Activities and Events

Spring is just around the corner! Your friends at Thousand Trails can’t wait to get the seasonal festivities started! Whether you’re hunting Easter eggs, participating in a spring clean up, or dancing the night away with your fellow campers, there are fun activities happening all over the country at Thousand Trails this April. Check out all the events below!

On-Site Events

Welcome Back!

It’s time for many Thousand Trails campgrounds in April to open! Here’s a few highlights to come from Spring 2017.
Come out and meet and greet your fellow campers of Harbor View (VA) the weekend of April 7-9. Come see what is new for you in 2017. Plan to get involved and make some memories. The Annuals Meeting and Luncheon at Harbor View (VA) will take place on April 15. Bring your favorite beverage, questions and comments. It is going to be a great season for all! We’re looking forward to making new friends in 2017 and excited about seeing our returning friends at Lake Gaston (NC). Come enjoy a weekend of setting up, mingling, and getting to know our campground, the weekend of April 2. The same weekend, the folks at Cherokee Landing (TN) will kick off the 2017 season with their very first bonfire!

Easter Weekend

Easter Weekend is April 14 -16 Celebrate this spring holiday with us at Thousand Trails!
There will be crafts, egg decorating and coloring all weekend long at Soledad Canyon (CA). The kids fishing derby is back at Lake of the Springs (CA)! Bring your kids to the pond on Saturday and later, there will be Easter egg coloring and a visit from the Easter bunny. Attend church services with some Thousand Trails members at Peace River (FL) on Easter Sunday. There will be lots of fun, eggs, and prizes for kids up to 12 at Bend-Sunriver (OR) on April 16. Hop into the season with an egg-cellent time at Circle M (PA) the weekend of April 14-16. Participate in our egg scramble and more! The folks at Chesapeake Bay (VA) will get together for all of the traditional Easter activities like egg dying, egg hunts, hardboiled egg races and more! Don’t miss out!

Spring Spruce Up and Earth Day Celebrations

At Thousand Trails, we care about Mother Earth so that we can continue to get out and camp and explore the great outdoors! Whether you help tidy up your favorite campground or organizing an all-campus recycling drive, there are plenty of places to do your part this Earth Day, April 22!
The folks at San Benito (CA) will be making their very own Earth Day t-shirts and participating in creating a community recycle area. Join the members at Green Mountain (NC) for a combined Mardi Gras/Earth Day celebration weekend! Get out and plant at PA Dutch Country (PA) for Spring Fun & Earth Day Weekend! Bring a flower to plant at PA Dutch and watch it grow.

Share A Meal with Friends & Family!

As we emerge from the winter hibernation, it’s time to share a meal with our fellow campers! Here’s where you can share a fun meal or two with other Thousand Trails members this April.
Pio Pico (CA) teams up with Kiwanis to host a vintage car show on the front lawn complete with a Chili Cook-Off (with prizes), vendors, local beers and food, the weekend of April 7. Who doesn’t love a yummy dessert potluck and fresh coffee in the afternoon? Members of Three Flags (FL) are invited to join us and sample their neighbor’s dessert creations on April 16. Don’t forget to bring your favorite dessert to share. Come to Long Beach (WA) for the Annual Razor Clam Festival, April 29-30. The city puts on a great festival from learning to catch and clean clams to chowder contests & entertainment. Bring a hot or cold dish to share with friends on the evening of Saturday, April 29 at Moody Beach (ME). We will supply the dessert, yahoo! Come enjoy our wine and cheese recipe swap social at PA Dutch Country (PA) the weekend of April 28. You bring the wine, we will supply the cheese and fondue dippers. Kids can enjoy the latest movie and eating popcorn at a social of their own in an adjacent room.

Friendly Competition at Thousand Trails

Enjoy the fresh air and a bit of healthy competition at Thousand Trails campgrounds. Here’s where campers will be playing games this April.
Join the folks at Lake of the Springs (CA) for the kids fishing derby the weekend of April 14-16! Come and enjoy family fun and games in our Member Lounge at Moody Beach (ME) the weekend of April 21. The following weekend, it’s Outdoor Games Weekend at Moody Beach (ME) and Gateway to Cape Cod (MA)! Come play basketball, dodge ball, baseball and games of your choice this weekend. Get out and enjoy the spring air. Drivers, start your golf carts! The Chesapeake Bay Races will take place the weekend of April 21 at Chesapeake Bay (VA). Pick a steel-spined navigator to guide you through the hay bale lined course! Enter your pup in the 2nd Annual Thousand Trails Dog Show the following weekend, April 28, also at Chesapeake Bay (VA). Who can find the most goodies on the list? Check in at the office at Harbor View (VA) to sign up for a Family Scavenger Hunt on April 22 Happy Hunting!

Dance the Night Away

There’s nothing better than listening to music and dancing the night away with your best friends at Thousand Trails. See where the party’s at this April!
Enjoy a fun night of music, stories and laughter with your friends and family at Orlando (FL) for an R & R Night of Music, on April 8. The following weekend at Orlando (April 15) there will be gospel entertainment all weekend by your favorite artists! The folks at Lake and Shore (NJ) are bringing DJ Sonja to spin the tunes on Saturday April 15! Keep a lookout and there might be a surprise appearance... bring your dancing shoes for the first DJ dance of the season at Lake Gaston (NC) on April 15!

Pranksters Unite on April 1st

It’s finally the end of the winter season! Let’s laugh it off with everyone at Thousand Trails who are participating in April Fool’s Day (April 1).
Pranksters Unite! Join us for our April Madness capers: candy bingo, mini golf tournament, pool tourney, and a Mad Hatter contest with prizes at April Foolishness Weekend at Verde Valley (AZ). Jokes, comedy, silliness, and laughs all weekend long at Orlando (FL)! For the silly kids at San Benito (CA), it’s whoopie cushions and slime making for a wacky weekend of fun.

Cozy Movie Nights

Grab some popcorn and your family and friends, of course, to relax and enjoy a movie night after fun-filled days in the sun at Thousand Trails! See below to catch the best flicks this April.
The folks at Seaside (OR) will have free popcorn and easter treats for the Saturday Night Movie on April 15! Chesapeake Bay (VA)’s Classic Movie Series kicks off the weekend of April 17 with a screening of “Little Shop of Horrors” (rated PG-13) after a day of reviving the flower beds for spring. Don’t miss the family movie the weekend of April 14 at Wilderness Lakes (CA)! That weekend, also at Wilderness Lakes, there will be a Wild Wonders Animal presentation, Easter crafts, and Dominic’s Karaoke for the whole family!




Local Events

BAY LANDING (TX)

April 8-9 Antique Western Show and Sale Peruse antique wares for only $5 admission. Enjoy a live performance from Bubba Harper and the 24/7 Band on Saturday night. MORE DETAILS »

April 30 6th Annual Cowtown Conjunto Festival An estimated 8,000 people attend for music, food, and good country fun! Concerts by Dwayne Verheyden, Da Krazy Pimpz, Los Badd Boyz Del Valle, Elias Arredondo, Conjunto Prestigio, Grupo Pression, Squeeze Box Bandits, Sonido Próximo, Conjunto Cats. MORE DETAILS »

LAKE WHITNEY (TX)

Every Friday and Saturday Night in April
Live Rodeo Action

Every Friday and Saturday night catch the Stockyards Championship Rodeo in Fort Worth, presented by Stockyards Hotel.

April 7
Dwight Yoakam in Concert

See this multi- award winning Americana music artist, Dwight Yoakam. His latest release, "Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Starts", harkens back to his landmark debut, "Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc.," with it’s cheeky title and line up of some of Yoakam’s most classic songs in his beloved Bakersfield sound.
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SOUTH JETTY (OR)

April 1
Florence Fest

This annual event features carefully selected boutique wineries, live jazz, regional artwork and great food. Produced by Coast Radio.
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April 5, 8 National Theater Live: Amadeus Experience the powerful story of Amadeus accompanied by a live orchestra.
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MOODY BEACH (ME)

April 21-23
27th Patriots Day Celebration

Concerts, craft fair, re-enactments, hayrides, American pie contest, taste of the town, duck race, and more.
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RANCHO OSO (CA)

Daily during April
Shark Cove Open at the Sea Center

Museum visitors have the chance to get up close to docile marine predators like coastal sharks and rays; see baby sharks in their translucent egg casings, explore interactive exhibits, and the ever-popular shark touch pool! Open daily. Adults: $8.50; Seniors (65 and over): $7.50; Teens (13-17 years): $7.50; Children (2-12 years): $6; Children under 2 years are free.
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VERDE VALLEY (AZ)

April 2
Gary Arbuthnot: Stage & Screen

Gary Arbuthnot, international flute virtuoso, joins the Prescott Chorale for a presentation of musical scores; from contemporary movies to Broadway, to some of the biggest pop groups of the modern era, this is “Stage and Screen.”
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April 15
50s & 60s Graffiti Gold Show with Tom Tayback and the Daddy O's

If you’re a fan of the golden oldies from the 50’s & 60’s, you’ll love this authentic blast from the past at the Sound Bites Show Room in Sedona. “Tom Tayback and the Daddy O’s” are a true throwback, fondly recalling the good old days of Jukeboxes, 45s, soda shops, and sock hops in the gym. Get nostalgic and leave your cares at home, ‘cause the memories of those great old days will fly unchecked as you relive a time when music refused to let you sit still.
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LEAVENWORTH (WA)

April 5-6
Taste Leavenworth

This is the kick-off event for Leavenworth’s Spring Sensations festivities! Grab your “Taste Passport” that features deals for participating restaurants throughout Leavenworth. There will be live music and fun for everyone!
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April 2017
Spring Sensations

Each April in Leavenworth we say ‘auf Wiedersehen’ to winter with a month-long celebration called Spring Sensations! All April-long Leavenworth’s finest shops, lodging and restaurants feature culinary specials with a ‘pear’ticular focus –after all, Leavenworth is one of the largest growers of organic pears in the USA!
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April 21-22
Leavenworth Ale-Fest

The Leavenworth Ale-Fest is the town’s first ale-centric festival. The inaugural festival took place in April, 2007 and has grown each year into what it is today. A fun and exciting event offering brew tasting with over 40 ales and ciders, foods from local businesses, and music by popular Northwest bands. Online Ticket sales.
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LYNCHBURG (VA)

April 27-30
Cavalier Theatre Presents Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins, the classic story about a special nanny to the young Jane and Michael Banks. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that “anything can happen if you let it!”
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April 29
World's Largest Tree Hug

Join us as we attempt to break the Guinness World Record with the most people hugging trees in one place at the same time and then celebrate at our after party! There will be live music, food trucks, inflatables, make-and-take crafts and interactive activities, demos, vendors, rock climbing, hit the trail on a mountain bike demo, chill out in our hammock lounge, enjoy a craft beer or even make a rain barrel. End the night with a free showing of “The Lorax” at our movie in the park.
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LAKE OF THE SPRINGS (CA)

April 15
Grass Valley Sportsmen's Club Trout Derby

2000 Rainbow Trout will be stocked by California Fish & Game and Grass Valley Sportsmen’s Club. State Fishing and Derby regulations will apply and be strictly enforced. This is a rain or shine event. Pets are not allowed at this event. Sign-in begins at 7am, then fishing will be from 8am to 12pm and awards at approximately 12:30pm. Please bring your own fishing equipment.
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GATEWAY TO CAPE COD (MA)

April 8-9
4th Annual Herring Run Festival

Massachusetts’ Herring Run in is one of the most spectacular natural resources in New England. Join local residents, businesses and artisans in a celebration of this natural resource. Featuring Food & Games, Exhibits, Demonstrations, Music, Fine Art & Lots of Herring! The Oliver Estate will be opening for tours for the first time ever, each day from 10am-1pm! There will also be Spinning, Cooking, Blacksmith, Tavern & Music with special guest Paul Revere!
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