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By: Maria King
Date: April 22, 2018
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April 22, 2018

Apr 28, 2018 - Apr 29, 2018
Since 1985,The backbone of this two-day, outdoor festival is the juried fine art show featuring over 250 artists from around the country. The festival also presents free concerts by national recording artists as well as regional and local acts. Other weekend events include Kids World - an arts and entertainment center for children, a 5K Run, Student Art Competition, free art workshops, food, refreshments and a complimentary Park and Ride service.
75000 Attendees
Apr 24, 2018 - Apr 29, 2018
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.
750000 Attendees
Apr 29, 2018
Since 1990. The Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show, “The Coolest Show on Earth”, is a spectacular showcase of motorized mechanical marvels from throughout the 20th and 21st centuries celebrates its anniversary with a mesmerizing array of more than 2,000 ultra cool antique, vintage, classic, custom and exotic machines of all kinds on display for public viewing. Automobiles ranging from hot rods, dragsters, customs, low riders, imports, street machines and muscle cars to fanciful touring, luxury, and sports cars; also exceptional vintage warbirds, classics from the 40’s and 50’s and homebuilt aircraft, tricked out trucks and motorcycles, military and SWAT vehicles, a special display of vintage police cars, world-record streamliners, model-T fire engines, antique engines and tractors, helicopter and plane rides, custom bicycles, kinetic art, rolling sculptures, extreme toys, mega- modified machines, advanced “green” technology vehicles, jaw-dropping flyovers by historic military aircraft, high-flying freestyle motorcycle stunt shows, monster truck rides, remote-controlled drones and aircraft aerobatics shows, unimotorcycle drag races, dynojet dynamometer performance testing, a super- thrilling zip-line, bungee jump and tons of kid’s amusements, fabulous food and drink, and stellar live music by The Ray Charles Project; Wavelength: a Tribute to Van Morrison and the Andy Santana Band –– to benefit the Coastside Adult Day Health Center.
50000 Attendees
Apr 25, 2018 - Apr 28, 2018
Since 1982, tens of thousands of Harley Davidson enthusiasts ride into Laughlin. Get ready for the largest motorcycle event on the west coast. Join us this year as we take Laughlin by storm. Come see Historic US Route 66 the way it was meant to be seen. Turn back time as you ride the hills from Kingman to Oatman, AZ. Cool off in the Colorado, or test lady luck at any one of the casinos located on the strip. Numerous activities take place along the ride. Takes place in numerous locations in the area.
50000 Attendees
Apr 26, 2018 - May 06, 2018
Since 1919. More than 40 events celebrating the spring apple blossoms, one of the best known parades in the Northwest, arts and crafts, gem shows, great variety of food, and entertainment. Grand parade held the last Saturday at 11am. Events take place throughout the town at various locations.
100000 Attendees
Apr 25, 2018 - Apr 29, 2018
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.
300000 Attendees
Apr 27, 2018 - May 06, 2018
Since 1927, A series of more than thirty events includes: band competitions, dances, parades, carnival, circus, dinners, luncheons, a 10K Race, the Coronation of Queen Shenandoah, Firefighters’ events, and celebrities. The Festival is an event the whole family can enjoy. Features 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.
250000+ Attendees
Apr 28, 2018 - Apr 29, 2018
Since 1984, craft festival featuring 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 two stages of free music and entertainment, children's area and over 20 food vendors.
110000+ Attendees
Apr 29, 2018
Entering it's 28th year, Fiesta Broadway is L.A.'s signature Cinco de Mayo event. Fiesta Broadway, the largest Cinco de Mayo festival in the country, is produced annually by All Access Entertainment, L.A.'s leading cultural event organizer. The festival is held in Downtown Los Angeles along Broadway and around the streets of City Hall. There are a host of opportunities for your brands and products to meet the 300,000+ festival attendees while they enjoy performances by well-known Latin American artists and authentic food from local-area vendors. Carnival-style games and rides fill out the fun!
300000 Attendees
Apr 29, 2018 - May 05, 2018
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.
100000 Attendees
Apr 26, 2018 - Apr 29, 2018
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.
150000+ Attendees
Apr 27, 2018 - Apr 29, 2018
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.
100000+ Attendees
Apr 27, 2018 - May 06, 2018
Since 1970, one of the worlds greatest celebrations. Over 4,000 talented musicians, cooks and crafts, people assembled to share their unique cultures and heritage with locals and visitors alike over the 10 day festival held at the fairgrounds and throughout the area.
475000 Attendees
Apr 27, 2018 - Apr 29, 2018
Since 1949, A-Day, which stands for Activities Day, is a family friendly event organized and run by the students of Delaware Valley University to benefit campus activities and clubs. This three-day event brings the campus and the surrounding community together for educational exhibits, competitions, entertainment, fun, and great food such as thick, homemade milkshakes and delicious funnel cakes.
50000 Attendees
Apr 28, 2018
The final signature event of the Florida Heritage Festival, the parade is a local tradition. The Grand Parade steps off at 6:30 p.m. Ranked as one of the largest and most prestigious parades in the South, the dazzling and exciting De Soto Heritage Festival Grand Parade is truly a sight to behold for all ages. Over 150 illuminated parade entries light up the night with color, music and fanfare like you’ve never witnessed before! Starting at Manatee High School, the parade route goes west on Ninth Avenue, north along 39th Street West to Manatee Avenue and then turns east toward Downtown Bradenton to Ninth Street West. Make sure your family and friends don’t miss the De Soto Heritage Festival grand finale.
200000 Attendees
Apr 28, 2018 - Apr 29, 2018
Since 1985, This free visual and performing art celebration is set along a scenic path through the charming neighborhood of Little Italy. 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.
90000 Attendees
Apr 27, 2018 - Apr 29, 2018
The Texas Sand Sculpture Festival, called "SandFest", is an incredible three-day event held on the beach in Port Arkansas, Texas on Mustang Island. Master sculptors fly in from all over the world to compete by creating huge life- size sand sculptures. See our web site for photos! In addition to the "Masters" contest we have sand contests for Youth, Amateurs, and Pro-Ams. SandFest has several tents with free activities such as and Entertainment Tent with live music and a Youth Tent with free games and crafts for the kids. "Lesson Mountain" has free sand sculpting lessons for ages 4 through 104. Our centerpiece is 250 tons of sand carved by over 20 master sculptors. SandFest is very family- oriented with things to do for everyone in the family. SandFest is amazing. People love the experience and return every year.
100000 Attendees
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