With a country the size and scope of the USA, it’s impossible to single out the best of the fests, with a massive range of events and attractions happening across the country every single day, including a load of events dedicated to film, music, food, drink and more.
One of the best among the offerings of belt-defying bellyfuls of foody fun is New York City Wine and Food Festival, which takes place in the culinary epicentre of the states. The events hosts over 500 celebrity chefs, who deliver the best of their food, alongside more than 100 events and plenty of samples, tastings and special dinners, with cuisines and delicacies from all around the world. Other lip-smacking festivals include Boston Seafood Festival, Seattle Street Food Festival and Great American Foodie Fest, but that’s only the tip of the tasty iceberg.
Top music festivals in the states include world-famous classics like SXSW, Coachella, Pitchfork and Lollapalooza, alongside more niche and unique offerings like Burning Man and Afropunk. Some of these offer camping and caravanning, while others are in the heart of cities and promote a more cosmopolitan vibe. The states also offer genre-specific festivals dedicated to jazz, blues, pop, bluegrass, South American music and a whole lot more. Whatever vibe, tunes and style you like, you’ll find a music festival that has it!
The USA also hosts many film festivals for celluloid devotees, with significant and influential events such as Sundance Film Festival, Los Angeles Film Festival, New York Film Festival, IFF Boston and more. Many of these festivals offer the biggest blockbusters and the top awards-magnets, while others seek to promote and screen the best of independent, unusual and controversial cinema. You can find foreign stuff, shorts, documentaries, premieres, big-screen classics, cult screenings and more.
You’ll also find many strange and unusual festivals in the states, with events such as the Roadkill Cook Off, Ocean City’s Weird Week, the National Hollerin’ Contest, Eeyore’s Birthday Party, Wayne Chicken Show and the Underwater Music Festival. They’re all pretty weird and wacky, but they offer plenty of unusual and entertaining fun.
Throughout the states, you can also find rodeos, state fairs, children’s festivals, flower shows, cultural events and festivals to celebrate history, heritage and diversity along with whole lot more. It’s impossible to surmise and even harder to imagine… so get yourself there and do it all for yourself!