10 Best Cultural Festivals you should add to your Itinerary!

Eliza | 23 - 04 - 2022
American festivals

America has a diverse culture with different arts, folks and festivals. With the vast variety in heritage the country holds, every festival is unique here. Out of these festivals, one should add at least 10 famous American festivals to their Itinerary.

Amidst various arts, music, and tradition, these 10 Best Cultural Festivals are famous in the entire country because they are irresistible.

1. New Orleans Mardi Gras:

Mardi Gras is a colorful festival celebrated in Louisiana, especially in New Orleans City. This festival is quite famous and it happens on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday every year. Everyone in the city enjoys celebrating Mardi Gras for its vibrant dress code and parade. People used to wear gold, purple and green attire to indicate power, justice and faith. Women used to paint their bodies with fashionable ideas.

What festival is celebrated every year on a Tuesday before Ash Wednesday?
  • A. Kutztown Folk Festival
  • B. New Orleans Mardi Gras
  • C. Lantern Floating Hawaii
  • D. Electric Daisy Carnival

2. Albuquerque International Balloon Festival:

Have you ever seen hundreds of lanterns flying in the air? You might have watched it in a movie. At the Albuquerque International Balloon Festival celebrated in New Mexico, hundreds of Hot air balloons fly in the sky. Just look at the sky filled with magical colors spread all over. It will be an amazing experience making it one of the best festivals.

3. Jazz and Heritage Festival:

Jazz Fest is a local music festival celebrated in Orleans city every year to encourage the skills of the residents in the city. Jazz Fest is organized by the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage foundation which ensures opportunities for talented artists. 

4. Burning Man Festival:

Burning Man is a cultural event organized by the Burning Man Project in 2013 to concentrate on 10 principles which include art, self-reliance and self-expression. Every year, the main event of the festival is burning a large wooden effigy (a typical prototype of a man) in the black rock city built in the black rock desert.

5.Kutztown Folk Festival:

This festival is among the 10 famous cultural festivals celebrated in the country. The festival exhibits the culture and heritage of Pennsylvania Dutch and focuses on showcasing the artworks. In particular, quilts and other craftworks for kids are very famous at the festival.

6. Boston Seafood Festival:

People in Massachusetts celebrate the Boston Seafood Festival to promote the fishing industry. The festival includes demonstrations by chefs and all varieties of seafood presentations.

7. International Cherry Blossom Festival:

It is a 10-day festival celebrated every year in Macon, a city in Georgia. If you are passionate about admiring nature, then Cherry Blossoms are the best choice. The festival will give you a pinkish view of the entire region that consists of over 350,000 cherry trees.

8. Electric Daisy Carnival:

EDC is considered the largest dance and music festival in Las Vegas. People from various cities flood the city every year to watch their favorite dancers’ and DJs’ performances. In addition, 3-D structures are quite famous for taking photographs. 

9.Shinnyo Lantern Floating Hawaii:

This day is considered a memorial day. People let their lanterns float in Hawaii to remember their loved ones who have died. On this day, thousands of people gather at the Ala Moana Beach Park in Honolulu to celebrate the festival.

10. Coachella Valley Music and Art Festival:

The Valley music festival, as the name suggests, is a music and arts festival that is usually held in Colorado City in California. This festival aims at organizing music events in various genres.

Read Next