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EventCrazy Staff Picks of the Week for 07/20/2014

By: Maria King
Date: July 20, 2014
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Events are the life blood of a society. They are occasions that gather people together united in a common theme, cause or celebration. Events bring people together to pay tribute to their heroes, to raise awareness of a cause or to witness history in the making. Events can be as simple as a child's kindergarten graduation or as dramatic as the Super Bowl. It doesn't matter what your preference is or even if it is constantly evolving. What does matter is that you are "experiencing" something that will give you great satisfaction and a lifetime of memories.

This list represents the EventCrazy staff choices of the events for the week. If you live nearby, any of these would be an excellent way to spend your weekend. If it is not geographically possible, you are encouraged to search the site for the personal experience that is just right for you. We hope that you find EventCrazy to be an excellent tool as you search for ways to create your own lifelong memories each and every week.

Jul 25, 2014 - Jul 27, 2014
Since 1947, features 325 of the country's top artists displaying and selling their wares, artists demonstration stage, kid's fair, celebration arts stage, film and video festival, preview party and food concessions. Artwork ranges from handmade paper to blown glass and from metal sculptures to painted silk clothing.
350,000 Attendees
Jul 23, 2014 - Jul 27, 2014
Since 1968, features dancing, rides, cultural displays, kids activities, food, Greek music and games.
70,000 Attendees
Jul 23, 2014 - Jul 27, 2014
Since 1911, One of the most well known and beloved Italian festivals in the U.S. Rich in history and tradition, people travel from great distance to attend this celebration. Featuring 60+ vendors, entertainment, arts and crafts, games and a procession through the streets of Hoboken on Saturday. This is a really great festival in the New York area with Italian food specialty items galore.
125,000 Attendees
Jul 24, 2014 - Jul 27, 2014
Since 1978. New York State’s Premier Admission-Free Festival, gets underway on Thursday night July 25, 2013. The traditional opening ceremonies will again take place on the NRG Oswego Harbor Power “Lakeview Stage” in Breitbeck Park. A juried arts and crafts, antique and classic boats, regatta, 5k run/walk, civil war encampment, cruises, free entertainment on 7 stages and fireworks.
300,000 Attendees
Jul 25, 2014 - Jul 27, 2014
Since 1979, a celebration of garlic and its importance to the Garlic Capital of the World. Almost 100 local and nationally known juried arts and crafts exhibitors are on- site. Three stages and several groups of strolling musicians provide a variety of musical entertainment. The Great Garlic Cook-off is one of the most well-known cooking contests in the country. Hundreds of amateur chefs respond to the call for recipes. The 100 most delicious-sounding of these are forwarded to a professional food consultant who makes the final selection. The finalists come to Gilroy to prepare their recipes, celebrity judges pick their favorites. There are plenty of things to do at the festival and lots of other food items as well as the children's area tol keep your kid's entertained all day.
110,000+ Attendees
Jul 25, 2014 - Jul 27, 2014
Since 1995, over 50 vendors, European cuisine make an ethnic extravaganza, pierogi vendors, polish sausage, home made tamales, Slovakian and Hungarian food, sidewalk sale, arts and crafts fair. Don't miss the eating contest and parade! Parade held Friday night at 7pm. The Festival is the pride of Whiting. It allows us to celebrate our heritage while poking a little fun at ourselves at the same time. Where else can you see grown women dressed up like our grandmothers (bushas, as we say) in housecoats and babushkas? Or the lawnmower brigade strut through town with sandals and socks on like or dads did? You'll also see life-size polish pastries and goodies walking and talking waiting to take a picture with you? Only here at Whiting's Pierogi Fest.
200,000 Attendees
Jul 25, 2014 - Jul 27, 2014
Since 1985. Bellevue Festival of the Arts is a juried arts and crafts fair located just across Lake Washington from Seattle. Its prime outdoor location just north of the Bellevue Square shopping area, is in the heart of a vibrant and growing area. It features 180 of the most talented and popular artisans and craftspeople in the Northwest and beyond. Produced by the Craft Cooperative of the Northwest we continue to support a variety of non-profits with proceeds from the festival. Visit our newsletter page for more detailed information. The Bellevue Festival of the Arts takes place the last full weekend in July in downtown Bellevue, Washington along with two other art fairs, the Bellevue Art Museum's ArtsFair and Bellevue's 6th Street Fair.
250,000 Attendees
Jul 25, 2014 - Jul 27, 2014
Since 1987, features the finest in traditional music, dance, storytelling and puppetry. Concerts are featured on 5 daytime stages - JFK Plaza, Boarding House Park, Market Street Stage, Market Mills Courtyard, John Street Dance Pavilion and St. Anne's Churchyard. Evening concerts are at Boarding House Park and John Street Dance Pavilion. Also includes craft demonstrations, interactive games and activities for the entire family on Shattuck Street, over 20 varieties of ethnic food prepared by Greater Lowell non-profit ethnic organizations. The Ethnic Foodways features demonstrations of traditional cooking and recipes from Lowell's ethnic communities at Lucy Larcom Park. The street parades wind through the streets of Lowell throughout the weekend.
165,000 Attendees
Jul 25, 2014 - Jul 27, 2014
Since 1983. The Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning is the largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America and is the premiere family entertainment attraction in New Jersey. It holds the dual distinction of being a recipient of The New Jersey Governor's Award for Best Special Event, as well as the American Bus Association's designation as a Top 100 Festival in North America. Held annually at Solberg Airport in Readington, NJ, the festival truly has something for everyone! From twice daily mass ascensions of over 100 special shape and sport hot air balloons, to headlining concerts, non-stop family entertainment, hundreds of crafters and vendors, great food, fireworks, a balloon glow, a 5k run and more, the festival is jam-packed with stuff to do.
150,000 Attendees
Jul 26, 2014
Since 1983. Held each summer across the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina, Folkmoot features performances, a parade and workshops by up to 300 performers from about nine countries. Performers demonstrate cultural heritage through colorful, authentic and original reproduction costumes, lively dance and traditional music. During its history, over 200 folk groups from more than 100 countries have shared their heritage and culture at the Folkmoot Festival.
75,000 Attendees
Jul 25, 2014 - Jul 27, 2014
Since 1970, features over 130 artists from the Western U.S. displaying and selling their creations. You’ll experience the original work in an open-air showcase of sculpture, jewelry, home décor, wood and glass work, fabrics and more. Peruse an eclectic mix of outstanding arts and crafts and discover the perfect treasure from baskets and beadwork to paintings and pottery. Jazz, blues and rock musicians will entertain you from the stage while you stroll. There will be hands-on activities for kids and a variety of food offerings to satisfy your cravings, including gyros, Philly cheese steaks, German bratwurst, crepes, Thai cuisine and much more.
300,000 Attendees
Jul 24, 2014 - Jul 27, 2014
Comic-Con International: San Diego is the nation’s largest comics and popular arts convention. Comic-Con International is a non-profit educational corporation dedicated to creating awareness of and appreciation for comics and related popular art forms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture.
126,000 Attendees
Jul 25, 2014 - Jul 27, 2014
Enjoy the Music, Culture, Food, Beer, Games, Crafts, Food, Bocci Tournament, Wine tasting, Food, Italian Cooking demonstration, The Budweiser Clydesdale Horses, Fireworks, Entertainment on 2 stages, and more food.
75,000 Attendees
Maria can be reached directly at eventsblog@eventcrazy.com
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