This four-day festival remembers the days when every city had a real park to bring residents together. Handcrafted collectibles, world-class art displays, and delicious fair food provide all the incentive people need to plan their schedules around the long weekend.
It's not often that Americans have the chance to participate in a 3,000-year-old cultural tradition, but this August, Chinatown Main Street brings the popular Chinese Moon Festival to Boston for a measure of exotic celebration. With authentic foods, music, and dance, the festival celebrates.
Las Vegas International Mariachi Festival - Las Vegas, Nevada
In celebration of a beloved Mexican musical tradition that dates back to the 19th century, this mariachi festival plies visitors with lots of lively, rhythmic tunes. Featured performers are typically tried-and-true Latin show-stoppers.
Think that drive-in theaters are a thing of the past? Think again – and then head south on Moreland Avenue to the Starlight Six Drive-In for Labor Day Sunday. Arrive early to claim a good parking space, because you'll need to stake out prime viewing territory (that's right, at the drive-in, you watch movies while you're sitting in or around your car!).
The Coen Brothers' film The Big Lebowski has developed quite a cult following since its release in 1998. The First Annual Lebowski Fest was held in 2002 in Louisville, KY, but now, similar events are held annually all over the country, including in New York. This year's festivities include a movie party at Terminal 5 and a screening of the film.
To most people, recycling is a chore, but that's just because they haven't been to GreenFest. This environmentally-friendly event aims to take the tediousness away from sorting bottles and cans by exploring green technologies and the ideas that are changing the way people live. Learn about the future of our planet through solar energy workshops, special events.