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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.

Arts and Crafts Festival in Fairhope

Mar 20, 2015 – Mar 22, 2015

Downtown Fairhope, AL36532

Since 1952, features over 235 juried exhibitors displaying and selling fine arts, pottery, sculpture, paintings, watercolor, children’s craft, functional and traditional crafts, textiles, jewelry, photography, food, entertainment, food and much more. Takes place at Section Street, De La Mare Avenue and Fairhope Avenue. Shuttle service provided from shopping centers at intersection of Fairhope Ave. and Greeno Rd. One of top events in state by Alabama Tourism Dept. Top 20 by Southeaster Tourism Society. “Best of Bama’ by readers of Alabama Magazine.
300,000+ Attendees

Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival

Mar 20, 2015 – Mar 22, 2015

Central Park Winter Park, FL32793

Since 1960, over 250 juried fine arts and craft exhibitors, painting, watercolor, photographs and entertainment. ArtFairCalendar.com’s Top 10 list of America’s Best Juried Art Fairs and Sunshine Artist #56 in the nation. Please note no pets allowed.
350,000+ Attendees

4th Avenue Spring Street Fair

Mar 20, 2015 – Mar 22, 2015

4th Avenue Tucson, AZ85777

Since 1971, The Street Fair takes place between Ninth Street and University Blvd. along Fourth Avenue. Free to the public, the Fourth Avenue Street Fair brings together 400+ arts and crafts booths, 35+ food vendors, 2 stages, Community Stage North, Main Stage South, street musicians, food, jugglers, street performers, the ever so popular Free Az Virtual Academy’s Tucson’s Children’s Museum’s kids hands-on-art Pavilion, face painting, balloons, and tons of other fun activities, then packs them into three days of celebration.
100,000 Attendees

Columbus International Auto Show

Mar 19, 2015 – Mar 22, 2015

Greater Columbus Convention Center Columbus, OH43215

Come and see the new cars and related products. International exotic cars will be on display.
400,000 Attendees

Fort Lauderdale International Auto Show

Mar 19, 2015 – Mar 22, 2015

Broward County Convention Center Fort Lauderdale, FL33316

Features over 25 exhibitors, plus many of the worlds leading auto manufactures will display mid-year designs and next year model year vehicles. All proceeds benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Broward County.
220,000+ Attendees 

Sarasota County Fair

Mar 13, 2015 – Mar 22, 2015

Sarasota County Fairgrounds Sarasota, FL34237

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

Central New York Maple Festival

Mar 21, 2015 – Mar 22, 2015

Village Green Marathon, NY13803

Since 1971, features juried arts and crafts, quilt show, bake sale, maple syrup production, horse drawn rides, helicopter rides, sheep dog demonstrations and sled dog demonstrations, food, entertainment and more. Takes place at various locations.
65,000 Attendees

Pennsylvania Home Show

Mar 19, 2015 – Mar 22, 2015

Pennsylvania State Farm Show Complex Harrisburg, PA17110

Exhibits and displays pertaining to products and services in and around the home. Remodelers Row, Builders Lane, Art Walk and more. HBA is proud to bring the PA Home Show to Central PA. Featuring lots of great fun for the whole family. In addition to the home show and all the great things for home, the show also features LEGOBuilding contest, prize drawings Zoo America show and lots more. Check website for schedule and dates of activities.
60,000 Attendees

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Mar 17, 2015

Downtown Kansas City, MO64112

Since 1973. One of America’s largest St. Patrick’s day parade fills the streets of downtown. The largest one day event in Kansas City all year. Midtown starting at Linwood and Broadway and proceeding south along Broadway to 43rd Street. The area around Redemptorist Catholic Church where the Parade starts was traditionally called Kerry Patch in the 1800s after the large Irish immigrant population living there. Many of the stone buildings in the neighborhood were built by Irish with limestone quarried by Irish in the PennValleyPark area.
150,000 Attendees

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Mar 17, 2015

Fifth Avenue New York, NY10028

Since 1762. The New York City St Patrick’s Parade marched for the first time in 1762, fourteen years before the Declaration of Independence was signed in Independence Hall, Philadelphia. The Parade is regarded as the most popular of all the Parades in New York City, and honors Saint Patrick – the patron Saint of Archdiocese of New York and Ireland. The New York Parade consists only of marchers and each year hosts some 250,000 marchers and two million spectators. The Parade has many outstanding marching bands from throughout the United States and from all over the world. The Parade is the world’s oldest and largest civic parade and celebrates “The Faith of Ireland, Irish heritage and Culture.
1,000,000 Attendees

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Mar 03, 2015 – Mar 22, 2015

NRG Center – Reliant Center at Reliant Park Houston, TX77054

Since 1931, features one of the worlds largest livestock shows with over 35,000 entries all vying for top titles, ribbons, trophies and premiums in the show ring, plus junior livestock competition. Some of the livestock range from beef cattle and sheep to breeding poultry and rabbits. Live country music performances by the genres biggest stars. Horse shows include Appaloosa Show, Arabian-Half Arabian Show, Quarter Horse Show, Youth Quarter Horse Show, APHA Cutting, Top Hands Horse Show and Donkey and Mule Show, Premier horse sale and 4-H or FFA member children ages 12-17 can compete in the calf scramble. The rodeos are sanctioned by the PRCA and WPRA Association and consist of seven rodeo events (Bareback Riding, Barrel Racing, Bull Riding, Calf Roping, Saddle Bronc Riding, Steer Wrestling and Team Roping) and only the top cowboys and cowgirls are invited to attend.
2,100,000+ Attendees

Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo

Mar 14, 2015 – Mar 28, 2015

Travis County Exposition Center Austin, TX78724

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

International Cherry Blossom Festival

Mar 19, 2015 – Apr 04, 2015

Central City Park Macon, GA31201

Since 1983, Macon has 275,000 blossoming Yoshino cherry trees during the Cherry Blossom Festival. Features over 500 events, of which 90 percent are free. Events include hot air balloons, dances, parades, arts and crafts, amusement rides, fireworks, historic tours, horse-drawn carriage rides, ice cream and many other foods. Concerts are held daily, featuring the blues, urban, gospel, bluegrass, classic rock and pop. Also takes place at various locations.
700,000 Attendees

Fredericksburg Spring Arts and Crafts Faire

Mar 21, 2015 – Mar 22, 2015

Fredericksburg Expo and Conference Center Fredericksburg, VA22401

Since 2005. The areas premier arts and craft event continues to grow and add quality vendors from throughout the country with one of a kind hand made products. This means a great variety for you to choose from. At the Fredericksburg Arts and Craft Fair some of products you can expect to see include many different styles of jewelry, home decor items, specialty foods, knick knacks, items to spruce up the house and yard, clothing and kids items just to name a few.
100,000 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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