April Festivals

Festivals in April

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Abu Dhabi Festival

Abu Dhabi Festival

The Abu Dhabi Festival is the United Arab Emirates' foremost celebration of art and culture. For a month each year it brings together a crop ...
Middle East United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Classical Music and Opera Festivals Performing Arts Festivals April
AfrikaBurn

AfrikaBurn

Younger in years and more intimate in size than its acclaimed cousin, AfrikaBurn shares many similarities with Burning Man and inevitably draws comparison. For a ...
Africa South Africa Tankwa Art Festivals Electronic Dance Music Festivals April
American Samoa Flag Day

American Samoa Flag Day

April 17 each year marks the anniversary of American Samoa becoming a U.S. Territory and heralds the biggest event on the South Pacific Island's calendar. ...
Pacific American Samoa Pago Pago National Festivals Community Festivals April
Amsterdam King's Day

Amsterdam King's Day

Amsterdam's streets, squares and canals come to life in a sea of orange — the colour of the Dutch Royal family — each 27 ...
Europe Netherlands Amsterdam National Festivals Street Parties April
Angola Prison Rodeo

Angola Prison Rodeo

If you find yourself at a loose end in Louisiana come April, it may sound strange but you could do worse than go to prison. ...
North America United States Louisiana Angola, LA Rodeos Bizarre Festivals April
Ankara International Film Festival

Ankara International Film Festival

Since its establishment in 1988, the Ankara International Film Festival's objective has been to invest in the future generations of Turkish cinema and to promote ...
Europe Turkey Ankara Film Festivals Short Film Festivals April
April Fair

April Fair

What began in 1847 as a regional cattle market and later became a popular revolt against foreign culture and habit, has now grown into southern ...
Europe Spain Seville Traditional Festivals Cultural Festivals April
Aspen Shortsfest

Aspen Shortsfest

Aspen Shortsfest is recognised as one of the premier short film festivals in North America. This Oscar-qualifying festival embraces diverse sensibilities and subjects that capture ...
North America United States Colorado Aspen, CO Short Film Festivals Film Festivals April
Baby Cry Sumo Competition

Baby Cry Sumo Competition

During Baby-cry Sumo — or Konaki Sumo in the local tongue — sumo wrestlers face off armed with cutely-dressed infants in a contest to see ...
Asia Japan Tokyo Bizarre Festivals Traditional Festivals April
BaliSpirit Festival

BaliSpirit Festival

Looking for a little ethereal enlightenment? Head for the hills my hippy friend. Bali's beguiling Ubud is the Indonesian island's spiritual heart and for seven ...
Asia Indonesia Ubud Yoga Festivals World Music Festivals April
Bells Beach Rip Curl Pro

Bells Beach Rip Curl Pro

Each and every Easter since 1962, Victoria's popular Bell's Beach in Torquay has hosted the The Rip Curl Pro — the world's oldest and most ...
Pacific Australia Torquay Surfing Competitions Sporting Events April
Boston Marathon

Boston Marathon

Join more than half a million spectators as they line the streets of Greater Boston for the Boston Marathon — one of only six world ...
North America United States Massachusetts Boston, MA Marathons, Triathlons and Fun Runs Sporting Events April
Brooklyn Folk Festival

Brooklyn Folk Festival

They hang a little looser over the bridge in Brooklyn. For three days this Spring, head for heavenly St. Ann's Church in Brooklyn Heights and ...
North America United States New York New York City, NY Folk and Folk Music Festivals April
Byron Bay Bluesfest

Byron Bay Bluesfest

If you're in Australia around Easter and eager for a little authentic blues and roots music, head east my friend, as far east as you ...
Pacific Australia Byron Bay Blues Festivals April
Chios Rocket War

Chios Rocket War

Churches have always been considered to be safe havens — a place where you could escape the madness outside. But come Easter in Vrontados on ...
Europe Greece Vrontados, Chios Bizarre Festivals Traditional Festivals April
City of Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival

City of Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival

Join jazz junkies from over Ireland and beyond as they descend upon the bars, clubs and restaurants of Derry for the annual, City of Derry ...
Europe Northern Ireland Derry Jazz Festivals April
Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival

Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival

Each April the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, California plays host to the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (Coachella to its friends), a three ...
North America United States California Los Angeles, CA Rock Festivals Indie Rock Festivals April
Edinburgh International Science Festival

Edinburgh International Science Festival

Edinburgh's annual Science Festival was the world's first celebration of science and technology, and still one of Europe's largest. Each year hundreds of the best ...
Europe Scotland Edinburgh Science and Technology Festivals Family Festivals April
Festival of the Artichoke

Festival of the Artichoke

The aphrodisiacal artichoke takes centre stage at the Romanesco Artichoke Festival held for three days each April in the Tyrrhenian Seaside town of Ladispoli. Since ...
Europe Italy Rome Food Festivals April
Fish and Flavours Festival

Fish and Flavours Festival

Pescetarians rejoice! Over 11 days each April the Portugal Pavilion in Lisbon's Nations' Park hosts Lisbon Fish and Flavours (Peixe em Lisboa). A seafood gourmet ...
Europe Portugal Lisbon Food Festivals Wine Festivals April
Glasgow International

Glasgow International

For 18 days in April, Glasgow International showcases the best of local and international art for a wide array of audiences in various venues and ...
Europe Scotland Glasgow Art Festivals April
Grand National

Grand National

Arguably the most anticipated horse race in the world, Aintree's Grand National attracts racing fans and merrymakers from near and far. The card on the ...
Europe England Liverpool Horse Racing Events Sporting Events April
Helsinki Coffee Festival

Helsinki Coffee Festival

Master baristas and thousands of connoisseurs of the sacred bean head for Europe's capital of cool for three days each April, for the annual Helsinki ...
Europe Finland Helsinki Coffee Festivals April
How Weird Street Faire

How Weird Street Faire

Come join thousands of aficionados of the offbeat at the annual How Weird Street Faire — a play on the name Howard Street apparently, where ...
North America United States California San Francisco, CA Electronic Dance Music Festivals Bizarre Festivals April
Imagine Film Festival

Imagine Film Festival

It's been near enough to three decades since the first 'Weekend of Terror', laid the foundations for the current Imagine Film Festival. In those early ...
Europe Netherlands Amsterdam Horror Festivals Film Festivals Short Film Festivals April
International Garden Festival

International Garden Festival

The classic turreted Loire Chateau has commanded a majestic point on the great Loire river since it was rebuilt by the Amboise family in the ...
Europe France Chaumont-sur-Loire Flower Shows April
Istanbul International Dance Festival

Istanbul International Dance Festival

With a packed programme featuring concerts, dancing bootcamps and workshops and a plethora of parties where dancing is more mandatory than optional, the Istanbul International ...
Europe Turkey Istanbul Dance Festivals April
Kaunas Jazz

Kaunas Jazz

Emerging as the dust settled on Lithuania's post-soviet era, the early years for Kanaus Jazz were in a word; tough. Since then, the festival has ...
Europe Lithuania Kaunas Jazz Festivals April
Liverpool Food and Drink Festival

Liverpool Food and Drink Festival

The Liverpool Food and Drink Festival is an annual celebration of the city's plethora of fantastic restaurants, bars, and cafes, as well as some of ...
Europe England Liverpool Food Festivals Family Festivals April
London Coffee Festival

London Coffee Festival

Crazy for caffeine? Have we got the fest for you. Run in conjunction with London Coffee Week, the London Coffee Festival celebrates London's bustling and ...
Europe England London Coffee Festivals April
London Marathon

London Marathon

As one of the six World Marathon Majors, the London Marathon has been attracting a world-class field of distance athletes for over three decades. On ...
Europe England London Marathons, Triathlons and Fun Runs April
Lovin' Ibiza

Lovin' Ibiza

Devotees of dance flock to the electronica capital of the universe Ibiza, for three days of thumping beats each May. A mix of the island's ...
Europe Spain Ibiza Electronic Dance Music Festivals April
Maitisong Festival

Maitisong Festival

The acclaimed Maitisong Festival is an annual event that started out back in 1987 and has grown to become the biggest arts festival in Gaborone, ...
Africa Botswana Gaborone Performing Arts Festivals Dance Festivals April
Maldon Mud Race

Maldon Mud Race

Since 2001 the folk of Maldon in Essex have kept a dirty little secret. Come April each year they dress to the nines, gather in ...
Europe England Maldon Bizarre Festivals Charity Events April
Mammoth Mountain Pond Skim

Mammoth Mountain Pond Skim

Join the brave and the stupid and the bravely stupid at the annual Mammoth Mountain Pond Skim. Costume clad competitors — from sumos to mariachis ...
North America United States California Mammoth Mountain, CA Winter Sports Events Skiing and Snowboarding Events Bizarre Festivals April
Motel Mozaique

Motel Mozaique

Rotterdam's annual Motel Mozaique Festival offers up a unique mix of pop music, dance, theatre and visual arts for two days each April. But it's ...
Europe Netherlands Rotterdam Popular Music Festivals Electronic Dance Music Festivals April
Mull Music Festival

Mull Music Festival

The Isle of Mull welcomes one and all for a long-weekend of music, dance and frivolity each April for the Mull Music Festival. At the ...
Europe Scotland Isle of Mull Folk and Folk Music Festivals Celtic Festivals Community Festivals April
NZ International Comedy Festival

NZ International Comedy Festival

Looking for a giggle, way, way down under? Then get yourself to New Zealand's north island during April or May and prepare to laugh yourself ...
Pacific New Zealand Wellington Comedy Festivals April
Songkran Festival

Songkran Festival

During Songkran, Thailand's celebration of the Buddhist new year, locals and tourists alike prepare to get wet. Pump action water pistols are the weapon of ...
Asia Thailand Bangkok Bizarre Festivals New Year Events April
Southern Lakes Festival of Colour

Southern Lakes Festival of Colour

Known as the 'best little arts festival in New Zealand', the Southern Lakes Festival of Colour is an exciting biennial celebration of the arts set ...
Pacific New Zealand Wanaka Performing Arts Festivals April
Stagecoach Festival

Stagecoach Festival

Coachella's country cousin, Stagecoach hoots 'n' hollers it's way into Indio, California come late April. The highest grossing country music festival in the whole dang ...
North America United States California Palm Springs, CA Country Music Festivals Folk and Folk Music Festivals April
Sydney Comedy Festival

Sydney Comedy Festival

The Sydney Comedy Festival is the harbour city's biggest annual comedy event. For four weeks, every April and May, hundreds of the world's finest comedians ...
Pacific Australia Sydney Comedy Festivals April
Tribeca Film Festival

Tribeca Film Festival

Believed to have been conceived by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff following the tragic events of September 11 in lower Manhattan, and ...
North America United States New York New York City, NY Film Festivals Short Film Festivals April
Vinitaly

Vinitaly

Dubbed the largest wine show in the world, Vinitaly is a hugely important international wine competition and exposition held annually in the famed Italian wine ...
Europe Italy Verona Wine Festivals April
World Pizza Championships

World Pizza Championships

Part Italian snack, part theatre! Think boy band dance moves mixed with gymnastics floor routines and to that add a generous dose of fun and ...
Europe Italy Parma Food Festivals April
World Press Photo

World Press Photo

Since 1955 (well before you had that fancy schmancy digital camera) the World Press Photo competition has kicked off it's global tour in Amsterdam. See ...
Europe Netherlands Amsterdam Photography Festivals April

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