The April Guide

Our online events calendar features a week-by-week rundown of the region’s music, theater, dance, art, comedy and festival events, as well as special events specifically for kids.


 For food and wine events throughout the region, visit our Food & Wine Calendar

Cleve Francis

April 1 – April 7

Cleve Francis at the Birchmere
One minute, he’s a cardiologist in Northern Virginia and the next, a country singer with an audience-pleasing voice. Cleve Francis continues to put out great music ranging from folk to country and jazz to blues. Catch him and his band at the Birchmere for an unforgettable night.  View all

 Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey

April 8 – April 14

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey: Legends
April 8-19, times vary. Myths come to life as Ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson takes Paulo the Legend Seeker on a discovery of legendary creatures from around the world, including the Asian elephant, the Pegasus and the unicorn. Families can also experience an up close, all-access pre-show where they’ll meet the performers, learn how to juggle and much more.
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Arts in the Natural World

April 15 – April 21

Wolf Trap’s Artsplay Classes at Martha Washington Library
April 9-May 15, Music, drama and movement program to encourage self-expression and imaginative play. The program includes five classes and families are expected to attend all classes. Age 4-5 with adult. View all

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April 22 – April 30

Great Grapes! Wine, Arts, and Food Festival
April 25-26, noon-6 p.m. This year Reston Town Center is hosting Northern Virginia’s annual Great Grapes! Festival this year, featuring live music on the lawn, over 200 great Virginia wines and over 20 Virginia wineries. View all