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Top Festivals In The US To Add In Your Travel Bucket List

The United States of America is a leading nation known worldwide for its dominant economic and military power. Every year millions of foreigners visit the U.S. for its beautiful natural wonders, cities, historic landmarks, and a great venue for entertainment. The country's top festivals are the best for relief and leisure. America is the best recreation site celebrating world-famous top festivals.

 

The nation's top festivals include food festivals, film festivals, and culture and heritage festivals. Every festival has a deep history, varied beliefs, and traditions, they give you the great American escapades. In the USA, these top festivals give the best life experience, they bring you closer to the land, and its people. The festivals are a great destination for exhibiting art, music, and popular culture. So, when you visit the USA add these top festivals to your bucket list to relish your tour.

 

TOP FESTIVALS CELEBRATED IN THE USA

 

1. Summer Fest

 

 

Summer Fest, one of the top festivals that is most-visited by both tourists and locals. This festival happens in the month of June-July. Summer Fest was conceived in the 1960s by Henry W. Maier. Summer fest hosts World's Largest Music Festival in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

 

2. Jazz and Heritage Festival

 

 

The festival is regularly celebrated in the month of April-May also known as a Jazz Fest. It hosts world-famous talent shows, this top festival is attended by Almost 3,00,000 people. It is the celebration of New Orleans’ popular culture, heritage, cuisine, and amazing music.

 

3. Burning Man

 

 

Burning Man is an annually celebrated top festival that happens at Black Rock Desert, Nevada. It is a nine-day gathering, held the week before Labor Day weekend. The main event was the Burning of Zozobra, a 50-feet-tall marionette depicting a monster. The burning man is not just a place for music and partying, it is a community, a spiritual place where people gather, get disconnected from everyday living, and form a newly developed society with fresh principles, freedom, and values.

 

Countless events take place more opportunities for reflection, meditation, and self-introspection. The temple at the Burning place is the most serene place, here people mourn the loss of loved ones and leave behind all wrongdoing. You meet a lot of different personalities here and the 7-day journey is a lifetime learning experience.  

 

4. NYC Wine & Food Festival

 

 

Of many food festivals The New York City Wine & Food Festival the famous top festival in the U.S. Four days festival hosted by celebrity chefs from around the world, the best of the best gather to showcase their delicious eats. This often happens in October, supports the No Child Hungry campaign, and the profit money benefits for the Food Bank for New York. You can enjoy eating, drinking, and also contributing to a good cause. The largest and most popular Grand Tasting events, themed-seminars, and culinary demos happen here.

 

5. Coachella Music and Art Festival

 

 

Top festivals for celebrating popular music and arts. Groups and bands perform from all over the world that happens over two weekends. The celebration includes musical artists from all genres be it rock, pop, indie, hip hop, and electronic dance music, and also art installations and sculptures. The arts exhibited are a visual treat for the attendees. This top festival of music and art is the most profitable fest that gathers a huge crowd because of not having a genre preference, everyone is welcomed no matter their musical preference.

 

6. Aloha Festival

 

 

It is an American popular culture festival. The Aloha Festival was started in 1946, this festival is celebrated to preserve the unique Hawaiian tradition and culture. The events include markets, cook-offs, parades, street parties, boat races, and other traditional Hawaiian music, and dance performances. A non-profit organization handles these events and is free for all visitors carried on for six weeks during September and October. 

 

7. San Diego Comic-Con International

 

 

A great festival gathering for comic book fans to meet the comic creators, experts, and each other. In this comic book convention apart from seminars and workshops, the events include western animation, anime, manga, toys, collectible card games, video games, webcomics, and fantasy novels. Many attendees who come here are dressed in a comic character also.

 

8. Mardi Gras

 

 

Among the other top festivals, in many countries, Mardi Gras is being celebrated for thousands of years. In the USA Mardi Gras first made its way in 1699. Mardi Gras means Fat Tuesday, the celebration happens before Ash Wednesday. This festival is celebrated in 

 

-Mobile, Alabama.

-New Orleans, Louisiana. 

-Lake Charles, Louisiana.

-St. Louis, Missouri.

 

The Revelers dress in purple, green, and gold, and a lot of crazy costumes also festival includes parades, parties, music, and other carnival events 

 

9. New York's Village Halloween Parade

 

 

Annually the world's largest Halloween parade takes place at  Greenwich Village Halloween Parade in Manhattan, New York. Spectators arrive at Sixth Ave to enjoy the parade rolls on October 31st. The parade is free of cost.

The Halloween festival takes place for emotional relief, to reform the community, and a healing process. It is done to celebrate life and the artists' talent. 

 

10. RiSE Festival 

 

 

RiSE is a lantern festival staged in the Mojave Desert, outside of Las Vegas. This top festival is a light and music festival to celebrate all your feelings be it hopes, dreams, fears, happiness, or sadness. It is indeed an unforgettable festival experience that culminates in the spectacular release of thousands of lanterns into the clear night sky.

 

11. National Cherry Blossom Festival

 

 

This Top festival happens at the nation's capital Washington DC. The free festival is a celebration of the gift of the cherry trees, and the country's friendship with Japan. The three-week-long festival features several events and activities including parades, concerts, art, and much more. Every year, nearly 1.5 million people arrive to enjoy nature's beauty.

 

12. Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

 

 

A unique celebration out of the top festivals, Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is a hot air balloon festival that takes place in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The best attraction for kids of all ages. In 1972, it was first celebrated as mark 50th birthday celebration for 770 KOB Radio and from that year, in October this festival is annually celebrated.

 

13. Santa Barbara International Film Festival

 

 

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF). This 11-day celebration of cinema is showcased at several historical theaters on the American Rivera in beautiful downtown Santa Barbara. 

 

14. Mobile International Festival

 

 

Mobile International Festival is one of the longest-running Top festivals in the U.S. held in Mobile, Alabama. This festival allows meeting people from over 70 countries, allows the student to experience and learn about different cultures, traditions, and build unity. The participants from around the world highlight the festival with Food, cultural exhibits, and live entertainment. 

 

15. Molokai Ka Hula Piko

 

Another famous traditional culture festival is celebrated in Kaana, Hawaii. Happens during the springtime at the Molokai island where it is believed that the Laka, the goddess of hula created hula. The celebration includes hula demonstrations, cultural lectures, traditional music, and dance, and Hawaiian food.

 

When visiting the USA, book your arrival on the days these top festivals are celebrated it will relish your tour even more. Visiting the places at the festival time makes you feel more connected to the country’s land.

 

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