8/30/14

Annual Shrimp Festival in Gulf Shores Alabama

Make plans to attend the popular Annual Shrimp Festival in Gulf Shores on Alabama's beautiful Gulf Coast, this popular event is one of the country’s top outdoor festivals and includes live entertainment, 300+ vendors fine art, arts and crafts, a retail marketplace and, without question, shrimp any & every way your heart...or palate desires it; there's always plenty of other tasty delights too. The Shrimp Festival is always held the the fall on the 2nd full weekend in October, the 2014 festival is being held from October 9th to the 12th. The festival is held at Gulf Place Public Beach in Gulf Shores Alabama, overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. 

The popular event includes over 300 vendors that offer arts and crafts, a retail, an outdoor village, children’s village, food, and of course, a variety of gulf coast shrimp! There is live entertainment daily and admission to the festival is FREE! Now in its 43rd year, the festival attracts over 250,000 people from across the country that come to enjoy the many attractions, food and live music – and of course, the white-sand beaches! Two stages offer continuous musical entertainment and the Children’s Activity Village captures the imagination of the youngsters with games, crafts and interactive activities that allow them create their own “art” and participate in other fun activities.The Shrimp Festival 10K/5K Run/Walk is held on Saturday morning of the festival in Orange Beach, Alabama - this sport-event is very popular race with nearly 800 runners last year.

Save the Date: October 9 - 12

43rd Shrimp Festival, Gulf Shores AL
 
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8/16/14

Kauai Hawaii Coconut Festival in Kappa, Hawaiian Islands

Don't miss the 18th Annual Coconut Festival Oct 4-5 on the Hawaiian Island of Kauai: The Kapa`a Business Association presents Kauai’s 18th Annual Coconut Festival Saturday October 4th and Sunday October 5th at Kapa`a Beach Park! Celebrate all that is Coconut with unique coconut crafts, coconut games, delicious coconut foods and contests with some of the best crafters, artists and entertainers in Hawaii!. Enjoy music, taiko drummers, hula, and fun. Live music Saturday and Sunday. Lots of fun for keiki too. With a children’s stage, petting zoo, inflatables and coconut activities. Cooking demos by some of the island’s best chefs.

The Kauai HI Coconut Festival offers something for everyone - continuous entertainment on a main stage, keiki (children's) stage, cooking demonstrations by Kauai's best chefs, the largest gathering of Kauai artisans (featuring certified Kauai Made Vendors), crafters and Polynesian products of any festival, kooky coconut games, pie eating contests, local folks competing to win a coconut cook-off contest, hands-on activities, an area dedicated to teaching the uses and by-products of this unusual seed, cultural and historical presentations, hands-on activities, and everything you can imagine to eat made with the Coconut!

Save the Date: October 4th - 5th


Kauai Coconut Festival in Kappa, HI


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2/28/14

Florida Keys Island Fest, Islamorada

The annual event features music, art, food and fun.  Florida Keys Island Fest, presented by the Islamorada Chamber of Commerce, is back and you don't want to miss it! Head out to Founders Park on Saturday and Sunday, April 5 and 6, for the 23rd annual installment of this spring celebration and enjoy the Chamber's best event yet. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, artists, classic cars, musicians, gourmet cuisine and much more will transform the beautiful bayfront locale into a fun-filled destination for the entire family.
The Arts & Crafts show will feature exceptional local and national artists whose work includes everything from paintings and sculptures to jewelry and fine crafts. Ft. Myers artist Nancy Tome has been selected to create the 10th Annual Island Fest Islamorada Commemorative Poster. Working mainly with acrylics, Nancy combines bold colors with intense detail to depict animals in their natural environment. Her paintings are designed to capture "a moment in time" of that animal's daily life.
Back for its fourth year at Island Fest is the All-American Road Vintage Cruisers Car Show, featuring antique cars, trucks, motorcycles and rat rods. The show takes place on both Saturday and Sunday and...
Save the Date: April 5th & 6th
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