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EventCrazy Staff Picks of the Week 05/31/2015

By: Maria King
Date: May 31, 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.

Jun 05, 2015 - Jun 14, 2015
Since 1960, A 10 day celebration of the arts. Various juried art shows with showcasing various mediums as well as a variety of performing arts exhibitions and performances. The shows are held at multiple locations and at varied times throughout the city. Check the website for times and venues.
650,000 Attendees
Jun 05, 2015 - Jun 07, 2015
Since 1970, arts festival, music, food and children's art. See the work of West Michigan's finest artists, hear the area's bands, choirs, rock, folk, country, blues - the works! Taste and smell the offerings from food booths operated by area churches and nonprofit organizations, touch art in the making at Festival's many creative activities. A community- wide celebration!
600,000 Attendees
Jun 05, 2015 - Jun 07, 2015
Since 1987, The award winning festival features American Indian artists and dancers from through North America who celebrate the richness and diversity of their heritage with the world. This June Oklahoma City will be the center of Native American art and culture in America. Through the years, Red Earth has matured into one of the most respected visual and performing arts event of its type – setting the standard for many of today’s Indian art shows held throughout the nation. At Red Earth, guests can sample the work of some of the nation’s most celebrated artists, with opportunities to purchase contemporary and traditional examples of beadwork, basketry, jewelry, pottery, sculpture, paintings, graphics and cultural attire during the juried art show and market. The Red Earth Fancy Dance Competition will feature the elite of Native American dance in Men's Fancy War Dance and Ladies Fancy Shawl. The masters, each exhibit their originality and skills in one of the most prestigious of all native dance competitions. A grand parade, unlike any other parade in the world, opens the Red Earth Festival in downtown Oklahoma City. The streets of downtown Oklahoma City will vibrate in Native American tribal spirit as tribal representatives, in full regalia, make the Red Earth Parade one of America’s most unique.
125,000 Attendees
Jun 05, 2015 - Jun 07, 2015
Since 1976, The largest, longest-running, free maritime festival in the nation is three explosive days of tall ship visits, national, regional, and local entertainment, electrifying fireworks show, and the biggest outdoor dock party in Hampton Roads. the event features a spectacular Parade of Sail into Norfolk's harbor, go aboard tall ships, music and dancing in the Fiesta Zone, patriotic entertainment, national recording artist entertainment and fun for the entire family in the Pirate Jamboree.
250,000+ Attendees
Jun 06, 2015
Since 1979, A mile-long festival of the arts featuring multiple performance areas, music, dance, theater, family entertainment, art-making activities, temporary art installations and over 100 specialty food purveyors. Music includes Jazz, Folk, Blues, World Beat and Gospel. Takes place along Memorial Drive between JFK Street and Western Avenue. Rain or shine.
170,000+ Attendees
Jun 05, 2015 - Jun 13, 2015
Since 1982, festival features 6 stages and over 100 artists with all varieties of music, children's activities village and many food and beverage vendors. Nine nights of entertainment for one price. There is a wide array of performers that come to the festival and stages are set up all around downtown Chattanooga. About one hundred acts perform each year on multiple stages. Headline performers are featured on the Coca- Cola Stage, a barge which has been converted into a full concert stage. The barge floats just off shore against a large collection of amphitheater seats built into a hillside at the water's edge. Major companies, such as Cheverlot, Unum, and Budweiser sponsor other stages throughout the riverfront area.
600,000 Attendees
Jun 06, 2015
Since 1985. The annual Chowder Festival offers some of the best Chowder the Seacoast has to offer. Each year people help kick off the Prescott Park Arts Festival summer season by enjoying more than 500 gallons of piping hot chowder served up for tasting. Be your own judge and vote for your favorite chowder from more than a dozen restaurants as they compete for the Best Chowder title. Located across from Prescott Park at Strawbery Banke Museum's Puddle Dock. This taste-testing event has become a New England staple for chowder lovers in the three-state region. Many restaurants use this event to try out new recipes before adding them to their menu, offering a great chance to sample the newest in Chowder fare in the area. Recipes in the past have included Smoked Scallop Chowder, Manhattan Chowder,Vegetarian Chowder, Corn Chowder, and Spicy Seafood Chowder. Restaurants compete for your vote to be honored by being awarded Best Chowder, decided by the public. Other awards include Judge's Choice and Best Booth.
4,000 Attendees
Jun 05, 2015 - Jun 07, 2015
Since 1942, celebrate the dairy industry with a 2 hour parade. Carnival rides, arts and crafts fair, milk drinking contest, farm tours, tractor pull, milk run, cattle show, talent show, fireworks, bed races and wee farm. Milk Days has grown from a small hay wagon stage with street dancing to a week of 30 plus different events. It is yearly attended by thousands of people all along it's two mile route through the town of Harvard.
100,000+ Attendees
Jun 06, 2015
Since 1859. Because of its distance and status as the race that can make or break a Triple Crown champion, the Belmont Stakes has been the venue for some of the most famous moments in American racing. Since 1925 the Belmont Stakes has been a race of 1 1/2 miles. The Belmont Stakes is the final and most demanding leg of the Triple Crown.
90,000 Attendees
Jun 02, 2015 - Jun 04, 2015
The Scooper Bowl has served up ice cream since 1983. Part festival, part fund-raiser, 10 of the nation's leading ice cream companies offer 32 different flavors at all times. Tens of thousands area residents, business people, tourists, children, and families will enjoy contests, live music, games, and eating ice cream while raising money for the Jimmy Fund. In the past 20 years, the Scooper Bowl has raised more than $1 million for the Jimmy Fund, which supports cancer research and treatment at the world-renowned Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Jimmy Fund event organizers expect to raise more than $100,000 during this year’s annual ice cream celebration.
50,000 Attendees
Jun 05, 2015 - Jun 07, 2015
Since 2002, the festival will feature live entertainment, agriculture-related exhibitions as well as tables and booths offering Vermont-made products, arts and crafts galore. Come have a bite to eat, enjoy the music and take part in a wide array of fun-filled activities. The centerpiece of Stroll Weekend is the world-famous Strolling of the Heifers Parade, which starts at 10am sharp, Saturday on Main Street, followed by music, food, crafts and more on the green at the end of the parade route. Friday nite is our street festival, bread making contest. Sunday is the Tour de Heifer. Info available on our website.
70,000 Attendees
Jun 06, 2015
All Things Pirates! Learn the difference between privateers and pirates and then be one. Pirate history - authentic and make believe plus a treasure scavenger hunt, games and a dual. Come dressed as a pirate and receive a discounted admission fee.
Jun 02, 2015 - Jun 06, 2015
One of the world's largest Motorcycle Touring Rallies with Hundreds of vendors selling all types of things including great food, plus lots of activities. Besides a picturesque background, laid- back atmosphere, and winding roads for motorcycling, the Lake George area offers many restaurants, shopping spots and attractions, making it a perfect location for Americade. There are select events taking place pre registration the day before the actual official festival opening.
80,000 Attendees
Jun 11, 2015
Since 2006. Live jazz returns to our beautiful outdoor amphitheater with six performances over 6 different days. Past performances have included a Grammy Award winner and other luminaries. Legendary Lighthouse All-Stars musician and impresario Howard Rumsey said of The Muckenthaler Center’s Jazz Festival, “The sound is perfect, the lights are perfect. I think this may be the best jazz venue of all time!”
Jun 05, 2015 - Jun 07, 2015
This three-day event will include a variety of programs and events for the education and inspiration of the public: receptions and dinners, free public deck tours and ship events, a heritage village, traveling exhibit, Jamestown Settlement's Godspeed, interpretive programs, Virginia's Finest fair, entertainment, educational programs, and more. A full schedule of events can be found on the Hermione website.
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