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EventCrazy Staff Picks of the Week 04/19/2015

By: Maria King
Date: April 19, 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.

Apr 21, 2015 - Apr 26, 2015
Since 1967, ranked one of the top 10 outdoor festivals in the country, art booths from more than 140 juried artists, continuous entertainment on 3 stages, international food booths and craft demonstrations. No pets please. Check website for schedule.
750,000 Attendees
Apr 22, 2015 - Apr 26, 2015
Since 1977, auto hobbyists yearn to throw off the winter doldrums and enjoy their collector vehicles. The collector car swap meet and car corral fill the entire 82 acres with more than 3,000 automotive vendors and more than 1,800 cars for sale. This is a wonderful show for cars, parts and accessories and other collectible items.
115,000 Attendees
Apr 22, 2015 - Apr 26, 2015
Since 1987, highlights French Louisiana and its relationship to the rest of the French speaking peoples of the world with musicians, artists, theater, film and food. Includes 5 music stages, food court areas, street musicians and animators, arts and crafts boutiques, art galleries, beverage stands, cultural workshops, international cooking demonstrations and a world music store.
200,000 Attendees
Apr 23, 2015 - May 03, 2015
Since 1939, brings back memories of Corpus Christi's past as a hideaway for pirates. Pirates come ashore and take over the town. Activities include carnival, multiple parades, gospelfest, rodeo and lots of music. Many activities take place along the bayfront as well.
150,000 Attendees
Apr 24, 2015 - Apr 26, 2015
Since 1982. With approximately 30 different events including everything from sporting events to concerts, street dances to children's events, the festival maintains a "something for everyone" philosophy. Takes place in Downtown Fayetteville and Festival Park.
100,000 Attendees
Apr 24, 2015 - May 03, 2015
Since 1927, features over 260 arts and crafts exhibitions, two parades, bluegrass festival and country music concerts, jazz competition, a midway, dances, fire truck rodeo, kids run, fireworks and so much more are featured as well. Celebrate both apple blossoms and the arrival of spring at this popular event. The event features activities every day but the events have specific schedules. Please check website for exact schedule. Events take place in varying locations in Winchester.
300,000+ Attendees
Apr 24, 2015 - Apr 26, 2015
Since 1985, one of the best events all year in South Florida. Delicacies from the local waters are prepared with mouthwatering results by restaurant chefs. Guests can enjoy music and arts and crafts along the beautiful beachfront as part of the festivities.
125,000 Attendees
Apr 25, 2015 - Apr 26, 2015
Since 1984, craft festival featuring more than 200 juried vendors from 20 states featuring handmade work to be exhibited including original oil and watercolor paintings, pottery, jewelry, furniture, woodworking, ornamental iron, Appalachian-style baskets, stained glass, photography, home and garden accents, birdhouses, leatherwork and much more. Plus four stages of free music and entertainment, children's area and over 20 food vendors.
130,000+ Attendees
Apr 26, 2015
Since 1990, features 100 exhibitors, carnival games and international talent performing on 6 concert stages and lots of good food. Held Downtown on 36 city blocks and the Historic Broadway Corridor.
500,000 Attendees
Apr 26, 2015 - May 02, 2015
Since 1906, this event has more than 75 exhibitors featuring a Grand Floral Parade, carnival, bicycle races, fun run/walk, youth parade, fashion show and more, celebration of agricultural industry and tourism promotion. This is the state's largest multi community festival. The Blossomtime Festival takes place in various communities for a week. Parade Saturday at 1pm.
250,000 Attendees
Apr 24, 2015 - Apr 26, 2015
Since 1981, the 3 day festival features visual arts show, songwriters showcase, jazz and blues showcase and other music, theatre and dance performances on 4 stages. Also includes choreography competition, juried visual arts show and children's discovery area.
75,000 Attendees
Apr 25, 2015
Since 1953. After more than 50 years as Norfolk’s International Azalea Festival, the Norfolk NATO Festival was renamed in 2009, in recognition of its primary mission: to honor and recognize all 28 NATO member nations and their staff and families living here in Hampton Roads while working at Norfolk’s NATO Headquarters, Allied Command Transformation. Parade held on Waterside Drive and festival is held in Town Point Park.
150,000+ Attendees
Apr 24, 2015 - Apr 26, 2015
Since 1981, 1,300+ musicians, artists and performers, come hear great jazz along with the best pop, rhythm and blues and cross cultural music. The park setting includes 6 stages, 220+ booths, juried arts and crafts, children's art tent, community/school entertainment, food games and clowns. Makes this a fun family event.
100,000+ Attendees
Apr 20, 2015
Since 1897, features over 15,000 runners. Race is 26 miles, 385 yards. Race starts at One Ash Street in Hopkinton Massachusetts and ends at Copley Square in Boston Massachusetts. Registration fee to participate in race.
1,000,000+ Attendees
Apr 25, 2015 - Apr 26, 2015
Since 1985, This free visual and performing art celebration is set along a scenic path through the charming neighborhood of Little Italy. It will be held on the side streets of India Street. The fine art festival takes over 18 blocks of downtown San Diego in the hip and historic Little Italy community. Set apart from other art events, Mission Federal ArtWalk is considered an accessible and welcoming venue for art collectors and visitors to interact with artists, view and purchase their artwork and enjoy an outdoor casual atmosphere under southern California's sunny skies.
90,000 Attendees
Apr 24, 2015 - Apr 26, 2015
Since 1996. This free event held in Historic Downtown Leesburg will be packed with entertainment boasting eight stages, forty bands, and a slew of exhibitions featuring Wall of death, Rat’s Hole Custom Motorcycles Show, Trails Rider and Drill Team Demonstration. Local restaurants and over 250 vendors will offer up a myriad of food, beer and beverage choices, while hundreds of friendly retail shops and vendors will be open for your shopping pleasures. Come experience this event for yourself and see why bikers across the country are making The Leesburg Bikefest an annual destination!
200,000 Attendees
Maria can be reached directly at eventsblog@eventcrazy.com
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