At the annual Chincoteague Pony Swim and Pony Penning, Chincoteague ponies are auctioned off to raise funds for the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company. // (c) 2011 Chincoteague NWR / USFWS

Chincoteague Pony Swim Returns for 89th Year

Every year, the mighty community of Chincoteague, Virginia--population 2,947--rolls out the red carpet to welcome more than 40,000 visitors, who come to celebrate the island's most famous...
Visitors to the annual California Poppy Festival, held in Lancaster, Calif., can visit the Antelope Valley Poppy Preserve // (c) 2008 Rennett Stowe / Flickr.com

California Poppy Festival

California's state flower, the brilliant California Poppy can be found blooming in the wild every spring, in fields and farms throughout California. One of the most abundant...
15 massive Fire Cauldrons will be lit along the Chicago River during the Great Chicago Fire Festival // (c) 2014 Redmoon

Great Chicago Fire Festival to Light Up Windy City

In a grand celebration combining fire, pyrotechnics and live performance, Chicagoans will celebrate the city's grit and resilience in the aftermath of the historic Great Chicago Fire...
Digital Graffiti Festival 2014 returns to Alys Beach, Fla. // (c) 2013 Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach

Digital Graffiti Festival Blends Art and Technology

Art, architecture and technology will merge and converge in the Northwest Florida town of Alys Beach on June 5, 6 and 7, when the Digital Graffiti festival takes over...
A progressive dinner at Ka'anapali Fresh features made-in-Maui cuisine and fabulous sunset views. // (c) 2013 Peter Liu / Ka'anapali Beach Resort Association

Maui Farmers, Chefs Share Island Culture at Ka’anapali Fresh

Culinary travelers are already licking their lips in anticipation of Ka‘anapali Fresh, Maui's most popular foodie event. Produced by Ka‘anapali Beach Resort Association, an association of resort...
Sample the amazing falafel at Moishe's during Taste of Farmers Market // (c) 2014 Monica Poling

How to Conquer Taste of Farmers Market

Every July, the merchants at The Original Farmers Market, Los Angeles throw a Market-wide party known as Taste of Farmers Market, a colorful evening of food tastings,...
Oakhurst, Calif. is the self-proclaimed carved bear capital of the world. The Talking Bear welcomes visitors to town. // (c) 2011 sporst /

Oakhurst Woodcarvers Rendezvous

Oakhurst, Calif., best know as the gateway city to Yosemite National Park, also has a lesser claim to fame. It's the self-proclaimed carved bear capital of the...
Every April, the community of Wrangell, Alaska holds the Stikine River Birding Festival // (c) U.S. Forest Service

Stikine River Birding Festival

The arrival of spring in Wrangell, Alaska means more than longer days. The southeast Alaska community, located along the state's scenic Inside Passage, also welcomes the largest springtime...
The Bok Kai Parade is celebrated every year in Marysville, Calif. // (c) 2013 Bok Kai Temple

Bok Kai Parade

Located on the banks of the Yuba River, in historic Marysville, Calif., the Bok Kai Temple is a treasured community landmark, managed in cooperation with the National Trust...
The Skagit Valley, with Mt. Baker in the distance, is the home of the annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival // (c) 2013 Philip / Flickr.com

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

Every spring, tens of millions of colorful tulips bloom throughout the Pacific Northwest's Skagit Valley. Farmers around the valley raise these colorful blooms, and visitors can best...
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,...
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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