We hope you’re hungry, Vancouver, because there’s plenty to eat and drink around town this weekend, whether it’s at a beer and music festival, a pop-up market, or a food truck competition. From the world’s largest Vaisakhi Parade to the Coast City Country Music Festival, here are 10 of the best things to do in and around Vancouver this weekend (April 19-21).

Coast City Country

With headliners like Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley, and Nickelback – you’ll definitely want to check out Coast City Country 2024. The main event will take place at BC Place on April 19th and 20th, where over 75,000 fans will get to enjoy the music they love, in addition to an in-stadium craft beer and whiskey festival and outdoor BBQ smokehouse.

Between April 18th and 20th, visitors can check out over 30 acts between BC Place and other locations across the city, including the historic Commodore Ballroom.

When: April 18th to 20th
Where: BC Place, Commodore Ballroom
Cost: $69+

Surrey Khalsa Day Vaisakhi Parade

This weekend, thousands of residents will flock to Surrey for the world’s largest Vaisakhi Parade, attracting close to 500,000 attendees. The Sikh tradition dates back over 300 years, and celebrates a successful harvest and the coming of a new year.

The parade will commence at the Gurdwara Dashmesh Darbar Temple at 12885 85th Avenue in Surrey.

When: Saturday, April 20th
Where: Surrey, Parade route here


Known as GZA, Gary Grice is a founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan, and was actually the first member of the iconic group to receive a record deal. The American rapper is known for solo songs like Shadowboxin’, I Told Them, and 4th Chamber.

When: Saturday, April 20th
Where: Enso Event Centre
Cost: $49.51

Brewhalla North Vancouver 

With multiple dates and locations slated for this spring and summer, Brewhalla is officially back in Metro Vancouver, and the music & beer fest kicks off on Friday, April 19th at the Shipyards!

When: Friday, April 19th
Where: 125 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver
Cost: $49 to $242

Food Truck Wars 

The biggest food truck festival in Canada is going on its third year in Langley this April, so get ready to enjoy bites from over 40 participating food trucks at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. The event will include live roaming and stage entertainment, site-wide beer, wine, and coolers, a local market, and a kid’s zone.

The event will take place at the following times from Friday, April 19th to Sunday, April 21st:

  • Friday, April 19th: 3 PM to 9 PM
  • Saturday, April 20th: 11 AM to 9 PM
  • Sunday, April 21st: 11 AM to 8 PM

When: April 19th, 20th, and 21st
Where: 20901 Langley Bypass, Langley
Cost: By donation

Trail of Coffee

Presented by Latincouver, the ‘Trail of Coffee’ showcases the journey of our coffee from “bean to cup,” connecting guests with coffee-growing regions in South and Central America through engaging exhibits. Here, guests will be able to enjoy latte art demonstrations, coffee tastings, and live music.

When: Saturday, April 20th
Where: 115 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver
Cost: $20-$30 for Early Bird passes

Made in the 604 Spring Market 

If you missed last month’s ‘Made in the 604’ pop-up market at Heritage Hall, now’s your chance to take advantage of the next one, which is scheduled for Sunday, April 21st. Admission is completely free and you’re sure to find something unique and handmade that you’ll love!

When: Sunday, April 21st
Where: 3102 Main Street
Cost: Free admission

Saturday Skate Night at the Rolla Skate Club 

This Saturday, April 20th, the Rolla Skate Club is hosting another Saturday Skate Night from 5 to 7 pm, with a hosted DJ to set the mood. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, it’s the perfect opportunity to lace up your skates and hit the roller rink.

When: Saturday, April 13th
Where: 2901 East Hastings
Cost: $20

Vancouver Cherry Blossom Food Festival  

The first-ever Vancouver Cherry Blossom Food Festival will bring spring lovers together on a self-guided journey to 10 participating vendors in Metro Vancouver with cherry blossom-themed treats. So whether you’re planning a cute spring date, going on a food crawl, or just want to support a local business near the end of the month, this is a great reason to do it all.

When: March 29th to April 28th
Where: 10 participating locations in Metro Vancouver

Check out some cherry blossoms

There’s nothing better than going on a cherry blossom walk in April, surrounded by beautiful pink and white blossoms. Fortunately, the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival has mapped out over 3,000 locations of cherry blossom trees and around 50 different varieties, so you can check them out depending on their bloom dates!

Where: See map above

And that’s a wrap on the weekend, Vancouver!