Last modified: April 14, 2017
Flowers aren't the only things that start to bloom in April. The warming weather coaxes the local residents and early bird tourists out of their cozy, comfy homes and into the brisk refreshing spring air. April starts the year off right because there is something fun to do virtually every single weekend. Check out what events are happening this month!
Family Friendly Easter Festival
First off this month at the beach will be the Eggstra Extravagent Egg Hunt hosted by Hunt Club Farm! This family-friendly event will be one you won't want to miss whether you celebrate Easter or not! The Eggstra Extravagent Egg Hunt will include an egg hunt (of course), a trip to the petting farm, pony rides, photos with baby bunnies and chicks, a visit with the Easter Bunny, and more! This event by Hunt Club farm will take place the weekend of April 8th. This Egg Hunt is FREE and open to the public.
The Delicious East Coast She Crab Soup Classic
The second top event you should check out is the East Coast She Crab Soup Classic. Taste the most amazing soups at this event! Many soups will enter this contest, but only one will win! You’ll find this event at the 24th Street Stage! Being a ticketed event, you will need to purchase yours at the door. If you have a child 12 or Under, the will come in for free. This is the area’s most loved soup competition. This She Crab Soup Classic draws people from all over the East Coast to VB! Saturday, April 8th is the day of this delicious event starting at Noon. This event ends at 5:00 PM. Bring your appetite!
Check Out Earth's Rarities
Calling all jewel lovers! The very popular Treasures of the Earth: Gem, Mineral, & Jewelry show will be in town April 21-23rd for a weekend of showing beautiful rarities. The venue for this show is the Virginia Beach Convention Center. This spring show will start on Friday at Noon. There will be a GIA certified gemologist are available on-site for appraisals. Many gorgeous items will be on display here. Come look, buy, or learn at this Virginia Beach Top Event in April. Click here for coupons to this show.
Celebrate Earth Day at Mount Trashmore Park
A fun Earth Day event at Mount Trashmore Park will be April 22nd. Be outdoors and bask in the beauty of this awesome park. The 165 acred land of Mount Trashmore includes a playground, two lakes, and even a skate park! There are also beautiful gardens to walk around in. Take a look at the various species of fish that live in the lake! There is no better place to celebrate Earth Day! There will be many exhibits, displays, and activities that demonstrate how we can make Earth a healthier and cleaner place to live. Learn how to live a greener life! The Earth Day activities start at 11:00 AM. This event is free!
Eat, Drink, and Be Merry at the Craft Beer Festival
On April 23rd, there will be an event that every beer lover will enjoy! At the Virginia Beach Town Center, the Craft Beer Festival will be going on from Noon until 5:00 PM. There will be over 50 different craft beers to sample from 25 unique breweries. The beers featured at this festival will be from local, regional, and national breweries! You can get your tickets for this beer festival through Ticketmaster, or follow the Craft Beer Festival link here. Tickets include sampling and live entertainment.
Your Dog Called... She Said She Wants A Fun Event, Too
If you're a pet lover, you'll want to head down to Care-A-Lot's annual Pet Lovers' Extravaganza! April 28-30th at the Care-A-Lot Pet Supplies Headquarters (1617 Diamond Springs Road in VA Beach), there will be tons of activities that are fun for K9s and the rest of their family! There will be kid-friendly activities like Moon Bounce, Face Painting, and Balloon Animals. Of course, there will be so much for the furry ones to love! Pets can participate in contests. Click here to register your pet. And, their fur Moms and Dads will receive special coupons and a change to win $10,000!
Touch-A-Truck That Saves Lives
Toward the very end of April, there will be another fun family friendly event. Touch-A-Truck in VA Beach will feature a party just for the trucks that help save lives and help keep our community great! At this top event, you can touch and learn about Fire Trucks, Police Cars, Street Sweepers, Garbage Trucks, and more! There'll be a DJ, foods for sale, Face Painting, and Arts and Crafts. Touch-A-Truck will be at Princess Anne Recreation Center, and will be FREE and open to the public. It starts at 12 Noon on Saturday, April 29th.
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