August 2017 Events to Attend
There's no place like the Midwest
Courtesy of The International Wizard of Oz Club.
Illinois and Missouri Oz events let fans enjoy the magic of Oz every weekend in August.
(Image courtesy of Oz, the National Convention's Facebook page)
The Wizard of Oz Club's convention runs Aug. 3-6 in suburban Chicago. Oz parties, presentations, films, auction and more make an unforgettable event. OzConvention.org
(Image courtesy of the Midwest Wizard of Oz Festival's Facebook page)
Bonus! The Midwest Oz Fest, is that same weekend. Fans can hear guest speakers, see the MGM film, and wander the Yellow Brick Road in Tinley Park, Ill. http://midwestozfest.com/
(Image courtesy of the Wizard of Oz Festival Illinois' Facebook page)
Also in Illinois, Mapleton’s Oz festival Aug. 12 has a Tin Man theme. Stevens Puppets perform the Wizard of Oz for kids while Wizard of Oz vendors appeal to Oz collectors. http://www.hollispark.org/oz-fest
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Clarksville, Missouri., celebrates A Day in Oz Aug. 19. This Oz festival features Steven's Marionettes, vendors, contests and performances by Dorothy and friends. https://www.facebook.com/chamberoz/
(Image courtesy of Wizard of Oz Days' Facebook page)
Head to New London, Missouri, Aug. 26-27. Wizard of Oz Days offers Dorothy's Marketplace, kids’ games, Stevens Puppets, costume contests, Oz Vendors, Artists and Authors, a petting zoo, crafts and carnival. https://www.facebook.com/events/374941192901941/
While in California....
While MGM's The Wizard of Oz is regularly screened around the US seeing it on the beach at the Hotel del Coronado Aug. 25 has special appeal. Oz author L. Frank Baum enjoyed winter stays at the Hotel del, eventually renting a private home on the island. https://hoteldel.com/activities/movies-on-the-beach/
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Article by OZ Museum