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American Festivals & Events Vol. 2

Ravinia Festival, Chicago, Illinois - In 1904, the A.C. Frost Company created Ravinia as an amusement park intended to lure riders to the fledgling Chicago & Milwaukee Electric Railroad. The amusement park boasted a baseball diamond, electric fountain and refectory or casino building with dining rooms and a dance floor.

The prairie-style Martin Theatre (then called Ravinia Theatre) is the only building on the grounds that dates back to that original construction.

Over 100 years later, Ravinia Festival is the oldest outdoor music festival in North America and is lauded for presenting world-class music. The festival attracts about 600,000 listeners to some 120 to 150 events that span all genres from classical music to jazz to music theater over each three-month summer season.
Green River Rendezvous Days, Pinedale, Wyoming - The Green River Rendezvous, held each year on the second weekend in July, relives the early Mountain Man history of the area. During this time, the town of Pinedale comes alive with activities and events surrounding the Mountain Man theme.
Humungus Fungus Festival, Crystal Falls, Michigan - Crystal Falls, Michigan is home of the Humongous Fungus, perhaps the world's largest and oldest living organism. Fungus covers 38 acres beneath an Iron County forest and it is believed to be 1,500 to 10,000 years old and weigh about 100 tons.
Michigan Brewers Guild Summer Beer Festival - The Michigan Brewers Guild exists to unify the Michigan brewing community; to increase sales of Michigan-brewed beer through promotions,
marketing, public awareness and consumer education; and to monitor and assure a healthy beer industry within the state.
Indy 500 Festival. Indianapolis, Indiana - The 500 Festival is a month of events celebrating the Indy 500, the greatest spectacle in motor-racing. Rev up your engines and have some fun this May!
Chicago Thanksgiving Parade - Chicago’s premier holiday event! 
Governor's Cup, Montana - Montana's Premier Running Event!
Boston Folk Festival - This year promises to be the best one yet! It's the biggest folk festival in the Boston area, and the greatest place to be if you like live music. Overall, it the best music from quality folk talent, the finest food and craft vendors from the New England area, and a fun, friendly atmosphere for the entire family.
San Francisco International Film Festival Site - The San Francisco Film Society embraces the art, technology and innovation of the world’s most imaginative storytellers who use the moving image to celebrate humanity while educating, entertaining and enriching the audiences of the world.
Metropolitan New York Annual Events - Greater New York hosts an extraordinary range of annual events from the famed U.S. Open tennis championships and the Westminster Kennel Club Show to food, film and cultural festivals, art fairs, parades and more.
Oregon Brewers Festival, Portland, Oregon - The Oregon Brewers Festival is an excellent opportunity to sample and learn about a variety of beer styles. The state of Oregon has nearly 70 craft breweries, and Portland alone makes up a third of that number.
Britt Festivals -Located in the historic 1850s gold rush town of Jacksonville Oregon (USA), Britt presents dozens of summer concerts, featuring world-class artists in classical music, dance, jazz, blues, folk, bluegrass, world, pop and country music. Britt's performance venue is a naturally formed amphitheater set among majestic ponderosa pines and native madrones on the beautiful hillside estate of 19th century photographer Peter Britt.
Spoleto Festival USA, Charleston, South Carolina  - 17 Days and 17 Nights... of over 120 performances of opera, dance, music and theater in venues throughout historic Charleston, South Carolina. Spoleto Festival USA…called "one of the best arts festivals in the country, if not the world" by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. We invite you to experience the best.
Sundance Institute - Sundance, Utah is home to many of the artistic activities (Labs and Theatre productions) of the Sundance Institute. The Sundance Film Festival is held every January in Park City, Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Sundance, Utah.
Shakespeare Festival, Los Angeles, California - Be a part of a growing Los Angeles tradition as you enjoy our professional, award-winning theatre under the stars. Or find out how our unique, effective and enriching programs for teachers, youth, artists and more are giving young people the tools to transform their lives. We're building community, play by play!
Humana Festival of New American Plays, Louisville, Kentucky - An annual site of pilgrimage where theatre lovers from around the world converge to get the first look at the future of the American theatre.
Rochester Fair, New Hampshire
Ohio Festivals, Fairs and Events
Florida Festivals and Florida Special Events - Florida events range from arts & crafts shows to sporting events and many more--search event interests here.
Walnut Valley Festival, Winfield, Kansas
El Dorado, Kansas Prairie Port Festival
Anchorage Folk Festival, Anchorage, Alaska - Each January, the Anchorage Folk Festival features performances by more than 120 acts from throughout Alaska and around the world. Singers, dancers, storytellers, and a variety of groups perform traditional and original material in styles ranging from folk to Celtic, bluegrass, jazz, klezmer and more. Guest artists from outside bring outstanding performances, workshops, and dances. The concerts and workshops are open to the public and are FREE.
Great Alaska Beer and Barleywine Festival - What began as a celebration of great Anchorage beers has blossomed into a world-class presentation of world-class beers.
Make It Alaskan Festival - Make It Alaskan Festival is the oldest and largest event of it's kind in Alaska. First established in 1989 as Display Alaska, the event has grown to be the premiere location to find and purchase unique and authentic Alaskan made products.
Hawaiian Ironman Triathlon World Championship - Nearly 1,500 competitors, ages 18-80, compete from 50-plus countries and all 50 states in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Competitors have 17 hours to finish the 2.4-mile ocean swim, 112-mile bike race and 26.2-mile run. Both the first male and female finisher receives $100,000.
Jerry Jazz Musician Artists and Events - Features a large directory of events relating to jazz artists, as well as clubs & festivals from all over the world.
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