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By: Maria King
Date: July 4, 2016
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July 3, 2016

Jul 08, 2017 - Jul 09, 2017
Since 1968. The 49th Annual Corn Hill Arts Festival welcomes you to come and experience Rochester’s oldest residential neighborhood. Historic homes, beautiful gardens and friendly neighbors who volunteer their time come together and create a uniquely wonderful experience. 375 original, juried artists from across the US and Canada exhibit an array of beautifully handcrafted art and crafts. As you stroll along the tree lined streets, you can enjoy musical performances from any of our four stages, relax and enjoy beers and wines from the Finger Lakes region, taste delicious international foods, and view our classic car show. Kids and adults alike will delight in the 5th Annual Fairy Houses Tour, a display of over 65 whimsical houses. Active kids can enjoy our bounce houses and experience a mobile aerial adventure park. We offer FREE shuttles from area parking lots and FREE Admission, so bring the whole family!
330,000 Attendees
Jul 08, 2017 - Jul 09, 2017
Since 1972. Beautiful Pioneer Park in Brookings, South Dakota is home to South Dakota’s premier juried art festival. Over 200 artists from across the nation, representing 15 disciplines of art, grace Pioneer Park with original skilled and handcrafted works of art. Thirty eight gourmet and ethnic food booths satisfy every appetite. The Edibles and Naturals area, formerly Regional Products, has 28 artisans who produce gourmet packaged cottage foods and natural skin products. Historic and antique booths celebrate South Dakota’s heritage. A lively children’s area in the center of the park provides fun, educational activities. In addition to the great works of art, the festival has become known for the entertainers performing in the historic park band shell and on side stages throughout the park.
75,000+ Attendees
Jul 06, 2017 - Jul 08, 2017
Since 1973, With over 300 acres that showcase more than 2,200 show cars, 4,200 swap spaces, 1,000 car corral spaces and 1,600 camping spaces, the Iola Old Car Show is one of the biggest events for auto enthusiasts in the Midwest. The Swap meet is amazing! Beginning Thursday morning there will be no end to the automotive merchandise you encounter including vintage, nostalgic and memorabilia in the swap meet. You will have miles of shopping to walk through to find that special item for your collector car hobby.
110,000 Attendees
Jul 05, 2017 - Jul 09, 2017
Since 1980, The largest FREE admission food event in the USA featuring numerous restaurants from the Greater Chicago area. Also featuring food trucks and Pop-Up restauants as weel. No shortage of choices to make everyone in your party happy! The festival will present a diverse mix of award-winning, crowd- pleasing acts and good family fun. All this, and makes for a beautiful day by Lake Michigan.
1,000,000+ Attendees
Jul 07, 2017 - Jul 15, 2017
Since 1969, The Three Rivers Festival is an annual 9-day celebration of the Fort Wayne community. Events include an arts fair, children's activities, senior's events, national acts, concessions, a marketplace and a parade which adds up to fun for the whole family. Three Rivers Festival draws nearly half a million visitors each summer that come together to enjoy the fun, savor the food, and catch up with old friends, all while making new friends and creating great memories! As a not-for-profit entity, Three Rivers Festival generates its revenue from sponsorship, vendor participation fees, ticket sales, gate admission at the Festival Plaza, souvenir sales, and refreshment sales. The Festival strives to keep events free or at a minimal admission fee to keep the festival accessible to the community! Three Rivers Festival offers everything from food to fun. Brings your family and friends and enjoy Food Alley, Art in the Park, the Bed Race, the Three Rivers Festival Parade, the Raft Race, Children’s Fest, and so much more! Reminder: Please do not bring your dog, cat, bird, ferret, snake, goat or emu to the Festival. All animals (except service animals assisting disabled guests) are prohibited by City Ordinance from Three Rivers Festival Events. On a hot July day, they’ll be safer and happier in the shade at home rather than in the middle of the Three Rivers Festival crowd.
500,000 Attendees
Jul 06, 2017 - Jul 16, 2017
Since 1971, one of the largest African American cultural events in the nation featuring consumer exhibits. Includes the best in arts, religion, economics, educational and political forums, consumer goods, entertainment, celebrities and more. Also takes place at the RCA Dome.
100,000 Attendees
Jul 06, 2017 - Jul 08, 2017
Since 1993, features an arts and crafts festival in front of City Hall, sidewalk days, flea market, ice cream social, ballroom dancing, beach days and more. Takes place at various locations. Hibbing’s Jubilee Annual Parade takes place on First Avenue and is one of the largest in northern Minnesota each year. Big street dance 5pm-midnight. 3 stages of entertainment, 1st Avenue, 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue.
60,000 Attendees
Jul 08, 2017 - Jul 09, 2017
Since 1984, one of the largest food and entertainment extravaganzas in the nation featuring more than 55 local restaurants and wineries along with 4 stages of continuous entertainment from jazz to top 40, from pop to blues, the best local, regional and national artists and children's entertainment and activities.
420,000 Attendees
Jul 13, 2018 - Jul 15, 2018
The Montana Folk Festival features performances and demonstrations by over 250 of the nation’s finest musicians, dancers and craftspeople. It will feature more than 20 Artists/groups on six stages including a dance pavilion dedicated to participatory dancing, a family stage with performances appealing to children of all ages, and a Montana folklife stage. In addition to the performance stages, there are several themed festival areas: the Montana Folklife Area, the Family Area, two Festival Marketplaces and the Festival Food Courts. The festival site will be situated in the heart of the nation's largest National Historic Landmark District. Open air and tented sites will provide a variety of performance venues ranging from intimate stages to amphitheater- sized venues. The Original Stage, which offers a panoramic view of Butte's historic high rise buildings and the surrounding mountains, is located on the site of the historic Original Mineyard, with its dramatic headframe that is a remnant of Butte’s early days as an underground copper mining center.
140,000 Attendees
Jul 07, 2017 - Jul 09, 2017
Since 1978. Sailfest is Southeastern Connecticut’s premiere summertime event, which attracts over 200,000 people. Complete with a major fireworks display, amusement rides, free entertainment, Tall Ships, and over 250 vendors lining the streets. There will be plenty to see, buy, and eat, so make sure to come hungry and ready to try new food! Sailfest produces multiple stages of free entertainment with musical genres ranging in Funk, Rock, Latin, and more. Many new and upcoming artists are ready to take the stage, as well as some known and loved ones.Locally hand-made crafts, art, clothing and jewelry are just a few of the things among the vast array of wares for sale from over 250 vendors lining the streets. Each vendor has something different to offer!
200,000+ Attendees
Jul 08, 2017 - Jul 09, 2017
Since 1962. The Wickford Art Festival is a fine art festival set in coastal Wickford Village. Each summer artists and art lovers enjoy New England’s #1 outdoor fine arts festival set on the streets of historic Wickford Village. Eclectic shops and classic homes line the streets as visitors stroll through the seaside village, meeting the artists and seeking out exceptional artwork to admire and purchase. Fine art media include oil, acrylic, mixed media, glass, drawing, etching, sculpture (metal, clay, wood, etc.), photography, modern ink, and fiber. Wickford is a "walking-friendly" village that makes it easy for families, the elderly and handicapped persons to enjoy the festival. There is plenty of local food to savor at Wickford’s several restaurants, the First Baptist Church and St. Paul’s Church (both on Main Street), and other food vendors located in the town parking lot. Parking is available at Wilson Park on West Main Street and the former Wickford Elementary School on Phillips Street with a free shuttle (handy if you buy a big piece of artwork). Handicapped parking is available in the town parking lot.
75,000 Attendees
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