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EventCrazy Staff Picks of the Week 02/23/2015

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.

Gasparilla Festival of the Arts

Feb 28, 2015 – Mar 01, 2015

Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park Tampa, FL33602

Since 1971, juried art festival with over 300 exhibitors. Featuring painters, artisans, photographers, sculptures and jewelers. Plus musical entertainment, food vendors and more. Also takes place at CurtisHixonWaterfrontPark.
300,000 Attendees

Atlantic City Classic Car Show and Auction

Feb 27, 2015 – Mar 01, 2015

Atlantic City Convention Center Atlantic City, NJ08401

Since 1973, more than 400 cars will cross the auction block, there will be over 1,000 booths in the Flea Market and over 300 booths in the Antique Mart. Held annually at the Atlantic CityConvention Center, the Atlantic City Classic Car Show and Auction is the East Coast’s largest classic car show and auction! Enthusiasts and collectors are expected to browse, buy and admire this premier collection presented by GPK Auctions. Over 1000 collectible cars will be available for sale all on one floor. Catch All the Action! See the Car of Your Dreams!
30,000+ Attendees

Grant Seafood Festival

Feb 28, 2015 – Mar 01, 2015

Grant Community Center Grant, FL32949

Since 1967, promotes environmental awareness and Indian River seafood and conservation efforts. Features over 100 crafters from across the country exhibiting their handmade crafts, continuous entertainment, food, book sale and a community service area with various local and civic groups with displays including, Thunderhawk and His Big Cats, Brevard Rare Fruit Council, Indian River Auxiliary, Coast Guard Auxiliary, Grant Engines and much more.
80,000+ Attendees

Charro Days

Feb 26, 2015 – Mar 08, 2015

Downtown Brownsville Brownsville, TX78520

Since 1938, promotes international harmony and cooperation by honoring the legendary Mexican horseman, forerunner of the American cowboy, and features a carnival, live entertainment, fiesta, children’s activities, food and more. Great Food, Folklorico Dancers, El Mariachi Mexico Lindo and much more. There are three large parades culminating on the final day of the fiesta with The Grand International Parade down Elizabeth street at noon.
94,000+ Attendees

Minneapolis Home and Garden Show

Feb 25, 2015 – Mar 01, 2015

Minneapolis Convention Center Minneapolis, MN55403

Since 1934, featuring 600 exhibitors with displays of products and services from every category of indoor and outdoor living. Landscaped gardens and floral displays. Plus Minnesota Horticultural Society answer center, home and garden theaters, national manufacturers, building and remodeling exhibits, celebrities and features of current interest.
134,000 Attendees

Siouxland Home Show

Feb 26, 2015 – Mar 01, 2015

Sioux City Convention Center Sioux City, IA51102

Since 1987, the home show for Siouxland featuring everything you need to spruce up, redecorate, modernize and improve your home with hundreds of exhibitors.
30,000 Attendees

Fort Wayne Home and Garden Show

Feb 26, 2015 – Mar 01, 2015

Allen County War Memorial Coliseum Fort Wayne, IN46805

Since 1974. With over 650 exhibits it is the largest Home and Garden Show in the tri-state area. We are more than your average show, we offer fun for the WHOLE family. Come see our landscapes, gardens and home displays. Features landscaped gardens, educational exhibits, floral demonstrations, remodeling ideas, seminars and a model home.
35,000+ Attendees

Maryland Home and Garden Show

Feb 28, 2015 – Mar 01, 2015

Maryland State Fairgrounds Timonium, MD21093

Since 1983, one of the largest home shows in the Baltimore area, features beautifully landscaped gardens, plants and flowers, home products and services, educational exhibits, remodeling and home displays, decorating tips, seminars and more. The Maryland Home and Garden Show is blossoming with indoor and outdoor inspiration— including artful landscaping based on literature’s favorite settings. Local gardening pros will dust off their trowels and shovels to create gardens inspired by popular books and novels as part of this year’s “Books in Bloom” theme. Over two weekends, the Maryland Home and Garden Show, now in its 31st year, will feature: • Landscaped Gardens: Local gardening professionals will showcase unique solutions for outdoor living in 17 fully landscaped settings inspired by literary favorites, complete with flowers, water features, patios, and fire pits. • More than 300 exhibitors: Home professionals are on hand to help weekend warriors spruce up their homes, inside and out. The Maryland Home and Garden Show offers the latest products and services homeowners need to tackle any project—from decks and patios to kitchens and baths, from cabinets and countertops to hot tubs and water proofing to going green and beyond. Held in conjunction with the Maryland Spring Craft Show.
50,000+ Attendees


Feb 26, 2015 – Mar 01, 2015

Suburban Collection Showplace Novi, MI48370

Since 1973, The Outdoorama is one of Michigan’s most popular shows for hunters, anglers, campers, boaters, hikers, conservationists, canoeists and wildlife enthusiasts. More than 150 booths of new products and fishing boats, pontoons, canoes, kayaks, deck boats, runabouts and ski and wakeboard boats are in the show. Dozens of free hunting and fishing seminars by national experts are scheduled, along with special appearances by Michigan Out-of-Doors TV hosts. MUCC’s “Big Buck Night,” “Wildlife Encounters” a daily Fish Fry, Trout Pond for kids, and Milt Wilcox’s “Ultimate Air Dogs” are among many special features. New this year is the addition of the WOW Whitetail Display, which features several famous bucks including the X-Factor Buck, the Kneisley Buck, Hole-in- the-Horn and others. The show is held in conjunction with the 6th annual Cottage and Lakefront Living Show – Detroit, providing the public with two major shows for one admission.
35,000 Attendees

Lost Dutchman Days

Feb 26, 2015 – Mar 01, 2015

Apache Junction Event Center Apache Junction, AZ85290

Since 1965, This event has 3 days of Professional Rodeo action, a Carnival that features 30+ rides, and carnival attractions. The Parade, viewing always a favorite and attracts thousands of spectators, who in 2010, were entertained with 125 entries. Don’t forget the Rodeo Dance, held outdoors with a large bonfire, it is hailed as the old fashioned barn dance (less the barn). The wild horses and burros can be seen everyday and are available for adoption from the Bureau of Land Management. Thrown into all this action, entertainment for our spectators continues with two stages of free quality entertainment which provides continuous music daily for your pleasure and what would any event be without plenty of food and vendor booths to browse and drool over. And we will have plenty with over 100 setting up to keep you busy.
95,000+ Attendees

Tucson Rodeo Parade

Feb 26, 2015

Downtown Streets Tucson, AZ85777

Since 1926, one of the world’s longest non-motorized parade with 300 entries.
200,000+ Attendees

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Carefree Fine Art and Wine Festival

Feb 27, 2015 – Mar 01, 2015

Downtown Carefree Carefree, AZ 85377

This wonderful three-day festival is known as a collector’s show, due to its rigorous jury, thus producing a festival unequaled in quality. It features more than 165 juried world-class artists, displaying over 5,000 original pieces of artwork in a variety of mediums. Wine tasting is also offered, with a vast array of wines to taste from around the world. Live musical entertainment completes the trio, while delicious food and delectable chocolate supply the final touches to the unparalleled ambience this festival holds.
35,000 Attendees

Yard, Garden and Patio Show

Feb 27, 2015 – Mar 01, 2015

Oregon Convention Center Portland, OR97232

Features over 200 exhibitors all under one roof. You can find just about anything for outdoor living, including plants, furniture, garden accents, yard decor, books, landscape supplies, even landscape services. Plus more than 40 hours of educational and informative seminars, as well as outdoor cooking classes, demonstrations and more.
35,000 Attendees

World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest

Feb 26, 2015 – Feb 28, 2015

NRG Center – Reliant Center at Reliant Park Houston, TX77054

Since 1974, features three days of cooking and competition for hundreds of exhibitors cooking up some of the best barbeque in the country, the sweet aroma of barbeque can be smelled for miles. Judging is serious business, and trophies are awarded to teams preparing the best dish in each category (brisket, chicken or pork spare ribs), as well as to an overall winner. Awards also are presented to the most colorful team or contestant, the team with the cleanest area, the team with the most unique pit, the best recycling team and the Go Texan teams for best barbecue, most colorful team and recycling.
211,000+ Attendees

Yuma Lettuce Days

Feb 28, 2015 – Mar 01, 2015

Main Street Plaza Yuma, AZ85364

Since 1998, celebrating the Winter Lettuce Capitol of the World! Arizona has long been known for citrus and cotton – but the fertile lands here at the Colorado River’s delta are lush and green all winter, serving as the nation’s salad bowl. This annual festival celebrates Yuma’s booming agriculture industry, and has been rescheduled this year to follow the Yuma Fresh Vegetable Growers Association’s Southwest Ag Summit. The culinary component for the festival will be vastly expanded, with celebrity chefs, cooking demonstrations and much more! Events held throughout Yuma and at QuartermasterDepotStateHistoricPark.
40,000 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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