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Great Things to do in Pennsylvania in April

10 Great Things to Do in Pennsylvania in April

There are many great things to do in Pennsylvania in April. As the first full month of spring, it’s time to get outside and enjoy some of the best activities throughout the state. From great music to historic reenactments, there’s a bit of something for everyone to do in PA in April.

I scoured through thousands of great events to bring you 10 of them happening throughout PA in the coming month. Check out the list below to start planning your spring travels in Pennsylvania.

Article updated March 13, 2017 to reflect events and dates in 2017.

Berks Jazz Fest in Reading – March 31 – April 9

The 27th Annual Berks Jazz Fest returns to Reading this month. During the festival, dozens of artists will perform at half-a-dozen locations throughout the city, offering visitors a chance to enjoy some of the best jazz music the country has to offer. In addition to great jazz performances, there are workshops and seminars related to jazz music.

Find out more about the artists appearing at the festival and purchase tickets at BerksJazzFest.com.

Behind the Scenes Tour at the World of Little League Museum in Williamsport – April 1

World of Little League Museum Williamsport PA

The World of Little League Museum in South Williamsport.

Go behind the scenes at one of the most well-known baseball complexes in the country. Visitors to the World of Little League Museum in Williamsport will not only enjoy free admission to this fantastic museum, but will also be able to go behind the scenes to see spots rarely seen by the public.

Tours are offered at 10:30am and 1:30pm and will take visitors into Dr. Creighton J. Hale International Grove, where players stay during the Little League World Series. They also head into Harold J. Lamade Stadium to see the spots such as the underground batting cages, the press conference room, and the view from the dugouts. 

For more information on this great free event, visit Little League’s website.

Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival in Philadelphia – April 1-9

You don’t need to leave Pennsylvania to enjoy blooming cherry blossom trees and Japanese culture. Instead, head to Philadelphia for the annual Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival. Held in Fairmount Park, which is home to more than 3,000 cherry blossom trees, this event features Japanese cultural demonstrations, Japanese food, and, of course, a beautiful setting.

For more information on this great event, head over to the festival’s website.

Bunny Trolley at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum in Washington – April 7-9, 14-15

Things to do in Pennsylvania in April 2017: Bunny Trolley at the PA Trolley Museum

The Pennsylvania Trolley Museum will be hosting their Bunny Trolley in April.

The Pennsylvania Trolley Museum in Washington, Pennsylvania, will be hosting their annual Bunny Trolley during the second and third weekends in April. Visitors can hop aboard the museum’s vintage trolleys on a hunt for Easter eggs. In addition, they can meet the Easter bunny, do crafts, and eat springtime snacks.

For more information, visit the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum’s website.

Opening of the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia – April 19

Things to do in Pennsylvania in 2017: Opening of the Museum of the American Revolution in Philly.

The Museum of the American Revolution will be opening in Philadelphia this April. (Photo used courtesy of the Museum of the American Revolution)

One of the most anticipated Pennsylvania museum openings of the last few years, the Museum of the American Revolution will open its doors to the public on Wednesday, April 19. Located in Philly’s historic Old City, the museum will take visitors through the events leading up to the Revolution, the war, and the early years of the United States.

For more information on the museum, visit its website.

Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week – April 21-30

Things to do in Pennsylvania in April: Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week

Enjoy Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week this April. (Photo courtesy of Jeremy Jones, DiscovertheBurgh.com)

Craft beer lovers will want to make their way to Pittsburgh for the annual Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week in late April. Now in its 6th year, this festival will feature hundreds of great events around the city. Enjoy special brews from some of Pittsburgh’s best breweries, great specials, and the chance to try beers that can be hard to find in the city.

For more information, visit the event’s website.

The Blue and White Game in State College – April 22

College football fans rejoice every spring as the Blue and White Game takes over State College. The game is the last of 15 practice sessions held during the spring and offers a glimpse into next year’s team.

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    Admission to Beaver Stadium is free for the game and includes not only the game, but autograph sessions, a family-fun festival, and local craft and food vendors. Click here to find out more about this festive spring event.

    Earth Day at Pennsylvania’s State Parks – April 22

    Things to do in Pennsylvania in April: Earth Day

    Do some volunteer work on Earth Day at one of Pennsylvania’s great state parks.

    If you are looking for an opportunity to get out and enjoy Pennsylvania’s beautiful state parks while giving back on earth day, the Pennsylvania DCNR has many great events to choose from. All throughout PA, visitors can help clean up some of the state’s most beautiful state parks and get them ready for others to enjoy throughout the spring and the summer.

    For more information on the many great volunteer opportunities throughout the state, head over to the DCNR event’s calendar.

    NFL Draft in Philadelphia – April 27-29

    The 2017 NFL Draft is being held in Philadelphia this year. Football fans from around the country will flock to Philadelphia to see which amateur players will be joining their favorite professional team. Home of the first NFL Draft in 1936, Philadelphia will once again host this anticipated annual event.

    In addition to the draft, Philadelphia will be hosting a three-day NFL Draft Experience along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Visitors will be able to enjoy an NFL museum, interactive experiences, and even a 100-yard zip line. 

    For more information, visit DiscoverPHL.com.

    Mayfest in Huntingdon – April 29

    Visit the central Pennsylvania community of Huntingdon in April for one of the month’s most unique events: Mayfest. Now in its 13th year, this event features the chance to see five different eras recreated in five different city blocks. Visitors can stroll from the Victorian era to the Woodstock era, and then over to Colonial Times, all without leaving the downtown area.

    In addition to historical reenactors, the event will feature live music, craft vendors, local food, and much more.

    For more information, visit the event’s website.

    Looking for other things to do in Pennsylvania? Check out our list of things to do in PA in May.

    Do you know of a great event happening in Pennsylvania in April? Let us know in the comments section below!

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    AUTHOR - Jim Cheney

    Jim Cheney is the creator of UncoveringPA.com. Based in the state capital of Harrisburg, Jim frequently travels around Pennsylvania and has visited all 67 counties in the state. Jim has also traveled to more than 30 different countries around the world.

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