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July, 2014 Press Releases


 

Alabama, Montevallo, Event Date: June 1 to August 31

The story of American liberty is written in ink on the parchment of the Declaration of Independence, and it is written in blood shed on hallowed ground. Who are our veterans? What did they do for our country? What do we owe them?  Through art, sculpture, graphics and multimedia technology, the National Veterans Shrine and Register of Honor tells the stories of those in each generation who have served and sacrificed for America and for liberty. At the American Village, on Sundays (3727 Hwy 119, Montevallo, AL), June 1 to August 31, 1-5 p.m., they salute America's veterans ...

 


 

Alabama, Montevallo, Event Date: June 2-August 29

Step back in time and become part of the great American journey for independence at the American Village in Montevallo, Alabama. The American Village is offering red, white and blue family fun this summer (Monday through Friday, June 2-August 29; excluding June 24-26, July 3, 25). The American Village, located just 30 minutes south of Birmingham, Alabama (3727 Hwy 119, Montevallo, AL), is a national treasure. Washington Hall, inspired by George Washington’s Mount Vernon home, a Colonial chapel, courthouse, full-sized Oval Office, and a Concord Bridge replica are  ...

 


 

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

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

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 ...

 


 

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

 


 

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 ...

 


 

Connecticut, Guilford, Event Date: July 18-20

In celebration of its 57th year, Guilford Art Center’s annual Craft Expo will bring 180 nationally-recognized craft artists to the scenic and historic Guilford Green, Guilford, CT, July 18-20, 2014.   The latest in handmade crafts will be represented, in a variety of media, including clay, glass, leather, metal and non-metal jewelry, wearable and non-wearable fiber, metal, mixed media, paper, photography, printmaking, soap and wood. These exquisite-quality works help rank this event  ...

 


 

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

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

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

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, West Des Moines, July 3rd

On Thursday, July 3rd the Historic Valley Junction’s July 3rd Street Celebration will take place, immediately following the West Des Moines Parade until 11:00 p.m. Aries Rising will be performing on stage in Railroad Park from 6-7:30 p.m. Featured performers will be The Faculty Lounge Funk Band from 8-11:00 p.m. Food vendors and beverage garden will be on site. There will be no Farmers Market on July 3rd; however, many of your favorite ...

 


 

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. (March 28, 2014) - This is the 4th summer that the Crime Museum in Washington D.C. invites children ages 12 and up to learn all about Crime Scene Investigation.   Campers will learn to process a crime scene and interpret all the evidence they have collected. They will be instructed by a forensic technician on techniques for crime scene photography, document analysis, fingerprinting, blood spatter analysis, and other forensic science applications. To accommodate all parents, half day and full day options are available. Camp will run two weeks in July with start dates  ...

 


 

Maine

Washington, Maine, April 23, 2014 — The Medomak Retreat Center in Washington, Maine, will be offering an environmental workshop called "Reading the Landscape: A Connection to Place." It will be hosted by Tom Wessels, a professor of ecology in the Department of Environmental Studies at Antioch New England Graduate School. This ninth annual five day workshop (July 21-26) will immerse participants in the process of reading the landscape as a means to forge a stronger connection to place. A variety of forest, wetland, and mountain communities will be explored in mid-coast  ...

 


 

Massachusetts

Worcester, Massachusetts (April 28, 2014) - On July 8, 10, 15 and 17 the Worcester Chamber Music Society festival will present “A Quartet of Nations.” Four inspired programs capture, through the intimacy of chamber music, the living essence of a country’s spiritual being, as reflected through the lens of musical genius: France, a world of joy, sensitivity and spiritual yearning as revealed by Rameau, Massenet, Satie, Messiaen, and Faure; The Americas, wild and dynamic and ever full of exploration from jazz and rock, to tango, to extravagant romanticism as shown through the eyes of Hendrix, Piazolla ...

 


 

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

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, 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: 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 ...

 


 

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

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 ...


 

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

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 Jersey

Tuckerton, New Jersey (March 17, 2014) - Tuckerton Seaport & Baymen’s Museum announces exciting new plans for the 2014 season. Despite damage from Super Storm Sandy, most of their buildings are now restored and open to the public as well as the mini golf course, playground, boardwalk, and nature trail. As part of the NJ 350 celebration the lighting of Tucker’s Lighthouse kicked off the New Year. A fresh new look demands fresh new special events and festivals. Many favorites are returning as well but with a new twist to better the public’s enjoyment.

 


 

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 ...

 


 

New York, Sackets Harbor, Event Date: July 5th

Madison Barracks in Sackets Harbor, NY will host the 4th Annual Made in New York Festival on Saturday, July 5th from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. The festival showcases nearly 100 New York State agricultural, farm and home based businesses. Products available will range from sauces, rubs, seasonings, jams, jellies, baked items, vegetables, grass fed beef, crafts and New York State wineries and breweries will be on hand sampling locally produced legal beverages. Music plays a large role in the festival as well with 10 bands ...

 


 

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

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 ...

 


 

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 ...

 


 

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

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

High Life Adventures is an 8-line zip line tour on the Oregon coast.

Warrenton, Oregon - Take in the beautiful natural setting, complete with seasoned timber, ponds, and a seven-acre lake, all while zipping through the air under the expert watch and assistance of our highly trained guides. This guided tour travels a series of 8 zip lines, over and across a 7 acre lake and through the forest. It's an exhilarating experience in a beautiful setting with a great story about sustainable living. With high rankings on Trip Advisor, people from all over the world have zipped with us and loved it. Open year round. Enjoy an epic adventure ...

 


 

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 ...

 


 

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 ...

 


 

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

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 ...


 

Rhode Island

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 had an ...

 


 

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

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 ... 


 

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

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  ...


 

Tennessee

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, Bandera, Event Date: July 25th to 26th

There's no better place to celebrate the American Cowboy than Bandera, Texas, the official Cowboy Capital of the World. Every year Bandera's own Frontier Times Museum celebrates the National Day of the American Cowboy, a holiday that was established by the United States Congress to recognize this true American icon. This year's celebration will be held on July 25th and July 26th at the Frontier Times Museum, 510 13th Street Bandera, Texas. Activities begin Friday evening with a reception inducting great Texans into the museum's Texas Heroes Hall of Honor. Saturday brings family fun  ...


 

Texas

Round Top, Texas (April 15, 2014) - The Round Top Festival Institute presents the Round Top Music Festival on June 7th to July 12th in Round Top, Texas (248 Jaster Road). Founded 44 years ago by concert pianist James Dick, the Round Top Festival Institute annually selects 95 students (from over 500 applicants) who study with master faculty and perform in the Texas Festival Orchestra.   Programs for the two dozen concerts include works by composers ...

 


 

Texas, Hempstead, Event Date: July 18th to 19th

The Hempstead Chamber of Commerce has announced the upcoming 25th Annual Watermelon Festival, July 18th to 19th, 1125 Austin St., Hempstead, TX. This year's free festival will have activities for the entire family. There will be a BBQ cook-off, pet parade, carnival, wine tasting, queen's reception, basketball tournament and a free street dance on Friday evening with entertainment provided by The Earlywine band. Saturday starts at 7:00am with the Watermelon Fun Run ...


 

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 ...


 

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

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, Seattle, Event Date: 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

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 ...


 

Washington, Tacoma, Event Date: July 24-27

The 23rd Annual Zimbabwean Music Festival will be held at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA, on July 24-27, 2014. This “everyone-can-participate” festival offers three days of workshops on diverse aspects of Zimbabwean culture, free afternoon concerts, an African Marketplace and ticketed evening concerts. On opening night, July 24, internationally acclaimed Afro-fusion sensation Mokoomba, led by talented vocalist Mathias Muzaza, draws on traditional Tonga music while embracing the diverse music cultures of southern Africa. Enjoy Mokoomba in performance ...


 

Washington

Anacortes, Washington (March 19, 2014) - Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy an exclusive eight-course dining experience offered to eight guests at a time, only eight times this year at Potluck Kitchen Studio, located in historic downtown Anacortes (910 11th Street Unit A). It's a big city menu, at a small town price, and without ferry travel or congested traffic.   Each 8-for-8 Pop-up Dinner is a unique "culinary odyssey" consisting of eight courses and three wine pairings which aren't revealed until guests are seated. Dinners take place in the private dining room at Potluck Kitchen Studio ...

 


 

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

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 ...