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By: Maria King
Date: January 6, 2019
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January 6, 2019

Jan 12, 2019 - Jan 13, 2019
Since 1985. Cape Coral Arts and Music Festival is produced by the Rotary Club of Cape Coral and is a celebration of national and local fine art, fine craft and music. The Festival was ranked as the 24th Best Art Festival in 2017 by Sunshine Artists and is consistently in the top 50! The event will feature 300 juried exhibitors. The event will take place outdoors on scenic Cape Coral Parkway in the heart of South Cape, the historic downtown of Florida’s tenth largest city. Tourists flock to the area in the winter to enjoy our beaches and barrier islands like Sanibel and Captiva Island. The festival is Lee County’s largest special event according to the Lee County Visitor and Convention Bureau. With over 100,000 visitors over the two days of the event, it is a must do! A Music Festival has been added to the Festival. It is an indoor event separate from the Arts Festival Area.
100,000 Attendees
Jan 12, 2019 - Jan 13, 2019
Since 1953. Join us for Miami’s oldest juried art festival. This festival gives young artists a chance to meet the buying public. The Festival of Art became an annual project and is now a juried show with over 230 participating artists in 10 different mediums on the grounds of the University of Miami. It is recognized as one of the leading art shows in the country and attracts acclaimed artists from all over the world. In 2002 Beaux Arts added the Student Artist Showcase (SAS) to the Festival of Art event weekend. Middle school and high school aged students from both public and private schools enter their works of art to a juried art contest. Over 350 art pieces are judged. The finalists’ and winners’ works of art are exhibited at the Lowe Art Museum during the Festival of Art weekend and a reception is held in their honor. Cash prizes are awarded to winners in five art categories. One student is honored with the Best in Show award. Also featuring live entertainment and delicious food.
150,000 Attendees
Jan 11, 2020 - Jan 12, 2020
Since 1989, juried show filled with 200 award winning national and international fine art and fine craft exhibitors. Boca Fest is back with the nation’s top artists, blending a balance of long-time favorites with the latest names in the contemporary art scene. Centrally located at The Shops of Boca Center on Military Trail, Boca Fest is a sure "best" of Boca. Life-size sculptures, spectacular paintings, one- of-a- kind jewels, photography, ceramics, and much more make for one fabulous weekend.
100,000 Attendees
Jan 12, 2019 - Jan 20, 2019
Since 1972,. One of the largest, most prestigious antique/classic car auction in the world, over 1,000 American and European classic, sports and racing cars, buyers from all over the world. Widely regarded as a barometer of the collector car industry, the auctions have evolved over the years into world-class automotive lifestyle events where thousands of the world’s most sought-after, unique and valuable automobiles cross the block in front of a global audience — in person and on live national and international television. Barrett-Jackson produces The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions® in Scottsdale, Arizona; Palm Beach, Florida; Mohegan Sun in Connecticut and Las Vegas, Nevada. In addition to the millions watching the events via live worldwide television coverage on Discovery Channel and Velocity, over 500,000 people are in attendance at all four auctions, looking to witness auction action at its best, capture the car of their dreams, learn more about collector cars through “Behind the Hobby” symposiums, mingle with celebrities, experience heart-stopping thrill rides in the latest vehicles from America’s top automakers – or shop in the vast Exhibitor Marketplace.
50,000+ Attendees
Jan 10, 2020 - Jan 12, 2020
Since 1961, features exhibitors displaying and selling their wares, over 300 competitive car, bike and truck classes, from sport compacts to custom and lowriders to hot rods. The auto show is sanctioned by the International Show Car Association (ISCA) and exhibitors vehicles are assigned categories and professionally judged based on ISCA rules. Points are awarded on the "A" rating. Cash and awards are distributed to various category winners and special entries at each event. Plus celebrity appearances, sponsor exhibits and race cars from NASCAR, NHRA, IRL, World of Outlaws, CART and more.
50,000+ Attendees
Jan 12, 2019
Since 1995, Glendale Glitter and Glow Block Party is the official end of the holiday lighting season of 1.5 million lights spread through Historic Downtown Glendale. We take holiday lights to a thrilling new level with over two dozen hot air balloons located throughout the streets of downtown Glendale, over a dozen bands and street performers stretching for blocks in all directions around Murphy Park. This event has a dizzying array of sights, sounds, tastes, smells and fun!
75,000+ Attendees
Jan 10, 2020 - Jan 12, 2020
Since 1982, gathered under one roof, you'll find hundreds of exhibits representing the home renovation and decorating industry. Products and services include appliances, roofing, windows, flooring, contractors, designers, security systems, cabinetry, entertainment systems, furniture, vacuums, water, decking, landscaping, spas, swimming pools, doors, gutters and more. - - - Held over two weekends
55,000 Attendees
Jan 08, 2020 - Jan 12, 2020
Since 1965, see over 600 recreational vehicles on display from 35 different dealers. Many campground, travel and retail booths for browsing and family entertainment. Musical groups performing throughout, travel and safety tips, visits from the Cleveland zoo and much more.
46,000 Attendees
Jan 10, 2019 - Jan 13, 2019
Since 1971. Whether you're planning a vacation, looking for a new boat or RV, or just want a fun day with the family, the Minnesota Sportsmen’s Show has you covered. With hundreds of resorts, lodges and campgrounds from the Midwest, Canada and even Africa, you’re sure to find the perfect vacation spot for your family or buddy trip. Boat Show pricing with all of the area’s best dealers for fishing boats, runabouts and pontoons. Also, all of the best dock manufacturers are at the show as well!
70,000 Attendees
Jan 08, 2020 - Jan 12, 2020
Since 1931. TheProgressive® Insurance Chicago Boat, RV and Strictly Sail Show® is the Windy City’s BIGGEST marine and outdoors sales event. If you love boating, camping, fishing, RVing, OR sailing, this is YOUR show! Features 600 boats on display and for sale, 200 recreational vehicles, and hundred of booths filled with marine equipment, travel destinations, camping equipment and fishing tackle. Book trips with travel, charter and resorts too! Plus, an incredible line up of family-friendly features, boating, sailing and RVing education and hands-on activities that make a day at the show fun for everyone!
60,000 Attendees
Jan 11, 2020 - Jan 26, 2020
Since 1907, bull riding, bareback and saddle, bronco riding, calf roping and other rodeo performances, star more than 1,000 of the leading PRCA rodeo contestants in North America and much more. Parade held downtown opening Thursday at noon. Events take place at various times and at various venues. Please check website for specific information and scheduling.
600,000 Attendees
Jan 10, 2019 - Jan 13, 2019
Since 1955, features over 400 exhibitors, new model year power boats, fishing boats, pontoon boats, motors, marine electronics, trailers, lifts, docks, personal watercraft, ATV's, motorcycles, RV's, camping trailers, fishing and sporting goods, seminars, family vacation and adventure travel destinations and much more.
135,000 Attendees
Jan 12, 2019 - Jan 13, 2019
Since 1989. Annual outdoor exhibition features nearly 200 nationally and internationally acclaimed artists working in a variety of media. This is a fine arts festival. Artists from 43 states, Canada, South America and Europe apply to exhibit in this top-rated event, which stresses quality and originality. The artists will be exhibiting and selling original art such as paintings, glass jewelry, clay works, photography, sculpture and more. Held once a month in January thru March.
20,000 Attendees
Jan 11, 2019 - Jan 13, 2019
Since 1983, Come out and see talented teams of ice artists and chefs transform tons of ice into shimmering ice sculptures in Kellogg Park. The event will feature over 100 statues carved from a single block of ice; numerous multiple block sculptures utilizing from 5 to 100 blocks; dozens of high school, community college, university, and professional ice carvers crafting dazzling statues from 330-pound blocks of ice and a series of special homecoming events. Carvers from Japan as well as United States Champion Carvers will all be dazzling guests with their unique works of art.
100,000 Attendees
Jan 09, 2020 - Jan 12, 2020
The Ultimate Fishing Show-- It appeals to anglers of all ages and skill levels. the Midwest’s biggest pure-fishing show in America’s largest freshwater market. More than 200 booths of new rods, reels, lures and other tackle, plus outfitters, lodges, guides and charter fishing destinations are in the show, along with 200 new fishing boats representing 40 brands. This show is all about Fishing tackle, Fishing trips, Fishing boats and Features: Lake Ultimate, Trout Pond, Hawg Trough, Seminar Stages, Rock Wall, Fish Fry and more. Detroit is the largest freshwater fishing market in the U.S. …and now it has the largest pure fishing show in the Midwest! The Ultimate Fishing Show – Detroit at the Suburban Collection Showplace. In the BEST suburban expo center!
30,000 Attendees
Jan 11, 2019 - Jan 13, 2019
Come and be a part of an Oklahoma Tradition!! The Biggest Tackle and Hunting Expo in the 8 state region. This show will bring you the latest and greatest exhibitors from Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Montana, Colorado, Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana, even all the way from Canada, Mexico, Argentina and South Africa. These are the elite fishing and hunting retailers, guides and outfitters ever put together in the State of Oklahoma. This is the BIG Show where hunters and fishermen gather for the upcoming seasons.
30,000 Attendees
Jan 10, 2018
Our 60-plus hot air balloons, food, entertainment and rides, make up the 9th annual Havasu Balloon Festival and Fair and it is heating up for a spectacular January! Our Title Partner, Anderson Toyota is back for another year supporting the Balloons Above Windsor Beach at Windsor 4 (AZ State Parks). The three-day festival is slated for January 10th through the 12thand is expected to bring more than 30,000 visitors to the event. According to organizers, it’s the largest balloon festival in January in the U.S. and attracts balloonists from Canada, the Midwest and overseas. There is offsite parking with four huge parking lots that attendees can use and buses and shuttles will bring people to and from the front gates. The 2019 event theme is Baloon Sky Wizards in Havasu. One of the most popular activities is the balloon glow at night, which features a DJ and MC and will be choreographed to music. When balloons glow and the lights flicker, it is heart-pumping and spectacular. During the day, balloon pilots also do a “splash-and-dash” over the water close to the London Bridge in the channel, bringing the balloon baskets to barely touch the water. It takes a lot of skill by the pilot to accomplish that. For entertainment, three headline acts will don the stage, including “Kevin Jaxon and Midnight Sun”, “ABBAFab – The #1 Abba (Tribute Band)” and “Tim McGraw ~ Adam D. Tucker (Tribute artist) ”. A variety of local bands and other live music along with local clubs, karate and youth clubs will provide additional entertainment throughout the weekend! An all new FUN ZONE will delight kids and a "5k Balloon Run” will be held inside the state park. Please plan on coming out and enjoying the whole day. Come for the balloon launch in the morning, enjoy the entertainment all day and stay for the balloon glow in the evening. The festival is run 100 percent by volunteers and takes approximately 1,400 to 2,000 people to donate their time for the three-day event. Many volunteers spend their time all year long in the planning stages. Funds raised are divided amongst 2 Lake Havasu City Lions and 3 Rotary clubs which they in turn donate back into the local community. A golf tournament will be held the weekend prior as a fundraiser. Lake Havasu City is a fun place to be and a day trip from Laughlin, Las Vegas, and Phoenix. We hope everyone decides to attend, have fun outside while enjoying our great weather. It’s a very colorful, delightful, spectacular event.
30,000 Attendees
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