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Things to do in Edmonton in April

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by Edmonton Tourism Team

Oh, April... It's that time of the year again where we're not sure if we can put the winter boots away for good, or if there is one more snow day left before the flowers begin to bloom. One thing we do know for sure is that the days are certainly getting longer, the air is feeling warmer and there are plenty of things to check out around Edmonton this month!

Edmonton International BeerFest
Bigger and better! Edmonton’s International Beerfest takes over 80 000 sq. feet of space in Edmonton’s premier conference destination, The Shaw Conference Centre. BeerFest is the 2014 Golden Fork Award Winner for Best Beverage Festival or Event! With over 500 beers available for tasting, a whole new line-up of entertainment, and Edmonton’s most popular and best beer-serving establishments represented, this year is shaping up to be the best one yet. Cheers!
April 13 - 14

Edmonton Kiwanis Music Festival
From singers and guitarists to actors and pianists, students take centre stage at the 110th annual Kiwanis Music Festival. It's Canada's first ever competitive music festival and over 2500 students will be there to perform.
April 18 - 30

Catch the Action at Rogers Place
Hockey... it's the most Edmonton thing you can do. Cheer on the Edmonton Oilers in their final few home games of the season. Hockey hair presented live in HD... what more could you want? For even more iconic hair, catch Rod Stewart when he comes into town April 6. And if you're ready to Fly Like an Eagle and feel the Jungle Love, get your tickets to Steve Miller Band and Peter Frampton on April 21.

POPnologists
Which one came first, the science or the fiction? To find out, become a "Popnolgist," an expert in the study of how films, books, television and art inspire technological advancements! You’ll come face-to-face with the world’s first 3D printed car, the DeLorean Time Machine and even step into a time capsule of 1983. On your journey to becoming true POPnologists, you can also visit replica set from the 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey, participate in interactive exhibits like hands-on robotics, futuristic musical instrument technology, 80s gaming stations, and over a dozen immersive games.
February 9 - May 6

Citie Ballet Presents: Ignite
Spring is definitely in the air for the final programme of Citie Ballet’s Mainstage series. Edmonton’s resident professional ballet company is presenting three original works: two debut pieces by Citie Ballet’s own emerging choreographers Lydia Redpath and Matthew Klippenstein and a new work from Artistic Director, Jorden Morris. Each show celebrates the spirit of the spring season with stories that reflect emergence and change.
April 20 - 22

Edmonton Tattoo & Arts Festival
You'll have no regrets going to the Edmonton Tattoo & Arts Festival as it makes it's return to the Edmonton Expo Centre April 27th. Join over 250 of the best local & international artists for a full weekend of amazing tattooing, unique retail exhibits, jaw-dropping entertainment, and celebrity artists. Friday night will be Adult night, so you can take your drink and check out the ink! The night also features edgier entertainment not suitable for all ages.
April 27 - 29

City Market Downtown
City Market Downtown won't be under City Hall’s glass pyramid for long, soon they'll pick up and venture out to the 4th Street Promenade for warmer sunny days. Whether you’re a city market veteran or have yet to experience all of the market’s glory, make sure to get in one last (or first) visit while it’s still indoors.
Saturdays, 9:00am-3:00pm

Orchid Fair
April showers bring, well, flowers! Check out the Orchid Fair at The Enjoy Centre from April 6-8. There’s something for every level of green-thumb; from beginner plants to the rare and exotic. Immerse yourself in the vibrant colours, check out the art and photography displays, and take part in a variety of workshops and lectures for budding and expert growers alike!
April 6 - 8