Choosing the right vacation destination can be difficult, especially if you love festivals. But, you can make it much easier to satisfy yourself and the rest of your party if you book multi-city flights to USA and check out a variety of small-town festivals, such as these:
You’ll need to get here in June, this festival has been celebrated every year for the last 55 years and has an impressive array of talent; ranging from mainstream, headline acts, to less well known local talent.
The Lilac festival is celebrated every June and is now an impressive 70 years old. No motorized vehicles are allowed on this island, just bikes, and horse-drawn carriages.
The festival lasts for 10 days and features an array of concerts, carriage tours, and even a 10K run, although it’s not obligatory to compete in this!
Of course, you’ll need to check out the impressive flowering trees and watch the Lilac queen be crowned.
Papillion Days in Nebraska
This small town is home to 19,000 people, but for the duration of the festival, there are approximately 60,000 people here! This is another festival that’s over 70 and features more traditional music, tractor-pulling, carnivals, and even a BBQ competition.
The parade of over 120 floats goes through the town on Father’s day; grab your cheap multicity flights to the USA and spoil your dad this year!
The National Cherry Festival
At the end of June, the beginning of July, Traverse City in Michigan sees an abundance of cherries appearing in the fields around the town. The result is an 8-day festival sampling the cherries, picking them, and enjoying concerts, parades and local arts and crafts.
Indianola Balloon Classic
For the last 40 years, this town has celebrated the hot-air balloon. It happens during July and features over 100 colourful hot-air balloons rising into the sky. In fact, it’s one of the biggest celebrations in the Midwest!
You’ll also find skydiving demos, the opportunity to ride in a balloon, and a host of other exciting opportunities.
Of course, music, food, and drink play an important role!
Rockland Maine Lobster Festival
Rockland is home to approximately 70,000 people and its mascot is the lobster. Every August they celebrate everything to do with the lobster. In fact, the town gets 80,000 visitors during this period and in excess of 25,000 pounds of lobster are demolished.
There’s an array of concerts, parades, and fun races that anyone can join in with.
The venue is Wellfleet on Cape Cod, the food is oyster, (unsurprisingly). In just 2 days the visitor numbers will top 25,000 as people flock to try all varieties of oyster and enjoy the local stout.
The music is modern, the feel is vibrant and fun, and the array of food options is simply staggering; you won’t believe what can be done with an oyster!
Lexington Barbecue Festival
Lexington is in North Carolina and is often referred to as the home of the BBQ. They celebrate this fact every October with a massive festival that occupies the whole of the main street. Approximately a quarter of a million people attend this festival with some of the finest BBQ food available anywhere in the world.
There are plenty of other stalls to check out, entertainment, music, and you can enjoy a drink or two.
If you’re feeling inspired, check out some multicity flights to the USA now and get your small-town festival itinerary sorted.