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By: Maria King
Date: July 17, 2016
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July 17, 2016

Jul 20, 2017 - Jul 23, 2017
Since 1960, the streets of downtown Ann Arbor will be filled with the sights and sounds of the four art fairs collectively known as the Ann Arbor Art Fairs. This year the 1,100 invited artists will display and sell their work. In addition to extraordinary fine art and craft work, the Art Fairs also include a host of merchant displays, food from local restaurants, art demonstrations, live music, street performances, children's activities and much more.
500,000 Attendees
Jul 08, 2017 - Jul 09, 2017
Since 1991, outdoor festival features 250 juried national and International award winning artists. . The park-like atmosphere and breezy walkways of Westfield Old Orchard provide the perfect summery setting. Festival- goers will enjoy live music on the music stage sponsored by WLIT, great food and art activities for kids! True to Westfield Old Orchard’s family-oriented environment, the entire north end of the festival will be devoted to kids. Art Bingo and the color creation station invite young guests to channel their inner creative spirit.
80,000 Attendees
Jul 16, 2017 - Jul 23, 2017
Since 1983, features bandshell performances, Main Street parade, boat parade, water shows on the canal, fireworks, ethnic food, arts and craft show with 300 vendors, entertainment, exhibits, boat rides, antique car show, amusement rides and midway, youth activities, 4 mile run, gaming tent and much more.
150,000+ Attendees
Jul 19, 2017 - Jul 22, 2017
Since 1991. The National Baby Food Festival will kick off on Wednesday with the Kid's Expo. It's an afternoon of fun for children 0 - 12 years old, filled with hands on activities, crafts, food, kid's parade, bike race, and the midway opens at noon. The National Baby Food Festival takes place in Downtown Fremont. There are many events and activities for everyone during this four day Festival. You are not going to want to miss the Kid's Zone, Community Picnic, Baby Crawl, Free Entertainment, Arts and Crafts Show, Farmers Market, Corporate Olympics, Bed Race, Car Show, and many more events, and don't forget the Grand Parade on Saturday. Be sure to visit the National Baby Food Festival for a Frog Jumping, Turtle Racing, Hula Hooping, Baby Food Eating great time! Fremont, Michigan is the Baby Food Capital of the World, and home of Gerber Products Company, making this a one-of-a-kind Festival.
50,000 Attendees
Jul 22, 2017 - Jul 26, 2017
Since 1911, One of the most well known and beloved Italian festivals in the U.S. Rich in history and tradition, people travel from great distance to attend this celebration. Featuring 60+ vendors, entertainment, arts and crafts, games and a procession through the streets of Hoboken on Saturday. This is a really great festival in the New York area with Italian food specialty items galore.
125,000 Attendees
Jul 21, 2017 - Jul 23, 2017
Since 1981, this event encourages people to get their hands dirty. Ribbers from across the country serve approximately 105,000 pounds of ribs. Experience some of the best ribs anywhere in the U.S. while listening to the sounds of America's premiere jazz artists, including nationally renowned performers. TAKES PLACE - Downtown Columbus in Bicentennial, West Bank and Genoa Parks on the Scioto Mile
650,000+ Attendees
Jul 28, 2017 - Jul 30, 2017
Since 1979, pilots from around the world compete for the Texas state championships during several races throughout the weekend. All events at the Great Texas Balloon Race are dependent on prevailing weather conditions. The safety of our pilots, volunteers and spectators is our primary concern. Competitive flight for Friday will NOT be seen at the East Texas Regional Airport but will take place over the City of Longview and parts of Gregg County. Each morning the flight launch and targets will be determined based on prevailing winds. Outside of national competition years, the GTBR invites 50 sport and special-shaped hot air balloons. The pilots compete for the Texas State Championship. If you've never seen these colorful, graceful giants in the sky, watch out! The beauty and elegance will have you hooked for life.
70,000 Attendees
Jul 20, 2017 - Jul 30, 2017
Since 1983. Held each summer across the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina, Folkmoot features performances, a parade and workshops by up to 300 performers from about nine countries. Performers demonstrate cultural heritage through colorful, authentic and original reproduction costumes, lively dance and traditional music. During its history, over 200 folk groups from more than 100 countries have shared their heritage and culture at the Folkmoot Festival.
75,000 Attendees
Jul 21, 2017 - Jul 30, 2017
Since 1982, week long jazz and blues music festival, as a tribute to native born W.C. Handy. features over 200 events including, 5K run, century bike ride, musical entertainment, sand Volleyball tournament, fun run and walk, men's tennis round-robin, senior events, car and truck show, street strut and parade, food, block party, riverside jazz, mall jazz and much, much more. Over 80 locations in over 7 different cities. Also takes place at various locations in the following cities: Tuscumbia, Rogersville, Muscle Shoals and Sheffield.
130,000 Attendees
Jul 13, 2017 - Jul 24, 2017
The Days of '47 remembers Utah's early pioneers with 21 separate events beginning in March and culminating with an all-day extravaganza. The events take place all over the region. The youth parade which takes place the last Saturday has over 4,000 children, with floats, costumes, live entertainment, rodeo, clowns and bands. Plus entertaining musical shows and much more. Following the Youth Parade, one of the largest and oldest such parades in the nation participants and spectators will find free activities, games and pioneer- style attractions for hours of family fun. Kids will love the inflatable slides, obstacle courses and bouncers, watch for our craft tables and face painting. Large and small booths sponsored by local organizations will feature games, hands-on learning activities and prizes. Interactive safety areas will teach life-saving information and sporting events will motivate kids to be more active. Diverse music will fill the air, while snacks and frozen treats will be available at minimal prices. The final Monday at 9am features one of the oldest parades in the U.S. the Pioneer Day Parade. Colorful floats, bands, horses, clowns and other entries thrill thousands of spectators each year. Many families camp out on the streets the night before to ensure a great seat to catch it all the following morning. The Parade starts at State Street and South Temple. We encourage you to join us for a wonderful morning of excitement and colorful entries in our much-loved Parade.
300,000 Attendees
Jul 21, 2017 - Jul 30, 2017
Since 1896, one of the world's largest outdoor Western celebrations includes 9 pro rodeos, top country music entertainment, a world-class arts and crafts show, air show, 3 Western theme parades, Native American dancing, arts and cultural exhibits and free pancake feeds.
230,000 Attendees
Jul 22, 2017 - Jul 23, 2017
Since 2003, outdoor street festival features 200 juried fine art and fine craft exhibitors. Welcome back to Aspen, a city with an interesting history, outdoor recreation, abundant cultural activities, a pleasant climate and beautiful natural scenery. Adding to the ambiance this summer is the Downtown Aspen Art Festival, set up once again in Wagner Park. You will behold a broad spectrum of mediums including sculpture, photography, glass, paintings, ceramics, jewelry, mixed media and more! Howard Alan Events offer patrons the opportunity to personally meet with the artists, commission a work of art and learn what inspires the artists work.
100,000 Attendees
Jul 21, 2017 - Jul 23, 2017
The Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival is the undisputed Granddaddy of outdoor festivals in this area of the country and one of the largest in West Virginia. Enjoy the Music, Culture, Food, Beer, Games, Crafts, Food, Bocci Tournament, Wine tasting, Food, Italian Cooking demonstration, The Budweiser Clydesdale Horses, Fireworks, Entertainment on 2 stages, and more food. The Festival is located on Water Street. It runs from 11th to 14th street and includes the scenic Heritage Port.
150,000 Attendees
Jul 29, 2017 - Jul 30, 2017
North America's Longest, Toughest Non-stop Canoe Race. Starts in Grayling and goes through the night to finish in Oscoda. Ends at Finish Line Park. The AuSable River Canoe Marathon, a.k.a. "The Marathon", is a non- stop canoe race that starts at night with a thrilling LeMans-style running-start to the river in Grayling, MI, and ends 120 miles later near the shores of Lake Huron in Oscoda, MI. Contestants must navigate the narrow, winding upper stretch in total darkness, as well as stump- filled ponds and the blazing July sun in the lower stretch. This race is not a recreational canoe float, but a professional, ultra-competitive race with the very best professional paddlers from around North and Central America. Contestants must be in peak condition in order to complete the race in the allotted time, and to endure the grueling and strenuous physical and mental strains The Marathon demands of the paddlers.
50,000 Attendees
Jul 21, 2017 - Jul 23, 2017
Since 1985, Missouri's premier olympic-style sports festival for amateur athletes of all ages and abilities. Sporting events include archery, baseball, basketball, bowling, cross country, cycling, football, golf, gymnastics, handball, miniature golf, race walk, tennis, volleyball, wrestling and many, many more sporting events. Takes place at a variety of locations, Friday to Sunday.
50,000+ Attendees
Jul 29, 2017 - Jul 30, 2017
Wicker Park Fest is the definitive culmination of cutting edge music, celebrated local restaurants and unbeatable culture. Above all else, Wicker Park Fest is known for the highest quality of live music. It’s become one of Chicago’s most highly anticipated music festivals of the summer - and at a fraction of the admission fee of the other big music fests. The festival takes place along Milwaukee Avenue from North Avenue to Paulina Street. We prep a new lineup of music, vendors, arts and more each year to keep you coming back. Wicker Park Fest presents new arts areas featuring unique works by local performance and visual artists.
60,000 Attendees
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