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By: Maria King
Date: June 12, 2016
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June 12, 2016

Jun 15, 2017 - Jun 18, 2017
Since 1956, over 250 artists display their work. This four- day festival features fine art, great shopping, and live entertainment for the entire family. Come join us for a fun time with family and friends enjoying fine art, great food and live entertainment. Also, celebrate Father's Day in style at our Old Virginia Beach Tea Dance with big band music, hors d'oeuvres, and drinks including tea, of course. The jewel of the show is the Boardwalk Beach Club, a 60' tented space along the boardwalk for individuals who want to celebrate a special day. Beach Club guests enjoy valet parking, open bar, unparalled lunch service by Steinhilber's, lovely shaded seating, private bathrooms and beautiful views of the ocean.
225,000+ Attendees
Jun 17, 2017 - Jun 18, 2017
Since 1972. Visitors to Custer Fair are happy to be there. Smiles greet you wherever you go. From the historic Main St. and Chicago Ave. store buildings to the tree lined Washington St. residential area you can find places to please. Over 300 local and regional artists, craftspeople, and commercial vendors come together over Father's Day weekend to exhibit and sell paintings, ceramics, pottery, photographs, jewelry, graphic arts, wearable art, country and home craft, antiques and collectables. Over 30 food vendors offer a full international menu featuring the old favorites as well as new fare. All reasonably priced. The entertainment at Custer Fair amazes and delights on three stages! The Festival Stage features some of Chicagoland's jazz legends. The Arena Stage features theatre, music, and novelty performers from Chicagoland - perfect for families! In Eiden Park on Washington Ave, the kids have a great time receiving free balloon sculptures, face painting, interactivities and games. See old friends and make new friends. As the Chicago Sun- Times said, come and .."Romp, Stomp and Shop at Custer Fair." While visiting Main Street Station Shopping District and Custer Fair, be sure to check out the performance offerings of Piccolo Theatre Ensemble at The Piccolo Theatre Ensemble performs in their intimate theatre in the Piccolo Arts Depot, a.k.a the Main Street Metra Station!
100,000 Attendees
Jun 17, 2017 - Jun 18, 2017
Since 1958, juried art show featuring 300 exhibitors from all over the country displaying and showcasing their art in various media. One of the premeir art shows in the country. It takes place at the corner of Monroe and Lake Shore Drive, with more than 350 artists from around the world. Currently rated as one of the top 30 juried art festivals in the country, the Gold Coast Art Fair attracts hundreds of thousands of art enthusiasts annually. Extraordinary artwork of all mediums is offered at the Gold Coast Art Fair with prices ranging from $25 to $25,000.
350,000 Attendees
Jun 15, 2017 - Jun 18, 2017
PrairieFest is Oswego’s four-day community celebration brought to you by the Oswegoland Park District, generous business sponsors, civic organizations, and hundreds of volunteers. Celebrating for over 28 years, the festival is attended by approximately 60,000 during the course of the weekend. PrairieFest events are held throughout Oswego with the main festival grounds located at PrairieFest Park, 91 Plank Road, Oswego, IL. The event features main stage entertainment as well as activities like children’s performers, expo village, petting zoos, pony rides, children’s activities, parade, bucket brigade, and a touch a truck event. There is no gate admission. The event is free, compliments of our generous business sponsors.
60,000 Attendees
Jun 16, 2017 - Jun 18, 2017
Since 1939, Our three stages feature a variety of music flavors like country, rock, blues and alternative along with great entertainment for kids of all ages. Two food courts are loaded with festival favorites like elephant ears, burgers, corn dogs, ice cream and more! Charlie’s Restaurant provide beer garden service along with many fun games. Over 200 craft, commercial and non-profit vendors with a huge assortment of products for your home, gifts for dad, apparel and toys for the kids, just to name a few. Awesome educational exhibits, antique tractor display and inflatable fun for everyone! And for the car enthusiasts… two car shows take place, Buicks on Saturday and Pontiacs on Sunday!
100,000 Attendees
Jun 16, 2017 - Jun 18, 2017
Since 1957. Art-lovers from the greater King and Snohomish counties and beyond will attend the popular free three-day Edmonds Arts Festival. One of the Pacific Northwest’s oldest and largest arts festivals, we offer a rich array of visual and performing arts and art events in a stunning natural setting. The Festival showcases the work of nearly 240 carefully selected artist exhibitors, offering oils, watercolors, pastels, drawings, mixed media, photography, sculpture, fiber arts, jewelry, glass, metal, pottery/ceramics, toys, collectibles, and furniture.
75,000 Attendees
Jun 17, 2017 - Jun 25, 2017
Since 1983, over 50 events includes, street dance, entertainment, kid's events, parade, live music, food fest, lumberjack championships and more. There will be an admission charge for some events. Takes place at various locations. Grand Parade held Saturday at 2pm. (note the new day.)
25,000+ Attendees
Jun 15, 2017 - Jun 18, 2017
Since 1993. Country Jam is a four-day country music festival featuring the biggest names in country music, surrounded by Colorado’s awe-inspiring red rock landscape. Get your tickets, boots and camping gear ready for Colorados hottest party!Continuous music from award winning performers and promising new acts. Camping, food, beer tents and lots of good wholesome outdoor country fun.
110,000 Attendees
Jun 14, 2017 - Jun 24, 2017
Since 1966, high-noon shootouts, ethnic festival, art and quilt show, dances, four nights of rodeo and antique car parade. Carnival rides and parades as well as three nights of concerts featuring nationally known performers. Food glorious food is a highlight at this event. If you go home hungry, it's no one's fault but your own. Held city wide.
150,000 Attendees
Jun 15, 2017 - Jun 17, 2017
Since 1974. Peoria's largest Riverfront Festival located on the banks of the Illinois River. Taking place on the Riverfront in downtown Peoria, the annual Steamboat Days Festival combines a bigger, better carnival, delicious food and drinks, great musical entertainment and more in a family-friendly atmosphere! This year's festival includes the bigger and better carnival featuring a monstrous 65 foot Ferris Wheel and other rides and games. Steamboat Days Festival will celebrate Peoria’s Riverfront and attract families to a wide variety of events, including concerts Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, the internationally renowned Steamboat Classic race, a bags tournament, and other fun activities for all ages! Again this year, the Steamboat Classic race starts at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday ending in the soccer field with a post-race party and awards presentations until 11am.
80,000 Attendees
Jun 16, 2017 - Jun 17, 2017
Since 1991, Taste of Reston, produced by the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, is the largest outdoor food festival in the area and has been voted “Northern Virginia’s Best Food Festival” by Virginia Living magazine since 2012. Join us this June at the Reston Town Center for two days of restaurants and community vendors, live entertainment on three stages, the Family Fun Zone! and our Wine ‘n Dine area. Outdoor food festival featuring delectable samplings from the region’s favorite eateries, live music on three stages, beer and wine gardens, and fun and games at Kids Korner.
50,000 Attendees
Jun 15, 2017 - Jun 17, 2017
The fun starts Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 when 200 tons of imported sand is dropped on Hampton Beach and the “Grady Bunch” starts pounding up the sponsor site. The entire area is illuminated for night viewing through June 28th. Watch Greg Grady and “The Grady Bunch” build a mammoth Sand Demo Site. View all entries on line at this website. The competition is by invitation only. The event is funded by the Hampton Beach Village District and Sponsors, in cooperation with The Hampton Area Chamber of Commerce and The NH Division of Parks.
125,000 Attendees
Jun 17, 2017
Since 1983. A completely original creation of Coney Island USA, the Mermaid Parade is the nation's largest art parade and one of New York City's greatest summer events and one of the 10 largest public events in New York City. Founded by Coney Island USA, the not-for- profit arts organization that also produces the Coney island Circus Sideshow, the Mermaid Parade pays homage to Coney Island's forgotten Mardi Gras which lasted from 1903 to 1954, and draws from a host of other sources resulting in a wonderful and wacky event that is unique to Coney Island. The Mermaid Parade celebrates the sand, the sea, the salt air and the beginning of summer, as well as the history and mythology of Coney Island, Coney Island pride, and artistic self-expression. The Parade is characterized by participants dressed in hand- made costumes as Mermaids, Neptunes, various sea creatures, the occasional wandering lighthouse, Coney Island post card or amusement ride, as well as antique cars, marching bands, drill teams, and the odd yacht pulled on flatbed. Each year, a different celebrity King Neptune and Queen Mermaid rule over the proceedings, riding in the Parade and assisting in the opening of the Ocean for the summer swimming season by marching down the Beach from the Boardwalk, cutting through Ribbons representing the seasons, and tossing fruit into the Atlantic to appease the Sea Gods.
500,000 Attendees
May 27, 2017 - May 28, 2017
Since 1999. The Denver Arts Festival is a fine arts and fine crafts festival that continues to be dedicated to supporting Colorado artists while also showcasing a select group of national artists . The Denver Arts Festival holds its annual premier event at Stapleton's Conservatory Green Plaza in Northfield. The fine art and fine craft exhibition features some of Colorado’s and the nation's best artists with over 50,000 people expected to attend.
50,000 Attendees
Jun 16, 2017 - Jun 18, 2017
Since 1976, The variety of events taking place appeal to the young and young at heart. Special events for the entire family include two midways, beer tent, music and concerts, bingo, crafters, magnificent food, strawberry treats, a children’s area, Strawberry Queen, Prince and Princess pageants and a water ski show. Events are held at various locations and times. Parade Saturday 11am.
200,000 Attendees
Jun 16, 2017 - Jun 18, 2017
Since 1986. The Classic is Central California’s finest seaside classic and street rod show. The show is located in the beautiful downtown area of Pismo Beach and on the pier. This 3 day event features over 900 show cars, giant Budweiser Beer Garden by the beach, large name manufacturers like Ford, GM, Mothers Polish, Barrett Jackson,GEICO, Eldelbrock and more, over 120 vendors, cruise night Friday and Saturday, local merchant shopping, opening night gala event, live music, celebrity appearances, live charity auction and trophy presentation. This show is open to all years, makes and models of cars. Over 120 trophies are awarded each year to car show participants. 20 cars are chosen for the “Gold Class” each year. The Gold Class cars are hand picked and compete for the Platinum Award. This show benefits the Folds of Honor Foundation and Pismo Beach Police Department, for more info visit
175,000 Attendees
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