EventCrazy.com showcased events of the week Aug. 13

By Maria King
August 13, 2018, 10:45:04 AM 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.

Chicago Air and Water Show
Aug 18, 2018 - Aug 19, 2018
North Avenue Beach Chicago, IL 60614
Since 1959. Featuring military and civilian flight aerobatics, historic aircraft, simulated water rescues and parachute teams, the Chicago Air and Water Show is one of the largest and longest-running free admission events of its kind. The two-day event draws an audience of over two million each year, spread out on colorful beach blankets and lawn chairs along dazzling Lake Michigan. Many camp out early, hoping to secure the best spots to catch the spectacular demonstrations by military and civilian aircrafts, boats, and diving and parachute teams. It's a thrilling, multisensory experience for all ages — soak up the sun, breathe in the crisp lake breezes and feel the rumble of the jet engines while watching the soaring action overhead. The show can be viewed along the lakefront from Fullerton to Oak Street, with North Avenue Beach as the focal point.
2,000,000+ Attendees
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Kentucky State Fair
Aug 16, 2018 - Aug 26, 2018
Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center Louisville, KY 40209
Since 1904, the "Pride of Kentucky" attractions from rooster crowing contests and racing pigs to the Kentucky State Fair "thrillway" and top-name concerts. Includes fun for the entire family including children's activities, the worlds championship horse show, a wide variety of food, rides, commercial vendors selling their wares and much more.
650,000+ Attendees
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Western Idaho Fair
Aug 17, 2018 - Aug 26, 2018
Western Idaho Fairgrounds - Expo Idaho Boise, ID 83714
Since 1897, features fun for the entire family including children's activities, over 400 commercial exhibitors selling their wares, a wide variety of food, 4-H livestock exhibits, agricultural exhibits and displays, antique farm equipment, antique tractor pull, carnival rides and performances by top name entertainers. Offering a purely Idaho experience, fairgoers can wander through animal exhibits admiring prize-winning livestock, climb aboard gravity-defying rides, or enjoy many of the other entertaining venues that the Western Idaho Fair has to offer.
275,000+ Attendees
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Upper Peninsula State Fair
Aug 13, 2018 - Aug 19, 2018
Upper Peninsula State Fairgrounds Escanaba, MI 49829
Since 1927, features fun for the entire family including children's activities, entertainment, music, rides, commercial vendors selling their wares, a wide variety of food, horse shows, gas and steam association village, draft horse pull, livestock auctions, agricultural exhibits, arts and crafts, rabbits and poultry, dairy exhibits and attractions.
120,000 Attendees
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Northwest Ohio Rib-Off
Aug 16, 2018 - Aug 19, 2018
Lucas County Fairgrounds Maumee, OH 43537
Since 1984, The air at the Lucas County Fairgrounds will be filled once again with thick smoke from grills, smokers,and cookers. Award winning BBQers from across the nation will be in attendance,along with Toledo’s local favorites, all competing to take home the People’s Choice Award and Best In Northwest Ohio. Many of these vendors are the same national award- winning grill- masters who take their delicious outdoor cuisine to competitions all across the nation, so it’s sure to offer a wide variety of tastes from all over the country.
100,000+ Attendees
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Milwaukee Irish Fest
Aug 16, 2018 - Aug 19, 2018
Henry W. Maier Park Milwaukee, WI 53202
Since 1981, features Irish and Irish American talent, and serves as a stage for up-and-coming local performers. Music and dance comprise a main element of Irish Fest. Top Irish and Irish American entertainers from around the world, as well as numerous regional groups perform on the festival's 15 stages. In addition, roaming performers dressed in traditional costumes entertain guests as they stroll the grounds. Plus cultural exhibits, displays, theater, poetry readings, demonstrations, raffles, and comedy shows. Grafton Street and Lilliput Marketplaces offer shoppers everything from musical selections and books to Irish fisherman's sweaters, jewelry, crafts, collectibles and artwork. For those with a competitive nature, Irish Fest offers plenty of contests. Sports such as rugby, hurling, currach racing and Gaelic football are played throughout the festival. Competitions include internationally sanctioned tug-of-war, Top O' the Morning Run/Walk, children's red hair and freckle contests, bingo, treasure hunts and a baking contest.
130,000 Attendees
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Sun Prairie's Sweet Corn Festival
Aug 16, 2018 - Aug 19, 2018
Angell Park Sun Praire, WI 53590
Since 1952, family event with rides, auto races, games, music and entertainment, craft show, food, exhibits and the sweetest corn you'll ever eat. Over 70 tons of sweet corn will be served.The parade is held Thursday evening at 6pm on Main Street.
120,000 Attendees
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Danish Festival
Aug 16, 2018 - Aug 19, 2018
Downtown Greenville, MI 48838
Since 1965, honor Danish heritage with ethnic foods, movie night, volleyball contest, children's activities, live entertainment, customs and music.
75,000 Attendees
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Festival of the Little Hills
Aug 17, 2018 - Aug 19, 2018
Frontier Park Saint Charles, MO 63301
Since 1972, St Charles largest festival features over 300 craft booths with some demonstrations by crafts people and artisans, live music, entertainment, kid's corner and a delicious food selection. Also takes place on Main Street. There is a new parking ordinance in effect in 2017.
300,000+ Attendees
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Feast of the Assumption
Aug 15, 2018 - Aug 18, 2018
Cleveland Little Italy Cleveland, OH 44199
Since 1896, food, games, fireworks and entertainment for the whole family. There will be additional vendors on the street selling roasted nuts, kettle corn, artichokes, gyros, lemonade, elephant ears, clams, funnel cakes and more! Also there will be Italian musical entertainment on the street - singers, choral group, and dancers. A solemn Mass celebrating the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 15th at Holy Rosary Church. The procession, which is an extension of our prayer during the Mass, begins at Holy Rosary Church (At approximately 11:15 a.m.) and continues throughout the entire Little Italy neighborhood before concluding at Holy Rosary Church (at approximately 12:45 p.m.). Fireworks will follow at approximately 10:00 p.m. in Tony Brush Park.
100,000 Attendees
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Yankton Riverboat Days and Summer Arts Festival
Aug 17, 2018 - Aug 19, 2018
Riverside Park Yankton, SD 57078
Since 1984, outdoor festival featuring free entertainment and activities with a juried arts festival, children's parade, antique tractor pull, water ski show, quilt show, dunk tank, parachute jumpers, fireworks, beer tent, ethnic food and much, much more. Takes place at various locations.
125,000 Attendees
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Great Falls Balloon Festival
Aug 17, 2018 - Aug 19, 2018
Simard-Payne Memorial Park (formerly Railroad Park) Lewiston, ME 04240
Since 1993, Annual balloon festival featuring hot air balloons, including some special shapes. Food, musical entertainment, vendor booths, children's activities, balloon rides, photo contest, displays, pizza and clam eating contests......all with free admission.
100,000 Attendees
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Ferndale to Royal Oak-Woodward Dream Cruise
Aug 18, 2018
Downtown Royal Oak, MI 48068
The Woodward Dream Cruise is a mid-summer classic that celebrates the cars, music and memories of cruisin' in the fifties and sixties in the place that put America on wheels. An unbelievable celebration of the car culture attracts over 30,000 muscle cars, street rods, custom, collector and special interest vehicles; involves the nine host cities of Berkley, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township, Ferndale, Huntington Woods, Pleasant Ridge, Pontiac, and Royal Oak; in all it traverses a 16-mile route. Woodward Avenue from Ferndale to Pontiac is lined on both sides with magnificent classic and custom automobiles.
1,500,000+ Attendees
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Santa Fe Indian Market
Aug 18, 2018 - Aug 19, 2018
Santa Fe Plaza Santa Fe, NM 87501
Since 1921. Join us in celebrating Native arts and culture in the largest and most prestigious intertribal fine art market in the world. Enjoy seeing and interacting with over 1,000 of the "best of the best" Native artists, craftspersons, and designers. Celebrate tribal traditions and history. Witness exciting contemporary evolution and growth, as Native fine art is passed on to new generations. Gather with friends old and new and savor the fun, fashion, music, dance, food, film and more. Share the legacy and the joy.
150,000 Attendees
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Bloomfield Little Italy Days
Aug 16, 2018 - Aug 19, 2018
Liberty Avenue in Bloomfield Pittsburgh, PA 15224
The 17th Annual Little Italy Days will be held the weekend of Thursday August 16th - Sunday August 19th, 2018 on the streets and sidewalks of Liberty Avenue in the heart of Bloomfield. For four days this August in Bloomfield it's all-Italian-all-the-time! Expect lots of music and food, games and activities for the kids, more food and other fun things to do amidst Bloomfield's unique shops and fine restaurants. Awarded First Place for Best Special Event - City of Pittsburgh! Last year’s attendance was 150,000+. We have a spectacular line-up of entertainment and a very aggressive promotional campaign to make this year’s Little Italy Days a huge success!!
150,000 Attendees
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Back to the Bricks Flint
Aug 14, 2018 - Aug 18, 2018
Downtown Flint, MI 48502
Back to the Bricks attracts over 500,000 car show enthusiasts annually to Genesee County to celebrate our love of motor vehicles, and the area's historic role in the automotive industry. Tune-up Parties and Promo Tours generate enthusiasm in advance of the Main Event which provides a showcase for classic, custom, and collector vehicles of all kinds. During the week, Flint, birthplace of “America’s Sports Car”, proudly hosts a National Reunion for Corvette aficionados. Music, food vendors, and family-friendly activities add to the festive atmosphere.
500,000 Attendees
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