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By: Maria King
Date: April 7, 2019
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April 7, 2019

Apr 11, 2019 - Apr 14, 2019
Since 1987, 9 blocks of Fort Worth's historic brick-paved Main Street become a marketplace of food, arts, crafts, and live entertainment during this popular annual festival. One of the largest event of its kind in the Southwest. As always, it is FREE to attend the MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival. Browse art, listen to music and enjoy a variety of street performances at no charge. Certain activities (such as MAIN ST. Creates!) and food and beverages do require coupon purchases from our conveniently located coupon booths. We ask you to please leave your pets at home.
400,000+ Attendees
Apr 12, 2019 - Apr 14, 2019
Since 1936. We have a fabulous artist market, an exciting kid zone, 4 stages of music, an award winning and nationally recognized Atlanta High School Art Exhibition, an International cultural program full of color and pageantry. In addition we have the best green component in any festival in the Southeast as determined by the Southeast Festival and Event Association, the Southeast Regional Disc Dog Competition, classic festival foods, a special comedy show, a Saturday night VIP Bar, the La Fete International Food and Wine event featuring a reggae band and a performance by Miss Georgia, the Friends of Dogwood Pavilion with superb food from Atlanta's best restaurants and fine wine pairings. As a special feature of our 75th anniversary there will be a 9 story classic Seattle Ferris Wheel built in 1963 to give visitors a whole new perspective of Piedmont Park and Midtown, and a fully restored, 1965 vintage carousel for the entire family to enjoy. Artist market closes at 7 pm on Friday and Saturday.
210,000+ Attendees
Apr 11, 2019 - Apr 14, 2019
Since 1984, featuring approximately 23 stages and over 400 performances featuring local musicians, performing traditional and contemporary Jazz, Gospel, R and B, Cajun, Zydeco, Classical and more. The world's largest jazz bunch with authentic New Orleans cuisine served from over 60 local chefs and restaurants. Unique children's area to entertain kid's of all ages with crafts, musical performances and much more. Little Red Schoolhouse 5K Race and Walk. ake place at various locations. Admission charge for some attractions.
290,000+ Attendees
Apr 12, 2019 - Apr 14, 2019
Since 1986. It turns out in 1986, the people of St. George ate more grits per capita than any other place in the world! Saint George was the GRITS EATING CHAMPIONS!!! Thus the World Grits Festival was born. A rolling-in-the grits, grits-grinding, corn- shelling, and grits-eating contests are the main attractions at this festival which is held citywide.
45,000 Attendees
Apr 13, 2019 - Apr 14, 2019
Since 1976, features over 250 arts and crafts booths filled with exhibitors displaying and selling their wares, 20 food booths and 20 general booth spaces, two stages filled with entertainment, children's activities, food and authentic Civil War encampment. Parade held downtown Saturday morning at 9:30am. Also make plans to visit the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History home of "The General" famous Civil War locomotive. The Kennesaw/Big Shanty Festival is one of the largest festivals in North Georgia.
70,000+ Attendees
Apr 13, 2019 - Apr 21, 2019
Since 1968. Welcome to the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival®, one of California’s most prominent celebrations of Asian traditions and the biggest on the West coast. Since 1968, the Festival serves to cultivate the continued alliance between Japan and the United States using culture as its bridge. Each year, over 220,000 people attend this dazzling display showcasing the vibrant colors and grace of the Japanese culture and the diversity of the Japanese American Community. All are welcome to join in the festivities as we celebrate Japanese and Japanese American culture in San Francisco’s Japantown! We expect this year to be filled with special events and new attractions. Please join us and become a sponsor, volunteer or visitor of this popular Japanese American community event. The event is free and open to the public. Vendors will be charging for their food and retail products. Some specialized events will require a fee.
220,000 Attendees
Apr 14, 2019
Since 1987, celebration of the avocado in the "Avocado Capitol" with contests, entertainment, Main Street shops and street fair. Huge fun with 450 booths, arts, crafts, carnival, beer garde, avocado everything! Free admission, free parking, free shuttle. Music, contests, kids activities. A wide variety of agricultural displays are also found all along the Festival streets. What a fun-filled way to celebrate our heritage and be entertained at the same time. The central role the avocado plays in our lives is evident not only in the all new Avocado Central area, but also in the Guacamole Contest, Holy Guaca- Moly booths, the Art of the Avocado Contest on display, the Avo 500 children’s car race, and the Best Decorated Avocado Contest. A variety of avocado products are also found all along the Festival streets in the product and food vendors alike. It is a fun-filled way to celebrate our heritage and be entertained at the same time!
100,000 Attendees
Apr 11, 2019 - Apr 14, 2019
Since 1979. Folks from near and far, including many railroad enthusiasts, make the Amory Railroad Festival a "must," year in and year out. Amory owes its very existence to the railroad - the town was established by the old KCM and B (Kansas City, Memphis and Birmingham) Railroad at the mid-point between Memphis and Birmingham and named the town for railroad magnate Harcourt Amory. The KCMandB eventually became the Frisco (St. Louis and San Francisco), which in turn was purchased by the Burlington Northern in the 1970s. The BN then merged with the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad in 1995, resulting in the current "Burlington Northern Santa Fe" Bring the whole family and plan to spend at least one full day in Amory. Ya'll come! Yuh heah?
60,000 Attendees
Apr 13, 2019 - May 01, 2019
Since 1951, opening ceremonies for the 75 events revolving around the Run for the Roses, Thunder Over Louisville, great balloon race, mini marathon, the Great Steamboat race and the Pegasus Parade. This celebration is packed with a variety of fun. Takes place at different venues.
1,250,000 Attendees
Apr 11, 2019 - Apr 13, 2019
Since 1977, celebrate the history and culture of Appalachia with a outdoor festival featuring a gazebo bandstand and dance floor, superior artists and craftspeople demonstrate their talents and sell their handiwork amidst mountain music, clogging, and square dancing. Clusters of men, women, and even youngsters pick and grin and try to outdo each other in their hillbilly outfits. Held in various locations throughout Pike County.
80,000+ Attendees
Apr 12, 2019 - Apr 14, 2019
Since 1963, The event takes place along the palm tree lined downtown streets of Delray Beach and stretches 12 city blocks from the Intracoastal to NW 2nd Avenue. The Delray Affair has received numerous awards for its ‘eclectic’ mixture of fine art, great crafts and funky products from around the world. Last year, artists and crafters from 30 states and twelve countries exhibited at the Delray Affair.
250,000+ Attendees
Apr 13, 2019
This annual parade is in conjunction with the annual Cherry Blossom Festival. It features marching bands from all 50 states as well as many foreign countries. Spectacular floats, costumed dance troupes giant helium balloons and celebrity guests. Wonderful event for children of all ages!
200,000 Attendees
Apr 13, 2019
To some, it’s the official kick-off to the Kentucky Derby Festival. To others, it’s the unofficial beginning of spring. But to all, it’s simply one of the largest annual fireworks shows in North America and the setting for some of the most memorable moments you’ll ever share. What started with 3000 shells at a local stadium is now the nation’s largest annual fireworks extravaganza held at the junction of two states at a bend in the Ohio River. You can do a lot more at Thunder Over Louisville than simply look to the sky. With a slew of entertainment options available on the ground, there is sure to be something for everyone! From the Thunder FoodFest to the Interactive Display Area to the Kid’s Play Areas on the Great Lawn, there’s refreshments and entertainment galore. When it gets dark, the Thunder rolls. With an estimated average attendance of half a million people, it has become the largest annual event in its region. The show continues to be the largest annual pyrotechnics display in North America thanks to the artistry of Zambelli Internationale and the production of Visual Presentations.
500,000 Attendees
Apr 13, 2019 - Apr 14, 2019
Since 2013.Clarendon offers some of Arlington’s hottest restaurants, nightlife, shopping and now A Fine Art Festival! Enjoy a weekend of true visual inspiration, as over 100 artists will showcase their works including glass, mixed media, paintings, jewelry, and pottery; providing all sorts of opportunities to appreciate – and purchase- art. The show is located on North Highland Street,it begins at the corner of N. Highland and Washington Blvd.
80,000 Attendees
Apr 11, 2019 - Apr 14, 2019
Since 1994. Country Thunder is the premier Country Music Festival to roll into southeast Wisconsin and Arizona for the past 23 years. Country Thunder performers have included huge country artists such as Miranda Lambert, Toby Keith, Jason Aldean, Big %26 Rich, and Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley and Jake Owen only to name a few. Country Thunder's lineup will keep on dazzling spectators and exceeding expectations, so grab a cowboy hat, a RV or tent if you want to camp, and come and enjoy the world's premier country acts with the camaraderie of over 100,000 fans
100,000 Attendees
Apr 12, 2019 - Apr 14, 2019
One of the largest most popular music festivals in the world. Featuring two weekends of non stop music. Stages are set throughout the grounds. Additionally featuring artist work on display. The show is so jam packed, please check the website for actual dates and times of performances. Held on two weekends.
50,000 Attendees
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