The spring season is officially here for those of us living in the northern hemisphere. As temperatures start to slowly warm up, flowers begin to bloom, and we adjust to the sun shinning longer throughout the day, spring is truly a time to celebrate. Throughout the United States, spring brings with it various celebrations and festivals. These spring-centric events are great ways to bring extra fun and entertainment in to your weekend. If you are looking for unique ways to spend your time this spring, looking in to local seasonal celebrations and festivals is a wonderful option. To inspire you, we have compiled a list of 5 seasonal spring celebrations that are happening throughout the United States in the upcoming months.
Can you remember the last time you was flew a kite? If you are struggling to dig up the answer to this question, then it has been too long! During the month of April, The Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens hosts a special afternoon every Sunday of the month dedicated to kite flying. From 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., you can celebrate in the spring sunshine with this family-friendly activity. With breathtaking views and kites for purchase at the Arboretum, this event can easily be made in to an all-day outdoor spring adventure.
Site | 8909 W. 179th Street, Overland Park, KS 66013 | (913) 685-3604
Crowned “the largest floral festival in the Southwest”, Dallas Blooms is a celebration you truly do not want to miss. This year’s festival is named “Peace, Love and Flower Power” and each weekend features a different theme from the 1960s. This blooming event goes until April 9th and will be concluded with 3,000 blooming azaleas.
Site | 8525 Garland RoadDallas, Texas 75218 | (214) 515-6615
Okay, so this event doesn’t have to do with anything that is uniquely spring specifically, but it does have to do with bacon, and that is all that really matters. This two-day festival (March 31st and April 1st) is devoted to bacon and will be serving up bacon inspired plates and treats for all the bacon lovers in attendance. An added bonus is that this nationally renowned festival donates a portion of the proceeds to the Greater Chicago Food Depository. What better way to make spring more festive than putting an emphasis on bacon?
Site|: 725 West Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60608 |(773) 209-9543
4) The Bloody Mary Festival – Brooklyn, New York
Spring time is definitely an ideal time for brunch. With that being said, in honor of our love for all things brunch, we could not help but mention this spring festival that is devoted to a classic brunch cocktail. On April 9th, this 3-hour festival will feature many creative renditions of the classic Bloody Mary, as well as food and live music. If you are on the East Coast and looking to plan a day filled with Adult-friendly fun, this is a great event to consider!
Site| 263 Prospect Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215
5) California Strawberry Festival – Oxnard, California
One of the best parts of spring is the arrival of strawberries. On May 20th & 21st, The California Strawberry Festival honors and celebrates this sweet fruit. With food booths, arts & crafts, and rides and attractions, fun for everyone can surely be found. What better way to celebrate the end of spring then indulging in all things strawberry.
Site| 3250 South Rose Avenue, Oxnard, CA 93033 | 1-888-288-9242
Our hope is that by exposing you to just a few of the many spring events occurring throughout the United States, you will be inspired to seek out the seasonal celebrations occurring locally. Spring is a prime time for festivals, so you can rest assured that there will not be a shortage of fun to take part in this season.