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10 things to do in Vancouver today: Saturday, April 22

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Daniel Chai Apr 22, 2017 12:00 am 971

Rain or shine, Vancouver is filled with great events to explore. From Vaisakhi to Earth Day to Record Store Day, here are 10 things to do in Vancouver this Saturday, April 22.

For more things happening around town, check out our events section.

Vaisakhi Day Parade

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Image: City of Surrey

  • What: Everyone is welcome at the annual Vaisakhi Day Parade, featuring cultural floats, community performers and live music. To pay tribute to the harvest celebration roots of the parade, attendees are given free food and drink from hundreds of local residents and businesses.
  • Where: Gurdwara Sahib Dasmesh Darbar – 12885 85 Ave, Surrey
  • When: April 22 from 9 am to 6 pm
  • Cost: Free

Earth Day Vancouver 2017

  • What: Earth Day at Everett Crowley Park offers a wide range of free family-oriented fun including professional performers, music, dancing, cultural and ecological exhibits, and children’s activities. Help plant 1,000 native mushrooms to help grow forest roots.
  • Where: Everett Crowley Park – 8200 Kerr St, Vancouver
  • When: April 22 from 11 am to 3 pm
  • Cost: Free

March for Science Vancouver

  • What: Put on your lab coats and get ready to take to the streets. The March for Science Vancouver celebrates the important role science plays in our lives. It is part of a global movement happening in 30 countries around the world.
  • Where: The March will begin at Queen Elizabeth Plaza and end at Creekside Park near Science World
  • When: April 22 from 10 am to 2 pm
  • Cost: Free

16th Annual Rotary Wine Festival

  • What: Burnaby’s premiere wine event. Enjoy an evening of wine tastings, culinary delights and fine music. Funds raised will support Rotary literacy programs, Rotary Fitness circuit, Down Syndrome Research Foundation, Rotary International Polio Plus Program and other Burnaby charities
  • Where: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre – 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby
  • When: April 22 at 7 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $40

NA LCS Spring Finals

  • What: The 2017 North America League of Legends spring finals will take place this weekend in Vancouver. League of Legends is one of the largest multiplayer games in the world and a prominent feature on the eSports circuit. Teams compete on the world stage for a chance to be crowned champions and an opportunity to land prize pools that can run upwards of $5 million.
  • Where: Pacific Coliseum — 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • When: April 22 and 23
  • Tickets: Online, $50-$60

Party for the Planet: BC’s Largest Earth Day Celebration

  • What: Celebrate Surrey’s commitment to the environment with this one-day extravaganza which includes musical performances, eco-crafts, a bicycling clinic, and a tree and plant sale. With headliners Shawn Hook and Virginia To Vegas
  • Where: City Hall Plaza – 13450 104th Avenue, Surrey
  • When: April 22 from 10 am to 7 pm
  • Tickets: Free

BrickCan 2017 at the River Rock

Lego (Tinxi / Shutterstock)

  • What: Canada’s largest public LEGO celebration, showcasing the talents of an international group of LEGO builders, while offering attractions for the whole family.
  • When: April 22 and 23
  • Where: River Rock Casino Resort – 8811 River Road Richmond
  • Tickets: Online, $15

Hullabaloo Team Finals featuring Jeremy Loveday

  • What: The Verses festival started out with 16 teams vying for the Billy Sharkespeare Trophy and provincial bragging rights as the team poetry slam champions of 2017. The final four compete on Saturday night to be the first champions of this year’s Verses Festival of Words.
  • Where: Vancouver Public Library – 350 West Georgia, Vancouver
  • When: April 22 at 8 pm
  • Admission: Free

Nat Bailey Stadium Winter Market

  • What: Find local produce, meat, seafood, artisan cheese, bread, herbs, baked goods, artisanal crafts, and more.
  • Where: Nat Bailey Stadium – 4601 Ontario Street
  • When: Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm, until April 22
  • Cost: Free

Record Store Day in Vancouver

  • What: Every spring, vinyl lovers around the world look forward to Record Store Day. Founded in 2007, the special event celebrates independent record stores, their owners, their staff, and the unique community surrounding them. Limited edition vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day and hundreds of artists, both locally and worldwide, make special appearances in its honour.
  • Where: Shops across Vancouver
  • When: April 22
  • Cost: Free to attend, various prices for records

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Daniel Chai
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.

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