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By: Maria King
Date: August 19, 2018
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August 19, 2018

Aug 24, 2018 - Aug 26, 2018
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 25, 2018 - Sep 02, 2018
Since 1956. Come celebrate the automobile legacy of the Auburn Automobile Company. Auburn Indiana, where the automobile and art converge. Events for the entire family await! Homecoming festival for the Auburn-Cord Duesenberg Club, parade, arts and crafts show, continuous events include an auction, decorator showcase house, antique show and sale and automotive art show. The events of the weekend actually start the weekend prior to Labor Day and run for the full week concluding on Labor Day every year.
300,000 Attendees
Aug 24, 2018 - Aug 26, 2018
Since 1978. Corn Fest is one of the last remaining free music festivals among Illinois music festivals and summer festivals. This festival features a carnival complete with rides and games, corn boil, food booths, live music, craft show, kid fest area with large inflatables, family entertainment and much more.
100,000 Attendees
Aug 23, 2018 - Aug 25, 2018
Since 1992, Celebrating Italian American Culture in Portland, Oregon. Featuring grand Italian opera concert, restaurant booths, music, Mass in Italian, bocce, Night at the Flicks movie, cultural activities and so much more. Non stop Italian entertainment, food, wine and beer gardens, dancing and children's activities. Great fun for all ages.
75,000 Attendees
Aug 24, 2018 - Aug 26, 2018
Since 1978, over 500 exhibitors with arts and crafts, antique and classic cars, children's activities, food and more, 200 juried exhibitors, Native American Dance, living history encampment with live entertainment, parade and tour of historic homes.
260,000 Attendees
Aug 22, 2018 - Sep 01, 2018
Since 1939, The Celebration has announced that there are 1,872 entries for the 2015 Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration, compared to 1,791 entries for the program last year. These entries represent 1, 031 horses versus 1, 012 horses last year. There will be nine split classes this year including a three-way split of the two- year-old stallions.
200,000+ Attendees
Apr 13, 2018 - Apr 15, 2018
Since 1983, features a top quality arts and crafts show that attracts over 500 of the nation's finest exhibitors from 30 states selling one-of-a-kind, handmade items. These exhibitors thrive on producing something new and different each year and offer works in Country, Contemporary, Traditional and Southwestern styles. Their wares range from handmade paper, metal sculptures, iron works, baskets, home décor, quilts, paintings, dolls, angels, bears, wareable art, jewelry, primitive crafts, furniture, folk art, toys, photography, florals, seasonal crafts and so much more. National and local entertainers perform continuously on a stage set in a fun, family atmosphere. Acts vary from folk and country singers, cloggers, bluegrass music, variety singers, stiltwalkers, jugglers and magicians, plus food is available.
20,000 Attendees
Aug 24, 2018 - Aug 25, 2018
Since 2005. West Michigan’s Premiere Car Event is back! 16 miles of cool cars between Cascade and Grandville along 28th Street. This is the biggest car event west of Detroit, drawing 275,000+ spectators in 2 days! Visit the “center” of Metro Cruise at Rogers Plaza in Wyoming, MI to enjoy tons of food from local vendors, sponsored booths, loads of entertainment and of course CARS! This family-friendly event is fun for all ages! The Metro Cruise is a free car cruise event along the full length of 28th Street. You can drive up and down 28th street as normal, the road is not closed or diverted for the event. The Main Event or “hub” of Metro Cruise is at Rogers Plaza, with major attractions and the famous Collector Car Row. There is no admission fees to the event. (Note that some private lots or events may charge for parking, or require you to shop or eat at their establishment). The current event schedule runs on both Friday and Saturday. Each year, a team of volunteer Chamber members gather to plan, organize, and run the event. Proceeds for the event are used to help support Chamber programs.
200,000 Attendees
Aug 25, 2018 - Aug 26, 2018
Since 1984, For over 30 years, the Port Clinton Art Festival has been recognized as one of the most successful juried art festivals in the country. Currently rated as the number seven art festival in the country, the Port Clinton Art Festival offers fine art from more than 260 of the world’s most celebrated artists. More than 250,000 art enthusiasts travel from places near and far to visit this distinguished outdoor festival, which was founded by Amy Amdur, the founder of her namesake firm Amdur Productions. Young artists, ages 18 and under, shine in the Youth Art Division of the show, which offers younger artists an opportunity to exhibit and participate in a real art festival. Throughout the weekend, festival- goers will have the opportunity to enjoy art activities for kids, including an art scavenger hunt, interactive art demos and, of course, original artwork offered by master artists from around the world.
250,000 Attendees
Aug 19, 2018 - Aug 26, 2018
A World Qualifying Series event on the ASP World Tour. ECSC is a surfing classic, with a music festival, beach party, and multi-event sports. Includes pro/am surfing, 8K run, kid's run, volleyball, skimboarding competition, body boarding competition, skating exhibition, swimsuit pageant, national and regional bands.
100,000 Attendees
Aug 25, 2018 - Aug 26, 2018
Since 1981. Celebrate the 37th annual Palo Alto Festival of the Arts along University Avenue in beautiful downtown Palo Alto. Highlights include 300 talented artisans who come from all over the country, as well as 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.
150,000 Attendees
Aug 22, 2018
Since 2003. Now celebrating its 16th year, the 2018 Atlantic City Airshow will return to the skies above the beautiful free beaches and Boardwalk in Atlantic City on Wednesday. GEICO will return as the presenting sponsor of this event. The USAF Air Demonstration Squadron (“Thunderbirds”) is the air demonstration squadron of the United States Air Force (USAF). The Thunderbirds are based at Nellis AFB, Nevada and perform aerial demonstrations in the F-16C Fighting Falcon, and they also fly two F-16D twin-seat trainers. Much of the Thunderbirds’ display alternates between maneuvers performed by the diamond, and those performed by the opposing solos, all with magnificent accuracy and precision. In addition to the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, confirmed for the 2018 show are U. S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team, the GEICO Skytypers, Jim Beasley Jr.’s P51D Mustang demonstration.
200,000 Attendees
Aug 24, 2018 - Aug 26, 2018
Highland Park’s most festive weekend is kicking off early this year with the Taste of Highland Park. Local businesses are encouraged to “take their team to the taste” and revel in the last days of summer. The Taste of Highland Park will take place on Central Avenue between First and Second Streets on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. This event will feature local Highland Park restaurants, live entertainment all day long, and 260 artists selling original work in the Port Clinton Art Festival. Taste dozens of different cuisine, groove to your favorite songs, and be enlightened by the original art of artists from around the world! It’s all here at the Port Clinton Art Festival and Taste of Highland Park! Enjoy food and libations from many of Highland Park's most notable restaurants. Additionally, live performances from celebrated bands and performers all weekend long at the Taste of Highland Park and the Port Clinton Art Festival.
275,000 Attendees
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