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Posted on August 4, 2014 by Christine Crosby in Event Crazy, Events, grandkids, Mairia King

What Events Will Your Grandkids Like Best?

Events are the life blood of a society. They are occasions that gather people together united in a common theme, cause or celebration. Events bring people together to pay tribute to their heroes, to raise awareness of a cause or to witness history in the making. Events can be as simple as a child’s kindergarten graduation or as dramatic as the Super Bowl. It doesn’t matter what your preference is or even if it is constantly evolving. What does matter is that you are “experiencing” something that will give you great satisfaction and a lifetime of memories.

This list represents the EventCrazy staff choices of the events for the week. If you live nearby, any of these would be an excellent way to spend your weekend. If it is not geographically possible, you are encouraged to search the site for the personal experience that is just right for you. We hope that you find EventCrazy to be an excellent tool as you search for ways to create your own lifelong memories each and every week.

Mystic Outdoor Art Festival

Aug 09, 2014 – Aug 10, 2014

Historic Downtown Mystic, CT06355

Since 1958, one of the country’s finest sidewalk art shows. Juried show with 300 artists displaying and selling their work, also, food and entertainment.
60,000 Attendees

Quad City Air Show

Aug 09, 2014 – Aug 10, 2014

Davenport Municipal Airport Davenport, IA52804

Since 1987, festival in the sky, military and warbird planes. A grand salute to our heroes. Aerobatic flying starts about noon on Saturday and Sunday.
80,000 Attendees

Northwest Ohio Rib-Off

Aug 07, 2014 – Aug 10, 2014

Lucas County Fairgrounds Maumee, OH43537

Since 1984, one of Toledo’s largest picnic’s, featuring great music, family fun, over 17 choices of ribs, kid’s area, arts and craft projects, food and more.
100,000+ Attendees

Milford Memories Summer Festival

Aug 08, 2014 – Aug 10, 2014

Main Street Milford, MI48381

Since 1995. An outdoor street festival with fun, art show and activities for the whole family. This event features hundreds of artists as well as 100’s of activities. You need to check the website for more information because it is such a busy event, there isn’t enough room here to list it all!
200,000 Attendees

Havre De Grace Seafood Festival

Aug 08, 2014 – Aug 10, 2014

Tydings Memorial Park Havre De Grace, MD21078

Since 1980 seafood, crafts, entertainment, Upper Chesapeake Bay crabcake contest and silent auction. The Havre de Grace Seafood Festival is the longest continuously running Seafood Festival in Maryland. It has been held in TydingsPark overlooking the Chesapeake Bay in Historic Havre de Grace, Maryland on the second full weekend of August for the past 31 years. The Festival has been managed by Lori and Chuck Maslin for over 25 years. This event is a nationally recognized Festival that attracts a regional crowd from Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia and beyond. Our vendors are some of the best in the Country and come from as far away as Florida to participate. Festivities Include: 28 vendors serving more than 165 different foods with an abundance of mouthwatering seafood delicacies and other great foods; 120 Arts and Craft Vendors featuring artisan self-made products; A Charity Raffle with a great prize; 24 hours of free live entertainment; Silent Auction with interesting items and Sports Memorabilia; Free Classic Car Show.
50,000 Attendees

Watermelon Festival

Aug 07, 2014 – Aug 09, 2014

Hope Fair Park Hope, AR71801

Since 1977, features crafts, 5K run, softball and archery tournaments, watermelon eating and seed spitting contests, fish fry, barbecue dinners, fiddling contest and concerts.
60,000 Attendees

Carytown Watermelon Festival

Aug 10, 2014

Downtown Richmond, VA23221

Since 1984, a street festival that features the shops of quaint Carytown, live entertainment, a great selection of food, childrens activities, arts and crafts and of course watermelon.
110,000 Attendees 

WE Fest

Aug 07, 2014 – Aug 09, 2014

Soo Pass Ranch Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

Since 1983, this event has more than 80 exhibitors featuring many of the top stars in country music, outdoor concert screen and sound systems. Festival site also boasts one of the largest camping events in the midwest with improved camping facilities and services, with over 7,000 individual campsites.
145,000 Attendees

A Taste of Edmonds

Aug 08, 2014 – Aug 10, 2014

Downtown Edmonds, WA98026

Since 1982, features 100 vendors selling arts and crafts, beer and wine garden, 4 stages of national and regional live entertainment, 40 food booths, children’s activities and more.
100,000+ Attendees

Bite of Oregon

Aug 08, 2014 – Aug 10, 2014

Tom McCall Waterfront Park Portland, OR97204

Since 1984, listen to 100 bands on 3 stages of music and samples of food and wine from some of the finest Portland restaurants at the city’s most delicious festival.
225,000 Attendees

Bud Billiken Parade and Picnic Celebration

Aug 09, 2014

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Chicago, IL60653

Since 1929, this event has more than 400 exhibitors featuring a parade, picnic, to celebrate African-American community leaders and community pride.
1,400,000 Attendees


Aug 10, 2014

Downtown Hillcrest San Diego, CA92199

Since 1983, annual arts and crafts festival with free entertainment on the north and south stages, paid admission VIP Cabaret with special entertainment, free DJ dance area, over 250 arts/crafts and commercial vendors plus 2 food courts, 1 beer garden at the north stage and wine tasting at the south stage. Free shuttle service from offsite parking areas.
150,000 Attendees

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Christine Crosby

About the author

Christine is the co-founder and editorial director for GRAND Magazine. She is the grandmother of five and great-grandmom (aka Grandmere) to one. She makes her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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