Wild Goose Festival in Hot Springs, North Carolina, is a festival like no other. In fact, organizers prefer to call it a “movement,” since its unique combination of music, art, and faith-inspired social justice activities.Meant to be more of a transformational experience rather than a one-time event, you’ll be sure to have a unique experience. With dozen-plus venues hosting over 200 different events, the festival’s website is a must-visit to help you plan. However, we’ve outlined some can’t-miss info below.
For almost 30 years, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, has been celebrating summer with the renowned Harbourfest. An estimated 60,000 visitors flock to Shelter Cove Harbour every year for the free event. This event features food, fun, and entertainment every night of the week from Memorial Day to Labor Day. In addition, there are family-friendly festivities take place mid-island at mile marker 8. Located across from the Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort. The festivities include everything from arts and crafts to carnival games. If your heart desires a culinary creation then look no further!
At this event, you can fulfill your food desires because choices range from snow cones to luxe seafood meals and soft pretzels. But the biggest draw is the live entertainment, with fan favorites returning year after year.
For over a decade, Detroit’s RiverFront Conservancy has been celebrating the transformation of the city’s transformed Riverwalk area. The event features great live music, delicious food, and fun activities. On land and water–River Days has become a summer must for locals and tourists alike. This year River Days takes place from June 23-25, from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm.
Since its inception in 1967, the Festival of the Arts has served as the harbinger of spring for residents of Oklahoma City. For fifty years, the Arts Council of Oklahoma City has sponsored a six-day, family-friendly celebration of the arts that ranges from food to music to fine art. Did we mention admission is completely free?
Coachella has become one of the world’s most premier music festivals. It’s so popular it had to break into two weekends to accommodate the crowds (and celebs) itching to spend 3 days in the desert soaking up the sun, catching the hottest musical acts, and bringing flower crowns back year after year.
While the saying goes that April showers are supposed to bring May flowers, the inhabitants of the Skagit Valley in Washington state celebrate the bounty of spring—or more specifically tulips—starting the first day of April. The world-renowned Skagit Valley Tulip Festival takes place all month long and has boasted visitors from all 50 states and 93 foreign countries.
Few things are tied together in people’s minds as closely NYC and the bright lights and bustle of Times Square. It’s the place for souvenirs, for listening to talented buskers, for Broadway shows. And it’s also famously the site of the ball drop that heralds in a brand-new year. Whether you grew up watching the event hosted by Casey Kasem or Ryan Seacrest, there always seems to be something magical in the air in Times Square on New Year’s Eve. If you’re not content to be one of the the one billion people joining the countdown from their living rooms, keep in mind the following while planning your last trip of the 2016.
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is the first National Lakeshore in the United States. While 2016 marks the centennial of the National Parks Service, it also signals the 50th anniversary of Pictured Rocks. With many things to do and see, it’s a must for anyone who loves the outdoors—and is still trying to Find Their Park.
If the hustle and bustle of city living has got you wanting to get off the grid or if you’re curious what it might be like to live on the moon, you might want to take a trip to the Bisti and De-Na-Zen Wilderness Area, a free-to-the-public, year-round, little-visited section of the badlands in the San Juan Basin in New Mexico. But before you head off to your own private Burning Man, there are a few things to consider.