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Posted on March 14, 2016 by Christine Crosby in Event Crazy, fun, grandkids, Maria King, St. Patrick's Day

We Have Some GRAND Events For You

If you have grandkids you love to go to events with them; I know I sure do.  Check these events out brought you by Eventscrazy.com

Arts and Crafts Festival in Fairhope

Mar 18, 2016 – Mar 20, 2016

Downtown Fairhope, AL 36532

Since 1952, The festival is free to the public. More than 230 exhibitors will bring their best works from all over the country, including many from the Southeast, to showcase at this prestigious juried show. Enjoy live entertainment and delicious cuisine from the food court throughout this great three-day event. An Eastern Shore staple for more than sixty years, there’s something for everyone at the Arts and Crafts Festival in beautiful Downtown Fairhope.
300,000+ Attendees

Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival

Mar 18, 2016 – Mar 20, 2016

Central Park Winter Park, FL 32793

Since 1960, The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival has attained the #5 national rating in Sunshine Artist’s annual list of Best 100 Fine Art and Design Shows for the 2nd year in a row! This status is based on reports of the sales volume at top shows from the exhibiting artists. Many thanks to Central Florida’s art-loving enthusiasts whose purchases ensure that we continue to attract the most outstanding outdoor circuit artists from across the country and the world. The Festival features a wide variety of fine arts and crafts in the following categories: clay, digital art, drawings and pastels, fiber, glass, graphics and printmaking, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media 2D, mixed media 3D, painting, photography, sculpture, watercolor and wood as well as our Emerging Artists. Please note no pets allowed.
300,000+ Attendees

Denver Auto Show

Mar 16, 2016 – Mar 20, 2016

Colorado Convention Center Denver, CO 80202

Located at the Colorado Convention Center, the Denver Auto Show is the premier showcase of the newest model year import and domestic vehicles — cars, vans, crossovers, hybrids, light trucks, sport utilities – cars to suit every budget and life style. You’ll not only see all the newest models, you’ll also be treated to sneak peeks of selected intros, concepts, and the latest in tricked out cars! It’s the perfect place to see the latest examples of fuel efficient technologies and aftermarket accessories. Factory and dealer representatives are on hand to answer your questions in a no pressure environment, and with your favorite car lines all under one roof, it’s easy to compare prices and features, saving both time and money. So come sit in the cars, pop the hoods, inspect the trunks, kick the tires. The Denver Auto Show is great entertainment for serious shoppers, car buffs and the entire family!
180,000 Attendees

New England Spring Flower Show

Mar 16, 2016 – Mar 20, 2016

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

San Francisco Flower and Garden Show

Mar 16, 2016 – Mar 20, 2016

San Mateo County Event Center San Mateo, CA 94403

Since 1986, The 2016 San Francisco Flower and Garden Show will take over the San Mateo County Event Center with this year’s theme “Discovery.” The event center will be in full bloom both inside and out with amazing display where visitors can immerse themselves in the world of gardening, floral and landscape design. Stroll through more than a dozen designer gardens with artfully arranged plants, trees and flowers in full bloom. From growing your own food to backyard beekeeping, the show will also offer more than 100 free how-to seminars and hands-on workshops. This is the place to talk to experts, participate in educational seminars, learn new techniques and shop thousands of plants and the latest garden-related products.
40,000 Attendees

Western Massachusetts Home and Garden Show

Mar 17, 2016 – Mar 20, 2016

Eastern States Exposition Fairgrounds Complex West Springfield, MA 01089

Since 1955, features over 350 exhibitors occupying over 600 booths filled with everything you need for the inside or outside of your home. Plus seminars, demonstrations and many model homes will be on displayed.
90,000+ Attendees

Home, Flower, Lawn and Garden Show

Mar 18, 2016 – Mar 20, 2016

Bartle Hall – Kansas City Convention Center Kansas City, MO 64105

Since 1949, features over 500 exhibitors, includes a wide variety of professionals who display products including appliances, flooring, kitchen and bath equipment, paints and stains, plumbing, roofing, tools, windows and more. The Lawn and Garden show will include beautiful landscape gardens with lots of bright foliage and more than 100 green industry exhibits.
65,000 Attendees

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Mar 17, 2016

Downtown Kansas City, MO 64112

Since 1973. 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 Penn Valley Park area.
150,000 Attendees

St. Patrick’s Day on the River

Mar 17, 2016 – Mar 19, 2016

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

Hibernian St Patrick’s Day Parade

Mar 17, 2016

Dogtown Neighborhood Saint Louis, MO 63110

Since 1984. The Ancient Order of Hibernians Saint Patrick’s Day Parade, kicks off at 12:30 p.m. It starts at the Tamm Avenue overpass at Oakland Avenue and travels south on Tamm Avenue, past historic St. James the Greater Catholic Church ending at Manchester. The parade is held annually on the saint’s feast day, honors Irish heritage, culture and faith and highlights the many contributions of the Irish people to America. There are over 100 units in this year’s parade and many St. Louis Irish will be marching as clans under their family crests and banners. The 2014 Saint Patrick’s Day Parade’s Grand Marshal is cartoonist Mike Peters, who grew up in St. Louis’s Dogtown neighborhood. Peters draws the long- running comic strip Mother Goose and Grimm, that appears daily in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch
50,000 Attendees

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Mar 17, 2016

Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10028

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

South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Mar 16, 2016

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

Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals

Mar 17, 2016 – Mar 20, 2016

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

Hot Springs World’s Shortest Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

Mar 17, 2016

Downtown Hot Springs, AR 71901

Since 2004. Always referred to as “The First ever” every year since it has taken place, this is a fun event. There’ll be leprechauns, quirky floats, marching bands and Irish Elvis impersonators. Activities take place from 11am-9pm with the parade at 6:30pm. Come see this annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day parade and festivities for the little bit of Irish in all of us. Bridge Street became famous in the 1940’s when Ripley’s Believe It or Not designated it “The Shortest Street in the World.” Having earned this distinction, the Hot Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau deemed Bridge Street the most logical location for this novel parade. The parade route is 98 feet of Bridge Street.
30,000 Attendees

Louisiana Sportsmen’s Show and Festival

Mar 17, 2016 – Mar 20, 2016

Lamar Dixon Expo Center Gonzales, LA 70030

Since 1979. Louisiana Sportsmen’s Show and Festival, one of America’s Largest Fishing, Boating, Hunting and Camping Extravaganza. Boasting over 30 acres of indoor and outdoor exhibit space. Events include Fishing and Hunting Seminars, Vacation Planning, Resorts and Tourism, Outdoor Skeet Shooting, Hunting Dog Demonstrations, Monster Truck Rides, Cajun Food Area, Live Music and a Giant Carnival Midway.
50,000 Attendees

The Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival

Mar 19, 2016 – Mar 20, 2016

Sun Life Stadium Miami Gardens, FL 33056

Since 2006. The City of Miami Gardens is proud to announce the first wave of artists for the 11th Annual Jazz in the Gardens (JITG )Music and Food Festival on March 19-20, 2016 at Sun Life Stadium (347 Don Shula Dr. Miami Gardens, FL 33056). Last year JITG broke record numbers by selling out the festival with 73,000 tickets sold. This year’s 2016 JITG is expected to surpass last year! The 2016 artists lineup features: Michael McDonald, Kool and the Gang, Fred Hammond, Average White Band, Brian Culbertson and the Jazz in the Gardens Allstars with Najee, Regina Belle and Alex Bugnon and headlining the stage Sunday night, Grammy Award Winning artist USHER. Back for the second year, comedian and nationally syndicated radio personality Rickey Smiley will host the festival. Please visit website for more ticketing information. www.jazzinthegardens.com
73,000 Attendees

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Christine Crosby

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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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