Photo: Texas SandFest in Port Aransas, Texas. (photo courtesy of hmrmdlr / iStock / Getty Images Plus)
Start your month off in Austin's Zilker Park for the ABC Kite Fest-the nation's oldest such event-which will see hundreds of kites airborne over the city, then make it over to Tyler by April 9 to check out the beautiful blooms of the Azalea & Spring Flower Trail. Austin is also a great spot to be later on in April as the Reggae Fest returns to town (April 21-23) with the sounds of dub, world, and, of course,reggae. Elsewhere, Sandfest and its spectacular sand sculptures return to the beach in Port Aransas on April 14-16 and in Laredo on Earth Day (April 22), the Border is Beautiful Street Festival will salute the bicultural art, music and heritage of the region with a focus on the biodiversity of the Rio Grande.