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By: Maria King
Date: March 12, 2017
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March 19, 2017

Mar 17, 2017 - Mar 19, 2017
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
Mar 17, 2017
Since 1960, 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.
300,000+ Attendees
Mar 16, 2017 - Mar 19, 2017
Come and see the new cars and related products. International exotic cars will be on display. Stop by Accessory Avenue, new to this year's show, and start envisioning your dream car! Body kits, leather and heated seats, grille guards, audio systems, homelink, automatic starters, window tint, graphics, and all sorts of custom packages. You can get them all right through your local Columbus auto dealer. Also check out live demos of the ClearMask protection system. The Auto Show has a beautiful display of classic cars lining the hallways of the convention center. As you walk to the show, check out the marque Datsun Z, BMWs, Shelby Cobra, Mercedes, and more, reminiscing on the body styles of the good ol’ days before entering a show full of the newest, sleekest models.
400,000 Attendees
Mar 17, 2017 - Mar 19, 2017
Since 1949, The Home Show brings more than 250 builders, remodelers, landscapers, interior designers and contractors who will feature the very latest design trends and construction materials. 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
Mar 17, 2017
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
Mar 16, 2017 - Mar 18, 2017
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
Mar 17, 2017
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
Mar 17, 2017
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
Mar 19, 2017
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
Mar 18, 2017 - Mar 19, 2017
Since 2005.The Coral Springs Festival of the Arts has grown considerably over the years into a two-day celebration of arts and culture with a fine art show, contemporary craft festival, theatrical performances and full line-up of live music. Held in conjunction with the Coral Springs Art Festival Committee and the city, this event brings 250 of the nation’s best artists and crafters to South Florida. Stroll amidst life-size sculptures, spectacular paintings, one-of-a-kind jewels, photography, ceramics, a separate craft festival, Green Market and much more. No matter what you’re looking for, you'll be sure to find it among the various array of artists and crafters participating in this arts and crafts fair.
65,000 Attendees
Mar 15, 2017 - Mar 18, 2017
Since 1999, the festival has received attention from bands all over Texas and around the country. This event takes place in various venues throughout downtown Austin.
50,000 Attendees
Mar 18, 2017
The Charlotte Goes Green celebration will follow the longtime Charlotte tradition, the St. Patrick's Day Parade. The festival features live music, Irish dancers, pipe bands, drum bands, Irish vendors, amusements for children of all ages, lots of food and drink and more. - - The parade will step off at 11 A.M. at N. Tryon St. and 9th Street in uptown Charlotte. It then marches south to 3rd Street where it takes a left and marches down 3rd St. to Caldwell.
50,000 Attendees
Mar 16, 2017 - Mar 19, 2017
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
Mar 18, 2017 - Mar 19, 2017
Since 2006. Get in on the ground floor of the hottest new arts conference in America! From film to technology, music to dance, art to culture and everything in between – FMAC at JITG has something for everyone!
70,000 Attendees
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