Late Summer Festivals

  • Craft tents at the Festival In the Park. (Charlotte, North Carolina)

    Festival In The Park - Charlotte, North Carolina

    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.

    Photo courtesy of Festival In The Park

  • Young girl hula-hooping on stage at the August Moon Festival. (Boston, Massachusetts)

    August Moon Festival - Boston, Massachusetts

    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.

    Photo courtesy of kthypryn

  • Mariachi singers perform on stage at the Las Vegas International Mariachi Festival

    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.

    Photo courtesy of elgatoenlaluna

  • Manfred and The Woggles perform during the Drive Invasion at the Starlight Six Drive-In Theatre; Atlanta, Georgia.

    Drive Invasion - Atlanta, Georgia

    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!).

    Photo courtesy of Starlight Six Drive-In Theatre

  • Fans dress up as characters from the movie <i>The Big Lebowski</i> at Lebowski Fest. (New York, NY)

    Lebowski Fest - New York, New York

    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.

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  • Boston GreenFest volunteers. (Boston, MA)

    Boston GreenFest - Boston, Massachusetts

    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.

    Photo courtesy of Boston GreenFest

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