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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, 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 ...

 



Germany, Berlin

Discover the Specialties of the German Regions in the New German Food Tour, Berlin

The German Food Tour is the first food tour in Berlin focusing on German food. And German food has much more to offer than Schnitzel, Wurst and Sauerkraut.  In Berlin there are restaurants of nearly all German regions, such as Bavaria, Baden, Hesse, Thuringia or Brandenburg. Sometimes they are hidden and not located in the main tourist area. The German Food Tour - guided in German, English and Spanish - leads to four typical restaurants in the nicest neighborhoods in the center of the city. In each place the customer can try the specialty of the region plus a German beer or ...

 



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, Naperville, Event Date: August 9, 2014

Von Heidecke's Dance Center to Hold Competition Company Auditions, August 9th, Naperville, IL

Von Heidecke Dance Center is hosting an all out search for the top 25 dancers in the Chicagoland area to compete on the competition stage. Gold medalist U.S. Olympic figure skater Evan Lysecek attended this school, as well as Victoria Born of “Center Stage,” and Joffery principal dancer Joanna Wozniak. Auditions will take place on Saturday, August 9th at Von Heidecke’s Dance Center, 1239 S. Naper Boulevard, Naperville, IL. Competition styles include jazz, hip hop, lyrical, musical theater, and contemporary ...

 



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, Lisle, Event Date: August 13 to 17, 2014

Create Mixed Media Retreats Inspire Chicago Area Artists, August 13 to 17

Now in it’s 3rd year, beginning Wednesday, August 13th at the Sheraton Lisle Hotel, artists from Chicago and surrounding areas will come together for 5 days of creative inspiration at the Create Mixed Media Retreat Chicago. The Hotel is located at 3000 Warrenville Road, Lisle, IL.  From the editors of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine, Create Mixed Media Retreats Chicago brings together over twenty top mixed-media artists from all over the country who offer their expertise in full-day and half-day workshops within five mixed ...

 


 

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 ...

 



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 ...

 


 

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, 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, 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, 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, Springfield, Event Date: August 11 to August 16, 2014

What's So Special About a Button?

What if one button made in the 18th century is worth thousands of dollars? What if another one was worn by dignitaries attending the inauguration of George Washington as the first President of the United States in 1789? Or, what if it is only a simple white mother-of-pearl button, but it was worn on your great grandmother’s wedding dress over 150 years ago? “Get Your Button Kicks on Route 66” is the theme of the 2014 National Button Society’s National Convention and Show in Springfield, Missouri from August 11 through August 16 at the University Plaza Hotel & Convention ...

 


 

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, Maywood, Event Date: Sunday, August 17, 2014

New Jersey's Maywood 6th Semi Annual Street Fair, August 17th

On Sunday, August 17, the Maywood Chamber of Commerce is holding its Semi Annual Street Fair.  This free event will feature over 200 exhibitors and will be held along West Pleasant Ave. from 10am-5pm. The street will be transformed into a giant town block party in the Bergen Community Bank parking lot,  brimming with local merchants and businesses showcasing their shops and special sales. There will be attractions for everyone including mechanical kiddie rides, pony rides, petting zoo, climbing wall, clowns, face ...

 


 

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  ...

 


 

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, 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, 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 ...

 


 

Pennsylvania, Lebanon, Event Date: August 15 to 17, 2014

Gem Miner's Jubilee Features New Panning Sluice, Lebanon, PA, August 15 to 17

The Gem Miner's Jubilee, the Mid-Atlantic’s premium gem, jewelry, bead, mineral and arts and crafts show, will be conducting its 17th annual event at the Lebanon, PA County Fairgrounds and Expo Center, August 15-17. The Jubilee is a major production in the gem show circuit and an international event with vendors from around the world. This year’s show features Mohawk Valley Mining’s popular indoor “Panning for Gems in our Sluice.”  There are educational exhibits, classes and demonstrations. The variety of items for sale include rough rock, finished fine jewelry, faceting  ...

 


 

Rhode Island, Newport, Event Date: 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 ...

 


 

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, 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 ...

 


 

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 ...

 


 

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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- Mark Twain