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EventCrazy Staff Picks of the Week 05/17/2015

By: Maria King
Date: May 17, 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 23, 2015 - May 24, 2015
Since 1989, a display of military and vintage aircraft both on and off the ground, plus other entertainment and food. A great educational experience for all ages. See the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, USMC MV-22 Osprey, USA Golden Knights Parachute Team, USN F-18 Super Hornet, USAFR C-17 Globemaster and a large varitey of military aircraft from WWI and WWII to current.
100,000+ Attendees
May 21, 2015 - May 31, 2015
Since 1897, the nations largest outdoor horse show. The show competition is broken into numerous categories. Food and entertainment provide for a great day of family fun.
100,000+ Attendees
May 22, 2015 - May 24, 2015
Since 1947, Sumter's Iris Festival is South Carolina's oldest continuous festival and is consistently ranked among the top festivals in the Southeast. The 3-day festival includes concerts, an arts and crafts show, a flower show, a quilt show, car shows, and a number of contests and children's activities. The fun begins the evening before the festival, with the annual Crowning of The King and Queen followed by the Taste at the Gardens, featuring great music and great food from some of the area's leading restaurants and caterers.
85,000 Attendees
May 22, 2015 - May 25, 2015
Since 1992, Northeast Ohio's biggest cook-out of the summer, features rib cooking teams from across the country competing for cash prizes and title of 'The greatest ribs in America', national and local entertainment. Also there are lots of great interactive exhibits, live entertainment and family fun.
155,000 Attendees
May 22, 2015 - May 24, 2015
Since 1979, features performing arts, visual arts, over 100 bands on 6 stages, food vendors, beer vendors, entertainment and children's activities. Visit the KidZone Craft Tent where you can cool crafts and participate in fun art projects. Other playtime activities will include the Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Dipping Station, where your kids will love decorating their very own chocolate iced Krispy Kreme doughnut with a colorful sprinkle mix. You can also visit the Target Storytelling Tent or the Fanciful Face Painting tent. There will be tons of fun activities that will keep the kids entertained for hours.
250,000 Attendees
May 22, 2015 - May 25, 2015
Since 1972, held on over 74 acres, artists from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alaska and British Columbia, along with special guests from throughout the world, create a multi-cultural extravaganza embracing music and dance performances, visual arts and folklore exhibits, hands-on ethnic children's activities, symposia, dance and music workshops, crafts, food, imported goods, demonstrations of traditional arts and more. Festival hosts more than 6,000 participants, 17 stages and roughly 1,000 performances.
225,000 Attendees
May 22, 2015 - May 25, 2015
Since 1974, We'll get this party started on Friday night, then start Saturday morning with a colorful parade along streets lined with music fans of all ages. Music will permeate Old Sac and the major downtown hotels. One of the great international jazz festivals with over 100 bands performing at over 3 dozen venues. Now presenting a full range of great music while still honoring our jazz tradition: BLUES, ROCK, JAZZ, DANCE BANDS. Parade takes place Saturday at 10am.
105,000 Attendees
May 24, 2015
A wonderful free concert honoring the wonderful members of our armed services both present and past, for Memorial Day featuring the National Symphony Orchestra and a cast of celebrities and excellent speakers.
50,000 Attendees
May 21, 2015 - May 24, 2015
Since 1980, festival includes an elegant patron's party, jazz at the Ritz, the great American jazz piano competition, 5k jazz on the run, free wheeling jam sessions at Crawdaddy's and a spectacular fireworks display. Plus at Metro Park on Friday and Saturday there will be concerts featuring a sensational lineup.
100,000 Attendees
May 21, 2015 - May 24, 2015
Since 1984, festival featuring Cajun and Zydeco bands, Cajun cuisine, crawfish eating contests, Cajun dance contest, children's area, arts and crafts vendors and 5K run.
175,000 Attendees
May 23, 2015
Since 1979. 200+ artists and crafters will display and sell their unique creations in a juried show. Children will have their day of fun in the “KidZone” featuring pony rides, carnival games, rides and children-friendly crafters. Five stages of live music will feature blues, rock, folk and more. (for a schedule of the bands and performers appearing, open the "May Fair Brochure" listed below under Attachments.) An antique and classic auto show and Harley-Davidson motorcycle display and contest will add to the festival’s appeal. Visitors will also find several Food Courts complimenting the downtown restaurants and cafés. There will be everything from pulled pork to funnel cake! May Fair also welcomes the return of the renowned Collingswood Farmers Market offering “Jersey Fresh” produce and florals sold in a delightful open air atmosphere.
50,000 Attendees
May 23, 2015 - May 24, 2015
Since 1982, the nation's longest running culinary arts festival features live continuous entertainment with national recording stars on 4 stages. Plus over 40 fine restaurants serve up delicious and delectable menu items. Other attractions include a family variety stage, amusement rides and street performers.
500,000+ Attendees
May 22, 2015 - May 24, 2015
A great Jazz festival that attracts the greatest in the Jazz field. Many venues will be home to the various acts including: Centennial Olympic Park, Underground Atlanta, Churchill Grounds, and others.
150,000 Attendees
May 21, 2015 - May 25, 2015
This family event recognizes the musical heritage of North Iowa. Mason City is the home town of Meridith Willson, on which is based the musical, "The Music Man". Each spring since 1936 the city has held this musical tribute to the young musicians of the area. Family style professional entertianment of all types, high school jazz bands, concert bands a talent show, a large car show, craft show and carnival. The highlight of the week end is a large parade featuring over 25 bands and 100's of units makes its way through the now fictional "River City". as it has been.
80,000 Attendees
May 22, 2015 - May 25, 2015
"The Worlds Largest Brat Fest" is a true Madison tradition. Come see the Johnsonville “World Largest Touring Grill”. The events current "self proclaimed " World record stands at 189,432 brats consumed in just 4 day.
80,000 Attendees
May 22, 2015 - May 24, 2015
Since 1999. The Downtown Denver Arts Festival is a fine arts and fine crafts festival that continues to be dedicated to supporting Colorado artists while also showcasing a select group of national artists . the Downtown Denver Arts Festival is now the highest Nationally ranked fine arts festival in Colorado. The Downtown Denver Arts Festival holds its annual premier event each Memorial Day Weekend at the Denver Performing Arts Complex. The fine art and fine craft exhibition features 140 juried artists from Colorado and around the Nation with over 100,000 people expected to attend.
100,000 Attendees
Maria can be reached directly at eventsblog@eventcrazy.com
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