Event Category: Festivals in America

Festivals in America encompass the whole of the two continents from the Rio Carnival to Mardi Gras. Mostly they seem to include lots of music and drinking, and plenty of fun

Best Music Festivals in the US

In the US, seemingly there are more music festivals than beer festivals – and that’s saying something. Bluesapalooza, Outside Lands Music and ArtsAustin City Limits and Telluride Bluegrass Festival are a few of the best music festivals in the US. Feeling young? Try Coachella Valley, or if you want to freeze yourself to death then why not experience the Frozen Dead Guys Festival.


We have all heard of the Rio Carnival. It’s one enormous party, but Rio is not the only carnival in the Americas, far from it. The Panama Carnival, Costa Rica’s Limon Carnival, Colombia’s Barranquilla Carnival, or the Caribbean’s Trinidad Carnival. are around the same time as Rio; just as much fun, you might just miss some of the crowds here.

American Beer Festivals

The craft beer revolution started in America – well, you can’t keep on drinking Bud can you? – so it comes as little surprise that there are a plethora of beer festivals across the country, including the Mammoth Festival of Beers and the Great American Beer Festival,  often with music.

Food Festivals

There are also plenty of food festivals in America. One of the best is the Gilroy Garlic Festival in California.

Cultural Festivals In America

Finally, the continents see numerous cultural festivals celebrating their great diversity. One of the more colourful is Colombia’s Feria de las Flores, while both the Lord of Miracles in Peru and Mexico’s Day of the Dead provide a cultural and religious insight into the region’s peoples. Again in Colombia, La Feria de Cali (Cali Fair) is one of the biggest Salsa parties in South America, while in the USA the Kutztown Folk Festival draws crowds of over a hundred thousand each year.

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January 2023

Broadway Week 2023, New York, USA

January 17 - February 12
Broadway New York,NYUnited States + Google Map
Broadway Week

One of the Big Apple’s most popular events, Broadway Week, takes place in late January to early February coinciding with a plethora of other offers, making New York much more…

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Sundance Film Festival, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2023

January 19 - January 29
Salt Lake City Salt Lake City,UTUnited States
Sundance Film Festival film festivals

Held in late January / early February each year the Sundance Film Festival is the largest independent film festival in the US. Along with the Berlin Film Festival (Berlinale), Cannes,…

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February 2023

Festival of the Candelaria (La Fiesta de la Candelaria)

February 2
Puno Puno,Peru + Google Map
Every February the streets of Puno are swamped in an explosion of colour and filled with music and dancing, which combine into one oFestival of the Candelaria (La Fiesta de la Candelaria)

Every February the streets of Puno are swamped in an explosion of colour and filled with music and dancing, which combine into one of Peru’s greatest public events - Festival…

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Quebec Winter Carnival 2023

February 3 - February 12
Quebec City Quebec City,Canada + Google Map
Quebec Winter Carnival

Ever since 1955, the people of Quebec City have celebrated winter with the Quebec Winter Carnival. In 2006, over a million people attended the festival, making it the biggest winter…

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Fiesta Tapati de Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Chile

February 3 - February 11
Easter Island Chile
Fiesta Tapati de Rapa Nui

How about a festival on one of the most remote islands in the world? Easter Island’s Fiesta Tapati de Rapa Nui is a celebration in a place that is fascinating…

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Valentine’s Day 2023 Around the World

February 14
Valentine's Day

It’s that time of the year again that love birds look forward to, many singles dread, and some brave souls try to ignore. The least that could be said about…

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Bahia Carnival (Carnaval Baiano), Brazil

February 16 - February 22
Bahia Carnival

Yes, we have all heard of Carnival in Rio, but what about a Carnival in the part of Brazil where the influence of African culture is at its strongest? The…

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Festival du Voyageur 2023, Winnipeg, Canada

February 17 - February 26
St Boniface Winnipeg,ManitobaCanada + Google Map
Festival du Voyageur

The largest winter festival in Western Canada, the Festival du Voyageur, or "Festival of the Traveller" for the non-Francophones out there, is a celebration of all things wintry...

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Barranquilla Carnival 2023 Colombia

February 18 - February 21
Various areas of Barranquilla Barranquilla City,Colombia
barranquilla carnival colombia

The sensational Barranquilla Carnival held in February in Colombia is the world’s second biggest fiesta with magnificent street parades, traditional dancers, lots of local...

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Panama Carnival (Panama Carnaval), 2023

February 19 - February 22
Panama City Panama City,Panama + Google Map
Panama Carnival

The Panama Carnival (or Carnaval in Spanish) is the biggest celebration of the year in the Central American nation. Here’s how it’s done. Bring your water pistol. During the day…

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Trinidad Carnival, Port of Spain 2023

February 21 - February 22
Port of Spain Port of Spain,Trinidad and Tobago + Google Map
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The World’s greatest party might be in Rio de Janeiro, but the Trinidad Carnival is a mix of centuries of tradition and solid fun, and is probably the most vibrant…

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Mashramani Carnival, Guyana

February 23
Penang National Park Georgetown,Guyana + Google Map
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The Guyana Mashramani Carnival is an annual festival celebrated on the 23 February to mark the country becoming a republic on that date in 1970. Often shortened to ‘Mash’ the…

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Dallas Blooms 2023, Dallas Texas, USA

February 25 - April 16
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, 8525 Garland Road
Dallas,75218United States
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Dallas Blooms

Held at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden and one of the largest floral festivals in the US Southwest, Dallas Blooms has been ranked as one of the top 14…

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March 2023

Frozen Dead Guy Days, Colorado, USA

March 17 - March 19
Guercio Park Town Square parking lot, and 1st Street Nederland,COUnited States + Google Map
$25 – $30
Festivals in March

Come March, Nederland in Colorado hosts one of the quirkiest festivals in the US, if not the world. Frozen Dead Guy Days features frozen festivities with dozens of live bands…

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St Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival

March 17
St Patrick’s Festival Box Office, 12 Essex St E, Temple Bar
Dublin,D02 EH42Ireland
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St Patricks Day Parade

St Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick, is the day that all the Irish diaspora around the world celebrate the Patron Saint of Ireland. Expect plenty of green…

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National Cherry Blossom Festival, Washington DC

March 20 - April 16
Washington DC Washington DC,United States + Google Map
National Cherry Blossom Festival

Anyone who has visited Washington DC during the Spring will find it impossible to forget the overwhelming sight of hundreds upon hundreds of delicate flowering cherry trees...

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New Orleans Mardi Gras 2023

March 21
New Orleans New Orleans,LAUnited States + Google Map
New Orleans Mardi Gras

New Orleans Mardi Gras or ‘Fat Tuesday’ is one of the biggest parties in the USA and very distinct from the Rio Carnival or the Trinidad Carnival, Port of Spain.…

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Ultra Music Festival Miami, USA, 2023

March 24 - March 26
Bayfront Park Miami,FLUnited States + Google Map
Ultra Music Festival Miami

The Ultra Music Festival Miami is one of the biggest EDM (electronic dance music) parties in the world and it always kicks off the concert season with style in Florida.…

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April 2023

Grape Harvest Festival Chile (Fiesta de la Vendimia)

April 1 - April 30
Grape Harvest Festival chile fiesta de la vendimia chile

The vendimia is a generic word for harvests, though it usually refers to the grape harvest festival Chile and Argentina. The festival is called la fiesta de la vendimia in…

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Semana Santa (Easter) in Latin America

April 6 - April 9
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From the US/Mexican border to Tierra del Fuego, Easter or Semana Santa is a key festival for Latin Americans. Elements of the celebrations vary from country to country, though the…

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