The spring weather has arrived and with it are many exciting activities that are being held in and around Valdosta. This is the time of the year when people will want to gather with friends and family and experience everything that this area has to offer. Here are some of the upcoming events in and around Valdosta: The Great Ostrich Easter Egg Hunt – Wild Adventures is hosting their 5th annual Ostrich Easter Egg Hunt on March 31st and they will be hiding 10,001 eggs filled with goodies throughout the park. One of those eggs will hold the grand prize of two season passes to the park. First Friday – April 6th is the next First Friday event in Downtown Valdosta and everyone will love walking around and venturing into all the businesses, boutiques, restaurants, and galleries that are open for the evening. Little Texas at the All-Star Amphitheatre – Little Texas will hit the stage once again on April 7th at Wild Adventures Theme Park. They will perform hits from their past as well as songs from their latest album, “Young for a Long Time”. 2018 Customer Appreciation Burn Out – Classic cars, Jeeps, monster trucks, a Burn Out contest, and giveaways will all be part of the festivities here on April 7th. Spring into Art Opening Reception Gala – This evening gala will be held on April 9th to celebrate the opening of the new Spring into Art exhibition. The exhibit itself will be open from April 9th through June 6th. Lend Me a Tenor – This comical theatrical performance can be seen April 12th through the 14th and again April 19th through the 21st at the Dosta Playhouse. Sister Act the Musical – This musical is being performed at the Valdosta High School Performing Arts Center on April 12th through the 14th. 2018 Extravaganza – This is the 8th year that the largest collection of Holden based cars will be on display and this year’s event will be held April 13th through the 15th. In addition to the car show, there will be Auto-X and Drag Racing. BARC 2018 Underdog 5K – This race takes place on April 14th at Freedom Park and all proceeds go to BARC to help pay for the animals that they rescue every year. Anyone that does not want to run can enter as a “ghost runner” to show that they support this cause. Tiger Con – Tiger Con will take place April 14th through the 15th and there will be plenty of workshops, panels, games, dealers, and autograph sessions for everyone. Special guests from comic book, anime, cosplay, and video game industries will be showing up throughout the weekend. Auditions for The Real Princess and the Pea – April 16th and 17th are the dates that performers between the ages of eight and sixteen will want to show up at the Dosta Playhouse to try out for The Gingerbread Players production of The Real Princess and the Pea. Outdoor Family Movie Night – On April 21st, families and friends can gather behind the Historic Courthouse to watch a free movie. On this night, they will be showing “Finding Dory”. Lip Sync Battle 2018 – This is the second year for the Lip Sync Battle and all the proceeds from this April 21st event will benefit Operation WARMHEART. Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest – On April 21st, professional eaters will be at Wild Adventures to compete in this famous contest. The winners, one male and one female, will move onto the finals that are being held in New York City. The Great American Cleanup – April 21st is going to be a busy day in Valdosta with so many events taking place on what happens to be Earth Day. There are multiple cleanup sites that are looking for volunteers to assist with keeping Valdosta beautiful. Scotty McCreery – Scotty McCreery will arrive at Wild Adventures on May 5th to show everyone why he won season 10 of American Idol by singing all his hits. There are many more events taking place in and around Valdosta this spring, but this list should get everyone started as they fill their calendars with fun ideas to do together with their family and friends. Visit the full Valdosta Calendar of Events for other great activities.