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By: Maria King
Date: February 24, 2019
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February 24, 2019

Mar 02, 2019 - Mar 03, 2019
Since 1971. Each year, hundreds of artists from around the country and abroad who wish to show their work to near 75,000 art enthusiasts from all over Florida and beyond are selected to participate in the Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts. Accepted Media: Ceramic, digital, drawing, fiber, glass, jewelry, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, watercolor and wood. Plus musical entertainment, food vendors and more. Also takes place at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.
75,000 Attendees
Feb 28, 2019 - Mar 03, 2019
Since 1984, features a showcase of the newest model year import and domestic vehicles: cars, vans, light trucks and sport utilities. Factory and dealer representatives from many car lines are on hand to answer questions. There are cars to suit every budget and life style in this largest car selling event of the year for area auto dealers. With the car lines all under one roof, it's easy to compare prices and features, saving both time and money. Plus exhibitors display and sell their wares, see concept vehicles, new intros on display, and much more. The auto show is great entertainment for serious shoppers, car buffs and the entire family.
110,000 Attendees
Mar 01, 2019 - Mar 10, 2019
Since 1983. Over 30 years of bringing new and exciting films to the Miami community.Miami Film Festival is a charity that connects art with audiences, and fosters a value for cinema for future generations. Located in theaters throughout Miami.
70,000 Attendees
Mar 02, 2019 - Mar 03, 2019
Since 1967. Free admission, free parking, over 125 crafters exhibiting, live continuous entertainment, along with a scrumptious menu of succulent seafood makes this a weekend no one wants to miss. What sets this seafood festival apart from others is that it runs through a 100% volunteer effort! All preparation, whether it be on the grounds or with the purchasing, cooking or serving of the various menu items is accomplished by volunteers of the community. We do not have any food vendors on site. All booths are run with volunteers: many booths are made up of family members, often times having several generations working along side one another. It is this complete volunteer effort that makes our festival unique. The total commitment of our community and all our volunteers makes the Grant Seafood Festival a time honored tradition unlike any other. We are proud of our community and our festival is a testament to that fact. All proceeds from the Grant Seafood Festival are put back into the community of Grant. Our projects include the Grant Seafood Festival scholarship fund, Grant Community Library, Grant Historical House and The Grant Community Center so come and enjoy some of the best seafood in Florida and help out the community of Grant at the same time! Please note our festival policy: NO DOGS (SERVICE DOGS MUST WEAR VEST OR COLLAR TO DISTINGUISH), NO COOLERS, NO OVERNIGHT PARKING.
80,000+ Attendees
Feb 23, 2019 - Mar 03, 2019
Since 1938, promotes international harmony and cooperation by honoring the legendary Mexican horseman, forerunner of the American cowboy, and features a carnival, live entertainment, fiesta, children's activities, food and more. Great Food, Folklorico Dancers, El Mariachi Mexico Lindo and much more. There are three large parades culminating on the final day of the fiesta with The Grand International Parade down Elizabeth street at noon.
90,000+ Attendees
Feb 27, 2020 - Mar 08, 2020
Since 1953. The Florida Strawberry Festival is an 11-day community event celebrating the strawberry harvest of Eastern Hillsborough County. Each year, over 500,000 visitors enjoy the festival’s headline entertainment, youth livestock shows, rides, exhibits of commerce and, of course, its strawberry shortcake. This festival celebrates Plant City's position as a winter strawberry capital of the world. With over 300 exhibitors, high profile entertainment, arts and crafts, livestock, agriculture exhibits, homemade goods, competitions and contests.
500,000 Attendees
Feb 28, 2019 - Mar 03, 2019
Since 1957, the home show for Siouxland featuring everything you need to spruce up, redecorate, modernize and improve your home with hundreds of exhibitors. The Discovery parking ramp (connected to skywalk) will have free parking during the hours of the home show.
30,000 Attendees
Feb 29, 2020 - Mar 08, 2020
Since 1829. One of the largest and most prestigious indoor flower shows in the world. Held by the Horticultural Society in the City of Philadelphia for the promotion of this interesting and highly influential branch of Science. The fledging PHS boasted 80 members in 1827 but today the membership is ocer 23,000. The first Flower Show was held at the Masonic Hall on Chestnut Street, where the well-known Christmas favorite, the poinsettia, was introduced. Over the decades, the event has grown dramatically to become the nation's grandest Flower Show, attracting nearly 300,000 visitors annually.
300,000 Attendees
Feb 27, 2019 - Mar 03, 2019
Since 1984, features one of the largest indoor selection of motor yachts and express yachts, sport fisherman, trawlers and sport boats. The newest boats and accessories, plus new fun and education for boaters of all ages and experience levels. See what’s new, NOW! Find the boat of your dreams and everything to go with it—see and shop hundreds new boats and an unbeatable assortment of marine gear at the Atlantic City Convention Center. From luxury motor and sailing yachts to sport fishers, performance boats, inflatables and personal watercraft, there are boats for every lifestyle, activity and budget. If it’s for boating, you’ll find it here—the Marine Marketplace, a 93,000 sq. ft. “show within the show,” features 440 booths showcasing all the latest in marine technology, engines, accessories, nautical gifts, and more. And there’s no better time to buy. The 5-day event is your once-a-year chance to compare makes and models, secure insurance and financing and gear up with the latest accessories all at one time, under one roof! Whether you’re new to boating or consider yourself quite the captain, be sure to stop by the Discover Boating Center. It’s your one- stop resource for the latest in boating information and expert, unbiased advice.
36,000 Attendees
Feb 28, 2019 - Mar 03, 2019
Since 1973, The Outdoorama is one of Michigan’s most popular shows for hunters, anglers, campers, boaters, hikers, conservationists, canoeists and wildlife enthusiasts. More than 150 booths of new products and fishing boats, pontoons, canoes, kayaks, deck boats, runabouts and ski and wakeboard boats are in the show. Dozens of free hunting and fishing seminars by national experts are scheduled, along with special appearances by Michigan Out- of-Doors TV hosts. MUCC’s “Big Buck Night,” “Wildlife Encounters” a daily Fish Fry, Trout Pond for kids, and Milt Wilcox’s “Ultimate Air Dogs” are among many special features. New this year is the addition of the WOW Whitetail Display, which features several famous bucks including the X-Factor Buck, the Kneisley Buck, Hole-in- the-Horn and others. The show is held in conjunction with the 6th annual Cottage and Lakefront Living Show - Detroit, providing the public with two major shows for one admission.
35,000 Attendees
Mar 02, 2019
Since 1973. This historic race of 1,049 miles from Anchorage to Nome starts in downtown Anchorage. Started along the original routes traveled during winter months, the race has evolved into one of the most popular "winter" condition races in the world. Todays race takes place along two routes alternating by even and odd years, northern and southern routes.
30,000+ Attendees
Mar 01, 2019 - Mar 03, 2019
Since 1995. This wonderful three-day festival is widely known as ‘…a collector’s paradise™’, due to its rigorous jury, thus producing a festival unequaled in quality. The streets of downtown Carefree make room for more than 165 artists and an excess of original masterpieces. Artists’ work include small, medium and life-sized bronze sculptures, metal, clay, wood, stone, glass and mixed media sculptures. There is an array of pottery, photography, one-of-a-kind jewelry, batiks, stained glass, scratchboard, gourd sculptures and much more. There are also spectacular oil and acrylic paintings on canvas, watercolors, pastel, charcoal, etchings and mixed media paintings. This festival offers a wide variety of mediums, subject matters, styles, sizes and price ranges, ensuring that there is something for everyone. The Carefree Fine Art and Wine Festivals are enhanced by the beautiful Sonoran Desert backdrop of Carefree. Thunderbird Artists holds the title of Arizona’s largest wine-tasting events, featuring first-class wines from around the world. These festivals touch each of the senses, with fine wines, mouthwatering chocolates, the visual feast of art and the subtle sound of ambient music. After taking in all the sights and sounds of the festival, make sure and leave yourself time to discover Carefree’s assortment of unique shops, boutiques, galleries, restaurants and outdoor cafes.
35,000 Attendees
Mar 02, 2019 - Mar 10, 2019
Since 1978, The Carnaval Miami event series is the largest fundraiser for the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana, helping to raise much-needed funds that provide educational scholarships and community service programs. The club has helped bring community- oriented, cultural events to South Florida and the world, utilizing their reach and cross-cultural influence to bring millions of people together to celebrate Latin culture from around the world through the various events of Carnaval Miami. Features many events on different days, including Cork and Fork, Cuban Sandwich Smackdown, Carnival on the Mile, Cooking Contest, Domino Tournament, Soccer, Miami Golf Classic and Calle Ocho. Spanish for 8th Street it is the single largest celebration of Hispanic culture in the United States. Most events takes place at different locations throughout the area.
1,000,000+ Attendees
Mar 07, 2020 - Mar 08, 2020
Since 1989, rated as one of the top 30 art festivals in the country. Fort Lauderdale’s Las Olas Boulevard is the ideal backdrop for this festival, blending an eclectic mix of artists, great weather and fantastic energy. As the second show of the season on Las Olas, this festival brings together longtime favorites with some of the newest names in the contemporary art scene. Life-size sculptures, spectacular paintings, one-of-a-kind jewels, photography, ceramics, and much more make for one fabulous weekend. Centrally located close to the Ft. Lauderdale International Airport, this show is a must-do if your springtime travels take you anywhere in South Florida!
100,000 Attendees
Mar 02, 2019
Part of the Pensacola Mardi Gras Celebration. Pensacola’s Grand Mardi Gras Parade is the largest annual event in downtown Pensacola. Residents and visitors often totaling over 100,000 enjoy the pageantry and excitement of a parade with over 6,000 participants and over 250 entries. One of the country's original celebration sites, Pensacola hosts this family-oriented Mardi Gras parade with crowds catch beads, doubloons and moonpies galore as they are thrown from floats!
90,000 Attendees
Mar 02, 2019 - Mar 03, 2019
The award winning Litchfield Art and Culinary Festival returns this weekend for two fun-filled days of Art, Wine Music and Food. The Resort community surrounding the historic Wigwam Resort is transformed into a vibrant street scene filled with colorful art, local wines, lively music and irresistible aromas. The Litchfield Park Art and Wine Festival is one of those "must do" festivals. The festival attracts thousands of visitors and art enthusiasts from across the country. Spend the day visiting with over 200 fine artists and craftsmen and shopping a wide range of original arts and crafts, ranging from functional to decorative, and contemporary to Native American. Enjoy cooking demonstrations by top valley chefs, live musical performances, artist demonstration, wine tastings, and a craft beer garden. garden, and more.
40,000 Attendees
Mar 01, 2019 - Mar 03, 2019
The Center will be packed full of all different styles of boats including Pontoons, Bowriders, Deck Boats, Jet Boats, Ski Boats, Wakesurf Boards, Jet-Skis, Fishing Boats, and Bass Boats from dealers located all across northern Ohio. We have over 15 Boat Dealers and over 30 Total Vendors displaying at the show. In addition to the boats themselves, learn more and check out a great selection of Watersports accessories (Tubes, Skis, Wakeboards, Surfboards) as well as Kayaks and Stand Up Paddle Boards. Another thing that we are very excited about is making this show a laid-back, fun atmosphere where you can hang out with friends, listen to some great live music (for info on live music times visit features page). You can drink some tropical drinks, and grab some perch or shrimp for lunch or dinner.
120,000 Attendees
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