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American Festivals

From Burning Man to Mardi Gras in New Orleans and from Electric Daisy Carnival in Vegas to the Monterey Jazz Festival, welcome to 2camels take on the festivals and events of USA.

Adirondack Balloon Festival

Adirondack Balloon Festival

Glens Falls, NY | Balloon | September

Take in the colour, the majesty and the spectacle of the Adirondack Balloon Festival, the oldest and largest balloon event on the American east coast....

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Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

  1 October 2016 - 9 October 2016
Albuquerque, NM | Balloon | October

Over nine days each fall, 750 hot air balloons of all shapes, sizes and disguises take to the blue above the lush Rio Grande Valley...

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Angola Prison Rodeo

Angola Prison Rodeo

St. Francisville, LA | Rodeo | April

If you find yourself at a loose end in Louisiana come April, it may sound strange but you could do worse than go to prison....

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Art Basel - Miami Beach

Art Basel - Miami Beach

  1 December 2016 - 4 December 2016
Miami, FL | Art | December

Art Basel stages the world's premier Modern and contemporary art fairs annually in Basel, Miami Beach, and Hong Kong. A driving force in supporting the...

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Aspen Ideas Festival

Aspen Ideas Festival

Aspen, CO | Ideas | June

The Aspen Ideas Festival is America's premier public event for leaders from around the globe and across many disciplines to engage in deep and inquisitive...

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Austin City Limits

Austin City Limits

  30 September 2016 - 9 October 2016
Austin, TX | Music - Rock | October

Over two weekends each October, Zilker Park plays host to Austin City Limits (ACL), a monster of a Texas music fest featuring some of the...

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Bald Eagle Gathering

Bald Eagle Gathering

Haines, AK | Birding | November

An unexpected highlight of any visit to North America is to catch a glimpse of the region's iconic Bald Eagle. Whether sitting regally atop a...

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Bridge Day

Bridge Day

Fayetteville, WV | Sport - Extreme | October

In Fayette County, West Virginia there's a bridge that spans the New River Gorge. It stands some 876 feet (almost 300 metres) above the water...

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Brooklyn Folk Festival

Brooklyn Folk Festival

  8 April 2016 - 10 April 2016
New York, NY | Music - Folk | April

They hang a little looser over the bridge in Brooklyn. For three days this Spring, head for heavenly St. Ann's Church in Brooklyn Heights and...

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Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival

Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival

  13 July 2016 - 16 July 2016
New York, NY | Music - Hip Hop | July

From the Beastie Boys and Run D.M.C., to Jay-Z and Lil' Kim, New York City is home to a lavish slice of hip hop royalty....

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Burning Man

Burning Man

  28 August 2016 - 5 September 2016
Black Rock City, NV | Art | August

From where there was nothing, Burning Man emerges in a sandstorm of futuristic surrealism for eight days each August. Burning Man's not a festival, that's...

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Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival

Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival

  15 April 2016 - 17 April 2016
Los Angeles, CA | Music - Rock | April

Each April the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, California plays host to the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (Coachella to its friends), a three...

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EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

  25 July 2016 - 31 July 2016
Oshkosh, WI | Air Show | July

For a week each July the typically tranquil airport at Oshkosh, Wisconsin becomes the busiest in the world. Wisconsin, really, but why? I hear you...

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Electric Daisy Carnival - Las Vegas

Electric Daisy Carnival - Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV | Music - Electronic | June

Better double knot those sneakers boys and girls, this thing's gonna be big. I'm talking the Electric Daisy Carnival, Vegas edition — a mid-summer, three-day...

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Great American Beer Festival

Great American Beer Festival

Denver, CO | Beer | September

Beer buffs from far and wide descend upon Denver Colorado each September to get their fill at the Great American Beer Festival. Featuring the amber...

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Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day

Punxsutawney, PA | Bizarre | February

Groundhog Day has been celebrated each and every February 2nd since 1886 when the one, the only Punxsutawney Phil leaves the snug sanctuary of his...

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Honolulu Festival

Honolulu Festival

  11 March 2016 - 13 March 2016
Honolulu, HI | Cultural | March

Get a dose of the arts, island style at the annual Honolulu Festival, a rich and vibrant blend of Asia, Pacific and Hawaiian cultures with...

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How Weird Street Faire

How Weird Street Faire

San Francisco, CA | Party | April

Come join thousands of aficionados of the offbeat at the annual How Weird Street Faire — a play on the name Howard Street apparently, where...

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Iditarod

Iditarod

  4 March 2016 - 14 March 2016
Anchorage, AK | Sport - Extreme | March

It's been tagged the last great race on earth. Mushers and teams of 16 dogs cover a course of over 1,000 miles through some of...

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Lightning in a Bottle

Lightning in a Bottle

  25 May 2016 - 30 May 2016
Bradley, CA | Music - World | May

Looking to activate your body, expand your mind and open your heart? Got yourself a few spare days come May? Then head for central California...

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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

New York, NY | Traditional | November

With more than 3.5 million spectators lining the streets of New York City and more than 50 million viewers tuning in nationwide, America's Parade will...

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Maine Lobster Festival

Maine Lobster Festival

  3 August 2016 - 7 August 2016
Rockland, ME | Food | August

Come join lobster lovers from near and far as they devour 20,000 pounds of the delicious crustacean at the annual, Maine Lobster Festival. Over five days...

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Mammoth Mountain Pond Skim

Mammoth Mountain Pond Skim

  17 April 2016
Mammoth, CA | Bizarre | April

Join the brave and the stupid and the bravely stupid at the annual Mammoth Mountain Pond Skim. Costume clad competitors — from sumos to mariachis...

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Montana Testicle Festival

Montana Testicle Festival

Clinton, MT | Bizarre | July

High on the list of the world's crazier events is the Montana Testicle Festival held in Rock Creek Lodge just outside of Clinton, Montana every...

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Monterey Jazz Festival

Monterey Jazz Festival

  16 September 2016 - 18 September 2016
Monterey, CA | Music - Jazz | September

For more than 50 years, music lovers in general and jazz junkies in particular have been descending upon Monterey on the third full weekend of...

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Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest

Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest

  4 July 2016
New York, NY | Food | July

The iconic American hot dog fittingly takes centre stage each fourth of July at Nathan's Famous flagship restaurant in Coney Island, during Nathan's Famous Hot...

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National Championship Air Races

National Championship Air Races

Reno, NV | Air Show | September

The National Championship Air Races, held each September just north of Reno, is a spectacular demonstration of the art of flying that simply needs to...

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New York City Marathon

New York City Marathon

  6 November 2016
New York, NY | Sport - Marathon | November

Join the 50,000 plus finishers and the millions who cheer them on from every possible vantage for the annual New York City Marathon. Widely recognised...

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New York City Wine and Food Festival

New York City Wine and Food Festival

  13 October 2016 - 16 October 2016
New York, NY | Food | October

What began as a humble one night starter back in 2007 has evolved into the New York City Wine and Food Festival — a four-day buffet...

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New York Comedy Festival

New York Comedy Festival

  10 November 2016 - 15 November 2016
New York, NY | Comedy | November

With more comedy clubs than you can shake a rubber chicken at, if funny has an American address it's just got to be New York...

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Pittsburgh Zombie Fest

Pittsburgh Zombie Fest

Monroeville, PA | Horror | October

Fan of the zombie film genre? Want to take that adoration to a whole new level? Join the heaving throng of half-dead as they descend...

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Sasquatch! Music Festival

Sasquatch! Music Festival

  27 May 2016 - 30 May 2016
George, WA | Music - Rock | May

Since 2002, the spectacular Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Washington (pun probably intended) has played host to the Sasquatch! Music Festival — a belter of a...

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Savor Craft Beer Festival

Savor Craft Beer Festival

  3 June 2016 - 4 June 2016
Washington, DC | Beer - Craft | June

If you're of the opinion that beer and takeaway pizza are the perfect pairing, you need some schooling my uncultured fiend. And what better place...

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Stagecoach Festival

Stagecoach Festival

  29 April 2016 - 1 May 2016
Los Angeles, CA | Music - Country | April

Coachella's country cousin, Stagecoach hoots 'n' hollers it's way into Indio, California come late April. The highest grossing country music festival in the whole dang...

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Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

  8 August 2016 - 14 August 2016
Sturgis, SD | Motorcycle | August

Join the thousands-strong throng of bearded bikers and the company they keep each August in Sturgis, South Dakota for the world-renowned Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. First held...

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Tribeca Film Festival

Tribeca Film Festival

  13 April 2016 - 24 April 2016
New York, NY | Film | April

Believed to have been conceived by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff following the tragic events of September 11 in lower Manhattan, and...

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Ullr Fest

Ullr Fest

  13 January 2016 - 16 January 2016
Breckenridge, CO | Sport - Winter | January

Over four frigid days in January the Colorado resort town of Breckenridge gets a little kooky during their annual Ullr Fest. Ullr — it rhymes...

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Ultra Music Festival - Miami

Ultra Music Festival - Miami

Miami, FL | Music - Electronic | March

From iconic DJs to the finest live electronica acts, the world's biggest names in dance have been wowing audiences at Miami's internationally renowned Ultra Festival...

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Voodoo Music Experience

Voodoo Music Experience

New Orleans, LA | Music - Rock | October

At New Orlean's Voodoo Music Experience they do do that voodoo that they do so well. Over three days around about Halloween each year, New...

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World Naked Bike Ride - Chicago

World Naked Bike Ride - Chicago

Chicago, IL | Environmental | June

You ready to take back the streets from those gas-guzzling, pollution-spouting, cars, motorbikes and trucks? Do you want to make a stand against consumerism, war...

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Wurstfest

Wurstfest

  4 November 2016 - 13 November 2016
New Braunsfels, TX | Cultural | November

The humble sausage takes centre stage in New Braunfels for ten days this November, during Wurstfest. Don't let the name fool you, at Wurstfest you'll...

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