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April Festivals and Events in Washington DC
- White House Spring Garden Tours - April 26-27, 2014. Visit the White House grounds and explore the beautiful gardens. Tickets are required.
- Earth Day Events in the Washington DC Area - Through April 27, 2014. Attend a variety of Earth Day festivals, clean up a park, and learn about protecting the environment.
- USA Science & Engineering Festival - April 26-27, 2014. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place. Washington DC. The event will feature leading science celebrities, hands-on activities, live performances, a book fair, a career pavilion and many special events.
- Washington Nationals Baseball - April 27, 2014, 1:35 p.m. The team plays against the Cincinatti Reds. Seven new members of the Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame will be honored prior to the final game of the homestand. It is also Scout Day, youth scout groups from across the region are invited to Nationals Park including Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Brownies, Cub Scouts, Daisies, Eagle Scouts and other groups.
- Georgetown's French Market - April 25-26, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Washington DC. The event features fashion, French fare, quaint home and antique shops, galleries and live music.
- Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival - April 25-May 4, 2014, Winchester, VA. The annual celebration of spring showcases the blooming apple trees in the Shenandoah Valley with more than 45 events including the Coronation of Queen Shenandoah, the Grand Feature Parade, band competitions, dances, a carnival, a 10K run, Firefighters events and more.
- Virginia Historic Garden Week - April 26-May 3, 2014. The annual event features tours of the gardens at Virginia's most prestigious private homes and public attractions. See lush gardens, stunning architecture, and historic furnishings.
- Leesburg Flower and Garden Festival - April 26-27, 2014. Leesburg, VA. The family friendly event displays landscape designs, gardening supplies, outdoor living items, plants, flowers, herbs and much more.
- Filmfest DC - April 17-27, 2014. See a wide range of extraordinary new films from around the world at a variety of Washington, DC locations.
- National Park Week - Through April 27, 2014. The National Park Service encourages everyone to enjoy the natural wonders found in parks across the country. Special activities will take place around the region.
- DC Design House Tours -
Through May 11, 2014. Washington, DC's premiere residential design showcase features a home renovated by the region's top interior designers. Tours are available and raise funds for Children's National Medical Center.
- Smithsonian Jazz Appreciation Month - Throughout April 2014. Various locations. The Smithsonian celebrates jazz music with special talks, workshops, concerts and more.
- YMCA's Healthy Kids Day - April 26, 2014. Join hundreds of neighbors and organizations to celebrate a national YMCA initiative that inspires families to move and learn all summer long. At ten free events across the DC region, you can take part in fun, active play and educational opportunities such as obstacle courses, healthy eating and exercise demos, arts and crafts, games, giveaways and more.
- Kingman Island Bluegrass & Folk Festival - April 26, 2014. Kingman and Heritage Islands Park, Washington DC. The festival will feature DC's hottest food trucks, beers from Sierra Nevada, kayaks, climbing wall, and outdoor classes from REI, bike giveaways and bike demos from BicycleSPACE, activities and performances for the kids from Boogie Babes, and amazing bluegrass music including feature act The Hackensaw Boys.
- Historic Georgetown House Tour - April 26, 2014. Visit 18th and 19th century historic homes in Georgetown. Attendees are also invited to the Parish Tea in Blake Hall at St. John's.
- Middleburg Hunt Point-to-Point Horse Races - April 27, 2014. Glenwood Park, Middleburg, VA. The racing takes place within view over fixed courses of hurdles, timber fences or on the flat (no jumping at all). Competitios for spectators include Best Bonnet for the ladies, Most Outrageous Tie for the gentleman and Best Traditional and Most Creative Tailgate.
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