With the weather getting better, more outdoor events are starting up. There are also some great art events and some Easter-themed events happening around the city as well.

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Capture Photography Festival
Where: Multiple venues around the city
When: April 1-28
Price: varies
Capture Fest features thought-provoking photography from local and international photographers. This annual non-profit engages community. My sister Nathalie, who contributes to Gastrofork is running a scavenger hunt on Sundays with the festival for free – check out the event site here.

Reel 2 Real Film Festival
Where: Vancity Theatre and the Roundhouse Community Centre
When: April 2-8
Price: $10 adults, $7 children/youth/seniors, $5 on Sunday
A film festival curated for the whole family to enjoy, check out the talented film makers.

BC Distilled

Where: Croatian Cultural Centre
When: April 8, 6-9pm
Price: $69.99+ fees
Celebrate BC’s best artisan distilleries.

Barn Burner BBQ

Where: The Farm Store, 4540 Simmons Road, Chilliwack
When: April 9th, 10am- 5pm
Price: FREE
Check out this competition of the best with lots of family friendly activities as well! I will be there judging the Black Box portion, so if you’re attending, please come say hi! 🙂

Abbotsford Tulip Festival
Where: 36737 North Parallel Road
When: April 10 – May 7 9am- dusk
Price: $15 weekend, holiday, $8 (General Admission, ages 13-64)/ $5 (Children,Seniors, Groups) weekdays

Tulips of the Valley, Chilliwack
Where: 41310 Yale Road, Chilliwack
When: April 12 – April 30, Thursday-Monday 9am-6pm, Tues-Weds 2pm-6pm
Price: Weekends/Holidays: $10 (Ages 17+), $5 (Ages 6-16), Free (Kids 5 and under), Weekdays: $8 (Ages 17+), $4 (Ages 6-16), Free (Kids 5 and under). Family passes available, cheaper online.

Stanley Park Easter Train
Where: Stanley Park
When: April 13-17, 10am-5pm
Price: $6.30 all ages, kids under 3 free.

Make It! Vancouver
Where: PNE Forum
When: April 21-23, 11am- 9pm
Price: $5, $3 early bird
Meet local artists, crafters and makers!

Wine for Waves
Where: Vancouver Aquarium
When: April 28, 7pm
Price: $110 + GST
Check out Naramata Bench’s latest Spring releases with delicious Ocean Wise bites. All proceeds benefit the Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise program.