April 2019 Calendar

With spring in full swing, our calendars are filling up with garden-themed events, outdoor festivals, and more. Here, we’ve compiled a few of the activities in our Scouted cities that we’re looking forward to in April. From a designer showcase in Columbus, Ohio, to a fashion show in Minneapolis, Minnesota, here’s what’s on our agenda.

Charlottesville, Virginia

Springtime in the South is a sight to behold, and Charlottesville, Virginia, really puts on a show. Take in all the flowering splendor during the Garden Club of Virginia’s Historic Garden Week, which takes place April 27 through May 4 and includes stunning tours of exquisite gardens in bloom. In addition, local paper boutique Caspari is hosting a Garden Week-themed celebration on Friday, April 26, which will feature designs for the garden by local businesses, including a custom garden structure by Hillbrook Collections. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Charlottesville here.}

Columbus, Ohio

Design aficionados will flock to Columbus starting April 19 for a month-long Designer Showcase. Taking place at the Columbus Museum of Art, the showcase will take over an entire wing as 16 local designers transform blank galleries into creative living spaces, including bedrooms, living rooms, bathrooms, and kitchens. Tickets to the Designer Showcase also include admission to the special exhibition Life in the Age of Rembrandt, an exclusive exhibit shown only in Columbus that features Dutch masterworks rarely seen in the U.S. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Columbus here.}

Fort Worth, Texas

The Fortress Festival returns to Fort Worth for its third encore on April 27 and 28. In two short years, this event has already garnered widespread acclaim, and been heralded as a “can’t miss music festival” by Harper’s Bazaar. Presented in partnership with the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, the festival provides attendees with world-class music and  access to world-class art. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Fort Worth here.}

Huntsville, Alabama

Arts Huntsville’s Panoply Arts Festival—North Alabama’s largest arts festival, and a 37 year tradition—takes place April 26 through 28, bringing three days of art, music, and more to the heart of Huntsville. This three-day art festival features more than 50 performances, STEAM interactive activities, community art projects, and a juried Art Marketplace, plus live local music, guaranteeing plenty of fun for attendees of all ages. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Huntsville here.}

Lexington, Kentucky

The illustrious Keeneland 2019 Spring Meet returns April 4 through 26. This renowned bi-annual thoroughbred racing event is legendary among owners, trainers, and riders, and fans of horse racing from all over the world travel to Kentucky to attend. Highlights of the Spring Meet include the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass (G2) and $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1) on opening Saturday. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Lexington here.}

Little Rock, Arkansas

Locals can kick look forward to kicking off the month in style, as contemporary women’s boutique Tulips will host the launch of Charleston-based Gal meets Glam designer Julia Hengel (her Instagram is a pure delight) on April 4. From chic dresses and jumpsuits to essential skirts and blouses, the spring-ready collection is sure to delight. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Little Rock here.}

Minneapolis, Minnesota

On April 25 from 7 to 10 p.m., The Scout Guide Minneapolis is co-hosting Minnstafashion Fashion Circus with The W Hotel-Minneapolis. This stylish kick-off to Fashion Week MN returns for the 9th year for a spectacular evening showcasing the collections of five new designers, fabulous pop-up shops, cocktails, and delectable bites. Snag your tickets for this glam event before they’re sold out. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Minneapolis here.}

San Antonio, Texas

Fiesta San Antonio began as a one-day parade to honor the fallen from The Battle of San Jacinto, and has turned into an all-out, all-city party that will take place this year from April 18 to 28. You’ll find an entire calendar’s worth of events packed into the ten days of April that comprise this city’s most festive tradition. It all begins with a Mariachi Mass held in the oldest standing church building in Texas (San Fernando) and features the only parade in the country to be planned and directed completely by women (Battle of Flowers). Whether you’re interested in taking in the evening Texas Cavaliers River Parade, NIOSA, a four-night festival in the heart of historic downtown San Antonio, or multiple flower shows, there’s something for everyone during this event that showcases the diverse culture and unheralded hospitality that make the city so unique. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in San Antonio here.}

Washington, D.C.

Fans of fashion-forward activewear will want to mark their calendars for Thursday, April 4, when Addison Bay will be showcasing their stylish pieces at Make Offices at the Wharf from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Those who can’t make it to that event to shop the Philadelphia-founded brand’s collection will have another opportunity to browse at Union Market from Friday, April 5 through Sunday, April 7. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Main Line and Philadelphia here, and for what to do and see in Washington, D.C. here.}

White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia

Celebrate Easter at The Greenbrier April 19  through 21, with a weekend packed with festive activities for the whole family. From trunk shows to etiquette lessons, painting and cookie decorating workshops, wine tasting, family bingo, and a legendary Easter Egg hunt, this weekend designed to delight all ages will fast become a family tradition.