Easter Festival Weekend: March 28 – April 1, 2024

Easter, Spring and Music Festivals along with an announcement for the Upcoming Eclipse Festival Weekend.

Welcome back, Festival Fans!

It’s Easter Weekend and, as a result, maybe you’re traveling out of state.

If you are, this could be an opportunity to see what’s going on in another state.

Maybe you’re going to the Cleveland, Ohio area and want to experience Dyngus Day (Review) on Easter Monday. If so, check this week’s post at OhioFestivals.net: https://ohiofestivals.net/ohio-weekend-040124/

Whatever you’re doing, I need to remind you that Eclipse Weekend is NEXT WEEK!

Therefore, I want to make a quick announcement before talking about this weekend’s festivals…

You’ve likely seen my Solar Eclipse Festival Guide and you’ve even more likely seen my map of cities holding Eclipse Festivals.

I want you to know that, for next week’s post of festivals, I am simply going to add non-eclipse festival cities to that Eclipse Festival Map rather than make an entirely new map.

I’ll keep the pins for the Eclipse Festival Cities the same as they are now and add non-eclipse festival cities under different colors, depending by the state. Of course, most festivals taking place along the path of totality will likely have some eclipse element about it while festivals taking place away from the path will not.

I’m sure it will be an awe-inspiring map.

Now let’s talk about this weekend’s festivals!

The festival number does go down a bit in respect to last weekend because of Easter (next weekend’s festivals do make up for it though), but there is a nice amount of Easter and Spring-themed festivals to go along with it, including…

  • Cherry Blossom Festivals
  • Spring Festivals/Flings
  • Bloomin’ Festivals
  • Tulip Festivals
  • Holi Festivals
  • a BirdieFest
  • and more!

There are also Festivals celebrating Culture, Food, Music, Art, Beer/Wine and Heritage. It just depends on the state.

Let’s look at more festival possibilities in each state:

Alabama
The German Sausage Festival I (Elberta)
Arkansas
Otaku Takeout Cherry Blossom Festival (Little Rock)
Delaware
Great Delaware Kite Festival (Lewes)
Florida
Eustis Busker Festival, Mandarin Art Festival (Jacksonville)
Georgia
Another Bloomin’ Festival (Metter)
Illinois
No festivals this weekend.
Indiana
Evansville Wing Festival 

Iowa
Central Iowa Trans Lives Festival (Des Moines)
Kentucky
Tater Day (Benton)
Louisiana
Freret Street Festival (New Orleans)
Maryland
No festivals this weekend.
Michigan
No festivals this weekend.
Minnesota
Holi (Maple Grove)
Mississippi
Gulf Coast Oyster Cook-Off and Festival (Biloxi)

Missouri
Gateway Blues Festival (St. Louis)
New Jersey
Tulip Festival at Dalton Farms I (Swedesboro)
New York
Dyngus Day (Buffalo)
North Carolina
Southport Spring Festival (Southport)
Pennsylvania
Spring Beer Fest (Bethlehem)
South Carolina
Charleston Bluegrass Festival (Charleston)
Tennessee
Cheekwood Great Spring Art Hop (Nashville)

Texas
Los Fresnos Easter Festival (Los Fresnos), Urban Cultural Fest (Austin)
Virginia
Great Easter Festival (Yorktown)
Washington, DC
Blossom Kite Festival (National Cherry Blossom Festival)
West Virginia
Ripley Chocolate Festival 
Wisconsin
Ho Chunk Nation Founder’s Day Powwow (La Crosse)

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Have a great weekend, no matter what you decide to do!

And to whom it applies, a Happy Easter and future Easter, a belated Happy Purim , and Ramadan Kareem.

Until next week…

Love, Peace and Festival Grease!

Upcoming Festival Weekend: March 28 – April 1, 2024

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MAP of festival and fair food cities this weekend.

If you can’t see the map on your smartphone, click HERE.

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My Experiences of this Weekend’s Festivals

No festival reviews this weekend.

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ALABAMA

3/30 – Jubilee Market and Art Festival – Scottsboro
3/30 – Taste of Soul Family Festival – Huntsville
3/30 – The German Sausage Festival I – Elberta

ARKANSAS

3/29 – Arkansas Times Craft Beer Festival – Little Rock
3/30 – 3rd Street Fair – Fort Smith
3/30 – Otaku Takeout Cherry Blossom Festival – Little Rock
3/30 – Palomino Petals’ Spring Fling – Diaz

DELAWARE

3/29 – Great Delaware Kite Festival – Lewes

FLORIDA

3/29-3/30 – Spring Break Reggae Fest – Ponce Inlet
3/29-3/31 – Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival I – Clearwater
3/30 – Orlando Holi Festival – Orlando
3/30 – Art in the Park – Jacksonville
3/30 – Cajun Gumbo N Jambalaya Festival – Milton
3/30 – Afro Roots Fest Miami Beach – Miami Beach
3/30 – Eustis Busker Festival – Eustis
3/30 – HorsePower for Kids Spring Fest I – Tampa
3/30 – Keel Farms Tampa Bay Blueberry Festival I – Plant City
3/30 – Panacea Beer and Oyster Festival – Panacea
3/30 – Brews and Boots Country Music Festival – Englewood
3/30 – Brick City Beer and Wine Festival – Ocala
3/30-3/31 – Brownwood Arts and Crafts Festival: Spring – The Villages
3/30-3/31 – Mandarin Art Festival – Jacksonville
3/30-3/31 – Bay Area Renaissance Festival VII – Dade City
3/31 – East Coast Dog Surfing Festival – Cocoa Beach

GEORGIA

3/28 – Athens Spring Fling – Athens
3/28-3/31 – Savannah Music Festival I – Savannah
3/30 – Hahira Spring Downtown – Hahira
3/30 – Another Bloomin’ Festival – Metter
3/30 – 229 Day – Albany
3/30-3/31 – Sandy Springs Artsapalooza Spring Arts Festival – Sandy Springs

ILLINOIS

No festivals this weekend.

INDIANA

3/28-3/30 – xZOOberance II – Indianapolis
3/30 – Indianapolis Whiskey Riot – Indianapolis
3/30 – Evansville Wing Festival – Evansville

IOWA

3/30 – Central Iowa Trans Lives Festival – Des Moines

KENTUCKY

3/29-4/1 – Tater Day – Benton

LOUISIANA

3/29-3/30 – Volksfest – New Orleans
3/29-3/31 – Louisiana Lao New Year Festival – Lafayette
3/30 – Merryville Pioneer Heritage Festival – Merryville
3/30 – Freret Street Festival – New Orleans
3/30 – Lafayette Holi – Lafayette

MARYLAND/WASHINGTON, DC

3/30 – Blossom Kite Festival (National Cherry Blossom Festival) – Washington, DC

MICHIGAN

No festivals this weekend.

MINNESOTA

3/31 – Holi – Maple Grove

MISSISSIPPI

3/28-3/30 – South Mississippi Swamp Pop Music Fest – Kiln
3/29-3/30 – Gulf Coast Oyster Cook-Off and Festival – Biloxi

MISSOURI

3/27-3/31 – Animals Aglow at the Saint Louis Zoo III – St. Louis
3/29 – Gateway Blues Festival – St. Louis
3/30 – Spring Fever Car Show and Food Truck Festival – Jefferson City
3/31 – St. Louis Holi Festival – Wentzville

NEW JERSEY

3/30-3/31 – Tulip Festival at Dalton Farms I – Swedesboro

NEW YORK

4/1 – Dyngus Day – Buffalo

NORTH CAROLINA

3/29-3/30 – Southport Spring Festival – Southport
3/29-3/31 – Charlotte SHOUT! I – Charlotte
3/30 – Spring South End Wine and Hops Fest – Charlotte

OHIO

Ohio Festivals can be found at ohiofestivals.net/ohio-festivals/

PENNSYLVANIA

3/29-3/30 – SpringGate Vineyard Spring Fling – Harrisburg
3/30 – Spring Beer Fest – Bethlehem

SOUTH CAROLINA

3/25-3/30 – Hilton Head Wine and Food Festival II – Hilton Head Island
3/29-3/30 – Charleston Bluegrass Festival – Charleston
3/30 – Charleston Spring Wine Festival – Charleston
3/30-3/31 – Peace, Love and Happiness Music Festival and Vendor Market – Piedmont
3/31 – West Ashley Family Festival – Charleston

TENNESSEE

3/29-3/30 – Cheekwood Great Spring Art Hop – Nashville
3/30 – Shop Black Fest: Memphis I – Memphis

TEXAS

3/25-3/31 – International Friendship Carnival II – Eagle Pass
3/29-3/31 – Spring Festival at Rockberry Ranch III – Poteet
3/30 – Houston Sazón Latin Food Festival I – Houston
3/30 – Brewsology Beer Fest: San Antonio – San Antonio
3/30 – Urban Cultural Fest – Austin
3/30 – Los Fresnos Easter Festival – Los Fresnos
3/30 – BirdieFest Spring Festival – Cedar Park
3/30 – Freedom Worship Assembly Spring Fest Celebration – Houston
3/30-3/31 – Easter Festival at Little Saigon Plaza – Houston
3/30-3/31 – Sherwood Forest Faire V – McDade

VIRGINIA

3/30 – Great Easter Festival – Yorktown

WEST VIRGINIA

No festivals this weekend.

WISCONSIN

3/30 – Ho Chunk Nation Founder’s Day Powwow – La Crosse

Festival Guides

Alabama | Arkansas | Delaware | Florida | Georgia
Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kentucky | Louisiana
Maryland | Michigan | Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri
New Jersey | New York | North Carolina | Ohio | Pennsylvania
South Carolina | Tennessee | Texas | Virginia
Washington, DC | West Virginia | Wisconsin

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