Top Events in the USA
With the sheer size and diversity of the USA, large events are going on nearly somewhere in the country almost every week.
These are the holidays you can expect most government offices and banks to be closed: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas.
There are often celebrations for each of these holidays. In addition, there are several public holidays that are exclusive to a few states like Cesar Chavez Day and Emancipation Day.
January – The Tournament of Roses Parade and Rose Bowl Game
These take place in Pasadena, California. The Rose Bowl game is one of the most important college football games.
February – Mardi Gras
This is hosted in New Orleans and is a crazy, raucous party scene. Bourbon Street and the town of New Orleans is packed full of party-goers and colorful dress. In addition, this month also brings the Superbowl, the largest sporting event in the country, the championship game of the National Football League.
April – Coachella Music & Arts Festival
Takes place in California, spanning two weekends. The event has significantly expanded over the past few years and has brought in big names on the music scene. Festival goers come for the 3 day event to enjoy the hot sun, desert vibe, and a great mix of musical artists.
May – Kentucky Oaks & Derby
Fancy attire and big hats come out at the Kentucky Oaks & Derby event in Louisville, Kentucky. This is the premier annual event for horse racing and is always a great time! In late May, the Indianapolis 500 (Indy 500) takes place, which is considered one of the top three car racing events in the world.
July – Independence Day
Americans celebrate July 4th with BBQs and fireworks. Many of the major cities will also have large firework displays.
October – International Balloon Fiesta
This month brings the International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with hundreds of hot air balloons on display for various shows. Usually in late October, the Major League Baseball World Series is played to determine the World Series Champions.
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade in New York City is always a big event broadcast across the country.
December – Christmas and NYE
The Christmas decorations in the big cities are incredible and the festive season is celebrated all over the country. New Year’s Eve is broadcast live from Times Square in New York City.