The Portland Rose Festival, for more than a hundred years, begins the summer with Memorial Weekend festivities. The celebration lasts about two weeks and includes fireworks, all-floral and light parades, a city fair, boat races, a half marathon, live music, fleet week, and ends with the Rose Cup Races. Children enjoy the Junior Rose Festival with its own parade and a royal court. The Rose Festival Court is made up of high school girls as part of a scholarship program.
For many people, summer is not measured by the equinox or by a calendar, but rather when the Portland Rose Festival announces its opening day. Not only is this world award-winning festival the perfect destination for the whole family, but the numerous events are exciting and will help to kick start your summer.
Some of the most prominent events that happen at the Portland Rose Festival are the seemingly never-ending parades. While many feature a single theme throughout the entire parade, others allow each float to be as creative as possible. You can be sure that with parades, sports, singing, dancing, and food available throughout the entire festival there is fun around every corner.
The annual rock festival, known as Rocklahoma, is back for another rockin' year! The rock festival takes place in Pryor, Oklahoma over several days. The festival is an outdoor, all-ages event. The show is divided into four main stages, with the biggest names in rock taking over. Concert-goers are encouraged to camp out on the grounds and stay close to the action.
The annual rock fest has hosted some of the biggest rock bands in the world. Bands like Deftones, Seether, Five Finger Death Punch, Staind, and Kid Rock played at the 2014 festival. This year concert-goers can look forward to seeing Godsmack, Tesla, Linkin Park, Candlebox, Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts, Breaking Benjamin, and Papa Roach just to name a few.
Concert-goers will be able to camp right on the same grounds as the stages, giving them easy access to all the shows. General admission weekend camping includes restrooms, a shower facility, garbage services, a general store, and 24-hour security. The VIP weekend camping includes the same as the general plus a site closer to the stage with VIP access. All camp gear or vehicles must fit on a 20’x 40’ lot. There are several hotels near the concert site if camping is not appealing or the campgrounds are full.
Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, noted in 2008 as the country's best by Rolling Stone magazine, is an iconic annual event in Manchester, Tennessee that features four days of assorted styles of music, art, camping, comedy and much more. This year's event, which will be the 14th annual festival, is scheduled from June 11th to June 14th, 2015 and will have performers of rock, hip hop, jazz, bluegrass and so much more.
This year's adventure will host 85,000 or more campers on 700 acres of beautiful Tennessee land. There will be plenty of music, art, positivity, comedians and other activities to keep everyone moving and grooving in this great, environmentally friendly atmosphere. It prides itself on be totally self-sustaining and definitely over the top.
With more than 10 stages on "the farm", the festival will have performances from artists such as Billy Joel, Kendrick Lamar, Tears for Fears, Earth, Wind and Fire and countless others. Campers can visit What Stage, which is the name lovingly given to the main stage, or the Which Stage along with many others.
The view is amazing, the festival is life changing and attendance is growing each year. 2015 brings great food, craft beers, performers of all types and an all-around great time for all who attend.
The Pitchfork Music Festival is an annual summer music event put together by Pitchfork Media and held in Union Park in Chicago, Illinois. The festival normally occurs during the month of July, over three days-Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Attendees have the option of purchasing single-day tickets or a single 3-day pass for the whole weekend. The festival seeks to focus primarily on bands and artists from genres including electronic, hip-hop, dance, rap, and alternative rock. Sometimes though, the festival has put a twist on the music and incorporated hardcore punk, experimental rock and even jazz into their lineups.
Attendees of the festival can enjoy a variety of foods and beverages, along with art and posters from local, regional and national vendors. A record is also a part of the event which is put together and managed by a local radio station.
This year, the 2015 festival will be held on July 17-19 with Wilco, Sleater-Kinney, and Chance the Rapper headlining. The lineup will also include the following artists during the three days: Steve Gunn, Ryley Walker, and Vince Staples on Friday; Ariel Pink, Jimmy Whispers, and ASAP Ferg on Saturday, and concluding with artists such as Mourn, Courtney Barnett, and Jamie xx on Sunday.
TomorrowWorld is an unforgettable venue based on Belgium's Tomorrowland. Hidden deep in the forest of Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia, the landscape is breathtaking full of lush green foliage. As a result, their annual festival is a perfect mix of nature and creative fun.
Visitors experience the best of outdoor living from luxury tepees to serene trails. And then - there's the music! This event promotes DJs from all over the world who play tunes from varying genres. To add to their performances, stage concepts are colorful and interactive; they represent engaging themes drawn from different cultures. Attend the festival of TomorrowWorld and enjoy a one-of-a-kind getaway that soothes your soul.
One of the most visceral experiences available to human beings is that of being at a live music festival. The Firefly Music Festival brings together individuals from all different walks of life to enjoy an unforgettable experience. Not only is great music on the menu at this year’s Firefly, but also an unbelievable venue that has been four years in the making.
This year’s festival in Delaware has the making of one of the greatest experiences a music fan can have. Headlining the show will be Paul McCartney. The former Beatle is arguable the greatest recording musician in history, and will be leading an incredible lineup of artists. This lineup includes Kings of Leon, the Killers, Modest Moues, Snoop Dogg, Hozier and many more.
This year will undoubtedly be the best year in Firefly Festival history. The lineup is out and passes are now available for purchase. This year the Woodlands, the venue where Firefly Festival will be held, is going to be forever changed as the unprecedented level of talent performs on the six stages.
This festival has all the makings of a legendary music experience for music lovers of all ages. Music is one of the most tangible links to memory and this year’s Firefly Festival promises to make those memories some of the best.
The original idea for the Austin City Limits Music Festival traces back to the popular PBS music program "Austin City Limits." The ACL Music Festival has grown into a major event held each year in early autumn Festival activities take place over two successive three day weekends.
The entertainment isn't limited to country music. You can enjoy artists performing songs from most popular genres, including rock, folk, R&B and hip hop. When you aren't listening to the music, you can browse the Art Market or grab a bite to eat at Austin Eats, which features food from top Austin restaurants. The ACL Music Festival is family-friendly, and there is a special area for youngsters known as Austin Kiddie Limits.
Fiesta San Antonio is an event that began in 1891 by a group of women who wanted to honor heroes from the battles of the Alamo and San Jacinto. Over the years, the original purpose has expanded turning it into a multi-faceted festival that promotes diversity while earning funds for local non-profit organizations.
Visitors of Fiesta San Antonio can expect to see colorful parades, hear live music and eat ethnic food. They also may rub rub elbows with local celebrities and engage in walk-a-thons for their favorite charities. Best of all: the entire family can attend this extravaganza. The offerings are excellent for people of all ages. So, there's no limit on fun.
Named one of the Top 20 Events in the USA, Macon's International Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates the city's 300,000-plus Yoshino Cherry Trees with lively events, activities, concerts and performances. For 10 days each March, the Cherry Blossom Capital of the World welcomes 300,000 local and international visitors to experiences its endless canopy of pink blossoms.
Festivities kick off with a colorful parade and continue with other signature activities like the Blossom Ball, Beers & Brats Biergarten and Mulberry Street Arts & Crafts Festival. While the pink blossoms take center stage, food plays a big role in the celebration. Visitors can enjoy edible delights at the Pink Pancake Breakfast, gourmet Food Truck Frenzy and International & Fair Food exposition.
Certainly one of the most electrifying music jubilees in the world, the Isle of Wight Festival is the must see musical experience of the year. This season, the festival is full of even more great music and thrilling entertainment.
Originally started in 1968, this festival started as a go-to for fans of rock music from all corners of the world. Now, 47 years later, the festival continues to rock with a hot batch of musical acts that are destined to make this year's festivities go down in history. Rock fans will be thrilled to see headliners such as The Black Keys, Prodigy and Billy Idol. If rock music is not your thing, you can still sit back, relax, and enjoy the sounds of Kool & the Gang, Pharrell Williams and Jessie Ware.
Music is only the start of the amazing entertainment planned for this year's festival. Attendees can also enjoy quizzes, cabaret, comedy shows, and even mind-blowing poetry slam sessions.
Visitors from out of town can stay in comfort in one of the many lodging options in the area. Whether it be a royal hotel or a simple union cottage, there are great accommodations for every taste and price range. If you are looking to rock out, meet new people, and be generally entertained, you must check out this festival.
The Latitude Festival has introduced festival-goers to the hottest and latest artists in such diverse fields as theater, poetry, cabaret, comedy, literature and film. The festival has three major music venues: Obelisk Arena, BBC Radio Music Stage and iArena. The Obelisk Arena sits on top of the hill overlooking the entire Festival, while the iArena rests under trees. Everybody is therefore sure to find something they enjoy. There will also be scores of comedians performing. Special guest performers include George the Poet, Chilly Gonzales & Kaiser Quartet, Doctor John Cooper Clarke and Simon Armitage.
A new addition to the Festival is Solas, which means "light" in Irish. In contrast to many of the performances that pump people up, Solas seeks to calm people down and make them feel at peace. It has art and light installations. Festival-goers visiting the Solas zone can enjoy massages, seaweed baths and hot tubs.
This festival also offers a wide range of accommodations, from basic campsites to area hotels. The campsites are divided into zones, and each zone has its own facilities including toilets, fire towers and water points. Other facilities like showers, ATMs, lockers, first aid and shops will be found in the Village near the main entrance.
T in the Park is a Scottish music festival that has survived for just over two decades. The T of the event's name is in recognition of Tennent's Lager, brewed by Wellpark Brewery whom is the venue's founding contributor.
In addition to being enjoying a wide range of musical performances, so many that the venue's original duration of two days necessitated an expansion to three; attendees can also partake of a special batch of Tennent's Lager brewed one and a half days prior to the event's opening festivities. As of the venue's latest move, visitors to this impressive rock festival can also explore the hallways and chambers of Strathallan Castle.
The Reading Festival has been going strong now for over a quarter of a century. Started in 1989, the festival had humble beginnings starting with one stage, a few popular musical acts, and a three day weekend. Now the festival has become one of the most popular in the United Kingdom, boasting five different stages showcasing popular artists from the U.K. and the United States in the rock, alternative, and rap genres. Some past headliners for this event include Paramore, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Eminem, Muse, Metallica, Slipknot, and many more legendary music acts.
Fans can enjoy a thrilling three day weekend listening to their favorite bands while they camp out . The festival also offers a movie tent for late night entertainment and a Funfair in addition to the music festival. You can enjoy delicious meals from our variety of vendors that we offer. Festival goers can pitch tents in the expansive camping area as they wait for their favorite bands to come on stage. If you do not have your own tent the Leeds campground offers many luxury camping options for you to enjoy. Our camping site also has spaces available for campers and caravans should you desire a more comfortable camping experience. Come and enjoy the acts and atmosphere of one the U.K.'s most beloved music festivals.
BoomTown is considered to be one of the wildest independent festivals in the world. Established in 2009, the fair takes place every summer, offering entertainment for visitors of all ages. Additionally, it conducts arts and crafts workshops for children.
Tracing its origin to its "underground" roots, Boomtown offers every type of music, from folk and jazz to disco and punk. The performances take place at more than 20 venues that can serve thousands of visitors at one time. Showing its commitment to others, BoomTown regularly provides funds for a variety of charities. Through entertainment and charity, BoomTown is dedicated to improving the world in which we live.
The combination of fantastic music, amazing food, and a lovely atmosphere come together to give you the Wilderness Festival in Oxfordshire, UK. This celebrated festival features award-winning performances from Bjork, Hercules & Love Affair, and of course The Wilderness Orchestra. Set against the backdrop of the quiet English countryside, these artists amaze and inspire.
More than live music performances, The Oxfordshire Wilderness Festival also offers a serene environment for camping and enjoying the serene backdrop of the Oxfordshire countryside. From family friendly music guests to stunning physical feats presented in a Cirque style, the Wilderness Festival offers events and exhibitions for festival attendees of all ages.
Exciting News! The 19th Hurricane Festival will take place in Eichenring, Scheeßel, Germany in 2015. One of the last real rock festivals in the world, this festival is the place to let your hair down and rock out all day and night long. Camping sites are available (and recommended) at the festival site and add to the feeling that you get when attending a festival of this nature. You won’t want to leave for the whole weekend.
This year, you can expect to see bands like Placebo and Florence + The Machine, as well as hundreds of local German bands. Of Monsters and Men will be there, and so will Death Cab For Cutie. On the electronic music stage, Deadmou5 will perform – raising the bar for an emotionally charged music experience.
Brought to you by Beck’s beer (so you know there will be great beer), the festival features great refreshments and meal tents. Water is available for free at many of the festival’s water stations. It is important to bring you necessary items for the weekend, but if you happen to forget your toothbrush, there is a market onsite that sells most toiletry items. If camping is not your thing, the Hurricane Resort is located nearby the festival, and package deals are available for entry to the festival and lodging at the resort.
Do you call yourself a rock fan? If so, you need to pack your bags and head out to Germany where you can experience the Rock am Ring Festival. Known as one of the best pure rock festivals in all of Europe, every single act you see and experience is going to be at the top of their game. All you need to do is look up and down the lineup to know this is where you need to call home starting at on 4 June and ending on 7 June.
There are dozens of exceptional acts you need to take in when visiting the Rock am Rign. Some of the acts include Bad Religion, Broilers, Code Orange, Fences, Marilyn Manson, Hozier, In Flames, Foo Fighters, Lamb of God, Pop Evil, Slaves, Slipknot, The Prodigy, Three Days Grace, Trailerpark, Yellowcard, While She Sleeps and Zebrahead.
This is just a small listing of the several dozen different rock bands who are going to take the stage in Germany. The camping based festival is all about making sure you are able to stay on site and enjoy every single minute of it. There are two main stages, a variety of camping options, places where you can eat and also a VIP section that places you closer to all of the live events.
Europe is known for having some of the most incredible music festivals in the world. There is nothing quite like the experience of attending a music festival in Europe, specifically in Lodz, Poland. You will hear some heavy metal, progressive metal, alternative, rock, indie and even some DJs.
The festival stays true to its name and truly impacts you through the experience you have while you attend the festival. You will spend your day meeting beautiful people, grooving to some incredible live music, seeing an assortment of funky costumes and clothing, freeing your mind and spirit and dancing the night away with a bunch of other people!
The festival is one giant dance party full of good vibes, good people and rock-n-roll. Even if you aren't usually the one to get up and groove at the party, Impact Festival will surely get you on your feet and moving to the music!
You will be staying in the third-largest city in Poland, and a beautiful city at that. The architecture is mind-blowing, the city art is phenomenal and the streets are filled with people enjoying the beautiful outdoors. Atlas Arena is a beautiful dome-spaced building which really opens the space, for more room to dance of course!
Tomorrowland has been the festival to look forward to every year since its conception. This year is no exception! To the contrary, this year Tomorrowland Festival should be the biggest, most active and most exciting so far.
Tomorrowland is an electronic music festival in Belgium, Europe, featuring the world’s most sought after DJs and producers. Other festivals will not compare to the quality of music, atmosphere and community that will resonate through the event! This is where the most talented artists come to make you have the time of your life! Names such as Avicii, David Guetta and Tiesto are just the tip of the iceberg. This festival is known to be the highlight of the music scene. Outrageously exciting, exhilarating and entrancing decorations accompany the performances of our world's greatest electronic music stars.
Beyond the music, there is much to be excited for. Camping on the ground for a weekend can provide you with the most astoundingly unique experiences of your life! Make new acquaintances and form meaningful and lasting friendships. There is no better way to bond than over the sweaty ecstasy of raving followed by intimate socializing on the camp grounds.
With some of the biggest names in music, the Roskilde Festival in Denmark is again gearing up to bring fans an experience of a lifetime. Concert-goers can check out the likes of Paul McCartney, Muse, Pharrell, Florence and the Machine, and so many more.
Besides rock, indie, electronic, and pop music, fans will also be treated to comedy, cabaret, poetry, a carnival, and much more at this week-long festival. At least 190 acts will perform. Every day the festival will be filled with excitement, music and entertainment. It's only 30 minutes from Copenhagen and getting there is easy.
This unforgettable festival has something for everyone and will draw as many as 130,000 fans this summer. With seven stages and separate themed events, you'll want to check out everything that's offered. The event is strictly non-profit and Winner of the 2014 Green Operations Award with 27.5 tons of food going to feed the homeless. And since all proceeds go to charity, this is a good time you can feel good about.
Shops, food, showers, grills and campsites are all close by. You can even rent a bike to get around the festival quickly. A great time is definitely had by all who attend and it's a memory that will last a lifetime.