10 things to do in Vancouver: Saturday, April 7

Apr 4 2018, 11:39 pm

Make the most of the first Saturday of April with our rundown of 10 fun events happening in Vancouver today, April 7. International Pillow Fight Day, Vancouver International Burlesque Festival, and more are all going down, don’t miss out.

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

International Pillow Fight Day

  • What: Vancouver will be taking part in International Pillow Fight Day again this year at the Vancouver Art Gallery at 3 pm. In past years, hundreds of Vancouverites have flocked to the City’s downtown core, armed with goose-down and ready to take on fellow pillow-wielding assailants. For everyone’s safety, make sure to use soft pillows only, and swing them lightly. As with any pillow fight, PJs are welcome.
  • When: Saturday, April 7, 2018
  • Time: 3 pm
  • Where: Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver
  • Price: Free

16th Annual Early Years Festival

  • What: Kids can participate in fun activities while parents or caregivers learn about community resources for young children. Free activities include interactive games, performances, arts & crafts, play areas, a bouncy castle, face painting, demos and more.
  • When: Saturday, April 7, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre – 13458 107a Ave, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

Laughing Matters 3.0

Graham Clark

  • What: A comedy fundraiser for the Gaby Davis Foundation. Featuring Graham Clark, MC John Cullen, Kyle Bottom, and Katie-Ellen Humphries.
  • When: Saturday, April 7, 2018
  • Time: 6 to 11 pm
  • Where: Inlet Theatre – 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody
  • Tickets: Online, $40

Social Media Marketing & SEO Bootcamp

  • What: Nicole Donnelly, CMO at Spring and Founder of Salty Waffle, leads a hands-on 5-hour bootcamp that will teach attendees how to use social media to get customer’s attention while automating as much as possible on the path to purposeful popularity.
  • When: Saturday, April 7, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Spring – Buzzer #9020, 23 West Pender Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $149

Walk Richmond – Hamilton/McLean Park

  • What: Explore the East Richmond neighbourhood of Hamilton on this walk that winds through Hamilton Community Park and loops Mclean Park and the surrounding community.
  • When: Saturday, April 7, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 12 pm
  • Where: Hamilton Community Centre – 5140 Smith Street, Richmond. Meet at the playground on the east side of the parking lot.
  • Admission: Free

Chefs in the Hood

  • What: Chefs in the Hood is a pop-up food phenomenon, bringing together the best of Vancouver’s culinary talent in a collaborative dinner event. Includes a six-course reception style dinner and welcome cocktail. Live music and entertainment will be going on throughout the evening, and beer and wine will be available for purchase.
  • When: 
  • Time: 7 to 11 pm
  • Where: Pacific Restaurant Supply – 1020 East Cordova Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $60 per person

Birding by Ear

  • What:  How can you tell who is singing in the bushes? Ask a park interpreter for tips to identify the bird behind the song.
  • When: Saturday, April 7, 2018
  • Time: 8 to 10 am
  • Where: Burnaby Lake Regional Park
  • Admission: $8 per adult, $4.25 per youth/adult 65+. Registration required: 604-432-6359


  • What: BIG room masterminds Blasterjaxx make their Vancouver return at the Harbour Event Centre.
  • When: Saturday, April 7, 2018
  • Time: 10 pm
  • Where: Harbour Event Centre – 750 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $30

Escape Photography Exhibition by Fang Tong

  • What: Fang Tong’s Escape series continues her subjective and movie-narrative style with a little more romance and humour.
  • When: Saturday, April 7 to Monday, April 30, 2018
  • Time: 9 am to 5 pm
  • Where: Vancouver Lipont Art Centre – 4211 No. 3 Road, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

Vancouver International Burlesque Festival 2018

Image: Vancouver International Burlesque Festival

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