Upcoming Memorial Day Festivals: May 27-31, 2021

It’s a very different Memorial Day Weekend, festival fans.

As we honor our American servicemen and servicewomen this Memorial Day Weekend, we will likely all notice that this year’s Memorial Day Weekend looks a lot different than the one in 2020 when everything was canceled. This year, there will actually be festivals going on – festivals that offer us rides, fair food and rock and roll tributes – and these festivals will happen in each of the states I cover on at OhioFestivals.net (more on that later).

I’ve recently talked about this year’s Memorial Day Weekend festivals, as well as other upcoming 2021 festivals, with Lisa Sands in an an episode of her new podcast CLE FoodCast. You can check out that episode on Spotify at https://open.spotify.com/episode/2LbwgB3eHcFi3f1fRzQ7ju (I highly recommend it!).

Also, last week, I wrote a “Best of” post for this weekend’s upcoming festivals. In case you missed it, you can check it out at https://ohiofestivals.net/best-memorial-day-festivals-2021/

Ohio is actually offering a lot this weekend, from classic BBQ ribs at Berea’s National Rib Cook-off to some historic Moonshine in New Straitsville. There will also be Native American Dance at the Feast of the Flowering Moon (Chillicothe), rides and walleye at the Port Clinton Walleye Festival, a Civil War Encampment (Burton) and even a Medieval Fantasy and Market Faire (Pleasant City).

And, if you happen to be going to Cedar Point this weekend, keep in mind that it’s also Ohio Bike Week in Sandusky.

In the other states, here are some of the highlights…

Florida: Punta Gorda Seafood Festival, The Wizards Beer Festival (St. Petersburg)

Georgia: Alpharetta Arts Streetfest, 1890 Days Jamboree (Rinngold)

Illinois: HerrinFesta Italiana, Barrington Art Festival

Indiana: Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous (Vincennes), Penny Lane at the Park (Jeffersonville)

Kentucky: Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival (Pineville), Grayson Memory Days

Michigan: Petoskey Stone Festival (Eastport), Laingsburg Lions Springtime Festival

New York: Spring into Summer Festival (Fabius)

Pennsylvania: Butler Rib and Music Fest, Fryburg Mayfest

Tennessee: Maury County MuleFest (Columbia), Tennessee Pirate Fest (Harriman)

West Virginia: Three Rivers Festival (Fairmont), West Virginia Dandelion Festival (White Sulphur Springs)

Wisconsin: Sturgeon Bay Fine Art Fair, Arcadia Broiler Dairy Days

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone! And here’s to many more festivals in the weeks ahead!

Love, Peace and Funnel Cake Grease!

May 27-31, 2021 Weekend

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MAP of festival and fair food cities this weekend.

If you can’t see the map on your smartphone, click HERE.

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My Experiences of this Weekend’s Festivals

5/28-5/31 – Berea’s National Rib Cook-off – Berea/Middleburg Heights – My Review

5/29-5/30 – The Civil War Encampment – Burton – My Review

5/28-5/30 – Feast of the Flowering Moon – Chillicothe – My Review

5/28-5/30 – Tremont Greek Festival – Cleveland – My Review – DRIVE THRU

5/29-5/30 – Columbus Asian Festival – Columbus – My Review – VIRTUAL

5/29 – Mohican Traditions Arts and Crafts Festival – Loudonville – My Review

5/28-5/31 – Moonshine Festival – New Straitsville – My Review

5/29 – Norwalk Jaycees Strawberry Festival – Norwalk – My ReviewSTRAWBERRY SATURDAY EVENT

5/27-5/31 – Port Clinton Walleye Festival – Port Clinton – My Review

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OHIO

5/26-5/29 – Ohio Black Expo – Columbus
5/27-5/31 – Ohio Bike Week – Sandusky
5/27-5/31 – Port Clinton Walleye Festival – Port Clinton – My Review
5/28-5/30 – Tremont Greek Festival – Cleveland – My Review – DRIVE THRU
5/28-5/30 – SpringSpun – Burton
5/28-5/30 – Feast of the Flowering Moon – Chillicothe – My Review
5/28-5/30* – Nowhere Else Festival – Martinsville – MOVE TO 9/3-9/5
5/28-5/30 – Canal Dover Festival – Dover
5/28-5/30 – Cars & Parts Swap Meet and Car Show – Springfield
5/28-5/31 – Oak Hill Festival of Flags – Oak Hill
5/28-5/31 – Berea’s National Rib Cook-off – Berea/Middleburg Heights – My Review
5/28-5/31 – Moonshine Festival – New Straitsville – My Review
5/29* – Reggae Fest Cleveland – Twinsburg – MOVE TO 8/14
5/29* – Oxford Wine and Craft Beer Festival – Oxford – MOVED TO 10/9
5/29* – Furry Skurry 5K and Furry Fest – Dayton – MOVE TO 9/4
5/29 – Primavara! Romanian Food Festival – Fairlawn – TO GO
5/29 – Norwalk Jaycees Strawberry Festival – Norwalk – My ReviewSTRAWBERRY SATURDAY EVENT
5/29 – Mohican Traditions Arts and Crafts Festival – Loudonville – My Review
5/29 – Maker’s Market – Avon Lake
5/29-5/30 – Great Lakes Fiber Show – Wooster
5/29-5/30 – Spring Old Construction and Mining Equipment Show/Appalachian Ohio Antique Power Show – New Athens
5/29-5/30* – Fairy Days Festival – Peninsula – MOVED TO 7/17-7/18
5/29-5/30 – Columbus Asian Festival – Columbus – My Review – VIRTUAL
5/29-5/30 – The Civil War Encampment – Burton – My Review
5/29-5/31 – Logan Hills Festival – Zanesfield
5/29-5/31 – Medieval Fantasy Market Faire – Pleasant City
5/30 – Back Road Reptiles and Exotics Expo – Fremont

FLORIDA

5/28-5/29 – Skyline Music Festival – Orlando
5/28-5/30 – Punta Gorda Seafood and Music Festival – Punta Gorda
5/28-5/30* – Florida Folk Festival – White Springs – VIRTUAL
5/29 – Afro Roots Fest Islamorada – Islamorada
5/29 – The Wizards Beer Festival – St. Petersburg
5/29-5/30 – Sunset Music Festival – Tampa
5/29-5/31* –Blue Crab Festival – Palatka – MOVED TO 9/3-9/5 – SMALLER EVENT 5/29
5/31 – Green Cove Springs Memorial Day RiverFest – Green Cove Springs

GEORGIA

5/25-5/31 – Yaarab Shrine Circus and Fair II – Cumming
5/27 – Brew at the Zoo I – Atlanta
5/28-5/29 – 1890 Days Jamboree – Ringgold
5/28-5/30 – The Camp – Peachtree City
5/29-5/30 – Spring Arts in the Park – Blue Ridge
5/29-5/30 – Alpharetta Arts Streetfest – Alpharetta
5/29-5/31 – The Georgia Renaissance Festival V – Fairburn

ILLINOIS

5/24-5/29 – Shawneetown Coal Days – Shawneetown
5/24-5/31 – HerrinFesta Italiana – Herrin
5/28-5/30* – Red, White and Bar-B-Q Barbeque Festival and Competition – Westmont – MOVED TO 9/4-9/5
5/28-5/30* – Summer Camp Music Festival – Chillicothe – MOVED TO 8/20-8/22
5/29-5/30 – Barrington Art Festival – Barrington
5/29-5/30 – International Music, Wine and Craft Beer Festival – Mackinaw
5/29-5/30 – Chicago Taco and Tequila Fest– Chicago

INDIANA

5/28 – Riverfront Run Car Show – Madison
5/28 – Strawberries on the Square – Franklin
5/28-5/30 – Spring Old Court Days – Madison
5/29* – Tacos, Tequila and Margarita Fest – Fort Wayne – MOVED TO 8/21
5/29-5/30 – Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous: 18th Century Trade Fair – Vincennes
5/29-5/30 – Penny Lane at the Park – Jeffersonville
5/30 – Evansville Food Truck Festival – Evansville

KENTUCKY

5/27-5/30 – Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival – Pineville
5/27-5/30 – Grayson Memory Days – Grayson
5/27-5/31 – Strawberry Festival – Beaver Dam
5/27-5/30 – Spring MYPATH Yoga Festival – Harrodsburg
5/28-5/29 – Art in the Park – Versailles
5/28-5/30 – Heartland Equality Pride Festival – Paducah
5/28-5/31 – Speleofest – Bonnieville
5/29 – Bluegrass River Run – Richmond
5/29-5/30 – Spring into Summer Festival – Oak Grove
5/30 – Erlanger Lions Club Neighborhood Block Party – Erlanger

MICHIGAN

5/27-5/31 – Mancelona Bass Festival – Mancelona
5/27-5/31 – Laingsburg Lions Springtime Festival – Laingsburg
5/28-5/30* – Cristo Rey Fiesta – Lansing – DRIVE THRU 5/29-5/30
5/28-5/30* – Native American Festival – St. Ignace – MOVED TO 7/24
5/28-5/31 – Dog Bowl – Frankenmuth
5/28-5/31 – Assumption GreekFest – St. Clair Shores – MINIFEST VERSION/DRIVE THRU
5/29 – Petoskey Stone Festival – Eastport
5/29-5/31 – Movement – Electronic Music Festival – Detroit
5/30* – United by Sacrifice – Coleman – MOVED TO 9/11

NEW YORK

5/29-5/30 – Spring into Summer Festival – Fabius
5/29-5/31 – NYPOWER Rocket Festival – Geneseo

PENNSYLVANIA

5/26-5/29* – Erie’s Wild Rib Cook Off and Music Festival – Erie – MOVED TO 9/15-9/18
5/28-5/29 – Troika Russian Festival – Erie – TAKE OUT
5/28-5/30 – Flickerfest – Kane
5/28-5/30 – Fryburg Mayfest – Fryburg
5/28-5/31 – Butler Rib and Music Fest – Butler
5/29 – Delaney Chevrolet Westsylvania Jazz & Blues Festival – Indiana

TENNESSEE

5/28-5/29 – Sheriff Buford Pusser Festival – Adamsville
5/28-5/29 – Maury County MuleFest – Columbia (NEW ORGANIZERS/EVENT AFTER MULE DAY CANCELLATION)
5/28-5/30 – Camp Reggae – Turtletown
5/28-5/30 – Bigfoot Electro – Tracy City
5/29 – Granville Heritage Day – Granville
5/29 – Chattanooga Beer Fest – Chattanooga
5/29 – Exit 56 Blues Fest – Brownsville
5/29-5/31 – Tennessee Pirate Fest II – Harriman
5/29-5/31 – Tennessee Renaissance Festival IV – Arrington

WEST VIRGINIA

5/24-5/31 – Farm Fest II (formerly Alderson Strawberry Festival) – Alderson
5/26-5/30 – Woodchopping Festival – Webster Springs
5/27-5/29 – Three Rivers Festival – Fairmont
5/28-5/30* – Vandalia Gathering – Charleston – CONCERT ONLY 5/29
5/28-5/30 – West Virginia Dandelion Festival – White Sulphur Springs
5/29 – BrewGrass Festival – Huntington

WISCONSIN

5/28-5/29 – Arcadia Broiler Dairy Days – Arcadia
5/28-5/30* – Festa Italia – Fitchburg – MOVED TO 7/30-8/1
5/28-5/30* – World’s Largest Brat Fest – Madison – BUILD YOUR OWN VERSION 5/29-5/30
5/28-5/31 – Burlington Jamboree – Burlington
5/29 – Memorial Day Arts and Crafts Show and Sidewalk Sales – Eagle River
5/29 – Falls Memorial Fest – Menomonee Falls
5/29-5/30 – Sturgeon Bay Fine Art Fair – Sturgeon Bay

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Festival Schedule Pages

Florida

Miami | Tallahassee/Florida Panhandle | Tampa

Georgia

Atlanta

Illinois

Chicago

Indiana

Indianapolis

Kentucky

Lexington | Louisville

Michigan

Detroit | Upper Peninsula

New York

Buffalo | Rochester-Syracuse

Ohio

Akron/Canton | Cincinnati | Cleveland | Columbus | Dayton | Toledo

Ohio Fairs and Shows

Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh

Tennessee

Knoxville | Memphis | Nashville

West Virginia

Charleston

Wisconsin

Eau Claire | Madison | Milwaukee

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