Travel calendar


Rock City — Fairytale Nights, through April 15, features interactive experiences with fairytale characters, knight training, storytelling and a tea with Alice and friends.

Savannah — The Savannah Music Festival, through April 14, happens in theaters, clubs, event spaces and historic places throughout the city.

Darien — Blessing of the Fleet Festival, April 13-15, features a parade of shrimp trawlers, a classic car show, a river run, arts and crafts and entertainment.

Perry — Dogwood Festival, April 14-15, features arts and crafts, food, dog competitions, and children's activities.

Villa Rica — The Cowboy Festival, April 14-15, features history, live music, cowboy shows, shoot outs, train rides, vendors and more.

Cornelia — Apple Blossom BBQ Festival, April 21, features barbecue competitions, live entertainment, vendors and children's activities.

Dahlonega — Bear on the Square Mountain Festival, April 21-22, spotlights bluegrass and old-time music, and has a juried Artists Market Place featuring traditional mountain crafts, storytelling and free music workshops and demonstrations.

Thomasville — Rose Show & Festival, April 26-28, features roses, parades, live music, street dance, arts and crafts, food, and more.

Tybee Island — Tybee Island Wine Festival, April 26-28, happens in various restaurants and locations. The Grand Wine Tasting happens Sunday.

Vidalia — Vidalia Onion Festival, April 26-29, features food, competitions, parades, carnival rides, a battle of the bands, rodeo, fireworks and aviation activities.


Montgomery — Alabama Book Festival, April 21, features author readings, book signings, writing workshops and more.

Cullman — Bloomin' Festival, April 21-22, features arts and crafts, art demonstrations, parades, shopping, and food.

Gardendale — Magnolia Festival, April 20-21, features art classes, talent search, dog parade, music, carnival, car show, competitions and food.

Bessemer — Bob Sykes BBQ & Blues Festival, April 28, combines blues music and barbecue and arts and crafts.

Foley — 2018 Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival, May 4-5, includes a frisbee dog show, carnival rides, arts and crafts vendors and food and entertainment.

Decatur — Soulstock, May 18-19, features inspirational speakers and Christian music.


Live Oak — Suwannee River Paddling Festival, through April 8, features two day of paddling on two of North Florida's rivers and music, outdoor meals, a ghost tour and more.

Panama City Beach — Seabreeze Jazz Festival, April 18-22, is held at the Pier Park Amphitheater and features both internationally known acts and local performers such as Brian Culbertson, Boney James, Kool and the Gang and more.

Live Oak — Wanee Music Festival, April 19-21, hosts Widespread Panic, Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band, As the Crow Flies, North Mississippi Allstars and more.

Panama City Beach — SandJam, the first ever alternative rock festival held at the beach April 26-28, includes Incubus, Sublime with Rome, Fitz and the Tantrums, Kaleo, St. Lucia, Capital Cities and more.

Panama City Beach — Parrot Head Rendevous 2018, April 26-29, features a full weekend of music.

Pensacola — Interstate Mullet Toss, April 27, features mullet tossing competitions, live music, food and drinks.

Orlando — Orlando Funkfest, April 29, stars Charlie Wilson, Fantasia, Joe, Da Brat.

Panama City Beach — Thunder Beach Spring Motorcycle Rally, May 2-6, will feature vendors and exhibitors, a bike parade, motorcycle stunt shows, tattoo contests, bike shows and more.


Campbellsville — Highway 55 Yard Sale, April 20-22, is 147 miles of bargains, antiques, collectibles and yard sales along the highway.

Henderson — Ohio Valley Birding Festival, April 20-22 and May 4-6, features guided birdwatching hikes and family friendly activities.

Louisville — Kentucky Derby Festival, April 14-May 3, features half and full marathons, hot air ballons, bed racing, wine tasting, sports and fireworks.

Providence — Amish Tour and Backroad Fest, April 20, offers a self-guided tour of the Amish community, quilt shows, crafts and food.

Elizabethtown — BBQ, Blues & Bikes Festival, May 26, features entertainment like Laurie Jane and the 45s, the Cash Box Kings, the Stella Vees and more.


Port Allen — Kite Fest Louisiane, through April 8, features exotic kites flying all day and into the night.

New Orleans — The French Quarter Festival, April 12-15, is a four-day local music showcase with 1,700 musicians playing 400 hours of free local music.

DeQuincy — Louisiana Railroad Days Festival, April 12-14, features food, carnival rides, a model train show, a parade and more.

Ponchatoula — Strawberry Festival, April 13-15, features food, a parade, carnival rides, craft booths and entertainment.

Lake Charles — Downtown Lake Charles Crawfish Festival, April 13-15, features food vendors, craw-fish eating contests, live music, a pageant and a parade.


Pass Christian — Art in the Pass, through April 8, features artists from 14 states and about 10,000 visitors.

Clarksdale — The Juke Joint Festival, April 12-15, is a half-blues festival, half-small-town festival and all about the Delta.

Ridgeland — KidFest, April 14-15 and April 21-22, features carnival, pony and train rides, circus acts and


Wilmington — North Carolina Azalea Festival, April 11-15, features a street fair, a parade, concerts, a garden party, art and more.

Beaufort — Beaufort Wine & Food Festival, April 25-29, features private home wine dinners, a fashion show luncheon, grand reserve tastings and more.

Wilkesboro — MerleFest, April 26-29, features songwriting contests, activities and music from Kris Kristofferson, Robert Earle Keen, Brandy Clark, The Mavericks and more.

Winston Salem — Piedmont Earth Day Fair, April 21, features music, activities for adults and children and earth-friendly

Beaufort — Wine and Food Festival, April 25-April 29, features wine dinners and Vin de Mer (where guests are immersed in a culinary tour de force) offering 300 wine labels and cuisine from dozens of local and regional restaurants.


Summerville — Flowertown Festival, through April 8, features arts and crafts, farmers market, music and children's activities.

Charleston — Lowcountry Cajun Festival, April 8, is a day of zydeco music, Cajun and Creole foods, childrens' activities and fun.

Rock Hill — Come-See-Me Festival, April 12-21, features a beach bash, parade, jazz and blues music, barbecue cook-off, skydiving exhibition, tailgating, fireworks and children's

Columbia — Columbia International Festival, April 14-15, will celebrate diversity with exhibitions, demonstrations, dance, food and education.

Walterboro — Colleton County Rice Festival, April 27-28, features 5K run/walk, music, dog show, croquet tournament, BMX bike shows, high school tennis tournament, food, golf, Miss Rice Festival Pageant and fireworks.


Townsend — Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival, April 20-22, features a vendors marketplace, family activities, animal displays, fiber arts demonstrations and classes for fiber enthusiasts.

Gatlinburg — Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage, April 24-28, features walks, motorcades, photographic tours, art classes and indoor seminars.

Medina — City Farmhouse Pop Up Fair, April 26-28, features vendors selected for their authentic farmhouse wares and styling abilities. The fair also will have live music and food trucks.


Roanoke — Blue Ridge Marathon, April 21, features a marathon, half Marathon and 10K, and pre-and post-race concerts and activities.

Norfolk — Virginia International Tattoo, April 26-29, features more than 800 military and civilian performers from eight nations.