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By: Maria King
Date: August 27, 2017
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August 27, 2017

Sep 01, 2017 - Sep 03, 2017
Since 1971, a showcase of 2,500 Northwest artistic talents sparked with performances by more than 75 headliners in music, theater, comedy, dance, film and literary arts. More than 500 individual performances by more than 2,500 artists. And that's not even counting all the visual art, hands-on art, the 100 short films in the Reel Film Festival, the West Coast's largest small press bookfair, street performances, parades, spectacles and other rituals that will cover the grounds for four dizzying days.
215000 Attendees
Sep 02, 2017 - Sep 03, 2017
The Bay Area’s biggest Labor Day weekend event, huge crowds transform downtown Millbrae into the “Big Easy” with a Mardi Gras-style celebration featuring two sun- splashed days of live music on stage and street throughout downtown, a juried show with 250 professional artists and craftmakers showing their latest handcrafted wares, festive food and drink, premium wines, microbrews and margaritas, artisan specialty food, a microbrew tasting tent, an organic and green products showcase, home and garden exhibits, health and wellness displays, the “Classically Cool Car Show” and tons of fun for kids with the Streets Filled With Talent Music and Dance Showcase plus an ultra thrilling zip- line, wild and wacky “waterballerz”, carnival-style rides, and an abundance of amazing amusements in Playland. Free round trip shuttle service will be available from the Millbrae BART/Caltrain station. Admission is free. Presented by the Millbrae Chamber of Commerce.Free admission.
100000+ Attendees
Sep 02, 2017 - Sep 04, 2017
Since 1929. Air show will feature a festival of events in the air and on the ground. Cleveland National Air Show is confirmed and will feature the U.S.Air Force Thunderbirds, USA Golden Nights, WWII Pacific Dogfight, plus many other acts, military demonstrations, displays, food, souvenirs and more. The EAA Spirit of Aviation and Go Army Experience offer hands-on activities, virtual technology, simulators, and so much more! Guests of all ages will be inspired to take flight. Many more attractions are listed on the website.
80000 Attendees
Sep 01, 2017 - Sep 04, 2017
One of the largest free outdoor festivals in the region with 3 days of over 50 restaurants, live entertainment on 6 stages, over 275 arts and crafts artisans, culinary demonstrations, a carnival and many children's activities; both educational and fun.
500000 Attendees
Sep 01, 2017 - Sep 03, 2017
Since 1979. The festival includes 3 days of continuous entertainment, including top entertainers, on three stages -- all free of charge to the public. Fantastic foods, special children's area, grand parade, cultural events and Queen's pageant.
120000 Attendees
Sep 01, 2017 - Sep 04, 2017
Since 1977 SeptemberFest has offered four days of entertainment, educational and artistic displays, a carnival and Omaha’s largest parade. The festival runs for 4 days, ending on the Labor Day weekend. The annual Salute to Labor has something for the entire family, from the musical acts in the Beer Garden, to plenty of entertainment for children in the Kiddie Kingdom, to a giant carnival midway for the entire family. SeptemberFest also includes arts and crafts, food, and a number of new special attractions each year. The event draws visitors from a five-state area including Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and South Dakota. The variety of SeptemberFest programming attracts people of all ages and interests to make a weekend bus or auto tour to Omaha revolving around the celebration. Proceeds from SeptemberFest fund a number of community improvement projects, and the event has been honored with a number of awards.
140000 Attendees
Sep 01, 2017 - Sep 04, 2017
Since 1973, the event commemorates Independence, Missouri as the starting point of the great westward expansion of the United States. The three main trails to the West - the Santa Fe, California and Oregon Trails - originated from Independence. Features nine huge craft tents filled with juried arts and crafts vendors. Over 500 commercial food and game booths, of which 50 are sponsored by Independence non-profit organizations, three entertainment stages - main stage, community stage and gospel stage, a large carnival midway and an authentic 1800's trappers encampment. Takes place at Historic Independence Square, From Lexington to Truman Road, Between Osage and Main Streets.
250000+ Attendees
Sep 01, 2017 - Sep 04, 2017
Since 1967, over 500 craft, commercial and food booths, parade, circus, fantastic fireworks, 15k run, antique car show, horse pull, sports and luscious blueberry treats! what would the Blueberry Festival be without food, especially your favorite blueberry products like Blueberry Pie, Blueberry Brats, Blueberry Ice Cream, Blueberry Donuts or just plain fresh Blueberries! In addition, over 100 food vendors, will be serving many of your favorites, whether it is time for breakfast, lunch, dinner or that snack that you crave. There are hot air balloon rides, a swap meet, three sound stages and much more.
400000 Attendees
Sep 01, 2017 - Sep 04, 2017
Since 1975, features Italian foods and culture, live music and entertainment. Each year, approximately 70 individuals, businesses and organizations participate in La Festa Italiana by displaying or selling Italian foods, arts, crafts or other items that express the Italian heritage and culture.
110000+ Attendees
Sep 02, 2017 - Sep 03, 2017
Since 1983, Come out for live music on four stages around Wisconsin's Capitol Square and sample the culinary designs. Taste of Madison, presented by American Family Insurance, takes place on Saturday and Sunday over Labor Day weekend, and showcases more than 90 local restaurants, 26 beverage stands and three entertainment stages around the Square. Admission to Taste of Madison is free and open to the public. Fun activities for the kids and the whole family.
155000 Attendees
Sep 01, 2017 - Sep 04, 2017
Since 1979. Enjoy four days and six stages of the world's best jazz, blues and soul at the Detroit International Jazz Festival. It's all free and runs Labor Day Weekend in downtown Detroit.
750000 Attendees
Sep 01, 2017 - Sep 04, 2017
Since 1984, From coast to Cascades to canyons, the Bite of Oregon is a stunning celebration of Oregon, its food, its people and its extraordinary quality of life. Come join the fun at the best summer party on the Portland waterfront and discover Oregon's Bounty! The Bite is a CASH ONLY event. For your convenience there are several ATMS located just inside the gates
225000 Attendees
Sep 01, 2017 - Sep 03, 2017
The Rock Island Grand Prix is the world’s largest and most prestigious karting street race. Downtown is transformed into a go-kart track for 14 different races that take place over the two days. Also there are plenty of other activities such as vendors selling food and merchandise, kids games and activities as well as entertainment. The event is held within the Arts District so there are plenty of great shops and restaurants to visit also.
50000 Attendees
Sep 02, 2017 - Sep 03, 2017
Since 2002. Celebrating the culinary delight known round the world as the Buffalo chicken wing. The National Chicken Wing Festival features 25 national and local chicken wing restaurants serving over 100 different styles of chicken wings. Attendees can enjoy the wing sauce contests, Miss Buffalo Wing contest, "Bobbing for Wings, live music and much more.
70000 Attendees
Sep 01, 2017 - Sep 04, 2017
The excitement of the California Gold Rush is brought to life during Sacramento's annual Gold Rush Days festival. Old Sacramento will be further transformed to replicate life as it was during the 1850s. The streets are paved with dirt and only pedestrians, equestrians and horse- drawn vehicles are permitted in the 28-acre area. Lively Gold Rush era activities will delight families of all ages! Visitors will relive life as it was during the Gold Rush era with historic characters, steam trains, covered wagons, horse- drawn carriages, street dramas, period musicians, dancers, saloons, miners' tents, ethnic villages, arts and crafts and exhibits. Street Scenes and Living History Reenactments Ethnic Villages Street Dramas Entertainment and Attractions Horse drawn carriage and wagon rides pony rides
60000 Attendees
Sep 01, 2017 - Sep 04, 2017
Festival of Sail 2015 features an expanded events area, with more booths to explore, larger kids zone, vintage boat display, stage for live entertainment, beer garden, and lots more to see and do. Festival of Sail is the LARGEST Tall Ship festival on the west coast and is hosted at the Maritime Museum of San Diego, transforming the North Embarcadero over Labor Day weekend into a nautical theme park for 4 adventure filled days. Friday we start with a Tall Ship Parade! Watch the ships majestically sail into San Diego bay, enjoy cannon fire salutes, and seeing the ships end their journey at the Maritime Museum's docks. An incredible venue right on the embarcadero, beer gardens, kids activity zone, and a low admission per person, this is the premier waterfront event year after year. Entry is free for Maritime Museum members with ID and membership card. Vendor area is free to all. Add-on events such as Tall Ship, cannon battles, mid-day sails, twilight sails, swift boat sails and 30 minute bay cruises can both be purchased online and at the "Boating Activities Booth" just north of the "Berkeley" steam ferry
80000 Attendees
Sep 01, 2017 - Sep 04, 2017
Since 1989. This event is the flagship of the Africa International House. This 4 day event has stayed perfectly true to its mission: to promote, preserve and propagate African American culture. The AFA is a series of festivals within a festival built around African culture: art, music, dance, history and current interests and pursuits. Stimulation is the operative word used to describe the African Festival of the Arts (AFA). The visitor’s first rush of sights, sounds and sweet and savory smells are almost overwhelming. The senses can barely take it all in. The event site spans more than twelve acres and each one of them is jam packed with cultural entertainment, education, shopping, food, drink and fun including: • A Fine Arts Pavilion where more than $1M in art sales are exchanged. • An African Market. • A Drum Village. • Three entertainment stages. • National music headliners. • Sponsorable pavilions that focus on African Heritage, literature, automotive, family and children, technology, spirituality, business/finance, green/energy, wellness/fitness, dance, education, film, fashion and others. • An international food court.
250000 Attendees
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