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By: Maria King
Date: June 19, 2016
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June 19, 2016

Jun 24, 2016 - Jun 26, 2016
With over 800 artists featuring artwork from 14 different categories will decorate the downtown during the Arts Festival, including: ceramics, metal works, photography, printmaking/graphics, jewelry, sculpture, glass, wood, fiber, drawings/pastels, 2D and 3D mixed media. Winner of the Grand Pinnacle Award from the International Festivals and Events Association, the Des Moines Arts Festival® features the best visual artists in the country, along with interactive arts-related activities, live music and performing arts. Surrounding the John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park/Western Gateway Park area.
120,000 Attendees
Jun 23, 2016 - Jun 26, 2016
Since 1981. Celebrate the magic of food and wine amid unspoiled vistas and majestic 14,000-foot peaks in Southwest Colorado’s sunny San Juan Mountains. Takes place in various locations. The Telluride Wine Festival is the oldest and most prestigious of it’s kind in Colorado. Join us for an intimate gathering of the local culinary community including enthusiastic visitors, vintners and chefs from around the world. Chefs and wineries will join to create unique luncheons, elite dinners, wine tastings, cooking classes and educational seminars. Come sip, savor and enjoy in one of the most beautiful places in the world!Join us this year and enjoy all of this and much more in a beautiful, welcoming and fun atmosphere!
Jun 21, 2016 - Jun 26, 2016
Since 1950, the Grand Daddy of Illinois festivals celebrates with six days of crafts, the art of Swedish Rosemaling, music, entertainment, and carnival. A Grand Parade on Sunday afternoon and a Drum and Bugle Corps competition on Sunday evening. An authentic Swedish buffet and American food are also available.
250,000 Attendees
Jun 23, 2016 - Jun 26, 2016
Since 1982, selected as one of the best fests in the Midwest, street fair offers entertainment, food, amusement rides, arts and crafts, antiques, classic cars and more. The entertainment area will feature everything from big name bands to local talent from dance studios, teen bands, and the best in local and regional musical talent covering many genres. In addition to the wide variety of music talents, a wide range of local food will be offered by restaurants from around town.
100,000 Attendees
Jun 25, 2016 - Jul 04, 2016
Selected as one of the top 10 places to be in America on July 4th by CNN and USA Today. It is a week long celebration of the birthday of this great nation and the heritage of our fine state. LibertyFest has 11 Festival Events to excite, entertain and dazzle our Festival audience. Attractions will feature a car show, Taste of Edmond, kite fest, road rally, parade, concerts, park festival and fireworks. LibertyFest entertains an attendance of over 125,000 annually and is organized and produced by a group of over 500 volunteers. It hosts Oklahoma's largest hometown 4th of July parade with over 100 entries. The grand finale of LibertyFest will be the Fireworks and entertainment the evening of July 4th. The Fireworks display is the largest in the Oklahoma City metro area.
200,000 Attendees
Jun 24, 2016 - Jun 26, 2016
Since 1966, rides, games, family fun, authentic Greek folk dancing and foods such as amazing gyros, Greek chicken and lamb, shish-ka-bobs and Greek pastries. Free live entertainment
200,000 Attendees
Jun 24, 2016 - Jun 26, 2016
Since 1976, Featuring over 150 arts and crafts displays, food vendors, sporting tournaments, top entertainment and an area just for kids, the festival is promoting it's Hometown USA character with High School Reunions, small town nostalgia and good old-fashioned fun. Avoid parking congestion by utilizing convenient off-site parking and free shuttle for carefree access to the festival.
100,000 Attendees
Jun 22, 2016 - Jun 26, 2016
Since 1953. This fabulous event features a top ranked parade starting promptly Saturday at 10:00am. The carnival will run for 5 days; Butler Amusements will thrill you with some of the greatest rides and fun. The Arts and Craft Show will be Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. And the Food booths and Commercial Center will be open all five days. There will also be five days of entertainment. Come see the Lompoc Valley Flower Festival Parade, and be awed by its wonderful floats and people. Promptly at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, the parade departs from the corner of North "H" Street and East College then proceeds down "H" Street and Ocean Avenue past thousands of spectators. Paid parking is available on site for a nominal fee.
115,000 Attendees
Jun 24, 2016 - Jun 26, 2016
Since 1976, features the sounds of over 20 bands playing rock-n-roll and blues music in three city parks, also featuring a parade, carnival, street fair, good food, museum tours and more. Also takes place at Tourist Park on Center Street and Franklin Street. Many fabulous children's activities and tent, a car show, arts and crafts fair, pool party, talent show and lost of great entertainment throughout the event. Events held at venues throughout town.
188,000 Attendees
Jun 23, 2016 - Jul 04, 2016
The Greeley Independence Stampede entitlement came in 1972 by means of a community contest and featured: Pro Rodeos; kids rodeo; country and classic rock concerts; live streamed July 4th parade, a demolition derby, carnival midway, western art show, free stage entertainment, mixed with food and fun galore!
300,000 Attendees
Jun 23, 2016 - Jun 25, 2016
If you love country music, you can't miss Stampede. Stages of great acts, including the biggest names in the business. Enjoy great food and other vendors wares. Bring your tent and camp out on one of the 1500 campsites.
100,000 Attendees
Jun 23, 2016 - Jun 25, 2016
One of the largest all-make, all-model shows in the country! Hundreds of antique, custom, and celebrity automobiles take part in this internationally acclaimed event. Parades, cruises, awards, and more! Join us in downtown St. Ignace for our "St. Ignace Car Show". Nationally acclaimed event featuring over 300 antique, custom and celebrity automobiles plus parades, cruises, awards, musical entertainment, street dancing and much, much more!
100,000 Attendees
Jun 17, 2016 - Jun 19, 2016
Since 2004, Hoist the colors and bring your best pirate impression to the Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival to honor the beloved roll known for its million and one uses. The three-day celebration over Father’s Day Weekend will feature a pirate theme and encourages duct tape fanatics, artists, kids and adults to salute America’s favorite fix-all. The festivities feature everything duct tape – from sculptures and crafts to fashions and games. There is even a parade featuring duct tape floats. Hosted in the “Duct Tape Capital” of the world and home of Duck® brand duct tape – Avon, Ohio – the celebration will boast traditional festival favorites, including rides, food, games, live entertainment and booths from local vendors and organizations. Duck® brand duct tape, title sponsor of the event, will celebrate the sticky stuff with a unique display of duct tape sculptures and fashions created by local artists and students. Sticking to the pirate theme, festival goers can also take part in a treasure hunt, pose with their favorite pirate for a picture and much more. Parade is Saturday 10am.
45,000 Attendees
Jun 24, 2016 - Jun 26, 2016
The Summer Solstice Celebration has evolved into a street carnival of more than 1,000 parade participants, of all ethnic backgrounds, complete with extravagant floats, whimsical costumes and creatively choreographed dancing ensembles. metal, glass, fiber and wearable fashion. Children's Area will feature a stage with storytellers, musicians, drama, mimes and more. At the festival, Kids can jump on an air bouncer, have their faces painted and work on free art projects. Arts and crafts boutique with more than 75 vendors. Mouthwatering foods and thirst quenching beverages from local restaurants. Plus great entertainment. CHECK WEBSITE FOR LOCATIONS AND SCHEDULE
100,000 Attendees
Jun 25, 2016 - Jun 26, 2016
Since 1989, this juried art show will feature 300 artists from across the country. The renowned Arts Festival offers something for everyone. In addition to the artists' work, there is music and other entertainment along Main Street. Manayunk's spectacular restaurants offer sidewalk café service, and Main Street's eclectic retail shops and galleries remain open for business. This family event also features special children's activities, including the annual Children's Clothesline Art Exhibit.
150,000 Attendees
Jun 20, 2016 - Jun 26, 2016
Since 2002. One of Cedar City’s most colorful and ambitious festivals has been a staple since 2002, when it began as a mere few-hour event with a couple hundred attendees. Cedar City witnessed the largest Groovefest crowds with almost 50,000 estimated for the four-day happening. Every year something new has been added for Groovefest will be no exception.
50,000 Attendees
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