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Welcome to the NEW refreshed Top Events USA pages with details of the top 10 to 20 annual events in every USA state and some cities.

The newly updated TOP EVENTS USA pages do not feature every single event in America – only those recommended as one of the top 10, 15 or 20 attractions in each location.

These Top Events USA state and city pages present events and festivals as selected by residents, tourists and visitors in the USA, the team of travel writers working for Top Events USA, and many officials of the states, cities and the actual USA events and festivals themselves.








Alabama

Tune into the top 15 annual events and festivals, fairs and celebrations in Alabama for musical treats like the WC Handy Music Festival where you could run into the many jazz and blues celebrating the legacy of the “Father of the Blues”. Main events in Alabama include Mobile Mardi Gras and the National Shrimp Festival . . .

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Alaska

Just some of the Top 20 Events USA, and filling those short winter days is no problem for Alaskans who count among their top 20 annual events and festivals, fairs and celebrations famous outdoor events like the Iron Dog snowmobile race, the funtime Fur Rendezvous Festival, the 1,150-mile Iditarod Sled Dog race and the Alaska State Fair . . .

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Arizona

From the Gathering of Gunfighters (and its outlaws, lawmen, cowboys and saloon gals) in Yuma to the more sedate Tucson Festival of Books there is something for everyone in this selection of the top 20 annual events events and festivals, fairs and celebrations in Arizona including the Arizona State Fair and the Navajo Nation Fair as well . . .

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Arkansas

Among the top 20 events USA and festivals, fairs and celebrations in Arkansas you couldn’t miss the one with the longest name: Magnolia Blossom Festival, Sidewalk Art Show & World Championship Steak Cook-Off, nor one of the strangest, the World Championship Cardboard Boat Races, not forgetting the Arkansas State Fair and the Arkansas Jonquil Festival . . .

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California

Explore this selection of the top annual events and festivals, fairs and celebrations in California from the Tournament of Roses Parade & Rose Bowl Game in Pasadena on January 1, to the Mavericks Big Wave Surf Competition at Half Moon Bay in December . . .

The top 20 annual events events in Los Angeles include the Academy Awards, the Tournament of Roses Parade & Rose Bowl Game and the Los Angeles Film Festival . . .
More about the events in the California- Los Angeles area

Other highlights of events in San Diego include San Diego Cinco de Mayo and
Fleet Week San Diego . . .
More about the events in the California- San Diego area

Other highlights of events in the San Francisco area include the San Francisco Chinese New Year Festival and Parade and the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show . . .
More about the events in the California- San Francisco area






Colorado

Celebrate Colorado’s Western roots mid-year among its top annual events and festivals, fairs and celebrations on the Santa Fe Trail Festival in Trinidad, the Cowboys’ Roundup Days and 4th of July Celebration, the National Western Stock Show and the ever popular
Colorado State Fair. . .

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Connecticut

Delight in the aromas of Hartford’s Flower & Garden Show in February as other floral tributes among Connecticut’s top annual events and festivals, fairs and celebrations like the Dogwood Festival in Fairfield, the Elizabeth Park Rose Weekend (also in Hartford), the Dogwood Festival and Durham Fair . . .

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Delaware

Apart from the ever popular Delaware State Fair and the Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival, Delaware offers everything from the Apple-Scrapple Festival to the World Championship Punkin Chunkin, the rhyming name of Pumpkin Chucking - two of the unusual top annual events and festivals, fairs and celebrations in Delaware . . .

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Florida

Don’t be surprised that sunny Florida hosts many events like Sunfest, five days of fun in the sun in West Palm Beach, but you will be surprised by the variety of its top annual events and festivals, fairs and celebrations . . .


Main events in central Florida include Daytona 500 and the Florida State Fair . . .
See the up to 20 top events in Central Florida

Highlights of the events in Fort Lauderdale area of Florida are the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show and the Florida Renaissance Festival . . .
See the up to 20 top events in Fort Lauderdale area of Florida


Popular events in the Florida Keys include the Key West Fantasy Fest and the Marathon Seafood Festival . . .
See the up to 10 top events in the Florida Keys

Most popular events in the Miami area include the Discover Orange Bowl event and Miami Calle Ocho . . .
See the up to 20 top events in Florida's Miami area


Highlights of events in North Florida include the Fiesta of Five Flags and the Pensacola Beach Air Show . . .
See the up to 20 top events in North Florida







Georgia

Georgia launches its annual events and festivals, fairs and celebrations in January with the Martin Luther King March & Rally which celebrates the life and achievements of the human rights icon, marking his birthdate on the Atlanta street where he was born, the International Cherry Blossom Festival and the Georgia National Fair . . .

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Hawaii

There’s a happy “aloha” awaiting you at every top annual event and festival, fair and celebration on the Islands of Hawaii and none more so than the Aloha Festivals in September which showcase Hawaii’s music, dance and history on every island.

Other highlights of events on Oahu include the Honolulu Festival . . .
More about the top 20 annual events on Oahu in Hawaii

More events on the Big Island include Merrie Monarch Festival . . .
More about the top 10 annual events on the Big Island in Hawaii

A popular event on Kauai is the Kauai Orchid & Art Festival ...
More about the top 5 annual events on Kauai in Hawaii

Top event on Maui is the Maui fair ...
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Idaho

Beat time in Idaho early in the year as two great jazzmen lend their names to two of Idaho’s top annual events and festivals, fairs and celebrations: the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival in Moscow and the Gene Harris Jazz Festival in Boise . . .

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Illinois

Your taste buds will be in overtime at the Long Grove Chocolate Festival in early May and, coinciding with Independence Day, Taste of Chicago, a celebration of the city's eclectic food culture, two of the top annual events and festivals, fairs and celebrations in Illinois . . .

Events such as the Chicago Chinese New Year Parade and Lollapalooza are at . . .
The top 15 annual events in Chicago, Illinois

Highlights of mant events in the rest of Illinois, such as the Illinois State Fair and the Jerseyville Victorian Festival . . .
See the top 20 annual events in West / Southwest Illinois







Indiana

Join the automobile past and the present at two of the top annual events and festivals, fairs and celebrations in Indiana: the Indianapolis 500 on Memorial Day Weekend, and on Labor Day Weekend the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival, the world’s greatest classic car show . . .

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Iowa

The New York Times says the Iowa State Fair in August in Des Moines is one of the "1000 Places to See Before You Die" – and that’s only one of the top annual events and festivals, fairs and celebrations in Iowa . . .

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Kansas

Salute the pioneers of the beef industry at Beef Empire Days in Garden City, Dodge City Days and the Indian Peace Treaty Pageant and Celebration in Medicine Lodge – three celebrations among the top annual events, festivals and fairs which celebrate Kansas‘ Western heritage . . .

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Kentucky

Gallop to Kentucky for its biggest event, festival, fair or celebration: The Kentucky Derby and Derby Festival in Louisville to join more than 1.5-million people who enjoy the 70 special events of this civic celebration including concerts, races and fun . . .

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Lousiana

Rich in a variety of top annual events and festivals, fairs and celebrations, Louisiana nevertheless majors in jazz and the Mardi Gras, with more than 60 parades rolling in the New Orleans area during the two weeks before Fat Tuesday . . .

Lots of events in the Baton Rouge area of Louisiana, such as the Baton Rouge Mardi Gras and the Bayou Country SuperFest see . . .
Top events in the Baton Rouge part of Louisiana

For details about the New Orleans Mardi Gras and the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans see ...
Main event attractions in New Orleans, Louisiana

Find oiut about the State Fair of Louisiana and the Lake Charles Mardi Gras at . . .
Other Louisiana events in the west of Louisiana





Maine

Tuck into the clams, lobsters and blueberries at three of the top annual events and festivals, fairs and celebrations in Maine: the Yarmouth Clam Festival mid-July, the Machias Blueberry Festival mid August and the Maine Lobster Festival late August in Rockland . . .

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Maryland

Craft lovers can explore the top annual events and festivals, fairs and celebrations in Maryland and will find the American Craft Council Baltimore Show which has over 700 of the best of the USA contemporary jewelry, clothing, furniture, and home décor artists . . .

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Massachusetts

Jog along to the top annual events and festivals, fairs and celebrations in Massachusetts for information on road racing’s pinnacle event, the Boston Marathon, the world's oldest annual marathon which ranks as one of the world's most prestigious road racing events . . .

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Michigan

Start the New Year on the right note with three top annual events and festivals, fairs and celebrations in Michigan at the Plymouth Ice Festival, the Tip-Up-Town USA winter festival at Houghton Lake and the North American Snow Festival at Cadillac . . .

The top 10 events in Detroit include the Detroit Jazz Festival and the Movement Electronic Music Festival . . .
Click here for more of the top 20 main events in Michigan - Detroit

Main events such as the Plymouth Ice Festival and the Tulip Time Festival are all part of the . . .
Main events in the North/NorthWest of Michigan






Minnesota

The Minneapolis Aquatennial, among the biggest top events and festivals, fairs and celebrations in Minnesota, has been distinguished by the “IFEA World Festival & Event City” accolade, awarded to those cities and events which have made a significant contribution to the Festivals and Events Industry . . .

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Mississippi

Enjoy the 20,000 lbs of Cajun mudbugs at the crawfish cook-off at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum Crawfish Music Festival mid to late April in Gulfport/Biloxi, one of the top annual events and festivals, fairs and celebrations in Mississippi . . .

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Missouri

Pack your fishing rods for the Opening Day of Trout Season at Missouri’s four trout parks which celebrate the opening day of the Catch-and-Keep Trout Season on March 1, one of the top annual events and festivals, fairs and celebrations in Missouri . . .

More about the top 25 annual events in Missouri






Montana

Join Custer’s Last Stand Re-enactment & Little Bighorn Days at Hardin & Crow Agency in mid July, one of the top annual events and festivals, fairs and celebrations in Montana, along with the North American Indian Days, the largest and most impressive of Blackfeet tribal events . . .

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Nebraska

Take the family to Omaha’s mammoth 4-day SeptemberFest, not only one of the top annual events and festivals, fairs and celebrations in Nebraska but voted one of the top events in the USA and named one of the top 50 Old West Trail Events . . .

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Nevada

The top annual events and festivals, fairs and celebrations in Nevada resonate with rodeo events: the Clark County Fair & Rodeo in Logandale, the Reno Rodeo and finally the National Finals Rodeo early December in Las Vegas, the grand finale of the modern professional rodeo circuit . . .

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New Hampshire

The USA’s oldest craft fair, League of New Hampshire Craftsmen’s Fair in Newbury in early August, one of the top annual events and festivals, fairs and celebrations in New Hampshire, is a 9-day celebration of traditional and contemporary fine handcraft . . .

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New Jersey

Pack your doggy-bags for those annual events and festivals, fairs and celebrations in New Jersey devoted to food like the Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival, Lambertville Shad Festival, Riverfest Food and Music Festival in Red Bank, and the NJ Seafood Festival in Belmar . . .

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New Mexico


Head for the clear skies of Albuquerque for one of the top annual events and festivals, fairs and celebrations in New Mexico – the International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque in early October, probably the most photographed balloon event in the world . . .

Still more events in Albuquerque include the New Mexico State Fair and more . . .
More events in New Mexico in and around Albuquerque

Highlights of events in Santa Fe, New Mexico include the Santa Fe Indian Market and the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market. . . .
For more see events in New Mexico – Santa Fe






New York

Join the millions of spectators cheering on the world famous Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, one of the top annual events and festivals, fairs and celebrations in New York, as it wends its way along 6th Avenue to Macy’s Herald Square . . .

New York is famous for several major events, from the New York St Patrick’s Day Parade and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade to New Year’s Eve at Times Square . . .
Even more top 20 annual events in the New York City Area

The state of New York showcases several favorite events from the Rochester International Jazz Festival to the Oswego Harborfes . . .
Click here for more details about the top 15 annual events in the state of New York City apart from those in New York City






North Carolina

Flowers are the dominant theme of the early part of the top annual events and festivals, fairs and celebrations in North Carolina, opening with the North Carolina Azalea Festival in Wilmington, followed by Fayetteville’s Dogwood Festival and the Biltmore Festival of Flowers in Asheville . . .

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North Dakota

The top annual events and festivals, fairs and celebrations in North Dakota wraps up in December with the Dickens Village Festival, a family event that transforms Garrison into a quaint Dickensian, Victorian town known officially as the Christmas Capitol of North Dakota . . .

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Ohio

Kick off a visit to the top annual events and festivals, fairs and celebrations in Ohio with a look at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival every July/August in Canton, birthplace of the National Football League . . .

See more about the Cincinnati Flower Show and the Cincinnati Riverfest . . .
More about the top 10 annual events in Ohio's Cincinnati area

More bout the Mid America Boat Show and the Cleveland St Patrick’s Day Parade . .
Top 10 annual events in Ohio's Cleveland area



Two of the top events in the Columbus area include the Ohio State Fair and the Columbus Asian Festival . . .
More about the top 10 annual events in Ohio's Columbus area

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Oklahoma

Sample authentic German beer at one of the top annual events and festivals, fairs and celebrations in Oklahoma, the Tulsa Oktoberfest in mid October, saluted by USA Today as one of the Top 10 places in the world to celebrate Oktoberfest . . .

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Oregon

Named the Best Festival in the World in 2011 by the International Festivals and Events Association, the Portland Rose Festival, one of the top annual events and festivals, fairs and celebrations in Oregon, is a veritable city-wide garden of great events and activities . . .

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Pennsylvania

Gather in Punxsutawney for Groundhog Day, one of the top annual events and festivals, fairs and celebrations in Pennsylvania when Punxsutawney Phil, every weather-watcher’s favorite groundhog, will emerge from his burrow to predict the weather for the rest of winter . . .

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Rhode Island

The Newport Jazz Festival® in Fort Adams State Park, one of the top annual events and festivals, fairs and celebrations in Rhode Island was the first annual jazz festival in America and launched an era that has inspired jazz and music events around the world . . .

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South Carolina

Pedal along to one of the top annual events and festivals, fairs and celebrations in South Carolina, the Bike Week in Myrtle Beach, a motorcycle event and rally where the festivities include motorcycle racing, concerts, parties, and street festivals . . .

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South Dakota

Four venerable American Presidents are waiting to welcome you to the Mount Rushmore Independence Day Celebration, one of the top annual events and festivals, fairs and celebrations in South Dakota and a must see when you are touring the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota . . .

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Tennessee

Music plays a major role in the many top annual events and festivals, fairs and celebrations in Tennessee with events like Riverbend Music Festival, CMA Music Festival, Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree and Crafts Festival, Elvis Week, and the Memphis Music & Heritage Festival . . .

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Texas

Another event honored as an “IFEA World Festival & Event City”, attractions at the Fiesta San Antonio, one of the top annual events and festivals, fairs and celebrations in Texas, include a broad spectrum of food, musical genres, the arts, athletic events, parades, and parties . . .


Highlights of events in the Austin area of Texas include BatFest and Night of the Bat and the Sherwood Forest Faire. . .
See all the top 15 events in the Austin Area, Texas


Top events in the Dallas area of Texas showcase the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo, as well as the State Fair of Texas. . .
See all the top 20 events in the Dallas Area, Texas


Best top events in the Houston area of Texas feature the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and the Mardi Gras Galveston . . .
See all the top 20 events in the Houston Area, Texas


Just some of the top 15 events in the San Antonio area of Texas are the Fiesta San Antonio and the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo. . .
See all the 15 top events in the San Antonio Area, Texas







Utah

The Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Salt Lake City and Ogden, one of the top annual events and festivals, fairs and celebrations in Utah, is the largest independent cinema festival in the US, and the premier showcase for new work from independent filmmakers . . .

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Vermont

Don your ski parkas and longjohns as Vermont celebrates the new year with three winter celebrations in January – the Stowe Winter Carnival, Bennington Winter Festival and Brattleboro Winter Carnival, all among the top annual events and festivals, fairs in Vermont including the Vermont Maple Festival . . .

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Virginia

Raise a glass to Virginia Wine Month, one of the top annual events and festivals, fairs and celebrations in Virginia, when the state celebrates the harvest at hundreds of wineries statewide with festivals and special events and 15 wine trails that traverse the state, as well as the Virginia International tattoo. . .

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Washington

Seattle celebrates summer with its traditional month-long Seafair, one of the top annual events and festivals, fairs and celebrations in Washington, in reality a region-wide barbecue joining a myriad of events throughout the summer including the Seafair Triathlon at Lake Washington, and the Washington State Fair. . .

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Washington DC

The august capital it might be, but Washington DC often lets its hair down among its top main festivals, fairs and celebrations with events like the DC Independence Day Celebration, the White House Easter Egg Roll, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Capital Pride and the National Capital Barbecue Battle . . .

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West Virginia

Two major events, among the top annual events and festivals, fairs and celebrations in West Virginia, celebrate the state’s deep roots with Italy, the Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival in Wheeling late July and the West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival in Clarksburg over Labor Day Weekend . . .

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Wisconsin

Summerfest, Milwaukee’s 11-day musical extravaganza recognized as “The World’s Largest Music Festival” and naturally one of the top annual events and festivals, fairs and celebrations in Wisconsin has its home at Henry Maier Festival Park on Milwaukee’s spectacular downtown Lake Michigan shoreline . . .

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Wyoming

A number of rodeos figuring in the top annual events and festivals, fairs and celebrations in Wyoming reflect the state’s western roots: the Woodchopper’s Jamboree & Rodeo in Encampment, the Cody Stampede in the Rodeo Capital of the World, and Cheyenne Frontier Days . . .

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• Alabama
• Alaska
• Arizona
• Arkansas
• California- Los Angeles +
• California- San Diego +
• California- San Francisco +
• Colorado
• Connecticut
• Delaware
• Florida - Central
• Florida - Fort Lauderdale +
• Florida - Keys
• Florida - Miami +
• Florida - North
• Georgia
• Hawaii - Big Island
• Hawai - Kauai
• Hawaii - Maui
• Hawaii - Oahu
• Idaho
• Illinois - Chicago
• Illinois - West/Southwest +
• Indiana
• Iowa
• Kansas
• Kentucky
• Louisiana - Baton Rouge
• Louisiana - New Orleans
• Louisiana - West
• Maine
• Maryland
• Massachusetts
• Michigan - Detroit
• Michigan - North/NorthWest
• Minnesota
• Mississippi
• Missouri
• Montana
• Nebraska
• Nevada
• New Hampshire
• New Jersey
• New Mexico - Albuqueque +
• New Mexico – Santa Fe
• New York City Area
• New York State West/North
• North Carolina
• North Dakota
• Ohio - Cincinatti Area
• Ohio - Cleveland Area
• Ohio - Columbus Area
• Oklahoma
• Oregon
• Pennsylvania
• Rhode Island
• South Carolina
• South Dakota
• Tennessee
• Texas - Austin +
• Texas - Dallas +
• Texas - Houston +
• Texas - San Antonio +
• Utah
• Vermont
• Virginia
• Washington
• Washington DC
• West Virginia
• Wisconsin
• Wyoming



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