Ah, April. The flowers are blooming, the birds are singing, and the world comes back to life. While April is known for its rain, there are so many things to do, no matter the weather. From music and beer to biking, fishing, and everything in between, there is a lot to get curious about. Here are our top 10 things to do this month: a blend of outdoor adventures, cultural delights, and local charm in Berks County. 


Jazz Fest Piano Player

Photo Courtesy of Berks Jazz Fest

Berks Jazz Fest 

The annual Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest is presented by Berks Arts, a nonprofit organization located in Reading, PA. Berks Jazz Fest brings world-renowned jazz musicians to Berks County with dozens of concerts at various venues in the Greater Reading area. Additionally, dozens of free live music events featuring local and regional musicians occur in area clubs and restaurants throughout the festival.

For more than three decades, jazz enthusiasts have flocked to the Berks Jazz Fest to enjoy over 130 free and ticketed musical events spanning the entire spectrum of Jazz, Blues, Funk, Soul, R&B, and more.

The festival provides performance opportunities for emerging and established artists alike and showcases incredible and diverse talent to fans from all over the world. 



boys in baseball caps high five Screwball at a Fightin Phils game

Photo Courtesy of Fightin' Phils 


Opening Night at the Fightin' Phils 

It's time to get back to the ball field! We are so excited for the 2024 season at the Reading Fightin Phils. This year, the Phils are introducing Redner's Event Center, offering groups a new game-day vantage point and unique venue for corporate meetings, social events, tradeshows, and weddings. Bring the whole family out for opening night against the Portland Sea Dogs. 


Birdsboro fishing rodeo


Family Fishing Day 

Join Parks Staff and Rangers as they enjoy an evening of fishing fun! Learn how to tie fishing knots, try your hand at casting, and hear some fish tales! No experience or tackle necessary- no fishing license required. All rods, bait, and tackle will be provided. Program is FREE but registration is required.


Mountain bikers ride a gravel trail in Berks County

Bob McClennan 

Family Bike Hike 

During this special program, hit the trails with Berks nature! We'll take a bike ride along the Schuylkill River Trail and learn all about trail etiquette as well as the exceptional trail network that interlaces Berks County's mosaic of natural and urban environments. We will set a leisurely pace for this bike hike, but the route will traverse a few hills. This ride is not recommended for bikers who require training wheels.


Coming out of hibernation


Coming out of Hibernation 

Say goodbye to winter and welcome Spring on the Avenue in Boyertown. Explore local crafts, shops, live entertainment, and food to satisfy every appetite. Help the Mayor wake up Bearianne from her winter slumber. 


Renninger's Extravaganza


Renninger's Extravaganza 

Since 1975, Renninger's Antiques Extravaganza has been a meeting place for sellers and buyers to gather, sell, buy and trade antiques, collectibles, vintage and repurposed items among themselves and the public. Vendors set up under pavilions, tents and open-air stands in the fields.

Kutztown: April 26-27th, 9 AM- 4 PM  

Adamstown: April 28th, 5 AM- 4 PM 


Berks Family Fun Day


Berks Family Fun Day 

Berks County Parks and YMCA of Reading & Berks County presents a family fun day at the Heritage Center filled with activities.
A 5k fundraiser kickoff at 9am (pre-registration through Pretzel City Sports & RunSignUp) will be followed by a day of vendors, food trucks, a mac & cheese cookoff and pig roast, kids color run, and more starting at 11am!


Spring Iron Pour

Courtesy of GoggleWorks Center of the Arts 


Spring Iron Pour 

Join GoggleWorks and Albright College for the 7th Annual Spring Iron Pour. Don't miss the exciting display as 2,000 pounds of reclaimed scrap iron is heated to 3,000 degrees and poured into molds. Fire pits, s'mores, live music, food, and bar. Free admission and parking on-site.  


West Reading Craft Pretzel & Beer Fest


Craft Pretzel & Beer Fest 

Celebrate the rich heritage of Berks County through the art of pretzel-making, paired with tastings from the region's best craft breweries and love music. Local restaurants feature unique pretzel dishes. Tickets include a 5 oz tasting glass, three hours of unlimited tastings, and the best local pretzels. 


Cousins Maine at Clover Hill


Cousins Maine Lobster at Clover Hill Vineyards & Winery 

Lobster, tater tots, and wine...the best combination! Try it for yourself when Cousins Maine Lobster rolls into Clover Hill Vineyards & Winery (Robesonia, PA). Enjoy live music from Mike Noecker from 1-4pm.