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Posted on March 21, 2016 by Christine Crosby in 

Check Out These Spring Events

Spring has sprung and there are lots of fun family events to enjoy.

By Maria King

Fort Lauderdale International Auto Show

Mar 24, 2016 – Mar 27, 2016

Broward County Convention Center Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Featuring more than 500 of the world’s leading cars, trucks, SUVs, and motorcycles, the Ft Lauderdale International Auto Show has become one of the most popular “shopping shows” in the region.
220,000+ Attendees

Elberta German Sausage Festival

Mar 26, 2016

Elberta Town Park Elberta, AL 36530

Join us at the German Sausage Festival for Elberta’s famous German sausage and sauerkraut, plus continuous entertainment for adults and children, and 250 arts and crafts booths. Other scrumptious foods will include German style filled cabbage, potato salad, goulash, red beans and rice, hamburgers, hot dogs, BBQ sandwiches, ice cream, popcorn and peanuts. There will be baked goods as well as arts and crafts for sale at the festival. The Bellview Stumpfiddle Band will perform with the North End Stompers, and cloggers, carnival rides and polka, country and German music will also be provided for entertainment. The sausage festival is a town fund- raiser, spearheaded by Elberta’s Volunteer Fire Department in 1978, whose proceeds are used for improving not only the fire department, but the town as well.
30,000 Attendees

St George Arts Festival

Mar 25, 2016 – Mar 26, 2016

Town Square Historic District Saint George, UT 84790

Since 1980. The show has expanded to include over 110 artists juried from hundreds of entries from throughout the United States. This festival has regional appeal for both artists and festival goers. Festival goers enjoy thousands of original works of art, live entertainment, a vibrant children’s area foods of all kinds. Over 30,000 residents and visitors from around the West converge in the beautiful town of St. George on Easter weekend, one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. The festival is set in the beautiful Town Square with it’s carousel, fountains and water features, flower gardens and historic buildings. The Art Festival is known for consistently outstanding artwork, and treatment of artists as special guests. The many categories of art accepted include watercolor, oils, pottery, sculpture, photography, woodwork, and other creations. The show offers cash awards for Best of Show, Best 2D and 3D and ribbons for all categories. In addition, an artist’s work is selected each year to grace the following year’s poster. This Featured Artist receives a complementary entry into the festival. The St. George Art Festival is produced by the City of St. George Leisure Services Department.
30,000 Attendees

Easter Surfing Festival

Mar 25, 2016 – Mar 27, 2016

Shepherd Park Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

Since 1964, family fun and entertainment, as well as competitive surfing events with long board and short board competitions for ages six to sixty. Festival village features ethnic food, souvenirs and musical concerts. Some activities held at Cocoa Beach Pier.
100,000 Attendees

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Azalea and Spring Flower Trail

Mar 25, 2016 – Apr 10, 2016

Tyler Woman’s Building Tyler, TX 75701

Since 1960, the city is redolent with gorgeous spring blossoms. Beautiful residential gardens are available for public viewing, self-guided trail and guided tours of historic homes, arts and crafts fair, quilt show, Spring art show, plus more. Chili cook-off held the first weekend. This event follows 8 miles of residential districts in the city.
100,000+ Attendees

World Championship Snowmobile Hillclimb

Mar 24, 2016 – Mar 27, 2016

Snow King Resort Jackson Hole, WY 83001

Since 1976, 300 snowmobiles attempt to climb Snow King Mountain, 1,500 vertical feet. 300 snowmobile hill climb racers from all over the US and Canada to the valley of Jackson Hole. Nearly 400 club members (all volunteer) converge on Snow King Mountain to stage one of the largest non-profit charity snowmobile events in the United States.
10,000+ Attendees

Easter on Parade

Mar 27, 2016

Historic Monument Avenue Richmond, VA 23298

Easter on Parade, the beloved Richmond tradition that showcases attendees “parading” up and down scenic Monument Avenue, continues this year. on the blocks between Allen and Davis Avenues. Each year more than 25,000 people converge upon the four-block site to celebrate the arrival of spring and the beauty of Monument Avenue, taking this once-a-year opportunity to stroll in the streets. Music, arts, crafts, children’s activities, food, balloon artistry, a petting zoo, and of course, people and pet watching are all part of the celebration. This is a parade of Richmonders. Admission is free. The highlight of the event promises to be the ever-popular Pet Bonnet and People Bonnet Showcases, held at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m., respectively, on the Zayde R. Dotts Main Stage at Allen Avenue.
25,000 Attendees

Union Street Spring Celebration and Easter Parade

Mar 27, 2016

Union Street San Francisco, CA 94133

Since 1992 gourmet food booths, live entertainment on two stages, a large family adventure area with children’s activities including a petting zoo, face painting and pony rides. The parade will feature marching bands, balloons and many participants. Parade is at 2pm. Judging for the Easter Bonnet Contest occurs at the judging booth on Union Street at Buchanan from 11:15 – 1:30. Categories include Best in Show, Best Couple, Best Family, Best Pet, Best Children, Best Merchant, Most Elegant, Largest Hat, Most Comical, and Most Creative. The awards are given at 3:30 PM on the Main Stage at Buchanan.
50,000 Attendees


Mar 25, 2016 – Mar 27, 2016

Los Angeles Convention Center Los Angeles, CA 90015

Join tens of thousands of fans as they converge on the Los Angeles Convention Center at Anaheim Comic Con Wizard World Convention to celebrate the best in pop culture. Anaheim Comic Con brings it all – Movies, Comics, Toys, Video Gaming, Games, TV, Horror, Wrestling, MMA, Original Art, Collectibles, Anime, Manga and More!
60,000 Attendees

Atlanta Science Festival – Exploration Expo

Mar 26, 2016

Centennial Olympic Park Atlanta, GA 30313

Join us for Atlanta’s biggest interactive science day, a FREE family-friendly celebration with over 100 interactive science booths and shows from local organizations, universities, and businesses. Meet local scientists and engineers! See a mutant worm! Make slime! Touch a human brain! Climb aboard the Bio-Bus and the STE(A)M Truck! Interact with zoo animals! See explosive demonstrations! And much more!
17,000 Attendees

Carefree Sonoran Festival of Fine Art

Mar 21, 2016 – Mar 23, 2016

Downtown Carefree Carefree, AZ 85377

Since 2002, The prestigious Sonoran Arts Festivals is one of the largest open air Fine Art venues in the Southwest featuring more than 100 local and nationally-acclaimed artists. Sponsored each year by the Sonoran Arts League, the Festival is a juried show open to artists from around the Country. With more than 400 members, the Arts League is a vital contributor to the cultural life in the Foothills, and a focal point for artists and art patrons. Carefree is nestled in the cactus studded foothills surrounding the high desert. The outdoor Plaza offers a shopping and dining experience in an environment reminiscent of the Old Southwest. Panoramic views of the pristine mountain vistas, giant boulder formations, and vast stretches of the wide open Sonoran Desert, all part of the magical landscape waiting for you just minutes from downtown Scottsdale and Phoenix. For three wonderful days the Plaza will transform into a vibrant and stunning outdoor gallery showcasing a spectacular gathering of artists offering a wide variety of original works of fine art. Artist’s works include oil, watercolor and acrylic paintings, stone and bronze sculptures, etchings and mixed media. There is a vast array of pottery, photography, hand- crafted jewelry and select fine crafts. A true feast for the senses, Festival highlights include artist demonstrations, live musical performances and southwest cuisine. After taking in the sights and sounds of the festival, make sure to leave yourself enough time to discover Carefree’s eclectic and renowned assortment of unique shops, galleries, boutiques, and Cave Creek’s real Western Saloons!
25,000 Attendees


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Christine Crosby

About the author

Christine is the co-founder and editorial director for GRAND Magazine. She is the grandmother of five and great-grandmom (aka Grandmere) to one. She makes her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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