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Battleship New Jersey, North America
  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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Lesbian and Gay Pride Week, North America
   - New York, NY              
Late June - The world's biggest Pride event kicks off with a rally and ends with a parade, street fair and dance.
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Dominican Day Parade, North America
  6th Avenue - New York, NY
             
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Second Sunday in August.
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Wicomico County Autumn Wine Festival, North America
   - 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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Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, North America
  February - New York, NY              
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In 1938 the Westminster Kennel Club was already holding its 62nd annual dog show in New York City. And to mark the occasion, Time magazine chose for its cover a gentleman named John G. Bates, who later that week would step into the ring at Madison Square Garden to select Westminster's Best In Show winner.
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Bargemusic, North America
  Fulton Ferry Landing - Brooklyn, NY              
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From its inception, Bargemusic has been committed to attracting local audiences and enhancing the cultural life of New York by offering frequent, year-round performances of chamber music in a fittingly intimate setting—the type of setting in which chamber music is meant to be heard. To make that unique musical experience available to as many people as possible, Bargemusic presents 220 chamber music concerts annually—four days a week, 52 weeks a year—and offers free tickets to a variety of groups every week, plus a monthly free concert open to the community.
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Iowa State Fair, North America
   - Des Moines, IA              
August. Iowa State Fairgrounds.
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Candlelight Tours of Homes and Gardens, North America
   - Charleston, SC              
September - October 26. More than 175 houses and gardens, 8 - 10 per evening. Held annually early fall.
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Kentucky Derby, North America
  Churchill Downs - Louisville, KY              
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The Kentucky Derby is a Grade I stakes race for three-year-old thoroughbred horses, held annually in Louisville, Kentucky, on the first Saturday in May, capping the two-week-long Kentucky Derby Festival. The race is one and a quarter miles (2 km) at Churchill Downs. Colts and geldings carry 126 pounds and fillies 121 pounds. The race is known in the United States as "The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports" for its approximate duration, and is also called "The Run for the Roses" for the blanket of roses draped over the winner. It is the first leg of the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing in the US and typically draws around 155,000 fans. Source
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TCF Holidazzle Parade, North America
   - Minneapolis, MN              
The Holidazzle is a huge holiday extravaganza. The 30-minute parade winds down Nicollet Mall each night starting the Friday after Thanksgiving. It starts on 12th Street and runs along the mall to 5th Street. Parade-goers are greeted by storybook characters, lighted floats, musical groups, marching bands and other surprises. Of course, Santa Claus and his brightly lit sleigh anchor this winter celebration.
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Delmarva Folk Festival, North America
   - 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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Dutchess County Fairg, North America
  6550 Spring Brook Avenue - Rhinebeck, NY              
For six days each August, the bucolic fairgrounds on Route 9 in Rhinebeck plays host to nearly half a million patrons. The second largest county fair in New York State is the showplace for agriculture in Dutchess County. Over 160 acres of finely manicured gardens and grass create the beautiful setting for thousands of farm animals, agricultural exhibits and horticultural displays.
The fairgrounds becomes an entertainment destination where big name talent can be enjoyed, "thrill a minute" excitement can be experienced at one of the finest carnivals in the entire country, free shows and attractions can be viewed almost constantly from the time you arrive to the time you leave. The tradition of excellence that has been the Dutchess County Fair for over 160 years offers something for everyone and creates memorable moments that will be cherished for a lifetime.
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Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, North America
   - Boscobel - Garrison, NY              
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Dedicated to producing the plays of Shakespeare with an economy of style that focuses our energy and resources on script, actors, and audience.
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Frisco Festival, North America
   - Rogers, AR              
A Main Street Rogers Event, The Frisco Festival derives its name from the Frisco Railroad, which by coming to Rogers in 1881, helped establish the development of the community of Rogers and its surrounding cities.
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Virginia Highland Festival, North America
   - 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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Mermaid Parade, North America
  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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Festival Buenos Aires Tango, South America
   - Buenos Aires,               
Feb.28 - Mar.7 2004