It’s a date: April 2017


Helen Chao

Sure, I’m free that day, what do you want to do?

With the temperature on the rise, it is a shame to miss out on the summery weather and lounge around at home. Instead, head outside and experience Cupertino’s Cherry Blossom Festival, or “shake it up” during Bay Area National Dance Week. Whatever you do, get some fun in the sun and don’t come back home until you do!

April 6: LAUNCH Festival

Time: 8 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Location: Innovation Hangar

Head to San Francisco and attend LAUNCH festival, a gathering dedicated to new startups. Listen to informative lectures by seasoned company founders or view over 100 startup demonstrations.

April 8: Fantasy Faire

Time: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Location: Discovery Meadow Park

They say time travel is impossible, but the San Jose Fantasy Faire begs to differ. Dress up in themed costumes and take part in this Renaissance-era, fairy-themed festival with live shows and book signings galore!  

April 15: Big Bunny 5K

Time: 7 a.m.- 11:15 p.m.

Location: Civic Center

Instead of moping around indoors, sign up for the annual Big Bunny 5K race. You’ll be killing two birds with one stone: getting exercise and taking in some fresh air.

April 21: National Dance Week

Time: 8 a.m.- 7 p.m.

Location: Various Bay Area Cities

With over 600 free performances, classes and workshops, Bay Area National Dance Week should have you up and doing the salsa! Visit to sign up for free events to attend, all which vary from city to city.

April 22: Earth and Arbor Day Festival

Time: 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Location: Civic Center

Dust the lint off of your yoga mats and get ready for the Earth and Arbor Day Festival. Participants can relax in a yoga session, enjoy a neighborhood tree walk and a “Pedal 4 the Planet Bike Ride.” No tickets are required to attend this free event.

April 29: Cherry Blossom Festival

Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Location: Memorial Park

In honor of Cupertino’s sister city Toyokawa, Japan, come out to Memorial Park for tasty Japanese food and beverages, cultural exhibits and all-day entertainment at the Amphitheater.