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American Festivals and Events

January – June

Rose Parade
Los Angeles, California
January 1st

Located in Pasadena this has floats and marching bands.


Mummers Parade
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
January 1st

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

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


Art Deco Festival
Miami, Florida

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

Daytona 500
Daytona Beach, Florida

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

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

Chinese New Year
New York City

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

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
Houston, Texas
February – March

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

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

St Patrick's Day Parade
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

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

Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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

Chicago Blues Festival
Chicago, Illinois

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




July – December

Independence Day
July 4th

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

Seattle, Washington State
July – August

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

Cheyenne Frontier Days
Cheyenne, Wyoming

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

Virginia Highlands Festival
Abingdon, Virginia
July – August


Burning Man    Festival
August – September

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



Chicago Jazz Festival
Chicago, Illinois
August – September

A free American festival that is located on Lake Michigan.



Seattle, Washington

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



Los Angeles County Fair
Los Angeles

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



Aloha Festival Floral Parade
Oahu, Hawaii


San Francisco Blues Festival
San Francisco, California


Monterey Jazz Festival

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



Miami Carnival
Miami, Florida

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


New York Marathon
New York City

This is the biggest marathon in the world.


Macy's Thanksgiving Parade
New York City



Christmas Ship Festival
Seattle, Washington




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