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EventCrazy Staff Picks of the Week 08/17/2014

By: Maria King
Date: August 17, 2014
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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.

Aug 22, 2014 - Aug 24, 2014
Since 1982, features 200 fine artists and craft persons from the Upper Midwest and throughout the United States. Exhibited for sale are original works representing various media forms including basketry, ceramics, fiber art, glass, graphic art, jewelry, metalsmithing, painting, paper art, photography, sculpture and woodwork. Plus over 20 community booths, 4 stages of continuous entertainment, children's area featuring a multitude of creative hands-on activities for the young, a children's stage with clowns, jugglers, magicians and artist demonstrations, plus over 15 international and domestic food tents, boasting an excellent array of gourmet edibles.
75,000 Attendees
Aug 22, 2014 - Aug 24, 2014
Since 1988, this nationally recognized art festival is one of the top line art and contemporary craft shows in the USA. 100 juried artists come together for a wonderful outdoor art festival. 3 stages of entertainment, food court, a Children’s Gallery and free art activities for kids. This free family event is a must!
50,000 Attendees
Aug 22, 2014 - Aug 24, 2014
More than 2,000 corvettes will park in the Fun Display and they will be joined by 4,000 additional Corvettes from two other show fields. Plus swap meet and car corral, downtown parade and car give-a-way.
56,000 Attendees
Aug 21, 2014 - Aug 24, 2014
Since 1984, features a parade, 5K race, queen scholarship pageant, little Miss and little Mr. Tomato contest, delicious food, games, arts and crafts, kiddie rides, tomato contest, live entertainment, and more. And most important, Don't miss the Tomato Fights!
50,000+ Attendees
Aug 23, 2014 - Aug 24, 2014
Since 1985, the Festival features more than 200 vendors and entertainment groups on eight city blocks. Takes place on Franklin Street between 7th and 12th Streets and 8th and 9th Streets on Broadway to Harrison Street.
100,000+ Attendees
Aug 21, 2014 - Aug 23, 2014
Since 1992, grand Italian opera concert, restaurant booths, music, entertainment and cultural activities. Great fun for all ages.
75,000 Attendees
Aug 18, 2014 - Aug 24, 2014
Since 1983, this 7-day event is filled with competitions and demonstrations, food vendors and foreign and domestic guests.
100,000 Attendees
Aug 23, 2014 - Aug 24, 2014
A multiethnic celebration featuring dance, music, food, cultural and educational exhibits, folk art demonstrations, and craft market. Presented by the International Institute and 125 community organizations. The event will take place nearest S. Grand and Arsenal. A free shuttle service will be available throughout the Park. Admission and entertainment are free; food and gifts are affordably priced. Three stages of non-stop dynamic music and dance performances by traditional ethnic artists, world music favorites and the finest traditional acoustic music and song. From Spanish flamenco to a Vietnamese lion dance, from thundering drums to Irish harp, there is something for every taste! Back by popular demand, COBU, Japanese taiko, direct form New York City! 50 food booths featuring Ethiopian injera with doro wat, Filipino kebabs, and other mouth-watering ethnic treats! 40 gift booths selling African drums, Turkish jewelry, Indian saris and other hand-made items, Family Arts and Crafts with mask-making and other hands-on activities. Try belly-dancing, Colombian carnival and other ethnic dances on the popular Village Green.
140,000 Attendees
Aug 18, 2014 - Aug 24, 2014
Since 1921. The Santa Fe Indian Market hosts over 1100 artists from 100 tribes and is the largest cultural event in New Mexico. The work created by the participating artists is incredible in its range— from handcrafted buffalo horn carvings and jewelry to traditional polychrome pottery, there will be something for every taste. Contemporary furniture, jewelry, painting and sculpture, as well as traditional weaving, will add to the diverse array of handmade items that will be available.
150,000 Attendees
Aug 23, 2014 - Aug 24, 2014
Since 1981. Highlights include the work of more than 300 talented artisans, from paintings to photography, ceramics and jewelry to unique sculptures, and much more. Artists featured at this year’s event come from all over the country, as well as throughout the Bay Area, bringing hundreds of one-of-a-kind art pieces and artisan crafts presented in an awe-inspiring display of creativity and talent. This multi-faceted arts celebration also features artists-in-action, musical entertainment on two separate stages, a Kids’ Art Studio and Italian street painting. Then stroll through the festival enjoying a tempting assortment of gourmet foods and beverages. Free admission and parking. Located 35 miles south of San Francisco and sponsored by the Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce.
150,000 Attendees
Aug 22, 2014 - Aug 23, 2014
Since 2005, Celebrating West Michigan's love affair with the automobile. This gigantic event is organized by the Wyoming-Kentwood Area Chamber of Commerce. Famed 28th Street in Greater Grand Rapids, Michigan plays host to 15 Miles of COOL Cars. Plenty of parking, hotels, restaurants, food booths, auto judging, a new Jump Off Competition for Lo-Riders, chances to talk with other car owners and car restorers ... and, of course, The Grand Tour which starts at 4pm. Many "unofficial" events are being organized for Friday, so make a weekend out of the Metro Cruise.
200,000 Attendees
Aug 24, 2014
Since 2000, feature hundreds of exhibitions, family activities, sporting events, parades, arts and crafts, international foods and outdoor music concert with renown international performers on two stages in Underground Atlanta. Fun for the whole family.
70,000 Attendees
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