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.

Festival Types:
  Music Festivals
  Art/Craft Festivals
  State/County Fair

Ninth Best of the Best Music Fest 2015

May 24, 2015

Bayfront Park , Miami, Florida

River City Rockfest 2015

May 24, 2015

AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas

Mulhall Day 2015

May 24, 2015

The town of Mulhall, OK , Mulhall, Oklahoma

McCaslin Lioness Faire 2015

May 24, 2015

Lakewood Activity Grounds , Lakewood, Wisconsin

Williamston Farmers' Market 2015

May 24, 2015

McCormick Park , Williamston, Michigan

National Small Print Show 2015

May 24, 2015

Creede Repertory Theatre , Creede, Colorado

Spring Fest 2015

May 24, 2015

Downtown , Newburyport, Massachusetts

Vista Strawberry Festival & 10k Run 2015

May 24, 2015

Downtown Main Street , Vista, California

Seaport Craft Show 2015

May 24, 2015

Huddy Park , Highlands, New Jersey

San Diego Jazz Festival 2015

May 24, 2015

La Costa Resort , Carlsbad, California

Old Main Street Spring Antique Show 2015

May 24, 2015

Historic Business District , Waynesville, Ohio

Bush Park Car & RV & Craft Show 2015

May 24, 2015

Bush Park Camping Resort , Wake, Virginia

Bayou Country Superfest 2015

May 24, 2015

Tiger Stadium - Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Livable West Side Festival 2015

May 24, 2015

72nd‑86th Streets, Broadway , New York City, New York

Texas Hill Country Wine and Brew Festival 2015

May 24, 2015

Around the Lake at Comanche Trace, Kerrville, Texas

Crafts & Antiques at Memorial Day 2015

May 24, 2015

Cape May Convention Hall , Cape May, New Jersey

Santa Paula Chili Cook off and Festival 2015

May 24, 2015

Limoneria Field, 18249 E. Telegraph Rd., Santa Paula, California

Healing Waters and Arts Festival 2015

May 24, 2015

Old Highway 90 in Downtown Jacumba Hot Springs, Jacumba Hot Springs, California

Sowebo Arts and Music Festival 2015

May 24, 2015

Hollins Market , Baltimore, Maryland

Memorial Weekend Parade 2015

May 24, 2015

Highway 101, Reedsport, Oregon

Gaspee Days Celebration 2015

May 24, 2015

Pawtuxet Village , Warwick, Rhode Island

BOMC Arts & Craft Show 2015

May 24, 2015

Benedictine University , Lisle, Illinois

LV Craft Shows Craft & Gift Show 2015

May 24, 2015

Silverton/Veil Pavilion , Las Vegas, Nevada

Smoke'n Blues Jazz and Food Festival 2015

May 24, 2015

Red Tail Lodge Great Lawn , Vernon, New Jersey

Kids Ultimate Fitness Challenge 2015

May 24, 2015

Centennial Park , Nashville, Tennessee

RayLen's Backyard BBQ 2015

May 24, 2015

RayLen Vineyards & Winery, Mocksville, North Carolina

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