Northwest Festivals: April

by Lauren Braden on April 1, 2012

in Events and Festivals

Great news! We’ve added a festivals and events calendar! Event organizers – you can submit your tourism-related festival or event right here for FREE. We’re also offering the opportunity for your event be a “featured event,” which includes lots more exposure. Enjoy!


Spring is actually here! Recent snowstorms and downpours may have you questioning this fact, but calendars don’t lie. And so in the spirit of springtime, here is a sampling some Northwest festivals and events to help put a spring in your step.

Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival, March 30 – April 30, Woodburn, Oregon

There’s nothing quite like the brilliant colors of expansive tulip fields in the spring. Every year the varieties are arranged differently in a new pattern of color.  This spring bring your family and enjoy over 40 acres of tulips and daffodils. Every day enjoy a variety of activities along with our beautiful fields.

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, April 1 – 30, Skagit County, Washington

Every April, hundreds of thousands of people come to enjoy the celebration of spring as millions of tulips burst into bloom. In addition to the tulips and daffodils, festival visitors have many other events and activities to try, from wine tasting to browsing local art to a fun salmon bake.

Spring Beer and Wine Fest, April 6-7, Portland, Oregon

Festival-goers will enjoy samples of more than 80 craft beers, 30 regional wineries and many local artisan spirits, plus delectable tastes of specialty cheese and handcrafted chocolate, all while mingling with brewers, winemakers and other craftspeople.

Washington Artisan Cheesemakers Festival, April 7, Seattle, Washington

The cheesemakers festival will feature a wide variety of delectable artisan cheeses made in Washington along with other locally made fine foods and beverages to accompany or pair with.

Hood River Valley Blossom Festival, April 14-29, Hood River, Oregon

The abundance of fruit trees in this part of the Columbia Gorge produce spectacular blossoms of pink, white, and peach.  Hood River Valley, which spans the north slope of Mt. Hood to the South shore of the Columbia River Gorge, is the largest pear-growing region in Oregon, producing 50% of the nations’ winter pear crop.

For the full list of April tourism event and festivals, check out our events calendar.








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