Go EventCrazy With Your Grandkids

Looking to take your grandkids to some fun events? 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.

Tulip Time Festival

May 07, 2015 – May 09, 2015

Pella Historic Village Pella, IA50219

Since 1935, celebrate the Dutch heritage in the community of Pella with Tulip Festival featuring gardens filled with over 28,000 tulips, perennials, annuals and roses, information, parade, dancing, quilt show, flower show, concerts, Dutch music and more.
30,000+ Attendees

Poultry Festival

May 07, 2015 – May 09, 2015

Leesville Business District Batesburg Leesville, SC29070

Since 1987, chicken-calling contests are fun things to see after you sample the food especially the fried chicken, browse the car show, dance teams, carnival, roadrace, volleyball, parade, 5K road race, almost 120 craft and 30 food vendors, live musical entertainment and fireworks on Saturday night.
100,000 Attendees

Tennessee Strawberry Festival

May 03, 2015 – May 09, 2015

Court House Dayton, TN37321

Since 1947, features strawberry ball, childrens fair, 50’s be- bop hop, parade, beauty contests, sporting events, senior events, worlds longest strawberry shortcake, country store, antique cars and motorcycles, quilts, storytelling, carnival, fishing and music. Events occur on selected dates through out the month.
50,000 Attendees


May 07, 2015 – May 10, 2015

Inlet Lot Ocean City, MD21843

Springfest celebrates spring and the upcoming summer season. It is four dynamic days of delicious food, live entertainment and unique arts and crafts under four huge big top tents located in the Inlet Lot at the south end of OceanCity’s famous Boardwalk. Springfest serves up a continuous variety of musical performances on two stages. Admission to the four day event is free! All entertainment is free with the exception of the headline acts. The Springfest Express offers direct service for festival attendees traveling from the RolandE.PowellConvention Center to the Inlet.
150,000 Attendees

Tulip Time Festival and Parades

May 02, 2015 – May 09, 2015

Downtown Holland, MI49423

Since 1929. Tulip Time is one of the largest flower festivals in the United States. Enjoy yourself as you wander among the beautiful tulips. Other activities include celebrating Dutch culture, tulips, parades, street scrubbing, carnival, Dutch Dancers, Dutch Marktplaats, concerts, theatre shows, art and craft fair, fireworks, kids events, trolley tours and so much more. Named Readers Digest’s “Best Small Town Festival”, visitors from all over the world come to see millions of tulips planted in parks, gardens and lanes throughout the Holland, Michigan community.
500,000+ Attendees

San Gennaro Feast

May 06, 2015 – May 10, 2015

Grand Canyon Shopping Center Las Vegas, NV89101

Since 1998, features over 160 vendors, featuring an international food festival, beer and wine garden, arts and crafters and home exhibits, state fair size carnival with over 40 thrilling rides, games, pony rides, clowns, face painting, non stop live entertainment and more.
50,000+ Attendees 

Rooster Days

May 08, 2015 – May 09, 2015

Central Park Broken Arrow, OK74014

Since 1933, Intense, action packed, kid friendly, incredible music and great fun only begins to describe the Broken Arrow Rooster Day’s festival. Parade, carnival, arts and crafts show, trade fair, rodeo, grandstand entertainment and a miss chick contest.
100,000 Attendees

Olde York Street Fair

May 10, 2015

Downtown York, PA17315

Since 1975, over 300 craft and food vendors in 10 block area, kid’s fun block and 6 entertainment stages. The Olde York Street Fair has been a Mother’s Day tradition for more than 35 years featuring 150 artisans and food vendors as well as live entertainment and strolling performers that will fill the air with music. The Kid’s Fun Block is always a hit with rides and games for the kids to enjoy. Streets closed: Market Street from Newberry to Pine, and George Street from King to Philly.
50,000 Attendees

Taste of Alpharetta

May 07, 2015

Alpharetta Downtown Alpharetta, GA30004

Since 1991. Taste of Alpharetta has become an annual tradition for festival-goers, families and food connoisseurs for years. Make reservations on your calendar to dine in Historic Downtown Alpharetta at over 50 restaurants in one fun night. Sample delicious appetizers, entrees and desserts from the top menus in town. Enjoy culinary demonstrations, activities and entertainment to please every palette. Free Admission. Food tickets are purchased and restaurants participating in the Taste will charge for food sample. With the Taste of Alpharetta moving back to the historic downtown streets, our Music Stage will have current retro-themed bands. A separate Culinary Stage will pair top area chefs against one another in contests. Party with metro Atlanta radio stations. Play at the Fun Zones. Come out and enjoy Alpharetta’s premier dining experience!
50,000 Attendees

Gosport Arts Festival

May 09, 2015 – May 10, 2015

High Street at Court Street Portsmouth, VA23704

This Mother’s Day weekend arts festival has become synonymous with the area’s celebration of spring and the arts. While strolling through the juried art show, enjoy the sounds of the live entertainment. Takes place on the First four blocks of High Street, High Street Landing to Court Street.
75,000 Attendees

Sweet Auburn Springfest

May 08, 2015 – May 10, 2015

Sweet Auburn Avenue Historical District Atlanta, GA30303

One of the largest street festivals in the Southeast including 10 stages of entertainment, artist market, Atrium of Sweet Auburn Bridal Show, Atlanta Urban Media Makers Film Screenings, Business and Technology Expo, Butler Street Y Family Fitness, Parade of Cultures, Seniors Pavilion, KidsFantastic fun zone, health and fitness pavilion, home buyers showcase, international vendors marketplace and Sweet Auburn Literary Festival.
200,000+ Attendees

Berryfest (formerly Roseville Strawberry Festival)

May 09, 2015 – May 10, 2015

Placer County Fairgrounds Roseville, CA95678

Since 1990, the Placer County Strawberry Festival — celebrating the red juicy fruit! A variety of venues inside the festival that entertain our festival guests, from free contests, a classic car show, pancake breakfast, spaghetti feed, live entertainment on 3 stages, kids zone, fresh strawberries and more! Lot’s of activities for the entire family. Guests can catapult a strawberry, wolf down a specialty dessert (time to beat is 6 seconds!), putt as strawberry for a hole in one, or even just wear their strawberry hats! The car show and the kids zone area are popular activities, with non- profit groups selling dessert items through out the festival grounds and the Strawberry Patch selling fresh strawberries. The Very Berry Stage featured a variety of local entertainment. We also have our community stage that features local community groups and features our very popular Little Mr and Miss Strawberry contest. Strolling entertainment all 3 days. A berry fun run 7am and pancake breakfast Saturday starting at 8am also take place.
60,000 Attendees

Art Birmingham (formerly Birmingham Fine Art Festival)

May 09, 2015 – May 10, 2015

Shain Park Birmingham, MI48012

Since 1981. Art Birmingham, originally known as the Birmingham Fine Art Festival, celebrates its return to ShainPark, downtown Birmingham’s newly and extensively redesigned city park. The park is conveniently located in the center of this favorite urban downtown and features all new and welcoming pathways and beautiful landscaping. As the downtown center, the park is surrounded by convenient parking for fairgoers and within easy access to the many unique stores and fabulous restaurants of downtown Birmingham. This exquisite fine art fair will showcase more than 150 juried artists in an elegant and extraordinary setting. Featured work includes painting, ceramics, photography, jewelry, glass, wood, sculpture, mixed media, fiber, metal and more. Admission is free.
80,000 Attendees


May 08, 2015 – May 10, 2015

Falls Park on the Reedy Greenville, SC29601The Artisphere Festival includes indoor and outdoor performances and visual arts exhibitions throughout the West End of downtown Greenville. Festival activities will include: An Artist Row of 100 visual artists, including national and local artists selling their work; Artists of the Upstate, a collaboration with the Metropolitan Arts Council that showcases work by local artists; Outdoor Stages with an array of performances by local, national and international artists; Art in Action Stage, featuring Brian Olsen’s paintin to music; Kidsphere chilren’s area, which provides hands-on arts opportunities for young people; A special area highlighting local restaurants called the “Arts Café” Temporary public art installations including street murals and bridge banners Despite its short history,

75,000+ Attendees


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