Mardi Gras; meaning "Fat Tuesday" is an annual Carnival celebration held in New Orleans,
Louisiana. The parades in New Orleans are organized by Carnival krewes. Krewe float
riders toss throws to the crowds; the most common throws are strings of plastic colorful
beads, doubloons, decorated plastic throw cups, and small inexpensive toys. Mardis
Gras celebrations run for about 2 weeks with this year's festivities start February
12, 2013. Mardis Gras pretty much runs 24 hours per day once it starts. The events
of Mardis Gras truly do bring this city alive. Music, Dance, Costumes and Partying!
Mardis Gras - New Orleans, Louisiana
Which American events draw the biggest crowds - and why? Is it the entertainment,
the food, the displays or just the sheer fun? America The Beautiful searched from
sea to shining sea and even hopped over to an island or two in order to compile these
results. If you love to be where the action is - these events should definitely
be added to your activity list in 2013. Our list features events large and small
- but worthy of your time! Check them out....
The Kentucky Derby Festival is Kentucky's largest annual event and one of the nation’s
finest celebrations with more than 70 special events of this annual civic celebration
including concerts, races and just plain fun.
The Kentucky Derby is a Grade I stakes race for three-year-old Thoroughbreds which
race around a 1 1/4 mile track at Churchill Downs. The race is known as "The Most
Exciting Two Minutes In Sports" or "The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports" for its approximate
duration, and is also called "The Run for the Roses"
Kentucky Derby - Louisville, Kentucky
Home of the world’s oldest and most prestigious marathon, distance running is a tradition
here in Boston. This year’s John Hancock 117th Boston Marathon will be held on Patriot
Day - April 15, 2013. The event attracts over 500,000 spectators each year, making
it New England's most widely viewed sporting event. The event now attracts an average
of about 20,000 registered participants each year, with 26,895 people entering in
2011. A fantastic way to bring in New England Springtime.
Boston Marathon - Boston, Massachusetts
Pumpkin Chucking, or “Punkin Chunkin” is the sport of hurling or 'chucking' a pumpkin
solely by mechanical means for distance. The devices used include slingshots, catapults,
centrifugals, trebuchets, and pneumatic cannons. The contest is held the first full
weekend after Halloween in Sussex County, Delaware. For the entertainment of spectators,
the event also features amusement rides, food vendors, fireworks, live concerts,
a pumpkin cooking contest, a chili cook-off, the Miss Punkin Chunkin pageant, et
al. Set your sight on attending a new and unique event each year ! Love it!
Punkin Chunkin Championship- Delaware
America’s favorite Stock Car race happens in the sunshine state of Florida just in
time to give race fans a break from the winter chill. This is the Great American
Race. The Daytona 500 is an incredibly popular race with activities that begin weeks
before the big race happens. If you are a race fan, if you are a sun and fun lover
- you may find this event is the perfect fit to get you primed for the rest of the
year. 500 miles of action packed racing at a very prestigious race. The Daytona
500 is the race of a lifetime and it runs on February 24, 2013 at 1:00pm. Start
your Engines and plan your trip!!!
Nascar Daytona 500 - Daytona Beach, Florida
Families across the Unites States and Rhode Island celebrate Independence Day by
hosting or attending a picnic or barbecue and take advantage of the day off and,
in some years, long weekend to gather with relatives and friends. It is a day that
we as a nation come together to praise the nation's heritage, laws, history, society,
and people. Held since 1785, the Bristol Fourth of July Parade in Bristol, Rhode
Island is the oldest continuous Independence Day celebration in the United States.
Bristol, Rhode Island is a charming small bayside community- so plan early and remember
Indepedence Day - Bristol, Rhode Island
The City of Chicago and the Mayor’s Office of Special Events presents the annual
Chicago Taste of Chicago 2013. Each day more than 70 local restaurateurs offer a
delicious combination of ethnic items, family favorites, exotic and Chicago specialties
feeding more than 3 million people in Grant Park, in downtown Chicago. Live entertainment
is also provided every day by a variety of musical performances on multiple stages.
The Taste of Chicago 2013 runs between July 10 &14 in one of our favorite cities.
It's free to go, and if you are hungry, which you will be, the food tickets are
Taste of Chicago 2013 - Chicago, Illinois
The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is a yearly festival of hot air balloons
that takes place in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA during early October. The balloon
fiesta is a nine day event, and has around 750 balloons. The event is the largest
hot air balloon festival in the world.
This year’s events begin on October 5 and runs through October 15, 2013 with a jam
packed line up of special events and competitions. There are balloon glows, Specials
shapes, artistic visions and Other piloting, skill, and speed competitions. This
event will get you High on Lifte. Hitch a Ride!
Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta - New Mexico
The longest running jazz festival in the world, held every September on the Monterey
Fairgrounds site where the Festival was first presented in 1958. The 56th Monterey
Jazz Festival presents the best jazz performers in the world for a three-day celebration
of the best in jazz. The Monterey Jazz Festival also features jazz conversations,
panel discussions, workshops, exhibitions, clinics, and an international array of
food, shopping and festivities spread throughout the 20-acre Monterey Fairgrounds.
If you don’t “LOVE” jazz going in - you will coming out. A very fine music festival.
The Monterey Jazz Festival is a nonprofit organization and has donated its proceeds
to musical education since its inception in 1958
Monterey Jazz Festival - Monterey California
In our book, it is the only way to send out the old and bring in the New - Year that
is. This event to bring in the coming year is internationally recognized as “the
place to be”. Hundreds of thousands of people pack the streets around Times Square
and surprisingly don’t seem to get aggravated by the lack of space. New York City
continues to do an exceptional job of hosting this event and bringing in the New
Year with character and style. This is an entertaining event you must do once!
New Year’s Eve / Times Square, New York
Arches National Park Tours Arches National Park reserves over two thousand natural sandstone arches, including the world-famous Delicate Arch, in addition to a variety of unique geological resources...
Big Apple - New York City Adventures Your amazing trip to New York City could be the adventure of a lifetime....take in Times Square, the Statue of Liberty, Museums, Central Park and much more. Two night land packages begin at $299.