Festivals Around the Country

The West

Alaska Folk Festival (Juneau, AK)

American Graffiti Car Show and Parade, Petaluma, May

Anchorage Folk Festival (Anchorage, AK)

Apple Blossom Festival, Sebastopol, April

Arizona Wild West Festival (Cave Creek, AZ)

Avocado Festival (Fallbrook, CA)

Bald Eagle Festival (Haines, AK)

Balloon Festival and Fair (Lake Havasu City, AZ)

Bear Lake Raspberry Days (Garden City, UT)

Burning Man, Black Rock City, Nevada, September

California’s Artisan Cheese Festival, March 18-20, 2016 (10th annual; hosted by Sheraton Sonoma County, Petaluma)

Canon City Music and Blossom Festival (Canon City, CO)

Cheyenne Frontier Days (Cheyenne, WY)

Chocolate Festival (Portland, OR)

Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Indio, California, April

Coconut Festival (Kauai, HI)

Cotati Accordion Festival, August

Cowboy Days (Las Cruces, NM)

Daffodil Festival (Tacoma, WA)

Date Festival (Indio, CA)

East Maui Taro Festival (Hana, HI)

Elkfest (Jackson, WY)

Fort Bridger Rendezvous (Fort Bridger, WY)

Gay Pride Weekend, SF, June

Gilroy Garlic Festival, July

Gold Rush Days (Juneau, AK)

Grand Teton Music Festival (Teton Village, WY)

Gravenstein Apple Fair, Sebastopol, August

Hatch Valley Chile Festival (Hatch Valley, NM)

Helldorado Days (Las Vegas, NV)

Huckleberry Festival (Swan Valley, MT)

Idaho Spud Day (Shelly, ID)

International Balloon Fiesta (Albuquerque, NM)

Issaquah Salmon Days Festival (Seattle, WA)

Jackson Hole Old West Days (Jackson Hole, WY)

Kauai Orchid & Art Festival (Hanapepe, HI)

Little Bighorn Days (Hardin, MT)

Madrona Fiber Arts Festival (Tacoma, WA)

Merrie Monarch Festival (Hilo, HI)

Moab Festival (Moab, UT)

North American Indian Days (Browning, MT)

Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival, SF, April

Oakdale Testicle Festival [Rocky Mountain Oysters](Oakdale, CA)

Olive Festival (Corning, CA)

Ouray Ice Festival (Ouray, CO)

Petaluma Butter and Egg Days, April

Pig Out in the Park (Spokane, WA)

Pomegranate Festival (Madera, CA)

Portland Pirate Festival (Portland, OR)

Portland Rose Festival (Portland, OR)

Reno Jazz Festival (Reno, NV)

Salsa Festival (Oxnard, CA)

Sebastopol Cajun Zydeco Festival, September

Sitka Summer Music Festival (Sitka, AK)

Sitka Whalefest (Sitka, AK)

Snake River Stampede (Nampa, ID)

Sonoma County Harvest Fair, October

Stikine River Migratory Bird and Garnet Festival (Wrangell, AK)

Sundance Film Festival (Salt Lake City, UT)

Sweet Pea Festival (Bozeman, MT)

Trailing the Sheep (Sun Valley, ID)

Tucson Jazz Festival (Tucson, AZ)

Tulip Festival (Thanksgiving Point, UT)

UFO Festival (Roswell, NM)

Ullr Fest (Breckenridge, CO)

Victorian Heritage Festival (Port Townsend, WA)

Viva Las Vegas (Las Vegas, NV)

Waimea Cherry Blossom Festival (Waimea, HI)

Waterfront Blues Festival (Portland, OR)

Western Legends Roundup (Kanab, UT)

Wild Wild West Festival (Puebla, CO)

Yellowstone Ski Festival (Yellowstone Park, MT)

The South

Arab Poke Salat Festival (Arab, AL)

Atlanta Dogwood Festival (Atlanta, GA)

Batfest (Austin, TX)

Bikes, Blues & BBQ (Fayetteville, AR)

Biloxi Seafood Festival (Biloxi, MS)

Borderfest (Hidalgo, TX)

Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival (Breaux Bridge, LA)

Burkville Okra Festival (Burkville, AL)

Chattanooga Riverbend Music Festival (Chattanooga, TN)

Chitlin Strut (Salley, SC)

Cullman Strawberry Festival (Cullman, AL)

Cullman Sweet Tater Festival (Cullman, AL)

Destin Seafood Festival (Destin, FL)

Fayetteville Dogwood Festival (Fayetteville, NC)

Folkmoot (Waynesville, NC)

Georgia Peach Festival (Peach County, GA)

Grapefest (Grapevine, TX)

Great Texas Mosquito Festival (Clute, TX)

Gullah Festival (Beauford, SC)

Hank Williams Festival (Georgiana, AL)

Hillbilly Days (Pikeville, KY)

Hotter’N Hell Hundred Bicycle Ride, Wichita Falls, TX, August

International Mango Festival (Coral Gables, FL)

Johnny Cash Music Festival (Ozark, AR)

Kentucky Bourbon Festival (Bardstown, KY)

Kentucky Derby Festival (Louisville, KY)

Kite Fest (Baton Rouge, LA)

Lake Apopka Wildlife Festival (Apopka, FL)

Louisiana Earth Day Festival (Baton Rouge, FL)

Mardi Gras Texas Style (Dallas, TX)

Market Street Festival (Columbus, MS)

Memphis Music & Heritage Festival (Memphis, TN)

Miami Reggae Festival (Miami, FL)

Mississippi Delta Blues Festival (Greenville, MS)

Mule Day (Columbia, TN)

National Storytelling Festival (Jonesborough, TN)

Neptune Festival (Virginia Beach, VA)

New Orleans Mardi Gras (New Orleans, LA)

Norfolk NATO Festival (Norfolk, VA)

North Carolina Apple Festival (Hendersonville, NC)

North Carolina Azalea Festival (Wilmington, NC)

North Carolina Pickle Festival (Mount Olive, NC)

Pecan Street Festival (Austin, TX)

Pungo Strawberry Festival (Virginia Beach, VA)

Red River Wine Festival (Wichita Falls, TX)

Richmond Folk Festival (Richmond, VA)

Scottsboro Catfish Festival (Scottsboro, AL)

Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival (Winchester, VA)

Slugburger Festival (Corinth, MS)

Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree (Smithville, TN)

South Carolina Festival of Flowers (Greenwood, SC)

Spoleto Festival (Charleston, SC)

Springtime Tallahassee Fall Festival (Tallahassee, FL)

Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Festival (Mount Pleasance, SC)

Texas Sandfest (Port Aransas, TX)

Thunder on the Mountain (Ozark, AR)

Tifton Rhythm and Ribs (Tifton, GA)

Trail of Tears Pow-Wow (Hopkinsville, KY)

Tupelo Elvis Festival (Tupelo, MS)

Virginia Highlands Festival (Abingdon, VA)

Voodoo Experience (New Orleans, LA)

Wakarusa (Ozark, AR)

Woolly Worm Festival (Banner Elk, NC)

The Midwest

Abraham Lincoln Freedom Festival (Rockport, IN)

Apple Festival (Bayfield, WI)

Amelia Earhart Festival (Atchison, KS)

American Birkebeiner (Hayward, WI)

Beef Empire Days (Garden City, KS)

Black Hills Pow Wow (Rapid City, SD)

Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival (Des Moines, IA)

Buffalo Roundup and Arts Festival (Custer, SD)

Casey Popcorn Festival (Casey, IL)

Chicago Jazz Festival (Chicago, IL)

Cleveland Garlic Festival (Cleveland, OH)

Cobden Peach Festival (Cobden, IL)

Cranberry Festival (Warrens, WI)

Country USA (Oshkosh, WI)

Detroit Downtown Hoedown (Detroit, MI)

Detroit River Days (Detroit, MI)

Dickens Village Festival (Garrison, ND)

Dixon Petunia Festival (Dixon, IL)

Dodge City Days (Dodge City, KS)

Dogwood Days Festival (Idabel, OK)

Fort Sisseton Historical Festival (Fort Sisseton, SD)

Fried Onion Burger Day Festival (El Reno, OK)

Gold Discovery Days (Custer, SD)

Grand Cities Art Fest (Grand Forks, ND)

Great Lakes Folk Festival (East Lansing, MI)

Grumpy Old Men Festival (Wabash, MN)

Grundy County Corn Festival (Morris, IL)

Indian Summer Festival (Milwaukee, WI)

Jackson County Watermelon Festival (Brownstown, IN)

John C. Fremont (Fremont, NE)

Kansas City Irish Festival (Kansas City, MO)

Kook-Aid Days (Hastings, NE)

Mandan Rodeo Days (Mandan, ND)

Maple Leaf Festival (Carthage, MO)

Mayberry in the Midwest (Danville, IN)

Milwaukee Summerfest (Milwaukee, WI)

National Cherry Festival (Traverse City, MI)

National Harvest and Cowboy Festival (Branson, MO)

National Tom Sawyer Days (Hannibal, MO)

Nebraskaland Days (North Platte, NE)

NEMO Fair, Kirksville, MO, July

North American Snow Festival (Cadillac, MI)

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati (Cincinnati, OH)

Orange City Tulip Festival (Orange City, IA)

Oztoberfest (Wamego, KS)

Parke County Maple Syrup Fair (Rockville, IN)

Red Earth Festival (Oklahoma City, OK)

Redfern Festival (Tahlequah, OK)

Ribs & Bluegrass Festival (Medora, ND)

Saint Paul Winter Carnival (Saint Paul, MN)

Scandinavian Festival (Moorhead, MN)

Strawberry Festival (Farmington, IA)

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally (Sturgis, SD)

Sweet Corn Festival (West Point, IA)

Tulsa International Mayfest (Tulsa, OK)

Watonga Cheese Festival (Watonga, OK)

Wayne Chicken Show (Wayne, NE)

Wild Bill Days (Deadwood, SD)

The North

African-American Festival (Baltimore, MD)

Apple Pie Festival (Dummerston, VT)

Atlantic Antic (Brooklyn, NY)

Atlantic City Beer & Music Festival (Atlantic City, NJ)

Boast-the-Coast Maritime Festival (Lewes, DE)

Boston Dragon Boat Festival (Boston, MA)

Boston Harvest Fest (Boston, MA)

Celebrate Brooklyn (Brooklyn, NY)

Dover Days Festival (Dover, DE)

Festival of the Sea (Point Pleasant Beach, NJ)

Freyburg Fair (Freyburg, ME)

Gaspee Days (Warwick, RI)

Gettysburg Festival (Gettysburg, PA)

Goshen Blueberry Festival (CT)

Horseshoe Crab and Shorebird Festival (Milton, DE)

Hudson Valley Garlic Festival (Saugerties, NY)

Keene Pumpkin Festival (Keene, NH)

Kutztown Folk Festival (Kutztown, PA)

Lambertville Shad Festival (Lambertville, NJ)

Lowell Folk Fest (Lowell, MA)

Lupine Festival (Franconia, NH)

Milford Oyster Festival (CT)

Moose Mania (Greenville, ME)

Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival (Martinsburg, WV)

Mountain State Forest Festival (Elkins, WV)

Musikfest (Bethlehem, PA)

National Hard Crab Derby and Fair (Baltimore, MD)

Newport Folk Festival (Newport, RI)

Newport Winter Festival (Newport, RI)

Odunde Festival (Philadelphia, PA)

Old Fashioned Ice Cream Festival (Wilmington, DE)

Oswego Harborfest (Oswego, NY)

Plymouth Cheese and Harvest Festival (Plymouth Notch, VT)

Rochester Fair (Rochester, NH)

Scallop Fest (Cape Cod, MA)

Seafood Festival (Hampton Beach, NH)

Seymour Pumpkin Festival (CT)

Southington Apple Harvest Festival (CT)

Square Applefest (Franklin, PA)

Tulip Festival (Albany, NY)

Vermont Fine Furniture & Woodworking Festival (Woodstock, VT)

Vermont Maple Festival (Saint Albans, VT)

Waterfowl Festival (Easton, MD)

WheatonArts Festival of Fine Craft (Millville, NJ)

Yarmouth Clam Festival (Yarmouth, ME)

Washington, D.C.

National Book Festival

National Cherry Blossom Festival

Smithsonian Folklife Festival

 

 

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