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EventCrazy.com knows that 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.

Art in the Park

Oct 04, 2014 – Oct 05, 2014

Bicentennial Park Boulder City, NV 89006

Since, 1962, this is one of the largest art shows in the West. Over 300 booths, featuring fine arts and crafts from all over the country. It is the largest fundraiser for the non-profit Boulder City Hospital Foundation. The festival area includes Wilbur Square, Bicentennial Park and North and South Escalante Parks, as well as Arizona and Colorado Streets. Free parking is available throughout Boulder City and paid parking is available in the old Boulder City Airport parking lot with shuttle service provided to the festival grounds.
100,000+ Attendees

Fall Carlisle Collector Car Swap Meet and Corral

Oct 01, 2014 – Oct 05, 2014

Carlisle Fairgrounds Carlisle, PA 17013

Since 1973. The Fall Carlisle Collector Car Swap Meet and Corral marks the end of the swap meet season each year and is an absolute must-attend event for thousands of enthusiasts who travel to Carlisle from all points of the globe to buy, sell and celebrate all things automotive. This is a fun-filled weekend the entire family will enjoy. While exploring the 150 acres and 8,100 vending spaces, you will marvel at one of the largest automotive swap meets in the world. Carlisle is the place to purchase any of the 2,000 vehicles at the car corral where you can slip behind the wheel and get a feel for the vehicle. Even better, you can deal directly with the car owner to work out the best price. This is where you can buy, sell and trade with total confidence.
90,000+ Attendees

California Avocado Festival

Oct 03, 2014 – Oct 05, 2014

Carpinteria and Linden Avenues Carpinteria, CA 93014

Since 1986, The Avocado Festival has evolved into one of the largest festivals in California with three days of fabulous food, terrific music, and great safe family fun. Days of Peace, Love and Guacamole in beautiful downtown beachside Carpinteria! FREE Festival boasting fabulous epicurean delights, entertainment with a premier lineup of music, arts and crafts vendors, commercial marketplace, educational Avocado Expo Tent, contests, Kids Block Party, largest vat of guacamole, environmentally-friendly practices and a great family experience.
80,000 Attendees

Texas Rice Festival

Oct 01, 2014 – Oct 05, 2014

Stowell Park Winnie, TX 77665

Since 1971, activities include live entertainment, parades, carnival, livestock show, horse show, bbq cookoff, volleyball tournament, rice cooking contest, antique car show and craft show.
75,000 Attendees

Bayfest Music Festival

Oct 03, 2014 – Oct 05, 2014

Bienville Square Mobile, AL 36602

Since 1995. BayFest has become known for its vast array of renowned musical talent that appeals to a wide variety of audiences and is suitable for the entire family. Past performers at BayFest include: Luke Bryan, Kid Rock, Duran Duran, Kenny Chesney, Mary J. Blige, Motley Crue, B.B. King, Stone Temple Pilots, Lady Antebellum, Reba, Nelly, Bush, Blake Shelton, Al Green, Alan Jackson and many, many more! BayFest offers continuous music for every taste, including country, classic rock, alternative, pop, jazz, RandB, rap, gospel, modern rock and more. One of the festival’s stages, the Launching Pad, is specifically designed to spotlight local and regional talent and showcase acts who aspire for musical greatness. The event also includes a family activity area that has garnered rave reviews in and of itself. All of this is offered at a price that is less than what most individual concerts cost!
200,000 Attendees

The North Carolina Seafood Festival

Oct 03, 2014 – Oct 05, 2014

Morehead City Waterfront Morehead City, NC 28557

Since 1987, features educational exhibits, 3 stages of entertainment, kid’s rides, over 150 food and arts and crafts vendors selling their wares, blessing of the fleet ceremonial on Sunday and more. Takes place on the Morehead City Waterfront, 4th Street to 10th Street.
135,000 Attendees


Oct 03, 2014 – Oct 05, 2014

Fountain and Bandstand Parks Franklin, PA 16323

Since 1983. This celebration of the apple in Franklin features non-stop free entertainment, more than 300 arts and crafts and food vendors and crowds of more than 100,000 visitors to the small town. Also includes an apple pie baking contest, essay and logo design contests that involve the local schools, pie eating contests for youths and adults, the Applefest® 5K Race for Any Pace organized by the Franklin YMCA, an enormous antique and classic car cruise and much more.
100,000 Attendees

Czech Festival

Oct 04, 2014 – Oct 05, 2014

Czech Building Yukon, OK 73099

The Oklahoma Czech Festival in Yukon is one of the largest outdoor free festivals in Oklahoma. This ethnic festival promotes and celebrates Czech heritage with a carnival, parade, craft booths, music, dancing, singing, games, royalty crowning, traditional food, Czech kolaches and much more. The parade begins along Route 66 at 10am, while the carnival starts on Friday evening at 5pm and again on Saturday. Enjoy dancing all day long at the Czech Hall and witness brightly colored Czech costumes twirling to the sounds of authentic Czech music.
60,000 Attendees

Fells Point Fun Festival

Oct 03, 2014 – Oct 05, 2014

Fells Point Historic Area Waterfront District Baltimore, MD 21298

Since 1967. An outdoor street festival with over 200 merchandise vendors, over 40 food vendors in 4 food courts and over 200 arts and crafts exhibitors selling their creations. Five music stages representing all types of music along with a children’s activity area.
100,000 Attendees

Issaquah Salmon Days Festival

Oct 04, 2014 – Oct 05, 2014

Historic Issaquah Issaquah, WA 98027

Since 1970, the festival celebrates the return of the salmon. An internationally recognized and award winning Festival that regularly draws an estimated 150,000 people. With over 500 vendors, 60 food booths, and multiple entertainment stages, Grand parade, Issaquah Salmon Days is now a staple event in the Puget Sound. If you have yet to experience Salmon Days or have been with us since ’70, mark your calendar.
150,000 Attendees

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Oct 04, 2014 – Oct 12, 2014

Balloon Fiesta Park Albuquerque, NM 87201

Since 1972, more than 1000 balloons take part in this event, one of the the greatest spectacles of its kind in the world. Sunrise mass ascensions, special shapes rodeo, key grab contest and more. The most photographed event in the world this, is one spectacular experience that you do not want to miss.
1,000,000 Attendees

World’s Largest Garage Sale

Oct 04, 2014 – Oct 05, 2014

Downtown Warrensburg, NY 12885

Since 1981, town-wide flea market with over 1,000 vendors with antiques, crafts, food courts and garage sales. Takes place at various locations throughout the area.
100,000 Attendees


Oct 03, 2014 – Oct 05, 2014

La Mesa Boulevard at 4th Avenue La Mesa, CA 91944

Since 1974, Traditional German celebration featuring dancing, over 300 commercial and arts and crafts booths, Bavarian bands and games. Great food — everything from Bratwurst to Thai, Carnival Rides, Costumed Dancers and Live Music, Two Beer Gardens and traditional German music. Village shops are open, with extended hours and great bargains. All combine to make this a not-to-be-missed event. The San Diego Trolley is a convenient way to attend Event also including the municipal parking lot between La Sesa Blvd. and Palm Avenue.
200,000 Attendees 

Fall Festival of Folklife

Oct 04, 2014 – Oct 05, 2014

Newport News Regional Park Newport News, VA 23606

Since 1972. Newport News’ Fall Festival of Folklife is one of Southeast Virginia’s biggest celebration of traditional crafts, trades and entertainment. From the 200 crafts people selling their wares under a canopy of trees to the acoustic melodies drifting from the Lake Stage, Newport News Regional Park is filled with the sounds, sights and memories that have been carefully passed from generation to generation. The festival includes a craft competition, craft and trade demonstrations, free children’s activities, food vendors and continuous entertainment. Parking fee.
70,000 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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