Is a Summerfest Near You?

If you are looking for some good old hometown fun, look no further than these adorably local celebrations that may be in a town near you! These celebrations of summer are sprinkled all across the US. They raise money for worthy causes, they embrace local cultures, and they are just a whole lot of fun. We threw in some music festivals too. Here are just a few that are well worth the drive now or sometime in your future travels!

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  • Summerfest, The World’s Largest Music Festival

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin June 27-July 1 ; July 3-July 8

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    Recognized as “The World’s Largest Music Festival,” Summerfest presented by American Family Insurance in Milwaukee Wisconsin hosts over 800 bands and 900,000 fans over 11 days on 11 different stages.

  • National Balloon Classic

    Indianola, Iowa July 27-August 8

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    The National Balloon Classic is an annual event in central Iowa that features hot air balloons, balloon rides, competitions, and family entertainment like fireworks and awesome food.

  • Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival

    Manchester, Tennessee . June 7-June 10

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  • Firefly Music Festival | June 14-17, 2018

    Dover, DE June 14-June 17

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    Firefly Music Festival is a premier music experience set among lush wooded landscapes, featuring renowned headliners and emerging artists. Witness unforgettable performances and discover the engaging attractions nestled around every turn that make Firefly a can’t-miss summer tradition for music fans from around the world.

  • Panorama Music Festival

    New York City, NY July 27-July 29

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    Check out the lineup for this year’s Panorama Music Festival featuring The Weeknd, Janet Jackson, and The Killers.

  • Lollapalooza Music Fesitval

    Grant Park, Chicago August 2-August 5

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    Lollapalooza is a 4-Day music festival happening Aug. 2-5, 2018 at historic Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

  • Yarmouth Clam Festival

    Yarmouth, Maine July 20-July 22

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    The Yarmouth Clam Festival is an annual family-friendly summer event in beautiful Yarmouth Maine that promotes the community and Yarmouth based non-profit organizations. Always free admission and always the 3rd Friday in July.

  • Finger Lakes Wine Festival – Finger Lakes Wine Festival

    Finger Lakes, NYJuly 13-July 15

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    Located in the heart of the Finger Lakes wine country, the Finger Lakes Wine Festival welcomes over 90 wineries. Guests enjoy vendors, live music, arts and crafts, cooking seminars and more.

  • Bat Fest 2018

    Austin, TX . August 18

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    Annual Austin Bat Festival where 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats fly into the evening from their Austin bridge home. Add to that – music, food, arts & crafts and MORE

  • Bluegrass BBQ Fest

    Lexington, KY . June 8-9

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    Bluegrass BBQ Fest is BBQ, beer, bourbon and music in downtown Lexington, KY. Local, regional & national bbq folks will kick off the summer serving serious BBQ

  • Brat Days

    Sheboygan, WI August 3-4

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    Brat and cake eating contest, parades, carnival and charity drives

  • National Cherry Festival

    Traverse City, MI . June 30-July 7

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    Join us for the Ultimate Cherry Celebration of Everything Cherry – air show, parades, races and pie eating contests!

  • Duct Tape Festival

    Avon, OH . June 14-15

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    Duct Tape Parade, Duct Tape Fashion, Crafts and Food

  • Pierogi Fest

    Whiting, IN July 27-29

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    ‘The Wackiest Festival in the US’ is what they say…go see for yourself. Mr. Pierogi, Pierogi toss, polka parade. Eastern European food and culture with a fun twist.

  • Lilac Festival

    Mackinac Island . June 8-17

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    Parades, queens, wine, food, dog&pony parade and LILACs like no other – come and smell for yourself!

  • Gilroy Garlic Festival

    Gilroy, CA . July 27-29

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    Come to the 2018 Gilroy Garlic Festival (July 27, 28 and 29) for great garlicky food, live entertainment, cooking competitions, and lots of fun for the whole family! The heart of the Garlic Festival is Gourmet Alley, the gigantic outdoor kitchen where the world-famous “Pyro Chefs” put on a spectacular flame-up show while preparing garlic-laced […]

  • Frontier Days Fest

    Cheyene, Wyoming . July 20-29

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    Celebrating our Western Roots with A Festival Unlike Any Other. Rodeos, western and native American culture, carnival, pancakes, music and MORE