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August, 2014 Press Releases

 


 

Arizona

2014 International Route 66 Festival secures Grand Canyon Skywalk as title sponsor, Kingman, AZ

Kingman, AZ (November 19, 2013) - Two of the Southwest’s major tourist destinations, Hualapai Tourism, operators of Grand Canyon West®, home of the Skywalk®, and the Route 66 International Festival, have announced that they are joining forces to host a multi-day Festival in August, 2014. Hualapai Tourism parent company Grand Canyon Resort Corporation has signed on as the Title Sponsor of the 2014 Route 66 International Festival to be hosted in Kingman, Arizona, August 14 thru 17, 2014. Events planned include Vintage Car, Motorcycle, and Travel Trailer Shows, a Conference on ...

 


 

California, Pleasanton, Event Date: August 30 & 31, 2014

149th Scottish Highland Gathering & Games, August 30 & 31, Pleasanton, CA

The 1st Battalion Pipes & Drums Scots Guards and the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Band have been signed to perform at the 149th Scottish Highland Gathering & Games, set for this Labor Day weekend (August 30 & 31) at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, California (4501 Pleasanton Avenue). Among the premium attractions is the 40th U.S. Invitational Heavy Event Championship featuring the world’s top heavy event pro and amateur athletes; the Western U.S. Open Highland Dancing ...

 


 

California, South Lake Tahoe, Event Date: August 31, 2014

Lake Tahoe's Only Farm-to-Fork Festival Highlights Sierra Nevada Region, August 31st

Foodies and wine lovers alike will gather in South Lake Tahoe this Labor Day weekend as Sample the Sierra celebrates its 5th anniversary on Sunday, August 31st in Bijou Community Park. For the past four years, this Farm-to-Fork event has supported regional talent by showcasing only locally grown and cultivated food paired with wine, beer or spirits. Sample the Sierra is a one-day festival set in scenic South Lake Tahoe. Sample the Sierra goes from 12pm to 5pm on August 31st with tastings ending at 4pm. Attendees ...

 


 

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, 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 ...

 


 

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, 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 ...

 


 

Connecticut, Westport, Event Date: August 30 & 31

7th annual Blues, Views & BBQ Festival, Labor Day Weekend, Westport CT

The 7th annual Blues, Views & BBQ Festival, presented by the Westport Downtown Merchants Association, will be held in Westport CT on August 30 and 31 at the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts and the Westport Library. It will be the strongest musical lineup, fiercest barbecue competition, and spiciest selection of food and drink vendors yet. This Festival isn’t just Blues or barbecue: it’s a huge downtown Westport party for all ages and tastes. There are two ways to enjoy the ...

 


 

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 ...

 


 

Florida, Ocoee (Orlando), Event Date: August 29th to 31st, 2014

31 Florida Films Featured in Central Florida Film Festival 9th Annual Event, August 29th to 31st

The 9th Annual Central Florida Film Festival will take place at the West Orange Cinemas in Ocoee, Florida over the Labor Day weekend, August 29th thru 31st, 2014. This year's festival features thirty-one films from Florida including the World Premier of the feature film "UNTOLD."  Seventy-nine films in all will be screened at the newly renovated West Orange Cinemas on McGuire Road in Ocoee, Florida. Independent films starring such performers at Lee Merewether, Daniel J. Travanti, Charles ...

 


 

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

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, Naperville

Von Heidecke Dance Center Announces Maria Tallchief Scholarship, Naperville, IL

The Von Heidecke’s Dance Center announces the Maria Tallchief Scholarship, which is available to new students of the Dance Center. The scholarship is made possible by an anonymous donor, and a grant from the Brackthorn Foundation. New students interested in being considered for the scholarship must make an appointment for a free evaluation at the Dance Center, 1239 S. Naper Boulevard, Naperville, IL. President Obama's daughters appeared in this school’s production of The Nutcracker ...

 


 

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

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

National Old-Time Music Contests Thrive In LeMars, Iowa

LeMars, Iowa (February 5th, 2014) - For 39 years, the National Traditional Music Association has been hosting old-time music contests at their annual rural-lifestyle festival, held in LeMars, Iowa. The event boasts seven days of old-time acoustic music (August 25-31, 2014) with no less than 650 performers. According to the Association president, Bob Everhart, a Smithsonian Institution recording artist, "We have nine stages of professional entertainers, including celebrities, but the tenth stage is for music contests, from singing old-time songs to playing acoustic instruments. There are individual contests that covers all the old time music instruments ...

 


 

Kansas, Topeka, Event Date: August 16, 2014

7th Annual Topeka Railroad Festival, August 16th, Topeka, KS

The 7th Annual Topeka Railroad Festival will be held Saturday, August 16, 9:30am – 4:30pm, at Great Overland Station, 701 N Kansas Ave., Topeka, KS. The Festival celebrates Topeka’s rich railroad heritage with telegraph demonstrations, handcar rides, tours of the new railroad park, trackless train rides, model train layouts, model demonstrations, kids’ activities, great food and entertainment and much more. Admission is $6 in advance, $10 at the gate, ages 2 & under are free. Railroad Heritage, Inc. ...

 


 

Kansas, Hays, Event Date: August 30, 2014

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 $5. They ...

 


 

Maine

Sky & Telescope's senior contributing editor, J. Kelly Beatty, to host Medomak Astronomy Retreat and Symposium (MARS), Washington, Maine

Washington, Maine, March 25, 2014 - Medomak Retreat Center in Washington, Maine is taking its growing reputation as a stargazing Mecca to the next level. This summer, August 19-23, Medomak will host a star party (geared toward adults and older children). Guests will be able to learn about astronomy and telescopes by day and revel under the expansive dark skies at night. This fantastic and engaging program is led by J. Kelly Beatty (Sky & Telescope's senior contributing editor) ...

 


 

Maine

Mindfulness Yoga & Meditation Retreat, Medomak Retreat Center, Washington, Maine, August 3rd to 9th

Washington, Maine, April 23, 2014 - The Medomak Retreat Center in Washington, Maine, will be hosting a Mindfulness Yoga & Meditation Retreat, August 3rd to 9th, 2014. The Mindfulness Yoga & Meditation Retreat is designed for people with any level of experience. Join Kripalu-trained yogi, Kathleen Maroney-Hesser for a week of mindfulness yoga and meditation, and much more to nourish your mind, body and spirit in a serene Maine setting. Reduce the effects of stress, enhance strength and flexibility and consider yoga as a way of being, not just doing ...

 


 

Maryland, Havre De Grace, Event Date: August 8-10, 2014

34th Annual Havre de Grace Seafood Festival to feature seafood delicacies, Three Dog Night, Havre de Grace, MD, August 8-10

The 34th Annual Havre de Grace Seafood Festival is the longest continuously running Seafood Festival in Maryland.  It will be held on August 8-10 in Tydings Memorial Park (350 Commerce St.) overlooking the Chesapeake Bay in Historic Havre de Grace, Maryland. Festivities include 28 vendors serving more than 265 different foods with an abundance of seafood delicacies and other great foods; 120 Arts & Craft Vendors featuring artisan self-made products; A C ...

 


 

Massachusetts, Sheffield, Event Date: August 2, 2014

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, Clinton, Event Dates: Opening Saturday, June 14, 2014. On view through August 30, 2014

Darker Shades of Red: Soviet Propaganda Art from the Cold War Era at the Museum of Russian Icons, Clinton, MA

With Russia in the world news, the new exhibition at the Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton, MA, Darker Shades of Red, offers visitors a rare opportunity to re-examine and analyze the Cold War period through the exploration of the Soviet Union’s official government propaganda posters. Strikingly graphic and explicit in its socialist message, the collection reveals the economic, social and political ideology of the Soviet Union from the mid 1940s to1990. The exhibit opens Saturday, June 14 and runs through August 30, 2014...

 


 

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

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 ...

 


 

Massachusetts

Krazy Days 2014, Middleborough, Massachusetts

Middleborough, Massachusetts - Krazy Days 2014 Festival offers free entertainment for all ages. Located in the heart of Cranberry Country, just north of Cape Cod, Krazy Days is an annual street fair in the historic Downtown business district of Middleborough. The festival, held August 1st And 2nd, 2014, 10:00am-5:00pm, features vendor booths showcasing arts, crafts, and food. Cultural events include hourly live entertainment by local talent. Enjoy creative, interactive and ...

 


 

Minnesota, Richmond, Event Date: August 7th-10th

Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Festival Returns to El Rancho Mañana Campground‎, Richmond, MN, August 7th - 10th

The Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Festival, August 7th-10th, in Richmond, Minnesota, provides an inexpensive daytrip or weekend just 85 miles from the Twin Cities. Nominated three times as Event of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association, it offers music and activities for the whole family: over 30 hours of concerts by national and regional bands, including the Boxcars and IIIrd Tyme Out, over 20 hours of demonstrations and hands-on workshops, and old-time dances. Kids will enjoy over 20 hours of activities, including contests, crafts, games, and special  ...

 


 

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

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 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 Date: July 9th through August 10th

Professional theater is returning to historic Hannibal July 9th through August 10th, with the launch of a new non-profit company called Bluff City Theater, 212 Broadway Ave. Its first production - Darrell Dennis' Tales of an Urban Indian, promises to move audiences both figuratively and literally because it will be performed entirely on a moving transit bus as it travels through the streets of the city ...

 


 

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

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 ...

 


 

Missouri, Kansas City, Event Date: August 29 and 30, 2014

Rag Swing Bop! Premieres on Charlie Parker's Birthday, August 29th at Kansas City’s Historic Gem Theater

Paul Mesner Puppets celebrates Kansas City jazz in its newest production Rag Swing Bop! (previously Ragtime to Bebop: The KC Jazz Story) August 29 and 30. Set on the birth date of the central character, iconic saxophonist Charlie Parker, the premiere will be at the Gem Theater in the historic jazz district of Kansas City, 1616 East 18th Street. The musical play starts out with Missourian Scott Joplin’s "12th Street Rag" and will consist of many classic jazz recordings including "Night ...

 


 

Missouri, Eureka, Event Date: August 22 and 23

TOCO Family Festival and Camp Out, Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park, Eureka, MO, August 22 to 23

For the 13th consecutive year, the TOCO (Tapestry of Community Offerings) Family Festival offers music and camping, food and beverage vendors, plus a multitude of child and family focused entertainment including a campsite decorating contest, costume exhibitions, parades, collective arts project, face painting, performances and workshops by St. Louis Music and Science Teachers and St. Louis Hoop Club, playground ...

 


 

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

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

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 Hampshire, Gilford, Event Date: August 7th - 9th

SoulFest to Host Grammy Winning Singers & New York Times Best Selling Authors, Gilford, NH, August 7th - 9th

Celebrating 17 years of music, love and action, the annual SoulFest will be held August 7th - 9th in the picturesque White Mountains in Gilford, New Hampshire, at Gunstock Mountain Resort, 719 Cherry Valley Rd. Gunstock provides an idyllic setting for this one-of-a-kind celebration of over 13,000 attendees and more than 100 artists and speakers. As New England’s largest Christian music festival, SoulFest has become a summer staple to numerous families throughout the New England area. This three-day event features world-renowned and Grammy winning Christian artists representing  ...

 


 

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 Jersey, Woodland Park, Event Date: Sunday, August 31, 2014

Woodland Park's 2nd Annual Street Fair, Woodland Park, NJ, August 31st

On Sunday August 31, the Woodland Park Recreation Department will hold the 2nd Annual Street Fair, Woodland Park, NJ.  This free event will be held on McBride Ave. from Lackawanna Ave. to Memorial Drive. The Street Fair hours are 10am-5pm.   The street will be transformed into a giant town block party.  There will be 200 exhibitors, the Kidz Traveling Shindig area, over twenty food vendors and live entertainment all day, including Jamie Lee Gaita, Joshua Van Ness, The Echos and much ...

 


 

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

“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 City, Event Date: August 4th through 9th, 2014

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 ...

 


 

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

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, Cherryville, Event Date: August 30, 31, Sept 5, 6, 2014

Family Friendly, Affordable Music Festivals in Cherryville, North Carolina

The nonprofit organization Catawba Valley Music Revival announces its Fall Music Schedule held at 5799 Coot Williams Road, Cherryville, NC on August 30, 31 and Sept 5, 6. The God of Second Chances Music Festival will be held August 30th with an advance ticket price of $10, $15 at the gate. Scheduled artist include The Pioneers, Plans View Worship Band, Heartstrings of Fairview, Three 16 Band, Leon Everette & the Faith Riders and closing out the night at 7pm, Mr. Michael Combs. Children 12 and under are ...

 


 

Ohio

Twins Days Festival Hosts the World's Largest Annual Gathering of Twins, Twinsburg, Ohio

Twinsburg, Ohio (April 14, 2014) - The 2014 Twins Days Festival will be held August 2rd and 3rd in Twinsburg, Ohio (10270 Ravenna Road). This annual international event is recorded as the “Largest Annual Gathering of Twins in the World” by the Guinness Book of World Records. The Twins Days Festival Committee (TDFC) has announced the theme of this 39th festival will be “Twinstock – Groovy in Twinsburg” celebrating the late 60’s and early 70’s time period. The Festival is open to all multiples — identical, fraternal, young and old, twins, triplets, quads — and their families ...

 


 

Ohio, Elmore, Event Date: August 2, 2014 

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, Mount Vernon, Event Date: August 7 to 10, 2014

Gatlin Brothers Headline Music Festival in Mount Vernon, Ohio, August 7 to 10

The 2014 Dan Emmett Music & Arts Festival will be held in the streets of downtown Mount Vernon, OH, on August 7th – 10th, marking the 27th year for the event. The Festival’s mission is to “Celebrate the Legacy” of Dan Emmett. This homegrown musician, composer and founder of minstrelsy tradition is known world-wide as the author of “Dixie.” Dan Emmett’s life and career is honored through a varied format of performing and creative artists on four stages and all along South Main Street for ...

 


 

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

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, Newkirk, Event Date: August 30 to 31, 2014

Country Went Wild Music Festival, Labor Day Weekend, Native Lights Casino, Newkirk, OK

Native Lights Casino is gearing up for Country Went Wild, an outdoor music festival happening this Labor Day Weekend (August 30 to 31) featuring 10 bands over two days. Tickets are $28 for one day and $50 for two days. There will be camping, live music, great food/spirits, and you can play the slots all at the same place. The event is Saturday and Sunday Labor Day weekend with gates opening at 4:00 and an after party in the Casino ...

 


 

Oregon, Portland, Event Date: June 19 to September 1, 2014

Portland Actors Ensemble kicks off 45th summer season of free Shakespeare-in-the-Parks

In a city famous for its whole-hearted and enthusiastic embrace of the Bard of Avon, where you can see a production of at least one Shakespeare play nearly every weekend, it is no surprise that the theatrical community has come together for a project in which every play, sonnet and narrative poem attributed to William Shakespeare will be publicly performed in Portland within a two-year period. The beginning of the Complete Works Project coincides with the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare's birth, and will conclude on the 400th anniversary of his death. Portland's oldest continuously ...

 


 

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

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, Rankin, Event Date: August 16, 2014

Help Save the Carrie Deer Restoration - Iconic Urban Art - Rankin, PA, August 16th

Join Rivers of Steel Heritage Area on August 16th for an evening of food, fun and film at the Carrie Furnaces in Rankin, PA, and show your support for the restoration of one of Pittsburgh's great urban artworks and the historic site that inspired its creation: the Carrie Deer. In 1997, a group of artists entered the grounds of the Carrie Furnaces in Rankin and Swissvale, PA, to explore the abandoned iron mill as a potential site for their urban art. Inspired by the site, they erected a 40’ sculpture out of the remnants ...

 


 

Pennsylvania, Homestead

Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area Announces Mini-Grant Applications Available, Homestead, PA

The Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area, in conjunction with the PA Department of Conservation & Natural Resources, announces that applications are now available for the 2014 Mini-Grant Program. To be considered for a 2014 grant, completed applications must be received by 3:00 pm on September 22, 2014. Applicants to the grant program are required to address how their project correlates with the mission of the Rivers of Steel that includes the region’s natural, cultural, recreational ...

 


 

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

The Art of Fashion - Doris Duke's sense of style on display in the 2014 Rough Point annual exhibit, Newport, RI

Newport, Rhode Island (March 19, 2014) - With a great eye for classic cut and design and a bold attitude toward fashion, Doris Duke was a designer’s ideal client. Miss Duke - heiress, philanthropist and art collector - carefully created a fashion collection comprised of both couture and off-the-rack items from a variety of designers. During No Rules: The Personal Style of Doris Duke, the annual exhibit at Rough Point, Miss Duke’s Newport home, visitors are invited to explore a portion of Miss Duke’s clothing collection ranging from the understated to the show-stopping.   Doris Duke  ...

 


 

Tennessee, Knoxville, Event Date: August 30, 2014

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  ...

 


 

Tennessee, Knoxville, Event Date: August 23, 2014

Learn all about ruby-throated hummingbirds at the Wonder of Hummingbirds Festival, Knoxville, TN, August 23rd

On Saturday, August 23rd, at the fourth annual Wonder of Hummingbirds Festival will take place at the Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave., Knoxville, TN. Residents and visitors will have the opportunity to learn more about the fascinating lives of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds and see them up-close at the banding table. Mark Armstrong, a certified Master Bander of both hummingbirds and songbird species, will demonstrate how hummingbirds are harmlessly captured, weighed and measured, and banded before ...

 


 

Tennessee

Groundbreaking Slavery Exhibit Opens at Tennessee State Museum

Nashville, TN (December 9, 2013) - A groundbreaking exhibit about the slaves and slaveholders who worked and resided at a distinctive plantation in Tennessee will open next year at the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville.  The exhibit, Slaves and Slaveholders of Wessyngton Plantation, looks at the lives of both the enslaved African Americans and their white owners on the 13,000 acre plantation in Robertson County, Tennessee. The exhibition, which is free to the public, will open Feb. 11 and close Aug. 31, 2014.  Through first and third person accounts, the exhibit will reconstruct the lives of several enslaved people, giving them names, faces, and the details of what ...

 


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, Bandera, Event Date: August 29th-31st

On Labor Day Weekend, August 29th-31st, head for Bandera, the Cowboy Capital of the World, to experience this classic Old West town, with its cowboy culture, and horse-friendly hitching posts. It’s time for Celebrate Bandera, when the town will honor their place in history as one of the major staging areas for the over six million head of longhorn cattle that were driven up the Great Western Trail to markets in Kansas and Nebraska. Witness the signature event, a Longhorn Cattle Drive right down the Main Street followed by the Celebrate Bandera Parade ...


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

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, Castleton, Event Date: August 16, 2014

Step Back in Time During Castleton Vermont's Colonial Day House Tour, August 16

The 76th Annual Castleton Woman’s Club Colonial Day House Tour, held Saturday, August 16th, Castleton, VT, will feature outstanding private homes in a wide variety of architectural styles including Colonial Revival, Federal, Greek Revival, Queen Anne and Gothic Revival. The tour includes over a dozen sites throughout the village including outstanding period homes, public buildings, galleries ...

 


Virginia, Castlewood, Event Date: August 29, to September 6, 2014

The 2014 Russell County Fair and Horse Show is going “Hog Wild & Pig Crazy” for eight exciting days, August 29 – September 6, in Castlewood, VA (237 Donnie Dean Dr.). The Fair features a wide variety of events all ages can enjoy. Highlights include a Demolition Derby, Tough Truck "Tug of War," Pro Bull Riding, Ranch Rodeo, ATV Rodeo, Team Roping, Lawn Mower Races, Pet Show, Country, Bluegrass and Gospel Music, Miss Russell County Fair Pageant, Craft ...


Virginia, Fredericksburg, Event Date: August 17, 2014

The 1st Annual Big Day - Special Event and Bridal Show will be held August 17th, 11am-4pm, at the Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center, Fredericksburg VA (2371 Carl D Silver Parkway).  Premier event professionals will be available under one roof to help you create a memorable event. Attendees can interview photographers, florists, caterers, DJs, bakeries, event sites, décor, party favor ...

 


Virginia, Amherst, Event Date: August 30, 2014

Labor Day Wine and Music Fest, Rebec Vineyards, Amherst, VA, August 30th

The 4th Annual Labor Day Wine and Music Fest will take place on Saturday, August 30th, from noon-6pm. at Rebec Vineyards, home of the Virginia Wine and Garlic Festival. The event is located at 2229 North Amherst Hwy., Amherst, VA. Live entertainment includes soloist Pete Turpin, cover band Rare Form, and the jazzy Deanie Blues Band. Wine Tastings: In addition to Rebec Vineyards, The Peaks of Otter, Stanburn Winery, Horton Vineyards, Bright Meadows Farm, Tomahawk Mill ...

 


Washington, Olympia, Event Date: August 29th- August 31st

For four decades, Olympia has celebrated its long maritime heritage — and the big-shouldered working boats that made it happen — with the Harbor Days Maritime Festival and Tug Boat Races.  The 41st annual festival, August 29th- August 31st, fills the weekend with a fascinating mix of seafaring, food and fun. As many as fifteen vintage and modern tugs are expected to participate, and most will be open for tours at Percival Landing all day Saturday, August 30th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m... 

 


Washington, Graham, Event Date: August 7th - 9th

The 67th annual Pierce County Fair takes place in the natural setting of Frontier Park in Graham, WA, Thursday - Saturday, August 7th - 9th, 10:00 am to 10:00 pm, and Sunday, August 10th, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm. This fair is a must see for families with young children where they can see animals, play in Toddler Town; eat everything that a kid and even adults could want at a Fair. There are many hands on contests for both children and adults. Free stage entertainment includes Hypnotist Ron Stubbs, The ZuZu African Acrobats from Americas Got Talent, and Magician Jeff Evans. Each event  ...