Top 10 fun virtual events happening in April 2021

With many events having been forced to move online, here are ten fun virtual events happening in April 2021.

While many events have had to be cancelled or rescheduled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, internet technology has meant that plenty of others have been transformed into fun virtual events taking place online.

With ‘stay at home’ orders still in place across Ireland, many events scheduled (and rescheduled) for April 2021 have had to be cancelled. However, others have been able to take place online, and there are plenty of fun virtual events scheduled for the coming month.

From painting classes to live-streamed concerts, educational talks to interactive events for kids, here are ten fun virtual events happening in April 2021.

10. Starry Night Over Galway (Drink & Draw) – channel your inner Van Gogh

One of the fun virtual events is a painting class.
Credit: Facebook / @DrinkandDrawIreland

Channel your inner artist in this online event, live-streamed from Dublin via Zoom, to create a masterpiece inspired by Van Gogh with a unique Galway twist.

Date: 8 April 2021 from 19:00 to 21:00

Price: Suggested donation of €6

More info: HERE

9. Acting Up Belfast – four-week online imagination programme

A great four week programme for kids.
Credit: Facebook / @actingupbelfast

Acting Up provide drama classes, workshops, after school groups, and birthday parties for children.

Following their last acting programme’s success, they will be hosting a four-week online imagination programme focusing on drama skills such as storytelling, mime, vocal work, and improvisation.

Start date: Saturday 3 April 2021 at 13:00 to 13:40

Price: £20

More info: HERE

8. Emma O’Reilly Livestream – virtual concert

One of the fun virtual events is a music live stream.
Credit: Facebook / @emmaormusic

Emma O’Reilly is an Irish musician and singer-songwriter originally from County Galway. Throughout April, she will be hosting a number of live stream events via Twitch.

Date: 6 April 2021 at 11:00, 14:00, 19:00, and 20:00. 7 April 2021 at 04:00

Price: Free

More info: HERE

7. Tobacco Dock Virtual Launch Weekend – a virtual party

Tobacco Dock Virtual for music fans.
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Electronic music promoters, LWE, invite music lovers to one of the fun virtual events happening in April 2021: the launch weekend of their impressive list of online parties.

Performers include Chase & Status, Adam Beyer, and more.

Date: 2 April 20:00 to 02:00 and 3 April 20:00 to 02:00

Price: Free

More info: HERE

6. Mozart Festival at Triskel – perfect for music lovers

The Mozart Festival at Triskel is one of the fun virtual events.
Credit: Facebook / @triskelartscentre

An event perfect for any music lovers, the Mozart Festival at Triskel is an online two-concert series that will feature Mozart’s Piano Concerto in D minor, his Piano Concerto in A major, and his beautiful Concerto for flute and harp.

Date: 2 April at 20:00 and 5 April at 20:00

Price: €8

More info: HERE

5. Belfast Medal Virtual Running Event – complete your own marathon

Complete your own marathon.
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Miss taking part in the usual marathons and other running events? Take part in Belfast’s virtual running event by running 5K, 10K, or 21K, send proof of your miles, and receive a medal with Belfast’s famous landmarks.

Date: All month long

Price: £12.50

More info: HERE

4. Orwells ’84 – an evening of music and stories

Orwells '84 is one of the fun virtual events.
Credit: Facebook / @antainartscentre

Orwells ’84 are a unique musical outfit based in Dundalk. This April, they are hosting a unique storytelling and music event, which will be live-streamed on Facebook.

The free event will be hosted on Facebook, but donations are suggested to support An Táin Arts Centre who are presenting the event.

Date: 30 April 2021 at 20:00

Price: Free

More info: HERE

3. Rising Stars 2021 celebrating Ireland’s musical talent

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With social distancing measures and ‘stay at home’ orders remaining in place across the country, one of the fun virtual events organised for this April is an online concert featuring bring young Irish classical artists.

Presented by Limerick’s University Concert Hall, performers include John Rousseau, Conor Prendiville, David Lee, Matthew Mannion, and Molly O’Shea.

Date: 29 April 2021 at 19:00

Price: Free, plus optional donation

More info: HERE

2. Children’s Easter Camps – entertainment for the little ones

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Qualified yoga therapist, children’s yoga practitioner, and environmental education guide Siobhán Sloane will be hosting three-day live-streamed Zoom courses for children aged between 7 and 12.

Activities include animal shapes yoga movement, paper boat breathing, mindful drawing and colouring, and stories and games.

Date: 30 March to 1 April and 6 April to 8 April from 10:00 to 11:30

Price: €50.00

More info: HERE

1. Virtual Easter Beer Festival – from one of Ireland’s top breweries

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Hosted by Cork’s famous Franciscan Well Brewery, a ticket for this virtual event will get you a 20 pack of beers from 12 top Irish breweries, as well as eight online tastings and virtual brewery tours.

Date: Fri 2 April 2021 17:30 to Saturday 3 April 2021 20:30

Price: €86.26

More info: HERE

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