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By: Maria King
Date: February 5, 2017
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February 4, 2017

Feb 10, 2018 - Feb 11, 2018
Since 1989, this juried art show features 200 award- winning national and international fine art and fine craft exhibitors. Consistently ranked one of the top 100 Fine Art Shows by Sunshine Artist Magazine, The Downtown Sarasota Festival of the Arts is one of the area’s biggest and best art events. The festival is held along Main Street in downtown Sarasota, spanning from 5 Points- Selby Park to Orange Avenue. Meet some of the best artists in the nation, displaying life-size sculptures, spectacular paintings, one-of-a-kind jewels, photography and more. The show also features a food fest and live entertainment.
75000 Attendees
Feb 09, 2018 - Feb 11, 2018
Since 1973, . The auction has grown to be an annual three day event auctioning off over 300 cars in the spacious 500,000 sq ft. state-of-the-art Atlantic City Convention Center. Along with the auction, guests are able to enjoy a wide variety of vendors, a vast array of vehicles available for sale in the car corrall, and the best casinos, restaurants, and shopping that Atlantic City has to offer.
30000+ Attendees
Feb 08, 2018 - Feb 19, 2018
Since 1923, features more than 200 rides, games and attractions. The "best" competitions for food, livestock, arts, crafts and horticulture. Entertainment on the free stages within the grounds as well as a 5000 seat paid admission arena that hosts some of the biggest names in the entertainment business.
560000+ Attendees
Feb 17, 2018 - Feb 25, 2018
Since 1960, See new model premier showing of hundreds of boats for wakeboarding, skiing, fishing and cruising - up to 48 feet in length. Plus, nautical gifts, accessories, electronics, dockage, and more. Special attractions include wakeboard demonstrations, catch and release fishing, remote control powerboat docking challenge, sting ray exhibit, kids boating clinic, Captain Willie and his Pirate Island and much more.
80000 Attendees
Feb 08, 2018 - Feb 11, 2018
Since 1978, show includes all sporting and boating equipment, boats of every shape and size, campers, RV's, vans, fishing seminars and stage shows with well known personalities.
55000 Attendees
Feb 08, 2019 - Feb 19, 2019
The Washington’s Birthday Celebration, founded in 1898, is the largest Celebration of its kind in the United States. The month-long celebration includes parades, a carnival, an air show, fireworks, live concerts and many other fun and exciting events for every member of the family. Combined, WBCA events attract nearly 400,000 residents and visitors, and yearly contributes an estimated $14 million to the local economy. Some events are free and some there is an admission charge. Some events also take place Downtown, the airport and various locations.
400000+ Attendees
Feb 08, 2018 - Feb 11, 2018
Since 1948, senior rodeo, gold panning, carnival, western dances, arts and crafts, food booths, barbecue, gem show, midway, mucking and drilling contest, contests and 4th largest parade in the state. Music, dancing, a real old- fashioned melodrama, horses, floats and food - it's all a part of Wickenburg's most action packed weekend of the year. Visitors from all over the world mix and mingle with cowboys and garter girls. This true old-west celebration demonstrates what western hospitality is all about "Out Wickenburg Way." Come and see over 250 vendors downtown,plus vendors at the Rodeo grounds and the Pedestrian Bridge. Annual Gold Rush Parade on Saturday, Melodrama Fri-Sat-Sun nights. Classic Car Show on Friday. Senior Pro Rodeo Fri-Sat-Sun.
60000 Attendees
Feb 10, 2018
Since 1974. Colorful floats will light up the night in Ybor City when the Krewe of the Knights of Sant’ Yago presents the Pin Chasers Knight Parade brought to you by MOR and estrellaTV. The parade will run along 7th Avenue, from Nuccio Parkway east to 22nd Street. Free spectator viewing will be available along the parade route, and bleacher seat tickets are available for purchase at The Pin Chasers Knight Parade is a Tampa tradition, hosted by the Knights of Sant' Yago. The nighttime parade features an array of illuminated floats, costumed participants, marching bands, lively music, and lots of beads. The parade is the Knights of Sant' Yago's largest fundraiser of the year. A portion of the parade proceeds benefit the Krewe of Sant' Yago Education Foundation, which to date has contributed in excess of $1,000,000 to endow scholarships at local colleges and universities.
100000 Attendees
Feb 08, 2018 - Feb 25, 2018
Since 1949. Also known as San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc. (S.A.L.E.) has grown to one of the largest, most prestigious single events in the city of San Antonio, with over one million visitors entering the grounds each year. The success of S.A.L.E. is attributed to over 6,000 volunteers who give countless hours to the organization. With community, donor and volunteer support, the organization has donated more than $160.1 million to the youth of Texas through scholarships, grants, endowments, auctions, programs and show premiums.
890000+ Attendees
Feb 07, 2018 - Feb 11, 2018
Since 1976, this years show promises to thrill outdoor enthusiasts from every standpoint with 650 exhibitors. Show includes casting ponds, a free kid's trout pond, seminar theaters and camp cooking, demonstrations, warm water demonstration tank and much more.
40000 Attendees
Feb 08, 2018 - Feb 11, 2018
Since 1965, show features 300 exhibitors with displays including landscape gardens, designer displays, as well as kitchens, bathrooms, spas, lawn and garden equipment, roofing, windows, doors, siding, fireplaces, sunrooms, home improvement and hundreds of the latest products, services and ideas for inside and outside the home, plus a food court.
60000 Attendees
Feb 10, 2017 - Feb 12, 2017
Since 1988. Features over 200 exhibitors all under one roof. You can find just about anything for outdoor living, including plants, furniture, garden accents, yard decor, books, landscape supplies, even landscape services. Plus more than 40 hours of educational and informative seminars, as well as outdoor cooking classes, demonstrations and more.
35000 Attendees
Feb 09, 2018 - Feb 11, 2018
Since 2000. The Garlic Fest, affectionately nicknamed the Best Stinkin’ Party in town, now graduates to the best Stinkin’ Party in South Florida! The Garlic Fest is turning eighteen years old, and we figure that it is time to grow up. So, we’re taking everything that you always loved about Garlic Fest and making it bigger and better than ever before! We have outgrown our old space and sought a grander location. Our friends at Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation found the perfect new home for us at John Prince Park in Lake Worth, FL. John Prince Park is a beautiful 726 acre park, with easy access from I-95, onsite parking and a relaxing 48-acre campground complete with all the amenities. Our Internationally Award Winning Event continues the tradition of being the signature food and entertainment event in South Florida. The South Florida Garlic Fest has the reputation of being the premier food and entertainment event in South Florida. The event is dedicated to exploring the numerous health and culinary possibilities of garlic. Countless recipes and unique dishes have been created by professional chefs in the Garlic Chef cooking competition and by our Gourmet Alley concessionaires including Garlic Ice Cream, Argentinean Garlic BBQ and Garlic Fest crab cakes. The Garlic Fest has been featured on the Food Network and in countless national newspapers and magazines.
40000 Attendees
Feb 24, 2018
Since 1958, Chinatown celebrates the new year with colorful floats, music and music. Named one of the top ten Parades in the world by the International Festivals and Events Association (IFEA), the Southwest Airlines® Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco is one of the grandest night illuminated Parades in the country. Started in the 1860’s by the Chinese in San Francisco as a means to educate the community about their culture, the Parade and Festival have grown to be the largest celebration of Asian culture outside of Asia. Parade highlights include elaborate floats, lion dancers, folk dancers, costumed elementary school groups, marching bands, stilt walkers, Chinese acrobats, and a 268 foot long Golden Dragon (“Gum Lung”). A San Francisco tradition since just after the Gold Rush, the parade continues to delight and entertain the many hundreds of thousands of people that come to watch it. Market and Second Street to Kearny and Jackson.
500000 Attendees
Feb 10, 2018 - Feb 11, 2018
Since 1989. Annual outdoor exhibition features nearly 200 nationally and internationally acclaimed artists working in a variety of media. Artists from 43 states, Canada, South America and Europe apply to exhibit in this top-rated event, which stresses quality and originality. The artists will be exhibiting and selling original art such as paintings, glass jewelry, clay works, photography, sculpture and more. Held once a month in January thru March.
30000 Attendees
Feb 10, 2018
Since 1954. The Scottsdale Jaycees proudly present the Parada del Sol Parade. This parade has the distinction of being known as the "World's Largest Horsedrawn Parade". The Parade route runs north up Scottsdale Road from Oak to Indian School. With close to 150 parade entries anticipated this year, this is an event to be experienced. So plan on grabbing a seat, your friends and family and come hang out at the Parada del Sol. The annual Trail's End celebration is presented by Scottsdale Downtown. The party will begin immediately following the Parada del Sol Parade. The Trail's End party will take place in Old Town Scottsdale on 1st Avenue and Main St, between Brown Rd and Scottsdale Road. The annual parade and community celebration attracts over 30,000 people and provides an opportunity to showcase the history, participating school groups, bands, live musical entertainment, and great shopping. Plan on being in downtown Scottsdale all day with your friends to experience Arizona's old west entertainment. Groups and bus tours are welcome and there is plenty of parking for large vehicles.
30000 Attendees
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