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By: Maria King
Date: August 28, 2016
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August 28, 2016

Sep 01, 2017 - Sep 03, 2017
Since 1971, a showcase of 2,500 Northwest artistic talents sparked with performances by more than 75 headliners in music, theater, comedy, dance, film and literary arts. More than 500 individual performances by more than 2,500 artists. And that's not even counting all the visual art, hands-on art, the 100 short films in the Reel Film Festival, the West Coast's largest small press bookfair, street performances, parades, spectacles and other rituals that will cover the grounds for four dizzying days.
215,000 Attendees
Sep 02, 2017 - Sep 03, 2017
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
Sep 02, 2017 - Sep 03, 2017
Since 1994, features 100 visual artists exhibiting their juried original artworks. Items for sale include pottery, paintings, jewelry, wood, glasswork, fiber, sculpture, photography and many other unique offerings. Live performing arts, main stage entertainment, strolling performers and hands-on educational activities.
90,000+ Attendees
Sep 02, 2017 - Sep 04, 2017
Since 1929. Air show will feature a festival of events in the air and on the ground. Cleveland National Air Show is confirmed and will feature the U.S.Air Force Thunderbirds, USA Golden Nights, WWII Pacific Dogfight, plus many other acts, military demonstrations, displays, food, souvenirs and more. The EAA Spirit of Aviation and Go Army Experience offer hands-on activities, virtual technology, simulators, and so much more! Guests of all ages will be inspired to take flight. Many more attractions are listed on the website.
80,000 Attendees
Sep 01, 2017 - Sep 04, 2017
One of the largest free outdoor festivals in the region with 3 days of over 50 restaurants, live entertainment on 6 stages, over 275 arts and crafts artisans, culinary demonstrations, a carnival and many children's activities; both educational and fun.
500,000 Attendees
Aug 31, 2017 - Sep 04, 2017
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
Sep 01, 2017 - Sep 04, 2017
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
Sep 01, 2017 - Sep 04, 2017
Since 1967, over 500 craft, commercial and food booths, parade, circus, fantastic fireworks, 15k run, antique car show, horse pull, sports and luscious blueberry treats! what would the Blueberry Festival be without food, especially your favorite blueberry products like Blueberry Pie, Blueberry Brats, Blueberry Ice Cream, Blueberry Donuts or just plain fresh Blueberries! In addition, over 100 food vendors, will be serving many of your favorites, whether it is time for breakfast, lunch, dinner or that snack that you crave. There are hot air balloon rides, a swap meet, three sound stages and much more.
400,000 Attendees
Sep 01, 2017 - Sep 04, 2017
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
Sep 02, 2017 - Sep 04, 2017
Since 1976. Start your morning off right with a hot air balloon mass ascension of over 50 balloons accompanied by breakfast and drinks from local vendors. Activities will continue throughout the day with skydiving demonstrations, wakeboarding exhibitions, paddle boarding, live entertainment, and beer gardens. Wrap up your visit at Memorial Park over the Labor Day weekend with a hot air balloon glow at dusk. The Event is held at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, off Pikes Peak Avenue between Hancock Avenue and Union Boulevard, near the shores of Prospect Lake.
220,000 Attendees
Sep 02, 2017 - Sep 03, 2017
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
Sep 01, 2017 - Sep 04, 2017
Since 1979. Enjoy four days and six stages of the world's best jazz, blues and soul at the Detroit International Jazz Festival. It's all free and runs Labor Day Weekend in downtown Detroit.
750,000 Attendees
Sep 01, 2017 - Sep 03, 2017
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 four-day 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
Sep 02, 2017 - Sep 03, 2017
Since 2002. Celebrating the culinary delight known round the world as the Buffalo chicken wing. The National Chicken Wing Festival features 25 national and local chicken wing restaurants serving over 100 different styles of chicken wings. Attendees can enjoy the wing sauce contests, Miss Buffalo Wing contest, "Bobbing for Wings, live music and much more.
70,000 Attendees
Sep 01, 2017 - Sep 03, 2017
A family-friendly celebration featuring fantastic arts and crafts, live entertainment, a parade, family fun area, carnival games, tons of food and drinks PLUS much more. The event will be topped off by an incredi-BULL country concert.
125,000 Attendees
Sep 01, 2017 - Sep 04, 2017
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
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