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By: Maria King
Date: August 11, 2019
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August 11, 2019

Aug 17, 2019 - Aug 18, 2019
Since 1959. Featuring military and civilian flight aerobatics, historic aircraft, simulated water rescues and parachute teams, the Chicago Air and Water Show is one of the largest and longest-running free admission events of its kind. The two-day event draws an audience of over two million each year, spread out on colorful beach blankets and lawn chairs along dazzling Lake Michigan. Many camp out early, hoping to secure the best spots to catch the spectacular demonstrations by military and civilian aircrafts, boats, and diving and parachute teams. It's a thrilling, multisensory experience for all ages — soak up the sun, breathe in the crisp lake breezes and feel the rumble of the jet engines while watching the soaring action overhead. The show can be viewed along the lakefront from Fullerton to Oak Street, with North Avenue Beach as the focal point.
2,000,000+ Attendees
Aug 16, 2019 - Aug 18, 2019
Since 1984, The air at the Lucas County Fairgrounds will be filled once again with thick smoke from grills, smokers,and cookers. Award winning BBQers from across the nation will be in attendance,along with Toledo’s local favorites, all competing to take home the People’s Choice Award and Best In Northwest Ohio. Many of these vendors are the same national award- winning grill- masters who take their delicious outdoor cuisine to competitions all across the nation, so it’s sure to offer a wide variety of tastes from all over the country.
100,000+ Attendees
Aug 15, 2019 - Aug 17, 2019
Since 1981, features Irish and Irish American talent, and serves as a stage for up-and-coming local performers. Music and dance comprise a main element of Irish Fest. Top Irish and Irish American entertainers from around the world, as well as numerous regional groups perform on the festival's 15 stages. In addition, roaming performers dressed in traditional costumes entertain guests as they stroll the grounds. Plus cultural exhibits, displays, theater, poetry readings, demonstrations, raffles, and comedy shows. Grafton Street and Lilliput Marketplaces offer shoppers everything from musical selections and books to Irish fisherman's sweaters, jewelry, crafts, collectibles and artwork. For those with a competitive nature, Irish Fest offers plenty of contests. Sports such as rugby, hurling, currach racing and Gaelic football are played throughout the festival. Competitions include internationally sanctioned tug-of-war, Top O' the Morning Run/Walk, children's red hair and freckle contests, bingo, treasure hunts and a baking contest.
130,000 Attendees
Aug 15, 2019 - Aug 18, 2019
Since 1952, family event with rides, auto races, games, music and entertainment, craft show, food, exhibits and the sweetest corn you'll ever eat. Over 70 tons of sweet corn will be served.The parade is held Thursday evening at 6pm on Main Street.
120,000 Attendees
Aug 16, 2019 - Aug 18, 2019
Since 1972, The Festival of the Little Hills is the Midwest’s Premier Arts and Craft Show. Coordinated by the not-for- profit organization of the same name, Fete Des Petite Cotes is named in honor of the settlement (now known as St. Charles) founded by the French Canadian explorer Louis Blanchette in 1769. Every year in August since 1971, the Festival of the Little Hills has been celebrating the rich history of St. Charles and now showcases more than 300 arts and crafts vendors, craft demonstrations and antiques dealers. More than 50 not-for- profit organizations provide a diverse selection of culinary delights making the Festival of the Little Hills their major annual fundraiser to support their various endeavors. Entertainment and a children’s area known as the “Kids Corner” round out this family oriented Festival.
300,000+ Attendees
Aug 17, 2019
Since 1975. the Milford Oyster Festival is the largest one- day festival in Connecticut drawing 40,000 people every year to this family- oriented event. Located in downtown Milford, CT, it’s main purpose is to promote civic and non- profit organizations, the local businesses of Milford and the downtown area as a destination through an event that celebrates the importance of the oyster industry that existed in Milford. The Milford Oyster Festival is the largest tourism event in Milford bringing in thousands of visitors from around the area and helping to showcase the beautiful charm of the Milford Green, Milford harbor and downtown area. The event includes a free concert, car show, crafters, children and teen activities, amusement rides, civc and non profit booths, Oysters, craft beer and wine, and great food.
40,000 Attendees
Aug 14, 2019
Since 1982, PACE is pleased to welcome back the Taste of Peoria to the RiverFront! Nearly 40 Peoria area restaurants are expected to take part to provide a taste of their most popular menu items to a crowd of more than 50,000 local residents. A variety of appetizers, entrees, and desserts will be sold for one to two dollars each. In addition to a selection of seafood, BBQ, Italian, Indian, and Oriental cuisine, the Taste of Peoria features its own Margaritaville and live entertainment on two stages. Activities and food will be located throughout Festival Park and The Landing. Come enjoy the 2016 Taste Of Peoria for great food and live entertainment! Stay tuned for updates and the announcement of the entertainment lineup.
50,000 Attendees
Aug 16, 2019 - Aug 18, 2019
Since 1982. Taste of Edmunds is three-days of non-stop entertainment and a feast of delicious foods, all at Snohomish County's largest festival. See why thousands of people attend each year. With fine arts and crafts, 35 food vendors, four stages of entertainment, and rides, along with a beer garden and a wine garden, A Taste of Edmonds is the place to be.
100,000+ Attendees
Aug 15, 2019 - Aug 18, 2019
Since 1896, food, games, fireworks and entertainment for the whole family. There will be additional vendors on the street selling roasted nuts, kettle corn, artichokes, gyros, lemonade, elephant ears, clams, funnel cakes and more! Also there will be Italian musical entertainment on the street - singers, choral group, and dancers. A solemn Mass celebrating the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 15th at Holy Rosary Church. The procession, which is an extension of our prayer during the Mass, begins at Holy Rosary Church (At approximately 11:15 a.m.) and continues throughout the entire Little Italy neighborhood before concluding at Holy Rosary Church (at approximately 12:45 p.m.). Fireworks will follow at approximately 10:00 p.m. in Tony Brush Park.
100,000 Attendees
Aug 16, 2019 - Aug 18, 2019
Since 1984, outdoor festival featuring free entertainment and activities with a juried arts festival, children's parade, antique tractor pull, water ski show, quilt show, dunk tank, parachute jumpers, fireworks, beer tent, ethnic food and much, much more. Takes place at various locations.
125,000 Attendees
Aug 16, 2019 - Aug 18, 2019
Since 1993, Annual balloon festival featuring hot air balloons, including some special shapes. Food, musical entertainment, vendor booths, children's activities, balloon rides, photo contest, displays, pizza and clam eating contests......all with free admission.
100,000 Attendees
Aug 17, 2019
The Woodward Dream Cruise is a mid-summer classic that celebrates the cars, music and memories of cruisin' in the fifties and sixties in the place that put America on wheels. An unbelievable celebration of the car culture attracts over 30,000 muscle cars, street rods, custom, collector and special interest vehicles; involves the nine host cities of Berkley, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township, Ferndale, Huntington Woods, Pleasant Ridge, Pontiac, and Royal Oak; in all it traverses a 16-mile route. Woodward Avenue from Ferndale to Pontiac is lined on both sides with magnificent classic and custom automobiles.
1,500,000+ Attendees
Aug 17, 2019 - Aug 18, 2019
Since 1921. Join us in celebrating Native arts and culture in the largest and most prestigious intertribal fine art market in the world. Enjoy seeing and interacting with over 1,000 of the "best of the best" Native artists, craftspersons, and designers. Celebrate tribal traditions and history. Witness exciting contemporary evolution and growth, as Native fine art is passed on to new generations. Gather with friends old and new and savor the fun, fashion, music, dance, food, film and more. Share the legacy and the joy.
150,000 Attendees
Aug 15, 2019 - Aug 18, 2019
The 18th Annual Little Italy Days will be held the weekend of Thursday August 15th - Sunday August 18th, 2019 on the streets and sidewalks of Liberty Avenue in the heart of Bloomfield. For four days this August in Bloomfield it's all-Italian-all-the-time! Expect lots of music and food, games and activities for the kids, more food and other fun things to do amidst Bloomfield's unique shops and fine restaurants. Awarded First Place for Best Special Event - City of Pittsburgh! Last year’s attendance was 150,000+. We have a spectacular line-up of entertainment and a very aggressive promotional campaign to make this year’s Little Italy Days a huge success!!
150,000 Attendees
Aug 13, 2019 - Aug 17, 2019
Back to the Bricks attracts over 500,000 car show enthusiasts annually to Genesee County to celebrate our love of motor vehicles, and the area's historic role in the automotive industry. Tune-up Parties and Promo Tours generate enthusiasm in advance of the Main Event which provides a showcase for classic, custom, and collector vehicles of all kinds. During the week, Flint, birthplace of “America’s Sports Car”, proudly hosts a National Reunion for Corvette aficionados. Music, food vendors, and family- friendly activities add to the festive atmosphere.
500,000 Attendees
Aug 17, 2019 - Aug 18, 2019
Piedmont Park Arts Festival: August 17th and 18th The Festival of the Summer Is Here And Better Than Ever The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces is proud to announce the 10th Annual Piedmont Park Arts Festival coming up August 17th and 18th in Atlanta, Georgia. This is the ideal summer festival to enjoy the outdoors, browse for irresistible art and crafts as well as appreciate the beauty of Atlanta’s largest park. Visitors will enjoy a wide variety of art and crafts from over 250 local and regional artisans and craftsman. In addition, the festival will include a children’s area, local food and beverage concessions including “gourmet” food trucks and live acoustic musical performances all weekend. Best of all, the event is entirely free to attend! For more information about the festival, please visit www.piedmontparkartsfestival.com.
60,000 Attendees
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