Kentuck Festival of the Arts
Started as a folk art festival 27 years ago, the annual event now features over 200 local and national artists, music, food, and a variety or crafts.
Bisbee Fiber Arts Festival
All kinds of fiber arts hand-crafted by local artisans.
Monterey Jazz Festival
Celebrating its 41st year, the country's oldest continuous jazz festival features the sounds of some of the world's finest jazz musicians.
San Francisco International Art Exposition (SFIAE)
Annual contemporary art expo held every October at Fort Mason. Features the works of artists presented by American and international galleries.
Colorfest Gallery Walk
A walking tour of Durango's many art galleries.
Oconee Fall Festival
Annual arts and crafts festival featuring one-of-a-kind works by local and national artists, music, and children's activities.
Celebration of the arts and the Mississippi River in the riverfront parks. Fine arts and crafts, jazz and country-western performances, and children's activities. www.artqcv.org
Chautauqua of the Arts
Fine artists and craftsmen gather to demonstrate and sell their works.
Celebration of Traditional Music
An annual event presented by Berea College featuring various performers, square-dancing, hymn-singing, and other musical events.
Louisiana Native and Contemporary Crafts Festival
A celebration of Louisiana's history through its native crafts, music, food, and folklore.
Bel Air Festival for the Arts
Arts, crafts, and photography exhibits and entertainment.
Paradise City Arts Festival
The contemporary crafts, art, and sculpture of 200 artists from across the country. Music and craft demonstrations daily.
The Big E
Through Oct. 4.
One of the nation's largest fairs. It features free entertainment including musical performers, a big-top circus, horse show, children's attractions, daily parade, historic village, and more. www.thebige.com
Detroit Festival of Arts
Detroit Cultural Center and Wayne State University become a block kaleidoscope for visual, performing, and literary arts and entertainment. www.media.wayne.edu/
Great Oaks Storytelling
This family event features storytellers from across the country.
An indoor show of all-hand-crafted products.
Hoboken Artists Studio Tour
A self-guided walking tour in the mile-square city.
Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium
The Symposium gathers the world's finest cowboy poets, musicians, storytellers, chuck-wagon cooks, and artisans.
Fine arts, crafts, international food, music, and dance.
Medford Jazz Jubilee
Jazz bands from around the world. More than 100 performances.
Gettysburg outdoor antique show
More than 175 antique dealers displaying their wares on the sidewalk.
Stratton Arts Festival
Through Oct. 18.
An annual exhibition and sale featuring the work of 100 selected Vermont artists. Featuring demonstrations and workshops.
Kinetic Sculpture Race
Engineers from across the country emerge from garage laboratories to create human-powered vehicles that will run on land, mud, and water.
Craft Fair Usa: Indoor Show
Sale of handcrafted items: jewelry, pottery, weaving, leather, wood, glass, yulecraft, and sculpture.
Fall Arts Festival
Through Oct. 12.
Features special shows by more than 35 major galleries, program presentations, working demonstrations, exhibits, concerts, dance, and theater.
- From 'The 100 Best Small Art Towns in America' by John Villani and 'Chase's 1998 Calendar of Events.'