Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Photo: Joe Ross (Some rights reserved) Albuquerque, New Mexico – Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta – balloonfiesta.com – is held annually at Balloon Fiesta Park. 2022 marks 50 years for the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Dates: October 1-9. “An event like no other.” Hashtag: #balloonfiesta According to Balloon Fiesta officials, more than 872 balloon pilots applied …

Melbourne Comedy Festival

Logo The Melbourne International Comedy Festival – comedyfestival.com.au – takes place over four weeks, typically starting in March and running through to April. Melbourne International Comedy Festival is Australia’s largest ticketed cultural event, and one of the top three largest comedy festivals in the world, alongside Montreal’s Just for Laughs and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. …

Light City

Baltimore hosts the first ever large-scale light festival in the United States. During the festival each year, the city is transformed with state-of-the-art light displays, video projections on buildings, dancing fountains, light sculptures, and interactive technologies to create once-in-a-lifetime experiences for families, residents and visitors. Light City features uniquely curated live music shows that will …

Bon Festival

Photo: Peter Thoeny, FestivalPeter writes: “Bon Odori (盆踊り) is a popular dance in Japan to celebrate the spirits of the ancestors. Last weekend we went to the San Jose Japantown to attend the Obon Matsuri (festival). A street was blocked off, and a large group was dancing in an elongated circle in the street. Kids …

Three Rivers Festival 2018

Photo: Via Tsuji, Railroad Bridge July 13-21 Three Rivers Festival – Fort Wayne’s biggest summer party since 1969. Highlights include a parade, a bed race, a running race,heaps of junk food, and (to be confirmed) bike valet service. The festival is an annual tradition. Details on the Three Rivers Festival website — threeriversfestival.org — and …

Te Matatini 2017

Photo: Te Matatini Society Incorporated, Poster Held every two years Te Matatini Kapa Haka Festival celebrates the cultural dance of the Māori people of New Zealand. Over four days audiences experience the best kapa haka in the world, taste Māori food (kai) and local delicacies and shop for Māori arts and crafts. A record 47 teams …

Three Rivers Festival 2017

Poster: Three Rivers Festival July 7-15 Three Rivers Festival – Fort Wayne’s biggest summer party since 1969. Highlights include a parade, a bed race, a running race, raft race, heaps of junk food and (to be confirmed) bike valet service. The festival is an annual tradition and begins the Saturday after Independence Day (July 4) and runs nine days. Hashtag: #TRF2017. Details …

Ho’olaule’a!! Celebrating the Pacific Islands Festival on the Ninth Island (2016)

Henderson, Nevada – We’re looking for conversation starters at this weekend’s Ho’olaule’a Pacific Islands Festival (September 10-11) organized by the Las Vegas Hawaiian Civic Club. Details on Facebook  and Twitter @LasVegasHCC Quick. Can you say Papahānaumokuākea? Have a listen. How about Ho’olaule’a? I am outside of my linguistic comfort zone, so I embrace the opportunity to learn by listening. The Henderson …