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    EventCrazy.com showcased events of the week July 2

    By Maria King
    July 03, 2018, 10:51:47 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.

    Cherry Creek Arts Festival
    Jul 05, 2018 - Jul 08, 2018
    Cherry Creek North Shopping District Denver, CO 80206
    Since 1991, over 200 visual artists personally exhibiting their original artworks in one of the nations' finest juried art shows. Attendees are treated to live entertainment, interactive exhibits,childrens activities, lots and lots of food, hands on create-your-own art projects and so much more. Evening concerts on Saturday and Sunday nights are also held on Fillmore Plaza as part of the festival. Takes place in Denver’s Cherry Creek North Shopping District, from 2nd to 3rd Avenues, on the six streets between Clayton and Steele Streets.
    350,000 Attendees
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    Tacoma Freedom Fair and Air Show
    Jul 04, 2018
    Tacoma's Waterfront Tacoma, WA 98402
    Since 1979, features six live entertainment performance areas featuring country, rock, folk, jazz, blues, reggae, Latin, folk, music and dance. Over 100 artists, craft vendors, and commercial exhibitors will join together on the Tacoma waterfront this 4th of July to form a colorful and bustling public market. Over 25 top vendors will be offering up tasty treats from around the world and America, too. The Metro parks Fun Zone will include fun for the entire family including hands on activities and group games that the whole family can enjoy. The Kid's Art Studio features a spin art section. The Cruz-In Car Show features up to 90 cars and judging will take place throughout the day and the trophy and awards presentation will take place that evening. Plus Dragon Boat races, military displays, rides, kid's carnival, the airshow will feature thrilling aerobatic performances by top civilian and military pilots and world class jumpers and the Emerald Queen Grand Finale Fireworks Extravaganza at 10pm.
    125,000 Attendees
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    UFO Festival
    Jul 06, 2018 - Jul 08, 2018
    City of Roswell Roswell, NM 88202
    Since 1967. This is a family event that will satisfy the serious UFO/Alien buff, while offering a plethora of activities for the not- so-serious members of the family. We will have a carnival, concerts, activities for the old and young, an Alien Invasion, a night Parade, cooling stations, food and drink vendors and vendors for anything imaginable that is UFO/Alien related.
    50,000 Attendees
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    Big Bay Boom
    Jul 04, 2018
    Spanish Landing Park San Diego, CA 92071
    Since 2000. The Big Bay Boom July 4th Fireworks Show is back promising another spectacular display over San Diego Bay. Fireworks will be discharged simultaneously from barges placed strategically around the Bay off Shelter Island, Harbor Island, Embarcadero North, Seaport Village, Embarcadero South Marina Park, Coronado Ferry Landing and Imperial Beach. Listen to the simulcast on 105.7 The Walrus FM radio or 1090AM. The impeccably choreographed display will last approximately 17 minutes. Come to the waterfront to watch the show and the Port of San Diego strongly encourages carpooling or taking the San Diego Trolley. Stay tuned for more information about free shuttle and parking locations.
    150,000 Attendees
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    Essence Music Festival
    Jul 05, 2018 - Jul 08, 2018
    Mercedes-Benz Superdome New Orleans, LA 70112
    Since 1995,The annual ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans, presented by Coca-Cola, is one of the nation’s largest live events. Each year, the Festival draws nearly 500,000 attendees who gather for three days of music, entertainment, empowerment and culture. Now in its 24th year, the ESSENCE Festival has featured some of the biggest names in entertainment and the nation’s most influential speakers, authors and leaders, including Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, Prince, Janet Jackson, Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Usher, Mary J. Blige, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Kahn, Aretha Franklin, Jennifer Hudson, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Rev. Al Sharpton, Deepak Chopra, Steve Harvey, Ava DuVernay, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Magic Johnson, Iyanla Vanzant and many more.
    180,000+ Attendees
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    Red, White and Boom
    Jul 03, 2018
    Downtown Columbus, OH 43215
    Since 1981. Featuring a parade, entertainment, sports activities, family fun, food and music. At night come and enjoy the largest fireworks display in Ohio lasting almost a full half hour. The best views will be at Bicentennial Park, along Long St., Nationwide Blvd., Washington Blvd. and Genoa Park. Spots will be taken quickly so it will be in your best interest to arrive early.
    400,000 Attendees
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    Fabulous Phoenix Fourth
    Jul 04, 2018
    Steele Indian School Park Phoenix, AZ 85012
    The 33rd annual Fabulous Phoenix 4th will feature one of the largest fireworks displays in the Southwest. The free and non-alcoholic family event annually attracts 100,000- plus participants. Included in this year's event will be two stages featuring international recording artists, a variety of vendors offering festival-style food and beverage, arts and crafts, interactive exhibits and a classic car display. Youth activities, rides and inflatables, and a water spray zone will be part of Kids' World. *Fabulous Phoenix 4th is a rain or shine event. In the event of severe weather, stage and other activities will be delayed until weather clears. Festival Recorded Information Line: 602-534-3378 (FEST)?
    100,000 Attendees
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    Fourth on Flagler
    Jul 04, 2018
    Flagler Drive West Palm Beach, FL 33401
    Since 1988. Nothing is more American than going all out on the Fourth of July. Leave it to the City of West of West Palm Beach to celebrate America’s birthday (in a BIG way) during 4th on Flagler, the largest FREE Independence Day bash in south Florida! Celebrate 4th of July along the beautiful West Palm Beach Waterfront on July 4 from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m! They say you’re not truly an adult until you hit 30 years old – well, 4th on Flagler is now a grown-up this year as we celebrate our 30th Anniversary in style with LIVE performances from your favorite local and regional acts on THREE stages, a military honor ceremony, larger-than-life versions of games like Human Foosball, Life-sized Jenga and Pong. And new this year, an air-conditioned arcade! With FREE activities for the kids, delicious food and drink options, adults and kids alike are sure to love celebrating Fourth of July in West Palm Beach. Best of all, don’t miss the thrilling 18-minute fireworks extravaganza over the Intracoastal Waterway! The fun and FREE celebration is just one of the many reasons why we live in paradise. LEAVE THE MAGIC TO US! Personal fireworks will be confiscated. Backpacks and coolers are not permitted. All bags are subject to search. Thank you for your cooperation.
    100,000 Attendees
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    Baltimore's Fourth of July Celebration
    Jul 04, 2018
    Harborplace Amphitheater Baltimore, MD 21202
    Since 1980. Greater Baltimore’s biggest Fourth of July celebration returns to the Inner Harbor! Baltimore’s Fourth of July Celebration presented by Ports America Chesapeake takes place from 7pm to 10pm at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor with live music and celebratory fireworks. At 7pm, audiences can enjoy live music from the U.S. Navy Band Commodores at the Inner Harbor Amphitheater at Pratt and Light streets. The fireworks show, choreographed to patriotic and contemporary music, begins at 9:30pm. The holiday fireworks can be viewed from several locations in downtown and the surrounding areas, including Federal Hill, Locust Point, Fell’s Point, Canton and Harbor East. Visitors can make a day of their holiday downtown by going to area attractions and nearby restaurants and retailers. Top of the World Observation Level offers the Picnic at the Top on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 from 7pm to 9:30pm. Visitors can take in a 360-degree view of Baltimore as well as have the best view of the vibrant fireworks display. Family-fun activities and food and beverages will be available. Tickets cost $50 for adults and $30 for children ages 3-12. Top of the World Observation Level is located on the 27th floor of the World Trade Center at 401 East Pratt Street.
    100,000 Attendees
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    Macy's Fireworks Celebration
    Jul 04, 2018
    East River at 23rd Street New York, NY 10005
    Since 1978, visible from New Jersey as well as New York this is one spectacular display of sights and sounds that celebrates our Nation's birthday. Takes place along the East River between 23rd and 42nd Street.
    1,000,000 Attendees
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    National Independence Day Celebration: A Capitol Fourth
    Jul 04, 2018
    Downtown Washington, DC 20599
    Independence day parade down Constitution Avenue, free entertainment at the Sylvan Theatre on the Washington Monument grounds, National Symphony Orchestra concert and a spectacular fireworks display over the National Mall. Takes place on Constitution Avenue, 7th to 17th Streets NW.
    500,000 Attendees
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    Taste of Buffalo
    Jul 07, 2018 - Jul 08, 2018
    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.
    350,000 Attendees
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    Fourth of July Parade
    Jul 04, 2018
    Downtown Bristol, RI 02809
    Since 1785. Bristol began celebrating Independence Day almost at the year of our nation's birth. Join in the fun by attending the Fourth of July Parade which will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will step-off at the corner of Chestnut Street and Hope Street (Rt. 114) and ends on High Street, between State Street and Bradford Street. Hope Street (Rt. 114) will be closed off beginning at 8:00 a.m., including Poppasquash Road.
    200,000 Attendees
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    Saginaw 4th of July Fireworks
    Jul 04, 2018
    Old Saginaw City Historic District Saginaw, MI 48602
    The skies will light up at dusk, so make sure you have your seat to enjoy the fantastic colors and sounds, bring your own seating. Concessions are available in select locations. The fireworks will be shot off of Ojibway Island, and can be seen on both sides of the Saginaw River. Saginaw Area Fireworks, Inc. is fully funded by private donations. It is run entirely by volunteers, there are no administrative costs and no one receives a salary. All monies go directly to the fireworks and the associated costs. The goal for both supporters and organizers is the same, to provide the Saginaw community with the best fireworks display possible on the 4th of July, free of charge. This goal has been made possible through the generosity of individuals, small businesses, foundations, corporations and the in-kind services provided by the City.
    100,000 Attendees
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    Wickford Art Festival
    Jul 07, 2018 - Jul 08, 2018
    Wickford Village Wickford, RI 02852
    Since 1962. The Wickford Art Festival is a fine art festival set in coastal Wickford Village. Each summer artists and art lovers enjoy New England’s #1 outdoor fine arts festival set on the streets of historic Wickford Village. Eclectic shops and classic homes line the streets as visitors stroll through the seaside village, meeting the artists and seeking out exceptional artwork to admire and purchase. Fine art media include oil, acrylic, mixed media, glass, drawing, etching, sculpture (metal, clay, wood, etc.), photography, modern ink, and fiber. Wickford is a "walking-friendly" village that makes it easy for families, the elderly and handicapped persons to enjoy the festival. There is plenty of local food to savor at Wickford’s several restaurants, the First Baptist Church and St. Paul’s Church (both on Main Street), and other food vendors located in the town parking lot. Parking is available at Wilson Park on West Main Street and the former Wickford Elementary School on Phillips Street with a free shuttle (handy if you buy a big piece of artwork). Handicapped parking is available in the town parking lot.
    75,000 Attendees
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    Central PA 4th Fest
    Jul 04, 2018
    Right behind Beaver Stadium State College, PA 16803
    An annual Fourth of July Festival with lots of entertainment for all ages, music, storytelling, children activities and crafts including a parade in the afternoon. There are plenty of food vendors and the best is saved for last. A fantastic display of fireworks choreographed and perfectly synchronized to music. The annual Firecracker 4K and 4Mile races provide the perfect start to our day long Central PA 4thFest celebration. The Parade of Heroes is beginning in front of the State College Municipal Building at 2:00pm. The parade route will travel through downtown State College, across the PSU campus and end at the Bryce Jordan Center. The all volunteer pyrotechnics team has created what promises to be another fabulous show for 2017. Remember the fireworks show is choreographed to music which is played on 93.7 The Bus. This year’s medley includes many traditional patriotic songs, movie, TV, and show tunes, as well as popular selections. Songs will be played by big bands, jazz bands, rock bands, military bands, and don’t forget the choirs and orchestras.
    200,000 Attendees
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