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By: Maria King
Date: January 31, 2016
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January 31, 2016

Feb 06, 2016 - Feb 07, 2016
Since 1976. Featuring over 300 exhibitors with beautiful pieces in different media. It’s a wonderful opportunity to meet real artists and to begin your own art collection. With its downtown streets lined with New England architecture, this hilly destination overlooks the breathtaking view of Lake Dora. Other than the endless rows of fine art, including oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, clay, sculpture and photography, the festival features local and regional musical entertainment at a main stage in Donnelly Park. Festival food will be provided in separate food courts, while local downtown restaurants will remain open.
300,000 Attendees
Feb 05, 2016 - Feb 07, 2016
Since 1985, one of the largest craft shows in the Southwest featuring more than 800 exhibitors from over 30 states displaying antiques, collectibles and handmade items. Show features items including quilts, antique furniture, baskets, dried flower arrangements, stenciling, wooden and painted folk art, Belgian lace pictures, antique jewelry, toys, dolls, stoneware, clothing, patio and garden items, watercolor paintings and much more.
70,000 Attendees
Feb 06, 2016 - Feb 07, 2016
Since 1987, Each year, approximately 200 nationally and internationally acclaimed artists gather in Mizner Park in Boca Raton, FL to showcase their fine artworks. The goal of this juried show is to select and present the highest caliber of art represented by many different mediums to our knowledgeable and discriminating audience. Works include glass, graphics, drawings, jewelry, crafts, paintings, photography, ceramics, pottery, sculpture and mixed media.
70,000+ Attendees
Feb 04, 2016 - Feb 15, 2016
Since 1923, features more than 200 rides, games and attractions. The "best" competitions for food, livestock, arts, crafts and horticulture. Entertainment on the free stages within the grounds as well as a 5000 seat paid admission arena that hosts some of the biggest names in the entertainment business.
560,000+ Attendees
Feb 05, 2016 - Feb 14, 2016
Since 1956, there is every kind of boat imaginable on display. Aisles full of boat related equipment and services. See website for select nights that offer free admission.
120,000 Attendees
Feb 05, 2016 - Feb 06, 2016
Since 1985, the tradition continues with great Cajun food, craft vendors, beer garden, kids activities, entertainment and a parade. Friday night 5K run at 6pm, live music, food, beer and fun. Saturday starting at 10am live music, food, craft vendors, beer garden, kids activities and the Mardi Gras parade at 3pm.
50,000+ Attendees
Feb 04, 2016 - Feb 07, 2016
Since 1993. A family friendly event filled with traditional Mardi Gras Spirit! Parades, concerts, carnival, arts and crafts, food, street entertainment and much more! Catch the excitement and some beads on Procter Street.. Mardi Gras Parade Thursday at 6pm. Muchkin parade Sunday at 3pm.
65,000 Attendees
Feb 06, 2016
Since 1981. The best part about celebrating Mardi Gras in Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana is the atmosphere. There is a type of warmth that is genuine along with a simple spirit of joy which is what we Cajuns call the "joie de vivre" or the "joy of living." In Lake Charles, you can experience lavish costumes and the big city pageantry of Mardi Gras along with a family-friendly feel. In fact, there is a whole day dedicated to children and family activities during the celebration, and parade routes are filled with families lining the streets, so that makes Mardi Gras in Lake Charles a unique place to experience Carnival.
30,000 Attendees
Feb 05, 2016 - Feb 07, 2016
Since 1995, featuring an upscale festival of chocolate and romance, gourmet cuisine and beverages, horse-drawn carriage rides, national entertainment and tours of Cerreta Candy Company.
70,000+ Attendees
Feb 05, 2016
Friday evening opening night from 6pm-9pm. ArtFest’s Opening Night is a feast for all your senses. Specialty lighting creates a bold backdrop as you shop and mingle with more than 70 of the festival’s finest artists … in a relaxed and intimate setting. Vibrant entertainment surrounds you as delectable food and fine drinks tempt your palette. On Saturday ArtFest enlivens the Fort Myers waterfront with exceptional art, entertainment and children’s art activities. A fine arts and crafts festival featuring the works of 200 artists. At ArtFest, you’ll discover high-quality, Made-in-USA original art. Whether you’re a new or experienced art lover, you’ll find something wonderful to add to your personal collection. Watching your budget? You’ll find beautiful art in a wide range of prices — truly something for everyone. Avid collector on the hunt for unusual treasures? We’ve got you covered. This is a highly selective juried show. (Browse the online gallery to get a feel for the exceptional quality.) You’ll get to meet the artists, face to face. Refresh yourself with delightful food and music. And have fun with the whole family. (Kids have a blast at ArtFest!)
45,000 Attendees
Feb 03, 2016 - Feb 13, 2016
Since 1995. Lake Geneva’s Annual Winterfest featuring the U.S. National Snow Sculpting Competition. Additionally featuring music, magic, refreshments, activities, shopping and dining all over the downtown area. Crowning of the U.S. National Snow Sculpting Competition Champion's Award, second, third place and the Peoples' Choice award are featured at this great event at the beautiful and famed Riviera on the lake front in downtown Lake Geneva. Sculpting begins February 3rd and ends February 6th with award ceremony at 3pm. Other events taking place at various times during the festival will include helicopter rides, beer tasting, chili cook off, Winter carnival, Beach Bonfire, Bingo night, Soup-er Magical evening, Lego weekend and so much more. Event culminates on the last day the Human Dog Sled Races. A wonderful winter celebration!
30,000 Attendees
Feb 06, 2016
Part of the Pensacola Mardi Gras Celebration. Pensacola’s Grand Mardi Gras Parade is the largest annual event in downtown Pensacola. Residents and visitors often totaling over 100,000 enjoy the pageantry and excitement of a parade with over 6,000 participants and over 250 entries. One of the country's original celebration sites, Pensacola hosts this family-oriented Mardi Gras parade with crowds catch beads, doubloons and moonpies galore as they are thrown from floats!
100,000 Attendees
Feb 05, 2016 - Feb 14, 2016
Since 1921, this show has grown into a unique marketplace with 600 exhibitors for home owners to shop, compare and save on a total selection of home related products, new ideas and expert advice on remodeling, gardening, decorating and new homes.
100,000 Attendees
Feb 06, 2016
San Diego’s nationally recognized celebration will be bringing glitz, glam, floats, beads and vivacious energy to over 16 blocks in the Gaslamp Quarter! San Diego Mardi Gras will be bringing back the best performers, the Big Easy Parade, and a spectacle that sets the standard for San Diego’s nightlife and entertainment. Five stages of energized entertainment to include International and National DJ talent as well as a live stage of Mardi Gras inspired performances. These five stages offer something for everyone and will create an epic sensory experience that will incorporate street performances, incredible visuals and new energetic groups elevating this year’s Mardi Gras to new levels.
40,000 Attendees
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