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5 Top EDM Festivals You Must Attend

5 Top EDM Festivals You Must Attend EDM festivals take place in some of the best cities in the world. If you haven’t planned to visit some of these EDM cities this year, it’s time to contact your travel advisor to make your bookings. Your travel agent may also recommend you visit eventravelers.com, and their guide on EDM festivals.

Below are five of the best EDM festivals that you should plan to attend:

1. COACHELLA, California, USA, April
Paul Tollete founded Coachella festival in 1999 and it has grown to be one of the most popular and most profitable festivals in the USA. In 2014, 579,000 fans attended the 6-day festival.

The festival gets its name from its host destination, the Coachella Valley, which is a desert in California. Though EDM is played at the festival, you will also get to experience other genres such as rock, hip hop and indie music.

2. EXIT Festival, Serbia, July
During the 2014 EU festival awards, the exit festival officially received the title of the best major festival in Europe. It beat 360 festivals from 34 countries, including Tomorrowland, which has been famous for the longest time as the holy grail of electronic music.

The venue for Exit, the Petrovaradin Fortress, is one to behold. It is located on the Danube River, and overlooks the city of Novi Sad.

Exit takes place over 5 days, starting on the 2nd Thursday in July and has an estimated attendance of at least 200,000 people.

3. Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), Netherlands, October
amsterdam-dance-festivalADE started in 1996, and takes place every year in mid-October. The festival features 2200 artists performing in 450 venues all over Amsterdam.

Attendance for ADE is 350,000 every year, making it one of the most highly attended EDM festivals in the world. DJs such as Armin van Buuren, David Guetta and Paul Van Dyk have featured performances at ADE.

4. KAZANTIP, Georgia, August
Kazantip EDM festival launched in 1992 and takes place for 2 to 3 weeks in August. This is perhaps the longest EDM festival to be held anywhere in the world. Kazantip is held in an open air 15 acre piece of land, where 300 DJs play on 14 stages.

The festival is themed to mimic a republic (called republic Z), complete with a president (spelled preZident) and military guards. There are many sculptures on the grounds to go with this theme. Attendants are called ‘paradiZers’ and they need a visa (spelled viZa) to enter into the republic.

The venue for the festival has moved from Crimea to Georgia due to the instability in Crimea, so it is quite safe to attend.

At least 100,000 paradiZers attend each year. You should attend this party and be a part of this amazing republic. Make sure you prepare for a good time by reading creativetimes.co.uk’s guide on rock concerts.

5. Stereosonic, Australia, November and December
The first Stereosonic festival took place in 2007. This event is indeed so popular that in 2013, it attracted the attention of SFX entertainment, an EDM giant from the US, to purchase the company that organizes the festival.

Stereosonic takes place in November and December in five Australian cities. The event has received major awards since its inauguration, such as the 2013 award for Best Major Festival, awarded by In the Mix.

In 2012, the attendance for the festival, which took place in Perth, was at over an estimated 30,000. Each year, the lineup of performers keeps growing, and it will keep growing as the demand for the festival continues to increase.

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2015 Slide Into Spring Music Festival

2015 Slide Into Spring Music FestivalSlide Into Spring, a music and craft beer festival, will be taking place this weekend at Main Beach:

Saturday, March 28th, 2015 from 12:00-10:00pm
Noon: Post Pluto
1:30 – Corbitt Brothers
3:00 – Trae Pierce and the T-Stone Band
4:30 – The Fritz
6:00 – Turkuaz
8:00 – Railroad Earth

Silent Disco continues until 4:00am!

Sunday, March 29th from 1:00-8:00pm
1:00 – Spiritual Rez
2:45 – Supervillians
4:15 – The Wailers
6:15 – Matisyahu

This Spring Music Festival is sponsored by City of Fernandina Beach Parks & Recreation Department.

Tickets:
12 and under are free.

Regular Weekend Pass – $70.00
Ticket allows entry into event site for Saturday and Sunday. Also allows for entry into the beer garden for complimentary tasting on Saturday from 1pm – 4pm. Also includes entry into any after party events.

Regular Saturday – $40.00
Ticket allows for entry into the event site for Saturday. Also includes entry into the beer garden for complimentary tasting from 1pm – 4pm. Also includes entry into any after party events.

Regular Sunday – $35.00
This ticket allows entrance into the event site for Sunday. Also includes entry into any after party events.

Slide into Spring Music and Craft Beer Festival encourages all parties to have a designated driver, or arrange transportation. This year we have designated taxi parking adjacent to the skate park at the event location. The following taxi services are looking forward to providing you safe and reliable transportation throughout the weekend:
-Heritage Transportation: (904) 415-3416
-Affordable Transportation: (904) 556-2872
-Cruz’n Cab: (904) 310-9187
-Amelia Transportation Group: (904) 838-9686
-Yulee Transportation: (904) 206-3485

For more information on breweries or after parties visit www.goincoastalmusic.com.

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Amelia Con is Coming September 5 to 7

Amelia Con is Coming September 5 to 7 The first-ever Amelia Con will be held at the Amelia Island Recreation Center and the Women’s Club.

The day of fun features celebrity and comic book guests, cosplayers, artists, writers, Q&A’s, films, exhibits and more.

Tickets start at $10.00. For more information or to purchase tickets to this unique experience, visit www.ameliacon.com.

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Hilliard Celebrates Timberfest and Veterans

Hilliard Celebrates Timberfest and VeteransThe town of Hilliard will be celebrating Timberfest with a Veterans Appreciation Ceremony on Saturday, November 12, 2011, at the Hilliard Airpark located at 37776 Eastwood Road. Admission is free!

Hilliard was founded on the Timber Industry and Timberfest will celebrate its importance to our community. The day will kick off at 9:00 a.m. with a ceremony to honor our nation’s veterans. There will be numerous timber themed exhibits in addition, a three hour Husqvarna chainsaw safety class will be offered free to the public and Master Loggers will have the opportunity to compete in a timber competition.

Plenty of food will be on hand, as well as arts and crafts provided by local vendors. Scheduled events include live entertainment, a car show, a horseshoe tournament, children’s amusements, and an awards ceremony as well as an evening fireworks display at 6 p.m. The Timberfest celebration will wrap up with a sock-hop held at the Town Gym located at 27531 West Third Avenue, Hilliard, Florida, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Interested World War II veterans are asked to contact the Hilliard Town Hall.

For further information regarding this event, please contact Hilliard Town Hall at (904) 845-3555, or visit www.townofhilliard.com.

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2012 Lions Seafood Festival Dates Announced

2012 Lions Seafood Festival Dates AnnouncedMark Your 2012 Calendars for the St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival to be held March 16 to 18, 2012.

This three day event draws over 22,000 visitors and is a favorite throughout Northeast Florida.

The Seafood Festival includes tons of delicious seafood just about anyway you could want it, outstanding bluegrass, folk and country music and more than 100 affordable arts and crafts. There is truly something for everyone so bring the entire family.

Festival grounds are at Francis Field at 29 W. Castillo Drive in St. Augustine, next to the Visitors Center garage.

All net proceeds go to benefit Lions Club charities. Visit www.lionsfestival.com or call (904) 829-1753 for more information.

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SearchAmelia at SunSplash with Warrior Vacations

SearchAmelia at SunSplash with Warrior Vacations

SearchAmelia at SunSplash with Warrior Vacations

SearchAmelia will have a booth at Amelia Island SunSpash on July 3rd with Warrior Vacations. Raffle tickets will be sold and donations for Warrior Vacations will be accepted. This is a non-profit group that provides military men and women, upon their return from Iraq and Afghanistan, a free vacation to help reunite these families. While the Warrior Vacations program was started right here on Amelia Island, its popularity has grown to include the Jacksonville metropolitan area and they are well on their way to making this a state wide initiative!

The raffle will be drawn on September 6, 2010 which is Labor Day. Tickets are still available for purchase at your Hometown Sears Stores in both Fernandina Beach and St. Mary’s, Georgia.

Stop by the booth at SunSplash and pick up a brochure and of course we want to answer any of your questions about Warrior Vacations.

The SearchAmelia team will be manning the booth so stop by, say hello and sign up for great prizes that we will be giving away.

Many of our viewers are not taking advantage of our advertisers on our Coupon Page so, click at the top of this page and take a look at some great savings! We will have coupons at the booth as well.

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SunSplash Shuttle and Parking

SunSplash Shuttle and Parking

SunSplash Shuttle and Parking

Vehicular beach access at Seaside Park in Fernandina Beach will be closed from 5:00 AM until 10:00 PM on Saturday, July 3rd, for the free Reggae concert on the beach, better known as Amelia Island SunSplash. Attending this beach concert at the corner of Fletcher Avenue and Sadler Road can create a bit of a challenge when you are looking for a place to park to attend the volleyball tournament, the surf contest, the fashion show or any of the other exciting scheduled events.

You need to know that there is FREE parking available at K Mart, located at 1525 Sadler Road and the SunSplash Shuttle is only $1.00 per person from the K-Mart lot via Relax and Ride Transportation Company. (Yes, they are pet friendly.)

Overflow parking is also located at 1201 Atlantic Avenue across from Central Park near historic Fernandina Beach and the SunSplash Shuttle is available for a small fee.

Amelia Island residents who live near the SunSplash location DO NOT appreciate you parking on their lawns. If you live close enough to walk or ride a bicycle, these ecologically friendly alternative modes of transportaton are preferred.

If you are from out of town this map should help you find your way around. Better yet, come stay at one of our local hotels. Amelia Hotel at the Beach, Hampton Inn at the Beach, the Days Inn, and the Residence Inn on Sadler Road are ready to welcome you to Amelia Island SunSplash. What better way to spend the Fourth of July Holiday? We will see you on the beach!!!

Rain No Problem for AI Sunsplash [Video]

Rain No Problem for AI Sunsplash

Rain No Problem for AI Sunsplash

Rain was no problem for the first of four 2010 Amelia Island SunSplash concerts. For a first time affair, the day was exceptional. The vendors, sponsors and attendees I spoke with thought the Seaside Park activites were long overdue.

Pipeline Surf Shop, Sliders Seaside Grille, Caribbean Breeze, the City of Fernandina Beach and many other businesses sponsored this FREE reggae concert and beach side activities that included a fashion show, beach volleyball, a sandcastle contest and a Keep Nassau Beautiful beach cleanup.

If you did not make it to the beach, take a look at the video. But, I will go ahead and let you know the band Jah Creation was fantastic and the final display of 1700s beachwear by the Fernandina Pirates Club, was… well, laugh-out-loud funny!

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Hoggetowne Medieval Faire

Hoggetowne Medieval Faire

Hoggetowne Medieval Faire

For the past two weekends, the Alachua County Fairgrounds in Gainesville, FL, has been transformed into the sixteenth century kingdom known as the Hoggetowne Medieval Faire.

This is people watching at its best as people will come in a variety of costumes and garb. During the faire you are likely to encounter knights, wenches, pirates, peasants, dragons, Scotsmen, and, of course, the king and queen.

You may see fairies, dancers, gypsies, jugglers and knife handlers.

Ren Fest Clothing

Ren Fest Clothing

Great fun is had each year at the festival, as there are parades, jousts, and a live chess game complete with sword fighting. There are musicians, singers and dancers. The vendors sell jewelry, magic wands, leather goods, garb, and swords.

Rent a costume or come dressed for the day. Several venders do hair braiding or you could purchase an old instrument and become part of the entertainment as you stroll the grounds.

There are many street performances as well as scheduled acrobats, fairy tale stories and comedy shows.

Bump a Monk

Bump a Monk

Children delight in elephant and camel rides and even push rides in a barrel or a dragon! There is a fun-filled maze, archery, and other fun games like Bump-a-Monk to keep everyone entertained. Adults may even want to try their hand at axe throwing.

It would not be a faire without food. You can get a turkey leg fit for a king or peasant as well as many other choices such as shepherd’s pie, falafel, sweet potato fries, homebrewed sodas.

If you did not get a chance to partake in the festivities this year, be sure to take a trip to the sixteenth century early next year. You won’t be disappointed.

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Rock Shrimp Festival in St. Marys

Rock Shrimp Festival

Rock Shrimp Festival

St. Mary’s, Georgia is home to the Rock Shrimp Festival presented by the Kiwanis Club. This year for the 37th Annual Festival, the theme is “All About Kids‚” and features rock shrimp dinners, races and entertainment all day long for kids from 2 to 92.

There is a parade at 10:00 and more than 100 food and art vendors will line St. Marys Road and Osbourne Street. Some schedule entertainers include Haley Pittman, Saved by Grace, Island Tribe Belly Dancers and the Barefoot Bible Band of the Kingsland First United Methodist Church.

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Helen Oktoberfest in Northeast Georgia

Helen, Ga, home to Oktoberfest

Helen, Ga, home to Oktoberfest

The month of October brings a great excuse for a weekend getaway to Oktoberfest in Helen, Georgia. Tucked away in the Blue Ridge Mountains of NE Georgia, Helen is a re-creation of an alpine village. Year round activities include spectacular scenery, restaurants, shopping, fishing, history and more, but in October, Oktoberfest is the big draw for this community on the Chattahoochee River.

Helen Oktoberfest boasts the longest running Oktoberfest in America and is held from mid-September until the first weekend in November. Admission to the Helen Festhalle is $7.00 on weekdays, $9.00 on Saturdays and FREE on Sundays. German style bands, beer and brats are there to entertain you while you take a spin on the dance floor or enjoy the show with friends seated at inviting rows of long tables.

There are plenty of lodging options available in hotels, motels, camping, bed and breakfast inn and cabins as well.

About an hour and a half outside of Atlanta, take I-85 North. Go north to Gainesville Exit 113, which is I-985 and turns into Hwy. 365. Go 42 miles continuing on Hwy. 365 to Hwy. 384. Turn left, go 16 miles to GA Hwy. 75, turn right and go three miles into Helen.

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