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By: Maria King
Date: March 31, 2019
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March 31, 2019

Apr 05, 2019 - Apr 07, 2019
Since 1995, Six blocks of Main Street in the Deep Ellum entertainment district, 2900-3400 Main Street, will be transformed into one enormous street festival. Featuring 200 top-notch decorative and visual artists, 150 original bands and singer/songwriters performing from six different stages and two additional performance areas, the renowned Pet Parade, and enticing foods and drinks. Festival attendees can stroll through displays of cutting-edge decorative arts and admire, commission, and purchase the works of sculptors, muralists, jewelers, painters, leather and wood crafters, as well as other specialized fine artists, some of whom will be creating original pieces on the spot.
100,000+ Attendees
Apr 05, 2019 - Apr 27, 2019
Since 1939. Manatee County’s premier celebration – the De Soto Heritage Festival by the Hernando de Soto Historical Society – kicks of the last weekend of March with the Children's Parade. The events take place over the next 4 weeks. Check the website for dates and locations of the individual events. Palmetto at the Children’s Parade and Party in the Park. Watch as children from all over Manatee County show off the floats they have made, their cheerleading skills, and school spirit voices as they march in the parade and then have fun at the Party in the Park. Saturday the Crewe of De Soto will help with one of the largest Easter Egg Hunt events at G.T Bray Park in Bradenton. Easter Sunday join the conquistadors for an Easter Sunrise Service at the Mosaic Ampitheater on the River Walk. The excitement continues with the ever popular and entertaining Bottle Boat Regatta at the Palma Sola Causeway. Ride the waves of excitement, grab your sunscreen, beach blanket and join the fun in the Sun. Guests from our sister city Barcarrota, Spain and throughout the United States join us at this premier social event of the year! To conclude our Festival the De Soto 5K Run precedes the illuminated Grand Parade. This Grand Finale to our Heritage Festival month is a must attend event for the entire family. The De Soto Grand parade is one of the largest and certainly one of the most spectacular illuminated parades in the State of Florida. We are looking forward to the community joining the Hernando de Soto Historical Society and the Conquistador Historical Foundation.
200,000 Attendees
Apr 05, 2019 - Apr 07, 2019
Since 1973, Every spring, the Town of Summerville is awash in color- from the hot pink azaleas, to the purple wisteria, to the delicate white dogwood.The Flowertown Festival, is the Y’s premiere fundraiser founded in 1972 to support health and wellness programs at the Y. Every spring, thousands of people visit Summerville to see nature’s bounty awash in color, from the hot pink azaleas, to the purple wisteria, to the delicate white dogwood. On this three-day weekend, festival-goers transcend this gracious Southern town to take in the flowers and hospitality and attend one of the largest arts and crafts festivals in the Southeast: The Summerville Family YMCA Flowertown Festival. Over 200 jury-selected artists from throughout the country who display their work for sale. Delicious foods from restaurants at The Taste. Fun activities and rides for children at the Children’s Jubilee/Kids Fest. Farmer’s Market (Saturday and Sunday ONLY).
200,000 Attendees
Apr 06, 2019 - Apr 07, 2019
Since 1939, The Table Mountain Casino BIG Hat Days, a Clovis Chamber Event, is the largest two day festival in Central California. Over 140,000 visitors fill the streets of Old Town to enjoy hundreds of craft and food booths. Stroll along 11 blocks and shop at vendors with high quality merchandise from top of the line photography and art to home goods and even children's toys and clothing. Visit local commercial business booths or contribute to a non-profit organization. After all that walking, you're bound to be hungry so let the BIG Hat Days food vendors take care of that appetite. If you're looking for some delicious snack type food, stop at the kettle corn, shaved ice or chocolate covered fruit or hot pretzel trailers along Pollasky Ave. If barbeque, Mexican food, corn dogs or shrimp filled artichokes are your forte, go to the Bullard Food Court. Wash it all down with a Pepsi product sold by a local non- profit group. If a cold beer sounds good, come to the Michelob Ultra Beer Garden, kick back and enjoy the sounds of local bands. Entertain your little ones at the full carnival on Fourth Street and the Happy Day Pony Rides and Great American Petting Zoo on Seventh Street.
140,000 Attendees
Apr 06, 2019 - Apr 07, 2019
Since 1978. The Lodge at Bradys Run Park, Brighton Township. All-you-can-eat pancake breakfast served with 100% pure maple syrup. Festival events feature Civil War re- enactments, mountain men, crafts, pony-rides, snake exhibit, antiques, entertainment and more! All welcome.
50,000 Attendees
Apr 05, 2019 - Apr 07, 2019
Since 1948, popular fest attracts thousands to savor the wonderful strawberry. Held annually in April, the festival has 14 areas of continuous entertainment featuring concerts with nationally known Country Western and Tejano stars, regional bands, gunslingers, carnival, various contests, and rodeo performances. There is something for the whole family!
200,000+ Attendees
Apr 06, 2019 - Apr 07, 2019
Since 1971, features juried arts and crafts, quilt show, bake sale, maple syrup production, horse drawn rides, helicopter rides, sheep dog demonstrations and sled dog demonstrations, food, entertainment and more. Be at the Marathon High School Auditorium to catch the action of pancake eaters forking down pancakes smothered in fresh golden syrup. Eaters must pace themselves during the 15 minute contest, while the pancakes are served three at the time. What is the record for pancakes eaten during the 15 minute contest? The number is 35, held by competitive eater Joe LaRue residing in Northern Kentucky. The festival takes place at various locations.
65,000 Attendees
Apr 05, 2019 - Apr 07, 2019
Since 1991. Springing the Blues is a free, outdoor blues music festival that celebrates America’s indigenous musical form. The three-day oceanfront event features national, regional and local blues artists on two stages. Its energetic lineup, incomparable venue, food court, artisan marketplace and kids area attracts an estimated 125,000 fans each year.
125,000 Attendees
Apr 06, 2019 - Apr 07, 2019
Since 1986, Under new ownership headlined by Meb Keflezighi and a team of local runners, the iconic Carlsbad 5000 will take place the weekend. Known as the World’s Fastest 5K, race weekend promises a fast oceanfront course, healthy competition, and an energetic atmosphere for participants of all ages and paces. The “Party by the Sea” starts after runners cross the finish line and celebrate their achievements in the Pizza Port beer garden with local craft brews, live music, and high fives all around. At the expo pick up your race bib, goodie bag, and swag at the expo. We’ll have a variety of awesome partners who will have plenty of samples, apparel, equipment and more at the expo on Saturday and Sunday. Carlsbad 5000 merchandise will also be available for purchase at our official merch tent. Followed by the Party by the Sea.
50,000 Attendees
Apr 04, 2019 - Apr 06, 2019
Since 1978, over 30 clubs bring over 2,000 cars for display. The car corral features over 1,500 collector vehicles for sale. There are over 7,000 vendor spaces filled with everything you'll need to fix up your car or truck. Plus the Manufacturers Midway features demonstrations of new products from companies devoted to the preservation and enjoyment of collector cars.
100,000 Attendees
Apr 05, 2019 - Apr 14, 2019
This is one of the largest Jazz Fests on the East Coast and a premier arts event in the area. The Fest features more than 120 events including performances by top musicians, workshops for youths and jazz jams. Events are heard at various locations and at different times. Please check the website for dates and times and also check ticket availability.
45,000 Attendees
Apr 06, 2019 - Apr 07, 2019
Since 1972, food, crafts, music and displays with a fall theme. Spring Fiesta is a two-day event held at Lake Eola in downtown Orlando. The event begins at 10am each morning and end at 5pm each evening.
150,000+ Attendees
Apr 06, 2019 - Apr 07, 2019
The areas premier arts and craft event continues to grow and add quality vendors from throughout the country with one of a kind hand made products. This means a great variety for you to choose from. At the Fredericksburg Arts and Craft Fair some of products you can expect to see include many different styles of jewelry, home decor items, specialty foods, knick knacks, items to spruce up the house and yard, clothing and kids items just to name a few.
100,000 Attendees
Apr 03, 2019 - Apr 07, 2019
Arizona Bike Week is the biggest motorcycle event in the Southwest. Hundreds of world class vendors, stunt shows, live music, demos, exhibitions, contests, flat track racing, auctions, bike shows. Each night ends in a concert featuring some of the biggest names in the rock world. TArizona Bike Week provides an all-inclusive, 5- day pass to all of this for less than you would expect to pay to see any one of these bands. Just $63 gets you into everything for all five days of the event! See you at WestWorld April 5-9. The best parties happen on two wheels!!
70,000 Attendees
Apr 05, 2019 - Apr 06, 2019
Since 2003. Sponsored by Waycross Mainstreet, Inc. and features and fun filled weekend with live music, incredible entertainment, arts and crafts and amazing food. Be sure to bring the kids to enjoy the wonderful children's area filled with bounce houses, train rides, a 300ft zip line rock wall and bungee jump, amusement rides, fun house, spider mountain, water walkers and so much more. Also "April Fools Rod Run Car Show" featuring some of the best rod and custom vehicles in the Southeast. Free Admission.
30,000 Attendees
Apr 06, 2019
Since 1926. The Daffodil Festival is a series of events held in 4 different towns. The main event is the Grand Floral Parade. The festival is an annual celebration of the community, history, traditions, and growth, of its home of Pierce County. The four cities are Tacoma, Puyallup, Sumner and Orting. The event celebrates the daffodil flowers that grow in the Puyallup Valley and has been going on for over 80 years!
80,000 Attendees
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