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EventCrazy.com showcased events of the week June 4

By Maria King
June 04, 2018, 2:24:57 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.

Columbus Arts Festival
Jun 08, 2018 - Jun 10, 2018
Riverfront Columbus, OH 43215
Since 1962. Riverfront will be transformed into a stunning outdoor art gallery as the nation’s top artists display their work and attract art enthusiasts from all over the country. In addition to hosting more than 300 nationally acclaimed artists, the Festival will feature fantastic gourmet fare from some of the city’s finest local restaurants, live music, theater, dance,spoken word performance, hands-on art activities and more—there’s something for everyone!
400,000+ Attendees
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International Festival of Arts and Ideas
Jun 09, 2018 - Jun 23, 2018
Yale University New Haven, CT 06501
The festival will be a many-tiered event with exciting educational seminars presented by nationally recognized stars of stage and screen, as well as local and regional performers. Featuring dance, theater, music and the visual arts. Some activities take place in downtown New Haven as well as at Yale University.
80,000 Attendees
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Superman Celebration
Jun 07, 2018 - Jun 10, 2018
Downtown Metropolis, IL 62960
Since 1980. Metropolis is the official Home of Superman and proudly honors its favorite son with a 15-foot bronze statue of America's Super Hero right in the middle of Superman Square. A statue of actress Noel Neil, posed as Lois Lane, stands just two blocks down the street from Superman Square. Its a bird, its a plane, no its the Superman Celebration. Activites include yard sales, music and entertainment, trivia, carnival rides, antique and classic cars from several surrounding states.
50,000 Attendees
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Celebrate Fairfax Festival
Jun 08, 2018 - Jun 10, 2018
Fairfax County Government Center Fairfax, VA 20151
Since 1982, The 25-acre site of the Fairfax County Government Center is magically filled with fascinating sights and sounds. 25 acres of amazing concerts, family programs, science and green living, history, thrilling carnival rides and nightly fireworks. Over 3 days, more than 90 concerts are presented on 7 stages – all included with each day’s admission.
60,000 Attendees
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Curwood Festival
Jun 07, 2018 - Jun 10, 2018
Curwood Castle Owosso, MI 48867
In 1978, the City of Owosso commemorated the 100th anniversary of James Oliver Curwood’s birth with a celebration centered around his castle. Since then, it has grown to three full days of activities for the entire family, with hundreds of volunteers working all year long and dozens of community organizations taking part. The festival commemorates Curwood in particular and Owosso’s heritage in general and provides a weekend of fun, relaxation and homecoming. The entire city invites you to join in and enjoy the hospitality of Curwood Country.
70,000 Attendees
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Frankenmuth Bavarian Festival
Jun 07, 2018 - Jun 10, 2018
Edwin L. Zehnder Park Frankenmuth, MI 48734
Since 1959. The festival is celebrating 60 years! June 7 – 10, 2018. Only $5 general admission. As we move into to our second year at our downtown Frankenmuth location, we welcome you to join us in looking back at our past 60 years while moving forward into the future. Our three locations will once again host music, dancing and fun. Don’t miss the Maibaum dancers and Polka Bands located at the main festival tent in Zehnder park. Experience fun and games in the “rock” tent located behind Tiffany’s. The Chamber Platz will feature a beer garden and bands along with the Bavarian Inn Restaurants Fischer Platz. Saturday will play host to a number of events happening throughout town including a kids area with bounce houses and games. Join us Sunday for the one and only Bavarian Festival Parade. All of this and more for only $5 general admission, kids 5 and under are free!
350,000+ Attendees
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St. Anthony's Italian Festival
Jun 10, 2018 - Jun 17, 2018
St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church Wilmington, DE 19805
Since 1972, features food vendors, live entertainment, children's entertainment, midway, 6 outdoor cafes and over 30 vendors. Our schedule of entertainment is full of exciting, renowned performers all eight nights at each of our four outdoor stages by more than a dozen different entertainers. The Festival offers a wide variety of delicious and authentic Italian food specialties. Experience a virtual tour of Italy during your visit by choosing a meal or snack in one of our many outdoor eateries. Throughout the years, St. Anthony’s has been proud to present the very finest in both traditional Italian and contemporary pop music. We recruit professional musicians from up and down the East Coast annually. Artists join us from New York City, Hoboken, NJ, Atlantic City, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and Baltimore–and from around the Eastern United States.
100,000 Attendees
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Jun 03, 2018 - Jun 10, 2018
Headwaters Park Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Since 1982, features music, dancing, beer tents, German food, Germanfest walk, classical organ music, German films, lectures and demonstrations. - - - Events will be held around Fort Wayne at a variety of locations.
80,000 Attendees
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Norfolk Harborfest
Jun 08, 2018 - Jun 10, 2018
Town Point Park Norfolk, VA 23510
Since 1976, The largest, longest-running, free maritime festival in the nation is three explosive days of tall ship visits, national, regional, and local entertainment, electrifying fireworks show, and the biggest outdoor dock party in Hampton Roads. the event features a spectacular Parade of Sail into Norfolk's harbor, go aboard tall ships, music and dancing in the Fiesta Zone, patriotic entertainment, national recording artist entertainment and fun for the entire family in the Pirate Jamboree.
250,000+ Attendees
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Omaha Summer Arts Festival
Jun 08, 2018 - Jun 10, 2018
Downtown Omaha, NE 68101
Since 1975, Visual Arts are a cornerstone of the Omaha Summer Arts Festival with 135 artists from across the country displaying and selling their fine arts and crafts in 12 media including painting, clay, glass, sculpture and photography. The Performing Arts are presented in a variety of formal and informal staging areas representing a diverse blend of styles through the “Voices of the World” series. From jazz and blues to Latin, Irish folk, gospel, Native American, Asian and alternative rock, the Festival provides a multicultural showcase for our community. Family Entertainment and hands-on fun are featured at our large children’s fair with local educators and service organizations offering more than 20 craft projects for kids of all ages. An interactive mural project, puppet stage, toddler play area and special children’s fair stage round out this creative experience for the whole family. The Young Artist Exhibition provides an annual showcase for more than 350 works of art by students in grades 6 through 12. This unique and inspirational exhibit features a variety of two-dimensional and three-dimensional works including clay, drawing, graphics-printmaking, painting and sculpture. Special Events are featured each year such as architectural and home tours, exciting street dances and performance showcases for local theater and youth groups. The annual Old Market Gallery Tour showcases some of the Old Market’s finest art galleries offering exclusive tours, special exhibits, appetizers, desserts and wine sampling. The Taste Fest offers a wide variety of delectable delights from Italian, Chinese, Mexican and Greek to traditional summertime favorites including funnel cakes, ice cream, fresh squeezed lemonade and bratwurst. The Nebraska Craft Brew Fest will quench your thirst as some of the state’s finest microbreweries pour premium pilsners and ales.
80,000 Attendees
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Chicago Blues Festival
Jun 08, 2018 - Jun 10, 2018
Millennium Park Chicago, IL 60601
Since 1984, this festival offers the best in national, international and local blues entertainment on six stages with more than 70 performances. This is one of the finest blues festivals in the world. Entertainment takes place on four stages.
600,000 Attendees
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Riverbend Music Festival
Jun 08, 2018 - Jun 16, 2018
21st Century Waterfront Chattanooga, TN 37402
Since 1982, festival features 6 stages and over 100 artists with all varieties of music, children's activities village and many food and beverage vendors. Nine nights of entertainment for one price. There is a wide array of performers that come to the festival and stages are set up all around downtown Chattanooga. About one hundred acts perform each year on multiple stages. Headline performers are featured on the Coca- Cola Stage, a barge which has been converted into a full concert stage. The barge floats just off shore against a large collection of amphitheater seats built into a hillside at the water's edge. Major companies, such as Cheverlot, Unum, and Budweiser sponsor other stages throughout the riverfront area.
600,000 Attendees
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Belmont Stakes
Jun 07, 2018 - Jun 09, 2018
Belmont Park Elmont, NY 11003
Since 1859. Because of its distance and status as the race that can make or break a Triple Crown champion, the Belmont Stakes has been the venue for some of the most famous moments in American racing. Since 1925 the Belmont Stakes has been a race of 1 1/2 miles. The Belmont Stakes is the final and most demanding leg of the Triple Crown.
90,000 Attendees
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Taste of Charlotte
Jun 08, 2018 - Jun 10, 2018
The Square at Trade and Tryon Charlotte, NC 28202
Taste of Charlotte is a 3 day festival featuring over 100 samples from area restaurants along with Live Music and Entertainment, Interactive Children’s Activities, Cooking Demos, Street Performances, Unique Shopping and a large variety of local, regional and national partners interacting with festival goers, providing information, coupons and free stuff! Admission to Taste of Charlotte is FREE. Purchase festival coins to use for restaurant samples, beverages and kid’s activities. You can purchase your coins on site at booths located throughout the festival or pre-purchase them before arriving and just pick up at a coin booth! Located on Tryon Street, Taste of Charlotte now spans 6 city blocks from Stonewall to 5th Street. Enjoy delicious food while strolling the festival experiencing four stages of entertainment, street performances and interactive tours. Taste of Charlotte truly is a fun, friendly atmosphere for all ages.
115,000 Attendees
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Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
Jun 07, 2018 - Jun 10, 2018
Great Stage Park Manchester, TN 37355
A weekend with a great lineup of entertainment, rides, plus tents of handmade art and lots of great food. 4 of the best days ever. 700 Acres of Tennessee Nature. 150 epic performances. 10+ stages of music. Several dozen comedians. An escape into Excitement. Music. Art. Discoveries. Trees. Fresh Air. Green Grass. A mini film fest. Friends (Old / New). Adventure. Overwhelming happiness. Hugging a stranger by accident. Sharing and Generosity. Bonnaroovian Dancing. Hyperbolic verbiage. System overload. The perfect bite of ice cream.
85,000 Attendees
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Ribfest Chicago 2018
Jun 08, 2018 - Jun 10, 2018
Northcenter Neighborhood Chicago, IL 60618
City Celebrates 20 Years of Ribfest Chicago 50,000 Fans | 50,000 Pounds of BBQ | 25 Hours of Hot Original Music Ribfest Chicago ignites summer with the best bands and hottest barbecue, and fans won’t believe the surprises in store for them this June. Over the years, the BBQ and culinary component has grown from five local restaurants to an incredible thirty rib and non-rib vendors. Meanwhile, with performances by top-tier Chicago talent and premier touring bands, Ribfest Chicago has become an internationally recognized all- original music festival. New this year, the beloved Kids Square – full of free family activities, entertainment and fun – opens on Friday night! Other highlights include the celebrity-judged “Best Ribs” rivalry and the Friday Feature Entertainment. Ribs, rock and roll, and summer fun don’t get any better than Ribfest Chicago! For more information and exclusive Ribfest Chicago VIP passes, visit www.Ribfest- Chicago.com. As seen in 100 million households and 150 countries on the Food Network’s “Eating America with Anthony Anderson,” it’s no wonder that Ribfest Chicago is perennially crowned “Best Food Fest.” The Northcenter neighborhood event is home to Chicago’s best rib festival and remains one of the city’s top “summer must” attractions. Ribfest Chicago is also a nationally- recognized FREE music festival. Top local and touring acts make up a delicious blend of indie, roots rock and alt country for one of the hottest all- original lineups in the Midwest. Ribfest Chicago has contributed more than $300,000 to Northcenter schools and nonprofits to improve education, benefit critical nonprofit work, assist special needs and fight hunger, in addition to funding chamber projects and annual programming. $10 Donation (per person/$20 per family) is requested to benefit Northcenter philanthropy and community programs. CTA Buses 50 and 80 stop at Damen/Irving Park Rd. El: Brown Line to Irving Park.
65,000 Attendees
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Portugal Day Newark Festival
Jun 08, 2018 - Jun 10, 2018
Peter Francisco Park Newark, NJ 07105
Since 1978. Portugal Day Newark is the largest Portuguese Heritage Festival in the Nation. Dive in and explore Portuguese culture and cuisine close up. Be moved. International music and dance performances happen all night long! From folk dancing to special performances by Portuguese recording artists, classical guitarists, to classic rock you’ll get experience all that Portugal is right here in Newark. Creating record breaking attendance every year. You should you expect at the festival? - Great Food - Great Drinks - Live Music - Kid Activities - Great Local Vendors - Portuguese History - United Community - Folclore Dancers - Happy People Visit our website for full schedule of events
750,000 Attendees
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