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This is a calendar of events and festivals in the month of August.
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Presented by the Kinsmen Club of Brantford. Come on out to “Ribfest” this August at the beautiful Cockshutt Park in Brantford, Ontario. Enjoy great music, crafts, and most importantly, some of the best rib makers in North America!
Early August: Sauna Bathing World Championships,  in Heinola
Late August: Mobile Phone Throwing World Championships,  in Savonlinna
17th: Independence Day - public holiday
First Saturday & Sunday: Gongo Festival  in Tsuyama
August 12-15: Awa Odori The famous "Fool's Dance" of Tokushima
Momotaro Festival in Okayama
Kamfest arts festival - in Kamnik
15th: Madrid - Virgen de la Paloma
15th: Malaga- Asunción de la Virgen this is a holiday celebrating one of the patrons of Spain.
Late August: Feria de Malaga,  in Malaga
1st: National Day - because day off work August 1st celebrations are often (for example in Basel) held 31st of July
12th: Queen's Birthday - mother's day / public holiday
Between 9 and 23 August 2008 near
Sinop, Turkey - a proposed site for a nuclear power plant - the international activist gathering Ecotopia will be held .
Edinburgh Fringe Festival  - Edinburgh
Edinbugh Military Tattoo  - Edinburgh
Mid August: Puck Fair,  in Killorglin, Ireland
Late August: Mathew Street Festival,  in Liverpool
MAS Carnival, Swansea - the city's ethnic diversity is celebrated by a colorful parade that passes through the city center.
Third weekend in August: Race The Train  in Tywyn. Runners attempt to cover a 14 mile route through a beautiful Welsh Valley faster than a historic steam train. 2008 is the 25th running of the event.
Last weekend in August ( August Bank Holiday weekend): Notting Hill Carnival  - Notting Hill, London
Last weekend in August ( August Bank Holiday weekend): Leeds and Reading Festivals - weekend of rock music
Third weekend in August: Milwaukee Irish Fest  - the world's largest festival celebrating Irish music and culture, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Late August: A Taste of Colorado,  in Denver
August 22, 2010: Customer Appreciation Day at South street diner. Ice cream truck, free bbq, face painting, outdoor feeding, giveaways, free cartoonist.