Events in April


Masters

Augusta Georgia - April - (dates TBD)

The Masters dates back to 1934 and has had some of the most exciting finishes in golf history. From ""the shot heard 'round the world"" when Gene Sarazen's got a double eagle on the par 5 15th hole, tying Craig Wood and forcing a 36 hole playoff where he won by five strokes, to Tiger woods, breaking the four day tournament scoring record. This is the PGA's most exciting tournament, and the Green Jacket is once again up for grabs.


Annual Bay Jam

Islamorada Florida - April

This music and art festival features local and guest artists performing on the shores of Florida Bay at the ICE Amphitheater at Founders Park, mile marker 87 on U.S. 1. Attendees can savor the sounds from midday through sunset and into the night from the hammock-like performance center set against the aqua waters of Florida Bay.


NCAA Men's Final Four

Indianapolis Indiana - April - (dates TBD)

The NCAA's Division 1 Men's Basketball Tournament - March Madness - will conclude with the Final Four, the Semi Final games and Championship Game.  This is truly one of the top yearly sporting events in the world. Dates back to 1939.


SaltAir Farmers' Market

Port St Joe Florida - April - (dates TBD)

Brings fresh seasonal produce from local small farmers and much more to Florida's Forgotten Coast. Regionally grown vegetables and fruit, locally harvested Gulf seafood, carefully crafted artisan goods, and educational opportunities highlight the market's. The SaltAir Farmers' Market serves as a community gathering place and cultural center where attendees can enjoy arts, workshops, live music, and exhibitions while shopping the market and Reid Avenue's retail district. Every 1st and 3rd Saturday


Taos Shortz Film Fest

Taos New Mexico - April

The Taos Shortz Film Fest has put Taos back on the map as a cinematic destination!

They screen over 50 global and regional short films, offered free panel discussions in experimental film, chalkboard animation and Web Episodes. The town was hopping as they hosted hundreds International filmmakers and partied every night till the wee networking hours…

The Call for entries is open for the annual Taos Shortz Film Fest. Come join the hottest shorts film fest in the SouthWest and even more importantly ... you must view the beauty of Taos, New Mexico first hand.


Vail Film Festival

Vail Colorado - April

Annual Vail Film Festival will feature films from across the globe, including films in the categories of Features, Docs, Short Films, Student Films, Environmental Films and Adventure Films. The Film festival runs for 4 days and features several world premieres and hosts many exciting events, film showings, live music, and other interesting events.


Folly Beach Sea & Sand Festival

Folly Beach South Carolina - April

Family Friendly Weekend in one of the best beach towns in the world "Folly Beach" AND it just happens to be next to one of the best cities in the world "Charleston" - just adds to the experience.

The Folly Beach Sea & Sand Festival takes place on Center Street with arts, crafts, and food vendors. The festival is free to the public, and there will be many street vendors offering arts, crafts, clothing, concessions, children’s games, silent auction. The Folly Art Guild will also be holding its Tides of March Festival in the Folly River Park that day. So double your fun at one of the best beaches in America.


Florida Film Festival

Orlando Florida - April

The Annual Florida Film Festival held at the Enzian Theater in Maitland, Florida. The Film Festival will screen over 100 featured and short films originating from 30 countries. In between films you’ll also choose among celebrity guest appearances, forums, and parties. The forums cover such topics as Films in Florida, Films that Change the World, American Screenwriters, Filmmaker Forum, and more all free to the public. Film descriptions, trailers, stills, and schedule and more details available at the Florida Film Festival website.


Tampa Bay Blues Festival

St Petersburg Florida - April

This fabulous 3-day blues music festival is staged on the sunny shores of Tampa Bay, and features spectacular waterfront views. It has earned a strong reputation for hosting one of the most scenic and best blues festivals in the world.


Whistler World Ski & Snowboard Festival

Whistler British Columbia - April

The Festival is held each April in Whistler, British Columbia, celebrating Whistler's unique mountain culture. Whistler's World Ski & Snowboard Festival showcases top athletes pushing the limits to outdoor concerts, fashion, photography, film, and non-stop nightlife.


Houston Childrens Festival

Houston Texas - April - (dates TBD)

The number one event for family fun includes 10 Big Family Adventure Areas, 6 Stages of Entertainment and over 350 fun games & activities, music, crafts, exhibits, participatory games, sports and rides.  Designated by the mayor as “Houston’s Official Family celebration”, the Houston Children’s Festival, presented by BP America is gearing up for its 19th year.


Siesta Fiesta on Ocean Blvd in Siesta Key

Siesta Key Florida - April

Siesta Key's yearly celebration of the Siesta Fiesta Art Festival. One giant outdoor block party which seems to get bigger each year. as the locals would say ... despite that, everyone still has a great time at this open air street fair. Siesta Key with its powdery white sand beach ( quartz broken down sooo fine )IS ONE OF THE BEST BEACHES IN THE WORLD - mix is the atomosphere of this sleepy little beach and you my friend have a piece of paradise. This art festival hosts hundreds of arts and crafts vendors, merchants, food stands and live musicians jam-packed into Siesta Key Village, but the crowd flows well and in mid - late April the weather is usually agreeable, as well as the crowd. You can find almost any kind of art work here whether it be a painting, glass, metalwork, jewelry, sculpture, photography....the vendors, artists and crafters really run the gamut of creativity at Siesta Fiesta.


International Festival for the Arts & Ideas (TBA)

New Haven Connecticut - April - (dates TBD)

The International Festival of Arts & Ideas attracts audiences and artists from around the world for more than two weeks encompassing over 200 performances, events, celebrations, explorations, exhibitions, presentations and more.  The Arts aspects of the Festival is matched by the Ideas component, which features the greatest thinkers of the day in stimulating discussions and thought-provoking debates.


Arizona International Film Festival

Tucson Arizona - April - (dates TBD)

A Cinematic Celebration along The Streetcar Line route of Tucson features a Screening Room and as well as an atmosphere of Film and Art. This is a celebration of cinematic art and demonstrates a diverse program of exciting works by independent filmmakers from around the world.


Assault on the Carolinas

Brevard North Carolina - April - (dates TBD)

The Assault on the Carolinas is the annual fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Pisgah Forest.  All proceeds go to local charities.The AOTC includes three route options--100k, 60k, and 40k. The 100k route goes through North Carolina and South Carolina mountains and valleys and up a challenging 6 mile climb to  Ceasar's Head State Park. The 40k and 60k routes go through the river valleys of Scenic Transylvania County. This is a fully supported ride with 4 well-stocked rest stops and a full meal after the ride.The ride starts (9:00AM) and finishes in downtown Brevard on East Main Street.


Lewisburg Chocolate Festival

Lewisburg West Virginia - April - (dates TBD)

The Lewisburg  Chocolate Festival is likely one of the fastest growing events in West Virginia. Past celebrity chefs have included Roland Mesnier, a long-time White House pastry chef, and Marcel Desaulniers, author of Death by Chocolate. Many of the businesses get involved in this event from local restaurants and merchants, to chocolatiers who offer visitors chocolate-themed menus featuring items like Chicken Mole Poblano with dark chocolate mole, Fresh Grilled Salmon Filet with white chocolate sauce, and desserts such as Sachertorte—a bittersweet chocolate cake filled with raspberries; covered with chocolate ganache, and other decadent garnishings. With the many events making chocolate the star of this show, if you love chocolate you won’t want to miss this chance for ‘death by chocolate!’

 


Tribeca Film Festival

New York City New York - April

One of if not THE best film festival in the world.  Located in lower Manhattan, there is no better match of film art and location.  Must add to your bucket list regardless of the level of "film buff" you happen to be.  Art, emotion, meaning, thought transferred through film ... to attend events at the Tribeca Film Festival, you will need to purchase an Individual Ticket, Ticket Package or Festival Pass. Also, observe and learn how independent films are acquired and marketed across multiple platforms, including video on demand, theatrical and home video.


Beyond the Baldpate: Photographic Works of Charles Mace

Estes Park Colorado - April - (dates TBD)

Estes Park's professional photographer Charles Mace spent a lifetime capturing images as a photojournalist. This exhibit showcases never-before-seen and newly-discovered images kept in private collections.

Cost: Included in admission 

Camping, Hotel and Other Accommodations: Click on the link for a list of Estes Park, Colorado accommodations.


Sandestin Wine Festival

Seagrove Beach Florida - April

Celebrate the kick-off of the highly anticipated Sandestin Wine Festival on a luxurious 125-foot yacht that cruises the open waters while dining on fresh local seafood and premium champagnes.  The Sandestin Wine Festival attracts representatives from vineyards from all over the world, offering the opportunity to learn about the finest appellations from major wine producing countries in all varieties, and price ranges. The festival closes on Sunday with a brunch at Baytown Marina.


Fiesta San Antonio

San Antonio Texas - April

With over 150 different events, including a parade where floats really float down the San Antonio River, it's the biggest party and greatest community benefit in the state of Texas.  One of America's truly great festivals, Fiesta® San Antonio is a 10-day celebration held every April to honor the memory of the heroes of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto.


New Smyrna Beach Sky Fest

New Smyrna Beach Florida - April

World class air shows, balloon glows, carnival, the 4-H Animal Encounter and Inspiration Village.  Airplane, balloon and helicopter rides, live entertainment, food.


Apalachicola Antique & Classic Boat Show

St George Island Florida - April

An antique and classic boat show throughout the day. Boat building demonstration by local boat builders, tours of the waterfront, boating history and displays of steam power system. Children activities such as model boat building and art and crafts. There will also be arts and crafts vendors, live music in Riverfront Park, and free safe boating information. There will be also be many classic cars on display.


Dells Rare Barrel Affair

Wisconsin Dells Wisconsin - April

All beers are not created alike!

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The best all beers, including the boldest of bocks and the finest of funk, and are up for taste by the beer novice and rare beer lovers alike. Even if you normally don’t drink or even like beer, you are sure to find at least one you like among the unlimited samplings from 45 Wisconsin breweries and brewpubs. The Dells Rare Barrel Affair draws Wisconsin brewers together for a gala presentation of the brewing art! Your ticket includes beer tasting, food, plus your tasting glass. Make plans in advance for safe travel, with a designated driver who doesn't like beer, or public transportation.


Scottsdale Culinary Festival

Scottsdale Arizona - April

The Scottsdale Culinary Festival takes an area known for its wonderful weather, golf courses, and spa and infuses a developing Scottsdale dining scene. If you've already experienced the Scottsdale side of Arizona and want to return or have yet to experience this amazing destination plan a trip around Scottsdale Culinary Festival. This annual event takes place every April and continues to grow and evolve into one of the best culinary events in the country!


Annual Whale & Jazz Festival

Sea Ranch California - April

Whale & Jazz Festival is jazz festival held in Gualala, California North Coast, California. This is held during the Smithsonian Institute's Jazz Appreciation Month of April. The event promotes and educates us about the whales. (Whale Education Program) Jazz music permeating the air, as well as, art, film, poetry, wine, and restaurants throughout the area.


Boston Marathon

Boston Massachusetts - April

Over 20,000 runners are expected to make the 26.2-mile run to Copley Square, Boston. More than 500,000 spectators lined the 26.2-mile course, making the Boston Marathon New England’s most widely viewed sporting event. The Boston Athletic Association has managed this event. The runners are both amateur and professional runners from all over the world pushing themselves both physically and mentally through the hilly Boston area whether rain or shine.


Spohr Gardens Daffodil Days

Falmouth Massachusetts - April - (dates TBD)

Experience the sheer beauty of thousands of daffodils! Families are welcomed for face painting and children’s games. Guided tours will be available. 10 am - 2 pm


Virginia Arts Festival

Tidewater Virginia - April - (dates TBD)

The Virginia Arts Festival was established in 1997 as a cultural tourism initiative by the city of Norfolk to promote travel to Hampton Roads. Each spring, internationally acclaimed artists from around the globe team up with the best of the region's own professional arts organizations to present a dazzling lineup of music, theatre and dance. Truly a regional collaboration, Festival events now take place in ten cities across Hampton Roads in concert halls, performing arts centers, opera houses, theatres, museums, outdoor stages, and historic churches, all within a 60-minute drive. Now in its twelfth season, the Festival has established itself as one of the premier cultural events in the Mid-Atlantic U.S.


New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

New Orleans Louisiana - April

Over 500,000 people come to New Orleans to celebrate the world renowned ""Jazz Fest"".  Unforgettable music on multiple stages, delicious Louisiana cuisine and crafts and artisans from around the world will be present for the two weekend party New Orleans Style.


Fleet Week USA

Port Everglades Florida - April - (dates TBD)

We hope this year the Air and Sea Show will return with Thousands of sailors arriving in several U.S. Navy ships. They will be the guests of honor at Fleet Week USASM presented by McDonalds®, in the nation’s largest salute to our men and women in the U.S. Military. The annual celebration is designed to thank the nation’s sea-going military personnel for their dedicated service to our country. Combined with the McDonald’s® Air & Sea Show® presented by CBS, the National Salute has become one of the world’s largest spectator events drawing over 4 million annually for a weeklong celebration to showcase the United States Armed Forces and all American heroes.


Apple Cider Century Bike Tour

Michigan United States - April - (dates TBD)

ACCR Ride: Apple Cider Century (ACC) is an annual one-day 15, 25, 37, 50, 62, 75 or 100 mile bicycle tour of the orchards, forests and wine country in and around Three Oaks, Michigan. The ACC is a recreational and social tour for bicyclists. It is neither a race nor a test of stamina. It is intended that all participants ride the tour in a safe and intelligent manner.
Since 1974, it has become the Midwest's largest one-day century event with 5,000 cyclists participating in 2009. The Apple Cider Century is sponsored by the Three Oaks Spokes Bicycle Club. Monies raised are used to finance the Apple Cider Century Tour, the Backroads Bikeway trails, the League of American Bicyclists, Rails to Trails, donations to the Three Oaks Historical Museum antique bicycle display and to help fund community youth programs and other non-profit organization fund raising causes.
From September 1974 – 1979 the Apple Cider Century tour was held within the Village of Three Oaks. As our ride grew, we relocated 3 miles north to River Valley High School in 1980. After a 26 year hiatus, the Apple Cider Century returned to where it began. We’re proud of our town and look forward to having you as guests to enjoy all that we have to offer.
The Village of Three Oaks is located in Berrien County, Michigan, approximately 60 miles from Chicago and Kalamazoo. Follow I-94 to exit 4 (US-12). Go East 5 miles to Three Oaks. Signs and security personnel will direct you to the start & finish location, now located at the Three Oaks Elementary School. The school is located on U.S. 12, in the East part of the village.
The weekend of the Apple Cider Century provides many interesting events Saturday and all you can eat breakfast and spaghetti dinner on Sunday. Come celebrate 39 years of touring!
The official site: http://www.applecidercentury.com/


SunFest

West Palm Beach Florida - April

Sunfest draws visitors from around the world as well as performers from around the world.  Truly one of the top musical festivals in Sunny Florida - West Palm Beach! This musical festival has grown to become a nationally recognized, award winning music and art festival attracting more than 300,000 people over five days.  The music lineups are amazing from past performers like John Mayer, James Brown, and Bob Dylan to name just a few of the many hundreds that have came and left their mark.  Beautiful Weather / Beautiful Music


Art Attack in Harbor Country

Harbor Country Michigan - April 29th - May 1st 2016

A delightful occasion celebrating "All that is Art ." Showcasing gallery receptions, artist’s workshops, artist’s demonstrations, theatre, music, wine tasting, open homes, and interactive exhibitions all set up for you to have an artistic experience as well as a great time ! Harbor Country is a fine location for designers and galleries. Great restaurants, shops, and accommodations, you’ll notice art in what we do. Harbor Country companies feel and become more a part of the art, innovation, and creative art process with sponsored events.


Memphis in May

Memphis Tennessee - April

Make your way to Memphis at least one of the four weekends in May. This is the nations largest month long festival, and is not just one festival, but an ever-growing panoply of different events, and celebrations each weekend. It covers everything from music to food, encompassing a different international strand every year. Events like the Beale Street Music Festival, the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest and the Sunset Symphony are all within the top festivals of their kind.


Port Aransas Annual Sandfest

Port Aransas Texas - April

Eighteen Master Sculptors from around the world, as well as a many children and amateurs, will put their creative skills to work to create the most artistic, imaginative sand sculptures at Texas Sandfest.


Nantucket Daffodil Festival Weekend

Town of Nantucket Massachusetts - April

From early April to mid May, millions of daffodils of every color, shape, and size bloom throughout the island. The blossoms in shades of yellow, orange, white and pale pink fill the roadsides, gardens, window boxes, and shop windows. It's joyous for both islanders and visitors alike. Come wear your daffy hat, watch the car parade, have a tailgate picnic, and welcome spring! The Antique Car Parade is the Festival's signature event which dates back to the 70's, showcasing over 100 vintage cars (preregistration required for participation). After winding through town, the cars make their way across the island to the charming village of Siasconset where participants join residents and visitors for the Tailgate Picnic. What better way to herald the arrival of spring than lunch on the lush lawns of this picturesque village. Picnic fare ranges from elaborate gourmet cuisine served on fine china to box lunches and burgers. Other festival highlights include the annual Nantucket Daffodil Flower Show and a Daffodil 5K Race. Bring family and friends together to create wonderful memories and of course book a vacation rental so everyone can stay together. Open all week long with some other events to mention such as the family-friendly scavenger hunt, free concert at Children's Beach, featuring rides n an antique fire truck, and a non-profit marketplace with a variety of food, crafts, and merchandise on lower Main Street.