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Hey Vancouverites, April is here, and the city is buzzing with events! The cherry blossoms are starting to pop, festival season is gearing up, and a fantastic mix of live music, comedy, and cultural celebrations is waiting for you. Whether you want to soak up the beauty of spring, laugh till your sides hurt, or sing along to your favourite artists, you’ll find something unforgettable. Here’s our rundown of Things to do in Vancouver during April:

1. Sakura Days Japan Fair (April 13th & 14th)

Where: VanDusen Botanical Garden

Find out more: https://www.japanfairvancouver.com/ 

Things to do in Vancouver during April - Sakura Days Japan Fair

Picture this: You’re surrounded by the soft petals of cherry blossoms, the air humming with the tunes of traditional Japanese music. That’s the magic of Sakura Days Japan Fair! Indulge in mouthwatering Japanese delicacies, witness mesmerizing performances, and maybe even partake in a serene tea ceremony. It’s like stepping into a fairy tale of Japanese culture!

2. Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival (March 29 – April 25)

Where: Various locations around the city

Find out more: https://www.vcbf.ca/ 

Things to do in Vancouver during April - Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival

Picnics under pink canopies, bike rides through blooming avenues, Vancouver transforms into a pastel paradise during the Cherry Blossom Festival! Take a leisurely stroll under canopies of pink blooms, join the epic “Big Picnic,” or hop on your bike for a ride along the enchanting ‘Bike the Blossoms’ route. And for all you poets out there, get ready to let your creativity bloom with the “Haiku Invitational.” It’s a springtime spectacle not to be missed!

3. Harrison Tulip Festival (April 8th – May 5th)

Where: Agassiz (a short drive from Vancouver)

Find out more: https://harrisontulipfest.com/ 

Things to do in Vancouver during April - Harrison Tulip Festival

Escape to a vibrant wonderland of blooming tulips! Walk through millions of flowers, enjoy family-friendly fun, and snap stunning photos. Prepare to be dazzled by a rainbow of colours at the Harrison Tulip Festival! Millions of tulips paint the landscape in every shade imaginable, creating a stunning backdrop for your springtime adventures. From snapping Insta-worthy photos to enjoying family-friendly activities, this festival is a floral fantasy come to life!

4.  Whistler World Ski & Snowboard Festival (April 8th-14th)

Where: Whistler Village

Find out more: https://www.wssf.com/ 

Things to do in Vancouver during April - Whistler World Ski & Snowboard Festival

Get your adrenaline pumping with incredible winter sports, epic parties, and live music! Whether you hit the slopes or soak up the festival vibe, it’s a non-stop celebration of mountain culture. Adventure awaits on the slopes at the Whistler World Ski & Snowboard Festival! Watch in awe as world-class athletes push the limits of winter sports, then party the night away at après-ski shindigs. With live music echoing through the village, it’s a celebration of mountain culture that’ll leave you breathless!

5. A Night of Comedy at Pacific Arts Market (April 19)

Where: Pacific Arts Market

Find out more: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/a-night-of-comedy-at-pacific-arts-market-tickets-852628754557

Things to do in Vancouver during April - A Night of Comedy at Pacific Arts Market

Get ready to laugh out loud! Local comedians take the stage for a night of hilarious entertainment. Laugh away your worries at A Night of Comedy! Local talent takes the stage to deliver gut-busting jokes and witty banter. It’s the ultimate way to unwind, connect with pals, and discover the comedy gems hidden in Vancouver’s bustling arts scene.

6. Coast City Country Festival (April 19-20)

Where: BC Place

Find out more: https://www.coastcitycountry.com/ 

Things to do in Vancouver during April - Coast City Country Festival

Calling all country music fans!  Get ready for a boot-stomping good time with this two-day festival. Calling all country music aficionados! Dust off your boots and get ready to dance at the Coast City Country Festival. With toe-tapping tunes, line dancing lessons, and a whole lot of Southern charm, this two-day fest is a country lover’s dream come true!

Let me know if you want recommendations for specific types of events – I’m happy to point you toward hidden gems! Which things to do in Vancouver during April will you be adding to your calendar?

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