July Events, 2016 
 

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 ...

Wisconsin, River Falls, Event Date: July 7 - 10, 2016

42nd Annual River Falls Days Celebrates Adventures on the Kinni, July 7 - 10, River Falls, WI The community of River Falls, WI is set to celebrate the 42nd River Falls Days Festival July 7 to 10 at 232 W. Maple St., River Falls, WI 54022. This annual event kicks off with the region’s largest parade Friday evening as the community celebrates this year’s theme—Adventures on the Kinni.   Highlights of this year’s festival include a 10K/2 Mile/Kid’s Fun Run, a carnival, medallion hunt, petting zoo, talent show and other kid-friendly activities all weekend. There will be an Arts, Crafts, & Antiques marketplace, truck and tractor ...

 

Illinois, Chicago, Event Date: Sunday, July 31, 2016
Protégé Philharmonic of Chicago Announces its Second Concert of the 2016 Summer Season
The Protégé Philharmonic of Chicago has announced its second concert of the 2016 Summer Season, Sunday, July 31, 2016, 3:00 p.m. The concert will be performed in the Auditorium of the Salme Harju Steinberg Fine Arts Center at Northeastern Illinois University and is conveniently located at 3701 West Bryn Mawr Ave., with free parking in Parking Lot F. Music Director and founder of the orchestra, Joseph Glymph, has programmed Brahms's ...

 

Michigan, Ann Arbor, Event Date: July 23, 2016

Ann Arbor Drama Troupe Presents Mystery Dinner Theater: “Murder in Hollywood”

If you enjoy solving mysteries and an evening with good friends and great food, then you won’t want to miss the interactive Mystery Dinner Theater presentation of “Murder in Hollywood”. Travel back to the 1940s Tinsel Town and put on your gumshoe fedoras as the participants collect clues and try to figure out whodunit. If you have clothing or other items from that era, feel free to wear it! Dress is business casual.

 

Illinois, Dekalb, Event Date: July 23-31, 2016

Kishwaukee Fest and Baconpalooza-Swine & Wine Fest Coming July 23-31, Dekalb, IL

Kishwaukee Fest of DeKalb County, Illinois, returns this July 23 to 31 with a full week of free entertainment. There will be a variety of events including concerts in the park, car shows, food events and a parade. There are events and activities in several communities in DeKalb County. The parade is one of the major attractions and will be held Friday evening, July 29 starting at 7:00 pm in downtown DeKalb. The parade kicks off with a Cruise ...

 

Massachusetts, Lancaster, Event Date: August 12 to 14, 2016

134th Bolton Fair Offering Discount Admission Tickets Through July 31 The Bolton Fair has made available discount tickets for gate admission on it’s website enabling fairgoers to save up to 30% off an adult admission. Tickets can be obtained by going to www.boltonfair.org/tickets.html and making your selection. These tickets are on sale until July 31st and enable the fairgoer to print their tickets at home. Bolton Fair President Rose Darden says, “The Bolton Fair continues to be a great value for families to enjoy a ..

 

Virginia, Chincoteague Island, Event Date: July 22, 23 & 24, 2016
29th Annual Chincoteague Island Blueberry Festival, Chincoteague Island, VA
The 29th Annual Chincoteague Island Blueberry Festival will be held at the beautiful Chincoteague Community Center at 6155 Community Drive on Chincoteague Island, Virginia on July 22-24, 2016. The hours are from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM rain or shine. The Chincoteague Blueberry Festival serves as an opening act to the busiest week of the tourist season that leads to the world-famous Chincoteague Pony Swim. The Chincoteague Blueberry Festival remains the ...

 

Connecticut, Guilford, Event Date: July 15, 16, 17, 2016
Guilford Craft Expo 2016 Features Nationally Recognized Craft Artists, Guilford, CT
In celebration of its 59th year, Guilford Art Center's annual Craft Expo will bring more than 180 nationally-recognized artists to the scenic and historic Guilford Green July 15-17, 2016. 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, Printing, Photography, Printmaking, Soap and Wood. These ...

 

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 ...
 
Wisconsin, Menomonee Falls, Event Date: July 16 to 17, 2016
17th Annual Menomonee Falls Civil War Encampment, Menomonee Falls, WI, July 16 to 17
The 17th Annual Menomonee Falls Civil War Encampment will take place Saturday and Sunday, July 16th and 17th, located at Old Falls Village, (www.OldFallsVillage.com), SW corner of Pilgrim Road and County Line Rd Q, Menomonee Falls, WI. The Ice Cream Social has joined the Civil War Encampment again this year.   Enjoy one free ice cream on Saturday July 16th from 10am-5pm and Sunday July 17th from 10am-4pm. Ice Cream is donated by ...
 
New York City, Event Date: July 31, 2016
Awaken Wellness Fair: Body-Mind-Spirit Expo, Returns to NYC
The Awaken Wellness Fair, the area’s oldest body-mind-spirit-green expo, returns to New York City on Sunday, July 31 2016 in the Gold Ballroom of the Hotel Pennsylvania at 401 Seventh Ave. (enter on West 33rd St.), New York City, 10001, from 10 am to 5 pm. Free admission online, $10 at the door. Go to http://www.awakenfairs.com/nyc-july. For 14 years this wellness focused, educational and experiential event has attracted well over 100 exhibitors ...
 
Michigan, Lowell, Event Date: July 7 to 9, 2016
22nd Lowell Riverwalk Festival Coming July 7 to 9, Lowell, MI
Stretching over two nights and one full day on Saturday, Lowell’s annual Riverwalk Festival is a crowd pleaser which draws in thousands of people from around the area. The festival will be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 7, 8 and 9, at 113 Riverwalk Plaza, Lowell, MI 49331. The outdoor venue provides a hometown atmosphere for vendors, entertainers and festival goers. Once again, a limited-edition festival t-shirt will be ...


Michigan, Lowell, Event Date: Through - 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 enrich the ...
 
Illinois, Chicago, Event Date: July 10, 2016
Protégé Philharmonic of Chicago Announces its First Concert of the 2016 Summer Season, July 10
The Protégé Philharmonic of Chicago has announced its first concert of the 2016 Summer Season, Sunday, July 10, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. The concert will be performed in the Auditorium of the Salme Harju Steinberg Fine Arts Center at Northeastern Illinois University, located at 3701 West Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago, IL. There is free parking in Parking Lot F. Ticket prices are $10, general admission. The Protégé Philharmonic, along with its parent ...
 
Kansas, Topeka, Event Date: July 9, 2016
All Aboard for the 9th Annual Topeka Railroad Festival, July 9, Topeka, KS
The 9th Annual Topeka Railroad Festival will take place on July 9th at the Great Overland Station, 701 North Kansas Ave., Topeka, KS 66608 You’ll find food, fun and plenty of family entertainment from 9:30 to 4:30 on Saturday July 9th. Activities that everyone can enjoy include: hoop dancing, pony rides, a petting zoo, a trackless train ride, remote control cars and airplanes, midway carnival games, face painting, photo booth, inflatables, archery ...
 
Ohio, Cincinnati, Event Date: July 22 to 23, 2016
2016 Cincinnati Music Festival Rolling into Cincinnati, July 22 to 23
QLZ Productions, LLP will provide tickets and accommodations for the annual, Cincinnati Music Festival (www.qlzproductions.com), to be held on July 22 to 23, 2016 at Paul Brown Stadium in the heart of downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. The Cincinnati 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 ...
 
New Jersey,  Newton, Event Date: July 9 to 10, 2016
36th Annual Wilbur’s Country Craft Fair to be Held in Newton, NJ, July 9 to 10
The Wilbur’s Country Craft Fair will be held on July 9 to 10, 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 36th 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 ....
 
Colorado, Boulder, Event Date: July 2 to 4, 2016
Boulder JazzFest July 4th Celebration of Arts, Crafts & Music, July 2 to 4
The Boulder Art & JazzFest (www.boulderjazzfest.com) features Arts & Crafts, Live Music all three days and gourmet street food with a beer garden. Enjoy the Fireworks all weekend in Boulder's New Bandshell Park next to the Sat. Farmers Market (13th & Canyon). This event is free. Shop the Art Market Place with over 100 of Colorado's finest Artisans. Fine Art, Ceramics, Photography and unique Crafts are available. Enjoy Hot Jazz and a Cool ...
 
California, Oxnard, Event Date: July 30 & 31, 2016
Get Ready to Salsa in the Coastal City of Oxnard, CA
The City of Oxnard is getting ready to offer up spicy, fiery fun and entertainment during the 23rd Annual Oxnard Salsa Festival. An estimated 60,000 samples of specialty salsas will be dished up by local restaurants, Mexican markets and gourmet salsa vendors inside the Festival’s big-top Salsa Tasting Tent. Whatever one’s salsa preference … fresh & fruity, hot & smoky, sweet & spicy or extremely hot … it’s all available under one roof ... 
 
Colorado, Castle Rock, Event Date: July 7 - 9, 2016
Castle Rock Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival, July 7-9, Castle Rock, CO
The Third Annual Castle Rock Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival will be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 7, 8 & 9, 2016, at the Douglas County Fairgrounds (exit 181 off I-25), Castle Rock, CO. Event times are Thursday & Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 10am-4pm. Admission to the Castle Rock Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival is $10 (good for all three days)—and there is a $1 off coupon available to print online. For additional show information, printable coupons ...
 
New York, Highmount (Catskills), Event Date: July 2, 2016
Rock Hall of Famers The Yardbirds to Open Belleayre Season, July 2, at Belleayre Music Festival, Highmount, NY
The Yardbirds will fill the evening with the signature blues-rock sound that helped define a generation when they open the Belleayre Music Festival (www.belleayremusic.org) season on Saturday, July 2 at 8 p.m. at Belleayre Mountain Ski Center, Galli-Curci Road, Highmount, NY 12441 (Catskill Mountains Region). The Rock Hall of Famers will kick off the first show in Belleayre’s new venue in grand style. An integral part of the 1960s “British ...
 
Washington, Blaine, July 10-16, 2016
Drayton Harbor Music Festival presents live jazz, chamber and choral performances, July 10-16, Blaine, WA
The 2016 Drayton Harbor Music Festival (DHMF) is back July 10-16 with your favorite big band sound and jazz repertoire. This year, DHMF will mix things up by bringing Carnegie Hall and Estonian choir music for one night in Blaine during the Sunday evening kick-off concert. This first festival event features the Calidore Quartet and Ellerhein Girls Choir, two acts that promises to amaze and delight audiences. During festival week, the DHMF offers free ...
 
Washington, Blaine, Event Date: July 10 to 16, 2016
Pacific Arts Association Presents the Drayton Harbor Music Festival & Camp, Blaine, WA
Registration is now open for the 2016 Drayton Harbor Music Festival Camp, July 10 to 16. World-class musicians will come together in scenic Blaine, WA to perform and teach students ages 12 to 19. This unique music camp challenges and inspires students to reach their musical potential – offering group and individual training in jazz, vocal, classical to contemporary, song writing and more. The Camp will take place at Blaine Performing Arts Center ...
 
South Carolina, Charleston, Event Date: July 31, 2016
11th Annual Charleston Beach Music and Shag Event, Charleston, SC
On Sunday, July 31 in Charleston, SC, the Beach Music and Shag Preservation Society (BMSPSSC) will present a concert by the Tams, also known as the Joe Pope Tams, featuring the internationally known vocal group’s lead singer Redd Cottle, who joined the Tams on stage 40 years ago at just six years old. Li’l Redd, as he is known, is credited with much of the group’s current success. With his brilliant vocals, gymnastic dance moves and spot-on showmanship ...
 
Pennsylvania, West Chester, Event Date: July 17, 2016
West Chester's Turks Head Music Festival
The Turks Head Music Festival is presented by the West Chester Parks and Recreation Department. This is an outdoor music festival located at Everhart Park (100 South Brandywine Street, West Chester, Pennsylvania 19382) on Sunday, July 17th from 12pm to 8pm. Attendance is free to the public. There are eleven bands performing at ...
 
Pennsylvania, Centre Hall, Event Date: July 7-10, 2016
Remington Ryde Bluegrass Festival Coming to Centre Hall, PA, July 7-10, 2016
The Remington Ryde Bluegrass Festival will be held July 7-10, 2016 at Grange Park, 69 Homan Lane, Centre Hall, PA 16828. Over 18 National Acts including Rhonda Vincent, Goldwing Express, Little Roy & Lizzy, Joe Mullins & Radio Ramblers, Jr. Sisk & Ramblers Choice, and many more. Grounds offer 1500 RV Hookups. Special hotel rates offered. Festival features Kids Program, food & craft vendors, workshops, and lots of ...
 
Washington, Seattle, Event Date: July 9 and 10, 2016
Wedgwood Art Festival, Seattle Audubon Celebrate Art & Nature Together, Seattle, WA
The Wedgwood Art Festival will be held on the weekend of July 9th & 10th to celebrate art and nature at two great free events in the NE Seattle neighborhood of Wedgwood at 8900 35th Ave NE. The 11th Annual Wedgwood Art Festival is once again held on the second Saturday in July. The Seattle Audubon, a Wedgwood based organization, is hosting their Bird and Nature Art Fair on the same Saturday. The organizers of both events coordinated efforts ... 
 
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 enrich the ...
 
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 ... 
 
Colorado, Englewood, Event Date: July 2 to 4, 2016
12th Annual Pikes Peak Art & Music Festival, Colorado Springs, CO
Celebrate the 4th of July holiday weekend at the outdoor Pikes Peak Art & Music Festival of juried fine arts, live music and kids activities, July 2-4 at America The Beautiful Park in Downtown Colorado Springs. Fine juried artists display art in 12 categories, a live music stage featuring Coral Creek, Skean Dubh, Flute Daddy, Bruce Hayes and lots more. A Kids Creation Station, butterflies display and 65' water sculpture/fountain keeps the kiddos happy. The ...
 
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 ...
 
Texas, Midland, Event Date: July 8-9, 2016
Tall City Blues Fest will take place in downtown Midland's Centennial Plaza on July 8-9, 2016
Tall City Blues Fest, held in downtown Midland, TX Centennial Plaza, will take place July 8-9, 2016. The Fest is a multi-stage blues music festival hosting award-winning performers across multiple stages. Other activities include educational workshops in partnership with Midland College, a juried silent art auction, midnight spectator jam and a Sunday Gospel Brunch, presented by Macedonia Baptist Church. “We've had many inquiries ... 

 

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 ...