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,...
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...
Every April, Washington State's Long Beach Peninsula hosts the Long Beach Razor Clam Festival // (c) 2013 LDELD / Flickr.com

Long Beach Razor Clam Festival

Digging for clams is a popular activity on Washington State's Long Beach Peninsula, that dates back many decades. In 1940, the people of Long Beach organized the...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Dana Point, Calif. is the annual location of the Dana Point Festival of Whales // (c) 2014 Trish Gussler / Flickr.com

Dana Point Festival of Whales

As hundreds of majestic California Gray Whales make their annual trek along the West Coast, up to 50 a day will pass by the seaside community of...
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...

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