Smashing Pineapples - Your April Concerts and Events Calendar
Exciting events and concerts happen all year, but April might be one of the most fun months on the calendar as things ramp up toward summer. March Madness sends its best into April, pro baseball gets in full swing, and warmer weather supports it all.
Here are some of our favorite things happening in Staypineapple cities around the country. If you see something you might like, checkout out staypineapple.com for our latest offers because you might find another thing you’ll like - a great rate on a Staypineapple room.
Beer and Scotch festival - April 19 - 20, 2019
Taste 50 varieties of beer, Scotch whiskey, wine, and spirits at the annual Seattle Scotch & Beer Fest in Fremont Studios.
Bunny bar crawl - April 20, 2019 (noon)
Wear bunny ears or a costume, and bring cash, to hop from bar to bar during BunnyCon.
Trapeze show - April 27, 2019 (7:30 p.m.)
The annual Protégé Show at Emerald City Trapeze features students performing a diverse array of aerial arts, high flying trapeze, and circus acts. Call to buy reserved tickets, or arrive early for free tickets if available. Held in April and September.
Wine tasting - April 11, 2019
Get tastes from 20 Columbia Gorge wineries and hors d’oeuvres at Portland Grand Tasting at Leftbank Annex.
Egg hunt at the dairy - April 20, 2019
Children from ages 3 to 8 hunt for candy and prizes at the Easter Egg Hunt, with a visit from the Easter Bunny at Alpenrose Dairy. The hunt begins at 10:30 am, arrive early. Free.
Giant art show - April 26 - 28, 2019
Local artists’ guilds join forces to sell ceramic, metal, wood, glass, bead, and hand-woven art at Gathering of the Guilds at Oregon Convention Center. Free.
San Francisco, Union Square
Macy’s flower show - March 24 - April 7, 2019 See spectacular arrangements of flowers from around the world and attend scheduled events at Macy’s Flower Show at Macy’s in Union Square. Free.
Doggie egg hunt - April 6, 2019 (12 to 1:30 p.m.)
Enjoy finger foods and local vendors while your dog sniffs out eggs filled with tasty treats and prizes at the Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs in multiple Bay Area cities.
Beer festival - April 20, 2019 (7 to 10 p.m.)
A ticket to San Francisco International Beer Festival gets you unlimited beer samples from 100 brewers, unlimited food samples, spirit tasting, and live music at Fort Mason Center for age 21+.
San Diego, Gaslamp Quarter
San Diego Botanic Garden ArtFest - Apr 13 - Apr 14, ( 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM )
ArtFest at the Garden features some of the finest regional artists displaying their talents with the beautiful San Diego Botanic Garden as a backdrop.
BLOOM BASH 2019 - Apr 12, 2019 ( 7:00 PM )
BLOOM BASH is the high voltage celebration to kick off Art Alive 2019—attracting the community’s trendsetters & late-night revelers. With food & cocktails, art installations & performers, BLOOM BASH attendees love to dance the night away.
UNCORKED: San Diego Wine Fest - Apr 6th, 2019 (1:00PM - 5:00PM)
Uncorked Wine Festival’s fourth annual Uncorked: SD spring wine festival. Nearby to Staypineapple’s Hotel Z, enjoy over 200 wines and champagne, gourmet food trucks, live music, and more at Embarcadero Marina North Park.
Chicago, The Loop
1990s musical: Cruel Intentions - April 2 - 14
Featuring music by Boyz II Men, Christina Aguilera, REM, NSYNC, and Britney Spear, Cruel Intentions: The ‘90s Musical“pulls you into the manipulative world of Manhattan’s most dangerous liaisons” based on a bet about who can seduce the headmaster’s daughter, at Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place.
Chicago Beer Fest - April 13, 2019 (12 to 4 p.m.)
Sample 25 beers at Chicago Beer Fest [formerly River North Beer Fest] at Moe’s Cantina & Old Crow Smokehouse. Repeats in Nov.
Easter brunch - Macy’s - April 13 - 20, 2019
Bunny Brunch buffet at Macy’s includes entertainment for kids (face painter, balloon artist, and Easter Bunny). Ticket sales begin March 6, 2019.
Boston, South End
Boston Marathon - April 15, 2019
Watch 30,000 runners brave hilly New England terrain and unpredictable weather in the Boston Marathon, billed as the world’s oldest annual marathon. It begins in rural Hopkinton and ends in urban Copley Square.
Easter at the zoo - April 20, 2019 (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
Bunny Bonanzoo has holiday games, music, crafts, and a visit from the Easter Bunny at Stone Zoo.
Cocktail festival - April 26 - 28, 2019
Thirst Boston features cocktail seminars, tastings, talks, and parties for beverage enthusiasts and industry insiders. Each event is $25 to $60.
New York City, MidTown
Spring beer festival - April 5 - 6, 2019
Sample 150 craft beers and buy local restaurant food at NYC Craft Beer Festival at Union West in Chelsea.
Billy Joel - April 12, 2019
Easter parade - April 21, 2019
Wear an extravagant hat or festive costume and join the people strolling on Fifth Avenue from 49th to 57th Streets in the Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival. It is usually described in the official street closures as “Easter Sunday Mass” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free.
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