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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.

Carnivals

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 2020

Broadway Week 2020, New York, USA

January 21 - February 9
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, 2020

January 23 - February 2
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 2020

Tapati Rapa Nui (Easter Island) 2020, Chile

February 1 - February 15
Easter Island Chile
Tapa

How about a festival on one of the most remote islands in the world? Easter Island’s Tapati is a celebration in a place that is fascinating to explore between events.…

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Quebec Winter Carnival 2020

February 7 - February 16
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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Valentine’s Day 2020 Around the World

February 14
Various
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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Rio Carnival, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2020

February 21 - February 29
Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro,Brazil + Google Map
Rio Carnival

Rio Carnival in 2019 begins on 1 March in the afternoon and ends on 6 March when the last reveller flops to the floor. Locals know where to go and what to do; however, as...

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Barranquilla Carnival 2020, Colombia

February 22 - February 25
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 food and the South American country’s…

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Trinidad Carnival, Port of Spain 2020

February 24 - February 25
Port of Spain Port of Spain,Trinidad and Tobago + Google Map
trinidad carnival carnivals 2019

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. Officially, the Trinidad Carnival begins on…

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New Orleans Mardi Gras 2020

February 25
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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March 2020

Frozen Dead Guy Days, Colorado, USA

March 13 - March 15
Guercio Park Town Square parking lot, and 1st Street Nederland,COUnited States + Google Map

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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National Cherry Blossom Festival, Washington DC

March 20 - April 12
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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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Ultra Music Festival Miami, USA, 2020

March 20 - March 22
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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Panama Carnival (Panama Carnaval), 2020

March 21 - March 26
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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Lollapalooza Chile, (Lolla Chile) 2020

March 27 - March 29
O’Higgins Park, Parque O'Higgins, Santiago, G8PR+W2 Santiago, Chile
Santiago,Santiago8700000Chile
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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. Lollapalooza Lineup Headliners…

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April 2020

Fiesta de la Vendimia Chile 2020

April 1 - April 30
Various
fiesta de la vendimia chile

The vendimia is a generic word for harvests, though it usually refers to Chile’s wine harvest. Arguably, the centre of the fiesta de la vendimia Chile is the Maipo Valley,…

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Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, 2020

April 10 - April 19
Empire Polo Field, Empire Polo Field
Indio,CAUnited States
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Coachella Valley Music and arts Festival 2016_ChrisMiller

Held in Palm Springs, USA, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is a fusion of art and music that includes global headliners, such as Childish Gambino, Ariana Grande...

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The Pride of the Americas, Florida, USA, 2020

April 21 - April 26
Fort Lauderdale Greater Fort Lauderdale,FLUnited States + Google Map
Pride of the Americas

With many beach events, music and a parade, the Pride of the Americas will be turning Fort Lauderdale into one big party. But that’s not all. The festival will also…

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May 2020

Romerias de Mayo, Holguin, Cuba, 2020

May 3 - May 8
Holguin Holguin,Cuba + Google Map
Romerias de Mayo

A traditional religious parade Romerias de Mayo has added modern touches, with more than 45 artists from Mexico, Canada, France and, of course, Cuba. Six days of colourful parades and…

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June 2020

The Dancing Devils of Yare, Venezuela

June 11
Yare MirandaVenezuela + Google Map
Dancing Devils of Yare

One of the most spectacular and colourful festivals in Venezuela, the Dancing Devils of Yare dates back to 1749, and in 2020 it will be held on 11 June. Every…

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Kutztown Folk Festival 2020, Pennsylvania, USA

June 27 - July 5
Kutztown Fairgrounds, 450 Wentz St.
Kutztown,PA19530United States
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$5 – $14
Hex sign, Pennsylvania, USA

Billed as America’s oldest folklife festival and hailed as one of the country’s top celebrations, the Kutztown Folk Festival is a veritable journey back into time with plain, good old-fashioned…

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