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If you live nearby, any of these would be an excellent way to spend your weekend and create some memories. 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. 

Des Moines Arts Festival

Jun 26, 2015 – Jun 28, 2015

Western Gateway Park Des Moines, IA50981

With over 800 artists featuring artwork from 14 different categories will decorate the downtown during the Arts Festival, including: ceramics, metal works, photography, printmaking/graphics, jewelry, sculpture, glass, wood, fiber, drawings/pastels, 2D and 3D mixed media. Winner of the Grand Pinnacle Award from the International Festivals and Events Association, the Des Moines Arts Festival® features the best visual artists in the country, along with interactive arts-related activities, live music and performing arts. Surrounding the John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park/Western Gateway Park area.
120,000 Attendees

Rotary GroveFest

Jun 25, 2015 – Jun 28, 2015

Fishel Park Downers Grove, IL60515

Since 1982, selected as one of the best fests in the Midwest, street fair offers entertainment, food, amusement rides, arts and crafts, antiques, classic cars and more. The entertainment area will feature everything from big name bands to local talent from dance studios, teen bands, and the best in local and regional musical talent covering many genres. In addition to the wide variety of music talents, a wide range of local food will be offered by restaurants from around town.
100,000 Attendees

Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Jun 24, 2015 – Jun 28, 2015

National Mall Washington, DC20599

Since 1967. Includes exhibits, foods, music and arts from several selected American and International cultures. Over 350 musicians, storytellers, artisans and cooks will be on- hand to share their cultures and traditions. Held over two weekends.
1,000,000+ Attendees

Barbecue Battle

Jun 27, 2015 – Jun 28, 2015

Downtown Washington, DC20001

Since 1993, taste and food festival featuring the National Barbecue Battle. Also featured are cooking demonstrations, musical entertainment, a carnival, children’s activities and a giant Safeway Sampling Pavilion. Come and see why this event is consistently named one of the best barbecue events in the country. Takes place on Pennsylvania Avenue, Between 9th and 14th Streets.
100,000 Attendees


Jun 24, 2015 – Jul 05, 2015

Henry W. Maier Park Milwaukee, WI53202

One of the nation’s premier events takes downtown MIlwaukee with music fever. Thirteen different stages featuring everything from classical music to rap. Amusement rides, children’s activities, food, food and more food. Pop, jazz, rock, zydeco, big band and country music and family fun plus a childrens theater. This is truly one of the best events going and you can take Grandmom and junior and there will be plenty for everyone to do.
950,000 Attendees


Jun 25, 2015 – Jul 04, 2015

Mitch Park Edmond, OK73003

Selected as one of the top 10 places to be in America on July 4th by CNN and USA Today. It is a week long celebration of the birthday of this great nation and the heritage of our fine state. LibertyFest has 11 Festival Events to excite, entertain and dazzle our Festival audience. Attractions will feature a car show, Taste of Edmond, kite fest, road rally, parade, concerts, park festival and fireworks. LibertyFest entertains an attendance of over 125,000 annually and is organized and produced by a group of over 500 volunteers. It hosts Oklahoma’s largest hometown 4th of July parade with over 100 entries. The grand finale of LibertyFest will be the Fireworks and entertainment the evening of July 4th. The Fireworks display is the largest in the Oklahoma City metro area.
200,000 Attendees

Strawberry Festival

Jun 27, 2015 – Jun 28, 2015

Downtown Cedarburg, WI53012

Since 1985.This free, family-oriented festival is a favorite of many, drawing up to 100,000 people annually to toast the bold and delicious fruit in all its forms, and enjoy some of the most decadent homegrown strawberries in the area. Strawberry Festival’s many food vendors are sure to please any palate, boasting about an extensive Food Court near the Community Center, offering everything from summer favorites like hamburgers, chicken, BBQ and roasted corn, to sweet treats and specialty foods. Festival Food Court’s exclusive favorites include the “Original” Strawberry Brat, Strawberry Chicken Wrap, and strawberry shortcake. Wander through the Festival for other locally made delicacies such as strawberry pie, strawberry crepes, strawberry slushies and chocolate- covered strawberries. Wander down Washington Avenue and you’ll see why “Art is a Tradition” in Cedarburg. Fondly referred to as “Arts on the Avenue,” Strawberry Festival highlights more than 250 of the best local and Midwest artists who bring their combined perspectives, skills, and thousands of works of arts to the streets of Cedarburg, including paintings, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, fiber art, fine glass, woodwork, mixed media, and photography.
100,000 Attendees

Lompoc Flower Festival

Jun 24, 2015 – Jun 28, 2015

Ryon Park Lompoc, CA93436

Since 1953. This fabulous event features a top ranked parade starting promptly Saturday at 10:00am. The carnival will run for 5 days; Butler Amusements will thrill you with some of the greatest rides and fun. The Arts and Craft Show will be Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. And the Food booths and CommercialCenter will be open all five days. There will also be five days of entertainment. Paid parking is available on site for a nominal fee.
115,000 Attendees

Utah Arts Festival

Jun 25, 2015 – Jun 28, 2015

Library Square Salt Lake City, UT84101

Since 1977, 120+ juried artists, performances of visual and literary arts, interactive art projects for adults and children, performing arts stages, culinary arts, a fine arts exhibition and literary arts projects in addition to the Artists Marketplace and more. Children are fully immersed in the arts at the Art Yard where local nonprofits create hands-on projects; teenagers have an opportunity to explore their creative sides at the Urban Arts venue; Artists At Work show cases the talents of local artist guilds as set up and create art on site.
88,000 Attendees

Country USA

Jun 23, 2015 – Jun 27, 2015

Country USA Grounds Oshkosh, WI54901

Since 1997, one of America’s largest and most unique country music festivals. Four days of non-stop, heel slamming, world class entertainment featuring the country’s biggest and hottest headliners and the fastest rising stars in the business today. Vendors, food courts , fun and camping are all available at this terrific event.
167,000+ Attendees

Sturgis Falls Celebration

Jun 25, 2015 – Jun 28, 2015

Gateway Park Cedar Falls, IA50613

Since 1976, features the sounds of over 20 bands playing rock-n-roll and blues music in three city parks, also featuring a parade, carnival, street fair, good food, museum tours and more. Also takes place at TouristPark on Center Street and Franklin Street. Many fabulous children’s activities and tent, a car show, arts and crafts fair, pool party, talent show and lost of great entertainment throughout the event. Events held at venues throughout town.
188,000 Attendees

Ocean Beach Street Fair and Chili Cook-off

Jun 27, 2015

Ocean Beach Recreation Center San Diego, CA92108

Since 1980, Over 200 booths with crafts from local artists and food, children’s corner and entertainment. The Chili Cook-Off will take place at the foot of Newport Avenue with a breeze from the ocean to cool that “hot” chili! Amateur cooks with original recipes compete for prizes. Smart and Final will again participate making the “Committee Chili”! Come early so you can taste every chili recipe.
70,000 Attendees

WAWA Welcome America

Jun 27, 2015 – Jul 04, 2015

Downtown Parkway Area Philadelphia, PA19121

Since 1993, Philadelphia invites you to celebrate America’s birthday in America’s birthplace. Here’s an extravaganza of 50 fun and free events scattered throughout the city in every neighborhood culminating July 4th on the Ben Franklin Parkway with a parade, concert and terrific fireworks.
3,000,000 Attendees

Lesbian, Gay Pride Parade and Celebration

Jun 27, 2015 – Jun 28, 2015

Civic Center Plaza San Francisco, CA94102

Since 1971, One of the largest gatherings of gay and lesbians with dancing, artists, vendors, food and entertainment, in downtown San Francisco at the Civic Center. Held in San Francisco’s historic City Hall where Harvey Milk once stood and addressed Pride- goers more than thirty years ago. With over 200 parade contingents, 300 exhibitors, and more than 20 stages and venues, the San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration and Parade is the largest LGBT gathering in the nation.Parade on Sunday at 10:30am on Market Street.
200,000+ Attendees

Chicago Pride Parade

Jun 28, 2015

Downtown Chicago, IL60827

Since 1970, annual running of the parade with gay and lesbian groups, entertainment, celebrities and more. The parade will feature 200 registered entries including floats, decorated vehicles, performance groups, a marching band and walking contingents. The entries represent community organizations, businesses, governmental officials and individual community members. Parade starts on Broadway at Montrose.
225,000 Attendees

Taste of Tacoma

Jun 26, 2015 – Jun 28, 2015

Point Defiance Park Tacoma, WA98408

Since 1985, the Taste features 28 restaurants, over 30 food product companies, three continuous entertainment stages, comedy club, beer and wine garden, covered dining area, over 100 juried arts and crafts exhibits in Art a la Carte, kids fun zone, carnival and amusement rides. Also Luciano’s Ristorante Italian Café presented by the Tacoma Reporter and Mixx 96 FM, benefiting a local charity.
200,000 Attendees

Groovefest and Cedar City Art Festival

Jun 22, 2015 – Jun 28, 2015

Cedar City Main Street Park Cedar City, UT84720

Since 2002. One of CedarCity’s most colorful and ambitious festivals has been a staple since 2002, when it began as a mere few-hour event with a couple hundred attendees. CedarCity witnessed the largest Groovefest crowds with almost 50,000 estimated for the four-day happening. Every year something new has been added for Groovefest will be no exception.
50,000 Attendees

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.

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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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