Enjoy the start of spring with these awesome activities! From fantastic festivals to stunning shows, Massachusetts is full of exciting events. Check out MassDrive’s top 5 must-see events happening this month!
Big Apple Circus
Various dates throughout April: Boston, MA
The Big Apple Circus’s new show Metamorphosis will transform you into a realm of of enchantment and illusion! In the dreamlike tent where no one sits more than 50 feet from the ring, the entire show will enthrall you. Come see the Flying Trapeze, the razzle-dazzle of the Rolla-Bolla, the dynamo of the Diablo, the risky rhythms of the Risley team, the cunning conjurors of the Quick-Change, and the incredible flexible limbs of the Contortionists!
Festival of Flowers
April 9 – April 12: Springfield, MA
For art and floral enthusiasts alike, this show features over 50 works of art, science, or history reinterpreted by floral designers. From landscapes to a motorcycles to Native American objects, the florists took inspiration from every aspect of life. Be sure to go watch the Floral Design challenge as floral designers compete to make the most original pieces using surprise materials. Complete with a Floral Fashion show and Cultural Cocktail event, this is truly a unique event.
Kite Day at Cogswell’s Grant
April 11: Essex, MA (Rain date April 12)
Come see the amazing professional kite flyers from Kites Over New England! Watch this stunning event as hundreds of beautiful kites take to the sky. Grab your own kite and join in, or learn how to make your own at Kite Education’s workshop. The workshop includes all materials necessary, and teaches kids and adults how to make their own kite, and how to fly them. Registration is recommended for the workshop.
Brit Floyd: Space & Time- World Tour
April 11: Lynn, MA
April 12: Worcester, MA
The world’s greatest Pink Floyd show returns in 2015 to launch its most ambitious tour to date! The Space & Time Tour presents an impressive new light show, an even bigger stage production, and decades of Pink Floyd. With songs from their start in 1965, all the way through their brand new album ‘The Endless River’, this show comes with everyone’s favorites and more. From The ‘Dark Side of the Moon’, to ‘Animals’, come experience this amazing world tour while you can!
April 20: Greater Boston Area, MA
This Patriot’s Day come show your support the amazing Boston Marathon runners. Going back to 1897, the Boston Marathon is the oldest annual marathon in the world. Starting on Main Street in the rural town of Hopkinton, the racers make their way to Hancock Tower in Copley Square, Boston. With miles and miles for spectators to watch, come cheer for these amazing athletes, and then stay in Boston to continue the celebrations!
Nantucket Daffodil Festival
April 24- April 26: Nantucket Island, MA
The charming tradition occurs at the end of every winter. Nantucket says goodbye to the cold winter, and welcomes the warm spring with the Daffodil Festival. April’s gentle sea breezes and warming sunshine foster an amazing variety of daffodils across the island. Come check out antique cars beautifully decorated with daffodils, enjoy live music, and then relax at the tailgate picnic featuring an assortment of food from gourmet cuisine to delicious burgers.