10 Best Cultural Festivals In America

6: Aloha Festivals, Hawaii

Aloha Festivals, Hawaii
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An annual series of cultural celebrations, usually free, observed in the state of Hawaii. It features various concerts, parades, street parties and various events which are according to the Hawaiian tradition. This festival is especially for families whether tourists or residents. The celebrations are done on one island instead of being celebrated on different islands. This is done to preserve the Hawaiian culture and heritage which is very unique.

7: Cheyenne Frontier Days - Cheyenne, Wyoming

Cheyenne Frontier Days - Cheyenne, Wyoming
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This is a western type of celebration held annually. This is one of the largest events of its kind and attracts about 200,000 people each year. It is started by annual walking of the streets which is done the Sunday before the actual event. What attracts more attention is the running of bulls like that done in Spain. There are various nightly concerts and different comedy acts. It is fair with rides, games and various food vendors. A special part of this event is the free pancake breakfast.

8: Fantasy Fest, Key West, Florida

Fantasy Fest, Key West, Florida
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This is a street party held in the last week of October. This is just like the Mardi Gras festival and attracts a number of people. Because of the concentration of bars on the street. Body painting is very popular in this festival. Attendees spend days on the beach as regular tourists.

9: Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Sturgis, South Dakota

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Sturgis, South Dakota

An annual motorcycle rally held in the first week of August. It is usually held for amazing stunts and races, first started by a group of Indian motorcyclist. Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world now meet here with increasing media coverage each year.

10: Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Indio, California

Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Indio, California
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Sam Howzit

This is an annual music and arts festival held in California. This event has many genres of music from rock and indie to electronic dance music, a platform for all music enthusiasts. Several stages continuously host live music across the grounds.

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