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By: Maria King
Date: February 12, 2017
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February 12, 2017

Feb 17, 2018 - Feb 19, 2018
Since 1964, one of the finest art shows in the United States. Hundreds of thousands of people descend upon Coconut Grove for this fabulous event. Produced by the Coconut Grove Arts and Historical Association, Inc., a non-profit community organization under the direction of a board of directors and full-time staff, the Coconut Grove Arts Festival® showcases the works of 360 internationally recognized artists who are selected from nearly 1,300 applicants. Jurors evaluate the artist’s work and displays to select participants in such categories as mixed media, painting, photography, digital art, printmaking and drawing, watercolor, claywork, glass, fiber, jewelry and metalwork, sculpture and wood. Similarly, the Arts Festival also amplified its existing, nationally-lauded Visiting Artists Week, with a two-part mentoring series designed for a select group of talented high school students to take place two weeks prior to the Festival.
120,000 Attendees
Feb 17, 2018 - Feb 19, 2018
Since 1989. Join us for the St. Stephens' Art Show, Presidents' Day Weekend. Experience and buy from over 160 national and international artists situated in the heart of Coconut Grove during Grove Arts Festival Weekend. Two entrances off of McFarlane Road and Main Highway allow access to the oasis of art and the shady oak trees of St. Stephens Episcopal Church and Day School. Only three dollars for adults, kids 12 and under are free. Check out the charity tickets for the hands-on- art for kids in the Art4Kids zone too, a huge new addition to last years show. Candle making, sand art, painting, spin art and Haitian coloring mural. Each $10 proceed from Art4Kids will give lunch to a student for one full year at the St. Stephens Sister Haitian school, St. Etienne.
100,000+ Attendees
Feb 17, 2018 - Feb 19, 2018
Since 1986, a three-day illustrated art festival that showcases over 250 artisans in a juried exhibition of gallery-quality fine art and fine crafts. With family activities and live entertainment. A portion of the proceeds help fund year round programs and services form the Northern Palm Beachs such as schools, charities and chamber activities.
150,000 Attendees
Nov 02, 2017 - Nov 05, 2017
Since 1907, the latest in all makes and models of domestic and foreign automobiles. Dealers demonstrating the latest in equipment and technology and accessories for your vehicle.
60,000+ Attendees
Feb 16, 2018 - Feb 19, 2018
The Pittsburgh International Auto Show is an annual event held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in the heart of Pittsburgh, PA. The Auto Show is a great, family friendly environment that brings auto enthusiasts and new cars together where you can check out a wide variety of new, classic and exotic vehicles in a non-selling environment. The Pittsburgh Auto Show is famous for showcasing the latest exotic cars from McLaren, Ferrari and Lamborghini. Auto manufactures will be displaying the latest in safety features that will keep tabs on drivers distracted by other digital gadgets. You can take a seat in a sporty convertible, calculate the cargo space of a new SUV, and admire the rugged off-road features of a heavy duty pick-up truck and so much more!
180,000 Attendees
Feb 16, 2018 - Feb 18, 2018
Since 1965, close to 1,000 hot rods, custom cars, cycles, boats, experimental cars, and antiques on display, monster truck and mini modified races, entertainment, bands, autographs, auction and swap meet.
60,000 Attendees
Feb 16, 2018 - Feb 25, 2018
Since 1947, a celebration of "America's most unusual county fair" complete with date contests and recipes, rides, pig races, Arabian nights play, music, entertainment commercial vendors selling their wares and a wide variety of food. Fun for the entire family.
273,000+ Attendees
Feb 16, 2018 - Feb 17, 2018
Since 1977, features over 2,000 re-enactors participate in the re-enactment of a Civil War Battle between the North and the South. Plus an arts and crafts festival, Civil War Memorial Service, live entertainment, square dance, food vendors and parade. Also takes place downtown on Marion Street. Re- enactment takes place at Olustee Battlefield Park on Saturday and Sunday.
60,000+ Attendees
Feb 14, 2018 - Feb 18, 2018
Since 1967. As always the show will be held in conjunction with the Northland Outdoors Duluth Deer Classic which takes place just an escalator ride away in the Lake Superior Ballroom of the DECC. One ticket gains you admission to both of these great shows making this event the best entertainment value in town. Where else can you see virtually every make of boat and RV in the same place plus Camping Equipment, Resorts and Campgrounds as well as fishing and hunting Lodges from the United States, Canada and other foreign countries all under one roof. Many Boat, Pontoon, Dock and RV dealers will be there offering discounts and rebates available only at the show. For the avid fishermen and women the latest in fishing gear including those great new electronic devices will be on display and manufacturers representatives will be on hand to show you all the advantages of their equipment and help you pick out just the right gear for your particular needs. You will also have the chance to attend a variety of free hunting and fishing seminars each conducted by an expert in their field. See the seminar schedule posted on this website or consult the show program when you get to the show for times and locations. You will be sure to find a seminar topic that will be of interest to you where you can pick up some helpful tips. For decades the Trout Tank has given kids a chance to cast a line and reel in a "Big One" and this year will be no exception. Then make your way over to the main deli where Cherri Merri Muffin will be offering free face painting and animal balloons.
150,000 Attendees
Feb 16, 2018 - Feb 25, 2018
Since 1955, features over 600 vendors showing the latest in travel, sporting goods, boats and accessories, such as travel resorts, state tourism, recreational vehicles, fishing and hunting adventure travel, ATV's and motorcycles, marine equipment and accessories, truck and van conversions and much more. There will be a variety of special features including: the rock wall, Midwest outdoors fishing seminars in Rhino Linnings Tackletown and much more. From camping gear to extreme sports, this show has everything imaginable.
190,000 Attendees
Feb 17, 2018
Since 1939, the two-hour extravaganza begins on Edwards Drive and concludes at Edison Stadium at Fort Myers High School. The Grand Parade is one of the largest night parades in Florida featuring more than 140 participating units, including magnificent lighted floats, bands, special marching units and more. Named as the largest night parade in the Southeast year after year, the Grand Parade is a two-hour extravaganza featuring national participants and local marching bands, floats, local government and law enforcement officials, clowns and much, much more. The parade brings the entire Southwest Florida community out in celebration of the life and achievements of our local winter resident, Thomas Edison. Spectators come from near and far to enjoy this event and often begin marking their viewing spot weeks in advance!
100,000 Attendees
Feb 15, 2018 - Feb 19, 2018
Since 1942, features one of the largest consumer marine exhibitions, More than 2,000 exhibitors from around the world will showcase thousands of the newest boats, from luxury motor and sailing yachts to personal watercraft and sport fishers, including powerboats, sailboats, jet boats and electric boats, in addition to the latest cutting-edge electronics, engines and marine accessories. Also takes place at Sealine Marina and Yachting Center.
177,000 Attendees
Feb 16, 2018 - Feb 18, 2018
The Virginia Motor Trend International Auto Show takes over the Greater Richmond Convention Center with hundreds of new cars, trucks, crossovers, sport/utility vehicles, specialty vehicles, test drives and more. Attendees are invited to check out the latest new vehicles in a non-selling environment, sit behind the wheels, inspect engines, experience new technologies and even take a spin in new models. From car aficionados to casual enthusiasts, the auto show offers something for everyone including a dazzling collection of luxury vehicles, alternative fuel models, pre-production models, interactive displays, fun for the little ones and more! Representatives from leading automotive manufacturers and other automotive experts will be at the show to answer questions and provide information on the latest vehicles. The Virginia Motor Trend International Auto Show is owned and presented by the Greater Richmond New Car Dealers Association and produced by Motor Trend Auto Shows, LLC. CITGO is the Official Fuel Sponsor of the Virginia Motor Trend International Auto Show.
76,000 Attendees
Feb 18, 2017 - Feb 20, 2017
FSG Events Corp. has been bringing together Quality exhibitors with TWO famous events since 2005. Working with the Coconut Grove Arts Festival and St. Stephens arts and crafts show the Grove Garden and Art Show was created. The show is located in the heart of Coconut Grove on Macfarlane Road in front of St. Stephens and in front of the Main entrance to the Coconut Grove Arts Festival. Held Saturday, Sunday and Presidents Day Monday each year, the three day event consistently draws over 100,000 attendees offering free admission to all visitors.
100,000 Attendees
Feb 16, 2018 - Feb 17, 2018
Since 1978. Call it the festival within the festival. The Jalapeño Festival Sponsored by La Costeña pays tribute to that most beloved of Laredo delicacies, the potently spicy little jalapeño pepper. The WBCA™ Jalapeño Festival has given fans some of their most memorable concert experiences. The late Tejano queen, Selena, delivered what many call her best Laredo performance back in 1995. It was certainly a show for the ages. Trisha Yearwood thrilled country music fans while Grammy winners, Grupo Fantasma brought the house down with their impressive live set. The WBCA™ Jalapeño Festival Sponsored by La Costeña also features the Miss Jalapeño contest, where women vie for the right to preside over this year’s festivities. Other fun contests will thrill audiences, including the waiter’s race, the grito contest and the immensely popular tug-of- war. But, it’s the grand-daddy of them all, the La Costena Jalapeño Eating Contest that holds court. Die-hard contestants travel from as far away as the Big Apple to test their gastronomic endurance to determine who can down the most jalapeños in what may seem like an eternity—15 minutes. The record number of jalapeños eaten, set 21 years ago, stands at 141. Will that record finally fall this year? Sizzling fajitas, menudo, pozole, hamburgers, cotton candy, gorditas, flautas and those ever-popular funnel cakes along with an ice cold beer create the perfect combination for the hottest nights in February!
100,000 Attendees
Feb 02, 2018 - Feb 03, 2018
Historic St. Andrews will be host to the most popular and fun Mardi Gras Celebration in Bay County. Come join us for great food and lots of fun.The St. Andrews Mardi Gras, the official Mardi Gras parade and festival of Panama City, Florida. Celebrating our 21st Anniversary in 2018, it's the most popular and largest Mardi Gras celebration in Bay County. Come see over 14 Krewes and over 30 brightly colored floats. As festive music is played along the route, tens of thousands of beads and doubloons will be tossed the crowd of over 50,000 people! It's the perfect excuse to visit Panama City, Florida. The 2-day parade and festival in historic St Andrews is filled with food, fun and music.
50,000 Attendees
Feb 02, 2018 - Feb 13, 2018
At Mardi Gras! Galveston, the extravagance found in Texas’ largest Mardi Gras celebration starts with the beads! More than 3 million beads will be thrown at Mardi Gras! Galveston and that’s just the beginning of the elaborate parades, headliner performances, family events, feasting and other festivities that come with hosting Mardi Gras island style. At Mardi Gras! Galveston, the extravagance found in Texas’ largest Mardi Gras celebration starts with the beads! More than 3 million beads will be thrown at Mardi Gras! Galveston and that’s just the beginning of the elaborate parades, headliner performances, family events, feasting and other festivities that come with hosting Mardi Gras island style.
350,000 Attendees
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