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By: Maria King
Date: April 16, 2017
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April 16, 2017

Apr 22, 2017 - Apr 23, 2017
Since 1985,The backbone of this two-day, outdoor festival is the juried fine art show featuring over 250 artists from around the country. The festival also presents free concerts by national recording artists as well as regional and local acts. Other weekend events include Kids World - an arts and entertainment center for children, a 5K Run, Student Art Competition, free art workshops, food, refreshments and a complimentary Park and Ride service.
75,000 Attendees
Apr 22, 2017 - Apr 23, 2017
Since 1975. Everyone is invited to the Mainsail Art Festival at Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg, Florida. As a premier cultural event on St. Petersburg’s outdoor calendar, over 100,000 visitors from near and far come to enjoy and purchase quality art and enjoy top name entertainment.
100,000+ Attendees
Apr 18, 2018 - Apr 22, 2018
Since 1977, auto hobbyists yearn to throw off the winter doldrums and enjoy their collector vehicles. The collector car swap meet and car corral fill the entire 82 acres with more than 3,000 automotive vendors and more than 1,800 cars for sale. This is a wonderful show for cars, parts and accessories and other collectible items.
115,000 Attendees
Apr 21, 2017 - Apr 30, 2017
Since 1953, this is actually a series of over 35 events that take place throughout the city featuring concerts, sports competition, food, arts and crafts. Coachman Park plays host to some of the biggest events highlighting music concerts. The kick-off event is Beachfest on the first weekend. Another popular event is the illuminated Fun 'n Sun Night parade at 7:30pm on the last Saturday held on Cleveland Street.
50,000 Attendees
Apr 22, 2017 - Apr 23, 2017
Since 1976, features over 200 arts and crafts booths filled with exhibitors displaying and selling their wares, 20 food booths and 20 general booth spaces, two stages filled with entertainment, children's activities, food and authentic Civil War encampment. Parade held downtown Saturday morning at 9:30am. Also make plans to visit the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History home of "The General" famous Civil War locomotive. The Kennesaw/Big Shanty Festival is one of the largest festivals in North Georgia.
60,000+ Attendees
Apr 23, 2017
Since 1987, celebration of the avocado in the "Avocado Capitol" with contests, entertainment, Main Street shops and street fair. Huge fun with 450 booths, arts, crafts, carnival, beer garde, avocado everything! Free admission, free parking, free shuttle. Music, contests, kids activities. A wide variety of agricultural displays are also found all along the Festival streets. What a fun-filled way to celebrate our heritage and be entertained at the same time. The central role the avocado plays in our lives is evident not only in the all new Avocado Central area, but also in the Guacamole Contest, Holy Guaca-Moly booths, the Art of the Avocado Contest on display, the Avo 500 children’s car race, and the Best Decorated Avocado Contest. A variety of avocado products are also found all along the Festival streets in the product and food vendors alike. It is a fun-filled way to celebrate our heritage and be entertained at the same time!
100,000 Attendees
Apr 21, 2017 - Apr 23, 2017
Since 1986, food, entertainment, arts and crafts, micro beer pavillion, games, interactive activities, 3 sound stages featuring jazz, easy listening, country music and more. Come relax while the kids play in bounce houses, make arts and crafts and indulge in old-fashioned carnival games like penny toss, ring toss and bean bag toss. Special photo opportunities with princesses and superheroes! Of course there will be asparagus lots of ways such as deep fried, ice cream, nachos, pulled pork and slaw, corn dogs, burritos and more. Plenty of indoor seating to enjoy your asparagus dishes and craft beer and wine.
80,000 Attendees
Apr 22, 2017 - Apr 23, 2017
The annual Bear on the Square Mountain Festival will celebrate Southern Appalachian culture, setting up around Dahlonega’s Historic Public Square. Performances by old- time and bluegrass musicians, a juried Artists Marketplace with traditional mountain crafts, free music workshops and demonstrations, dance team performances, storytelling, Acoustic Open Mic, and Master Music Classes.
50,000 Attendees
Apr 20, 2017 - Apr 22, 2017
Since 1977, celebrate the history and culture of Appalachia with a outdoor festival featuring a gazebo bandstand and dance floor, superior artists and craftspeople demonstrate their talents and sell their handiwork amidst mountain music, clogging, and square dancing. Clusters of men, women, and even youngsters pick and grin and try to outdo each other in their hillbilly outfits. Held in various locations throughout Pike County.
80,000+ Attendees
Apr 19, 2018 - Apr 29, 2018
Since 1891, Fiesta San Antonio originally started to honor Texas heroes who fought for the Independence of Texas. The festival takes place over a 10 day span with over 150 events such as fireworks, parades, arts and crafts, carnivals, 3 mile run, bird mart, 10K volksmarch, fashion show, bicycle challenge, oysterbake, entertainment and much more. Takes place in various locations.
3,000,000 Attendees
Apr 21, 2017 - Apr 23, 2017
Since 1949, A-Day, which stands for Activities Day, is a family friendly event organized and run by the students of Delaware Valley University to benefit campus activities and clubs. This three-day event brings the campus and the surrounding community together for educational exhibits, competitions, entertainment, fun, and great food such as thick, homemade milkshakes and delicious funnel cakes.
50,000 Attendees
Apr 17, 2017
Since 1897, features over 15,000 runners. Race is 26 miles, 385 yards. Race starts at One Ash Street in Hopkinton Massachusetts and ends at Copley Square in Boston Massachusetts. Registration fee to participate in race.
1,000,000+ Attendees
Apr 22, 2017
To some, it’s the official kick-off to the Kentucky Derby Festival. To others, it’s the unofficial beginning of spring. But to all, it’s simply one of the largest annual fireworks shows in North America and the setting for some of the most memorable moments you’ll ever share. What started with 3000 shells at a local stadium is now the nation’s largest annual fireworks extravaganza held at the junction of two states at a bend in the Ohio River. You can do a lot more at Thunder Over Louisville than simply look to the sky. With a slew of entertainment options available on the ground, there is sure to be something for everyone! From the Thunder FoodFest to the Interactive Display Area to the Kid’s Play Areas on the Great Lawn, there’s refreshments and entertainment galore. When it gets dark, the Thunder rolls. With an estimated average attendance of half a million people, it has become the largest annual event in its region. The show continues to be the largest annual pyrotechnics display in North America thanks to the artistry of Zambelli Internationale and the production of Visual Presentations.
500,000 Attendees
Apr 22, 2017
Since 1963. The annual Junior Parade is hosted by the Proctor District of Tacoma and is geared to children, by encouraging the growth of creativity and fun in even the youngest. Costumes, pets, music and non-motorized floats make this parade a very special event! And you know the Daffodil Princesses will be there to kick things off, by leading the Parade and sticking around to watch all of the other entries perform, too! A parade set up especially for the enjoyment and participation of children. Costumes, pets, music and non- motorized floats are all part of the day.
50,000 Attendees
Apr 21, 2018 - Apr 22, 2018
Since 2013.Clarendon offers some of Arlington’s hottest restaurants, nightlife, shopping and now A Fine Art Festival! Enjoy a weekend of true visual inspiration, as over 100 artists will showcase their works including glass, mixed media, paintings, jewelry, and pottery; providing all sorts of opportunities to appreciate – and purchase- art. The show is located on North Highland Street,it begins at the corner of N. Highland and Washington Blvd.
80,000 Attendees
Apr 23, 2017
The final event of the weeks long Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival. Enjoy a family day in New Jersey’s pinkest park! A packed schedule of events includes Japanese cultural demonstrations, children's activities, live music, a crafter's marketplace, food and more! The celebration of music and culture continues at the Welcome Center and the Prudential Concert Grove!
10,000 Attendees
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