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By: Maria King
Date: August 25, 2019
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August 25, 2019

Aug 30, 2019 - Sep 02, 2019
Since 1968, Vendors set up their tent shops down the streets, inside the massive VFW parking area, and throughout the surrounding fields affectionately named “Bowman” and “Hunley”. Surrounding the flea-market area are hundreds of yard sales. The Hillsville Flea Market and Gun Show is a great place to find deals on antiques, furniture, vinyl records, books, baseball cards, coins, guns, comics, old pictures, army surplus, signs, clothes, gadgets, toys, knifes, collectables, tools, socks, and so much more. This event is sponsored by VFW Grover King Post 1115.
100,000 Attendees
Aug 31, 2019 - Sep 01, 2019
The Bay Area’s biggest Labor Day weekend event, huge crowds transform downtown Millbrae into the “Big Easy” with a Mardi Gras-style celebration featuring two sun- splashed days of live music on stage and street throughout downtown, a juried show with 250 professional artists and craftmakers showing their latest handcrafted wares, festive food and drink, premium wines, microbrews and margaritas, artisan specialty food, a microbrew tasting tent, an organic and green products showcase, home and garden exhibits, health and wellness displays, the “Classically Cool Car Show” and tons of fun for kids with the Streets Filled With Talent Music and Dance Showcase plus an ultra thrilling zip- line, wild and wacky “waterballerz”, carnival-style rides, and an abundance of amazing amusements in Playland. Free round trip shuttle service will be available from the Millbrae BART/Caltrain station. Admission is free. Presented by the Millbrae Chamber of Commerce.Free admission.
100,000+ Attendees
Aug 30, 2019 - Sep 01, 2019
Since 1979. The festival includes 3 days of continuous entertainment, including top entertainers, on three stages -- all free of charge to the public. Fantastic foods, special children's area, grand parade, cultural events and Queen's pageant.
120,000 Attendees
Aug 28, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019
Since 1947, features hot butter flavored sweet corn served fresh daily by the Millersport Lions Club. Plus a wide variety of other food, 4 entertainment stages of live entertainment, giant midway, exhibits, parade, numerous contests, 5K sweet corn run, square dancing and more. IT'S EAR- RESISTIBLE!
250,000 Attendees
Aug 30, 2019 - Sep 02, 2019
Since 1977 SeptemberFest has offered four days of entertainment, educational and artistic displays, a carnival and Omaha’s largest parade. The festival runs for 4 days, ending on the Labor Day weekend. The annual Salute to Labor has something for the entire family, from the musical acts in the Beer Garden, to plenty of entertainment for children in the Kiddie Kingdom, to a giant carnival midway for the entire family. SeptemberFest also includes arts and crafts, food, and a number of new special attractions each year. The event draws visitors from a five-state area including Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and South Dakota. The variety of SeptemberFest programming attracts people of all ages and interests to make a weekend bus or auto tour to Omaha revolving around the celebration. Proceeds from SeptemberFest fund a number of community improvement projects, and the event has been honored with a number of awards.
140,000 Attendees
Aug 29, 2019 - Sep 02, 2019
Since 1936, features fun for the entire family including 5 days of free music includes Cajun music, Swamp rock, Zydeco country, R and B and more. Also includes a street fair with thrilling rides for all ages and games to test your skills, Cajun culinary classics with local home style cooking and live music, over 100 arts and crafts booths with crafters from throughout the South displaying their unique talents, Labor Day bass tournament, 5K fun run/walk, horseshoe tournament, childrens day activities, artists guild unlimited judged show and sale, onboard tours of the U.S. Coast Guard Pelican, street parade and children's day mini street parade, square and round dance, fireworks and much more.coronation ball village. Take place Everett Street to Greenwood Street, Between Front Street and Third Avenue.
150,000 Attendees
Aug 30, 2019 - Sep 02, 2019
Since 1973, the event commemorates Independence, Missouri as the starting point of the great westward expansion of the United States. The three main trails to the West - the Santa Fe, California and Oregon Trails - originated from Independence. Features nine huge craft tents filled with juried arts and crafts vendors. Over 500 commercial food and game booths, of which 50 are sponsored by Independence non-profit organizations, three entertainment stages - main stage, community stage and gospel stage, a large carnival midway and an authentic 1800's trappers encampment. Takes place at Historic Independence Square, From Lexington to Truman Road, Between Osage and Main Streets.
250,000+ Attendees
Aug 30, 2019 - Sep 02, 2019
Since 1975, features Italian foods and culture, live music and entertainment. Each year, approximately 70 individuals, businesses and organizations participate in La Festa Italiana by displaying or selling Italian foods, arts, crafts or other items that express the Italian heritage and culture.
110,000+ Attendees
Aug 31, 2019 - Sep 01, 2019
Since 1983, Come out for live music on four stages around Wisconsin's Capitol Square and sample the culinary designs. Taste of Madison, presented by American Family Insurance, takes place on Saturday and Sunday over Labor Day weekend, and showcases more than 90 local restaurants, 26 beverage stands and three entertainment stages around the Square. Admission to Taste of Madison is free and open to the public. Fun activities for the kids and the whole family.
155,000 Attendees
Aug 29, 2019 - Sep 02, 2019
Since 1994, Nearly 50 concerts explode over stages all across the oceanfront with music that touches every generation and style. It’s a non-stop party featuring some of the biggest names in the recording industry. The Music Festival is a showcase for some of the most popular local and regional bands. Past headliners include Isaac Hayes, The Commodores, Little River Band, the Goo Goo Dolls, and Kansas. Performances take place at the 5th Street Stage; Dairy Queen Grill and Chill; 17th Street Park 24th Street Park; 31st Street Park. Most performances are free, although some require a nominal ticket fee.
200,000 Attendees
Aug 29, 2019 - Sep 01, 2019
Since 1968. The Labor Day Carnival, or West Indian Carnival, is an annual celebration held throughout Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Featuring varied different entertainment options every night as well as the Labor Day parade, a children's parade on Saturday, a youth festival, many other activities and so much more. Check website for dates and time of performances and ticket availability.
100,000 Attendees
Aug 30, 2019 - Sep 01, 2019
Since 2006. The AJC Decatur Book Festival is the largest independent book festival in the country and one of the five largest overall. Since its launch, more than 1,000 world-class authors and hundreds of thousands of festival-goers have crowded the historic downtown Decatur square to enjoy book signings, author readings, panel discussions, an interactive children's area, live music, parades, cooking demonstrations, poetry slams, writing workshops, and more.
50,000 Attendees
Aug 30, 2019 - Sep 02, 2019
Since 1989. This event is the flagship of the Africa International House. This 4 day event has stayed perfectly true to its mission: to promote, preserve and propagate African American culture. The AFA is a series of festivals within a festival built around African culture: art, music, dance, history and current interests and pursuits. Stimulation is the operative word used to describe the African Festival of the Arts (AFA). The visitor’s first rush of sights, sounds and sweet and savory smells are almost overwhelming. The senses can barely take it all in. The event site spans more than twelve acres and each one of them is jam packed with cultural entertainment, education, shopping, food, drink and fun including: • A Fine Arts Pavilion where more than $1M in art sales are exchanged. • An African Market. • A Drum Village. • Three entertainment stages. • National music headliners. • Sponsorable pavilions that focus on African Heritage, literature, automotive, family and children, technology, spirituality, business/finance, green/energy, wellness/fitness, dance, education, film, fashion and others. • An international food court.
250,000 Attendees
Aug 30, 2019 - Sep 01, 2019
Ahoy and Climb Aboard! Olympia Harbor Days Tugboat Races & Festival is an annual celebration where tugboats return to the top of the Puget Sound for three days of family fun including: entertainment, food, art, history, and a last farewell to summer! Everyone loves this festival - tugboat enthusiasts, history buffs, arts & crafts lovers, food junkies and more. FREE family activities and lots of fun. Mark your calendar now and set your destination to Olympia WA for Labor Day weekend. Olympia Harbor Days is the World’s Largest Vintage Tugboat Show and Races, with open touring on Saturday. Be on hand Sunday at noon as the tugs leave shore to participate in the Annual Harbor Days Tugboat Races in the deep channel of the bay. Watch the races from your own boat or the Virginia V – visit www.HarborDays.com to purchase tickets and view schedule! Find us on Facebook or Instagram at Olympia Harbor Days. You do not want to miss the boat!! All proceeds and donations go to the Olympia Kiwanis Foundation for college scholarships! Vendors & Sponsors welcome to apply as booths last.
55,000 Attendees
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