Upcoming Weekend Festivals and Events: April 29 – May 2, 2021

We are finally getting into May, festival fans!

The warming temperatures have been allowing festivals to take place outdoors and ensure safer measures to actually happen. As a result, we are seeing more pins in the map below and growing lists of festivals.

It’s not as big as last weekend, but it’s still pretty significant with over 80 festivals and shows listed below. One of the festivals this weekend is actually a favorite of mine – the Dandelion May Festival in Dover (you can read my experience HERE).

This weekend, here is a taste of what they’ll be celebrating in each state…

Florida: Afro Roots, pirates, tequila, tacos, crawfish and hibiscus.

Georgia: BBQ, mushrooms, Spring, and the Renaissance.

Illinois: Tulips, beer, wine, food trucks, and kites.

Indiana: Beer, wine and BBQ.

Kentucky: No festivals this weekend.

Michigan: Hippies, tulips, Cinco de Mayo and the Irish.

New York: Daffodils, cherry blossoms and crawfish.

Ohio: Herbs, dandelions, Spring, art and the Civil War.

Pennsylvania: Bluegrass, maple and Spring.

Tennessee: Cornbread, moonshine, Spring, arts, crafts and antiques.

West Virginia: Ramps, Spring and crafts.

Wisconsin: Fish and Fun.

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On the website, I am still updating Festival Schedules. I have finished going through Ohio, Florida, Georgia and Illinois. I’m now working on Indiana and should have it done (along with Kentucky and Michigan) by this weekend.

At any time, if you see your favorite fests with an incorrect date, please let me know and I can update it. I really do appreciate all the feedback and help I get from you guys.

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone! I hope it’s a great one!

Love, Peace and Funnel Cake Grease!

April 29 – May 2, 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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OHIO

4/30-5/1 – Dandelion May Festival – Dover – My Review
4/30-5/1 – Van Wert Spring Fest – Van Wert
4/30-5/1 – Spring at the Round Barn – Lancaster
4/30-5/2 – Fade Away Festival – Crooksville
5/1 – May Flowers Craft and Vendor Show – North Ridgeville
5/1 – Oak Hills Band Association Spring Craft Fair – Cincinnati – USUALLY IN MARCH
5/1 – Spring Craft/Vendor Festival – St. Clairsville
5/1* – HAMILPALOOZA – Hamilton – MOVED TO 8/28
5/1 – Herb Day Festival – Gahanna
5/1-5/2 – Ohio Civil War and Artillery Show – Mansfield
5/1-5/2 – Mystics and Marvels: A Faire of Unusual Things – Hilliard
5/1-5/2 – Springtime in Ohio – Findlay
5/1-5/2 – Oddmall: Emporium of the Weird – Akron
5/1-5/2 – Spring Fields and Flowers Marketplace – Springfield
5/2 – Cin City Reptile Show – West Chester
5/2 – Art on the Alley I – New Philadelphia
5/2 – Holistic Health and Psychic Fair – Warren

FLORIDA

4/26-5/1 – Moon Crush Music Festival – Miramar Beach
4/27-5/1 – Mile O Fest – Key West
4/28-5/1 – Suwannee River Jam – Live Oak
4/28-5/2 – Thunder Beach Spring Rally – Panama City Beach
4/29-5/3 – Forks and Corks Food and Wine Festival – Sarasota
4/30 – Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival – Fort Walton Beach
4/30-5/2 – Tequila and Taco Fest – Miramar Beach – USUALLY IN MARCH
4/30-5/2 – Hibiscus Festival – Punta Gorda
4/30-5/2 – Pensacola Crawfish Festival – Pensacola
5/1 – Afro Roots Fest Miami Beach – Miami Beach
5/1-5/2 – St. Johns River Festival of the Arts – Sanford
5/1-5/2 – Bay Area Renaissance Festival III – Dade City – USUALLY IN FEB/MAR
5/2 – Taste of the Beach – Fort Myers Beach
5/2 – Afro Roots Fest Miami – Miami

GEORGIA

4/28-5/2 – North Georgia Premium Outlets Spring Carnival I – Dawsonville
5/1 – Taste of Spring Festival – Conyers
5/1 – BBQ Boogie Cookoff – Millen
5/1 – The Little Roy and Lizzy Music Festival – Lincolnton
5/1* – Blind Willie McTell Music Festival – Thomson – MOVED TO 9/25
5/1-5/2 – The Cotton Pickin’ Fair (Spring) – Columbus
5/1-5/2 – Georgia Mushroom Festival – Cave Spring
5/1-5/2 – Indie South’s Springtacular – Athens
5/1-5/2 – Tubman Pan African Festival – Macon
5/1-5/2 – The Georgia Renaissance Festival I – Fairburn

ILLINOIS

4/26-5/2 – Richardson Farm Tulip Festival III – Spring Grove
4/30 – Walpurgisnacht! – Palatine
4/30-5/1* – Effingham Artisan Fair – Effingham – MOVED TO 7/23-7/24
5/1 – Locust Street Historic Fair – Centralia
5/1 – Mahomet Craft Beer Festival – Mahomet
5/1 – LarryPalooza – Highland
5/1 – Finders Spring Market – Decatur
5/1 – Illinois Route 66 Red Carpet Corridor Festival – Various Cities
5/1 – Litchfield Art in the Park – Litchfield
5/1* – Naperville Food Truck Festival – Naperville – MOVED TO 8/7
5/1-5/2 – Wine on the Fox – Oswego
5/2 – Cinco de Mayo Celebration – Sycamore – TO GO
5/2 – Homer Glen Kite Festival – Homer Glen
5/2 – Maifest – Peoria
5/2* – Lilac Time Art and Craft Fair – Lombard – CANCELED (PARK OPEN 5/1-5/16)

INDIANA

4/30 – Cinco De Mayo Party in the Park – Schererville
4/30-5/1 – Meadow Brook Barn Fest – Goshen
4/30-5/2 – Smokin’ on the Water BBQ Festival – Liberty
5/1 – Lore’d of the Hops – Leesburg
5/1 – Vine Street Makers Market – Fort Branch
5/1 – Brick Street Market – Zionsville
5/1 – ‘Savor Lebanon’ Craft Beer, Wine and Food Festival – Lebanon – USUALLY IN FEBRUARY

KENTUCKY

4/29-5/1 – Kentucky Fried Pickin’ Bluegrass Jam Festival – Owensboro

MICHIGAN

4/29-5/1 – Thornapple Arts Council Jazz Festival – Hastings
5/1 – Southern Michigan Winter Beer Festival – Jackson – USUALLY IN MARCH
5/1 – MACC Spring Fling Courthouse Show – Mason – MODIFIED
5/1 – Jeep Blessing – Mesick
5/1 – Peace, Love and Hippies Festival – Houghton Lake
5/1* – Brews and Beats – Pentwater – MOVED TO 9/4
5/1 – Cinco de Mayo Fiesta – Detroit
5/1 – Rosé All Day: Michigan Rosé Wine Festival – Lansing
5/1-5/2* – Michigan Antique Festival – Davisburg – MOVED TO 10/9-10/10
5/1-5/9 – Tulip Time Festival – Holland
5/2* – St. Pat’s Irish Festival – Detroit – MOVED TO 6/15-6/30

NEW YORK

5/1 – ONC Crawfish and Food Truck Festival – Syracuse – TAKE OUT
5/1 – Winona Creek’s May Faire – Lacona
5/1 – Candor Daffodil Festival – Candor
5/1 – Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival – Buffalo – VIRTUAL 4/26-5/1

PENNSYLVANIA

4/28-5/2 – Pennsylvania Maple Festival II – Meyersdale – USUALLY IN MARCH
4/30 – St. Joseph’s House of Hospitality Bluegrass Festival – Pittsburgh – VIRTUAL
5/1-5/2 – Richeyville Volunteer Fire Company Spring Festival – Centerville

TENNESSEE

5/1 – Cornbread and Moonshine Festival – Granville
5/1 – Spring Fest in the Grove – Lebanon
5/1 – May Day Craft and Antique Fair – Harriman
5/1 – Sky Mart Arts and Crafts Festival – Morristown
5/1-5/2 – Valley Fest – Dunlap

WEST VIRGINIA

4/26-5/1* – New River Birding and Nature Festival – Lansing – VIRTUAL 4/26-5/1
4/30-5/1* – Cheat River Festival – Albright – VIRTUAL 5/1
5/1 – Main Street Spring Festival – Hurricane
5/1 – Blue Ridge Arts and Crafts Festival – Harpers Ferry
5/1 – Ramp it up! Ramp Festival – Oak Hill

WISCONSIN

4/30-5/2 – Fish-N-Fun Festival – Montello

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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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