The birds are chirping, the daffodils are blooming, the weather has finally become—dare we say it—predictably inviting…but if your local playground isn’t enough to drag you out of the house, try one of these upcoming festivals. From croissants to books to sculpture to math games, consider your spring calendar full.

Southwest Waterfront Festival and Fireworks

After almost eight hours of music, dancing, water-related activities, and a brilliant display of pyrotechnics to cap off the night, little ones will be talking about the Southwest Waterfront Festival for days. You might want to hide those matches next to your scented candle lest they attempt their own recreation of the spectacular fireworks.

When: April 15

Online: thebloom.com

Photo: Elvert Barnes via Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/perspective/

Do you have a favorite family-friendly outdoor festival? Tell us about it in the Comments section below. 

—Katie Brown