San Antonio, Texas
There’s this little amateur basketball tournament called the Final Four hitting the Alamodome in April. Much like the Super Bowl, it’s more about the parties, events, and celebrities than it is about any actual sports, and often more fun to attend if you’re not actually going to the game, i.e., overpaying for nosebleed seats in a converted football arena.
April also brings the annual Fiesta from April 19-29, which, if you learned three words of Spanish, you can guess means “big party with a rowdy parade.” The event honors the heroes of the Alamo, but has morphed into a citywide event with a Fiesta King and Queen, chicken on a stick, and colorful costumes. Beyond that, San Antonio also celebrates its tricentennial this year, as well as the 50th anniversary of the World’s Fair from April 6-8.