April events

Portland blooms with festivals in April — no fooling.

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    Here’s a selection of April events. For a full search, visit the events calendar.

    Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival

    The month-long Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival  festival showcases more than 40 acres of tulips and daffodils in bloom at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm in Woodburn, 45 minutes south of downtown Portland. Weekend events include food, wine, pony rides for the kids, and, of course, tulip viewing.

    Faux Film Festival

    On hiatus for 2016.

    Every year, on the weekend closest to April Fools’ Day, Portland’s Faux Film Festival highlights the finest in fake film. That means three days of side-splitting counterfeit commercials, phony movie trailers, mockumentaries and all forms of satire and spoof at the historic Hollywood Theatre.

    Soul’d Out Music Festival

    The annual Soul’d Out Music Festival draws a diverse range of acts, from 2013 headliner Prince to Questlove, Mos Def, Diana Krall and many other internationally regarded performers. The 10-day festival packs some of the city’s best venues, including the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Doug Fir, Wonder Ballroom, Alhambra Theatre and Holocene.

    Spring Beer & Wine Fest

    The Spring Beer & Wine Fest is an adults-only beverage exposition at the Oregon Convention Center celebrating handcrafted beers, wines and spirits. Dozens of Northwest microbreweries, wineries and distillers offer samples of their wares, and the festival also features food and music.

    North Willamette Wine Trail Weekend

    Discover wine country in Portland’s backyard during the North Willamette Wine Trail Weekend, a self-guided tour of more than 20 wineries offering tastings, food pairings, entertainment and activities.

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