Find a local festival near you!
Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s August. It’s hot, the days are long, and you’re running out of things to do with the kids. You’ve already gone to the local zoo, the waterpark, and you’ve seen Toy Story 3 four times already. What could there possibly be left to do?!
How about a local music or arts festival? The month of August is teeming with local festivals all over the country dedicated to art, zucchini, and everything in between.
Here are just a few of the local festivals happening right now!
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1. The Aspen Music Festival (Aspen, Colorado) – Some highlights of this classical music festival include a performance by Renee Fleming and free voice and music classes by renowned instructors. Visit the Aspen Music Festival website.
2. The American Folk Festival on the Bangor Waterfront (Bangor, Maine) – This festival puts an emphasis on various world cultures, featuring craft demonstrations, multicultural dishes, and four stages of music and dance from around the globe. Visit the American Folk Festival on the Bangor Waterfront website.
3. The Sweetpea Festival (Bozeman, Montana) – The Sweetpea Festival is celebrating their 33rd year of food, dance, and fun at Bozeman’s Lindley Park. The 3-day festival culminates in a children’s run and parade. Visit the Sweetpea Festival website.
4. Mountain Dance and Folk Festival (Asheville, North Carolina) – Celebrating the Southern Appalachian culture, the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival has been celebrated in Asheville for the last 83 years. This year’s schedule boasts performances by fiddlers, banjo pickers, balladeers, and cloggers. Visit the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival website.
5. Central States Fair and Rodeo (Rapid City, South Dakota) –This fair began back in 1946 as a Range Days Rodeo. 64 years later, it’s turned into a immensely popular festival featuring racing and rodeo events, as well as performances by big-name artists such as Uncle Kracker and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Visit the Central States Fair and Rodeo website.
6. Deer Valley Music Festival (Park City, Utah) – The Utah Symphony is the primary focus of this classical and chamber music festival. This year you can see a performance of Mendelssohn’s Scottish Symphony and then follow it up with a performance featuring country singer Randy Travis alongside the Utah Symphony Orchestra. Visit the Deer Valley Music Festival website.
7. Seafair (Seattle, Washington) – This Seattle festival puts the emphasis on action with their exciting, awe-inspiring events. You can watch hydroplane races, run a triathlon, or take part in the milk crate derby. And you can do all of these things while the Blue Angels are looping and zipping right over your head. Visit the Seafair website.
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