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April Festivals in Texas


April's favorable weather encourages plenty of festivals and events to be staged across Texas. In fact, some of Texas' most unique festivals are held in April.

1. Bayou City Cajun Festival

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Held each year in Houston, the Bayou City Cajun Fest includes plenty of Cajun cuisine, live music, entertainment and more.

2. Strawberry Festival

Poteet Strawberry Festival Association
The annual Strawberry Festival draws over 100,000 visitors to the tiny town of Poteet. This event, which has been held for nearly 60 years, attracts nationally-known country music stars and Tejano entertainers in addition to the carnival, art show, rodeo, dances, parade and “Taste of Texas” food show.

3. Swamp Romp and Crawfish Festival

Austin's Swamp Romp and Crawfish Festival features lives music, authentic Cajun food, beads and more.

4. Windfest

Portland's annual Windfest is a weekend full of fun events such as a kidfish pond, chili cook-off, horseshoe tournament, washer tournament, 5k and 10k runs, parade, clowns, live entertainment and more.

5. Texas International Boat Show

Texas International Boat Show
Held at Corpus' downtown marina, the Texas International Boat Show features both in-the-water and on-shore exhibits, as well as a variety of entertainment events and vendor booths.

6. Texas Sand Fest

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Sand sculptors from all over the world make their way to Port Aransas each year for the annual Texas SandFest. The events includes sculpting contests for professionals and amateurs, food and live music.

7. Fiesta San Antonio

Fiesta San Antonio
Fiesta San Antonio is a massive festival featuring over 100 different events. Some of the most popular are the 10k and kids' runs, Fiesta Oyster Bake, Fiesta Mariachi Mass, Roundball Ruckus, arts fair, carnival and A Night in Old San Antonio.

8. Austin Raggae Festival

Austin Reggae Festival
Austin's annual Reggae Festival features world music, arts & crafts, and ethnic food. Held at Auditorium Shores, the event benefits the Capital Area Foodbank.

9. Main Street Arts Festival

Fort Worth's Mainstreet Arts Festival features over 200 artists displaying and selling their wares. The festival also features live music, street performers, food vendors and family activities.

10. Red Poppy Festival

Held each year in Georgetown, just a short drive from Austin, the Red Poppy Festival features a 'Red Poppy Ride,' live music, car show, children's area, parade and more.
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