What Festivals Are Celebrated in America? 

If you love the arts, you might be wondering what festivals are celebrated in America. Here are some of the most popular and fun ones: Mardi Gras, Coachella, and Lollapalooza. Festivals in America are unique experiences that have become a cultural staple. And they can be life-changing, too. There are festivals celebrating everything from jazz to film. Read on for more information. But before you start planning your next trip, you should know what festivals are celebrated in the United States. 

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The Coachella Music and Arts Festival has become a staple of the Southern Californian music scene. This annual event features music, art, and food from around the world. In 2010, organizers discontinued single-day festival tickets and introduced three-day passes. The move had minimal effect on attendance. In recent years, Coachella has attracted seventy-five thousand attendees on average per day. Listed below are some things to remember before attending the festival. 


In 2003, Lollapalooza festival was held for the first time in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Since then, this annual music festival is held at Hipodromo de San Isidro. The festival typically takes place in late March, so the date for this year’s Lollapalooza is September 10. 


The SXSW festival is celebrated in Austin, Texas, and has become one of the most important film and music festivals in the world. The festival has been a fixture in the Texas music scene since the 1970s, and last year, it injected $350 million into the local economy. However, there is a high probability that the festival won’t take place again in 2022. In the meantime, the smaller, more focused SXSW 2019 will be a welcome return to normalcy. Ben Loftsgaarden, the festival’s economic advisor, says that it’s impossible to predict how many people will attend the festival. 

Mardi Gras 

New Orleans is the epicenter of Mardi Gras. The French Quarter, and particularly Bourbon Street, is a flurry of activity. Locals dress up in their best costumes and flock to the street to enjoy the party. Bourbon Street has numerous bars, including Bourbon Vieux and Cat’s Meow, which can get quite adult. Mardi Gras is one of the most infamous celebrations in the US. 

Day of the Dead 

The Day of the Dead festival is an ancient Mexican tradition that originated from indigenous groups. Many pre-Hispanic civilizations celebrated the Day of the Dead by wearing skull-shaped headpieces. Skulls were a powerful symbol of life and death, and were used in many religious rituals. The ritual of preparing and honoring the dead is a way to pay tribute to the ancestors and celebrate the lives of those who have died. 

Jazz and Heritage Festival 

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation, Inc., is the governing body for the festival. It consists of four parts: the Executive Board, the Past Presidents Senate, the Advisory Council, and the Concert Committee. The Executive Board is comprised of four people: the President, the Vice-President, the Secretary, and Quint Davis, an intern at the Hogan Jazz Archives at Tulane University. Each of the four individuals serves for three years and may serve no more than two terms in the same position. The Board is structured similarly; board members serve three-year terms, while Advisory Council members are limited to two consecutive three-year terms. Governance is relatively stable; the Board is compensated with dozens of free tickets. 

Day of the Dead in Mexico 

Day of the Dead is an annual holiday celebrated in Mexico. It is traditionally celebrated on November 1 and 2 but may also be celebrated on October 31 or November 6. Although it originated in Mexico, it is now observed all over the world by people with Mexican heritage. Here are some fun facts about the Day of the Dead. If you’re interested in attending a Day of the Dead event in Mexico, you’ll want to know what to wear! 


The first day of spring marks the beginning of the Easter feast. In ancient times, the full moon was used to determine this date. The astronomical equinox occurs on March 21 and the Church followed this to simplify the calculations. Today, Easter is celebrated on the first Sunday after the Paschal Full Moon, which occurs on March 21. In recent years, the Easter date has moved earlier, as the full moon occurs on a slightly different day every year. 

Father’s Day 

The first Father’s Day was observed in Spokane, Washington in 1910. Sonora Smart Dodd, one of six children raised by a widower, was one of the first to push for the creation of a national day honoring fathers. Sonora approached church groups, YMCAs, government officials and shopkeepers to encourage them to hold celebrations for their fathers. Her efforts were successful and Father’s Day became the first statewide holiday in the United States. It gradually spread to other states and in 1972, it was formally recognized as a federal holiday.