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Annual Bluegrass & Beer Festival - August 1st to August 02
  Keystone, Colorado

Start things off early with a pre-festival jam session on Friday,
Aug. 1 in Warren Station with a performance by Band of Heathens and with brews, of course. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door.
The festival takes place from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 2-3,
and includes beer samplings of more than 100 beers from 30-plus
breweries as well as performances from more than 14 bluegrass bands.
Beer sampling tickets are $40 for a one-day unlimited pass and $75 for a
full-weekend, two-day pass.

Annual Love City Triathlon - August 1st to August 02
  US Virgin Islands

Held in August, this triathlon consists of a half-mile swim, 14-mile bike ride and a four-mile run. The event begins in Maho Bay, then circles St. John and ends at the Annaberg Ruins. Award divisions for the triathlon are top five male, top five female, top three relays, and the Inter-Island Award. Each team must consist of at least one female, and all three of its members must be individually entered in the triathlon. The top three combined times are declared winners, and each of these teams has its island’s name mounted on a trophy, which will be displayed the sponsor’s establishment.

Manchester Festival By The Sea - August 1st
  Manchester by the Sea, Massachusetts

An annual event coordinated with the Cape Ann chamber of commerce. This all-day extravaganza tapping into the area's wealth of musical & artistic talents, The family-friendly Festival will feature Live music on two stages throughout the day, culminating in an evening waterfront concert in Masconons Park. Local restaurants will showcase some of their most tempting creations, while visitors will be able to peruse the art and handcrafted items created by some of the area's finest artists and craftsmen.

Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival - August 12th to August 15
  Asheville, North Carolina

Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival returns to downtown Asheville as the largest stand-up comedy event in the southeast. This annual event presents some of the top stand-ups. Comedy's next crop of rising talent.

Tucson Bird & Wildlife Festival - August 13th to August 16
  Tucson, Arizona

Annual Tucson Bird and Wildlife Festival – Riverpark Inn, exciting monsoon birding, field trips & workshops with renowned leaders; socials and dinner programs featuring keynoters J. Drew Lanham and Christopher Cokinos (fees vary), free Nature Expo, kids’ activities,

Gloucester Waterfront Festival - August 15th to August 16
  Gloucester, Massachusetts

Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Gloucester, a gathering of over hundreds of Artists and Craftsmen all throughout the U.S. will exhibit their unique creations plus don’t miss the display of more than 75 Antique Autos on Sunday, by the North Shore Old Car Club. This event will run from 9:00 am to 6:00 am pm each day and there will live “family type” entertainment with servings of delicious ethnic foods including a pancake breakfast.

USA Pro Cycling Challenge - August 17th to August 23

The USA Pro Cycling Challenge brings world class cycling and cyclists to Colorado and Vail.  This Colorado road race includes a Time Trial starting in Vail Village and up Vail Pass.  The time trial course provides a unique spectator oppourtunity. Rather than wait in one spot to see the cyclists pass by once, you can find a great location in Vail, or along the Vail Pass bike path, and watch the riders pass by one by one, for the better part of the afternoon. Great for packing a picnic and bringing the family! Explore Vail Village and a free concert to be announced after the race. 

Asheville Wine and Food Festival - August 20th to August 22
  Asheville, North Carolina

The finest regional, national, and international wines, exceptional local restaurants . Craft beer and spirits,handcrafted artisans foods for three days of palate-pleasing indulgence.

Pocono IndyCar 500 - ABC SUPPLY 500 at Pocono Raceway - August 22nd to August 23
  Poconos, Pennsylvania

This "tricky triangle" was said to be designed with Indy Car Racing in mind. IndyCar Series Qualifying and Practice and then the following day the IndyCar Series "ABC Supply 500" Race.

Big Love Festival - August 23rd
  Asheville, North Carolina

An annual celebration of unchained & independent Asheville in Pack Square Park downtown with music, food, local beer, independent crafters & vendors.

Brighton Jubilee Festival - August 30th
  Brighton, New Jersey

The Brighton Jubilee festival was established 38 years ago and since then it is yearly celebrated. This festival is a fundraiser and a Brooklyn tradition that celebrates diversity, it is dedicated in connecting the communication gap through the language of international music. This festival yearly features multiple entertainment for everyone, residents and tourists will enjoy a mass of products and informational booths and multiple entertainment.

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.

Bermuda Beachfest Emancipation Celebration - July
  Southampton Parish, Southampton Parish

This beach festival is usually held on emancipation day. Emancipation day is a Bermuda national holiday celebrating the freedom / emancipation of the slaves in Bermuda during 19th century. The festival also coincides with the first day of the annual Cup Match that takes place between Somerset and St. George cricket clubs. So you have Bermuda ( amazing place with wonderful culture ) , a beach festival, and a annual historic cricket match ... July is a great time to visit Bermuda and you may want to stay for awhile. s up in the stadium as the match draws towards closure. Bermuda Beachfest is on Horseshoe Bay Beach, one of the most if not THE most beautiful beaches on the island.

Bermuda Triple Crown Billfish Championship - July
  Hamilton, Hamilton city

There are 3 legs to this competition but fishermen can participate in each of the legs independently with its own entree fee or compete in all the three events for the Bermuda Triple Crown Championship (BTC). Bermuda, Sun, Boats, Sea, and Fishing = an amazing outdoor competition.

The Palio In Siena - July

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.

Rothbury Music Festival
  Rothbury, Michigan

ROTHBURY emerges as a new American celebration. For this next generation of the rock and roll music festival, ROTHBURY sets forth as a huge party with a purpose. Hosted at the one-of-a-kind Double JJ Ranch in Rothbury, Michigan, the unique festival site offers trails, forests, fields, lakes and beach fronts, and even on-site lodging, bars and eateries. The four day, environmentally sustainable music and camping festival promises to be an inspiring cultural assembly; one where music fans, artists and progressive thinkers gather to celebrate much more than music. Last year Dave Matthews Band, Widespread Panic, John Mayer, and Snoop Dogg were just a fraction of the incredible line up. Be a part of the next evolution in US music festivals!

Lasershow Spectacular - July
  Atlanta, Georgia

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.

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

Come out to the Annual "Park to Park" Arts & Crafts Festival downtown along the River Walk.  Over 35 years this annual event takes place during 4th of July weekend. 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 2015
  Gloucester, Massachusetts

Gloucester Horribles Parade & Grand Fireworks Display over Gloucester Harbor

Island Fireworks - July 2015
  Topsail Island, North Carolina

Feel the thunderous boom of the launch pad on the spoil island adjacent to the bridge in Topsail Island, NC as you jam and dance to local bands in Surf City's gorgeous soundside park.  Sit on a boat in the Intracoastal Waterway, or bring your blankets and lawn chairs for the spectacular show. Fireworks begin at dark following the concert. The event is family friendly and free to the public. The crowd is vast and grows with each year, so arrive early to find your spot for the best view of Surf City's Independence Day celebration. 

Fourth of July Washington
  District of Columbia

The nation's capital is the place to be on the nation's birthday, which it does up big with a parade, concerts on the Mall and the West Lawn of the Capitol and a huge fireworks show on the Washington Monument grounds. The Mall is usually crowded by early afternoon. Coolers, blankets and picnics are allowed; alcohol, glass bottles and small fireworks are not. Allow plenty of time to get through the security checkpoints; all coolers and backpacks will be inspected.

Park Citys Historic Main Street annual 4th of July Parade - July
  Park City, Utah

This 4th of July Celebration is an all day event which begins with a pancake breakfast in the morning, 5K race, parade, live music, games, beer tents, and food vendors followed by fireworks at dusk.  Another reason to visit park City in the off season.  ( see Mountain Biking and Hiking Trails )

Pageant of the Masters
  Laguna, California

Incredibly faithful art re-creations of classical and contemporary works with real people posing to look exactly like their counterparts in the original pieces. An outdoor amphitheater, professional orchestra, original score, live narration, intricate sets, sophisticated lighting, expert staff, and hundreds of dedicated volunteers have won recognition for the Pageant as the best presentation of its kind in the world. This is a must see.

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! 

Belgrade Lakes Annual 4th of July Celebration - July
  Belgrade Lakes, Maine

A small town celebration from sunrise to well into the evening. Music, wide variety of yummy foods, kids games, specials throughout the Belgrade Lakes Village shops, frog jumping contest and ending the day with a fireworks display over Long Pond

4th Of July Festival and Parade - July
  Panhandle, Florida

In addition to truly spectacular fireworks displays in virtually every beach community along Scenic Highway 30A, there’s also an annual Fourth of July Parade. It’s a decidedly small town affair with decorated bicycles, golf carts, cars, and even dogs. This year's parade is scheduled to begin at 8:00 am in front of Seagrove Plaza. Residents and visitors share in the glory as participants march 1.5 miles down 30A from Seagrove, decked in patriotic costumes and on festive holiday floats, all vying for the crowd's favor. Upon arrival in Seaside, a panel of judges will select a winning parade entry. And, don't forget your beloved furry friends. The crowd always loves patriotic pooches dressed in their finest holiday costumes.

Macys 4th of July Fireworks in New York City - July 4th
  New York City, New York

Macys 4th of July Fireworks in NYC, one of the biggest and best firework displays in the world is accompanied by musical scores and special guests, this is one Fourth of July Ceremony to experience. Get to the best rooftops, rooftop bars, lookouts, and parties to celebrate. There are also many prime waterfront viewing locations around the city, as well as, many cruise celebrations on Manhattan's Harbor.

This celebration will light up the skyline and the sound of music by the New York Orchestra and guest stars, will compliment the entire experience.  

Display begins at approximately 9:00 pm, barges are stationed between 23rd and 42 streets in the East River (check to see harbour send offs as it has changed throughout the years) but be assured that thousands of aerial rockets and special effect displays will occur no matter the location and viewing opportunities abound.   There are also set pieces on the barges and in the past the fire boats shoot out red, white, and blue water hundreds of feet in the air over the river.

Orlando, Florida – Epcot Center - Disney - July
  Orlando, Florida

One of the most Family Friendly events and displays for the 4th of July.  At Epcot Center there are fireworks daily but this day you will get a little something more.  Those extra minutes and patriotic sounds and colors brings the family together to enjoy this day and turn year round Disney into an Event Destination.

Tahoe City Fourth of July Fireworks and Beach Bash - July 4th
  Tahoe City, California

Come and celebrate 4th of July back to back with Tahoe City’s annual fireworks show, commemorating Independence Day with fun activities at the beach and amazing fireworks display. Food, music, live performances, fun beach activities for all ages and a raffle draw with amazing prices awaits you on this event.

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. 

Bermuda Fashion Festival - July 6th to July 11
  Hamilton, Hamilton city

Bermuda Fashion Festival has grown in popularity and has become one of the top annual events in Bermuda. This week long festival includes runway shows, parties, and many social events. Match the beauty of this Island to the beauty and elegance of the models and you have an artistic event not to be missed. The island artists, designers, and makeup artists, stylists, salons, retail stores, participate in the shows along with many from the international Fashion community. Join the thousands from the island and the many visitors to this beautiful island of Bermuda.  

Bermuda Fashion Festival is usually held in the month of July with venues spread across several places in Hamilton City. Inquire about the local fashion show and after party festivities.

La Jolla Concerts by the Sea - July
  La Jolla, California

These family-friendly FREE summer concerts are fun for everybody of all ages, offering a wide range of musical styles for everyone’s enjoyment in an ideal setting overlooking La Jolla Cove. You can support the concerts by purchasing tasty food from our concessions. Selections available for your enjoyment include sodas, chips, candy, popcorn and ice cream novelties. Food trucks will be on-site, with a portion of their proceeds going to support the concerts as well.

Summer Redneck Games
  East Dublin, Georgia

Georgia is the heart of America's redneck territory, so it's no surprise that the Redneck Games are held here in East Dublin. This is stereotypical beer, barbeque and arm fart country, a place where bent coat-hangers with aluminum foil serve as antennas and good ol' country boys keep both dogs and wallets on chains. The games themselves are down-and-dirty events like bobbing for pig's feet, seed spitting, dumpster diving, hubcap hurling, bug zapping by spitball, an armpit serenade and a big-hair contest. Of the 20,000 folks who attend today from around the world, very few are true rednecks. Most are just faux rednecks that return to their mainstream lives come Monday morning.

Taste of Buffalo
  Buffalo, New York

Taste of Buffalo is the second largest food festival in the country, featuring more than 55 restaurants and wineries along with many stages of entertainment. More than 450,000 patrons come to Buffalo, NY to celebrate this annual culinary treat..

Taos Pueblo Pow Wow
  Taos, New Mexico

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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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!

Winter Park Jazz Festival - July 18th to July 19
  Winter Park, Colorado

Annual Winter Park Jazz Festival - Witness the splendor of Winter Park and take part in a festival that has been taking place for over three decades. The Winter Park Jazz Festival is a tradition for locals and visitors alike. This venue is in the heart of Winter Park ( Hideaway Park ) draws national acts for a truly unique celebration.

Cheyenne Frontier Days
  Cheyenne, Wyoming

This is the ultimate celebration of the Old West- the World's Largest Rodeo & Western Celebration, it's the daddy of them all! This ten day event features wild horses, rodeos, and the toughest cowboys on earth- in a carnival atmosphere featuring marching bands, rock and country concerts,  parades, and 500,000 revelers.

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.

Ann Arbor Street Art Fair
  Ann Arbor, Michigan

Four award winning juried art fairs combine to bring more than 1,100 visual artists to nearly 30 blocks of downtown Ann Arbor. It is set among the University of Michigan’s most elegant architecture and beautifully landscaped pedestrian walkways, including the landmark, Burton Carillon Tower. Nowhere in the country brings together in one place the range and quality of contemporary fine arts and crafts in an outdoor setting. AmericanStyle Magazine ranks this art fest as the best in the country.

Saratoga Race Track - Opening Day
  Saratoga Springs, New York

You know Summer has started when the historic Saratoga Race Track opens for the season. People from all over the world flock to the Race Track in Saratoga Springs, New York eager to hear the words "And they're off!" followed by the crowd going wild with cheers for the seasons favorite horses! 

Near the front gates of the Saratoga Race Track, vendors sell amazing photos of the horses, jockeys, and the race track grounds, while the live music adds to the exciting atmosphere. Another great activity the Saratoga Race Course offers is a chance for you to see your favorite horse up close. Before the horses take to the track for the big race, they are brought to the paddocks where they can be seen and admired.

Country Thunder USA

 Livin' Loud in the Country! Country Thunder USA is one of the finest outdoor camping, music and food festivals in the Southwest. The four day event features more than 40 local and national entertainers, arts and craft vendors, thousands of campers and an incredible food and beverage lineup. No other event matches the around the clock energy and excitement of Country Thunder USA.

Columbus Jazz and Rib Fest
  Columbus, Ohio

More than 500,000 people, two stages of local and international jazz performances, 30 international ribbers combine for an undeniably delicious event along the downtown riverfront.

Lumberjack Days

Most of the festivities are held in Lowell Park adjacent to the beautiful St. Croix River in historic downtown Stillwater. There is no admission fee. National-act concerts and lumberjack shows along with one of the largest musically choreographed fireworks shows in the United States are just a sample of the FREE entertainment waiting for you at Lumberjack Days.

US Open Sandcastle Competition
  Imperial, California

The U.S. Open Sandcastle Competition attracts an estimated crowd of 350,000 people. It has grown so big that it routinely draws both national and international media attention. It has been the subject of an entire episode of National Geographic Explorer and has been featured on TV in countries like Germany, France, Italy and Japan. There will be a street festival, live music, Parade, Fireworks and entertainment all day.

Oswego Harborfest - July
  Orwell, New York

Harborfest 2014 will commemorate the bicentennial of the “Battle of Fort Oswego” which was a part of the War of 1812 which was fought in May of 1814 on the shores and in the harbor of Oswego. Keeping the focus on the harbor for the festival, Executive Director Steve Fulton, has already received commitments from several tall ships to be an integral part of the 27th Harborfest in 2014.

EAA AirVenture
  Oshkosh, Wisconsin

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh earns its distinction as “The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration” every year. And with an impressive lineup of air and space vehicles to see in action and up close, including Spaceship One and GlobalFlyer, this year’s event will more than live up to its billing. If you were to walk past, not down, each row of airplanes, you would cover 5.2 miles!  Typically about 2,500 show aircraft participate, including homebuilts, antiques, classics, warbirds, ultralights and rotorcraft. If you're interested in a particular airplane chances are you'll find it in Oshkosh. Traveling across AeroShell Square, AirVenture's main display ramp, you might see anything from the Spirit of St. Louis to a Stealth fighter.

Virginia Highlands Festival
  Abingdon, Virginia

The festival draws over 200,000 visitors to this town rich in history and tradition in the foothills of the Appalachians. You will find yourself strolling down shaded brick sidewalks in the 20-square-block historic district, as if you have stepped into a time capsule.  The festival offers plenty of entertainment, including an enormous antiques market, juried art and photography competitions, and a juried arts and crafts show, as well as nationally-known writers, lecturers, and visual and performing artists.

Pennsylvania Blues Festival - July
  Poconos, Pennsylvania

3 day event celebrating 23 years of blues in the poconos - see website for lineup.

Mason Street Warehouse Theater-Featuring The Game Show - July
  Saugatuck, Michigan

Game Show is a hilarious comedy set during the taping of a fictional, long-running TV game show.

When the show cuts to commercial breaks, the plot thickens and hilarity ensue as you witness all of the "behind the scenes" antics of an opportunistic producer, womanizing game show host, and unassuming cameraman.  It's an over the top, non-stop comedy, that's fun for the entire family. You’ll go home laughing - and you may even go home with a prize! 

“What some audience members might not realize is that each theatrical production we mount is literally built from the ground up – these are not traveling shows,” explains Stamm. “I hold auditions in New York City and cast directly from Broadway, and also travel to Chicago, Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo to find amazing talent. The costumes and sets are designed and created by people right here in West Michigan. The selected cast will arrive in Saugatuck, rehearse, and perform just for Mason Street Warehouse.” 


Ultimate Beach Frisbee Tournament - July
  Wildwood Crest, New Jersey

It's the largest beach Frisbee tournament in the world! A 4-on-4 team competition for players of all levels, ages 18 & over. More than 400 teams from all over the US compete in the tournament. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily. This event is free to spectators.

Oregon Brewers Festival
  Portland, Oregon

Oregon Brewers Festival is North America's largest gathering of independent brewers. This grassroots event has developed a reputation as being one of the finest craft beer festivals in the world. Seventy-two breweries offer handcrafted brews to 50,000 beer lovers during the four-day event. There is no judging at this event, rather, it is an opportunity for beer lovers to enjoy handcrafted products from some of the nation's finest breweries.

Pro Football Hall of Fame Festival
  Canton, Ohio

Join over 700,000 people who will enjoy nonstop action surrounding 17 scheduled events. Watch dozens of hot-air balloons take flight, thrill to the precision and pageantry of the Drum Corps International Competition, enjoy the foot races, Ribs Burnoff, and Fireworks. Experience the Hoover Grand Parade featuring many Hall of Farmers, the 2011 Class of Enshrinees, plus fabulous floats and marching bands. This is much more than a football enthusiasts dream event, it's an event for the whole family.

Fort Ticonderoga Celebration - July 28th
  Adirondacks, New York

Celebrate independence at Fort Ticonderoga with a clam bake, music, history, architecture, and pure beauty of the adirondacks. Visit anytime, this is more of an attraction but we'll add this event to commemorate the anniversary when the Declaration of Independence was first read at the Fort in 1776. 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.

Gilroy Garlic Festival
  Gilroy, California

The heart of the Gilroy Garlic Festival is the world famous Gourmet Alley, featuring the "Pyro Chefs" cooking up garlic laced calamari and scampi in huge iron skillets over blazing fire pits. Food, Musical entertainment, arts and crafts, cooking demonstrations, and children's area. 

Scallop Festival - July
  Port St Joe, Florida

The festival will feature a wide range of activities and events for people of all ages, including entertainment throughout the event, including tons of music, art, games and fun for everyone. Scallops prepared all different ways will be sold, and even frozen scallops to take home are available.
10,000 attendees expected.

Maine Lobster Festival - August
  Rockland, Maine

Small Town - Big Fun!  CNN has reported this festival as one of the four best festivals in the country. People gather from around the world for this original lobster festival celebrating five days of fun and feasting on the beautiful coast of Maine. The festival features big name entertainment, plus thousands of lbs. of fresh Maine Lobster and other seafood for your consumption. Parade, Arts and Crafts, Races, and Cooking Contests.  Enjoy!  

  Seattle, Washington

Have you held a wide-eyed child as a beautiful float glides through the streets, craned your neck skyward as the Blue Angels suddenly disappear from view, gasped for air as a hydroplane comes out of the north turn bouncing from sponson to sponson? These are just a few of the exhilarating moments you might experience at SEAFAIR. It is the northwest premier summer event.

Venetian Night
  Chicago, Illinois

Even as the oldest event the City of Chicago produces, Venetian Night still expects to bring over half a million people to Lake Michigan to participate. The first Venetian Night took place on August 8, 1958 and was modeled after the boat parades in Venice, Italy. This parade of themed-decorated boats set to music and ending with a spectacular fireworks display that can be seen for miles, is sheer entertainment.

Texas International Fishing Tournament - July
  South Padre Island, Texas

Founded by Doc J.A. Hockaday in 1933, the tournament was designed to tell the story of phenomenal fishing in the Rio GrandeValley to anglers from around the world.  TIFT is expected to attract as many as 1500 anglers and more than 500 boats during its two days of fishing activities. Fisherman young and old will compete in one of three divisions: bay, tarpon and offshore. Dockside, more than 10,000 spectators will turn out to view impressive catches of blue marlin, white marlin and sailfish brought in by the big boats offshore. Bay anglers will be weighing in mouthwatering catches of speckled trout, redfish and flounder during the two days of fishing. One of the most rewarding sights at the weigh docks are the junior anglers weighing in their stringers of catches that range from a single small piggy perch to impressive catches that adult anglers will envy. Every child registered in the tournament is awarded a trophy for their effort.

PENNSYLVANIA 400 at The Pocono Raceway - July 31st to August 02
  Poconos, Pennsylvania

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pennsylvania 400 Qualifying, Practice, and Race at one of the legendary racetracks "the Tricky Triangle". Enjoy the races, as well as, the beauty of the Poconos.

Cape Blanco Festival - July 31st to August 02
  Port Orford, Oregon

For three days in August, we are a community; neighbors living respectfully near each other. The Festival rules provide guidelines to make the weekend safe and enjoyable for everyone. Attendees agree to these rules when they buy tickets to the event. We, as organizers of the event, will hold fans responsible for appropriate behavior during the Festival.

Summer X-Games - July

Summer X Games Vacation rentals beach houses and condos in Los Angeles CaliforniaThe most extreme event of the summer comes to a city near you.  Find Rentals can help you find a vacation rental or rent condo to stay in while attending this event. Since 1995 athletes from around the world have come to the X Games to show off the newest tricks and big moves as they compete for medals, cash, and fame in sports such as BMX racing, motocross, skateboarding, and returning this year: rally car racing! Aside from the breathtaking competetiton, the X Games also host the yearly entertainment event X Fest which features an amazing music festival as well as demos, meetings with the athletes, and other exciting events. Now is the time to find your rental home, a nice luxury condo or a beach house vacation rental to stay in while you are visiting for the Summer X Games! 

Opera season in Verona - July

Seeing the opera in Verona is one of Italy's great travel experiences. Every summer the city's Roman Arena is taken over by grandiose opera productions on an epic scale.

Drum Circle - July
  Asheville, North Carolina

Listen and dance to the drumming circle witch gathers in Pritchard Park in downtown Asheville every Friday evening Spring through Fall.