USA Festivals 2015

If there's anything the United States isn't lacking for, it's festivals. It stands to reason that in a nation the size of this one, that there would be plenty of festivals for plenty of tastes. There are thousands of American festivals, celebrating everything from food, to regional distinctiveness, to the arts, to the written word, to even the borrowed written word, as in public libraries. Festivals in the US are held out in the desert, on farms, near water, indoors, and even underground. American festivals can be and are held year round, though the "prime" festival season tends to be between late spring and mid-autumn. And of course, festivals in the US are as variable in size and temperament as its inhabitants. Some however are bigger and better known than others.

Because of their performers and the audience sizes they attract, music festivals may be among the United State's best known offerings. New Port, Rhode Island, a small town in a tiny state hosts two iconic gatherings, the Newport Folk Festival and the Newport Jazz Festival. Both festivals have been around since the mid 1950's, both are held in late July, and both have given the world legendary performances by Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, and Joan Baez.

Summerfest, the world's largest musical festival, takes place from late July through early August in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A fixture since the late 1960's, it takes place on 75 acres and 11 stages and features more than 800 international acts representing a wide spectrum of music. Bob Dylan, Mary Blige, and Britney Spears are among this festival's many famous performers. The 2014 Summerfest had 900,000 attendees.

Need a break from the music? Then how about taking in America's most famous performing arts festival? Located in Vienna, Virginia the Wolftrap National Park is not technically a festival. But it offers festival seating, draws festival sized crowds, and operates during festival prime time (late May-early September). Wolftrap's big ticket names have included opera diva Beverly Siils and legendary Irish dance troupe Riverdance on their last United States tour.

Since the concept of festivals in general owes a great debt to the ones of the European Middle Ages, let's end this tour with the Texas Renaissance Festival, America's largest Renaissance fair. Held annually in mid to late November in Todd Mission, Texas the festival features performers and artisans on 17 stages. This festival attracts half a million visitors a year, and has been held since the early 1970's.

This is but a tiny sampling of the thousands of festivals held in the US annually. Potential festival goers are limited only by their imaginations and lack of an almanac.


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Month:
Upcoming
Girls Day Out Open House and Craft Show 2015

April 25, 2015

Logan County 4‑H Bldg and Indoor Arena , Oakley, Kansas


DMI's 12th Annual Bug & Bud Festival  2015

April 25, 2015

Downtown MIlford , Milford, Delaware


Grass Valley Home & Garden Show 2015

April 25, 2015

Nevada County Fairgrounds , Grass Valley, California


Kiwanis Craft & Vendor Faire 2015

April 25, 2015

Hanover Township Senior Center , Bartlett, Illinois


Old Fort Pioneer Day 2015

April 25, 2015

Mountain Gateway Museum Grounds , Old Fort, North Carolina


Spring Fling 2015

April 25, 2015

General Coffee State Park , Nicholls, Georgia


Table Rock Lake's Planter's Festival 2015

April 25, 2015

Valley View Driving Range , Reeds Spring, Missouri


Pre Mothers Day Shopping Event 2015

April 25, 2015

Hyatt Deerfield , Deerfield, Illinois


Art In The Park 2015

April 25, 2015

Steelville Community park , Steelville, Missouri


Antique Tractor Pull 2015

April 25, 2015

Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds , Crownsville, Maryland


Grove Home & Garden Show 2015

April 25, 2015

Racine County Fairgrounds , Union Grove, Wisconsin


Country Flea Market 2015

April 25, 2015

Bates Nut Farm , Valley Center, California


Iowa Lincoln Highway Crafter and Vendors Spring 2015

April 25, 2015

Gates Memorial Hall , Neveda, Iowa


Renaissance Jamboree 2015

April 25, 2015

Main Street , Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania


Maifest 2015

April 25, 2015

German American Society of Central FL , Casselberry, Florida


Farm, Garden and Home Show 2015

April 25, 2015

Hidden Acres Farm , Russellville, Arkansas


Prescott Home & Sports Expo 2015

April 25, 2015

Yavapai College , Prescott, Arizona


Spring Car Show! 2015

April 25, 2015

Department Of Labor , Wethersfield, Connecticut


Nisqually Valley Home, Garden & Trade 2015

April 25, 2015

Yelm High School , Yelm, Washington


Walnut Grove Festival 2015

April 25, 2015

Rinker Amphitheater , Eureka, Illinois


FMGA Plant Show and Sale 2015

April 25, 2015

County Annex , Fayetteville, Georgia


Art Affaire on the Square 2015

April 25, 2015

Vernon Street Town Square , Roseville, California


Encinitas Street Fair 2015

April 25, 2015

Coast Highway 101 , Encinitas, California


Bentonville Farmers Market 2015

April 25, 2015

Bentonville Square , Bentonville, Arkansas


Everything Equine & Canine 2015

April 25, 2015

Robert E. Miller Expo Centre , Essex Junction, Vermont


Downtown Glenside Arts Festival 2015

April 25, 2015

Downtown Glenside , Glenside, Pennsylvania


Blues Day and Crafts Celebration 2015

April 25, 2015

The Flower Fields , Carlsbad, California


Indian Food and Cultural Festival lasvegas 2015

April 25, 2015

http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/depts/parks/Pages/amphitheater.aspx, Las Vegas, Nevada


Yellow Springs Art Show 2015

April 25, 2015

Lincoln Building , Chester Springs, Pennsylvania


Landrum's Homestead Pinefest Celebration 2015

April 25, 2015

Landrum's Homestead , Laurel, Mississippi


Twin Rivers Festival 2015

April 25, 2015

City Park , Fulton, Arkansas


Dixie Line Days 2015

April 25, 2015

Walking Horse Hotel , Wartrace, Tennessee


Riverbank Art Fair 2015

April 25, 2015

Iowa Memorial Union , Iowa City, Iowa


Wheatridge Kite Festival 2015

April 25, 2015

Anderson Park 44th & Field St., Wheatridge, Colorado


The Grrrl Front 2015

April 25, 2015

Tonic Lounge, Portland, Oregon


Kimberly High School Art & Craft Fair 2015

April 25, 2015

Kimberly High School , Kimberly, Wisconsin


Saint Louis Earth Day Festival 2015

April 25, 2015

Forest Park, Muny Grounds , Saint Louis, Missouri


Andover Community Center Spring Craft and Gift Show 2015

April 25, 2015

Andover Community Center , Andover, Minnesota


TAMPA CARIBBEAN FESTIVAL, CARNIVAL 2015

April 25, 2015

FLORIDA STATE FAIR GROUNDS, TAMPA, Florida


Spring Artistry in Wood Show 2015

April 25, 2015

Cantigny Park , Wheaton, Illinois


North Shore Unitarian Church Art Fair 2015

April 25, 2015

North Shore Unitarian Church , Deerfield, Illinois


Mind, Body, Spirit Spring Celebration 2015

April 25, 2015

Ashworth by the Sea , Hampton, New Hampshire


Spring Gathering at Kirksville Arts/crafts/vendor Fair 2015

April 25, 2015

Kirksville Community Center , Richmond, Kentucky


Texoma Earth Day Festival 2015

April 25, 2015

Sherman Municipal Grounds , Sherman, Texas


Art City Austin 2015

April 25, 2015

2nd Street District , Austin, Texas


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