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EventCrazy.com showcased events of the week Sep. 4

By Maria King
September 05, 2018, 10:49:05 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.

Art in the Park
Sep 07, 2018 - Sep 09, 2018
Julia Davis Park Boise, ID 83799
Since 1955, Boise Art Museum's Art in the Park is widely recognized as one of the premiere cultural events in the Northwest. This annual open-air festival provides visitors of all ages and interests with the opportunity to meet more than 250 artists and purchase their works. During the three-day event, Boise Art Museum presents a variety of contemporary arts and crafts along with an exceptional array of live entertainment, park performances, wonderful food and hands-on activities for children.
150,000 Attendees
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Mountain View Art and Wine Festival
Sep 08, 2018 - Sep 09, 2018
Downtown Mountain View, CA 94041
Since 1971. Silicon Valley's World-Class Art and Music Festival is a vibrant multicultural celebration featuring 600 professional artists and craftmakers showing exceptional handcrafted wares, stellar live music, the Pigskin Party Lounge with giant screen TV, festive food and drink with premium wines, microbrews, mojitos and margaritas, an organic and green products showcase, health and wellness displays, home and garden exhibits, a special remembrance ceremony to honor the heroes from 9/11, and action-packed Kids' Park with the School of Rock Stage, climbing wall, amusements and super cool body art. Admission is free. Takes place along Castro Street Between El Camino Real and Evelyn Avenue.
150,000+ Attendees
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Little Falls Arts and Crafts Fair
Sep 08, 2018 - Sep 09, 2018
Historic Downtown Little Falls, MN 56345
Since 1972, Little Falls is host to one of the nations largest arts and crafts show. Enjoy handmade crafts from artists all over the nation.showcasing over 900 exhibitors and 70 food vendors. Use the FREE Shuttle Bus. Shuttle bus parking is located at the Morrison County Fairgrounds.
100,000 Attendees
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Brimfield Outdoor Antique Shows
Sep 07, 2018 - Sep 08, 2018
Main Street at Wales Road Brimfield, MA 01010
Since 1959, this show is renowned throughout the world as a unique gathering of over 4,000 dealers from all corners of North America. With over 20 independently operated shows along a 1 mile stretch of Route 20, see a variety of treasures. Takes place on Route 20 East and West, between Exits 8 and 9 of the Massachusetts Turnpike from sun-up to sun- down.
130,000 Attendees
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Marion Popcorn Festival
Sep 06, 2018 - Sep 08, 2018
Downtown Marion Marion, OH 43301
Since 1981, features great entertainment by well known musical entertainers, rides, fine arts and craft exhibitors displaying and selling their wares, kiddie korner, Popcorn 100 bike tour, Popcorn 5000 (5K run), parade with over 250 units and a lot more. Plus go to the Popcorn Museum and see over 50 antique poppers. Also takes place on other streets downtown. Orville Redenbacher Parade on Thursday evening.
250,000+ Attendees
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Norwalk Oyster Festival
Sep 07, 2018 - Sep 09, 2018
Veteran's Memorial Park East Norwalk, CT 06850
Since 1978, waterfront festival features national, regional and local entertainment, arts and crafts with over 225 juried crafters, tall ships, harbor cruises, oyster shucking and slurping contests, and an international food court. Plus entertainment and activities for children at Kid's Cove.
100,000+ Attendees
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Mainstrasse Village Oktoberfest
Sep 07, 2018 - Sep 09, 2018
Mainstrasse Village Covington, KY 41011
Since 1980, families and travelers from throughout the Midwest join with local crowds in enjoying this festival. Features works by nearly 100 artisans and crafters from all over the country. Traditional German food, plus a variety of other favorites. Kinderplatz returns to Goebel Park. Spend the day just full of adventures for younger children, including children’s rides, pony rides and balloon makers. For older children and adults, the amusement midway returns with the towering Ferris Wheel, plus continuous live entertainment by traditional and contemporary performers weaves the festive mood throughout Oktoberfest.
250,000 Attendees
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Seafood Festival
Sep 07, 2018 - Sep 09, 2018
Along the Water Hampton Beach, NH 03843
Since 1990. Over 60 of the Seacoast’s top restaurants serving an abundance of mouthwatering seafood delicacies; 80 Arts and Crafts vendors promoting locally made products; hundreds of Ocean Boulevard merchants offering end-of-the- season sidewalk sales; a Kiddie Land with ongoing entertainment and games presented by Radio Disney; continuous culinary chef demonstrations produced by Pat Whitley; and two stages of continuous entertainment featuring top regional bands. There are three “don’t miss” main events planned throughout the weekend the must-see Lobster Roll Eating Competition and spectacular fireworks display on Saturday and on Sunday spectators will view an amazing Sky Diving extravaganza by Sky Dive New England. Free parking and shuttle service is offered at over 13 in-town satellite parking lots. The shuttle service has proved to be the fastest, safest, and most cost effective way to get to the Festival. With no cost and less aggravation, it has become the most popular way to attend and enjoy the festival for families and our volunteers.
150,000 Attendees
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Funfest
Sep 08, 2018 - Sep 09, 2018
Downtown Hazleton, PA 18201
Since 1979, Two-day street fair featuring a car show, craft/home party vendors, festival foods, non-profit booths, kids activities, senior activities, parade, free entertainment, rides, games and so much more. Free admission and free parking all weekend. Join in our "Homecoming" celebration as we honor the beginnings of Funfest, and look to the future. Share a weekend with family, friends, and classmates at NEPA's largest free admission event.
100,000+ Attendees
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The Great Reno Balloon Race
Sep 07, 2018 - Sep 09, 2018
Rancho San Rafael Park Reno, NV 89599
Since 1982. The Great Reno Balloon Race is the largest free hot-air ballooning event in the world. During three days in early September, you can look up into the Reno skies and see a rainbow of hot air balloons soaring about. From its humble beginnings with just 20 balloons, The Great Reno Balloon Race has taken flight with up to 100 balloons each year. The idea was to create an event that would keep visitors in town the weekend between the State Fair and the Reno Air Races and 33 years later, it is known as a world-renowned, and locally, a beloved community tradition. Taking place just a few miles north of downtown Reno, the event enchants both young and old with its vibrant colors and inspiring music. The Balloon Race has won many awards over the years including ‘Best Special Event in Reno’ and ‘Best Special Event in Northern Nevada. The number of lives touched by the beautiful spectacle continues to rise just like the balloons themselves.
125,000 Attendees
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Defeat of Jesse James Days
Sep 05, 2018 - Sep 09, 2018
Downtown Northfield, MN 55057
Since 1948. On September 7, 1876, outlaw Jesse James rode in to Northfield and was determined to rob the bank. Little did he know the infamous Jesse James would soon meet his match. Shots were fired and men died. Northfielders Joseph Lee Heywood and Nicolaus Gustavson gave their lives in the struggle, but Northfield had triumphed. The bank was safe, and Northfield was the last stop for the James- Younger Gang. Reenactment of bank raid where James Gang was defeated, rodeo, arts and crafts festival, 5K and 15K runs, medicine show, carnival, tractor pull, bingo, yummy food, square dance, kiddie and full scale parade and so much more. This event takes place at various sites throughout the town.
100,000 Attendees
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Hoboken Italian Festival
Sep 06, 2018 - Sep 09, 2018
Downtown Hoboken, NJ 07030
Since 1927, a waterfront extravaganza with international food and music. Celebrating the Feast of the Madonna Dei Martiri, there is a procession through the streets on Saturday which is proceeded by the Blessing of the Fleet. Amusement rides and a carnival offer activities for kids as well. A fireworks display takes place Saturday night.
120,000 Attendees
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Plymouth Fall Festival
Sep 07, 2018 - Sep 09, 2018
Downtown Plymouth Plymouth, MI 48170
The Plymouth Community Fall Festival is comprised of local non-profit organizations that come together to provide a vehicle to raise funds and provide the community with an outstanding entertainment experience for people of all ages. Events include antique marts, craft shows, car shows, carnival rides, fun booths, all culminating in the Annual Rotary Chicken Dinner serving over 10,000 dinners on Sunday.
100,000 Attendees
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Little Village Festival and Street Mexican Independence Day Parade
Sep 07, 2018 - Sep 09, 2018
Plaza Garibaldi, Little Village Chicago, IL 60608
Since 1989. Held in Chicago's Little Village neighborhood, this annual community cultural event celebrates Mexico's independence from Spanish rule. Highlights include food, music, carnival rides and kids' entertainment. 26th Street Mexican Independence Day Parade takes place on Sunday.
200,000 Attendees
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Johnson County Old Settlers Festival
Sep 06, 2018 - Sep 08, 2018
Downtown Olathe Olathe, KS 66061
A tradition since 1898, this festival fills downtown Olathe, KS with nationally recognized musical entertainment, a huge carnival, classic auto show, arts and crafts vendors, over 20 excellent food booths operated by local non-profit organizations, and much, much more. The largest parade in Kansas begins 10am Saturday! This year's FREE entertainment includes: Friday, Sept. 7th * The Rippers * The ZEROS Saturday, Sept. 8th * Funk Sydicate * EXILE Carnival wristband special: ALL-YOU-CAN-RIDE just $28 per person, per session* *Thursday: 5pm-10pm *Friday: 5-pm-11pm Saturday: (2 sessions) 12pm-5pm or 5pm-11pm **Single tickets and family ticket packs also available** **New ride "Freakout" not included with wristband special** Bring the family, grab your friends and join us in Olathe September 6-8! Admission: FREE Location: Downtown Olathe, KS Ages: ALL FOR FULL INFORMATION, GO TO: http://www.facebook.com/JohnsonCountyOldSettlers http://www.johnsoncountyoldsettlers.com PLEASE: NO PETS ALLOWED WITHIN THE ENTIRE PERMIT/EVENT AREA
250,000 Attendees
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Hebron Harvest Fair
Sep 06, 2018 - Sep 09, 2018
Hebron Lions Fairgrounds Hebron, CT 06248
This family-fun agricultural fair Sept. 6-9 features midway rides, live music, livestock exhibits and events, motorsports, DockDogs canine aquatics, Two by Two educational petting zoo, racing pigs, Axe Women Loggers of Maine, Old McDonald's Farm Tent activities, exhibits, contests, carnival games, a variety of vendors, Beer and Wine Garden, favorite fair food and more. Highlights include: * Thursday - Hebron's Got Talent winners (7 pm), Double Figure 8 Racing (7:30 pm) * Friday - Coconuts comedy-rock show (2:30 pm), Hypnotist Dan LaRosa (6:30 pm), Demolition Derby (7:30 pm), Changes in Latitudes - Jimmy Buffett tribute show (8:30 pm) * Saturday - Conn. State Tractor Pullers (10 am), Pony Pull (3 pm), Mass. Truck Pullers (7 pm), Billy Joel band members Mike DelGuidice and Big Shot (8:30 pm) * Sunday - Oxen Pulls (10 am), Frankie Justin (2 pm), N.Y. Tractor Pullers (2 pm, 5 pm), LOCASH (3:30 pm) On Thursday, fair parking, admission and rides are $1 each (minimum 10-ride purchase). Daily admission is $13 Friday - Sunday, $10 online in advance, $26 for a season pass, and free for accompanied children under age 13 and active duty military with military ID. Military family members and veterans with ID receive a $2 discount. On Friday, seniors 65 and older are admitted free until 4 pm. Unlimited ride wristbands (for riders 36 inches and taller) are $25 Thursday, Friday and Sunday, $30 Saturday, or $20 online in advance. Ride tickets are $1.50 each, $25 for 20 tickets, or $50 for 50 tickets plus 1 free ride. Rides take 2 or more tickets each. Fair hours are 4-10:30 pm Thursday, noon - midnight Friday, 9 am - midnight Saturday, and 9 am - 7:30 pm Sunday. Main midway hours are 4-10:30 pm Thursday, 2 pm - midnight Friday, 10 am - midnight Saturday, and 10 am - 7:30 pm Sunday. Kiddieland hours are 4-10 pm Thursday, noon - 10 pm Friday, 10 am - 10 pm Saturday, and 10 am - 7:30 pm Sunday. For more information, call Dreamland Amusements at 866-666-3247 or the fair at 860-228- 0542. The Hebron Harvest Fair is produced by the Hebron Lions Agricultural Society, a 501(c)(5) non-profit organization.
100,000 Attendees
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