10 things to do in Vancouver: Sunday, April 29

Apr 21 2018, 1:23 am

Weekends are better when you’re out and about! Call up a friend and check out our ten events happening in Vancouver today, Sunday, April 29. Vancouver Opera Festival, West Vancouver Spring Carnival, and more.

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

West Vancouver Spring Carnival

Richmond spring carnival

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  • What: West Coast Amusements, the largest Canadian midway operation in Western Canada will be making a stop at the Ambleside Park. They’ll be setting up shop with a massive selection of rides, games, and traditional carnival eats. And no, it’s never too early in the day to have a cotton candy.
  • When: Now to Sunday, April 29, 2018
  • Time: Can be found online, vary by date and weather
  • Where: Ambleside Park – 1150 Marine Dr, West Vancouver
  • Tickets: Available on-site

Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival

  • What: The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival (VCBF) is Vancouver’s signature springtime event. Wake-up from winter hibernation to an explosion of some 41,000 blossoming cherry trees. Originally gifted from Japan in the 1930’s, the cherry blossoms now inspires a month of arts and cultural community events. Presented by Vancouver Board of Parks & Recreation and Coromandel Properties.
  • When: Now to Sunday, April 29, 2018
  • Where: Streets and venues all over Vancouver
  • Admission: Free to enjoy cherry blossoms all over the city. Tickets for events can be found online

Hastings Park Winter Farmers’ Market

  • What: Find a great selection of local produce, fish, meat, dairy, artisan prepared foods, baked goods, local crafts, craft alcohol producers, and food trucks.
  • When: Every Sunday to April 29, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 2 pm
  • Where: Hastings Park Centregrounds – 2901 East Hastings Street
  • Admission: Free

The Art of Dance: An International Dance Day Celebration

  • What: Featuring the dance talents of XBa DanceCo, Keri’s School of Highland Dance, SKUD Zavicaj Serbian Folk Group, and DISKORDANSE, plus this year’s guests Tamanawis Secondary School Dance Group.
  • When: Sunday, April 29, 2018
  • Time: 7 to 8 pm
  • Where: Studio Theatre at Surrey Arts Centre – 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
  • Tickets: Online, $20

Hawk and Owl Show

Delta owl

Owl ( Tim Zurowski / Shutterstock)

  • What: See live owls up close at this unique presentation by the Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society.
  • When: Sunday, April 29, 2018
  • Times: 11 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Richmond Nature Park – 11851 Westminster Hwy, Richmond
  • Admission: By donation

World Without Us – The Cultch

  • What: Belgian company Ontroerend Goed has a strong track record of experimenting with the form and function of theatre, and their newest touring production will prove no different.
  • When: Now to Sunday, April 29, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: The Cultch – 1985 Venables Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: At Cultch; $22-$39

The Overcoat – Vancouver Opera Festival

  • What: The rags-to-riches tale of a lowly office worker and a beloved garment, The Overcoat and Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin are the big acts of this year’s Vancouver Opera Festival. Originally a movement theatre piece, The Overcoatis darkly-funny storytelling with an operatic twist, and is sung completely in English.
  • When: Sunday, April 29 to Saturday, May 12, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: The Playhouse – 600 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: At Vancouver Opera; $27-$102

Goodbye Chums!

  • What: Release salmon fry into the creek where they will start their journey to the sea. Enjoy fun activities, games and live entertainment.
  • When: Sunday, April 29, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Kanaka Creek Regional Park – Meet at 11450 256th St, Maple Ridge
  • Admission: Free

Kaleidoscope Comedy: People of Colour Improv Showcase

  • What: Kaleidoscope aims to showcase some of the brightest up and coming improvisers of colour in Vancouver. This show from Instant Theatre will be filled with games, scenes inspired by real-life stories, and a joyous sense of community and fun.
  • When: Sunday, April 29, 2018
  • Time: 9 pm
  • Where: Havana Theatre – 1212 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $8

4th Annual Vancouver World Music Festival

  • What: The three-night celebration of world beats and melodies features world-class artists from Mexico, Iran, Africa, Spain, USA, and Canada. New this year is WorldBeat Sunday, a free Family-Friendly event at the Trout Lake Community Centre.
  • When: Now to Sunday, April 29, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Various locations
  • Tickets: Online
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