Activities and Events
Decadent Meet & Greets
Discover unique flavors and interesting pairings of food and drink at these decadent events!
Start the month off with a good sweat and then indulge in a deep fried twinkie during "Fitness Whole Twinkie In My Mouth" Weekend at Chesapeake Bay (VA) from April 1-3. There will be a Car Show & Chili cook-off (with prizes!) plus vendors, local beers and food available. Join the classy folks at PA Dutch Country (PA) from April 22-24 for a Wine & Cheese social while swapping your favorite recipe, meet and greet new and returning campers, movie and snacks for the little ones while they make some crafts. Also hosting a Wine & Cheese party are the folks at Rondout Valley (NY). Donít miss the 4th Annual party the weekend of April 29-May 1, and remember to bring your own wine!
Whether itís campus wide clean ups or planting trees and gardens, Thousand Trails is the place to be to celebrate Earth Day! Earth Day is on April 22, 2016.
Whether itís cleaning up your site or helping a neighbor, get together with the folks at Soledad Canyon (CA) on April 22-24 for Earth Day Cleanup Weekend and volunteers will be rewarded with a continental breakfast! Ease your way into a cleanup weekend at Forest Lake (NC) with a movie on the lawn on Friday April 22, then a community clean up and meet ní greet on Saturday, April 23. Celebrate Earth Day at Natchez Trace (TN) by cleaning, planting flowers, and raking leaves. You can also plant a tree at Colorado River (TX) on April 23rd and enjoy the beautiful outdoor areas and nature trails.
At Thousand Trails, there are games and competitions of all kinds happening this spring! Check out whatís going on this April...
Play indoor games, volleyball, racquetball, dodge-ball and more from April 8-10 Natchez Trace (TN) for Wacky Sports Weekend. Come and learn all about geocaching Ė like a giant, outdoor scavenger hunt on April 30 at Colorado River (TX). Turn off your TVs, cellphones, iPads and video games and come play outside at Chesapeake Bay (VA) the weekend of April 15-17 for "Off-the-Grid" games! And got cabin fever? The folks at Twin Mills (IN) have the cure! Dust off the camping gear and come on out to Twin Mills for the Polar Bear Plunge, B-I-N-G-O, "Icy Toes Challenge" and board games the weekend of April 22.
April Foolís Day
Have a little fun playing some friendly April Foolís jokes on your fellow campers at these Thousand Trails campgrounds!
Join us at Pacific City (OR) for Foolís Weekend, April 1-3, and it will be a weekend of fun filled pranks and games. Tell your best jokes on April 2 at Colorado River (TX) during "Iím A Fool For You" weekend. At Lake Minden (CA), there will be a fun April Foolís Day Potluck and B-I-N-G-O with silly prizes and a funny movie the weekend of April 1-3. Donít forget Ė the RC Boat Races at Lake Minden will also take place that weekend. Get out your sillies that built up this winter with jokes and comedy all weekend long at Orlando (FL) from April 1-3!
Here comes springtime! Whether youíre on spring break or just want to celebrate the changing of the seasons, you can do it all with us!
From April 2-10 itís Washington Spring Break, so contact the folks at Chehalis (WA) for activity arrangements. Itís Happy Spring Weekend at Rancho Oso (CA) the weekend of April 23 and enjoy the beauty of spring in the Los Padres National forest. The last weekend of the month is Spring Fever Weekend at Gateway to Cape Cod (MA) April 29-May 1 where folks can take
a nature walk and look for flowers and wildlife while enjoying the fresh air! Itís a welcome back weekend at Pine Country (IL) on April 22 and what a great spring
weekend it will be!
Join in on the fun at these music-focused theme weekends at Thousand Trails!
Enjoy a fun night of music, stories and laughter with Lou Renshaw at Orlando (FL) for the R&R Night of Music on April 8! Come dance with us at Lake of the Springs (CA) from April 18-22 our Annual Spring Line Dance Festival. Marion will teach us some new moves! There will be lots of good friends and good food. Itís a Happy Camper/Spring Potluck weekend at PA Dutch Country (PA) April 15-17 featuring a potluck dinner, live music from Monkey Bizzness band! And donít miss the Mercy Me! gospel group at Orlando (FL) on April 15, they will entertain you with songs from their own collection and popular favorites.
Up, Up and Away Weekends!
Visit our campgrounds for events that will make you want to soar and sail away this spring!
Itís Bird Brain weekend and the RC Boat Races at Lake Minden (CA) the weekend of April 22-24. That weekend, you can paint bird houses and learn all about the birds at Lake Minden. Fly and Float Airplanes will be on display taking off and landing on the lake at Lake Minden (CA) the weekend of April 29. Remember to bring your cameras! Donít get blown away by the spring breezes at Circle M (PA) the weekend of April 15-17! Fly the kites, throw the frisbees and wave balloons as we have fun filled activities throughout the Circle M skies.
These campgrounds missed you this winter! Here are the campgrounds that are welcoming back campers for the season!
From April 8-10, shine up your camper, clean up your site, the 2016 camping season has just begun at Gettysburg Farm (PA). Join your friends Saturday night for a dessert social. Itís also opening weekend at Harbor View (VA) and at Sturbridge (MA) the weekend of April 8. Another season has begun at Rondout Valley (NY) Itís time to air out those campers, dust off the cobwebs and unfurl those awnings. Camping has begun. Come and join us for some fun crafts, games, and more. Join us for a potluck dinner for the opening season and see old friends and meet new ones too, the weekend of April 15! Come out for opening weekend at Paradise (WA) from April 22-24 and get your free rental on our fire pit (while supplies last.)
Cinco de Mayo Fiestas
Some of these Thousand Trails campgrounds are celebrating Cinco de Mayo a little bit earlier this year, on the last weekend of April. Check out where to join the fiesta!
Visit Palm Springs (CA) for their Mexican Fiesta Weekend. Make your very own pinata or enter the Second Annual Guacamole contest. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at San Benito (CA) the same weekend. Saturday afternoon features a pinata for the kids and an adult pinata with prizes. The folks at Chesapeake Bay (VA) had to fit in Sandyís marvelous Mexican cooking somewhere, so they are also celebrating early. Itíll be quite the fiesta at Natchez Trace (TN) as they celebrate with a party, movies, and more! Guaranteed fun for the whole family! Join the folks at Timothy Lake North & South (PA) for a celebration with DJ Mike spinning some of the latest tunes!
Help us spruce things up by participating in some spring cleaning. Clean out your own rig or check out some yard sales.
Grab a rake and spruce up your site with the folks at Green Mountain (NC) from April 1- 3. The same weekend, join the staff in beautifying the park at Cherokee Landing (TN) and refreshments will be served to participants. Help us out at Turtle Beach Fish Camp (CA) to spruce up the park by planting flowers with us. Then, get your rigs cleaned out because we are having a yard sale the next day, on April 10! Your unwanted items are someone elseís treasure! Help plant some colorful flowers and perk up around your campsite at Sturbridge (MA) the weekend of April 15-17 for Spring Cleaning Weekend! And join the folks at Green Mountain (NC) on April 23 for a park wide yard sale in the morning.
Local Activities and Events
Apr. 9-10 & 16-17
The 25th Annual Passport Wine Event
Donít miss this once a year, all-access pass to wine-and-food pairings, music and friendship in our region-wide party. During two glorious spring weekends this year, 20+ El Dorado county wineries host the regionís annual wine and food event. Enjoy plenty of luscious wine and food pairings, barrel tastings, enjoyable art and music, and fun-loving participants. Warm weather and beautiful green vistas along the wine trail add to the allure of this springtime event.
PIO PICO (CA)
Ironman 70.3 California
Athletes from all over the world swim 1.2 miles in Oceanside Harbor, bike 56 miles through neighboring Camp Pendleton and run 13.1 miles back to the finish line at Oceanside Pier in the
San Diego North County city of Oceanside.
LAKE MINDEN (CA)
Thunder Valley Casino
Thunder Valley Casino is a Vegas-style gaming casino conveniently located only nineteen miles from Lake Minden. Enjoy captivating entertainment from around the world or visit their fabulous spa. And donít forget to check out the Wednesday Seniors Day Specials.
43rd Annual San Diego Crew Classic Regatta
Rowers from across the country come to Crown Point Shores on Mission Bay to participate in one of the most distinguished rowing competitions in the U.S.
Fallbrook Avocado Festival
Since the 1960s, tens of thousands of avocado lovers converge in Fallbrook, to sample avocados, check-out the crazy cooking contest entries, buy funky avocado themed gifts and enjoy bands and friendly beer gardens.
April 21-May 8
Del Mar National Horse Show
The most prestigious horse show in Southern California offers more than $350,000 in prize money and attracts more than 3,000 horses to the equestrian complex at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in coastal Del Mar.
BAY LANDING (TX)
Leann Rimes: Live in Concert
Doors at 6pm and show starts at 10:30 pm. Located only 40 minutes from the Bay Landing RV Campground.
April 28-May 1
Pate Swap Meet
Attend the largest swap meet in the midwestern United States. The Pate Swap Meet is a leading collectorís choice for its diversity of auto and motorcycle related products from vendors from all over. The four day event has items for automobiles, motorcycles, parts, accessories, street rods, antique and collector cars plus hard-to-find vintage and antique items.
15th Battle Anniversary
Explore the Shiloh and Corinth battlefields through the western theater of the Civil War. "Nearly 110,000 American troops clashed in a bloody contest that resulted in 23,746 casualties; more casualties than in all of Americaís previous wars combined."
SOUTH JETTY (OR)
Indoor Yard Sale
Only $1 admission! Donít worry if itís rainy on the coast we have moved all the yard sales in town inside for your convenience! No driving all over a town you donít know; just park in one spot and enjoy all the fun of a day full of yard sales!
Shrek the Musical, Jr.
Presented by Childrenís Repertory of Oregon Workshops (C.R.O.W.).
A non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of local children, their families, and the community through the magic of live performance, classes, workshops, and more.
Live Performance Ė Gilbert Gottfried
"Heís back by popular demand at "Gypsies" at Mount Airy Casino because you love him! Gilbert Gottfried is a famed comics comic. Gottfried puts aside political correctness for his live performance and fires an onslaught of jokes that know no boundaries."
DIAMOND CAVERNS (KY)
49th Annual Bardstown Antique Show & Sale
100 dealers from a dozen states selling a wide range of antiques from vintage collectibles to museum quality artifacts at reasonable prices. Admission is $6.
Thunder Over Louisville
To some, itís the official kick-off to the Kentucky Derby Festival. Itís simply one of the largest annual fireworks shows in North America and the setting for some of the most memorable moments youíll ever share. This yearís theme is "No Strings Attached."
Oakview Acoustic Jam
Acoustic String Jam, perfect for all levels. Fees/Admission: Donations gratefully accepted to pay for use of Grange building.
CIRCLE M (PA)
Rawlinsville Mud Sale
Annual fundraiser for the volunteer fire companies throughout Amish communities. This event draws about 20,000 people a year and is a very special event.
MEDINA LAKE (TX)
24th Annual Open Car Show
Expected to draw more than 350 entrants and hundred of car enthusiasts. This yearís show offers exciting activities for the whole family Texas Corvette Associationís 24th Annual Open Car Show.
INDIAN LAKES (IN)
April 14, 21, and 28
RAA Film Festival
The RAA Film Festival features Sundance and amateur filmmaker winners on April 14, 21, & 28. Proceeds to Kids Discovery Factory. 9pm. Freewill donation.
Indiana Wine Trail
The six wineries on the Indiana Wine Trail will pair their wines with a variety of breads, cheeses, and dips. Visit all six great Indiana wineries.
After Hours Concert
What do you get when you mix Jazz Appreciation Month, National Library Week, and Indianaís bicentennial? At the Batesville Memorial Public Library, you get a free After Hours Concert by talented Indiana musicians, Monika Herzig, Peter Kienle, Janiece Jaffe, and others presenting a very special program saluting some of Indianaís jazz legends.
MOODY BEACH (ME)
23rd Annual Patrickís Day Celebration
Join us as we go back to our roots, with historical characters walking the streets, musterings, and fife & drum concerts. Re-enactments, cookout, taste-tests, and craft fair round out the weekend.
Old Port Culinary Walking Tour & Lunchtime Lobster Crawl
Sponsored by Maine Foodie Tours in Portland. Tour begins at the Old Port Wine Shop.