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Showcased Events This Week

By: Maria King
Date: March 26, 2017
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March 26, 2017

Apr 01, 2017
Since 1993, With more than 200 acres of aircraft displays, fun for the kids, food and refreshments, helicopter displays and community group exhibits your family will be thrilled to be part of this very unique entertainment opportunity. And the best part is the admission is free!
90,000 Attendees
Mar 31, 2017 - Apr 02, 2017
Since 1973, Every spring, the Town of Summerville is awash in color- from the hot pink azaleas, to the purple wisteria, to the delicate white dogwood. On one 3-day weekend during this season, thousands of festival- goers transcend this gracious Southern town to take in the flowers and hospitality and attend one of the largest arts and crafts festivals in the Southeast- The YMCA Flowertown Festival. Over 200 jury- selected artists from throughout the country who display their work for sale. There is Delicious foods from restaurants at The Taste area. Fun activities and rides for children at the Children’s Jubilee
200,000 Attendees
Apr 01, 2017 - Apr 02, 2017
Since 1939, The Table Mountain Casino BIG Hat Days, a Clovis Chamber Event, is the largest two day festival in Central California. Over 140,000 visitors fill the streets of Old Town to enjoy hundreds of craft and food booths. Stroll along 11 blocks and shop at vendors with high quality merchandise from top of the line photography and art to home goods and even children's toys and clothing. Visit local commercial business booths or contribute to a non-profit organization. After all that walking, you're bound to be hungry so let the BIG Hat Days food vendors take care of that appetite. If you're looking for some delicious snack type food, stop at the kettle corn, shaved ice or chocolate covered fruit or hot pretzel trailers along Pollasky Ave. If barbeque, Mexican food, corn dogs or shrimp filled artichokes are your forte, go to the Bullard Food Court. Wash it all down with a Pepsi product sold by a local non- profit group. If a cold beer sounds good, come to the Michelob Ultra Beer Garden, kick back and enjoy the sounds of local bands. Entertain your little ones at the full carnival on Fourth Street and the Happy Day Pony Rides and Great American Petting Zoo on Seventh Street.
140,000 Attendees
Apr 01, 2017 - Apr 02, 2017
Since 1978. The Lodge at Bradys Run Park, Brighton Township. All-you-can-eat pancake breakfast served with 100% pure maple syrup. Festival events feature Civil War re- enactments, mountain men, crafts, pony-rides, snake exhibit, antiques, entertainment and more! All welcome.
50,000 Attendees
Apr 01, 2017 - Apr 30, 2017
Since 1968, Muskogee's Honor Heights Park boasts 40 acres of manicured gardens with over 30,000 azaleas in 625 varieties. Visit this stunning park throughout the month of April for one of the top events in the South. The annual Azalea Festival celebrates the blooming of azaleas, tulips, dogwoods and wisteria as these buds begin to unfurl during the warmer temperatures of spring to the delight of visitors. Often considered one of the top spring events in the nation, Muskogee's Azalea Festival attracts visitors from around the world. Make your way to Honor Heights Park to enjoy a drive along paved roadways that wind around the blooming flowers, walkways perfect for runners or birders, five lakes, a variety of picturesque ponds, a butterfly sanctuary and a tree arboretum. Enjoy the blooms at Honor Heights Park and then head into downtown Muskogee for events that take place throughout the city. The Azalea Festival in Muskogee, held annually since April 1968, has become a national attraction. Drawing record crowds, the Azalea Festival not only highlights the beauty of nature in spring, but also plays host to a parade, a variety of food vendors, carriage rides through the blooms and more. The annual Azalea Festival parade features everything from floats, antique cars, clowns and pageant queens, to horseback riders and cyclists. In recent years, this much-loved festival has expanded to include an Azalea Ball, chili cook-off, classic car shows, quilt exhibits, arts and craft displays, and plenty of live entertainment. Don't miss any of the events scheduled for this year's Azalea Festival; there truly is something for everyone. Make your way to Muskogee during the month of April to celebrate the kaleidoscope of color that blooms each spring. Enjoy free tours of Honor Heights Park and don't forget your camera - you'll want to capture every bloom and every memory at the Azalea Festival.
200,000+ Attendees
Apr 01, 2017 - Apr 02, 2017
Since 1971, features juried arts and crafts, quilt show, bake sale, maple syrup production, horse drawn rides, helicopter rides, sheep dog demonstrations and sled dog demonstrations, food, entertainment and more. Be at the Marathon High School Auditorium to catch the action of pancake eaters forking down pancakes smothered in fresh golden syrup. Eaters must pace themselves during the 15 minute contest, while the pancakes are served three at the time. What is the record for pancakes eaten during the 15 minute contest? The number is 35, held by competitive eater Joe LaRue residing in Northern Kentucky. The festival takes place at various locations.
65,000 Attendees
Mar 30, 2017 - Apr 02, 2017
Since 1987, featuring on-site cosmetic make-overs, fashion shows, health information and testing, celebrity kitchen, business and career options, fitness equipment, educational seminars and accessories for the home.
42,000+ Attendees
Apr 01, 2017 - Apr 02, 2017
Since 1986, America's premier 5K road race with over 10,000 runners. Series of people's races leading to Elite Invitational where 9 world records have been set. Plus the Health and Fitness Expo will feature a weekend of exhibits, free samples and great buys highlight this weekend consumer exposition. Participants pick up their race number, timing chip, T-shirt and goodie bag at the Expo. The Carlsbad 5000 starts on Grand Avenue and ends on Carlsbad Village Drive.
50,000 Attendees
Mar 23, 2018 - Mar 25, 2018
Since 1978, As many as 300 artist booths line Mill Avenue and the surrounding streets presenting unique, and hand- made artwork that offers visitors a distinctive shopping experience. While the Tempe Festival of the Arts focuses on visual art and the artists who create it, there also is a wide variety of other activity for guests to enjoy. Live entertainment provides fun for festival-goers. Performances throughout the venue keep audiences in high spirits throughout the day. In addition to the Festival Stage, street performers, food and beverage vendors, sponsor exhibits, and entertainment booths are set up for the amusement of Festival visitors. Visit the Arizona Wine Festival for tastings and sales by the glass, bottle, or case. And, enjoy The Art of Beer featuring local microbrewery sampling and sales.
250,000 Attendees
Apr 02, 2018 - Apr 08, 2018
Since 1840. It began as "Breeder's Day", a single day livestock show and mule market event held on the first Monday in April. Over time, "Mule Day" evolved from a single day event into a multi-day festival, attracting thousands of attendees, lasting almost a week. The heavy involvement of Maury County in the mule industry has caused the event to grow over time into "one of the largest livestock markets in the world." Activities include mule shows, mule pulling, arts and crafts, flea market, knife show, liars contest, pancake breakfast, parade on Saturday and a beauty pageant to select Mule Day Queen. The wagon train leaves on Monday and arrives at the park on Wednesday. Activities begin Thursday at 8am in Maury Park.
200,000+ Attendees
Mar 31, 2017 - Apr 09, 2017
This is one of the largest Jazz Fests on the East Coast and a premier arts event in the area. The Fest features more than 120 events including performances by top musicians, workshops for youths and jazz jams. Takes place at various locations throughout the area. Call for locations and schedule.
45,000 Attendees
Apr 01, 2017 - Apr 02, 2017
Since 1972, food, crafts, music and displays with a fall theme. Spring Fiesta is a two-day event held at Lake Eola in downtown Orlando. The event begins at 10am each morning and end at 5pm each evening.
100,000+ Attendees
Apr 07, 2018 - Apr 08, 2018
The areas premier arts and craft event continues to grow and add quality vendors from throughout the country with one of a kind hand made products. This means a great variety for you to choose from. At the Fredericksburg Arts and Craft Fair some of products you can expect to see include many different styles of jewelry, home decor items, specialty foods, knick knacks, items to spruce up the house and yard, clothing and kids items just to name a few.
100,000 Attendees
Mar 31, 2017 - Apr 02, 2017
Join tens of thousands of fans as they converge on the Los Angeles Convention Center at Anaheim Comic Con Wizard World Convention to celebrate the best in pop culture. Anaheim Comic Con brings it all - Movies, Comics, Toys, Video Gaming, Games, TV, Horror, Wrestling, MMA, Original Art, Collectibles, Anime, Manga and More!
60,000 Attendees
Mar 31, 2017 - Apr 08, 2018
Light City is a free festival that transforms Baltimore with large- scale light installations, performances, music and innovation. Central to Light City is the BGE Light Art Walk along Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, featuring more than 50 attractions including illuminated sculptures, projections, interactive technologies, performances, concerts, food vendors and a children’s area.
300,000 Attendees
Apr 07, 2018 - Apr 08, 2018
Spring into Atlanta Festival Season with the Annual Spring Festival on Ponce The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces is proud to announce the 7th Annual Spring Festival on Ponce in Atlanta, Georgia. This event will feature over 125 local and regional artists with the beautiful backdrop of historic Olmsted Linear Park. Visitors will enjoy fine art and crafts, children’s area, live acoustic entertainment and local food and beverage concessions including “gourmet” food trucks. This event is organized by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces and volunteer artists to benefit the local community. This event will be very conservative, with sensitivity to the park and neighborhood. Best of all, its free to attend. These beautiful chains of parks have lovely trees and paths and great visibility from one of Atlanta's truly historic avenues. This is a unique and wonderful opportunity for locals and visitors to appreciate the vision and legacy of one of America’s most celebrated landscape architects, Fredrick Olmsted, Sr. as well as the achievements in restoration by the Olmsted Linear Park Alliance.
50,000 Attendees
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