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Best US Events this Week

By: Maria King
Date: August 30, 2015
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August 30, 2015

Sep 05, 2015 - Sep 07, 2015
Since 1971, a showcase of 2,500 Northwest artistic talents sparked with performances by more than 75 headliners in music, theater, comedy, dance, film and literary arts. More than 500 individual performances by more than 2,500 artists. And that's not even counting all the visual art, hands-on art, the 100 short films in the Reel Film Festival, the West Coast's largest small press bookfair, street performances, parades, spectacles and other rituals that will cover the grounds for four dizzying days.
215,000 Attendees
Aug 30, 2015 - Sep 07, 2015
Since 1956, homecoming festival for the Auburn-Cord Duesenberg Club, parade, arts and crafts show, continuous events include an auction, decorator showcase house, antique show and sale and automotive art show.
300,000 Attendees
Sep 04, 2015 - Sep 07, 2015
One of the largest free outdoor festivals in the region with 3 days of over 50 restaurants, live entertainment on 7 stages, over 250 arts and crafts artisans, culinary demonstrations, a carnival and many children's activities; both educational and fun.
500,000 Attendees
Sep 05, 2015 - Sep 07, 2015
Since 1971. An outdoor festival featuring an arts and crafts show, carnival, entertainment on 3 stages, Taste of Schaumburg, Not-for-Profit Day, bingo, fireworks on Sunday, Miss Septemberfest competition, and Labor Day parade held at 10am on Summit Drive. Free admission. Arts and crafts featured: ceramics, custom jewelry, drawings, floral, graphics, leather, paintings, photography, sculpture, stained glass, textiles, or woodworking all crafted by the artist. • 45th Annual Event; • Free admission; • Juried event; • Hotel information; • 10' x 10' booth spaces and 20’ x 10’ double booths available; • Convenient outdoor restrooms; • Great, high traffic venue during the Labor Day weekend; • Beautifully landscaped setting around a pond; • Long-term, loyal customer base; • Part of a large festival.
250,000 Attendees
Sep 04, 2015 - Sep 07, 2015
Since 1936, features fun for the entire family including 5 days of free music includes Cajun music, Swamp rock, Zydeco country, R and B and more. Also includes a street fair with thrilling rides for all ages and games to test your skills, Cajun culinary classics with local home style cooking and live music, over 100 arts and crafts booths with crafters from throughout the South displaying their unique talents, Labor Day bass tournament, 5K fun run/walk, horseshoe tournament, childrens day activities, artists guild unlimited judged show and sale, onboard tours of the U.S. Coast Guard Pelican, street parade and children's day mini street parade, square and round dance, fireworks and much more.coronation ball village. Take place Everett Street to Greenwood Street, Between Front Street and Third Avenue.
150,000 Attendees
Sep 04, 2015 - Sep 07, 2015
Since 1973, the event commemorates Independence, Missouri as the starting point of the great westward expansion of the United States. The three main trails to the West - the Santa Fe, California and Oregon Trails - originated from Independence. Features nine huge craft tents filled with juried arts and crafts vendors. Over 500 commercial food and game booths, of which 50 are sponsored by Independence non-profit organizations, three entertainment stages - main stage, community stage and gospel stage, a large carnival midway and an authentic 1800's trappers encampment. Takes place at Historic Independence Square, From Lexington to Truman Road, Between Osage and Main Streets.
200,000+ Attendees
Sep 04, 2015 - Sep 07, 2015
Since 1975, features Italian foods and culture, live music and entertainment. Each year, approximately 70 individuals, businesses and organizations participate in La Festa Italiana by displaying or selling Italian foods, arts, crafts or other items that express the Italian heritage and culture.
125,000+ Attendees
Sep 05, 2015 - Sep 06, 2015
Since 1983, Come out for live music on four stages around Wisconsin's Capitol Square and sample the culinary designs. Taste of Madison, presented by American Family Insurance, takes place on Saturday and Sunday over Labor Day weekend, and showcases more than 90 local restaurants, 26 beverage stands and three entertainment stages around the Square. Admission to Taste of Madison is free and open to the public. Fun activities for the kids and the whole family.
155,000 Attendees
Sep 03, 2015 - Sep 06, 2015
Since 1979, Known for its artistic creativity, the Chicago Jazz Festival is a favorite Labor Day Weekend tradition. It promotes awareness and appreciation for all forms of jazz through free, quality live musical performance. The festival's mission is to showcase Chicago's vast jazz talent alongside national and international artists to encourage and educate a jazz audience of all ages. The Chicago Jazz Festival brings you three days of top music from both international and local stars.
350,000 Attendees
Sep 04, 2015 - Sep 07, 2015
Since 1979. Enjoy four days and six stages of the world's best jazz, blues and soul at the Detroit International Jazz Festival. It's all free and runs Labor Day Weekend in downtown Detroit.
750,000 Attendees
Sep 04, 2015 - Sep 06, 2015
Since 1994, Nearly 50 concerts explode over stages all across the oceanfront with music that touches every generation and style. It’s a non-stop four-day party featuring some of the biggest names in the recording industry. The Music Festival is a showcase for some of the most popular local and regional bands. Past headliners include Isaac Hayes, The Commodores, Little River Band, the Goo Goo Dolls, and Kansas. Performances take place at the 5th Street Stage; Dairy Queen Grill and Chill; 17th Street Park 24th Street Park; 31st Street Park. Most performances are free, although some require a nominal ticket fee.
200,000 Attendees
Sep 03, 2015 - Sep 07, 2015
Since 1963, The festival opens on Thursday and runs through Labor Day Monday. River Days is held on the riverfront at the Court Street Landing near the historic Boneyfiddle district of Portsmouth, Ohio. There is free nightly entertainment on the riverfront stage, arts and crafts, mid-way rides, lots of great food and more. On Thursday and Friday nights we have great music all evening long with music beginning at 6:00pm Thursday and 7:30 pm Friday. The Grand Parade begins at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday morning with the Queens Pageant at the Vern Riffe Center at Shawnee State University at 6:00 p.m. and our awesome entertainment at 7:30 pm. Saturday night. On Sunday night we have activities all day long with evening concerts beginning 6:30 ending with our Fireworks Extravaganza at 10:00 p.m. The annual Antique and Collector Car Show wraps up things on Monday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
150,000 Attendees
Sep 04, 2015 - Sep 07, 2015
Since 1981. Last Fling books big name, national and international music headliners every day of the festival. For a minimal ticket price attendees experience world class entertainment in a beautiful, pristine outdoor lawn setting. Fling organizers strive to ‘up the musical entertainment ante’ by bringing bigger and bigger name acts each year. Although the Mainstage is where all the big name acts perform, the Fling also produces an ‘Entertainment Stage’ which offers excellent, free, top quality musical entertainment simultaneously to the Main Stage. The Fling’s Family Funland is a huge area packed with kid-centric fun. A popular component is the Midwest’s top ranked, high quality petting zoo that offers kids a chance to pet and get up close to exotic and common farm animals including a huge snake and giant rabbits. A highlight of Family Funland is the Percussion Petting Zoo- a thrilling, interactive, percussion show for kids utilizing all manner of percussion including African drums, tambourines, maracas, inflatable bongos, and much more. Family Funland features a huge chalkboard where kids can scribble and draw, craft tent activities, and a stage offering a steady line-up of quality kid- focused live entertainment. Carnival of course there has to be a carnival- and this one more than measures up to the Last Fling quality standard. It covers an entire city block. Thye parade is held on Labor Day at 10am.
250,000+ Attendees
Sep 02, 2015
Since 2003. The Atlantic City Airshow, Thunder over the Boardwalk is Atlantic City’s single largest FREE event on the summer calendar, and the largest airshow of its kind! Produced by the Greater Atlantic City Chamber, the AC Airshow attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors to AC’s famous beach, Boardwalk, and attractions. Sensational mid-week show featuring the US Navy Blue Angels and U.S. Army Golden Knights. Additionally The USAF F-22 Demonstration by the USAF Air Combat Command’s 1st FW based at Langley AFB, VA will be on tap. Also featuring the World Famous GEICO Skytypers Airshow Team flight squadron of six vintage WWII aircraft performing precision flight maneuvers. The diverse flying expertise of the team members aligns perfectly with the unique components of their overall performance. Bring the whole family and enjoy a beautiful view over the ocean of these spectacular performers.
200,000 Attendees
Sep 04, 2015 - Sep 07, 2015
Festival of Sail 2015 features an expanded events area, with more booths to explore, larger kids zone, vintage boat display, stage for live entertainment, beer garden, and lots more to see and do. Festival of Sail is the LARGEST Tall Ship festival on the west coast and is hosted at the Maritime Museum of San Diego, transforming the North Embarcadero over Labor Day weekend into a nautical theme park for 4 adventure filled days. Friday we start with a Tall Ship Parade! Watch the ships majestically sail into San Diego bay, enjoy cannon fire salutes, and seeing the ships end their journey at the Maritime Museum's docks. An incredible venue right on the embarcadero, beer gardens, kids activity zone, and a low admission per person, this is the premier waterfront event year after year. Entry is free for Maritime Museum members with ID and membership card. Vendor area is free to all. Add-on events such as Tall Ship, cannon battles, mid-day sails, twilight sails, swift boat sails and 30 minute bay cruises can both be purchased online and at the "Boating Activities Booth" just north of the "Berkeley" steam ferry
200,000 Attendees
Sep 04, 2015 - Sep 06, 2015
Since 2006. The AJC Decatur Book Festival is the largest independent book festival in the country and one of the five largest overall. Since its launch, more than 1,000 world-class authors and hundreds of thousands of festival-goers have crowded the historic downtown Decatur square to enjoy book signings, author readings, panel discussions, an interactive children's area, live music, parades, cooking demonstrations, poetry slams, writing workshops, and more.
50,000+ Attendees
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