Grid’s Guide to April 2018 Festivals



April 5–7
Media Film Festival
The 2018 Media Film Festival will focus on short films from both local and international artists. Works presented will encompass a wide variety of genres, including horror, drama, comedy, animated, documentary and experimental. 
Cost: $12-$20 Where: Media Theatre, 104 E. State St., Media, Pa. 

April 7–15
Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival
The Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia hosts this annual celebration of the start of spring and the blooming of the cherry trees with food and entertainment, including a 5K, live performers, and arts and crafts.
Cost: Varies by event Where: 4800 States Drive

April 14–15
Riot Nerd Craft BazaarFeaturing more than 100 vendors over two days, pop-culture-savvy organizers from Riot Nerd host a flea market that specializes in oddities, “relics of pop culture” and anything that leans toward the curious or macabre. 
Cost: $5 Where: District N9NE, 460 N. 9th St.

April 15
Manayunk StrEAT Food Festival
More than 50 food trucks and vendors will line Main Street in Manayunk for the annual StrEAT Food Festival. This year, vendors have adopted a strawberry theme. 
Cost: Free Where: Main Street, Manayunk

April 20–28
Philadelphia Science Festival
The Franklin Institute invites kids and adults to see inside science labs, participate in activities at 200 educational establishments, and even observe the stars using  astronomers’ equipment. 
Cost: Varies by event Where: Varies by event

April 21
Earth Day Festival
An Earth Day celebration will be held at Lardner’s Point Park, along the newly renamed Riverfront North. Activities include an outdoor cleanup, yoga, guided tours and environmentally friendly vendors. 
Cost: Free Where: Lardner’s Point Park, Levick St.

April 21
Uhuru Health Festival & Flea Market  
The goal of this festival, organized by the African People’s Education & Defense Fund, is to bring awareness to the health struggles that African communities face in Philadelphia. The flea market has more than 100 vendors, with dancing, free HIV testing and more. 
Cost: Pay as you go Where: Clark Park, 4300 Baltimore Ave.

April 21–22
Alba Vineyards Spring Food Truck and Wine Festival
Alba Vineyards sets this festival on its own property to offer samples of a variety of wines. There will also be a number of regional food trucks on site, plus live music. The event is open to all ages, and attendees 21+ will be able to participate in wine tastings. 
Cost: Pay as you go Where: Alba Vineyard, 269 Riegelsville Warren Glen Road, Milford, N.J.

April 29
Mt. Cuba Center Wildflower Celebration
A variety of spring ephemeral plants will be at their peak during this event, during which individuals and families can walk through native plant gardens and watch gardening demonstrations. There will also be food and live music. 
Cost: Free Where: Mt. Cuba Center, 3120 Barley Mill Road, Hockessin, Del.

April 28
Go West! Craft Fest  k 100 local makers will converge in West Philadelphia to sell unique, handmade gifts that range from ceramics and jewelry to knitted items to stationery, home items and more. 
Cost: Pay as you go Where: The Woodlands, 4000 Woodland Ave.

April 28
Center City Jazz Festival
There’s something for every jazz fan at these Center City concerts, which take place at multiple venues with 20+ groups performing over the course of six hours. Venues include Frankie Bradley’s, Chris’ Jazz Cafe, Fergie’s Pub, Milkboy and Time.  
Cost: $20 Where: Varies by event, Center City

April 28
Fairmount Arts Crawl
The area around the Art Museum will be transformed to bring artists and performers of various mediums into the streets and nearby businesses. There will also be activities for children.  
Cost: Free Where: Art Museum area

April 28–May 6
Philly Tech Week
Brush up on your programming or learn something new during these enlightening lectures and demonstrations. Developers will be on site to lead workshops, as well as to give talks about the challenges they’ve faced in the field and how they solved them. 
Cost: Varies by event Where: Varies by event

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