The month of August means summer is at its highest peak and it is the best time to venture out and celebrate the sunshine. During this calendar months all over the U.S., there is a major festival being organized to enjoy the season and sunshine. So, if you are planning a visit to the U.S. during the month of August below are some popular festival and events you must attend.
1. Maine Lobster Festival
The Main Lobster is a great place to go and enjoy delicious dishes prepared out of tons of lobster. It is held on Rockland annually in the month of August. Since its inception in the year 1947, it has attracted both locals and tourists to gorge on some of the delicious lobster dishes. Attending the Main Lobster is a great way to start the month of August while touring the United States.
Date: August 2 – 4
2. The World’s Longest Yard Sale
The incredible 690 miles sale starts in the first week of August and covers six states of America which include Michigan, Ohio, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, and Kentucky. It is one of its kind sales drawing vendors and shoppers from across the country. So, if you are planning a trip to the U.S. then it is fun to attend the amazing sale.
Date: August 1-4
3. Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
Since its beginning in the year 1938, the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally attracts a large congregation of bike lovers from across the country. With nearly half a million people attending the occasion in Sturgis in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The event also celebrates the American bike culture with beard competitions, motorcycle race, and bike rides. Apart, from bikes, people can also enjoy live music and great food where more than 100 vendors compete to be the best in the business.
Date: August 2 – 11
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4. The World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo
The World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo is held annually in the third week of August in the beautiful hilly town of Payson, Arizona. The event is full activities featuring bull riding, parade, calf roping, music, and food. With affiliation from Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association attracting rodeo rides from across the world. It is one of the main August festivals & cultural events held in America.
Date: August 18 – 19
5. Burning Man Festival
The Burning Man Festival is an annual event organized at the Black Rock City, a temporary city in Nevada. It beguiles people from across the U.S. to participate in experiential art with random performances to colossal sculptures. It derives its name by burning of a 40-foot tall wooden sculpture, thus marking the end of the fun. It is generally organized in the last week of August.
Date: August 26
This four-day music fest attracts over 200,000 people and music enthusiast from across the country. It takes place in the historic Grand Park, Chicago, on the banks of Lake Michigan. Since its inception in 1991, the event has added more variety to its lineups such as hip-hop, pop, and techno with over 170 stage performance organized throughout the park.
Date: August 1– 4
7. Monterey Car Week
In the last week of August, the Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance attracts automobile fans to the famous Monterey car week. On attending the event get ready to experience the best auto shows, car auctions, rallies, and Concours. Throughout the whole week, one can witness car filled streets of Pacific Grove, Carmel-by- the-Sea, and Monterey offering a golden chance to admire these beautiful machines.
Date: August 9 – 19
8. The Travers Stake
The Travers Stake is probably the most awaited, which takes place in Saratoga Springs, New York. Renowned as the Saratoga’s “Midsummer Derby”, where horses compete for a prize of $ 1 million. Apart, from the race, the fun extends to week long with live music, racing, restaurants, food, themed and racing competitions. Undoubtedly an adrenaline rushing event to go and enjoy the best festivals and events celebrations in the U.S.
Date: August 24
9. Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire
Get ready to sneak into the medieval period by attending the Pennsylvania Renaissance Fair Get ready to sneak into the medieval period by attending the Pennsylvania Renaissance Fair at the Mount Hope Estate & Winery on every August weekends. Witness and experience life during the Renaissances period in England, Europe with elaborated costumes, activities, demonstrations, and dishes from the 16th century.
Date: On Every August weekends
10. Outside Lands
The Outside Lands is being organized annually at the Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. The event offers locals and tourists to enjoy the sunshine along with various entertainment and interactive activities to engage. The funfair is an assortment of art, music and food court, also attracting speakers to talk about things covering all aspects of life. It is one of the beautiful fairs and festivals in the USA.
Date: August 9– 11
11. Elvis Week
The annual fair held at the Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee attracts people to honor and celebrate the life and heritage of “the King”. In the event, artists pay their tribute to the legendary artist and also competing for the “Ultimate Elvis” title. People also have a great chance to take a tour of the Elvis Presley’s birthplace in Tupelo, Mississippi and take part in various competitions such as the 5k run.
Date: August 9 – 18
12. Seafair Weekend Festival
The event is one of the most waited during summers in the month of August. It takes place on the first weekend of August at Genesee Park, Lake Washington. It is dotted with various activities such as Boeing air show displaying the Blue Angels, amazing, and adrenaline rushing BMX bike stunts. A great happening place to attend and witness some really exciting performances.
Date: August 2 – 4
13. Little League Baseball World Series
Every year young baseball players in the age group of 10 to 12 years from across the world gathered at the Williamsport, Pennsylvania to compete and show their skills at the Little League Baseball World Series. Several regional teams from the U.S. compete with teams from various countries such as Latin America, Canada, Australia, Africa, and Europe for the Little League Baseball World Series championship.
Date: August 16-26
14. Iowa State Fair
The Iowa State Fair organized every August for 11 days attracts people from all over the U.S and tourists hosting a mammoth of 1 million visitors. It is one of the main traditional festivals of the USA featuring delicious food and best to buy beautiful souvenirs. The headliner music performances over the years have included Sonny and Cher, the Beach Boys, the Oak Ridge Boys, and Johnny Cash.
Date: August 8-18
15. Boston Seafood Festival
The Boston Seafood Festival entices foodies from across the U.S. appreciating the long relationship of Boston with seafood. It is held every year in the first week of August. Apart, from savoring the delicious range of seafood, the best thing is that you can also learn how to cook it in traditional Boston style. It is one of the famous festivals in August to attend.
Date: August 4
16. Hard Summer
Held in early August in Los Angeles, California, this two-day annual music bonanza attracts music enthusiast from all over the world. Here, you can enjoy music ranging from bass music to electro-house and more. The event is favorite amongst the party goers on the west coast. The music event is held in various states of the west coast attracting a large number of audiences.
Date: August 17-21
17. Made in America Festival
The worldwide famous Made in America has to be on the list of the U.S. most sought out festivals in August. The yearly fiesta is held in Philadelphia. The electrifying performances include several stages showcasing live shows, music and more. Made in America was founded by the Jay-Z in 2012 to bring together people, culture and music. It also features stage and live performances from popular and internationally acclaimed artists.
Date: August 31
18. Electric Zoo
The Electric Zoo is probably one of the most popular electronic music feast slated to be held at the end of the August this year. The event takes place in New York City, Randall Island, including almost all genres of electronic music. Performances from internationally acclaimed DJs and live acts from artists of multiple countries attracting hoards of people from all over America.
Date: August 31
19. Annual Cobden Peach Festival
The event takes place annually to celebrate the peach harvest in Cobden, Illinois. Take part in thrilling carnival rides, games, ‘Miss Peach Queen’ pageant contest, a 5k run/ walk and colorful parade. For peach lovers, this carnival is not to miss. Enjoy fresh and juicy peaches and homemade food. Explore the best of the U.S.A and attend the Annual Cobden Peach.
Date: August 3-4
20. The North Dakota Chokecherry Festival
It is a two-day festivity celebrating North Dakota’s state fruit ‘Chokecherry’. A mishmash of incredible food and craft with 1000 Burger Feed on Friday and free pancake on Saturday. Attendees will enjoy various live events, local talent and more with the passing day. Those looking to attend, but are slightly tight in their budget they can opt for cheap flights in August saving more on a journey.
Date: August 10-11
21. Texas Outdoor Musical
The festival organized at outdoor Pioneer Amphitheater in Palo Duro Canyon with performances taking us back and narrating the rich history of Texas. The event attracts people of all ages featuring family-friendly shows, outdoor music, and beautiful outdoor scenery. Plays and stories covering the struggle and victory of the early settlers in Texas in early 1800 are all being played out at the stunning Palo Duro Canyon State Park.
Date: August 18
22. Great Allentown Fair
The Great Allentown Fair in Pennsylvania is one of the oldest and popular festivals of August in the U.S. Since its beginning in the year 1852, the fair displays various agricultural advancements adding variety to its lineups such as food court and entertainment. Though true to its nature, the fair still offers important details on petting, livestock, farming, and zoo.
Date: August 27
The four-day music festival held in Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley attracts people from all ages fond of enjoying some really great music. It started in the year 1998 and since then it established as the most awaited music events to attend amongst the music enthusiast from across the world. Some of the big names in the music industry from around the world come here to show their performances.
Date: August 2-4
24. Oregon Jamboree
The three-day camping and country music festival are held every year in Sweet Home, Oregon, United States. It started in the year 1992 to help and caters to the economic development of the Sweet Home Community. The event organized at the enormous park with over 13,000 people attending the fest every day. Other attractions include live music performances, carnival, craft, fireworks, and delicious food.
Date: August 2-3
25. Lea Country Fair & Rodeo
The fun-filled festival and cultural event held every year in the month of August, Lovington is also the biggest county fair and rodeo in New Mexico. The fair entices people of all ages with their incredible line ups, which includes a carnival midway, pig race, team roping and fiddler contest making the fair a must-attend event.
Date: 2-10 August
26. Atlanta Tattoo Expo
The Atlanta Tattoo Explore held every year in the month of August since 1996 attracts tattoo artists and enthusiasts from all over America. It is a three-day event featuring live tattooing, competition, bikini contest, seminars for seasoned and aspiring tattoo artists and more. Looking to attend but tight on your budget. The best way is to book cheap flight tickets for an amazing experience and an affordable journey.
Date: August 17 – 19
27. Maine Antiques Festival
The Maine Antiques Festival attracts over a 100 dealers from across the United States for a three-day carnival. Organized at the fairgrounds in Union draws people to see and also take home postcards, folk art, heirloom, porcelain, vintage jewellery, and furniture. In between, you can also enjoy delicious fired food, blueberry pie, incredible lobster rolls, and the list goes on.
Date: 2-4 August
28. Great Falls Balloon Festival
The Great Falls Balloon Festival held every year in the month of August is probably the most sought out both by the locals and tourists. Major attractions of the event as the name suggests are the hot air balloon, in which more than 40 hot air balloon flies over the city of Lewiston from dawn to dusk. People can ride also take a ride on the hot air balloon enjoying panoramic views of the city.
Date: 17-19 August