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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.

Beaux Arts Festival of Art

Jan 17, 2015 – Jan 18, 2015

Campus Wide at the University of Miami Coral Gables, FL 33124

Since 1953, over 250 juried exhibitors, concerts, children’s activities and food.
150,000 Attendees

Downtown Delray Festival of the Arts

Jan 17, 2015 – Jan 18, 2015

East Atlantic Avenue Delray Beach, FL 33483

Since 1990, juried show featuring 225 award winning national and international fine art and fine craft exhibitors. It doesn’t get any better than this! The sand…the sea…and one of the top fine art festivals in the country. The Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts, consistently ranked as one of the best art affairs in the U.S. by Sunshine Artist Magazine, blends long-time favorites with the most buzz-worthy names on the contemporary arts scene. This much anticipated outdoor event spans one mile of Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach, starting at US! East over the Intracoastal Waterway all the way to A1A on the Atlantic Ocean.
140,000 Attendees 

Art Deco Weekend

Jan 16, 2015 – Jan 18, 2015

Oceanfront Auditorium Miami Beach, FL 33139

Since 1976, this event features entertainers and music styles of the art deco period jazz, big band and swing. This event supports and celebrates the unique aspect of the community. Educational lectures, classic car fest, Art Deco weekend drive parade, ARF parade for dogs and dog owners, furniture showcase, fashion show, guided walking tours and merchandise, plus much more. Takes place at various locations.
500,000 Attendees

Starbird Rod and Custom Show

Jan 16, 2015 – Jan 18, 2015

Expo Hall at Century II Convention Center Wichita, KS 67202

Since 1959, over 600 hot rods, custom cars, cycles, boats, experimental cars, antiques, live entertainment and classic cars on display. Features custom cycles, street machines, performance cars, custom sports, custom cars, pickups, off road vehicles, boats, experimental cars and antiques
40,000 Attendees 

New England International Auto Show

Jan 15, 2015 – Jan 19, 2015

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center Boston, MA 02210

Features a showcase of the newest model year import and domestic vehicles: cars, vans, light trucks and sport utilities. Factory and dealer representatives from the 36 exhibiting car lines are on hand to answer questions. There are cars to suit every budget and life style in this largest car selling event of the year for area auto dealers. With the car lines all under one roof, it’s easy to compare prices and features, saving both time and money. Plus exhibitors display and sell all types of items, see concept vehicles, new intros on display, historic car display, virtual reality race simulators and much more. The auto show is great entertainment for serious shoppers, car buffs and the entire family.
525,000 Attendees 

Maricopa County Home and Garden Show

Jan 16, 2015 – Jan 18, 2015

Arizona Exposition and State Fairgrounds Phoenix, AZ 85007

Since 1993, Attend the BIG Maricopa County Home and Garden Show for “one-stop home improvement shopping” at its best. Shop, Compare and Save with over 1000 exhibits filled with hundreds of the Valley’s most reputable companies all competing for your business and offering thousands of products and services for all of your home improvement needs. As always, the Maricopa County Home and Garden Show screens every exhibiting company through the Arizona State Registrar of Contractors and the Better Business Bureau of Northern and Central Arizona. To set the Maricopa County Home and Garden Show apart, many special features and must see attractions have been add to the show to create an environment that is fun for the whole family. Sign up top receive half off admission tickets at https://www.MaricopaCountyHomeShows.com
46,000 Attendees

Florida RV SuperShow

Jan 14, 2015 – Jan 18, 2015

Florida Expo Park State Fairgrounds Tampa, FL 33610

Since 1985, recreational vehicles and related equipment and accessories on display for sale.
56,000 Attendees

Progressive Mid-America Boat Show

Jan 15, 2015 – Jan 19, 2015

I-X Center Cleveland, OH 44135

Since 1958, one of America’s largest indoor boat and fishing show featuring over 1,200 powerboats, sailboats, fishing boats, yachts, jet skies, ski boats, wave runners, pontoon boats, canoes, antique boats and performance boats. Catch the wave of new products at more than 450 marine accessory, equipment and service displays. Plus family attractions including a live shark show, great white encounter, Twiggy the water-skiing squirrel and more.
120,000 Attendees

Progessive Chicago Boat, RV and Outdoors Show

Jan 14, 2015 – Jan 18, 2015

McCormick Place Complex Chicago, IL 60616

Since 1931, features 600 boats on display and for sale, 200 recreational vehicles, and hundred of booths filled with marine equipment, travel destinations, camping equipment and fishing tackle.
67,000 Attendees

Cleveland Sport, Travel and Outdoor Show

Jan 16, 2015 – Jan 18, 2015

I-X Center Cleveland, OH 44135

Since 1937, the largest show of its kind in the Midwest, features sporting goods, camping equipment, tackle, travel and tourism representatives and more.
200,000 Attendees 

Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition

Jan 14, 2015 – Jan 17, 2015

Sinnissippi Park Rockford, IL 61107

Since 1987, Huge works of “snow art” take shape as you watch teams of sculptors participate in the Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition. Walk through or drive through Sinnissippi Park and see 35 teams compete for the right to represent Illinois in the National Competition.
70,000 Attendees

International Finals Rodeo

Jan 16, 2015 – Jan 18, 2015

Fairgrounds at State Fair Park Oklahoma City, OK 73107

Since 1971, 200+ exhibitors, cowboys and cowgirls compete for world championship titles in seven events. More than $275,000 in prize money. Trade show, dances, Busking stock sales, convention and Miss Rodeo USA competition.
50,000 Attendees

Carefree Fine Art and Wine Festival

Jan 16, 2015 – Jan 18, 2015

Downtown Carefree Carefree, AZ 85377

Since 1993. The Carefree Fine Art and Wine Festival features more than 175 juried fine artisans from throughout the United States and abroad will participate displaying paintings in oil, watercolor, pastel, acrylic, and ink; impressive small, medium and life-sized sculptures, sparkling hand blown glass, clay, metal, stone, wood, bronze, one-of-kind handcrafted jewelry, beautiful photography and much more! This festival also combines fine art and fine craft with an elaborate collection of domestic and imported wines for tasting. For $10, patrons will receive an engraved souvenir wine glass with six tasting tickets; allowing them to enjoy their magnificent wine, while strolling through over 5,000 pieces of original artwork, all while the soothing sounds of live music float through the air. The festival will take place in downtown Carefree, near the corner of Easy and Ho Hum streets. Hours are 10am to 5pm each day. Admission is $3.00 and free for Carefree residents. Parking is free all weekend. All together, this event promises to be a weekend to forever remember.
40,000 Attendees

Chevron Houston Marathon

Jan 18, 2015

George R. Brown Convention Center Houston, TX 77010

Since 1972, race held along with the Houston Health and Fitness Marathon’s Running World Exposition. The Memorial Hermann Sports Medicine Institute Expo is also the location of packet pickup for all races. Remember to bring your final confirmation with you to packet pickup. Registration fee to participate in race. Expo Friday 11am-6pm and Saturday 9am-6pm. Race Sunday starting groups at 6:45am.
300,000 Attendee

Event Crazy Cultural events grandmother who loves flowers extraordinaire, Maria King of Eventcrazy.comMaria can be reached directly at eventsblog@eventcrazy.com or @eventcrazy on Twitter or  visit her website at www.eventcrazy.com

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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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