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By: Maria King
Date: June 18, 2017
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June 18, 2017

Jun 23, 2017 - Jun 25, 2017
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 22, 2017 - Jun 25, 2017
Since 1997. One of the east coast's best and fastest growing motorcycle rallies. Welcome party, parade poker run, scenic rides, custom bike show, motorcross, dirt drags, demo rides, food booths, live entertainment, hill climbs, vintage and unique bike musuem, vendors and more.
70,000 Attendees
Jun 23, 2017 - Jun 25, 2017
Since 1968, The three day bazaar takes place along the scenic Black River, and features a multitude of foods with a wide variety of ethnic cuisine to sample. There is wonderful entertainment throughout the weekend including on-going live performances. Stop by the different cultural booths that feature crafts and items from many homelands. There are covered dining areas, paved walkways and free parking.
120,000 Attendees
Jun 22, 2017 - Jun 25, 2017
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 24, 2017 - Jun 25, 2017
Since 1993, taste and food festival featuring the National Barbecue Battle. Also featured are cooking demonstrations, musical entertainment and children's activities. Free food samples in the Taste of Giant Sampling Pavilion and throughout the event site (while supplies last), 30 bands and 3 music stages. Cooking demonstrations by the Pitmasters. Come and see why this event is consistently named one of the best barbecue events in the country. Takes place on Pennsylvania Avenue, Between 9th and 14th Streets.
100,000 Attendees
Jun 23, 2017 - Jun 25, 2017
Since 1976, Featuring over 200 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 23, 2017 - Jun 25, 2017
Since 1985, over 50 hot air balloons, balloon glow and Aerial Allstars Skydiving Team. Other activities include skateboarding exhibitions, Rock-N-Roll K9's, arts and crafts show, medieval village, Windjammers Stunt Kite shows, antique and custom car show, live entertainment and a carnival. The Citizens Insurance Family Fun Tent will feature free hands on activities, games and sports. Family activities, concerts, entertainment and special sales will take place in downtown Howell.
85,000 Attendees
Jun 22, 2017 - Jun 25, 2017
Since 1977, 120+ juried artists, performances of visual and literary arts, interactive art projects for adults and children, performing arts stages, culinary arts, a fine arts exhibition and literary arts projects in addition to the Artists Marketplace and more. Children are fully immersed in the arts at the Art Yard where local nonprofits create hands-on projects; teenagers have an opportunity to explore their creative sides at the Urban Arts venue; Artists At Work show cases the talents of local artist guilds as set up and create art on site. TAKES PLACE AT BOTH Library and Washington Squares in downtown Salt Lake City
85,000 Attendees
Jun 22, 2017 - Jun 25, 2017
Since 1987. Country Fest is the largest 4-Day Country Music and Camping Event in the US. Legendary names in Country Music have graced this sacred Main Stage including: George Strait, Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, The Highwaymen including – Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson and Waylon Jennings - George Jones, Reba McEntire, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Brad Paisley, and so many more. Celebrating the best of all things Country, Country Fest'ers enjoy four days of music and entertainment, RFID wristbands, cashless option in the concert grounds, delicious food, interactive exhibits, exciting activations and the largest campground in WI with more than 7,000 campsites all within easy walking distance of the Concert Grounds. For non-campers, nearby hotels also offer the option of convenient daily shuttle service. The natural Amphitheater Concert Grounds feature: 40+ Bands, 1 Massive Permanent Main Stage and 4 Permanent Side Stages and more than 23 miles of permanent roads. VIP, Reserved or General Admission ticket packages are available at this Venue along with Camping and Morrie’s Fan Pit Passes for all four days, or for each show at a reasonable cost to get you close to your favorite Artists! Plus a Photo Line for General Admission fans. See why this experience is unlike any other!
125,000 Attendees
Jun 23, 2017 - Jun 25, 2017
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.
170,000 Attendees
Jun 24, 2017
Since 1980, Over 200 booths with crafts from local artists and food, children's corner and entertainment. The Chili Cook-Off will take place at the foot of Newport Avenue with a breeze from the ocean to cool that "hot" chili! Amateur cooks with original recipes compete for prizes. Smart and Final will again participate making the "Committee Chili"! Come early so you can taste every chili recipe.
70,000 Attendees
Jun 24, 2017 - Jun 25, 2017
Since 1990, Hoopfest is the largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament in the west. Give it a shot: 3-on-3 basketball at its best for all ages. You'll also find interactive games, contests of skill and luck, great music and great food. Over 7,000 teams, 3,000 volunteers, 250,000 players and fans, 456 courts spanning 42 downtown city blocks, and that's just on day one! Beyond basketball, though, Hoopfest is an outdoor festival chock full of shopping, food, interactive entertainment, and every year brings ? something new.
250,000 Attendees
Jun 22, 2017 - Jun 24, 2017
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 22, 2017 - Jun 24, 2017
This annual event is one of the largest all-make, all-model shows in the country. Hundreds of antique, custom, and celebrity automobiles are on display. Car enthusiasts can examine vehicles up close and see them in action during Thursday's St. Ignace Cruise Night and the Down Memory Lane Parade on Friday. Awards, exhibits, vendor booth and more make this a fun, family event.
100,000 Attendees
Jun 23, 2017 - Jun 25, 2017
Since 1973, over 11,000 street rods, custom cars, 400 swappers, 135 crafters, entertainment and more. If you love the cars and the music of the 50's you will love this show. USA Today honored this show as being one of the 10 Best Car Shows in America! Over 2000+ volunteers who work the 4000 shifts, over 11,950+ vehicle participants who registered in 2016, to our Sponsors, the over 400 vendors and crafters who fill the many buildings and who fill the grounds.
50,000 Attendees
Jun 23, 2017 - Jun 25, 2017
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 24, 2017 - Jun 25, 2017
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.
180,000 Attendees
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