April Events and Festivals in Pennsylvania
The snow is melting away, flowers are beginning to bloom, and the grass is looking green again — April must be here! This month brings favorable weather, encouraging plenty of festivals and events to be staged across the Keystone State. Whether you’re snacking on sticky maple treats, geeking out at science experiments, or admiring cherry blossoms, the springtime weather is guaranteed to bring out the best Happy Traveler in you.
To see a full list of the events and festivals happening this April, check out the visitPA website.
1. Berks Jazz Fest
Don’t miss out on one of the most unique musical experiences on the east coast. The Berks Jazz Fest is guaranteed to fill you up with passion and excitement, celebrating an array of styles from jazz to gospel music and culture for 10 consecutive days.
When: Apr. 5-14
Cost: Costs vary
2. Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival of Greater Philadelphia
Celebrate all things Japanese and the delights of spring at the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival. Honor Philadelphia’s traditional and contemporary Japanese cultural connections from admiring the fragile pink blossoms of 1,000 cherry trees to participating in origami-making and sushi-making classes.
When: Apr. 6-14
3. PEEPS® in the Village
Just in time for Easter, Peddler’s Village hosts a special celebration of the ultimate Easter candy — Peeps® — with a special week-plus-long display of Peeps creations throughout the grounds. Swing by to vote on your favorite display, and see which artist is crowned winner of Peeps® in the Village.
When: Apr. 17-28
Where: New Hope
4. Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous
Interact with skilled artists, enjoy live music, watch carving demonstrations, and purchase finished pieces directly from the artist at the 20th annual Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous in Ridgway. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite carver in three categories: People's Choice, Social Media Choice, and Carver's Choice.
When: Apr. 25-28
5. LAUNCH Music Conference & Festival
Get ready to rock on at the LAUNCH Music Conference & Festival. Hosted in historic and vibrant downtown Lancaster, this growing musical confab features dozens of music industry professionals, speaker panels, and performances from artists spanning every musical genre.
When: Apr. 25-28
Cost: Costs vary
6. Brewski Festival
There are many beer-tasting events to choose from these days, but not many are at the base of a mountain. Enjoy more than 110 of the finest specialty and craft beers from 47 national and worldwide breweries at the 18th annual Brewski Festival.
When: Apr. 26-27
Where: Seven Springs
7. Philadelphia Science Festival
Discover the role science plays in everyday life during the Philadelphia Science Festival. Don’t miss the final explosive affair — the Science Carnival on the iconic Benjamin Franklin Parkway — which promises cool experiments, tons of nerdy knowledge, and fun demonstrations.
When: Apr. 26-May 4
8. Lewisburg Celebration of the Arts
Admire art from more than 100 juried artists, enjoy live entertainment, and munch on festival fare as you stroll the streets of the Lewisburg Celebration of the Arts. Don't forget to stop by the indoor art exhibit, photography exhibit, and the featured artist exhibit at Faustina Gallery.
When: Apr. 27
9. Endless Mountains Maple Festival
Tap into the maple tradition with a trip to the Endless Mountains Maple Festival. Treat yourself to a pancake breakfast with real maple syrup, watch maple demonstrations, and shop for made-in-PA maple products. Additionally, the festival offers amusement rides for all ages and entertainment to make for a sweet family trip.
When: Apr. 27-28
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