Have you ever wanted to visit a festival? Maybe you’ve been meaning to go see some of your favorite bands or watch some world-class athletes compete. Whatever the reason, there are plenty of festivals this summer and we’ve rounded up a few of our favorites!
The Kentucky Derby
The Kentucky Derby is one of the most exciting and well-known races in the world, held each year at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. The first race was held in 1875 and today draws more than 160,000 people to its infield each May. It’s also known as “the most exciting two minutes in sports.”
The Derby is an important part of American culture: it’s said that if you haven’t watched this race then you haven’t truly lived! It’s also the largest annual sporting event in the United States and has been called “the greatest two minutes in sports.”
Pikes Peak Aspen Rodeo
The Pikes Peak Aspen Rodeo is a yearly event that takes place in Colorado. It’s one of the most popular rodeos in the state, and attracts thousands of visitors every year. The festival lasts for 10 days, but if you’re looking for something more intimate and personal, then we recommend attending one of their smaller events like “Cowboy Ball” or “Cowgirl Ball.” The tickets are reasonably priced at $25 each, so it won’t cost you much to attend this festival!
What can you expect from this event? Well…there are lots of things! There are activities like horseback riding lessons for beginners (or even intermediate riders), wagon rides through Aspen National Forest where you’ll learn about local wildlife such as bears or foxes who live there; there will also be an opportunity for children under 18 years old to participate in barrel racing competitions where they ride horses around barrels while wearing fancy clothes made out from leather material instead
Royal Windsor Horse Show
The Royal Windsor Horse Show is one of the most prestigious equestrian events in the world. It’s also the oldest horse show in existence, having first been held back in 1778. The event takes place annually at Windsor Great Park, which is located just outside London.
The Royal Agricultural Society of England organizes this event and has done so since its inception over 250 years ago. The society was founded by King George III who had a passion for horses but also loved farming as well as hunting deer and foxes with them (he even had his own private kennels).
In addition to being an excellent opportunity for people who love riding horses or watching them perform acrobatics at high speeds around an obstacle course (or both), this festival offers plenty more activities besides just watching competitions take place on its grounds: there are stalls selling snacks; live music performances; cookery demonstrations; children’s activities such as face painting; plus much more!
Norman Music Festival
The Norman Music Festival is an annual event that takes place in Norman, Oklahoma. The festival began in 2008 and has grown to become one of the biggest music festivals in the area. The festival features over 80 artists on multiple stages throughout downtown Norman during its three-day run each year.
The lineup for this year’s festival features popular acts like Third Eye Blind, Needtobreathe and Mike Posner among others as well as local favorites such as Josh Abbott Band (who will be playing their final show before breaking up). You can find out more about what bands are playing here: https://www.normannormanmusicfestival.com/lineup/.
There will also be food trucks available near each stage if you get hungry while listening to your favorite band play live! If camping isn’t your thing but still want access to all things “Norman”, consider staying at one of these nearby hotels: https://www.hotelscombinednaplesfloridaorlandoecotravelscom/.
Santa Barbara Wine & Food Festival
If you’re looking for a festival that has it all, look no further than Santa Barbara Wine & Food Festival. Whether you want to sample some of the best wines in the world or enjoy delicious food from some of California’s best chefs and restaurants, this event has something for everyone.
The festival takes place over 3 days in September and includes events like:
- A Taste of Santa Barbara where attendees can sample bites from local restaurants
- A Grand Tasting featuring over 200 wineries from around the globe and live entertainment by renowned musicians including Michael Franti & Spearhead (2015), Peter Frampton (2016) and more! The Grand Tasting features over 200 wineries from around the globe along with live entertainment by renowned musicians including Michael Franti & Spearhead (2015), Peter Frampton (2016) and more! This year’s headliner is set to be announced soon so keep an eye on them if you’re planning on attending this year’s event!
Austin City Limits Music Festival
Austin City Limits Music Festival is back for 2019, and it’s bigger than ever. The annual festival takes place in Austin, Texas at Zilker Park over two weekends in October.
The lineup this year includes Beck, Childish Gambino (Donald Glover), The National, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals and more! You can check out the full schedule here: https://aclfestival.com/schedule/.
Tamarack Nature Craft Fair
When: June 29, 2019
Where: Tamarack Nature Craft Fair, Northland Arboretum, Sault Ste Marie, Ontario Canada
What to expect: You’ll be able to find handmade items like jewelry and pottery at this festival. There will also be live music performances by local artists like The Heartbeats and The Flamingos during the event.
How much it costs: Admission is free but there are some fees associated with parking your vehicle on site ($5) or taking a shuttle bus from downtown Sault Ste Marie ($2). Bring cash if you want to purchase food from vendors who sell breakfast sandwiches and other snacks!
What to bring: sunscreen because it can get hot during summer days! Also wear comfortable shoes so that you can walk around easily without hurting yourself 🙂
Here’s where you can find the best festivals this summer.
- Here’s where you can find the best festivals this summer.
- There are so many festivals happening across the globe, it can be hard to know where to go and what to expect. But don’t worry! We’ve got you covered with our guide to the 21 best music, art and food festivals happening right now.
Each festival has its own unique energy and vibe, but they all have one thing in common: they are full of fun people doing awesome things together in beautiful locations with great weather (usually).
We hope that you’ve enjoyed this list of the best festivals. As always, if we missed one of your favorites, please let us know in the comments!