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
Southaven Springfest 2015

April 21, 2015

Snowden Grove Park , Southaven, Mississippi


A Night In Old San Antonio 2015

April 21, 2015

La Villita , San Antonio, Texas


The Rock 108 Birthday Bash 2015

April 21, 2015

Taylor County Expo Center, Abilene, Texas


Embassy Fair 2015

April 21, 2015

Kish park , Lewistown, Pennsylvania


Laughlin River Run 2015

April 22, 2015

Various Locations , Laughlin, Nevada


Ladies Night Out  2015

April 22, 2015

The Loaded Buffalo, Mundelein, Illinois


Festival International de Louisiane 2015

April 22, 2015

Downtown Lafayette , Lafayette, Louisiana


Middle of the Map Fest 2015

April 22, 2015

Westport Coffeehouse, Kansas City, Missouri


Vinton Dogwood Festival 2015

April 22, 2015

Downtown , Vinton, Virginia


Women in Comedy Festival 2015

April 22, 2015

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, Boston, Massachusetts


Polk County Ramp Tramp 2015

April 22, 2015

Polk County 4‑H Camp , Reliance, Tennessee


NYDM Milwaukee Spring Bash 2015

April 23, 2015

The Metal Grill, Cudahy, Wisconsin


Arkansas Dulcimer Jamboree 2015

April 23, 2015

Ozark Folk Center State Park , Mountain View, Arkansas


Texas Bar 2015

April 23, 2015

Conn Park Complex , Vidor, Texas


Reno Jazz Festival 2015

April 23, 2015

University of Nevada , Reno, Nevada


Country Bluegrass Show 2015

April 23, 2015

Lincoln County Fairgrounds , North Platte, Nebraska


Julien Dubuque International Film Festival 2015

April 23, 2015

Downtown Dubuque, Iowa, Dubuque, Iowa


Antique and Collectors Extravaganza 2015

April 23, 2015

Renningers Antique & Farmers Market , Kutztown, Pennsylvania


LAUNCH Music Conference and Festival 2015

April 23, 2015

Various Locations , Lancaster, Pennsylvania


Oak Mountain Spring State Fair 2015

April 23, 2015

Oak Mountain Amphitheatre , Pelham, Alabama


Magazine Best of Bergen Party 2015

April 23, 2015

Hilton Woodcliff Lake , Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey


Willow Oak Bluegrass Music Festival 2015

April 23, 2015

Willow Oak Music Park , Roxboro, North Carolina


Jewelry, Fashion & Accessories Show 2015

April 23, 2015

Donald E Stephens Convention Center , Rosemont, Illinois


Geauga County Maple Festival 2015

April 23, 2015

Downtown , Chardon, Ohio


(201) Magazine Best of Bergen Party 2015

April 23, 2015

Hilton Woodcliff Lake , Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey


MerleFest 2015

April 23, 2015

Wilkes Community College, Wilkesboro, North Carolina


Maple Syrup Festival 2015

April 23, 2015

Shepherd, Michigan, Colchester, Illinois


lafayette music festival 2015

April 23, 2015

lafayette music festival, lafayette, Louisiana


Colonial Hill Family Fiesta 2015

April 23, 2015

Colonial Hill United Methodist Church , San Antonio, Texas


Wildflower Trails of Texas 2015

April 23, 2015

Spring Park , Hughes Springs, Texas


Gathering of Nations Powwow 2015

April 23, 2015

University of New Mexico Football Field , Albuquerque, New Mexico


Northwest Cherry Festival 2015

April 23, 2015

Downtown , The Dalles, Oregon


Herb Festival 2015

April 23, 2015

First Presbyterian Church , Burlington, North Carolina


Smithsonian Craft Show 2015

April 23, 2015

National Building Museum , Washington, District of Columbia


Spring Fest 2k15 ft 2 Chainz and ILoveMakonnen Live 2015

April 23, 2015

Memorial Hall (Delaware County Fairgrounds), Muncie, Indiana


Odin Craft Mill Spring Boutique 2015

April 23, 2015

Odin Craft Mill , Odin, Minnesota


Taste of Home 2015

April 23, 2015

Zem Zem Shriner Banquet & Conference Center , Erie, Pennsylvania


Nineteenth Bikefest 2015

April 23, 2015

Downtown , Leesburg, Florida


Spring Arts & Crafts Fair 2015

April 24, 2015

Blue Ridge Baptist Church , Independence, Missouri


Southern Oregon Spring Home Show 2015

April 24, 2015

Jackson County Expo Park , Central Point, Oregon


Country Chicks Antique & Craft Show 2015

April 24, 2015

SW Wa Fairgrounds , Chehalis, Washington


Florida Sheep, Wool and Herding Dog Festival 2015

April 24, 2015

Greater Ocala Dog Club , Ocala, Florida


Astoria 2015

April 24, 2015

Clatsop County Fairgrounds , Astoria, Oregon


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