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EventCrazy.com showcased events of the week May 20

By Maria King
May 20, 2019, 11:01:19 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.


May 25, 2019 - May 26, 2019
Columbia, MO65201
Since 1989, a display of military and vintage aircraft both on and off the ground, plus other entertainment and food. A great educational experience for all ages. Performing at the air show will be: Lima Lima two-ship T-34 aerobatic demonstration – returning after 7 years, Flight of the Stearman four-ship aerial demonstration – for the first time, US Air Force Wings of Blue Skydiving Team – for the first time, United States Army Special Operations Command Black Daggers Parachute Team, WWII de Havilland Vampire aerobatic demonstration, Lockheed T-33 ‘Shooting Star’ aerobatic demonstration, Trojan Phlyers T-28 aerobatic demonstration team, 1948 A-1 Skyraider aerobatic demonstration, UH-1B “Huey” helicopter aerial demonstration – for the first time, T-6A Texan II two-ship aerial demonstration – flying for the first time, Reno Racer “Radial Velocity” T-6 aerobatic demonstration Model airplanes flying and on display - for the first time. Helicopters on static display will be the: UH-60 BlackHawk, UH-72 Lakota, CH-47 Chinook, USN Helicopter Sea Combat “Dragon Whales”, Other static displays will include: A-10 Thunderbolt II, Military Vehicles, BT-13 Vultee, Curtiss JN-4 Jenny, P-51 Mustang, Piper L-4 Grasshopper, Cessna L-19 Bird Dog, T-6A Texan II, A-1 Skyraider, WWI Dawn Patrol, 16 Aeronca
100,000+ Attendees
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May 24, 2019 - May 26, 2019
Wantagh, NY11793
Since 2004, The sky will be filled with high flying excitement from the civilian planes and the Military teams and much more. - - - - Performers 2019: United States Air Force Thunderbirds - United States Army Golden Knights - Sean D. Tucker – Team Oracle - John Klatt Airshows – “Screamin Sasquatch” - Matt Chapman – Embry Riddle - GEICO Skytypers - American Air Power Museum Warbirds - SUNY Farmingdale Aviation - 106th Rescue Wing
200,000 Attendees
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May 23, 2019 - May 25, 2019
Fairmont, WV26554
Since 1983. The Festival officially opens on Thursday, with the start of the Grand Feature Parade followed by the Opening Ceremonies at Palatine Park in Downtown Fairmont. Following this are three days of fun-filled activities for the whole family. Please come and enjoy the live entertainment, carnival, parade, fantastic food and a gigantic fireworks display to finish it all off. It all culminates Saturday with the Amateur Pepperoni Roll Bake-Off, so come hungry because the public chooses the winner here. Anyone can purchase tickets; those tickets can be exchanged for samples of any of the contestant's rolls. The contestant with the most votes will win a $300 grand prize. If that’s not enough, you could enter the Pepperoni Roll Eating Competition that will be held that evening at 4 pm. So now that you have sampled the local fare and spent a weekend riding carnival rides, sit back and enjoy the evenings scheduled entertainment, followed by fireworks. We are in hopes that you can join us for a weekend of fun and kick off your summer here in Fairmont.
50,000 Attendees
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May 24, 2019 - May 27, 2019
Seattle, WA98109
Since 1972, held on over 74 acres, artists from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alaska and British Columbia, along with special guests from throughout the world, create a multi-cultural extravaganza embracing music and dance performances, visual arts and folklore exhibits, hands-on ethnic children's activities, symposia, dance and music workshops, crafts, food, imported goods, demonstrations of traditional arts and more. Festival hosts more than 6,000 participants, 17 stages and roughly 1,000 performances.
225,000 Attendee
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May 23, 2019 - May 26, 2019
Jacksonville, FL32202
Since 1981. The Tradition Continues Experience all Downtown Jacksonville has to offer as it comes alive with the sounds of jazz greats and modern favorites at the Jacksonville Jazz Festival on Memorial Day weekend. Join the City of Jacksonville and experience three stages of live jazz, local food, drinks, shopping and entertainment. Since first taking place in 1981, the Jazz Fest has become one of the largest jazz festivals in the country, offering a fun and vibrant street festival atmosphere, you can experience it on an even larger scale throughout 15 blocks of downtown.
100,000 Attendees
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May 25, 2019
Collingswood, NJ08108
Since 1979, An estimated 50,000 people attended the 2017 event which was expanded to include more blocks and attractions and we expect this year to be even bigger. 200+ artists and crafters will display and sell their unique creations in a juried show. Children will have their day of fun in the “KidZone” featuring pony rides, carnival games, rides and children-friendly crafters. Multiple stages of live music will feature blues, rock, folk and more. A schedule will be posted closer to the actual date of the event. An antique and classic auto show and Harley-Davidson motorcycle display add to the festival’s appeal. Visitors will also find several Food Courts complimenting the downtown restaurants and cafés. There will be everything from pulled pork to fancy desserts! May Fair also welcomes the return of the renowned Collingswood Farmers Market offering “Jersey Fresh” produce, flowers and more sold in a delightful open air atmosphere. Parking is available in the PATCO lots and on side streets. Haddon Avenue will be closed to traffic beginning at 6 am. PATCO is a great way to come to May Fair; the Collingswood station is a block from the action! If you need an address to Google or to enter in your GPS, use 678 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood, NJ 08108 which is the Borough Hall in the center of town.
50,000 Attendees
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May 25, 2019 - May 27, 2019
Colorado Springs, CO80904
Since 1975. The historic district on Colorado Avenue between 23rd Street and 27th Street will come alive with live music, food, fun and entertainment for the entire family. One of the state's largest craft vendor fairs is highlighted with features including pony rides, kids play area, petting zoo, mechanical bull, toy train rides, gold panning, wild west gunfight re-enactments, live blacksmithing, period costumed characters, live birds of prey, native American dancers, quick draw competition, and two beer gardens with live music running all three days.
120,000 Attendees
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May 25, 2019 - May 27, 2019
Cincinnati, OH45202
Since 1979, the nation's longest running culinary arts festival features live continuous entertainment with national recording stars on 4 stages. Plus over 40 fine restaurants serve up delicious and delectable menu items. Other attractions include a family variety stage, amusement rides and street performers.
500,000+ Attendees
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May 25, 2019
Indianapolis, IN46204
Since 1958, features floats, marching bands, giant balloons, special entertainment groups and the drivers of the famous Indy 500.The IPL 500 Festival Parade allows all spectators to witness the pageantry and larger-than- life floats light up the streets of downtown Indianapolis. Well- known celebrities, costumed characters, marching bands, patriotic units, specialty units, spectacular floats and giant helium balloons will fill the streets to celebrate the world's largest single-day sporting event, the Indianapolis 500. The tradition continues with the 33 starting drivers of the Indianapolis 500 serving as honorary grand marshals the day before the race, riding in the traditional rows of three, with the winner of the pole position bringing up the rear. - See more at: http://www.500festival.com/parade#sthash.RWsZSEgO. d puf
300,000 Attendees
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May 25, 2019 - May 26, 2019
Atlanta, GA30306
The Atlanta Jazz Festival is regarded as one of the Country's Largest Free Jazz Festivals. It's an annual musical showcase that celebrates jazz legends as well as up and coming musicians throughout the entire month of May in various venues around Atlanta. The festival culminates each Memorial Day weekend with show- stopping performances at Piedmont Park. This is one event you do not want to miss.
150,000 Attendee
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May 23, 2019 - May 27, 2019
Mason City, IA50401
This family event recognizes the musical heritage of North Iowa. Mason City is the home town of Meridith Willson, on which is based the musical, "The Music Man". Each spring since 1936 the city has held this musical tribute to the young musicians of the area. Family style professional entertianment of all types, high school jazz bands, concert bands a talent show, a large car show, craft show and carnival. The highlight of the week end is a large parade featuring over 25 bands and 100's of units makes its way through the now fictional "River City". as it has been.
80,000 Attendees
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May 24, 2019 - May 27, 2019
Madison, WI53713
"The Worlds Largest Brat Fest" is a true Madison tradition. Come see the Johnsonville “World Largest Touring Grill”. The events current "self proclaimed " World record stands at 189,432 brats consumed in just 4 days.
80,000 Attendees
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May 25, 2019
Chicago, IL60505
Since 1870. One of the nations largest Memorial Day parades with over 25,000 marchers. Chicago's Memorial Day Parade honors all men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country. The Wreath Laying Ceremony will begin at 11am at the Eternal Flame on Daley Plaza (Dearborn and Washington Streets). The parade will step off at noon and proceed south on State Street from Lake Street to Van Buren Street. The City of Chicago will give special recognition to our fallen heroes and their survivors at the annual Wreath Laying Ceremony and Memorial Day Parade. Gold Star family members are identified by the Gold Star Lapel Pin and the Next of Kin Lapel Pin that are presented to families who have lost a loved one in the United States Armed Forces to combat operations or while on active duty. Approved by Congress beginning in 1947, the Gold Star Pins are not an award, but symbols of honor worn by family members in remembrance of their fallen loved ones and the ultimate sacrifice they made.
50,000 Attendees
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May 27, 2019
Washington, DC20515
Since 2005. Americans of all ages and generations can share this experience as the route of the parade draws over 150,000 spectators, a testament to the public’s desire to honor our heroes in uniform. The parade includes nearly 200 elements, including marching bands, active duty and retired military units, youth groups, and parade floats—as well as hundreds of veterans from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, and Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.
150,000 Attendees
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May 27, 2019
Honolulu, HI96814
Every year, tens of thousands of people gather on Oahu’s south shore along with thousands more who join this event via live streaming and telecast to honor loved ones and generate hope toward the future. Lantern Floating Hawaii allows people a personal moment to remember, reflect and offer gratitude to those who came before us. It is also a collective experience where families, friends and even strangers reach out with love and understanding to support one-another. We become stronger as a community when we are able to recognize our shared values. Lantern Floating Hawaii helps to open our hearts in an experience that transcends the human boundaries that usually divide us.
50,000 Attendees
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May 25, 2019 - May 26, 2019
Arroyo Grande, CA93420
Since 1983, As one of California's largest festivals and premiere festival on the Central Coast this family-style event brings together thousands of visitors and residents to enjoy activities and entertainment, the Strawberry Stampede, hundreds of art, craft and display booths, ethnic foods, and of course, scrumptious strawberry treats of all kinds in shortcakes, funnel cakes, milkshakes, ice cream and by the box! The wonderful May weather and ambiance of the historic downtown village also add to the festivals merriment. Thousands of visitors from all our western states attend or participate in the festival. If you plan on attending, we recommend making your lodging reservations at least six months in advance. Admission is free but bring money for food, drink and children's game booths. Features include Strawberry Stampede walk/run, Strawberry Pancake Breakfast, Strawberry Shortcake and T-shirt booths, Strawberry Prince and Princess Contest, Strawberry Blonde Contest, Strawberry Cook-Off Contest, Kiddie Carnival, Arts and Crafts Show, and Entertainment including Ethnic, Folk, Blues, Jazz, Contemporary and Rock 'n Roll music!
150,000 Attendees
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