Fun Things To Do This Weekend From Around The Country!
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Showcased Events This Week
By: Maria King
Date: April 2, 2017
April 2, 2017
Apr 07, 2017 - Apr 09, 2017
Since 1995, Six blocks of Main Street in the Deep Ellum entertainment district, 2900-3400 Main Street, Dallas TX 75226, will be transformed into one enormous street festival. Featuring 200 top-notch decorative and visual artists, 150 original bands and singer/songwriters performing from six different stages and two additional performance areas, the renowned Pet Parade, and enticing foods and drinks. Festival attendees can stroll through displays of cutting-edge decorative arts and admire, commission, and purchase the works of sculptors, muralists, jewelers, painters, leather and wood crafters, as well as other specialized fine artists, some of whom will be creating original pieces on the spot.
Jan 23, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019
Since 1984, features a showcase of the newest model year import and domestic vehicles: cars, vans, light trucks and sport utilities. Factory and dealer representatives from many car lines are on hand to answer questions. There are cars to suit every budget and life style in this largest car selling event of the year for area auto dealers. With the car lines all under one roof, it's easy to compare prices and features, saving both time and money. Plus exhibitors display and sell their wares, see concept vehicles, new intros on display, and much more. The auto show is great entertainment for serious shoppers, car buffs and the entire family.
Apr 04, 2018 - Apr 08, 2018
Located at the Colorado Convention Center, the Denver Auto Show is the premier showcase of the newest model year import and domestic vehicles — cars, vans, crossovers, hybrids, light trucks, sport utilities – cars to suit every budget and life style. You’ll not only see all the newest models, you’ll also be treated to sneak peeks of selected intros, concepts, and the latest in tricked out cars! It’s the perfect place to see the latest examples of fuel efficient technologies and aftermarket accessories. Factory and dealer representatives are on hand to answer your questions in a no pressure environment, and with your favorite car lines all under one roof, it’s easy to compare prices and features, saving both time and money. So come sit in the cars, pop the hoods, inspect the trunks, kick the tires. The Denver Auto Show is great entertainment for serious shoppers, car buffs and the entire family!
Apr 13, 2018 - Apr 15, 2018
Since 1948, popular fest attracts thousands to savor the wonderful strawberry. Held annually in April, the festival has 14 areas of continuous entertainment featuring concerts with nationally known Country Western and Tejano stars, regional bands, gunslingers, carnival, various contests, and rodeo performances. There is something for the whole family!
Apr 12, 2018 - Apr 15, 2018
Since 1984, featuring approximately 23 stages and over 400 performances featuring local musicians, performing traditional and contemporary Jazz, Gospel, R and B, Cajun, Zydeco, Classical and more. The world's largest jazz bunch with authentic New Orleans cuisine served from over 60 local chefs and restaurants. Unique children's area to entertain kid's of all ages with crafts, musical performances and much more. Little Red Schoolhouse 5K Race and Walk. ake place at various locations. Admission charge for some attractions.
Apr 14, 2018 - Apr 22, 2018
Since 1967. The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival® is one of California’s most prominent celebrations of Asian traditions. Each year, over 200,000 people attend this dazzling display showcasing the color and grace of the Japanese culture and the diversity of the Japanese American Community. All are welcome to join in the festivities as we celebrate Japanese and Japanese American culture in San Francisco’s Japantown! The festival will be held on Post Street between Laguna and Fillmore Streets. There will be food booths, cultural performances, martial arts, live bands, the annual Queen Program, and more. The Grand Parade will be held on Sunday of the second weekend beginning at City Hall and concluding in Japantown. The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival® is said to be the second largest festival outside of Washington, D.C. to celebrate the blooming of cherry blossoms; and held at one of three remaining Japantowns in the United States. Event is held over two weekends.
Apr 12, 2018 - Apr 15, 2018
Since 1979. Folks from near and far, including many railroad enthusiasts, make the Amory Railroad Festival a "must," year in and year out. Amory owes its very existence to the railroad - the town was established by the old KCM and B (Kansas City, Memphis and Birmingham) Railroad at the mid-point between Memphis and Birmingham and named the town for railroad magnate Harcourt Amory. The KCMandB eventually became the Frisco (St. Louis and San Francisco), which in turn was purchased by the Burlington Northern in the 1970s. The BN then merged with the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad in 1995, resulting in the current "Burlington Northern Santa Fe" Bring the whole family and plan to spend at least one full day in Amory. Ya'll come! Yuh heah?
Mar 29, 2018 - Apr 30, 2018
Since 1961, this event features an opening day celebration, festival of nations parade, musical entertainment, plant sale, antique and garden show, Foothills Craft Guild spring show and sale, living history weekend, community service day, TVA art, quilt and photography show, tulip festival, Fountain City Art Guild spring show, Dogwood State meet, ballet performance, culinary arts festival, parades, kidfest, and much more. All our events center around a celebration of spring with over 60 miles of dogwood trails and held at various locations.
Apr 07, 2017 - Apr 09, 2017
Since 1991. Springing the Blues is a free, outdoor blues music festival that celebrates America’s indigenous musical form. The three-day oceanfront event features national, regional and local blues artists on two stages. Featuring 22 artists on two stages, including Grammy Award winner Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band, four-time 2017 Blues Music Award nominee Toronzo Cannon, The Eric Gales Band, James Armstrong, Brandon Santini, British Blues Awards Hall of Famer Matt Schofield, Albert Cummings, and Coco Montoya. We love to bring the hottest rising artists and we’ve got the mother lode this year: 2017 International Blues Challenge Band of the Year Dawn Tyler Watson with the Ben Racine Band and teen phenom Christone “Kingfish” Ingram. We’re proud to have a treasure of regional and local talent on hand with The Corbitt Brothers, Betty Fox Band, Mama Blue, Cat McWilliams Band, Jennifer B and the Groove, Bryce Alastair, Woody and the Peckers, Spice and the Po Boys, Hat and Matching Suitcase, Smokestack, and Packrat’s Smokehouse. Add food, arts marketplace, and kid’s activities area with beautiful spring weather and you have a music experience like no other! We even have a surfing contest and 5K run/2.5 walk. Enjoy this annual spring tradition with sun, surf and music! Admission is free!
Apr 13, 2018 - Apr 15, 2018
Since 1963, The event takes place along the palm tree lined downtown streets of Delray Beach and stretches 12 city blocks from the Intracoastal to NW 2nd Avenue. The Delray Affair has received numerous awards for its ‘eclectic’ mixture of fine art, great crafts and funky products from around the world. Last year, artists and crafters from 30 states and twelve countries exhibited at the Delray Affair.
Apr 02, 2018 - Apr 08, 2018
The greenest greens and fairways, the most colorful flowering trees and shrubs and the worlds greatest golfers, The Masters Tournament has it all. A chance for the best of the best in golf to win the coveted green blazer. One of the most challenging courses in the world. Anyone who is anyone in golf seeks to participate in this legendary tournament. The money is secondary as the prestige of winning and becoming a member of the exclusive and elite club of Masters winners is paramount. Dates include practice days.
Apr 08, 2017
Since 1934. The Daffodil Festival Grand Floral Parade is an annual celebration of the community, history, traditions, and growth, of its home of Pierce County. Traveling through the four cities of Tacoma, Puyallup, Sumner, and Orting, the Parade consists of over 180 entries, including floats, bands, marching, and mounted units. Linking one generation to another in tradition, floats are decorated with thousands of fresh-cut daffodils, just like the daffodil flowers that grew in the Puyallup Valley since over 80 years ago. The floats are decorated with fresh cut Daffodils, numbering in the thousands. Parade starts at Bridge Street and Washington Streets and ends at the North end of town. Tacoma – 10:15 AM, Puyallup – 12:45 PM, Sumner – 2:30 PM, and Orting – 5:00 PM
Apr 05, 2018 - Apr 08, 2018
Since 1978, over 30 clubs bring over 2,000 cars for display. The car corral features over 1,500 collector vehicles for sale. There are over 7,000 vendor spaces filled with everything you'll need to fix up your car or truck. Plus the Manufacturers Midway features demonstrations of new products from companies devoted to the preservation and enjoyment of collector cars.
Apr 14, 2018 - Apr 15, 2018
Since 1986, The Baldwin County Strawberry Festival began in 1987 as a result of a united effort between the Association of Retarded Citizens of Baldwin County (ARCBC) and the Loxley Elementary School. Over the years, it has grown from a few craft and food vendors to hosting over 180 arts and craft exhibitors, a dozen different food vendors, an exciting carnival, fun children's games, an antique auto show, exhibits and live music. And, of course, strawberry shortcake is still king! The festival has become one of the largest of its kind and is considered by many to be one of the best organized festivals in the area. In addition to the festival, the Little Miss Strawberry Beauty Pageant is held in March. One of the highlights of the Strawberry Festival each year is our Carnival. In the spirit of the traveling fair, the Strawberry Festival Carnival is open each day and features rides for all ages. Tickets for the carnival are purchase on site.
Apr 09, 2017
Since 1978. Features over 300 unique vendors with a little of everything: arts and crafts, antiques, unique clothing, items from around the world and more. Plus kiddie rides, animal rides, live entertainment, micro-brewery garden, Taste of San Marcos and international food.
Apr 11, 2018 - Apr 15, 2018
Arizona Bike Week is the biggest motorcycle event in the Southwest. Hundreds of world class vendors, stunt shows, live music, demos, exhibitions, contests, flat track racing, auctions, bike shows. Each night ends in a concert featuring some of the biggest names in the rock world. TArizona Bike Week provides an all-inclusive, 5- day pass to all of this for less than you would expect to pay to see any one of these bands. Just $63 gets you into everything for all five days of the event! See you at WestWorld April 5-9. The best parties happen on two wheels!!
Apr 05, 2018 - Apr 08, 2018
Since 1994. Country Thunder is the premier Country Music Festival to roll into southeast Wisconsin and Arizona for the past 23 years. Country Thunder performers have included huge country artists such as Miranda Lambert, Toby Keith, Jason Aldean, Big %26 Rich, and Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley and Jake Owen only to name a few. Country Thunder's lineup will keep on dazzling spectators and exceeding expectations, so grab a cowboy hat, a RV or tent if you want to camp, and come and enjoy the world's premier country acts with the camaraderie of over 100,000 fans