Events in July

Battle of Gettysburg Re-enactment

Gettysburg Pennsylvania - July - (dates TBD)

People gather to Gettysburg from around the world to witness the most authentic civil war Re-enactment in the country. This all day family event will do more than just bring those dusty old history books back to life when re-enactors converge on Gettysburg to reenact five major battles over the Independence Day weekend. A DVD/Video on the reenactment, Gettysburg - Three Days Of Destiny  has won many awards including the "Telly" and the WorldFest Houston International Film Festival Platinum Award for the history film category.

Freedom Festival

Iowa United States - July - (dates TBD)

For good, old-fashioned, patriotic fun where there’s something for everyone, plan to celebrate America in the Heartland by attending the Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival. This is about stars and stripes, sights and sounds - and great family fun! More than 400,000 area residents and visitors attended Freedom Festival every year, where visitors from around the country join together to celebrate our nation's birthday. You’ll want to make it an annual family tradition!

Jamboree In The Hills

Morristown Ohio - July - (dates TBD)

Known as the Super Bowl of Country Music, this event brings in the best in business for four days of fun in the hills of Morristown Ohio.  People come for the music, the food, the fun, the drink, and the friendships they've built with JITH fans from far & wide. Year after year, fans return in droves to the campgrounds all week long in pup tents to plush motor homes for an experience they will never forget.

Bermuda Beachfest Emancipation Celebration

- July - (dates TBD)

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 - (dates TBD)

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.

Ellicottville's Summer Music Festival

Ellicottville New York - July

Now a 3 day Concert Event to celebrate the 4th of July weekend.  Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in Ellicottville at the Holiday Valley Resort.

The Santa Fe Opera

Santa Fe New Mexico - July - (dates TBD)

The Santa Fe Opera has taken its place among the world's leading opera festivals. Northern New Mexico provides visitors a cornucopia of natural and worldly pleasures that include 19 nearby Indian Pueblos; 44 National and State Parks, including 10,000-year-old archeological ruins, 13,000-foot mountain peaks, 650-foot canyons, lakes and deserts; world-class art galleries and restaurants; and some of the world's finest hotels, spas and bed & breakfasts. The Santa Fe Opera invites you to let your dreams run wild when you visit for the first time or return to make new discoveries in the ""Land of Enchantment.""

Saturday in the Park Festival

Sioux City Iowa - July - (dates TBD)

Sioux City's Saturday in the Park music festival at Grandview Park sees the city's riverfront come alive with huge balloons, floats, food and live music featuring Ben Harper, Cee Lo Green, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, plus many more. You can tell your friends and family that you’ll be unavailable on the first weekend in July. Or better yet, go ahead and invite them to join you at the Saturday in the Park music festival.

Cherry Creek Arts Festival

Denver Colorado - July - (dates TBD)

The Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Colorado's signature cultural event, is one of the nation's most competitive outdoor juried arts festivals. The Arts Festival boasts the rare opportunity for visitors to meet and talk with exhibiting artists, sample fine cuisine, visit special exhibits and create their own works of art.

The Palio In Siena

Tuscany Italy - July - (dates TBD)

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.

Gloucester Independence Day Celebration

Gloucester Massachusetts - July

Gloucester Horribles Parade & Grand Fireworks Display over Gloucester Harbor

Island Fireworks

Iroquois Beach New York - July - (dates TBD)

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. 

Rothbury Music Festival

Rothbury Michigan - July - (dates TBD)

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

Atlanta Georgia - July - (dates TBD)

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.

Smokey Bear Stampede

Ruidoso New Mexico - July - (dates TBD)

 Eight rodeos in four days! The nation’s largest open rodeo weekend includes four nightly rodeos, two-day ranch rodeo, youth ranch rodeo, kid’s rough stock rodeo, cook-off, kids events, and nightly dances. On July 4th, enjoy a full day of Independence celebration with a campfire dutch oven competition, mutton bustin’, steer riding, evening rodeo, fireworks, and a dance. You don’t want to miss this 4th of July celebration!


Smithville Fiddlers' Jamboree and Crafts Festival

Center Hill Lake Tennessee - July - (dates TBD)

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 - (dates TBD)

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!

Fourth of July Washington

District of Columbia United States - July - (dates TBD)

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.

Rockport Fireman's Parade - Manchester by the Sea

Manchester by the Sea Massachusetts - July - (dates TBD)

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

Fire on the Mountain Fireworks Display

Deep Creek Lake Maryland - July - (dates TBD)

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.

Tahoe City Fourth of July Fireworks and Beach Bash

Tahoe City California - July

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.

Pageant of the Masters

Laguna California - July - (dates TBD)

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

Port St Joe Florida - July - (dates TBD)

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

Belgrade Lakes Maine - July - (dates TBD)

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

Florida Panhandle Florida - July - (dates TBD)

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.

Philadelphia Independence Day Parade

Philadelphia Pennsylvania - July

Details: Parade starts at 5th and Chestnut Streets; ends at Front and Chestnut Streets.

PLEASE NOTE: All fireworks shows and events are scheduled rain or shine. In case of inclement weather, please call.

Macys 4th of July Fireworks in New York City

Tribeca New York - July - (dates TBD)

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.

Park Citys Historic Main Street annual 4th of July Parade

Park City Utah - July - (dates TBD)

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 )

Orlando, Florida – Epcot Center - Disney

Orlando Florida - July - (dates TBD)

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.

Annual Roasting of the Hog

Beech Mountain North Carolina - July - (dates TBD)

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 - (dates TBD)

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

La Jolla California - July - (dates TBD)

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.

Taos Pueblo Pow Wow

Taos New Mexico - July

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.



Summer Redneck Games

East Dublin Georgia - July - (dates TBD)

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 - July - (dates TBD)

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..

The Pirates of Penzance

Seattle Washington - July - (dates TBD)

The 5th Avenue Theatre Association


 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

The 5th Avenue Theatre
1308 5th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101


Located in the heart of downtown Seattle on 5th Avenue between Union Street and University Street.



Squaw Valley | Olympic Valley California - July

Living Well is the Best Revenge and Wanderlust will serve it up .  WanderLust takes place at various locations around the world, this event takes place at the Squaw Valley Resort in Squaw Valley, California.  A 4 day experience that's perfect for both body and soul.

Festival Napa Valley

North America - July

Too many Wineries to count and many are the best wineries in the world. 10 day festival in Napa - Wine, Food, and Music!

Winter Park Jazz Festival

Winter Park Colorado - July

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.

San Juan Island Lavender Festival

San Juan County Washington - July - (dates TBD)

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!

Cheyenne Frontier Days

Cheyenne Wyoming - July - (dates TBD)

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

Asheville North Carolina - July - (dates TBD)

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

Ellsworth Sestercentennial

Ellsworth Maine - July - (dates TBD)

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.

Saratoga Race Track - Opening Day

Saratoga Springs New York - July - (dates TBD)

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.

Ann Arbor Street Art Fair

Ann Arbor Michigan - July

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.

Country Thunder USA

Wisconsin United States - July - (dates TBD)

 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.

Fiestas de Taos

Taos New Mexico - July - (dates TBD)

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.


Camping, Hotel and Other Accommodations: Click on the link for a list of Taos, New Mexico accommodations.


Columbus Jazz and Rib Fest

Columbus Ohio - July - (dates TBD)

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.

Edisto Invitational Billfish Tournament

Edisto Beach South Carolina - July - (dates TBD)

Contact The Marina at Edisto Beach at 843-631-5055 for details of this upcoming fun event. Weigh ins are great fun for the entire family.

Come down and enjoy the waterworld of Edisto on the Docks at the Marina. Book a house early cause this will be a great week to be on Edisto.

Lumberjack Days

Minnesota United States - July - (dates TBD)

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.