The Palio is the most important event in Siena, taking place on July 2 and August 16 every year. In the Palio the various Sienese "contrade", or areas in which the city is divided, challenge in other in a passionate horse race in the heart of the city in the Piazza del Campo. It is possible to attend the race for free from the center of the Piazza del Campo. We suggest you arrive at least by 4.30 p.m. if you want to try to find enough space to enter into the piazza (unless you want a prime location along the side of the race track, these spots are taken by morning, particularly those near the Mossa and the Gaia Fountain). Drinks are sold within the piazza but there are no public toilets. We recommend taking your own water bottles and drinks and at least a baseball cap to protect yourself from the sun and heat. Given the large amount of people that get packed into the piazza and the heat, we highly advise against taking small children into the piazza to attend the event.
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A musical by Arthur Sullivan and William S. Gilbert, this comic opera is about Frederic, son of a wealthy man was to be apprenticed to a pilot, but due to a hard hearing nursemaid, was instead apprenticed to a pirate. The Pirate King, leader of the not-so-fierce "Pirates of Penzance". Frederic finds true love but do to an error may not be able to leave his apprenticeship til he is 63. Bound to his sense of duty, Frederic's only solace is that Mabel agrees to wait for him faithfully. A must see
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1308 5th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
Located in the heart of downtown Seattle on 5th Avenue between Union Street and University Street.
A pow wow is a gathering of Indian Nations in a common circle of friendship.
A pow wow usually begins with a Grand Entry of the dancers. All participantsdance into the circle in their respective categories, led into the arena by a tribal elder or veteran carrying a staff of eagle feathers. The eagle feather staff is the universal symbol and “flag” of Indian people throughout North America. When all dancers are in the circle in their respective categories, a flag song or the national anthem of the Indian people is sung, followed by an invocation by a tribal elder. Then the dance begins with intertribal dancing. This is a time when all dancers, competing or not, can “strut their stuff” displaying their best dancing abilities.
The dance competition for women and men is broken down by age group and dance style. These include for men, the traditional, fancy, grass, and most recently, chicken dances; and the women, the traditional, fancy shawl, and jingle dress dances. The “traditional” dance style can sometimes be separated or combined into a Northern and Southern dance style. Age categories include: Golden, Adult, Teens, Juniors, and sometimes Tiny Tots.
Competition dancers, as with any competitive sport, must be in good physical condition. Bicycling, running, and going to the gym are some of the ways top dancers keep in shape. The final rounds of competition on the second or third day of a pow wow require good form and great stamina.
Fees are $10 per person, per day. A 3-day pass is $20. There is also a 2-day pass available for purchase (Sat & Sun) for $20. Children 10 & under are free. For further information, please call 575.741.0974 or 575.741.0181. No refunds will be given due to adverse weather conditions.
Parking is located directly west of the pow wow grounds. There is no fee for parking. Handicapped parking is located near the main entrance to the grounds. We apologize that we cannot allow handicapped parking or drop offs within the pow wow grounds. Parking areas are not lit so we strongly advise to bring a flashlight.
Gates are open to visitors at 10am on Friday, Saturday, & Sunday. The Pow Wow ends approxmiately at 10pm on Saturday & Sunday; 6pm on Sunday.
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Join the city of Ellsworth for the celebration of 250 years of history as a city! Discover the historic significance and stories behind specific businesses and landmarks in Ellsworth and enjoy the week-long festivities.
Fiestas de Taos is a community celebration honoring the two patron saints of Taos, Santa Ana and Santiago. This time-honored festival which has preserved four centuries of cultural diversity and tradition is unique to Taos. Enjoy New Mexican cuisine, indigenous dances, Spanish folk music and the hospitality and carino of local Taosenos.
Las Fiestas de Taos are deep rooted in our community and we invite you to experience this cultural celebration.
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An important part of the festivities for San Ranieri in Pisa is the beautiful Luminara which takes place on the evening of June 16, the eve of the patron saint's feast day. The other big part of the celebration is the Regatta of San Ranieri which takes place in the late afternoon on the actual feast day, June 17. Bonfires and candles to light up the city were used even before then as a way to celebrate a special event, such as that to celebrate the visit to the city of Margherita Luisa, princess of Orleans and wife to Cosimo II in 1662. Today the celebration has taken a specific form: the architectural details of the palaces, churches, towers and bridges along the Arno (windows, cornices, balconies) are recreated with white wooden frames. These frames are fitted onto the buildings and on these frames candles are attached and lit after sunset. Over 70,000 "lumini" (how candles are called in Italian when they are inside a container, glass in this case) burn and reflect on the river. Some candles are also floated on the waters of the Arno. Around 11 p.m. a fireworks show from the Cittadella Vecchia (old citadel) can be best enjoyed from along the river. A word of warning: the city streets can get very crowded, most of the university students are out enjoying themselves adding a bit to the confusion. We found taking side streets away from the main Corso Italia and Piazza Garibaldi/Borgo Stretto to be a good idea to avoid getting crushed in the crowds.
Enjoy the weekend along the riverfront. Dragon boat races, craft fair, kids activities, food, and free concerts happening all weekend. Fun for the whole family! Downtown South Haven.
Saddle up for all the heart-pounding, mud-slinging, action-packed performances of a top PRCA rodeo with a hometown feel. The Rodeo de Santa Fe began in 1949 when Roy Butler, Austin “Slim” Green, Gene Petchesky, Paul Ragle, Paul Rutledge and few others had a dream and determination to organize a professional rodeo in Santa Fe, NM. This dream exceeded their ambitious expectations and today remains one of the top 60 PRCA Rodeos in the nation. Last year’s Rodeo de Santa Fe drew over 540 contestants, including World Champion cowboys Taos Muncy, Trevor Brazile and JW Harris – a roster we can expect to see grow this year.
Rodeo de Santa Fe is fun for the entire family, with many events for the little ones! The Mutton Bustin’ and youth barrel racers continue to be a crowd favorite of young and old alike! Not to mention the carnival midway, concessions, vendors and a beer garden.
In true rodeo fashion, the 63rd Rodeo de Santa Fe will kick off with its annual parade in beautiful downtown Santa Fe on June 16th. Be sure to grab the kids and some lawn chairs and join the local community for a fun and exciting morning.
The Indianapolis Sport, Fitness and Hobby Show features hundreds of local and national exhibitors showcasing the very best in sport, fitness and hobby related products, services and activities all under one roof at the Indiana State Fairgrounds beginning June 22nd-23rd, 2013. Guest appearances, past and present athletes and celebrities, autograph sessions, prize giveaways, professional demonstrations & the latest and greatest to satisfy all sport, fitness and hobby enthusiasts await the 2013 hit summer show in Indianapolis. Come out, witness and experience one of the largest, most exciting sport and fitness shows in the country. This is certainly a can't miss, must see event!
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This is a USA T&F sanctioned event on a certified 10K course. Sponsored by the Chatham Squire, Cape Cod Chronicle and sealaw.org and administered by the Cape Cod Athletic Club http://www.capecodathleticclub.org all proceeds go to benefit the Chatham High School Scholarship Fund. Trophies will be awarded to the first overall male and female, the first Chatham residents, the first finisher in 10 year age groups in the 10K, and the first finisher in 10 year age groups in the 5K walk. T-shirts may be purchased on race day as long as supplies last and will be available starting at 10:00am. The race starts about 2/10 mile from the school promptly at noon
Every Friday evening during the summer months at 8:00pm all roads on the Cape lead to the Chatham Town Band concert in Kate Gould Park on Main Street in Chatham. As many as six thousand people attend these concerts, and it will be one of the highlights of your summer in Chatham. There will be musical numbers by the band, folk dances for the children, dance numbers for grownups and community singing for everyone. Members of the colorfully uniformed forty-piece band live in Chatham and the surrounding towns.
Join us as we celebrate Port St. Joe's 100th Anniversary...southern style! From birthday cake to fireworks to prize winning contests, street dancing, live music a car show and the Salt-Air Farmer's Market there will be a lot going on in Port St. Joe...come join us!
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino - the insider's list called 'Europe's Elite 1000' gives this event an honorable mention and says, "This music festival is not just about opera but about adventurous ballet productions, imaginative set design and a proud tradition of stagecraft. This explains the qulaity of the aritsts who have performed here - Callas made her debut and Karajan, Solti and Bernstein have all conducted at the festival." http://www.deliciousitaly.com
Mariposa celebrates its namesake at the town’s Annual Butterfly Festival. Mariposa means Butterfly in Spanish. The 2013 Butterfly Festival will take place Friday, May 3rd, Saturday, May 4th, and Sunday, May 5th. The Festival is a Fun Filled Family Weekend that includes Live Butterfly Releases, Parade, Art & Artisan Show, Butterfly Hat Competition, Taste of Mariposa, Little Miss Butterfly and Captain Caterpillar Costume Competition, Children’s Activities, Chalk Art Competition, and Several Stages of Live Entertainment.
The Ellsworth Farmers' Summer Market runs on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Customers will enjoy bread, pies, vegetables, meat, many different cheeses, jewelry, hand knits, and more! Visit this market on route 3 from 10am-1pm every first and third Saturday of each month. Map + Directions
Meet with wedding professionals ready to help you plan every aspect of your wedding, from caterers to florists, photographers and event planners, all while viewing perfect wedding venues. Plan your wedding in paradise on:11am-5pm with a Grand Finale Celebration at 6:00pm
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AD/PD™ Florence will unite international medical professionals for a dynamic scientific program revealing cutting-edge research and discoveries in diagnosing, preventing and treating neurodegenerative diseases.
The 35th annual Bluffton Village Festival coordinated by The Rotary Club of Bluffton will be held Mother’s Day weekend in Old Town Bluffton. The festival, commonly known as Mayfest will be held from 10 a.m. to 4
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Fort Ticonderoga is more than a restored war fort, it's a premier tourist destination in Upstate New York. Visitors at Fort Ticonderoga immerse themselves in the nearly 2,000 acres of exquisite landscape and breathtaking panoramic views overlooking Lake Champlain and Vermont's Green Mountains. Fort Ticonderoga is located in the scenic Adirondack Park, the largest contiguous park in the United States. Daily programs and special events recreate Fort Ticonderoga's defining story and the roar of cannon and pageantry of arms bring to life the struggle for America!
Fort Ticonderoga's museum collections give visitors the opportunity to discover the objects that helped shape the nations of North America! Historic weapons, engraved powder horns and everyday objects used by soldiers help tell the story of how history was made at Ticonderoga. Annual special exhibits in the Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center exhibition gallery highlight rarely-seen treasures from the museum's century-old collections.
From fun hands-on living history programs to Fort Ticonderoga's special seasonal events; scholarly seminars to garden activities; Fort Ticonderoga offers more than one hundred exciting and unique events and programs each year! Families, history enthusiasts, groups and educators all have unique opportunities to immerse themselves in Fort Ticonderoga's rich history, beautiful landscape and engaging programs. Fort Ticonderoga is America's Fort.
Come and join the celebration of new life. This is a unique opportunity for children (and grown-ups) to see and touch a variety of baby farm animals. There are activities for all ages and plenty of good country food will be for sale, so come and bring the whole family - rain or shine. Free parking. No pets allowed.
Throughout its long history Bay to Breakers has been a showplace for the City's irrepressible color and its affection for eclectic traditions. Although runners come from across the country and all points of the globe, the 12k race is still quintessential San Francisco and a true reflection of life between the breakers and the Bay.
The month-long event will include a variety of Cape-wide maritime-themed activities, including guided kayak excursions, lighthouse & walking tours, nautical art exhibits, the 17th Annual Cape Cod Martime History Symposium at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History on June 1st, the Wellfleet Harborfest and Nautical Flea Market on June 1st and more. Maritime Days will culminate with the 5th Annual Cape Cod Quahog Day at the oceanfront Lighthouse Inn in West Dennis on Friday, June 21st.
Spoleto Festival USA has firmly established itself as one of the world's major arts festivals. During the event, Charleston, South Carolina’s historic theaters, churches, and outdoor spaces are filled with over 120 performances by renowned artists as well as emerging performers in various disciplines ranging from opera the visual arts. World-renowned artists who performed early in their careers at Spoleto Festival USA include such artist as Yo-Yo Ma to Joshua Bell. The Festival seeks excellence in all of its endeavors as it strives to provide excitement, enjoyment, and education for artists and audiences alike.
Riverfest is Arkansas' largest and most popular music, arts and food festival. Riverfest features 100 performing groups of all musical genres on 5 outdoor stages. Performers from BB king to The Black crows have been here to exhilarate the crowds of over 300,000 over 3 days. A children’s area, teen area, fireworks, a variety of food vendors, a wide variety of beverages and many visual artists selling handmade artwork all add to this well rounded event.
If you’re looking for the finest in traditional jazz, Sacramento has it! It features approximately 130 bands from around the world and across the United States performing at 38 sites in six Jazz Centers around Sacramento. Be sure to attend the opening day Jubilee Parade on Friday.
May is a great month to visit Atlanta. The 31 day celebration of jazz culminates into a memorial day weekend celebration that will reach deep within the human soul. The festival is regarded as one of the Country's largest free jazz festivals.
Seen by more than 20 million people for more than 26 years, the Lasershow Spectacular is a not-to-be-missed Atlanta tradition. The Laser Canopy creates a ceiling of light right over your head, transforming the park into a natural amphitheater. The Lasershow will be transformed yet again, and will be presented in Mountainvision. It will be taller than the Statue of Liberty and up to five times the size of an IMAX screen and it promises to wow your family. State-of-the-art graphics and awe-inspiring effects create multi-dimensional magic on one of the world's largest outdoor screens - Stone Mountain.
Providence Journal cited WaterFire as “the most popular work of art created in the capital city’s -year history. ” It is- sparkling bonfires, fragrant scents of aromatic wood smoke, flickering firelight on the arched bridges, silhouettes of the fire-tenders passing by the flames, torch-lit vessels traveling down the river, and enchanting music from across the world, all of which engage the senses and emotions of those who stroll the paths and bridges of Waterplace Park.
On May 29th, 2011 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana the ground will rumble as the cars take to the 2.5 mile oval track for the 95th Indianapolis 500 auto race. Taking place anually at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indiana since 1911, the Indy 500 is the world's most famous auto race. The race is 200 laps and covers 500 miles in all.
Called the world's largest single-day spectator sporting event, the Indianapolis 500 is sure to be filled with excitement. When traveling to Indianapolis, ID for the Indianapolis 500 race don't forget your tickets! With many events in the days leading up to the race, so there will be plenty to do nearby your rental Condo or vacation home in Indianapolis Indiana. Listed on FindRentals are a variety of homes, hotels and condos in and around Indianapolis, Indiana for you to select from. Find Condos, Cabins, furnished rentals, vacation homes, townhouses and other vacation rentals. If you can't find what you're looking for, contact us using the form above, and an agent will contact you as soon as possible. Enjoy the Race!!
Each Memorial Day, thousands of visitors come to Depoe Bay to join with residents in mourning the death of loved ones; especially those who lost their lives at sea, or who were buried at sea. This colorful ceremony is recognized as one of the most impressive observances held in the United States.
The National Memorial Day Parade was discontinued due to the outbreak of World War II, and in 2004 it was formally reinstated to coincide with the promotion of the 60th Anniversary of D-Day. Since then, the National Memorial Day Parade has grown in media coverage and popularity and is a great place to spend the weekend for obvious reasons. It’s truly a time to reflect and give thanks to those who have risked and gave their lives for our freedom. There are many events taking place all weekend long including concerts and many ceremonies.