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By: Maria King
Date: July 23, 2017
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July 23, 2017

Jul 28, 2017 - Jul 30, 2017
Since 1947. Shop from over 300 inspiring artists showcasing unique, handmade craft and art. This marketplace represents modern, traditional, and emerging work. In addition to this unique shopping experience, BAM ARTSfair offers FREE programming including: BAM Exhibitions, KIDSfair, the Sound and Movement Stage, food trucks, and much more. Since 1947, BAM ARTSfair has been the annual gathering place for our community and a great way to connect to the world of art, craft, and design!
88,000 Attendees
Jul 24, 2017 - Jul 30, 2017
For seven days, the aviation world descends on Oshkosh to create the World's Greatest Aviation Celebration. Nearly every aspect of flight is represented in one way or another -- from ultralights to the heavy iron of the Warbirds, AirVenture has it all. Exhibitors showing off the latest aviation innovations, informative forums presented by industry leaders and hands-on workshops compliment the variety of AirVenture activities. Air show includes 600 exhibitors and over 12,000 airplanes of every type, including homebuilts, antiques, warbirds, aerobatics, rotorcraft and floatplanes. More than 500 aviation seminars, workshops and forums, special evening programs and daily air shows.
830,000 Attendees
Jul 28, 2017 - Jul 30, 2017
Since 1979, a celebration of garlic and its importance to the Garlic Capital of the World. Almost 100 local and nationally known juried arts and crafts exhibitors are on- site. Three stages and several groups of strolling musicians provide a variety of musical entertainment. The Great Garlic Cook-off is one of the most well-known cooking contests in the country. Hundreds of amateur chefs respond to the call for recipes. The 100 most delicious-sounding of these are forwarded to a professional food consultant who makes the final selection. The finalists come to Gilroy to prepare their recipes, celebrity judges pick their favorites. There are plenty of things to do at the festival and lots of other food items as well as the children's area tol keep your kid's entertained all day.
110,000+ Attendees
Jul 28, 2017 - Jul 30, 2017
Since 1995, over 50 vendors, European cuisine make an ethnic extravaganza, pierogi vendors, polish sausage, home made tamales, Slovakian and Hungarian food, sidewalk sale, arts and crafts fair. Don't miss the eating contest and parade! Parade held Friday night at 7pm. The Festival is the pride of Whiting. It allows us to celebrate our heritage while poking a little fun at ourselves at the same time. Where else can you see grown women dressed up like our grandmothers (bushas, as we say) in housecoats and babushkas? Or the lawnmower brigade strut through town with sandals and socks on like or dads did? You'll also see life-size polish pastries and goodies walking and talking waiting to take a picture with you? Only here at Whiting's Pierogi Fest.
190,000 Attendees
Jul 26, 2017 - Jul 30, 2017
Since 1988. One of the nation's longest-running craft beer festivals, the Oregon Brewers Festival is considered a destination, and 80,000 craft beer lovers annually make the pilgrimage to Beervana to drink up what the festival has to offer. On a sun soaked July afternoon, there's no better place to sip more than 80 independent craft beers with friends along the banks of the Willamette River, with the Portland skyline as a backdrop to the west and Mt. Hood towering in the east. Whether you prefer Belgians or Blondes, Pales or Pilsners, Saisons or Wits - come to the Oregon Brewers Festival and see for yourself
80,000 Attendees
Jul 28, 2017 - Jul 30, 2017
Since 1985. Bellevue Festival of the Arts… is a juried arts and crafts fair located just across Lake Washington from Seattle. Its prime location by Cost Plus World Market just north of Bellevue Square, is in the heart of a vibrant city. Produced by the Craft Cooperative of the Northwest and organized by artists it continues to support a variety of non-profits with proceeds from the festival. Visit the newsletter page for those details. Now celebrating its 31st year it features 200 of the most talented and popular artisans, musicians and craftspeople from the Northwest and beyond. Estimated attendance is 75,000. The Bellevue Festival of the Arts takes place the last full weekend in July in downtown Bellevue, Washington along with two other art fairs, Bellevue Art Museum’s ARTSfair and Bellevue’s 6th Street Fair. Together these three fairs are known as Bellevue Arts Fair Weekend.
75,000 Attendees
Jul 28, 2017 - Aug 06, 2017
Since 1924, festival week is filled with great family-type entertainment including a family parade, quilt show, Coast Guard run, kid's parade, Coast Guard waterball tournament, Venetian boat parade, parade of ships, ship tours, musical entertainment, community picnic, huge arts and crafts show, carnival, spectacular fireworks show and much, much more. Takes place at various locations. Some events are free and some there is an admission charge.
350,000 Attendees
Jul 28, 2017 - Aug 06, 2017
Since 1949. Experience the culture of Virginia Blue Ridge Highlands, through arts and crafts, antiques, photography. The event has grown so much and preserves the arts, crafts and skills that developed in this region, but also imports talented artist and performers from all over the USA and the world for the enjoyment of area residents and visitors.Drama, concerts, tours and nature walks.
200,000 Attendees
Jul 28, 2017 - Jul 30, 2017
Since 1987, features the finest in traditional music, dance, storytelling and puppetry. Concerts are featured on 5 daytime stages - JFK Plaza, Boarding House Park, Market Street Stage, Market Mills Courtyard, John Street Dance Pavilion and St. Anne's Churchyard. Evening concerts are at Boarding House Park and John Street Dance Pavilion. Also includes craft demonstrations, interactive games and activities for the entire family on Shattuck Street, over 20 varieties of ethnic food prepared by Greater Lowell non-profit ethnic organizations. The Ethnic Foodways features demonstrations of traditional cooking and recipes from Lowell's ethnic communities at Lucy Larcom Park. The street parades wind through the streets of Lowell throughout the weekend.
105,000 Attendees
Jul 28, 2017 - Jul 30, 2017
Since 1983. The Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning a summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America and is a premiere family entertainment attraction in New Jersey. Held annually at Solberg Airport in Readington, NJ, the festival truly has something for everyone! From twice daily mass ascensions of over 100 special shape and sport hot air balloons, to headlining concerts, non-stop family entertainment, hundreds of crafters and vendors, great food, fireworks, a balloon glow, a 5k run and more, the festival is jam-packed with stuff to do.
100,000 Attendees
Jul 27, 2017 - Aug 06, 2017
Since 1961, This city wide festival features over 50 events taking place at various locations. Includes a PRCA rodeo, parade, western music, food, sidewalk sales, carnival, arts and crafts show with over 200 vendors from 10 different states, bbq contest and more.
50,000 Attendees
Jul 28, 2017 - Aug 06, 2017
Since 1968, Welcome to the 52nd annual Beverly Homecoming celebration. We have over 40 events over the course of 10 fun-filled days for everyone to enjoy all around Beverly!  Homecoming celebrations begin on Friday July 28, 2017 and end with music and fireworks on August 6, 2017.
100,000+ Attendees
Jul 28, 2017 - Jul 30, 2017
Since 1970, features over 100 artists from the Western U.S. displaying and selling their creations. You’ll experience the original work in an open-air showcase of sculpture, jewelry, home décor, wood and glass work, fabrics and more. Peruse an eclectic mix of outstanding arts and crafts and discover the perfect treasure from baskets and beadwork to paintings and pottery. Jazz, blues and rock musicians will entertain you from the stage while you stroll. There will be hands-on activities for kids and a variety of food offerings to satisfy your cravings, including gyros, Philly cheese steaks, German bratwurst, crepes, Thai cuisine and much more.
85,000 Attendees
Jul 29, 2017 - Jul 30, 2017
Since 1985. Enjoy the summer sun at one of Alameda’s biggest and best events! The 33rd Annual Downtown Alameda Art and Wine Faire features over 250 art and craft vendors, mouth-watering festival foods, local craft beer and wine; live music on three stages; and a special kids’ area. Festival-goers will enjoy a stroll in Alameda’s historic downtown district where unique shops, restaurants, and services will also be offering event specials throughout the weekend. The 33rd Annual Downtown Alameda Art and Wine Faire is fun for everyone and it's free to attend.
100,000 Attendees
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