The United States has one of the culturally diverse population in the world and there are several regional festivals, food festivals, commerce festivals, fairs, religious festivals, art festivals, folk festivals and recurring festivals held each year. There are festivals which are unique only to the United States such as Rocky Mountain Rendezvous, blues festivals, pow wows, strawberry festivals, state fairs, ribfests, and much more. The state fair was introduced in the US in the year 1841 and is one of the oldest running annual festivals in the world. The American population has always enjoyed a gathering, with most of them doing it just to have a rocking good time. Contact your local tour operator today and check out the procedures for getting your US visa online.

Read on to know more about fun US festivals and events that you can enjoy on your next trip to America.

Ultra Music Festival

Miami hosts some of the coolest festivals and the Ultra Music Festival is one of the exhilarating electronic dance festivals here in the US. Close to 1 million people attend this event each year in the downtown Miami, which is just a stone throw away from the South Beach waters. This is one of the best music festivals which you can ever be part of.


This is a convergence of independent films, original music, and emerging technologies. The year 2016 saw the event highlighting Alex G, Caveman, Crystal Castles, and H/ELOS along with keynote speakers Andy Puddicombe and Casey Gerald who stole the limelight. One of the perfect launch pads for budding creative talents. You can bring out the new ideas which would carve a new path in the future for every evolving field.

Groundhog Day

Every year the town of Punxsutawney hosts a show which is full of activities for everybody who attends top hat decorating contests to the Gobbler’s Knob Got Talent. One of the best current events in the US which you should definitely be a part of. This event is a perfect family entertainer and you can go and enjoy this wonderful event with your entire family.

Mardi Gras

This is definitely one of the unique events held in the United States. This carnival is celebrated at the same time across several cities and in many countries in the world. But there is something special in the way it is celebrated in New Orleans. You have to be there to experience the fun and excitement. Be a part of the vivid celebrations as you dress up in costumes and watch the parade pass through the famous French Quarter of New Orleans.

The Cheesemonger Invitational

If you are a cheese lover, then this is the festival to be in. There is probably no better event to be a part in than The Cheesemonger Invitational in San Francisco. A grueling cheese battle extravaganza where different cheesemongers in the country pit against each other. Strolling through this cheese paradise is a different feeling altogether. Treat yourself with delicious raclette, grilled cheese sandwiches, fondue, and much more.

Sundance Film Festival

Utah is a place which is never in news apart from hosting the nation’s biggest film festival. A trip to the Park city, check out the Premiers of the top movies and also click selfies with the stars who visit one in a while. A perfect occasion for a film lover’s delight, know the ski junky in you and meet the pop culture enthusiast hidden in you. You can also attend the parties, seminars, and workshops along with music concerts which are held over a period of ten days.

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Ragnar Relay Series

Ragnar Relay Series is the perfect event for all active socialites. A 200-mile relay which is spread over 2 days and 1 night. Create unforgettable memories by gathering with your team in funky costumes. This relay race is across the country, so you are sure to be in some good company and experience new cultures.

Lantern Fest

It is a different feeling altogether when you are surrounded by several glowing lanterns which are released into the air. Considered as a sign of good luck, the American population light their lanterns, which are purchased and the glowing lanterns are then released. We recommend you not to miss out on this beautiful festival of lights and is held in the month of October each year.

Super Bowl 50

This is not just a football game; this event unites the entire nation together for a couple of hours for some amazing commercials, trash talk, and friendly entertainment. The year 2016 marked the 50th anniversary of the Super Bowl 50. We recommend you to attend the game in person, rather than watching it on the TV or the internet. The new Levi’s Stadium has incorporated phones and social media during the game, so you will not miss out any moment in the game.

 Key West Food & Wine Festival

This has been often ranked as one of the best food & wine festivals held in America. It is a wonderful time as you spend your entire time tasting a diverse range of innovative cuisines and wines on the warm beaches of Key West. A perfect summer festival which gives you an ideal escape from the harsh winters and explore new tastes among the 40 different options available at your disposal.

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