Apr 1 - Apr 6
40th Annual SUN 'n FUN International Fly-In & Expo
The second largest air show in the world welcomes 100,000 spectators thrilled by sky-high entertainment and scores of exhibitions. This year salutes 100 years of commercial aviation and the 100th anniversary of WWI aerial combat.
Apr 3 - Apr 12
More than 50 events throughout the riverside city dressed in spring splendor include parades, Beach Bash, Moonlight Jazz & Blues, Gourmet Gardens, skydiving exhibitions, sporting events, Healthy Kid Zone, barbecue cook-off, tailgate party and spectacular
Apr 4 - Apr 6
Summerville Family YMCA 42nd Annual Flowertown Festival
More than 200,000 flower fans celebrate the season during this free, community event held in historic Downtown and colorful Azalea Park. Family fun includes live entertainment, 200 artisans, Taste of Summerville and Children’s Jubilee.
Apr 5 - Apr 6
30th Annual Bloomin' Festival Arts and Crafts Fair
Juried event attracts 150 Southeast-area artists and crafters, and more than 25,000 people to the Brindley Mountain city for parades, shopping, traditional arts demonstrations, southern foods, fresh-baked Monk Bread, fresh-squeezed lemonade and wholesome
Apr 9 - Apr 13
North Carolina Azalea Festival at Wilmington, Inc.
The port city’s premier event welcomes 300,000 spring season celebrants to home and garden tours, parades, an elegant Patrons’ Gala and jam-packed street fair. Boxing competition, coin show and a week of concerts.
Apr 10 - Apr 12
Louisiana Railroad Days
This Southwest Louisiana tradition will make you stop in your tracks when you take a step back in time to celebrate more than 100 years of the historic city’s railroad history. Museum tours, model trains, contests, live entertainment and smoky barbecue.
Apr 11 - Apr 13
Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival
The state’s largest festival offers unforgettable fun for the whole family, including parades, crafts, carnival rides and game; 10k run, non-stop entertainment, auctions, antiques show and recipes starring everyone’s favorite freckled fruit.
Apr 11 - Apr 13
Perry GA Dogwood Festival
Good times are in bloom at this free event in historic Downtown and the Georgia National Fairgrounds. Arts and crafts, live music, pageants, DockDogs Competition and doggie costume contest; hot air balloon rally, parade, kids’ activities and scrumptious f
Apr 11 - May 2
Kentucky Derby Festival
Stretching the legendary two-minute race into a month (mostly free) equestrian-themed fun! More than a million people enjoy “Thunder Over Louisville” fireworks, the “Great Steamboat Race,” parades, pageants, formal balls, funky street parties, food and sp
Lewisburg Chocolate Festival
Dozens of chocolatiers, confectioners and pastry chefs provide a delicious day of candy tastings, bake-offs – even vegan chocolates – to benefit lovely Lewisburg’s non-profit organizations. Free kids’ events, children’s storytelling and movies; 10k walk/r
Apr 12 - Apr 13
3rd Annual Florida Blueberry Festival
Get the blues on the Nature Coast! Free entertainment on multiple stages, fine arts, crafts, Blueberry Patch kids’ area, beer and wine gardens, car expo and bike show. Indulge in delicious blueberry-filled foods and succulent barbecue.
Apr 12 - Apr 13
The Original Downtown Lake Charles Crawfish Festival
Bring your friends and your appetite, because there’s plenty of fun and food at this family event featuring mudbugs, Cajun and Zydeco music, parade, fine art walk, pageants, carnival rides, games and worship service.
Apr 18 - Apr 19
Cornelia Apple Blossom BBQ Festival
Sample the smoky treats of 50 professional and amateur teams cooking up the fun during this Kansas City BBQ Society sanctioned competiton. Beer garden, wine pairings, live music, clogging and square dancing; inflatables and face-painting for the kids.
Apr 19 - Jun 8
The Georgia Renaissance Festival
Kings, queens and knights in shining armor with their maidens fair stroll 32-acres of medieval merriment, as 150,000 revelers feast on more 16th century fun since Camelot! World Bazaar, people-powered rides, 10 stages of royal entertainment – and giant tu
Apr 23 - Apr 26
AQS QuiltWeek™ - Paducah
Quilt and fiber art enthusiasts from around the world come to this most exquisite exhibition of quilts, and cash-prize competition of over 400 quilters. Hundreds of vendors; Masters-hosted workshops and lectures - a quilter’s shopping paradise!
Apr 24 - Apr 27
37th Annual Vidalia Onion Festival
It would be a crying shame to miss the fun at this celebration of the official state vegetable! Parades, carnival, Battle of the Bands, rodeo, aviation activities, fireworks, chuck wagon cook-off and the Golden Onion Chef Competition.
Apr 24 - Apr 27
Beaufort Wine and Food Festival
Culinary Village, cooking demos, gala dinners, brunches, lunches and tasting sessions feature celebrity chefs, winery owners and winemakers during this Crystal Coast fund-raiser. Award-winning wines and irresistible foods; local beer brewers, fashion show
Apr 25 - Apr 26
Norfolk NATO Festival
No passport required during this free event recognizing the NATO Command and influence its 28 member nations have on the waterfront city, which boasts the world’s largest Navy base. Inspiring flag-raising ceremony, Parade of Nations, military bands and in
Apr 26 - Apr 27
Melbourne Arts Festival
The subtropical city welcomes scores of performers, hundreds of fine artists and thousands of art, design and music lovers to a weekend of cash-prize competitions and scholarship awards. Juried arts show, live entertainment, 5k run, workshops and KidsWorl
Town of Mount Pleasant Blessing of the Fleet & Seafood Festival
Supporting and honoring local shrimpers and fisherman in picturesque Memorial Waterfront Park on Charleston Harbor. Free admission, savory seafood, arts and crafts, live music and shag-dancing on the pier.
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