11 things to do in Vancouver this weekend

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Here are some of the top events to check out in Vancouver between April 3 and 5 – the Easter long weekend. For a complete list of events, check out the Vancity Buzz calendar here.

International Pillow Fight Day

  • What: Join hundreds of others in downtown Vancouver for a massive pillow fight.
  • Where: Vancouver Art Gallery along Robson Street
  • When: Saturday, April 4 (rain or shine)

Easter Eggsercise Theme Skate

  • What: An Easter-themed ice skate with crafts and chocolate.
  • Where: Richmond Olympic Oval – 6111 River Road, Richmond
  • When: Sunday, April 5, 3 to 5 p.m.

Bubble Soccer Drop-In

  • What: Bump, dive and roll while playing soccer inside a giant bubble.
  • Where: Munday Park, Coquitlam
  • When:  Saturday, April 4, 1 to 4 p.m.

Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival

  • What: Celebrate Vancouver’s beautiful cherry blossoms by taking part in a number of events across the city
  • Where: Various locations, see vcbf.ca
  • When: Thursday, April 2 to 29

Great A-Mazing Egg Hunt at VanDusen Garden

  • What: Hunt for eggs in the garden with special areas for children ages 2 to 4, 5 to 8, and 9 to 12 years.
  • Where: VanDusen Botanical Garden – 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver
  • When:  Saturday, April 4 and Sunday, April 5, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Stanley Park Easter Train

  • What: Ride the Easter Train, visit the Easter Bunny, go on an Easter egg hunt, join in games and craft workshops, and get your face painted.
  • Where: Stanley Park
  • When:  Wednesday, April 1 to Monday, April 6

Winter Farmers Market

  • What: Shop locally grown produce and enjoy live music.
  • Where: Riley Park
  • When: Every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Seasons Music Festival

  • What: More than 30 artists will spread out over 20 events and six venues with a main event at Pacific Coliseum on April 3 and 4.
  • Where: Various locations, see seasonsfestival.com
  • When: Wednesday, April 1 to Sunday, April 5

Fan Expo Vancouver

  • What: The pop culture takeover of the Vancouver Convention Centre this Easter Break mixes comic, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming genres
  • Where: Vancouver Convention Centre – West Building, Hall C, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
  • When: Friday, April 3 to Sunday, April 5

Hastings Park Farmers Market

  • What: Local produce, locally made crafts, and hot food trucks.
  • Where: Hastings Skatepark on Renfrew Street
  • When: Every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Whitecaps FC vs. LA Galaxy

  • What: Whitecaps FC kick off against LA Galaxy.
  • Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
  • When: Saturday, April 4, 7 p.m.

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Jill Slattery Jill Slattery was born and raised in Vancouver, where she also earned an Arts degree from UBC in English and Creative Writing. She is an avid TV-watcher and a shameless Taylor Swift fangirl. Jill is a Staff Writer at Vancity Buzz. Contact her at jill@vancitybuzz.com

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