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American Festivals & Events

Mardi Gras - New Orleans - The America's most favorite celebration,  and famous Mardi Gras takes place in New Orleans, Louisiana. Carnival has religious roots associated with Judeo-Christian tradition.

Mardi Gras Day is set to occur 46 days (the 40 days of Lent plus six Sundays) before Easter and can come as early as February 3 or as late as March 9. Known as the "biggest free show on earth", people there dress up in costumes for these events and enjoy this celebration by going to public parades where they catch "beads, doubloons, cups, and trinkets" that are all thrown from floats. They also have private celebrations, masquerade balls, held by clubs called krewes. The official colors of Carnival are purple, green and gold, chosen in 1872 by that year's Rex. The colors have meaning: purple for justice, green for faith and gold for power. King Cakes are eaten during this holiday. About Mardi Gras history...

Tournament of Roses, Pasadena, California - The year-long effort pays off on New Year's morning, when millions of viewers around the world enjoy the Rose Parade.

Pageant of the Masters - California's Festival of Arts most famous attraction, the Pageant of the Masters is a nety minutes of "living pictures" - incredibly faithful art re-creations of classical and contemporary works with real people posing to look exactly like their counterparts in the original pieces. 

Fiesta San Antonio - Fiesta is a joyful 9-day citywide celebration, which includes exciting carnivals, spectacular sports, fantastic fireworks, lively entertainment, ethnic feasts, art exhibits and sparkling parades that glide down San Antonio’s River Walk and streets. The entire family can enjoy this festival with more than 100 unique events, to satisfy every taste and interest.

Tejano-Conjunto Music Festival - San Antonio - The pride and joy of the Guadalupe Cultural Center is the Annual Tejano Conjunto Music Festival, the largest festival in the world dedicated to conjunto music held every May in San Antonio,Texas. This festival is a lively blending of Mexican musical forms with European rhythms and instruments. More about Tejano Conjunto Music...

San Antonio Major Events And Festivals

Native American Powwows & Events - Native American Indian Powwows, Pow Wows, Celebrations, Festivals, Rodeos, Concerts, and More!

The National Cherry Blossom Festival - The National Cherry Blossom Festival marks the celebration of the original gift of the 3,000 cherry trees by the city of Tokyo to the people of Washington, DC in 1912.

Festivals in Historic Wallace Idaho - Every year sees an amazing range of festivals that help make this the most fascinating small town in America!

Washington State International Kite Festival - Washington State International Kite Festival has been held in Long Beach, WA for more than two decades. Long Beach is located in the southwestern most corner of Washington State, near the mouth of the Columbia River.

The Alabama Shakespeare Festival in Montgomery, Alabama - The Alabama Shakespeare Festival, located in Montgomery - Alabama's state capital - is the sixth largest Shakespeare festival in the world and attracts more than 300,000 annual visitors from all 50 states and over 60 countries.

Atlantic City - Food and Wine Festival - If you're a Gourmet Enthusiast and love your kitchen, love to cook, love to eat fine foods, sample fine wines and microbrew beers or just love to shop for unique specialty gifts, this annual event is a must. At the show you can see Celebrity Chefs on stage preparing creative dishes, visit the Restaurant Pavilion and sample the finest foods restaurant chefs have to offer. Listen to live music while sipping a glass of wine. Browse a large selection of specialty gifts.Take advantage of the best price on everything you need for your gourmet life!

Georgia Renaissance Festival - The Renaissance Festival is a medieval amusement park, a 12-stage theatre, a 15-acre arts and crafts festival, a jousting tournament and a feast – all rolled into one non-stop daylong adventure! You can shop for unique treasures in over 150 artisan shops, feast on one of the 40-tons of turkey legs sold annually, and frolic with a cast of nearly 1,000 colorfully costumed characters.

Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee

Connecticut Special Events - Connecticut Full of Surprises!
Art and Craft Shows, Festivals and Fairs - Web site with info on some of the festivals, garden and flower shows, craft shows and other special events in New York and Vermont.

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