What Festivals in US are celebrated with fun and gaiety?

Each country has a culture to talk about. They have history that the current generation has to know about to understand where they came from. The festivals that a country celebrates also speak volumes about it.

The US has its set of favorite festivals. The basic idea behind organizing festivals or celebrating them is to have some fun and good time. On other days everyone is busy following their schedule and they have no time to spend with family doing things that makes them forget stress.

Festivals bring together families who live in separate homes. Like during Christmas everyone from a household gets together with the elders and the younger ones to celebrate. The family also eats together during Thanksgiving.

There is a list of festivals that America celebrates but not every city celebrates all the festivals. Some are region-specific. Here’s a list that you may find handy.

It is now up to you to find out which one of these you can attend. Some of them may make more sense to you depending on your personal interest and liking. Some are interested in music. There are those who are willing to walk the extra mile for anything that has to do with food. If you are interested in festivals that are not inherently American but are celebrated by those who have moved to the US and made it their home, you are most welcome since you are likely to find one that is celebrated by your people back home.

If you can’t find yours, perhaps we have missed out. Since they are so many, you will have plenty of options. The only thing about this list is that these aren’t the regular ones that America celebrates. Fourth of July isn’t a festival but people take time out to celebrate their independence. They go out with families to enjoy the fireworks. When talking of families celebrating festivals, we want to mention that each family may have a ritual that they follow.

See if you can find your favorite in this list – Art Basel Miami Beach, Bratwurst Days, Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival, California Wine Festival, Cheesemonger Invitational, Cheyenne Frontier Days, Coachella, Comic-Con International, Coney Island Mermaid Parade, Daytona Bike Week, Electric Daisy Carnival: Las Vegas, Extreme Beer Fest, Harvest on the Harbor, Great Taste of the Midwest, German Village Oktoberfest, Lebowski Fest, Maine Lobster Festival, Manhattan Cocktail Classic, Mardi Gras, Memphis in May BBQ Fest, Miramar Air Show, Moogfest, National Buffalo Wing Festival, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, New York International Fringe Festival, Newport Folk Festival, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Outside Lands, Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance, Pennsylvania Farm Show, Penny Arcade Expo, Philadelphia Folk Festival, Race of Gentlemen, San Francisco Pride, Sasquatch, Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Summerfest, Sundance, Treasure Island, Tales of the Cocktail, Taste of Chicago, Texas Renaissance Festival, The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, The Armory Show, Tribeca Film Festival, Ultra Music Festival and Winter Music Conference, Wellfleet Oysterfest, Wildflower Triathlon Festival and many more.






Travelling through the mesmerizing landscapes and cities of the USA is mostly about a dream – a dream of murmuring the fascinating place names and finding the route to make that dream come true. Once you make a choice for American road trip, you can discover that America that you have never seen – exploring the iconic American highways, paddling down a river, living in some unknown places, testing your adaptability, moving on in spite of anxiety and exhaustion…the list is quite lengthy. How could you resist yourself from a dreamy American road trip? Of course, sometimes things may go bump on the roads, but with proper planning and forethought, you can make an American road trip a lot smoother.

Items You Must Carry

  • US road atlas
  • GPS navigation system
  • Cell phone
  • Auto fluids and tools
  • Cooler
  • First-aid kits
  • Snacks

Step 1

First, choose a destination. Usually, a cross-country road trip may take one week. But unless you plan for a road trip of ten to 14 days, you will have to spend most of the time driving your car. Therefore, you need to set a proper balance how much time you will like spend on the road with how long you will stay in one or more places. A major part of fun in a road trip involves with driving on the highway and exploring the unknown cities and towns. You can also choose some unusual and off-beat attractions of the USA to be covered by your road trip. Once you finalize the destination, you should create its route, sort out the directions and include all those information to the GPS.

Step 2

Arrange the lodging reservation far in advance. Remember that all the hotels and motels rooms in famous locations during the peak seasons (for example, California or Florida beaches during summer season) sell out fast. Therefore, you need to book the lodging accommodations as early as possible. Of course, for the last-minute trip, you may arrange a room by dropping in at a motel, but you cannot depend on it. So, keep a backup plan if you ever fail to arrange lodging. May be you need to drive one hour more past your destination to range a room for the night.

Step 3

Your packing also requires proper planning. Since you will be in the car most of the time, you should not load so many things and keep enough room for your leg and elbow. If your road trip destinations are the US beaches, carry extra towels, beach blankets and back toys but pack as much as you can keep at the back of your car or SUV. Most importantly, keep all the important items like road maps and medicines within your reach.

Step 4

Make a shopping list for adequate amount of food and beverages that you need during the drip. Also you are suggested to invest on a soft collapsible cooler. During the trip, you cannot expect to find nutritious food always. So, try to pack fresh fruits and veggies, salads, bottled water and avoid fast food meals as much as you can. Also carry paper plates, napkins and plastic utensils during the trip.

Step 5

Finally, get your vehicle ready for the trip. Check it by a professional mechanic to tune it up. Carry a spare, jumper cables, oil and antifreeze or extra coolant in the trunk. Also invest on a complete US road atlas as a backup in case your GPS fails to work.