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    EventCrazy.com showcased events of the week April 9

    By Maria King
    April 09, 2018, 2:37:26 PM EDT

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    Events are the lifeblood 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.

    Lubbock Arts Festival
    Apr 14, 2018 - Apr 15, 2018
    Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Lubbock, TX79401
    The Lubbock Arts Festival is the largest fine art, fine craft event in West Texas. The event offers visual art, performing art and children’s art for people of all ages. The visual art division of the Lubbock Arts Festival includes 150 artists from around the nation in booths displaying and selling original work in the mediums of painting, drawing, pottery, fiber, jewelry, glass, wood and sculpture. Singers, musicians, dancers and actors will perform throughout the weekend on different stages. Audiences can enjoy such diverse offerings as brass bands, storytellers, string quartets and ballet folkloric dancers. Children can also explore the Lubbock Arts Festival as they go from “Kid Stop” to “Kid Stop” to make art projects, participate in theatre improvisation, and watch artists demonstrating with clay and watercolor.
    30000 Attendees
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    Atlanta Dogwood Festival
    Apr 13, 2018 - Apr 15, 2018
    Piedmont Park Atlanta, GA 30306
    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.
    210000+ Attendees
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    Poteet Strawberry Festival
    Apr 13, 2018 - Apr 15, 2018
    Poteet Strawberry Festival Grounds Poteet, TX 78065
    Since 1948, popular fest attracts thousands to savor the wonderful strawberry. Held annually in April, the festival has 14 areas of continuous entertainment featuring concerts with nationally known Country Western and Tejano stars, regional bands, gunslingers, carnival, various contests, and rodeo performances. There is something for the whole family!
    200000+ Attendees
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    French Quarter Festival
    Apr 12, 2018 - Apr 15, 2018
    French Quarter New Orleans, LA 70112
    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.
    290000+ Attendees
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    World Grits Festival
    Apr 13, 2018 - Apr 15, 2018
    Downtown Saint George Saint George, SC 29477
    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.
    45000 Attendees
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    Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival
    Apr 14, 2018 - Apr 22, 2018
    Japantown San Francisco, CA 94115
    Since 1967. The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival® is one of California’s most prominent celebrations of Asian traditions. Each year, over 200,000 people attend this dazzling display showcasing the color 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! The festival will be held on Post Street between Laguna and Fillmore Streets. There will be food booths, cultural performances, martial arts, live bands, the annual Queen Program, and more. The Grand Parade will be held on Sunday of the second weekend beginning at City Hall and concluding in Japantown. The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival® is said to be the second largest festival outside of Washington, D.C. to celebrate the blooming of cherry blossoms; and held at one of three remaining Japantowns in the United States. Event is held over two weekends.
    200000 Attendees
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    Avocado Festival
    Apr 15, 2018
    Downtown Fallbrook, CA 92028
    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!
    100000 Attendees
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    Amory Railroad Festival
    Apr 12, 2018 - Apr 15, 2018
    Frisco Park Amory, MS 38821
    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?
    60000 Attendees
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    Delray Affair
    Apr 13, 2018 - Apr 15, 2018
    Atlantic Avenue Delray Beach, FL 33444
    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.
    250000+ Attendees
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    National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade
    Apr 14, 2018
    Downtown Washington, DC 20001
    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!
    200000 Attendees
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    Japanese-America Society's Sakura Matsuri
    Apr 14, 2018
    Capital Riverhead Neighborhood Washington, DC 20005
    Since 1960, sponsored by the Japanese-America Society this event is a wonderful sampling of Japanese culture. A celebration of friendship between the U.S. and Japan, this event began as a street bazaar. Activities include performing arts, artisans and workshops, martial arts demonstrations, delicious Japanese food, oragami, storytelling and much more. A terrific opportunity to brush up on Japanese culture for the whole family. Held immediately following the Cherry Blossom Festival Parade in the heart of our Nation's Capital. RAIN OR SHINE
    45000+ Attendees
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    Baldwin County Strawberry Festival
    Apr 14, 2018 - Apr 15, 2018
    Loxley Municipal Park Loxley, AL 36551
    Since 1986, The Baldwin County Strawberry Festival began in 1987 as a result of a united effort between the Association of Retarded Citizens of Baldwin County (ARCBC) and the Loxley Elementary School. Over the years, it has grown from a few craft and food vendors to hosting over 180 arts and craft exhibitors, a dozen different food vendors, an exciting carnival, fun children's games, an antique auto show, exhibits and live music. And, of course, strawberry shortcake is still king! The festival has become one of the largest of its kind and is considered by many to be one of the best organized festivals in the area. In addition to the festival, the Little Miss Strawberry Beauty Pageant is held in March. One of the highlights of the Strawberry Festival each year is our Carnival. In the spirit of the traveling fair, the Strawberry Festival Carnival is open each day and features rides for all ages. Tickets for the carnival are purchase on site.
    50000 Attendees
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    Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
    Apr 13, 2018 - Apr 15, 2018
    Long Beach Arena Long Beach, CA 90802
    Since 1975. Multi Day events taking place before and during the race. Begining with the Pre Race events like Roar at the Shore, Miss Toyota Grand Prix Finals, Thursday Night Thunder on Pine, Friday night Lifesyle Expos opens, Monte Carlo Night and Tecate Light Fiest Concert and more. The premier event is Sponsored by the Grand Prix Association of Long Beach. Features six spectacular races, non stop family entertainment, concerts and so much more.
    180000 Attendees
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    Arizona Bike Week
    Apr 11, 2018 - Apr 15, 2018
    WestWorld of Scottsdale Scottsdale, AZ 85260
    Arizona Bike Week is the biggest motorcycle event in the Southwest. Hundreds of world class vendors, stunt shows, live music, demos, exhibitions, contests, flat track racing, auctions, bike shows. Each night ends in a concert featuring some of the biggest names in the rock world. TArizona Bike Week provides an all-inclusive, 5- day pass to all of this for less than you would expect to pay to see any one of these bands. Just $63 gets you into everything for all five days of the event! See you at WestWorld April 5-9. The best parties happen on two wheels!!
    70000 Attendees
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    Light City Baltimore
    Apr 14, 2018 - Apr 21, 2018
    Rash Field - Inner Harbor Baltimore, MD 21230
    Light City is a free festival that transforms Baltimore with large- scale light installations, performances, music and innovation. Central to Light City is the BGE Light Art Walk along Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, featuring more than 50 attractions including illuminated sculptures, projections, interactive technologies, performances, concerts, food vendors and a children’s area.
    300000 Attendees
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    Minneapolis-St. Paul Film Festival
    Apr 12, 2018 - Apr 28, 2018
    St. Anthony Main Theatre Minneapolis, MN 55414
    The largest film event in the region, and one of the largest and longest running film festivals in the country, the MSP International Film Festival annually presents 200+ feature length and short narrative and documentary films from 60+ countries. The Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival (MSPIFF) has reached a milestone year — this spring, the festival will celebrate its 35th Anniversary. After 35 years of presenting Minnesota audiences with the best in international, independent cinema, the event is stronger than ever, and the noteworthy occasion will be marked with special guests and events when MSPIFF returns April 7-April 23. This year, the festival — one of the longest-running in the nation — will expand beyond its home base at St. Anthony Main Theatre in Minneapolis to new venues, most notably taking over the Uptown Theater the week of April 8-14. Other additions include a series of experimental shorts, curated in partnership with Cellular Cinema, as well as an extended youth cinema program presented in partnership with Twin Cities Youth Media Network and Intermedia Arts. For 35 years, the staff of The Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul has scoured international film festivals — from Sundance and Toronto to Berlin, Palm Springs, Busan, Guadalajara and San Sebastian — to bring a unique slate of international films to the Twin Cities that might otherwise never be screened in this market. Last year’s record-breaking 41,274 attendees explored films from 72 countries.
    40000+ Attendees
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