Seasonal Fun - Spring Festivals

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April 9, Thursday
YOUTH INNOVATION CONFERENCE
Tom Tom Founders Festival.
Students, educators, entrepreneurs, and civic leaders from across Virginia assemble for this high-energy, student-planned, student-led experiential program. Youth Summit activates and engages high school students to think entrepreneurially. Paramount Theater.  For details, please click this link. 
 
April 14, Sunday
11TH ANNUAL ROCKFISH VALLEY FOUNDATION KITE FESTIVAL & DUCK RACE
Rockfish Valley Foundation & Bold Rock Cider.
Annual kite festival sponsored by Rockfish Valley Foundation. Animal exhibits, plants, trails to walk. Free admission. Bold Rock Cidery Field, Nellysford Cidery.  11am-3pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@rockfishvalley.org . For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-361-0271. 
 
March 20-April 14
NATIONAL CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL
Washington, D.C..
The National Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates spring in the nation's capital, the gift of the cherry blossom trees and the enduring friendship between the people of the United States and Japan. Take a tour, stroll along the mall, ride a Tidal Basin paddle boat, see the parade on April 13! Washington, D.C..  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link. 
 
April 8-14, Monday-Sunday
SPRING TOM TOM FOUNDERS FESTIVAL
Tom Tom Foundation.
Nonstop talks, workshops, panels, installations, concerts and parties. The converging disciplines of music, art, design, business, science and technology connect people and new ideas with the resources necessary to impact the future. The festival takes place during Founders Week and Founders Day is a Charlottesville tradition to celebrate Jefferson's birthday. Like the founding polymath, Tom Tom explores the field to fork movement, new discoveries, technology, education, public art and creative expositions. Downtown Mall.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Whitney.  Email: tommy@tomtomfest.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 919-749-3776. 
 
April 12- 14, Friday- Sunday
TOM TOM BLOCK PARTY
Tom Tom Founders Festival.
As part of the Tom Tom Festival, over 60 craft vendors participate in this open-air market and showcase for local and regional creativity, ranging from upcycled furniture, artisanal food goods, to handmade toys, crafts, and original works of fine art. Market Street Park , downtown Charlottesville.  5-11pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link. 
 
April 20, Saturday
NATIONAL JUNIOR RANGER PARK DAY
Shenandoah National Park Service.
A full day of fun activities to celebrate the NPS and get kids of all ages connected to their national park! Shenandoah National Park.  9am-5pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-999-3500. 
 
February 23- May 4
70TH ANNUAL DOGWOOD FESTIVAL
City of Charlottesville.
The Dogwood Festival features a carnival, pageant, parade, fireworks, nighttime movies in the park, a dance and more. Throughout Charlottesville.  Email: info@charlottesvilledogwoodfestival.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-961-9824. 
 

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