They may be tiny, but apple blossoms carry big news: It’s spring! To celebrate, Sebastopol puts on a huge party—the Apple Blossom Festival, which will be held April 22–23. A parade at 10 a.m. on April 22 in downtown Sebastopol kicks off the event. Meanwhile, exhibits and blues music performers will pack Ives Park noon–6 p.m. on Saturday and noon–5 p.m. on Sunday. Hear the likes of the Tim Hurley Band, Faith McKenna, and Mark Hummel’s Golden State/Lone Star Revue with Anson Funderburgh while you browse through the work of local artists, find out about community resources, or just chow down on corn dogs and Hawaiian shaved ice. Tickets are $10–$12 per day; kids ages 10 and under get in free. There’s a discount for tickets purchased in advance at the Chamber of Commerce in Sebastopol. For more information, see appleblossomfest.com.