Upcoming Festival Weekend: April 28 – May 1, 2022

All sorts of great festivals this weekend.

As we finish the month of April and enter May, the festival numbers continue to increase. The map below, where pins represent a city with one or more festivals, is just filled with promising festival locations and it’s going to be even more filled over time. All of this I find exciting!

Among this weekend’s festival, there is a huge assortment.

Do you want a food festival? There’s a Grits Festival in Alabama, a Cuban Sandwich Festival in Florida, a Grilled Cheese Festival in Georgia, Taco Festivals in Indiana and Tennessee, Ramp Festivals in North Carolina and West Virginia, and a Cheese Festival in Wisconsin.

How about a springtime floral festival? There’s a Hibiscus Festival in Florida, a Lilac Festival in Illinois, Dogwood Festivals in Indiana and West Virginia, an Iris Festival in Tennessee, and both a Daffodil Festival and a Cherry Blossom Festival in New York.

There are also beer festivals, Spring festivals, BBQ Festivals, ethnic festivals (Indian, Italian, Celtic, Lebanese, etc.), Dragon Boat Festivals, Hot Air Balloon Festivals, all sorts of Music Festivals, Art Festivals and so much more.

The best advice I can give you is to, first, go through the festival list in your state and see if there’s anything of interest. Next, check out the map. The map will show you how far any festival of interest is to you as well as any other other festivals near you that may not even be in your state. I should also say here that maybe there are festivals near a festival that you are already planning to attend – why not go to more than one festival in a day?

Among this weekend’s festivals, here are some I would consider…

Alabama
Kymulga Grits Festival (Childersburg), Mule Day (Weogufka)
Florida
Tallahassee Cardboard Boat Race, Daytona Crab and Seafood Festival (Daytona Beach)
Georgia
Shaky Knees Music Festival (Atlanta), SweetWater 420 Fest (Atlanta)
Illinois
Walpurgisnacht! (Palatine ), Maifest (Jacksonville)
Indiana
Viking Fest (Whitestown), Frühlingsfest (Indianapolis)
Kentucky
Cherokee Triangle Art Fair (Louisville), Hippie Daze Festival (Hardin)
Michigan
Suckerfest (Casco), St. Pat’s Irish Festival (Detroit)
New York
Candor Daffodil Festival
North Carolina
Waynesville Ramp Festival, Grifton Shad Festival
Pennsylvania
Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous (Ridgway)
South Carolina
Shadow Bay Celtic Festival (Myrtle Beach)
Tennessee
McNairy County BBQ Festival (Selmer), West Tennessee Strawberry Festival (Humboldt)
West Virginia
Stink Fest (Huntington)
Wisconsin
Dairy State Cheese and Beer Festival (Kenosha), Bloody Mary Festival (La Crosse)

I wish you a wonderful weekend with great weather and plenty of fantastic festival experiences!

Love, Peace and Festival Grease!

Upcoming Festival Weekend: April 28 – May 1, 2022

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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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Reviews of Festivals This Weekend

No festival reviews this weekend.

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ALABAMA

4/29-4/30 – St. Elias Lebanese Food and Cultural Festival – Birmingham
4/29-5/1 – Panoply Arts Festival – Huntsville
4/29-5/1 – Horse Pens 40 Songwriter/Arts and Crafts Festival – Steele
4/29-5/1 – Geneva Festival on the Rivers – Geneva
4/30 – Irondale SpringFest – Irondale
4/30 – Opelika Main Street on Tap – Opelika
4/30 – Auburn CityFest – Auburn
4/30 – Fiddle Fest – Tuscaloosa
4/30 – Mule Day – Weogufka
4/30 – SBCS German Festival – Elberta
4/30 – Wiregrass Blues Fest – Ozark
4/30 – Sunshine Saturday – Talladega
4/30 – Kymulga Grits Festival – Childersburg
4/30 – Bob Sykes BBQ and Blues Festival – Bessemer
4/30-5/1 – Piney Woods Arts Festival – Enterprise

FLORIDA

4/27-4/30 – Suwannee River Jam – Live Oak
4/27-5/1 – Thunder Beach Spring Rally – Panama City Beach
4/28-4/30 – Afro Roots Fest Key West – Key West
4/28-5/1 – SunFest – West Palm Beach
4/28-5/2 – Big Boy Pride – Orlando
4/29-4/30 – Grills Gone Wild – Davenport
4/29-4/30 – SWFL AG Festival and Rodeo – Naples
4/29-4/30 – Our Lady of Lourdes Italian Festival – Daytona Beach
4/29-5/1 – Hibiscus Festival – Punta Gorda
4/29-5/1 – Pensacola Crawfish Festival – Pensacola
4/29-5/1 – Lebanese Festival – Miami
4/29-5/1 – Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival – Fernandina Beach
4/30 – Bostwick Blueberry Festival – Bostwick
4/30 – The Fuzzy Pineapple Fairy Festival – Tallahassee
4/30 – North Florida Wildflower Festival – Blountstown
4/30 – Tallahassee Cardboard Boat Race – Tallahassee
4/30 – Tampa Bay Caribbean Festival – Tampa
4/30 – Daytona Crab and Seafood Festival – Daytona Beach
4/30 – Boca Beer Wine and Spirits Fest – Boca Raton
4/30 – Kidsfest – Tallahassee
4/30 – FIESTA: Cinco De Mayo Party on the St. Pete Pier – St. Petersburg
4/30 – Belleview Founder’s Day Celebration – Belleview
4/30 – Indian Key Celebration – Islamorada
4/30-5/1 – Savor SoFlo Festival – Hollywood Beach
4/30-5/1 – Treasure Coast Seafood Festival I – Vero Beach
4/30-5/1 – Suncreek Brewery Country Fest – Clermont
4/30-5/1 – St. Johns River Festival of the Arts – Sanford
5/1 – Taste of the Beach – Fort Myers Beach
5/1 – Beltane in the Park – Fort Pierce
5/1 – FORD Cuban Sandwich Festival of Kissimmee and Orlando – Kissimmee

GEORGIA

4/28-4/30 – The Little Roy and Lizzy Music Festival – Lincolnton
4/29-4/30 – Woodbine Crawfish Festival – Woodbine
4/29-4/30 – BBQ, Boogie and Blues – Calhoun
4/29-5/1 – Shaky Knees Music Festival – Atlanta
4/29-5/1 – SweetWater 420 Fest – Atlanta
4/29-5/1 – Augusta Spring Greek Festival – Augusta
4/29-5/1 – Hamilton Gardens Rhododendron Festival II – Hiawassee
4/30 – Autism Awareness Festival – Forsyth
4/30 – Richmond Hill Fire Department Spring Fling – Richmond Hill
4/30 – Hornyhead Fish Festival and Tournament – Newborn
4/30 – Toast of Toccoa – Toccoa
4/30 – Grayson Day – Grayson
4/30 – BBQ and Brews Downtown Ball Ground – Cumming
4/30 – Blue Ridge Trout Fest and Outdoor Adventures – Blue Ridge
4/30 – Atlanta Grilled Cheese Festival – Atlanta
4/30 – Madison Fest – Madison
4/30 – Johns Creek International Festival – Johns Creek
4/30-5/1 – The Georgia Renaissance Festival IV – Fairburn
4/30-5/1 – Chattooga River Fest – Lyerly
4/30-5/1 – Georgia Tiny Home Festival – Macon
4/30-5/1 – Duluth Spring Arts Festival – Duluth
4/30-5/1 – Indie South’s Springtacular – Athens
4/30-5/1 – Dirt Road Festival and BBQ Cook-Off – Rome

ILLINOIS

4/30 – Walpurgisnacht! – Palatine
4/30 – Long Grove’s Craft Beer Festival – Long Grove
4/30 – Craft Brews at Lincoln Zoo – Chicago
4/30 – Maifest – Jacksonville
4/30 – Spring Vintage and Handmade Market at Mackinaw Valley Winery – Mackinaw
4/30* – Perimeter Road Music Festival – Champaign – MOVED TO 5/7
4/30-5/1 – Spring Festival at Vahling Vineyards – Stewardson
5/1 – German American Central Society Maifest – Peoria
5/1 – Maeystown Springfest/Fruehlingsfest – Maeystown
5/1 – Lilac Time Art and Craft Fair – Lombard

INDIANA

4/25-4/30 – Orleans Dogwood Festival II – Orleans
4/28-5/1 – Beltaine at Our Haven – French Lick
4/29-4/30 – 3 Little Birds Spring Market – Valparaiso
4/29-4/30 – Frühlingsfest – Indianapolis
4/29-5/1 – Smokin’ on the Water BBQ Festival – Liberty
4/29-5/1 – Viking Fest – Whitestown
4/30 – Lore’d of the Hops – Leesburg
4/30 – Michiana Wine Festival – Fort Wayne
4/30 – Carmel Children’s Festival – Carmel
4/30 – Garden Gate Jazz, Art, Wine and Craft Beer Festival – Huntingburg
4/30 – Evansville Taco Festival – Evansville
4/30 – Haute Hops and Vines Fest – Terre Haute
4/30 – Maple Grove Market Spring Fling – Martinsville

KENTUCKY

4/26 – Taste of Derby Festival (Kentucky Derby Festival) – Louisville
4/28-5/1 – Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville I (Kentucky Derby Festival) – Louisville
4/28-5/1 – Wild Lights at the Louisville Zoo VII – Louisville
4/29 – Open Barn and BBQ – Lexington
4/29-4/30 – GypsyMoon Marketplace I – Bowling Green
4/29-4/30 – Bluegrass, Brew and BBQ Fest – Grand Rivers
4/29-4/30 – BB&T Great BalloonFest (Kentucky Derby Festival) – Louisville
4/29-5/1 – Hippie Daze Festival – Hardin
4/30 – DiverCity Festival – Lexington
4/30 – Ken-Ducky Derby Festival – Louisville
4/30 – Little River Festival – Cadiz
4/30 – Passport GospelFest (Kentucky Derby Festival) – Louisville
4/30 – Foodstock – Somerset
4/30 – Siege of the Jeeps at Logan’s Fort – Stanford
4/30 – Homeplace Spring Plow Day and Festival – Campbellsville
4/30-5/1 – Cherokee Triangle Art Fair – Louisville

MICHIGAN

4/28-4/30 – Thornapple Arts Council Jazz Festival – Hastings
4/28-5/1 – Freeland Walleye Festival – Freeland
4/29-4/30 (nights) – Ramadan Suhoor Festival IV – Dearborn
4/29-5/1 – Cashmere Clouds – Jones
4/30 – Jeep Blessing – Mesick
4/30 – Thornapple Woodpecker Festival – Middleville
4/30 – Beerfest at the Ballpark Spring – Lansing
4/30 – Cinco de Mayo Festival – Lincoln Park
4/30-5/1 – Fairy Festival – Jackson
4/30-5/1 – Michigan Antique Festival: Davisburg I – Davisburg
5/1 – St. Pat’s Irish Festival – Detroit
5/1– Fiesta Detroit: Cinco de Mayo Festival – Detroit
5/1 – Suckerfest – Casco

NEW YORK

4/30 – Cabin Fever Beer and Wine Festival – Colden
4/30 – Cayuga Lake Wine and Herb Festival I – Various Locations
4/30 – Candor Daffodil Festival – Candor
4/30-5/1 – WNY Maple Festival – Franklinville
4/30-5/1 – Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival – Buffalo

NORTH CAROLINA

4/27-4/30 – Grifton Shad Festival – Grifton
4/27-5/1 – Beaufort Wine and Food Festival – Beaufort
4/28-5/1 – MerleFest – Wilkesboro
4/28-5/1 – NC Tribute Festival to the “King” – Lexington
4/29-4/30 – Liberty Antiques Festival: Spring – Staley
4/29-4/30 – Efland Seafood Festival – Efland
4/29-4/30 – Carolina Strawberry Festival – Wallace
4/29-5/1 – HerbFest I – Wake Forest
4/29-5/1 – Tuck Fest – Charlotte
4/29-5/1 – Bear Shadow – Highlands
4/29-5/1 – Thunder in the Smokies Spring Rally – Maggie Valley
4/29-5/1 – Asheville Spring Herb Festival – Asheville
4/30 – BloomFest – Roseboro
4/30 – Liberty Downtown Festival – Liberty
4/30 – Pioneer Day – Old Fort
4/30 – Beach Fest at the Farm – Selma
4/30 – Roulston Blooms! – Raleigh
4/30 – Meet Me On Main – King
4/30 – Lumberton Food Truck Festival – Lumberton
4/30 – Southern Pines SpringFest – Southern Pines
4/30 – Rocky River Vineyards Spring Festival – Midland
4/30 – Kure Beach Street Festival – Kure Beach
4/30 – Fire on the Mountain – Spruce Pine
4/30 – BrightFire Music and Arts Festival – Huntersville
4/30 – Regional Festival of India – Matthews
4/30 – Knotts Island Seafood Festival – Knotts Island
4/30 – Spring Daze Arts and Crafts Festival – Cary
4/30 – NC Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Festival – Raleigh
4/30-5/1 – Kings Drive Art Walk – Charlotte
4/30-5/1 – Beltane-May Day Festival – Reidsville
5/1 – HardLox Jewish Food and Heritage Festival – Asheville
5/1 – Festival Cultural Dia del Niño de Revista Latina – Raleigh
5/1 – Waynesville Ramp Festival – Waynesville
5/1 – Hello Huntersville Music and Arts Festival – Huntersville

OHIO

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

PENNSYLVANIA

4/27-4/30 – Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous – Ridgway
4/27-5/1 – Pennsylvania Maple Festival II – Meyersdale
4/30 – Derrick Day – Custer City
4/30 – Mayfest of Huntingdon – Huntingdon
5/1 – The Greek Food Festival at Saint Nicholas I – Pittsburgh

SOUTH CAROLINA

4/25-4/30 – Artfields II – Lake City
4/29-4/30 – Colleton County Rice Festival – Walterboro
4/29-4/30 – Come-See-Me Festival II – Rock Hill
4/29-4/30 – Striped Bass Festival – Manning
4/29-4/30 – The Soiree – Anderson
4/29-4/30 – Hodges Spring Festival – Hodges
4/29-4/30 – Riverfest Country Music Festival – Woodruff
4/30 – Lower Richland Sweet Potato Festival – Hopkins
4/30 – Socastee Heritage Festival – Socastee
4/30 – Italian American Heritage Festival – Fountain Inn
4/30 – Shadow Bay Celtic Festival – Myrtle Beach
4/30 – Downtown Orangeburg Car Show and Craft Fair – Orangeburg
4/30 – Festival of Roses – Orangeburg
4/30 – Ground Zero Dragon Boat Festival – Myrtle Beach
4/30-5/1 – Aiken Hot Air Balloon Festival – Aiken

TENNESSEE

4/29 – Sheep Shearing Days I – Clinton
4/29 – Southern Tequila and Taco Festival – Knoxville
4/29-5/1 – Beale Street Music Festival (Memphis in May) – Memphis
4/30 – Knoxville Opera’s Rossini Festival International Street Fair – Knoxville
4/30 – Hog Roast Hootenanny – Clarksville
4/30 – Aquaticon Aquarium Show – Knoxville
4/30 – Spring at the Barn – Lewisburg
4/30 – May Day Festival – Harriman
4/30 – Normalpalooza – Chattanooga
4/30 – Thirsty Orange Brew Extravaganza – Johnson City
4/30 – Spring Planting and Music Festival at Big South Fork – Oneida
4/30– Gallatin Square Fest and Classic Car Show – Gallatin
4/30 – Water Lantern Festival – Memphis
4/30 – McNairy County BBQ Festival – Selmer
4/30-5/1 – Spring Garden Fair – Kingsport
4/30-5/1 – Tennessee Iris Festival I – Dresden
5/1 – West Tennessee Strawberry Festival I – Humboldt

WEST VIRGINIA

4/27-4/30 – Mullens Dogwood Festival – Mullens
4/28-4/30 – Williamson Dirt Days – Williamson
4/29-5/1 – Spring Mountain Festival – Petersburg
4/30 – Blue Ridge Arts and Crafts Spring Festival – Harpers Ferry
4/30 – Stink Fest – Huntington
4/30 – Jeep’n at the Creek – Camp Creek
4/30 – Foam at the Dome Craft Beer and Music – Charleston
4/30-5/1 – Fort Ashby Days – Fort Ashby

WISCONSIN

4/29-4/30 – Midwest Gypsy Swing Fest II – Madison
4/30 – Dairy State Cheese and Beer Festival – Kenosha
4/30 – Dells Rare Barrel Affair – Wisconsin Dells
4/30 – Taylor County Maple Fest – Medford
4/30 – May Day Festival – Suamico
4/30 – Bockbierfest at Okauchee Lion’s Park – Oconomowoc
4/30 – Bloody Mary Festival: La Crosse – La Crosse
5/1 – Donut and Coffee Fest – Milwaukee
5/1 – Bacon Fest – Madison

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