Great curb appeal and a fantastic backyard or patio that shines for prospective buyers are still important in today’s hot real estate market. But what do you do if you won’t be living in the house while it’s listed? Who is going to weed, water and maintain that garden?

One thing that some of my clients often want to do when “staging” their garden is put in items that need a lot of care and water. While this is doable if you’re living in the home and have the time to tend to them, it’s not necessarily the best choice for a vacant home.

Instead, my suggestion is always succulents – preferably in containers. Succulents don’t require a lot of care and, if you choose to do a tapestry of succulent cuttings, they’ll slowly grow in and won’t need water for at least two weeks (and then only minimally.)

The photos above are examples of a tapestry hanging basket I did for a client and some containers that I created for another. Most of the cuttings were from my own garden or ones that I traded at Succulent Swap tables that I belong to on Facebook. I did purchase one of the succulent drop-in bowls at The Home Depot for the large imitation wine barrel, but discovered after the fact that I could have gotten it for little less at Walmart. I also purchased a Kalanchoe and an Echeveria, bringing my total spend to about $50. You can also watch Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace for people who are getting rid of extra succulents they have.

When creating your tapestry, you’ll want to have something tall – like a plant or an object – that’s the focus of the arrangement (a thriller) and a plant that cascades (a spiller) over the side. I like to include things like grouped flagstone, driftwood, or ceramic birds, bunnies, wood houses, etc. nestled into the arrangement to give the container visual interest. 

This video from Laura Eubanks of Design for Serenity helps illustrate the process. Note: larger containers need soil – doesn’t matter what kind. I never purchase cactus/succulent soil as it’s way too heavy once you put it in a container and moving heavy containers is no fun!

This clip shows great container curb appeal, plus there’s an awesome giggle at the end (because we all need a good giggle these days.)

Do you have a yard with a lot of visible dirt? Try mulch. It gives a nice uniform look to the garden space and you can add color by placing succulent-filled containers that give the eye something to land on. I also recommend at least 4-6 inches of mulch so the thickness can help suppress weeds from getting through. You can get free or almost-free mulch from Agriservice or Miramar where you can fill up buckets to bring home. You can also purchase it for approximately $25-$45 per yard, or you can buy bags if you don’t have a large space. I have found walking bark that is the consistency of the finest mulch at Grangetto’s in Escondido. 

I would love to see photos of your succulents if you attempt your own tapestry!

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5th Ave Arts Festival | Apr. 24-May 3
A celebration of the rich cultural Heritage of a Historic African American Community, using the arts and other activities. This year will be virtual event and all vendor and artist “booths” will be free. The festival began in the summer of 1979 when group University of Florida students and community residents joined together to organize an event to share and promote the rich cultural history of the Fifth Avenue/Seminary Lane community.
www.culturalartscoalition.org

Micheaux Film Festival | Apr. 26-May 2
A multicultural film festival that showcases and celebrates diverse representation in the entertainment landscape, while cultivating a community that gives artists an opportunity to tell their unique stories. In addition to the screening content, filmmakers and attendees had access to networking mixers, Q&A panels, and several Master Class workshops.
https://filmfreeway.com/TheMicheauxFilmFestival

Spring Quilt Festival Online | Apr. 28-May 1
Virtual show-goers will view competition quilts as well as quilts in special exhibits , shop the Merchants Mall vendors online, and take virtual, interactive workshops from the comfort of home. Returning for SQF Online, quilters may enter the Visuals #4 Quilt Competition Online.
www.quiltfest.com

OhioDance Virtual Festival | Apr. 30-May 2
Rebuilding Legacy: Inclusivity and Equity in dance. Guest artist will be Los Angeles Choreographer, James Gregg. Throughout the weekend there will be performances, films, dance sessions and demonstrations.
www.ohiodance.org

The Festival of Literary Diversity | May 1-15
Canada’s first festival devoted to the work of marginalized and underrepresented authors and storytellers. A festival pass allows users to access forty live virtual events from May 1-15 on a virtual platform that includes opportunities to chat with other guests, vendors, and authors, as well as opportunities to earn fantastic book-ish products on the virtual Leaderboard. Recordings from all of the festival events, including a special library of pre-recorded events from festival partners, will be available to watch and re-watch until the end of the month.
www.thefoldcanada.org

Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration | May 2
Recognizing Seattles strong ties with Asia and the contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in our region through culturally-influenced music and dance and a celebrity hum bow eating contest.
www.seattlecenter.com

Duluth Homegrown Music Festival | May 2-9
An annual community celebration of the original and diverse music of Duluth, Minn. and its surrounding communities. What started in 1999 with five acts has matured in its 22nd year to an eight-day community-wide local music, arts and cultural extravaganza.
www.duluthhomegrown.org

Iowa New Play Festival | May 3-7
Join our annual week-long festival of new work written by MFA and undergraduate playwrights. Four full productions and daily staged readings are presented to audiences that include visiting professional writers, dramaturgs, directors, producers, theatre lovers, and new play enthusiasts.
https://theatre.uiowa.edu

Crosscut Festival | May 3-8
Festival programming will include a week of virtual conversations available online and select sessions will be broadcast on KCTS. Speakers from across the nation and around the region will join us to consider issues in politics, social justice, the economy, science, the environment, and the arts.
https://festival.crosscut.com

Oklahoma Virtual Technology Festival | May 4
Will offer an opportunity for Developmental Disabilities Services staff, providers, families and self-advocates to learn about emerging remote support services. The event will highlight technology solutions and supports for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
https://okddc.ok.gov

Pittsburgh Virtual Fringe | May 6-9
An all-out, no-holds-barred, inclusive multi-disciplinary performing arts festival featuring international, national and local artists. The festival will showcase theater (physical, street, musical), comedy, visual arts, puppetry, family entertainment, music, dance, spoken word, opera, poetry, literature and shows we havent even thought of yet!
www.pittsburghfringe.org

Milwaukee Film Festival | May 6-20
Nightly talk show-style conversations with filmmakers, in-depth panels, and more. A pass provides you with the chance to access all Festival films and virtual events through our virtual platform! Passes will offer access to all virtual film content.
www.mkefilm.org/festival

Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival | May 14-16
Search the artists’ booths for hidden prizes in our virtual scavenger hunt. Visit the Leon Theodore Schools Exhibit displaying amazing works of art by Central Florida elementary, middle and high school students. Participate in virtual art projects at the Children’s Workshop with thirteen local museums and learning centers participating. Watch demonstrations and live chat with favorite artists.
www.wpsaf.org

West Valley Island Cultural Festival | May 15
A multicultural festival that celebrates music and dance performances and considers the earth a big island surrounded by water. The festival features Arizona’s finest instructors, guest artists from outside of Arizona, educational workshops, as well as the best local food vendors. The festival embraces other dance styles from around the world. Includes beginners, amateurs, and professional performers; giving all the chance for performance opportunities. Live streamed online on Zoom, Facebook, and YouTube.
www.wvislandculturalfest.com

NewFilmmakers Los Angeles Monthly Film Festival | May 15
InFocus: Asian Cinema program, spotlighting and celebrating Asian filmmakers and stories from around the world across two shorts programs featuring work by emerging Asian and Asian-American directors. The day’s programming also includes an eclectic collection of “Spring Shorts,” from NFMLA’s ongoing selection. Each screening will take place virtually and will be followed by a live Q&A via Zoom.
www.newfilmmakersla.com

Wild & Scenic Film Festival | May 21
Its s the largest film festival of its kind, showcasing the best and brightest in environmental and adventure films, and inspiring a love of nature. Those who register will enjoy a two-hour film program that will air live at 7pm, and can be watched at any time, on demand through midnight Sunday, May 23rd. Festival viewers can expect to see award-winning environmentally inspired short films, and have the opportunity to learn more about POST and Midpen’s work here on the Peninsula and in the South Bay.
www.openspacetrust.org

Grauzone Festival | May 21-22
Exclusive live performances from some of the best-known and unknown-acts in the scene, interviews, art, unseen archive footage throughout Grauzone’s history and more! This online edition will be freely accessible worldwide.
www.grauzonefestival.nl

Canal Town Virtual Book Fest | May 22
The Tuscarawas Valley’s largest author fair is coming your way, this time virtually. Regional authors will be coming together on Facebook and Zoom for a day of fellowship, panel discussions, and giveaways. Don’t miss this great opportunity to connect with authors and learn about writing.
www.doverlibrary.org

Central Ohio Folk Festival | May 22
A unique, engaging, and interactive experience with something for everyone, including the kids! Virtually broadcast Main Stage features an eclectic range of roots music: folk, bluegrass, old-time, Americana and more. Other festival events include: 7 interactive music workshops covering instruments such as the ukulele, guitar, banjo and old-time fiddle and multiple hours of interactive children’s programming, including crafts.
www.columbusfolkmusicsociety.org

The Maryland Iron Festival | May 22-23
The festival will commemorate the state as a center for the craft of ironmaking and explore the contributions of ironmaking sites from across Maryland and Pennsylvania. The festival will feature traditional blacksmithing, period music, traditional food preparation demonstrations, garden and trail tours, artisan demonstrations, children’s activities, fascinating archaeology talks about the amazing discoveries at Catoctin Furnace, and more. There will be some Live and Interactive Sessions!
www.catoctinfurnace.org

Palm Springs Bachata and Salsa Festival | May 22-23
13+ worshops via Zoom. Artists confirmed: Karel Flores (NY), Fausto Felix (NY), Michelle Morales (NY), Sammy El Magico (Paris), Erica Reyna (LA), Ernesto Lopez (MX), Desiree Valenzuela (MX), and many more!
www.palmspringsbachatafestival.com

Florida Folk Festival | May 28-30
A three-day celebration of the music, dance, stories, crafts and food that make Florida unique. The festival will be held virtually, on YouTube and our social media channels. The public is invited to watch the best of Florida’s music, art and more on these digital platforms. From Irish fiddle tunes, techno contra dancing and chocolate covered Key Lime pie, to the wide varieties of music brought by immigrants, the states cultural heritage reflects the lives of generations of Florida families and communities.
www.floridastateparks.org/FloridaFolkFestival

HowTheLightGetsIn | May 29
Streaming live across the world, join us for a day of free-thinking events at the boundaries of thought. Meet leading thinkers in groundbreaking debates in a unique virtual reality site. Join live discussions with an eclectic mix of philosophers, scientists, politicians and writers. Watch hundreds of talks and debates from previous HowTheLightGetsIn festivals. Take insightful educational courses from thinkers at the top of their fields.
www.howthelightgetsin.org

Northwest Folklife Festival | May 28-31
The festival takes place virtually on Memorial Day weekend on nwfolklife.org, Facebook, and Twitch! Since 1972, Northwest Folklife has been deeply committed to celebrating the diversity of our Northwest communities and demystifying our differences together, under one roof. Our work centers on preserving cultural arts, bridging connections to heritage and identity, and cultivating the living, evolving traditions of the Pacific Northwest.
www.nwfolklife.org

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National Cherry Blossom Festival | Through Apr. 11
Designed to incorporate both virtual and personal experiences, the Festival programs can be enjoyed by both residents and visitors to the Washington, DC area and fans from afar.
www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org

Virtual Hapalua Festival | Apr. 1-30
The Hapalua is the largest half marathon in Hawaii, organized by the Honolulu Marathon Association. Run or walk 5k, 10k or the Hapalua half-marathon. You can do one, two or all three distances! We usually start on the beach in Waikiki, but this year you can start and finish your race anywhere in the world!
https://virtual.thehapalua.com

Oxford Virtual Film Festival | Apr. 1-30
The Oxford Film Festival celebrates the art of independent cinema. Through year-round programming, the festival works to encourage filmmaking in Oxford and north Mississippi as part of the global film community, while cultivating audience appreciation of cinema through screenings, workshops and educational programs that culminate in the annual festival.
www.oxfordfilmfest.com

The International Hope Music Festival | Apr. 3-4
This unique festival is one of the biggest in the world. In this event we have over 18 Artists who will perform for you, so spread the word and join this truly global event together with your international friends.
https://ladolcevita.events

Cleveland International Film Festival | Apr. 7-20
We promote artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition to enrich the life of the community. In other words, we present the newest and best films from around the world, and we do everything in our power to make sure that our audience learns something along the way.
www.clevelandfilm.org

Seattle International Film Festival | Apr. 8-18
SIFFs mission is to create experiences that bring people together to discover extraordinary films from around the world. It is through the art of cinema that we foster a community that is more informed, aware, and alive.
www.siff.net

Austin International Poetry Festival | Apr. 9-10
Poets from around the world, country and all of Texas gather for four days of virtual performances, readings and workshops during the Austin International Poetry Festival. AIPF provides an inclusive, diverse, multi-generational environment welcoming the broadest possible audience of poets and non-poets alike in appreciation of the spoken and written word.
www.aipf.org

San Antonio Book Festival | Apr. 9-11
We will be using an online platform called Accelevents to run the festival, which will allow us to offer book clubs, groups of friends, and classes the opportunity to chat privately among themselves during an event. There will be also a “networking” capability to mimic the in-person festival, where attendees can meet one another and talk about which events they’re attending and enjoying.
www.sabookfestival.org

Sum of Us Virtual Festival | Apr. 9-11
The First Ever Wellness Festival for Womxn, Trans, and Gender Non-Conforming Folx. Whether it’s in the form of a live fest, virtual fest, or weekly healing sessions we are still producing our mission: to evolve the womEns, trans, and GNC communities through wellness, education, and authenticity.
www.sumofusfest.com

Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival | Apr. 9-11
Underscoring the deep friendship between Seattle and Japan as it honors the renewal of life with springtime cherry blossoms, booming Taiko drums, contemporary Japanese arts and a traditional tea ceremony.
www.seattlecenter.com

BAM Festival | Apr. 10
BAM Festival, a books, art, and music convention for authors, illustrators, and performers who write for children and young adults, provides a county-wide literary experience bringing together authors, teachers, students, families and the community to share their love of books.
www.bamwpb.org

Locals Air Fest | Apr. 10-11
An online festival on IG Live! It’s about bringing locals together to celebrate art, music, food, and culture. At Locals, we value community, sustainability, and creativity! We are also giving back to the community with your help! 100% of proceeds will be donated to One Tree Planted. $1 = 1 tree planted.
www.localsfestival.com

Virtual Fay B. Kaigler Childrens Book Festival | Apr. 12-16
We are honored to celebrate Andrea Davis Pinkney as this years 2021 Southern Miss Medallion winner! We have lots of other incredible keynote and workshop offerings as well, with all sessions featuring live captioning.
www.usm.edu

Sun Valley Film Festival | Apr. 14-18
SVFF supports independent film and the magic of storytelling. It’s mission to celebrate and award filmmakers who are established and emerging has earned the Festival accolades by the film industry, film festival goers, film lovers, and filmmakers. Though things look a little different this year, it doesn’t mean the party has to end. Get cozy and get ready to stream emerging voices and inspiring visionaries right from the comfort of your own living room.
www.sunvalleyfilmfestival.org

American Youth Circus Festival | Apr. 17-18
Online activities will include workshops, social events, youth-led activities, and more. Meet other circus youth from all over, learn interesting and useful skills, discover new things, and geek out about everything circus-related!
www.americanyouthcircus.org

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books | Apr. 17-23
Since 1996, The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books has gathered writers, poets, artists, filmmakers, musicians and emerging storytellers. Now in its 25th year, it is the largest event of its kind in the United States.
https://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks

Festival International de Louisiane | Apr. 21-24
We will take the 2020 Virtual Fest structure to the next level by combining live/immersive experiences in Downtown Lafayette, plus community-centered components to create an unforgettable event. Festival International will once again put the talent of Lafayette onto a global virtual stage combined with some of the finest talent from around the world, while also sharing memories of past festivals.
www.festivalinternational.org

Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival | Apr. 22-24
Three days dedicated to stepping into climate leadership. Join in on conversations with climate leaders, get into the groove with musical performances and art contests, build community and connect with eco-minded exhibitors, and learn how you can lean into climate action at this urgent moment.
www.sbearthday.org

FitnessFest | Apr. 22-25
Workouts and training from top notch industry leaders. Recordings available post event. Workshops and seminars on active aging. Marketing strategies and business tips that work. Holistic nutrition and cutting-edge therapies for optimal wellness. Best practices for virtual workouts. Inspiring and motivating keynotes. Network and mingle with your peers online. And so much more!
www.fitnessfest.org/2021conference

Living Earth Virtual Festival | Apr. 23-26
In celebration of Earth Day, the National Museum of the American Indian’s annual Living Earth Festival will be available on demand over four days. Living Earth brings together Native innovators and practitioners dedicated to using Indigenous knowledge to protect and sustain the environment. Through cooking demonstrations, conversations and film screenings, this year’s festival explores agriculture trends, innovations and sustainability in Indigenous communities and Native-owned businesses.
www.si.edu

5th Ave Arts Festival | Apr. 24-May 3
A celebration of the rich cultural Heritage of a Historic African American Community, using the arts and other activities. This year will be virtual event and all vendor and artist “booths” will be free. The festival began in the summer of 1979 when group University of Florida students and community residents joined together to organize an event to share and promote the rich cultural history of the Fifth Avenue/Seminary Lane community.
www.culturalartscoalition.org

Micheaux Film Festival | Apr. 26-May 2
A multicultural film festival that showcases and celebrates diverse representation in the entertainment landscape, while cultivating a community that gives artists an opportunity to tell their unique stories. In addition to the screening content, filmmakers and attendees had access to networking mixers, Q&A panels, and several Master Class workshops.
www.filmfreeway.com/TheMicheauxFilmFestival

Take Back The Night Global Virtual Event | Apr. 29
Survivor stories, poetry, authors, activists, and special guests! The Take Back the Night Foundations mission as a charitable 501(c)(3) Foundation is to end sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual abuse and all other forms of sexual violence. We serve to create safe communities and respectful relationships through awareness events and initiatives.
www.takebackthenight.org

Phillys All City Jazz Festival | Apr. 30
An all-day virtual event, featuring student performances and Masterclasses led by Philly POPS and Philly POPS Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia artists. Students, parents, and the public will be invited to tune into the virtual performances. The program includes the All-City Jazz Showcase, presenting the most accomplished jazz students of the School District of Philadelphia.
www.phillypops.org

OhioDance Virtual Festival | Apr. 30-May 2
Rebuilding Legacy: Inclusivity and Equity in dance. Guest artist will be Los Angeles Choreographer, James Gregg. Throughout the weekend there will be performances, films, dance sessions and demonstrations.
www.artsinohio.com

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Nevermore Virtual Film Festival | Feb. 26-Mar. 4
For the 22nd year, Carolina Theatre of Durham is presenting the Nevermore Film Festival, a juried competition festival that presents brand-new feature and short films with an emphasis on horror, science fiction, dark fantasy, animation, and mystery/thrillers from around the world.
www.carolinatheatre.org

Southwest Florida Reading Festival | Mar. 1-13
This free annual Festival incites a passion for reading. Renew your interest in reading as the Festival authors are announced. Hear an author speak at the Festival and get inspired to borrow or buy the book, maybe even to write one of your own!
www.readfest.org

Climate Action Film Festival | Mar. 2-12
Brings together activists, filmmakers, and communities to witness and celebrate stories of climate action. CAFF’s mission is to amplify voices and inspire further action in addressing the climate crisis, locally and beyond.
www.suncommon.com

Las Cruces International Film Festival | Mar. 3-7
Presented by New Mexico State University and Visit Las Cruces. With over 100 fantastic movies, this year’s festival will be one of our best. We have partnered with Film Festival Flix, one of the leading film festival virtual channels.
www.lascrucesfilmfest.com

Winter Party Festival | Mar. 4-6
An annual, week-long celebration of music, dance, and community, produced to raise critical funds for the LGBTQ community. In 2021 we present an exclusive virtual experience!
www.winterparty.com

Oregon Chocolate Festival | Mar. 5
Online fun and educational demonstrations, exciting chocolate pairings with wine, cheese and beer, seminars and chocolate production behind the scenes.
www.oregonchocolatefestival.com

Sanibel Shell Festival | Mar. 5-6
It will be a blast with educational and entertaining videos, a shell photo contest, DIY shell projects, door prizes and more! With lots of social media exposure, we think it will attract a global audience of fellow shell enthusiasts like yourselves.
www.sanibelshellclub.com

Festival of the Arts Boca | Mar. 5-14
We are still bringing to you some of the worlds finest performers and artists, authors and thinkers, but this year all events are virtual, and all events are free!
www.festivalboca.org

24 Hour Virtual Theatre Festival | Mar. 6
This is a unique theatre event where short plays are student conceived, written, directed, cast, staged and performed all within an 18 hour time frame.
www.nphstheatre.org

North Texas Irish Festival | Mar. 6
Special events will include 6 concurrent livestreams of music, dancing, storytelling, cooking, dogs, horses and more. Plus, a live all-day broadcast of music and bands from Ireland.
www.ntif.org

Gasparilla Festival of the Arts | Mar. 6-7
The virtual festival will be hosted utilizing the interactive online tool, Eventeny. This platform will allow participants to view a live stream of entertainment throughout the weekend and let juried artists showcase their work to the public via online booths. We are also planning to offer other virtual components such as children’s activities, art demonstrations, and more.
www.gasparillaarts.com

Tucson Festival of Books | Mar. 6-7
The Tucson Festival of Books is a community-wide celebration of literature. Offered free-of-charge, the festival exists to improve literacy rates among children and adults. Proceeds that remain after festival expenses have been paid are contributed to local literacy programs.
www.tucsonfestivalofbooks.org

World Vibe Festival | Mar. 6-8
Global music and art festival. Connect with artists from around the world in shared moments of art, music, and community.
https://worldvibefest.com

The Rising Festival | Mar. 6-10
The festival will be virtual, supporting women to find their balance, wellness and full potential amidst the challenges of living through a global pandemic. Celebrating the 2021 International Women’s Day theme of #ChooseToChallenge, the Festival brings inspiring, globally renowned speakers, a multi-day mentorship program, engaging workshops and a masterclass series direct to your device.
www.therisingnetwork.com

Mozilla Festival | Mar. 7
MozFest is a unique hybrid: part art, tech and society convening, part maker festival, and the premiere gathering for activists in diverse global movements fighting for a more humane digital world.
www.mozillafestival.org/en

International Yoga Festival | Mar. 7-13
IYF’s program includes over 70 hours of Yoga classes from world class Yoga teachers, plus evening discussions with some of India’s leading spiritual leaders.
www.internationalyogafestival.org

The Envision Film Festival | Mar. 11-12
Honors aspiring filmmakers whose visual storytelling explores the range of human experience with hopeful vision, artistry, truthfulness and integrity.
www.envisionfilmfestival.com

Forward Festival Munich | Mar. 12-13
Forward Festival 2021 is all about the transformation of society through digitization in the creative scene. It raises questions about the virtualization of our lives and our work, especially during the “new normal”. Forward Festival wants to be an eye opener to the striking aspects of digitization applied to design, creativity and communication.
https://forward-festival.com/munich

BreathLyfe Festival: Virtual Multistyle Yoga Festival | Mar. 12-15
In the 3-day workshops and seminars, you have the opportunity to embrace the vivid style of yoga, to explore life through yogic lifestyle and uncover the secrets of how to do yoga business online and to deliver your knowledge in a proper way. The festival has unique content that covers not only topics related to yoga but also Ayurveda and yogic cooking.

Irish Festival Seattle | Mar. 13-14
Highlighting the Irish heritage of the Pacific Northwest with traditional music, step-dancing, art exhibits, genealogy workshops and Celtic handcrafts.
www.seattlecenter.com

Virginia Festival of the Book | Mar. 13-26
A program of Virginia Humanities, the Virginia Festival of the Book brings together writers and readers to promote and celebrate books, reading, literacy, and literary culture every March.
www.vabook.org

The Winter Park Sidewalk Art | Mar. 15-31
The Festival features a wide variety of fine arts and crafts in the following categories: clay, digital art, drawings & pastels, fiber-glass, graphics & printmaking, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media 2D, mixed media 3D, painting, photography, sculpture, watercolor and wood, along with a special category for Emerging Artists.
www.wpsaf.org

SXSW Music Film Interactive | Mar. 16-21
SXSW Festivals offer a unique opportunity to explore the worlds of Film, Music, and Comedy with parties, awards, screenings, and showcases. Includes keynotes, Conference sessions, Music Festival showcases, Film Festival screenings, world-class networking, and the unexpected discoveries that are always a part of SXSW.
www.sxsw.com

Environmentalist Film Festival | Mar. 18-28
The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital (DCEFF) is the world’s premier showcase of environmentally themed films since 1993.
www.dceff.org

Doko Virtual Film Fest | Mar. 20-21
High school age film makers, from the across the USA and Beyond, stimulating and entertaining a live audience with their visual story telling art. Its a place where the film makers interact with the audience and other film makers to explain their films, to receive reaction and comment on their work. At the end of the Film Fest, awards will go to the best film in each film category as well as the best Doko Film Fest film.
www.dokofilmfest.com

National Cherry Blossom Festival | Mar. 20-Apr. 11
Designed to incorporate both virtual and personal experiences, the Festival programs can be enjoyed by both residents and visitors to the Washington, DC area and fans from afar.
www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org

Festival of Marketing | Mar. 23-25
Over three days, you will hear from some of the most innovative marketing organizations and insightful marketing thought leaders. Expect a mix of provocative, practical and punchy sessions that will provide practical guidance on everyday challenges.
www.festivalofmarketing.com

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Sundance Film Festival | Jan. 28-Feb. 3
Despite the challenges this year has brought, nothing could stop us from celebrating independent film, visionary artists, unique perspectives, and you, our adventurous audiences. So, for the first time ever, we are bringing the festival to you-both online and in the real world across the US and beyond.
https://festival.sundance.org

Goteborg Film Festival | Jan. 29-Feb. 8
The largest film festival in the Nordic countries. Each year the festival’s program group travels around the world to track down choice films to bring back to Goteborg. During the eleven-day festival, there will still be a great banquet serving audiences nearly 50 films with premiere screenings every night.
https://goteborgfilmfestival.se/en

Art Festival Beth-El Virtual Show | Jan. 30-Feb. 7
An invitational, judged, indoor and outdoor exhibit and sale of original artwork including painting, photography, mixed media, glass, sculpture, metal, wood, ceramics, and jewelry.
www.artfestivalbethel.com

Hoggetowne Medieval Festival | Jan. 30-31 & Feb. 6-7
Guests can safely shop the medieval marketplace, watch performances and demonstrations, play along in the interactive quest, and engage with characters during live shows.
https://hoggetownefaire.weebly.com

SCAD aTVfest | Feb. 4-6
The Savannah College of Art and Design’s annual TV festival is going entirely virtual for its next edition, with screenings, panels, awards, and more. SCAD aTVfest is the longest running of the SCADFILM festivals and an international event celebrating the latest in design, creativity, and innovation in tv and media.
www.atvfest.com

Mountainfilm Documentary Film Festival | Feb. 4-7
Spruce Peak Arts in Stowe, VT will host a virtual screening of Mountainfilm on Tour with an inspiring program of films that explore themes connected to Mountainfilm’s mission of using the power of film, art and ideas to inspire a better world.
www.mountainfilm.org

ArtFest Fort Myers | Feb. 6-7
Our virtual show will run alongside our regular show. You can now also shop from our artists from our website from the comfort of your home. Whether you’re a new or experienced art lover, you’ll find something wonderful to add to your personal collection.
www.artfestfortmyers.com

Pop Up Video Virtual Film Festival | Feb. 7
A virtual short film fest hosted in Columbus, GA. PUVFF aims to support, highlight, and celebrate filmmakers from the local to the international short film scene. We cater to the budding filmmaker. These talented folks deserve a platform to tell their stories and a connection to our indigenous local and regional film industry community.
www.popuptowncolumbus.com

Orchestra Week | Feb. 7-13
Luther College Music Department Online Orchestra. We will feature a series of videos on our YouTube channel to highlight the string opportunities available at Luther College in Iowa.
www.luther.edu

Boston Science Fiction Film Festival | Feb. 10-15
The Festival features festival films, panels, and our signature event THE MARATHON. All films will be in high quality HD. The Marathon runs for 24 straight hours. Think of it as the original binge view. It’s been happening for 46 years. It starts at noon on Sunday Feb 14 and ends 24 hours later.
www.bostonscifi.com

Aspen Music Festival and School | Feb. 11-12, 18 & 25
One of the top classical music festivals in the United States, noted both for its concert programming and its musical training of mostly young-adult music students.
www.aspenmusicfestival.com

Tet in Seattle | Feb. 12-14
Inviting the community to a celebration of the lunar new year with lion dances, firecrackers, martial arts, dance and visual arts.
www.seattlecenter.com

Slamdance Film Festival | Feb. 12-25
Slamdance will screen 25 features and 107 shorts and episodics in a hybrid event. All films, Q&As, and panels will be available online, while drive-in screenings will be held in Joshua Tree and Los Angeles. It will also launch a new program, Unstoppable, a showcase for creators with disabilities.
www.slamdance.com

Beyond the Science Bazaar | Feb. 13
Our theme this year is “Discovery and Exploration”. Be prepared to listen, watch, build, draw, experiment, share, laugh and think. Meet our staff and students and learn new things – enjoying ‘science’ in the widest possible sense. This FREE event will be packed with exciting activities offering something for everyone.
www.brookes.ac.uk

Pan African Film Festival | Feb. 14-28
It is PAFFs goal to present and showcase the broad spectrum of Black creative works, particularly those that reinforce positive images and help destroy negative stereotypes. We believe film and art can lead to better understanding and foster communication between peoples of diverse cultures, races, and lifestyles, while at the same time serve as a vehicle to initiate dialogue on the important issues of our times.
https://signup.pafftv.com

Light of Day Canada 12 Virtual Festival | Feb. 19-20
2-day virtual festival that will feature great music, Parkinson’s and Cancer awareness, celebrity shout-outs and more! Light of Day Canada is committed to raising money through various events to distribute to Parkinson’s organization that support Parkinson’s research and care for Parkinson’s victims and families.
www.lightofdaycanada.com

Vancouver Int’l Mountain Film Festival | Feb. 19-28
Watch 45+ films about climbing, snow sports, the environment, mountain culture and adventure, and more! Join us to be inspired, entertained and connect virtually with our outdoor community.
www.vimff.org

FIVARS | Feb. 19-Mar. 2
Festival of International Virtual and Augmented Reality Stories. Showcases an expertly curated selection of immersive experiences from around the world, featuring many North American and World premieres. If you love movies, short films, animation, documentaries, culture, theatre, and the arts, or the strange and esoteric, you can now experience them in 4k resolution via your desktop web browser.
www.fivars.net

Iyengar Yoga Festival Miami | Feb. 20-21
Join our community for a virtual Iyengar Yoga experience. Eleven Teachers over two days. An amazing opportunity to connect and practice from the comfort of your home.
www.iyengaryogafestivalmiami.com

Riverside Dickens Festival | Feb. 20-21
We are going virtual this year! Celebrating the life and works of author Charles Dickens and his impact on society, our Dickens Fest is the brainchild of a small group of people who wanted to promote the cultural arts.
www.dickensfest.com

Soul Long Beach Yoga Festival | Feb. 20-21
Join us for a magical day exploring different types of yoga, calming meditation, Holistic healing, spoken word, spiritual music and so much more! This experience is for the beginning practitioner to the seasoned yogi.
www.soullongbeachyogafestival.com

LASP Virtual Guitar Festival and Competition | Feb. 20 & 27
The Latino Arts Strings Program is delighted to invite classical guitarists of all ages and enthusiasts of classical guitar music to the 8th Annual Latino Arts Strings Program (LASP) Guitar Festival and Youth Competition. Latino Arts, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) dedicated to bringing cultural awareness, artistic educational experiences, and high-quality programming to the Greater Milwaukee and southeastern Wisconsin community, featuring Hispanic artists from throughout the world.
www.latinoartsinc.org

Big Feb Fest | Feb. 21
A day-long virtual concert with a lineup of 26 bands from the United States, Chile, South Africa, and Norway on the Big Leap Collective Twitch channel, featuring very special guests Nelward, Paria, and Foxtails Brigade.
http://bit.ly/bigfebfest

Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival | Feb. 25-27
Music enthusiasts will have the opportunity to attend artist and educational workshops, perform and receive feedback from world-class artist educators, and view phenomenal concerts featuring live performances of present jazz stars and archival footage of past greats including Hamp himself.
www.uidaho.edu/class/jazzfest

Boolarra Folk Festival | Feb. 27
The format for the 2021 festival will stream live with selected musicians who have performed over the last 18 years, hosted by a special and well-known presenter. We look forward to using innovative ways to promote the market stall holders and community groups that have made been a major part of previous festivals.
www.boolarrafolkfestival.com.au

Los Angeles A Cappella Festival | Feb. 27-28
LAAF assembles some of the best performers in a cappella for educational classes, networking, scholastic competition, a professional showcase, and the live presentation of the A Cappella Video Awards. It brings together top industry professionals, scholastic a cappella groups, and fans in a unique celebration of the vocal arts.
www.casa.org/laaf

Bowers Museum Virtual Chinese New Year Festival | Feb. 28
Featuring performers, artmaking, and food recipes! Celebrate the year of the Ox with music, art, and dance. Live streamed on Facebook.
www.bowers.org

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