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Best US Events this Week

By: Maria King
Date: August 2, 2015
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August 2, 2015

Aug 06, 2015 - Aug 09, 2015
Since 1962, Artists and craftspersons display their wares around a pond. Three entertainment stages plus roaming entertainment and numerous food booths. Over five decades the festival has earned the respect of talented artisans from across the country because of its sales history, commitment to quality, juried products and family friendly but business-oriented approach to show management. The show is limited to approximately 300 booth spaces, with nearly 250 cities in over 30 states represented by exhibitors.
70,000 Attendees
Aug 08, 2015 - Aug 09, 2015
Since 1958. The oldest festival of its kind in the Northeast attracts people from New England and other areas of the country to our region during this two day event. As a juried art show, the festival attracts an audience of discriminating art enthusiasts who plan on purchasing both fine art and crafts from our 270 artists and artisans. The festival showcases more than 100,000 diverse pieces of oils, watercolors, photographs, pastels,sculpture, acrylics and more over two miles of art in the heart of Historic Downtown Mystic. The event is free of charge to the public and there are activities for all ages, including a Children’s Art Park. Area nonprofit organizations offer food and drink for sale to raise money for their organizations, making this a great community event.
85,000 Attendees
Aug 04, 2015 - Aug 09, 2015
Since 1986, a celebration of Americas love affair with cars and rock-n-roll. Concerts with top entertainers from the 50s and 60s are big favorites among attendees as they are transfered, if only for a moment, to the innocence of the 50's and wild times of the 60's. Over 5000 vintage and classic cars, an auction, swap meet, poker run and parade. Girls grab your poodle skirt and Guys grab your Brylcreem and come out for the fun. Takes place all throughout Reno and Sparks.
250,000 Attendees
Aug 06, 2015 - Aug 09, 2015
Since 1970, over 11,000 vintage automobiles will be here for one of the largest car show of its type held anywhere in the world. Vehicles come from throughout the United States and Canada. Plus over 300 manufacturers of specialty automotive equipment will set up displays. Don't miss at the end of the show the "Circle of Winners" display followed by the awards program.
100,000+ Attendees
Aug 03, 2015 - Aug 09, 2015
Since 1941, the granddaddy of all motorcycle rallies and races. This is a chance to see more bikes and bikers than you could ever imagine all in one place. Sturgis is transformed by an onslaught of events held throughout the town for the entire week. Shows by major motorcycle manufacturers displaying new models, photo opps with unique individuals and bikes, breakfasts, rides through the streets and the hills, free concerts, races and poker runs. The National Motorcycle Museum hosts various events all week. Many events benefit causes such as Easter Seals and children's charities.
500,000+ Attendees
Aug 05, 2015 - Aug 09, 2015
One of Santa Barbara's biggest event features a children's parade, Spanish markets, carnival, stock horse show and rodeo and dancing. Fiesta performers come from around the nation and Mexico to participate. Takes place at various locations.
250,000 Attendees
Aug 06, 2015 - Aug 09, 2015
Since 1986, stretching for 22 blocks and including the Civic Center parking lot, Downstate Illinois largest street fair takes place. Family festival featuring live big name entertainment on several stages, arts and crafts booths, flavorful food, strolling entertainers, activities for children, giant carnival, parade and more.
300,000 Attendees
Aug 07, 2015
Since 1980 seafood, crafts, entertainment, Upper Chesapeake Bay crabcake contest and silent auction. The Havre de Grace Seafood Festival is the longest continuously running Seafood Festival in Maryland. It has been held in Tydings Park overlooking the Chesapeake Bay in Historic Havre de Grace, Maryland on the second full weekend of August for the past 31 years. The Festival has been managed by Lori and Chuck Maslin for over 25 years. This event is a nationally recognized Festival that attracts a regional crowd from Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia and beyond. Our vendors are some of the best in the Country and come from as far away as Florida to participate. Festivities Include: 28 vendors serving more than 165 different foods with an abundance of mouthwatering seafood delicacies and other great foods; 120 Arts and Craft Vendors featuring artisan self-made products;
50,000 Attendees
Aug 07, 2015 - Aug 09, 2015
Since 1976, celebrate both Twinsburg heritage and annual gathering of twins and others of multiple birth with parade, contests, arts and crafts, entertainment, food and fireworks.
85,000 Attendees
Aug 09, 2015
Since 1984, a street festival that features the shops of quaint Carytown, live entertainment, a great selection of food, childrens activities, arts and crafts and of course watermelon. Imagine...115,000 people, over 3000 watermelons and you! With 60 musicians, over 100 exhibitors, one of the largest kids areas of any festival on the east coast and all of the great Carytown style.
115,000 Attendees
Aug 06, 2015 - Aug 08, 2015
Since 1983, this event has more than 80 exhibitors featuring many of the top stars in country music, outdoor concert screen and sound systems. Festival site also boasts one of the largest camping events in the midwest with improved camping facilities and services, with over 7,000 individual campsites.
145,000 Attendees
Aug 07, 2015 - Aug 16, 2015
Since 1984. Downtown Bethlehem is host to one of the country's premiere music events. The festival, which showcases nearly every musical style imaginable, features: 1,000 performances - the vast majority of which are free. More than 300 performers from across the country and around the globe. Musical programming at 14 different indoor and outdoor stages. 10 great nights of headline entertainment. Mouth-watering foods, plenty of children's fun and activities and a spectacular closing- night fireworks display. For hundreds of thousands, Musikfest has become a magical experience, one they look forward to year after year.
500,000+ Attendees
Aug 02, 2015 - Aug 15, 2015
Over 42 pavilions represent countries from all over the world in art, dance, music and song. Traditional foods, cultural displays and friendly hosts greet you. There is no central site for The Festival but rather, Folklorama is spread throughout the entire city of Winnipeg in permanent venues.
420,000+ Attendees
Aug 07, 2015 - Aug 16, 2015
Since 1929, features over 50 events during the 11-day celebration, includes concerts, fireworks, BBQ's, parades, arts and crafts, food, Colorado Scottish Festival, kid's fishing derby, trivia tournament, sidewalk sales, Canine Frisbee competitions, golf, horse show, and much more. Takes place in various locations.
200,000 Attendees
Aug 07, 2015 - Aug 09, 2015
Since 1984, listen to 100 bands on 3 stages of music and samples of food and wine from some of the finest Portland restaurants at the city's most delicious festival.
225,000 Attendees
Aug 09, 2015
Since 1983, annual arts and crafts festival with free entertainment on the north and south stages, paid admission VIP Cabaret with special entertainment, free DJ dance area, over 250 arts/crafts and commercial vendors plus 2 food courts, 1 beer garden at the north stage and wine tasting at the south stage. Free shuttle service from offsite parking areas.
150,000 Attendees
Aug 04, 2015 - Aug 08, 2015
Since 1986, a celebration of Americas love affair with cars and rock-n-roll. Concerts with top entertainers from the 50s and 60s are big favorites among attendees as they are transfered, if only for a moment, to the innocence of the 50's and wild times of the 60's. Over 5000 vintage and classic cars, an auction, swap meet, poker run and parade. Girls grab your poodle skirt and Guys grab your Brylcreem and come out for the fun. Takes place at Victorian Square and other venues throughout Sparks and Reno.
800,000 Attendees
Maria can be reached directly at eventsblog@eventcrazy.com
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