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Old 01-21-2009, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Omaha
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Omaha World Fair of 1898
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Old 08-25-2009, 06:37 PM
 
Location: NEW YORK CITY
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NEW YORK CITY

9/11, horrible day.
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Old 08-25-2009, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach/Norfolk.
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Norfolk world fair 1893
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Old 08-25-2009, 07:33 PM
 
Location: MN
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The biggest event in Milwaukee every summer is Summerfest. Last year, over 850,000 people were in attendance. Also, Milwaukee is the home of Harley Davidson, and their 100th Anniversary celebration was attended by 250,000 people. They had their 105th this year (with Bruce Springsteen, the Black Crowes, Peter Frampton, Joan Jett, Blue Oyster Cult, etc). I'm not sure what the attendance was this year, but it was big.

Also, just north of Milwaukee, Whistling Straits at Kohler hosted the 86th PGA Championship, and will host the 92nd and 97th as well. This golf course in Kohler is a stunning venue along the shores of Lake Michigan.

To me, also something huge in Milwaukee was the opening of the Calatrava Art Museum, once again on the shores of Lake Michigan - beautiful.
Summerfest is AWESOME
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Old 08-25-2009, 07:35 PM
 
Location: MN
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THE MINNESOTA STATE FAIR!

Incredible
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Old 08-25-2009, 10:56 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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This is difficult but I'd have to go with the annual ArtBasel event in December. It's simply the best week of the entire year. In addition to the actual ArtBasel event, the Beach and nearby mainland are filled with art festivals, exhibits and huge parties. I highly recommend it.

Art | Basel | Miami Beach - Home
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Old 08-25-2009, 11:39 PM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
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Off the top of my head for Los Angeles:

1984 Summer Olympics in L.A.
2009 Michael Jackson's Funeral
Any other championship sporting event such as NBA Finals in L.A.

Academy Awards
Los Angeles Marathon
Tournament of Roses Bowl and Parade (in adjacent Pasadena, but brings people to L.A.)
Grammy's (L.A. has done 29/40 award ceremonies)
L.A. Times Festival of Books at UCLA
American Idol Finales
Nisei Week
May Day
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Old 08-26-2009, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Boston
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Red Sox Victory Parade in 2004. 3 Million plus attended in the rain and cold. One of the largest peaceful gatherings in history.

List of largest peaceful gatherings in history - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 08-26-2009, 04:17 PM
 
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Biggest event in my city is about to begin (tomorrow), the Great New York State Fair! oldest state fair in the U.S. Since 1841.

Another big annual event is the Nationals, a huge classic car rally every July.
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Old 08-26-2009, 04:38 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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There was a NJ via NYC train wreck in the late 1800s to early 1900s here in Hackensack.
15+ people were killed and more than 30 were injured.

I read an article somewhere and it sounded pretty gruesome and tragic.

That's probably the biggest event this city has ever had... I can imagine it happening now god forbid, I would be able to hear the crash, and the way everything is built up now, it would probably be worst.
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