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By: Maria King
Date: February 17, 2019
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February 17, 2019

Feb 23, 2019 - Feb 24, 2019
Since 1963, features arts and crafts exhibitors displaying and selling hand crafted items.
30,000 Attendees
Feb 21, 2020 - Feb 23, 2020
Since 1976, features over 3,000 vendor spaces filled with parts for all types of accessories and parts for every type of car or truck. Plus autos on display and more.
40,000 Attendees
Feb 22, 2020 - Feb 23, 2020
Since 1995. Join more than 100,000 art lovers who will visit the Festival over Lake Worth’s signature weekend. With more than 600 artists creating 200 "canvas" on the pavement, music on the mainstage, restaurants and food concessions on site, you’re sure to get caught up with the excitement. Artists use the pavement as canvas to transform downtown Lake Worth into a temporary outdoor museum of original art and masterpiece reproductions. See the streets come alive as the artists transform the pavement into works of art. It happens every February in downtown Lake Worth, Florida. Free shuttle service from the Lake Worth station to the Festival provided courtesy of Tri-Rail.
100,000 Attendees
Feb 21, 2020 - Feb 23, 2020
Since 1987, This three day juried art fair features nearly 500 artists and artisans from across the United States and around the globe. Food booths, beer garden and seating areas abound throughout the venue, with great breakfast, lunch and rest stops situated at locations in the middle and at both ends of the festival area. Live musical entertainment. Food booths, beer garden and seating areas abound throughout the venue, with great breakfast, lunch and rest stops situated at locations in the middle and at both ends of the festival area. We ask as a consideration of others, to please leave your pets at home for everyone’s safety and enjoyment during the fair!
200,000 Attendees
Feb 26, 2020 - Mar 01, 2020
Since 1989. The Northwest Flower and Garden Show has been heralding the start of spring since 1989, as gardening enthusiasts from around the Northwest flock to this annual celebration held in the beautiful Washington State Convention Center for five magical days. Your gardening desires will blossom when you gaze at the spectacular Show Gardens created by the most respected garden designers and landscapers of the region. Our full acre of show gardens are brimming with ideas that will inspire your garden projects. No matter your style or needs, you’ll find inspiration for outdoor living, edible gardening, sustainability, and more. Our Marketplace with over 300 exhibitors is just the thing for your green thumb as you stock up on the latest tools and accessories for your home and garden. You can buy new plants or unique hand-crafted wares, savor delicious specialty foods, or find that special piece of furniture or art to grace your garden. There’s aisle after aisle of fresh gear and outstanding services, including a Plant Market and Vintage Garden Market. We even have a Resource Center to help you connect with fellow gardeners who share your interests and a free package check service for you to stash your purchases while you continue to enjoy the show. The Show is renowned for offering the finest roster of free horticulture Seminars of any garden show in the world. Whether you are a new gardener in need of sensible advice or a seasoned pro, you’ll find scores of inspiring seminars and hands-on demonstrations filled with valuable education and entertainment. Dig in and learn how to solve your landscaping problems to create livable outdoor spaces and luscious edible gardens for year-round enjoyment.
80,000 Attendees
Feb 20, 2020 - Feb 23, 2020
Since 1981, features over 300 exhibitors selling flowers, plants, gardening tools, floral crafts, lawn and garden tools, view floral and horticultural masterpieces and attend any one of over 80 free informative seminars and 20 speakers. Overflowing with fresh flowers, plants, herbs, bulbs, seeds, gardening books, garden equipment and much more.
35,000 Attendees
Feb 21, 2020 - Feb 23, 2020
Since 1980. After 38 years, the Rockford Home Show has become a tradition for Northern Illinois consumers. The show was sold out and pleased the thousands of spectators. The ISC “Indoor Sports Center Expo” complex is a beautiful one level building with an in- house sit down restaurant. The “ISC” is located just 1 minute from the I-90 / 39 tollway, linking Chicago and Southern Wisconsin to the Rockford Home Show exit. We’re ready to help you in every way, so contact us if you have any questions.
35,000 Attendees
Feb 21, 2020 - Feb 23, 2020
Since 1950, the New England Home Show has established itself as the place for consumers to shop for home related products, services, along with new ideas. Manufacturers, distributors, and retailers exhibit all types of home related products and services to home owners. Visitors pay for the opportunity to see and compare new products and ideas for newly built homes, home remodeling, decorating, gardening, and landscaping all in one location.
60,000 Attendees
Feb 28, 2020 - Mar 01, 2020
Since 1960, Experience gardens filled with flowers, chic designer rooms and exhibits focusing on the best in landscaping, building, remodeling and decorating, all located under one roof. Each year the Garden Showcase selects a theme that inspires the imagination of the talented landscapers, nurserymen, and designers creating the Garden Showcase. Stroll through 18 beautifully landscaped gardens alive with color and all the blooms and scents springtime has to offer. Discover six stylish designer rooms filled with the newest ideas, accessories and furniture to inspire. Whether it’s a destination on the other side of the globe or a Northern neighbor, gardens and rooms may depict a different country, a famous painting like Monet’s springtime, or a favorite spring time holiday or pastime. We can’t wait for you to experience the ‘World of Spring’. Once again the show is scheduled over two weekends to make it easier, it’s Spring times two.
100,000+ Attendees
Feb 28, 2020 - Mar 01, 2020
Since 1965, This event has 3 days of Professional Rodeo action, a Carnival that features 30+ rides, and carnival attractions and is held all three days. The Parade, viewing always a favorite and attracts thousands of spectators, who were entertained with 125 entries. Don’t forget the Rodeo Dance, held outdoors with a large bonfire, it is hailed as the old fashioned barn dance (less the barn). The wild horses and burros can be seen everyday and are available for adoption from the Bureau of Land Management. Thrown into all this action, entertainment for our spectators continues with two stages of free quality entertainment which provides continuous music daily for your pleasure and what would any event be without plenty of food and vendor booths to browse and drool over. And we will have plenty with over 100 setting up to keep you busy. Apache Junction Soroptimist Arts and Crafts Fair held at the Pinal County Complex is a one day only event on Saturday, between the hours of 9:00 A. M. thru 4:00 P.M. Come join us to see the artists and crafter's display their fine workmanship. The Main Event Center is located on 1590 E Lost Dutchman Blvd and Tomahawk Road at Rodeo Park in Apache Junction. This is where all the activities will be held including: FREE Entertainment Stages, Carnival rides, Vendor Booths, Rodeo, and the Crowning of the Miss Lost Dutchman Days Pageant Queen. Additional charges apply for the games and rides in the carnival area, purchases from the vendors, Rodeo and Rodeo Dance held at Elks Lodge #2349 .
95,000+ Attendees
Feb 22, 2020 - Feb 23, 2020
Since 1984, The Arizona Matsuri is an annual festival which celebrates Japanese culture and heritage, traditional and modern. The two-day event held at Heritage and Science Park in downtown Phoenix features the sights and sounds of Japan, art, crafts, music, dance and much more. The family- friendly Matsuri is free to all. Japanese food and goods from over 60 vendors are available for purchase and the beer and sake garden is a great place to relax.
60,000 Attendees
Feb 27, 2020 - Feb 29, 2020
Since 1974, More than 250 teams led by barbecue aficionados will compete in a traditional Texas cook-off. While most team tents are invitation-only, visitors can enjoy the public venues including the Miller Lite Garden, Rockin' Bar-B-Que Saloon and the Chuck Wagon, where you receive a complimentary chopped beef sandwich plate. Come enjoy three days of cooking, competition, eating and dancing!
200,000+ Attendees
Feb 19, 2020 - Feb 23, 2020
The Food Network/Cooking Channel South Beach Wine and Food Festival is a national, star- studded, four-day destination event showcasing the talents of the world’s most renowned wine and spirits producers, chefs and culinary personalities. Hosted by Southern Wine and Spirits of Florida and Florida International University (FIU), the Festival benefits FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management and the Southern Wine and Spirits Beverage Management Center. To date, the Festival has raised more than $18 million for the School. Events take place at various venues throughout the area.
65,000 Attendees
Feb 21, 2020 - Feb 22, 2020
Since 1978. Call it the festival within the festival. The Jalapeño Festival Sponsored by La Costeña pays tribute to that most beloved of Laredo delicacies, the potently spicy little jalapeño pepper. The WBCA™ Jalapeño Festival has given fans some of their most memorable concert experiences. The late Tejano queen, Selena, delivered what many call her best Laredo performance back in 1995. It was certainly a show for the ages. Trisha Yearwood thrilled country music fans while Grammy winners, Grupo Fantasma brought the house down with their impressive live set. The WBCA™ Jalapeño Festival Sponsored by La Costeña also features the Miss Jalapeño contest, where women vie for the right to preside over this year’s festivities. Other fun contests will thrill audiences, including the waiter’s race, the grito contest and the immensely popular tug-of- war. But, it’s the grand-daddy of them all, the La Costena Jalapeño Eating Contest that holds court. Die-hard contestants travel from as far away as the Big Apple to test their gastronomic endurance to determine who can down the most jalapeños in what may seem like an eternity—15 minutes. The record number of jalapeños eaten, set 21 years ago, stands at 141. Will that record finally fall this year? Sizzling fajitas, menudo, pozole, hamburgers, cotton candy, gorditas, flautas and those ever-popular funnel cakes along with an ice cold beer create the perfect combination for the hottest nights in February!
100,000 Attendees
Feb 14, 2020 - Feb 15, 2020
Historic St. Andrews will be host to the most popular and fun Mardi Gras Celebration in Bay County. Come join us for great food and lots of fun.The St. Andrews Mardi Gras, the official Mardi Gras parade and festival of Panama City, Florida. Come see over 14 Krewes and over 30 brightly colored floats. As festive music is played along the route, tens of thousands of beads and doubloons will be tossed the crowd of over 50,000 people! It's the perfect excuse to visit Panama City, Florida. The 2-day parade and festival in historic St Andrews is filled with food, fun and music.
50,000 Attendees
Feb 21, 2020 - Feb 23, 2020
Since 1902. In February the City of Eustis will once again gear up to celebrate George Washington’s Birthday. This marks the 117th time the city will gather its community, neighboring cities and visitors from all over the US to honor one of our nation’s Founding Fathers and first President of the United States. GeorgeFest is the longest running celebration of George Washington’s Birthday in the State of Florida, and the 2nd longest running in the entire United States. GeorgeFest, in the heart of Downtown Eustis, will feature the carnival, live music, food, vendors and much more! Fireworks will light up the sky Friday night in Ferran Park and Saturday morning will kick off with the George Washington Birthday Celebration Parade. This fantastic weekend will be filled with fun and activities for all ages. We anticipate over 30,000 participants over the three-day extravaganza! Everyone is invited to celebrate George Washington’s Birthday Celebration with the Eustis community. This year will deliver fun, great entertainment and wonderful memories for years to come. Parde Route is North on the standard Southbound Bay Street in Downtown Eustis from Atwater to the Community Center on Northshore Drive. Please note the streets are closed to traffic.
30,000 Attendees
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