Colorful sea glass, found along the shoreline in the Central California town of Cayucos, Calif., stars in the annual Cayucos Sea Glass Festival // (c) 2007 Ted Johnson / Flickr.com

Cayucos Sea Glass Festival

Colorful sea glass takes center stage at the annual Cayucos Sea Glass Festival this March, in Cayucos, Calif. Thousands of visitors from around will head to the central...
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...
Yuma Lettuce Days // (c) 2013 Yuma Lettuce Days

Yuma Lettuce Days

Lettuce, the dieter's darling, gets its day in the sun every year at the Yuma Lettuce Days festival Salad, however, is just the first course at festival...
The Fairy & Wizard Festival is held every year at Tizer Gardens in Jefferson, City, Montana // (c) Tizer Gardens

Annual Fairy & Wizards Festival

Fairies come to life at this annual event, held at Tizer Gardens in Jefferson City, Mont. The one day a year that garden fairies can be seen with...
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,...
Frozen Dead Guy Days // (c) 2010 Jamie Gulick / Flickr.com

Frozen Dead Guy Days

Cryogenics meets local culture in the one-of-a-kind Frozen Dead Guy Days festival, held every year in Nederland, Colorado. Nederland, home of the cryogenically frozen Grandpa Bredo, gained international...
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...
Old Baker Farm, in Harpersville, Ala., hosts the Cotton Pickin' Celebration every October // (c) 2007 Perry G. / Flickr.com

Cotton Pickin’ Celebration at Old Baker Farm

An antique tractor show and parade, live blue grass music and picking pumpkins and cotton are all part of the Cotton Pickin’ Celebration at Old Baker Farm...
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...
Cannon battles are part of the festivities during the Port of Los Angeles Tall Ships Festival // (c) 2014 Port of Los Angeles

Tall Ships Festival Sails into the Port of Los Angeles

This August, the Los Angeles waterfront will welcome a colorful spectacle honoring domestic and international sailing vessels, as the Tall Ships Festival sails into town. More than a...
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 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...

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