The frog jumping competitions are the central event during the Calaveras County Fair & Frog Jumping Jubilee // (c) Calaveras County Fair Facebook page

Calaveras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee

One of California's signature annual events, the Calaveras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee is also one of the state's longest-running events.
Bishop Mule Days unfolds every Memorial Day in California's Sierra Nevada region. // (c) Bishop Mule Days Facebook page

Bishop Mule Days Celebration

Every Memorial Day, the Wild West comes alive in California's Sierra Nevada mountains during the Bishop Mule Days Celebration. Here, cowboys prove their roping and riding skills and...
One of the off-menu burger items at Whitman's Restaurant, only available during New York Burger Week. // (c) New York Burger Week Facebook page

New York Burger Week

To celebrate National Hamburger Month, Burger Conquest and Rev Ciancio are rolling out the annual New York Burger Week, from May 1-7, 2017. The seven-day event pays tribute...
Every May, the residents of Jackson Hole come together to host the Jackson Hole Elkfest, a weekend-long celebration of the area’s wildlife and natural resources // (c) 2013 USPWS / Tony Hough, National Elk Refuge Volunteer / Flickr.com

Jackson Hole ElkFest Celebrates Wildlife

Every May, the residents of Jackson Hole come together to host the Jackson Hole Elkfest, a weekend-long celebration of the area’s wildlife and natural resources. Every winter, nearly...
The National Steinbeck Center is the host of the annual Salinas Steinbeck Festival // (c) 2007 Clinton Steeds / Flickr.com

Salinas Steinbeck Festival Celerates 75 Years of Grapes of Wrath

The 34th annual Salinas Steinbeck Festival, set for May 2-4, 2014, will bring together nationally recognized speakers, authors, artists and musicians to celebrate the 75th anniversary of...
A statue of Mike the Headless Chicken stands in downtown Fruita, Colorado, home of the annual Mike the Headless Chicken Festival // (c) 2008 Krissi Sandvik / Flickr.com

Mike the Headless Chicken Festival

In 1945, Fruita, Colo. resident Clara Olsen sent her husband Lloyd to prepare a chicken for the evening meal. As chickens do, when their heads are cut off,...
The Best Dam BBQ Challenge, held every Memorial Day in Boulder City, Nevada features BBQ masters from around the country, including ribs from Montana Q // (c) Montana Q

Best Dam Barbecue Challenge

This summer, visitors looking for a quiet retreat from Vegas' constant bling, can head 25 miles outside the strip to Boulder City. Don't let its proximity to...
Northern Nevada's largest event, the Reno River Festival takes place every May in downtown Reno // (c) 2013 Reno River Festival

Reno River Festival Provides Whitewater Excitement

Every May, the Truckee River welcomes extreme whitewater athletes from around the world, as they show off their top spins, loops and McNasty's during the Reno River...
Sailing ships representing a number of South American countries come together during the Velas Latinoamerica 2014 // (c) 2014 Velas Latinoamerica

International Navy Regatta

The shorelines of South America have become home to a stunning sailing spectacular this spring, as international sailing vessels navigate the continent's coastline in an organized event known...
Topanga Banjo & Fiddle Contest & Folk Festival // (c) 2010 Michael Daines / Flickr.com

Topanga Banjo & Fiddle Contest & Folk Festival

Southern Californians come together to celebrate old-time bluegrass and folk music at the annual Topanga Banjo & Fiddle Contest and Folk Festival. Held at Paramount Ranch, the filming...

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