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By: Maria King
Date: May 22, 2016
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May 22, 2016

May 27, 2016 - May 30, 2016
Since 1986, 150 free performances, superb arts and crafts with 100 artists, children's art activities, 8 music festivals, 3 stages and 20 great food vendors at one of the regions premier festivals. The Mayfair Village will be located in the grounds around Ag Hall at the Allentown Fairgounds.
50,000 Attendees
May 28, 2016 - May 29, 2016
Since 1989, a display of military and vintage aircraft both on and off the ground, plus other entertainment and food. A great educational experience for all ages. See the USN F-18 Super Hornet TAC Demo Canadian Forces F-18 Hornet TAC Demo WWII DeHavilland Vampire Jet Areobatic Demo US Army Golden Knights Parachute Team Canadian Forces Skyhawks Parachute Team USN P-3 Orion and C-2 Greyhound USN Sea Dragon and Seahawk Helicopters USAF A-10 Thunderbolt II "Warthogs" (two) WWI JN4 Jenny and WWII Reno Air Racer T-6 and a variety of other military aircraft from WWI to current.
100,000+ Attendees
May 27, 2016 - May 30, 2016
Since 1974, We'll get this party started on Friday night, then start Saturday morning with a colorful parade along streets lined with music fans of all ages. Music will permeate Old Sac and the major downtown hotels. One of the great international jazz festivals with over 100 bands performing at over 3 dozen venues. Now presenting a full range of great music while still honoring our jazz tradition: BLUES, ROCK, JAZZ, DANCE BANDS. Parade takes place Saturday at 10am.
105,000 Attendees
May 29, 2016
A wonderful free concert honoring the wonderful members of our armed services both present and past, for Memorial Day featuring the National Symphony Orchestra and a cast of celebrities and excellent speakers.
50,000 Attendees
May 26, 2016 - May 29, 2016
Since 1984, festival featuring Cajun and Zydeco bands, Cajun cuisine, crawfish eating contests, Cajun dance contest, children's area, arts and crafts vendors and 5K run. Through the years, festival organizers remain dedicated to the original premise of Mudbug Madness: Provide a downtown venue where everybody has a good time celebrating Louisiana’s rich Cajun heritage. But Mudbug Madness is more than just a big crawfish boil. Supporters take their commitment to downtown Shreveport very seriously and the festival has been successful in producing healthy revenues, a portion of which are reinvested in other downtown endeavors. Downtown Shreveport Unlimited, the presenting organization, provides sponsorship dollars for other downtown projects and events
100,000 Attendees
May 28, 2016 - May 30, 2016
Since 1982, the nation's longest running culinary arts festival features live continuous entertainment with national recording stars on 4 stages. Plus over 40 fine restaurants serve up delicious and delectable menu items. Other attractions include a family variety stage, amusement rides and street performers.
500,000+ Attendees
May 30, 2016
Since 1867. One of the oldest Memorial Day services in the United States. Many will gather at Gateway Gettysburg to honor injured veterans arriving from Walter Reed Army Medical Center. A program featuring speakers and music will begin at 10:30am. The public will be free to interact with the veterans. The veterans will then be treated to a private luncheon at the Wyndham Gettysburg followed by a tour of the Battlefield. The annual Memorial Day Parade will form on Lefever Street at 1pm and move at 2pm proceeding west on East Middle then turning south on Baltimore where it will enter the Gettysburg National Cemetery through the Baltimore Street Gate. The annual Service at the Soldiers National Monument in the Gettysburg National Cemetery will follow at 3pm.
May 29, 2016
Since 1909. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway officially opened with balloon races June 5, 1909, followed by motorcycle races Aug. 14 and automobile races Aug. 19. Today the race is one of the most popular sporting events in the world. Held every year on Memorial Day weekend, diehard racing fans come together to watch the fastest of the fast vie for the checkered flag. Elite racing teams, drivers and autos compete on the world stage for Formula 1's biggest prize.
120,000 Attendees
May 27, 2016
The month of May in Indianapolis is a celebration of the world’s largest single-day sporting event in the world – the Indianapolis 500. Beyond that, the 500 Festival also embraces a very important holiday in the midst of its festivities – Memorial Day and a weekend to remember the sacrifices made by Indiana men and women who perished while serving in the armed forces. The 500 Festival Memorial Service will include the joint service color guard presentation of colors and performances by the Capital City Chorus and the Indiana National Guard’s 38th Infantry Division Band. A wreath-laying ceremony, dedicated to the memory of all Hoosiers in all wars and conflicts who sacrificed their lives in defense of the nation, will take place while the names of those Indiana service members who have fallen within the past year are read aloud. A special horse-drawn caisson will be presented by the Indiana National Guard Headquarters Ceremonial Unit. The caisson carries the remains of the fallen service member, while the caparisoned horse trails behind. This rider-less horse, with boots reversed in the stirrups, represents a leader has fallen and will ride no more.
May 27, 2016 - May 29, 2016
A great Jazz festival that attracts the greatest in the Jazz field. Many venues will be home to the various acts including: Centennial Olympic Park, Underground Atlanta, Churchill Grounds, and others.
150,000 Attendees
May 26, 2016 - May 30, 2016
This family event recognizes the musical heritage of North Iowa. Mason City is the home town of Meridith Willson, on which is based the musical, "The Music Man". Each spring since 1936 the city has held this musical tribute to the young musicians of the area. Family style professional entertianment of all types, high school jazz bands, concert bands a talent show, a large car show, craft show and carnival. The highlight of the week end is a large parade featuring over 25 bands and 100's of units makes its way through the now fictional "River City". as it has been.
80,000 Attendees
May 28, 2016
The one day per year runners are allowed on the Mackinaw Bridge. Requirements for runners are a time of 12 minute per mile. Gear Up for an Active Summer with the Annual Mackinaw Memorial Day Bridge Run! Being one of the only two unique opportunities of the year runners are allowed to run the "Mighty Mac" will be this year in May. The other possibility, being the Fall Colors Bridge Run held October.
May 30, 2016
Since 2005. Americans of all ages and generations can share this experience as the route of the parade draws over 150,000 spectators, a testament to the public’s desire to honor our heroes in uniform. The parade includes nearly 200 elements, including marching bands, active duty and retired military units, youth groups, and parade floats—as well as hundreds of veterans from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, and Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.
150,000 Attendees
May 30, 2016
Every year, tens of thousands of people gather on Oahu’s south shore along with thousands more who join this event via live streaming and telecast to honor loved ones and generate hope toward the future. Lantern Floating Hawaii allows people a personal moment to remember, reflect and offer gratitude to those who came before us. It is also a collective experience where families, friends and even strangers reach out with love and understanding to support one-another. We become stronger as a community when we are able to recognize our shared values. Lantern Floating Hawaii helps to open our hearts in an experience that transcends the human boundaries that usually divide us.
10,000 Attendees
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