August Events, 2015


 

Iowa, LeMars, Event Date: August 31 to September 6, 2015

Celebrities this year will be Anita Bryant, Rex Allen Jr.,Terry Smith, and Roni Stoneman. The event, which has been going for 40 years, is the largest gathering of old-time music makers and fans in mid-America. "We'll have over 650 musicians this year on 10 stages, including Hall of Fame inductions and RRMC CD's of the Year awards," Everhart said ...

 


Detroit, Washington, DC & Nashville, Event Date: August 22 thru August 29, 2015

Unity Media Limited, producers of the Allstate Gospel Superfest, will conduct its seventh annual new talent search August 22 through August 29. The Allstate Gospel Superfest Battle of the Bands has been heralded as a springboard for aspiring gospel talent and will travel to Washington D.C., Nashville, and Detroit. The competition will award over 5,000 in cash and prizes and gives the winning talent the opportunity to appear as the ...

 


Wisconsin, Menomonee Falls, Event Date: August 23, 2015

The Art Guild of Menomonee Falls presents their Ninth Annual Art In The Park event. Held at scenic Mill Pond Park off Main Street in Historic Downtown Menomonee Falls, WI on Sunday, August 23, from 10am until 4pm rain or shine. Admission is free. Art In The Park is a juried annual showcase of area artists, children's activities and a silent auction with proceeds that provide scholarships for area high school art students ...

 


New Jersey, Maywood, Event Date: August 16, 2015

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

On Sunday, August 16, 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 ...

 


Arizona, Sedona, Event Date: July 31 and August 1 and 2, 2015

Sedona Hummingbird Festival - The Most Beautiful Place in America to See Hummingbirds!

The 4th Annual Sedona Hummingbird Festival invites residents and visitors alike to the Sedona Performing Arts Center and the greater Sedona area on July 31st and August 1-2 for three enchanting days of hummingbird presentations, expert lectures, birding trips, sunrise breakfasts, garden tours, and more. The Sedona Performing Arts Center is located at 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road, Sedona, AZ. There will be three days of thought provoking presentations and discussions by ...

 


 

Arkansas, Eureka Springs, Event Date: August 20 to 23, 2015

The Hillberry Bluegrass Music Festival is slated to take place August 20 - 23rd, 2015. Deadhead Productions has announced they will bring this unique festival to Eureka Springs, Arkansas. The event will feature two nights with the Schwag - The Grateful Dead experience, and will include a set each night where the Schwag will play bluegrass style. Hillberry will also showcase some of the best regional bluegrass acts in the area such as Rumpke Mountain Boys, Mountain Sprout, Foley's ...

 


 

California, Venice, Event Date: August 2nd, 2015

39th Annual Festival of the Chariots Parade, Venice, California, August 2nd

The 39th Annual Festival of the Chariots Parade will take place in Venice, California on August 2nd, starting at 10am. Three ornate and brilliant thirty-foot chariots will parade from the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium to a colorful festival site in Ocean Front Park, Venice. The site will offer music, exotic Indian dance, drama, educational exhibits on bhakti-yoga and east-Asian culture. There will be family and children activities, the popular Govinda's Gifts tent, free yoga lessons, a variety ...

 


 

Colorado, Morrison, Event Date: August 29 and 30, 2015

Kick off the Oktoberfest Season with the T.E.V. Edelweiss, Morrison, CO

The T.E.V. Edelweiss Club, located at 17832 Highway 8, Morrison, CO, announces its annual Oktoberfest to be held on August 29th and 30th, 2015. This two-day event is a replica of an authentic German Festival featuring German bands, dancers, homemade food and, of course, German beer from Prost Brewing and Andechs, proud sponsors along with the German American Chamber of Commerce ...

 



Colorado, Central City, Event Date: July 11- August 10, 2015

Central City Opera’s 2015 Festival Features Four Extraordinary Stories, Central City, CO

Central City Opera’s 2015 Festival offers a wide range of offerings from standard popular operatic repertoire to beloved musical theater and contemporary opera performed and delivered in non-traditional ways. Opening the Festival on July 11 and running through August 8 at the Central City Opera House is Giuseppe Verdi’s popular opera of tragic love, La Traviata; followed by Mitch Leigh’s Tony award-winning musical, Man of La Mancha, running July 18 to ...

 


 

Colorado, Denver, Event Date: August 8 to 9, 2015

National Artists & Live Music at Denver Arts Festival at Sloan’s Lake

Enjoy something special at the outdoor festival of juried fine arts, live music and kids activities at the Denver Arts Festival at Sloan’s Lake, August 8 and 9 at Sloan’s Lake Park, 1700 N. Sheridan Blvd., Denver, CO. Fine artists display jewelry, ceramics, painting, photography, mixed media, fibers, sculpture, drawing, painting, wood, and artisan crafts available for purchase at artist’s booths. The festival is free and open rain or shine. The two day Music Stage features an eclectic mix of ...

 


 

England, Tour Dates: Departures May 24th and August 2nd, 2015

Celtic Dream Tours adds Tours to England featuring Downton Abbey (Highclere Castle) for 2015 and 2016

Celtic Dream Tours has created a one of a kind tour of England featuring Highclere Castle, which is the location used in the PBS series Downton Abbey. The tour is seven nights, staying in 3 and 4 star manor homes, Elizabethan mansions and quaint boutique hotels around southern England. The tours are limited to twelve people per tour and include entry into Highclere Castle, a guided tour of Bampton where other parts of the series are filmed, a visit to Stonehenge ...

 


 

Illinois, Chicago, Event Date: August 2, 2015

The Classical Symphony Orchestra and The Protégé Philharmonic of Chicago to Perform Their Summer Showcase Joint Concert of the Orchestras, August 2

The Classical Symphony Orchestra and The Protégé Philharmonic of Chicago invite the public to their final concert of the orchestras' 2015 Summer Season, to be held August 2, 2015 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 ...

 


 

Indiana, Columbia City, Event Date: August 7-9, 2015

20th Annual Mihsihkinaahkwa Pow Wow, Columbia City, IN

The 20th annual Mihsihkinaahkwa Pow Wow will be held August 7th-9th, in Morsches Park (1035 E. St. Rd. 205), Coulmbia City, IN. This is a traditional Native American pow wow, celebrating the history and traditions of our ancestors. On August 7th the gates open at 5pm with 32 vendors selling Native American products, crafts and food. The freewill concert with Adam Strack and Mike Mowry starts at 7pm. On August 8th the 5K/run/walk "Healthy Traditions" starts at 7:30am ...

 


 

Massachusetts, Clinton, Event Date: May 2 through September 12, 2015

London's British Museum lends rare icons and artifacts to Museum of Russian Icons, Clinton, MA

The Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton, MA will have a new exhibit on display May 2 through September 12, 2015, called Byzantium to Russia: Origins and Development of Russian Icons, 1200 to 1900. This exceptional, compelling selection of forty eight icons and extraordinary artifacts from the British Museum traces the stylistic development of sacred art from ancient Byzantium, center of Christian civilization, to the introduction of Christianity to Russia. The exhibition of rare icons ...

 


 

New Hampshire, Gilford, Event Date: August 6-8, 2015

Celebrating 18 years of Music, Love and Action, the SoulFest, will be held August 6-8, 2015 in the picturesque White Mountains of Gilford, New Hampshire, at Gunstock Mountain Resort, 719 Cherry Valley Rd. Gunstock provides an idyllic setting for this one-of-a-kind celebration gathering 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 at Gunstock attracting thousands throughout the New England area ...

 


 

New Mexico, Santa Fe, Event Date: Through October 24th 2015

Origami means “folding paper” in Japanese. Origami in the Garden tells the story of this art form through a collection of over twenty monumental outdoor sculptures. It is currently exhibiting through October 24th, 2015, at the Turquoise Trail Sculpture Garden, 3453 State Highway 14 N., Cerrillos, NM (10 miles south of Santa Fe). Each sculpture is inspired by a blank piece of paper that has been transformed into museum quality metal and tells the story of creativity and the ...

 


 

New York, Queens, Event Date: August 8th & 9th, 2015

In Celebration of the "Year of the RAM," the Board of Directors of the 25th Annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York (HKDBF-NY) announce that this free multicultural festival and sporting event will be held Saturday, August 8th & Sunday, August 9th, 2015 at Meadow Lake, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, NY. The Festival will be held rain or shine.  The Festival will feature entertainment for the entire family and exciting racing, with cash and prizes for ...

 


 

New York, Beacon, Event Date: Now Through October 31st, 2015

The popular tours of this historic, picturesque island in the Hudson River just south of Beacon and Newburgh, NY, include visits to the former Bannerman residence and castle, which is currently undergoing restoration. The island will host a series of concerts and other special events throughout the summer through October 31st. The Island is also available for private functions/rentals. Seasonal tours run weekends through October 31 and depart at 11:00am from ...

 


 

Ohio, Twinsburg, Event Date: August 7 to 9, 2015

Twins Days Festival: The Largest Annual Gathering of Twins in the World, Twinsburg, Ohio

The 2015 Twins Days Festival (www.twinsdays.org) will be held August 8th and 9th at Glenn Chamberlain Park, 10270 Ravenna Road, Twinsburg, Ohio. This annual international event is recorded as the “Largest Annual Gathering of Twins in the World” by the Guinness Book of World Records. Inaugurated in 1976, this year celebrates the Twins Days 40th festival, with an appropriate time machine theme “Twins Days: Times 2 Remember” which looks back over the past festivals and ...

 


 

Oklahoma, Tulsa, Event Date: August 21-22, 2015      

A Scrapbook Convention is a place for people who love to create photographic mementos (scrapbooks) who come together to celebrate this craft. At this gathering they can take classes to learn more about their hobby from industry experts, shop scrapbooking products from industry brands, and attend "crops" which are a gathering place for scrapbookers to work on their scrapbooking projects ...

 


 

Oregon, Monmouth, Event Date: August 13-16, 2015

24th Annual Celebration of Zimbabwean Music and Dance, Monmouth, OR

The 24th annual Zimbabwean Music Festival will be held on the campus of Western Oregon University, 345 Monmouth Ave. N., Monmouth, OR, on August 13-16, 2015. This “everyone-can-participate” festival offers three days of workshops, many of them for children and teens. Activities include fifteen hours of free afternoon concerts, an African Marketplace and ticketed evening concerts. Valuing education as well as performance, Zimfest attracts Zimbabwean music and culture ...

 


 

Rhode Island, Newport, Event Date: March 26 - November 8, 2015

Fired & Inspired Ceramics Exhibit to Open at Doris Duke’s Rough Point, Newport, RI Ceramic pieces appear in almost every house. Plates, mugs, candlesticks, and other items of everyday use are made from earthenware, stoneware, or porcelain. The 2015 Newport Restoration Foundation’s exhibit Fired & Inspired: Ceramics at Rough Point puts a spotlight on the diverse ceramics displayed in Doris Duke’s Newport home, now a house museum, and presents newly commissioned clay works by six contemporary artists. The Fired & Inspired: Ceramics at Rough Point exhibit displays a wide variety of ceramics ...

 


 

Switzerland, Gruyères, Event Date: July 1 to September 30

Tiny Switzerland is Big on Mountain Scenery and Great Cheese: Cheese, Chocolate, and the Scenic Alps Tour

To showcase both the great cheeses of Switzerland, and the spectacular mountain scenery of the Alps, one American tour company with over 30 years of experience in the Alps, leads gourmet tours in Switzerland. Alpenwild, the premier provider tours in the Swiss Alps, offers summer tours that capture both the gastronomic delights and the scenic wonder of glaciers and high alpine peaks, all made easily accessible by cogwheel railways, funiculars, and mountain cableways. The nine-day

 


 

Texas, Houston, Event Date: August 28-29, 2015    

A Scrapbook Convention is a place for people who love to create photographic mementos (scrapbooks) who come together to celebrate this craft. At this gathering they can take classes to learn more about their hobby from industry experts, shop scrapbooking products from industry brands, and attend "crops" which are a gathering place for scrapbookers to work on their scrapbooking projects ...

 


 

Vermont, Bennington, Event Date: July 31 to August 2

After two successful years in Bennington, the 37th Annual Southern Vermont Art and Craft Festival is once again returning to Camelot Village in Bennington July 31, August 1 & 2. 150 artists and artisans will display and sell their own handcrafted creations. The artists and artisans will be housed in Camelot style tents. In addition to the arts and crafts, there will be a Kids Zone, a food court, music, comic magicians, and Vermont Craft Beers. Many Bennington ...