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By: Maria King
Date: July 5, 2017
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July 5, 2017

Jul 07, 2017 - Jul 09, 2017
Since 1963, Welcome to the 56th annual Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff, sponsored by the Krasl Art Center! With an estimated 50,000 attendees, the Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff is one of the most prestigious and well-attended events in Southwest Michigan. A source of pride for the community, as well as local volunteers and artists from around the country, the Krasl Art Fair provides our guests with tremendous exposure to high-quality art. The art fair boasts a wide variety of gourmet food trucks, snacks and cold drinks. On the Krasl Art Center grounds guests will find the Beer and Wine Garden, a great place to relax in the shade, listen to music and samplelocal brews and selections from Southwest Michigan wineries. If you’ve brought the family make certain to bring the kids to the Kidz Zone to create master pieces of their own to take home.
50,000 Attendees
Jul 08, 2017 - Jul 09, 2017
Since 1968. The 49th Annual Corn Hill Arts Festival welcomes you to come and experience Rochester’s oldest residential neighborhood. Historic homes, beautiful gardens and friendly neighbors who volunteer their time come together and create a uniquely wonderful experience. 375 original, juried artists from across the US and Canada exhibit an array of beautifully handcrafted art and crafts. As you stroll along the tree lined streets, you can enjoy musical performances from any of our four stages, relax and enjoy beers and wines from the Finger Lakes region, taste delicious international foods, and view our classic car show. Kids and adults alike will delight in the 5th Annual Fairy Houses Tour, a display of over 65 whimsical houses. Active kids can enjoy our bounce houses and experience a mobile aerial adventure park. We offer FREE shuttles from area parking lots and FREE Admission, so bring the whole family!
330,000 Attendees
Jul 08, 2017 - Jul 09, 2017
Since 1972. Beautiful Pioneer Park in Brookings, South Dakota is home to South Dakota’s premier juried art festival. Over 200 artists from across the nation, representing 15 disciplines of art, grace Pioneer Park with original skilled and handcrafted works of art. Thirty eight gourmet and ethnic food booths satisfy every appetite. The Edibles and Naturals area, formerly Regional Products, has 28 artisans who produce gourmet packaged cottage foods and natural skin products. Historic and antique booths celebrate South Dakota’s heritage. A lively children’s area in the center of the park provides fun, educational activities. In addition to the great works of art, the festival has become known for the entertainers performing in the historic park band shell and on side stages throughout the park.
75,000+ Attendees
Jul 07, 2017 - Jul 09, 2017
Since 1977. 150 artists who will show you their jewelry, paintings, prints, drawing, fiber, sculptures, clay and glass works at one of America's top rated arts festivals. Gourmet food and entertainment also! Please note: because of limited space and crowded pathways, no courtesy vehicles will be in operation during the Arts Festival. No pets, bicycles, rollerblades or skateboards will be admitted.
70,000 Attendees
Jul 08, 2017 - Jul 09, 2017
Since 1991, outdoor festival features 250 juried national and International award winning artists. . The park-like atmosphere and breezy walkways of Westfield Old Orchard provide the perfect summery setting. Festival- goers will enjoy live music on the music stage sponsored by WLIT, great food and art activities for kids! True to Westfield Old Orchard’s family-oriented environment, the entire north end of the festival will be devoted to kids. Art Bingo and the color creation station invite young guests to channel their inner creative spirit.
80,000 Attendees
Jul 06, 2017 - Jul 08, 2017
Since 1973, With over 300 acres that showcase more than 2,200 show cars, 4,200 swap spaces, 1,000 car corral spaces and 1,600 camping spaces, the Iola Old Car Show is one of the biggest events for auto enthusiasts in the Midwest. The Swap meet is amazing! Beginning Thursday morning there will be no end to the automotive merchandise you encounter including vintage, nostalgic and memorabilia in the swap meet. You will have miles of shopping to walk through to find that special item for your collector car hobby.
110,000 Attendees
Jul 05, 2017 - Jul 09, 2017
Since 1980, The largest FREE admission food event in the USA featuring numerous restaurants from the Greater Chicago area. Also featuring food trucks and Pop-Up restauants as weel. No shortage of choices to make everyone in your party happy! The festival will present a diverse mix of award-winning, crowd- pleasing acts and good family fun. All this, and makes for a beautiful day by Lake Michigan.
1,000,000+ Attendees
Jul 06, 2017 - Jul 08, 2017
Since 1981, signature fireworks celebration in two cities along the Connecticut River. Join us for three days of fantastic food and fun, at the second annual Riverfront Food Truck Festival presented by Sprint, in partnership with CBS Connecticut. Try new food trucks or head right to your favorites, win prizes and enjoy live music. Also featuring, music, games, riverboat rides, children's activities and entertainers. Also takes place at Charter Oak Landing, Great River Park and Founders Plaza. Rain date next day.
100,000+ 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
Jul 07, 2017 - Jul 15, 2017
Since 1969, The Three Rivers Festival is an annual 9-day celebration of the Fort Wayne community. Events include an arts fair, children's activities, senior's events, national acts, concessions, a marketplace and a parade which adds up to fun for the whole family. Three Rivers Festival draws nearly half a million visitors each summer that come together to enjoy the fun, savor the food, and catch up with old friends, all while making new friends and creating great memories! As a not-for-profit entity, Three Rivers Festival generates its revenue from sponsorship, vendor participation fees, ticket sales, gate admission at the Festival Plaza, souvenir sales, and refreshment sales. The Festival strives to keep events free or at a minimal admission fee to keep the festival accessible to the community! Three Rivers Festival offers everything from food to fun. Brings your family and friends and enjoy Food Alley, Art in the Park, the Bed Race, the Three Rivers Festival Parade, the Raft Race, Children’s Fest, and so much more! Reminder: Please do not bring your dog, cat, bird, ferret, snake, goat or emu to the Festival. All animals (except service animals assisting disabled guests) are prohibited by City Ordinance from Three Rivers Festival Events. On a hot July day, they’ll be safer and happier in the shade at home rather than in the middle of the Three Rivers Festival crowd.
500,000 Attendees
Jul 08, 2017 - Jul 09, 2017
Since 1984, one of the largest food and entertainment extravaganzas in the nation featuring more than 55 local restaurants and wineries along with 4 stages of continuous entertainment from jazz to top 40, from pop to blues, the best local, regional and national artists and children's entertainment and activities.
420,000 Attendees
Jul 13, 2018 - Jul 15, 2018
The Montana Folk Festival features performances and demonstrations by over 250 of the nation’s finest musicians, dancers and craftspeople. It will feature more than 20 Artists/groups on six stages including a dance pavilion dedicated to participatory dancing, a family stage with performances appealing to children of all ages, and a Montana folklife stage. In addition to the performance stages, there are several themed festival areas: the Montana Folklife Area, the Family Area, two Festival Marketplaces and the Festival Food Courts. The festival site will be situated in the heart of the nation's largest National Historic Landmark District. Open air and tented sites will provide a variety of performance venues ranging from intimate stages to amphitheater- sized venues. The Original Stage, which offers a panoramic view of Butte's historic high rise buildings and the surrounding mountains, is located on the site of the historic Original Mineyard, with its dramatic headframe that is a remnant of Butte’s early days as an underground copper mining center.
140,000 Attendees
Jul 07, 2017 - Jul 09, 2017
Since 1981, The Plymouth Community Summer Festival takes place in charming Plymouth with over 400 artists from around the U.S. offering paintings, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, fiber, glass, woodwork, photography, folk art and much more. Entertainment and cuisine will complement the art exhibitors, creating a sensory filled weekend experience. Live street performers and childrens activities will be all around you. Art In The Park is exceptional in its commitment to providing educational activites that allow children to be creative. Every year this event provides a substantial, collaborative project for children. Art In The Park creates a huge mural that at least 1,000 kids paint each year. Also creative kids of all ages will have their creations on display, and for sale around the fountain area in Kellogg Park. Help encourage these budding artists by stopping by their booths!
200,000+ Attendees
Jul 07, 2017 - Jul 09, 2017
Since 1978. Sailfest is Southeastern Connecticut’s premiere summertime event, which attracts over 200,000 people. Complete with a major fireworks display, amusement rides, free entertainment, Tall Ships, and over 250 vendors lining the streets. There will be plenty to see, buy, and eat, so make sure to come hungry and ready to try new food! Sailfest produces multiple stages of free entertainment with musical genres ranging in Funk, Rock, Latin, and more. Many new and upcoming artists are ready to take the stage, as well as some known and loved ones.Locally hand-made crafts, art, clothing and jewelry are just a few of the things among the vast array of wares for sale from over 250 vendors lining the streets. Each vendor has something different to offer!
200,000+ Attendees
Jul 08, 2017 - Jul 09, 2017
Since 1962. The Wickford Art Festival is a fine art festival set in coastal Wickford Village. Each summer artists and art lovers enjoy New England’s #1 outdoor fine arts festival set on the streets of historic Wickford Village. Eclectic shops and classic homes line the streets as visitors stroll through the seaside village, meeting the artists and seeking out exceptional artwork to admire and purchase. Fine art media include oil, acrylic, mixed media, glass, drawing, etching, sculpture (metal, clay, wood, etc.), photography, modern ink, and fiber. Wickford is a "walking-friendly" village that makes it easy for families, the elderly and handicapped persons to enjoy the festival. There is plenty of local food to savor at Wickford’s several restaurants, the First Baptist Church and St. Paul’s Church (both on Main Street), and other food vendors located in the town parking lot. Parking is available at Wilson Park on West Main Street and the former Wickford Elementary School on Phillips Street with a free shuttle (handy if you buy a big piece of artwork). Handicapped parking is available in the town parking lot.
75,000 Attendees
Jul 07, 2017 - Jul 08, 2017
The Lakeshore Art Festival features a unique blend of arts, crafts, music, food, and fun in beautiful Downtown Muskegon, Michigan. With nearly 300 fine arts and crafts exhibitors, a full block of children's activities, festival and specialty food items, street performers and interactive art stations this event is an all around amazing experience! Sunshine Artist Magazine has recognized the Lakeshore Art Festival as one of the "200 Best" in the country. Mark your calendar for July 7 and 8, 2017 to enjoy your artful experience at the Lakeshore Art Festival!
50,000 Attendees
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