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By: Maria King
Date: May 21, 2017
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May 21, 2017

May 27, 2017 - May 28, 2017
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 Kansas City Dawn Patrol, 1917 Curtiss JN-4 Jenny, Stearman PT 17 Kaydet, US Army Special Operations Parachute Team Black Daggers, Canadian Armed Forces Parachute Team Skyhawks, Royal Canadian Air Force CF 18 Demo Team and more.
100,000+ Attendees
May 25, 2017 - Jun 04, 2017
Since 1897. From a one day Show of 28 classes, Devon grew quickly. By 1914 Devon Horse Show was the largest outdoor horse show in the country, a reputation it still holds today. The show competition is broken into numerous categories. Food and entertainment provide for a great day of family fun.
100,000+ Attendees
May 26, 2017 - May 28, 2017
Since 1947, Sumter's Iris Festival is South Carolina's oldest continuous festival and is consistently ranked among the top festivals in the Southeast. The 3-day festival includes concerts, an arts and crafts show, a flower show, a quilt show, car shows, and a number of contests and children's activities. The fun begins the evening before the festival, with the annual Crowning of The King and Queen followed by the Taste at the Gardens, featuring great music and great food from some of the area's leading restaurants and caterers.
85,000 Attendees
May 26, 2017 - May 29, 2017
Since 1988, the largest and best gathering of Irish entertainment in North America. Fun for the entire family. Features four outdoor stages with continuous entertainment featuring the best Irish music from round the world, food vendors, petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, clowns, vendors selling their wares and more.
50,000+ Attendees
May 26, 2017 - May 29, 2017
Since 1972, held on over 74 acres, artists from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alaska and British Columbia, along with special guests from throughout the world, create a multi-cultural extravaganza embracing music and dance performances, visual arts and folklore exhibits, hands-on ethnic children's activities, symposia, dance and music workshops, crafts, food, imported goods, demonstrations of traditional arts and more. Festival hosts more than 6,000 participants, 17 stages and roughly 1,000 performances.
225,000 Attendees
May 26, 2017 - May 29, 2017
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.
105,000 Attendees
May 25, 2017 - May 28, 2017
Since 1981. Experience all Downtown Jacksonville has to offer as it comes alive with the sounds of jazz greats and modern favorites at the 2017 Jacksonville Jazz Festival on Memorial Day weekend. Join the City of Jacksonville May 25 - 28 and experience three stages of live jazz, local food, drinks, shopping and entertainment. Since first taking place in 1981, the Jazz Fest has become one of the largest jazz festivals in the country, offering a fun and vibrant street festival atmosphere, and in 2017 you can experience it on an even larger scale throughout 15 blocks of downtown.
100,000 Attendees
May 25, 2017 - May 28, 2017
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 27, 2017 - May 29, 2017
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 28, 2017
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 26, 2017 - May 28, 2017
The Atlanta Jazz Festival is regarded as one of the Country's Largest Free Jazz Festivals. It's an annual musical showcase that celebrates jazz legends as well as up and coming musicians throughout the entire month of May in various venues around Atlanta. The festival culminates each Memorial Day weekend with show- stopping performances at Piedmont Park. This is one event you do not want to miss.
150,000 Attendees
May 25, 2017 - May 29, 2017
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 26, 2017 - May 29, 2017
"The Worlds Largest Brat Fest" is a true Madison tradition. Come see the Johnsonville “World Largest Touring Grill”. The events current "self proclaimed " World record stands at 189,432 brats consumed in just 4 days.
80,000 Attendees
May 27, 2017
Since 1870. One of the nations largest Memorial Day parades with over 25,000 marchers. Chicago's Memorial Day Parade honors all men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country. The Wreath Laying Ceremony will begin at 11am at the Eternal Flame on Daley Plaza (Dearborn and Washington Streets). The parade will step off at noon and proceed south on State Street from Lake Street to Van Buren Street. The City of Chicago will give special recognition to our fallen heroes and their survivors at the annual Wreath Laying Ceremony and Memorial Day Parade. Gold Star family members are identified by the Gold Star Lapel Pin and the Next of Kin Lapel Pin that are presented to families who have lost a loved one in the United States Armed Forces to combat operations or while on active duty. Approved by Congress beginning in 1947, the Gold Star Pins are not an award, but symbols of honor worn by family members in remembrance of their fallen loved ones and the ultimate sacrifice they made.
50,000 Attendees
May 29, 2017
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
May 27, 2017 - May 28, 2017
Since 1983, As one of California's largest festivals and premiere festival on the Central Coast this family-style event brings together thousands of visitors and residents to enjoy activities and entertainment, the Strawberry Stampede, hundreds of art, craft and display booths, ethnic foods, and of course, scrumptious strawberry treats of all kinds in shortcakes, funnel cakes, milkshakes, ice cream and by the box! The wonderful May weather and ambiance of the historic downtown village also add to the festivals merriment. Thousands of visitors from all our western states attend or participate in the festival. If you plan on attending, we recommend making your lodging reservations at least six months in advance. Admission is free but bring money for food, drink and children's game booths. Features include Strawberry Stampede walk/run, Strawberry Pancake Breakfast, Strawberry Shortcake and T-shirt booths, Strawberry Prince and Princess Contest, Strawberry Blonde Contest, Strawberry Cook-Off Contest, Kiddie Carnival, Arts and Crafts Show, and Entertainment including Ethnic, Folk, Blues, Jazz, Contemporary and Rock 'n Roll music!
150,000 Attendees
Maria can be reached directly at eventsblog@eventcrazy.com
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