We’re totally stoked to have a three (and if you’re lucky four) day weekend ahead of us starting now. It’s the perfect reason to jet out of town for a few days – or simply stay put and explore around the city. Whatever your pick, one thing’s for sure: there are plenty of options to keep you busy…
Fan Expo Vancouver 2014 is the ComicCon of Vancouver and attracts upward of 25,000 fanatics every year. Hail to your inner geek and join the throngs as you meet celebrity guests, do a little shopping, check out some workshops, and take in this year’s Festival of Fear. This year’s celebrity attendees are Tom Felton, Lauren Cohan, Giancarlo Esposito, and Billy Boyd, among others.
This weekend marks your last chance to check out one of BC’s best outdoor festivals. We’re talking about the Whistler Ski and Snowboard Festival of course. It’s guaranteed to be uber-busy this long weekend, so plan to leave extra early in the day and pack an overnighter. There are demos and big air shows to take in, after parties, free concerts, and even a Silent Disco.
As always, we love to get out and support local vendors and farmers. What better a way to do so than by paying a visit to the Vancouver Winter Farmers Market (one of the last of the season). It runs every Saturday this month and always features a fresh cropping of goods from local suppliers guaranteed to keep you fully stocked.
The next few offerings practically go hand-in-hand…
Sunday is April 20th, so 4/20, and it marks the unofficial (official) gathering of those who enjoy getting on a bit of a buzz at around 4:20pm in the general area that is the Vancouver Art Gallery (off West Georgia). Celebrate at the 420 Rally with the masses and score hemp products, groove to some tunes, and bask in the Vancouver-ness of it all. Sorry, there’s no ‘official’ website so you’ll just have to trust us on this one. We also hear Canada’s fave food delivery service, JUST-EAT.ca, will be handing out free slices of ‘za around the grand toke up after 4pm.
To compliment the above, Baker’s Market promises to load you up on freshly baked goods of all kinds (we’re talking brownies, cookies, pies, muffins, breads and more). On all day at the Moberly Arts and Cultural Centre, admission is free and your purchases will help support budding bakers and professionals in-training.
Also taking place over the weekend is the Seasons Festival at the Pacific Coliseum. This multi-day indoor music festival features a sappy lineup of DJs from around the world, including the likes of ZEDD, Audien, Trinidad James, Tchami, Tommy Trash, and may more. Check out the full line up of artists and events and grab tickets here before they all sell out.
What cool events will you be attending this weekend in YVR? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us @ViewTheVibe.