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EventCrazy Staff Picks of the Week 05/24/2015

By: Maria King
Date: May 24, 2015
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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.

May 30, 2015 - May 31, 2015
Since 1979, a juried art fair with 150 plus talented artists in various media including ceramics, clothing, drawing, fiber, glass, jewelry, photography and so much more. There is some terrific food, a great kids area and a fabuous setting along the banks of the St. Croix river.
45,000 Attendees
May 29, 2015 - Jun 06, 2015
Since 1973, 10 day river festival includes concerts, parades, fireworks, children's activities, sports, food, bed races, block party, river events, bathtub races and much more. The festival caps with a grand fireworks display and military flyover.
400,000 Attendees
May 28, 2015 - May 31, 2015
Since 1980, a community-wide celebration, in and around Herndon's Muncipal Center complex and historic Town Hall Square. The Festival, produced by the Town of Herndon Parks and Recreation Department with assistance from area civic organizations and businesses, is one of Northern Virginia's top free outdoor events. The event features a carnival all four days, three stages of entertainment, a 10K/5K Race and Fitness Expo, children’s hands on art area, kids alley, business expo, two nights of fireworks, arts and crafts vendors, and an assortment of food vendors. Visit www.herndonfestival.net for detailed information. Free parking and shuttle bus from Worldgate Shopping Center and Herndon High School.
80,000 Attendees
May 28, 2015 - May 31, 2015
Since 1977, The Ithaca Festival is a four day music and arts celebration, the premier event of its kind in Tompkins County. Over 1,000 talented local musicians, painters, dancers, clowns, community groups, and ensembles perform throughout the Ithaca Festival weekend. Enjoy multiple stages of entertainment, some special kid’s activities, a craft show, a parade, a local film festival, an arts for social justice area and delicious festival food at various locations. The Ithaca Festival kicks off the summer with a fun, diverse, delicious, whimsical experience that we look forward to creating for many years to come.
35,000+ Attendees
May 30, 2015 - May 31, 2015
Since 1982, features approximately 200 artists and crafters displaying their works, including pottery, photography, paintings, sculptures, jewelry, decorated clothing and much more. Tastings of selected fine wines, champagnes and beers and food is also available. Plus continuous musical entertainment for all ages, includes rock' n roll, rhythm and blues, big band and country. Activities geared toward children include a petting zoo, face painting, rock climbing, art activities, karate demonstrations and train rides.
100,000 Attendees
May 27, 2015 - May 30, 2015
Since 1991. The first festival was a success the event has matured into a first-class, four-day festival for the purpose of sharing and showcasing our community to tourists, businesses and industry and building self-esteem and pride among local citizens.The events around this festival appeal to a wide range of tastes. It is carnival, music, quality entertainment, old fashioned games, arts and crafts, great food, contests, shopping, and fellowship! Join the thousands of fans who visit BayFest each year! Featuring music shows, carnival, arts, crafts, food and contests are at the very heart of this unique town festival.
40,000+ Attendees
May 29, 2015 - May 31, 2015
Since 1983, the festival features 175 vendors, attractions will include top name entertainment, colorful hot air balloons in coordinated ascensions, tethered balloon rides, balloon glow, wine garden, gourmet food booths, arts and crafts and a kid's faire.
40,000 Attendees
May 29, 2015 - May 31, 2015
Since 1998, festival features great foods from many of Omaha's top restaurants, top rated national entertainers combine with the best popular area bands and musicians, cooking demonstrations, browse the festival displays, beer garden, family activities for the kid's including amusement rides, balloons and face painting.
40,000 Attendees
May 30, 2015 - May 31, 2015
Since 2000. Join Blackbeard and his crew in Downtown Hampton for the Hampton Blackbeard Festival, and see the the notorious Edward Teach, a.k.a. Blackbeard as he fights his final battle versus Lt. Maynard of the Royal Navy. This family festival celebrates living history and returns the Hampton waterfront to the way of life in 1718. Full-scale sea battles, tall ships, treasure hunts, sea chanties, historic reenactments, a pirate camp, strolling entertainers and a fireworks spectacular highlight the weekend. Grand Pirate Ball on Friday night. Celebrate the Pirate in you!
50,000 Attendees
May 27, 2015 - May 30, 2015
Since 1991, The Erie Rib Fest is the "kick-off" event to Summer in the North West Pennsylvania Region featuring mouth watering, fall-off-the-bone BBQ cuisine as prepared by Eight National Touring, Award Winning BBQ Rib Cooking Teams (as seen on the Food Network in Reno). This family oriented community event is also host to delicious festival foods, main stage entertainment with local and regional bands, the "Art Market" with artist and crafts booths, demonstrations and activities. There's lots to do with the Kidz Zone, a BIG Kidz Zone, merchandise vendors, informational booths, demonstrations, and more.
50,000 Attendees
May 25, 2015
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 29, 2015 - May 31, 2015
What makes the DoDivision Street Fest and Sidewalk Sale unique is that all elements of this festival are local: the food, the vendors, the music, even the featured beer is selected based on it’s popularity in the ‘hood. Given the status of West Division Street as the hottest, hippest most cutting edge neighborhood in Chicago, the events’ attendees wouldn’t want this festival any other way but local. The Do-Division Street Fest and Sidewalk Sale, located on Division between Ashland and Leavitt, spans 10 city blocks, features two live music stages, a wide variety of high quality food offered by Division Street restaurants, plenty of ice cold beer, unique kid’s activities, and an elaborate Sidewalk Sale put on by Division Street Merchants.
60,000 Attendees
May 29, 2015 - May 31, 2015
RiverFest is back with three days of the regions best food, music and family fun. It's New Jersey's premiere food and music festival with free admission. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for a fun day for the whole family.
150,000 Attendees
Maria can be reached directly at eventsblog@eventcrazy.com
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