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California, Oxnard, Event Date: July 26 & 27, 2014

Oxnard, CA Spices it up with the 21st Annual Oxnard Salsa Festival, July 26th & 27th

Spicy food, hot music and Oxnard's cool ocean breezes are on the menu for the 21st Annual Oxnard Salsa Festival. Plaza Park is the place for a two-day celebration of everything salsa – the food, the music, and the dance. You can taste it, you can dance it, and you can even take it home! The Festival is open 11 am to 7 pm Saturday & Sunday. Admission and parking are free. Sizzling entertainment takes center stage with six of the area’s hottest salsa bands. The Festival Marketplace features gourmet salsas & sauces, boutique clothing, hand crafted jewelry, garden art, hats ...

 



California, Oakland, Event Date: July 26th, 2014

Oakland’s Elegant Intimate Evening of Entertainment, Fine Cuisine, Music, Dancing and Community Recognitions

On Saturday, July 26th, Oakland Parks and Recreation is bringing back by popular demand, the iconic Entertainment Series “An Intimate Evening” featuring outstanding musical entertainment at the Dunsmuir Hellman Historic Estate, 2960 Peralta Oaks Court, Oakland, 6pm to 11pm.  With the majestic and soaring backdrop of the Dunsmuir Mansion, the event  begins at 6:00pm with performances featuring renown local and national musical acts of Martin Luther, Ric Alexander, Funky Latin Orchestra, “K” Brick ...

 



California, Clayton, Event Date: July 19-20 and July 25-27

Midsummer Mozart Festival Continues in Bay Area with 40th Anniversary Season

Maestro George Cleve leads the Festival Orchestra in 40th Anniversary Season of the Midsummer Mozart Festival, North America’s only all-Mozart festival. Two different programs are presented, the first, July 19-20, and the second, July 25-27. Concert venues are St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, San Francisco; First Congregational Church, Berkeley; and Bing Concert Hall, Stanford University. Tickets $30 - $65. Discounts for students, teachers, and groups. Tickets and info at ...

 



California, Oakland, Event Date: July 18th - 26th, 2014

20th Annual Brainwash Drive-In/Bike-In/Walk-In Movie Festival, Oakland, CA, July 18th - 26th

The 20th Annual Brainwash Drive-In/Bike-In/Walk-In Movie Festival will be held, again, at Nimby, 8410 Amelia at 85th Ave., Oakland, CA. With a virtual plethora of weird, unusual and just plain great short and feature movies, including a previous Academy Award nominee movie from India, this year promises to be worthy of the culmination of 20 years of fine movies for audience enjoyment and edification from Brainwash Movies ...

 



California, Venice Beach, Event Date: July 26 to 27, 2014

6th Annual Summer Fest on Venice Beach, CA, July 26 to 27

Since 2009, Summerfest on Venice Beach has brought live music shows and delicious food to Los Angeles County. This year it will be held July 26 to 27 (Saturday 10am-7pm; Sunday, 10am-5:30pm) at Venice Beach’s Ocean Walk Front (1800 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA). The Festival is a two-day party that attracts close to 50,000 people. A family-friendly festival with free admission, Summerfest performers include the likes of Jimmy Jax Pinchak Bank, Eileen Carey, and RandomNinjas ...

 



California, Willits, Event Date: August 9 & 10, 2014

Mendocino County Museum's Kinetic Carnivale is Steaming into Willits August 9 & 10

Mendocino County Museum’s third Annual Kinetic Carnivale is steaming into Willits for the weekend, Saturday and Sunday, August 9, 10am-7pm and Sunday, August 10, 10am-4pm. This highly-anticipated kinetic and steampunk festival returns with many fan favorites including the popular kinetic handcar races where you can root for your favorite team and car; the Whimsy Circus, where children can swing on a giant bed and enjoy jugglers, games, crafts and performances; the Mustache and Beard competition where the most ...

 


 

California, Walnut Park, Event Date: August 1, 2 and 3rd, 2014

4th annual Walnut Park Summer Fest – Downtown Street Festival, Walnut Park, CA, August 1st - 3rd

County of Los Angeles Supervisor Gloria Molina and the Florence-Firestone/Walnut Park Chamber of Commerce has announced its 4th annual Walnut Park Summer Fest – Downtown Street Festival as it opens the weekend of August 1, 2 and 3rd in the community of Walnut Park, CA. Admission to the six-block downtown festival is free and open to the public. Hours of the Festival are Friday, August 1 from 5p.m.-11p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 11a.m.-11p.m. The festival will once again be presented in the heart of the major shopping area along Pacific Blvd. between Florence Ave. and Grand Ave ...

 


 

Colorado, Bellvue, Event Date: August 31st 2014

19th Annual Richard Schmid Fine Art Auction, Bellvue, CO, August 31st

The Richard Schmid Fine Art Auction is held near Labor Day weekend each year under a big top tent in Rist Canyon, West of Fort Collins, Colorado. Since its humble beginnings in 1996, over 1,300 pieces of fine, original art have been auctioned for a total of more than $1.8 million dollars. This year it is held Sunday, August 31st, 1:00-4:00 P.M. at Station #1, 11835 Rist Canyon Road, Bellvue, CO. The featured artists are both local to Colorado and also known internationally ...

 


 

Colorado, Denver, Event Date: August 2 to 10, 2014

Denver Comes Alive With the Sound of Music - Central City Opera to Perform August 2 to 10

Audiences of all ages can hum along to their favorite songs when Central City Opera (CCO) brings to Denver one of the most popular Broadway productions of all time, The Sound of Music. The Tony Award winning musical, which was also a five-time Academy Award winning movie, is CCO’s final production for the 2014 Festival and will be performed at the DPAC’s Ellie Caulkins Opera House (1101 13th St, Denver, CO) for seven performances from August 2 through August 10. The additional Von Trapp children will be played by members of the Colorado Children’s Chorale, and  ...

 


 

Colorado, Black Hawk, Event Date: August 16 & 17, 2014

Gilpin County Fair Coming to Black Hawk, Colorado, August 16 & 17

The Gilpin County Fair is a small town fair in a mountain setting with big time events.  The 22nd Annual Fair, to be held August 16 & 17 at 230 Norton Drive, Black Hawk, CO, will boast a full Mardi Gras Rodeo on Saturday beginning at 1pm, with a free hotdog and s’more bonfire at 6pm.  All the locals will be out on Sunday to enjoy the Gymkhana (horse speed events) and the High Country Auxiliary pancake breakfast. Other exciting opportunities for the kids include carnival games, free rides, petting zoo, pony rides, slacklines, mutton bustin’ and face painting. Adults should check  ...

 


 

Colorado, Boulder, Event Date: July 4, 5 & 6

Celebrate the 4th of July at the Boulder Art & JazzFest, July 4-6

Celebrate the 4th of July with fine arts & crafts, live music and great food at the Boulder Art & JazzFest, Friday, July 4-6, 10am-5pm., Saturday, 10am-6pm., Sunday, 10am-5pm. This free event will take place at Pearl Street Mall, 1300 Pearl St., Boulder, CO. This family friendly Cajun style New Orleans festival offers 75 local artisans selling their fine arts & crafts face painting and six bands performing over the three day weekend. Free Parking is available all weekend in the city lots ...

 


 

Colorado, Englewood, Event Date: August 9 and 10

Summer Splash Art & Music Fest at Denver's Sloan's Lake, August 9th and 10th

This summer's big splash is at Sloan's Lake in Denver. The Denver Arts Festival at Sloan's Lake is the first annual fine art and music event at Denver's 2nd largest city park, August 9 and 10. National juried fine artists will sell unique and exceptional professional hand made art in twelve categories including jewelry, painting, mixed media, ceramics, wearable art, drawing, sculpture, photography and more. The event is free. Featured artist Amado Peña, a recognized Artisan of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona, will ...

 


 

Connecticut, Guilford, Event Date: August 9, 2014

17th Annual Guilford Lions Craft Fair & Festival to be Held August 9th on the Guilford Green, CT

The Guilford Lions Craft Fair & Festival will be held August 9th on Whitfield Street, Guilford, CT, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Located on the Town Green, there will be crafters from all forms of crafts including woodwork, jewelry, glass, paintings, photography, weaving, etc. Exhibitor booths are now arranged along paved walkways under the shade trees on the east half of the Green. The shoreline Arts Alliance will be presenting a free Shakespeare play in the evening. The Guilford Lions Club will be selling coffee, hot dogs ...

 


 

Connecticut, Lakeville, Event Date: August 17th, 2014

Community Tri-State Chamber of Commerce 'Buy Local" Festival, August 17th, Lakeville, CT

The 21st Annual Tri-State Chamber “Buy Local" Festival is an excellent opportunity to showcase your business. You can increase sales and brand awareness, gain public visibility, seek referral business and lead generations, launch a new product or service, enjoy a fantastic networking opportunity and build a marketing database from new contacts made. The event runs from 10am-3:00pm. The Festival features all the best of the Tri-State area: local business exhibits, great food (including some new food vendors this year), arts ...

 


 

Connecticut, Fairfield, Event Date: July 5th

Fairfield, CT Chamber of Commerce to Co-Host Artisan Crafts Fair & PopShop Market, July 5th

The Fairfield, CT Chamber of Commerce will co-host the Artisan Crafts Fair & PopShop Market on July 5th (originally scheduled for the weekend of July 5th and July 6th, it will now only be a one-day show) from 10AM-4PM, at the Old Town Hall Green, 611 Old Post Road. As previously announced, the event will be combined with the Town's 375th Anniversary Celebration - Fairfield Family Fun Fest. The show will no longer be juried and booths will be combined with other vendors, merchants and retailers ...

 



Illinois, Naperville, Event Date: August 9, 2014

Von Heidecke's Chicago Festival Ballet 25th Anniversary Nutcracker Auditions, August 9

Dancers ages six years old through professional level are invited to audition for the Von Heidecke Chicago Festival Ballet’s 25th Anniversary production of the Nutcracker. Auditions will be held  Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 at Von Heidecke’s Dance Center 1239 S. Naper Blvd., Naperville, IL.  Auditions will take place according to the following schedule:  11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: dancers ages 6 - 10; 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.: dancers age 11 - professional level. Dancers must arrive 30 minutes prior to their age group’s start time ...

 



Illinois, Mendota, Event Date: August 7 - 10, 2014

Mendota's Sweet Corn Festival Promises Tons of Corn and Fun, August 7th-10th, Mendota, IL

Not only will there be tons of free, hot, buttered Del Monte Sweet Corn to munch on, but there will also be tons of fun to experience as Mendota, IL celebrates their 67th Annual Sweet Corn Festival on August 7th through 10th.  It is one of the largest harvest festivals in the Midwest, attracting over 55,000 visitors in its 3 ½ day run. Free entertainment abounds; 200 craft & flea market booths; 40 food booths; musical concerts; carnival; weekend beer garden with live bands -  music from  60’s to present; exciting parade Sunday. The “Big Event” takes place Sunday afternoon ...

 



Illinois, Chicago, Event Date: Sunday, July 13

The Protégé Philharmonic of Chicago Announces its First Concert of the 2014 Summer Season, July 13

The Protégé Philharmonic of Chicago is proud to announce its first concert of the 2014 Summer Season, Sunday, July 13, 2014, 3:00 p.m. The concerts will be performed in the newly constructed Robin Bennett Theatre at Jones College Prep High School and is conveniently located at 700 South State Street with public transportation stops at the front door. Parking is located across the street from the Theatre. Ticket prices are $10, General Admission.   The Protégé Philharmonic, along with its parent institution ...

 


 

Illinois, Chicago, Event Date: July 27

Classical Symphony Orchestra and The Protégé Philharmonic of Chicago to Perform Their Final Concert of the Orchestras, July 27

The Classical Symphony Orchestra and The Protégé Philharmonic of Chicago invite the public to their final concert of the orchestras' 2014 Summer Season, to be held July 27, 2014 in the Robin Bennett Theatre at Jones College Prep High School at 3 p.m. General admission, $15; Students/Seniors, $10; and children under 12, $5. Doors open at 2:30. The Robin Bennett Theatre is located at 700 South State Street, Chicago, Illinois and is accessible by public transportation with a parking lot across the street. Tickets will be available at the door ...

 



Illinois, Chicago, Event Date: July 6, 2014

Classical Symphony Orchestra Opening Concert of the 2014 Summer Season, Chicago, July 6th

The Classical Symphony Orchestra will be giving its first concert of the 2014 Summer Season on Sunday, July 6, 2014. The concert will be performed in the newly constructed Robin Bennett Theatre at Jones College Prep High School, located at 700 South State Street, Chicago (public transportation stops at the front door). Parking is located across the street from the Theatre. Ticket prices are $10.00 general admission. The concert begins with the stately and classic Beethoven's Egmont Overture. Next, close your eyes ...

 



Illinois, Berwyn, Event Date: June 28 to 29, 2014

Berwyn Arts Council Presents Proksa Park Art Fair, Berwyn, IL, June 28 to 29

The Berwyn Arts Council will be holding their first annual Proksa Park Art Fair in Berwyn IL. This two day event takes place on Saturday, June 28th, 2014 11:00 am to 6:00 pm and Sunday, June 29th, 2014 from 12:00 am to 5:00 pm. The event is held in beautiful Proksa Park (3001 Wisconsin Ave.) in Berwyn, Il.   Local Artists from Berwyn and surrounding Chicagoland are exhibiting their art for this event. There will be a lineup of live music on both days as well. June 28th and 29th will be filled with local art and live music. There will also be art activities for ...

 



Illinois, Dekalb, Event Date: July 20 to 27, 2014

Baconpaloosa Swine & Wine - Kishwaukee Fest of DeKalb County, IL, July 20 to 27

The 5th Annual Kishwaukee Fest of DeKalb County will feature a variety of events in various cities in DeKalb County, Illinois, from July 20 to 27. This festival will feature a week long collections of concerts, food events, car shows, wild west pageant and parade. Baconpaloosa Swine & Wine Festival will be the major food attraction of the festival and will include a variety of bacon dishes by local restaurants and service clubs. There will be wine sampling with both local and national wine venders at the event. Part of the day will include a collection of classic Corvettes, boutique  ...

 



Indiana, Nappanee, Event Date: July 31-August 3, 2014

Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival “Crowing About Art,” Nappanee, IN, July 31-August 3

The 52nd annual Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival will be held Thursday through Sunday, July 31 - August 3, 2014 on the grounds of Amish Acres, an 80 acre historic farm restoration, and reflects the heritage and folk art of the plain people who homesteaded this land.  For the sixth time, Amish Acres has been selected by the American Bus Association (ABA) as a top 100 event in North America.  The event is located at 1600 W, Market St. Nappanee, IN. The event's "Crow about Art" theme emulates calling attention to the beauty and ...

 



Indiana, Columbia City, Event Date: July 11 to 17, 2014

90th Annual Whitley County 4-H Fair Planned for July 11-17, Columbia City, IN

The Whitley County 4-H Fair will be held July 11th to 17th in Columbia City, Indiana, 680 W Squawbuck Rd. (just off US Highway 30), minutes from Fort Wayne, Huntington, and Warsaw. The 4-H Fair showcases the talents of the youth of the Whitley county community. Check out the great exhibits, competitions, livestock, food, and grandstand entertainment. The 4-H Fair highlights the heritage of the community, its ties to agriculture, industry, and businesses that are the back bone of the community. The Whitley County 4-H Fair has always been a time and place for family ...

 


 

Iowa, LeMars, Event Date: August 25-31, 2014

39th National Old Time Music, Arts, Crafts, & Flea Market Festival, August 25-31, LeMars, Iowa

Due to additional space available at the Plymouth County Fairgrounds in LeMars, Iowa, the internationally well known 39th Old-Time Music, Arts, Crafts, & Flea Market Festival now has more space for vendors. "At $10 a day for a 20'x40' flea market space it is a real bargain considering the huge number of people we have for seven days, August 25-31," said Festival Director Bob Everhart. The event, which has been going for 39 years, is the largest gathering of old-time music makers and fans in mid-America. "We'll have over 600 musicians this year," Everhart said, "including special guests like John Carter Cash ...

 


 

Iowa, Boone, Event Date: September 4-7

Paint the Town Puffer - Pufferbilly Days,™ September 4-7, Boone, IA

The 2014 Pufferbilly Days™ will be held September 4th through the 7th in Boone, IA and a full line-up of activities and entertainment has been planned.  The 38th annual community celebration will begin Thursday, September 4th featuring a classic car show, amusement rides, and live bands.  The downtown entertainment center will be alive Thursday night with Pufferbilly™ Unplugged featuring Hawk McIntyre from 7-8:30 p.m. and Vinyl Vegabonds from 8:30-10pm.  Friday night, Burnin’ Sensations is sure to ...

 


 

Kansas, Hays, Event Date: August 30, 2014

Colorful Chaos Returns to Hays, KS with the Gnarly Neon 5K Run, August 30th

The Gnarly Neon 5K Run is returning to Hays, Kansas on August 30th, 2014, and this year even more fun is being added to the party. The Gnarly Neon 5k Run Series is an event unlike any other. Join thousands of others with finger lasers, glow in the dark paint, glow sticks, and other awesome neon accessories, all while listening to beats from the best local DJs. Up and down the West Coast, these events benefit local charities that serve children and adults with developmental disabilities. Early registration is $35 individual, 12 and under $20. On July 28th all ticket prices go up by ...

 


 

Massachusetts, Northampton, Event Date: July 19, 2014 21st

21st Annual Glasgow Lands Scottish Festival - 2nd largest in New England, Northampton, MA, July 19th

On Saturday, July 19th, Look Park, Northampton, MA comes alive with the 21st Annual Glasgow Lands Scottish Festival. There will be Highland dancers, Highland pipers and drummers, a clan parade, sheep herding, Scottish dogs and other animals, wool spinners and weavers and lively Celtic music. Celebrate your Scottish heritage – real or coveted – with kilt-wearing, tree-tossing Scotsmen at the Highland athletic games and delight in plates piled high with scones, shortbread, bridies or meat pies. This family fun event includes children’s athletic ...

 


 

Massachusetts, Sheffield, Event Date: August 2, 2014

Elgar's Dream of Gerontius to conclude Berkshire Choral Festival Season, August 2, Sheffield, MA

The Berkshire Choral Festival concludes its thirty-third summer in Sheffield on Saturday, August 2 with The Dream of Gerontius, Edward Elgar’s dramatic masterpiece about the death and salvation of an elderly man. Leading the soloists, the 200-voice Festival Chorus, and the Springfield Symphony will be Kent Tritle, director of music and organist at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. The 7:30 p.m. concert will be held in the air-conditioned Jackman L.Stewart Center on the campus of Berkshire School at ...

 


 

Massachusetts, Sheffield, Event Date: July 19th, 2014

Berkshire Choral Festival opens season on Saturday July 19th with Brahms's Requiem, Sheffield, MA

The Berkshire Choral Festival kicks off its thirty-third season in Sheffield, MA on July 19th with A German Requiem by Johannes Brahms. Rollo Dilworth, associate professor of choral music at Temple University’s Boyer College of Music, will lead the 200-voice Festival Chorus and the Springfield Symphony Orchestra. The Requiem, which has become Brahms’s most popular choral work, is based on Martin Luther’s German translation of the Bible. This achingly beautiful piece was conceived at the death of the composer’s friend and mentor, Robert Schumann, and completed a decade later following  ...

 


 

Massachusetts, Sheffield, Event Date: Saturday July 26, 2014

Berkshire Choral Festival to perform Bach's St. John Passion, July 26th, Sheffield, MA

The St. John Passion, Bach’s monumental drama of betrayal, suffering and faith, will be presented by the Berkshire Choral Festival on July 26th. Tom Hall, music director of the Baltimore Choral Arts Society, will lead acclaimed soloists, the 200-voice chorus and the Springfield Symphony Orchestra. The 7:30 p.m. concert will be held in the air-conditioned Jackman L. Stewart Center on the campus of Berkshire School in Sheffield, MA (245 N Undermountain Rd.). It will be preceded at 6:15 by a free talk by Hall. Fifty minutes shorter ...

 


 

Massachusetts, Bolton, Event Date: August 8th-10th 2014

132nd Bolton Fair, a quintessential New England Event, Returns to Lancaster, MA, August 8th-10th

The 132nd Bolton Fair (www.boltonfair.org) will take place August 8th-10th at the Lancaster Fairgrounds in Lancaster MA. Bolton Fair President Rose Darden says, “The Bolton Fair continues to be a great value for families to enjoy a day at the fair. Many new and exciting entertainments are here this year including a demolition derby, monster truck show and great bands such as Danny Klein Full House, founding member and one-and-only Ace On Bass for the mighty J. Geils Band. These are all included in the price of admission ...

 


 

Michigan, Beaver Island, Event Date: July 17 to 19, 2014

Music in the Woods-on an Island-in Lake Michigan, Beaver Island Music Festival, July 17 to 19

The 12th annual Beaver Island Music Festival has announced the line up for the 2014 Festival this July 17, 18, & 19 on Beaver Island in the middle of the woods, smack dab in the middle of lake Michigan.   Music performers will include The Ragbirds, North Country Flyers, The Crane Wives, Soul Patch, Galactic Sherpas, Conga Se Menne, Ben Daniels Band, Fauxgrass, C2 "Charlie Squared", Ned and the Dirt, Connor Zwetsch, Fox, Masters of Festival Hosts Dave Boutette, John Latini & Special Guest Jamie Sue Seal ...

 


 

Michigan, South Lyon, Event Date: September 26 to 28, 2014

Pumpkinfest Celebrates 30th Anniversary in South Lyon, MI, September 26 to 28

South Lyon’s much anticipated community event, Pumpkinfest, celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, September 26 to 28, in Downtown South Lyon. For three decades, the South Lyon Area Pumpkinfest, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, has provided wholesome entertainment for all ages. For the first time in the history of the event, Pumpkinfest will expand to a three-day event kicking off Friday evening with the opening of the Beer Garten and live music. Live music will continue to entertain the community on Saturday night and during the day Sunday ... 

 


 

Missouri, Kansas City, Event Date: August 3, 2014

Kansas City's 4th Annual Strawberry Swing Indie Craft Fair, August 3rd

Founded in 2011, Strawberry Swing has become a Kansas City tradition. Full of creatives who are experts at their craft, this one-day indie craft fair is the Midwest’s celebration of the handmade movement. Taking place in the barn and on the grounds of the historic Alexander Majors Home at 82nd and State Line, The 4th Annual Strawberry Swing Indie Craft Fair will have food trucks, a photo booth, live music, a kid's craft table and 65+ local vendors selling handmade or upcycled items. The Swing is ...

 


 

Missouri, Kansas City, Event Date: July 4th

The 4th of July fuse is ready to light! KC RiverFest focuses on music, fireworks and safe, old-fashioned family fun.

KC RiverFest, the premier family-style Independence Day celebration hosted by the City of Kansas City, Missouri, blasts off at Berkley Riverfront Park this Friday, July 4th, at 4:00 p.m.   The festival will feature live local music on two stages, almost a dozen food vendors, cold drinks and ice cream, a kids' area and a custom fireworks show at 10:15 p.m. by Zambelli Fireworks, one of the largest pyrotechnic firms in the world.

 


 

Missouri, Hannibal, Event Dates: July 9th through August 10th 

Bluff City Theater Announces Darrell Dennis to Reprise Classic Role in Tales of an Urban Indian, Hannibal, MO

Bluff City Theater has announced that actor, comedian and playwright Darrell Dennis will be playing the role he created in Tales of an Urban Indian, July 9th through August 10th, Hannibal, MO.   Tales of an Urban Indian is the semi-autobiographical story of Simon Douglas, a contemporary Native male born on a reserve in British Columbia and raised both on the reserve and in the city of Vancouver, Canada ...

 


 

Missouri, Hannibal, Event Date: Through August 10th, 2014

Hannibal, MO, Historic Bank Building to Become the New Home of Bluff City Theater

A 1910 neo-classical masterpiece in downtown Hannibal is set to become the country's newest professional theater. Bluff City Theater has announced that it acquired the building as part of its plans to bring a professional summer theater to the city, beginning this summer. “We looked at a lot of potential theater locations in downtown Hannibal, but the search ended when we saw this one,” said Bluff City Theater's executive director Joe Anderson ...

 


 

New Hampshire, Thornton, Event Date: July 31 to Aug 3, 2014

22nd Annual Pemi Valley Bluegrass Festival, Thornton, NH, July 31 to August 3

The 22nd Annual Pemi Valley Bluegrass Festival will be held at the Sugar Shack Campground in Thornton, NH from Thursday through Sunday, July 31st to August 3rd, 2014. The festival this year will feature International Bluegrass Music Association’s award winning bands including the Gibson Brothers, winners of the IBMA’s  2013 Entertainers of the Year, Vocal Group, and Song of the Year, long time favorites The Lonesome River Band, while Balsam Range, Flatt Lonesome perform for the first time at Pemi. Fan favorites Nuthin’ ...

 


 

New Hampshire, Antrim, Event Date: July 27, August 10 and 24, 2014

Summer Sundays Guitar Concerts in Hillsborough, NH, July 27, August 10 and 24

Three Sunday afternoon concerts featuring classical guitar will take place in the scenic NE village of Hillsborough Center. The performers are distinguished professionals from around New England. All concerts are at 3:00pm in the Hillsborough Center Congregational Church, 25 East Washington Rd. Hillsborough, NH. Suggested donation at the door is $15; or make a donation online at their website to reserve seats. Suggested advance payment is $12 for individual events or $30 for all three concerts. Proceeds will ...

 


 

New Jersey, Newton, Event Date: July 12 & 13

The Wilbur’s Country Craft Fair will  be held on July 12 &  13,  rain or shine,  at Wilbur’s Country Store and Barn Shops, 735, Rt. 94,  8 miles south of Newton, NJ, from  10 am. to 4: 30 pm. This is the 34th year for the show, which combines the talents of crafters from four  states. Their crafts include, jewelry, pottery, quilting, folk art,  dolls, decorative signs, country wood items,  silk and dried flower arrangements, stained glass creations,  pillows, toys, children’s  clothes, bird houses and more. Food and beverages will be available during ...

 


 

New York City, Event Date: August 4th through 9th, 2014

Schubert's "Winterreise" New Version with Instrumental Accompaniment at NYU, August 4th to 9th, NYC

IMPACT, the Interactive Multimedia Performing Arts Collaborative Technology Conference held each Summer at New York University (NYU), presents a week-long series of multimedia concert performances of Franz Schubert's song cycle "Winterreise" from August 4th through 9th, at 8 PM, in the Black Box Theatre on 82 Washington Square East in New York City. The New York Concert Opera performances, titled "Die Winterreise" and presented in the order of the original poems by Wilhelm Mueller, are sung by German-American baritone, Ulrich Hartung, and accompanied ...

 


 

New York, Keene Valley, Event Date: August 23rd & 24th   

High Peaks Arts and Antiques Show, Keene Valley, NY, August 23 to 24

The 22nd Annual High Peaks Arts and Antiques Show will take place on August 23 to 24, rain or shine, on Marcy Airfield, Keene Valley, NY. Show times are Saturday and Sunday, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm each day. Enjoy food and music in a relaxing mountain setting while  perusing vintage Adirondack books and memorabilia, rustic furniture, collectibles, art, and unusual finds in one of the finest shows the area has to offer. Show times are 10:00 am to 4:00 pm each day, rain or shine. The show features regional exhibitors  ...

 


 

New York, Hunter, Event Date: August 10 - 20, 2014

Catskill High Peaks Music Festival brings “The Grand Italian Tour” to the great northern Catskills with internationally acclaimed musicians and young artists, August 10-20

“The Grand Italian Tour” is the theme of the fifth edition of the Catskill High Peaks Festival: Music with Altitude!, hosted by the Catskill Mountain Foundation, August 10 to 20, and presented by Close Encounters With Music, the Berkshire-based chamber music organization. The ten-day chamber music festival, directed by internationally acclaimed cellist Yehuda Hanani, offers a combination of concerts, lectures, film and master classes, open to the public, and featuring distinguished faculty artists and outstanding young musicians from around the world.  Festival events will take place  ...

 


 

New York, Canandaigua, Event Date: July 26 & 27

41st Annual Waterfront Art Festival, July 26th & 27th, Canandaigua, NY

The 41st Waterfront Art Festival will take place in Canandaigua, NY, July 26th & 27th. The Festival’s hours are 10 am to 5 pm both days. There is a small admission fee of $3 per person with kids 12 and under free. The Festival started out as a way for a few local artists to show and sell their work on the City Pier and has grown to one of the area’s best known little fine art & crafts festival. It’s big enough at about 150 artisans for a great selection of high quality fine art and crafts but it’s small enough to walk comfortably. The Festival is just a block from the Wine & Culinary Center in Canandaigua ...

 


 

North Carolina, Concord, Event Date: September 9-10

Meetings Quest Roars Into Nation's Motorsports Capital With Event in Cabarrus County, NC, September 9-10

Meetings Quest, the nation’s longest-running series of educational and networking events for association and corporate meeting planners, will be held September 9–10 in Cabarrus County, North Carolina. Exhibitors reserving exhibit space before August 1 will save $600 off the cost of a 10’ x 10’ booth. Hosted by the Cabarrus County Convention & Visitors Bureau and presented by Association News magazine, Meetings Quest will allow exhibitors to meet by appointment in their exhibit space with association and corporate meeting planners who do not typically attend meetings-industry trade  ...

 


 

North Carolina, Marion, Event Dates: August 14, 15 & 16

North Carolina State Bluegrass Festival Set for August 14, 15 & 16, Marion, NC

Adams Bluegrass, LLC, has announced that the 40th Annual North Carolina State Bluegrass Festival will again be held on August 14, 15 & 16 at Tom Johnson Rally Park and Camping Center at 1885 U.S. Highway 70 West in Marion, NC. The three-day event begins Thursday, August 14th at 12:00 noon and goes until 10:00 p.m. daily. Open Stage daily from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. Thursday’s lineup features Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers, The Marksmen, Dry Branch Fire Squad, Russell Moore (IBMA Male Vocalist 2010-2012) & IIIrd Tyme Out. Other featured artists include, Rhonda  ...

 


 

North Carolina, Mount Holly, Event Date: September 26 to 27, 2014

Mount Holly Art & Music Festival - a celebration of art, music, wine, beer and food, September 26 to 27, Mount Holly, NC

The 7th annual Mount Holly Art & Music Festival is a celebration of art, music, wine, beer and food. It will be held on Friday, September 26 & Saturday, September 27, 2014 on Main Street in historic downtown Mount Holly, North Carolina. The festival has become a time-honored tradition in Mount Holly and its surrounding areas with thousands attending.  This year the festival features 2 days of music ...

 


 

Ohio, Cincinnati, Event Date: July 25 to 26, 2014

2014 Macy's Music Festival Rolling into Cincinnati, July 25 to 26

QLZ Productions, LLP will provide tickets and accommodations for the annual, Macy’s Music Festival (www.qlzproductions.com), to be held on Friday, July 25th and Saturday, July 26th, 2014 at Paul Brown Stadium in the heart of downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. The Macy’s Music Festival is one of the nation’s most highly-anticipated two-day R&B music festivals, attracting local and regional guests from across the Midwest. Each year, the festival draws a wonderful mix of Old School and the hottest contemporary R & B music performers to its stage ...

 


 

Ohio, Pomeroy, Event Date: July 25 to 26, 2014

15th Annual Big Bend Blues Bash Festival on the Ohio River, Pomeroy, OH, July 25 to 26

The Pomeroy Blues & Jazz Society have announced the 15th annual Big Bend Blues Bash at the Riverside Amphitheater in downtown Pomeroy, Ohio, July 25 to 26. This years festival once again includes national touring blues artists along with the best in brews and BBQ. Headlining this years festival is Devon Allman, son of legendary Allman Brother Greg Allman. Also performing are acoustic blues master Rip Lee Pryor, psychedelic blues rock trio SIMO, and the rollicking swing blues of the Gas House Gorillas ...

 


 

Ohio, Elmore, Event Date: August 2, 2014 

Woodsstock Music & Arts Festival to Benefit Schedel Arboretum & Garden’s, Elmore, Ohio, August 2nd

On Saturday, August 2nd, 2014, from 10:00 AM until midnight, the WoodsStock Music & Arts Festival (www.WoodsStock.org) will be held as a benefit at Schedel Arboretum & Gardens (www.schedel-gardens.org) located in Elmore, Ohio at Turnpike Exit 81. The rain or shine festival features a juried fine arts show and two stages of live music and eight bands performing throughout the day. The festival also includes a vintage car show and two food courts by Rosie’s Italian Grille and Rosie's Rolling Chef. Fine artists from all over the country will be lining the Grand Lawn of the beautiful seventeen  ...

 


 

Ohio, Cleveland, Event Date: August 15 to 17, 2014

14th Annual All Classics Festival for Historic Boat and Car Owners, Cleveland, Ohio

The Lyman Boat Owners Association (LBOA) will host the 14th Annual All Classics Festival on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at the Huron Boat Basin (330 North Main St.) in Huron, Ohio. Owners and enthusiasts of antique and classic boats of all makes and models and antique cars of all makes and models are encouraged to participate in the event or attend as spectators. Boat and car owners who want to join in the fun can visit www.lboa.net or email lboa@att.net for more information. Many activities are planned for participants ...

 


 

Oklahoma, Midwest City, Event Date: September 6, 2014

The Kingston Trio in Concert - An Evening of Music, Fun and Nostalgia, Midwest City, OK, September 6th

A memorable night of great music, fun and nostalgia are in store when The Kingston Trio with a special appearance by original founding member Bob Shane takes the stage at the Rose State Performing Arts Theater, 6000 Trosper Rd., Midwest City, OK, on Saturday, September 6th at 7pm..  With hits such as Tom Dooley, Where Have All The Flowers Gone, The M.T.A., A Worried Man, Scotch & Soda ...

 


 

Oregon, Oregon City, Event Date: Thursdays July 10 - August 21, 2014

Free Summer Concerts in the Park at the End of the Oregon Trail, Oregon City, OR, July 10 to August 21

The City of Oregon City and End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive & Visitor Information Center present the annual Concerts in the Park summer series beginning each Thursday July 10 through August 21, 2014. These free concerts feature local artists ranging from the Willamette Falls Symphony, classic hits from the 50s and 60s, blues and more. Bring the whole family for a fun evening ...

 


 

Pennsylvania, Buck Hill Falls, Event Date: July 18th to 19th

Buck Hill Falls Art Show and Marketplace, July 18th to 19th, PA

The 69th Annual Buck Hill Art Show will be held July 18th to 19th from Fri 12pm‑5pm, Sat 10am‑5pm at the Buck Hill Tennis Club (53 Golf Dr.) in Buck Hill Falls, PA. In addition to more than twenty usual exhibits of oil paintings and water colors, photography, jewelry designers, potters and fabric artists, there will be a Marketplace featuring delicacies from Callie's Candy Kitchen; plants, homemade preserves, artisanal soaps and enchanting fairy houses from Ross & Ross; preserves from Apple Ridge Farm; decorative objects, furniture and floral designs. Lisa Platt, President of the Guild's Board of Directors, notes that the Fair will feature ...

 


 

Pennsylvania, Dover, Event Date: July 20, 2014

Pennsylvania Reunion Fest - a Multi-Band Reunion from the 60's through 90's, July 20th, Carlisle, PA

The Pennsylvania Reunion Fest is a rare opportunity to see several live bands that no one has seen in years. They are all well-known acts from the greater Harrisburg area, but they have parted ways long ago. Gordon Brinton, the Festival Director, has been busy inspiring once-popular rock bands, (from the 60’s 70’s 80’s and 90’s,) to regroup and return to the stage for an exclusive encore performance. This all-day music event will reintroduce one long-lost band after another. The bands will include: Minivan ...

 


 

Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, Event Date: September 5th-7th

45th Annual “A Fair in the Park” Set for September 5th-7th, Pittsburgh, PA

The  Craftsmen’s Guild of Pittsburgh is presenting its 45th annual A Fair in the Park from Friday, September 5th through Sunday, September 7th, at Mellon Park (corner of Fifth and Shady Avenues), Pittsburgh. PA. The Fair is a juried contemporary fine art and craft festival featuring more than 110 regional and national artists working in a variety of mediums including:  clay, fiber, wood, jewelry, glass, metal, mixed media and two dimensional art. Lisa Platt, President of the Guild's Board of Directors, notes that the Fair will feature significant changes this year ...

 


 

Rhode Island, Newport, Event Date: Gospel Brunch July 20; Jazz After Dark July 31

The Newport Restoration Foundation Hosts Gospel & Jazz Programs at Doris Duke's Newport Home

Doris Duke – heiress, philanthropist, art collector and patron of the arts – was a lifelong supporter and student of music. She had a particular passion for jazz and gospel and she explored both genres in depth. So deep was her love of jazz she found the Clover Records label and was known to host jam sessions in her homes. Miss Duke also sang in the gospel choir at the First Baptist Church in Nutley, New Jersey.   The Newport Restoration Foundation, which was founded by Doris Duke in 1968 ...

 


 

South Carolina, Camden, Event Date: July 12, 2104

19th annual Music Smorgasbord Under the Carolina Moon, Camden, SC, July 12th

Music festival aficionados and families seeking memorable summer fun won’t want to miss the 19th annual Jammin’ in July Music Festival at Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site, Camden, SC, on July 12 from 5:00-11:00 pm (gates open 4:30 pm). The historic grounds provide an inviting backdrop for 10 Midlands bands to perform an engaging, energetic musical Smorgasbord: Blue Phoenix (5:00 pm blues with folk flavor), Brik Cash and Friends (5:25 pm original pop rock), Frederick Ingram (5:50 pm alternative folk/rock), East of West ... 

 


 

Tennessee, Knoxville, Event Date: August 30, 2014

Knoxville to Host the Nation's Largest Labor Day Weekend Fireworks Show

Visit Knoxville will light up the sky over the Tennessee River, Saturday, August 30 at Boomsday 2014. Entertainment begins at 3:00 p.m. (gates open at 2:30pm) on Neyland Drive and Volunteer Landing in downtown Knoxville. Fireworks begin at approximately at 9:00 p.m. and will be synchronized to a custom soundtrack broadcast via Star 102.1 radio. The fireworks will also be broadcast by WBIR-TV. In addition to more than 5-tons of dynamite, Visit Knoxville has packed an explosive amount of entertainment into this year’s festival. Knoxville-based band, The Black Lillies, will take center  ...

 


 

Texas, Houston, Event Date: August 8 - 10, 2014

Fan & Pop Culture Comic Con Event, The Houston Con, to Feature Power Rangers, Star Trek, Waking Dead, Teen Wolf and Game of Thrones

Summer fun for all ages comes to north Houston the weekend of August 8-10, with the fan & pop culture comic con event, The Houston Con. Houston's own Jason David Frank will be the headliner, along with actors from Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek, Power Rangers, Teen Wolf, The Flash, The Walking Dead, and Game of Thrones. The Houston Con is a multi-genre fan & pop culture, family entertainment expo for all ages, of comics, sci-fi, fantasy, gaming, literature, and art, in the diverse spirit of the Houston, Texas ...

 


 

Texas, Sealy, Event Date: July 11-12, 2014

Sealybration 2014 Offers Family Fun While Giving Back to Community, Sealy, TX, July 11-12

The Sealy Community Foundation brings first-class entertainment and family fun to Sealy’s 6th Annual Sealybration July 11-12, Sealy, TX. Grammy-award winning country legend Steve Wariner will headline the entertainment line-up and new festivities, such as the car show and VIP tent for the Saturday night concerts, will draw more than 10,000 attendees. “Sealybration is always a highly anticipated event that brings the town together to celebrate our great country and to make family memories,” said Melanie Willingham, President of the Sealy Community Foundation. “The event’s  ...

 


 

Texas, McKinney, Event Date: weekly Tue -Thurs throughout the summer

Chestnut Square Historical Village Offering Prairie Adventure Camps, McKinney, TX

At Chestnut Square Historical Village this summer, children have the opportunity to “time travel” back to an era before the Information Age and experience the summers of yesterday. Prairie Adventure Camps are offered on the following dates: June 17-19, 24 - 26, July 8 - 10, 22 - 24, 29 - 31, August 5 - 7, at 315 S. Chestnut Street, McKinney, TX.   Each day’s camp begins with “de-modernizing.” Children will be able to dress in historically-themed clothing to help them embrace their trip back in time. The camp sessions focus on different types of textile arts, home skills, and old-fashioned ...

 


 

Vermont, Dover/Wilmington, Event Date: September 19-21

Vermont Wine and Harvest Festival, Dover & Wilmington, VT, September 19-21

At nearly three-thousand six-hundred feet above sea level, Mount Snow in West Dover, Vermont is among the most notable peaks in southern Vermont. The valley and the mountains, the country villages and the easy rural lifestyle blend to create the most perfect setting imaginable every year in late September for one of the northeast region’s premier wine and culinary events, the Vermont Wine and Harvest Festival ...

 


 

Vermont, Essex Junction, Event Date: June 26-29

38th Annual Vermont Quilt Festival Expected to Attract Thousands, Essex Junction, June 26-29

The Vermont Quilt Festival returns to the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction (105 Pearl St.) Friday, June 27 through Sunday, June 29, dazzling visitors with the rich color, design, and intricate craftsmanship in the hundreds of quilts on display. Thousands of quilt enthusiasts from around the world arrive to celebrate New England’s oldest and largest quilt event. Awaiting them are exhibits of new and antique quilts, lectures and classes presented by noted quilt artists, quilt appraisal services, free gallery talks, demos, and a colorful array of wares in the extensive Merchants Mall ...

 


 

Virginia, Chincoteague, Event Date: July 25 to 27, 2014

27th Annual Chincoteague Island Blueberry Festival, July 25 -27

The 27th Annual Chincoteague Island Blueberry Festival will be held at the beautiful Chincoteague Community Center at 6155 Community Drive on Chincoteague Island, Virginia, on July 25 to 27. The Blueberry Festival will be held from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM rain or shine. The Chincoteague Blueberry Festival remains the largest Fine Arts and Crafts event on the Eastern Shore of Virginia with exhibitors from 12 states including many excellent local artists. This large Fine Arts and Crafts exhibit brings a unique Christmas in July shopping atmosphere to Chincoteague Island. The Fine Arts  ...

 


 

Washington, Port Angeles, Event Date: October 10 to 12, 2014

Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival - Home of the Dungeness Crab, Port Angeles, WA

Each October foodies and fun-seekers from across the United States and as far away as Finland descend upon the scenic Olympic Peninsula to partake in a grand celebration of the coveted crustacean that derives its name from the town where it was first commercially harvested back in 1848 -- Dungeness. The 13th annual Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival (www.crabfestival.org) will expand to a three-day format this year, taking place Friday – Sunday, October 10 – 12, at the Port Angeles City Pier ...

 


 

Washington, Newport, Event Date: September 5-7, 2014

Newport Music Festival: Finale to the Bluegrass Festival Season, September 5-7, Newport, WA

The Newport Music Festival has become the Northwest finale to the Bluegrass/Americana Roots music festival season. Hundreds of traveling festival goers arrive to the picturesque natural wonder of Pend Oreille County, Washington, set up camp for 3 days to watch top notch regional performers and maybe participate in one of the abundant campground jams. It all takes place at the City Park (1033 1st Street) in Newport Washington. The lineup this year will include: Blackberry Bushes String Band, Wild Coyotes, Howling Gaels ...

 


 

Washington, Seattle, Event Date: July 12-13

9th Annual Wedgwood Art Festival, Seattle's Local Fine Art Event, July 12-13

The 9th annual Wedgwood Art Festival has become a Northeast Seattle summer highlight. This free fine art festival is an extravaganza of art, music, food, puppet shows and children’s activities. It takes place at the corner of 35th Ave NE and NE 89th St. on July 12th & 13th from 10am – 5pm. The juried art fair, with an emphasis on local artists, is the largest to date including returning favorites and many new artists. Choose a new painting, print or photograph for that bare space on your wall. Pick out some jewelry for an evening out, or a new ceramic mug for your morning ...

 



Washington, Kingston, Event Date: July 25, 26 and 27, 2014

Celebrate 55 Years of Family Fun at the Kitsap Arts & Crafts Festival, July 25th to 27th, Kingston, WA

On July 25, 26 and 27, artists, craftsmen and visitors of all ages will come to celebrate the 55th Annual Kitsap Arts and Crafts Festival in the Puget Sound coastal town of Kingston, Washington. The summer festival brings together the best in art, crafts, food, music, entertainment and fun for every member of the family. The highlight of this year’s festival will include a juried art show encompassing painting, sculpture, mixed media and photography - featuring both adult and student entries. Shoppers and art-lovers will delight in the myriad art and crafts ...

 


 

Wisconsin, Ephraim, Event Date: June 28, 2014

Uncork Summer™ Small Plate Dishes and Beverages Announced: Door County Food & Wine Festival Features Some of Peninsula's Best

Door County North, the business association for northern Door County, Wisconsin, encompassing the Ellison Bay-Gills Rock region, has announced a partial list of the foods and beverages that will be served at the peninsula’s first county-wide food and wine festival, Uncork Summer, scheduled for June 28, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.   Uncork Summer will be located outdoors on the grounds of Wickman House (www.wickmanhouse.com), a highly-regarded restaurant on Mink River Road in Ellison Bay ...

 


 

Wisconsin, Menomonee Falls, Event Date: July 19-20

Civil War Encampment and Ice Cream Social at Old Falls Village, Menomonee Falls, WI

The Ice Cream Social is now joining the Civil War Encampment this year at Old Falls Village, (www.OldFallsVillage.com), Menomonee Falls, WI, Saturday and Sunday July 19th and 20th, located at the SW corner of Pilgrim Road and County Line Rd Q. Join the old-fashioned family fun at Old Falls Village while enjoying an ice cream. One free ice cream to all who come to the Civil War Encampment Saturday, July 19th from 10-5pm and Sunday July 20th from 10-4pm. Admission: Adults $5, Children 12 and under $2 and under 5 free ...

 


 

Wisconsin, Menomonee Falls, Event Date: September 19-21

4th Annual Artist Ride Photo Shoot, September 19-21, 2014, Old Falls Village, Menomonee Falls, WI

Wisconsin’s Living History Artist Ride Photo Shoot will again be located at Old Falls Village, (www.OldFallsVillage.com), Menomonee Falls, WI, Friday through Sunday, September 19th to 21st, located at the SW corner of Pilgrim Road and County Line Road Q. Located in SE Wisconsin, this is only one of three Artist Rides in the United States, and is open to all artists. This unique event offers a chance to produce scenes not easily available to artists/photographers, meet other artists, and work with seasoned models. Artists then use the photographs as a resource to create their art: prints, paintings ...

 


 

 

 

 

 


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