August Events, 2016


Washington, Spokane, Event Date: August 31 - September 5, 2016

37th Annual Pig Out in the Park - Spokane’s Favorite Six-Day Food & Free Music Festival

The Annual Pig Out in the Park is Spokane’s Favorite Six-Day Food & Free Music Festival. Running August 31 - September 5, 2016, in Downtown Spokane’s Riverfront Park, the event is open 11 am to 10 pm. Estimated annual attendance at Pig Out in the Park is more than 100,000 over six days. Admission is Free. The 37th Annual Pig Out in the Park will feature; 44 Food Booths, 225 Menu Items (nothing over a $9.95), Three Adult Beverage Gardens and ...


Pennsylvania, Lebanon

Event Date: August 19 to 21, 2016

Gem Miner's Jubilee Bead, Gem, Jewelry & Mineral Show, Lebanon, PA

Dozens of dealers, both wholesale and retail will feature a variety of items including rough rock, finished fine jewelry, faceting rough, minerals, fossils, beads, loose gemstones, cabochons, pearls, carvings, crystals, spheres and much more.


Iowa, Le Mars, Event Date: August 29-September 4, 2016

41st Old Time Music Festival Offers Music From The Heart, Le Mars, Iowa

For 41 years, Smithsonian Institution recording artist Bob Everhart, a BMI songwriter and publisher, has passionately been hosting an event in Iowa, the major thrust being the preservation and performance of America's forgotten rural music. The 41st Old Time Music Festival will be held August 29-September 4, 2016 in Le Mars, Iowa at the Plymouth City Fairgrounds, 500 4th Ave NE. "I love America's old-time music" Everhart said.  "It's the very soul


California, Paso Robles, August 27, 2016

Celebrate the coming of harvest in the Paso Robles Wine Country at the Second Annual Harvest Hoedown, Creston, CA

Wine grape harvest is just around the corner in the Paso Robles wine country. Traditionally, farmers held celebrations at the onset of harvest to help usher in a bountiful season. The Independent Grape Growers of the Paso Robles Area (IGGPRA) is bringing this time-honored tradition back with its 2nd Annual Harvest Hoedown at The Loading Chute barn in Creston, California (6350 Webster Rd.) on August 27, 2016, from 6 pm – 10 pm. The Harvest Hoedown ...


California, Long Beach, Event Date: August 19-21, 2016

Long Beach BBQ Festival

The Long Beach BBQ Festival will be held on August 19-21, 2016 at the Rainbow Lagoon Park (400-403 Shoreline Village Dr.), Long Beach, CA 90802. BBQ chefs from around the country gather to grill their award-winning ribs, chicken, sausage, pulled pork and other succulent delicacies. Award-winning pitmasters will battle local barbecue gurus to see whose ribs, chicken, pulled pork and brisket are the most irresistible. The competition will be intense ...


Guadalupe Island, Event Date: August 30 to November 5, 2016

Diving with Great White Sharks off Guadalupe Island, August 30 to November 5, 2016

Nautilus Explorer, a diving adventure company, is offering Diving with Great White Sharks off Guadalupe Island from August 30 to November 5, 2016. Boarding is from San Diego, CA. The trips offer a rich and natural experience of shark encounters by descending down to 30 feet where great white sharks naturally spend their time. They don't need to use chum at depth; the sharks are already there. Without chum these great whites are more ...


Wisconsin, Menomonee Falls, Event Date: Sunday August 28th 2016

Art Guild of Menomonee Falls Presents the 10th Annual Art in the Park

Join the Art Guild of Menomonee Falls in Village Park for the 10th Annual Art in the Park, where you can view local artists in action on Sunday, August 28th, 10am - 4pm. A juried Fine Art tent show that promotes artists to not only display and sell their art, but to engage with visitors. See the tools, watch techniques discuss artistic options and learn how different mediums evolve. Roving musician, food, and a silent auction to support youth scholarships round ...


Wisconsin, Plymouth, Event Date: August 12, 2016

11 Live Jazz and Blues Bands Present Jazz and Blues Crawl for the Arts

The Plymouth Arts Center’s 13th Annual Cheese Capital Jazz & Blues Crawl for the Arts will be presented, Friday, August 12, 2016, 4pm to 12:30am. This live music extravaganza features 11 bands at the PAC in the courtyard and great room at the Plymouth Arts Center, 520 East Mill Street, Plymouth, WI and at six downtown venues. The signature, original, painting/collage, “Louie Armstrong, 1932” created and donated by Dan Gardiner of Madison ...

New York, Highmount, Event Date: August 13, 2016
Saxophone Greats Headline Jazz Night at the Belleayre Music Festival, Highmount, NY, Aug. 13
Two all-time saxophone greats — Pee Wee Ellis and Billy Harper — will team up for a remarkable evening of funky, hot jazz at the Belleayre Music Festival on Saturday, August 13 at 8 p.m. The event is held at the Belleayre Mountain Ski Center, Galli-Curci Road (Route 28), Highmount, NY 12441. The Catskill Mountain Jazz Night promises to be an extraordinary event. The Pee Wee Ellis US Funk Assembly and the Billy Harper Quintet will each perform ...

Pennsylvania, Mount Gretna, Event Date: August 20 to 21, 2016
Mount Gretna Outdoor Art Show to Feature 260 Exhibitors from USA & Canada, Mount Gretna, PA
Preparations are underway for the 42nd annual Mt. Gretna Art Show, to be held Saturday, August 20, and Sunday, August 21, 2016, on the streets and in the parks of Mt. Gretna, PA. Show hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, rain or shine. The Mt. Gretna Art Show features fine artists and craftsmen from throughout the United States and Canada. This year’s show will feature 260 exhibitors, selected from nearly 500 ...
Indiana, Cumberland, Event Date: August 20, 2016
Cumberland Arts Goes to Market - Arts and Crafts Festival Celebrates Indiana Bicentennial, Cumberland, IN
The 8th Annual Arts and Crafts Festival with the Town of Cumberland Farmers Market will be held Saturday, August 20, 2016, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Saturn Street at Cumberland Town Hall, 11501 E. Washington Street, Cumberland, IN 46229. Free admission, free parking and handicapped accessible. The 8th annual Cumberland Arts Goes to Market will include a Celebration of the 2016 Indiana Bicentennial ...
Missouri, St. Louis, Event Date: July 29, 30 and August 27, 2016
Doubt Makes St. Louis Premiere at Union Avenue Opera, St. Louis, MO
Critics and audiences agree that Union Avenue Opera’s Twenty Second Festival Season opener The Mikado was a “sparkling production” with a “refreshing and humorous presentation” where “excellence pervades all aspects of the show.” Amidst the rave reviews, the cast of Puccini’s dramatic Tosca, is hard at work bringing the tragic tale to life. Tosca will be performed at Union Avenue Opera July 29, 30 and August 5, 6 at 8:00pm., at the Union Avenue ...
California, Paso Robles, Event Date: August 17, 2016
What if everything you know about terroir is wrong?
Terroir and the Other Winemaking Myths will be presented on August 17, 2016 from 12-3 p.m. at the Paso Robles Inn Grand Ballroom. The seminar presented by the Independent Grape Growers of the Paso Robles Area (IGGPRA) will feature author Mark Matthews, a viticulture professor from the University of California, Davis. Mathews will be discussing his new controversial book: “Terroir and Other Myths of Winemaking.” Kevin Sass ...
Connecticut, Enfield, Event Date: Through September 6th, 2016, Every Tuesday
Family Fun Fair at Enfield Square: Summer Cruise Nights and Open-Air Market, Enfield, CT

Enfield Square and Trantolo and Trantolo are sponsoring a Summer Cruise Night and Open-Air Market every Tuesday evening from 5 PM – 8 PM located at Enfield Square in the Sears parking lot, Enfield, CT. The event is open to all car clubs or anyone that want to enjoy an evening with other car enthusiasts. Visitors can view hot-rods, muscle, contemporary and classic cars. Meet and Greet the Thompsonville Fire Department ...
New Jersey, Upper Montclair, Event Date: September 17-18, 2016
Fine Art and Crafts at Anderson Park Coming to Montclair, NJ
Visit the booths of fine artists and fine crafters the Fine Art and Crafts Fair at Anderson Park in Upper Montclair, NJ on September 17-18, 2016 from 10 am to 5 pm. The event is free and is held rain or shine. Fine Art and Crafts at Essex County’s Anderson Park will, for the 33rd time, transform the park into 150 mini galleries and boutiques featuring etchings, oils, watercolor, photography, wearable fiber, jewelry, glass, leather, wood, clay and much more ...
California, Walnut Creek, Event Date: August 12-13, 26-27, 2016
Goat Hall Productions Presents Two New Chamber Operas, Walnut Creek, CA

Hearts and minds cannot be trusted. Madness seems to be the method in Mark Alburger's "Alma Maria Schindler Mahler Gropius Werfel" and the John G..Bilotta/Jostein Stalheim "Rosetta's Stone" -- both new-music dramas receiving their world premieres (8:15pm, Fridays-Saturdays, August 12-13 and 26-27) at Lesher Center for the Arts ...
Arizona, Prescott, Event Date: August 13 - 14, 2016
Mountain Artists Guild Hosts 66th Annual Prescott Arts Show, Prescott, AZ
The 67 year-old non profit Mountain Artists Guild will be hosting the 66th Annual Prescott Arts & Crafts Festival on August 13 to 14, Saturday 9am - 5pm; Sunday 9am - 4pm. The festival is open to the public, with free admission, and takes place on the beautiful park-like setting of the historic Courthouse Square in downtown Prescott, AZ. Resting at over 5,300 feet elevation and surrounded by scenic mountains makes this an exceptionally ...
Ohio, Columbus, Event Date: August 12th & August 13th, 2016
Columbus Food Truck Festival Returns to Downtown Columbus, OH
The 6th Annual Columbus Food Truck Festival, America's largest food truck festival, is back on August 12th and August 13th, 2016 at the Columbus Commons, 160 South High St., Columbus, Ohio 43215. The Columbus Food Truck Festival is a two-day event featuring over 70 of the best food trucks in Ohio, music, arts and crafts, kids’ activities and family fun for all ages. The foodie feast begins Friday, August 12th at 12 pm and continues through ... 
Africa, Kenya, Event Date: July - October, 2016
Witness the largest concentration of land animals in the world: The Great Migration in the Masai Mara, Kenya
Falcon Africa Safaris, wildlife specialists since 1990, are offering The Migration Safari, Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya, Africa from July - October, 2016. After the long rains in April and May, when the first flush of grass turns the Masai Mara’s golden savannah green, the most amazing wildlife spectacle anywhere in the world takes place: The Great Wildebeest Migration in Kenya, Africa. Between the months of August and October one and a half million ...
California, Venice, Event Date: August 7th, 2016
40th Annual Festival of the Chariots Parade, Venice, California, August 7th
The 40th Annual Festival of the Chariots Parade will take place in Venice, California on August 7th, 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 ...
Indiana, Columbia City, Event Date: August 12 to 14, 2016
Mihsihkinaahkwa Pow Wow, a Native American Event in Columbia City, IN
The 21st Annual Mihsihkinaahkwa Pow Wow will be held August 12 to 14, 2016 at 1035 E. 205, Columbia City, IN 46725 10am to 9pm. Admission is 4.00, children under 12 free. Mihsihkinaahkwa Pow Wow is a traditional Native American event. There will be 32 vendors with Native American art, crafts, food and products. Native American singing and dancing, dance times are Sat. 1-4 and 6 to 9 pm. Sunday dancing is at noon. Soarin' Hawk Raptors will visit ...
Pennsylvania, West Chester, Event Date: August 14, 2016
West Chester's Touch A Truck Day
The Touch-A-Truck Day is presented by the West Chester Parks and Recreation Department. Touch a Truck Day, is for children of all ages, to explore the vehicles that fascinate them. This event will provide children and their families with the opportunity to see different models of cars and trucks as well as a variety of other vehicles. The previous events have had great success, with over 50 participants and 2,000 people in attendance. This event will be ...
Ohio, Twinsburg, Event Date: August 6 to 7, 2016
Twins Days Festival: Largest Annual Gathering of Twins in the World, Twinsburg, OH
The 2016 Twins Days Festival will be held August 6th and 7th (9:00 am) at Glen  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 41st festival. The theme of this years festival is "Twins Days - Twinfinity and beyond."
Colorado, Morrison, Event Date: August 27 - 28, 2016
T.E.V. Edelweiss Oktoberfest Season Opener, Morrison, CO, August 27 - 28
The T.E.V. Edelweiss Club, located at 17832 Highway 8 , Morrison, CO, announces its 3rd annual Oktoberfest to be held on August 27th and 28th, 2016. This two-day event is a replica of an authentic German Festival complete with German bands, dancers, home made food and of course, German beer from Hofbrau and Andechs. The event kicks off on Saturday, August 28th, at 12 p.m. There will be guest speakers, an Opening Ceremony, and lots of ...
Colorado, Denver, Event Date: August 4 to 6, 2016
National Button Show: Rediscovering Buttons by Mining for Buttons in Denver
Folks who like antiques and collectibles should join the huge crowd rediscovering antique clothing and uniform buttons as a fascinating collectible. Opportunity is coming at the National Button Show in Denver, Colorado where folks will be mining in button mountains with over 500,000 buttons available to view and purchase this August 4 through 6, 2016. Collectors are discovering that these are not the ordinary buttons found in jars at flea markets, garage sales and some antique shops. These are unique, beautiful miniature works of art and sometimes ...
Michigan, Lowell, Event Date: June 16 - August 25, 2016
Lowell Showboat Sizzlin' Summer Concerts 2016 Line-up, Lowell, MI
The Lowell Showboat Sizzlin' Summer Concerts are presented by LowellArts and Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce. This outdoor concert series runs June 16 - August 25, 2016. Thursday evening concerts begin at 7pm in front of the Lowell Showboat, 113 Riverwalk Plaza, in downtown Lowell, MI. Food and spirits are available, admission to the concerts and parking is free. Featuring exclusively music groups based in Michigan, the concerts aim to ... 
Switzerland, Gruyères, Event Date: June-September 2016
Step into the World of Chocolate on a Foodie Tour of Switzerland
To showcase the food traditions of Switzerland, with an emphasis on chocolate, Alpenwild, a tour company with over 30 years of experience in the Alps, leads gourmet tours in Switzerland. These summer food tours capture both the gastronomic delights and the spectacular scenery of the Alps. The 9-day, all-inclusive, small-group tour, Cheese, Chocolate, and the Scenic Alps, visits chocolatiers, chocolate makers ... 
New Hampshire, Gilford, Event Date: August 4-6, 2016
Gunstock Mountain Resort to Host SoulFest, New England’s Premier Christian Music Festival
This three-day event features world-renowned and Grammy winning Christian artists representing all musical genres on four separate stages, guest speakers and authors from across the globe. Celebrating 19 years of Music, Love and Action, the SoulFest, will be held August 4-6, 2016 in the picturesque White Mountains of Gilford, New Hampshire at Gunstock Mountain Resort (719 Cherry Valley Rd. Gilford, NH 03249). Gunstock provides an idyllic ...
Italy, Lakes District, Event Dates: June 22 - 30, 2016, Sept 3 - 11, 2016
Tofino Expeditions Announces A New Kayaking Tour of the Lakes District of Italy
Tofino Expeditions, a veteran commercial company offering worldwide kayaking tours, is announcing a brand new kayaking tour that explores the Lakes District of Italy. Using kayaks, which provide a truly unique perspective on one of the most romantic and fascinating destinations in the world, visitors on this tour get an up close and personal look at the stunning landscapes, delectable cuisine, and captivating cultures of Italy’s Lakes District ...
Switzerland, Gruyères, Tour Dates: July, August, September, 2016
Tiny Switzerland is Big on the Food Scene: Cheese, Chocolate, and Scenic Alps Tour

Cheese, Chocolate, and Scenic Alps,” a food-tasting tour of Switzerland, delights guests with exclusive visits to ancient terraced vineyards, farmstead cheesemakers, artisan chocolatiers, and top restaurants while showing off some of the most iconic mountain scenery in the world. Guests are immersed in Swiss culture and cuisine as they visit the charming villages sprinkled throughout the countryside and meet food artisans who make the experience unforgettable ...