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By: Maria King
Date: August 18, 2019
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August 18, 2019

Aug 23, 2019 - Aug 25, 2019
Since 1982, Experience Artstreet… an event that has been bringing art out of studios, galleries and museums for 38 years. Stroll the streets of downtown Green Bay and encounter the original works of 200 artists from throughout the country. Take in music, dance, theatrical and literary performances on stage and in the streets. View artists demonstrating their work during the creative process. Savor an array of specialty foods. Enjoy cultural displays, children’s art activities, and more.
75,000 Attendees
Aug 24, 2019 - Aug 25, 2019
The Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival is celebrating its 43rd year! Come join us as we celebrate on the lovely Cary Town Hall Campus! The tradition continues, as one of North Carolina’s premier arts and crafts festival marks its annual festival. It’s a fun day for the entire family — arts and crafts, food, Kid’s World and with entertainment all day. The last lazy days of summer beckon us as we celebrate the coming of fall by joining our friends and neighbors in a celebration of art, music and food.
60,000 Attendees
Aug 23, 2019 - Aug 25, 2019
Since 1988, this nationally recognized art festival is one of the top line art and contemporary craft shows in the USA. 100 juried artists come together for a wonderful outdoor art festival. 3 stages of entertainment, food court, a Children’s Gallery and free art activities for kids. This free family event is a must! Located at Everett Moody Park at Longacre.
50,000 Attendees
Aug 23, 2019 - Aug 24, 2019
Since 2002. The Lewiston Jazz Festival offers a wide variety of jazz styles. Our "rising stars" of the twenty to thirty something age group, will grab you with their emerging interpretations of this musical genre. Our more seasoned musicians will perform jazz tunes that span six decades of straight on-jazz, latin jazz or pop-infused favorites. In between we have solos, trios and big bands. It's all about jazz here but there's enough of a variety to make you want to see every single performance. In addition to hearing some hot jazz, visitors will have the opportunity on Friday night and Saturday to taste some very cool food as the region's finest chefs come out of their kitchens and onto the street to showcase their culinary talents. The Jewelry Show will be located on the corner of South Fifth and Center Street. Under the tent, you will find extraordinary jewelry vendors featuring everything from vintage to contemporary pieces.
40,000 Attendees
Aug 22, 2019 - Aug 25, 2019
More than 2,000 corvettes will park in the Fun Display and they will be joined by 4,000 additional Corvettes from two other show fields. Plus swap meet and car corral, downtown parade and car give-a-way.
56,000 Attendees
Aug 24, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019
Since 1956. Come celebrate the automobile legacy of the Auburn Automobile Company. Auburn Indiana, where the automobile and art converge. Events for the entire family await! Homecoming festival for the Auburn-Cord Duesenberg Club, parade, arts and crafts show, continuous events include an auction, decorator showcase house, antique show and sale and automotive art show. The events of the weekend actually start the weekend prior to Labor Day and run for the full week concluding on Labor Day every year.
300,000 Attendees
Aug 23, 2019 - Aug 25, 2019
Since 1978. Corn Fest is one of the last remaining free music festivals among Illinois music festivals and summer festivals. This festival features a carnival complete with rides and games, corn boil, food booths, live music, craft show, kid fest area with large inflatables, family entertainment and much more.
100,000 Attendees
Aug 22, 2019 - Aug 24, 2019
This event has been canceled for 2019!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Since 1992, Celebrating Italian American Culture in Portland, Oregon. Featuring grand Italian opera concert, restaurant booths, music, Mass in Italian, bocce, Night at the Flicks movie, cultural activities and so much more. Non stop Italian entertainment, food, wine and beer gardens, dancing and children's activities. Great fun for all ages.
75,000 Attendees
Aug 23, 2019 - Aug 25, 2019
Since 1978, over 500 exhibitors with arts and crafts, antique and classic cars, children's activities, food and more, 200 juried exhibitors, Native American Dance, living history encampment with live entertainment, parade and tour of historic homes.
260,000 Attendees
Aug 23, 2019 - Sep 01, 2019
Since 1979, Known for its artistic creativity, the Chicago Jazz Festival is a favorite Labor Day Weekend tradition. It promotes awareness and appreciation for all forms of jazz through free, quality live musical performance. The festival's mission is to showcase Chicago's vast jazz talent alongside national and international artists to encourage and educate a jazz audience of all ages. The Chicago Jazz Festival brings you three days of top music from both international and local stars.
150,000 Attendees
Aug 18, 2020 - Aug 20, 2020
At Dakotafest, we strive to create a community of hard- working farmers and ranchers that can come together to network, learn and grow their farming and livestock operations. Once a year, we endeavor to provide one place to showcase agriculture-focused products, services and technologies from over 500 exhibitors. Through careful planning and organization, we provide live product demonstrations, host smart and insightful educational sessions and organize fun family activities to not only help farmers grow but also to celebrate farming and the rural lifestyle.
40,000 Attendees
Aug 31, 2019
Since 1867, the oldest tournament of Maryland's state sport, crafts, country supper, bazaar, organ recitals and kids activities.
Aug 24, 2019 - Aug 25, 2019
Join us in Tower Grove Park for the International Institute’s Festival of Nations. Our region’s largest multiculture celebration features more than 40 booths, non-stop dance and music, arts and crafts, and an international bazaar with unique gifts from around the world. This August, more than 125,000 visitors will gather for two days to celebrate the many cultures of our region’s newcomers and long-timers. Annually, the International Institute produces the festival in collaboration with more than 100 local ethnic and international organizations. Tower Grove Park is located near Grand and Arsenal on the City’s South Side, only steps away from St. Louis’ famed International District! A shuttle service will provide complimentary rides on designated routes during operating hours.
100,000+ Attendees
Aug 23, 2019 - Aug 24, 2019
Since 2005. West Michigan’s Premiere Car Event is back! 16 miles of cool cars between Cascade and Grandville along 28th Street. This is the biggest car event west of Detroit, drawing over 200,000+ spectators in 2 days! Visit the “center” of Metro Cruise at Rogers Plaza in Wyoming, MI to enjoy tons of food from local vendors, sponsored booths, loads of entertainment and of course CARS! This family- friendly event is fun for all ages! The Metro Cruise is a free car cruise event along the full length of 28th Street. You can drive up and down 28th street as normal, the road is not closed or diverted for the event. The Main Event or “hub” of Metro Cruise is at Rogers Plaza, with major attractions and the famous Collector Car Row. There is no admission fees to the event. (Note that some private lots or events may charge for parking, or require you to shop or eat at their establishment). The current event schedule runs on both Friday and Saturday. Each year, a team of volunteer Chamber members gather to plan, organize, and run the event. Proceeds for the event are used to help support Chamber programs.
200,000 Attendees
Aug 24, 2019 - Aug 25, 2019
Since 1984, For over 30 years, the Port Clinton Art Festival has been recognized as one of the most successful juried art festivals in the country. Currently rated as the number seven art festival in the country, the Port Clinton Art Festival offers fine art from more than 260 of the world’s most celebrated artists. More than 250,000 art enthusiasts travel from places near and far to visit this distinguished outdoor festival, which was founded by Amy Amdur, the founder of her namesake firm Amdur Productions. Young artists, ages 18 and under, shine in the Youth Art Division of the show, which offers younger artists an opportunity to exhibit and participate in a real art festival. Throughout the weekend, festival- goers will have the opportunity to enjoy art activities for kids, including an art scavenger hunt, interactive art demos and, of course, original artwork offered by master artists from around the world.
250,000 Attendees
Aug 25, 2019 - Sep 02, 2019
Since 1990. A celebration of the bohemian lifestyle in the middle of the Black Rock Desert. Trying to explain what Burning Man is to someone who has never been to the event is a bit like trying to explain what a particular color looks like to someone who is blind. The event takes place on an ancient lakebed, known as the playa. By the time the event is completed and the volunteers leave, sometimes nearly a month after the event has ended, there will be no trace of the city that was, for a short time, the most populous town in the entire county.
50,000 Attendees
Aug 25, 2019
Since 1977, Whether you run or walk the 12K or the 7K, you'll enjoy the views! Both courses start together downtown at the Ferry Building in the shadow of the Bay Bridge, then run through Fisherman's Wharf, along the Marina Green, through beautiful Crissy Field which offers magnificent views of the Golden Gate Bridge and finally finishing at the historic Parade Grounds in the Presidio National Park. The Glide Floss Bridge to Bridge is a sightseeing tour of San Francisco with beautiful vistas everywhere you turn.
100,000 Attendees
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