Planning a road trip in the states, roughly between May and September, and looking for some cool festivals/events to plan around.
Could be music or food or cultural events, or anything in between! What do you suggest and why?
Cultural Events, near and dear to my childhood
Bandera, Texas - Cowboy Capital of the world
Events happen every 1st Saturday of each month.
Their calendar is updated till July 2018
Direct quote from their site "Expect to see and interact with old west cowboy life style"
Gunslinger & gunfight re-enactments, rodeo, farmers market, horseback riding. Roping lessons, BBQ diner, then Square dance the night away.
Or cut your day short and drive out through Quiet Mountain scenery away from the wild wild west.
Best of all - it's FREE almost 2 years ago
Las Vegas Vagoose
Chicago's Coyote Arts festival,
the world's oldest and largest is the Old Fiddlers' Convention in Galax, Virginia
Annual Mississippi Delta Blues & Heritage Festival
Crawfish festival in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana
Kamloops Cowboy Poetry Festival almost 2 years ago
Wheatland Music Festival, Michigan (weekend after Labor Day)
Detroit Jazz Fest (free every Labor Day weekend)
Movement (dance/electronic music), Detroit, Memorial Day weekend almost 2 years agoAnswered by Carol via WorldNomads.com
Zozobra is kind of the original Burning Man that is held in Santa Fe, New Mexico every year. A fun, unique cultural event that used to scare the S*@% out of me as a kid.
Bumbershoot is a great 3 day music and comedy festival held directly under the Space Needle in Seattle. The lineup ranges from small indie acts to some pretty big names.
And, I am a sucker for good old fashioned Fairs... the California State Fair in Sacramento is always a good time with lots of entertainment and fried food on a stick. almost 2 years ago