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.

  • 01 of 10

    Bayou City Cajun Festival

    Cajun Fish Sandwich 06.10.07
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    Held each year in Houston, the Bayou City Cajun Fest includes plenty of Cajun cuisine, live music, entertainment and more. Given its close proximity to Louisiana, Houston has long had ties to Cajun culture and the annual Bayou City Cajun Festival showcases this part of Houston's heritage.

  • 02 of 10

    Strawberry Festival

    Strawberry Festival Poteet
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    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.

  • 03 of 10
    crawfish boil
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    Austin's Lousiana Swamp Thing and Crawfish Festival features lives music, authentic Cajun food, beads and more.

  • 04 of 10
    Windfest Portland Texas
    ••• Courtesy of Portland Chamber of Commerce
    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.
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  • 05 of 10

    Texas International Boat Show

    Texas International Boat Show
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    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.

  • 06 of 10

    Texas SandFest

    Texas Sandfest
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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.

  • 07 of 10

    Fiesta San Antonio

    Fiesta San Antonio
    ••• Courtesy of Fiesta® San Antonio Commission/©Betsy Newman Photography

    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.

  • 08 of 10

    Austin Reggae Festival

    Austin Reggae Festival
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    Austin's annual Reggae Festival features world music, arts & crafts, and ethnic food. Held at Auditorium Shores, the event benefits the Capital Area Foodbank.
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  • 09 of 10

    Main Street Arts Festival

    Fort Worth Main street Arts Festival
    ••• Courtesy of MAIN ST. Fort Worth 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 of 10

    Red Poppy Festival

    Red Poppy Festival
    ••• Courtesy of Visit Georgetown, Texas
    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.