Cerkno, Slovenia, A Carnival of Characters. A visit to the Laufarija (The Run), an event every February celebrating Carnival and bringing out special masks.
In France’s Provence region, the village of Menton is famous for its huge and delicious lemons, and hold a yearly festival with sculptures made of fruit.
In Te Kuiti, New Zealand, every fall a river of sheep cascades down the main drag. It’s the running of the sheep, and shearers show their prowess too.
Volksfest in Stuttgart Germany, drinking beer on a massive scale, brings out pretzels, big steins of local beer, and the Schlachtplatte with 5000 in a tent.
A list of Seattle hippest happenings, from street fairs, to music festivals, something is happening all year long in this hipness capital of the west.
San Francisco’s hippest happenings. A guide to festivals and events all year round, from music concerts to fairs and fireworks shows.
Santa Fe’s International Folk Arts Market brings hundreds of artists and craftspeople to New Mexico every July. It’s a great way to see the world!
Curaçao’s Sweet Case of the Blues–The International BlueSeas Festival—and then some. Watching blues masters like Buddy Guy and others at a seaside fest.
Switzerland: The Basler Fasnacht Carnival in Basle is one of the most unusual carnivals you’ve ever seen including Mehlsuppe, a shared public meal.
Envision Festival in Costa Rica is making sustainability, music, and yoga a great reason to travel.
Quebec City’s New France Festival. Good fun in costumes from back in the day.
Carnival in Paraguay! Don’t forget your snow spray and sunglasses in this undiscovered, friendly country.
Iceland: The Children’s festival for family fun in eclectic Reykajvik, the capital of Iceland.
Bonnaroo, the huge music and arts festival that happens every June in Tennessee. Tips on having a good time amidst the sea of fans.
The Rhythm of Change: Harlem’s Legendary Live Music Scene, Then and Now . Clubs to enjoy live music.
Western Massachusetts, home to Amherst, Northampton, Easthampton and Lenox–great towns for summer fun, including festivals like Tanglewood and Green River.
Baja: The Circus Mexicus is a a multi-day music festival under the hot sun, and filled with tequila and classic tunes.
Chicago: Margie Goldsmith enjoys the Chicago Blues Fest and local blues clubs in this music haven on Lake Michigan.