If you like Calgary Stampede in Calgary, Canada,
You'll love Frontier Days in Cheyenne, WY.
Canada's Calgary Stampede preserves and celebrates western heritage, cultures and community spirit each July. But if you aren't heading north in time, swing by Wyoming instead! From July 19 - 28, 2019, Cheyenne hosts Frontier Days that includes classic rodeo events like tie-down roping, steer roping, and steer wrestling. The days then fade into Frontier Nights with a unique line up of music and top-name entertainment.
If you like Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,
YouÕll love Orange Show's Art Car Parade in Houston, TX.
Hoping to find a memorable parade with over the top festivities this side of the Panama Canal? Although The Houston Art Car Parade powered by The Orange Show isn't looking to top Carnival's salsa dancing Brazilian beauties, it sure does know how to put on a parade! The Art Car Parade started in 1984 with a donated 1967 Ford Station Wagon and $800 worth of paint and plastic fruit. Today, it boasts 250+ vehicles attracting 250,000+ spectators and is the highlight event of the 3-day Art Car Weekend each April.
If you like the Boryeong Mud Festival in Boryeong City, South Korea,
You'll love the Louisiana Mudfest in Colfax, LA.
Boryeong City stakes claim to a "high-quality" mud used in cosmetics, peels, and masks, but South Korea's 10-day Mud Festival still gets down and dirty with mud wrestling, mud sliding, and a mud king contest. Colfax does one better with Louisiana Mudfest – not only can you play in the mud every weekend, but their Summer events include fishing, concerts and 4-wheeling fun.