Apex Estate Group Guide: Things to do in April
Our curated events and to-do’s for the month of April
Things to do in April: Family Fun…
Take your kids on an adventure to Hogwarts Castle when the Wizarding World of Harry Potter opens April 7th at Universal Studios. There’s a 3D ride where you tour the school grounds with Harry and his friends, a family-friendly outdoor roller coaster, multiple shows, and even some delicious non-alcoholic Butterbeer. Tickets for those 3-9 start at $89, while tickets for those 10+ start at $95.
The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books will make you fall in love with reading all over again. The April 9th and 10th event, taking place at the University of Southern California, will feature guest authors including Senator Barbara Boxer, the Huffington Post’s Arianna Huffington, and actor Rainn Wilson. There will be music, food, and performances as well. General admission is free for all, but some of the speaking events are ticketed.
Take in art, fashion, music, crafts, and a full bar when Odd Nights at The Autry start back up on April 15th. The Odd Market sits on two and a half acres in Griffith Park, and it has something for the whole family. Kids will love the giant slides, rock wall and obstacle course, and pets are welcome as well. Admission and parking to the 6pm-11pm event are completely free.
Things to do in April: Treat Your Ears…
Break out the flower crowns and the short shorts, Coachella is back again. This year’s headliners include LCD Soundsystem, Calvin Harris, and the reunion of Guns N’ Roses. The first weekend of the three-day festival takes place April 15th-17th, while the second happens April 22nd-24th. Tickets, of course, are all sold out, but some are being resold on StubHub starting from $430.
Turn off Spotify and head down to a real record store on April 16th. Record Store Day celebrates the unique culture that independently owned record stores around the world provide. Festivities depend of which store you visit but may include cookouts, body painting, and artist meet and greets. Ameoba Records and High Fidelity are two of the more than 20 participating Los Angeles record stores.
Previously known as Brokechella, Broke LA is a one-day $20 event with musicians, comedians, food, and more. It’s all going down April 23rd in Downtown Los Angeles.
Cowboy hats and boot cut jeans are all acceptable attire at Stagecoach. The April 29th-May 1st country music festival features headliners Eric Church, Carrie Underwood, and Luke Bryan. General admission for the Indio, CA event starts at $299 and gets you access to all three days, the HonkyTonk Dance Hall, Half Pint Hootenanny, and lots of amazing BBQ.
What’s your favorite April event? Let me know in the comments below.