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    EventCrazy Picks of the Week

    By By Maria King
    August 01, 2014, 5:22:04 AM EDT

    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.

    Park City Art Festival Aug 01, 2014 - Aug 03, 2014 Downtown Park City, UT 84098

    Since 1970, one of the most prominent art festivals in the country. Featuring the finest art and cultural experiences in the Intermountain West. Over 220 artists line the street to exhibit their work, demonstrate their creativity and attract the interest of collectors. Talented performing artists take to the Main Stage and energize festival-goers with cutting-edge music, while the culinary artists of renowned Park City restaurants offer a boundless array of cuisine at the Food Pavilion. 100,000+ Attendees

    Anacortes Arts Festival Aug 01, 2014 - Aug 03, 2014 Downtown Anacortes Anacortes, WA 98221

    Since 1962, celebration of the arts with an invitational and juried fine art show with over 250 exhibitors, children's area, musical entertainment, beer garden, food court and over 50 vintage vehicles will be on display. Takes place at various locations. 75,000 Attendees

    Seafair Boeing Maritime Celebration: Parade of Ships and Flight Jul 30, 2014 - Aug 02, 2014 Seattle Waterfront Seattle, WA 98134

    Seafair Fleet Week and the Boeing Maritime Celebration has been a tradition in Seattle since 1950 with multiple ships annually coming into the Port of Seattle to celebrate this region’s premier summertime Festival. In partnership with Navy League Seattle Council and Port of Seattle, Seafair Fleet Week honors the men and women of the military who proudly and courageously serve our country! Parade of Ships feature vessels conducting a majestic procession through Elliott Bay, while overhead a “Parade of Flight” showcases aviators in vintage and contemporary aircraft. The arrival of the ships for Seafair is a tradition rooted in the festival from its inception over 60 years ago. Over 3,000 sailors will disembark in Seattle to celebrate the festival and enjoy amenities of our city. Please join us in making them feel welcome and honored for their service! Experience this spectacular arrival of the Fleet from the Seattle Waterfront on Pier 62/63, from 1:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. 125,000 Attendees

    Old Spanish Days Fiesta Jul 30, 2014 - Aug 03, 2014 Downtown Santa Barbara, CA 93101

    One of Santa Barbaras' biggest event features a children's parade, Spanish markets, carnival, stock horse show and rodeo and dancing. Fiesta performers come from around the nation and Mexico to participate. Takes place at various locations. 250,000 Attendees


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    Maine Lobster Festival Jul 30, 2014 - Aug 03, 2014 Harbor Park Rockland, ME 04841

    Since 1948, celebrate the regions heritage with thousands of pounds of Maine lobster. The festival also features exhibits, arts and crafts, boat rides, childrens activities and more. Special events include Maine sea goddess coronation pageant and parade. 90,000+ Attendees

    Decatur Celebration Aug 01, 2014 - Aug 03, 2014 Downtown Area Decatur, IL 62523

    Since 1986, stretching for 22 blocks and including the Civic Center parking lot, Downstate Illinois largest street fair takes place. Family festival featuring live big name entertainment on several stages, arts and crafts booths, flavorful food, strolling entertainers, activities for children, giant carnival, parade and more. 300,000 Attendees

    Feast of the Blessed Sacrament Jul 31, 2014 - Aug 03, 2014 Madiera Field New Bedford, MA 02746

    Since 1915, this Portuguese feast is one of the largest ethnic festivals held in New England, celebrate with traditional foods, entertainment, 5K road race and cultural activities. Ethnic music and dancing plus children's activities and a parade on Sunday at 2pm. 300,000 Attendees

    Annual Art and Soul Festival Aug 02, 2014 - Aug 03, 2014 Frank Ogawa Plaza and surrounding streets Oakland, CA 94612

    Since 2000, enjoy 40 bands on four major stages plus a multicultural dance stage. Rock, Jazz, Blues, RandB, Gospel and more are featured on the eclectic entertainment roster. Exotic foods. An artisan marketplace. The Oakland Literature Expo featuring acclaimed East Bay authors and poets. Fun Zone for kids of all ages. 80,000 Attendees

    Taste of the Coeur d'Alene's Aug 01, 2014 - Aug 03, 2014 City Park Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815

    Since 1988. This popular events features over 25 food booths and over 100 artists from across the West with their fine arts and crafts, musical entertainment and more. Taste of Coeur D'Alene has become one of the Inland Northwest's favorite festivals. Coeur D'Alene city park, on beautiful Lake Coeur D'Alene, is the ideal location for this event festival features fine arts and crafts al fresco. The show also features live professional music as well as a variety of quality foods and beverages. Admission to the festival is free to the public. 50,000 Attendees

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