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Calendar of April Events in Boston


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The 2012 Boston Marathon takes place April 16.

Photo by Eric Wilbur
After our mild winter, spring came in with a little less fanfare this year, particularly after the weird hot and cold end to March we experienced. But April still signifies a major change in the seasons in Boston with Opening Day for the Red Sox, the Boston Marathon, and Easter highlighting the calendar, in addition to the wildly popular Bacon and Beer Festival. Here are some of the event highlights of the month of April in Boston. This family-friendly, entertaining show has thrilled audiences since 1974, and has visited Boston for more than two decades.
  • Bunny Bonanzoo
      April 7, 2012, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Free with zoo admission
Games, crafts, and the Easter Bunny await kids at the Stone Zoo in Stoneham. Whether you're in the mood for an elegant atmosphere or a festive family  environment, there are plenty of salivating options to consider for Easter  brunch in Boston. Make reservations in advance. 
  • Opening Day
    April 13, 2012, 2:05 p.m.
After suffering an epic collapse last season, the Sox open their 2012 Fenway home schedule with a series against the Tampa Bay Rays. Boston will open their season on the road in Detroit and Toronto. More than 60 brewers from New England and beyond will be at the Park Plaza Castle for three sessions of tastings. Celebrate Earth Day in Boston this spring by participating in one or more of these local events aimed at expanding environmental awareness. The 116th running of the world's oldest, annual marathon, when thousands of runners will take to the streets and run the famed route from Hopkinton to Boston. Click here for some of the best places to watch.  Elmo and his Sesame Street friends land at Agganis Arena for a show in which our furry friend participates in a "story of adventure and fun that teaches children they can be anyone, do anything and go anywhere with the power of imagination."
  • Boston Comic Con
    April 21-22, 2012, $20 single admission, $35 weekend admission
Boston's annual, animated get-together moves to the Hynes Convention Center for a weekend of discussing comics with artists and fellow enthusiasts. Tickets are also available at the door. It's bacon and beer. What's not to love? All proceeds benefit the local hunger relief organizations Lovin' Spoonfuls and Community Servings. Last year's events sold out, so be sure to grab tickets early.
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