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Festivals & Events

American Festivals and Events

January – June


Rose Parade
Los Angeles, California
January 1st
www.tournamentofroses.com

Located in Pasadena this has floats and marching bands.

 



Mummers Parade
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
January 1st
www.mummers.com

This American festival is the biggest event of the year in the city as there are loads of different outfits and lots of comedy.

 



Three Kings Day Parade
New York City
January
www.elmuseo.org/3kings

This parade is Latin influenced with crazy costumes and great music.   

 



Art Deco Festival
Miami, Florida
January

The Miami Beach Historic Art Deco District has 1920's-30's style music and parades.



Daytona 500
Daytona Beach, Florida
February
www.daytona500.com

This is one of the biggest car racing events in the US, as cars go around the track over and over.



Mardis Gras
New Orleans, Louisiana
February
www.mardigras.com

This event lasts for around two weeks and is one of the biggest events in the area.


Chinese New Year
New York City
February

This Chinatown Parade and Festival has floats, bands, dragon dancers, musicians, and acrobats.



Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
Houston, Texas
February – March
www.hlsr.com

This is one of the world's biggest animal and cowboy event, but also includes laser shows and music.



Iditarod Dog Sled Race
Anchorage, Alaska
March
www.iditarod.com

This American festival has a race that starts in Anchorage and goes to Nome, which is 1131 miles away.



St Patrick's Day Parade
USA
March 17th

The celebrations happen all over the country, but the three best cities to watch the floats and get in on the action are Chicago, Boston, and New York.



Fiesta San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas
April
www.fiesta-sa.org

Over 150 different events take place and it’s one of the biggest parties in Texas.


New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
New Orleans, Louisiana
April –May
www.nojazzfest.com


Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
June
www.redearth.org

This event has over 100 different tribes gathering together to celebrate their heritage with songs and dance.


Chicago Blues Festival
Chicago, Illinois
June
www.chicagobluesfestival.org

This American festival has six stages and you can see blues bands from all around the country.

 

 

 

July – December


Independence Day
USA
July 4th

This is celebrated all around the country as people celebrate with good music and parades.



Seafair
Seattle, Washington State
July – August
www.seafair.com

This is the states biggest fair as there are loads of rides and games.



Cheyenne Frontier Days
Cheyenne, Wyoming
July
www.cfdrodeo.com

This is one of the world’s largest rodeo’s that has games and rides.



Virginia Highlands Festival
Abingdon, Virginia
July – August
www.vahighlandsfestival.org

 

Burning Man    Festival
Nevada
August – September
www.burningman.com

This is a festival not to be missed. It’s located in the Black Rock Desert and thousands of people come here annually for music and to relax with good laid back people.

 

 

Newport Folk Festival and Jazz Festival
Newport, Rhode Island
August
www.newportfolk.com

 

 

Chicago Jazz Festival
Chicago, Illinois
August – September
www.chicagojazzfestival.org

A free American festival that is located on Lake Michigan.

 

 

Bumbershoot
Seattle, Washington
September
www.bumbershoot.com

This American festival has over 2,000 international artists that perform rock, comedy, and even poetry.

 

 

Los Angeles County Fair
Los Angeles
September
www.lacountyfair.com

This is the largest fair in the USA that has games, rodeos, and bands.

 

 

Aloha Festival Floral Parade
Oahu, Hawaii
September

 

   
San Francisco Blues Festival
San Francisco, California
September
www.bluerockit.com

 

   
Monterey Jazz Festival
California
September
www.montereyjazzfestival.org

This is the world’s oldest jazz festival and attracts some big international people.

 

 

Miami Carnival
Miami, Florida
October
www.miamicarnival.net

This is a huge citywide festival with lots of Latin influence, especially in dancing and music.

 

New York Marathon
New York City
November
www.nycmarathon.org

This is the biggest marathon in the world.

 

Macy's Thanksgiving Parade
New York City
November
www.macysparade.com

 

 

Christmas Ship Festival
Seattle, Washington
December

 

 

 



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