April 2018 Sporting Events Calendar

April is an absolutely tremendous month for sports. Spring is a wonderful time of the year as it, but the amount of great sports to watch makes it even better.

This is the month of The Masters, golf’s greatest event. You also have Wrestlemania which is WWE’s greatest event. This year will feature the debut of Ronda Rousey as a pro-wrestler and that will be great to see. You also have Champions League action, MLB in full swing, Davis Cup, NASCAR and tons of other stuff.

Oh, and the NBA and NHL regular seasons end in April meaning that the PLAYOFFS(!) will be in full swing this month as well. There is just so much great stuff this month that I feel bad for the other months of the year.

A complete look at the April 2018 calendar is below.


Opening Day took place on March 29th, but many teams still have their home openers during the first week of April. The first month of baseball sets the tone for the rest of the season and there will be plenty of action to watch in April..


PLAYOFFS! The regular season ends on April 11th and the playoffs begin on April 14th. The first round will be a bit over two weeks with the Conference Semifinals beginning on April 30th.


April 7th: Erislandy Lara vs. Jarrett Hurd
April 14th: Terence Crawford vs. Jeff Horn
April 21st: Adrien Broner vs. Omar Figueroa


April 1st: Women’s T20 tri-series; England vs. India
April 3rd: Women’s T20 tri-series final
April 13th: County Championship season starts


April 13th-15th: German Darts Open
April 20th-22nd: Austrian Darts Open


Draft time! The 2018 NFL Draft takes place from Dallas on April 26-28th. The Cleveland Browns will be picking #1 and #4 in this draft. The Giants and Colts pick two and three with the Broncos picking fifth.


The Masters – April 5th-8th
RBC Heritage – April 12th-15th
Valero Texas Open – April 19th-22nd
Zurich Classic of New Orleans – April 26th-29th

LOTTE Championship – April 11th-14th
HUGEL-JTBC LA Open – April 19th-22nd
TBA at Lake Merced Golf Club – April 26th-29th

European Tour:
Open de Espana – April 12th-15th
Trophee Hassan II – April 19th-22nd
Volvo China Open – April 26th-29th

PGA Champions Tour:
Mitsubishi Electric Classic – April 13th-15th
Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge – April 20th-22nd


Playoffs! The first day of the Stanley Cup Playoffs start on April 11th, 2018.

Horse Racing:

Grand National at Aintree

Mixed Martial Arts:

April 6th: Bellator 196: Gallagher vs. Borics
April 7th: UFC 223: Ferguson vs. Nurmagomedov
April 13th: Bellator 197: Primus vs. Chandler 2
April 14th: UFC on FOX 29
April 21st: UFC Fight Night: Atlantic City
April 28th: Bellator 198: Fedor vs. Mir

Motor Sports:

April 2nd: NASCAR STP 500
April 9th: NASCAR O’Reilly Auto Parts 500
April 15th: Formula 1: Chinese Grand Prix
April 24th: NASCAR Food City 500
April 28th: Formula E: Paris E-Prix
April 29th: Formula 1: Azerbaijan Grand Prix
April 30th: NASCAR Toyota Owners 400


April 21-22: Rugby union – European Champions Cup semi-finals
April 21-22: Rugby league – Challenge Cup 5th round


The 2018 World Snooker Championship (Triple Crown #3) begins on April 21st and runs through May 7th.


April 3-4: Champions League quarterfinal first legs
April 5: Europa League quarterfinal first legs
April 5: Wormen’s World Cup qualifier: Switzerland vs. Scotland
April 6: Women’s World cup qualifier: England vs. Wales
April 6: Women’s World cup qualifier: Netherlands vs. Northern Ireland
April 8: Checkatrade Trophy final
April 10-11: Champions League quarterfinal second legs
April 10: Women’s World Cup qualifier: Bosnia & Herzegovina vs. England
April 10: Women’s World Cup qualifier: Nortern Ireland vs. Norway
April 10: Women’s World Cup qualifier: Scotland vs. Poland
April 12: Europa League quarterfinal second legs
April 14-15: Scottish Cup semi-finals
April 21-22: FA Cup semi-finals
April 21-22: Women’s Champions League semifinals first legs
April 24-25: Champions League semifinals first legs
April 26: Europa League semifinals first legs
April 28-29: Women’s Champions League semifinal second legs


April 6-8: Davis Cup quarterfinals
April 21-29: WTA Premier 2018 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix


It’s Wrestlemania time! The WWE’s biggest event of the year takes place in New Orleans, Louisiana on April 8th from the Super Dome. This will be the 34th edition of the event and will be headlined by Ronda Rousey making her WWE in-ring debut.