rabbit hole in this burlesque re-imagining of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale of nonsense and fantasy. (more info)

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420 Festival of Pot

When: Thursday, April 20
Where: Sunset Beach
What is it: This unsanctioned event is one of Vancouver’s biggest as Canada sits on the brink of “legalization”. Celebrate by sparking a doob at the beach with thousands of others who can get off work on a Thursday afternoon. (more info)

Science World After Dark: Earth Day Edition

When: Friday, April 21
Where: Science World
What is it: Enjoy Science World without the kids around! Take a guided tour of our Science Park at sunset and enjoy its urban gardens, model ecosystem and resident chickens. (more info)

Earth Day Parade

When: Saturday, April 22
Where: Commercial Drive, Grandview Park
What is it: Route from Commercial Drive and Broadway to Grandview Park to celebrate with speakers, musicians, and all the good things that come with gathering together as a community. (more info)

Record Store Day

When: Saturday, April 22
Where: Record Stores in Vancouver
What is it: Celebrate your local record store! Stores around Vancouver host shows, sales, and more. All in celebration of the record. (more info)

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Vancouver Bike Rave

When: Saturday, April 29
Where: No location yet
What is it: Get ready for a brand new iteration of the Vancouver Bike Rave. Get high on life with us as we explore the “dance party” capabilities of a beautiful Pedestrian- and Bike-friendly paradise. (more info)

Not enough events for you? Check out the full April event listings here – updated daily.

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