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Happening in Edmonton: April 2017

Blog by Sara Kalke | April 7th, 2017

Now that is really and truly spring, Edmontonians are beginning to venture out for pleasure rather than just out of necessity.  While it maybe too wet and muddy to do much outdoor activity so far (at least without a sturdy pair of rubber boots), here are some events happening in Edmonton this month that will get you out of the house and enjoying what the city has to offer.

This year, April 9th marks the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.  The City of Edmonton plans to commemorate this significant event with a day of activities at Sir Winston Churchill Square.  Talk to interpreters at Camp Vimy, walk a map of the battlefield, and learn about life for Canadians in WWI.

If you haven’t yet made it over to Telus World of Science to see the Angry Birds Universe Exhibition, there are only a few more opportunities before it ends on April 17th.

Celebrate Edmonton’s poetry scene at the Edmonton Poetry Festival.  The festival runs from April 16-24, and events (free and otherwise) are held at various locations around the city.

Indulge your love of classic literature with Sense and Sensibility at the Citidel, April 22-May 14.  If you’re a serious Jane Austen fan, pull out your regency gown or breeches for the occasion! 

If you’re looking for an Easter egg hunt for your kids, check out the Easter Eggstravaganza at Rutherford House on April 9th from noon until 4pm.  In addition to hunting for eggs, you’ll be able to tour the historic house, eat cookies, and do an Easter craft.

Other Easter events around the city: