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By: Maria King
Date: May 1, 2016
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May 1, 2016

May 07, 2016 - May 08, 2016
Since 1998, The annual ArtFest of Henderson offers an opportunity to see the other side of Las Vegas! Discover life off the strip, spend the day strolling through 200 selected Fine Artist displays from across the nation. Three stages provide dozens of different entertainment acts including jazz, folk, reggae, and light rock. Plus, local children will display their performing art on stage, all accompanied by fine food that will tempt your taste buds! The ArtFest of Henderson takes place along Water Street by City Hall.
35,000 Attendees
May 05, 2016 - May 09, 2016
Since 1985, celebrate Mexican culture and heritage with children's area, children's stage, artisans village, amusement rides, 3 stages of live entertainment, storytelling, Mariachi Mass, Naturalization ceremony and more. Different days feature different activities, check website for complete schedule.
300,000 Attendees
May 05, 2016 - May 08, 2016
Springfest celebrates spring and the upcoming summer season. It is four dynamic days of delicious food, live entertainment and unique arts and crafts under four huge big top tents located in the Inlet Lot at the south end of Ocean City’s famous Boardwalk. Springfest serves up a continuous variety of musical performances on two stages. Admission to the four day event is free! All entertainment is free with the exception of the headline acts. The Springfest Express offers direct service for festival attendees traveling from the Roland E. Powell Convention Center to the Inlet.
150,000 Attendees
May 06, 2016 - May 08, 2016
Since 1933, a celebration of Dover's history as the state capital. Something for every age. Includes parade, food, 300+ dealer craft fair, entertainment, re-enactments, Colonial demonstrations, all in a beautiful outdoor setting. Friday evening Art and Entertainment Loop, fair continues all day Saturday.
50,000 Attendees
May 08, 2016
Since 1975, over 300 craft and food vendors in 10 block area, kid's fun block and 6 entertainment stages.The Olde York Street Fair is a Mother's Day tradition in downtown York. The event takes place in and around Continental Square. This free event features more than 100 vendors of handmade arts and crafts, a Kid’s Fun Block with bounce houses, games, face painting, coloring pages, and other entertainment. Food vendors will sell traditional American festival food as well as original creations. Fifty percent of all food vendor proceeds will go to support local non-profit organizations. Ticket sales in the Kid’s Fun Block will support York City Special Events.
50,000 Attendees
May 06, 2016
Since 1985, This is an event filled with extravagant floats, marching bands, horses, entertainers and of course- the grand marshal, Miss Dolly Parton herself! Often over 50,000 visitors line the streets of the Parkway in Pigeon Forge to watch this annual fun-filled event. The parade kicks off at 6 PM with the route starting at traffic light #6 and continues North on the Parkway all the way to traffic light #3. Like many events in Pigeon Forge, the Annual Dolly Homecoming Parade is completely free. It’s been an annual event for almost three decades now! We recommend all those who want to attend to get there early and stake out a good vantage point. Come and see one of the largest and most fun events of the year- Dolly’s Homecoming Parade!
50,000 Attendees
May 07, 2016
Since 1875, the most prestigious horse race in America and is the first jewel of the Triple Crown. Race for three-year- old Thoroughbreds is run over a 1 1/4 mile distance.
140,000 Attendees
May 07, 2016
Since 1922. The Virginia Gold Cup is a grand spring tradition as well as a fixture on the social calendar. Run in Fauquier County and attended by over 50,000 spectators, this race is one of the largest and most popular sporting events in the greater Washington metropolitan area. Race day features six hurdle and timber horses races, Jack Russell Terrier races, tent, tailgate and hat contests, and vendor booths for shopping.
50,000 Attendees
May 07, 2016 - May 08, 2016
This Mother’s Day weekend arts festival has become synonymous with the area’s celebration of spring and the arts. While strolling through the juried art show, enjoy the sounds of the live entertainment. Takes place on the First four blocks of High Street, High Street Landing to Court Street.
75,000 Attendees
May 06, 2016 - May 08, 2016
One of the largest street festivals in the Southeast including 10 stages of entertainment, artist market, Atrium of Sweet Auburn Bridal Show, Atlanta Urban Media Makers Film Screenings, Business and Technology Expo, Butler Street Y Family Fitness, Parade of Cultures, Seniors Pavilion, KidsFantastic fun zone, health and fitness pavilion, home buyers showcase, international vendors marketplace and Sweet Auburn Literary Festival.
200,000+ Attendees
May 07, 2016 - May 08, 2016
Since 1981. Art Birmingham, originally known as the Birmingham Fine Art Festival, celebrates its return to Shain Park, downtown Birmingham’s newly and extensively redesigned city park. The park is conveniently located in the center of this favorite urban downtown and features all new and welcoming pathways and beautiful landscaping. As the downtown center, the park is surrounded by convenient parking for fairgoers and within easy access to the many unique stores and fabulous restaurants of downtown Birmingham. This exquisite fine art fair will showcase more than 150 juried artists in an elegant and extraordinary setting. Featured work includes painting, ceramics, photography, jewelry, glass, wood, sculpture, mixed media, fiber, metal and more. Admission is free.
80,000 Attendees
May 07, 2016 - May 09, 2016
Since 1979, the Old Pecan Street Fall Arts Festival has been filling historic 6th street with fine arts, live music, and great food. This event has helped Austin acheive its title as live music capital of the world with its over 80 musical performance for two days on 6 stages. Thats the most bands you can see for free in Austin at anytime. Music includes: Rock, Country, Blues, Latino, Tejano, Oldies, Irish, Blue Grass, Zydeco, Funk, and more. Also this festival has helped Austin achieve its title as cultural meca of the world 2003. We have hand made arts and crafts from all over the country by 300 different vendors. This event also includes a carnival for the kids, street performers, face painters, clowns, and other activities that make it fun for the entire family.
300,000 Attendees
May 07, 2016 - May 08, 2016
Since 1988, festival features Folkloric dances performed by children, piñata making, Cinco de Mayo poster contest, storytelling, parade with colorful floats, Mariachi performances and Spanish colonial folkart exhibits, arts and crafts booths, food, beer garden and great music.
400,000+ Attendees
May 07, 2016
Since 1891. The Polish Constitution Day Parade is the largest Polish parade outside of Poland, and celebrates the anniversary of the ratification of the Polish Constitution of May 3, 1791. This Chicago parade is in honor of this historic document, the first democratic constitution in Europe and second in the world only to the United States Constitution is once again expected to draw 250,000 eager revelers. New route for 2015, Dearborn Street at Lake Street to Van Buren.
250,000 Attendees
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