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New York City Marathon

As the world's largest marathon, only London ranks alongside New York in terms of running prestige. The New York City Marathon hosts more than 35,000 runners from around the world, with a route passing through all five of New York City's five boroughs...  see full details

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Originally a harvest festival, Thanksgiving is celebrated across the United States as families get together and feast on huge helpings of roast turkey. Macy's Thanksgiving Parade is one of the Big Apple's most dynamic and colourful events, taking celebrations one stage further. With origins dating...  see full details

Macy's Fireworks

Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular

Independence Day is celebrated throughout the States, but nowhere more than in New York City. Although many locals leave to spend the holiday on Long Island or in Upstate New York, thousands of others stay behind to watch Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular. This...  see full details

Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras, the world-renowned festival with a reputation for being the most scandalous and sensational annual event on the world's festival calendar, has been celebrated in New Orleans in its present form since 1856. The origins of the carnival trace back to Roman times,...  see full details

US Open Tennis Tournament

US Open Tennis Tournament

The top names and seeds in international tennis vie for victory in the final Grand Slam event of the season in New York each year. Singles, doubles, mens and ladies and mixed doubles, make up the five separate tournaments within the championship. First played...  see full details

Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis in May

May in Tennessee is celebrated with festivals designed not only to highlight the charms of Tennessee, but also as a cultural exchange exercise, honouring a different 'guest' country each year. Kicking off the month is the Beale Street Music Festival, 'one outrageous party', taking...  see full details



Seafair is one of the biggest community festivals in the country, a summer tradition that is rated as one of the top events in North America. Major events include the famous US Navy Blue Angels air show, Hydroplane Races, the Torchlight Run and...  see full details

Academy Awards

Academy Awards

The annual presentation of the Oscars is the biggest movie-related event in the world that recognises excellence in the film industry among producers, actors, directors, technicians and writers. Every year the world's attention is on the entertainment community to see who will receive the...  see full details

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The US Masters

The US Masters is one of golf's four major championships. Unlike the other three majors, the Open, the US Open, and the PGA Championship, this tournament is held at the same venue each year: the Augusta National Golf Club. The Masters was begun in...  see full details

The Burning Man

Burning Man

The Festival of the Burning Man is one of the most unique festivals in the world. Drawing crowds of more than 20,000 each year from all over the world, the celebration is of art, creativity, and humanity. Unlike most other festivals in the...  see full details

Des Moines Art Festival

Des Moines Arts Festival

The Des Moines Arts Festival is an annual arts festival held in Western Gateway Park in the state capital of Des Moines. The festival is a three-day affair drawing in more than 200,000 people, and is ranked among the most notable festivals in...  see full details

Kentucky Derby

Kentucky Derby

Known as the 'Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports', the Kentucky Derby is the highlight of the American horse racing calendar and the first leg of the famous Triple Crown, the other races being the Preakness and the Belmont Stakes. It is one...  see full details

The Blues & Barbecue Festival in Kentucky offers great blues and barbecue.

Blues & Barbecue Festival

The Blues & Barbecue Festival, an annual event, focuses on the enjoyment of both the very best of the blues and great food too. While quality New Orleans and Memphis-style blues musicians take to the stage, hundreds of expert barbecue stands are on...  see full details