ⓘ List of festivals in the United States

                                     

ⓘ List of festivals in the United States

This is an incomplete list of festivals in the United States with articles on Wikipedia. This list includes festivals of diverse types, among them regional festivals, commerce festivals, fairs, food festivals, arts festivals, religious festivals, folk festivals, and recurring festivals on holidays.

Festivals unique to the United States and Canada and Mexico in some cases include pow wows, Rocky Mountain Rendezvous, blues festivals, county fairs, state fairs, ribfests, and strawberry festivals. The first U.S. state fair was that of New York, held in 1841 in Syracuse, and has been held annually to the present year. The second state fair was in Detroit, Michigan, which started in 1849.

                                     

1. Lists of festivals by locale

Territories

  • List of festivals in American Samoa
  • List of festivals in the United States Virgin Islands
  • List of festivals in Puerto Rico
  • List of festivals in Guam

Cities

  • List of festivals in Atlanta
  • List of Seattle street fairs and parades
  • List of festivals in Buffalo, New York
  • List of events in Houston
  • List of festivals and events in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • List of attractions and events in Indianapolis
  • List of San Francisco Bay Area festivals and fairs
  • List of festivals in Chicago music
                                     

2. Festivals by type

Beer festivals

  • Houston Beer Fest established 2011 - Houston, Texas
  • Great American Beer Festival established 1982 - Denver, Colorado
  • Oregon Brewers Festival established 1988 - Portland, Oregon

Earth and nature festivals

  • Mother Earth News Fair - national and regional locations
  • NY Green Fest - Alfred, New York

Innovation festivals

  • One Spark crowdfunding festival - Jacksonville, Florida

Pagan festivals

  • Starwood Festival - Wisteria Campground in Pomeroy, Ohio
  • Heartland Pagan Festival - Tonganoxie, Kansas
  • Pagan Spirit Gathering - near Salem, Missouri
  • Faerieworlds - Eugene, Oregon

Pioneer festivals

  • Pioneer Days - Utah state holiday with multiple celebrations throughout the state
  • Pioneer Days - Kalida, Ohio
  • Days of 47 Parade - Salt Lake City, Utah

Rodeo and horse racing festivals

  • Days of 47 Rodeo - Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo - Houston, Texas
  • Kentucky Derby Festival - Louisville, Kentucky

Science festivals

  • Trenton Computer Festival
  • World Science Festival - New York City

Sports festivals

  • Arnold Sports Festival - Columbus, Ohio
  • Bridge Day - Fayetteville, West Virginia

Storytelling festivals

  • Southern Ohio Storytelling Festival - Chillicothe, Ohio
  • Timpanogos Storytelling Festival - Orem, Utah
  • National Storytelling Festival - Jonesborough, Tennessee

Transportation festivals

  • Tall Stacks - Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Segway Fest - varying locations
                                     

2.1. Festivals by type Alternative festivals

  • Rainbow Gathering - national and regional locations, worldwide
  • Porcupine Freedom Festival - Lancaster, New Hampshire
  • New Yorks Village Halloween Parade - New York City, New York
  • How Weird Street Faire - San Francisco, California
  • Burning Man - Black Rock City, Nevada
  • Exotic Erotic Ball - San Francisco, California
  • Coney Island Mermaid Parade - New York City, New York
  • Roswell UFO Festival - Roswell, New Mexico
  • SLUG Queen - Eugene, Oregon
  • Sawdust Art Festival - Laguna Beach, California
  • King Mango Strut - Coral Gables, Florida
  • Killed Jesus Festival - United States
                                     

2.2. Festivals by type Beer festivals

  • Houston Beer Fest established 2011 - Houston, Texas
  • Great American Beer Festival established 1982 - Denver, Colorado
  • Oregon Brewers Festival established 1988 - Portland, Oregon
                                     

2.3. Festivals by type Celebration/talk festivity

  • Friendship Festival - Buffalo, New York and Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada
  • ComFest - Columbus, Ohio
  • Pecan Street Festival - Austin, Texas
  • Saint Paul Winter Carnival - Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Hessler Street Fair - Cleveland, Ohio
  • Gasparilla Pirate Festival - Tampa, Florida
  • Cheeseburger in Caseville - Caseville, Michigan
  • Minneapolis Aquatennial - Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Red River Revel - Shreveport, Louisiana
                                     

2.4. Festivals by type Culture, heritage and folk festivals

  • Kansas City Irish Fest - Kansas City, Missouri
  • Worlds Largest Disco - Buffalo, New York
  • FinnFestUSA
  • Arlington International Film Festival - Arlington, Massachusetts
  • Hungarian Festival - New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Cleveland Feast of the Assumption Festival - Cleveland, Ohio
  • North Texas Irish Festival - Dallas, Texas
  • Lowell Folk Festival - Lowell, Massachusetts
  • Indy Irish Festival - Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Greek Food Festival of Dallas - Dallas, Texas
  • Taste of Polonia - Chicago, Illinois
  • Borderfest - Rio Grande Valley, Texas
  • Pittsburgh Folk Festival - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Northwest Folklife Festival - Seattle, Washington
  • Little Italy Festival - Clinton, Indiana
  • Folkmoot - Waynesville, North Carolina
  • Feast of San Gennaro - New York City, New York
  • World of Nations Celebration - Jacksonville, Florida
  • Riverfront Irish Festival - Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
  • Italian Heritage Festival - Wheeling, West Virginia
  • Aloha Festivals - Hawaii
  • Ypsilanti Heritage Festival - Ypsilanti, Michigan
  • Johnny Appleseed Festival - Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Pepper Jelly Festival - Thomaston, Alabama
  • New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival - New Orleans, Louisiana
  • International Childrens Festival - Washington, DC
  • Dublin Irish Festival - Dublin, Ohio
  • Texas Folklife Festival - San Antonio, Texas
  • New Jersey Folk Festival - New Brunswick, NJ
  • Portugal Day Festival - Newark, New Jersey
  • Festival Latinoamericano - Provo, Utah
  • Tulip Time Festival - Holland, Michigan
  • Nisei Week - Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, California


                                     

2.5. Festivals by type Earth and nature festivals

  • Mother Earth News Fair - national and regional locations
  • NY Green Fest - Alfred, New York
                                     

2.6. Festivals by type Fine art and theatre festivals

  • True/False Film Festival - Columbia, Missouri
  • Oregon Shakespeare Festival - Ashland, Oregon
  • The River To River Festival - New York, New York
  • Maryland Renaissance Festival - Crownsville, Maryland
  • Kansas City Renaissance Festival - Bonner Springs, Kansas
  • Utah Shakespearean Festival - Cedar City, Utah
  • Sterling Renaissance Festival - Sterling, New York
  • Arizona Renaissance Festival - Apache Junction, Arizona
  • MasterWorks Festival - Cedarville, Ohio
  • Minnesota Renaissance Festival - Shakopee, Minnesota
  • Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts - State College, Pennsylvania
  • Allentown Art Festival - Buffalo, New York
  • New York Renaissance Faire - Tuxedo, New York
  • North Carolina School of the Arts Summer Performance Festival - Manteo, North Carolina
  • Curtain Up! - Buffalo, New York
  • Grand Cities Art Fest - Grand Forks, North Dakota/East Grand Forks, Minnesota
  • Alabama Shakespeare Festival - Montgomery, Alabama
  • Carolina Renaissance Festival - Huntersville, North Carolina
  • Savannah Music Festival - Savannah, Georgia
  • Bristol Renaissance Faire - Kenosha, Wisconsin
  • Artscape - Baltimore, Maryland


                                     

2.7. Festivals by type Flower festivals

  • Philadelphia Flower Show - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival - Winchester, Virginia
  • Portland Rose Festival - Portland, Oregon
  • Washington State Apple Blossom Festival - Wenatchee, Washington
  • Lompoc Valley Flower Festival - Lompoc, California
  • Lilac Festival - Rochester, New York
  • Tulip Festival - Holland, Michigan
  • National Cherry Blossom Festival - Washington, D.C.
  • . California Poppy Festival &mdSh; Lancaster, California
  • International Cherry Blossom Festival - Macon, Georgia
  • Seattle Hempfest - Seattle, Washington
  • Texas Rose Festival - Tyler, Texas
                                     

2.8. Festivals by type Food, harvest and wild game festivals

  • Parker County Peach Festival - Weatherford, Texas
  • Apple Festival - Bayfield, Wisconsin
  • Florida food festivals - Florida
  • West Side Nut Club Fall Festival - Evansville, Indiana
  • Yambilee Festival - Opelousas, Louisiana
  • A Taste of Colorado
  • Gilroy Garlic Festival - Gilroy, California
  • Schmeckfest - Freeman, South Dakota
  • Banana Split Festival - Wilmington, Ohio
  • Barnesville Pumpkin Festival - Barnesville, Ohio
  • Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival - Half Moon Bay, California
  • Strawberry Festival - Poteet, Texas
  • National Cornbread Festival National Cornbread Festival - South Pittsburg, Tennessee
  • National Cherry Festival - Traverse City, Michigan
  • Taste of Chicago - Chicago, Illinois
  • Delmarva Chicken Festival - Delmarva Peninsula
  • Kentucky Apple Festival - Paintsville, Kentucky
  • Jackson County Apple Festival - Jackson, Ohio
  • North Carolina Wine Festival - Clemmons, North Carolina
  • Sweet Corn Festival - Fairborn, Ohio
  • Norwalk Oyster Festival - Norwalk, Connecticut
  • Morton Pumpkin Festival - Morton, Illinois
  • Lexington Barbecue Festival - Lexington, North Carolina
  • Brushy Mountain Apple Festival - North Wilkesboro, North Carolina
  • Circleville Pumpkin Show - Circleville, Ohio
  • Festival of the Fish - Vermilion, Ohio
  • Yadkin Valley Wine Festival - Elkin, North Carolina
  • National Buffalo Wing Festival - Buffalo, New York
  • Louisiana Fur and Wildlife Festival - Cameron, Louisiana
  • Taste of Buffalo - Buffalo, New York
  • Paso Robles Wine Festival - Paso Robles, California
  • Roanoke-Chowan Pork-Fest - Murfreesboro, North Carolina


                                     

2.9. Festivals by type Holiday festivals

  • West Side Nut Club Fall Festival - Evansville, Indiana
  • Christmas on the River - Demopolis, Alabama
  • Spirit of America Festival - Decatur, Alabama
  • New Orleans Mardi Gras - New Orleans, Louisiana
                                     

2.10. Festivals by type Innovation festivals

  • One Spark crowdfunding festival - Jacksonville, Florida


                                     

2.11. Festivals by type LGBT festivals

  • Fantasia Fair - Provincetown, Massachusetts
  • Southern Decadence - New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Capital Pride - Washington, D.C.
  • Outfest - Los Angeles, California
  • PeaceOUT World Homo Hop Festival - Oakland, California
  • Frameline - San Francisco, California
  • Utah Pride Festival - Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Newfest - New York City
  • White Party - Palm Springs, California
                                     

2.12. Festivals by type Pagan festivals

  • Starwood Festival - Wisteria Campground in Pomeroy, Ohio
  • Heartland Pagan Festival - Tonganoxie, Kansas
  • Pagan Spirit Gathering - near Salem, Missouri
  • Faerieworlds - Eugene, Oregon
                                     

2.13. Festivals by type Pioneer festivals

  • Pioneer Days - Utah state holiday with multiple celebrations throughout the state
  • Pioneer Days - Kalida, Ohio
  • Days of 47 Parade - Salt Lake City, Utah
                                     

2.14. Festivals by type Contemporary Christian Festivals

  • Vaisakhi - Yuba City, California
  • Cornerstone Festival - Bushnell, Illinois
  • Sonshine Festival - Willmar, Minnesota
  • X-Day Church of the SubGenius - Wisteria Campground in Pomeroy, Ohio
  • Creation Festival - the Gorge Amphitheater in George, Washington and Agape Farm in Mount Union, Pennsylvania
  • LifeLight Festival - Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Wild Goose Festival - Hot Springs, North Carolina
                                     

2.15. Festivals by type Rodeo and horse racing festivals

  • Days of 47 Rodeo - Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo - Houston, Texas
  • Kentucky Derby Festival - Louisville, Kentucky
                                     

2.16. Festivals by type Science festivals

  • Trenton Computer Festival
  • World Science Festival - New York City
                                     

2.17. Festivals by type Seasonal festivals

  • Woollybear Festival – Vermilion, Ohio
  • Apple Blossom Festival – Winchester, Virginia
  • West Side Nut Club Fall Festival – Evansville, Indiana
  • Sawdust Art Festival – Laguna Beach, California
  • Memphis in May – Memphis, Tennessee
  • IceArt Festival – Carlisle, Pennsylvania
  • Evansville Freedom Festival – Evansville, Indiana
  • Three Rivers Festival – Fort Wayne, Indiana
                                     

2.18. Festivals by type Sports festivals

  • Arnold Sports Festival - Columbus, Ohio
  • Bridge Day - Fayetteville, West Virginia
                                     

2.19. Festivals by type Storytelling festivals

  • Southern Ohio Storytelling Festival - Chillicothe, Ohio
  • Timpanogos Storytelling Festival - Orem, Utah
  • National Storytelling Festival - Jonesborough, Tennessee
                                     

2.20. Festivals by type Transportation festivals

  • Tall Stacks - Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Segway Fest - varying locations