Indeed, as event spaces go, days-long parties were just one category in the magazines, wherein readers ranked places on attractive features such as their art scene, live music, theatre, craft beer, etc. Festivals usually bring all those awesome things together—along with various other kindred-spirit travellers. American festivals provide the frenzy, excitement and energy that you need, ranging from exhibits to food festivals. Some of the winning cities boast world-famous festivals—like New Orleans and Mardi Gras, Albuquerque and the International Balloon Festival or Memphis and Elvis Week.
1.Mardi Gras – New Orleans, LA
Repenting isn’t exactly on the top of everybody’s to-do list. The same goes for fasting. Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday in English) began life as a rare example of the Catholic Church encouraging a faithful existence with a carrot, instead of a stick, in the penitential season of Lent, providing a final opportunity to gorge on temptations in anticipation of a dull, dutiful month ahead. New Orleans is home to the most famous iteration in the States, known today as much for the public exposure and ‘hurricane’ cocktails, as it is for elaborate floats and bead stampedes. The celebration, like Easter, is a moveable feast!