Summer Season Synonymous with Festival Season!

Winter is gone, spring is fading, and summer is finally peaking her head around the corner!  Now the best part of the summer season is always debatable, but I think just about everyone can agree that there is nothing better than enjoying the muggy summer days and nights at a music, film, or food festival.  That is why I have taken this stormy Sunday in Florence to  compiled a list of festivals in various parts of the U.S. during the month of June. There were so many that I have only listed about half I found.  My inspiration comes from my own hometown’s 18th annual Cruise-in and Street Dance: Rockville, IN!    Scroll below for more fun, bizarre, and tantalizing festivals nationwide!


Absolut Chalk Street Painting Festival:  Pasadena, CA Absolut Vodka teams up with the Light-Bringer Project to bring 400 of the world’s best chalk painters to cover up 2 blocks of Pasadena.

AIA Sandcastle Competition: Galveston, TX  75 super competitive teams descend on the beach of Galveston to create monstrous works of art out of good ol’ sand.

American Black Film Festival: Miami, FL The American Black Film community is coming together to inspire, educate, and network on all things pertaining to black cinema.

Beer Baron’s World of Beer Festival: Milwaukee, WI..where else!  All about beer lovers congregating to taste the best the world has to offer in beer.

Blue Ridge Barbeque and Music Festival: Tyron, NC One of America’s most prestigious bbq competitions, complete with kid activities and craft booths

Breckenridge Music Festival: Breckenridge, CO Supported by the Colorado Creative Industries Division and the National Endowment for the Arts, this music festival has tunes to appeal to all crowds.

Combine Demolition Derby: Lind, WA A demolition derby, expect with wheat combines!

Eastern Naturist Gathering: Lenox, MA  One of the biggest Nude gathering in the US.  People who like living in the buff come to Lenox for a week of fun, games, and education, all rated PG.

Elfego Baca Shoot: Socorro, NM A crazy somewhat life-threatening sport created in honor of Elfego Baca

Global Halloween Convergence: New Orleans, LA A gathering of Halloween fans who have decided to extend the holiday for summer recreation, including tours and seminars

Gopher Count: Viola, MN Seeped in history this small town in Minnesota pays a bounty for all those who bring in gopher digits, owing back the large ruinous gopher population that use to plague settlers.

Judy Garland Festival: Grand Rapids, MN Rather self-explanatory, a fan convention for the late Judy Garland

Juneteenth: All Areas  Celebrated largely by the African-American community in remembrance of the day slaves in Texas learned of their freedom due to the Emancipation Proclamation

King Kamehemeha Hula Competition: Honolulu, HI  Hawaiian Heritage puts on a Hula competition celebrating its cultural dance.

Kutztown Folk Festival: Kutztown, PA Lasts a little over a week and offers entertainment, crafts, food, and fun all theme in Dutch folk traditions.

Las Vegas International Chess Festival: Las Vegas, NV  An international chess tournament with a hefty’s to hoping it’s not gambled away!

Left Coast Live: San Jose, CA A revival movement for live music in the downtown San Jose area.

Middle of Nowhere Celebration: Ainsworth, NE  The town puts of wacky events to liven up life in a prairie state town.

Milk Drinking Contest: Harvard, IL  Dairyland Illinois puts on a contest with age appropriate levels to see who can drink the most milk in the time allowed
*Thanks to for most of the festival info!


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