- Guitars at the Buffalo Museum of Science
- Made in NY Art Show
- New York State Chinese Lantern Festival
- Tribeca Film Festival
- NYC Hot Sauce Expo
- FAD Market
- Arbor Day Tree Tours
- Collar City Craft Fest
- Utica Wine and Chocolate Festival
- Festival for Change
- Sakura Matsui Cherry Blossom Festival
- Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival
- 10th Annual Crawfish Clam Fest
- Basilica Farm and Flea
- Rochester Lilac Festival
- The 69th Annual Albany Tulip Festival
- The Gardiner Cupcake Festival
- The 9th Avenue International Food Festival
- Apple Blossom Festival
- 5th Annual Taste of Woodstock
- Golden Dragon Acrobats
- Newburgh Mall Spring Break Carnival
- Memorial Day Parade and Duck Derby
- YoFi Film Festival
- Lupine Festival 2017
- Spotlight: Erie Canal
- Captured Moments: 170 Years of Photography
- Ice Ages
- Rose Day at Mills Garden
- Garden Walk Buffalo
- Mother's Day Weekend Garden Party
Spring Back Into Spring
Kick off spring right! With events dating from the end of March through April, and New York By Rail is here to lead you in the correct direction. Jam to groovy music in Canada, gaze at soft pink petals in Buffalo, or show off your impressive ink in Saratoga Springs. But whatever you do, don’t stay cooped up at home! All events are accessible via Amtrak!
|TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL
APRIL 19-30, 2017
On April 19th through 30th, one of the largest and most renowned film festivals will take place in New York City. Serving as a gathering spot for innovative filmmakers and visionaries, this event will discover talented artists who deserve to be recognized.
|THE WESTCHESTER POETRY FESTIVAL
APRIL 8, 2017
This April 8th the historic Estherwood Mansion will hold the Westchester Poetry Festival. With readings by well-known poets, be ready to be amazed by the power of words. If you've written your own poetry, don't be afraid to share some of it with the other bibliophiles present!
|SARATOGA TATTOO FESTIVAL
APRIL 7-9, 2017
This is a one of a kind event that will finally provide you with the opportunity to show off you intricate tattoos! There will be competitions for the best and most complex tattoos. For even more excitement, Jessica Gahring from the show NY Ink will also be present!
|2017 GLENS FALLS BREWFEST
APRIL 1, 2017
On April 1st Glens Falls will have its annual Brewfest. With the finest wines, beers, and ciders, even the most finicky of drinkers will enjoy brews from one of the 40 vendors that will be present. These 40 vendors come from all over the state of New York and serve the best beverages in the area.
|BEN & JERRY'S FREE CONE DAY
APRIL 4, 2017
Free Ben and Jerry’s ice cream cone day is April 4th! Instead of going to any old Ben and Jerry’s ice cream shop, head to the original in Vermont. Afterwards, you can take a tour of the original ice cream factory and uncover the magic behind the best dessert around.
|UTICA WINE AND CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL
APRIL 29, 2017
Enjoy endless tastings of wine from across the state of New York, paired with creamy chocolates or aged cheeses. You also will receive a commemorative wine glass at the end of your day!
|NEW YORK STATE CHINESE LANTERN FESTIVAL
APRIL 14-JUNE 24, 2017
Experience this beautiful display of culture through the allure of lights anytime through April 14th through June 24th! Thousands of lights will illuminate the sky, including a three-foot baby panda and traditional Chinese architecture. You will be amazed by the effort and artistry it required to construct this display.
|BUFFALO CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL
APRIL 29-MAY 6, 2017
From April 29th to early May, be sure to discover the fleeting beauty of cherry blossom trees at the Japanese Garden in Buffalo. The garden sits on a lake that reflects the soft pink of these springtime trees. Experience all that nature has to offer before the silky pink petals fall to the ground!
|CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK
APRIL 18-23, 2017
From April 18th to 23rd over 1,000 artists from 40 different countries will take the stage in Toronto during this week. Many upcoming artists searching for stardom will be present. This year you can expect to see Big Sean, Earl Sweatshirt, and Good Charlotte sing alongside Whitehorse and Explosions in the Sky.