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Film, Book, and Arts Festivals Happening Now (or Very Soon)


Art Credit: Sara Kerens

Looking for something off the beaten path in the coming weeks? Here are just a few ideas to add the spice of arts and literature to your spring weekends.

Soho International Film Festival

Catch indie films, actor appearances, and director Q&As now through May 22 in New York City.

Seattle International Film Festival

Catch films and festivities, now through June 8 in Seattle, Washington.

South Carolina Book Festival

Hear book readings and peruse the latest offerings May 16-18 in Columbia, South Carolina.

Gaithersburg Book Festival

Take a literary day trip from Washington DC at this book festival May 17 in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Hessler Street Fair

Enjoy local flavor, arts, and music May 17-18 in Cleveland, Ohio's historic district.

Spoleto Festival

Indulge in opera, theater, dance, and music May 23-June 8 in Charleston, South Carolina.

Book Expo of America

Meet prominent authors and get books signed May 29-31 in New York City.

Millennium Art Festival

Soak in all range of arts and talent May 30-June 1 in Chicago, Illinois.

Denver Chalk Art Festival

Get your hands messy or just enjoy the view May 31-June 1 in Denver's Larimer Square.

Chicago Blues Fest

Listen to the world's best jazz June 13-15 in Chicago, Illinois.