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By: Maria King
Date: May 12, 2019
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May 12, 2019

May 17, 2019 - May 19, 2019
Since 1994, enjoy multiple stages of live music while visiting art and crafts vendors and tours of over 100 acres of wildflower fields. Wildflower!’s MarketPlace is where people come to shop wildly! Your shopping adventure begins at most festival entrances and winds in, through and around the entire site. Just follow the white tent-tops to find unique, must-have items. The Wildflower! MarketPlace offers an eclectic and exciting atmosphere that is included with your admission ticket.
70,000 Attendees
May 18, 2019 - May 19, 2019
Since 1964. The East Lansing Art Festival is a two-day arts and cultural event held in the downtown city streets of East Lansing featuring juried fine art and fine craft exhibition and marketplace with more than 200 artists from across North America. This event is ranked as one of the top 100 fine art festivals in the nation! Come enjoy free educational arts and cultural experiences in our Children’s Activities Area as well as top-notch live musical performances on two stages and international fair from local restaurants in our food court.
75,000 Attendees
May 15, 2019 - May 19, 2019
Since 1950. Children and adults alike will enjoy the fun and thrills of the carnival. Take a stroll through the arts and craft exhibits, quilt show, photography show, or the souvenir shop. Enjoy the variety of Main Street and Courthouse entertainment or stop by the band competition, car show, strawberry auction, or your favorite sporting event. You won't want to miss the huge block parties of entertainment on Main Street on Friday and Saturday nights.
115,000 Attendees
May 17, 2019 - May 18, 2019
Since 1989, Featuring the Magnolia Arts Annual Art Show. This show was started in 1950 by Marjorie Chamberlain, a local art teacher, to display her students’ paintings. The Sidewalk Art Show was the predecessor to the Magnolia Blossom Festival and the World Championship Steak Cook- off, which brings over 40,000 visitors to Magnolia. The Sidewalk Art Show will now be held inside the new Magnolia Arts Center, located on the Square. Also taking place inside the Arts Center this year, a magic show for kids! The parade will begin at 10:00 a.m. at University Plaza and then will make it’s way down Main Street to the Magnolia Square where the cooks will begin setting up for the afternoon competition. Stay around for Saturday for the cook-off.
40,000 Attendees
May 16, 2019 - May 18, 2019
Since 1936, features windmills, tulips, dutch lace, quilt show, Dutch folk arts and crafts, art burst, volksparade, puppet show, hand-crafted wooden shoes and more. Festivities include music and dancing by hundreds of children and adults in intricate authentic costumes, two daily parades featuring top area marching bands, nightly musical theatre, a carnival midway, fun ethnic food treats, plus thousands of tulips and a dozen reproduction windmills throughout a charming village.
100,000 Attendees
May 18, 2019 - May 19, 2019
Since 1993, We will continue to have quality and a great variety of over 200 vendors: unique Arts and Crafts, Chocolate Explosion in Chocolate Avenue (fudges, truffles, chocolate ice cream, chocolate cheese cake, etc.), a variety of Food to satisfy every pallet (giant onion rings, Lockeford Sausage, funnel cakes, smoothies, Chinese and the all American favorite hot dogs), and Specialty Merchandise and Services. We hope for another year of great weather in the high 70's to mid 80's to bring a least 70K patrons in attendance. The Fun Run, 5K and 1M, will be on Sat and the Classic Car Show both days. There will continue to be entertainment on 3 stages: Chocolate Challenge Stage with Chocolate Activities for the kids and community. Our Main Stage with great local and cover bands with a variety of music.
75,000 Attendees
May 18, 2019 - May 19, 2019
Since 1979, festival includes live music on 3 stages from jazz to blues to country to pop, about 150 arts and crafts booths and displays, kidsplosure educational activities for the whole family, interactive sculptures and food.
80,000 Attendees
May 16, 2019 - May 19, 2019
Since 1968, four-day fishing derby. Come and enjoy the annual Canton Lake Walleye Rodeo, Oklahoma's oldest and largest fishing tournament. Prizes will be awarded to the five largest walleye, total poundage of walleye for all four days, largest fish caught in 10 different species, plus daily sweepstake prizes. Other fish species of competition include striped bass, drum, buffalo, carp, sunfish, flathead, white bass, channel cat, crappie, black bass and hybrid. Only fish registered at the official weigh station will be eligible for prizes. All state game and fishing laws will be observed during the rodeo. And although fishing is the main event, the city and surrounding area are buzzing with lots of other fun things to do like an art show, car show, relay for life, fun run, poker run and more.
75,000 Attendees
May 17, 2019 - May 19, 2019
Since 1972, artisans display their artwork and crafts for sale with international cuisine and music also featured. What a perfect way to spend the day. Mayfest is a family- oriented event created to promote a broader knowledge of and appreciation for arts and humanities among serious, as well as casual, art lovers. Mayfest is nationally renowned for presenting the very best in arts and entertainment. Tulsa International Mayfest has something to offer everyone. The outdoor area of Mayfest includes fine arts, crafts, four stages of performing artists, KidZone – a children’s hands-on art activity area, and of course, great festival food. In addition to the outdoor space, Mayfest also features five indoor galleries.
300,000 Attendees
May 17, 2019 - May 18, 2019
Since 1980, Do Dah Day is the south's number one Dog and Animal Festival and,one of Birmingham's best-loved events! The parade winds down Highland Ave. beginning at 11:01am on Saturday with the bands kicking off in the park around noon. And don't miss out on the festivities at Do Dah Eve on Friday night. Check website. Party starts at 7:01pm Fundraiser for Humane Shelter. This is a great fun event. Also activities at Highland Park.
50,000 Attendees
May 15, 2019 - May 18, 2019
Since 1977, one of the signature events in the month long Memphis in May International Festival. Join in the fun and food as over 200 barbecue specialists from around the world take part in this fabulous celebration of a southern tradition.
70,000 Attendees
May 18, 2019
Since 1996. The Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival Presented by Capital One will be held from Noon to 5pm rain or shine. Held on Walnut Street from Broad to 19th Street, the annual event showcases Philadelphia’s finest fashions, cuisine and entertainment and attracts more than 50,000 people to enjoy the best of Rittenhouse Row. We hope you will join us.
50,000 Attendees
May 18, 2019 - May 19, 2019
Since 1991. Livermore Wine Country Festival is the largest celebration of wine, craft brews, arts, crafts, shopping, dining, entertainment and hometown charm in the East Bay! Attendees each year to explore over 300 vendor booths and to shop at Downtown's incredible specialty boutiques. Enjoy our collection of restaurants that are globally inspired and locally enhanced!
150,000 Attendees
May 16, 2019 - May 19, 2019
An annual three-day music festival held at the public beaches of Gulf Shores, the event features many genres of music, including rock, indie, hip hop, and electronic dance music.
200,000 Attendees
May 18, 2019 - May 19, 2019
240 Artists from around the country showcase their work in sculpture, painting, watercolor, photography, mixed media, ceramics, jewelry, drawing and printmaking. This event is FREE. For more information visit, http://www.beverlyhills.org/artshow.
40,000 Attendees
May 18, 2019 - May 19, 2019
Kick off summer at the 36th California Strawberry Festival. Indulge in chocolate dipped strawberries, strawberry margaritas, strawberry pizza and dozens of other strawberry treats at the two-day festival, Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19 at Strawberry Meadows/College Park in Oxnard (3250 South Rose Ave.). Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., both days. Festivalgoers can sample strawberry-themed food and drink from over 50 vendors and take part in strawberry pie eating contests, strawberry relays, strawberry tart tosses and other free contests. An estimated 1.5 million strawberries will be consumed at the festival. The two days also feature a vendor marketplace, live music on three outdoor stages, cooking demonstrations and contests (with fresh strawberries of course) and kids' rides and entertainment at their own Strawberryland. Since its inception, the California Strawberry Festival has donated over $4.5 million to southern California charitable organizations. A free shuttle service to the festival is available ($10 to park onsite). Admission: adults, $12, seniors (62+), $8, kids (5 to 12), $5, ages 4 and under, free. More information: www.CAStrawberryFestival.org, 888-288-9242, csf@CAStrawberryFestival.org.
60,000 Attendees
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