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Some Extra Fun Times With The Grandkids

What fun times are you doing with the grandkids next week? Check out this list of events from EventCrazy staff.  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. 

Peoples Choice Festival of Pennsylvania Arts and Crafts

Jul 09, 2015 – Jul 12, 2015

Pennsylvania Military Museum Boalsburg, PA16827

Since 1993. The festival features over 170 artists, 45 musical performances taking place in two entertainment tents, food vendors’ booths, a young artisan sales area, and numerous youth activities. The People’s Choice Festival of Pennsylvania Arts and Crafts is a homegrown festival celebrating the work of Pennsylvania artists. The People’s Choice Festival is set around the periphery of the PennsylvaniaMilitaryMuseum grounds in Boalsburg, just 3 miles east of PennState and State College. The food vendors’ booths and artisan tents circle the field. Inside the circle are located two large entertainment tents each seating approximately 400 people, a youth art sales tent, an activity tent, an emergency medical personnel tent, two large dining area tents, four drink booths, and four rest area tents. Children can play on the expansive lawn encircled by the booths and tents.
90,000+ Attendees

Corn Hill Arts Festival

Jul 11, 2015 – Jul 12, 2015

The Landmark Society of Western New York Rochester, NY14608

Since 1968, features over 450 exhibitors with arts and crafts for sale, food vendors, live music and other entertainment on the streets of the historic Corn Hill neighborhood. Takes place at various locations.
330,000 Attendees

Brookings Summer Arts Festival

Jul 11, 2015 – Jul 12, 2015

Pioneer Park Brookings, SD57006

Since 1972, antique dealers, food vendors, artisans, craftspeople and entertainers from across the United States display their pieces and their magnificent talents.
75,000+ Attendees

Wyandotte Street Art Fair

Jul 08, 2015 – Jul 11, 2015

City of Wyandotte Wyandotte, MI48192

Since 1963, this event features two stage performances with continuous music, over 350 artists, street entertainers, clowns, magic, flame dancers. Also 35 food vendors, children’s attractions, entertainment, beer, and beverages.
150,000 Attendees

Pensecola Beach Air Show

Jul 10, 2015 – Jul 11, 2015

Over the Gulf of Mexico Pensacola Beach, FL32598

Since 1985, civilian stunt planes followed by USA Navy flight demonstrations by the world famous Blue Angels. A must see event for the whole family. Dress rehearsal on Friday show on Saturday.
500,000 Attendees

Iola Old Car Show and Swap Meet

Jul 09, 2015 – Jul 11, 2015

Iola Old Car Show Grounds Iola, WI54945

Since 1973, With over 300 acres that showcase more than 2,200 show cars, 4,430 swap spaces, 1,000 car corral spaces and 1,600 camping spaces, the Iola Old Car Show is one of the biggest events for auto enthusiasts in the Midwest.
114,000 Attendees

Taste of Chicago

Jul 08, 2015 – Jul 12, 2015

Grant Park Chicago, IL60605

Since 1981, one of the biggest food events in the USA featuring over 60 restaurants from the Greater Chicago area, live entertainment, rides and good family fun. All this, and makes for a beautiful day by Lake Michigan.
1,000,000+ Attendees


Jul 11, 2015

Riverfront Plaza Hartford, CT06106

Since 1981, signature fireworks celebration in two cities along the Connecticut River plus food, music, games, riverboat rides, children’s activities and entertainers. Also takes place at Charter Oak Landing, GreatRiverPark and FoundersPlaza. Rain date next day.
100,000+ Attendees

Three Rivers Festival

Jul 10, 2015 – Jul 18, 2015

Headwaters Park Fort Wayne, IN46802

Since 1969, The Three Rivers Festival is an annual 9-day celebration of the Fort Wayne community. Events include an arts fair, children’s activities, senior’s events, national acts, concessions, a marketplace and a parade which adds up to fun for the whole family. ATTENTION: The Three Rivers Festival Board of Directors regrets to announce the Three Rivers Festival Raft Race and the Steel Dynamics Free River Excursions, planned for this year’s Three Rivers Festival, have been cancelled. The cancellation is due to the current and ongoing condition of the Saint Mary’s, Saint Joseph and Maumee rivers.
500,000 Attendees

River-Cade Festival

Jul 11, 2015 – Jul 19, 2015

Riverside Park Sioux City, IA51111

Since 1964, held along the Missouri River this event features Sioux City’s largest parade, a beer garden, food and merchandise concessions, crafts, a carnival and other activities for the kids. At night the event comes alive with top name musical entertainment in rock and country. And a spectacular fireworks display. Events take place at various venues.
140,000 Attendees

Taste of Buffalo

Jul 11, 2015 – Jul 12, 2015

Downtown Buffalo, NY14202

Since 1984, one of the largest food and entertainment extravaganzas in the nation featuring more than 55 local restaurants and wineries along with 4 stages of continuous entertainment from jazz to top 40, from pop to blues, the best local, regional and national artists and children’s entertainment and activities.
450,000 Attendees

Night in Venice Boat Parade

Jul 11, 2015

Longport Bridge Ocean City, NJ08226

Colorful parade features more than 100 decorated boats and 300 decorated bayfront homes. Night in Venice starts at the LongportBridge to Tennessee Avenue along the bay. Come out and feast on some of the best seafood in the area and enjoy entertainment and rides for the kids. Sponsored by Comcast. Grandstand seating is set up along the street ends. Seating is free but get there early!
50,000 Attendees

Montana Folk Festival

Jul 10, 2015 – Jul 12, 2015

Anaconda and Butte Butte, MT59750

The Montana Folk Festival features performances and demonstrations by over 250 of the nation’s finest musicians, dancers and craftspeople. It will feature more than 20 Artists/groups on six stages including a dance pavilion dedicated to participatory dancing, a family stage with performances appealing to children of all ages, and a Montana folklife stage. In addition to the performance stages, there are several themed festival areas: the Montana Folklife Area, the Family Area, two Festival Marketplaces and the Festival Food Courts. The festival site will be situated in the heart of the nation’s largest National Historic Landmark District. Open air and tented sites will provide a variety of performance venues ranging from intimate stages to amphitheater- sized venues. The Original Stage, which offers a panoramic view of Butte’s historic high rise buildings and the surrounding mountains, is located on the site of the historic Original Mineyard, with its dramatic headframe that is a remnant of Butte’s early days as an underground copper mining center.
175,000 Attendees

Art in The Park in Plymouth

Jul 10, 2015 – Jul 12, 2015

Kellogg Park Plymouth, MI 48170

Since 1981, The Plymouth Community Summer Festival takes place in charming Plymouth with over 400 artists from around the U.S. offering paintings, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, fiber, glass, woodwork, photography, folk art and much more. Entertainment and cuisine will complement the art exhibitors, creating a sensory filled weekend experience. Live street performers and childrens activities will be all around you.
300,000 Attendees

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Jul 10, 2015 – Jul 12, 2015

Downtown New London at the Waterfront New London, CT06320

Since 1978, Sailfest is a street and harbor festival complete with amusement rides, tall ships, car show, and food and craft vendors. Three stages of free entertainment ranging from Latin music to blues and rock with local and national entertainers. A variety of maritime events. There will also be a sea lion show, performing 3 times daily. When not on stage the sea lions will be in large veiwing pools. Among some of the tall ships on display you will be able to board the Continental Sloop Providence, Brandaris, and the USCG Eagle will also be in port on Saturday there will be a fireworks display sponsored by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation.
100,000 Attendees

Wickford Art Festival

Jul 11, 2015 – Jul 12, 2015

Wickford Village Wickford, RI02852

Since 1962. The Wickford Art Festival is a fine art festival set in coastal WickfordVillage. Up to 250 artists from all over the country display their art amongst historic homes, lovely shops and quaint streets. Meet the artists and learn about their work. Handicap accessible and family friendly, this festival draws art lovers from all over New England with crowds up to 75,000 attending yearly. Produced by the Wickford Art Association (WAA), Wickford Art Festival is one of the longest running outdoor fine arts festivals in New England. The festival cumulates with the Annual Scholarship Raffle of Fine Art held on Sunday afternoon. Proceeds of the raffle benefit the WAA Scholarship Fund which awards $5,000 in scholarships to three RI high school seniors attending an art college. WAA, a 501c3 non-profit, was founded in 1962 to educate its membership, the local community and general public and to promote the arts in the community.
75,000 Attendees

Comic-Con International

Jul 09, 2015 – Jul 12, 2015

San Diego Convention Center San Diego, CA92101

Comic-Con International: San Diego is the nation’s largest comics and popular arts convention. Comic-Con International is a non-profit educational corporation dedicated to creating awareness of and appreciation for comics and related popular art forms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture.
126,000 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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