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By: Maria King
Date: June 26, 2017
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June 25, 2017

Jul 01, 2017 - Jul 03, 2017
Since 1991, over 200 visual artists personally exhibiting their original artworks in one of the nations' finest juried art shows. Attendees are treated to live entertainment, interactive exhibits,childrens activities, lots and lots of food, hands on create-your-own art projects and so much more. Evening concerts on Saturday and Sunday nights are also held on Fillmore Plaza as part of the festival. Takes place in Denver’s Cherry Creek North Shopping District, from 2nd to 3rd Avenues, on the six streets between Clayton and Steele Streets.
350,000 Attendees
Jun 29, 2017 - Jul 09, 2017
Since 1967. Includes exhibits, foods, music and arts from several selected American and International cultures. Over 350 musicians, storytellers, artisans and cooks will be on- hand to share their cultures and traditions. Held over two weekends.
1,000,000+ Attendees
Jun 28, 2017 - Jul 09, 2017
One of the nation's premier events takes downtown MIlwaukee with music fever. Thirteen different stages featuring everything from classical music to rap. Amusement rides, children's activities, food, food and more food. Pop, jazz, rock, zydeco, big band and country music and family fun plus a childrens theater. This is truly one of the best events going and you can take Grandmom and junior and there will be plenty for everyone to do.
950,000 Attendees
Jun 30, 2017 - Jul 04, 2017
Since 1992, some of the the country's best rib vendors will battle it out for the best ribs award. There will also be 20 other food vendors with a wide variety of food. Plus musical entertainment on the main stage every day, carnival rides, games, face painters, karoke, fireworks and more. Takes place on Main Street, between Church Street and Mill Street.
50,000 Attendees
Jun 30, 2017 - Jul 04, 2017
Since 1987, features over 100 performances on 4 stages by internationally acclaimed blues artists as well as regional acts from around the northwest. Plus fireworks and more. Please bring at least two cans of nonperishable food which benefits The Oregon Food Bank. Thrill to the best blues in the world while relaxing on the banks of the beautiful Willamette River – all the while smiling at the thought that you are helping Oregon Food Bank fight hunger.
100,000+ Attendees
Jun 30, 2017 - Jul 04, 2017
Since 1982, With hundreds of activities over Independence Day weekend at Boston’s best landmarks, this family-friendly event is the country’s largest Fourth of July festival. Activities include the annual opening ceremony at Faneuil Hall, historical reenactments, Freedom Trail walks, boat tours, live entertainment and much more!
2,500,000 Attendees
Jun 29, 2017 - Jul 02, 2017
Since 1975, features non-stop contemporary, traditional, classical, folk and ethnic music, prestigious juried fine arts and craft exhibit and sales, artists and crafter demonstrations. The Festival is proud to be tradition in the region and invites everyone to celebrate summer in their own unique way. Bring your family, bring your friends, bring everyone you know and spend the day dancing to live music, eating tons of great ethnic foods, and shopping your time away at the fabulous Artist Market. Whatever it is you want to do, or whoever you want to bring, Westmoreland Arts and Heritage Festival welcomes one and all to take part in this four day celebration at Twin Lakes Park. It’s fun for everyone! Each year the Festival is host to the Westmoreland Art Nationals Juried Fine Art and Photography Exhibition. This unique exhibition features local, regional, and national artists working in all genres. The Westmoreland Art Nationals is comprised of two exhibitions, one taking place at the Westmoreland County Community College and the second following at Twin Lakes Park during the Westmoreland Arts and Heritage Festival. The Festival is committed to bringing high quality artists from all around the world to the Southwestern Pennsylvania region. The Westmoreland Art Nationals is an established contemporary exhibition and represents 38 years of excellence in representing the arts. The largest portion of the Festival and definitely a favorite, the Artist Market, is host to over 200 professional craftspeople and artisans from all over the country. Patrons love to browse the selections of fine woodwork, jewelry, metal work, stained glass, leather goods, pottery, contemporary art, handmade soaps and oils, and much more.
110,000+ Attendees
Jul 01, 2017 - Jul 08, 2017
Since 1926, this event includes sporting events, colorful parades, a free air show, and a major music concert venue on West Grand Traverse Bay. The National Cherry Festival has over 150 events and activities and 85% are free for all! Kids can enjoy pit-spitting, pie-eating contests, turtle races and more without paying a penny. The festival donates thousands of dollars to charity with scholarship money, can- do programs and community share programs.
600,000 Attendees
Jun 29, 2017 - Jul 02, 2017
Since 1967. This is a family event that will satisfy the serious UFO/Alien buff, while offering a plethora of activities for the not- so-serious members of the family. We will have a carnival, concerts, activities for the old and young, an Alien Invasion, a night Parade, cooling stations, food and drink vendors and vendors for anything imaginable that is UFO/Alien related.
50,000 Attendees
Jun 29, 2017 - Jul 04, 2017
Since 1987, this event, held in the home of cereal's birth, will host up to 150 hot air balloons, air show, military demonstrations, funland amusement park with 45 rides, arts and crafts festival, 2 huge fireworks displays, center stage entertainment and more.
500,000 Attendees
Jun 30, 2017 - Jul 02, 2017
Since 1991. Come down for a three-day weekend of live Jazz performances, delicious dishes, and cap off the weekend with a full blown fireworks display over the University of Iowa's Pentacrest lawn. You're sure to enjoy the music from all four stages, which showcase a variety of well-known jazz musicians and up-and- coming talent alongside national and international artists to encourage and educate a jazz audience of all ages. Bring a blanket, chair, or come sit in our beverage garden and get ready for a weekend Jazz extravaganza! Since its humble inception as an intimate local gathering of jazz aficionados, the Festival has transformed into a nationally recognized event. Over the years, the festival has featured some of the biggest names in music. Iowa City Jazz Festival presented by UICCU - UI Pentacrest in front of the Old Capitol with the rest of the festival on Clinton Street and Iowa Avenue.
50,000 Attendees
Jun 29, 2017 - Jul 04, 2017
Since 1993, Philadelphia invites you to celebrate America's birthday in America's birthplace. Here's an extravaganza of 50 fun and free events scattered throughout the city in every neighborhood culminating July 4th on the Ben Franklin Parkway with a parade, concert and terrific fireworks.
3,000,000 Attendees
Jun 29, 2017 - Jul 04, 2017
Since 1987, The Four Corners region celebrates the Fourth of July over several days with a variety of events throughout Farmington! The Freedom Days Celebration events include Party in the Park, a pizza eating competition, Skateboarding Competition, fireworks display with simulcast, live perfromances, a night parade, Gem and Mineral Show and much more!
70,000 Attendees
Jun 30, 2017 - Jul 04, 2017
Since 1956, Mark Twains hometown celebrates with the national fence painting championships, fog jumping contest, back seat driver races, mud volleyball, raft races, pet show, fun run, a huge fireworks display and much more. Takes place in the Historic District, North Street to Collier, From Main to Fourth Street. Parade held July 4th at 10am.
100,000 Attendees
Jun 30, 2017 - Jul 04, 2017
Since 1945. Wausau Area Jaycee's 4th of July celebration at Marathon Park in Wausau. Enjoy carnival rides, games, live entertainment, food and fireworks. Admission is free. Fireworks, midway, free kids entertainment and activities, food, beverages, local bands, and Grandstand entertainment.
50,000 Attendees
Jun 30, 2018 - Jul 01, 2018
Since 1999. The jazz tradition in this district dates back to the 1940's and still reigns strong today. This annual festival takes place during Independence Day weekend and features top jazz performers and participation from over 200 businesses and merchants in the area.
100,000 Attendees
Jun 26, 2017
Since 1958, Come and enjoy one of the largest fireworks displays in North America. The fireworks showcase more than 10,000 pyrotechnics on the Detroit River. A million spectators on both sides of the river watching a 30-minute extravaganza shot from barges.
1,000,000 Attendees
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