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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October 2022

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta 2022

October 1 - October 9
albuquerque NMUnited States + Google Map
The Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta 2018

If you have seen photos of many vividly coloured balloons gliding across semi-arid scenery there is a good chance that those shots come from the Albuquerque...

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Great American Beer Festival Denver, 2022

October 6 - October 8
Colorado Convention Center Denver,COUnited States + Google Map
$70 – $85
Great American Beer Festival

Denver, known as the mile high city, is hosting The Great American Beer Festival (GABF), which expects to draw more than 60,000 visitors to sample its 4,000 beers from over…

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Austin City Limits Music Festival 2022, Texas

October 7 - October 16
Zilker Park Austin,TexasUnited States + Google Map
austin City Limits music

Expect big names headlining: Paul McCartney, Metallica, Childish Gambino, Arctic Monkeys when the state capital of Texas welcomes the Austin City Limits Music Festival...

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Limon Carnival Costa Rica 2022

October 12
Puerto Limon Puerto Limon,LimonCosta Rica + Google Map
Limon Carnival festivals in america

Costa Rica values its diversity and the Limon Carnival is probably the biggest party enjoyed by its Afro-Caribbean community. Held in Puerto Limon in the province of Limon, the carnival…

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Baltimore Running Festival, Maryland, 2022

October 15
Baltimore Baltimore,United States + Google Map
Baltimore Running Festival

Want to try your hand at a race, but not sure which one? Try the Baltimore Running Festival, one of the most popular in the nation. The runs help you…

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Lord of Miracles, Señor de los Milagros, Peru

October 18 - October 28
Lima Lima,Peru + Google Map
Lord of Miracles,la procesión del señor de los milagros

A key moment in Peru’s Catholic calendar, the Lord of Miracles, or Señor de los Milagros in Spanish, is a procession that takes place in Lima each October. Hence its…

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Barbados Food and Rum Festival, Bridgetown

October 27 - October 30
Bridgetown, Barbados Bridgetown,Barbados + Google Map
Festivals in October Barbados Food and Rum Festival

One of the delights of spending time in the Caribbean is the chance to sample some excellent rums. The Barbados Food and Rum Festival provides an excellent opportunity to discover…

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November 2022

Day of the Dead Festival, 2021

November 1 - November 2
Mexico City Mexico City,Mexico + Google Map

Many people associate the Day of the Dead Festival with Mexico, but actually it is an equally important part of the culture of Guatemala (on 1 November) and El Salvador,…

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December 2022

La Feria de Cali 2022 (Cali Fair), Colombia

December 25 - December 30
Various locations in Cali Santiago de Cali,Colombia
La Feria de Cali, Colombia

The annual Feria de Cali or Cali Fair in Colombia has grown into one of South America’s most important salsa festivals with fireworks, colourful parades, free music concerts...

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February 2023

Barranquilla Carnival 2022, Colombia

February 18, 2023 - February 21, 2023
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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April 2023

Grape Harvest Festival Chile 2023

April 1, 2023 - April 30, 2023
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 vendiama in…

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Rio Carnival (Rio Carnaval) Rio de Janeiro 2023

April 17, 2023 - April 25, 2023
Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro,Brazil + Google Map
Rio Carnival is postponed

The Rio Carnival Brazil (Rio Carnaval) is the biggest and greatest celebration on Earth. While locals know where to go and what to do; however, as it’s a big Latin…

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June 2023

Inti Raymi, Cusco: Festival of the Sun

June 24, 2023
cusco cusco,Peru + Google Map
Inti Raymi Festivals in June

The Inti Raymi is considered by many to be the most famous festival in Peru and other parts of South America. It celebrates the Inca Festival of the Sun. It…

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Taste of Sonoma 2923 California

June 24, 2023
Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens, 5007 Fulton Road
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$195 – $240

Sonoma County is one of California’s finest wine regions. Noted for the quality of its wines, especially chardonnay and pinot noir, and a 45-minute from San Francisco...

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November 2023

Lollapalooza Chile, (Lolla Chile) 2023

November 17, 2023 - November 19, 2023
O’Higgins Park, Parque O'Higgins, Santiago, G8PR+W2 Santiago, Chile
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Lollapalooza Chile

How about a alternative rock, punk, heavy metal and hip-hop concert at the foot of South America? Lollapalooza Chile would be just what you are looking for...

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