Festivals in North America

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Adirondack Balloon Festival

Adirondack Balloon Festival

Take in the colour, the majesty and the spectacle of the Adirondack Balloon Festival, the oldest and largest balloon event on the American east coast. ...
North America United States New York Glens Falls, NY Ballooning Festivals Family Festivals September
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Over nine days each fall, 750 hot air balloons of all shapes, sizes and disguises take to the blue above the lush Rio Grande Valley ...
North America United States New Mexico Albuquerque, NM Ballooning Festivals Family Festivals October
America's Cup

America's Cup

The battle for the Auld Mug has been raging since 1870 but it wasn't until the 25th edition of the America's Cup in Newport, RI ...
North America United States California San Francisco, CA Sporting Events Varies
Angola Prison Rodeo

Angola Prison Rodeo

If you find yourself at a loose end in Louisiana come April, it may sound strange but you could do worse than go to prison. ...
North America United States Louisiana Angola, LA Rodeos Bizarre Festivals April
Art Basel (Miami Beach)

Art Basel (Miami Beach)

Art Basel stages the world's premier Modern and contemporary art fairs annually in Basel, Miami Beach, and Hong Kong. A driving force in supporting the ...
North America United States Florida Miami, FL Art Festivals December
Aspen Filmfest

Aspen Filmfest

Timed to coincide with the Rocky Mountains' spectacular fall season, the Aspen Filmfest presents a big-screen celebration for movie lovers of all ages and tastes. ...
North America United States Colorado Aspen, CO Film Festivals September
Aspen Ideas Festival

Aspen Ideas Festival

The Aspen Ideas Festival is America's premier public event for leaders from around the globe and across many disciplines to engage in deep and inquisitive ...
North America United States Colorado Aspen, CO Ideas Festivals June
Aspen Shortsfest

Aspen Shortsfest

Aspen Shortsfest is recognised as one of the premier short film festivals in North America. This Oscar-qualifying festival embraces diverse sensibilities and subjects that capture ...
North America United States Colorado Aspen, CO Short Film Festivals Film Festivals April
Atlanta Jazz Festival

Atlanta Jazz Festival

The Atlanta Jazz Festival is a free annual musical showcase, celebrating jazz legends and up-and-coming jazz greats in many venues all over metropolitan Atlanta. Feeding ...
North America United States Georgia Atlanta, GA Jazz Festivals May
Austin City Limits

Austin City Limits

Over two weekends each October, Zilker Park plays host to Austin City Limits (ACL), a monster of a Texas music fest featuring some of the ...
North America United States Texas Austin, TX Rock Festivals Popular Music Festivals October
Bald Eagle Gathering

Bald Eagle Gathering

An unexpected highlight of any visit to North America is to catch a glimpse of the region's iconic Bald Eagle. Whether sitting regally atop a ...
North America United States Alaska Haines, AK Birdwatching Festivals November
Beale Street Music Festival

Beale Street Music Festival

Forming part of the Memphis in May celebrations, the Beale Street Music Festival has been serving up some of the biggest names in rock, country, ...
North America United States Tennessee Memphis, TN Rock Festivals Indie Rock Festivals March
BeanTown Jazz Festival

BeanTown Jazz Festival

If ever you find yourself up Boston, MA way come late September, drop in on the BeanTown Jazz Festival — Boston's biggest block party. The ...
North America United States Massachusetts Boston, MA Jazz Festivals September
Big Apple Film Festival

Big Apple Film Festival

Over five days each November, the Tribeca Cinemas play host to the Big Apple Film Festival. The festival screens a variety of specially selected films ...
North America United States New York New York City, NY Film Festivals November
Biggest Tattoo Show on Earth

Biggest Tattoo Show on Earth

Tattoo enthusiasts by the truckload descend upon Las Vegas for three days each September for the world's largest skin and body modification convention. The Las ...
North America United States Nevada Las Vegas, NV Tattoo Conventions September
Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival

Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival

Join the happy throng of 80,000+ Bonnaroovians as the descend upon a 700 acre parcel of farmland in Manchester, Tennessee for four days of epic ...
North America United States Tennessee Manchester, TN Rock Festivals Indie Rock Festivals June
Boston Marathon

Boston Marathon

Join more than half a million spectators as they line the streets of Greater Boston for the Boston Marathon — one of only six world ...
North America United States Massachusetts Boston, MA Marathons, Triathlons and Fun Runs Sporting Events April
Bridge Day

Bridge Day

In Fayette County, West Virginia there's a bridge that spans the New River Gorge. It stands some 876 feet (almost 300 metres) above the water ...
North America United States West Virginia Fayetteville, WV Extreme Sports Events Community Festivals October
Brooklyn Folk Festival

Brooklyn Folk Festival

They hang a little looser over the bridge in Brooklyn. For three days this Spring, head for heavenly St. Ann's Church in Brooklyn Heights and ...
North America United States New York New York City, NY Folk and Folk Music Festivals April
Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival

Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival

From the Beastie Boys and Run D.M.C., to Jay-Z and Lil' Kim, New York City is home to a lavish slice of hip hop royalty. ...
North America United States New York New York City, NY Rap and Hip Hop Festivals July
Bugfest

Bugfest

Love 'em or hate 'em they outnumber us humans by...well, a lot! I'm talking bugs, and each year come September the North Carolina Museum of ...
North America United States North Carolina Raleigh, NC Science and Technology Festivals Family Festivals September
Bumbershoot

Bumbershoot

From humble beginnings in 1971, Seattle's Bumbershoot has grown to become one of America's most loved festivals. Over Labor Day weekend at the Seattle Center, ...
North America United States Washington Seattle, WA Rock Festivals Popular Music Festivals August
Burning Man

Burning Man

From where there was nothing, Burning Man emerges in a sandstorm of futuristic surrealism for eight days each August. Burning Man's not a festival, that's ...
North America United States Nevada Black Rock City, NV Art Festivals Bizarre Festivals August
Calgary Stampede

Calgary Stampede

Every July, on the same day that the United States celebrates its independence, the city of Calgary comes alive with the thundering of hooves as ...
North America Canada Calgary Rodeos Sporting Events July
California International Antiquarian Book Fair

California International Antiquarian Book Fair

If the scent of a dusty old tome sets your heart racing, then get yourself to Oakland come early February for the California International Antiquarian ...
North America United States California Oakland, CA Collectors Festivals Book Fairs February
California Wine Festival

California Wine Festival

Grab your shades and join the beautiful people this July as they converge on sun-soaked Santa Barbara for three days of tastings, fine fare and ...
North America United States California Santa Barbara, CA Wine Festivals Food Festivals July
Center of Gravity Festival

Center of Gravity Festival

Each July the tanned and toned get their butts down to Kelowna's City Park (smack, bang on beautiful Okanagan Lake) for the Center of Gravity ...
North America Canada Kelowna Summer Festivals Electronic Dance Music Festivals July
Chicago Blues Festival

Chicago Blues Festival

Attracting Chicagoans to watch blues has never been a hard sell. Blues and the windy city are like lips and teeth. Come June, Petrillo Music ...
North America United States Illinois Chicago, IL Blues Festivals June
Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival

Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival

Each April the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, California plays host to the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (Coachella to its friends), a three ...
North America United States California Los Angeles, CA Rock Festivals Indie Rock Festivals April
Combine Demolition Derby

Combine Demolition Derby

The small Washington wheat farming community of Lind does something silly over a weekend each June. Rather than consigning their ageing combines to the scrapheap, ...
North America United States Washington Lind, WA Bizarre Festivals Community Festivals June
Comic-Con International

Comic-Con International

When a group of comic, movie, and science fiction buffs banded together to test the viability of a comic convention way back in 1970, they ...
North America United States California San Diego, CA Comic Festivals Fan Festivals July
CONTACT Photography Festival

CONTACT Photography Festival

Fan of the photographic art? For the month of May, Toronto goes tropo for photos during the annual, CONTACT Photography Festival. Join more than 1,500 ...
North America Canada Toronto Photography Festivals Art Festivals May
Dancefestopia

Dancefestopia

Pack your tent, summon your friends and make the trek to Kansas City come September for Dancefestopia, a two day electronica extravaganza on the banks ...
North America United States Missouri Kansas City, MO Electronic Dance Music Festivals September
Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead

On the night of November 1, Mexico's cemeteries come alive with prayers and song, as, in the glow of flickering candlelight, relatives make offerings of ...
North America Mexico Oaxaca Cultural Festivals Religious Events November
Delaware Wine and Beer Festival

Delaware Wine and Beer Festival

Get more bang for your festival buck at the Delaware Wine and Beer Festival. On a select Saturday each October, Delaware's finest wineries, breweries and ...
North America United States Delaware Dover, DE Beer Festivals Wine Festivals October
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

For a week each July the typically tranquil airport at Oshkosh, Wisconsin becomes the busiest in the world. Wisconsin, really, but why? I hear you ...
North America United States Wisconsin Oshkosh, WI Air Shows Family Festivals July
Electric Daisy Carnival (Las Vegas)

Electric Daisy Carnival (Las Vegas)

Better double knot those sneakers boys and girls, this thing's gonna be big. I'm talking the Electric Daisy Carnival, Vegas edition — a mid-summer, three-day ...
North America United States Nevada Las Vegas, NV Electronic Dance Music Festivals June
Electric Forest

Electric Forest

Get in touch with your inner hippy and dance amidst the trees this summer at Michigan's Electric Forest. For four days each June, Rothbury's Double ...
North America United States Michigan Rothbury, MI Electronic Dance Music Festivals June
FallCon

FallCon

If you find yourself at a loose end near the Samara region of Russia come June, why not join a quarter of a million revellers ...
North America Canada Calgary June
Farm Aid

Farm Aid

If you like your rock with an American accent, a country twang or a bluesy rhythm, Farm Aid may just be the gig for you. ...
North America United States Rock Festivals September
Festival du Voyageur

Festival du Voyageur

Founded in 1969 by a group of Saint-Boniface entrepreneurs, this once three-day event, held in Winnipeg's French Quarter, has evolved into a 10-day province-wide celebration ...
North America Canada Winnipeg Historical Festivals Cultural Festivals February
Firefly Music Festival

Firefly Music Festival

Over four fab days each June, Firefly Music Festival piles on a plethora of unforgettable rock and indie performances and engaging attractions in a wonderfully ...
North America United States Delaware Dover, DE Indie Rock Festivals Rock Festivals June
Flavors of Fall

Flavors of Fall

Downtown Reston turns on the Bavarian vibe each October during the annual Flavors of Fall celebrations. Visitors can enjoy the best in North Virginia's Fall ...
North America United States Virginia Reston, VA Beer Festivals Multicultural Festivals October
Florida International Air Show

Florida International Air Show

Calling all aviation buffs. For three days at the tail-end of March, the Florida International Air Show will feature some of the best pilots in ...
North America United States Florida Punta Gorda, FL Air Shows Family Festivals March
Giant Omelette Celebration

Giant Omelette Celebration

Think the name pretty much gives the game away here — take 5,000 eggs, 50 pounds of onions, 75 bell peppers, six and a half ...
North America United States Louisiana Abbeville, LA Food Festivals Community Festivals November
Globalquerque

Globalquerque

Fans of world music are spoilt for choice at Globalquerque, New Mexico's acclaimed annual celebration of world music and culture. Over a weekend each September, ...
North America United States New Mexico Albuquerque, NM World Music Festivals Family Festivals September
Great American Beer Festival

Great American Beer Festival

Beer buffs from far and wide descend upon Denver Colorado each September to get their fill at the Great American Beer Festival. Featuring the amber ...
North America United States Colorado Denver, CO Beer Festivals September
Great Tennessee Air Show

Great Tennessee Air Show

Aviation enthusiasts turn their attention to the skies above Smyrna, Tennessee every alternate July for the Great Tennessee Air Show. Featuring top military and civilian ...
North America United States Tennessee Smyrna, TN Air Shows Family Festivals June
Green River Rendezvous

Green River Rendezvous

If you like your festivals historic, homegrown and a little wild and woolly around the edges, then Wyoming's Green River Rendezvous may be well worth ...
North America United States Wyoming Pinedale, WY Historical Festivals July
Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day has been celebrated each and every 2nd February since 1886 when the one, the only Punxsutawney Phil leaves the snug sanctuary of his ...
North America United States Pennsylvania Punxsutawney, PA Family Festivals Traditional Festivals February
Halifax Pop Explosion

Halifax Pop Explosion

Each October the Nova Scotian capital pulls out all the stops during the Halifax Pop Explosion. Founded way back in 1993, today the Explosion's power ...
North America Canada Halifax Indie Rock Festivals Electronic Dance Music Festivals October
Hampton Beach Seafood Festival

Hampton Beach Seafood Festival

Join over 150,000 seafood connoisseurs this September as they descend upon Hampton Beach for the annual Seafood Festival. Over 50 of the Seacoast's top restaurants ...
North America United States New Hampshire Hampton Beach, NH Food Festivals Community Festivals September
Hell City Tattoo Festival (Phoenix)

Hell City Tattoo Festival (Phoenix)

Skin art aficionados flock to Phoenix each August for the Hell City Tattoo Festival — a three day, ink-based extravaganza featuring some the finest artists ...
North America United States Arizona Phoenix, AZ Tattoo Conventions August
Hemingway Days

Hemingway Days

Fifty Ernest Hemingways walk into a bar...This ain't no bad joke, rather a lookalike contest at the annual Hemingway Days Festival in Sloppy Joe's Bar ...
North America United States Florida Key West, FL Fan Festivals Bizarre Festivals July
Honolulu Festival

Honolulu Festival

Get a dose of the arts, island style at the annual Honolulu Festival, a rich and vibrant blend of Asia, Pacific and Hawaiian cultures with ...
North America United States Hawaii Waikiki, HI Cultural Festivals Multicultural Festivals March
How Weird Street Faire

How Weird Street Faire

Come join thousands of aficionados of the offbeat at the annual How Weird Street Faire — a play on the name Howard Street apparently, where ...
North America United States California San Francisco, CA Electronic Dance Music Festivals Bizarre Festivals April
Human Rights Watch Film Festival

Human Rights Watch Film Festival

Human Rights Watch is one of the world's leading independent organisations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. Through the Human Rights Watch Film Festival ...
North America United States New York New York City, NY Film Festivals June
Iditarod

Iditarod

It's been tagged the last great race on earth. Mushers and teams of 16 dogs cover a course of over 1,000 miles through some of ...
North America United States Alaska Anchorage, AK Sporting Events Cultural Festivals March
Indianapolis 500

Indianapolis 500

Each Memorial Day weekend, petrol-heads from all over the states converge on Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Indianapolis 500. Known in the US as the ...
North America United States Indiana Indianapolis, IN Motor Sports Events Sporting Events May
Ironman Boulder

Ironman Boulder

Rated one of the world's most popular triathlon destinations, beloved Boulder now hosts its own full-distance Ironman event. Nestled at the foot of the imposing ...
North America United States Colorado Boulder, CO Marathons, Triathlons and Fun Runs August
Kentucky Bourbon Festival

Kentucky Bourbon Festival

Since 1776, the good folk of Bardstown, Kentucky have been making Bourbon and for six full days each September they celebrate the history, art and ...
North America United States Kentucky Bardstown, KY Whiskey Festivals September
Kentucky Derby

Kentucky Derby

Saddle up partner and make your way to Louisville, Kentucky for "the fastest two minutes in sports", the Kentucky Derby. Held on the first Saturday ...
North America United States Kentucky Louisville, KY Horse Racing Events Sporting Events May
Key West Food and Wine Festival

Key West Food and Wine Festival

Rid yourself of that heavy winter coat and head south my frigid friend. All the way south, to Florida's Key West for the annual Key ...
North America United States Florida Key West, FL Food Festivals Wine Festivals January
Life is Beautiful Festival

Life is Beautiful Festival

A relative newbie on the mega-festival block, Life is Beautiful is already making big waves and attracting huge names to Vegas for three days of ...
North America United States Nevada Las Vegas, NV Rock Festivals Indie Rock Festivals October
Lightning in a Bottle

Lightning in a Bottle

Looking to activate your body, expand your mind and open your heart? Got yourself a few spare days come May? Then head for central California ...
North America United States California Bradley, CA World Music Festivals Lifestyle Festivals May
Little League World Series of Baseball

Little League World Series of Baseball

In the States, baseball's little league is big business. Every year since 1947, the sleepy town of Williamsport, Pennsylvania has hosted the world's finest young ...
North America United States Pennsylvania Williamsport, PA Sporting Events Childrens Festivals August
Lollapalooza

Lollapalooza

Lollapalooza is more than just a music festival, it's a three-day rock extravaganza and fast becoming a windy city institution. It takes place on 115 ...
North America United States Illinois Chicago, IL Indie Rock Festivals Rock Festivals August
Louisiana Mudfest (Trucks Gone Wild)

Louisiana Mudfest (Trucks Gone Wild)

Your idea of a fab weekend gittin' down and dirty to the smell of exhaust fumes and the twang of a country and western guitar? ...
North America United States Louisiana Colfax, LA Bizarre Festivals September
Maine Lobster Festival

Maine Lobster Festival

Come join lobster lovers from near and far as they devour 20,000 pounds of the delicious crustacean at the annual, Maine Lobster Festival. Over five ...
North America United States Maine Rockland, ME Food Festivals Harvest Festivals August
Mammoth Mountain Pond Skim

Mammoth Mountain Pond Skim

Join the brave and the stupid and the bravely stupid at the annual Mammoth Mountain Pond Skim. Costume clad competitors — from sumos to mariachis ...
North America United States California Mammoth Mountain, CA Winter Sports Events Skiing and Snowboarding Events Bizarre Festivals April
Mariachi USA

Mariachi USA

Pack your poncho amigo and make for LA's iconic Hollywood Bowl for Mariachi USA, the world's premier Mariachi festival. Held annually each June, Mariachi USA ...
North America United States California Los Angeles, CA Multicultural Festivals Folk and Folk Music Festivals June
Maryland Film Festival

Maryland Film Festival

If you find yourself over Baltimore way this May, take in a film at the Maryland Film Festival, an annual five-day event featuring top-notch titles ...
North America United States Maryland Baltimore, MD Film Festivals Short Film Festivals May
Miami Book Fair International

Miami Book Fair International

Kick that game console to the curb and pick up a book at the Miami Book Fair International. Held over eight days each November, the ...
North America United States Florida Miami, FL Book Fairs Family Festivals November
Mike the Headless Chicken Festival

Mike the Headless Chicken Festival

On the too weird scale it's hard to top the story of Mike the Headless Chicken. The year, 1945, the bird in question, a five ...
North America United States Colorado Fruita, CO Bizarre Festivals May
Minnesota Fringe

Minnesota Fringe

Get a fill of fringe theatre this August at Minneapolis' mighty Minnesota Fringe. Minnesota Fringe offers festival-goers over 150 shows in almost 20 venues over ...
North America United States Minnesota Minneapolis, MN Fringe Festivals Comedy Festivals August
Miramar Air Show

Miramar Air Show

I feel the need, the need for speed! Fans of the film Top Gun, may recognise the setting of the Miramar Air Show in San ...
North America United States California San Diego, CA Air Shows Family Festivals October
Montana Testicle Festival

Montana Testicle Festival

High on the list of the world's crazier events is the Montana Testicle Festival held in Rock Creek Lodge just outside of Clinton, Montana every ...
North America United States Montana Missoula, MT Bizarre Festivals Food Festivals July
Monterey Jazz Festival

Monterey Jazz Festival

For more than 50 years, music lovers in general and jazz junkies in particular have been descending upon Monterey on the third full weekend of ...
North America United States California Monterey, CA Jazz Festivals September
Montreal Comedy Festival (Just For Laughs)

Montreal Comedy Festival (Just For Laughs)

There's something funny going on in Montreal in July. Join nigh on two million comedy lovers as they descend en masse on French Canada's largest ...
North America Canada Montreal Comedy Festivals Performing Arts Festivals July
Montreal International Jazz Festival

Montreal International Jazz Festival

The Montreal International Jazz Festival has been synonymous with a passion for great music for more than three decades. For ten days in late June ...
North America Canada Montreal Jazz Festivals June
MUTEK.MX

MUTEK.MX

Mexico's instalment of MUTEK is an international festival for digital creativity that takes place over seven days each October, in the country's capital. As a ...
North America Mexico Mexico City Electronic Dance Music Festivals New Media Festivals October
Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest

Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest

The iconic American hot dog fittingly takes centre stage each fourth of July at Nathan's Famous flagship restaurant in Coney Island, during Nathan's Famous Hot ...
North America United States New York New York City, NY Bizarre Festivals Food Festivals July
National Championship Air Races

National Championship Air Races

The National Championship Air Races, held each September just north of Reno, is a spectacular demonstration of the art of flying that simply needs to ...
North America United States Nevada Reno, NV Air Shows Family Festivals September
New Orleans Mardi Gras

New Orleans Mardi Gras

Dripping in colourful tradition and driven by a marching band back beat, Mardi Gras thunders its way into New Orleans for two weeks prior to ...
North America United States Louisiana New Orleans, LA Carnival and Mardi Gras February
New York City Marathon

New York City Marathon

Join the 50,000 plus finishers and the millions who cheer them on from every possible vantage for the annual New York City Marathon. Widely recognised ...
North America United States New York New York City, NY Marathons, Triathlons and Fun Runs November
New York City SantaCon

New York City SantaCon

A slew of Santas takes to the streets of the Big Apple for a day each December for SantaCon. The reason? Well there is none, ...
North America United States New York New York City, NY Bizarre Festivals Christmas December
New York City Wine and Food Festival

New York City Wine and Food Festival

What began as a humble one night starter back in 2007 has evolved into the New York City Wine and Food Festival — a four-day buffet ...
North America United States New York New York City, NY Food Festivals Wine Festivals October
New York Coffee Festival

New York Coffee Festival

The New York Coffee Festival is the Big Apple's flagship coffee event. Celebrating the city's burgeoning specialty coffee scene, the three day event attracts in ...
North America United States New York New York City, NY Coffee Festivals October
New York Comedy Festival

New York Comedy Festival

With more comedy clubs than you can shake a rubber chicken at, if funny has an American address it's just got to be New York ...
North America United States New York New York City, NY Comedy Festivals November
Newport Flower Show

Newport Flower Show

Rosecliff is one of Newport's most spectacular mansions and home to the annual, Newport Flower Show. For three days each June, Rosecliff's manicured grounds welcome ...
North America United States Rhode Island Newport, RI Flower Shows June
Newport Jazz Festival

Newport Jazz Festival

It was socialite Elaine Lorillard, who, together with her husband Louis, set the Newport Jazz Festival wheels in motion way back in 1953. Following an ...
North America United States Rhode Island Newport, RI Jazz Festivals July
Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights

Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights

From late November through to the shank of January, Niagara Falls sparkles as the city flicks the switch on more than three million lights. The ...
North America Canada Niagara Falls Fireworks Festivals Family Festivals Light Festivals November
North Atlantic Blues Festival

North Atlantic Blues Festival

Blues fan? Beg steal, borrow but get your butt to Maine in July for the North Atlantic Blues Festival — a two day blues blowout ...
North America United States Maine Rockland, ME Blues Festivals July
Oregon Brewer's Festival

Oregon Brewer's Festival

Situated smack bang on the banks of Willamette River, with imposing Mt. Hood as a backdrop, the Oregon Brewer's Festival has been serving up a ...
North America United States Oregon Portland, OR Beer Festivals July
Ottawa International Animation Festival

Ottawa International Animation Festival

For five days each September, Canada's capital becomes the centre of the animation universe. The Ottawa International Animation Festival is the largest event of its ...
North America Canada Ottawa Animation Film Festivals Film Festivals September
Pittsburgh Zombie Fest

Pittsburgh Zombie Fest

Fan of the zombie film genre? Want to take that adoration to a whole new level? Join the heaving throng of half-dead as they descend ...
North America United States Pennsylvania Pittsburgh, PA Bizarre Festivals October
Quebec Winter Carnival

Quebec Winter Carnival

February is Carnival time the world over but no place on earth celebrates quite like the French Canadian city of Quebec. Forget your sandy shores ...
North America Canada Quebec Carnival and Mardi Gras February
Red Bull Rampage

Red Bull Rampage

Take a moonscape in Utah, a bunch of blokes who don't know the meaning of the words fear or moderation and let 'em loose in ...
North America United States Utah Virgin, UT Extreme Sports Events Sporting Events September
Salt Lake Santa Run

Salt Lake Santa Run

What's the rush Santa Claus? And why all the clones? Join hundreds of Saint Nics as they pound the pavement in the annual Salt Lake ...
North America United States Utah Salt Lake City, UT Marathons, Triathlons and Fun Runs Christmas November
San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo

San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo

Saddle up partner and make your way to San Antonio for the Stock Show and Rodeo this coming February. For two and half action packed ...
North America United States Texas San Antonio, TX Rodeos Family Festivals February
San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival

San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival

This November join 10,000 food and wine lovers from near and far at the San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival. This annual eight-day epicurean ...
North America United States California San Diego, CA Food Festivals Wine Festivals November
Sasquatch! Music Festival

Sasquatch! Music Festival

Since 2002, the spectacular Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Washington (pun probably intended) has played host to the Sasquatch! Music Festival — a belter of a ...
North America United States Washington George, WA Indie Rock Festivals Rock Festivals May
Savor Craft Beer Festival

Savor Craft Beer Festival

If you're of the opinion that beer and takeaway pizza are the perfect pairing, you need some schooling my uncultured fiend. And what better place ...
North America United States Washington, DC Craft Beer Festivals Beer Festivals June
Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival and Games

Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival and Games

Looking for a taste of Scotland in the East Tennessee Highlands? Round up the clan and head to the annual Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival and ...
North America United States Tennessee Knoxville, TN Multicultural Festivals May
Something Wicked

Something Wicked

Worship at the house of electronica? Then grab something neon, don your comfy shoes and head out to Houston for Something Wicked, a three day ...
North America United States Texas Houston, TX Electronic Dance Music Festivals October
Soo I-500

Soo I-500

There may not be 300,000 in attendance like at the slightly more high-profiled Indy 500 to the south, but Michagan's own Soo I-500 has all ...
North America United States Michigan Sault Ste. Marie, MI Motor Sports Events Bizarre Festivals February
South by Southwest (SXSW)

South by Southwest (SXSW)

For ten days each March, Austin's South by Southwest (SXSW) offers a unique convergence of original music, independent film and emerging technology. Fostering creative and ...
North America United States Texas Austin, TX Science and Technology Festivals New Media Festivals March
Spoleto Festival USA

Spoleto Festival USA

In 1977, it was Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Gian Carlo Menotti, Christopher Keene, and a handful of others who sought to create an American counterpart to ...
North America United States South Carolina Charleston, SC Classical Music and Opera Festivals Performing Arts Festivals May
Spring Night Festival

Spring Night Festival

Each March the streets and plazas of Mexico City's, Centro Historico sprout to life as the city bids adios to winter and ushers in the ...
North America Mexico Mexico City Community Festivals March
Stagecoach Festival

Stagecoach Festival

Coachella's country cousin, Stagecoach hoots 'n' hollers it's way into Indio, California come late April. The highest grossing country music festival in the whole dang ...
North America United States California Palm Springs, CA Country Music Festivals Folk and Folk Music Festivals April
Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Join the thousands-strong throng of bearded bikers and the company they keep each August in Sturgis, South Dakota for the world-renowned Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. First ...
North America United States South Dakota Sturgis, SD Motorcycle Events August
Summer X Games

Summer X Games

Don't ask me how, they just do. Fans of extreme sport, from BMX to boarding, stream to Austin, TX for the Olympics of extreme, the ...
North America United States Texas Austin, TX Extreme Sports Events Sporting Events June
Sundance Film Festival

Sundance Film Festival

Since 1985, the Sundance Film Festival has been bringing together the most original storytellers with the most adventurous audiences for ten days of dramatic and ...
North America United States Utah Park City, UT Film Festivals Short Film Festivals January
The Governors Ball Music Festival

The Governors Ball Music Festival

The Governors Ball Music Festival is young but fast gaining a rep' as one the east coast's biggest summer bashes. For three days in June, ...
North America United States New York New York City, NY Rock Festivals Indie Rock Festivals June
The Orlando Fringe

The Orlando Fringe

Dubbed, Orlando's most unique cultural experience, the Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival is a two week celebration of the theatrical and performing arts. Held annually ...
North America United States Florida Orlando, FL Fringe Festivals Family Festivals May
Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade

Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade

In New York City's Tompkins Square Park, in the lead up to Halloween proper, our four-legged friends get the opportunity to take to the canine ...
North America United States New York New York City, NY Halloween Bizarre Festivals October
Toronto's Festival of Beer

Toronto's Festival of Beer

Canada's rich brewing history takes centre stage for three days each July, during Toronto's Festival of Beer. Join more than 30,000 beer-hounds as they chug, ...
North America Canada Toronto Beer Festivals July
Tough Mudder (Las Vegas)

Tough Mudder (Las Vegas)

Mudders or nutters? You decide! Take a peek under the hood of any one of the 50+ Tough Mudder courses worldwide and you'll discover they ...
North America United States Nevada Las Vegas, NV Bizarre Festivals Marathons, Triathlons and Fun Runs October
Tough Mudder (Pittsburgh)

Tough Mudder (Pittsburgh)

Mudders or nutters? You decide! Take a peek under the hood of any one of the 50+ Tough Mudder courses worldwide and you'll discover they ...
North America United States Pennsylvania Pittsburgh, PA Bizarre Festivals Marathons, Triathlons and Fun Runs August
Tribeca Film Festival

Tribeca Film Festival

Believed to have been conceived by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff following the tragic events of September 11 in lower Manhattan, and ...
North America United States New York New York City, NY Film Festivals Short Film Festivals April
Twins Days

Twins Days

No, you're not seeing double! Each and every August in Twinsburg, Ohio, thousands of pairs of twins gather for the annual Twins Days Festival. The ...
North America United States Ohio Twinsburg, OH Bizarre Festivals Family Festivals August
Ullr Fest

Ullr Fest

Over four frigid days in January the Colorado resort town of Breckenridge gets a little kooky during their annual Ullr Fest. Ullr — it rhymes ...
North America United States Colorado Breckenridge, CO Winter Festivals Bizarre Festivals January
Ultra Music Festival (Miami)

Ultra Music Festival (Miami)

From iconic DJs to the finest live electronica acts, the world's biggest names in dance have been wowing audiences at Miami's internationally renowned Ultra Festival ...
North America United States Florida Miami, FL Electronic Dance Music Festivals March
Victoria's Ska and Reggae Festival

Victoria's Ska and Reggae Festival

Each year Victoria's Ska Festival comes barreling down the tracks to wake up Victoria with up to five days of top notch ska, reggae, dancehall, ...
North America Canada Victoria Reggae Festivals July
Voodoo Music Experience

Voodoo Music Experience

At New Orlean's Voodoo Music Experience they do do that voodoo that they do so well. Over three days around about Halloween each year, New ...
North America United States Louisiana New Orleans, LA Rock Festivals Indie Rock Festivals October
West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval

West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval

Join the thousands strong throng of the weirdly dressed as they take to the streets of Santa Monica Boulevard, for the annual West Hollywood Halloween ...
North America United States California Los Angeles, CA Halloween Street Parades October
West Virginia Road Kill Cook Off and Autumn Harvest Festival

West Virginia Road Kill Cook Off and Autumn Harvest Festival

If you like your meat fresh and free-range but huntin' ain't your thing, why not check out the West Virginia Road Kill Cook Off and ...
North America United States West Virginia Marlinton, WV Bizarre Festivals Harvest Festivals September
Winter Music Conference

Winter Music Conference

Since 1985 devotees of dance have been making the annual pilgrimage south to Florida for the Winter Music Conference (or WMC to its friends). During ...
North America United States Florida Miami, FL Electronic Dance Music Festivals March
Woodstock Fruit Festival

Woodstock Fruit Festival

Drop that snickers! Put down that french fry! Now back away from the fridge! It's time to shape up, mister. And what better place to ...
North America United States New York Bolton, NY Lifestyle Festivals Food Festivals August
World Naked Bike Ride (Chicago)

World Naked Bike Ride (Chicago)

You ready to take back the streets from those gas-guzzling, pollution-spouting, cars, motorbikes and trucks? Do you want to make a stand against consumerism, war ...
North America United States Illinois Chicago, IL Nude Festivals Bizarre Festivals Adults Only Festivals June
Wurstfest

Wurstfest

The humble sausage takes centre stage in New Braunfels for ten days this November, during Wurstfest. Don't let the name fool you, at Wurstfest you'll ...
North America United States Texas New Braunfels, TX Beer Festivals Food Festivals November
Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival

Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival

For ten sun-soaked days each March, Mexico's Zihuatanejo Bay sways to the strains of a couple of dozen well-plucked guitars during the annual, Zihuatanejo International ...
North America Mexico Zihuatanejo Guitar Festivals March
Zoolights

Zoolights

Find the kids and pack the car, we're heading to the zoo! But there's a twist. For a month and a half over the Christmas ...
North America United States Arizona Phoenix, AZ Light Festivals Family Festivals November

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