Get High on July!

  • Willie Nelson's 4th of July Family Picnic - Houston, Texas

    Willie Nelson's 4th of July Family Picnic - Houston, TX

    Willie Nelson has been serving up music and fun on the 4th of July for the past 38 years.  This year is no different.  Joining him are big names from all genres in the music industry.  Held in Houston at Billy Bob's Texas for the 5th time now, the bands start at noon.  You never know who will take the stage!

    Photo courtesy of rtilden

  • Junkanoo Music Festival - Nassau, Bahamas

    Junkanoo Music Festival - Nassau, Bahamas

    The Junkanoo tradition in the Bahamas dates back hundreds of years and now includes art, music and dance.  A parade filled with drumming, colorful floats and bands fill Bay Street in Nassau typically on Boxing Day (the day after Christmas) and on New Years in the dark wee hours of the morning.  Now, the parades take place during the summer as well.  Plan to stay up all night during this traditional festivity!

    Photo courtesy of jonworth

  • Macy's 4th of July Fireworks - New York City, NY

    Macy's 4th of July Fireworks - New York City, NY

    Find your place along the Hudson River in New York City for Macy's 4th of July Fireworks show!  Released from barges at 9PM, the fireworks will be accompanied by both patriotic and pop standard musical selections, making for an exciting show not to be missed.

    Photo courtesy of ShutterbugMike

  • Running of the Bulls - Pamplona, Spain

    Running of the Bulls - Pamplona, Spain

    Pamplona Spain's long-standing tradition of herding bulls from their corrals through the city to the evening's bullfight, has wannabe toreadors showing off their bravery (or insanity) every year in the Running of the Bulls.  Open to anyone 18 and over, this festive, yet dangerous event during the San Fermin Festival is an exciting sight to behold.

    Photo courtesy of kozumel

  • Handing over Olympic torch flame

    2012 Summer Olympics - London, UK

    There will be history made in London, England on July 27-August 12.  Athletes from nearly 200 countries will converge at Olympic Park and many other local venues such as the Velodrome and the Millennium Dome for a chance at gold.  It is London's 3rd time to host the Olympics and numerous festive events are planned all around the city during London Summer Olympics 2012.

    Photo courtesy of Steenbergs

  • Cherry Creek Arts Festival - Denver, CO

    Cherry Creek Arts Festival - Denver, CO

    In Denver, Colorado, in the upscale Cherry Creek North area, at least 350,000 are expected to attend the Cherry Creek Arts Festival. Known for its world-class art, along with culinary exhibits, performing arts and family activities, the event will not disappoint.  Come join the fun on 4th of July weekend, helping this non-profit organization bring the joy of art education to the area's public schools.

    Photo courtesy of Cherry Creek Arts Festival

  • International Dragon Boat Festival - Montreal, Canada

    International Dragon Boat Festival - Montreal, Canada

    Now in its 17th year, Montreal hosts the ever popular International Dragon Boat Festival the weekend of July 20.  Attracting over 200 rowing teams from North America (with a $400 entry fee), these paddlers are serious about the glory of winning.  Admission is free to this fun event filled with arts and crafts, a children's drawing contest and live entertainment.  And be sure to watch the races!

    Photo courtesy of John Vetterli

  • US Open Sandcastle Competition - San Diego, CA

    US Open Sandcastle Competition - San Diego, CA

    12 miles from San Diego, California, Imperial Beach draws amateurs and professionals alike to face the challenge of becoming dubbed "Masters Champion" at the U.S. Open Sandcastle Competition.  Visitors will delight in seeing the intricate and playful images form, as teams chisel and spray to achieve their ultimate sculpture.  Other activities include a Sandcastle Dance featuring live music and a street festival lasting all weekend.

    Photo courtesy of Port of San Diego

  • Hungarian Grand Prix - Budapest, Hungary

    Hungarian Grand Prix - Budapest, Hungary

    Budapest hosted its first Grand Prix race in 1936, but due to politics and eventually war, the event did not occur for another 50 years.  This Formula One 70 lap race has been going strong since 1986, attracting world-class drivers.

    Photo courtesy of schumachergirl 1956

  • Copenhagen Opera Festival - Copenhagen, Denmark

    Copenhagen Opera Festival - Copenhagen, Denmark

    Set in different venues across the city, the Copenhagen Opera Festival's mission is to bring opera to the streets, to both opera aficionados and newcomers alike.  Hoping to educate and attract more audiences, both international elite stars and local talent perform in venues across the city, including a free concert on the beach in front of the opera house.

    Photo courtesy of avatar-1

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