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This Week’s Fun Events To Share With Your Family

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.

Under the Oaks Art Show

Mar 13, 2015 – Mar 15, 2015

Riverside Park Vero Beach, FL 32960

Since 1952, Under the beautiful, shady old oaks, Riverside Park, an outdoor juried event. Over 200 exhibitors displaying fine art work and crafts.
80,000 Attendees

Sarasota County Fair

Mar 13, 2015 – Mar 22, 2015

Sarasota County Fairgrounds Sarasota, FL 34237

Since 1924, families have had fun at the fair. The features include: rides, food, exhibits and entertainment.
200,000 Attendees

Dade County Fair and Exposition

Mar 12, 2015 – Apr 05, 2015

Miami Dade County Fair and Expo Center Miami, FL 33165

Since 1952, features a celebration for those near and far that showcases all that the county has to offer. Plenty of things to do and see for young and old such as children’s activities, rides, entertainment, food and merchandise vendors, livestock and agricultural competitions and much, much more.
792,000+ Attendees 

Oklahoma Youth Expo Livestock Exposition

Mar 11, 2015 – Mar 20, 2015

Fairgrounds at State Fair Park Oklahoma City, OK 73107

Since 1994, the 4-H and FFA junior livestock show, with the kids competing in different exhibits.
180,000+ Attendees

LA Marathon

Mar 15, 2015

Downtown Los Angeles, CA 90001

Since 1986, competitors from around the world run through the streets of Los Angeles, activities for participants and spectators. Registration fee to participate in race. One of the world’s premier races, with over 25,000 runners. The race takes place in and around Los Angeles.
100,000 Attendees

Chandler Ostrich Festival

Mar 13, 2015 – Mar 15, 2015

Tumbleweed Park Chandler, AZ 85225

Since 1989, festival includes ostrich races, daily ostrich alley, parade, 2 midways, thrill rides, 3 stages of live local, regional and national entertainment, kid’s entertainment and activities, large marketplace and food court. Exhibitors displaying arts and crafts, clothing, jewelry, novelties, imports, pre-packaged foods, gift baskets, herbs and plants.
300,000 Attendees

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Chicago Flower and Garden Show

Mar 14, 2015 – Mar 22, 2015

Navy Pier Chicago, IL 60611

Since 1994, show will feature 40 gardens from home landscaping ideas to elaborate feature displays, a rose garden and a rain forest. More than 90 free educational seminars will be offered.
157,000 Attendees

New England Spring Flower Show

Mar 11, 2015 – Mar 15, 2015

Seaport World Trade Center Boston Boston, MA 02210

Since 1872, more than 5 1/2 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, competitions, horticultural information and retail booths. Enjoy hours of lectures and demonstrations by top garden writers, industry experts and creative local chefs, shop from a wide marketplace featuring thousands of plants and hundreds of the newest gardening products, and enjoy new special events designed to illustrate the changing landscape of gardening.
150,000+ Attendees

Calle Ocho

Mar 15, 2015

Little Havana District Miami, FL 33299

Since 1976, “Calle Ocho” – Spanish for 8th Street, is the single largest celebration of Cuban culture in the United States. “El Festival de la Ocho”, as commonly known to many, closes down S.W. 8th Street (the most popular street in Little Havana), from 27th to 4th Avenues to span twenty-three city blocks. It is the world’s largest street party filled with musical stages, youth sites, folkloric sites and food vendors. Broadcast by all major television networks and radio stations, photographed by international newspapers, magazines and filmmakers. Listen to a myriad of Latin music performers, dance, savor ethnic foods and take home bags full of products distributed by some of the largest corporations in America.
1,000,000+ Attendees

New Haven St. Patricks Day Parade

Mar 15, 2015

Reviewing Stand at New Haven City Hall New Haven, CT 06540

Since 1974, colorful Marching units from throughout New England and Ireland! it’s always a grand time! Area residents can contribute to the parade budget by purchasing a St. Patricks Day button at area bars and restaurants. Since the mid-1950’s the St. Patrick’s Day Parade of Greater New Haven has become one of New England’s premier Irish events. It is the largest, single- day spectator event in the State of Connecticut. As the 6th oldest parade in the nation, its fame was recognized by the Library of Congress in 1999. This keepsake of New Haven’s Irish community became a national keepsake when the Library of Congress selected the Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade as an outstanding example of American folk life.
250,000 Attendees

St. Patricks Day Parade and 5K Run

Mar 14, 2015

Union Station Saint Louis, MO 63102

Since 1970, features a 5k run with over 13,000 runners, walkers and wheelchair racers of all ages welcome. There are 13 different age categories for both male and female competitive runners, ranging in age from under 14 to 70- plus years. Prizes will be awarded in age categories for both men and women, including “14 and under” and “70 and over.” The parade follows stepping off at 18th and Market Streets and proceeds east on Market to Broadway and then south on Broadway where it will disband. The parade takes place “rain or shine.” It will begin at 18th and Market streets, and proceed east to its conclusion at Broadway and Market streets. The parade, also known as St. Louis’ “Rite of Spring,” will feature over 130 units, including floats, bands, marching units, large helium-filled balloons, and over 5,000 marchers. In the past with good weather, more than 250,000 spectators have gathered along Market Street to watch the elaborate floats, marching bands, marching units, dance groups, animal units, novelty units, and motorized units. View the children’s favorites – giant cartoon character helium-filled balloons. Irish Village at Keiner Plaza Broadway and Market. The Irish-themed entertainment area will feature food, beverages, merchandise and live entertainment. It will be open before, during, and after the parade.
250,000+ Attendees 

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Mar 15, 2015

Downtown Washington, DC 20599

Since 1972, more than 150,000 watch the “wearin ‘o’ the green”. Look for floats, Irish dancers, bagpipers, marching bands, and more! It’s fun for the whole family and best of all, it’s free!
150,000 Attendees

St. Patrick’s Day on the River

Mar 14, 2015 – Mar 17, 2015

Downtown Rousakis Plaza Savannah, GA 31401

Since 1825, Honoring St. Patrick, the patron Saint of Ireland. This is an Irish celebration and the second-largest in the country. One of the very best riverfront parties ever. Come out and have some fun with lost of good food and drink, dancing, sponsor booths, music and much more. Extended hours of service: 2:55 am closing for bars/restaurants (formerly 1am).
200,000 Attendees


South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Mar 15, 2015

South Boston Neighborhood Boston, MA 02101

Since 1900, The South Boston, St. Patrick’s Parade is Listed as the second largest parade in the country, being viewed by nearly 600,000 to one million people every year; in addition to having the entire parade seen on Live TV.
600,000 Attendees

Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo

Mar 14, 2015 – Mar 28, 2015

Travis County Exposition Center Austin, TX 78724

Since 1938, this event features entertainment, exhibitors, food, cookoffs, carnival, shopping, dining, petting zoo, live auctions and thrill of authentic prca rodeo round out the activities.
160,000 Attendees

Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals

Mar 12, 2015 – Mar 15, 2015

Gainesville Raceway Gainesville, FL 32609

Since 1969, The traditional East Coast opener and the season’s first of 16 events for Pro Stock Motorcycle riders and first of 10 for Pro Mod racers, this event is one of the sport’s most revered with a rich tradition of history-making performances. This hallowed dragstrip has entertained spring-break-loving fans for four decades with such notable occasions as the first 260- mph Top Fuel and Funny Car runs in 1984 and the first 270-mph and 300- mph Top Fuel passes, in 1986 and 1992, respectively. Its 675-foot concrete launchpad is one of the longest on the tour.
125,000 Attendees

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Mar 14, 2015

Lower Downtown Denver, CO 80205

Since 1963. A very traditional St. Patrick’s Day parade where they will be wearin’ the green. The Mile High City is home to one of the largest St. Patrick’s Day Parades in the nation with 10,000 marchers, more than 240 entries, and nearly 250,000 spectators! On behalf of the hundreds of volunteers who work diligently year-round to bring this parade to the streets of lower downtown Denver, the Denver St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee is honored to invite you to join us.
250,000 Attendees 

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.

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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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