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April 2016 Events Calendar

The Earth Day Food and Wine Festival celebrates the best of California's Central Coast

April 1

April Fool's Day

May 31-April 3
Pebble Beach, CA

Ninth Annual Pebble Beach Food and Wine

The Eighth Annual Pebble Beach Food and Wine Festival

The Ninth Annual Pebble Beach Food and Wine event brings together 250 of the most prestigious wineries and 75 distinguished celebrity chefs for four days of continuous enjoyment. Each year, the celebration boasts the cream of the crop hosting culinary demonstrations, gala dinners and wine tastings. Master sommeliers from around the world conduct blind tastings during the event. Witness the amazing accuracy of these sommeliers as they name not only the type of wine, but where it originates and more.

For more information, call 866-907-3663 or visit the Pebble Beach Food and Wine event official website

April 2 & 4

NCAA Men's Final Four

As March Madness comes to close with the NCAA Men's Final Four, check out the Top 10 US Sports Bars you need to visit to watch the game.

April 4-10
Augusta, Georgia

2016 Masters Golf Tournament

This year's Masters is set to be an exciting tournament. Read GAYOT's coverage of previous Masters here

April 5

National Deep Dish Pizza Day

Even if it isn't deep dish, this town knows how to pizza (yes, it can be a verb). So check out GAYOT's Top 10 Pizza Restaurants in the Chicago Area

April 7

National Beer Day

Here's everything you need to know about all sorts of brews to celebrate National Beer Day (isn't that every day?).

April 7-12
Scottsdale, AZ

36th Annual Scottsdale Culinary Festival

Scottsdale Culinary Festival, a six-day affair featuring dishes from prominent chefs and a diverse array of wine and spirits

Join more than 35,000 guests and partake in more than 20 events during the six-day affair that features dishes from prominent chefs and restaurants, and a diverse array of wine and spirits. The festival boasts lavish dinners and cocktail parties, but the Great Arizona Picnic is the major attraction with 50 restaurants, chef demonstrations and live music. The Epicurean Expo is great for those wanting to check out the latest in culinary appliances and cookware, and the SubZero Wolf Mixology Lounge crafts superb cocktails. There will also be a tequila deck serving up margaritas and a beer festival featuring 200 specialty beers. The event's proceeds go to The Scottsdale League for the Arts.

For the latest information, call 480-945-7193 or visit the Scottsdale Culinary Festival official website

April 8-9
Atlantic City, NJ

10th Annual Atlantic City Beer Festival
Sample a diverse collection of brews and ales at the Atlantic City Beer Festival

Now in its tenth year, the Atlantic City Beer Festival has become the nation's biggest annual beer event. Also known as "The Celebration of the Suds," this celebration allows beer lovers to sample a diverse collection of brews and ales from 150 breweries. The festival offers a great chance to meet and chat with brewers and learn about their craft and their companies. To complement the beer tastings, some of the city's best restaurants will cook up mouth-watering dishes, and there will be cooking demonstrations by local chefs.

To join in on the fun, visit the Atlantic City Beer Festival official website

April 8-10
La Jolla, CA

La Jolla Concours d'Elegance

The annual La Jolla Concours d'Elegance is hosted on the picturesque La Jolla beach in California

Find a number of concours d'elegance to attend, like the La Jolla concours in April, by visiting GAYOT's Auto Events Calendar, featuring all of the best car-related happenings across the country and worldwide.

April 9-12
Escambron Beach, Puerto Rico

Saborea Puerto Rico: A Culinary Extravaganza

Guests enjoy the outdoors, gourmet food and refreshing drinks at Saborea Puerto Rico: A Culinary Extravaganza

Come be a part of this weekend gathering of flavorful food, wine and fun on Escambron Beach in Puerto Rico. Among the 30 restaurants and vendors on the participants' roster, Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, L'Osteria and Salt Gastrobar will make an appearance. The celebration kicks off with local fare, drinks and music at the Bubbles and Bites event. Intimate dinners showcasing culinary creations of international and local chefs, such as Roberto Trevino, Rafael Barrera and Marilyn Lopez start the following day along with cooking demonstrations and tastings. Find samples of spirits, beers and more at the Libation Station, Brews & Stews and California Wineries with even more treats to eat.

Read more to get a glimpse of what the event will be like on the GAYOT Blog

April 11-17

Spa Week

Everything you need to know about the top spas, reviews and products in town.

April 14-25

19th Annual World Gourmet Summit
Some of the meals served at the 18th Annual World Gourmet Summit

The World Gourmet Summit allows epicureans and oenophiles to congregate and immerse in the lavish events the two-week gala has to offer. The Summit presents themed and celebrity dinners, various wine tastings, fascinating culinary seminars, meetings with distinguished chefs and a gourmet golf experience. In addition, chefs of Partner Restaurants present menus of singular gastronomic creations exclusively for the event.

To be a part of the festivities, visit the World Gourmet Summit official website

April 15-17 & 22-24
Indio Valley, CA

Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival

Party like a rock star with the coolest hotel stays for Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival

On-site camping may do for some, but for the festival goers looking to have a roof over their heads — not to mention luxurious pools and full cocktail bars — check out GAYOT's Top 10 Hotels for Coachella 2016

April 16-17
New York, New York

New York Culinary Experience

Attendees learn how to cook under the guidance of prominent chefs and experts in the inudstry

Indulge in an interactive culinary experience where you can learn how to cook under the tutelage of prestigious chefs and experts in the industry. Past chefs have included Jacques Pepin and David Bouley. The program welcomes all levels of experience, and there is a variety of classes to choose from. In addition, there will be a Q&A session where participants can satisfy their curiosities regarding gastronomy, and a private reception for students and chefs.

For tickets and information, call 646-314-4413 or visit the New York Culinary Experience official website

April 17

World Malbec Day

Find the best Malbecs to celebrate this holiday with GAYOT's guide to the Top Rated Malbecs

April 19

National Garlic Day

Learn more about the various health benefits associated with eating garlic.

April 20
Washington, DC

16th Annual Heart's Delight Wine Tasting & Auction

Help the American Heart Association by bidding at the Hearts Delight Wine Auction

Benefiting the American Heart Association, this 16th annual auction event draws master winemakers, culinary greats and distinguished guests to America's capitol city. This four-day celebration starting April 22 gives many opportunities for attendees to wine and dine intimately in homes, restaurants and Embassies with a host, chef and winemaker at each. Guests will also have an opportunity to bid for special large format wines direct from the makers, attend informative seminars on food preparation and taste the latest epicurean delights.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Heart's Delight Wine Auction official website

April 22

Earth Day

April 22-May 1
New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

For more information about this event or to purchase tickets, visit the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival official website

Before you head out to New Orleans, make sure to plan your stay with a little help from GAYOT's 72-hour guide

April 23
Paso Robles

10th Annual Earth Day Food and Wine Festival

Attendees enjoy wine at the Earth Day Food & Wine Festival

For the environmentally conscious, the Earth Day Food and Wine Festival is a great opportunity to support the initiative of the Vineyard Team. The Vineyard Team's goal is to encourage environmentally friendly farming practices while still upholding the quality of the grapes being cultivated. Live music is performed on a sound stage run on solar power, and all dishware, glasses and utensils are recycled. This year, the main event will take place in the Meadow at Castoro Cellars and feature tasty dishes served by local chefs. Participating wineries include Broken Earth Winery, Chronic Cellars and Niner Wine Estates.

To participate, call 805-466-2288 or visit the Earth Day Food and Wine Festival official website

April 22-24
Austin, TX

Austin Food + Wine Festival

Austin Food + Wine Festival

The culinary scene in Austin has been on the rise, and this annual festival highlights its growth into a culinary hotspot. Premier chefs conduct tastings and culinary demonstrations, and a hands-on grilling demo allows participants to cook up some delicious food of their own. Former guest chefs have included Rick Bayless and Ming Tsai, with sommeliers such as Vilma Mazaite. Experience Texan flavor during the Chef Showcase, where Austin chefs present their dishes, and enjoy a sumptuous outdoor dinner at Feast Under the Stars.

For more information, visit the Austin Food + Wine Festival official website

April 27

National Prime Rib Day

Know your meat! GAYOT breaks it down for National Prime Rib Day with a cheat-sheet for buying and cooking beef

April 27

International Sauvignon Blanc Day

Find the Best Sauvignon Blancs to celebrate this holiday with GAYOT's top rated selections.

April 28-May 1
Cancun, Riviera Maya, Mexico

Cancun-Riviera Maya Wine and Food Festival
Cancun-Riviera Maya Wine and Food Festival in Quintana Roo, Mexico, showcases 40 chefs and sommeliers from over ten countries

Escape to Cancun and enjoy a luxurious weekend of sumptuous fare and deliciously concocted wine and spirits. Over the course of the four-day event, guests can attend dinners, cooking classes, chef conferences, food, wine, and spirits tastings, and go on a celebrity yacht cruise. The fiesta is never-ending with distinguished chefs creating tasty fare, hosting events, and speaking at food seminars during the festival. The four-day getaway is the perfect opportunity to immerse in glamour and entertainment all weekend long.

For more information, visit the Cancun-Riviera Maya Wine and Food Festival official website

April 29-May 1
Napa, CA

Vineyard to Vintner

Vineyard to Vintner

The Vineyard to Vintner is a unique occasion to taste the fine wines the Stags Leap District has been producing for more than a century. The wineries that now populate the land produce some of the world's premium Cabernet Sauvignons, and guests can sample many of these at open houses. Attendees can enjoy tastings at Baldacci Family Vineyards, Clos Du Val and Lindstrom Wines, to name a few. Library dinners hosted by select wine producers allow guests to partake in delicious victuals and sample vintners' wine favorites from their personal cellars.

For more event information, visit the Vineyard to Vintner official website

April 27

14th Annual Spam Jam Festival

Everybody loves spam, even this adorable pup who was in attendance last year at the Annual Waikiki Spam Jam Festival

Of all the things you can do in Oahu, attending the Waikiki Spam Jam Festival is by far the best choice! It is the most highly attended event of the year as locals and tourists come together to celebrate SPAM — a Hawaiian favorite.

For more information about the event or to purchase tickets, visit the Spam Jam Festival official website

And make sure to check out some of Oahu's other attractions while you're on the island by reading up on GAYOT's Hawaii 101 Travel Guide

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