14 More Sport & Fitness Festivals in April 2017

The weather is turning & it’s time to get fit for summer. There are so many active spring festivals in April, it would be hard not to get active. Nothing near you on this list? Check out 14 more festivals here.

1. Midwest Horse Fair

Madison, Wisconsin, USA – 21st to 23rd April

Midwest Horse Fair

Among the top 3-day horse fairs in America. Whether you are simply a horse lover, a new horse owner, or a seasoned pro, there is something for you at the Midwest Horse Fair.

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2. Galveston Country Fair & Rodeo

Hitchcock, Texas, USA – 21st to 29th April

Galveston Country Fair & Rodeo

The fair started in 1938 & was originally held in Arcadia, Texas. In the early 1980s, the fair moved to Jack Brooks Park in Hitchcock, Texas. The youth & animal projects exhibited are the foundation of the Fair & this tradition continues today.

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3. Bay Area Dance Week

San Francisco, California, USA – 21st to 30th April

Bay Area Dance Week

A 10-day celebration of dancing with hundreds of free classes, performances, open rehearsals, lecture demonstrations & the return of the popular Kick-Off at Union Square Park, SF.

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4. Charleston Outdoor Fest

Charleston, South Carolina, USA – 21st to 23rd April

Charleston Outdoor Fest

Whether you are a devoted outdoor sport enthusiast or just starting to appreciate nature’s playground, you’ll find fun & fitness at this 3 day festival. Enjoy Canoeing, kayaking, paddleboarding, rock climbing, slacklining, mountain biking, archery, disc golf & more.

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5. Juke Joint Festival 8k & 5k Run/ Walk

Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA – 22nd April

Juke Joint Festival 8k & 5k Run/ Walk

A fun, fast race held alongside the Juke Joint Festival, half Blues festival, half small town fair & all Mississippi Delta. Choose from 5k run/ walk or 8k run.

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6. Northwest Indiana Earth Day Celebration

Valparaiso, Indiana, USA – 22nd April

Northwest Indiana Earth Day Celebration

Earth Day Celebration featuring collection events, live animal shows & a free day of fun. Connect with the environment through exhibits, entertainment & activities at this year’s event.

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7. Tjungu Festival

Yulara, Northern Territory, Australia – 22nd to 25th April

Tjungu Festival

A four day festival celebrating the finest of Australian Indigenous culture, including film, art, sport, music, food & fashion. Tjungu means meeting or coming together in the Anangu language. The event features traditional & contemporary musicians while dining under the stars with a contemporary bush food inspired menu.

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8. 13th Annual Earth Day Celebration Stinson Beach

Stinson Beach, California, USA – 22nd April

13th Annual Earth Day Celebration Stinson Beach

Celebrate Earth Day creating art on the beach. Join community members, professional artists & passers-by constructing sculptures with sand, rocks, shells, seaweed & other beach treasures. During this fun event, participants work alone or in groups, transforming the beach into an outdoor sculpture gallery.

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9. Gathering of Nations

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA – 27th to 29th April

Gathering of Nations

North America’s largest pow wow & Native American gathering, with Indian singing, dancing & over 3,000 participants, aisles of shopping, native foods & music.

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10. WestFest

West Village, New York, USA – 27th to 30th April


Top Floor Performances across 2 days at venues all around Westbeth.

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11. 29th Annual Oregon Ag Fest

Salem, Oregon, USA – 29th to 30th April

29th Annual Oregon Ag Fest

The two-day event is aimed at helping families understand where their food, fiber & flora come from. It is a unique learning experience where hands-on exhibits make learning about Oregon’s agricultural industry educational & entertaining.

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12. 25th Annual Spring Paddle Festival

Vancouver, Washington, USA – 29th to 30th April

25th Annual Spring Paddle Festival

A day of paddling, clinics, safety, instruction & fun.

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13. Gore Place’s 30th Annual Sheepshearing Festival

Waltham, Massachusetts, USA – 29th April

Gore Place’s 30th Annual Sheepshearing Festival

Come out to enjoy the outdoors & watch the sheep shearing masters at work. Also featuring a fiber tent area with fiber artists specializing in wool yarn, roving, knitting kits & finished wool products.

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14. Point Reyes Birding & Nature Festival

Point Reyes Station, California, USA – 28th to 30th April

Point Reyes Birding & Nature Festival

A must see birding event sponsored by the Environmental Action Committee of West Marin. The Festival takes place during spring migration in Point Reyes National Seashore & surrounding areas. Offering more than 50 field events & indoor workshops.

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Know of another sport or fitness festival in April? Let us know about it so we can add it to our next list.


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