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Northeast USA Events

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Washington Square Music Festival, New York State
   - New York, NY              
The Washington Square Music Festival is made possible with public funding through Councilwoman Margaret Chin and The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency. Generous grants from The Earle K. & Katherine F. Moore Foundation, The Washington Square Association, Music Performance Trust Fund, The Margaret Neubart Foundation Trust, New York University Community Affairs & NYU Community Fund, Salamon-Abrams Family Fund, Con Edison, Down the Hatch and Emigrant Savings Bank are deeply appreciated, as is invaluable help from NYC Parks & Recreation.
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CBGB Festival, New York State
  Times Square - New York, NY              
July 5-8, 2012. The CBGB Festival will be presenting emerging artist showcases in over 30 venues in Manhattan and Brooklyn on July 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th. Mixed in with the emerging talent with be some of today's best touring artists making for memorable nights of new and established music from some of today's best talents. On July 7th, CBGB Festival will be presenting a large free concert in New York City at this great city's iconic outdoor music venue: Summerstage in Central Park.
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Mermaid Parade, New York State
  June - Brooklyn, NY              
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The Mermaid Parade is a completely original creation that is that nation's largest art parade and one of New York City's greatest summer events. Founded in 1983 by Coney Island USA, the not-for-profit arts organization that also produces the Coney island Circus Sideshow, the Mermaid Parade pays homage to Coney Island's forgotten Mardi Gras which lasted from 1903 to 1954, and draws from a host of other sources resulting in a wonderful and wacky event that is unique to Coney Island.
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Grounds For Sculpture, New Jersey
  18 Fairgrounds Road - Hamilton, NJ              
Grounds For Sculpture is a 35-acre public sculpture park located in Hamilton, NJ, featuring over 250 contemporary sculptures. Plus gallery exhibits, exquisite dining, exciting performances, and workshops for all.
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The Big E, Massachusetts
  1305 Memorial Avenue - West Springfield, MA              
(The Big E), September. Midway, entertainment, circus, Wild West and high-dive shows, ostrich races, daily parade, copies of six state capitols with exhibitions, best Spam recipe contest, re-creation of 19th-century New England village.
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Battleship New Jersey, New Jersey
  62 Battleship Place - Camden, NJ              
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America's most decorated Battleship is now the area's most exciting museum, open for tours, events and overnight encampments. Exploring “BB62” is experiencing history in a whole new way. Not only do you see exhibits of artifacts from the ship’s past, but you are put into the exhibit as you go through the tour route. Sit in the chair from which Admiral Halsey commanded the fleet. Stretch out on the bunks where the sailors slept. Climb into the 16” gun turret and learn how the projectiles were loaded.
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NCAA Lacrosse Championships, Maryland
   - Baltimore, MD              
May 29-31, 2004
8
American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, Connecticut
   - Stamford, CT              
Directed by New York Times Crossword Puzzle Editor Will Shortz, this is the nation's oldest and largest crossword competition. Solvers tackle eight original crosswords created and edited specially for this event. Scoring is based on accuracy and speed. Prizes are awarded in more than 20 categories, including a $4,000 grand prize. Evening games, guest speakers, and a wine and cheese reception allow solvers to meet each other in a relaxed and entertaining atmosphere.
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Salem's Haunted Happenings, Massachusetts
   - Salem, MN              
October. Citywide Halloween celebration, including candlelight tours and historic houses, psychic festival, costume parade.
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Virginia Highland Festival, Virginia
   - Abingdon, VA              
2012 marks the 64th Virginia Highlands Festival and will be held from July 28 to August 12. Appalachian culture showcased in crafts, art and music.
The festival was started in 1948 by Robert Porterfield, founder of the Barter Theatre, as a simple one-week festival to showcase Appalachian arts and crafts. The festival has now grown into a 16 day event offering a variety of venues. Every year hundreds of volunteers work to create exciting new events for our festival for you to enjoy. The 2012 theme, "Carved from Our Past." Our 2012 signature art is a wood carving by this year's Signature Artist, John Dickens and will be unveiled soon. Please enjoy our beautiful mountains, forests, and streams while here and all the activities planned for you throughout Southwest Virginia. There is something everyone, old and young alike. An endless variety of activities and performances are planned for this year, July 28-August 12, in Abingdon, VA
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Miss America Pageant, New Jersey
   - Atlantic City, NJ              
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Miss America 2012 Laura Kaeppeler. Age: 23 - Hometown: Kenosha, Wisconsin - Education: St. Joseph High School - Carthage College - Music, Vocal Performance. National Platform Issue: Miss America 2012 Laura Kaeppeler is the National Goodwill Ambassador for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. - Platform Issue: Circles of Support - Mentoring Children of Incarcerated Parents. Talent: Operatic Vocal. - Scholastic Ambition: To attend law school. - Scholastic Honors: Dean's List; Outstanding Senior Music Major Award; Music Department Honor's Recital Participant - Career Ambition: To pursue a career in Childhood Advocacy Law
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Delmarva Folk Festival, Delaware
   - Hartly, DE              
15 Hours of Great Music - Now expanded to 2 days!
Food & Craft Vendors
Camping for the whole weekend
Activities & Music for the kids
Relaxed atmosphere
Small, intimate, rural setting
Family atmosphere
Reasonable Price!!!
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Haunted Newport, Rhode Island
   - Newport, RI              
Based on the interest in her book, Haunted Newport, local writer/editor Eleyne Austen Sharp first proposed the idea for Haunted Newport Week in 1996. The annual event would celebrate Halloween while helping to extend the Newport tourism season.
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Thanksgiving Celebration, Massachusetts
   - Plymouth, MA              
November. Plymouth, a growing community of nearly 50,000 year- round residents, welcomes you to its Thanksgiving celebration! For nearly a decade, Plymouth, Massachusetts has celebrated Thanksgiving in style! Come join us this year for our annual Thanksgiving Day parade.
America's Hometown has become the center of world attention as delegations from around the globe travel to be part of this international celebration. So plan to spend some time in this very special place and enjoy all that America's Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration and Plymouth, Massachusetts has to offer. There are events and activities in Plymouth in celebration of Thanksgiving throughout November.
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Vermont State Fair, Vermont
   - Rutland,               
September. In 1972 The Rutland Fair became officially the Vermont State Fair.
The Fair has had top name entertainers such as Loretta Lynn, Buck Owens, Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Conway Twitty, Ronnie Milsap, Charlie Pride.
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First Night Annapolis, Maryland
   - Annapolis, MD              
December 31 - The New Year's event is special because it brings people together in a positive, interactive way - a way that combines the arts with the concept of responsible celebrating. Each of the past 14 years as many as 20,000 people of all ages - teens, singles, families, children and grandparents filled the streets of historic Annapolis enjoying an alcohol-free and drug-free celebration.
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Keene Pumpkin Festival, New Hampshire
   - Keene, NH              
Home page of the internationally known Keene Pumpkin Festival
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Maine Brewers' Festival, Maine
   - Portland, ME              
The Maine Brewers’ Festival has become a fall tradition. People come from all over the Country to raise a glass, toast, dance, and enjoy!
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First Night Burlington, Vermont
   - Burlington, VT              
"We've got a great event planned this year with Circus Smirkus, Burlington Taiko, Contra Dancing, great local and regional artists and our Drums & Dragons Parade!!"
20
Penn's Colony Festival, Pennsylvania
   - Pittsburg, PA              
September. Folk artists in 18th Century marketplace.
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Polish American Festival, Delaware
   - Wilmington, DE              
Our Festival began 49 years ago in the parking lot of our school an elementary school rich in Catholic and Polish Traditions. Our festival consisted of arts and crafts and of course our wonderful Polish Homemade foods. Our Festival was on a Saturday and Sunday and held in September just after school started.
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Mushroom Festival, Pennsylvania
   - Kennett Square, PA              
September - Kennett Square, Pennsylvania has long been known as “The Mushroom Capital of the World,” with more mushroom growing operations concentrated in the Southern Chester County area than any other area in the United States. The Mushroom Festival promotes our favorite crop, MUSHROOMS, Kennett Square and tourism in Southern Chester County. Over 100,000 visitors come from far and wide to experience our “Small Town America” Festival.
23
Wicomico County Autumn Wine Festival, Maryland
   - Salisbury, MD              
Sample the fine wines of Maryland while enjoying live music, local cuisine, and juried arts and crafts! The Wicomico County Autumn Wine Festival is one of only four wine festivals sanctioned by the Association of Maryland Wineries, and is the only such festival on the Eastern shore.
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SoulFest, New Hampshire
   - Gilford, NH              
August - SoulFest is growing! We anticipate our anniversary year to be a great success. We are making plans to make room for more people here are some important changes to camping.
On Site camping is reserved exclusively for multi-day SoulFest ticket buyers.
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New Hampshire Renaissance Faire, New Hampshire
   - Kingston, MD              
We are a charity event, founded by Gypsy~Rose, that raises money for local non-profit orginizations. If you'd like to help support the NH Renaissance Faire & Samhain Celebration there are LOTS of ways to do so, (buying tee-shirts, steins, magnets or mugs, ad space, donations, art work and more).
This event is run by volunteers and is hosted in a *gorgeous* location in Kingston, NH. There are infinate amounts of things to do at this event; shop for local handcrafted arts and goods, listen to minstrels, acts and musicians, watch belly dance and firedance performances, fight life-sized dragons, get a reading from a local psychic, have tea with the Queen, eat wonderful renaissance food, attend a Samhain Celebration, (Samhain is a Celtic Holiday from the period), play games, do some pirating... or learn how to, fight knights, watch live steel combat, get your photo(s) taken and just enjoy the scenery and the atmosphere.
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West Virginia Black Walnut Festival, West Virginia
   - Spencer, WV              
Following a tradition which has been molded through the years by hard-working citizens of Spencer, the county seat of Roane County, this year's Festival promises to provide a whirlwind of activities, offering something for everyone.
The creation of one of this state's best attended festivals began in 1954 when Henry Young sold two million pounds of black walnuts. Young's sale of the local product gave a member of the Little Kanawha Regional Council the idea of developing the black walnuts into a cash crop for local farmers.
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Groundhog Day, Pennsylvania
  102 W Mahoning St - Punxsutawney, PA              
Groundhog Day, February 2nd, is a popular tradition in the United States. It is also a legend that traverses centuries, its origins clouded in the mists of time with ethnic cultures and animals awakening on specific dates. Myths such as this tie our present to the distant past when nature did, indeed, influence our lives. It is the day that the Groundhog comes out of his hole after a long winter sleep to look for his shadow.
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New River Gorge Bridge Day, West Virginia
   - Fayetteville, WV              
October - Bridge Day is the largest BASE jumping event in the world, held on the third Saturday in October every year in Fayetteville, West Virginia. Over 450 BASE jumpers and up to 200,000 spectators are expected to attend this year’s Bridge Day on Saturday, October 21, 2006. The New River Gorge Bridge is the world’s 2nd longest single arch bridge, providing the launch point for six hours (9am-3pm EST) of legal, safe BASE jumps.
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Greater Hartford Marathon, Connecticut
   - Hartford, CT              
October - You run. And we'll take care of the rest. With easy registration. Convenient no-hassle transportation. A fast, scenic and well-supported course. And a huge post-race party with the best food in North America. We make everything easy, so you focus on running a PR or qualifying for Boston, enjoying the brilliant fall foliage, supporting your favorite charity or simply finishing your first race.