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

Jul 20, 2017 - Jul 23, 2017
Since 1960, the streets of downtown Ann Arbor will be filled with the sights and sounds of the four art fairs collectively known as the Ann Arbor Art Fairs. This year the 1,100 invited artists will display and sell their work. In addition to extraordinary fine art and craft work, the Art Fairs also include a host of merchant displays, food from local restaurants, art demonstrations, live music, street performances, children's activities and much more.
500000 Attendees
Jul 21, 2017 - Jul 23, 2017
Since 1982. 150 performing literary and visual arts programs and family activities featuring local, regional and national talent, continuous performances on 3 outdoor stages, indoor and outdoor visual arts exhibitions, opera, chamber music, international dance, literary arts workshops, celebrity readings, street theater special activities for children and the whole family. Rain or Shine.
350000+ Attendees
Jul 19, 2017 - Jul 22, 2017
Since 1991. The National Baby Food Festival will kick off on Wednesday with the Kid's Expo. It's an afternoon of fun for children 0 - 12 years old, filled with hands on activities, crafts, food, kid's parade, bike race, and the midway opens at noon. The National Baby Food Festival takes place in Downtown Fremont. There are many events and activities for everyone during this four day Festival. You are not going to want to miss the Kid's Zone, Community Picnic, Baby Crawl, Free Entertainment, Arts and Crafts Show, Farmers Market, Corporate Olympics, Bed Race, Car Show, and many more events, and don't forget the Grand Parade on Saturday. Be sure to visit the National Baby Food Festival for a Frog Jumping, Turtle Racing, Hula Hooping, Baby Food Eating great time! Fremont, Michigan is the Baby Food Capital of the World, and home of Gerber Products Company, making this a one-of-a-kind Festival.
50000 Attendees
Jul 22, 2017 - Jul 26, 2017
Since 1911, One of the most well known and beloved Italian festivals in the U.S. Rich in history and tradition, people travel from great distance to attend this celebration. Featuring 60+ vendors, entertainment, arts and crafts, games and a procession through the streets of Hoboken on Saturday. This is a really great festival in the New York area with Italian food specialty items galore.
125000 Attendees
Jul 21, 2017 - Jul 23, 2017
Since 1981, this event encourages people to get their hands dirty. Ribbers from across the country serve approximately 105,000 pounds of ribs. Experience some of the best ribs anywhere in the U.S. while listening to the sounds of America's premiere jazz artists, including nationally renowned performers. TAKES PLACE - Downtown Columbus in Bicentennial, West Bank and Genoa Parks on the Scioto Mile
650000+ Attendees
Jul 20, 2017 - Jul 22, 2017
Since 1978. The Virginia Lake Festival is the biggest event in Southern Virginia. View hundreds of attractions including hot air balloons, arts and crafts, antique auto shows, live entertainment including music and dancing, sand sculpting artist, music, games and rides and great local and ethnic food. LakeFest Thursday night bring your lawn chairs and blankets and spend the evening watching the balloons inflate and provide fun, FREE hot- air balloon rides for children 12 and younger. Takes place 6pm at Lake Country Business Park located on Noblin Farm Road (next to Clarksville Elementary School). Friday nights activities will include amusements, vendors, live music and more. Event opens at 7pm. The main event is Saturday held downtown. You don't want to miss a minute!
60000+ Attendees
Jul 20, 2017 - Jul 30, 2017
Since 1983. Held each summer across the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina, Folkmoot features performances, a parade and workshops by up to 300 performers from about nine countries. Performers demonstrate cultural heritage through colorful, authentic and original reproduction costumes, lively dance and traditional music. During its history, over 200 folk groups from more than 100 countries have shared their heritage and culture at the Folkmoot Festival.
75000 Attendees
Jul 21, 2017 - Jul 30, 2017
Since 1982, week long jazz and blues music festival, as a tribute to native born W.C. Handy. features over 200 events including, 5K run, century bike ride, musical entertainment, sand Volleyball tournament, fun run and walk, men's tennis round-robin, senior events, car and truck show, street strut and parade, food, block party, riverside jazz, mall jazz and much, much more. Over 80 locations in over 7 different cities. Also takes place at various locations in the following cities: Tuscumbia, Rogersville, Muscle Shoals and Sheffield.
130000 Attendees
Jul 19, 2017 - Jul 22, 2017
Since 1940, major civic water festival with about 30 free and family-oriented events, sports competition, musical entertainment, block party, air expo, torchlight and grande day parade. Takes place at various locations.
150000 Attendees
Jul 21, 2017 - Jul 30, 2017
Since 1896, one of the world's largest outdoor Western celebrations includes 9 pro rodeos, top country music entertainment, a world-class arts and crafts show, air show, 3 Western theme parades, Native American dancing, arts and cultural exhibits and free pancake feeds.
230000 Attendees
Jul 20, 2017 - Jul 23, 2017
Since 1979, concerts, food, sports events, dances, train rides, parades, trolley tours, fireworks, 5K run, crafts, car and motorcycle cruise-in, sidewalk sales and kids events. Take place on Seneca Street, between Duncomb and Center Streets. The Parade held on Saturday at 5pm. It will return to the traditional, Southside Oil City to Northside Oil City route for 2017.
50000 Attendees
Jul 22, 2017 - Jul 23, 2017
Since 2003, outdoor street festival features 200 juried fine art and fine craft exhibitors. Welcome back to Aspen, a city with an interesting history, outdoor recreation, abundant cultural activities, a pleasant climate and beautiful natural scenery. Adding to the ambiance this summer is the Downtown Aspen Art Festival, set up once again in Wagner Park. You will behold a broad spectrum of mediums including sculpture, photography, glass, paintings, ceramics, jewelry, mixed media and more! Howard Alan Events offer patrons the opportunity to personally meet with the artists, commission a work of art and learn what inspires the artists work.
100000 Attendees
Jul 20, 2017 - Jul 23, 2017
Comic-Con International: San Diego is the nation’s largest comics and popular arts convention. Comic-Con International is a non-profit educational corporation dedicated to creating awareness of and appreciation for comics and related popular art forms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture.
126000 Attendees
Jul 20, 2017 - Jul 23, 2017
Since 1960. Every year the streets of downtown Ann Arbor are filled with the sights and sounds of the four art fairs collectively known as the Ann Arbor Art Fairs. This year 1100 artists will display and sell their work. For more than 50 years, artists with amazing talents and unsurpassed skills have come to the streets of Ann Arbor in July to exhibit at the Ann Arbor Art Fairs. The Fairs are an impressive sight to see: no matter what direction you take, no matter where you look, you’ll discover colors and sights that will energize and captivate.
600000+ Attendees
Jul 21, 2017 - Jul 23, 2017
The Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival is the undisputed Granddaddy of outdoor festivals in this area of the country and one of the largest in West Virginia. Enjoy the Music, Culture, Food, Beer, Games, Crafts, Food, Bocci Tournament, Wine tasting, Food, Italian Cooking demonstration, The Budweiser Clydesdale Horses, Fireworks, Entertainment on 2 stages, and more food. The Festival is located on Water Street. It runs from 11th to 14th street and includes the scenic Heritage Port.
150000 Attendees
Jul 21, 2017 - Jul 23, 2017
The Groupon Bite of Seattle® is Seattle’s Premier Food Festival and one of the country’s largest free to attend summer festivals. The Bite features 60+ restaurants and vendors, local craft beer and cider tasting, 5 outdoor entertainment stages, a free movie night on Friday, July 21st at 8:30pm, beer gardens featuring both local craft beer and local spirits signature cocktails, Seattle celebrity chefs performing live demonstrations and mystery ingredient cook-offs on The Bite Cooks! stage, a Family Fun stage, and much more!
400000 Attendees
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