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EventCrazy.com showcased events of the week Aug. 27

By Maria King
August 28, 2018, 2:25:41 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.

Bumbershoot
Aug 31, 2018 - Sep 02, 2018
Seattle Center Armory Seattle, WA 98109
Since 1971, a showcase of 2,500 Northwest artistic talents sparked with performances by more than 75 headliners in music, theater, comedy, dance, film and literary arts. More than 500 individual performances by more than 2,500 artists. And that's not even counting all the visual art, hands-on art, the 100 short films in the Reel Film Festival, the West Coast's largest small press bookfair, street performances, parades, spectacles and other rituals that will cover the grounds for four dizzying days.
215,000 Attendees
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Millbrae Art and Wine Festival
Sep 01, 2018 - Sep 02, 2018
Downtown Millbrae, CA 94030
The Bay Area’s biggest Labor Day weekend event, huge crowds transform downtown Millbrae into the “Big Easy” with a Mardi Gras-style celebration featuring two sun- splashed days of live music on stage and street throughout downtown, a juried show with 250 professional artists and craftmakers showing their latest handcrafted wares, festive food and drink, premium wines, microbrews and margaritas, artisan specialty food, a microbrew tasting tent, an organic and green products showcase, home and garden exhibits, health and wellness displays, the “Classically Cool Car Show” and tons of fun for kids with the Streets Filled With Talent Music and Dance Showcase plus an ultra thrilling zip- line, wild and wacky “waterballerz”, carnival-style rides, and an abundance of amazing amusements in Playland. Free round trip shuttle service will be available from the Millbrae BART/Caltrain station. Admission is free. Presented by the Millbrae Chamber of Commerce.Free admission.
100,000+ Attendees
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Cleveland National Air Show
Sep 01, 2018 - Sep 03, 2018
Burke Lakefront Airport Cleveland, OH 44114
Since 1929. Air show will feature a festival of events in the air and on the ground. Cleveland National Air Show is confirmed and will feature the U.S.Navy Blue Angels, USAF Heritage Flight, Airforce F-16 Viper, plus many other acts, military demonstrations, displays, food, souvenirs and more. The EAA Spirit of Aviation and Go Army Experience offer hands-on activities, virtual technology, simulators, and so much more! Guests of all ages will be inspired to take flight. Many more attractions are listed on the website.
80,000 Attendees
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West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival
Aug 31, 2018 - Sep 02, 2018
City of Clarksburg Clarksburg, WV 26301
Since 1979. The festival includes 3 days of continuous entertainment, including top entertainers, on three stages -- all free of charge to the public. Fantastic foods, special children's area, grand parade, cultural events and Queen's pageant.
120,000 Attendees
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Sweet Corn Festival
Aug 29, 2018 - Sep 01, 2018
Lions Community Park Millersport, OH 43046
Since 1947, features hot butter flavored sweet corn served fresh daily by the Millersport Lions Club. Plus a wide variety of other food, 4 entertainment stages of live entertainment, giant midway, exhibits, parade, numerous contests, 5K sweet corn run, square dancing and more. IT'S EAR- RESISTIBLE!
250,000 Attendees
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Septemberfest: A Salute to Labor
Aug 31, 2018 - Sep 03, 2018
CenturyLink Center Omaha, NE 68102
Since 1977 SeptemberFest has offered four days of entertainment, educational and artistic displays, a carnival and Omaha’s largest parade. The festival runs for 4 days, ending on the Labor Day weekend. The annual Salute to Labor has something for the entire family, from the musical acts in the Beer Garden, to plenty of entertainment for children in the Kiddie Kingdom, to a giant carnival midway for the entire family. SeptemberFest also includes arts and crafts, food, and a number of new special attractions each year. The event draws visitors from a five-state area including Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and South Dakota. The variety of SeptemberFest programming attracts people of all ages and interests to make a weekend bus or auto tour to Omaha revolving around the celebration. Proceeds from SeptemberFest fund a number of community improvement projects, and the event has been honored with a number of awards.
140,000 Attendees
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Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival
Aug 31, 2018 - Sep 03, 2018
Downtown Morgan City, LA 70381
Since 1936, features fun for the entire family including 5 days of free music includes Cajun music, Swamp rock, Zydeco country, R and B and more. Also includes a street fair with thrilling rides for all ages and games to test your skills, Cajun culinary classics with local home style cooking and live music, over 100 arts and crafts booths with crafters from throughout the South displaying their unique talents, Labor Day bass tournament, 5K fun run/walk, horseshoe tournament, childrens day activities, artists guild unlimited judged show and sale, onboard tours of the U.S. Coast Guard Pelican, street parade and children's day mini street parade, square and round dance, fireworks and much more.coronation ball village. Take place Everett Street to Greenwood Street, Between Front Street and Third Avenue.
150,000 Attendees
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SantaCaliGon Days Festival
Aug 31, 2018 - Sep 03, 2018
Historic Independence Square Independence, MO 64050
Since 1973, the event commemorates Independence, Missouri as the starting point of the great westward expansion of the United States. The three main trails to the West - the Santa Fe, California and Oregon Trails - originated from Independence. Features nine huge craft tents filled with juried arts and crafts vendors. Over 500 commercial food and game booths, of which 50 are sponsored by Independence non-profit organizations, three entertainment stages - main stage, community stage and gospel stage, a large carnival midway and an authentic 1800's trappers encampment. Takes place at Historic Independence Square, From Lexington to Truman Road, Between Osage and Main Streets.
250,000+ Attendees
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Frankfort Fall Festival
Sep 01, 2018 - Sep 03, 2018
Frankfort Historic District Frankfort, IL 60423
Each year during Labor Day weekend, over 250,000 visitors gather to the charming Village of Frankfort to enjoy the Frankfort Fall Festival. The festival welcomes over 300 artisans from all over the United States to exhibit their elite products and services. In addition, many of Frankfort’s local organizations collaborate by sponsoring special events that highlight Frankfort Fall Festivities. There is something for everyone from carnival rides to main stage entertainment, to walking tacos and funnel cakes, Frankfort Fall Fest has it ALL!
250,000 Attendees
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Marshall County Blueberry Festival
Aug 31, 2018 - Sep 03, 2018
Plymouth Centennial Park Plymouth, IN 46563
Since 1967, over 500 craft, commercial and food booths, parade, circus, fantastic fireworks, 15k run, antique car show, horse pull, sports and luscious blueberry treats! what would the Blueberry Festival be without food, especially your favorite blueberry products like Blueberry Pie, Blueberry Brats, Blueberry Ice Cream, Blueberry Donuts or just plain fresh Blueberries! In addition, over 100 food vendors, will be serving many of your favorites, whether it is time for breakfast, lunch, dinner or that snack that you crave. There are hot air balloon rides, a swap meet, three sound stages and much more.
400,000 Attendees
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La Festa Italiana
Aug 31, 2018 - Sep 03, 2018
Courthouse Square Scranton, PA 18577
Since 1975, features Italian foods and culture, live music and entertainment. Each year, approximately 70 individuals, businesses and organizations participate in La Festa Italiana by displaying or selling Italian foods, arts, crafts or other items that express the Italian heritage and culture.
110,000+ Attendees
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Taste of Madison
Sep 01, 2018 - Sep 02, 2018
Capitol Square Madison, WI 53719
Since 1983, Come out for live music on four stages around Wisconsin's Capitol Square and sample the culinary designs. Taste of Madison, presented by American Family Insurance, takes place on Saturday and Sunday over Labor Day weekend, and showcases more than 90 local restaurants, 26 beverage stands and three entertainment stages around the Square. Admission to Taste of Madison is free and open to the public. Fun activities for the kids and the whole family.
155,000 Attendees
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Detroit International Jazz Festival
Aug 31, 2018 - Sep 03, 2018
Hart Plaza Detroit, MI 48226
Since 1979. Enjoy four days and six stages of the world's best jazz, blues and soul at the Detroit International Jazz Festival. It's all free and runs Labor Day Weekend in downtown Detroit.
750,000 Attendees
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American Music Festival
Aug 31, 2018 - Sep 02, 2018
Street Stage Virginia Beach, VA 23479
Since 1994, Nearly 50 concerts explode over stages all across the oceanfront with music that touches every generation and style. It’s a non-stop four-day party featuring some of the biggest names in the recording industry. The Music Festival is a showcase for some of the most popular local and regional bands. Past headliners include Isaac Hayes, The Commodores, Little River Band, the Goo Goo Dolls, and Kansas. Performances take place at the 5th Street Stage; Dairy Queen Grill and Chill; 17th Street Park 24th Street Park; 31st Street Park. Most performances are free, although some require a nominal ticket fee.
200,000 Attendees
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Last Fling
Aug 31, 2018 - Sep 03, 2018
Riverwalk Naperville, IL 60567
Since 1981. Last Fling books big name, national and international music headliners every day of the festival. For a minimal ticket price attendees experience world class entertainment in a beautiful, pristine outdoor lawn setting. Fling organizers strive to ‘up the musical entertainment ante’ by bringing bigger and bigger name acts each year. Although the Mainstage is where all the big name acts perform, the Fling also produces an ‘Entertainment Stage’ which offers excellent, free, top quality musical entertainment simultaneously to the Main Stage. The Fling’s Family Funland is a huge area packed with kid-centric fun. A popular component is the Midwest’s top ranked, high quality petting zoo that offers kids a chance to pet and get up close to exotic and common farm animals including a huge snake and giant rabbits. A highlight of Family Funland is the Percussion Petting Zoo- a thrilling, interactive, percussion show for kids utilizing all manner of percussion including African drums, tambourines, maracas, inflatable bongos, and much more. Family Funland features a huge chalkboard where kids can scribble and draw, craft tent activities, and a stage offering a steady line-up of quality kid- focused live entertainment. Carnival of course there has to be a carnival- and this one more than measures up to the Last Fling quality standard. It covers an entire city block. Thye parade is held on Labor Day at 10am.
200,000+ Attendees
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African Festival of the Arts
Aug 31, 2018 - Sep 03, 2018
Washington Park Chicago, IL 60615
Since 1989. This event is the flagship of the Africa International House. This 4 day event has stayed perfectly true to its mission: to promote, preserve and propagate African American culture. The AFA is a series of festivals within a festival built around African culture: art, music, dance, history and current interests and pursuits. Stimulation is the operative word used to describe the African Festival of the Arts (AFA). The visitor’s first rush of sights, sounds and sweet and savory smells are almost overwhelming. The senses can barely take it all in. The event site spans more than twelve acres and each one of them is jam packed with cultural entertainment, education, shopping, food, drink and fun including: • A Fine Arts Pavilion where more than $1M in art sales are exchanged. • An African Market. • A Drum Village. • Three entertainment stages. • National music headliners. • Sponsorable pavilions that focus on African Heritage, literature, automotive, family and children, technology, spirituality, business/finance, green/energy, wellness/fitness, dance, education, film, fashion and others. • An international food court.
250,000 Attendees
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