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Popular Parades, Festivals & Events

Top Festivals
10 GREAT PARADES
Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade
  (Pasadena, CA)
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade®
  (New York, NY)
Mardi Gras Parades
  (New Orleans, LA)
Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade
  (San Francisco, CA)
America's Thanksgiving Parade®
  (Detroit, MI)
Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade
  (Newport Beach, CA)
Dallas Children's Health℠ Holiday Parade
  (Dallas, TX)
Philadelphia Mummers Parade
  (Philadelphia, PA)
McDonald's® Thanksgiving Parade
  (Chicago, IL)
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
  (Anaheim, CA; Orlando, FL)

10 GREAT MUSIC FESTIVALS 10 GREAT ARTS FESTIVALS
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
  (New Orleans, LA)
Cherry Creek Arts Festival
  (Denver, CO)
Summerfest
  (Milwaukee, WI)
Sausalito Art Festival
  (Sausalito, CA)
Beale Street Music Festival
  (Memphis, TN)
Utah Arts Festival
  (Salt Lake City, UT)
Musikfest
  (Bethlehem, PA)
Coconut Grove Arts Festival
  (Coconut Grove, FL)
SunFest
  (West Palm Beach, FL)
Bumbershoot
  (Seattle, WA)
Bumbershoot
  (Seattle, WA)
Columbus Arts Festival
  (Columbus, OH)
Bonnaroo
  (Manchester, TN)
MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival
  (Fort Worth, TX)
South by Southwest
  (Austin, TX)
Georgia Mountain Fair
  (Hiawassee, GA)
Monterey Jazz Festival
  (Monterey, CA)
Uptown Art Fair
  (Minneapolis, MN)
Spoleto Festival USA
  (Charleston, SC)
Tempe Festival of the Arts
  (Tempe, AZ)

10 GREAT FLORAL EVENTS 10 GREAT FOOD FESTIVALS
Philadelphia International Flower Show
  (Philadelphia, PA)
Memphis in May World Championship BBQ Contest
  (Memphis, TN)
Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival
  (Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL)
Gilroy Garlic Festival
  (Gilroy, CA)
New York Botanical Garden Orchid Show
  (Bronx, NY)
National Lentil Festival
  (Pullman, WA)
Boston Flower & Garden Show
  (Boston, MA)
Taste of Chicago
  (Chicago, IL)
National Cherry Blossom Festival
  (Washington, DC)
Texas Folklife Festival
  (San Antonio, TX)
Atlanta Dogwood Festival
  (Atlanta, GA)
National Asparagus Festival
  (Shelby, MI)
Cincinnati Flower Show
  (Cincinnati, OH)
World Food Festival
  (Des Moines, IA)
Skagit Valley Tulip Festival
  (Mount Vernon, WA)
Pasadena Strawberry Festival
  (Pasadena, CA)
San Francisco Flower & Garden Show
  (San Mateo, CA)
Fiesta Oyster Bake
  (San Antonio, TX)
• Macon Georgia's International Cherry Blossom Festival
  (Macon, GA)
The North Carolina Seafood Festival
  (Morehead City, NC)

10 GREAT JUST-FOR-FUN EVENTS Top Festivals
Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival
  (Niceville, FL)
Big Pig Jig®
  (Vienna, GA)
Goats, Music & More Festival
  (Lewisburg, TN)
The Great Texas Mosquito Festival
  (Clute, TX)
Secret City Festival
  (Oak Ridge, TN)
West Virginia Annual RoadKill Cook-off
  (Marlinton, WV)
World Shovel Race Championships
  (Angel Fire, NM)
• Gnat Days Festival
  (Camilla, GA)
Calaveras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee®
  (Angels Camp, CA)
World's Championship Duck Calling Contest and
  Wings Over the Prairie Festival

  (Stuttgart, AR)

Reprinted from TRIPinfo.com's Spring 2008 Resource Atlas & Handbook, updated 07/2011.