Keep busy this April in St.John’s, especially if there is still snow on the ground. There are a lot of events and fun activities that are fun for people of all ages taking place this April. Here are 20+ things to do during April in and around St. John’s.
Traditional NL Kitchen Party Music Experience
Come, relax, and listen to some of the best local musicians play traditional Newfoundland tunes. The Traditional NL Kitchen Party Music Experience takes place every Tuesday at Rocket Bakery & Fresh Food.
Rocket Bakery & Fresh Food, 272 Water Street, St. John’s
April 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2019 from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Snowed in Comedy Tour
Get ready for some laughs when the Snowed in Comedy Tour comes to The CLB Armoury in St. John’s. Dan Quinn, Paul Myrehaug, Pete Zedlacher, and Debra DiGiovanniare bring their best jokes to the rock, even if there is no snow.
82 Harvey Road, St. John’s
April 4, 2019
BUNNY HOP St. John
BUNNY HOP combines tasks, shots and creative outfits that will take you around St. John’s. There are drinks and shots specials at every bar on the list. You can meet new friends by joining a team and spending the evening with them.
Around St. John’s
April 5, 2019
The Downhome Expo is the largest consumer trade show in Newfoundland, and fills both arenas at the Glacier Arena. There will be over 100 exhibitors selling a wide variety of items. There will be games and giveaways over the 3 days. Kids will love the fun zone.
24 Olympic Drive, Mount Pearl
April 5 to 7, 2019 at varying times
$5 – $9
Hotspot Funk Dances
Newfoundland’s largest brewing company is hosting a dance party every second Wednesday. Come dance or just have a drink and mingle the evening away. The Hustle dance session is at 8 pm and the Breaking dance session is at 9:15 pm.
Quidi Vidi Brewing Co. 35 Barrows Road, St. John’s
April 10 & 24, 2019 from 6:40 pm to 9:40 pm
Free (no cover)
Harry Potter-y Night
It is time to jump on the Hogwarts Express and head to Clay Café Avalon for their famous Harry Potter-y Nights. There will be a variety of mugs, banks, bowls, and more for you to choose from and paint in your house colors. There will also be magical themed drinks and snacks available.
961 Topsail Road, Mount Pearl
April 12, 2019
Newfoundland Craft Beer Festival
Newfoundland Craft Beer Festival is back, and this time they are going token free. So, grab your friends and head on out to the Royal Canadian Legion Pleasantville Branch 56 to taste some great local craft beers and enjoy live entertainment.
930 The Boulevard, St. John’s
April 12 to 13, 2019 starting at 6 pm
$69 (Regular Ticket) and $79 (VIP Ticket)
Over 35 local vendors are coming together and bringing their best items for you to sample, buy or place an order for at this Spring Fair. Make Easter shopping easy, or get ready for spring by seeing what is new and hot for the season at Parish of the Ascension.
58 Smallwood Drive, Mount Pearl
April 13, 2019 from 8:40 am to 1:40 pm
Some Good Market Easter Edition
Make Easter Shopping easy this year at the Some Good Market Easter Edition at the St. Thomas Church Hall. Vendors from across Newfoundland come together with their best spring items that are perfect for Easter.
St. Thomas’ in St. John’s, 8 Military Rd., St. John’s
April 13, 2019 from 10 am to 4 pm
Donation for the Food Bank
East Egg Drop
Bring an Easter Basket and get ready to collect some eggs at the East Egg Drop. There are plenty of eggs for everyone to catch.
Upper Three Corner Pond Park Softball Hut, Torbay
April 14, 2019 from 1 pm to 4 pm
Shopping Made Simple: Easter Craft Fair
This Easter Craft Fair will be a fun day for the whole family. You can go shopping for Easter gifts from over 30 local vendors, while the kids visit with the Easter Bunny. He will be handing out delicious chocolate treats. Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton – St. John’s Airport can make your shopping simple this Easter.
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton – St. John’s Airport, 411 Stavanger Drive, St. John’s
April 13, 2019 from 10 am to 4 pm
Earth Day Fair 2019
Learn how you can be the change this Earth Day at The Fluvarium. There will be idea booths on-site that will teach you about green options that are available and what you can do to be more eco-friendly. The Mend-It Café will teach you how to do minor clothing repairs and how to transform old clothing into useful items.
5 Nagle’s Place, St. John’s
April 14, 2019 from 12 pm to 4:30 pm
Annual Barks for Bags!
Support FurEver Young – Senior Animal Rescue at the 3rd Annual Barks for Bags. Shop the major purse sale and bid for items in the silent auction. If you have a sweet tooth, there will be a cheesecake auction and a bake sale for you to indulge it.
Bennett Ave, St. John’s
April 14, 2019 from 11:40 am to 2:40 pm
Baby & Me Boutique 2019
Over 40 vendors will be at the Holiday Inn St. John’s & Eastside Mario’s for the 3rd annual Baby & Me Boutique. The vendors will have the latest and greatest items for maternity to children that are 5 years old. There will be great prizes available and info sessions by vendors to showcase more about their products.
180 Portugal Cove Road, St. John’s
April 14, 2019 from 10 am to 4 pm
Head to the Michael Donovan Public Library for an afternoon of fun and crafting. All materials are provided at Easter Crafternoon. This program is for children who are 6 to 12 years old, and pre-registration is required.
655 Topsail Road, St. John’s
April 18, 2019 from 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Easter Fun Day
Frontline Action is getting into the Easter Fun this year with their family Easter Fun Day. There will be an Easter Egg hunt, unlimited zorb ball rides, unlimited laser tag and bouncy castle rides. There will also be an adult area and toddler area, so the whole family can come.
10 Pearl Pl, St. John’s
April 20, 2019 from 12:40 pm to 4:40 pm
$20 per person
Easter Brunch and Cake Walk
Take the family out to have brunch with the Easter Bunny this Easter. Along with the annual Easter Brunch, there will also be a Cake walk. Each round of the cake walk is $1 to enter.
2 Memorial Park Place, Bauline
April 20, 2019 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Adult: $10, Children (10 and under): $5
Hot Soup Cool Jazz 2019
Hot Soup Cool Jazz returns for its 12th year, and some of the most prestigious restaurants have been creating their best soups to see who will win the ‘Best Soup’title. Enjoy gourmet soups while listening to live instrumental jazz music at the St. John’s Convention Centre. Make sure to check out the silent auction, enter the raffles, and play some games.
101 New Gower Street, St. John’s
April 30, 2019 from 5 pm to 9 pm
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Newfoundland Craft Beer Festival
2019 is the first time that the Newfoundland Craft Beer Festival is on the West Coast of Newfoundland at the Pepsi Centre in Corner Brook. There will be plenty of quality craft beer on hand. There will also be prize ballots and live entertainment.
1 Canada Games Place, Corner Brook
April 6, 2019 from 6 pm to 10 pm
$60 (Regular Ticket) and $68.70 (VIP Ticket)
Cardboard Box Race
Build and customize your own cardboard box derby racer and head to Marble Mountain to see who has the fastest racer. The Cardboard Box Race is fun for all ages and there are prizes for the drivers of the vehicles that cross the finish line.
April 6, 2019 from 2 pm – 4 pm
Visit Grates Cove Studios
Travel to the closest points between North America and Europe this April. Get inspired by the ocean, rock walls, and barrens that define the landscapes around this beautiful town. The Grates Cove Studio offers workshops that guide you to be creative whether it is on canvas or a dinner plate.
Main Road, Grates Cove
$35 – $199 + HST
Author: Melyssa Jackson