When it comes to having a good time, one of the best things you can do is take part in festivals. There are festivals for just about everything these days. Whether you’re in the US for travel or actually live here, these 5 US festivals are definitely things you should make the time to attend this year.
Great American Beer Festival
This just sounds awesome by its name and a festival where you get to sample 200+ beers sounds pretty good. You’ve got a while to wait since the festival isn’t until October, but that gives you plenty of time to plan your visit. This is the 30th anniversary of the beer festival, so you never know, they may just have something special up their sleeves.
Baltimore Book Festival
If you’re a person who loves to read than this festival in Maryland is sure to be your dream come true. Again another fairly long wait as the festival isn’t until September, but that’ll give you time to brush up on your reading. At this festival you’ll get to meet bestselling authors, go to book signings, go to talks and readings and you’ll also be able to attend workshops and panel discussions about some of your favorite books and how to write them yourself.
National Cheery Blossom Festival
This festival in DC is the one that marks the start of spring. With these beautiful cherry trees lining the Potomac River, live music and all other kinds of amazing outdoor events, this festival is one of the most cheerful and colorful of all the festivals throughout the year.
Sundance Film Festival
Held this month, if you want to head to one of the world’s best film festivals than you’d better start your planning now. Watch some incredible films by some incredibly talented indie artists and appreciate this special craft. It’s not cheap, but it’ll be unlike any other festival you’ve ever experienced.
Albuquerque International Balloon Festival
This beautiful spectacle of hot air balloons filling the skies is not as “exciting” as some of the other festivals on this list, but it’s an experience unlike any other. Usually held in October, experience the stunning image of all those hot air balloons in the air while eating some delicious food and enjoying some fall-inspired drinks and snacks. It’s an event that the whole family will love, regardless of age.
Held in August, this famous music festival doesn’t need any explanation. If you’re a music fan or simply want to have a great time with friends over a period of a few days than this late-night, party and fun-filled festival is for you.
There are hundreds of festivals in the US throughout the year, but these 6 are some of the best ones with the most unique experiences. Whether you’re passing through or actually reside there, they’re festivals you should definitely make the time to see.