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2nd Friday Art Walk in Chapel Hill

The 2nd Friday ArtWalk takes place in Carrboro & Chapel Hill

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Bend Spring Festival

Northwest Crossing Drive, will come alive, as we utilize art, food, spirits, music, and family-oriented activities to usher in Spring!

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One-Act Play Festival in Las Cruces

The festival will highlight short pieces, many original works, many written by local personalities.

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Athens Beer Week

An exciting week of spring beer events in the beautiful college town of Athens, Georgia, USA. Come out and support local craft beer!

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29th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Ventura

Ventura Elks Lodge #1430 presents the 29th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

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Live Music & Great Food in Asheville

The Market Place Asheville Presents: Live Music

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Charlottesville Italian Food Festival

Tavola’s Italian food & wine tasting festival (in the spirit of the street fairs of Poggio) will be a tribute to it’s “sister restaurant”  and feature dishes inspired by Chef Roberta Vivetta Cintelli’s residency. We will open up to the street in front of the restaurant and set up tasting stations for a convivial celebration of Italian culture.

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Columbia, Missouri Art District

The North Village Arts District is committed to the cross-pollination of art, audience, entertainment and community. The North Village Arts District encourages their neighboring merchants of all kinds to invest in the development of our district by also opening doors, and participating in this monthly event — a collaborative community effort to awaken locals and visitors alike to the art and energy that is the heart and soul of the North Village Arts District.

There will be free entertainment and light refreshments.

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Texas Craft Brewers Festival in Austin

This is the only beer festival for and by Texas Brewers. Features the best of Texas craft brewers and displays the beer community.

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Sunflower Concert Series: Arvin Scott with Marti Winkler in Athens

Drummer/percussionist Scott, an Athens resident who is world renowned as a jazz musician, and his combo will deliver a jazz performance. Jazz singer Winkler will open the show.

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Irish Pub Night with Gavin Winship at The Stables in Akien

Gavin from County Durham in Northern England sings, plays guitar, bouzouki and may pull out some Irish pipes and perform Celtic ballads and pub songs. Celtic Music is steeped in history and Gavin loves to share the stories behind the songs.

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Townsend Fall Heritage Festival and Old Timers Day in Maryville

A celebration of our mountain heritage with bluegrass music, Appalachian skills, arts and crafts, storytelling and good food.

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Camarillo Hospice Chili Cook Off

Chili Cook-off
PV Lions BBQ
Wine & Beer
Classic Car Display
Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament
Premium Beer Garden
Fun & Games Zone for Kids

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Showdown in Tombstone in Tucson

Authentic Arizona Wild West history comes to life in the streets of Tombstone

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KY State BBQ Festival in Danville

This September, Danville will be alive with the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the fifth-ever Kentucky State BBQ Festival. Fragrant blue smoke will fill the air as pulled pork shoulder, Texas beef brisket, ribs and more slow-cook to perfection.

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9th Annual South Farm Research Center Showcase

For the ninth year, South Farm Research Center will be hosting the South Farm Showcase

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Asheville Goombay Festival

The City of Asheville ranks Goombay as one of four local anchor events where families, businesses, and communities from across the Western North Carolina region gather to celebrate the richness and diversity of the African Diaspora.

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Summer Music Series featuring “The Tennessee Sheiks” in Maryville

“The Tennessee Sheiks” return for a summer concert blending Acoustic Swing, Jazz and Folk music.

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Poalillo Vineyards Summer Concerts in Paso Robles

ZZAH “Jazz In The Vines”

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Friday Night Live! At Main Gate Square in Tucson

Glen Gross & Raw Materials stages an exciting Summer Concert Series performance of contemporary jazz standards in the Geronimo Plaza Courtyard at Main Gate Square.

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Washington County Fair at St. George

Bring the family and enjoy our county fair filled with entertainment, fair rides, vendors, and everything you look forward to at Fair time!

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Soul of Second Street Festival in Danville

This festival honors Second Street’s hidden history as a former business district for African-Americans.

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4th Friday Art Walk in Prescott

Nestled in the mountains 90 miles northwest of Phoenix, Prescott is home to a multitude of artists who draw inspiration from each other and Prescott’s wonderful natural and historical surroundings.

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Lake Austin Hot Air Balloon Flyover

Watch dozens of hot air balloons float over Lake Travis in the early morning.

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Classic City BBQ Festival in Athens

Robert Randolph and the Family Band will perform live!

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Wings over Camarillo Airshow

The Wings Over Camarillo Air Show is a 34 year old tradition drawing some 20,000 people for the two day weekend.

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Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival

Imagine your toes in the sand, a fantastic bottle of wine nearby, a gourmet meal and first-class entertainment with your friends and family, all while basking in a perfect Lake Tahoe sunset. You’re not dreaming, you’re experiencing the enchantment of the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival at Sand Harbor State Park.  The amphitheater is one of the most scenic venues in the world.

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Williamson Valley Fire District Arts & Crafts Show in Prescott

Whether you’re a member of the community or just visiting “Everybody’s Hometown” — the Williamson Valley Fire District Arts & Crafts Show is the place to be

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Fort Collins Foodie Walk

Downtown Fort Collins offers a culinary adventure in a beautiful historic pedestrian area of the city.

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Boone County Fair in Columbia!

The fair offers a variety of activities and shows to entertain all age groups.

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Ventura’s 4th of July Street Fair

The Independence Day event regularly draws 30,000 residents and visitors in a showcase of handmade arts and crafts by more than 300 artisans along nine blocks of Main Street

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2015 LA Pine Frontier Days

Welcome you to our Annual 4th of July Celebration, a long tradition of the La Pine community. It is La Pine’s largest event and celebrates our heritage and unique character.

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Fourth of July Fireworks and Symphony in Austin

The July 4th Symphony and Fireworks is an Austin Tradition. Free Fireworks, and a Free Live performance by the Austin Symphony. Great food and drinks, and a variety of local Arts & Crafts vendors.

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Classic City American Music Festival, 7th Annual in Athens

Foundry Entertainment & Yuengling present the 7th annual Classic City American Music Festival featuring Dom Flemons (founding member of Carolina Chocolate Drops), Grassland String Band, Little Country Giants, The Skillet Lickers, Art Rosenbaum & more.

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Red White and Tahoe Blue near Reno

Voted by MSNTravel.com and AOL.com as one of the “Top Ten 4th of July Festivals in America!”

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World’s Oldest Rodeo in Prescott

World’s Oldest Rodeo Prescott Frontier Days, Inc., host of the Worlds Oldest Rodeo, was recently named the one event not to miss in Arizona by Yahoo Travel.

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4th of July in Pinehurst

Celebrate our nation’s independence with activities for the whole family, for guests on our Fourth of July package!

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The Great American Brass Band Festival in Danville

While maintaining the widest range of brass styles and performing groups—from historical bands of the Civil War to modern, large-scale British-style brass bands—the festival will have a special focus on America jazz and some of the great brass performers who played a major role in the development of America’s most significant contribution to world music

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Art in the Park in Columbia

Art in the Park is the oldest and largest fine arts festival in mid-Missouri. The festival features more than 100 visual artists from across the US, displaying a variety of media

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Fusebox Festival in Austin

Fusebox is a hybrid arts festival that champions adventurous works of art in theater, dance, film, music, literature, visual and culinary arts.

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AlanFest 2015 in Athens

Athens, Georgia welcomes back “AlanFest 2015, always carrying a smile!” AlanFest is a benefit concert series with all proceeds supporting the David Alan Lewis Memorial Scholarship in Landscape Architecture at the University of Georgia. Their goal is to share Alan’s story, bring people together, and support a future landscape architect in Alan’s memory.

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Celebrate Earth Day with the City of Aiken

From music, food, live entertainment and a host of other activities for the young and old, this year’s Earth Day celebration is like nothing you have ever seen.

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Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase

Tucson becomes playground the world of international gem and mineral trading, buying, and bargains.

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Soul Scratch in Reno

With a fresh take on classic soul, funk and jazz, Soul Scratch’s original sound is a seamless blend of old and new.

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Arizona Beer Week in Prescott

Arizona’s growing thirst for craft beer will be quenched when Arizona Beer Week returns

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Heart ‘n Soul of Jazz in Pinehurst

Join us for the Annual Heart ‘n Soul of Jazz event

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The 11th Annual Oregon Cheese Festival

Held under 2 large heated tents, 15,000 sq. ft. of space, at Rogue Creamery’‘s Central Point facility, the 11th annual festival will invite guests to shake hands with cheese makers & other artisans. Activities will be provided for children including games, activity sheets, coloring, face painting and more.

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Fantastic Feast in Austin

Fantastic Fest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action and just plain fantastic movies from all around the world. Past years’ guest roster has included such talent as Mel Gibson, Bill Murray, Paul Rudd and Kevin Smith.

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FORToberfest in Fort Collins

Downtown Fort Collins’s newest event FORToberfest, Sept 19 & 20, has an impressive music lineup and brings this end of summer celebration for Fort Collins.  The city’s music scene, rich history of beer brewing, and extremely active bicycle culture help give character to the Downtown area and to Fort Collins. FORToberfest will help bring the three elements of our Fort Collins popular culture together, bicycles, beers and bands.

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Oktoberfest in Danville

A fun downtown festival where local vendors offer a variety of German-style food, European beer (including some local brews!) and live Oktoberfest music.

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2014 Bend Brewfest

The 11th annual Bend Brewfest focuses on tasting and enjoying fine craft beers as well as great food and is considered one of the premier beer festivals in Oregon. The X-Tap features specialty, very low production beers from a variety of brewers. Cider and gluten free fans rejoice on the cider options at Brewfest. Visit bendbrewfest.com for more information or to volunteer at the event.

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Capital City Black Film Festival in Austin

An envied hotbed of technological start-ups and a live music persona renowned the world over, Austin has welcomed its next chapter in the entertainment industry, the Capital City Black Film Festival.

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Downtown Reno Wine Walk

Join us every third Saturday of the month from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm when the Riverwalk Merchants Association hosts the popular Wine Walk (the original, and still the best!) along the Truckee River and neighboring streets in downtown Reno.

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Camarillo Fiesta and Street Fair

The City of Camarillo incorporated in 1964 and to celebrate its new status a group of citizens organized the beginnings of the Camarillo Fiesta Association.

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Tucson Friday Night Live!

A concert of smooth jazz featuring Butch Diggs & Friends staged as part of the Spring Concert Series in the Geronimo Plaza Courtyard at Main Gate Square.

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Les Femmes des Montage 10th Annual Fine Arts Sale in Prescott, Arizona

Les Femmes des Montage, a group of local women artists, presents its 10th Annual Fine Art Sale on Friday, June 27 from 11 AM to 7 PM and Saturday, June 28 from 11 AM to 4 PM in the Marina room at the Hassayampa Inn, 122 E. Gurley St., Prescott.

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Asheville Scene Chefs Challenge 2014

The Asheville Wine & Food Festival presents the Asheville Scene Chefs Challenge. This series of culinary events showcases the region’s top chefs for 7 consecutive weeks and ends in an Iron Chef-style battle for the title of Asheville Wine & Food Festival 2014 Best Chef. And the best part is, you get to dine and help decide who competes in the final event at the festival!

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Pinehurst, NC Summer Events Include Fabulous Golf, Jazz, Fireworks, Concerts & Fun!

Pinehurst, NC Summer Events Include Fabulous Golf, Jazz, Fireworks, Concerts & Fun!

Enjoy Pinehurst 41 golf courses plus, all playable virtually year round in this mild climate, and a overabundance of golfing communities, gated and otherwise. Yet unlike faster growing golf neighbors such as Myrtle Beach in South Carolina, Pinehurst retains a true small-town atmosphere. Visit this summer for fireworks, concerts and gorgeous garden tours!

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina Summer Events Include Festivals, Wine, Beer, BBQ & Gourmet Food Tour!

Chapel Hill, North Carolina Summer Events Include Festivals, Wine, Beer, BBQ & Gourmet Food Tour!

When the University of North Carolina was chartered in 1789, making it the old est state university in the United States This small, historic city in North Carolina grew up around the nation’s first state university. Chapel Hill, with a population of 5l,485, retains a small-town ambiance in a highly cosmopolitan environment.

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Bend Spring Festival

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Art After Dark Paso

Saturdays Free Country One Step, Two Step, Waltz Dance Lessons in Austin

One-Act Play Festival in Las Cruces

Athens Beer Week

Band du Pays Swing Concert & Dance in Ashland

First Friday Gallery Walk in Fort Collins