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Bravo! Vail Music Festival - July 1st to August 09
  Vail, Colorado

Chamber concerts are held in the intimate Vail Mountain School, while large-scale concerts take place in Vail’s spectacular Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, which accommodates guests in either the covered, pavilion seating or on the expansive grassy hillside, with its breathtaking view of the Rocky Mountains. Children 15 and under receive free lawn admission to all Bravo concerts at the Amphitheater. Pack a picnic, enjoy a bottle of wine and listen to the glorious sounds of classical music underneath the Colorado sky.

Park to Park Arts & Crafts Festival - July 3rd to July 05
  Pagosa Springs, Colorado

Come out to the 37th Annual "Park to Park" Arts & Crafts Festival downtown along the River Walk Friday, July 3rd through Sunday, July 5th. With over 80 booths to view and shop, you will always be able to find a great gift for an upcoming event or holiday, or take this opportunity to find something just for yourself. Vendors will consist of woodworking, jewelry, stained glass, photography, fibers, metal work, clay and so much more!


Independence Day Celebration - July 3rd
  Gloucester, Massachusetts

Gloucester Horribles Parade & Grand Fireworks Display over Gloucester Harbor

Port St. Joe Celebration & Hometown - July 4th
  Port St Joe, Florida

Join us as we celebrate Port St. Joe's 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! 

Smithville Fiddlers' Jamboree and Crafts Festival - July 4th to July 05
  Center Hill, Tennessee

The Festival begins at 9:00 am each day, and continues until the final competition has been awarded.  With over 35  music and dance categories, streets full of hand-made crafts, and over a dozen food booths, there is something for everyone at the Jamboree.  You have to experience it in person...come and see the Jamboree!
The Jamboree is one of those events in life you just have to experience in person...the taste of a funnel cake, the stomp of the dancers on stage, the beauty of the arts, the sounds of old-time and bluegrass music filling the air. 

4th of July Parade - July 4th
  Drummond Island, Michigan

4th of July parade Children's footrace,food vendors, antique car show,and of coarse FIREWORKS Art shows throughout July and August to give even more of a reason to visit!

Rockport Fireman's Parade - Manchester by the Sea - July 4th
  Manchester by the Sea, Massachusetts

Rockport Fireman's Parade Rockport Legion band concert & Rockport Bonfire.

Fire on the Mountain Fireworks Display - July 4th
  Deep Creek Lake, Maryland

Fire on the Mountain Fireworks Display is an annual 4th of July celebration above Marsh Mountain at Tubing Run.  Best locations for viewing are the Wisp Resort, lawn at Garrett College, from a boat on Deep Creek Lake, and in town.

Annual Roasting of the Hog - July 5th
  Beech Mountain, North Carolina

Enjoy music by the Smokey Breeze Band, dancing, games for the kids, face painting, tasty treats and more while dining indoor or outdoors at beautiful Beech Mountain Resort. Scenic lift rides. Grand Fireworks display at dark. Advance tickets are $15.00 per person and $7.50 for children 7 and under. Tickets at the event are $20.00 per person and $10.00 for children 7 and under. Free parking with ticket purchase. Tickets go on sale mid May and will be available at Fred's General Mercantile, Buckeye Recreation Center, Beech Mountain Club, Chamber Office or online at the Chamber website. 

San Juan Island Lavender Festival - July 18th to July 19
  San Juan County, Washington

Tours and exhibits survey the entire process – from field to finished product. The fields are open for strolling, relaxing and breathtaking photo ops. The Cutting Field is open for visitors to harvest their own bouquets of certified organic lavender from the many varieties in bloom. Our Lavender Lemonade and Lavender Iced Tea and Coffee are always big hits – not to mention our Lavender Cookies! Local picnic lunches will be available all day long in the fields. Be sure to top off your picnic with our ever popular (gluten-free) Lavender Ice Cream!

Be sure to bring your sunscreen, camera and dancing shoes!

Asheville Recreational Park Triathlon - July 19th
  Asheville, North Carolina

Asheville recreational park triathlon beautiful outdoor 50 meter pool rolling bike course and flat run course for every level triathlete.

Brevard Music Center Summer Festival - June 1st to August 31
  Brevard, North Carolina

For more than 77 years, the legendary summer music program of Brevard Music Center has trained prodigious young musicians, and paired them on stage with gifted faculty and some of the most celebrated classical talents in the world (Yo-Yo Ma, Renée Fleming and Joshua Bell, just to name a few) for seven glorious, ecstatic weeks of sublime music. Keith Lockhart guides this next generation of great musicians as the Artistic Director. Lockhart, who attended Brevard Music Center as a teenager, knows firsthand just how far a Brevard Music Center education can take a person:  today he is the conductor of both the venerable Boston Pops and BBC Concert Orchestras.

Billfish Fishing Tournament at Bohicket Marina - June 3rd to June 06
  Saint Johns, South Carolina

On Seabrook Island, Be sure to check out the Billfish Tournament at Bohicket Marina. Food, drink, music, and lots of big boats bringing in big fish!

Lighthouse International Film Festival - June 4th to June 07
  Beach Haven, New Jersey

A group of passionate filmmakers, film critics and film industry professionals founded the Lighthouse International Film Festival, an event created aimed for film enthusiasts. As its 7th annual event year, short, documentaries and family films will be presented along with a panel discussion with leading film industry professionals and breakfast with the filmmakers and as an honor to Long Beach Island’s historic Barnegat Lighthouse, exciting and challenging films will be presented. This event is an “All Access Pass”!

Sand Soccer Championships in Virginia Beach - June 5th to June 07
  Virginia Beach, Virginia

This is a sporting and beach spectacle not to be missed.  Players and spectators come to the beach daily for this awesome sporting display of skill, endurance. and strategy.  Amazing soccer talent on the beach ..... come see.  You have to see it to believe it, THOUSANDS of spectators and returning sand soccer "veteran's", or perhaps a newcomer totaling in the ten's of thousands of sand players from around the world.  There are also plenty of side venues ranging from sand hockey tournaments to beach wrestling PLUS special guest stars.

Virginia Beach, Virginia

- North American Sand Soccer Championships - The McDonald’s NASSC - McDonald's U.S. OPEN

Pocono 400 - June 5th to June 07
  Poconos, Pennsylvania

Whether you are diehard NASCAR fan or simply looking for an exciting time, dont miss the Pocono 400. The race is held in the beautiful Poconos mountain region at the Pocono Raceway.  This contest is a 160 lap, 400 Mile Race which began in 1982 (originally 500 miles) and has been held annually ever since.  Each year this race is a sponsored event and name may change but excitement stays the same.

*** Outside of the racetrack, BE CERTAIN to enjoy the live music, food, crafts, and games that the Pocono Raceway Festival offers on Main Street !

In-Water Houseboat Expo - June 5th to June 07
  Lake Cumberland, Kentucky

Visit Lake Cumberland State Dock to celebrate or have fun on its 3 day In-Water Houseboat Expo with a Luau theme for this year. In this event, there will be dozens of houseboat, run-a-bouts, pontoons and ski boats exhibits. And if you are into houseboats, this is your chance to meet and talk with houseboat manufacturers. But of course, the event won't be of much fun without any live music show or entertainment with many boat giveaways, games, prizes and food carts, and if you are a poker lover, join the on-dock poker run.

ARTfeast - Art of Living - Summer - June 12th to June 13
  Santa Fe, New Mexico

View, walk, and dance through Santa Fe's pleasant weather and landscape and stunning sunsets.  Move through the town to view inspired artworks and lovely food samplings.  Like the winter this again is a wonderful matchmatching of art and food.  Pairing Santa Fe’s top galleries and finest restaurants.  Friday night is dedicated to Downtown galleries; Saturday night focuses on Canyon Road galleries. Each evening approximately 20 galleries/restaurants will swing open their doors with imaginative themes and fabulous fare.

Blue Ridge Barbecue & Music Festival - June 12th to June 13
  Tryon, North Carolina

Blue Ridge BBQ & Music Festival located in Tryon, NC. 45 miles from Asheville in the Beautiful region of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Close to 100 cook teams from across the country celebrating the art and taste of Barbeque. Match these great cooks with the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains, live music (on two stages), the wonderful people of this region and you have a must visit event. The Blue Ridge Barbecue & Music Festival is one of the area's biggest annual events held each year at Harmon Field in Tryon, NC. Entertainment is a showcase of a variety of music, as well as, arts and crafts. Located along the Pacolet River near the head of the Foothills Crafts Fair. Along the River, many artists display their skills. The food is located in the infield area in front of the main stage and all food is purchased with tickets, so look for those booths first. See ya there.

Bach & Beyond Baroque Music Festival - June 12th to June 15
  Fredonia, New York

3-Day Festival - A lively celebration of Baroque music, happening in early June each year, Bach & Beyond features spirited performances of some of the greatest music ever written in an acoustically-ideal Victorian setting.  Treat yourself to the lighthearted atmosphere that has distinguished the Festival since its beginning in 1996. Top-flight performances by Baroque specialists will leave you applauding for more! Though the musical genius of Johann Sebastian Bach is the foundation of the Festival, each year the festival also includes other great composers whose works reflect Bach’s inspirational influence.

Reserved Seating Tickets: $20 ($48 Three-Concert Early Bird Subscription, $51 Three-Concert Subscription)

June 13 & 14 - 8PM and June 15 - 4PM

Astoria Music Festival - June 12th to June 28
  Port Orford, Oregon

The complete information on our 13th Summer Festival will be announced in March 2015.  Highlights include Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda in concert, works by Beethoven and Sibelius, and Mozart’s The Magic Flute performed by the 2015 Apprentice Program artists.  We look forward to sharing the exciting 13th season of the Astoria Music Festival on Oregon’s North Coast with you next June!

Tahoe City Solstice Festival - June 18th to June 21
  Tahoe City, California

Tahoe City Solstice Event features fireworks and Street Dance, Father’s Day Concert on the Tahoe Gal, Classic Car Stroll, Mark Twain Mystery, Aaron Wilson Comedy, Concerts at Commons Beach opening day, and the areas Adventure Sports activities. Lake Tahoe and Tahoe City are one of the most beautiful places on earth. If as a visitor you are able to come during this event than even better for you but do not miss out visiting this Lake and Town.  This event marks the arrival of summer. Enjoy the natural beauty, artistry, food, galleries, wines, and shops of Tahoe City!

Quechee Hot Air Balloon Craft and Music Festival - June 19th to June 21
  Quechee, Vermont

The longest continuously running Hot Air Balloon Festival in New England iThe longest continuously running Hot Air Balloon Festival in New England is at its traditional location on the Quechee Village Green. The festival has been chosen by Yankee Magazine as one of the top 20 events of summer. It features over 20 hot air balloons, look for flight schedules throughout the weekend. (always weather and wind permitting). Balloon rides are available to purchase on our website prior to the event date. Don't miss this exciting event featuring continuous music and entertainment for all ages, and over 60 craft artisans and commercial vendors. Children’s activities include train rides, a bounce house and more.  And of course there will be festival food, a beer and wine garden, and more surprises!

35th Annual Music in the Mountains Bluegrass Festival - June 24th to June 27
  Summersville, West Virginia

This is an outdoor festival. A Pavilion is available at the rear of the concert area. Bring your own chairs - Chairs may be set out on a first come first served basis.

St Peters Fiesta - June 24th to June 28
  Gloucester, Massachusetts

A five day festival honoring the patron saint of fisherman, St Peter. The festival is put on by the Italian American community of Gloucester, Massachusetts. The festival involves a carnival, seine boat races, and the greasy pole contest.

Keystone Blue Ribbon Tour - June 27th to June 28
  Keystone, Colorado

In addition to bacon tastings, there will be beer, Colorado’s Largest Bacon
Bloody Mary Bar – with bacon and plenty of other “fixins”, of course –
bacon seminars and free music from Hell’s Belles, Big Onions and Terrance
Simien & The Zydeco, among others.

Kentucky Derby - May 2015
  Louisville, Kentucky

The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports, and the First Jewel to the Triple Crown has been taking place since 1875. Only now they took a famous "two minutes" and made it a two-week extravaganza. The party begins with The Thunder Over Louisville, now the nation's largest annual fireworks extravaganza! The Festival is one of the premiere events of its kind in the world. It brings fun, excitement, international recognition and a spirit that is unmatched anywhere. The festival ends the day of the Derby. Join high society which has been coming to the derby year after year to experience the thrill and electricity at Churchill downs. 140,000 people fill the stands for a party and experience they will never forget.  

20 Horses with the most points will earn a spot in the starting gate on the first Saturday in May.

Maggio Musicale Fiorentino - May

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

North Charleston Arts Festival - May 2015
  Charleston, South Carolina

North Charleston Arts Festival is one of the most comprehensive arts festival in South Carolina and as its 33rd year, the locals and the tourists in this 9-days event will experience nearly 200 great performances, exhibits and activities which will be presented by local, regional and national artists in the fields of visual arts, media arts, music, literature, theatre and dance.

Sedona PhotoFest - May 2015
  Sedona, Arizona

A great place to inspire and teach photographers the art of photography.  Sedona Arizona at its art center will provide technical and artistic insights through various workshops and seminars. 

Food and Wine on Pine - Anna Maria Island Food and Wine Festival - May 2015
  Anna Maria Island, Florida

Food and Wine on Pine (the historic Pine Avenue) on Anna Maria Island is a celebration of food and wine found all over the island.  This is an Anna Maria Island experience you do not want to miss, held on historic Pine Avenue.  This day is about food, wine, music, art, and fun AND an appreciation for Anna Maria Island.  Over 20 of the area's finest restaurants along with upscale wines plus plenty of artists and musicians. Musical performances throughout the day and for the children there will be an Art and Activity Area.

Annual KY Defenders 5K Run/Walk - May 2015
  Lake Cumberland, Kentucky

Annual KY Defenders 5K Run/Walk – Burnside Elementary School, East Lakeshore Dr. Burnside, KY Defenders 5K Run/Walk to help or contribute to the Wounded Warrior Project, a charity and a veterans service that offers services to the wounded veterans of the military. Not only you will contribute, you can also win prizes or receive free gifts and much more.

Mariposa Butterfly Festival - May
  High Sierras, California

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.

Ellsworth Farmers Market - May
  Ellsworth, Maine

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

International Congress on Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Disease - May

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.

Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival - May 6th to May 07
  Gulf Shores, Alabama

The Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival, presented by Tanger Outlets, welcomes more than 50 hot air balloonists from across the country. Enjoy the floating works of art as they grace the skies of South Baldwin County on Friday and Saturday morning*. Get up close and personal as the hot air balloons and their pilots light up the evening skies at the nightly balloon glows, held Friday and Saturday night.

Annual ArtsQuest Fine Arts & Music Festival - May
  Panhandle, Florida

Previously hosted in Seaside, this year’s event will be held in WaterColor. The festival will feature more than 130 international exhibiting artists, live music, artist workshops, a children’s exhibit and much more.

San Francisco International Beer Festival - May 2015
  San Francisco, California

The San Francisco International Beer Festival is the City’s biggest and oldest beer festival.

At the 32nd Annual Beer Festival, you’ll be able to sample hundreds of unique beers from some of the best craft brewers on the globe. Some of San Francisco’s best restaurants including Pizza Orgasmica, The Chubby Noodle, Crave, City Smoke House, Liverpool Lil's, El Porteno, Rosamunde, Swan Oyster Depot are in attendance to delight your taste buds and satisfy your appetite.

The San Francisco Beer Festival is the sole fundraiser for the Telegraph Hill Cooperative Nursery School. The entire event is produced by the parents, and funds the teaching and learning programs at our little school for an entire year. Consider it drinking (responsibly) for a better tomorrow. 

Mayfest on Main Summer Concert Series - May
  North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Kickoff your summer in North Myrtle Beach during the month of May. The annual Mayfest on Main festival will feature some of the best live musical acts, art, craft and food vendors, a community stage and a children's area. Bring a beach chair to this family event to enjoy a day on Main Street, Saturday, May 10, 2014. Browse local shops while strolling the street for one of a kind beach memories. The festival begins at 10:00 am and continues until 6:00 pm. You are sure to have a day full of fun with the family.

Annual Hang Gliding Spectacular - May
  Southern Shores, North Carolina

Take part in the world's oldest hang gliding contest held on the Outer Banks at Jockey's Ridge State Park and Jockey's Ridge Crossing in Nags Head, North Carolina. Families can enjoy activities including rock climbing, hang gliding simulator, kite making, face painting, demonstrations, street dances, and award ceremonies.

Bluffton Village Festival - May
  Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

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


Visit for more information: http://blufftonmayfest.moonfruit.com/#

Nantucket Wine Festival - May 2015
  Nantucket, Massachusetts

Nantucket Wine Festival is the premier wine and food event, and is characterized by a single-minded commitment to quality and good taste. With an emphasis on intimate contact between the attendees and the winemakers and chefs in the world, the celebration has been hosted here since 1997.

With 50 events over five days, this is a wine and food connoisseur's dream festival. Nantucket Island is approx. twenty five miles off the coast of Cape Cod and accessible only by air or by sea, the island of Nantucket is a unique and special place to visit. We certainly recommend a vacation to the island and if you are wise and lucky enough to travel and find accommodations during the wine festival than even better! The cobblestone streets, historic settings, and the ambiance of the island are the perfect settings to celebration this festival.

Cannes Film Festival - May 2015
  Cannes, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur

Cannes Film Festival, annual Festival usually held in May, is one of the most prestigious film festival in the world that showcase new films of all genres, including documentaries from different countries. This event was founded in 1946 and held annually at Palais des Festivals et des Congrhs, a non-public event, attended by big movie stars and all members of the movie industry and distributors around the globe. This festival, not only it became very significant for the European films, it also became an opportunity also for other countries from all over the world to showcase their films and their countries cinematic image and producers are given the opportunity to sell their works to distributors who come from all over the world.

Automotion - May 2015
  Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

If you ever wanted to learn car lingo like “The Fonz” on “Happy Days” or just know the difference between antique and vintage autos, some of the most knowledgeable car folks can be found at AUTOMOTION. Including many from the “Happy Days” era, some 1,200 classic autos fill the parking lot at Noah's Ark Waterpark in Wisconsin Dells. Enjoy live music and food, car parade, car corral, and a swap meet after admiring all the classic and antique cars.


In the evening, "Hollywood on Broadway" keeps the Automotion going from 5:00 - 9:00 pm when iconic Hollywood cars, including the Batmobile, Kitt and the Smokey & the Bandit car, are on display in downtown Wisconsin Dells. These star-studded cars of steel won't be hiding from the poparazzi, so bring your camera to get your shot at capturing these super star autos on your own film.

Montford Arts and Music Festival in Asheville - May 2015
  Asheville, North Carolina

Montford Arts and Music Festival is an annual festival, one of the largest one day free music and arts festivals in Asheville. Held in historic Montford at Montford and Soco, this city is one of the premium cities in the world. There is something very artistic, creative, and energy flowing. Its located in a geographical location that resinates with beauty and history. Now this event will just add to the splender with hundreds of art and food vendors and live music playing all day long. There are two stages with about 20 groups playing throughout and a childrens area. Come visit and of course stay in one of our vacation rental accommodations.

Rib Burnoff On Hilton Head Island - May
  Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Annual Rib Burnoff and Barbecue Fest

Quiet Valley Farm Animal Frolic - May
  Poconos, Pennsylvania

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.

Bay to Breakers 12K - May
  San Francisco, California

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.

Cape Cod Maritime Days - May
  Cape Cod, Massachusetts

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. 

Atlanta Jazz Festival - May 2015
  Atlanta, Georgia

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. This festival Celebrates Jazz legends and legends to come in venues throughout Atlanta. A month event which culminates on memorial day weekend with performances all day long at Piedmont Park.

Indianapolis 500 - May 2015
  Indianapolis, Indiana

Condo Rentals and House Rentals for the Indy-500 in Indianapolis IndianaEvery year 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!!

Restaurant Week Wailea - May 24th to May 30
  Wailea, Hawaii

Wailea Resort continues their highly successful Restaurant Week Wailea, this bi-annual dinner promotion celebrate the Wailea restaurant and incorporates the beauty of the Island of Maui. Chefs at participating Wailea Resort restaurants prepare amazing 3 course dinner menus.

Dowtown Saginaw Farmers Market - May
  Saginaw Bay, Michigan

Find the best variety of locally grown fresh produce, plants, baked goods, handmade soaps & lotions, gourmet chocolates & candy, certified organic produce, specialty cupcakes, beeswax candles, entertainment & food vendors. Open every Mon., Wed., & Fri. 10 am-3 pm, Saturdays beginning July 6, 9 am-1 pm.

Wildwood International Kite Festival - May
  Wildwood Crest, New Jersey

The largest kite festival in North America taking place on the Beach at Rio Grande Avenue in Wildwood and inside the Wildwoods Convention Center featuring kite makers from around the world flying their most incredible colorful creations. Event begins on Friday at 12 noon with the 'Unlocking of the Ocean' media event on the beach at Roberts Avenue featuring a special Wildwoods Icon Wall Mural Unveiling. Festivities continue with the opening of the Festival Field Tent and the 9 p.m. illuminated kite fly at Rio Grande Avenue and the beach. Saturday and Sunday include the East Coast Stunt Kite Championships on the beach starting at 9 a.m. daily, as well as kite exhibits and workshops. A Kite Festival Auction will be held in the Wildwoods Convention Center at 7 p.m. on Saturday night and is open to the public - many unique kites and collectibles will be auctioned off. Monday will feature the World Indoor Kite Competition from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Riverfest Arts & Music Festival
  Little Rock, Arkansas

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.

Sacramento Jazz Jubilee
  Sacramento, California

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.

WaterFire Providence
  Providence, Rhode Island

Providence Journal cited WaterFire as “the most popular work of art created in the capital city’s [365]-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.

Fleet of Flowers

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.

National Memorial Day Parade
  District of Columbia

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.

Hop Sauce Festival - May 30th
  Beach Haven, New Jersey

The Hop Sauce festival is a gathering event for craft beer and hot sauce enthusiasts. The festival serves an array of tasty hot sauces and fine selection of handcrafter beers. The participants will also enjoy watching or dancing to live band performances and food tripping from various food vendors.

Friday Night Fireworks - May
  South Padre Island, Texas

Enjoy fireworks on the beach every Saturday this summer! Three miles north of the Queen Isabella Causeway near Hilton Garden Inn, La Quinta & Claytons Beach Bar.

The June Bloom Arts and Crafts Festival - June
  Minocqua, Wisconsin

The June Bloom Arts and Crafts Festival is a two day event from 9:00-3:00 pm daily. Kick-start the summer by joining over 50 artisans and crafters from the Midwest at the June Bloom Arts and Crafts Festival in beautiful, historic Torpy Park in downtown Minocqua. The Festival, presented by the Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce, will showcase artisans and crafters selected for their handmade craftsmanship and artistic talents. Live music and concessions by the Minocqua Forest Riders Snowmobile Club will add to the festival's atmosphere. Live music 11:00-2:00pm.


St John Carnival Festival - May 31st to July 04
  US Virgin Islands

While each year has a different theme and somewhat different schedule, Carnival's month long activities always culminate on the 4th of July with a parade and evening fireworks.  There are activities for all including the very young and very senior. Music is always a constant throughout the month.  The mocko jumbie, a shape-changing ghost-like figure, whose origins are traced to West Africa is ever present during Carnival season. The lore is that jumbies traditionally appear in the dark  of night and are known for terrifying those who have misbehaved. At carnival, the jumbie customarily appears on stilts dressed in elaborate pants and jacket made of colorful silks and satins and is one of the most popular part of Carnival.

Annual Cruisin' Ocean City - May
  Ocean City, Maryland

This popular car show features over 3,400 hot rods, customs, classics, street machines, muscle cars and more. Live entertainment, celebrity guests, special attractions, boardwalk parades, manufacturers vendor midway and more.

 Show at the Ocean City Convention Center. Admission. Boardwalk Parades.

 So many things to see and do, so make sure you cruise on down to Ocean City MD for the Annual Cruisin' Ocean City.

Vacation Rental Accommodations: Click on the link for a list of Ocean City, Maryland accommodations.

Anna Maria Island Wedding Festival - May
  Anna Maria Island, Florida

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 the perfect wedding venues. Plan your wedding in paradise on Anna Maria Island and while their you might asw ell enjoy the sun and beach and cocktails.  Thousands of dollars in Prize Giveaways!