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EventCrazy.com showcased events of the week June 18

By Maria King
June 18, 2018, 3:53:22 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.

Des Moines Arts Festival
Jun 22, 2018 - Jun 24, 2018
Western Gateway Park Des Moines, IA 50981
With over 800 artists featuring artwork from 14 different categories will decorate the downtown during the Arts Festival, including: ceramics, metal works, photography, printmaking/graphics, jewelry, sculpture, glass, wood, fiber, drawings/pastels, 2D and 3D mixed media. Winner of the Grand Pinnacle Award from the International Festivals and Events Association, the Des Moines Arts Festival® features the best visual artists in the country, along with interactive arts-related activities, live music and performing arts. Surrounding the John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park/Western Gateway Park area.
120,000 Attendees
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Bloomington Gold on the Green Corvette Show
Jun 21, 2018 - Jun 23, 2018
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Indianapolis, IN 46222
Since 1973, this is one of the most prestigious Corvette events in the nation. The show features 3,000 mint conditioned Corvettes, swap meet, vendors and the opportunity to purchase your dream car.
50,000+ Attendees
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Midsommar - Swedish Days Festival
Jun 19, 2018 - Jun 24, 2018
Downtown Geneva, IL 60134
Since 1950, the Grand Daddy of Illinois festivals celebrates with six days of crafts, the art of Swedish Rosemaling, music, entertainment, and carnival. A Grand Parade on Sunday afternoon and a Drum and Bugle Corps competition on Sunday evening. An authentic Swedish buffet and American food are also available.
250,000 Attendees
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The Giant National Capital City Barbecue Battle
Jun 23, 2018 - Jun 24, 2018
Downtown Washington, DC 20001
Since 1993, taste and food festival featuring the National Barbecue Battle. Also featured are cooking demonstrations, musical entertainment and children's activities. Free food samples in the Taste of Giant Sampling Pavilion and throughout the event site (while supplies last), 30 bands and 3 music stages. Cooking demonstrations by the Pitmasters. Come and see why this event is consistently named one of the best barbecue events in the country. Takes place on Pennsylvania Avenue, Between 9th and 14th Streets.
100,000 Attendees
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Libertyfest
Jun 23, 2018 - Jul 04, 2018
Mitch Park Edmond, OK 73003
LibertyFest has 10 Festival Events to excite, entertain and dazzle our Festival audience. On the 4th of July, Fireworks will start at 9:30pm. LibertyFest entertains an attendance of over 125,000 annually and is organized and produced by a group of over 500 volunteers. It hosts Oklahoma’s largest hometown 4th of July parade with over 100 entries. The grand finale of LibertyFest will be the Fireworks and entertainment the evening of July 4th. The Fireworks display is the largest in the Oklahoma City metro area. Please join us in thanking our wonderful volunteers, they have been working hard to provide the ‘best and safest’family friendly, 4th of July events for Edmond citizens and our guests.
125,000 Attendees
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Annunciation Greek Festival
Jun 22, 2018 - Jun 24, 2018
Wisconsin State Fair Park and Exposition Center West Allis, WI 53214
Since 1966, rides, games, family fun, authentic Greek folk dancing and foods such as amazing gyros, Greek chicken and lamb, shish-ka-bobs and Greek pastries. Free live entertainment
200,000 Attendees
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Trenton Mid Summer Festival
Jun 22, 2018 - Jun 24, 2018
Riverfront Business District Trenton, MI 48183
Since 1976, Featuring over 200 arts and crafts displays, food vendors, sporting tournaments, top entertainment and an area just for kids, the festival is promoting it's Hometown USA character with High School Reunions, small town nostalgia and good old-fashioned fun. Avoid parking congestion by utilizing convenient off-site parking and free shuttle for carefree access to the festival.
100,000 Attendees
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Utah Arts Festival
Jun 21, 2018 - Jun 24, 2018
Library Square Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Since 1977, 120+ juried artists, performances of visual and literary arts, interactive art projects for adults and children, performing arts stages, culinary arts, a fine arts exhibition and literary arts projects in addition to the Artists Marketplace and more. Children are fully immersed in the arts at the Art Yard where local nonprofits create hands-on projects; teenagers have an opportunity to explore their creative sides at the Urban Arts venue; Artists At Work show cases the talents of local artist guilds as set up and create art on site. TAKES PLACE AT BOTH Library and Washington Squares in downtown Salt Lake City
75,000 Attendees
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Chippewa Valley Country Fest
Jun 21, 2018 - Jun 23, 2018
Chippewa Valley Music Festival Site Cadott, WI 54727
Since 1987. Country Fest is the largest 4-Day Country Music and Camping Event in the US. Legendary names in Country Music have graced this sacred Main Stage including: George Strait, Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, The Highwaymen including – Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson and Waylon Jennings - George Jones, Reba McEntire, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Brad Paisley, and so many more. Celebrating the best of all things Country, Country Fest'ers enjoy four days of music and entertainment, RFID wristbands, cashless option in the concert grounds, delicious food, interactive exhibits, exciting activations and the largest campground in WI with more than 7,000 campsites all within easy walking distance of the Concert Grounds. For non-campers, nearby hotels also offer the option of convenient daily shuttle service. The natural Amphitheater Concert Grounds feature: 40+ Bands, 1 Massive Permanent Main Stage and 4 Permanent Side Stages and more than 23 miles of permanent roads. VIP, Reserved or General Admission ticket packages are available at this Venue along with Camping and Morrie’s Fan Pit Passes for all four days, or for each show at a reasonable cost to get you close to your favorite Artists! Plus a Photo Line for General Admission fans. See why this experience is unlike any other!
125,000 Attendees
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Sturgis Falls Celebration
Jun 22, 2018 - Jun 24, 2018
Gateway Park Cedar Falls, IA 50613
Since 1976, features the sounds of over 20 bands playing rock- n-roll and blues music in three city parks, also featuring a parade, carnival, street fair, good food, museum tours and more. Also takes place at Tourist Park on Center Street and Franklin Street. Many fabulous children's activities and tent, a car show, arts and crafts fair, pool party, talent show and lost of great entertainment throughout the event. Events held at venues throughout town.
170,000 Attendees
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Greeley Independence Stampede
Jun 22, 2018 - Jul 04, 2018
Island Grove Regional Park Greeley, CO 80631
The Greeley Independence Stampede entitlement came in 1972 by means of a community contest and featured: Pro Rodeos; kids rodeo; country and classic rock concerts; live streamed July 4th parade, a demolition derby, carnival midway, western art show, free stage entertainment, mixed with food and fun galore!
300,000 Attendees
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EQC's Taste of Tacoma presented by BECU
Jun 22, 2018 - Jun 24, 2018
Point Defiance Park Tacoma, WA 98408
Emerald Queen Casino's Taste of Tacoma® presented by BECU is the "Ultimate Summer Get Together" featuring 40+ restaurants and vendors, South Sound Bites local restaurant showcase, craft and commercial goods vendors, over 90 live bands and entertainment on 5 stages, live cooking demonstrations and cook-offs at The Taste Cooks! stage, the Rose Garden which includes Wine Tasting and Craft Beer Tasting, outdoor beer gardens, the Funtastic Carnival, sponsor activities and more!
200,000 Attendees
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Country Stampede
Jun 21, 2018 - Jun 23, 2018
Tuttle Creek State Park Manhattan, KS 66502
If you love country music, you can't miss Stampede. Stages of great acts, including the biggest names in the business. Enjoy great food and other vendors wares. Bring your tent and camp out on one of the 1500 campsites.
100,000 Attendees
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Summer Solstice Parade and Festival
Jun 22, 2018 - Jun 24, 2018
Alameda Park Santa Barbara, CA 93199
The Summer Solstice Celebration has evolved into a street carnival of more than 1,000 parade participants, of all ethnic backgrounds, complete with extravagant floats, whimsical costumes and creatively choreographed dancing ensembles. metal, glass, fiber and wearable fashion. Children's Area will feature a stage with storytellers, musicians, drama, mimes and more. At the festival, Kids can jump on an air bouncer, have their faces painted and work on free art projects. Arts and crafts boutique with more than 75 vendors. Mouthwatering foods and thirst quenching beverages from local restaurants. Plus great entertainment. CHECK WEBSITE FOR LOCATIONS AND SCHEDULE
100,000 Attendees
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Manayunk Arts Festival
Jun 23, 2018
Manayunk Philadelphia, PA 19127
Since 1989, this juried art show will feature 300 artists from across the country. The renowned Arts Festival offers something for everyone. In addition to the artists' work, there is music and other entertainment along Main Street. Manayunk's spectacular restaurants offer sidewalk café service, and Main Street's eclectic retail shops and galleries remain open for business. This family event also features special children's activities, including the annual Children's Clothesline Art Exhibit.
180,000 Attendees
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Ocean Beach Street Fair and Chili Cook-Off Festival
Jun 23, 2018
Newport Avenue Ocean Beach, CA 92107
Join more than 70,000 visitors for the 38th Annual Ocean Beach Street Fair and Chili Cook-off Festival. Attendees will enjoy an oceanfront chili cook-off, nonstop music and entertainment, family friendly activities, food and vendor booths, carnival rides and games, Artists Alley, a beachside beer garden, the community mural project and more. The chili competition will feature more than two dozen tastings from amateur entrants competing for the titles of Hottest Chili, Judges’ Award and the grand prize: People’s Choice Award. Tastings can be purchased for $1 per chili entry, or attendees can buy a Master Ticket to try every recipe for $20. Back by popular demand, the Hodad’s Burger-Eating Competition will offer contestants a chance to be featured on the Hodad’s Wall of Fame in Ocean Beach. The Bloody Mary competition will also make a return with over 10 local Ocean Beach restaurants and bars competing. Free trolley services will run from the Knights of Columbus parking lot on Bacon Street between W. Point Loma Boulevard and Voltaire Street (every 30 minutes) and the parking lot at the intersection of Sea World Drive and Pacific Coast Highway (every hour) from 9:30 a.m.to 9 p.m. There will also be a free bike valet at the intersection of Bacon Street and Newport Avenue, courtesy of the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition. For more information, visit www.oceanbeachsandiego.com.
70,000 Attendees
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