EventCrazy Picks of the Week

By Maria King
7/10/2014 1:13:21 PM

Events are the life blood of a society. They are occasions that gather people together united in a common theme, cause or celebration. Events bring people together to pay tribute to their heroes, to raise awareness of a cause or to witness history in the making. Events can be as simple as a child's kindergarten graduation or as dramatic as the Super Bowl. It doesn't matter what your preference is or even if it is constantly evolving. What does matter is that you are "experiencing" something that will give you great satisfaction and a lifetime of memories.

This list represents the EventCrazy staff choices of the events for the week. If you live nearby, any of these would be an excellent way to spend your weekend. If it is not geographically possible, you are encouraged to search the site for the personal experience that is just right for you. We hope that you find EventCrazy to be an excellent tool as you search for ways to create your own lifelong memories each and every week.

Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts

Jul 10, 2014 - Jul 13, 2014

Downtown State College, PA 16805

Since 1967, performances, exhibits, film and over 300 nationally recognized juried artists engaged in sidewalk sales and gallery exhibitions. One of the finest art shows in the U.S. Also held on the main campus at the University of Pennsylvania, Memorial Field and Schwab Auditorium as well.

125,000+ Attendees

Peoples Choice Festival of Pennsylvania Arts and Crafts

Jul 10, 2014 - Jul 13, 2014

Pennsylvania Military Museum Boalsburg, PA 16827

Since 1993. The festival features over 170 artists, 45 musical performances taking place in two entertainment tents, food vendors' booths, a young artisan sales area, and numerous youth activities. The People's Choice Festival of Pennsylvania Arts and Crafts is a homegrown festival celebrating the work of Pennsylvania artists. The People's Choice Festival is set around the periphery of the Pennsylvania Military Museum grounds in Boalsburg, just 3 miles east of Penn State and State College. The food vendors' booths and artisan tents circle the field. Inside the circle are located two large entertainment tents each seating approximately 400 people, a youth art sales tent, an activity tent, an emergency medical personnel tent, two large dining area tents, four drink booths, and four rest area tents. Children can play on the expansive lawn encircled by the booths and tents.

90,000+ Attendees

Brimfield Fair Antiques and Collectibles Show

Jul 11, 2014 - Jul 12, 2014

Main Street at Wales Road Brimfield, MA 01010

Since 1959, this show is renowned throughout the world as a unique gathering of over 4,000 dealers from all corners of North America. With over 20 independently operated shows along a 1 mile stretch of Route 20, see a variety of treasures.

130,000 Attendees

Pensacola Beach Air Show

Jul 11, 2014 - Jul 12, 2014

Over the Gulf of Mexico Pensacola Beach, FL 32598

Since 1985, civilian stunt planes followed by USA Navy flight demonstrations by the world famous Blue Angels. A must see event for the whole family. Dress rehearsal on Friday show on Saturday.

500,000 Attendees

Iola Old Car Show and Swap Meet

Jul 10, 2014 - Jul 13, 2014

Iola Old Car Show Grounds Iola, WI 54945

Since 1973, Midwest's largest Old Car Show held annually the 2nd weekend of July. Feature exhibit this year will be "Four for all in '14" ~ Four-door sedans, convertibles and station wagons. Other show cars 1983 and older will be classified as Post-War, Pre-War, Modified, All-Original and Blue Ribbon Concours. The show has a "Teamed to Learn" education tent, 4,430 Swap Meet Spaces, Car Corral area with vehicles 2000 and older. Great food and camping is available. As a reminder...Sunday is a wrap up day and is our slowest day.

114,000 Attendees

Taste of Chicago

Jul 09, 2014 - Jul 13, 2014

Grant Park Chicago, IL 60605

Since 1981, one of the biggest food events in the USA featuring over 60 restaurants from the Greater Chicago area, live entertainment, rides and good family fun. All this, and makes for a beautiful day by Lake Michigan.

1,000,000+ Attendees


Jul 12, 2014

Riverfront Plaza Hartford, CT 06106

Since 1981, signature fireworks celebration in two cities along the Connecticut River plus food, music, games, riverboat rides, children's activities and entertainers. Also takes place at Charter Oak Landing, Great River Park and Founders Plaza. Rain date next day.

300,000+ Attendees

Taste of Buffalo

Jul 12, 2014 - Jul 13, 2014

Downtown Buffalo, NY 14202

Since 1984, one of the largest food and entertainment extravaganzas in the nation featuring more than 55 local restaurants and wineries along with 4 stages of continuous entertainment from jazz to top 40, from pop to blues, the best local, regional and national artists and children's entertainment and activities.

450,000 Attendees

John C. Fremont Days

Jul 11, 2014 - Jul 13, 2014

Downtown Fremont, NE 68026

Since 1987, a citywide historical festival with events ranging from living history encampments, car show, rodeo, continuous entertainment, muzzleloaders, craft show, food, carnival and parade. Children's Entertainment, Historical Tours, SPAM recipe Cook-off, BBQ cook-off, historical parade, rodeo dance on Friday evening, City Auditorium dance and street dance both on Saturday evening, airplane and helicopter rides and more.

110,000 Attendees

Art in The Park in Plymouth

Jul 11, 2014 - Jul 13, 2014

Kellogg Park Plymouth, MI 48170

Since 1981, The Plymouth Community Summer Festival takes place in charming Plymouth with over 400 artists from around the country. Listen to the music while strolling and shopping in the area. Live street performers and childrens activities will keep you entertained. .

300,000 Attendees


Jul 11, 2014 - Jul 13, 2014

Downtown New London at the Waterfront New London, CT 06320

Since 1978, Sailfest is a street and harbor festival complete with amusement rides, tall ships, car show, and food and craft vendors. Three stages of free entertainment ranging from Latin music to blues and rock with local and national entertainers. A variety of maritime events. There will also be a sea lion show, performing 3 times daily. When not on stage the sea lions will be in large veiwing pools. Among some of the tall ships on display you will be able to board the Continental Sloop Providence, Brandaris, and the USCG Eagle will also be in port on Saturday there will be a fireworks display sponsored by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation.

300,000 Attendees

Taste of Dallas

Jul 11, 2014 - Jul 13, 2014

Fair Park Dallas, TX 75202

Since 1986. Sample delectable fare from more than 35 Dallas restaurants -Enjoy non-stop entertainment by national and regional performers -Partake in interactive sports and games, plus children's activities,Savor dishes prepared on- site by famous local chefs at the Gourmet Pavilion, Purchase jewelry, arts and crafts, gourmet food and more.

150,000 Attendees

Montana Folk Festival

Jul 11, 2014 - Jul 13, 2014

Uptown Butte Butte, MT 59701

The Montana Folk Festival features performances and demonstrations by over 250 of the nation's finest musicians, dancers and craftspeople. It will feature more than 20 Artists/groups on six stages including a dance pavilion dedicated to participatory dancing, a family stage with performances appealing to children of all ages, and a Montana folklife stage. In addition to the performance stages, there are several themed festival areas: the Montana Folklife Area, the Family Area, two Festival Marketplaces and the Festival Food Courts. The festival site will be situated in the heart of the nation's largest National Historic Landmark District. Open air and tented sites will provide a variety of performance venues ranging from intimate stages to amphitheater- sized venues. The Original Stage, which offers a panoramic view of Butte's historic high rise buildings and the surrounding mountains, is located on the site of the historic Original Mineyard, with its dramatic headframe that is a remnant of Butte's early days as an underground copper mining center.

175,000 Attendees

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