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    EventCrazy.com showcased events of the week May 21

    By Maria King
    May 21, 2018, 2:16:47 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.

    NY Air Show at Jones Beach
    May 25, 2018 - May 27, 2018
    Jones Beach State Park Wantagh, NY 11793
    Since 2004, The sky will be filled with high flying excitement from the civilian planes and the Military teams and much more. - - - Performers 2018: United States Navy Blue Angels, Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds, U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor (Lockheed Martin) United States Army Golden Knights - Sean D. Tucker – Team Oracle - John Klatt Airshows – “Screamin Sasquatch” - Matt Chapman – Embry Riddle - David Windmiller - GEICO Skytypers American Air Power Museum Warbirds - SUNY Farmingdale Aviation - 106th Rescue Wing
    200000 Attendees
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    Devon Horse Show and Country Fair
    May 24, 2018 - Jun 03, 2018
    Devon Fairgrounds Devon, PA 19333
    Since 1897. From a one day Show of 28 classes, Devon grew quickly. By 1914 Devon Horse Show was the largest outdoor horse show in the country, a reputation it still holds today. The show competition is broken into numerous categories. Food and entertainment provide for a great day of family fun.
    100000+ Attendees
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    Riverfest
    May 25, 2018 - May 27, 2018
    Julius Breckling Riverfront Park Little Rock, AR 72295
    Since 1977, Features performing arts, visual arts, bands on 6 stages, food vendors, beer vendors, entertainment and children's activities. From offering an outstanding children’s event where every activity is free to the participant during Springfest, to numerous special attractions, awesome food, arts and crafts to the outstanding music experience during Riverfest, there is something for everyone. Sponsors are the life-blood of Riverfest and help turn the planning into reality. From large corporate donors who sponsor the fireworks, to private individuals who sponsor craft activities during Springfest, to local police, fire, and city agencies who donate many man-hours, Riverfest enjoys the support of the entire community. One dollar of every ticket sold goes back into the community. Visit the KidZone Craft Tent where you can cool crafts and participate in fun art projects. RIDES, RIDES, and more RIDES! Join us at the East end of the park at Riverfest in 2017 for a midway like you've never seen before. Joining us from Louisiana, Lowery Carnival will have a variety of fair rides and games to choose from! So be sure and come down to get the best view of the festival from atop the ferris wheel! Don’t miss the Fireworks Show on Sunday night, June 4th, to conclude the 40th anniversary celebration. Music will be simulcast throughout Riverfront Park and broadcast on The Point 94.1. Thank you to First Security Bank for presenting Arkansas’ largest fireworks display. You don’t want to miss this spectacular show!
    80000 Attendees
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    Three Rivers Festival
    May 24, 2018 - May 26, 2018
    Palatine Park Fairmont, WV 26554
    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.
    50000 Attendees
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    Northwest Folklife Festival
    May 25, 2018 - May 28, 2018
    Seattle Center Armory Seattle, WA 98109
    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.
    225000 Attendees
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    Taste of Cincinnati
    May 26, 2018 - May 28, 2018
    Along Fifth Street Cincinnati, OH 45202
    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.
    500000+ Attendees
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    Indy 500
    May 27, 2018
    Indianapolis Motor Speedway Indianapolis, IN 46222
    Since 1909. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway officially opened with balloon races June 5, 1909, followed by motorcycle races Aug. 14 and automobile races Aug. 19. Today the race is one of the most popular sporting events in the world. Held every year on Memorial Day weekend, diehard racing fans come together to watch the fastest of the fast vie for the checkered flag. Elite racing teams, drivers and autos compete on the world stage for Formula 1's biggest prize.
    120000 Attendees
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    Bolder Boulder 10k Run and Memorial Day Celebration
    May 28, 2018
    Folsom Field at University of Colorado Boulder, CO 80309
    Since 1979. The Tribute begins in Folsom Field at NOON on Memorial Day. With as many as 70,000 spectators, this has become the nation’s largest Memorial Day celebration. Watch some of the world’s elite runners finish at Folsom Field as they compete for the biggest 10k prize purse in the world. The Flatirons are your backdrop as you wind through Boulder’s neighborhoods and downtown about a mile above sea level. The course is packed with dancers, music and much more. You like bacon? Waterslides? Hula Dancers? Us too. After you finish, head over to the Expo for great food and drink samples, and tons of other schwag. An important part of the BolderBOULDER is to honor the men and women who have served our country during peace and war, particularly those who paid the supreme sacrifice, in defense of the U.S.A. After the BolderBOULDER, our Memorial Day Tribute includes: • One of the largest enlistment ceremonies in the state of Colorado The presentation of the Nation’s Colors. A 21-gun salute by the University of Colorado NROTC members. Taps. An F-16 fly-over by the Naval Strike and Air Warfare. Center from NAS Fallon, NV Sky divers carrying flags from each branch of military. The singing of our national anthem. The Mile-Hi Sky Diving Team will perform their traditional exhibition sky dive to kick off the BolderBOULDER Memorial Day Tribute. All members of the Mile-Hi Sky Diving team are United States Parachuting Association certified professional exhibition jumpers. Throughout their 16-year history with the ceremony the group has varied to include BolderBOULDER finishers, military personnel including Air Force Academy officers and Colorado natives.
    70000 Attendees
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    Atlanta Jazz Festival
    May 26, 2018 - May 27, 2018
    Piedmont Park Atlanta, GA 30306
    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.
    150000 Attendees
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    Worlds Largest Brat Fest
    May 25, 2018 - May 28, 2018
    Alliant Energy Center Madison, WI 53713
    "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.
    80000 Attendees
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    Chicago Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremony and Parade
    May 26, 2018
    Downtown Chicago, IL 60505
    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.
    50000 Attendees
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    The National Memorial Day Parade
    May 28, 2018
    National Mall Washington, DC 20515
    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.
    150000 Attendees
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    Lantern Floating Ceremony
    May 28, 2018
    Ala Moana Beach Park Honolulu, HI 96814
    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.
    50000 Attendees
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    Strawberry Festival
    May 26, 2018 - May 27, 2018
    Downtown Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
    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!
    150000 Attendees
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    BottleRock Napa Valley-Sold Out for 2018
    May 25, 2018 - May 27, 2018
    Bottlerock Napa Festival Napa, CA 94559
    BottleRock 2018 features Bruno Mars, The Killers, Muse and many more. Featuring over 70 acts, a culinary stage with dozens of celebrity chefs, a spa, Bourbon and Beer garden, Wine Garden, Sweet Street, Family Zone and so much more. Thus event always sell out. You can obtain tickets through the after market. Visit the website for details.
    80000 Attendees
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