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Top US Festivals You Must Attend

If you are looking for a unique experience in the US, whether you live here or you are coming for a visit, then you should head over to one of the best festivals in the country. The most popular and with the biggest crowds are, as you can imagine, Coachella and Mardi Gras, but in this big country, there are certainly more out there for you to join.

Whether you love music or food, there is the perfect festival for you. These events are the best chance for you to meet new people and have some fun. So plan your year around these dates and never miss out on the fun.

1. Jazz and Heritage Festival, New Orleans

Jazz lovers know to head to New Orlean’s for the best players, but there is nothing that can compare with this festival. During this event, you can enjoy the culture and the easygoing nature of the South. If you are planning to head over to the country’s most well-known jazz festival, then you should plan your holidays around April or May, when this event is normally held.

2. Burning Man, Nevada

As far as festivals go, Burning Man is one of the unique ones. It is not a foodie nor a musical event but instead, it is a festival that celebrates self-expression. Thousands of people join the whole week to participate and then leave as if nothing’s happened. To celebrate this event, a temporary city called Black Rock City is set up between the last week of August and the first week of September.

3. Boston Seafood Festival

In August of every year, Boston becomes the capital of all things seafood. Beyond just offering various food stalls that serve anything fish, crustacean, or chowder, there are contests and demonstrations. Moreover, the Boston Fish Pier becomes taken over by seafood on this day.

4. Sundance Film Festival, Utah

While the Oscars is a huge event in Hollywood, the biggest independent film festival in the country is held yearly in Utah. In January of every year, film buffs can enjoy the works of independent filmmakers all over the world. The Sundance Film Festival draws, naturally, the biggest stars although up-and-coming filmmakers share the spotlight. It is truly popular and almost half a million people attended the festival in the past few years.

5. Eat Drink SF

Food is also a true crowd-pleaser, especially when 120 restaurants from one of the country’s biggest cities participate in this yearly festival. San Francisco features their best dishes during this event, which is mostly happening at the Fort Mason Center. Besides food, wines from 70 Californian wineries are also on display. This event is usually held in the last week of August.

6. Great American Foodie Fest

Another must-see for foodies, this four-day bonanza will feature so many different dishes in the form of “food truck“ food. Visitors should go towards the Sunset Station for their fill of traditional and not-so-traditional, creative dishes. So if you are sick and tired of the casinos and clubs in Las Vegas, this is another highlight during your trip. Just make sure you keep your schedule free between October 6 and 9.

These festivals do not just showcase the best of what the host cities have to offer, but they are just like one huge party that you will never want to miss again. So get your calendar and plan those holidays ahead of time.

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Festivals Of North East India: A Joy For All Your Senses

The Indian peninsula is an all-out attack on all of your senses. See the architecture, feel the heat and the cold, taste the food, smell the spices, touch the sand. Most importantly, meet the people. Festivals around India all share the same underlying purpose – for people to meet at one place and feel good. Join them, book your ticket and visit the colorful festivals/

Pangsau Pass Winter festival

The region of Nampong is something to behold. There are so many wonderful things to see here, not even counting the festival. This wonderful town is situated close to the border with Myanmar, in the Changlang district. You can visit the historical Stilwell Road. This was the most important trading route for the entire region. The serpentines here are breathtaking. Also, you can see the World War Two cemetery which holds the bones of brave soldiers who fought for freedom and protected India.

Shine a light festival in Sohra

This festival arose from the desire of a few local enthusiasts to keep Rock n Roll alive. It started out as a way to show support to local bands and performers and grew into something much larger. This is three days of pure Rock n Roll in the region of Cherrapunjee. While you spend your night headbanging, you can have some fun during the day hiking in the surrounding hills. You can explore the nature around the town and enjoy the beautiful wilderness.

Hornbill festival in Kohima

Hornbill-festival-in-KohimaOne of the easternmost regions of India, the state of Nagaland hosts the Hornbill festival in the city of Kohima. The whole town becomes a carnival during the festival days. There is something for everyone here, so make sure you spend more than a few days in this beautiful country.

Ziro Music festival in Ziro

This is a large event which attracts thousands of people to the state of Arunachal Pradesh. There are many national and international performers and every time this festival offers something new. The crowd will dance into the night, moving along with the sound of music. This is truly something to feel. Furthermore, this event raises awareness about the Indian art, culture, and music.