If you’re looking for a way to spend the summer, look no further than these festivals. They’re sure to have something for everyone.
National Cherry Blossom Festival
The National Cherry Blossom Festival is a celebration of the blooming of the cherry blossoms and Japanese culture. The festival takes place each year in Washington, D.C., from March 20 to April 13. During this time, there are numerous events taking place throughout the city including concerts by popular musicians, dance performances and food festivals.
Great Lakes Folk Festival
The Great Lakes Folk Festival is a music festival in Michigan that has been going on for over 50 years. The festival takes place every summer at Bay Beach Amusement Park, located in Harrisville Township near Muskegon. It features folk music from around the world as well as Native American dances and crafts.
The festival runs from July 12-14 this year, so you’ll have plenty of time to book your tickets before it sells out!
The River Rhythms Festival is a community-based, volunteer-driven music festival that takes place on the first weekend in August every year. The event brings together local musicians and artists to showcase their talents, while also providing a platform for up-and-coming acts to gain exposure.
The festival draws thousands of people from all around the country–and even some international visitors! If you’re looking for something fun to do with friends this summer, consider checking out River Rhythms next year!
Richmond Jazz Festival
The Richmond Jazz Festival is the largest free music festival in Virginia. The three-day event takes place during the first weekend in June and features over 100 musicians from around the world. The lineup includes everything from traditional big band swing to contemporary jazz, gospel, funk and R&B. There are also local food vendors serving up delicious BBQ dishes as well as craft beer gardens for those who want something harder than soda pop (21+ only).
All ages are welcome at this family-friendly event!
Washington Jewish Music Festival
The Washington Jewish Music Festival is held in Washington, D.C., and runs from June 11 through June 14. The festival is located at 6th Street and I Street NW.
The festival will feature performances by international performers as well as local acts. You can expect to hear everything from klezmer music to Broadway show tunes during this event!
Cincinnati May Festival
The Cincinnati May Festival is a classical music festival held in Cincinnati, Ohio. It was founded in 1873 and is the oldest continuous music festival in the U.S.
The festival takes place over two weekends in May at various venues throughout the city, including Music Hall (the nation’s second-largest opera house), Memorial Hall and Union Terminal. It features performances by artists from all over the world, including soloists from top orchestras such as New York Philharmonic Orchestra and Boston Symphony Orchestra as well as internationally renowned conductors such as Christoph Eschenbach and David Zinman.
The festival has been presented annually since its inception except during World War I (1917-1918) when it was not held due to travel restrictions imposed on residents during wartime conditions.
Oregon Bach Festival
The Oregon Bach Festival has been a staple of the Eugene, Oregon arts scene since 1935. It’s a weeklong celebration with concerts, lectures and more than 100 other events taking place throughout the city. The festival prides itself on presenting an eclectic mix of classical music by both local and international artists–and it’s one of those festivals where you can expect to hear something new every night!
The festival kicks off each year with a Prelude Concert on May 27th at 7 pm at UO’s Jordan Schnitzer Hall for Music (free). This performance marks the beginning of two weeks full of performances including orchestral pieces from Beethoven and Mozart; choral works by Handel, Bach and Mendelssohn; piano recitals featuring Beethoven sonatas; chamber music ensembles performing works by Brahms & Schubert among others…
There are plenty of fabulous summer festivals to enjoy this year.
There are plenty of fabulous summer festivals to enjoy this year. If you’re looking for something fun and different to do with friends, family or even by yourself, then check out these great festivals!
- The San Francisco International Film Festival: This festival is held at various locations throughout the city in March and April. It features independent films from around the world along with panel discussions with filmmakers and actors. Tickets range from $10-$20 per screening depending on what type of ticket you purchase (general admission vs premiere).
- Bend Brewfest: This event takes place over two days in mid-May at Deschutes Brewery’s production facility just outside Bend, Oregon. It features more than 100 craft beers from across America as well as live music performances on both days by local bands including The Decemberists who performed at this year’s festival! Tickets cost between $35-$45 depending on whether you want general admission or VIP access which includes early entry into each day’s events plus other perks such as snacks/food vouchers etc…
There are plenty of fabulous summer festivals to enjoy this year. If you’re looking for something fun and different, we suggest checking out one of the festivals listed above. From music to food, there is something for everyone!